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Nick Chester and his Singing Vagina

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3DS 'lifestyle' pics appeal to the douchebag in all of us


Jan 20
// Jim Sterling
If there's one constant in the universe, it is this little rule -- all pictures tagged "lifestyle" will feature people who could only be described as spectacular douchebags. Nintendo has often given this rule credibility, and...
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Mega64's games of 2010


Dec 31
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Mega64's Todd and Aaron pick their favorite games, movies and other favorites from 2010. There's even a song!
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La Mulana devs talk difficulty and 'the key to fun'


Sep 23
// Jonathan Holmes
La-Mulana is known for terminating folks. The game is a lot of fun, but it's so daunting at times that some fans are afraid to play the game through a second time. The team at Nigoro (La-Mulana's developers) seem aware of thi...
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New Cave Story info dump and MEDIA BLAST!


Sep 22
// Jonathan Holmes
Here's the some news related to those Cave Story hints I dropped earlier in the week. First off, Cave Story is coming to DSiWare. There will be at least one new feature, maybe more. To quote Tyrone Rodriguez -- "it's really a...

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Kirby's Epic Yarn box art makes me spunk from my penis


Aug 18
// Jim Sterling
Professional sourpuss and Destructoid editor-in-chief Nick Chester tells me I should stop being so excited for Kirby's Epic Yarn. I have decided instead to not learn my lesson about Aliens vs. Predator and ignore his warnings...

Hands-on: DJ Hero 2

Aug 04 // Ben Perlee
DJ Hero 2 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii)Developer: FreeStyleGamesPublisher: ActivisionTo be released:October 19, 2010 (North America, Australia)October 22, 2010 (Europe) DJ Hero 2 follows the traditional music game sequel method of tossing in new songs on the disc. With artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Deadmau5, there is a broad spectrum of musicians whose work will be represented in the game. Supporting this is the single-player Empire Mode, in which the player works to be the leader of a music empire through mixing. Yep, it is nothing more than a single-player progression, but hopefully it'll be more interesting than the somewhat bland single-player mode from the first title. Also changed is the basic user interface. The overall layout and menu design is worlds better than the messy and confusing interface of the original game -- DJ Hero 2 has been outfitted with a clean, new, white interface and better-looking characters. In addition, it looks like the character models and animation have improved, with much more realistic dancing and mixing going on in the background. Gameplay-wise, there are a few more customization tricks for players. Remember the awful freestyle sample drops? It was an opportunity for players to toss sound clips into the middle of the song and freestyle. Unfortunately, they never sounded or worked very well. However, for DJ Hero 2, FreeStyleGames has made freestyling better, as you can perform your own spins, scratches and samples in a more harmonious and professional manner during the freestyle moments. Even more, players are going to be using the rewind ability much more often, and in multiplayer as well. It's a whole lot of little balancing that makes the musical experience better. Multiplayer seems to have received the most attention. People who have access to two turntables will be able to play newer and different modes. Quickplay, Pro-Faceoff, Accumulator, Checkpoints and Streak are all multiplayer modes for competitive players. I was shown the Accumulator mode, in which players have to achieve streaks of perfect timing before banking them into the score slot. With only a certain amount of banks, players have to be aware of their score, their combo, and when to slam on the Euphoria button. Pro-Faceoff is a traditional battle mode in which players play against each other, for the high score.  For Party Play, there are a drop-in/drop-out options while the music just keeps playing. Streak is much like Accumulator, in which players try to pull off better streak combos through songs. Checkpoints is a point-based mode, where each song will be broken up into different segments and each segment can be won. The player with the most points wins. Considering Activision is selling a $149.99 two-turntable combo for DJ Hero 2, it's clear this game is all about playing on the couch together with some friends. [Edit: Activision will be offering two SKUs for DJ Hero 2 in addition to that bundle, at $59.99 for the standalone title, and $99.99 for the game and one turntable.] Also making a return is mic support for those who want to sing along. What has been improved is that now whenever they jump in, they will be scored on pitch and range. It's a nice addition, sure, and having three players able to play together is always a good thing. People who liked the original DJ Hero are going to find a lot to enjoy about this one. There are some new features, sure, but it doesn't look like it's going to change things up that much. The music mashups are as delightful and surreal as ever, and the game has enough changes to mean this is a much more polished experience overall. 
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Back when the first DJ Hero released, music games were at a cultural high, selling hundreds of thousands of units; games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band proved that peripheral-based music games could not only work, but be very...

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Fight women in bikinis in Warriors of Elysia


May 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
This is a thing where bikini-clad women fight each other. You are either: A) Aroused. B) Disgusted. C) Confused. D) All of the above. Yes, this is a real game coming out in October for the PC. Here's the official web site. One more video after the break. Yup.
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How to make your own New Super Mario Bros. Wii levels


Apr 04
// Jonathan Holmes
That headline implies that I know how to make my own New Super Mario Bros. Wii levels. I totally don't. However, if didn't have to finish figuring out how to make my own Wario Ware DIY levels first so that I can review the ga...
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Twilight games could make MILLIONS!


Mar 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The Twilight franchise is a giant cash cow. The books, movies and even ... underwear have sold like crazy but one sector the franchise hasn't touched yet is the videogame market. Games analyst Nick Gibson spoke about the poss...
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Aliens vs. Predator will definitely not suck


Feb 01
// Jim Sterling
Okay, I don't know that for sure, but somebody has to balance Nick "Aliens aren't Taylor Swift, therefore they suck" Chester. Our illustrious editor-in-chief was less than kind to Rebellion's interspecies royal rumble when t...
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More The Who coming to The Rock Band


Jan 31
// Matthew Razak
Which hat to put on. I can toss on my Nick Chester's singing vagina hat because this is a Rock Band story or I can put on my Samit hat because it has to do with the Superbowl and FOOTBALL! Nick's hat is more comfortable, but ...
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All-white Sengoku Basara/Devil Kings Revoltechs available


Jan 23
// Joseph Leray
Perhaps in anticipation of the (upcoming?) release of Samurai Basara: Samurai Heroes, for the PlayStation 3 and, oddly enough the Wii, or Battle Heroes, a PSP game in the same vein, Kaiyodo is producing a Power Shop set of Re...
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New Wii game makes with the battle cries 'n decapitations


Jan 21
// Jonathan Holmes
The game is Zangeki no Reginliev, the first M-rated title (or at least, the Japanese equivalent of that rating) to be published by Nintendo of Japan. It was developed by the creators of the Xbox 360 cult-classic Earth Defens...
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Devs are mostly cautious about Natal


Jan 17
// Matthew Razak
Since Natal's announcement the interwebs have been a roller coaster ride of judgement for the motion/camera tech. It seems everyone has weighed in from Nick Chester's singing vagina to Jim Sterling's long lost fourth cousing,...
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So baller: Professor Layton Revoltech coming in March


Jan 15
// Joseph Leray
Ok, let's be perfectly honest here: this Professor Layton Revoltech figure is on-fire hot. If I had a saltier lexicon, one surely unbefitting of a gentleman like Professor Layton, I'd say it was sh*thot. At the very least, I ...
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Why didn't Nintendo name their new Mario Bros characters?


Jan 13
// Jonathan Holmes
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is on the fast track to becoming one of the best-selling games of all time. Less than three months after release, the game has already moved more than nine million copies worldwide, and shows little ...
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A No More Heroes 2 panty-flash jump-cut bonanza of excite


Jan 12
// Jonathan Holmes
Every time I see that there is a new set of No More Heroes 2 videos on the internet, I expect to be let down. So far, that hasn't happened. Though this latest set of videos doesn't have a whole lot of new info, there is a fl...
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2009 saw more new game releases than last year


Dec 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
1,099 videogames games were released to retailers in America this year according to Electronic Entertainment Design and Research. That's a little more than the amount of games released in 2008, which was 1,092. While it would...
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Rock Band DLC: 30 Seconds to Mars, Rubber Soul


Dec 11
// Jim Sterling
I hate it when Nick Chester makes me do the Rock Band DLC post. So anyway, here is some music and stuff from some musicians and stuff. You get music from Green Day, All-American Rejects and 30 Seconds to Mars this week. Good ...
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Bundle time: PixelJunk Monsters, Racers, and Eden for $20


Dec 10
// Jordan Devore
A recent post on PlayStation.Blog by Dylan Cuthbert has seemingly slipped under everyone's radar -- specifically, it's about about PixelJunk Shooter -- but wait, there's more. Right at the end, he mentions a deal Q-Games will...
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REO Speedwagon: The Game (we're not sh*tting you!)


Nov 05
// Jim Sterling
REO Speedwagon is getting its very own videogame, heading to the PC and Mac. I know you don't believe it, or at the very least think we're talking about a funny Flash game. We sh*t you not, however, this is a real, official, ...
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Analyst: DJ Hero demand is well below expectations


Oct 26
// Jim Sterling
It's got the "Hero" name and is being backed by the Activision marketing machine, but analyst Doug Creutz of Cowan and Company believes DJ Hero is not setting the world afire as one might expect. The latest addition...
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The Beatles: Rock Band defeats Guitar Hero 5


Oct 20
// Jim Sterling
Evil publisher Activision recently claimed that Guitar Hero 5 outsold MTV Games' The Beatles: Rock Band and maintained its dominance in the music game genre. However, it looks like Activision may have told an evil lie, becaus...
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U2 likes the idea of music games, would love to be in one


Oct 07
// Jim Sterling
Musicians have been very quick to sh*t all over music games with their "play a real instrument" demands and whining that titles like Guitar Hero and Rock Band discourage kids from wanting to learn music. However, Ir...
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25 million Americans played music games in April


Jun 26
// Jim Sterling
A new report by Interpret has indicated that, despite having ten million Guitar Hero games released a week, America is yet to get sick of the music game saturation. According to the research, over 25 million Americans played ...
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Want a $200 Guitar controller? Logitech has you covered


May 12
// Jim Sterling
If you love your Guitar Hero and want only the best for those late night strumming sessions, perhaps you may want to consider swapping out your squeaky plastic guitar for this decadent $200 bastard from Logitech. You will eit...
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Rock Band 2 DLC almost ready for Wii ... Nick Chester made me do this story


Dec 26
// Jim Sterling
When Rock Band 2 was announced for the Wii, Harmonix promised that downloadable songs would finally be available. It's been a week, but where are they? They're certainly not on any hard drives SD cards right now.If you're one...
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Rock Band attracts talent, Wii Music attracts pedophiles (probably)


Dec 10
// Jim Sterling
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman has confidently claimed that the Rock Band franchise has a much easier time attracting musical talent than its competitors, thanks mainly to its owned networks and better positioning to promote the ...

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