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PAX: Mr. Destructoid shows off his muscles


Apr 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Every PAX we let the community wear the Mr. Destructoid helmet. This year for PAX East we've given the helmet duties to community member Jacob "N7" Harder. Jacob also happens to be a professional body builder (seriously) so w...
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Dtoid Bobblehead Sale

Last call to win a Ghost Destructoid Bobblehead!


Only 24 of them available to buy, and one to give away!
Jan 21
// Niero Gonzalez
[Update: Congratulations to Fisty Dollars, our random winner!  Check your email, duder.] While cleaning up our Dtoid HQ (an event that is the equivalent of a full moon) I came across one last crate of Destructoid Bobbleh...
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Mr. Destructoid blowin' minds across the tri-state area


Nov 04
// Tony Ponce
Destructoid community's own Adam Bittel a.k.a. Johnny Luchador is a man of the people. You see him mingling it up on Twitch.tv, and now here he is on the local news, rockin' the Mr. Destructoid luchador mask and melting face...
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Get your FREE Destructoid t-shirt for PlayStation Home


Nov 03
// Dale North
PlayStation Home's big relaunch kicks off today, and we've got something for you to wear to the celebration. You can check out Home's redesign, new genre-based districts, and new games in a Destructoid t-shirt! Recognize thi...
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Burgertime World Tour needs more multiplayer testing


Sep 29
// Brett Zeidler
Upcoming burger-making simulator Burgertime World Tour has been pushed back to a late October/early November release window due to the fact that Monkey Paw Games wants to make their multiplayer experience more polished. Monke...
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The next game to star Mr. Destructoid is BurgerTime World Tour! The news was revealed at our PAX Prime panel on Sunday where we shared the news by throwing McDonalds hamburgers into the crowd. Yes, we have the best ideas eve...

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Pinball FX2's next pinball table is based on Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man and it's set to come out on August 31 for the Xbox 360. The collaboration between Zen Studios and Twisted Pixel sees Splosin Man and Ms. Splosion ...

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Mr. Destructoid is playable in Arcade Jumper! for iOS


Aug 02
// Jordan Devore
Following Mr. Destructoid's inclusion in the Ms. Splosion Man pinball table for Pinball FX2, our mischievous mascot has turned up in Arcade Jumper!, an upcoming iOS title by Black Hive Media. As the name implies, you'll be g...
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The first Ms. Splosion Man TMS challenge is almost over!


Jul 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Mr. Destructoid is in everything these days, including your mom! Destructoid's time is running out in the first free TMS challenge for Ms. Splosion Man. The challenge comes to an end on July 31, just a few days from now. The ...

Destructoid wants your balls in Ms. Splosion Man pinball

Jul 26 // Niero Gonzalez
This trifecta of indie awesomeness was about through strenuous industry-standard barley repurposing practices during GDC 2011. I'd like to thank Nick, Mel, Hamza, Jay, and Michael for seeing this through from plastered suggestion to such an insane execution!  This marks the 10th video game cameo of Mr. Destructoid, who has also appeared in the upcoming Retro City Rampage, Bomberman Live, Dino Run, Super Meat Boy, Raskulls, and others -- including Ms. Splosion Man. As a guy who started a videogame blog just for fun it's difficult to describe just how grateful I am to be affiliated with such a cool project.  Now, if you'll excuse me I have to phone my nephew who, upon seeing this, will surely defecate himself.  Thanks everyone for your reading our wacky robot-themed video game website, we're ridiculously grateful for your support! We'll have more details and a gameplay video for you in the days before its release. For more info on Ms. Splosion man check out TwistedPixelGames.com, and Pinball FX2 is the handiwork of ZenStudios.com. 
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Do you know how long we've been wanting to talk about this?  I swear it's like a walking around with grenades in your shorts!  I'm so ridiculously excited to announce today that Mr. Destructoid is in Pinball FX2 on ...

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The first TMS challenge for Ms. Splosion Man is now available and features Mr. Destructoid as a chasebot! All you need to do to get this free update is go to the "play challenge" section on the Ms. Splosion Man main menu and ...

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E3: Being Mr. Destructoid


Jun 09
// Neranjan 'Venom' Bissoon
At E3, one lucky fan was able to don the amazing Mr. Destructoid helmet. That lucky person was then able to hang out with me. I then used this magical moment as an excuse to go shoot videos of hot E3 girls. Typical Venom.
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E3: It's good to be Mr. Destructoid (gallery)


Jun 08
// Niero Gonzalez
What a pimp. Special thanks to Kenny Redublo and Tactix for rocking the helmet as well as the lovely girls from Nyko. Want to volunteer to be Mr. Destructoid at an upcoming gaming event that's happening in your city?  Email [email protected] and let us know!
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Dtoid Shirts Reprinted: Squidbear's Revenge!


Jun 03
// Max Scoville
It's been a good couple of weeks since I've hamfistedly typed some ridiculous shpeel about how you guys should buy something, and frankly, that's way too long. The infamous Squidbear shirts are back in stock. Most shirts are ...
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Last call: Mr. Destructoid Bobbleheads on sale


May 06
// Niero Gonzalez
Update: We have sold out.  What's in stock now?  New T-Shirts, posters, stickers, beanie hats, and thangs  
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Runes of Magic getting a Destructoid facelift


Mar 31
// Jordan Devore
We've got something special planned for tomorrow's beginning-of-April shenanigans, but we are certainly not alone in our journey to entertain. The website for Runes of Magic has been updated to inform us about the game's new ...

Exclusive: Destructoid is all up in Retro City Rampage

Mar 16 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
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Brian Provinciano's Retro City Rampage is coming out for Xbox Live Arcade this summer. The XBLA version of the game will have widescreen support, a challenge mode, a character creator mode, and video replays, and it now feat...

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[Update] Contest closed! Winners are JTHomeslice ("Despite everyone's protests, Hamza stuck to his idea of nipple tassels attached to hats.), mix and John Wilson! So there's this hat trend right now where people are wearing b...

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The Blocks Cometh ... starring Mr. Destructoid!


Jan 29
// Jim Sterling
We're pleased to announce that our very own Mr. Destructoid is appearing in the upcoming iPhone game, The Blocks Cometh, developed by Halfbot. That robot gets around, doesn't he? Halfbot included the character as thanks for o...
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Save Mr. Destructoid in Bitejacker, a browser based game


Jan 20
// Niero Gonzalez
Update: Here's the play link! Mr. Destructoid would kindly request your protection from zombies in BiteJacker, an amazing retro-styled survival shooter by our friends over at the Bytejacker show. Our beloved mascot makes a c...

Not-review: Raskulls

Jan 04 // Jim Sterling
Raskulls (Xbox Live Arcade)Developer: Halfbrick StudiosPublisher: Halfbrick StudiosRelease date: December 29, 2010Price: 800 Microsoft Points Raskulls is a 2D platform racing game with a Mr. Driller block-breaking mechanic. It's hard to further describe Raskulls, since that particular summary pretty much says it all. You take your chosen Raskull to the finish line, utilizing power-ups and speed boosts, and occasionally screwing over your opponents. If your idea of fun is trolling your friends in the cutest way imaginable, Raskulls is the game for you.  Each map is very well designed around the central gimmick of breaking blocks to create paths and beat the competition. Various power-ups give you the ability to become a fireball and effortlessly crash through blocks, or increase the range of your block zapping wand to cover more ground. It's surprisingly tricky to nab the power-ups (rendered as presents) while also racing through blocks, so keeping a keen eye on the whole screen is key to victory.  As well as presents, the Raskulls are also powered by a "Frenzy" meter. This meter is filled by collecting jars, zapping blocks, or running through glowing areas of the map. When activated, Frenzy increases the player's speed and zapping ability, and you'll find it essential in competitive matches.  The game features a robust single-player campaign that tells a rather charming story about the theft of a "Shiny Stone" in the Raskulls kingdom. The narrative is rather funny, with plenty of silly humor and eccentric characters, and Halfbrick attempts a measure of gameplay variety with challenge and puzzle stages. Such puzzles include making your way to the goal while only using a limited number of zaps, or reaching the end without letting the Frenzy meter run out.  The game is at its best when it sticks to its core racing setup, and unfortunately there's not a huge deal of that to be found in the story mode. So many of the stages are puzzles or challenges which, while diverse, become increasingly annoying and/or boring as the game progresses. The game shines when it's a frantic, button-mashing racing game, not so much when it's a slow paced puzzle game. Unfortunately, some of the more exasperating stages must be played in order to unlock multiplayer characters.  Speaking of multiplayer, this is what Raskulls was intended for, and it works very well indeed. In fact, Raskulls is one of the most intense multiplayer experiences you could hope to find on Xbox Live. Every race seems to be a close-run thing, with players more often than not winning by a nose. The use of power-ups adds an extra element of trolling to the proceedings, and the potential for much shouting, controller-throwing and claims of cheating is high.  It's surprising just how stressful a cute, 2D platforming racer can be, especially since it's not even that fast a game. Yet somehow, this is a frantic experience where good timing, quick wits and more than a little luck conspire to determine who wins and loses. It's exactly the kind of game that Xbox Live Arcade was made for, and one that you'll have a lot of fun with, provided you have plenty of friends.  It's also worth noting that the game looks terrific. The bold lines and colors of the characters makes their endearing designs stand out, and everything is incredibly bright and cheerful. There's some really good music in there too, though nothing that you'll be humming a year from now.  Raskulls is a damn fine experience, and definitely worth checking out. The single-player experience tries its hand at diversity for the sake of diversity, and it's a very hit-and-miss affair, but the multiplayer provides enough entertainment to keep you amused for a good long while. It's not a game that you can play solidly for hours on end, but more of a "dip in, dip out" affair, perfectly suited to squeezing in a race or two before doing something else. Seen in that light, Raskulls is a fun game with plenty of offer.  In short: I quite like it. 
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Raskulls is a game that Destructoid has been covering since it was little more than a name and a piece of concept art. The art style was instantly endearing and we had a feeling that Australian studio Halfbrick had the potent...

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Dtoid Live: More Raskulls, now with more Mr. Destructoid!


Dec 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Destructoid Live is playing Raskulls all over again today! We had a blast with it yesterday so we wanted to do it again, especially since it's now available for all to purchase on Xbox Live Arcade! Plus we have even more code...
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Raskulls out on XBLA, win a code right now!


Dec 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update] Contest closed! Winners are seltzermx, jcmproch, thatoneguyPDX, nexium and Son of Makuta! Check your PMs! Raskulls has been a long time coming and we couldn't be any happier that it's finally out. The racing puzzle ...
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THQ emailed us this absolutely amazing piece of art for Christmas, showing Mr. Destructoid and the characters from de Blob hanging out in the spirit of the season. We use the word "amazing" way too much around these parts, bu...

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Raskulls launches on XBLA December 29


Dec 02
// Jim Sterling
Halfbrick has finally announced the release date for its multiplayer brick-breaking platforming racing game Raskulls. The game, which features none other than Mr. Destructoid as a playable character, will be arriving on Xbox ...
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Play this flash game with Mr. Destructoid, win a gift card


Oct 31
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Episode 2 of Ninjas vs Mafia is now live and this time you're taking on the mafia to find your lost friend. You can't get through the city by yourself so you'll need to recruit characters into your party, one of which is Mr. ...
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Destructoid is a playable level in Halo: Reach


Oct 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The awesome Corduroy Turtle has recreated our beloved mascot, Mr. Destructoid, in Halo: Reach! Yes kids, you can kill each other to DEATH all in the comfort of Mr. Destructoid. The map is called Castle DeStructoid and was obv...
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Mr. Destructoid dances at Just Dance 2!


Oct 12
// Jesse Cortez
I think I'm going to drop this right here. :D Going through the PAX footage from early September, I came across this video that we took as the community was walking around the show floor.  DtoidSF's very own Bleach Boy w...
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Fond memories with the Destructoid community at PAX Prime


Sep 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I can easily say that PAX Prime 2010 was Destructoid's best PAX yet. There were more games, events and more importantly, more community this year than ever before. Dtoiders from all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, United...
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Flip's Twisted World artists create Mr. Flipstructoid


Aug 03
// Jim Sterling
Last week, we provided a series of interview stories for Frozen North Productions' Flip's Twisted World, a cool looking nostalgic platform game that caught my eye, even though other blogs never seemed to talk about it.  ...

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