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3:09 AM on 03.08.2008

Destructoid review: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Hey, Smash Bros. Dojo? I need a word with you. Though you represent one of the industry's most brilliant marketing tactics I've ever seen, I must confess that I'm a wee bit irate with you. You've made my job difficult. I have...

Aaron Linde

4:59 AM on 02.23.2008

GDC 08: Portal devs talk narrative, development, rat men

So, uh -- this Portal thing is kind of a big deal, I hear. I guess that explains the huge, huge goddamn crowd outside the Portal post-mortem at the final day of the Game Developers Conference, everyone giddy like kids on the ...

Aaron Linde

2:42 AM on 02.23.2008

GDC 08: Nick and Linde rock Guitar Rising

A week or two ago, I was driving home from the bank and lamenting the fact that I have no artistic skill beyond my mediocre ability to sculpt with moldy mashed potatoes. "Why!?" I cried, nearly plowing into several ...

Aaron Linde

2:57 PM on 02.22.2008

GDC 08: Masahiro Sakurai talks Brawl development

I don't think that the buzz surrounding Super Smash Bros. Brawl could be any more intense -- at least, not as evidenced by the colossal line outside of hall 135 in the Moscone Center this morning, packed with ravenous journal...

Aaron Linde

8:40 PM on 02.21.2008

GDC 08: Street Fighter IV hands-on impressions!

Yes, I got to put Capcom's long, long, long-awaited franchise update, Street Fighter IV, through its paces -- as did several other bloodthirsty journalists at Capcom's suite demonstration. And yes, we're all legendary now. Yo...

Aaron Linde

12:58 AM on 02.21.2008

GDC 08: Takao Sawano explores Wii Fit's origins

While I'll admit first and foremost that a landmonster like your favorite Linde wouldn't seem the most apt candidate for a peripheral like the Wii Balance Board, it may make a bit of sense that my geeky dark side lusts for ex...

Aaron Linde

4:25 AM on 02.15.2008

Destructoid review: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

I thought the holiday season was supposed to be the most murderous, time-sucking part of the year, but I was wrong. What was once a traditionally lazy span of months before the spring blitz has, in 2008, become a thing of nig...

Aaron Linde

2:00 AM on 01.29.2008

Destructoid review: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Sorry, I'm a little late. Okay, really late. But a game like Advance Wars: Days of Ruin takes some time to cozy up to. It's an Advance Wars game, baby -- you gotta light some candles, get comfortable, kick back on a plush cou...

Aaron Linde

11:00 AM on 01.28.2008

Destructoid Q&A: Tomonobu Itagaki

Few developers in the gaming industry have such a carefully crafted image as Tomonobu Itagaki, head of Team Ninja and creator of the Dead or Alive franchise and Ninja Gaiden's next-gen evolution. Qais Fulton and I happened up...

Aaron Linde

1:01 AM on 01.16.2008

Destructoid review: Omega Five

Who loves shoot-'em-ups? We do! In fact, we love them so much that this review of Hudson Soft's latest XBLA offering Omega Five is largely irrelevant; sure, we'd love for you to read, argue over the score, maybe even offer a ...

Aaron Linde

2:04 PM on 12.19.2007

Undead ninja cyborg gamer makes God Hand's hardest level look easy

I'm utterly fascinated by perfect play videos -- a dude netting a perfect no-death game in Ikaruga  while manning both sticks or a video of someone playing Assassin's Creed without complaining (!). Pitting man against ...

Aaron Linde

1:21 PM on 12.12.2007

Postpartum Impressions: Super Mario Galaxy

We've all been there: a new game is forthcoming and your anticipation has pushed you to the brink of insanity. The wait is absolutely intolerable until that fateful morning rolls around when you haul your ass to the store, pi...

Aaron Linde

5:14 PM on 12.05.2007

Hands-on with Halo 3 DLC

Last Thursday I hauled my lazy ass to Bungietowne on an invite from the Halo 3 DLC team to try out some of the new maps to be made available in the Heroic Map Pack, up for grabs next week on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Fortuna...

Aaron Linde

3:57 PM on 12.01.2007

Strength and honor! Ziff Davis rallies outside CNET offices

In a showing of support for the recent review debacle still underway at CNET, staffers from Ziff Davis including 1UP writers (and that oh-so-dreamy Jeremy Parish) put together a small but profoundly effective demonstration in...

Aaron Linde

11:51 PM on 11.30.2007

Bit Blot drops Aquaria next week

After months of beating the game into your skulls, Aquaria is finally on track for a firm release date: Just a week from now, which slips the game into Bit Blot's promised 2007 release. In the week leading up to the drop, the...

Aaron Linde

12:18 PM on 11.28.2007

EVE Trinity pretties things up on December 5

Not content to simply remain the prettiest MMO available (and it is, damnit), CCP is set to update EVE Online with their latest expansion, Trinity, on December 5th. The new expansion will make available a host of new features...

Aaron Linde