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Pokeplate

This Pokémon plate belongs in a museum (and is now in one)


Willow pixel
Feb 09
Very dang good artist (and current Firewatch art director) Olly Moss, whose work we routinely enjoy, made these pixel art Willow plates a while back. These classically-inspired works are now on display at the Victoria and Alb... read
A rising star speaks
Jacob "Humble" Browe is a visionary. He's just shipped a multi-billion dollar game to hundreds of retailers across the United States and Canada, with additional release dates staggered across the world. After running a succ... read feature

New Guinness Game Editio

Guinness' Gamer's Edition 2015 lets you know how to make mom finally love you


Play Minecraft for 25 hours to make those years up
Feb 06
Wanna know what you have to do to be the best? The new Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition hosts a diverse listing of various gaming records. Wanna have the largest Tomb Raider memorabilia collection in... read
Dying Light

You can beat Dying Light with no weapons, just punches and dropkicks


And with some patience
Feb 04
Not long removed from Dying Light's recent release, one boy decided to play through the entire game engaging only its best elements. That is, running around and drop kicking fools. It's dubbed the Jean Claude Van Damme run and its the only correct way to play a game that has drop kicks.  More games need drop kicks. read
Better PSN

This tool makes it way easier to keep track of your PlayStation Network purchases


Happy downloading
Feb 04
Managing game downloads on PlayStation Network is a far greater pain that it needs to be, but I've grown accustomed to Sony's ways. Thank goodness for people like redditor RePod37, then, for coming up with an intuitive soluti... read
What a thrill
I noticed the creepy janitor in Life is Strange slowly climbing up the ladder and thought, "Ah, I see, an organic, in-world time limit." Nick Robinson thought of Metal Gear Solid 3, which is always the better thought.   read feature

H1Z1

If you're new to H1Z1 and these guys show up, you're joining a fight club


I think I just broke one of the rules...
Feb 03
Like the Penis Brothers of yesteryear, some people in zombie survival games are less concerned with the undead, and more intent on messing with fellow humans. You know what they say: man is the real monster. This group in&nb... read
The Simpsons

Paul Robertson's Simpsons tribute is surprisingly safe for work


And unsurprisingly outstanding
Feb 02
Paul Robertson, whose work you might have seen in games like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or Mercenary Kings or in crazy-ass gifs like this, has teamed up with fellow animator Ivan Dixon and musician Jeremy Dower for a heartf... read
Enough to make even Gabe Newell blush
Knives in games are weird. They're either way too weak and flimsy to be any fun (the weapon of last resort you mess around with for a few moments to delay dying or before you restart from your last, hopefully ammo-rich, save)... read feature

Bonus stage

Real life Ryu wrecks car with his bare hands


Bonus stage
Jan 29
I hope that car was non-running and cheaper to junk than fix, or else that's a waste of a perfectly good little car. Not that we all haven't thought about letting the aggressions out and possibly hurting ourselves while destroying some property. Just think about taking a baseball bat to some cheap, boardwalk-prize glassware. I could go for one of those right now. read
Best @ Tetris

A new Tetris Grandmaster has been born


The sixth person ever to achieve it!
Jan 28
Kevin Birrell, who goes by the alias of KevinDDR, has joined the few, the proud, the Tetris Grandmasters. He is only the sixth person in the world to ever accomplish this feat, which should already give you an idea as to... read
Ground Zeroes

Already done everything in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes? Try rolling everywhere


'PRolling'
Jan 28
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a short game. After you have a good feel for what you're doing, you can run it over and over, experimenting all the way. Eventually, you'll know it like the back of your hand (assumi... read
Amewtwo

Custom Mewtwo amiibo even has its own box


Custom amiibo scene strikes again
Jan 28
Reddit's Tomcat1994 has gone the extra mile with this custom Mewtwo amiibo, giving the man-made pocket monster a man-made box, too. Check the whole gallery here. The custom amiibo scene is definitely the neatest part of ... read
Hack the planet!
In response to the wave of harassment in the videogame industry, Depression Quest developer Zoë Quinn and freelance game producer Alex Lifschitz have formed Crash Override: a network of anti-harassment crusaders wit... read feature

All before the game's even announced
There's a normal cycle of news for finding out about upcoming videogames. After a tightly-controlled reveal, details will trickle out slowly -- just enough at a time to barely placate prospective players, their longing for th... read feature

Custom amiibo

The Etsy crowd is making some great custom amiibo


Small soldiers
Jan 21
We post a lot of amiibo stuff on Destructoid, and when I say we, I mean "not me." That ends today. I couldn't pass up this chance to highlight the custom amiibo scene on Etsy. The results are admittedly hit or miss -- this is Etsy -- but even the misses have a certain humorous charm to them. Let's take a look. [Header image: Alltheapplesdoubled] read
Unbeaten Steam games

See how long it'd take to complete your Steam library


Some things are best left unknown
Jan 16
We got a tip today about this cool little site called SteamLeft that tries to estimate how long it would take you to finish the rest of the games in your Steam library based on data from HowLongToBeat. To see your personal re... read
Porno metrics

Porn Wars! SugarDVD says Pornhub's wrong, PS4's still the big daddy


What am I doing with my life?
Jan 15
The console wars are raging, and they're raging hard. As with any struggle for supremacy, there are key battles and then there are the less meaningful fights. I think we can all agree that the likes of "best exclusives" and "... read
AGDQ 2015 recap

Now that Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is over, which runs should we watch?


Speedrun marathon brought in $1.5 million for charity
Jan 12
Awesome Games Done Quick ended this weekend, and what a show it was! The week-long live-streaming gaming marathon raised more than $1.5 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We covered several breakouts from the event, i... read
amiibo

Man hate-buys Rosalina & Luma amiibo in bulk so fans can't have them


This guy sounds like a real bundle of joy
Jan 09
As with any collector craze, amiibo are being hit hard by the resell market -- a group of people that buy as many as possible only to flip them for a substantial profit. Most see it purely as business, but one man's driven by... read
Metal Gear Solid watch

This Metal Gear Solid Codec theme makes me want a smartwatch


But those things are still expensive
Jan 07
This super-cool Metal Gear Solid Codec watchface by njdom24 is the most powerful argument in favor of smartwatches I've seen yet. For a moment there, I was excited. Real excited. Then I looked up what it costs to own the device in question, a Moto 360, and reality sucker-punched me. If you've got one, you know what you must do: represent! skittleguy [Tumblr] read
69 isn't the only porn number
Pornhub, which I am told by other people familiar with the webpage is a site for viewing adult, pornographic films, has released its statistical year in review. It's not as detailed on the videogame console side of things lik... read feature

Our new overlord

All hail TASbot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes


'At this point, it's less of a game and more of a program'
Jan 05
"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what ... read
Do you go overboard, or show restraint?
It's been a while since the last episode of Collector's Corner, but with the amiibo-craze happening I figured it's a good time to check in with the gang. For the most part, when we talk about videogame collectors, we're talki... read feature

Pillar of Autumn

It took almost four years to build this amazing Pillar of Autumn from Halo with Legos


Time well spent
Dec 29
I was recently given a tiny Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lego set. 47 pieces. I put it together in no time. Michelangelo with a little cart thing. It was simple, but I loved it. You know; that feeling you get when y... read
Art

Eight childhood game obsessions, illustrated


What we saw when we were young
Dec 26
For Matter's New York Review of Video Games, a "weeklong celebration of our most experimental, most alive, least respected art form," the publication asked eight artists to illustrate a single game that dominated their youth,... read
OutRun

I think we've found the ultimate OutRun machine


Shake the street
Dec 22
I hadn't heard of Force Dynamics' crazy-looking 401cr motion platform before today but I'm already convinced: it is the coolest way to play Sega's arcade classic OutRun.* "This is the original arcade OutRun from 1986, ported... read
Pikmin art

Ducklings and Pikmin need to watch out for storm drains


Who put that apple there?
Dec 15
Don't tell Jonathan, but I still need to watch Pikmin Short Movies. I'm a bad Pikmin fan. But looking at these pieces of art created using Art Academy: SketchPad makes me feel better. They were made for a Miiverse challenge p... read
Music

OC ReMix celebrates turning 15 with, yep, you guessed it


Free remixes
Dec 12
OverClocked ReMix has given us a ton of amazing remixes over the years. Longer than I realize, sometimes -- the game music community celebrated its 15th anniversary this week. Crazy. For the big one-five, the site has release... read
Catch 'em all

This map shows where to find Pokémon in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Bob has done it again
Dec 10
On my journey to obtain every Pokémon in X/Y (and eventually give many of them away; no regrets!), this map of catchable Pokémon created by reddit user Bobdor was instrumental. It got my Pokédex off to a ... read
Pokémon

I wish I had the artistic talent to make a sweet Charizard Game Boy


This is a thing of beauty
Dec 10
You can't comprehend how bad I am at drawing and painting. Impossibly bad. Like, I'm not positive I'd pass a kindergarten class if that's a thing five year-olds get judged on. Then there are people like this who can flawless... read
Majora's Mask art

Finally, some Majora's Mask art that doesn't terrify me


So cute 'n' cuddly
Dec 10
Olly Moss is my favorite artist working on game-related prints, though he also makes great posters and even box art. I never seem to be around when his stuff is up for sale, and that, well, that doesn't change today with the... read






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