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These Iraqi knock-off game covers are incredible

Iraq, what are you even doing? If you're trying to make me laugh, you've done well.  Check out this roundup of Iraqi game bootleg cover art over at RocketNews24. These are strange. I mean, look at Shadow of the Colossus....   more

These Iraqi knock-off game covers are incredible photo

Spontaneous pole dancing in The Wolf Among Us

Former Destructoid Editor-in-Chief Nick Chester left us years ago, but even today his presence is felt on the site. This morning, he linked to what was originally thought to be a hysterical bug in The Wolf Among Us that you'v...   more

Spontaneous pole dancing in The Wolf Among Us photo

My little Oculus-chan can't be this cute

At Unite Japan 2014, Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey joked that maybe Oculus needed an Oculus-chan following a presentation that featured Unity's mascot, Unity-chan. Then, the internet took over. Developer Kenji Iguchi compiled some...   more

My little Oculus-chan can't be this cute photo

Cult of the Wind might just be the funniest arena shooter

A third-person shooter in which combatants are humans pretending to be airplanes -- this is Cult of the Wind. Despite the usual fears that something like this will lose its audience not long after launching, I'm so charmed b...   more

Cult of the Wind might just be the funniest arena shooter photo

Here's what Sonic and friends' feet look like

We come across all sorts of dumb things while looking for gaming related content everyday here at Destructoid. Usually we post the stupidest thing in our office chat, and it typically just stays there never to be seen by the ...   more

Here's what Sonic and friends' feet look like photo

See what it took for Mega64 to make Kutaragi's Way

As in years past, Mega64 made some videos for the Game Developers Conference. This year in particular was really special, as they were able to get Ken "Father of PlayStation" Kutaragi himself to be involved. The team had a t...   more

See what it took for Mega64 to make Kutaragi's Way  photo

Frog Fractions 2 devs' Kickstarter Sim captures the thrills of crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing funding for your game has been all the rage the past couple of years. We know full well how everything comes off from the audience's side, but what do the developers go through? Twinbeard, the makers of Frog Fra...   more

Frog Fractions 2 devs' Kickstarter Sim captures the thrills of crowdfunding photo

The best gaming related April Fools jokes of 2014

Today's that special day in the year where everyone likes to lie and mess with people's heads. Some are better than others, so let's take a look at what we think were the best ones of this year's April Fools festivities. Out of all the jokes, Octodad with 32 dads is the one I think that really needs to happen. Come on, you know you want it too.    more

The best gaming related April Fools jokes of 2014 photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Infinite Power of The Cloud

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. That's what the focus of this week's Dumb Idiot Ideas is the power of the cloud, and how it will change all of us as people.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Infinite Power of The Cloud photo

Wanna start your Friday feeling depressed?

In My Girl (from Soda Drinker Pro and Vivian Clark creator Will Brierly) you play as Thomas J in a coming-of-age story that's... well, I'm sure you've seen the 1991 movie. In this game you are Macaulay Culkin's character. So you know what happens. Spoiler: It's bummertime. Even the MIDI version of the song "My Girl" adds to the bummer vibe. You can play My Girl right here.   more

Wanna start your Friday feeling depressed? photo

DTOID News: Arkham Knights, Watchdogs, Goats and Ninja Turtles

Today, I can finally talk about my impressions of Batman: Arkham Knight, which I saw back and GDC. There’s some new stuff about Watchdogs that’s actually gotten my attention, Sonic has Zelda-themed DLC, Fulgore...   more

DTOID News: Arkham Knights, Watchdogs, Goats and Ninja Turtles photo

Bow down to these silly Street Fighter II capsule toys

I loooooove capsule toys. Known in Japan as gashapon, these overpriced plastic trinkets can be found in every corner of my home. I have a miniature Sega console collection in a glass case. I decorated one of my bathrooms in P...   more

Bow down to these silly Street Fighter II capsule toys photo

Frog Fractions 2 adds $2B stretch goal to buy Oculus VR back from Facebook

The big news of the week was Facebook's surprising purchase of Oculus VR, the company behind the crowdfunded virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. Naturally, the denizens of the Internet (over)reacted unfavorably, and Minecraf...   more

Frog Fractions 2 adds $2B stretch goal to buy Oculus VR back from Facebook photo

Goat Simulator pulls a Dead Island for its emotional launch trailer

Two seconds. Two seconds into this launch trailer for Goat Simulator and I was already laughing. It's coming to Steam on April 1, 2014 because that's only fitting. To be clear, yes, Goat Simulator is an actual, real game eve...   more

Goat Simulator pulls a Dead Island for its emotional launch trailer photo

Listen to 25 minutes of Goat Simulator music insanity

So when I watched the Goat Simulator trailer I was so focused on the actual gameplay that I glazed over the soundtrack. Thankfully I came across the extended version of the trailer song and I haven't been able to stop replaying it. Yes, I know. I'm not right in the head.   more

Listen to 25 minutes of Goat Simulator music insanity photo

Video: Alt.Ctrl.GDC shows weird new ways of pushing buttons

There was a wonderful spread of strange and interesting indie games at GDC, including a special exhibit called Alt.Ctrl, focusing on projects that made use of unusual controllers. Bill Zoeker screwed around with these for a ...   more

Video: Alt.Ctrl.GDC shows weird new ways of pushing buttons photo

Kutaragi's Way is some of Mega64's best work

I was only able to catch bits and pieces of the Independent Games Festival awards and the Game Developers Choice awards last week, but I did manage to see what must have been one of the evening's best moments: Kutaragi's Way...   more

Kutaragi's Way is some of Mega64's best work photo

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit

A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ...   more

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo


The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo
The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit photo



Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks

Ninja Sex Party and Egoraptor's latest music video single from their Starbomb album is all about Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter having a rap battle. It's mostly a battle about their dicks and stuff. The animation this time around was done by Spazkidin3D, and if you like Egoraptor's style of comedy than you'll really enjoy the stuff Spazkid does.   more

Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks photo

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot

Japan has teamed up with Adidas and The Pokemon Company for a promotional campaign leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That Mary Sue pocket monster is taking advantage of the weight its shed over the years to lead Jap...   more

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot photo

Team Rogket blasts off

A reddit user found a website where you can pay people a very small amount of money to read whatever scripts you want. So he paid a couple of guys to do the Team Rocket theme from the Pokemon cartoons. Japanator even did a feature about them, and you can check that out here. It's all very stupid, yet made me laugh like an idiot.   more

Team Rogket blasts off photo

Cool Princess DressUp

Kidgames' Cool Princess DressUp is now available on iOS platforms.   more

Cool Princess DressUp photo

Still funny: Surgeon Simulator out now for iPad

I laughed three times during this trailer. The patient being beaten in the face with his own heart, the distended eyeballs, and the demented writhing at 43 seconds. If you have a friend or family member with an iPad, buy the...   more

Still funny: Surgeon Simulator out now for iPad photo

Mysterious Frog Fractions 2 takes to Kickstarter

Now that the secret's out for Frog Fractions (unless you haven't played it already in which case, you know what you must do), creator Jim Crawford will have a heck of a time surprising us with a sequel. But I think he can do...   more

Mysterious Frog Fractions 2 takes to Kickstarter photo

This animation captures GTA Online perfectly

You don't need to have played GTA Online to enjoy this animation by Jameserton, but it'll hit much closer to home if you have done so. It's funny, and I say that as someone who goes into these game parodies with a sometimes unreasonable amount of skepticism. That dramatic music during the bomb sequence? The best.   more

This animation captures GTA Online perfectly photo

Here's a weird one: Million Onion Hotel

A long, long time ago, there was a tiny country between that country over there and this counter over here. In this country was a strange hotel. This hotel’s speciality was “magical onion soup.” They say man...   more

Here's a weird one: Million Onion Hotel photo

Coffee Stain Studios talks Goat Simulator's origin, release date

Sanctum developer Coffee Stain Studios has written about the birth of Goat Simulator, a hilarious thing that at one point wasn't going to be a real game until enough of us demanded it. We needed this. "After a day or two we ...   more

Coffee Stain Studios talks Goat Simulator's origin, release date photo

You are Rambo, and you must rip off your shirt to hug ghost ninjas

Naughty Dog designer Peter Javidpour made a little flash game about Rambo. He released Rambo: Last Blood a couple of years ago actually, but it's making the rounds again after the release of that horrible piece of crap Rambo ...   more

You are Rambo, and you must rip off your shirt to hug ghost ninjas photo

Dark Souls II reimagined as an '80s cartoon

Well, this is a fun concept: Dark Souls II as an '80s cartoon. You know how much we love those. Now, I don't want to oversell the video -- the execution doesn't go quite as far as I'd like -- but it's so, so close. There are tons of terrific little touches, however, and that final line pushed me over the edge into "I need to share this" territory. And here we are. [Via @aaronlinde]   more

Dark Souls II reimagined as an '80s cartoon photo

Domino's Fire Emblem pizza isn't for Fire Emblem, sadly

Domino's "pizza" is terrible junk I wouldn't eat if I'd ingested a poison for which the only cure was the exact blend of possum endocrine system and Nickelback sweat found in Domino's pizza. That said, Domino's Japan is at le...   more

Domino's Fire Emblem pizza isn't for Fire Emblem, sadly photo

Lightning Returns Japanese voice pack DLC available now

The Japanese Voice Pack DLC is available for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII today, priced at $3.99. That's great and appreciated, but I'm really here for the Moogle dress that we've been hearing about. That crazy dress...   more

Lightning Returns Japanese voice pack DLC available now photo

The Olympics would be better with Mario Kart power-ups

I'd be more inclined to watch the Olympics were it to actually have Mario Kart-like power-ups. Really any sport would be better with weapons.   more

The Olympics would be better with Mario Kart power-ups  photo

Goodbye Solid Ground, hello neon blindness

The above video is a demonstration of Goodbye Solid Ground, a game where the player rescues cats from a deteriorating environment by throwing them through a portal. It should probably have come with a seizure warning, or at ...   more

Goodbye Solid Ground, hello neon blindness photo

Seadelphica has a dolphin with machine guns, uses Tumblr

A black dolphin lives in every one of us. The dolphin represents our soul as a comic creature, and Seadelphica explores how closely our souls and high technology are connected. It also looks like a mindf*ck. Seriously -- you ...   more

Seadelphica has a dolphin with machine guns, uses Tumblr photo

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues

Twitch Plays Pokemon is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, it's been causing enormous stress on Twitch's chat system across the entire service. On Sunday Twitch actually moved the channel off of their normal servers onto a dedica...   more

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues photo

So there's a blog on videogame foliage

The good folks at Giant Bomb linked us to this fascinating blog on game foliage. Alex Swaim's Video Game Foliage is my newest Tumblr follow because it's so weird and specific that I'll always want to hear what ...   more

So there's a blog on videogame foliage photo

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far

So that whole Twitch Plays Pokemon thing? It's been viewed over 7.5 million times already. At present there's 75,000 concurrent users watching, and "the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is ...   more

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far photo

Rust needs more players like this guy

[Editor's Note: There's a visible dong in this video's thumbnail because you start out as a naked dude in Rust, so, yeah. I've embedded it below. Consider this your NSFW warning.] As far as I'm concerned, this is the perfect ...   more

Rust needs more players like this guy photo

Not all bootleg Pokémon games are terrible

There are so many popular YouTube creators that I just plain cannot connect with as a viewer, try as I might, but JonTron isn't one of them. Oh how he makes me laugh. I'm happy to see him making videos again and this latest ...   more

Not all bootleg Pokémon games are terrible photo

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet

It could have easily been a disaster, but it's quite the opposite. I cannot stop watching. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a collaborative stream in which Pokemon Red/Blue is played by people in chat. Button inputs (e.g., "up," "down...   more

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet photo

Ken and Ryu make out: Videogames turned romance novels

In Valentine's Day spirit Shutterstock tasked an artist with turning some of its stock photos into mock up paintings for videogame romance novels, full of Austen-tatious fonts and a creepy Princess Peach. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's a novel idea. The Duck Hunt one was out of left field, too. Power Couples : Classic Video Games Reimagined as Romance Novels [Shutterstock]   more

Ken and Ryu make out: Videogames turned romance novels photo

Week made: Goat Simulator will become a real game

The thing many of us desperately wanted to happen is going to: Coffee Stain Studios has relented and will turn its humorous Goat Simulator concept into a real game. Or was this -- putting the idea out there and seeing if peo...   more

Week made: Goat Simulator will become a real game photo

16GB iPhone with 'rare' Flappy Bird going for Ł6 million

You can find all sorts of stuff on eBay. I like finding rare games and seeing if I can get a good deal (I'm currently still trying to snag a copy of Die Hard Arcade for Sega Saturn for under $30) but sometimes some deals just...   more

16GB iPhone with 'rare' Flappy Bird going for Ł6 million photo

Condoms included with inFamous pre-order in Italy

GameStop Italy is offering a pre-order kit for inFamous Second Son that includes two cans of Red Bull and glow-in-the-dark condoms. Yes, really. In the words of Max Scoville, "Infamous: Second Skin, so you don't have a Second Son." And, honestly, this is a more useful pre-order bonus than in-game jackets for Delsin. [Via NeoGAF]   more

Condoms included with inFamous pre-order in Italy photo

The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art

The Mario and company Sonic Boom redesign was great, but it was one of many wondrous fan compositions inspired by the redesign. Please post more in the comments. Please.   more

The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo


The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo



Mario and friends get a Sonic Boom redesign too

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Dr. Eggman all just got a major redesign for the new Sonic Boom game. It sure is ... something. Artist Andrew Dickman imagines what Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach would look like if they got the same redesign treatment too. There's been some hilarious reactions to what Sega has done with the Sonic franchise all over the net. Post your favorites in the comments below.   more

Mario and friends get a Sonic Boom redesign too photo

Deaf Resident Evil composer didn't write his own music

Here's a weird one. Mamoru Samuragochi, composer for Resident Evil: Director's Cut (1997) and Onimusha: Warlords (2001), was hailed as "Japan's Beethoven." Like the troublesome St. Bernard, Samuragochi lost his hearing comple...   more

Deaf Resident Evil composer didn't write his own music photo

Your doctor might recommend Octodad: Dadliest Catch

The strange octopus-dressed-as-a-human simulator Octodad: Dadliest Catch releases today on Steam, the Humble Store, and GOG.com, but how do you know if Octodad: Dadliest Catch is right for you? The informative medical video ...   more

Your doctor might recommend Octodad: Dadliest Catch photo

His hair is made of little faces

Perhaps I get more joy out of bizarre glitches than most. I probably do. But I felt obligated to share what has got to be one of the more entertaining texture mess-ups out there and couldn't turn down the opportunity to writ...   more

His hair is made of little faces photo

Mega64 would like your Papers, Please

In the latest Mega64 video, it seems Derrick has become a bit too enamored with the game Papers, Please. He's set up a border patrol booth at the entrance to the Mega64 offices, which has now been dubbed the country of Acost...   more

Mega64 would like your Papers, Please photo