Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ...more
Plants vs. Zombies composer Laura Shigihara already melted our hearts last month with her wonderful rendition of Skyward Sword's "Ballad of the Goddess." The Skyward magic doesn't end there, as now she attempts to make peopl...more
You know how Nintendo is known for never reducing the price of their first-party titles until years later under a re-release line of games? Well, this week is one of those extremely rare cases where a retailer is significantl...more
I got more than a little excited during the opening cutscene of Skyward Sword when Zelda started singing "Ballad of the Goddess." With an actual voice! The lyrics were gibberish, meant to represent whatever pre-Hylian langua...more
Your experience with Skyward Sword's controls can vary immensely from the next guy's. Some people had no trouble whatsoever becoming acclimated with the motions, whereas others could never get the sword to go where they want...more
Character design in today's "AAA hardcore" games seems to continually move away from the cartoon surrealism sensibility that was once the norm. Back then, Earthworm Jim was our Gears of War, Q-Bert was our Catherine...more
Oh my God. How could I neglect my Destructoid homies?! Especially after spending so much time on those f-ing annotations. I put the annoying links in the video so I didn't have to put the annoying links in the post. See? I D...more
The Hylian alphabet was said to be uncrackable, but one Zelda fan figured it out anyway. Zelda Universe forum member Sarinilli found some small text in the Lanayru section of Skyward Sword and was able to use that to translat...more
Well... that's one solution, I suppose.
To recap, Nintendo acknowledged the game-breaking bug in Skyward Sword and started making plans to correct it. You could mail your hardware to the company directly (ick!), or you could ...more
Ah, game bugs. There's an infestation lately. The ones in Skyrim are fun, though. Sometimes. But not being able to progress in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? Not so fun. We told you earlier that there are directions to a...more
I was too young to get into Space Invaders, influential as it was, but Arkanoid is my jam. Taito is working on a mobile game for iOS and Android that combines the two properties, according to Game Watch, and I'm loving the so...more
The first Mega Man Battle Network came to the Wii U Virtual Console a few months back, along with a bunch of other Mega Man games from Capcom.
Now, it seems my favorite in the series, Battle Network 2, is comi...more
Luigi's bringing his ghost-bustin' vaccum-totin' ways to a new scene that's full of noise and flashing lights, and it's all thanks to Capcom. The GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is being refitted for arcades, as indicated by...more