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New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built photo
New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built
by Fraser Brown

Underneath my gruff exterior beats the heart of a kid obsessed with LEGO. Even now, if I see some of those little bricks, I drop what I'm doing, and start building, ignoring whoever else is in the room. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I'm pretty excited for LEGO City: Undercover, which drops this week along with a whole bunch of other games.

Set in an open world and story-based, it sounds like my cup of tea, especially since my favorite LEGO game has to be LEGO Batman 2. And come on, the hero is called Chaise McCain, the name I wish I was now blessed with.

Along with the tiny brick goodness, a slew of other games launch this week. Gears of War: Judgement is a thing, and will undoubtedly feature shooting and steroids; fighting giant monsters refuses to go out of style in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct appears, and still looks terrible; and the Wii U gets a Need for Speed game. All this a more falls from the skies this week.

What are you grabbing? 

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7:00 AM on 03.18.2013

LEGO City Undercover 3DS builds an April release date

If you're itching to explore the open world of LEGO City Undercover and don't have a Wii U, there's hope yet, as the prequel, titled Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is headed to to the 3DS on April 26th. This is an en...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 03.15.2013

LEGO City Undercover eShop requires external hard drive

Nintendo already blundered the original Wii U in terms of hard drive space, as the system couldn't even fit one of its major titles at launch without an external hard drive. My issue is that although most of us know how to bu...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.12.2013

LEGO City Undercover shows off its vehicles and disguises

It's been a while since I've had a new full retail game to play on my Wii U, so I'm excited to check out what LEGO City Undercover has to offer. Nintendo seems to have it covered here, with footage of all the wacky vehicles ...

Chris Carter







Review: LEGO City Undercover photo
Review: LEGO City Undercover
by Jim Sterling

TT Games has enjoyed years of success turning licensed properties into LEGO adventures. In many ways, it seems like quite an easy gig -- simply take an existing license, be it Batman or Lord of the Rings, and give it a makeover with colorful bricks and slapstick humor. What could be simpler? What, indeed, could go wrong?

Considering it sits comfortably on a sweet gravy train, one has to respect TT for being bold enough to eschew an established license and try something more original with LEGO City Undercover. Based instead on one of LEGO's own toylines, TT has more creative freedom than once it did -- but with that freedom comes a greater accountability and less brand recognition, as well as a need to craft its own story, characters, and universe with which to succeed. 

Fortunately for TT, the gamble paid off. Mostly.

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2:45 PM on 02.26.2013

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes targeting Wii U in spring

Later this Spring, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be putting out a Wii U version of last year's LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which was something of a departure from the franchise with its full voi...

Jordan Devore



No license? No problem! LEGO City: Undercover preview photo
No license? No problem! LEGO City: Undercover preview
by Abel Girmay

The LEGO videogame series has been around for some time, with its most popular incarnations definitely being the most recent licensed titles. Much like an artist that has been making music for more than five years, a series has to change, in sometimes unexpected ways, to avoid irrelevance while retaining the heart of what makes it great.

Coming off of LEGO Batman 2, the series' first foray into an open world, LEGO City: Undercover definitely runs with the idea to good effect. How good? Well that remains to be seen come launch, but so far, damn good.

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11:00 PM on 02.14.2013

Let's make this FTL LEGO set a reality

Videogame LEGO sets are great; just last week we saw a terrific fan-made BioShock set that really impressed me. On a totally different scale, these neat little FTL - Faster Than Light sets show off a range of the ships f...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 AM on 02.13.2013

Doom's Cacodemon bursts forth from LEGO Hell

Allistair Pinsof, is that you? Whoops! My mistake! The hideous Cacodemon. Born from the depths of Hell -- or from the cover of a D&D manual, but whatevs. Now he's returned in LEGO form, badder (and a little bit fatter) th...

Tony Ponce

1:45 PM on 02.10.2013

LEGO Rapture looks good enough to live in

LEGO seems to inspire the sort of creativity that makes me green with envy. Tiny brick enthusiast Imagine Rigney has recreated a gorgeous, incredibly detailed LEGO version of BioShock's Rapture over the course of a year and a...

Fraser Brown

2:45 PM on 02.05.2013

Project: Metroid hopes to become an official LEGO set

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...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 PM on 02.04.2013

LEGO City Undercover assembles a new trailer

The new trailer for LEGO City Undercover is out, and it's a bit like the one released last year; showing off some story elements and some gameplay. The narrative deals with the conflict between legendary LEGO cop Chase McCai...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 01.18.2013

Make your own gigantic Metal Gear Rex out of LEGO

Some creative genius made his own Metal Gear Rex out of freaking LEGO. It's huge, weighs six pounds, features numerous working parts, and did I mention it was huge? Screw buying ThreeA's official Metal Gear Rex figure for $50...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:45 PM on 01.08.2013

The DTOID Show: Pokémon X & Y, Valve's Piston & Day Z

Hey gang! The Destructoid Show is now switching to a twice-a-week schedule, so we'll now be Tuesday and Friday. Today is a Tuesday, so that's why we did an episode. Major news-things happened: a company called Xi3 announced t...

Max Scoville

1:30 PM on 01.08.2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes announced for this fall

Mixing LEGOs, videogames, and comics together has always seemed like a good idea -- certainly something I would have loved to see as a kid. TT Games is pressing on with yet another title, and this time it's LEGO Marvel Super ...

Jordan Devore





1:30 PM on 01.02.2013

Warner Bros. announces three LEGO Legends of Chima games

If you had told me that Legends of Chima was already a successful LEGO property, I would have believed you. But it's not! Not yet, anyway. Described as a "fantasy adventure set in land inhabited by different magical animal tr...

Jordan Devore