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TMT: Super Mario Galaxy 2

May 23 // Matthew Razak
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Look, I'm not about to ruin the first ten minutes of a game I'm about to go out and buy the second Best Buy opens up today. However, if you're still on the fence for some reason about picking up Super Mario Galaxy 2 or you'r...

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Ten Minute Taste: Alan Wake


May 06
// Jordan Devore
Usually these posts are done by either the person who recorded the footage (in this case, Rey) or someone who's gotten the chance to at least play the game in question. I fall under neither of those categories, but I do desp...
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Ten Minute Taste: Zeno Clash Ultimate Edition


May 05
// Nick Chester
ACE Team's strange little first-person number, Zeno Clash Ultimate Edition, has hit Xbox LIVE Arcade today. It would probably be easier to explain the plot of David Lynch's Eraserhead than to try to convey the narrative of Z...
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Ten Minute Taste: Kick-Ass (PSN)


Apr 30
// Nick Chester
Frozen Codebase's Kick-Ass just hit the PlayStation Network yesterday, and here are the first ten minutes of the game. Available as a download-only PS3-exclusive, the game is based on both the recent film and the comic serie...
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Ten Minute Taste: Last Rebellion


Feb 10
// Josh Tolentino
If you've ever played one, you'll know that ten minutes is barely enough for a whiff, much less a taste of the typical RPG. That's why we recorded eleven minutes of footage from NIS-America's new title, Last Rebellion, due F...
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Ten Minute Taste: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle


Jan 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
Jonathan Holmes just posted his review of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and to call it glowing would be an understatement. I have to agree, as I've been having a hell of a good time with it myself. If you're still not...
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Ten Minute Taste: Mass Effect 2


Jan 26
// Brad Nicholson
Mass Effect 2 kicks off with a couple bangs and more than a few surprises. If you've followed coverage of the second chapter of the sci-fi RPG, you'll no doubt remember either (a) seeing this before or (b) hearing us talk ab...

Ten Minute Taste: Darksiders

Jan 08 // Brad Nicholson
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I’ve spent a couple of hours or so with THQ and Vigil Games’ Darksiders. I can glean from these initial hours that the game is more than what I thought it was: a God of War clone with some Zelda spice. No, it app...

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Another Ten Minute Taste: Final Fantasy XIII


Dec 30
// Dale North
As requested and promised, here's our additional Ten Minute Taste of the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII. Our first one didn't do much for those that played the Japanese demo, as it covered much of the same ground. Th...
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Five Minute Taste: 0 Day Attack on Earth


Dec 23
// Nick Chester
Normally we do "Ten Minute Tastes" here at Destructoid, but I ran into a little problem with 0 Day Attack on Earth, which hits Xbox LIVE Arcade today. I died at the five-minute mark. As our own Jonathan Ross put it, "You are...
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Ten Minute Taste: Final Fantasy XIII


Dec 23
// Dale North
I'm a good few hours into Final Fantasy XIII now. My verdict so far? It's not groundbreaking, unless you count the visuals. Otherwise, it's a good, solid RPG so far. The battle system has just started to open up, as has the ...
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Ten Minute Taste: Alien Breed Evolution


Dec 16
// Nick Chester
If you like blasting aliens to bits in dark corridoors, then one of today's Xbox LIVE Arcade releases, Alien Breed Evolution, is for you.  The game has an "old school" feel, almost immediately reminding me of ...
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Ten Minute Taste: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories


Dec 11
// Dale North
So, Silent Hill made its way to the Wii. Let that echo in your ears for a bit. But no worries, it's actually really good. Look out for our full review later today. For now, here's our Ten Minute Taste of Silent Hill: Shatter...
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Ten Minute Taste: The Saboteur


Dec 10
// Brad Nicholson
You’ve watched delicate dancers gyrate with bouncing breasts exposed, now consider watching nine more minutes captured from the opening of Pandemic’s The Saboteur, the studio’s last release before EA closed...
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Ten Minute Taste: PixelJunk Shooter


Dec 02
// Nick Chester
Today, Sony announced that Q-Games' PixelJunk Shooter -- the fourth in its PlayStation Network PixelJunk series -- would be released on December 10. While you'll have to wait until then to play it (and to read my review), he...
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Ten Minute Taste: Borderlands 'Zombie Island' DLC


Nov 24
// Brad Nicholson
As we said about 40 minutes ago, Borderlands DLC “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned” is a thing that is happening right now over PSN and Xbox LIVE. I grabbed the content off of Xbox LIVE Marketplace this morning, hopi...
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Ten Minute Taste: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Beta


Nov 23
// Brad Nicholson
Earlier this weekend, I decided to drop the weights and pick up the Dual Shock. This kind of recreation isn’t anything new, but the thing I chose to play sort of is: the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PS3-exclusive beta. A...
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Ten Minute Taste: 1 vs. 100 Season 2


Nov 21
// Brad Nicholson
Chris Cashman’s smooth voice blasted into over 22,000 people’s ear holes last evening during the live debut of the second season of 1 vs. 100. I was one of those in attendance, listening to the Cashman in rapture...
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Ten Minute Taste: MAG beta


Nov 19
// Brad Nicholson
The other afternoon I asked myself (via the Internet of all places) why I wasn’t participating in the MAG beta. Like most of my peers with a soft spot for lead and things that fire said lead, I was blown away by the pr...
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Ten Minute Taste: New Super Mario Bros. Wii


Nov 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
Maybe you're like me and spent your weekend fighting against illness, unable to brave the cold world to pick up a copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Or maybe you're just not yet convinced after our stellar review of the titl...
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Sunday morning was full of surprises, one of them being Target selling Assassin's Creed 2 a bit early. The amusing part was when the cashier realized the game wasn't released until Tuesday -- after he sold it to me. I just s...

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Ten Minute Taste: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles


Nov 16
// Nick Chester
Capcom's Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles hits shelves tomorrow, and while Jonathan Holmes will have our full review later in the week, I wanted to give you a quick glimpse of what you'll encounter in the first te...
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Ten Minute Taste: Military Madness: Nectaris (PSN)


Nov 13
// Brad Nicholson
Military Madness: Nectaris is 3D turn-based downloadable strategy game. Similar to SEGA’s Shining Force, except with shell-spewing tanks instead of steel-coated armadillos and dragons, I’ve found the game tickles...
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Ten Minute Taste: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex


Nov 11
// rayversus
With all the hype and controversy about terrorists doing evil terrorists things involving terror, addictive multi-player and shiny graphics -- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has showered in a crazy amount of love (and hate) e...
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Ten Minute Taste: Call of Duty: Classic


Nov 10
// Brad Nicholson
Infinity Ward’s downloadable version of the original Call of Duty, dubbed Call of Duty: Classic, is now available over Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. Do try to keep from wetting your pants in sweet, sweet anticipat...

Ten Minute Taste: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Nov 10 // Brad Nicholson
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The console versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched this morning. Hundreds, probably thousands of retailers did a special midnight release in celebration of the billions of sales sure to come in. If you care a lot...

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Ten Minute Taste: Jurassic: The Hunted


Nov 09
// Nick Chester
Quick, name some videogames that let you punch a velociraptor in the face with a quicktime event. I'll start -- Jurassic: The Hunted! This Activition-published first-person shooter quietly made its way to shelves last week f...
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Ten Minute Taste: Dragon Age: Origins


Nov 06
// Brad Nicholson
Dragon Age: Origins is an RPG-ass RPG. As such, the first ten minutes of the game aren’t packed with playable action; rather, developer Bioware orients the player with the game’s universe and its biggest problem:...
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Ten Minute Taste: LEGO Rock Band


Nov 04
// Nick Chester
Earlier today, I gave you a taste of Band Hero, and proceeded to bare my soul to the Internet as I tried to convince everyone (and myself) that it's okay to like Maroon 5 songs. How many band games can I play in one day? The...
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Ten Minute Taste: Band Hero


Nov 04
// Nick Chester
Based on most of the reader comments to previous Band Hero stories, I already have a good idea of what you guys think of this game.  You don't know why it exists or how it's different than Guitar Hero 5, and all of this...

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