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3:30 PM on 05.30.2012

GOG.com set to release Tomb Raider and Retro City Rampage

A few months ago, GOG.com revealed that they would continue to re-release classic PC games on their service whilst also releasing brand new games through their service. At their Summer conference today, we got to know the nex...

Alasdair Duncan





11:00 PM on 05.21.2012

Here's what Retro City Rampage looks like on the Vita

Retro City Rampage's mastermind Brian Provinciano sat down with the PlayStation.Blog to show off his baby running on the PlayStation Vita. Brian details some of the Vita features, from the optimized visuals for the handheld ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Interview: The music of Retro City Rampage photo
Interview: The music of Retro City Rampage
by Jayson Napolitano

We've been talking a lot about Retro City Rampage and its soundtrack dating all the way back to 2010. The game's finally due out on nearly every platform in May, and after our favorable review of the soundtrack and a look at the limited edition vinyl, we're sitting down with composers virt, Freaky DNA, and Norrin Radd to discuss their work on the game.

Actually, this is more a reminiscence about the NES than anything else, but it's still a good time, and each artist provides a lengthy description about the process of writing his favorite track from Retro City Rampage. And, as always, we have music clips for you to enjoy as you read.

Check it out and let us know if you're looking forward to Retro City Rampage and its soundtrack later this month. 

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Note Worthy 001: Kingdom Hearts 3D, Journey, and more photo
Note Worthy 001: Kingdom Hearts 3D, Journey, and more
by Jayson Napolitano

Welcome to Note Worthy, a new feature we’re rolling out on Destructoid! If you’ve read anything I’ve contributed over the past year at Destructoid, you’ve probably noticed that it all pertains to game music. I live for this stuff, and I thought I’d take things a step further by providing a monthly round-up of game music releases from Japan and beyond. I’ll be commenting on the latest releases as well as providing links to reliable import sites where you can pick them up if you’re interested.

Note that while I’m going to be preparing this feature on a roughly monthly basis, the releases won’t always fall into the previous month’s time frame mainly because we have to wait for items to arrive from Japan. That, and sometimes it’s nice to take a look back at older stuff. Also, I want to give a shout out to VGMdb, in invaluable resource for fans of game music, and one I'll be using extensively, and Connary Fagen for whipping up our nifty logo!

With that, enjoy, and let us know what you’d like to get out of this feature moving forward.

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4:00 PM on 04.01.2012

Retro City Rampage cereal is a download for your face

"I can really taste the graphics!" How many videogames can you play as well as eat? Inspired by Ralston's nasty-ass Nintendo Cereal System from back in the day, Retro City Rampage: The Cereal brings the pixelated action of R...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 02.29.2012

Is Nintendo's favorite ape coming to Retro City Rampage?

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Download the...

Jonathan Holmes

2:45 PM on 02.26.2012

Sup Holmes? Talking modern gaming with Brian Provinciano

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Missed the l...

Jonathan Holmes

4:45 PM on 02.24.2012

This weekend on Twitch TV: Tales from Retro City

As the weekends grow on Destructoid's Twitch TV channel, we continue to bring the thunder with every hour of programming. It starts today with Mash Tactics' "Community Collaboration Friday" with the caster so good Twitch TV h...

Bill Zoeker

9:45 PM on 02.22.2012

The DTOID Show: Borderlands 2, RCR, & toys! SO MANY TOYS!

Happy Wednesday, fellow Destructoid readers! It's time for yet another episode of your regularly-scheduled evening video game news program. On today's show, I swoon over the latest Borderlands 2 trailer and congratulate Nint...

Tara Long

6:30 PM on 02.22.2012

Retro City Rampage OST now on Bandcamp and limited vinyl

Retro City Rampage is just a few short months away, and I for one have been looking forward to the game's 8-bit soundtrack composed by Jake "virt" Kaufman, Leonard "Freaky DNA" Paul, and Matt "Norrin Radd" Creamer. It looks a...

Jayson Napolitano



Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC photo
Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC
by Tony Ponce

Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano promised a development update for February 20, so here it is. Is he not a man of his word?

The most important bit of news is that, in addition to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade, Retro City Rampage will also be getting cozy on PlayStation Network, PS Vita, and Steam. The game will release some time in May, and that date is looking like a lock.

You can even pre-order the Steam version right now on the Retro City Rampage main page for $14.99. Not only will the pre-order score you the Steam key the second the game arrives, it'll also earn you a soundtrack sampler, a digital manual, an 25% off all RCR-branded shirts, posters, and pins on Fangamer.

So, yeah, boyee! Get on that sh*t!

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9:00 PM on 02.08.2012

The DTOID Show: Mass Effect on iOS and Psychonauts 2?!

Could it be that all our dreams have suddenly been answered in just one, 13-minute news program? I hope not, otherwise I may as well pack up my desk and non-existent belongs RIGHT NOW. (Don't worry, I'll never give you the s...

Tara Long





12:30 PM on 02.08.2012

It's not done yet!? Retro City Rampage update on Feb. 20

Oh, Brian Provinciano! Pretending like you are so hard at work when you are actually chilling in Cancún, smoking expensive Cuban cigars. How dare you string us along! I'm kidding, of course (maybe), but the wait to pl...

Tony Ponce



Destructoid's most wanted Wii / Wii U games of 2012 photo
Destructoid's most wanted Wii / Wii U games of 2012
by Jonathan Holmes

There were a few excellent third-party releases on the Wii in 2011 (Bit.Trip Complete immediately comes to mind), but for the most part, last year marked the end of an era for the console. The Wii didn't even get the new Sonic game! When Sonic won't even slum it on your console, you know that it's over.

Still, thanks to a strong first-party lineup, the little white object of hardcore hatred had a pretty great year. There was a small but incredibly high quality library of releases, including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and (in Europe) Xenoblade Chronicles.

Surprisingly, 2012 is looking just as good for the Wii. Depending on your tastes, some may say this year will be even better than 2011 (which isn't saying a lot, but bear with me). Destructoid has been ticking off all our anticipated titles for the coming year, beginning with the Xbox 360 and PS3 lineups, and now Tony Ponce and I are here to tell you which Wii games you should want the most (with a bonus Wii U section for pure overexcited speculation). Let's get this show on the road!

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8:00 PM on 10.27.2011

Biffman brings vigilante justice to Retro City Rampage

Vblank Entertainment dropped off a new trailer for Retro City Rampage, arriving early next year on Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare. When The Player discovers the secret lair of Theftropolis' greatest vigilante, Biffman, he takes the opportunity to do a little crime fighting of his own (and eliminate some of the competition). I've said it before and I'll say it again. My body is ready.

Conrad Zimmerman

11:30 PM on 08.29.2011

Retro City Rampage literally has everything

It's safe to say that everyone at Destructoid is a big supporter of Retro City Rampage, the upcoming XBLA homage to retro gaming. After all, the editors are playable characters in-game alongside Mr. Destructoid himself. So o...

Liam Fisher