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Report: 3DS can do game installs


Jun 17
// Jordan Devore
While Nintendo hasn't uttered a word on the subject yet, Japanese financial paper Nikkei reports (via Andriasang) that the 3DS will allow you to install your software to the handheld's internal memory. For those who aren't fa...
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E3 10: Netflix search functionality coming to Xbox 360


Jun 14
// Jordan Devore
General manager of Xbox LIVE Marc Whitten continues his trend of writing us "letters" that recap Microsoft's happenings at E3 once again. He usually slips in one or two unannounced items, and this year's report is no differen...
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E3 10: Rez creator plays Child of Eden for our enjoyment


Jun 14
// Jordan Devore
Ubisoft's E3 press conference kicked off with Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi wearing a swanky pair of white gloves while he worked it on stage with his new Kinect-centric game, Child of Eden. Basically, it was amazing. H...

E3 10: Our most anticipated games of the show

Jun 11 // Nick Chester
Hamza CTZ AzizDead Space 2 Publisher: Electronic ArtsDeveloper: Visceral GamesWhat is it?: Sequel to 2008’s surprise survival-horror hit that takes place in space and is all futuristic and stuff. Why does it have your attention?: The first Dead Space is my favorite horror game of all time and the sequel looks to top the original ten times over. Also on my radar: Bulletstorm, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Vanquish, Spec Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops, GoldenEye, Dead Rising 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Halo: Reach, Splatterhouse, Homefront, Driver and Portal 2. Hollie Bennett Gears of War 3 Publisher: Epic GamesDeveloper: Microsoft Game StudiosWhat is it?: It is a sodding awesome game where I get a gun that has a CHAINSAW attached to it. It is also a violent shoot set in a world where humans sit on the brink of excitation. It makes brown look good. Why does it have your attention?: A.GUN.WITH.A.CHAINSAW.ATTACHED. I am also a big fan of the GoW universe (I love the books) and hearing that Karen Travis is involved with the third game, the writer of said books is awesome news. I am so very, very hyped for this game. P.S I am a Baird fan-girlAlso on my radar: Fallout 3: Las Vegas, Portal 2, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, N3: Ninety-Nine Nights II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and any new headsets or gaming peripherals that Steel Series make. Nick Chester Bulletstorm Publisher: Electronic ArtsDeveloper: People Can Fly/Epic GamesWhat is it?: An over-the-top first-person shooter by the folks who brought Painkiller, with a little help from the developers of Gears of War. It's a game where sheer style and "doing cool s**t" is key, which means kicking a dude into a cactus for maximum points. Yes, into a cactus. Why does it have your attention?: I said you can kick a dude into a f**king cactus for points; I don't understand your question. Also on my radar: Rock Band 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the 3DS hardware, Project Natal, Portal 2, Clash of Heroes HD, Comic Jumper, Gears of War 3, inFamous 2, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and probably some games I can't talk about yet. Chad ConcelmoPortal 2 Publisher: ValveDeveloper: ValveWhat is it?: The anticipated sequel to one of the most original and well-designed games of the last decade. If you played the original, you have to be dying to see where Valve goes with this follow-up (Gordon and Chell meet-up, perhaps?). Why does it have your attention?: Honestly, Portal 2, Zelda (Wii), and The Last Guardian are in a three-way tie for my most anticipated (announced) games at E3 (come on, surprise Pikmin 3 appearance!), but there has already been a little information revealed concerning The Last Guardian and, as great as it will probably be, I think most of know what Zelda (Wii) will look and play like.Portal 2, on the other hand, has been completely veiled in secrecy since its announcement a few months ago. If this sequel is even half as interesting, creative, and well-designed as the original, gamers are in for a real treat.Also, Valve. I am madly in love with Valve.Also on my radar: Dead Rising 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Okamiden, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Epic Mickey, Dead Space 2, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Zelda (Wii), Metroid: Other M, Valkyria Chronicles II, LittleBigPlanet 2, The Last Guardian, de Blob: The Underground, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Jordan Devore Pikmin 3 Publisher: NintendoDeveloper: Nintendo What is it?: A follow-up to Pikmin 2 with presumably more of the same imaginative, adorable, addictive treasure hunting and monster harvesting. Why does it have your attention?: If Super Mario Galaxy 2 taught me anything, it's that you can never have enough of that patented Nintendo whimsy. Also on my radar: Dead Space 2, Vanquish, X-COM, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, and whatever Project Natal's packing. Jonathan HolmesScott Pilgrim Vs. The World Publisher: UbisoftDeveloper: Paul Robertson and some other guysWhat is it?: The videogame adaptation of a comic book about a guy who uses videogame-logic to play rock music and beat up on guys who are better looking than he is. Why does it have your attention?: Paul Robertson is one of my favorite animators ever, and I like a lot of animators. I also like videogames, and this game (and the comics it's based on) work hard to pay tribute to the things videogames do best.Metroid: Other M Publisher: NintendoDeveloper: Project MWhat is it?: A new Metroid game that takes place between Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion that plays like a cross between those two games, mixed with Metroid Prime, Shadow Complex, and Duck Hunt. Why does it have your attention?: I f*cking love Duck Hunt, and those other four games are good too. Also, "REMEMBUH ME?"Also on my radar: Ghost Trick, Zelda Wii, Pikmin 3, Pokemon Black/White, Bit.Trip 5, Super Meat Boy, The Last Guardian, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Dead Rising 2, Ape Escape PS3, Metal Gear: Rising, Xenoblade, The Last Story, Sonic Colors Matthew Razak3DSPublisher: NintendoDeveloper: NintendoWhat is it?: The next in Nintendo's seemingly unstoppable handheld gaming systems Why does it have your attention?: This one might be the most obvious choice, but there is no way you can't be immensely interested in what Nintendo is going to bring out at their press conference. How's it going to work, what's it going to do, will it change the face of portable gaming or even gaming in general. 3D seems like a shnazzy gimmick, but if Nintendo uses it right it could really do some cool stuff. It's hard to believe that Nintendo can make a mistake in the handheld department, so I'm thinking this will be awesome.Ico/Shadow of Colossus Bundle Publisher: SonyDeveloper: Team IcoWhat it is?: A rumored HD port of Team Ico's Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.Why does it have your attention?: Having never played Ico and only defeated two of the Colossi I desperately want this. In a less selfish route, this would get two of the best games (so I'm told) ever made out in front of another generation's audience. That can't be a bad thing Also on my radar: Zelda Wii, Metroid: Other M, Okamiden, Dead Rising 2, Epic Mikey, Dead Space 2, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Splatterhouse, Conduit 2 (Wii), Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, Sonic Colors, Vanquish, Gears of War 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, The Last Gaurdian, de Blob: The Underground, Portal 2 Jonathan RossMarvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Publisher: CapcomDeveloper: Capcom What is it? The game that will probably rip me away from Super Street Fighter IV next spring. A fighter with what looks to be a unique (and pretty awesome) graphical style, a kickass roster (hopefully!), and what's looking like an actual, legitimate story. Why does it have your attention?: I'm a huge fighting game whore, a pretty big Capcom fan, and I guess comics are cool too. I'm desperately hoping they announce some Phoenix Wright characters for this game. Also on my radar: Sid Meier's Civilization V, Brink, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Metroid: Other M, The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy XIV, & Portal 2. Samit SarkarThe Last Guardian Publisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentDeveloper: Team ICOWhat is it?: The long-awaited final chapter in Fumito Ueda's haunting, ethereal trilogy, The Last Guardian -- from what little we've seen of it -- looks like a beautiful boy-and-beast game that's almost certain to make you cry by the end. Why does it have your attention?: Just look at the pedigree -- ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are two of the best, most beloved PlayStation 2 games ever made.Rock Band 3 Publisher: MTV GamesDeveloper: HarmonixWhat is it?: The next evolution of Harmonix's full-band music game will let you jam out on a brand-new keyboard peripheral as well as sing three-part harmonies.Why does it have your attention?: Those two additions -- keyboard and backup vocals -- were two of my most-wanted improvements for Rock Band 3, and after seeing the partial song list, I'm sold.Also on my radar: Madden NFL 11, NHL 11, NBA Elite 11, NBA 2K11, NHL Slapshot, NHL 2K11, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gears of War 3, Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, Rage, inFamous 2, Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Gran Turismo 5, Driver, Portal 2, a PSN premium subscription, whatever the hell Project Natal turns out to be, Hulu on 360 (or PS3) Jim Sterling Killzone 3 Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Guerrilla Games What is it?: A first-person shooter sequel to 2009's critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive. Now boasts jetpacks, melee combat, and loads more Helghast for shooting.
 Why does it have your attention?: Killzone 2 was my favorite PS3 game of last year, and my most played online title. I've always had a fondness for the Killzone universe and I'm expecting Guerrilla to really know it out of the park with this one. The Legend of Zelda (full title unknown) Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
What is it?: Do you really have to ask? It's the follow-up to Twilight Princess, the next home console outing for the Zelda franchise. Also, THAT BITCH IS A SWORD!
 Why does it have your attention?: I always have time for a new Legend of Zelda game and unlike some, I loved Twilight Princess. I've been hyped for this game for months and I can't wait to finally see it unveiled.  Also on my radar:  Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Vanquish, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Sonic Colors
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E3 is going to be massive, and it's only a few days away. After taking a deep breath and digesting the mighty "Games of E3" list we posted yesterday, I polled the Destructoid staff to find out what title they think are going to be the hottest titles at the show. Or perhaps more specifically, what they're looking forward to. What did they say? You'll never know until you hit the jump!

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Death himself will come after cheaters in Guild Wars


May 28
// Jordan Devore
My strong desire to avoid playing MMOs is not something I've ever tried to hide. Even if I wanted to get pulled into one of these games, the time honestly isn't there. You can imagine, then, how I feel when videos about craz...
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Listen up, iPhone owners: Pix'n Love Rush looks oh so rad


May 06
// Jordan Devore
I don't own an iPhone or have any real interest in the vast majority of the games exclusive to the device. Why am I telling you this? Because against all odds, I am supremely intrigued by Pix'n Love Rush, which just so happe...
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16-bit Evil Dead RPG not real, damn well should be


Apr 09
// Nick Chester
First the good news: OMG Evil Dead RPG! Now the bad: It's not a real thing. The above screens are the work of London-based pixel artist Gary J Lucken, who goes by the name Army of Trolls. Lucken posted the mock-up screens on ...
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet confirmed for XBLA


Mar 29
// Jordan Devore
When we last heard about Michel Gagne and Fuelcell Games' independent project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, it seemed as if the game was likely going to get a release on Xbox LIVE Arcade. I mean, just look at this thing! Ha...
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'Nuff said: Good Old Games gets Another World


Mar 18
// Jordan Devore
Another World -- or Out of this World, as many of you will know it by -- is now on DRM-free digital distribution service Good Old Games. It can be had for $9.99. Need I say more? I love the game, even though I have never made...
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Let the hype begin: Behind the scenes of Transformers


Mar 15
// Jordan Devore
My desire to play Transformers: War for Cybertron gets a big ol' boost every time one of these videos gets pushed out the door; this latest behind-the-scenes video is probably the worst offender yet. I am more immensely curi...
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Valve all but confirms Steam for Mac using faux ads


Mar 03
// Jordan Devore
Oh Valve and your adorable marketing team -- is there anything you can't do? Taking a break from the absolutely insane Portal shenanigans, let's instead take a look at some swanky pictures that various game-covering outlets r...
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Inafune: A new 16-bit Mega Man game is 'a great idea'


Feb 25
// Jordan Devore
Due to the ridiculously awesome nature of this news, I'm going to skip the pleasantries and jump right to it: Thanks to the success of Mega Man 9, a new Mega Man game presented in good ol' 16-bit fashion seems like a possibil...
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Here's another one of those mind-blowing Nintendo moments


Feb 22
// Jordan Devore
Insane videogame trivia that someone won't discover until years after the fact and Nintendo sure do go hand in hand. The prime example (I'm so sorry if this is new to you) is surely the "bushes in Super Mario Bros. are simply...
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Bethesda dropping Fallout: New Vegas info today


Feb 04
// Jordan Devore
It's been awfully quiet on the Fallout: New Vegas front for way too long. Last we heard, Obsidian Entertainment's not-a-sequel-to-Fallout 3 was on track for a release this year. If that's still the case, Bethesda will likely ...
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My life is complete: Mario performs 'Don't Stop Me Now'


Nov 25
// Jordan Devore
Is there a term to describe those Super Mario World levels that play themselves and sometimes make music as a result? I'm sure there is, but I don't know it. "Automatic Mario" doesn't count, because that sounds silly. At any...
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Supreme Commander 2 ups the robots vs. robots ante


Nov 18
// Jordan Devore
By the time I'm a withered old man, I expect to have 3D board games with battles that unfold similar to the scene presented in this Supreme Commander 2 image. It could be sorta like The Indian in the Cupboard, except with rob...
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Confirmed: Golgoth working on Joe & Mac remake after Toki


Nov 06
// Jordan Devore
The prospect of Golgoth Studio updating Joe & Mac for the high-def era when work on the gorgeous-looking Toki remake is finished excited me greatly, and it definitely excited you guys a lot too. Data East's 16-bit co-op p...
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Warren Spector on Epic Mickey's exclusivity, Duck Tales


Oct 23
// Jordan Devore
Continuing its extended coverage of Warren Spector's Epic Mickey, Game Informer has put up a massive interview with the legendary designer himself. Details on game mechanics, the storyline, how the project came about, and mor...
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Practice throwing jellybeans: A Boy and His Blob set for Wii


Mar 03
// Chad Concelmo
There isn’t much I can say in this post aside from OMG A NEW BOY AND HIS BLOB GAME IS CONFIRMED FOR THE WII!Seriously, that’s pretty much all the information available.According to the latest Nintendo Power, a rei...
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Mega Man 9 retail packaging will be sold to the public


Sep 19
// Colette Bennett
Remember the other day when I first saw pictures of this packaging for Mega Man 9 and I said that I was going to sit in Nick Chester's bushes and attack the UPS man? I guess I can head home now (I've been nestled under this p...
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Maxis co-founder confirms work on new Oddworld title


May 22
// Nick Chester
Speaking at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun confirmed involvement in an upcoming Oddworld sequel.  "They're such a talented group of people," he said of the series' cr...
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Samurai Shodown VI finally playable on U.S. consoles by way of anthology


Feb 25
// Jordan Devore
I hope that none of you have had the misfortune of missing out on the Samurai Shodown games, as they're some of the best 2D fighters ever produced. But if you have been avoiding the series for whatever reason, there's still h...
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SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam! on XBLA this Wednesday


Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
There's only one new Live Arcade release next week, and it's SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam! (800 Microsoft Points). It should obviously appeal only to children who enjoy the TV show, so there's really no need to take ...
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XNA Game Studio 2.0 released, includes multiplayer functionality


Dec 12
// Jordan Devore
The beta for XNA Game Studio 2.0 is out now and ready to be downloaded. The most notable improvement over XNA Game Studio Express is the ability to bring your PC and/or Xbox 360 games online via Xbox Live and Games for Window...
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Alternate threads in Capcom's We Love Golf make for some DIY cameos


Dec 07
// Topher Cantler
If Capcom's upcoming Wii title We Love Golf slipped under your radar (which is inherently easy for a golf game to do, even if it is developed by Camelot), here's something that might actually pique your interest.As you progre...
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BioWare ranked top 10 Canadian employer, EA vows to cut oxygen rations


Oct 18
// Earnest Cavalli
Next Gen has an article citing the Financial Post's decision to name BioWare to their top 10 list of finest employers in Canada. The Canadian publication's list draws from a pool of every company in Canada seeking those selec...
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Brutal Legend trailer contains more metal than the human race can handle


Oct 16
// Nick Chester
I'm not this drooling Tenacious D/Jack Black fan, and I'm not exactly sure what the connection between him and Tim Schafer's Double Fine is, but I'll tell you what: This trailer for the upcoming Brutal Legend is ... man. Wow....
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PSP gets unofficial motion sensing capabilities


Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
Everyone should give a golf clap to the folks at NEOTEAM for creating a PlayStation Portable motion kit. With the focus of the peripheral being on homebrew (no retail game support just yet), we’re bound to see some real...
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Alex Garland's scrapped Halo script hits the Internet in PDF form?


Sep 10
// Nick Chester
Back in 2005, 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland took time out of his busy schedule to write a 128-paged script based on some game called Halo. Later, DB Weiss (autho of videogame-themed novel Lucky Wander Boy) stepped i...
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Red and blue shinobi beware: Legend of Kage sequel coming to DS


Aug 29
// Nick Chester
For me, the NES version of Taito's Legend of Kage pre-dates Wii Sports as the non-gamers game of choice. For whatever reason, my mother of all people, decided she was really into Legend of Kage. It's 1987 (so I'm like nine-ye...

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