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Hats!

BioShock themed goodies come to Team Fortress 2


Free with BioShock: Infinite Season Pass
Feb 09
Who doesn't love a shiny new hat, or two, to wear during their Team Fortress 2 shenanigans? Well if you've been looking to spruce up the old noggin with a little BioShock love, then Irrational Games has a treat for you..... read
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Sega

Sega's retail sales struggle, while digital market grows


Can PSO 2 come out officially in NA...please
Feb 09
While Sega saw a continued decline in software sales this past fiscal year, its mobile division is continuing to grow, according to a recent report issued by Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. Even with titles like Sonic Lost World and... read
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AAA Games

AAA game business unprofitable says Just Cause dev


Business is 'not healthy at the moment'
Feb 08
Profitability in AAA titles nowadays is tricky business. We scoff when companies claim a game that sells 3.5 million copies is not a success, and perhaps rightfully so. Amidst the inflating development costs of the new consol... read
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Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird creator says he's taking the game down


Creator "cannot take this anymore"
Feb 08
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has announced via Twitter that he will be taking the game down some point on Sunday. He has stated that he "cannot take this anymore." In subsequent tweets, Nguyen explains that the taking down... read
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Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux questions the new Dungeon Keeper


Fabled developer weighs in
Feb 08
EA's recent mobile reincarnation of the classic Bullfrog Productions strategy game Dungeon Keeper, has undoubtedly received its fair share of criticism over the passing week. Our own Chris Carter called it "...a hol... read
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I'm still hungry
With the amount of role-playing adventures I’ve journeyed through in my life that culminate in apocalyptic showdowns, I’m a little tired. Save the world, rinse, and repeat. It’s so rare that a Japanese RPG d... read feature

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Week ending 2/1
January has come and gone, but that doesn't mean there weren't some great games to play. Just look at all the amazing "indie" games that hit the PC this month. We had the fruition of two KickStarter campaigns finally see the ... read feature

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WildStar

WildStar lets you customize the crap out of everything


Make rainbows in the sky!
Feb 01
If it's one thing the upcoming MMO WildStar has going for it, besides a beautiful art style, it's the amount of customization it affords players. The latest DevSpeak video from the team at Carbine Studios delves into some of... read
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Zombies make out in this Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z video


Also, see the Mighty No. 9 skin in action
Feb 01
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks disgusting; over-the-top; insane; and unabashedly offensive, yet I still can't wait to give it a go. The latest trailer above sheds some light on a few of the game's more interesting costumes, and let's just say the school girl outfit is not quite what one would expect. Will you be picking up Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z when it drops this March?  read
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Nintendo

Nintendo World Championship won't sell for $99,902


Top bidder retracts offer
Jan 26
[Update 2] I reached out to the seller and unfortunately the winning bidder has retracted his offer. "The unfortunate reality is the second I approached the winning buyer with payment options, they retracted their bid claimin... read
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Super Heroine Chronicle

Super Heroine Chronicle is one game NA will never see


Though stranger things have happened
Jan 25
If it's one thing An American Tale taught me, it's to "never say never." But come on, what really are the chances of Super Heroine Chronicle landing on North American shores? It takes the mash-up wackiness of the Super Robot... read
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Steam refunds

Steam now offers self refunds on pre-ordered games


Well sort of that is...
Jan 25
While generally at the forefront of digital distribution, it has taken Valve's Steam a little time to catch the likes of Origin and GoG in terms of self-activated digital refunds. Any pre-ordered item that a user has on their... read
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Mario Kart

Why don't more games do this? Mario Kart's linked world


Mario Kart: Double Dash's world is connected
Jan 25
It's no secret that Nintendo puts a lot of love into their games, but I had no idea they had gone this far with my favorite mascot racer, Mario Kart: Double Dash. Thanks to another informative video from the folks over at Ga... read
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Dead Space

Ride to Hell in this amazing Dead Space motorcycle helmet


It's soooo shiny
Jan 25
I'm pretty sure I'd never ride a motorcycle, but if I had this custom made Dead Space helmet I might have to reconsider.  Crafted by Xtreme Kreations, the attention to detail on this one of a kind piece is quit... read
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Xbox One

Microsoft considering competitively pricing digital games


'On the agenda'
Jan 25
Speaking in a Reddit thread,regarding the state of digital downloads for Microsoft's Xbox One, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has confirmed that competitive digital priced games is "indeed on the agenda" as well as other "great st... read
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Earthbound

Nintendo doesn't want story of EarthBound published


NDA prevents game's localizer from telling his story of development
Jan 19
Earthbound stands as one of Nintendo's most beloved cult classics. Known as Mother 2 in Japan, the franchise's loan release in North America is still highly regarded for its unique setting and characters, and, above all,... read
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"You have giant boobs!"
Atlus' upcoming Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita role-playing rendezvous, Conception II: Children of the Stars has been rated 'Mature" by the ESRB.  The M rating lists “Fantasy Violence, Langua... read feature

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Creepers

We do a lot of creepy things in video games


Is playing an ocarina really that weird?
Jan 18
Admittedly we do many things in video games that we'd never do in a million years in real life. Well most of us that is. We kill, steal, fight, commit suicide, drive too fast... the list goes on an on. And this is all in gam... read
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Smash Bros.

World's largest Super Smash Bros. tournament kicks off


Apex 2014 live on Twitch.TV all weekend
Jan 18
An impressive 630 participants are set to duke it out in the Super Smash Bros. Melee singles tournament at this year's Apex 2014 fighting game tournament -- making it the second largest in the game's history. As the world's p... read
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PlayStation Now

Custom PS3 hardware built to run PlayStation Now


Eight PS3 consoles built into one single rack server
Jan 18
To help power it's recently announced PlayStation Now streaming service, Sony has developed new PS3 technology -- according to sources close to the project. The proprietary hardware consists of eight custom console units... read
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Zelda

Why I'm glad The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule isn't real


Oh hell no!
Jan 18
I always wanted to travel to The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule, among other amazing fantasy worlds I've virtually visited; that is until I saw these amazingly disturbing pictures by artist Nate Hallinan. Seriously look at that skulltula... WTF! And I thought Australia had it bad when it came to eight-legged critters.   read
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Reviews!!!

The best and worst games of the week - New year new games


Week ending 1/11
Jan 12
It's January and that means it's time to catch up on all the hot new video games we found tucked underneath our Christmas trees last year. For us at Destructioid that also means catching up on some reviews too. So without further adieu here is the best and worst games of the week... well actually of the month so far. I had a little catching up to do myself. read
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Snow globe

Now this is what you do with a Skylanders Portal


Too cute for words
Jan 12
I'm not into Skylanders, but even I can't help but want this fantastic snow globe created from one the game's portal devices. Using a smaller 3DS portal and a snow globe creation kit, the holiday themed Skylanders ball of fes... read
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Speedruns

Awesome Games Done Quick raises over a million dollars


Speedrunning charity marathon doubles goal for cancer prevention
Jan 12
If you missed the Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 charity marathon, chances are you missed some of the most memorable gaming moments this short year has already offered. The event, which took place from January 5-11, was home ... read
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Onslaught DLC

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC info leaks


GameStop poster reveals content for 1st DLC pack
Jan 11
First information for the upcoming DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts has hit the web thanks to the keen eyes of one Twitter user making their way through a local GameStop. The pack, coming first to Xbox Live, will contain fou... read
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Blindfolded!!!

These two blindfolded Punch-Out!! speedruns are must see


And I thought EVO was exciting
Jan 11
I used to think I was pretty good at both Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and Super Punch-Out!!; that is until I saw these two amazing blindfolded speedruns that took place during the currently ongoing Awesome Games Done Quick 2014... read
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The Legend of Zelda

Live-action Legend of Zelda fan film is intense


Hey watch this!
Jan 11
Hollywood produced video game adaptations are traditionally a train wreck, which is a major factor in why I never want to see Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda portrayed on the silver screen. But while I may hold firm to this b... read
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Halo only in name
Having all but ignored initial reviews for Halo: Spartan Assault when it first hit Windows 8 platforms last year, I was quite optimistic that I would thoroughly enjoy a top-down, twin-stick shooter set in Microsoft’s ... read feature

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Mighty No. 9

Final design unveiled for Mighty No. 9's Call


Chosen by Kickstarter backers
Dec 29
A close call for sure, the winning design for Beck’s sidekick in Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series, was announced earlier today in an email to the game's backers. Earning 43.... read
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Mario Kart 8

Get a better feel for Mario Kart 8's tracks in this video


Chronological trailer paints clearer picture
Dec 29
Did the latest Mario Kart 8 trailer earlier this month get you excited for the game's inevitable 2014 release, but leave you curious on how each displayed track is raced? Well if the answer to that is yes, then the above vid... read
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Steam Sale

Steam Sale: Spelunky, Risk of Rain, The Swapper


Another day, some more great deals
Dec 29
Rounding out the weekend is another handful of great deals over at the Steam store that looked like they were priced by someone from Walmart. Seriously who makes up these prices? If you haven't picked up indie favorites like ... read
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Magically hits the mark
As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embar... read feature







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