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The Little Convention That Could: A look back at TooManyGames 6


May 12
For those of you out there who might be scratching their heads, wondering, "TooManyGames? Whazzat?!", let me be the one to tell you that you should remember that name well — for in the future, TMG will become ...

Miniboss Monday: The Phantom Train


Apr 28
 Today's miniboss has already been covered rather thoroughly by the amazing Chad once before, but that won't stop me from doing a second article about the ridiculous boss fight that ensues. The enemy is a demonic choo-ch...

Miniboss Monday: Granfaloon / Legion


Apr 21
  Today's miniboss is yet another offering from the Castlevania series and is certain to creep a few people out who haven't already seen this gigantic gob of gore before. The "proper" name for the above bo...

Miniboss Monday: Rawk Hawk!


Apr 14
Today's boss is actually one of my personal favorites from the previous generation of consoles. Meet Rawk Hawk, the undisputed champ of the Glitz Pit from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Right out of the gate, you'll not...

Miniboss Monday: Dugog


Apr 07
Today's long-overdue Miniboss Monday is brought to you lovingly by the letter "F." The letter "F" can stand for many things, but today, we'll focus primarily on one word in particular: frustration. Yes, fr...

Miniboss Monday: Money, and the lack thereof


Nov 26
In celebration of the holiday shopping season kicking into high gear, I thought it would be rather fitting to bring forth an unwaivering miniboss of sorts that plagues all who purchase games and the systems needed to play the...

GameTap adds 1,000th game to library, conquers universe


Nov 16
Mark your calendars, folks. Today, GameTap adds two more titles to its already staggering amount of games to finally hit the magic number of 1,000. This makes GameTap easily the largest on-demand gaming service ever created. ...

Miniboss Monday: King Hippo


Nov 12
What's big, fat, royal, and can't seem to find proper fitting boxing trunks? King Hippo, of course! King Hippo is easily the most recognizable fighter from the original Punch-Out!! on the NES besides Mike Tys-- I mean, Mr. Dr...

Miniboss Monday: Crocomire


Nov 05
Today's Miniboss Monday is one of my personal favorites and is an extremely memorable fight for many who completed Super Metroid back in the day. Crocomire is by no means a difficult or exciting opponent to fight, but what ma...

Miniboss Monday: Orange Fret Button (of Death)


Oct 29
Hot off the release of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for every console on the market, I bring you one of gaming's more subtle minibosses. Yes, I am indeed referring to the dreaded Orange Fret Button. Many pinky fingers hav...

Miniboss Monday: Death


Oct 22
(This logo has been brought to you by bluemeep. Also, bears -- Mother Nature's natural born minibosses.)Today's Miniboss Monday is one that is near and dear to my heart. For those of you who weren't around last year, I used t...

Miniboss Monday: Three-for-one is better than none


Oct 15
(This super-sweet logo is brought to you by the artistic vision of MrJunko. Head over to his community blog and check out his other works.)Today's Miniboss Monday is a special one, to be sure. I've rounded up three -- yes, th...

Miniboss Monday: Whelk


Sep 24
 Today's "Miniboss Monday" is none other than Whelk from Final Fantasy VI (or Final Fantasy III for those of you who are still ethnocentric.) Whelk is the first boss you encounter shortly after beginning your j...

Miniboss Monday: Moldorm


Sep 17
 For those who keep an eye on the community blog scene, you may have seen me post late last week that Miniboss Monday would be returning. As promised, here is the second installment of our (hopefully) weekly feature in w...

Destructoid reader has a license plate more epic than yours


Sep 06
The Burling recently posted this community blog about a Destructoid community member's awesome new license plate. Who is this user? Why, it's none other than tazartheyoot! He's got this bad boy for the next two years, so give...

Destructoid forum member snags Pokémon Pearl early


Apr 19
Forum member Attix recently posted in this thread stating that he had got himself a copy of Pokémon Pearl for the Nintendo DS a few days prior to its official release. Like clockwork, the standard "Pics or it did...

The 'Holy Grail' of gaming sells for $21,400


Apr 18
If you are a retrophile such as myself, then I must ask you to please pick your jaw up off the floor after seeing the above headline and image. A fabled golden Nintendo World Championships 1990 (NWC) cart recently sold within...

Ode to the Extra Life


Feb 26
Oh, extra life, how we adore thee. You're always there to pick us back up when we have fallen. You're always there to heal our every wound up good as new. You are a stalwart companion and an indispensible element in f...

Miniboss Monday: The Butcher


Feb 19
First off, I would like you all to gather 'round and behold my new article, just as a proud father would show pictures of his newborn. Miniboss Monday is dedicated to the memorable struggles in gaming, both of the mini an...

Mr. Destructoid meets Mario Paint


Feb 08
As of late, we've seen a lot of love for Mr. Destructoid. Some of you decided to go out and play in the snow. Others decided to stay in and have a bite to eat. Finally, one of you out there even kicked out our new jam. Yes in...

Marriage + Gaming = Game Over?


Feb 06
"Love and marriage, love and marriage... they go together like a horse and carriage. This I tell ya, brother, you can't have one without the other..." Ah, Married With Children's opening theme song indeed te...

Top 5 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2007


Jan 30
It really is no secret that 2007 is going to be a huge year for PC gaming. Already we have seen the release of The Burning Crusade expansion for World of Warcraft -- so that definitely sets the stage quite nicely for PC gamin...

God Awful Gadgets: Game Boy Camera


Jan 12
To be honest, I was a former owner of a Game Boy Camera back when it was released in 1996. However, it didn't take long for my dog to make it a personal chew toy of hers. Little did I know, she was actually doing me a favor b...

Top 5 Games that brought sexy back


Jan 10
It sure feels good to be back in action. But then again, it feels much better to be one of the top five games that have brought sexy back and changed the industry with their graphical prowess. Graphics aren't everything,...

Top 10 DS Games for the holidays (Update)


Dec 05
As the holiday shopping season soon begins to kick into high gear, we here at Destructoid would like to give some ideas on great gaming gifts. Today we will be focusing on the most popular handheld; the Nintendo DS.Most of yo...

Japanese Wii Launch: Zelda gets served by Wii Sports


Dec 05
Our good buddy NamelessTed passed along a rather interesting bit of news that was posted over at Wired that shows the software sales numbers in detail. Apparently, Wii Sports and Wii Play both outsold Twilight Princess. Wii S...

PlayStation 3? I'm all about the PS9! (Old PS2 ad)


Nov 07
It's almost surreal to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes down to waiting for the launch of the Sony's PS3 and Nintendo's Wii. The 10-day countdown has now begun for the PlayStation 3 an...

Official Final Fantasy III U.S. site launched


Oct 31
For all of you Final Fantasy fans out there who aren't completely glued to your PS2s today with the release of Final Fantasy XII, Square Enix has opened the doors to the official Final Fantasy III Web site. The site is burs...

Trogdor burninates his way into Guitar Hero II's bonus tracks!


Oct 24
A good majority of you out there right now are probably flipping out and calling "shenanigans" on the above statement. However, it appears to be all true. Trogdor the Burninator of Homestar Runner fame has now found his cat...

Gaming movie nostalgia: "The Wizard"


Oct 18
Back in 1989, a few years after the U.S. release of the Nintendo Entertainment System, "The Wizard" hit the silver screen throughout the nation. I'm sure that some of you already have seen the flick and know everything ther...






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