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Mario what are you doing? Get out of that trash can!


Brand new t-shirt in the Destructoid store!
Jul 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Mario likes to dress up as a bunch of different things in his various adventures, with the raccoon suit seemingly getting the most love. And now we know why, as he likes to go digging in trash cans with his raccoon buddies in...
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Destructoid store

It's-a Mario within a Mario within a Mario!


Check out the latest designs from the Destructoid store
Jun 09
// mrandydixon
It's-a me, Marioska! Everybody's favorite Mushroom Kingdom plumber enters the world of Russian Matryoshka dolls in this adorable design by artist Mat Hudson. And it can be yours right now in shirt form for only $19.95! T...

Review: Sumo Emperor

May 08 // Chris Carter
Sumo Emperor Bean Bag Manufacturer: SumoReleased: May 1, 2013MSRP: $399.00 Upon shipment, the Emperor was stuffed into a giant cardboard box -- and when you open it, it explodes into a giant fluffy cloud of comfort. You'll definitely want to move the box to your desired room before you unpack it, but it's not so large that you won't be able to transport it To be clear, this is less of a bean bag and more of a small couch. At 55" x 25", it's not something that would suit most one-bedroom apartments, as it took up a great deal of my decently-sized basement. I tested moving it up and down stairs for people who live in taller houses, and it's easy to roll, even if there isn't a really solid area to grab. So while it does take up a lot of space, it's easy to transport. The "Fiery Red" color isn't too busy, and manages to stand out without looking too tacky. The cover also zips off easily for cleaning. So what's the first thing you do when you get a bean bag chair? Jump into it of course! I noticed immediately that it conformed to my body, but didn't get too low to the ground, which is great. I also liked the distinct lack of the annoying crunching sound, which normally gets on my nerves, and is the main reason why I hate most bean bag chairs. It doesn't really absorb moisture, which is fun for long play sessions, since it won't get sweaty. It should fit two smaller people pretty comfortably, but I'll say outright, it's not comfortable at all if any party is on the larger side. While the Emperor is great for general sitting, of course, gaming is the real test. For the purposes of this review, I tried using it with a laptop, portable systems, and general console gaming. My results ranged from "moderately comfortable" to "perfect." First things first, portables are the best use of the Emperor, as it has lots of arm and head support. I tried laying on it with my 3DS, Vita, and iPhone, and found the comfort level to be near perfect. There was plenty of real estate to rest my head and arms, which makes for some great long Vita sessions. Just to be sure, I tried out a three-hour long Persona 4 Golden session on my Vita in it, and didn't have any issues at all. Tablet use is also extremely comfortable in the Emperor, as is general book reading. Sitting up with a laptop is a different story. Although it's comfortable for the most part, you don't really have a place to rest your head, since the Emperor doesn't get low enough to the ground. Instead, you're left laying back into the bag a bit more than usual, which doesn't make for a great time when you have something in your lap. My time with console testing was basically somewhere in the middle of my experience with portables and the laptop. You can rest your head and have your legs roll off the bean bag a little bit, but as a general rule it's not large enough to fully support your neck unless you lay a bit sideways. For more casual console games this isn't really an issue, but if you're playing something twitch-based or something that requires more precision, it'll be an issue. You can move more towards the front of the Emperor to rest your head, but your legs are basically falling off the bean bag. As a general rule I didn't have many issues with it, and still use it as an option when playing games of all types. The Sumo Emperor is definitely a luxury item. But if you look at the market for larger bean bags, it falls somewhere comfortably in the middle in terms of price ranges -- and really, that's about where it sits.
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It's a royal price point, that's for sure
Furniture can get pretty expensive. Sometimes, you'll go into a store ready to buy a replacement chair, and before you know it, you and your wife are picking out a five-piece sofa set. Comfort, price, and aesthetics all come ...

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Destructoid is more than meets the eye in this crossover


Destructobots, transform and blog about games!
May 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
You know what's cool? Transformers. You know what's not cool? That the Autobot symbol looks a little, well, emo. Have you really looked at it before? The robot mascot is sporting a frown face and looks like it's on the verge ...
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Dtoid store

Look classy with the new Donkey Kong tie shirt


Get the shirt for $19.95
Apr 23
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Donkey Kong is almost as old as the vidoegame industry itself and the big great gorilla has been in all sorts of different genres. Whether he was a bad guy or good guy, he always rocked a tie even in his first game as he scal...
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HAWP

HAWP: Papa Burch is the prettiest girl at prom


"Girl games" are hardcore
Mar 31
// Tony Ponce
The stereotypical "girl games" are not necessarily as bad as people make 'em out to be. Okay, a lot of them are as bad as people make 'em out to be, but that's not the point. The point is that there are gems even amongst the...
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Dtoid store

If you found pizza on the ground, would you eat it?


The most important question you will ever be asked
Mar 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Well, would you? That's what our newest shirt in the Destructoid store is asking, and if you've ever played a beat'em up before then you know the answer is giant yes! The new design was created by Josh Grilli, and features a tasty 8-bit pizza. As always, each shirt goes for $19.95, and you'll receive free shipping worldwide when you spend over $60 on anything in our store!
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Animal Crossing clothes

OH BABY! Animal Crossing DLC coming to Style Savvy


SO FASHIONABLE
Feb 14
// Tony Ponce
Nobody cares about this but me. I am a pretty, pretty princess. But yes, Nintendo's highly fashionable Style Savvy: Trendsetters, the boutique management sim released last year, will be receiving Animal Crossing-themed DLC. The "Gracie Grace" brand will be coming in the near future. So yeah. I'm beautiful.
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Super Mario kimono

This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion


Game clothing is hot stuff, baby
Feb 08
// Tony Ponce
In the fashion world, "retro" is in. I should know because I am a fashionista because I've been playing a lot of Style Savvy: Trendsetters on the 3DS, so I'm up on my sh*t. You couldn't be a more fashionable guy than me. So w...
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Celebrate Valentine's Day with the I <3 Controllers shirt


In pink, black, blue, green, and purple!
Feb 02
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I <3 Controllers is a fusion of videogame controllers that have come together to form one big heart. The design was created by Drea "Pinksage" Avellán, and up till now we've offered the design in black, green, blue ...
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Debut trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII


I like her new outfit
Dec 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: Oh hey look it's the debut trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, featuring gameplay, and Lightning's new outfit!] Full scans from the latest Famitsu have made their way to the Internet, giving us a much...
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Lightning, what the hell are you wearing?


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Dec 18
// Dale North
Lightning, you look... weird! The black leather-ish armor and white cape aren't exactly JRPG fashion no-nos, but what's up with the sleeves and the shoulder horn? You weirdo! These Shonen Jump magazine scans we foun...
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Stay warm this season with Destructoid shirts & sweaters!


Free shipping with orders over $60 worldwide!
Dec 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: This is your last chance to order anything from the store if you want them to make it before Christmas. Do you want to ruin Christmas?! I DON'T THINK SO!] For a limited time the Destructoid merch store will be c...
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Get 5% off on all merch from the Destructoid store!


We also finally have hoodies!
Nov 22
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The Destructoid store has grown over the last few months and with the holidays now upon us, it's time to have a sale! You can get 5% off on all your orders when you enter this coupon code at checkout: happyholidays. Plus don'...
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Destructoid logo shirts are back!


Plus three more new designs just in time for X-mas
Nov 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Yes, finally! Destructoid logo t-shirts have finally joined our ever growing collection of tees. Now that that's back, how many of you want some kind of Destructoid sweater? And if we were to make a sweater, where would you w...
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Aksys selling VLR watches for Hurricane Sandy relief


All proceeds go directly to Red Cross
Nov 14
// Tony Ponce
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is great. The sweet pre-order watch modeled after the in-game bracelet is also pretty great. If you missed the chance to score the watch for free, you now have the option to buy it directly f...
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Five new designs have arrived in the Destructoid store!


Nov 06
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Five new designs have been added to our growing collection of videogame inspired t-shirts over on our Shark Robot store! Our first new design is called Marioska by Mat Hudson, and is a combination of Russian Matryoshka dolls ...
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These custom gamer skirts make me mad I'm not a woman


Oct 03
// Tony Ponce
Have you ever gone into a Target or a Spencer Gifts, seen those gamer-themed boxers, and wondered (A) why such high fashion has to be concealed by pants and (B) why girls don't receive similar treatment? Maybe you haven't, bu...
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The Destructoid store returns with a ton of game shirts!


Sep 23
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Yes it's true! The Destructoid store has returned with a whole new lineup of gaming inspired designs. We've teamed up with the awesome folks over at Shark Robot to unleash a ton of new stuff. Go check out the store right now ...
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Pre-order Virtue's Last Reward, get a sweet death watch


Sep 17
// Tony Ponce
Those who pre-ordered 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors were treated to a very nifty gift: a replica of the bracelet that each character wore. Thankfully, while the in-game bracelets were shackling reminders of potent...
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Fangamer's shirt designs revived via Kickstarter


Aug 29
// Jayson Napolitano
Everyone's doing it, so why not Fangamer? I've been a long time fan of their game-inspired shirt designs, and it seems they've heard the voice of costumers out there who have been frustrated with so many of their popular desi...
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FAAAABULOOOOUS!!! Style Savvy is getting a seeequeeel!!!


Aug 13
// Tony Ponce
As you were browsing through Nintendo's lineup of upcoming 3DS games, what title immediately jumped out at you? Style Savvy: Trendsetters, you are absolutely correct! It's the follow-up to Style Savvy, the DS boutique manage...
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E3: Fashion Icon, the best game of the show hands down


Jun 05
// Tony Ponce
You can find gold in the most unlikeliest of places. That's never been more true than at E3, and this year's show is no exception. I was scoping the Gameloft booth, not expecting much, checking out the licensed The Amazing Sp...
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Last chance to get Destructoid shirts for $5!


May 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
TIME EXTENDED! We've left the Destructoid store open for one last month and this really is your last chance to buy a Destructoid shirt, poster, beanie or patch. For reals! In fact, EVERYTHING has been set to just $5 for the r...
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Get Metal Geared up with these Tactical Bags


Mar 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
As part of Metal Gear's 25th anniversary celebration, Konami will be releasing some special Tactical Bags to tote your PlayStation Vita around town in style. Has it really been 25 years of Metal Gear already? Talk a...
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Uniqlo to sell Metal Gear 25th Anniversary shirts soon


Mar 08
// Tony Ponce
If you ever need a reminder of the importance of the 80s in videogame history, just take a look at any one of the numerous major franchises that have been celebrating their 25th anniversaries lately. Now it's Metal Gear's tur...
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$10 shirts over at the Destructoid store!


Dec 08
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The holidays are fast approaching so what better gift for that Dtoid friend of yours than a Destructoid shirt! A ton of shirts are now between $5 - $10, including the Zombie Xbox 360, I Came, The Princess is a cockteasing bit...
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GUNNAR winners and new Modern Warfare 3 contest soon!


Oct 28
// Niero Gonzalez
Update 2: Winners announced!  In first place we have: GundamCat, mdh777, Vincio09, and Jake Wesorick.  (Corrections pending, duplicates are being double-checked).  Congratulations, your suggestions won the...
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Batman: Arkham City hats to cover your head


Oct 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
New Era Caps has produced a series of caps featuring art from Batman: Arkham City. They sent us photos of the three styles, which include a logo cap and a rather striking design using some of the black and white (and crimson)...
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Metroid Minimalistic shirt now on sale!


Oct 22
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Every Metroid needs a host to feed off of. As this is a minimalistic Metroid, it won't take too much of your energy away. Please, think of the Metroids. They need a good home. Baltazar "Fluffy Pancakes" Rosiles created our la...

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