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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': The Ballad of Bullet Bill


May 21
Bullet Bill is one of gaming's most tragic characters. That may sound silly, but it's totally true! His only purpose is to kill Mario, but he's so easy to avoid. Poor guy. The proof is in this week's episode of HAWP. Watch it... read
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Mother's Day


May 07
Happy Mother's Day! I know it's a little early, but the newest episode of HAWP hands the reins over to Mama Burch (who they obviously inherited their film-making skills from) in celebration. Like the good children they are, Anthony and Ashly give her episode idea a try. It's up now, and you can watch it. Just head on over to Gametrailers. Enjoy! read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Uncharted


May 04
So, this is a brand new episode of Once Upon a Pixel. I finished it thinking it one of the best, but not a lot of people seem to share the same sentiment. It may be because I channeled 40 year old adventure shows like Da... read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Animal Crossing


Apr 07
Throughout the three versions of Animal Crossing, my town, Roothill, has been home to dozens of cute animals and lots of fun times. I've played regularly since the GC version and don't ever want to stop! This episode of Once ... read
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Why Cave Story is the greatest videogame ever


Mar 27
Everyone has a game or series of games that they love above all others. A while back, a few of my fellow editors wrote articles proclaiming their favorites. I love talking about the games I love, so this was an idea I wanted ... read
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GDC 10: Make 'em laugh: Comedy in games


Mar 17
Rhianna Pratchett (Overlord series), Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend) and Sean Vanaman (Tales of Monkey Island), three of gaming comedy's biggest names, got together to do a panel at GDC this year. The... read
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GDC 10: Creating the cinematic experience of Uncharted 2


Mar 17
Uncharted 2 delivers what its devs called an "active cinematic experience." "Active" represents player interaction, "cinematic" represents the "movie quality" they want their games to have, and "experience" represents the sum... read
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GDC 10: From Metroid to Tomodachi Collection to WarioWare


Mar 12
Yoshio Sakamoto is a man who needs very little introduction. He is one of the most famous team members from Nintendo's R&D1 department and has directed such masterpieces as Super Metroid and the WarioWare games. It was an... read
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Metroid: Other M was almost an on-rails game (UPDATED)


Mar 11
Today I had the privilege of attending a GDC talk by Yoshio Sakamoto of Nintendo*, who is perhaps most famous for his work on the Metroid series. He divulged many of the secrets behind his history as a producer and gamemaker,... read
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GDC 10: Tripping the art fantastic


Mar 11
The full name of the talk was "Tripping the art fantastic: A beginner's guide to the brains of these here artists". It featured Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy), David Hellman (Braid) and Derek Yu (Spelunky). As a fan of all ... read
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GDC 10: Falling to your death: The Canabalt postmortem


Mar 11
Canabalt is one of my favorite iPhone games ever. It's very simple, yet so fun and addictive. Lots of other people think so too. Both the iPhone and free online versions have become a hit, garnering recognition from all sorts... read
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Flixel announced for iPhone


Mar 10
Flixel is a free Actionscript library that enables ActionScript3 programmers to prototype and create new games quickly and easily. It's a pretty awesome tool, and games like Canabalt, Fathom and Tuper Tario Bros. (among many ... read
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GDC 10: Why gaming veterans are flocking to social gaming


Mar 10
The names Brenda Brathwaite, Brian Reynolds, Noah Falstein and Steve Meretzky may not be instantly recognizable, but their gamemaking pedigrees are more than enough proof of their service to core gamers. Meretzky created, amo... read
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GDC 10: Teaching child violence prevention through gaming


Mar 10
Allan McCullough is a man with a very noble quest. He wants to help educate children so that they know how to deal with violence. How does he plan to do it? Videogames. As someone who loves to see developers use the power of ... read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Chu Chu Rocket


Mar 02
Puzzle games are my favorite genre, and near the tippy top of that list is Chu Chu Rocket for the Dreamcast. Why? It's certainly not because I'm good at it. A screen exploding with cats and mice creates so much cha... read
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Why 8-bit will never die (and why that's awesome)


Feb 17
[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or ho... read
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The art of Once Upon a Pixel: Metal Gear: Worlds of Power


Feb 15
The formula for this month's episode of Once Upon a Pixel was a bit of an experiment. Instead of taking a game's story and adapting/twisting it to fit something else, we decided instead to delve into the world of videogame-ba... read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Metal Gear: Worlds of Power


Feb 02
I forget exactly why, but a while back, Anthony and I procured most of the books in the Worlds of Power series. For those of you who are unfamiliar, they were a set of Nintendo videogame novelizations that came out durin... read
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The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom coming in Feburary


Jan 15
A lot of us here at Dtoid have been really excited about The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom for a long time. It wasn't too long ago that 2K Play announced that they would be publishing the title, and because it came ... read
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The art of Once Upon a Pixel: Mega Man


Jan 14
It seems that a lot of people really enjoyed this month's episode of Once Upon a Pixel, which makes me incredibly happy because it's a combination of two of my earliest loves: videogames and educational books. If you hav... read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Mega Man


Jan 06
Another month, another episode of Once Upon a Pixel. According to Mr. Burch, this is the "purest" episode so far -- that is to say, it is the one that is the cutest and sweetest. It is also the most Mega Man-ish episode to da... read
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The gamer's 12 days of Christmas


Dec 24
Did you know that the list of items in the famous 12 Days of Christmas carol are actually major symbols of Christianity? It's true! "My true love" really represents the Christian God, and all the strange things like turtle do... read
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The seven best videogame manuals of all time


Dec 21
Growing up, birthdays and Christmases were about the only times I would ever get new games. I was always excited to play them right away, but when you're a kid, you have to at least feign courteousness and wait for everyone e... read
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Behind the scenes of Once Upon a Pixel: Silent Hill 2


Dec 18
I made one of those Once Upon a Pixel things again. It premiered last Monday, but if you haven't seen it yet, I've got a link right here. You might like it! It's on Silent Hill 2. If you have watched it, you may be interested... read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Silent Hill 2


Dec 08
It's the first Monday of December! Hopefully, you know what that means. If not, I guess I'll tell you: it's time for another episode of Once Upon a Pixel, the webseries that explores an alternate universe where videogames do ... read
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Badass of the Month Club: Terry S. Taylor


Nov 25
Time once more for the Badass of the Month Club, wherein the staff highlights a character or industry figure of noteworthy badassery. American singer/songwriter Terry Scott Taylor is probably not a name that rings a bell to m... read
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Do the wrong thing: Breaking Sasha's promise


Nov 16
Last week, I was happily playing through Half-Minute Hero when all of a sudden, I did something very bad. Naturally, a lot of evil can be done when you're playing videogames. Some "normal" activities like bopping baddies or d... read
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The art of Once Upon a Pixel: Katamari Damacy


Nov 09
Did you enjoy last week's Once Upon a Pixel episode? Want some insight as to how and why I created the dark world that Death Ball takes place in? If the answer to either of these questions is "no", then maybe you haven't seen... read
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Once Upon a Pixel: Katamari Damacy


Nov 03
Once Upon a Pixel kicks off its official first season with an episode based on Katamari Damacy! Except this time, it's not a bright and happy videogame about consumerism. You see, in the world of Once Upon a Pixel, Katamari i... read
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dTunes Editor's Week Day 10: Ashley Davis


Oct 30
[dTunes is a community organized blog showcasing the musical tastes of Destructoid's users. For two weeks, the editorial team is commandeering the series because, hey, we like music too. To further expand your horizons, make ... read
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Eight last-minute Halloween costumes for gamers


Oct 30
Poor little videogame-lovin' naked guy. Halloween is literally just around the corner, and he still has no costume! It could be that he can't decide on who to be. Perhaps someone from one of those games he likes so much... bu... read
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Nothing is Sacred: Cute characters suck


Oct 19
Take a look at the lineup of four characters above. If you could choose three of them to be in your party based on looks alone, who would you choose? The spiky haired silent hero? The bulky, muscular bad ass? The waif female ... read






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