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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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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!
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 ...
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...
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...
This hiker is a real tough cookie with a long history of breaking little hearts like the one in me.
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.
"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.
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...
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. 
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Fans of EarthBound celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese release a little over a month ago on August 27. Followers of the series are known for going above and beyond in celebrating it, so of course one would s...
It has been a while since we have posted about Man at Arms, but the series is still going strong, making real life replicas of fantasy weapons. The Reforged spinoff follows a different team of blacksmiths and craftsmen, with...
This is pretty much just kittens. But they're so cute! 
"Slow news day, huh?" someone typed into the comments bar, mouse hovering over the submit button. "What does this even have to do with videogames?" another was seconds away from chiming in. Many more followed suit, each and ...
[Update: Hey look there's some kind of Slowpoke fishing web game associated with this.] The Pokemon Japanese YouTube channel just uploaded this. What in the hell, Pokémon? Related to the "shocking" announcement that's coming up, perhaps? 
First there was a fish playing Pokémon over a Twitch stream like it was a human or something, and now we've got two fish fighting each other in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. If you're new to this phenomenon, the tank...
GoldenEye 64 will easily go down forever as one of the best first-person shooters of all time. The movie the game was based on was quite good too! Now what happens when Pierce Brosnan, star of GoldenEye, gets into a multipla...
From the makers of Super Mario Warfare and all those wonderful cosplay montages comes Assassin's Creed: AC/BC. What if the Assassin's series starred cavemen from the Stone Age? That's what Beat Down Boogie wanted to find out.  Oh of course there's DLC. 
Omote is a real-time face tracking plus projection mapping technology that is applying CG onto a person's face in real time. It starts off a little uncanny valley-ish with some simple makeup overlays, but than it goes straig...
Cosplay.
I've done it. You've done it. We've all done it. When you have to choose between Mario or Yoshi, it's always going to be Yoshi getting sacrificed for the greater good ... or for that damn Moon 3-Up x on the Cheese Bridge Area stage in Super Mario World. 
Hotline Miami developer Dennaton, along with Devolver Digital and esctoy.com have teamed up to create the Hotline Miami figure you've dreamed of. It's a 1/6 scale, 12-inch figure based on Jacket, featuring removable clothing,...
Actor extraordinaire Jennifer Hale sat down to read us all a little Mass Effect story. Listen to her soothing voice and relax a little after a heavy day full of videogame newz.   
Thanks to a ROM hack by Russmarrs2, Waluigi is playable in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, just as we always wanted. Our collective hopes, dreams, and prayers have been answered. In the wrong hands, such an endeavor co...
Console Wars author Blake J. Harris has tweeted a page from an old internal Nintendo of America Character Manual about Yoshi that, well, just read for yourself: "Yoshi, properly known as T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, had been he...
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]
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...
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 ...
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.