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1:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Even more characters in that classic Bubble Bobble style

Well, my Monday is off to a good start. Yours will be too, if you liked Paul Robertson's Taito-style pixel art series. It continues with another hundred characters, viewable below. Without a doubt, my favorite this time around is the Cacodemon from Doom. It looks so friendly! Who's yours? 100 Taito style sprites part 3 [Paul Robertson]

Jordan Devore


11:30 AM on 07.18.2014

I want this Pikachu themed food to get in my belly

At the Pikachu Café in Roppongi Hills in Japan, they're holding an event to celebrate the release of the upcoming Pokemon film. As a result, the cafe will have special menu items, and all of them look incredibly d...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 07.08.2014

The secret origin story of Super Mario Bros. finally revealed

It's the long awaited final chapter of the Mario Warfare series. It's been a long wait, but the gang at BeatDownBoogie wrap the saga up in a rather splendid way. While this is the last episode of the series, this won't ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Luigi and his death stare takes on the cosplayers of Anime Expo 2014

Cosplayer troller D Piddy hit up Anime Expo 2014 this past weekend, where he debuted his latest cosplay: Death Stare Luigi. Watch as Luigi rides around AX, throwing green shells at all the cosplayers. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 07.07.2014

This Pokemon x Attack on Titan art is so gross, I love it

There's almost a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark vibe here, but less wispy and terrifying. These come courtesy of Beth "Zsparky" Emery. Charmander and Mr. Mime are my favorites. 

Steven Hansen



Buff Pikachu, emaciated Sonic: WWE x Smash Bros. is terrifying photo
Buff Pikachu, emaciated Sonic: WWE x Smash Bros. is terrifying
by Steven Hansen

Wii Fit Trainer fits right in, though, as a human and not some monstrous approximation of such.

I feel like character customization quickly became the best part of wrestling games when it was introduced. Probably because the games themselves weren't always that great, but they allowed you to go wild. Maybe that was a bad idea, taken to this horrible extreme.  

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10:45 AM on 07.02.2014

SNES-style battle music album Boss Battles for the Soul is out now

Last year, electronic music creator Mark Reichwein ran a little Kickstarter campaign for his pet project: to produce an album of boss battle music in the style of various 16-bit era games. The catch is that these track would ...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Oakland formally lifts 80-year pinball ban

There's a thing anyone who took a US government class in high school from an angry bald man should know: technology outpaces law. Not just technology. Advancement in general. Are Let's Plays illegal? We can only hope.  S...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Ah, so that's where all those extra copies of iCarly 2 ended up

I figured former Destructoid editor-in-chief Nick Chester had purchased all of the unwanted copies of iCarly 2: iJoin the Click! and, I don't know, bathed in them or something. Apparently not! This image comes from reddit use...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 06.18.2014

This is Phil Fish explains the phenomenon of Phil Fish

I never got the hate for Phil Fish. Which is to say I understood it, but thought it was overblown and dumb. This video does a tidy job of explaining why. Basically, it's the internet's fault. And everyone that isn't Phil Fish. And Phil Fish. Just watch it. 

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Colossalcon is a cosplay convention that takes place at a waterpark!

We've featured plenty of cosplay videos and pictures on Destructoid in the past, but this is the first time we're seeing a cosplay convention taking place at a freaking waterpark! Colossalcon takes place over in Ohio, and on...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Video: Condoms and other swag at E3 2014 photo
Video: Condoms and other swag at E3 2014
by Jordan Devore

Best swag of E3 2014? There's the usual t-shirts, posters, stickers, and other stuff that gets handed out. Forget that. Atlus' Teddy-centric Persona bags were where it was at this year.

Those Splatoon squids were nice, too. But condoms? Oh, E3.

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11:45 AM on 06.12.2014

'Nintendo's white PlayStation 4 debuts'

Look, we all make mistakes -- some more severe than others -- but this? Haha. Thanks for the laugh this morning, Los Angeles Times. [Image source: @sibel47]

Jordan Devore



This is the studio behind all those amazing CG game trailers photo
This is the studio behind all those amazing CG game trailers
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Blur is the studio behind all the amazing CG game trailers we've seen over the years. Batman, Halo, The Elder Scrolls Online, Prey II -- so many to list here. So, just watch their animation/FX reel they released this past week, highlighting their work.

It's totally okay to laugh once you see they also made the Goldfish crackers commercials too.

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10:00 PM on 06.04.2014

Speedrun through Super Mario World without finishing the first level

After watching a great deal of the week long Awesome Games Done Quickly charity livestream, I've gained a new appreciation for the ingenuity and thought process of speed runners. Still, it's crazy how many new tricks are bei...

Abel Girmay

8:30 PM on 06.04.2014

The Terminator 2 river chase gets remade in Grand Theft Auto Online

So middle school for me involved many brain-rotting activities, not the least of which was the countless amount of hours spent watching machinima videos. While I don't have the free time that I used to, it's still a joy to w...

Abel Girmay