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Our friends over at Titan Books have been kind enough to give us 5 copies of their new novel: Batman: Arkham Knight - Riddler's Gambit to give away to you lovely folks! It's a prequel to Arkham Knight and looks pretty cool to...   read

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Sega/Capcom crossover

Sega-Capcom crossover comic 'Worlds Unite' features characters we haven't seen in years

Originally billed as another crossover of the Sonic and Mega Man universes in the vein of their Worlds Collide storyline, Archie Comics' upcoming Worlds Unite crossover is shaping up to be so much more. Not only will Sonic and Mega Man be f...

 
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Reading Rainbow OUYA

Limited Edition Reading Rainbow OUYA up for grabs now

Late last month we talked a bit about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which is in its last few days now. When it passed $4 million, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (among other, less important things) Seth MacFarlane pledged to mat...

 
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Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow wants to fly to consoles like PlayStation and Xbox

Confession time: Ever since the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter was announced earlier this week, we've been looking for a reason to write about it. It's a formative relic of our youths, how could we not want to discuss it? With the inclusion o...

 
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BlazBlue Visual Novel

BlazBlue spin-off gets a trailer, demo out on PSN

Have you ever wondered what BlazBlue would be like if Arc System Works removed all the fighting game bits? Probably not. But, on the off chance you're interested in finding out, the brand-new demo for XBlaze: Code Embryo&nbs...

 
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Visual Novels!

Visual novel Fault Milestone One teleporting to Steam

A few days ago we interrupted your round-the-clock coverage of Titanfall to tell you about World End Economica, a visual novel written by Spice & Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura and localized with the help of the Sekai Project. Well, the t...

 
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XBlaze Code: Embryo

BlazBlue visual novel gets a demo for PS3, Vita this week

XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, is coming to North America for both PlayStation 3 and Vita on June 24. Until then, Asksys Games is hoping to whet your appetite with a demo version. That'll be hitting PSN th...

 
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Visual Novels

Visual novel from Spice & Wolf creator out on Steam

The first episode of Spice & Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura's three part visual novel World End Economica is now available in English via Steam Early Access. Set in on a lunar colony in the distant future, World End Economica's story cent...

 
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Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin coming to PS Vita this July*

Teenage president and mecha pilot Shoko Ozora is returning to her portable roots with a PlayStation Vita port of Liberation Maiden Sin. Initially released on PS3 last December, the visual novel follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Ni...

 
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StoryBundle

Pay what you want for these videogame books

I eagerly picked up the first videogame collection that was offered by StoryBundle, purveyors of pay-what-you want eBook bundles, so I eagerly snapped up the 2.0 bundle. You can pay what you want for six eBooks and magazines and if you pay ...

 
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Corpse Party The Anthology is looking surprisingly cheery

Corpse Party is getting a sequel, but it isn't what you think. Corpse Party The Anthology: Sachiko’s Game of Love – Hysteric Birthday 2U is actually a spin-off and romantic comedy featuring a new cast of characters and, if...

 
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BioWare and Dark Horse are doing more Dragon Age comics

BioWare and Dark Horse announced today that they will be releasing a new three-part comic titled Dragon Age: Those Who Speak with the first issue available August 22nd. The mini-series will follow King Alistair, Varric, and Isabel...

 
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The Behemoth wants your Castle Crashers fan fiction

Do you like reading fan fiction? Do you like writing fan fiction? Do you lament the lack of good Castle Crashers fan fiction? Are you just gonna sit there and take it? Do something about it, son! The Behemoth is giving away either copies of...

 
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Diablo III: The Order arriving at bookstores May 15th

Wow, Diablo III is finally something that's actually coming out. In fact, there is now officially less than a month left to go until it's here. Also arriving the same exact day is the next Diablo novel (by Nate Kenyon), Diablo III: The Orde...

 
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Some clown on TV thought the NES was worth $13,000

There's this show Storage Wars on A&E in which buyers visit storage container auctions and then try to flip swag they've won. It's essentially a b*llsh*t version of the far superior Auction Hunters on Spike, but the comedy gold that I'm...

 
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This thing that I do: Interview with author Tom Church

["This Thing That I Do" is a feature on Destructoid where I interview people who work in the gaming industry or people who have achieved something noteworthy to give us some insight into how it all works.] It is not unusual for vi...

 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Super PSTW RPG

This week I'm taking it easy on your brains. Really easy. Super incredibly hyperbole easy. So easy that reading this paragraph might be harder for some of our readers than actually beating this game. If you're ready to set out on a three mi...

 
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Download MMO-related novel 'For the Win' for free

Cory Doctorow has a new novel out aimed at the young adult audience called "For the Win." It's a story of a group of MMO players, all of whom having made their hobby into lucrative jobs, who become entangled in something greater than themse...

 
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How to stay hard:Team Meat talks game difficulty design

Super Meat Boy is fun, even when you're dying. In fact, some of the most exciting, funny, and surprising parts of the game come from your own death. Just like in the best survival-horror games/movies, witnessing the protagonist being graphi...

 
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There is now a Guild Leader's Handbook

How do you know when you're starting to take this MMO thing that you're doing seriously? When you join a guild. It takes a whole other level of dedication to try and lead one. To help guide those new to running their own guild, WoW.com colu...

 
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Aliens vs. Predator on PC gets a hefty patch

Not owning the PC version of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator makes it difficult for me to speak about the state of the game's multiplayer, but from the outside looking in, it sounds like everything is not quite where it needs to be yet. Of ...

 
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Analyzing No More Heroes 2, part 1: The bosses

[These posts on No More Heroes 2 are purely speculation. I have no idea what the team at Grasshopper Manufacture intended for the game to mean; I can only speak to what I've taken away from it, so if you don't enjoy potentially bullsh*t int...

 
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Your classic XBLA games won't work with Game Room

Here's a little something that you probably figured would be the case, but didn't know for sure: Any Xbox LIVE Arcade games that are also offered through Game Room when it launches this spring will have to be re-purchased for use in the fan...

 
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Realtime Worlds has a new IP penciled in for 2011

While Realtime Worlds is off continuing work on APB, it seems other projects are in the pipeline as well. Nothing too strange for the industry, sure, but thanks to lead artist Tahir Rashid's LinkedIn, we know specifically that the studio ha...

 
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The latest Halo novel now in stores

The latest Halo novel from Thor Books has been released in stores this week. Halo: Evolutions is a collection of stories from multiple perspectives within the Halo universe. The book features multiple authors, such as Eric Nylund, Tobias Bu...

 
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Forget school: Official Halo Encyclopedia coming this fall

The United States educational system has just been dealt a devastating blow today -- DK Publishing has announced that it's collaborated with Microsoft to publish The Halo Encyclopedia this November. The reasons for going to class to learn a...

 
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Philip K. Dick novels get the gaming treatment

Today, The Guardian reports that The Halcyon Company -- a media company unheard of in the gaming world -- has obtained the right of first option to Philip K. Dick's works and plans to adapt two of his novels into games. The two games would ...

 
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Expelliarmus! EA announces Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame

I’m sure many of you are die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books, and if you’re like me, finishing the last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was an emotional, bittersweet experience. It almost felt like a chapter of ...

 
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Kaplan, Aspyr bringing SAT prep software to DS, PC, and Mac

According to a Newsweek scoop, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will announce today that they are partnering with Aspyr Media to develop an SAT test-prep game for the Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and Mac. The game will presumably mix Kaplan's po...

 
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Del Rey is looking to satiate your Star Wars: Force Unleashed hunger pangs

While we're chomping at the bit for the game to arrive this April, Star Wars: Force Unleashed fans will be able to make do with a little background reading instead, courtesy of Del Rey publishing.  Both the graphic novel and paperback ...

 

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Double Monocles

I have a 16 hour road trip this week (round Ill be driving part of the way, but will have time for some handheld Any suggestions? I was thinking Shantae from the humble bundle, but I could whip out my GBA and finally play A Link to the Past

 
Gundy

I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
lokhe

So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 
Bardley

Went hiking up in the Great Smoky I saw three deer, five bears (from inside a car), and chatted with a bunch of nice folks hiking the Appalachian Perfect weather and a gorgeous

 
KnickKnackMyWack

You have to admit, this is pretty

 
Amna Umen

Wheres the Offworld Trading Company review so I can complain about a score for a game that I already own?! #Hardcore #CaucusForOuyaSanders

 
Kaleido Ruby

Precisely how Puyo Puyo was meant to be

 
RenaudB90

Purpals get the best landed in a world with the host, a sunbro and a Attack the faithful, get a sentinel dropped on me for my I finish him off and get my shackle, the Sunbro and host die to the Archer love

 
Torchman

I DONT WANT TO BE AT WORK, I WANNA BE HOME PLAYING SUPER ROBOT WARS Z3!

 
whatsacow

Beat the dancer of the boreal valley at level Suffice to say, i am a fucking god! Either that or ive spent way too much time with this game and really need to get back to

 
gajknight

Beat the first boss of I can safely say, this game could turn out to be something real I got a few gripes that Ill highlight in the comments but I could still play it with no changes fairly

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I made a small change to the length of the table, and I realize I didnt show the finished white shirt version, so here it is! Thanks for all your feedback and help, everyone!

 
Sr Churros

Godammit, Jake Kaufmans music is so awesome! This game has beeen pure ear joy so

 
Luca Blight

I was watching my brother trying to beat the nameless king numbers of tries then I played Fist of the North Star opening and he whooped his

 
Megas75

I havent went online with the Master Chief Collection Is the online still fucked or did they ever fix it?

 
OverlordZetta

My head is pounding and it wont be tonight until Why must it be this way?

 
FakePlasticTree

Yus! Physical copy of God Already own it on PSN but nothing beats having a physical copy Also wanted the first Bayonetta on Wanted to play it

 
Zer0t0nin

I cant even say why, but there is something incredibly soothing about Mid-90s Rave

 
iam16bit

Ok so this morning I showed my Street Fighter cover to my teachers and they really liked it but suggested putting in more shadows and showing energy coming from the They also suggested bringing Akuma down a bit to leave space for a

 
guitarvillain

Crom, grant me

 
Pixie The Fairy

I hope Axiom Verge for Vita has a patch coming because the occasional action-halting hiccups are a bit Ive seen some slowdown, too, but my brain rationalizes that as it trying to be an NES

 
Nathan D

*sees a quarter on the ground with tails side up* Ooh, a quarter! Wait, does tails side up being unlucky only apply to pennies? Oh god, should I pick it up?

 
OverlordZetta

Hey, Pokemon trainers! The Zygarde, Shiny Yveltal, and Shiny Xerneas events are a May event it looks like! Zygarde is this week and a little extra and the other two will follow that in the Check your country for specifics!

 
Gundy

I love me some dill

 
Fuzunga

This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 
Luca Blight

Is it weird to not care for Devil May Cry 1 but absolutely love the 3rd Maybe it was the mood I was

 
RiffRaff

Star Fox tip: Well, I just discovered that if you plug your headphones directly into the gamepad, all of the audio is routed through the Not optimal for fixing the fixing the audio, but a lot better than the shit quality of the gamepad

 
Confuseddalek

Im having more fun playing Shantae than I ever was with Dark YEAH I SAID IT

 
iam16bit

Also Nintendo posted the full Squid Sisters concert on

 

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