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

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 a staple conven...

 
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Miniboss Monday: The Phantom Train

 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-choo train who ca...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Granfaloon / Legion

  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 boss is Legion, b...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Rawk Hawk!

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 notice that our bi...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Dugog

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, frustration is so...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Money, and the lack thereof

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 them on. Yes, I am...

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

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. If you haven't ...

 
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Miniboss Monday: King Hippo

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. Dream himself. Oh...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Crocomire

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 makes him so grea...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Orange Fret Button (of Death)

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 have been slaughte...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Death

(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 to have today's ...

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

(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, three -- memorabl...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Whelk

 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 journey through ...

 
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Miniboss Monday: Moldorm

 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 which we highlig...

 
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Destructoid reader has a license plate more epic than yours

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 this man a dol...

 
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Destructoid recently had the chance to briefly interview ArenaNet co-founder Mike O'Brien and game designer Ben Miller about Guild Wars, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, and even Guild Wars 2. I was the lucky individual who ...   read

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Destructoid forum member snags Pokmon Pearl early

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 didn't happen&...

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

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 a collection o...

 
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Ode to the Extra Life

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 fighting the goo...

 
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Miniboss Monday: The Butcher

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 and not-so-mini v...

 
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Mr. Destructoid meets Mario Paint

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 indeed, everybody...

 
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Marriage + Gaming = Game Over?

"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 tells a true tale...

 
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Top 5 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2007

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 gaming in '07. B...

 
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God Awful Gadgets: Game Boy Camera

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 by destroying th...

 
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Top 5 Games that brought sexy back

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, but a pretty p...

 
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Top 10 DS Games for the holidays (Update)

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 you out there are...

 
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Japanese Wii Launch: Zelda gets served by Wii Sports

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 Sports sold 176....

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

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 and with that I b...

 
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Here it is, something I know that a lot of you out there have been waiting for has finally found its way to being posted on the internet. The new trailer features the new characters and a heaping helping of fresh gameplay. ...   read

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Official Final Fantasy III U.S. site launched

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 bursting at the sea...

 

About Savantone of us since 12:54 AM on 10.23.2006

Name: Mike "Savant" Ferry
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Age: 27
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

I am a former Associate Editor of Destructoid who became INTERNET FAMOUS (er, not really...) for my weekly column entitled "Miniboss Monday." You might've heard of it. It was kind of a big deal. Anyway, I've since moved on to becoming a lurker and playing my fair share of games in the meantime. Oh, and I wear a kilt, love retro video games, and drink a lot of beer. That pretty much sums me up.

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