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Animal crossover: Oh my god KK Slider covering Outkast


Hey you
Jun 26
// Steven Hansen
Hey, what are you doing right now? Fuck you, because it's not as cool as what I'm doing right now, which is listening to KK Slider covering Outkast's "Hey Ya!" Now I'm listening to KK Slider doing Johnny Cash's "Hurt." Get on...
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Rain World

New Rain World footage justifies the title


Those poor Slugcats
Jun 13
// Nic Rowen
I melt every time I see a new set of gifs for Rain World or even a picture of a Slugcat. But for all my cooing and fawning, I have to admit I don't really know much about the game. Other than the exploration and puzzle ...
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Play this game

Hot Date is a MERCILESS pug speed dating sim


Amazing and free
Jun 03
// Steven Hansen
Dates are sweet. The fruit. Dating? Hit or miss. So many games with dating elements boil down to easy win conditions, wooing success. It's very easy to pick out what you're supposed to say to these fake, digital people to mak...
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Miyazaki interview

Ico showed Bloodborne's Hidetaka Miyazaki the 'possibilities of the medium'


Demon's Souls creator on his meteoric rise to From Software president
Apr 01
// Steven Hansen
Simon Parkin got a rare interview with From Software president, Demon's Souls and Bloodborne creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and it is fascinating stuff, charting Miyazaki's dramatic career change at age 29 (and equally dramatic 80...

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Hungry Hungry Crossfire

The best thing I saw at PAX was not on the show floor


A true blend of genres
Mar 11
// Patrick Hancock
Let me set the scene: Day 1 of PAX has come to a close, or at least the show floor has. My friends and I have just finished dinner and are on our way back into the convention center to check out the Super Smash Bros. tou...
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Best @ Tetris

A new Tetris Grandmaster has been born


The sixth person ever to achieve it!
Jan 28
// Patrick Hancock
Kevin Birrell, who goes by the alias of KevinDDR, has joined the few, the proud, the Tetris Grandmasters. He is only the sixth person in the world to ever accomplish this feat, which should already give you an idea as to...
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Rain World gets wet

More Slugcat gifs? More Slugcat gifs


Sploosh! Rain World gets wet
Oct 24
// Steven Hansen
What's that? You didn't get enough Rain World gifs this week? What's that? Timmy is trapped in a well, rehabbing from that awkward back spasm in mop up? What's that? Old Man Tim is going to be lights out tonight in his s...
Rain World photo
Rain World

Slugcat gifs? Slugcat gifs


This is what we all need right now
Oct 22
// Steven Hansen
It's been a while since I've espoused my love for Rain World. It looks even smoother in this interesting Kickstarter update, as the game has transitioned to Unity. The update is a good read, but if you're just here for the gifs, well, I feel you. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
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Action Iron Chef
I love cooking, as you hopefully well know. The initial inspiration for A la cartridge was Iron Chef, though it ended up something completely different. And so here is a game that speaks tenderly to my soul. Battle Chef...

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E3 2014 Predictions

Using a coin, some tarot cards, and a Magic 8-Ball to make E3 2014 predictions


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
May 29
// Handy
[Dtoid community darling Handy channels a most AMAZING ex-Dtoid staff member in his E3 predictions post. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] For many years, Chad Concelmo w...
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Awesome art

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy


I want to wad the Katamari Damacy print up into my life
Mar 06
// Steven Hansen
We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...
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Amazing FF fan art

Fan art poster of over 200 Final Fantasy characters is AMAZING


It is too big to show you in full
Mar 05
// Steven Hansen
Artist Edgar Recinos put together an art jam wherein a couple hundred artists each picked a Final Fantasy character to draw. Recinos then did the painstaking work of aligning and numerically ordering over 200 characters in an...
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Rain World

A day in the life of Rain World's adorable slugcat


Got to get you into my life
Feb 05
// Steven Hansen
Rain World has met its Kickstarter funding goal and, with a week left, is close to its first stretch goal that would increase the likelihood of the game being ported to other platforms. Namely, Linux, but Wii U, Vita, and ju...
Rain World: Super cool photo
Rain World: Super cool

Rain World looks AMAZING, stars a slugcat


PUT YOUR EYES ON THIS GAME
Jan 13
// Steven Hansen
Look at that art. That animation. That slugcat. I saw glimpses of Rain World long enough ago that I had forgotten about it. How did I forget about this!? The liquidity of cats is a common joke as we watch internet videos of...
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Jazzpunk trailer

Do you like good things? Enjoy this rad Jazzpunk trailer


Adam West Batman x espionage x sentient martinis x Airplane!
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
Remember forever ago when I previewed trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk? Let me just quote myself: "Jazzpunk is hilarious. I laughed, out loud and on the regular, while playing. It's goofy, it's surreal, it...
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New album seeking Kickstarter funding needs your help
I know there are a lot of fans of Pokemon Reorchestrated's Kanto Symphony and Lost Diaries albums out there. The team is now looking to release a new project titled Double Team, which will cover music from the first five gene...

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Gamers: The Official Picture


This is basically what they are
Oct 09
// Jim Sterling
Screenshot taken of the comment section of BF4Central.com, in a post about the upcoming Battlefield 4 Battle Packs.  As you can see, it manages to capture absolutely everything about the modern gamer in just two short statements.
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Pokemon

Pokemon grave stone fills me with all the feels


Catching shinies in the afterlife
Sep 30
// Tony Ponce
Among the readers here, I'm sure there are a few who are so engaged in videogames that they've effectively become your identity. Will your game-playing habits be what you are remembered for long after you've passed on? A man ...
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New Super Luigi U

Luigi, the parkour legend


Now THIS is an advertisement!
Aug 24
// Tony Ponce
When Nintendo actually puts forth an effort, it can achieve some amazing feats of marketing magic. You remember the live-action commercials for the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, right? Here's the next level: a documentary about the parkour legend Luigi in honor of New Super Luigi U. That goddamn Nabbit, though, I swear... Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour [YouTube]

Trippy cyberpunk comedy spy thriller Jazzpunk is my jam

Jul 01 // Steven Hansen
[embed]257318:49398:0[/embed] Jazzpunk (PC [previewed], Mac) Developer: Necrophone GamesPublisher: Necrophone GamesRelease: 2013 You begin in an office building, making your way to a waiting room. On the table is a spread of assorted magazines, including Reader's Digestive Organs and its feature article, a black market price guide. Little gags like this abound.  Your handler gives you your mission in a cramped, back office. When he's through, he tells you he'll be in the wine cellar and disappears behind the desk. Upon closer inspection, he is passed out underneath of it, with a hilarious, gurgling snore. The surreal nature of the game helps its oddball comedy land. If you read the prescription bottle of pills that you need to take to start the mission (and you should always read the bottle), it notes: "take one capsule every mission, or until reality if sufficiently augmented." Suddenly, I'm tasked with breaking into a Russian consulate to steal secrets and jokes are flying toward me at terminal velocity. The first time I played the first level I stayed on the straight and narrow, following what I thought to be my weird, but sensible narrative goal. The level is littered with sly jokes and references; a nearby movie theatre was playing The Big Sleep Mode. The next mission, an Asian-themed jaunt on a dark night, had little pieces of origami strewn about the way. Clearly Blade Runner-inspired.  When I replayed the level and made a point to explore every nook and cranny outside of the building, I was treated to a whole new world of joy and surprises. Jazzpunk is all about interacting with your environment. And it even makes fun of that. Inspecting a suspiciously lone box prompts, in a garbled non-sense language, it to respond, "I'm just a box, leave me alone." Inspecting some garbage triggers a rain of confetti and the text, "Congrats, you're the 1,302nd player to smell this garbage."  An NPC asks you if they have crumbs on their face and you use a comically large 2D hand on a stick -- index outstretched -- to wipe them off.  Somewhere in the level you can discover a hidden pizza sidequest that transports you to an eerie locale in which the floor and everything else is textured with pizza, as you get accosted by pizza-textured zombies. It was somehow legitimately unsettling. It was also flabbergasting in its hilarity, as you dual wield a pizza cutter and a pizza paddle, slowing making your way to a cabin that looks similar to a Pizza Hut. Things just get better from there. I won't spoil it. The second mission, after you've made off with the Russians' plans, is to kill a sushi-loving cowboy in a Japan-town styled area filled to the brim, too, with sidequests and spiders to trap, though it is a much more linear level than the open first. It works just as well discovering jokes and goofs along a more structured path as it does finding them arbitrarily in an open space.  There's also a discoverable, playable Frogger section and a recreation of Quake's arena multiplayer, but the setting is a wedding and the weapons are popped champagne tops and Gatling wedding cake and rose rocket launchers. Chronic reptile dysfunction.  Jazzpunk is hilarious. I laughed, out loud and on the regular, while playing. It's goofy, it's surreal, it's incisive and impeccably timed. There's also a segment that features the most puns per minute I've ever encountered and I was left with the most reverent silence after stifling my snickering. Given how badly some games have attempted to be humorous, it's almost embarrassing the degree to which Jazzpunk outclasses them, and I've barely raved on about the superb music -- plenty of jazz coupled with some hokey 60's television camp influence -- and delightful, colorful art style.  Jazzpunk is pure joy.  
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All that and a bag of chips
I'd be convinced Jazzpunk was made by some actually-talented, alternate universe me, for me, if I didn't meet and chat with one half of its creative team, Necrophone Games' Luis Hernandez, for myself. It's a first-person joke...

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Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited is done! Beams down in July!


PC fan game ready to pick up Capcom's slack
Jun 23
// Tony Ponce
It's been a long road, but Philippe "MegaPhilX" Poulin's Mega Man Unlimited is finished a ready for release on July 14, 2013. Oh my... Quick recap: Shortly after Mega Man 9's release, Phil whipped up a video of what he imagi...
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Sony details EXACTLY how to share games on PS4


Also, nails Microsoft's ass to three separate walls
Jun 10
// Jim Sterling
Riding high off its announcement that the PlayStation 4 will have no DRM, no anti-used game policy, and will support game ownership, Sony has released a video detailing its incredibly deep and nuanced system for sharing physical copies of games.  This, right here, is the great video of E3 so far. Bar none.  Oh my GOD, is this stuff glorious.  Xbox Owned. 
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Conker's Bad Fur Day

Conker's Bad Fur Day director's commentary is glorious


SO BRITISH
May 28
// Tony Ponce
I said DAMN! Nintendo 64-era Rare is on a roll lately! I may be tempted to go buy an N64 off eBay right now and have a week-long Rare session. Three big shots from Conker's Bad Fur Day's dev staff have decided to knock back ...
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Final Fantasy IX

A new Final Fantasy IX side quest was discovered


The game still delivers 13 years later
May 27
// Tony Ponce
Our Lord of Lords Jim Sterling considers Final Fantasy IX to be his favorite game in the series. I wish I could share in his exuberance -- though I own a physical copy of FFIX, I've yet to actually play it. This newest disco...
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eBay Germany <3 Wii U

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions


It's a deep burn
May 27
// Tony Ponce
Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury'...
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VG a cappellas

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas


Two months of Sonic, Chrono Trigger, DuckTales, and more
May 25
// Tony Ponce
I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode...
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Chemical Spillage Simulation hitting PC in June


Simulate those spilled chemicals!
May 24
// Jim Sterling
Excalibur Publishing, the company behind such titles as Euro Truck Simulator 2, Camping Manager, and Bridge Project, has lifted the veil off its latest celebration of mundane majesty -- Chemical Spillage Simulation. "Your ini...
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Super Piano Brothers

Beautiful Skyward Sword cover by the Super Piano Brothers


You'll be hooked on the Brothers!
May 04
// Tony Ponce
You've heard of the Super Guitar Bros., right? Well, these guys are the Super PIANO Brothers! Oooooooooh, are we seeing the beginnings of a beautiful rivalry? Probably not. The duo of Tiedan Oskar Yao and Wesley Chu recently...
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Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited fan game goes J-pop in new trailer


Giant robot platypus says hi
May 04
// Tony Ponce
It's been a while since we heard news on Mega Man Unlimited, the balls-awesome Mega Man fan game that fooled even Capcom into thinking it was legit! You may remember my interview last year with project lead Philippe "MegaPhi...

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