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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...
When a stack of releases lands on our desks every week, they can't all be winners, but that doesn't mean the rest have to be losers, either. Prowl your local bargain bin, make some eBay searches, and keep your eyes out for a ...
MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already menti...
Most game covers are forgettable and generic, but a select few transcend into levels of such awfulness that they stick with us all year long, like a never-ending scab. From cheap shovelware to incredibly awkward sports photos...
Exactly 25 years ago today, my favorite videogame hero of all time was born. Exactly 25 years later, my passion has never been stronger. He may have had some rough patches in recent times, but I've never forgotten the joy he'...
If it wasn't obvious from the many musical references throughout the series, the Mega Man games are as much about excellent tunes as they are about tried-and-true action gameplay. He's not called "Rockman" for nothing! But de...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! And I truly believe that. While Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday, Christmas is a close second, and I've always made an iPod playlist with tons of holiday music that I roll o...
Today, Nintendo launches the first next-gen system or last current-gen system, depending how you look at it. Things always appear different in retrospect, which is perfectly illustrated in these bizarre, ancient clips of Nint...
This Halloween, you might feel like turning down the lights and cranking up the frights with a run through of a classic game like Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But for my time and money, nothing beats the premier name in acti...
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sam & Max series. It was 1987 when the very first Sam & Max comic was released, inspiring one of the greatest and most charming adventure game series ever. Everyone is celeb...
The PlayStation Vita has been out for a little over half a year now, and it really is a nifty system. With its touch controls and twin-stick interface, the versatility of the system and its ability to provide unique, compelli...
If you're anything like me, you're a devil worshipper.  There's just something glorious about a truly demonic demon, one that embodies the spirit of the classics -- a big, red, horny, behooved, gleefully evil beast-man f...
[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] One of my favorite things to do at QuakeCo...
It's a known fact that the most annoying enemies in videogames are the flying kind. They are the worst. When you are about to jump over a bottomless pit, they are always there to hit you right in the face. When you are equipp...
I have a very loud laugh. Some people say it is infectious, but I have been paranoid about it my entire life. When I am sitting in a movie theater, sometimes I laugh so hard that people think something is wrong with me. I eve...
E3 is a hard place to get a good sense of music in games. The show floor is generally so noisy that you’re lucky if you can hear the attendant next to you telling you how to play the game. Fortunately, game companies ar...
There will be twelve total minigames in Nintendo Land for the Wii U, but only five were on display in the Nintendo booth. Now that I have played and previewed them all, which did I like the best? Since this list will change t...
I love making lists. Short lists, long lists, red lists, blue lists. But in all the years I have been writing for Destructoid, I have never made a list of my ten favorite videogame robots. For a site with a robot as a mascot....
You can't get more flamboyant than a musical, so it should be no surprise that the predominantly masculine worlds of videogames don't often let their characters burst into song. After all, gunning down terrorists in the Mi...
While many videogame characters are beloved around the world, there are a handful that are reviled by a large majority of the gaming population. And, to be honest, “reviled” may not even be strong enough a word. I...
What games' stories lack in substance is often made up with character. Like, actual characters. Although we often identify a franchise by its main protagonist, the smallest side character has just as much of an opportunity ...
You already know what we think about releases this year, and you'll know our Game of the Year pick soon enough. But, what about game developers? You know, the people that actually matter in this industry. Not many game develo...
All this week, Destructoid will be posting Zelda-themed features to celebrate this weekend's release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It's Zelda week! I love the dungeons in Zelda games. Love them. They are one of my fa...
All this week, Destructoid will be posting Zelda-themed features to celebrate this weekend's release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It's Zelda week! Can you ignore a Zelda release? I can't. Sure, I've joined the "Ugh,...
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Yesterday I posted a list of the ten most awesome videogame wizards of all time. But, like anything in life, for every awesome wizard that stands by you, ice staff in hand, as you battle a chimera, there is an asshole wizard ...
The other day, I was thinking about how there is not a lot of gray area when it comes to videogame wizards. (Yup, this is the kind of stuff I think about.) I mean, either you are an awesome videogame wizard, generally liked b...
It’s the 20th anniversary of the release of the Super Nintendo! To celebrate, Destructoid is offering a week's worth of SNES-related content. Join us for “Seven days of the Super Nintendo!” Before the HD-era...
I love hardware porn. Those bright neon tubes, orange-tinted cooling fans and sexy cases PC gamers give me a serious ... well, you know.One of the greatest thing about QuakeCon is checking out the crazy setups in the Bring Yo...
Fighting games have always been a spectator sport. It’s just that it’s so much easier to get into now that the rules of games are firmly established -- NO, Guile does not have a hidden “pistol whip” mo...
With the 3DS, we are finally getting Game Boy games on the Virtual Console. Unfortunately, Nintendo is still pulling the single-title-a-week nonsense that we've suffered for the past few years on the Wii. And since we're so e...
The worst is always the best at E3.  Cutting edge technology becomes dated. Memorable demos are quickly forgotten. An impressive trailer means nothing when the game attached comes out and bombs.  But CEOs talking ab...
[Enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, U.S. Dtoiders? Thinking about doing some swimming? If not, maybe this top ten underwater levels will get you in the drowning wading mood. Want to see your own writing on the fron...
There was once a time when playing Mortal Kombat II at the arcade all day was all I wanted out of a Friday. Whether it was at a crappy pizza joint, a rundown arcade on the seedy side of town, or Chuck E. Cheese, Mortal K...
Looks like Gamestop may have outed a couple new 3DS games. Both Time Crisis and Sonic Generations appear appear on a new Gamestop listing, found at the link below. I'm feeling lukewarm towards the Time Crisis reveal, but Soni...
Tomorrow is Mother's Day! It's the day to stop thinking of yourself for a change and to show your gratitude to that wonderful woman who shaped the person you've become. Wait... that's not right, is it? Why must we only honor ...
The royal wedding was earlier this morning! And I had no idea! Yay! To be honest, there had been so much coverage about this supposedly major event that I kept thinking the royal wedding had already happened weeks ago! I swea...
No disrespect to fellow editor Samit Sarkar and other sports lovers, but SCREW THE SUPERBOWL! As fun as it is to watch sweaty grown men ram into each other over and over (and over!) again, your best bet for the most entertain...
There's going to be a huge 3DS event in New York City tomorrow, and our own Nick Chester is planning to be there to report on everything that goes down. In the meantime, I'm freaking out. What are they going to announce? What...