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The ten best videogame laughs EVER! photo
The ten best videogame laughs EVER!
by Chad Concelmo

I have a very loud laugh. Some people say it is infectious, but I have been paranoid about it my entire life. When I am sitting in a movie theater, sometimes I laugh so hard that people think something is wrong with me. I even had an old lady move to a new seat in March of the Penguins because, I can only assume, she was annoyed by my loud guffawing. What? The baby penguins were hilarious! I’M SORRY FOR BEING TICKLED BY THE WONDERS OF NATURE, OLD LADY!

But a person’s laugh is a part of who they are, so I guess I have to embrace it.

Lucky for me, my laugh is not nearly as extreme as some of the videogame characters on this list. Their laughs range from the ridiculous to the confounding to the just plain terrifying.

I find some comfort in knowing that my laugh is at least not terrifying.

[Header image credit: Aled Lewis]

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4:00 PM on 06.21.2012

What is the most consistently great series of all time?

After yesterday's official announcement of Metal Gear Solid 5 (woot!), I started thinking about how there really aren't any bad games in the entire, long-running Metal Gear series. All of the Solid games are near perfect, the...

Chad Concelmo



The winner of the battle of the E3 2012 predictions! photo
The winner of the battle of the E3 2012 predictions!
by Chad Concelmo

Before E3, I posted Destructoid's annual E3 predictions. It was an epic competition for the ages. A competition even more brutal than the Thunderdome, Hunger Games, and Battle Royale COMBINED!

I asked a videogame analyst (Jesse Divnich), a gamer (Bill Platt), a toddler (Sadie), a horse (Ciel), and a coin (nickel) the same 50 questions provided by the lovely Destructoid community. These five contestants answered the yes or no questions to see who could come up with the most accurate predictions for E3.

Now that E3 is over, the results are in ... and we have a winner! Of the five competitors, who emerged victorious? Who made the most accurate E3 2012 predictions? I am so ridiculously excited, and I already know the results!

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10:00 AM on 06.12.2012

Pre-order '31 Days of Zero Suit Samus' right now!

Friend of Destructoid and Weekly Geek host Chris Furniss, along with many other remarkably talented artists (including Destructoid's own Ashley Davis!), recently put together a book of videogame art pieces entitled "31 Days o...

Chad Concelmo



E3: Hands-on with Rayman Legends photo
E3: Hands-on with Rayman Legends
by Chad Concelmo

Rayman Legends is the direct Wii U-exclusive sequel to the beautiful, gorgeous, sublime 2D platformer Rayman Origins that was released last year.

The good news if you were a fan of Rayman Origins: Rayman Legends is even more beautiful, gorgeous, and sublime than its predecessor! So great, in fact, that I almost wanted to punch the fancy T.V. screen when I was playing it. I couldn't hold in all the emotions of how amazing the game looks!

Luckily, I did not punch the screen -- whew! -- as that would have ended poorly for all parties involved.

So why is Rayman Legends so spectacular? Keep reading to find out!

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E3: Hands-on with ZombiU photo
E3: Hands-on with ZombiU
by Chad Concelmo

Huh.

That was my first reaction after playing ZombiU for the Wii U at Nintendo's booth during E3. Huh.

Now, "huh" usually has a negative connotation, but that is not necessarily the case with this particular game. The "huh" is more a simplified version of the actual, widely varied reactions that occurred when playing this M-rated, Wii U-exclusive game. I had a few OMGs, some Woahs, some Mehs, some Cools, and some Ughs, all leading up to my final, summarized reaction.

A simple huh.

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E3: Daedalic and the return of the classic adventure game photo
E3: Daedalic and the return of the classic adventure game
by Chad Concelmo

One of my favorite things to do at E3 is visit the smaller publisher and developers and try out their games. Usually creative and made with such a large amount of heart, the smaller games at E3 are always a breath of fresh air.

This year, my favorite stop with a publisher-that-is-not-EA was Daedalic Entertainment, a German-based company that loves to make graphic point-and-click adventure games. You may have heard of and played some of their older titles like The Whispered World.

The new games they had to show off were right up my alley.

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E3: Hands-on with Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion photo
E3: Hands-on with Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
by Chad Concelmo

I haven't made a final decision as to what my favorite game at E3 2012 is yet, but Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the 3DS is right up there.

When DreamRift's game was announced a couple of months ago, I was shocked. Instead of just being a straight port of the 3D Epic Mickey sequels on other consoles, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is a brand-new 2D platformer releasing for the 3DS.

And just look at the game. It is beautiful. If you are a fan of any of the old Capcom Disney games for the Super Nintendo, you are going to lose your mind over this.

I know I did.

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E3: Interview: Yasuhiro Wada on 'Project Happiness' photo
E3: Interview: Yasuhiro Wada on 'Project Happiness'
by Chad Concelmo

Interviewing the creator of the Harvest Moon series was one of my highlights of E3. In fact, it may have been the highlight. Yasuhiro Wada is an amazing, talented person with an unbelievably refreshing attitude about videogames.

Sitting down with him, we talked about his favorite Harvest Moon game, his thoughts on the first-person shooters flooding the market, and, most importantly, his brand new, secret project: codenamed "Project Happiness."

I seriously love this guy.

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E3: Hands-on with Project P-100 photo
E3: Hands-on with Project P-100
by Chad Concelmo

Project P-100 (working title) from Platinum Games (creators of Viewtiful Joe and MadWorld) was one of the strangest Wii U games I played on the show floor at E3.

And that is not necessarily a bad thing.

In a way, it reminded me of Elebits, another odd little title that launched with the original Wii more than five years ago. Like Elebits, Project P-100 shows off what its respective console can do in an interesting, if slightly painful, way.

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E3: New details on Paper Mario: Sticker Star photo
E3: New details on Paper Mario: Sticker Star
by Chad Concelmo

Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the 3DS is not playable on the show floor at E3. Let me say that again: Paper Mario: Sticker Star is not playable. WHAT THE HECK, NINTENDO?!

Of all the games here at E3, I was really hoping to get some time with Paper Mario, as it is one of my favorite series of all time.

Luckily, there was a demo played for us last night at the special Nintendo 3DS event. It wasn't playable, but we were treated to a ton of new details about the promising game.

I will forgive you, Nintendo. For now.

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1:10 PM on 06.07.2012

E3: Ranking the games of Nintendo Land

There will be twelve total minigames in Nintendo Land for the Wii U, but only five were on display in the Nintendo booth. Now that I have played and previewed them all, which did I like the best? Since this list will change t...

Chad Concelmo







E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: DK's Crash Course photo
E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: DK's Crash Course
by Chad Concelmo

This is the last in the series to preview all five of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U. (You can check out the other previews here, here, here, and here! Whew!) Let's talk "Donkey Kong's Crash Course!"

I am going to say it right now: Donkey Kong's Crash Course is my favorite of all five Nintendo Land minigames on display in the Nintendo booth. True, there are still a large amount of games still yet to be revealed, but they will have a tough time beating Crash Course. The game is really fun.

I mean, check out the main header image above. It is out of control! How could something that looks like that not be fun?!

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E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: AC: Sweet Day photo
E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: AC: Sweet Day
by Chad Concelmo

Only two more left! This is the fourth in a series to preview all of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U. You can check out the other three here, here, and here!

I swear, I really had a great time with the Nintendo Land games. Now, I am not saying this because I love Nintendo so much. When I went to play Nintendo Land I had kind of low expectations. The games looked fun, but I was worried they wouldn't be different enough, and, even worse, just wouldn't keep me entertained.

Turns out I was wrong! Yay! The Nintendo Land games were pretty great, with Animal Crossing: Sweet Day the one that surprised me the most!

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E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: Takamuru's Ninja Castle photo
E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: Takamuru's Ninja Castle
by Chad Concelmo

This is the third in a series to preview all of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U. You can check out The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest here and Luigi's Ghost Mansion right here!

Ninjas star in some of my favorite games of all time: The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi. Having a ninja in your game can easily make your game that much better.

But how does Takamuru's Ninja Castle fare? Does it keep the ninja love alive? Or does it shatter those ninja dreams with a throwing star to the neck? TO THE NECK!

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E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: Luigi's Ghost Mansion photo
E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: Luigi's Ghost Mansion
by Chad Concelmo

Next up in my series to preview all five of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U is Luigi's Ghost Mansion. (Check out The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest right here!)

With Luigi's Ghost Mansion, Nintendo Land is bringing a very Pac-Man Vs. vibe to the Wii U. To anyone that remembers Pac-Man Vs. for the GameCube, the game was odd, but fun -- a five-player multiplayer extravaganza that was actually quite entertaining in practice ... despite the ridiculous amount of cords involved in the process.

Is Luigi's Ghost Mansion just as fun? The first bit of good news: there are no cords to deal with!

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