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Hidden Nintendo song photo
Hidden Nintendo song

Hidden 'Totaka's Song' discovered in Mario Kart 8


You sly dog
Jan 12
Composer Kazumi Totaka has been hiding this tune in Nintendo games for over two decades now. While some of us will best recognize "Totaka's Song" from Mario Paint, it has turned up in titles like Link's Awakening, Luigi's Ma... read
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Kickstarter

Drift Stage looks and plays like a love letter to classic arcade racing games


I haven't felt this compelled to share a Kickstarter in quite a while
Jan 09
One look at Drift Stage in motion -- a few quick seconds into its main theme song -- and it's love. This is a racing game for PC/Mac with one hell of an art direction currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The pitch isn't... read
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Joe Danger

Tearaway is back with a cameo in Joe Danger 2 for PS Vita


Forget Steve from Minecraft, play as Atoi or Iota instead
Jan 07
Before No Man's Sky, there was Joe Danger 2, a lovable side-scrolling racing/platform game about a motorbike-riding daredevil. After appearing on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3, the game is now primed for its PS Vita debut, ... read
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More F-Zero, maybe

Miyamoto thinks F-Zero needs a 'new type of controller interface'


We'd be fine without it, all the same
Jan 06
In a recent appearance on Smosh Games (interview starts at 4:35), Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto touched on a range of topics, including the future of F-Zero and Pikmin. The famed designer gave a concise update on the latter se... read
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Me and my crew, we swaggin' in the room
A great racer to me doesn’t focus on an abundance of customization options or entire garages of cars. It doesn’t even serve up solid multiplayer modes or an interesting soundtrack. It keeps me playing. And let me ... read feature

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Shovel Knight

What the butt? Shovel Knight is in Road Redemption


He's coming to the Steam Early Access game today
Dec 22
Shovel Knight's surprise appearance in Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption seems like the result of the developers meeting over drinks, someone throwing out a wild idea, and no one being sober enough to interject. Then again, this is the studio responsible for butt mode. Bless 'em. read
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Storm Island

Forza Horizon 2's first DLC takes places at the ominous Storm Island


Gee, I wonder what happens there
Dec 16
Forza Horizon 2 shipped this fall with plenty of inclement weather, unlike some other game. Nevertheless, its first add-on centers around even more torrential downpours on the paradisiacal sounding Storm Island. Storm I... read
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Action Henk

I played Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 as fat Sonic in Action Henk


Too many chili dogs
Dec 16
If there's a level editor, World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. will find a way. But before I get to that, there's a more pressing matter: fat action figures dressed up like Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, we could use more of those in ... read
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Distance Early Access

Survival racer Distance available now on Early Access, also coming to PS4


Refract's take on the racing genre has left me impressed
Dec 13
Distance, the neon-soaked spiritual successor to the popular freeware racing title Nitronic Rush is now available to test drive on Steam Early Access. For those interested, you can pick it up for a l... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's TV app no longer broken


Wii U System Update 5.3.1
Dec 02
Mario Kart 8 has definitely passed the honeymoon test. It's still a staple with my group of friends, and the sheer number of tracks will likely ensure that over time, it will be my most played Mario Kart ever -- tha... read
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The Crew

Ubisoft informs everyone of The Crew's review process and it's not great


Just be patient
Nov 25
Only a few weeks removed from the kerfuffle surrounding both the Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue reviews and embargoes, Ubisoft is opening up about exactly how The Crew's review process will go. Th... read
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Driveclub

Maybe Evolution should focus on getting Driveclub to work instead of free DLC


Driveflub
Nov 21
We're rapidly approaching the two-month anniversary of Evolution Studios' Driveclub's release. What makes this significant is that the multiplayer component of the game doesn't consistently work. Two. Months. Later. We won't ... read
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F-Zero

Mario Kart 8's take on Mute City recreated in F-Zero X


But can we go deeper?
Nov 19
Mute City is my favorite DLC track in Mario Kart 8. Like, it's not even close. Nintendo doesn't seem all that interested in making a new F-Zero, but at least we have dedicated fans out there keeping the series alive. Take th... read
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Zelda x Mario Kart
Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack has Link riding a horse-shaped bike called the Master Cycle. And, good lord, Mute City from the beloved but still dormant F-Zero series. Also, a track based on Excitebike with a killer remix. Are you even going to read this review? Don't answer that. Let me have this moment. read feature

Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Here is literally everything in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack


A lengthy video explains it all
Nov 07
We've seen clips of the Mario Kart 8 DLC, but this new walkthrough video from Nintendo shows off everything in all its glory. All three characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link), four vehicles (Blue Falcon, B Dasher, ... read
The Crew beta photo
Get an early shot at this hot new racer
Your old pal Mr. Destructoid has stuffed his pockets chock full of keys for The Crew's closed beta, and he's giving them out to his favorite community! (That's you, in case you were wondering.) To claim your key, just click the big button below! Then just head on over to this page and redeem it there for your console of choice (PS4 or Xbox One). The beta runs until next Monday. Have fun! read feature

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Mario Kart 8 DLC

Yes! The first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack hits next week


November 13
Nov 05
The Mario Kart 8 DLC that adds Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and new vehicles and courses -- including ones based on F-Zero and Excitebike -- will be out on Thursday, November 13. The add-on will cost $7.99 if you buy it s... read
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Driveclub

Driveclub's PS+ version has been a disaster


Sony, what?
Oct 31
For many, Driveclub was one of the crowning exclusives for the PlayStation 4. I remember the first time I saw that presentation by the creepy (yet awesome) guy who looked over every painstaking detail, from the feel of t... read
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Driveclub woes

Driveclub PS Plus Edition delayed until Evolution fixes the full game


Trial version postponed 'until further notice'
Oct 30
Evolution Studios' long-delayed Driveclub released on October 7 but its saga is far from over -- the game still has online issues, and the slice of game for PlayStation Plus subscribers isn't out yet. Sony Worldwide Studios p... read
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Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's take on Excitebike makes me smile


DLC course playable next month
Oct 28
Excitebike Arena is one of the DLC courses included in Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 1 and even if you don't need a trailer to convey why Excitebike and Mario Kart are a winning combination, be sure to watch the video for the musi... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's November DLC pack will include Yoshi Circuit


And a Tanooki Buggy
Oct 22
When Mario Kart 8 delivers its first DLC pack in November, it'll arrive with a few familiar courses. The newest reveal today is the Yoshi Circuit stage, which was previously found in Double Dash (and Mario Kart DS). Add... read
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Quantum Rush: Champions

Single-player anti-gravity racer hits Steam Early Access


It's not WipEout, but it's still pretty good
Oct 21
While we wait for more news on R8Games' exciting-looking prototype Formula Fusion, Berlin-based studio and publisher GameArt has attempted to fill the future-racer void by releasing its single-player version of Quantum Rush:... read
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Driveclub

Driveclub's 1.04 stability update is out, fans still reporting issues


It hasn't been a great launch
Oct 17
Driveclub is finally out, but Sony hasn't had a very smooth launch so far for Sony and developer Evolution Studios. Along with a multitude of crash errors, Sony also took the PlayStation Plus version of the game offline ... read
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Good lord, Nintendo gave Link a motorcycle!


This pleases me
Oct 15
We've seen a couple images of Link in Mario Kart 8 before but nothing like this. Take special note of the front of the motorcycle. So cool! Hope the vehicle's stats are good. As a reminder, the DLC is coming in two waves. Lin... read
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Racing games

Stop being dicks, online racers


Drive better
Oct 13
I wouldn't call myself a fan of racing games, per se. Dale's a fan of racing games. I'm just kind of a curious bystander that likes to indulge every now and then. I think they act as sort of a palate cleanser for me, the pick... read
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Driveclub PS+

Driveclub's PS+ Edition having issues, delayed a bit


Look for it once the server problems are fixed
Oct 08
Driveclub's PlayStation Plus concept has been hyped up for quite some time. The idea of getting a piece of retail game at launch, even if it's just a slice, is a pretty sweet deal for Plus owners. But it appears as if there a... read
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Link: Open letter to Microsoft, Turn 10, Playground Games on DLC


Nice work, Cheapy D
Oct 07
Forza Horizon 2? Pretty damned good, right? Having to buy a car pack to get the most desired DLC car? Not so good. I have strong feelings of my own on that and other DLC topics surrounding the Forza franchise, but I can save ... read
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In the Club
Driveclub was supposed to be a launch day title for the PS4, but it was delayed for a while, pushing back until now. We got our hands on it at the E3 following the PS4 announcement last year and thought it needed more time in the oven, so a delay was actually welcome. But that was a long delay. So, how much of a difference has a year made?  read feature

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Steam

A bunch of Disney games are now on Steam


Keep 'em coming
Oct 06
Disney has added a number of games to Steam today and while many of them are movie tie-ins and not particularly great ones at that, there's some good stuff in here. Notably, Split/Second, a racing game with action set pieces ... read
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The Crew

The Crew just can't catch a break


Delayed to December
Oct 06
Ubisoft is pushing The Crew back a few weeks to December 2, 2014 where it will release simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. I'm not sure what kind of sales the company is expecting to generate here, bu... read
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Next Car Game

Next Car Game now has an actual name


Wreckfest
Oct 03
It's still listed as Next Car Game on Steam Early Access and the like, but Bugbear Entertainment has settled on a proper name for its demolition derby racer: Wreckfest. "As Wreckfest is all about the madness of colliding cars... read
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Crash...into me
[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.] Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode ... read feature







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