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New Tearaway video photo
New Tearaway video

All of Tearaway is constructed from one sheet of paper


Well, virtually at least
Nov 06
A new video for Tearaway explains the fundamental idea behind the paper in the game. The really freaking cool part about it all is that every individual piece inside the world is virtual paper, folded up exactly to the artis... read
Tappingo photo
Tappingo

Tappingo looks a bit like Picross, comes to 3DS eShop


Tap, tap, tap-aroo
Nov 05
I've been clean for a few years now, but not too long ago, Picross was my digital cocaine. I consumed Picross DS in unhealthy amounts, and when the game was exhausted and I thought I could finally be sober again, Picross 3D c... read
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Now you can play games on flights without interruption


FAA relaxes electronics use rules
Oct 31
I fly at least 120,000 miles a year, every year (this year I'm at almost 170,000!) and I'm playing games on every flight. My 3DS looks like tornado debris from heavy use! A little secret? I NEVER shut my games off. When the f... read
Nintendo 2DS photo
Nintendo 2DS

2DS commercial reminds you it has some pretty good games


Other than that, it's kind of boring
Oct 15
This commercial for the 2DS gets straight to the point -- Nintendo has some solid titles for its handheld systems. Dropping heavy-hitting names like Pokemon X/Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, th... read
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Oh, yeah, the 2DS is out now!
In this pleasant little video from Family Gamer TV, nine Nintendo handhelds are battery tested including the brand new 2DS. The results aren't terribly surprising -- the 3DS line all kick off fairly close to one another, at ... read feature

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English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works


Go back to where it all began
Sep 26
Okay, first of all that remix of the Pokemon Red/Blue theme is pretty damn great. So yeah, the Pokemon Origins four episode anime will be coming to North America. The show will air on Pokemon TV on November 15, and will foll... read
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3DS passes lifetime sales of the Wii in Japan


12,752,731 units sold in Japan alone
Sep 26
The 3DS is king in Japan right now. The handheld has just passed the Wii's lifetime sales, hitting 12,752,731 units sold to date. The Wii by comparison has sold 12,698,878 units in Japan. These figures come from sales trackin... read
New 3DS colors photo
New 3DS colors

Black/white 3DS being replaced with blacker/whiter 3DS


In Japan
Sep 25
Japan is getting two "new" 3DS colors on October 10, Pure White and Clear Black. The units will retail for 15,000 yen (~$152) and replace the discontinued Ice White and Cosmo Black. Check the comparison below. It's more evident in the black. Also, lol. Pure White And Clear Black 3DS Colors Coming On October 10 [Siliconera] read
Nvidia Shield review photo
Come back with your shield, or come back on it
[Disclosure: Nvidia has provided Destructoid with a number of computers for PC game review purposes in the past. If you feel that may make our reviews of any of their products "biased" or "paid off," you are welcome to.] The ... read feature

Vita buyer's guide photo
The Vita has no games you say?
The 3DS had a chance to shine with a recommendations article and now it's the Vita's turn. With the release of Killzone Mercenary and a tidal wave of indie ports on the way, the Vita has quite a few titles under its belt. Wha... read feature

Vita/Monster Hunter sales photo
Vita/Monster Hunter sales

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt


Missed Monster sales
Sep 19
I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fa... read
Wikipad hardware review photo
Terrible name, neat device
I'm constantly reminded that we're in a rather strange era of gaming. While past generations have decidedly kept console and portable gaming completely separate, the two experiences are converging more and more with the rise ... read feature

Killzone: Mercenary photo
Leading the VAN-Guard
This is the game I wanted a PlayStation Vita for. I have a long documented fondness for the Killzone series, and while Killzone: Liberation on the PlayStation Portable was enjoyable enough, I truly longed for a genuine first-... read feature

Angry Video Game Nerd photo
Angry Video Game Nerd

AVGN braves the unholy tide of Tiger LCD games


Attack on Tiger
Sep 08
I knew this day would come. The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about Tiger's line of LCD handheld games. I've warned you all about the horrors of these infernal contraptions. I even pointed you in the direction of an onl... read
2DS photo
The toast-like system gets a thumbs up
Like Dale and Spencer, I wasn't expecting much of the 2DS. And, to be fair, it's not really meant for me -- I play the occasional game in 3D (Animal Crossing, for instance) and already own the original 3DS, so if I were to b... read feature

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So the 2DS is actually just one big screen


It's not two screens like you would think!
Aug 28
The 2DS, that's a thing! It's aimed for a younger audience, and it cuts out all the 3D stuff. And as it turns out, those two screens are actually one big screen. That's according to US Gamer in an effort to cut down costs. Th... read
2DS photo
2DS

Nintendo 2DS weighs less than the 3DS XL


Comparison of 2DS system specs with 3DS, XL
Aug 28
Nintendo has divulged the specs of the newly-announced 2DS, and there are a few tidbits worth bringing up. The screen real estate is the same as it is with the regular 3DS, though the funny-looking handheld does support sligh... read
Nintendo 2DS photo
Nintendo 2DS

Reggie says the 2DS is for five- to six-year-olds


Nintendo of America's president views it as a starter handheld device
Aug 28
With Nintendo's surprising announcement of the 2DS today, some people are wondering who exactly the device was created for. While the price point of $129 is appealing, the slate form and omission of 3D were curious changes. I... read
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2DS

Nintendo says it's committed to 3D despite the 2DS


Price point trumps 3D support for budget-friendly device
Aug 28
While the Nintendo 2DS will play 3DS games, it won't support 3D. It stands to reason that such functionality isn't nearly as important as Nintendo made it out to be. That's not how Nintendo executive VP of sales and marketing... read
PS Vita photo
PS Vita

Assassin's Creed IV on PlayStation Vita via remote play


The second-screen you've been waiting for
Aug 20
During today's press conference Sony once again demonstrated the PlayStation Vita's remote play functionality by streaming Ubisoft's highly-anticipated pirate-fest Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag running on PlaySta... read
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Mike Bithell's Volume debuting exclusively on PS4/PS Vita


From the creator of Thomas Was Alone
Aug 20
Mike "Thomas Was Alone" Bithell has a new game coming. It's called Volume and it'll have an exclusive debut on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this year.  Volume will let you create, mix, and share your own game worlds online, though not too much is known beyond that. Knowing Bithell, it will likely be a very charming little game.  read
Sony photo
Sony

Starbound, Fez, and Velocity 2X coming to Vita (Update)


More indies to feast on!
Aug 20
[Update: As announced on Polytron's official site, Fez will be headed to PS3 as well. In addition, Sony's released a full list of indie titles headed for each platform in the near future. The list includes gems such as B... read
Vita price drop photo
Vita price drop

Sony to drop PlayStation Vita price to $200


Significant reductions in memory card prices as well
Aug 20
We've seen various retailers drop both the Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi PlayStation Vita models down to $200 recently. It's time, Sony. We're ready for you to introduce that coveted price drop across the board. And Sony is ready as wel... read
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Borderlands 2 coming to PS Vita (Update)


How handsome!
Aug 20
[Update: Sony is publishing the title, and Iron Galaxy Studios -- the makers of Divekick -- helped on on bringing the console shooter to the handheld. Borderlands 2 Vita will be out in 2014, and will feature everything the co... read
LCD browser games photo
LCD browser games

Play Game & Watch and other LCD games in your browser


Blast from handheld gaming's past
Aug 12
Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a lit... read
PS Vita photo
PS Vita

Looks like Target will have PS Vitas for $200 soon


That goes for the 3G model, too
Aug 09
A Target ad for the week of August 18 - 24 references a nice little deal on PlayStation Vitas, should you be in the market for the handheld. Both the standard Wi-Fi ($249.99) and 3G/Wi-Fi ($299.99) models are going to drop in... read
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KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita


Kick, punch, it's all in the mind!
Aug 08
Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need... read
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New PS Vita update lets you access cloud saves quicker


Plus some other streamlined fixes
Aug 07
A new system update for the PlayStation Vita has added a number of new features. The biggest being the ability to quickly access PlayStation Network servers so you can now upload/download save data from the cloud, so long as... read
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Black 3DS XL comes out on August 11


Just in time for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Jul 30
Nintendo has finally confirmed that the Black 3DS XL is coming out on August 11, in the United States at least. It's been priced at $199.99, but some stores may have it for $179.99 through a promotion. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team also comes out on August 11. What a coincidence! read
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Chaos Rings now available on PS Vita, PS Mobile


Quietly available in North America as we speak
Jul 24
The rather excellent, if originally pricey, phone/tablet RPG Chaos Rings has snuck its way onto the PlayStation Store, available for purchase on PS Mobile and PS Vita devices. Though only announced for Japan, it's already on ... read
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales surpass 500,000 units


Plus see how else Nintendo performed in June
Jul 19
Good news, everybody! Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold more than 505,000 combined physical and digital units. More than 20% of the total sales came from the digital sales, in fact. Nintendo says that internal sales trackers... read
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Killzone: Mercenary pleases me in gameplay demo video


Less swipe, more choice
Jun 20
One of my biggest concerns with Killzone: Mercenary was that we'd be made to swipe across the touch screen for every melee attack. Breaking the way one holds a PS Vita for shooter games in order to drag a finger along the ce... read






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