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Assassin's Creed science photo
Assassin's Creed science

Scientists: Don't jump off buildings into haystacks like an assassin


'If the jumper is willing to suffer severe injuries...'
Feb 25
// Darren Nakamura
Everybody knows that people who play videogames are impressionable. After playing Pac-Man, we invariably binge eat. After a session with Call of Duty, we all joined the military. But science says that maybe we shouldn't do ev...
Wall of slimes photo
Wall of slimes

I badly want to pop this wall of Dragon Quest slimes


Game marketing done right
Feb 24
// Jordan Devore
There's a bubble-wrap wall of slimes in this wild world of ours. Can you guess where? Japan. Of course it's in Japan! The poppable piece of marketing is at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Station Metro Promenade. Lot...
Pokémon throwback photo
Pokémon throwback

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back


My childhood, summarized
Feb 20
// Jordan Devore
I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end the...
President Cat photo
President Cat

We salute you, President Cat


You have my vote any day
Feb 16
// Jordan Devore
Sukeban Shachou Rena, also known as "President Cat," was one of those games destined to never leave Japan despite our pleas. Back in 2009, western fans petitioned for a localization, but this minigame collection about a CEO cat was perhaps ahead of its time -- it sold miserably. No matter. Our love for Rena is unwavering. Dawww, just look at that face.
Dale sings Tomodachi photo
Dale sings Tomodachi

Maybe, baby, Dale North is the one for me


How will I know unless we take a chance?
Feb 13
// Darren Nakamura
Ah, that smooth, buttery voice. Those luscious harmonies. That pixelated plaid shirt. That is our friend (and former Editor-in-Chief) Dale North. He has taken the default lyrics to the ballad "Maybe, Baby" in Tomodachi Life ...
Remember Vectorman? photo
Remember Vectorman?

True fact: Shooting the Sega logo in Vectorman is life's greatest pleasure


Also, what was up with level two?
Feb 11
// Jordan Devore
It's been almost two decades since I first played Vectorman, BlueSky Software's treasured run-and-gun game for the Sega Genesis, and I still can't get over how absurd its second level is. That's what I had intended to write...
Sony's Keith photo
Sony's Keith

Sony's canceled Game Boy title would have beaten Link's Awakening to the punch


Castaway Boy Keith
Feb 10
// Jordan Devore
Today in cool old videogames I'm only now hearing about for the first time, we have Castaway Boy Keith, an unreleased action-RPG for the Game Boy from Epic/Sony. As much as the screenshots resemble a certain handheld Nintendo...
PlayStation song photo
PlayStation song

Remember that time Eiffel 65 sang about PlayStation?


'My Console'
Feb 03
// Jordan Devore
You know Eiffel 65 for the international sensation "Blue (Da Ba Dee)," whose music video looks like it was ripped straight from a videogame, but did you know the Italian Eurodance group also put out a song about the original...
Czech PlayStation ads photo
Czech PlayStation ads

These Czech PlayStation ads make me feel like a criminal


I just got sickled and hammered
Feb 01
// Jason Faulkner
These ads come from not too long after the Iron Curtain became the Iron Drapes, and Western culture began flooding the former Warsaw Pact. It's obvious that there was still a little bit of a learning experience going on in 19...
Bonus stage photo
Bonus stage

Real life Ryu wrecks car with his bare hands


Bonus stage
Jan 29
// Steven Hansen
I hope that car was non-running and cheaper to junk than fix, or else that's a waste of a perfectly good little car. Not that we all haven't thought about letting the aggressions out and possibly hurting ourselves while destroying some property. Just think about taking a baseball bat to some cheap, boardwalk-prize glassware. I could go for one of those right now.
Battletoads shirt photo
Battletoads shirt

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer


The head of Xbox is fashionable, as always
Jan 21
// Jordan Devore
During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now.
Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

Campy old Zelda CD-i games imagined as Hyrule Warriors DLC


I, uh, kind of what this to be real
Jan 15
// Jordan Devore
Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon are two ill-fated Philips CD-i games that would be best left forgotten if they weren't such trainwrecks. Their legacy of unintentional hilarity endures through YouTube, g...
Anna Giving Birth photo
Anna Giving Birth

A game about Frozen's Anna giving birth


Let it go
Jan 14
// Jordan Devore
Another treasure from the mobile games space courtesy of former Destructoid editor Nick Chester. This one's called Anna Giving Birth and while I ponder what kind of audience this iPhone/iPad game exists to serve, I'll let the...
Loud story generator photo
Loud story generator

I am a peaceful gnome bard with body image issues, what are you?


PEACEFUL GNOME BARD FROM THE BASE OF A VOLCANO WHO HAS SERIOUS BODY IMAGE PROBLEMS
Jan 09
// Steven Hansen
Random generators. Without them, there would be no Childish Gambino. Probably other things. If you're looking for your next backstory in a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons and can't be bothered imagineering one up, look n...
Arizona games photo
Arizona games

Games that remind me of my Arizona vacation


~Memories!~
Jan 06
// Jordan Devore
"My body is ready." That was the first message I sent to our staff-wide chat client this year, and it's true: I'm back from a holiday break, ready to write. For once, I wasn't glued to my email or Twitter while vacationing. I...
Devil May Cry photo
Devil May Cry

Man at Arms crafts Dante's Rebellion Sword from Devil May Cry


Featuring Real Dante™
Jan 06
// Chris Carter
The Man at Arms series is badass. The recreated weapons are incredibly faithful, and next up is another videogame themed episode -- this time based off of the Devil May Cry series. This rebellion blade has been featured in Devil May Cry 2, 3, and 4, as well as the anime. Get a look at the creation process in their newest video above, or skip straight to 11:00 to see the finished sword!
Dota 2 mod photo
Dota 2 mod

I hope this Gabe Newell shopkeeper makes it into Dota 2


As seen on Steam Workshop
Jan 05
// Jordan Devore
Combining the huggable head of Valve and the perpetual time sink that is Dota 2 in a single Steam Workshop submission -- it seems so obvious now, bringing these two internet loves together. Shopkeeper Gabe Newell deserves a ...
Guile's birthday photo
Guile's birthday

Happy birthday, Guile


Looking good!
Dec 23
// Jordan Devore
You thought we forgot? Not a chance. Happy birthday, Guile! Rock-solid abs, a full head of hair, that sprightly glimmer in your eye -- you're looking fabulous. Destructoid is home to plenty of adoring fans who post daily trib...
OutRun photo
OutRun

I think we've found the ultimate OutRun machine


Shake the street
Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
I hadn't heard of Force Dynamics' crazy-looking 401cr motion platform before today but I'm already convinced: it is the coolest way to play Sega's arcade classic OutRun.* "This is the original arcade OutRun from 1986, ported...
Pokétar photo
Pokétar

Pokémon's tribute to Pat Benatar is beautiful


Dec 22
// Kyle MacGregor
This hiker is a real tough cookie with a long history of breaking little hearts like the one in me.
Shovel Knight photo
Shovel Knight

What the butt? Shovel Knight is in Road Redemption


He's coming to the Steam Early Access game today
Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
Shovel Knight's surprise appearance in Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption seems like the result of the developers meeting over drinks, someone throwing out a wild idea, and no one being sober enough to interject. Then again, this is the studio responsible for butt mode. Bless 'em.
Kittiez photo
Kittiez

When Mario jumps, kitty jumps


That's how this is gonna work
Dec 15
// Brett Makedonski
"Them's some good kitty jumps," Destructoid's managing editor Jordan Devore enthusiastically proclaimed before mandating this video be posted despite it being two years old. You're the boss, Jordan. You're the boss.
Karma photo
Karma

Is this Battlefield Hardline live performance Frog Fractions 2?


Karma
Dec 05
// Steven Hansen
Do you remember Frog Fractions? The more-than-meets-the-eye treat announced a potential sequel on Kickstarter that just raised more questions than answers. Example: what the hell was this? Or the Kickstarter video? Anything c...
TF2 video photo
TF2 video

Take this! My love, my anger, and all of my sorrow!


Shiiiiiiiiining fingerrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Dec 05
// Steven Hansen
Don't cry, Rain. Our own battle has just begun.  I just want to watch stupid G Gundam all weekend with its nationally stereotyped gundam. It's like a 4th grader designed them all after reading through a world atlas.   That or just play Gundam Battle Assault 2. 
Subway funday photo
Subway funday

Amiibo may not work on the subway, but the New 3DS does


In Japan, of course
Dec 05
// Steven Hansen
People have been having Fun With Subways and Amiibo ever since the video of some folks in Russia trying to use the Nintendo toys for a free ride. Jonathan Holmes of www.destructoid.com tried to game the system in Boston. Alas...
Most popular photo
Most popular

Nintendr: Tumblr loves Pokémon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash


Also, Attack on BORING, BAD ANIME
Dec 04
// Steven Hansen
Ok, first: When you make the next billion dollar dating application "Nintendr" (or "Nintinder"), I want my royalties paid out weekly and top billing, branding-wise. In fact, let's call it "Steven Hansen's Nintendr" (or "Steve...
Wolfenstein card photo
Wolfenstein card

Wolfenstein's Deathshead looks like a creepy uncle in this Christmas card


The creepiest?
Dec 03
// Jordan Devore
I'm a total sucker for the holiday season. Christmas cards, particularly those featuring creepy-ass uncanny-valley videogame men wearing festive sweaters, are no exception. In the hope that I'm not alone, I had to share this ...
Smash Bros. cat photo
Smash Bros. cat

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable


She thinks she's people
Nov 24
// Jordan Devore
Jonathan introduced this video of a kitten occasionally pawing at Super Smash Bros. by saying, "It's the least newsworthy news ever newsed, but it will make people happy to watch." Indeed, I had just come off a last-round de...
Attenborough style photo
Attenborough style

Fall asleep to a sea life documentary filmed in Grand Theft Auto V


Into the Deep
Nov 24
// Steven Hansen
I didn't spend a lot of time underwater in Grand Theft Auto V. There are a lot of other things to do, like chasing a guy down for 15 minutes on foot because he's wearing a scarf in 80 degree weather, and then punching him a ...
SPORTS! photo
SPORTS!

The Giants are pumping Sonic music at batting practice


Green Hill Zone
Oct 16
// Steven Hansen
The San Francisco Giants are getting in the "Green Hill Zone" for tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reported that the Giants are taking batting practice to So...

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