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MegaRan

MegaRan's debut album gets an 8-bit facelift

The teacher/rapper/hero known as MegaRan has gone back to his roots in more ways than one for his most recent release, with the help of rapper and producer Klopfenpop. For the eight-year anniversary of Random's debut album, The Call, Ran re...

 
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Chiptune artist Shael Riley wants to train your ears with new game

Shael Riley (of The Double Ice Backfire) and his pals at ThaSauce Games want to bring music game fans something fresh and unique to the genre, in the hopes it will be picked up by Steam Greenlight. Riley tackled the art, sound, and game de...

 
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Retro Fury

Retro Fury is more retro than advertised

Redshirt Films have taken the nostalgia train to retroville with this homage to '80s senseless action flicks. The plot is minimal, the dialogue sparse, but the action is actually pretty decent, with every gun coming from the systems of yor...

 
LEGO The Hobbit
Another month, another LEGO game. These things are starting to be more frequently released than yearly Call of Duty games. And with that frequency comes some caveats, such as this month's title only including the two Hobbit films that have been released thus far. Does that put a damper on the entertainment value found within? Only time -- or reading on -- will tell.   read

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Ecko Unlimited

Ecko Unlimited teases sequel to 'Getting Up'

Because random announcements happen without realizing they're announcements, Ecko Unlimited's Twitter feed revealed that a sequel to Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is in the works. The tweet came as a reply to a fan's hasht...

 
LEGO
First things first: if you haven't seen The LEGO Movie, you should probably go do that right now. It's awesome, and your face will love it. Back yet? OK, good. For those of you who have seen it, this is your predictable licen...   read

Titanfall
When you create a new IP from scratch, it's pretty much a given that you'll have to go through a lot of the design phase until you land on an idea that jumps out at you. The developers at Respawn Entertainment had no idea wha...   read

Gunslugs review

Review: Gunslugs

Sidescrolling run-and-gun games are, arguably, a classic that never seem to go out of style. Games like Contra and Gunstar Heroes, with their multiple weapon types, hundreds of attacking enemies, and billions of bullets whizz...   read

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Music

Brentalfloss brings you Metroid: Fight for Love

Brentalfloss stretches his musical theater muscles in his newest video, Metroid: Fight For Love. In the video, Samus belts out a here-to unknown backstory of...a boyfriend? While some may not like the direction of the song's plot (if half ...

 
EDF reviewed
In 2009, American and European Xbox 360 players got their first taste of the popular Earth Defense Force PS2 series from Japan with the game's third entry, 2017, by developer Sandlot. The cult classic budget title featured fr...   read

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Flappy Bird

16GB iPhone with 'rare' Flappy Bird going for 6 million

You can find all sorts of stuff on eBay. I like finding rare games and seeing if I can get a good deal (I'm currently still trying to snag a copy of Die Hard Arcade for Sega Saturn for under $30) but sometimes some deals just seems a little...

 
Rekoil: Liberator
It's difficult to have a unique idea in a genre that's as over-saturated as 'first-person shooter' is. With Call of Duty, Halo, and Battlefield already out there year after year, making a multiplayer game enticing while offering something fresh and unseen is becoming harder and harder for developers to accomplish. The makers of Rekoil: Liberator are proof of that.   read

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Need for Speed

Behind-the-scenes with the camera cars of Need for Speed

Ever wonder how they shoot those high-speed car sequences in movies? What they do to the cars, what kind of cameras they use, etc? Well, the makers of the upcoming Need for Speed feature film have provided a short behind-the-scenes feature...

 
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Mega64

Mega64 would like your Papers, Please

In the latest Mega64 video, it seems Derrick has become a bit too enamored with the game Papers, Please. He's set up a border patrol booth at the entrance to the Mega64 offices, which has now been dubbed the country of Acosta (after his ow...

 
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The Last of Us

Last of Us: Left Behind DLC opening cinematic revealed

Today the PlayStation Blog dropped two videos in promotion of the upcoming DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and I'm already shaking in anticipation of playing it. The first video above is the opening cinematic of the game, showing Ellie a...

 
OlliOlli review

Review: OlliOlli

I was always a fan of skateboarding games. From Skate or Die to the Tony Hawk series, and most everything in between, I've played and enjoyed my fair share, some more than others. And while the heyday has passed, I still occa...   read

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Chiptunes

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge

Doctor Popular (whom most may know from the Knifetank games) is preparing to unleash his newest chiptune album, Destroy All Presets, unto the world with the help of Kickstarter. Sure, we've all been there, there's a million of those, right...

 
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Chiptunes

MAGFest = WIN is chiptuney goodness for your ears

This past weekend in Maryland's National Harbor, several thoudand like-minded individuals gathered for the 12th annual Music and Gaming Festival, AKA MAGFest. This was only my second year attending, but man it was a blast. Tons of games, ev...

 
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HAWP

HAWP, Freddie Wong team up for DKC Tropical Freeze video

A few months ago, Nintendo held a Wii U video challenge, asking 30 of YouTube's top content creators to produce short videos inspired by Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. After viewing all the selected videos, Nin...

 
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RoboCop

RoboCop: The Game is a thing

Because licensed games still get made, iOS and Android gamers will be able to download and play the new RoboCop game, based on the remake of the cult classic film. The game is a free download, and while it doesn't look too terrible, it doe...

 
Indoor Sports World
Bar games (or pub games) can be a fun diversion when you're out and about: hanging with friends, drinking, and generally making a fool of yourselves when at a bar. The bar atmosphere and playing with friends is what makes gam...   read

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Brentalfloss gives us Super Mario 3D World with lyrics

If you follow Brentalfloss on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed how obsessed he's been with the soundtrack to Super Mario 3D World of late. I figured it was only a matter of time before he gave it the "what if it had lyrics" treatm...

 
Rush review

Review: Rush (Wii U)

I love playing games on the Wii U, but I run in to the same problem with every one of them. I find myself looking down at the screen on the GamePad more than up at the beautiful HD visuals on the TV in front of me. I play gam...   read

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Starbomb is here, shove it in your eyes and earholes

Starbomb is the adult-oriented, videogame-themed supergroup of EgoRaptor, Game Grumps, and Ninja Sex Party, and it's here to rock your face off. The above video, "Luigi's Ballad," is the first single from the self-titled album, available t...

 
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Colossal Shadow of the Colossus fan art is just that

DeviantArt member Andrew McGee has visualized each of the various Colossi from Shadow of the Colossus into one image, showing exactly how they compare to one another in scale. It's a breathtaking image, especially when you consider how larg...

 
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PS Vita

Stick it to the Man is out now for PS Vita

The ever-hilarious and awesome game Stick it to the Man is available right frikkin' now in the PSN store for PS Vita. If you read my review, you know that I absolutely loved the charm, style, and humor of this game and I highly recommend yo...

 
Rainbow Moon
Strategy RPGs seem to thrive on handheld systems. While many are released on console, it often takes a port to a portable build for gamers to take notice. With a sequel already in the works, EastAsiaSoft has seen fit to port last year's Rainbow Moon from PS3 to Vita, and the experience remains mostly intact from the console version. This is both to its credit and its detriment.   read

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Clem isn't the only one returning in The Walking Dead S2

Earlier today, Telltale Games' Twitter account Tweeted the above picture, with the text "A familiar face returns in #TheWalkingDead Season Two premiere episode, "All That Remains," releasing this month." For folks that have played the game ...

 
BandFuse: Rock Legends
My family is very musically inclined. My father sings, and my mother sings and plays guitar. My wife's family is also musical; playing piano, guitar, drums, etc. between her, her brother, father, aunt, and so on. When I was a...   read

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This 'Gamer Song' is just as good as you think

German YouTuber ForbiddenNickname clearly loves videogames. So much so that he has penned what I'm sure he feels is the greatest gamer anthem in the history of ever. Your mileage may vary. In what is some sort of weird hybrid between Ramms...

 

About Ian Bondsone of us since 4:54 PM on 10.23.2010

Ian is Dtoid's resident review monkey. If there is a game no one else wants to review, it usually goes to Ian. As a reviewer, Ian has been writing for close to ten years for various sites, starting with Kevin Smith's "MoviePoopShoot", and is a sometimes contributor to ComicMix, but he loves calling Dtoid home. When not reviewing, Ian's rocking the mic and stage as Insane Ian, a comedy musican/nerdcore artist and frequent contributor to the Funny Music Project (aka thefump.com).

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