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8:00 PM on 04.19.2015

How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros.

Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom...

Patrick Hancock



Captain of my own destiny: Micro-goals and player liberty photo
Captain of my own destiny: Micro-goals and player liberty
by Anna Anthropy

A friend of mine got a good deal on a Wii U recently. That meant that I finally got a chance to play Captain Toad. It's really humbling to know that people at Nintendo have also played Monument Valley. I played through a bunch of the game, and aside from parts where I had to keep looking between the touch-screen and the big screen (though I suppose I could have gotten around this by just playing on the touch-screen) and the parts where I had to fight bosses (though I suppose I could have gotten around this by just replaying Monument Valley), I really enjoyed the game up to a point.

That point was the point at which the game starts demanding you've collected some number of in-game "challenge" coins before it allows you to move on to the next level. Suddenly Captain Toad becomes Captain Tollbooth.

You see, not unlike many contemporary games, each level of Captain Toad features several different goals, each intended for a different style of play.

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11:30 AM on 04.17.2015

Guitar Hero Live wants to give players stage fright

Just a few days after the trailer reveal, this video showed up going further into what makes Guitar Hero Live new. It's a long one, so if you're not able to sit through 34 minutes of video, Destructoid has you covered. The p...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers

It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...

Joe Parlock


8:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Yes, Nintendo, this Kong IS one hell of a guy

And let's keep it that way. None of that "heck" monkey business. Or Donkey Kong Frappuccinos.

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 04.16.2015

March NPD: PS4 still the one true king; Battlefield tops software charts

It's that time of the month again. The time console warriors are able to pull out actual facts to back up their extreme fanboyism in the most heated of forum discussions. Taking the top spot again for hardware was the PlaySta...

Robert Summa

2:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong 64

This week, the Nintendo 64 rides again with Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U eShop. It's an incredibly bizarre, flawed, and all-around awesome experience that must be seen to be believed. Oh, and Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles ...

Chris Carter



The original Kickstarter game, High Strangeness, is set for release on May 6 photo
The original Kickstarter game, High Strangeness, is set for release on May 6
by Alessandro Fillari

Ever since the big Kickstarter boom of 2012, there's never been a short supply of developers looking to get their next title going through crowdfunding. From metroidvania action-RPG titles referencing the golden years of games, to epic adventures games seeking to redefine a genre, there's certainly no shortage of creativity despite the volume. But while people often look at 2012 as the year crowdfunding really took off, there have been many successes before that. 

Back in 2009, a couple of guys decided to take some advice from a friend and use a neat little website called Kickstarter to fund their project. That title was High Strangeness, a 12-bit action adventure title (yes, you read that right) referencing the 8 and 16-bit eras of gaming. With their final funds reaching over $1500, they ended up becoming the first successfully funded videogame project on Kickstarter.

And now after nearly six years, the folks at Barnyard Intelligence Games have teamed with Midnight City to get their quirky, and very clever throwback title out for fans.

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12:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Project CARS has a dedicated windshield wiper button

I'll admit it -- when I first heard about Project CARS, I didn't give it much thought. It doesn't help that the name is fairly ho hum, and it's been ages since developer Slightly Mad Studios worked on Need for Speed...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 04.16.2015

Could Street Fighter's Ryu be coming to Smash?

As many of you will be aware, Super Smash Bros. received a patch yesterday on both Wii U and 3DS adding Mewtwo to the game's already large roster and applying a number of smaller balance changes to the game. Far tech savvier ...

Laura Kate Dale



Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice photo
Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice
by Jonathan Holmes

A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age of Smash Bros. DLC roster updates has officially begun.

Dramatic! Amazing! Or at least, that's how it felt.

The reality of playing Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS will probably feel a lot less climactic to a lot of you, at least at first. The announcement of his inclusion in the games was incredibly exciting, as it brought with it the promise of prolonged hope for fan-favorite characters to appear in future DLC updates. The actual arrival of Mewtwo in the games is a different story. Hype has not been kind to the genetic Pokémon. Unless you're already a huge fan of the character, or not already familiar with him from Melee, you may be initially underwhelmed by his grand return. 

Still, anyone who sticks with him will find that he's an interesting and fulfilling addition to roster. He's different enough from how he played in Melee to inspire exploration, while familiar enough to please most loyalists. 

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8:00 AM on 04.15.2015

Mario Kart 8 gets 8 new tracks: Baby Park, Animal Crossing, and more

Nintendo detailed its DLC Pack 2 for Mario Kart 8 during a recent Nintendo Direct. The 200cc races are coming free for all, but you gotta pay if you want to play (the 8 new tracks). The Animal Crossing: New Leaf track is lov...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 04.14.2015

Skrillex is on the list of Guitar Hero Live artists

Following this morning's official reveal of the long-leaked Guitar Hero Live, Activision's talking a bit about the core of any music game: the music. Of the 13 announced artists, one sticks out like a sore thumb: Skrillex. Th...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 04.14.2015

Mewtwo DLC codes are being sent into battle

It's finally time. Grab your Master Balls and Full Restores, codes are finally being emailed out to add Mewtwo to Super Smash Bros.  Players who purchased and registered copies of Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS in Jap...

Laura Kate Dale

12:00 PM on 04.12.2015

Save me Mr. Tako! gives the damsel trope an octopus twist

Save me Mr. Tako! is a upcoming action platformer for Steam and Wii U from Christophe Galati. The game wears its The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening inspirations on its sleeve, but that doesn't bother me a bit. Other ...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 PM on 04.10.2015

NewEgg discounts PS Vita and Wii U bundles up to $40 off

Sure, NewEgg is mostly known as a computer parts retailer, but this weekend it is selling some cheap consoles on its eBay Store page. There is the Wii U Deluxe Bundle with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land discounted by $40, along with the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita Bundle slashed by $30. Two decent discounts for two systems that don't get quite enough love.

Dealzon