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6:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Dragon Con probably has the best cosplay

There's a guy here with such serious cosplay game that, dressed as Nicholson's Joker from Burton's Batman, he actually has three cosplay henchmen behind him. I don't think I could ask three friends to cosplay as my underlings. Maybe he paid them. 

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Why'd it have to be snakes: Warlock 2 gets Nagas DLC

Warlock 2: The Exiled is getting its first expansion later this year, Wrath of the Nagas. With it comes a new game mode, "A clear threat," in which you have to trounce the encroaching water snakes on their amphibious buildings.  Along with the Naga race comes new playable Great Mages, including Naga general Rhin-gaa-rook whose scaly mug was the thumbnail image for this post. 

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 10.08.2014

DICE: Battlefield 4's bad launch 'absolutely' damaged trust

I think it's nice that we've finally managed to hold EA accountable to something. Can its ripoff sports game releases be next? Well, I guess it's been DICE falling on the sword and profusely apologizing more than EA.&nbs...

Steven Hansen





3:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Impact Winter is a snowy survival RPG

You've been surviving for eight years in a post-apocalyptic snowscape. And now you intercept a message that says some sort of help or rescue is on its way. You only have to survive 30 more days.  Your team of four NPCs,...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 10.07.2014

They're making a Myst TV show

Myst, basically the only PC game I played until Portal, is continuing on. It's not just developer Cyan's recently Kickstarted adventure game Obduction. Legendary is working on a television adaptation of the game, according to...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Nostalgia time! Every Game Boy start screen

I haven't finished the video yet, so sorry if at the 2 hour and 12 minute mark it baits and switches to a stupid argument on whether or not certain foodstuffs count as sandwiches, or just a bunch of music videos of lil Frank...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Dorf on the Diamond: 7,116ft in Smash Bros' home run contest

This is even better than discovering Yoshi's easy down-A in Melee's home run contest. I spent some of the weekend trying to find cheap, lazy home run contest tricks, like spamming Fox's blaster, but I haven't been able to top about 2,200 with Link. This bat-less Ganondorf trick more than triples my best effort.

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Children of Morta looks real, real good

I love this flowing, watercolor reminiscent pixel art. It benefits all the happy dancing in the trailer and the exaggerated, unrealistic movements sort of remind me of the animation style of Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation).  Anyway, Children of Morta basically looks exactly like something I want to play real bad.

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Pix the Cat is out now and its Nostalgia mode is sweet

For the same reasons I was excited as heck for Cuphead, I am loving Pix the Cat's Snake-like Nostalgia Mode for reminding me of Felix the Cat and 20s animation in general.  And then you realize everything else about this game is nuts and that it's just been released for free for PlayStation Plus members so I'm going to go download that jam right now before my subscription lapses. 

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 10.07.2014

NBA2K15 face scanner has borne creatures that beg for death

At least Madden's glitches were funny. This is more like The Fly, or the chimera in Fullmetal Alchemist. 

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 10.06.2014

TGS cosplay nailed Sora's goofy ass clown shoes

Those Sora shoes at 30 seconds. The coolest, grossest thing. Also, we need some new filming techniques for cosplay videos beyond "slow mo, then drop the bass and spin around people a bunch." Where's the Citizen Kane of cosplay videos, you know?  Any of ya'll dressing up for Halloween? I'm going to be a joke. 

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 10.06.2014

Former BioShock devs doing BioShock-looking The Black Glove

The Black Glove. Huh, I'm into this weird thing. It's obviously reminiscent of BioShock, but the whole manipulating artists to change things sort of brings to mind this year's Ether One. Could turn out neat. Good job so...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 10.06.2014

Monument Valley dev working on pretty VR game Land's End

Monument Valley was a chill little game and now the team is working on a new project for the Samsung Gear VR headset. Now that Samsung's involved (and Sony still toiling away with Morpheus), how long before VR is a...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 10.06.2014

Enslaved is only $5 on Steam and you should play it

Enslaved is a really good game that no one bought. This led to Ninja Theory having to go mercenary and make DmC, which I liked, but a lot of people hated. Clearly the answer is this: give Ninja Theory money so 1) I get t...

Steven Hansen







The best stuff on Destructoid this week [10/4] photo
The best stuff on Destructoid this week [10/4]
by Steven Hansen

I'm playing a lot of ping pong this weekend. Remember Ping Pong: The Animation? It has saved anime. I'm in some unfathomable cabin with a pool, pool table, ping pong table, tequila, and just enough wifi to post this. My hair is alive with olive oil. Maybe it will attract the bears.

This weekend, you should call your mother. See how she's doing. Mine wants to hang tomorrow but I'm in the woods.

Hang out with your mom and watch Ping Pong: The Animation with her. Cook some food.

Here's last week's post. Let's begin anew.

[We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, which will ultimately push big news, thoughtful original pieces, and all sorts of other great content off of the front page. Check here every Saturday for my attempt to rectify that.]

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Super Smash Bros. on 3DS is missing one thing photo
Super Smash Bros. on 3DS is missing one thing
by Steven Hansen

Tripping. Kidding. (Sort of).

Nintendo is good about making Super Smash Bros. entries distinct, even if, so far, that just drives the competitive crowd back to Melee. And in going beyond iteration, it's easy for a new Smash game to feel in some way not quite right (hence everyone that went back to Melee).   

I arbitrarily used a Simpsons screenshot of sad Darryl Strawberry as a temporary header for this post, which began as an innocuous enough thought: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) lacks any sort of character-specific modes, which is kind of a bummer. Of course, it's not entirely fair to compare a handheld Smash to previous console versions, but it's the first new Smash in years -- I couldn't help it.

As I stared at sad Strawberry and teased out these thoughts, I got more and more nostalgic -- using formative-era Simpsons might have contributed -- for past Smash (mainly the original and Melee) and what they had that 3DS Smash doesn't. Which is why the maudlin subheader.

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