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Life is Strange's Warren is taking things too far

Alright, dude. We get it. You're into the girl. All the nervous chatter and endless texts killed your cover. It's okay, though. She might be into you too. But, what she won't be into is finding you hiding behind bushes starin...   more

Life is Strange's Warren is taking things too far photo

Dang, someone got this Sanic amiibo before I could

I've highlighted some custom amiibo in my time, but nothing like this. Nothing like Sanic. "I originally made this for a good friend," wrote designer Alltheapplesdoubled, "but I would love to have an army of Sanics running a...   more

Dang, someone got this Sanic amiibo before I could photo

Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 washes up on Steam Greenlight

Laura first reported on Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 last week, but we didn't know many details about the game yet. A few days ago, the dad-showering simulator went up on Steam Greenlight with a trailer and new info, ...   more

Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 washes up on Steam Greenlight photo

Review: Criminal Girls: Invite Only

We all know the PlayStation Vita is now the de facto home for all things Japanese. Ports, remakes, re-releases, and original content all trickle down similarly to the little handheld that could, and the Vita port of 2010's PS...   more

Review: Criminal Girls: Invite Only  photo

So *that's* how Sakaguchi got stuck making Final Fantasy after Final Fantasy

"How'd they get him?" That question comes to mind when I go back and watch some of my favorite Mega64 videos. Somehow, there have been skits with big-name creators like Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, and Ken Kutaragi. Now here's another in that vein: "Hironobu Sakaguchi's Final Fantasy." Did he just staple his computer monitor? He just stapled his computer monitor.   more

So *that's* how Sakaguchi got stuck making Final Fantasy after Final Fantasy photo

Meme Run pulled from Wii U eShop by Trollface creator

In a continued lack of self-awareness, Carlos Ramirez (a.k.a. Wynne), creator of the popular meme "Trollface" has filed a DMCA takedown against Ninja Pig Studios. The filing claims unlicensed usage of the Trollface likeness in their Nintendo Wii U eShop game Meme Run infringes on his copyright of the image.   more

Meme Run pulled from Wii U eShop by Trollface creator photo

Why do some developers shy away from surrealism in gaming?

When it comes to crafting videogames out of the norm, there’s one question developers should ask themselves: What are we afraid of? Games are the perfect medium for exploration of bizarre, unnatural worlds, and yet it s...   more

Why do some developers shy away from surrealism in gaming? photo

This Breaking Bad 'inspired' weed game on iOS is just....

While scrolling about in the iOS app store I found a game called Breaking Farm -- or as it's known by its other name, "Impending Lawsuit." The story involves "Weedsenberg," who watches a "famous television series" a...   more

This Breaking Bad 'inspired' weed game on iOS is just.... photo

Mega64 does Dark Dreams Don't Die

The longer we go without a second season of Dark Dreams Don't Die, the more I realize how much I genuinely connected with Swery65's strange adventure game. What a tragedy it would be for this story to go unfinished. I need r...   more

Mega64 does Dark Dreams Don't Die photo

'Togekiss watching Doduo take a crap' and other mistaken sprites

Instead of taking a proper lunch break away from my computer today, I got caught up in this funny, nostalgic NeoGAF thread about "sprites that look like things they're not supposed to." Older games allowed and even encouraged...   more

'Togekiss watching Doduo take a crap' and other mistaken sprites photo

Hahah what: Don't Be Patchman is a 'sneak-and-grow' game

As I watched the first video of Don't Be Patchman (below), I thought I had an okay feel for what it is. Plant apples, get an apple tree, shake it for more apples. Got it. I'm no Animal Crossing slouch. Next video, ...   more

Hahah what: Don't Be Patchman is a 'sneak-and-grow' game photo

You can now eat Xbox One burgers in Hong Kong

Everyone has their morning rituals. Some people need their coffee. Others jog. I peruse Japanese website Gigazine hoping to see pictures of bizarre and wonderful foods. It's rarely videogame related, so I haven't shared this ...   more

You can now eat Xbox One burgers in Hong Kong photo

It's been out a day and this Sonic amiibo is the biggest defect yet

We've seen some real twisted amiibo toys before -- remember this? -- but this one really takes the chili dog. The Sonic amiibo is in various stages of availability this week and already it has its own priceless defe...   more

It's been out a day and this Sonic amiibo is the biggest defect yet photo

Rare North Dakota-themed Carmen Sandiego game has surfaced

In the late '80s the Carmen Sandiego series was immensely popular and over 20 states were looking to get in on that red hot edutainment action. Details are sketchy on exactly what happened, but Where in North Dakota is Carme...   more

Rare North Dakota-themed Carmen Sandiego game has surfaced photo

Nerdist's spoof Star Fox trailer reminds me of the old Nintendo Power comic

Star Fox is possibly the most under-appreciated Nintendo series. It's had games cancelled, been snubbed entirely for a whole console generation, and hasn't received an original entry since 2006 (although an untitled Sta...   more

Nerdist's spoof Star Fox trailer reminds me of the old Nintendo Power comic photo

What would it be like if Nintendo ran a theme park?

Nintendo is a company whose name is synonymous with videogames (just point at any console and ask my granny what it's called). It's produced some of the most beloved and iconic characters of the last century, and is still goi...   more

What would it be like if Nintendo ran a theme park? photo

I unlocked all 16 of the Majora's Mask DLC outfits in Hyrule Warriors

Happy Majora's Mask day! Over the past week, I've spent I don't know how many hours trying to get through the new DLC in Hyrule Warriors. Even if I did know, I wouldn't say. A lot. Way too many. To access certain levels, you'...   more

I unlocked all 16 of the Majora's Mask DLC outfits in Hyrule Warriors photo

Hug a pigeon with this Hatoful Boyfriend body pillow

You can buy a Hatoful Boyfriend dakimakura cover over at Humble Bundle right now. Yes, really. It's all part of a Valentine's Day promotion, which features the pigeon dating sim plus a smattering of other visual novels, incl...   more

Hug a pigeon with this Hatoful Boyfriend body pillow photo

Failed GTA attack sums up my experience piloting jets in videogames

You might think that a helicopter peacefully drifting along in Grand Theft Auto Online would be an easy target for a fighter jet, but some of us aren't so skilled at flying these things. Poor MrSmileyHat69. I know your pain. [Via reddit]   more

Failed GTA attack sums up my experience piloting jets in videogames photo

Jacob 'Humble' Browe talks Minelands: Call of the Border

Jacob "Humble" Browe is a visionary. He's just shipped a multi-billion dollar game to hundreds of retailers across the United States and Canada, with additional release dates staggered across the world. After running a succ...   more

Jacob 'Humble' Browe talks Minelands: Call of the Border photo

Everything's coming up tomatoes in this Smash Bros. glitch

Chris asked me to fill in for him this morning, if only for a single post, so I figured I'd do exactly that not with amiibo coverage, but with this Super Smash Bros. glitch in which tomatoes have run amok. Somehow, something...   more

Everything's coming up tomatoes in this Smash Bros. glitch photo

Remember that time Eiffel 65 sang about PlayStation?

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...   more

Remember that time Eiffel 65 sang about PlayStation? photo

These Czech PlayStation ads make me feel like a criminal

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...   more

These Czech PlayStation ads make me feel like a criminal photo

Presenting Lovesick, a game about projectile wedding-night vomit

I'm filing this one under "You'd be stupid not to cover it, Jordan." Lovesick is a simple, physics-driven two-player game for PC and Mac in which a bride and groom explode out of both ends after eating undercooked shrimp. Cla...   more

Presenting Lovesick, a game about projectile wedding-night vomit photo

Square Enix is making me take my shoes off, which socks should I wear?

I'm going to go check out Dontnod's Life is Strange tomorrow ahead of its January 30 release and, well, life is strange. In the housekeeping email about the appointment, there were some bold lines (like embargo) with per...   more

Square Enix is making me take my shoes off, which socks should I wear? photo

Amockup: Nintendo's best amiibo wave yet, courtesy of dril

People are always saying, "I don't get Twitter," a bit too proudly, like when congress folk boast about their Internet illiteracy before agreeing to Internet legislation. I respond with pet pictures and great jokes, but they'...   more

Amockup: Nintendo's best amiibo wave yet, courtesy of dril photo

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

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...   more

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

A game about Frozen's Anna giving birth

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...   more

A game about Frozen's Anna giving birth photo

Clam chowder: The moment I fell in love with D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

Keep an eye on David Young (the guy who doesn't look like Philip Seymour Hoffman). He's the time-traveling protagonist of D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, an Xbox One adventure game from Deadly Premonition director Swery, and oh m...   more

Clam chowder: The moment I fell in love with D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die photo

Modders are having so much fun with Ground Zeroes

At this rate, I'll wind up double dipping with the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. We covered the mod that lets you play as designer Hideo Kojima, and the one that replaces birds with humans, but here are a few more I came across this morning that demanded to be shared. First up, Metal Gear Chico.   more

Modders are having so much fun with Ground Zeroes photo

This awesome son-of-a-gun is remaking LSD: Dream Emulator

I’ve been in contact with Osamu Sato, the creator of the illustrious LSD: Dream Emulator for a tell-all about his games and legacy for a feature at VICE Motherboard for a few months now. This means I’ve been inves...   more

This awesome son-of-a-gun is remaking LSD: Dream Emulator photo

Dropsy's Jay Tholen presents Atomic Santa: Christmas Omega

From the strange and fertile imagination of Jay Tholen (Dropsy the Clown) comes a very special holiday treat this Christmas season. A harrowing tale of two brave individuals willing to stand tall aga...   more

Dropsy's Jay Tholen presents Atomic Santa: Christmas Omega photo

This game's about anthropomorphic mushroom girls

Step aside Captain Toad, there's a new game about fungi folk in town. Kinoko Collection: Kinoko Takenoko Hyakunen Sensou (Mushroom Collection: The Hundred Year's Mushroom-Bamboo Shoot War) is a new mobile game about, yes, a c...   more

This game's about anthropomorphic mushroom girls photo

Brighten your morning with I am Bread

It's been over a month and, conceptually, I am Bread still tickles me. I'm giggling over the prospect of sentient bread going on a quest to become toasted (what happens next?). Ahead of the game's Steam Early Access release ...   more

Brighten your morning with I am Bread photo

Link can wear skimpy shorts in the new Hyrule Warriors DLC

♪ I believe in miracles, since you came along, you sexy Link. ♪ Next Thursday's Twilight Princess pack for Hyrule Warriors will be one to remember. The DLC adds Twili Midna as a playable character, the Postman cos...   more

Link can wear skimpy shorts in the new Hyrule Warriors DLC photo

The Phantom Bow makes me want to get back into Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 Premium players have dug into this week's Final Stand DLC and found a number of secrets, including a cool-looking compound bow gated behind a force field in Hanger 21. Last I checked, the community at large was...   more

The Phantom Bow makes me want to get back into Battlefield 4 photo

Why didn't anyone tell me you can become a cat in Grand Theft Auto V?

Yesterday, I saw that Grand Theft Auto V video of Franklin consuming a peyote plant and hallucinating he was a chicken which, because this is a videogame, meant the player got to actually control a chicken. Hah. Nice one, Ro...   more

Why didn't anyone tell me you can become a cat in Grand Theft Auto V? photo

I played a bunch of bizarre first-person shooters so you don't have to

You remember Superhot, don't you? It's a first-person shooter in which time progresses at a normal speed only when you move. Or how about Receiver? It had somewhat realistic gun handling that made for a rewarding experience. ...   more

I played a bunch of bizarre first-person shooters so you don't have to photo

Free 'Goat MMO Simulator' update coming Thursday

Coffee Stain Studios hasn't stopped supporting its wonky physics sandbox game Goat Simulator, thank goodness. The mobile version didn't entice me, but this fantasy-themed Goat MMO Simulator expansion is exactly the type of w...   more

Free 'Goat MMO Simulator' update coming Thursday photo

Sonic Boom can be hilarious without game-breaking bugs

Used to be Sonic games would at least let you stand in shin-high, Interstellar water. I stood in a lot of low water tending to my chao homies in their gardens (Dark Garden for life). This series was so much be...   more

Sonic Boom can be hilarious without game-breaking bugs photo

Let's watch Assassin's Creed Unity glitch out to the tune of 'Barbie Girl'

Kyle sent me this compilation of Assassin's Creed Unity glitches and, six minutes later, I'm calling it: I've spent more time watching these games mess up than I have playing them. When they screw up, they tend to do so spectacularly. Best glitch happens at 4:26.   more

Let's watch Assassin's Creed Unity glitch out to the tune of 'Barbie Girl' photo

Sonic Boom's game-breaking bugs are delightfully anticlimactic

Ah, Sonic Boom. I'm just in it for the laughs. I checked out after Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Heroes.  Did you know I actually missed the Janet Jackson Super Bowl nipple slip because I left at halftime to go pla...   more

Sonic Boom's game-breaking bugs are delightfully anticlimactic photo

FUGGETABOUTIT!!

What, no "If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, ask your mom"? At least this probably-old-but-new-to-me Bayonetta 2 soundboard has Enzo's catchphrase. I feel bad for making it to the end of the game before realizing he'd been left behind. What a goof. A foul-mouthed, lovable goof.   more

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Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling

I can't quite put my finger on it, but thumbthing about this game really catches my attention. I have to give it a hand; it scores in the double digits as far as silliness goes. ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestlin...   more

Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo


Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo
Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo
Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo
Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo
Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo
Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling photo



Madden Crusade was made in under an hour

Did you remember to adjust your clock(s) on Sunday? I just slept in as always. Some game designers used the end of daylight saving time as an excuse to, get this, be productive. There's this thing called the 0h Game Jam in wh...   more

Madden Crusade was made in under an hour photo

If you wish to kill this fly, you must first destroy your house

I didn't expect much from Fly in the House. Its creator emailed our tips line overnight with a nondescript subject line -- "Exploration and destruction game !" -- which is not normally something I'd feel compelled to investi...   more

If you wish to kill this fly, you must first destroy your house photo

Review: Sakura Spirit

The visual novel genre is multifaceted. It runs the gamut from awe-inspiring and horrifying (à la personal favorite Saya no Uta) to controversial (such as the excellent Kana: Little Sister). Others still are simple veh...   more

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Ebola boosts downloads of world-ending pandemic sim Plague Inc.

Ebola is bad because it's killing a lot of people, but the inflated Ebola fear mongering in the United States by 24 hour "news" networks is like when you sulk up the stairs and your landlady smacks your tuchus with a broom an...   more

Ebola boosts downloads of world-ending pandemic sim Plague Inc. photo

Life is beautiful: Deadly Premonition for PC discounted to $2.49

Word has gotten out about Swery65's cult classic Deadly Premonition in the years since Jim Sterling's memorable review, but there are many people who wrote it off or otherwise missed out. This might help. Rising Star Games ha...   more

Life is beautiful: Deadly Premonition for PC discounted to $2.49 photo

Florida man petitions Nintendo to bring Smash Bros. to Vita

Sometimes you're just sitting there, bleary-eyed and half asleep, when, out of nowhere, something rolls across your desk and makes you spew your morning coffee everywhere like a geyser in an old-timey cartoon. (A spit-take, K...   more

Florida man petitions Nintendo to bring Smash Bros. to Vita photo