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1:30 PM on 07.31.2013

Guacamelee: Gold Edition comes to Steam on August 8

Guacamelee! on the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita was a wonderful experience. Well now all you people on the computers can finally see what was so great about it come August 8. Guacamelee: Gold Edition will cost $14.99/&e...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Review: Guacamelee! photo
Review: Guacamelee!
by Jonathan Holmes

In popular Mexican culture, the luchador (masked wrestler) isn't just an athlete, he's a cultural icon. El Santo is probably the most power example of the luchador concept's hold on Mexico. Santo started professional wrestling back in the 1930's, but before his death in the 1980's, he had beaten the crap out of secret agents, vampires, and even devils. No longer just a star athlete, Santo had gone on to become a cultural icon for selflessness, bravery, and man's budding ability to conquer the unknown.

With Guacamelee!, the team at Drinkbox Studios snatched that idealized notion of the luchador and ran with it. You know how everyone in the Pokémon games is obsessed with Pokémon? That's how the people in Guacamelee! treat luchadors. Their glorification of masked machismo comes off as farce at first, but a few minutes in and it becomes clear that there is more too it that. Luchadors are merely a vessel for the real focus of glorification: 90's-style animation and gaming.

Like luchadors, the gaming and animation in the 90's were all about colorful iconography, straight-faced silliness, and dedication to clean, simple, gut-punching design ideals that still pack a wallop to this day. It's a perfect fit.

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9:30 PM on 04.05.2013

Animales de la Muerte lives on as a mobile game

Remember High Voltage Software's Animales de la Muerte? Originally one of the most promising-sounding titles for the then-new WiiWare service, it stewed in limbo for a few years before dropping WiiWare and becoming an XBLA /...

Tony Ponce



Here! Have another Gravity Falls chiptune cover! photo
Here! Have another Gravity Falls chiptune cover!
by Tony Ponce

It may come as a surprise, but the last new episode of Disney's f*ck-awesome Gravity Falls aired in early October. That was ages ago! Thankfully the show is coming back next Friday, February 15, and this pleases me.

Know what else pleases me? Chiptune arrangements of the show's catchy theme song! I actually shared one such mix by Dj CUTMAN back in September; this latest rendition comes courtesy of Mexican chiptune artist Nestor "Crab" Ovilla. Give it a listen and a download over on his SoundCloud page -- also check out some of his other chips, like the Ghostbusters theme featuring sound bites from DJ Assault's "Ass-N-Titties."

And if you want to hear more chips straight out of Mexico, sneak a peak at Chido-Chip, a free album featuring Crab and various artists south of the border.

Gravity falls - Crab (chiptune pow!) [SoundCloud via Tiny Cartridge]

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11:00 PM on 10.07.2011

Ay dios mio! Sin Cara's on the Latin cover of WWE 12

I don't recall ever seeing a game getting a Latin American Edition, but it's fitting that a wrestling game would blaze that trail. Masked luchador Sin Cara will be replacing Randy Orton as the cover athlete for WWE 12 in...

Liam Fisher

3:40 PM on 06.30.2011

Viva la Mexico! Hideo Kojima will visit Mexico City

Kojima Goes To Mexico! That sounds like the title of a great movie.  I wish that one day I'll be important enough to have press releases go out to announce my travel plans. BREAKING: Dale North goes to Walmart to purchas...

Dale North

11:30 PM on 06.16.2011

Call of Juarez: The Cartel wants to show you co-opetition

Call of Juarez: The Cartel has three player co-op, but according to this trailer there is also plenty of competition to go around if you want there to be. As a Western movie buff, I'm still not over the fact that they took o...

Maurice Tan

3:00 PM on 02.20.2011

Mexican legislators try to ban Call of Juarez: The Cartel

The ludicrously contrived controversy over Call of Juarez: The Cartel continues with news that some Mexican legislators want the game banned. Again, it's worth pointing out that all we've seen so far is some box art. That's e...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 07.28.2010

Latin America getting localized games...and a PS2 bundle

A press release from Sony says that Latin America will get localized "blockbuster" games in 2011. That's good news for them. Killzone 3 and inFAMOUS 2 are coming in Spanish. Killzone 3 will also get 3D and Move support as wel...

Dale North

1:29 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Preparing for the big show

The E3 10 doors are about to open. Though we've been posting news related to the event for days, the show itself still hasn't even started yet. I'm freaking out. I don't think I've ever been this excited about videogame...

Jonathan Holmes



More than just a mask: Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring photo
More than just a mask: Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring
by Ben Perlee

Mira que sé que no soy mucho de un hablante de español. En realidad, soy muy consciente de que esto ha sido escrito en Inglés, ya continuación, ejecute a través de un traductor web. Pero sabes qué, eso no es importante! Lo importante es que la noche anterior por la noche Konami Gamer's fue que nos muestra lo último en juegos de lucha libre Lucha Libre AAA: Héroes del Ring

¿Por qué es importante esto? Bueno, es una empresa japonesa de publicar un juego desarrollado por un estudio de juegos Mexicana para un mercado americano. Esto es una experiencia única, y es realmente único en que es una lucha muy centrado en el mercado español. Pulse el salto para mis impresiones y algunas de las cosas especiales que vi con la Lucha Libre AAA: Héroes del Ring

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8:00 AM on 07.22.2009

GameStop believes industry needs to focus on Hispanic market

Hispanics make up a considerable portion of the population in the United States, especially the further south you get. And, according to GameStop COO Paul Raines, they're buying videogames. Raines attributed a large portion o...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:29 PM on 11.10.2008

ESA raid on a Mexican market nets 91,200 illegal video games

The folks at the Entertainment Software Association took a trip to Mexico recently. They came back with nice tans, a slight margarita hangover, oh... and 91,200 copies of illegal videogames. The ESA raided a massive marketpla...

Dale North

1:38 PM on 04.15.2008

Samba de Amigo Wii to feature Mii integration and every color in existence

Back in October, Sega announced that it was bringing its Dreamcast hit Samba de Amigo to the Wii sometime in the spring of 2008. Well, it is now officially spring, Sega: Where’s the game? I turned my c...

Chad Concelmo



Paging Tazar and Snaileb to Cancun - Congrats to our Dtoid fanboy winners!
by Niero Gonzalez

 
The backstory: Destructoid turned two (or twenty), so we're putting babies in people in Cancun next week to celebrate and this year we wanted to fly Destructoid's biggest fanboy and a friend to join us. So who should that person be this year? The people have spoken!  Following a near-riot ballot anticipation in the cblogs and a late night internal voting session the collective has chosen none other than TAZAR THE YOOT, an honorable site regular who has a license plate cooler than the guy who actually runs the site! Tazar has selected friend a fellow Dtoid community member Snaileb to join the festivities as his bitch, so that wraps up this year's anniversary contest. We'd like to thank everyone that participated and a special thanks to our runner up Cutie Honey who made an amazing music video. Expect tacky souvenirs from us!
 
Two other anniversary contests remain: A chance to win Grand Theft Auto 4 and Playstation 3 and a killer $5000 custom Turning Point gaming PC.  These contests are ending soon, so get your entry in pronto. Capisch?

Last but not least, I have special announcement to make.  Later this month this little start-up video game company will be moving out of my living room and into a proper office near downtown Miami. I know - serious business! We can assure you that it will be a dive at first, but after the paint dries and our 90x115 foot Deep Throat poster arrives it should then feel like home. Keep an eye on my Cblog as I hope to document the entire process of going from a humble garage based web publisher to a slave-driving business-jerkface who only hires slutty interns from the nearby hippie art college*! We have a ton of new site features planned so expect your cheese to be moved and fondled inappropriately.
 
Seriously though, these are very exciting times and we're happy to give back as much as we can for putting us on the map. Thanks everyone for the support and sharing in the unlikely Destructoid story. 
 
*Subject to Colette approval. Sluts are not necessarily all female or homosapien. Kids, use protection. 
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Contest reminders: Win Grand Theft Auto 4, a PS3, and a trip to Cancun for two photo
Contest reminders: Win Grand Theft Auto 4, a PS3, and a trip to Cancun for two
by Niero Gonzalez

You know, I never thought this would happen. We actually have so much stuff to give away to our readers that we have to pace ourselves. We can't wait to get these huge contests out the door to unveil the treasure chest of other stuff we have to get out of the Destructocloset. In the meantime, the two active contests are as follows:

WIN A COPY OF GRAND THEFT AUTO IV AND A DELUXE PS3 PACKAGE

All you have to do is complete a survey and let us know how to reach you when the contest is over. That's it!  The game isn't out for a bit so you still have some time - get on it!

WIN A TRIP TO CANCUN MEXICO FOR DESTRUCTOID'S TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate the unusual phenomenon that is Destructoid I am flying two random people from our community to join our Destructoid two year festivities in Cancun, Mexico. Mr. Destructoid will be present at the event but cannot protect you from venereal diseases, but he can cover your airfare and hotel. We're crossing the border with you in a body bag near the beginning of April - be sure to get your blog entry in and let us know why we should bring you.  Industry people and weird kids that wet their beds from the midwest are all invited, the more the merrier. Here's the hotel we'll be staying at.

More contests and slightly maladjusted news to come - thanks for supporting Destructoid! Rawr! 

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