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Street Fighter fans, your time is now


Aug 05
// Dyson
Think you're good at fighting games? If so, you should already have your bags packed and ready to go to the EVO 2008 World Finals. That's where all the really good Street Fighter and other fighting game heavyweights will be ...

Hands-on with Skate 2

Aug 05 // Dyson
Things have changed since the time of the first Skate. The city is now run by the large corporation that is rebuilding San Vanelona. As any good skate punk knows, big corporations hate skaters.What this means is that the authorities are no longer content with chasing you off or writing you tickets. Expect to be treated as full-on criminal for your skating antics with "The Man" physically taking you down if he catches you. Essentialy, that's the gist of the story. But, really, how much story do you need? The first Skate moved the control scheme away from long button combos to the analog stick, giving the game a more organic feel to it. Skate 2 continues in this direction by fleshing out the tricks, and finally allowing you to -- hooray! -- remove your feet from the skate board. Not only does this feature open up a slew of new tricks, it also allows for you to do footplants.By having the ability to remove one or both of your feet, the player can pretty much footplant on anything. Footplants, kind of like the manual in Tony Hawk games, will allow you to link one set of tricks to another. In addition to the footplants and the set of trick that you can do with them, you're also now able to do handplants. This is controlled by the shoulder button, but as you can see in the video, only helps to give the game a more truer skateboarding experience.Another way that the team is hoping to create a sense of realism is by making items in the game movable. Items such as picnic tables, garbage cans, and anything else that looks like it can be moved, can be placed by your skater on foot. As a person who used to skate, this is probably one of my more favorite features. As any skater knows, the world isn't designed for skating; and with this feature, you can move the table in front of that ramp and make your own trick, just like in real life. Finally, not to be satisfied by all the new gameplay enhancements, the Black Box crew also felt like giving you all new locales for you second run through San Verona. Yep. All the places to skate are, as I'm told, brand new to the game. So with all that goodness, it looks the fans of the first Skate can rest a little easier. EA Black Box seems to be hitting all the right stops, so far, and if they keep it up, the finished product will definitely be something to look forward to.
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[video]98216:121[/video]Just the other day, it seemed EA Black Box came out with Skate. I remember playing it not all that long ago, and being pretty impressed by the analog only controls. I was a fan of the first few Tony Ha...

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Destructoid Discusses! E3 equals meh? Maybe


Jul 22
// Dyson
Once again, back is the incredible ... The thyme animal ... The incredible Dyson G! Next-gen enemy number one ... FPS said freeze! And I got numb.Okay, so my poor attempt at quoting Public Enemy didn't go so well. In fact, it...

[UPDATE!] Overlord: Raising Hell contest winners announced!

Jul 15 // Dyson
Roryzilla's is seen above.RioMcCarthy:Video Cognito:ZombiePlatypus: sirjester:
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Hey everyone! Remember that contest we ran the other week? The one where you had to come up with creative headgear from items found around the house for a chance to win a PS3 copy of Overlord: Raising Hell? Well, as usual, th...

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Destructoid Discusses! Is the Wii a novelty item?


Jul 15
// Dyson
Once again, we'd like to bring the rest of the world into our nice little robot corner and give them a peek into our unedited internal conversations. Why would you want to read such things? Because we happen to be hilarious, ...
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Hello Dtoid people! Once again, you now have the chance to scour the depths of your creativity in the hopes of getting some swag. This contest is based upon the ingenuity that was displayed by the comical minions featured in ...

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Capcom contest wants to put you on the E3 list


Jul 07
// Dyson
Sad that you're not going to E3? Frustrated that over the last couple of years, it's actually become hard to sneak into the event? Yeah, me too.This year, though, Capcom will remedy the near-Herculean task of trying to bluff...
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Hands-on with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (360/PS3)


Jul 07
// Dyson
The other day, the handsome CTZ and I went over to LucasArts studios, located in the Presidio of San Francisco, to go through a comprehensive hands-on with the multiple versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. While Hamza...
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Destructoid Discusses! Did someone say emulation?


Jul 07
// Dyson
Hey everyone, this week I'm taking a suggestion from Hamsa and throwing out the dark topic of emulation. We had some good points of view in another thread when we were talking about Chrono Trigger for the SNES, so we figured ...
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PS3 2.40 firmware FAQ: Eric loves cheese edition [Update]


Jun 30
// Dyson
Previously unbeknownst to me, the guys over at the official PlayStation blog have a sense of humor. In an effort to answer some frequently asked questions about the upcoming firmware update for the PS3, Eric Lempel has put al...
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Destructoid Discusses! We talk about SSFII Turbo HD Remix, but fail excellently


Jun 30
// Dyson
Yeah, you should take that title with a huge grain of salt. Because, in an effort to create a new and vaguely recurring article here at the 'toid, I proposed to the staff that we discuss a random topic in our internal emailer...
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Where have all the system sellers gone?


Jun 11
// Dyson
With Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots being released ever so soon, a few of us here at Dtoid started discussing what effect the game's release could have on Sony's big black console. Would it be the the system seller ...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 51: Neo-retro and you


Jun 02
// Dyson
Another Monday is upon us, along with another one of Chad Concelmo's awesome MS Paint photos. The significance of these events leads to two conclusions. One, it's time for an new RetroforceGO! Two, Topher Cantler couldn't mak...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 50: That's half of a hundred!


May 27
// Dyson
While the more astute listener may notice that today is, in fact, not Monday (the regular release day for RFGO!), he or she will be glad to have endured the extra day wait for this week's episode. Why? Because, and this is al...
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RetroforceGO! Epsisode 49: Castlevania Mania


May 19
// Dyson
Hey everybody! Sorry everything is so late today. Dear ol' Dyson couldn't make the show last night, so I didn't get my usual eight hour head start on exciting sound editing! But they say better late then never, right? An...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 48: The retro renaissance?


May 05
// Dyson
With all the "everything old is new again" mentality floating around the gaming world, the crew of RFGO! decided to weigh in on the current state of retro. Are companies just cashing in on the seemingly hot trend of...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 47: Treasure


Apr 28
// Dyson
So I missed the show yesterday. Have no fear, though, the show went on. Reverend Anthony jumped in to take the fourth place and Topher ran the task of hosting. How did things go? Well, we started doing the "what have you...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 46: Metal Gear


Apr 21
// Dyson
I know I say this every Monday but, hooray Monday! Not too much has changed over that course of the last week, but then again, not much does in the world of retro. I hear that in the next-gen world, a 360 burned a house down,...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 45: Listener questions return


Apr 14
// Dyson
Welcome to another Monday! I really don't have too much to say about this particular Monday. Aside from the usual stuff that happened during the weekend, this is a pretty standard Monday so far. So, yeah, it's pretty sunny he...
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RetroforceGO! Not Episode 44: The worst/best/worst episode ever


Apr 08
// Dyson
As you may have heard yesterday, we here at the show had some serious recording issues with our Cancun episode. And while we try and maintain a level of quality that you have come to know us for, no amount of editing trickery...
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GTA IV Claims its first murder victim! Archduke Franz Ferdinand shot!


Apr 01
// Dyson
Months before its inevitable release on home consoles, murder simulator GTA IV has already claimed its first victim: Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand. The near century long belief that the Archduke's assassination was carri...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 43: Squaresoft


Mar 31
// Dyson
So does anyone know a good tax attorney? It's getting precariously close to the 15th of April, and lazy Dyson hasn't even bothered to total up his expenses for the year. You can claim Pizza Rolls as a business expense, right?...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 42: Easter Eggs!


Mar 24
// Dyson
Hooray! Another year, another chance to celebrate the Raptor Jesus. It was a pretty good Easter, the Marshmallow Peeps did not end up getting Topher. He was rescued at the last minute by a shark named CTZ, who was also riding...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 41: Part one of the Hardware Series: Controllers


Mar 17
// Dyson
Is it me, or is it St. Patty's day? I'd heard that the church had moved the holiday to another day because of Lent, is this true? If so, as an Irish man this means that we get two days of celebration. Now I don't meant that w...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 40: Don't believe the hype!


Mar 10
// Dyson
You know, I've never really had a "normal" job in my life, so Mondays were never too much of a dreadful thing for me. I'm not saying that I loved Mondays, though, but they certain they weren't anything that I dislik...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 39: Contra


Mar 03
// Dyson
What's more manly? The ripped and bulging form of Chad Concelmo (seen above)? Or the over the top manliness of the Contra series? The correct answer: neither. Just to give you an example of how manly Chad is, he woke up this ...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 38: Phantasy Star


Feb 26
// Dyson
Hi everybody, are you doing well? Yes? That's fantastic. We, on the other hand, have been having quite the week. From GDC, to Wondercon, to Chad deciding to "put babies" in certain female community members (and .tif...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 37: We don't care about dead people edition


Feb 18
// Dyson
At least according to Jim's reporting of what Jackie-T thinks of us. It is an astounding presumption that Mr. T purports, but I'm sure he's only talking about the current generation of gamers because there'd be no way that an...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 36: Greatest videogame couples


Feb 11
// Dyson
Welcome to Monday, folks. A special kind of Monday, if you will. The kind of Monday where things are starting to feel a little, I don't know ... sexier. Blame it on the fact that Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but...
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RetroforceGO! Episode 35: Anything but the Super Bowl


Feb 04
// Dyson
Seriously, why do they capitalize the word Super Bowl? I mean, if it's going to be a psuedo national holiday, then I at least want the following Monday off from work. And by the following Monday, I mean right now: today. Oh w...

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