Bowie's face is a paradox [From our Golden Archives: here's our most popular story of the day back in 2009. -N]
David Bowie, born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, is an English musician, actor, producer and arranger. Having been active in the en... read feature
Bad to the bone I've been playing tons of Grim Fandango ever since the remastered version came out a few days ago, and it's left me with skeletons on the brain... and in the closet.
This led me to thinking about more skeletons in games. Ther... read feature
So hot... The holidays may be over, but the snow keeps falling and the temperatures are still way too cold for comfort. So what better way to warm up during these cold winter months than taking a stroll through some of your favorite fi... read feature
"My body is ready."
That was the first message I sent to our staff-wide chat client this year, and it's true: I'm back from a holiday break, ready to write. For once, I wasn't glued to my email or Twitter while vacationing.
With bonus reviews and staff picks We post a lot of stuff here on Destructoid. News, reviews, opinion editorials -- you know the drill. Every now and then, a post will catch fire and get ridiculously popular. Sometimes it's a complete mystery as to why; someti... read feature
[In response to the unexpected influx of fetish posts in our Cblogs lately, Dtoid community blogger bbain shares his own list of manly men you can't help but want to snuggle up with. Want to see your own work appear on the fr... read
[Dtoid community blogger StriderHoang shares his list of all-time favorite space games! Have a Top 10 list of your own you'd like to see promoted to the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
Space is something that... read
Sound Card 014: Get ready to kick some ass! Like our last issue of The Sound Card, which focused on music to sleep to, this has also been on my back burner for some time. I have over 300 tracks on my exercise playlist in iTunes, and a lot of that is game music. I thoug... read feature
[Dtoid community blogger bbain loves ice. Ice, baby! Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you're staying warm during these cold winter month... read
[Dtoid community blogger naveenwf reminisces about his favorite memories of last gen for this month's Community Assignment. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
Instead of w... read
Sound Card 013: Try not to fall asleep while reading! This one's been on the back burner for way too long. While most recent editions of The Sound Card have focused on a single game franchise, I've been wanting to get back to the good ol' "What's on your playlist" kind of posts.... read feature
One of my favorite parts about PAX Prime since 2008 has been the PAX 10 indie game showcase. Over 100 games were submitted to be judged upon by a panel of experts, and the following ten games have been declared the best of th... read
I don't know if you are aware, but I'm something of a Mega Man nut. The bulk of the Mega Man articles that appear on Destructoid are penned by none other than yours truly, and I sometimes wonder if I'm going overboard. Should... read
It's no secret that fellow Destructoid author Tony Ponce and I enjoy a hearty serving of Mega Man on a daily basis. While I'll let Tony speak for himself in his own "Ranked" article, the reasons why I love the Mega Man series... read
From the community A few months ago, we compiled a list of some of the toughest games to run on PC in honor of the release of Crysis 3. While each of the games listed were certainly troublesome, plenty of additional titles were mentioned in the... read feature
Review round-up: The games of March 2013 What a month! Now that March is well behind us (and we remembered to take a look back to ponder), I feel confident in saying that between BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider, and yet another Gears of War, we are well into ... read feature
The emotional side to these tough guys The Gears of War franchise has a history across its four titles of releasing some of the best cinematic trailers in gaming. Despite the series' reputation of being all about impossibly muscle-bound space marines murderin... read feature
Timeless classics Castlevania is a very personal series for me.
I grew up with the franchise from the very first game's wondrous release, through my utter confusion with Simon's Quest, all the way full circle to the newest iteration of the fra... read feature
Review round-up: The games of February 2013 Our monthly reviews recap continues on from the series return last month. January was packed full of great games, to the point of sensory overload. Thankfully February didn't have as many new titles, giving us a chance to cat... read feature
An exaggeratedly titled top ten list? On the Internet? Surely you jest! [This month, Destructoid turns 7 years old! Here's the top article of this weekend back in 2008. You can browse more of these in our Golden Archives. Nostalgic yet? -Niero]
Call me a weakling, but it's been more or less forev... read feature
Sound Card 012: Rocked and loaded! Castlevania. Mega Man. And finally, Contra. With this, my holy trinity is complete.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the greatest run and gun videogame series ever, Allistair Pinsof ranked the top five Contra games. ... read feature
When heroes, not douchebags, wore bandanas While other kids were chasing mushrooms, leveling up mages, and debating boss orders, real tough guys were playing Contra. Though the series saw a dip in quality in the PlayStation generation, it still stands as one of the mo... read feature
Okay games, great lawsuits When I first heard that Electronic Arts was suing Zynga over The Ville, a rather blatant ripoff of EA’s The Sims Social, I was pretty excited to see the outcome. After all, there’s nothing worse than a company whose only business model is to steal the works of small game developers, and given some of The Ville's obvious lifts, it seemed as though EA had a very solid case. read feature
Obviously Crysis-inspired The Crysis series is well-known in the PC community as being the benchmark of sorts for games that require a high-end computer to run. It began in 2007 with the release of the first Crysis. It's undeniable that the game ... read feature
Seems legit Wherever there is public interest, there are con artists preying upon the susceptible. How many shoddily-built iPod rip-offs must one buy or mid-life-crisis-inducing timeshares must one occupy, before this lesson is learned?
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Timeless classics If you were to poll me as to what some of my favorite games of all time were, you'd see a lot of Clover Studio and Platinum Games titles on that list. Quite a bit, actually.
Both studios are comprised of brilliant minds that ... read feature
WE SALUTE YOU! On President's Day, it's our duty as bloggers to supply the unwashed, malnourished Kmart-lovin' masses of America with reminders of awesome, fictional Presidents in games. I mean, it's not like I get to take the day off, so w... read feature
Suddenly my prom date seems alright If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s Day is a very special time of year. A time to be reminded that your crippling social anxieties and complete lack of desirable personality traits mean you’re likely to ... read feature
Still think love conquers all? Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a sol... read feature
Romance is just a game away! Valentine's Day isn't always about getting taken out to dinner and receiving fancy treats and trinkets. Okay, well maybe it is, but who's to say that you can't get a little gaming on the side?
Consider spending some quality time with your boyfriend by reeling him into the following co-op games. If he resists, consider your future with him wisely... read feature
Romance AND videogames? Heck yes. Taylor is an avid gamer, sushi lover, and overall nerd. After founding two gaming-related sites of her own, she went on to intern with G4, and can now be found across the interwebs writing about videogames of all kinds.
At le... read feature
But you knew these already, right? Everyone's always talking about their radar. "Definitely adding this to my radar" or "This kind of flew off my radar after a while." Well, I'm about to bombard your radar with so many bleeps, sweeps, and creeps that you won't... read feature