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A look at the canceled Bonk: Brink of Extinction

Bonk: Brink of Extinction had been planned for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii before being canceled due to a tsunami in Japan, among other reasons. YouTuber PtoPOnline gives us the inside scoop on what exactly happened to the ga...

 
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Sadness: This abandoned Hudson studio still has a miniature train you can ride

Sigh. Hudson Soft was a huge part of my childhood. Games like Adventure Island were staples in my household, and hundreds of hours were spent playing Bomberman with just about every single one of my friends. Sadly, in March of 2012, Hudson...

 
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Konami's new Bomberman is for smartphones

My morning ritual involves waking up, wiping the sleep out of my eyes, coming to the realization that I have survived another night, and busting open the laptop to read all the hot Japanese video game news that happened while people on this...

 
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Creator blames Konami for end of popular 27-year-old series

Momotaro Dentetsu isn't a household name in the states, but in Japan the series has sold tens of millions and long predates Mario Party as a popular (train-themed) video game board game. The Hudson series has seen dozens of entries since it...

 
Studio Closures in 2012
This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu...   read

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Lords of Thunder

New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest

You won't just find old faves performing at MAGFest. Sometimes, new bands will take to the stage! Lords of Thunder is a supergroup that consists of Mike Villalobos and John Pike from Descendants of Erdrick, Mateo Marshall from Those Who Fi...

 
It Came from Japan!
[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] There is a wide divide between Super Mario World and all platformers ...   read

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[Illustration by Ashley Davis] Just before the blackout, we learned that the last remains of Hudson are to be absorbed by Konami on March 1. While nothing has changed in that regard, Hudson saw fit to issue a statement clarif...   read

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[Illustration by Ashley Davis] This is the end, my friends. After the heart-breaking closure of Hudson Soft's North American division last year, tears were shed, but there was still hope that the properties that put the compa...   read

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Review: Tetris Axis

Count on this: where there's a new Nintendo portable there's a new Tetris game. This time around, for the Nintendo 3DS, it's Tetris Axis. A strange name for a strange system. And it's a prety strange game, too. Yes, ther...   read

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Hudson working on a new Bloody Roar game! (Update: Nope)

[Update: Well, horrible news is in store for those who wanted to play with anthropomorphic furry pugilists. It appears the Twitter account was a fake. One that duped pretty much everybody online. It was just a joke, and there is no new...

 
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Uh oh: Some WiiWare games are now off the market

A handful of WiiWare games were just pulled from the U.S. and European Wii Shop channels. As far as I know, the full list of removed games includes The Magic Obelisk (in the U.S.) and LONPOS, Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem, Diner Dash, Race...

 
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Get your Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) fan art here

Fan art alert! Artist Zac Gorman has a web page dedicated just to Nintendo fan art, and it's pretty incredible. His animated comics are particularly stunning. As his style is a little on the cartoony side, you might expect his work to have ...

 
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Nintendo DLC: House M.D., Super Adventure Island

It may be a national holiday in America, but that doesn't mean that Nintendo is taking a day off. There's plenty of DLC coming our way this week. Here's what we've got: Wiiware: FAST - Racing League (1,000 Wii Points) - futuristic racer BI...

 
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Diner Dash and Dream Chronicles removed from PSN, XBLA

No! I'm a big Diner Dash fan. I have various versions on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad, but one of the coolest is the console version. Moving Flo around with a joystick is a totally new challenge that makes the game a bit more tense and exciting...

 
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Canceled Bonk's soundtrack is free to stream

Bonk: Brink of Extinction was one the more prominent titles to get the big boot once Hudson Entertainment closed. Sure, our impression from last year's E3 was rather lukewarm, but it was still a revival of a beloved property that many of us...

 
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Nintendo DLC: Super Bonk!

This week's downloadable offerings for Nintendo's systems includes a classic Super Nintendo title that is so old that you could even call it prehistoric. Super Bonk was great on the SNES -- such a fun game. In it you worked to get Hudson's ...

 
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Hudson's final Tweet

Dear Hudson fans. Thanks for your support for all these years! We'll be closing our account tomorrow. Please follow our titles @Konami :(

 
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Hudson 3DS titles not necessarily canceled

Earlier today, we reported that a few Hudson games for 3DS -- Bomberman, Bonk, and Omega Five -- had been dropped. But, that might not be the case, exactly. "If (the announcement) didn't come from us, it's not true. We have not distributed ...

 
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Hudson games killed: Three 3DS titles including Bomberman

Konami took over Hudson recently, and with that came a canceling of titles. Sad, I know. The latest issue of Famitsu updates us on what exactly was canceled. We don't know why they were canceled, but we do know that Omega Five, Bo...

 
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Hudson is Konami's April 1st, now a social games arm

Worst April Fools' Day joke ever is Hudson as we know it closing up shop. They become the property of Konami on this day, and they'll be turned into a social networking division for the company. Also, Hudson Entertainment, the U.S.-based ar...

 
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Get the full story on why Hudson closed

I'm sure you've heard that Hudson has closed its doors and all of their projects have been canceled. It's one thing to say that Konami gobbled them up, but it's another to hear the full story, which has been a decade in the making. The stor...

 
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Destructoid: Dark Souls, Fox News, Squidbear, and Hudson

Good morrow, Toidlings. I come before you with the fiftieth fabulous foray into foul and frivolous feculence. In other words, this is The Destructoid Show Episode 50. (Please ignore the fact that I've only been on it for 5 weeks.) This tim...

 
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Here's the worst piece of news I've heard in a while. According to Morgan Haro, the CEO of Hudson Entertainment, the Western branch of Hudson Soft, will be closing down at the end February when Konami acquires the company. Al...   read

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Hudson's soul (and property) now belongs to Konami

Hudson Soft is now 100% owned by Konami, it was revealed this morning. The Bomberman publisher is to be fully consumed by the Japanese powerhouse, which already owns a 54% stake in the company.  Hudson shall become a wholly owned subsi...

 
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NA PlayStation Store getting TurboGrafx-16 games

Starting this month, Hudson will gleefully begin pumping out TurboGrafx-16 games for the North American PlayStation Store. They'll be offered as individual downloads for PlayStation 3 and PSP should you feel the need to relive the '90s. Al...

 
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Drawing as much inspiration from Jordan Mechner’s classic Prince of Persia as from Team ICO’s gloomy, haunting aesthetics, Hudson’s Wii-exclusive Lost in Shadow seemingly begs for gamers’ attention. ...   read

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Best Buy stores get Lost in Shadow demo

Odd because it's not a Madden NFL title or something with plastic instruments, you'll be able to find a demo for Hudson's upcoming Wii title, Lost in Shadow, at select Best Buy stores starting this week. By "select" I mean the stores listed...

 
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Fishing Master now available for iPhone, totally free

Laugh if you must, but I love Fishing Master. Lord knows I have taken abuse for it before. But its charm and gameplay are worth more than anybody who would mock me for enjoying them. And now it'll be even easier for me to take my fishing ex...

 
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Hudson brings TurboGrafx Gamebox to iPhone, iPad

The TurboGrafx Gamebox app, coming soon to the iPhone and iPad, will let users download and play a bunch of classic TurboGrafx-16 videogames in their device. The app comes with one free title: World Sports Competition. Don't get too excited...

 

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Jinx 01

This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
SeymourDuncan17

New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
Gamemaniac3434

Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
Nekrosys

Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
RadicalYoseph

I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 
iam16bit

North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
siddartha85

Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
Samsneeze

When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 
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Civil War Spoilers in the

 
King Kaiser

Civil War Spoilers: Kylo Ren kills Abraham

 
Cannibal Steven

Any DTOIDers want to play the Overwatch Beta on PC? My username is

 
Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you Everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 

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