Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ... read
In what has to be the most incredible display of PR spin seen in a videogame crisis, an Electronic Arts spokesperson has claimed SimCity's notoriously awful DRM setbacks are a result of the game being just too gosh-darn enjoy... read
First thing you'll notice about YouTuber Smooth McGroove is that his beard is legendary. Combined with his already long hair, he is a dead ringer for Cousin Itt from the Addams Family. Also, he looks a lot like my college ro... read
Pokémon plus Nobunaga's Ambition? That's hot. Pokémon plus The Legend of Zelda? Why hasn't this happened yet!?
Artist Finni Chang decided to recast Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf as Pokémon trainers with appr... read
Have you ever been playing Ecco the Dolphin and thought to yourself, "This music is great, but I really wish it sounded as trippy as how the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey looked"? Well then have I got a gift for you!
Last year... read
A long-awaited digital release of a sci-fi classic! No time for rumors! Good Old Games has confirmed that System Shock 2, a game glaring in its absence from the digital space, is coming to its service, and it'll be available tomorrow!
The GOG release will come with a num... read feature
Coming back from lunch here at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013, I ran into an event staffer with the greatest arm tat I've ever seen. You see a lot of tattoos in Las Vegas, but I've never seen one that stopped me dead in my tracks.
"Is ... read
Have you ever been playing Metroid, and wondered what Samus and Mother Brain would look like as a LEGO set? No? Well, what the hell is wrong with you? At least me and LEGO CUUSOO user Zurtech are on the same page. He has crea... read
De-Pixelated by Blue Goggles Films is a web series that re-enacts videogames in real life. So far, nothing we haven't seen before, right?
In this latest episode, based on Streets of Rage for the Genesis, Adam Hunter shuffles... read
When I first saw this video for New Super Mario Bros. U, I thought "no big deal, this guy is just beating the level by flying through it with the Flying Squirrel suit and a Pink Yoshi.
Then I saw the "wow" moment where he ca... read
Did you buy Braxton "Skotein" Burks' amazing Kanto Symphony, the Pokémon Red / Blue orchestral arrangement album? You should have already because it is hot cinnamon rolls, but if you haven't, go part with $10 on either... read
This was my first MAGFest, and damn, it did not disappoint. So much hotness everywhere. For most people, it would be impossible to narrow down the greatest moment of the show.
For me, it was simple.
I'm at the main concert st... read
A number of intrepid fans have come together to create and maintain the Podtoid Wiki, your one-stop database for the heroes and lore of Destructoid's more storied podcast. Created by the listeners themselves, these pages hold... read
Promising Steampunk action game Edge of Twilight is back in development with the newly branded Fuzzyeyes Entertainment Limited. The game, long thought dead, was resurrected in 2011 and has been silently worked on since. ... read
You guys remember FMV games, right? Well, even I remember them, and I'm the resident baby here at Destructoid. FMVs were interactive movies that, you guessed it, used full-motion videos. Think Dragon's Lair but with real act... read
[Update: The chipWINter Bandcamp page is up! There was an opportunity to purchase a limited edition audio cassette of the album, but it sold out in five minutes. Damn!]
It's the holiday seasoooooooooon!
Brandon Hood of "Chip... read
The final issue hits all the right notes Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER.
If you've ever been an NP reader ... read feature
By now, you've likely had time to absorb the glory that is Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, the Metroid series tribute arrange album from Shinesparkers. Among the tracks is Sam Dillard's "Beyond the Glass," a cover of Super Me... read
I've said it before, but Konami's VRC6 Memory Management Controller chip was quite magical. Applied to a Famicom cartridge, it added three extra sound channels, allowing for richer audio. Just compare "Beginning" from the We... read
As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid.
Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset.
I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is... read
Interplay has followed Larian Studios to become the next company offering a "pay what you want" sale on GOG.com. If Larian's deals didn't get your attention, this most certainly shall. They've got an interesting little setup ... read
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Back in July, I shared a preview of Kanto Symphony, a reworking of the Pokémon Red / Blue soundtrack originally composed by Junichi Masuda. This orchestral update, influenced by the Zelda Reorchestrated project, was s... read feature
Konami has today officially announced that a Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo is available to download from the PlayStation Store for your PS Vita handheld entertainment device. If you were confused at all about what you do... read
I once dabbled in building custom LEGO models many years ago. I made an Arwing and Wolfen from Star Fox 64, and as proud as I was of them, they were the blockiest damn things you've ever seen. I have nothing but the utmost re... read
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A few months ago, Brandon Hood of the "Chiptunes = WIN" movement organized an orgasmic three-hour, 51-track chiptune album that was as incredible as it was grossly excessive.
Naturally, he felt... read
Sometimes it's hard to remember that Conker was not always the foul-mouthed drunkard we all know and love. He was supposed to be another kid-friendly mascot in Rare's software stable. He even managed to squeeze out a forgett... read
Folks give the Disney Channel a hard time over its programming lineup, often with valid reason. Still, there are a few shows that prove some people still "get it." I've been a big fan of Phineas and Ferb for its cleverness a... read
Brandon Hood, organizer of that massive Chiptunes = WIN album from a while back, is teaming up with online music station geekbeatradio for an insane 17.5-hour-long broadcast. The main event of the broadcast, if ... read
We've featured musician Shnabubula's videogame-themed albums in the past, so I'm nothing less than pleased about his latest endeavor. Back in May, he released SNESology, a completely free collection of original music that us... read
Tokyo Jungle, the demented "animal survival" game about a Tokyo chock-full of lions and bears, is destined to hit North America on September 25. What's more, the crazy game is going to be available for the rather pleasant pri... read
I'm still reeling from this morning's Mega Man shenanigans. I can at least take comfort in knowing that some companies still give a damn about the little blue dude. Like Archie Comics, for example...
As you are already aware ... read feature
Remember the Bandai D-Arts figure of King of Fighter's Terry Bogard that was showcased at Comic-Con a few weeks back? Someone saw fit to give the man a promotional website all of his own. It's pretty amazing.
In addition to o... read