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Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know

Even if you must play all the Hot New Games, you don't need a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One to do so until 2015. Enough of them are still releasing on PS3 and 360 this fall. The rest, on PC (and, for some of us, handhelds).  With the recent release of Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros., you might consider buying a Wii U, though.    more

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Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions

When it comes to writing about Smash Bros, I'm a control freak. If Destructoid goes more than a day without posting about the series, I get impatient. Smash Bros is actually a big reason why I got started here. Back in 2007, ...   more

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Weekend Playlist: Summer Jams

Summer is officially in full swing and most of you are probably sitting inside and playing Destiny. I dont blame you though, if I had a PS4 I would be doing the same exact thing. For those of you who maybe want to pretend you are outside enjoying the nice weather, I have created this playlist of happy summertime jams.      more

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Just Saiyan: "Advanced Adventure" Saga! Part 5!

In this final episode of the first Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure saga: Max and I tackle Muscle Tower, talk about Murasaki's ass pole, Goku's descent into madness, and which Dragon Ball characters we'd like to hang out with.   more

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Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash

EVO happened over the weekend and holy hell, that BlazBlue grand final was something special (watch it here). The year's big fighting game tournament was home to spectacular comebacks and we even got some announcements like ...   more

Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash photo

I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man

One of my favorite parts of Pokémon Black & White was the ability to haze your magical pets by dressing them up and having them perform musical theatre, so putting Pikachu in drag in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby sounds awesome to me. If you want to watch the full Pokémon trailer in all its awkwardly-paced Nintendo-approved sterile family-friendly glory, here it is.   more

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How dumb will Heihachi's hair look running on Unreal 4?

For whatever reason, AOL accidentally let the cat out of the bag about Tekken 7, which is going to be running on Unreal Engine 4, and now we have a big ol' trailer for the game. Meanwhile, in a different game about guys with dumb hair hitting each other, Raiden has been revealed for Mortal Kombat X, and he seems to have a very loose understanding of what thunder can and can't block out.   more

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Radio Dtoid 041: Romancing Keith David

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) and maybe, possibly Beccy Cain...   more

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What do you love that everyone else hates?

Yesterday, our own Jonathan Holmes bared his soul to the world when he came to the defense of tripping in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Though his reasons were myriad and his motives sincere, after skimming the nearly 450 comments...   more

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I'm going to miss tripping in Super Smash Bros. 4

[Art by Fallen Party] [Update: Some of you are pretty upset about the article! Sorry about that. Also, a few people pointed out a couple of mistakes I made. First, I wrote that you can block in the air in Smash Bros. Looks li...   more

I'm going to miss tripping in Super Smash Bros. 4 photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/12]

You should watch Ping Pong: The Animation. It's why Lebron James realized he needed to go back to Cleveland, true story. But be warned, watching other anime after will be hard because it leaves you extra acutely aware of how ...   more

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Here are five reasons I'm curious about Dragon Age: Inquisition

I've liked just about everything I've seen from Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is weird, because historically I've basically avoided the series. Here is literally everything I knew about the previous Dragon Age games go...   more

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Just Saiyan: 'Advance Adventure' Saga! Part 4

In this episode, while playing Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Bill and Max discuss Chiaotzu's dim sum secret, Japanese onomatopoeia, that damn song that I can't identify, and why is Nam white in this game?   more

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Alien: Isolation's pre-order bonuses are annoyingly good

The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.   more

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I messed around in the bizarre, experimental reboot of Rust

I first played Rust back in January. It was at times scary, confusing, and frustrating, which is to be expected in an anything-goes online multiplayer game about naked men trying to survive with rocks and crudely-fashioned ha...   more

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Sharknado's: The Video Game's press release is a natural disaster

Sometimes, when I check my email, I find wonderful things like messages from friends and family, beta invites, or announcements that something I ordered has shipped. Sometimes, I find a pile of press releases. Sometimes they'...   more

Sharknado's: The Video Game's press release is a natural disaster photo

Another fair comparison: 1001 Spikes is better than Game of Thrones

Believe it or not, there once was a time when many, many people thought that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was better than Advance Wars. Thankfully, those days are over now. According to my numbers, 89.6% of those who o...   more

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Just Saiyan: The 'Advanced Adventure' Saga! Part Three

In this episode of Just Saiyan; Max and I talk about Max's adventures at Fanime, the super nasty Bacterian, and Dragon Ball Z butt rock. You do not want to miss the ending. A dog finally breaks Max. For reference: the songs Max is talking about when he mentions DBZ being sampled are below.   more

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Hey, new Wii U owners: Don't forget to play Nintendo Land

I forgot Nintendo Land existed until a couple weeks ago. Like some of you, I only recently bought a Wii U and after looking at some "what to play" lists for my next multiplayer game, I was reminded of this minigame collection...   more

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What're you playing? A lot of Mario Kart 8 around here

You guys might not know this, but some of us here at Destructoid are big fans of videogames. For a change of pace, we'd like to share that interest with you all and fill you in on some of the games we're playing right now.&nb...   more

What're you playing? A lot of Mario Kart 8 around here photo

None of these strategies helped me win at Mario Kart 8

I've fought the urge to buy a Wii U specifically for Wind Waker HD for the better part of a year now. After a strong E3 by Nintendo and a convenient Mario Kart 8 promotion, I finally relented. Between flipping throu...   more

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Some videogames you have to try this boring summer

Whether it's a humid summer day or just an unpleasantly hot one, there's nothing quite like hiding from the sun in your small dark apartment. Here are x number of videogames to help you stay pale this season.   more

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In honor of Canada Day, a video about Akira.

Today is Canada day. And since "Canada" sounds kind of, sort of like "Kaneda," the hero of Otomo Katsuhiro's groundbreaking cyberpunk manga-turned-anime Akira, that's reason enough for me to put on my favorite red jacket and talk about one of his favorite pieces of media ever... Japanese, Canadian, or otherwise.   more

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Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another

Videogames are often at their best when you can just tell that the developers had fun making it. There's a special quality that shines through -- one that can sometimes be tough to place, but somehow makes itself passive...   more

Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo


Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo
Guacamelee! is largely the product of DrinkBox trolling one another photo



Radio Dtoid 040: Drug-Laced Pacifiers

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) and maybe, possibly Beccy Cain...   more

Radio Dtoid 040: Drug-Laced Pacifiers photo

Weekend Playlist: Hatsune Miku

Something that is unsurprisingly rising in popularity is Hatsune Miku, the anime persona for a singing synthesizer called Vocaloid. She is literally on fire right now, opening for Lady Gaga on her most recent tour and even s...   more

Weekend Playlist: Hatsune Miku photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [6/28]

Burn it all to the ground. I'm making guacamole.  Here's last week's post. Let's begin anew. [We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, w...   more

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Only some of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's new tech sounds cool

In a lovingly overproduced developer diary, a couple of Sledgehammer bros ran down the exciting new gear in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, including this year's "game-changer," the exo-skeleton, and hyped some of their other groundbreaking innovations such as... as laser. If nothing else, there was an opening for a Mountain Dew joke.   more

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Video: Japan's new Godzilla game looks a bit rough

The King of The Monsters is stomping his big dumb lizard feet all over the Playstation 3 this winter, but only in Japan. Bandai Namco hasn't really given us much else to go on for this game. Will it come out in the west? No idea, but the recent Godzilla movie from Legendary Pictures did pretty well, so who knows.   more

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Hardline 24: Mirror's Edge 2's combat, supporting Bad Company, and Sonic fandom

This is what happens when there isn't much news to dig into in the weeks following E3. I tried to talk with Steven, Brett, and Hamza about a few of the silly EA stories that made the rounds earlier this week -- Mirror's Edge...   more

Hardline 24: Mirror's Edge 2's combat, supporting Bad Company, and Sonic fandom photo

Just Saiyan: The Advanced Adventure Saga! Part Two

Those darn dogs! We're playing Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure for the GBA again. We broach a lot of subjects this time around; from Mr. Popo's endless power, to King Furry's dark secret, to the reason for the Senzu Bean shortage.    more

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We're celebrating Sonic's 23rd birthday the only way we know how

It's Sonic's 23rd birthday, and we couldn't let his big day go by unnoticed. We wanted to celebrate by paying tribute to the legendary hedgehog. A really hot, steamy, sexy, erotic tribute. In case that last sentence wasn't indication enough, this post isn't exactly family friendly. So, not safe for work content to follow. You've been warned. Enjoy.   more


Living with Mario princesses and famous people: My daughter plays Tomodachi Life

As many of you know, I am quite the gamer. Not only that, but I am quite the game collector. It comes as no surprise then that my daughter, Kaitlyn, would also follow in her dear old dad’s footsteps.  Ever since sh...   more

Living with Mario princesses and famous people: My daughter plays Tomodachi Life photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [6/21]

No longer tormented by the ants, I'm again able to stock Kahlua, which means my first white Russian in ages. With cream instead of milk, too. Now I'm going to go get tikka masala. Not bad. I walked in on my friend playing Gra...   more

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Weekend Playlist: Anamanaguchi

This Sunday I get the chance to play with one of my favorite bands of all time, Anamanaguchi. This chiptune band has been rocking my ipod since forever, and It's almost hard to believe I have been listening to these guys for...   more

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The 5 best parts from the E3 demo of MGS V: The Phantom Pain

Sure, you could go watch the whole half-hour demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain we saw at E3, but then you don't get to look at my pretty face. Also, an animal shows up at the end of this video! Can you guess what it is?    more

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Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!

It's about time we did something like this! The Destructoid Videogame News System captures the retro Nintendo Entertainment System box covers with an 8-bit Destructoid. The new design was created by the talented Drew Wise, an...   more

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Hardline 23: A whole lot of E3 talk

E3 2014 has come and gone. It was a week packed full of announcements, hands-on sessions with new games, and consumption of gross food. But we survived, more or less. I got together with Brett, Hamza, and Steven to recap the...   more

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Video: No Man's Sky impressions

Of all the games we saw at E3, No Man's Sky is probably the most difficult to describe without sounding like we just came down from a mescaline trip. A procedurally-generated universe filled with millions of planets? Each with new and unique flora and fauna? Spaceships that shoot lasers? This is definitely a high concept game. Hopefully, the final product delivers, because it sounds cool as hell.   more

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Just Saiyan: The Advanced Adventure Saga! Part One

We're back with a whole new arc of hanging out and talking about Dragon Ball. We've jumped into the GameBoy Advance title, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure, one of the best Dragon Ball games out there. In this episode, we beat up boar bandits, fall down holes, and have uncomfortable conversations about Yamcha and Tien's relationships with their small companions.   more

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Behold, the winner of our E3 2014 Community Choice Award!

Last week, we asked you to weigh in on your favorite games of E3 2014. And weigh in you did! There were approximately eleventy bajillion votes cast and hand-counted by yours truly, making this one of the most popular E3 award...   more

Behold, the winner of our E3 2014 Community Choice Award! photo

Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o...   more

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Destructoid's Best of E3 2014 winners!

E3 was all about the games this year. With the console launches out of the way, game developers have been able to focus on making great games, and we saw a ton of that at E3 2014 this year.  We shared with you our nominees for game of the show and about a dozen other categories. Now it's time to find out what games have won our Best of E3 2014 winners!   more

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Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji

Here's some very flaccid news in the wake of E3 -- Destiny's Alpha is over, with a Beta next month. The game'll be a Sony exclusive in Japan. The new dude from Halo 5: Guardians has been named Agent Locke, and he'll be i...   more

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Radio Dtoid 039: Kenny Loggins' Purple Fox Lazer Nipples

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) and maybe, possibly Beccy Cain...   more

Radio Dtoid 039: Kenny Loggins' Purple Fox Lazer Nipples photo

These were the best trailers of E3 2014

That's another E3 in the books. After months of speculation as to what gaming's most important convention might hold, four quick days clear everything up. In a way, it almost feels criminally short given everything that's on ...   more

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Vote now for Destructoid's E3 2014 Community Choice Award!

E3 has been all about the games this year, which means it's been a very good year to be a gamer indeed! Now that all the major press conferences have come and gone and the majority of the big reveals have made their marks, it...   more

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You won't believe these Kirby pics that Dtoid drew, they will blow your mind and restore your faith in humanity

How's Destructoid wrapping up E3? Frantically cranking out previews from the press room? Hustling around the show floor to see as much as possible? We probably should be. Instead, we're drawing pictures of Kirby. Really really good pictures of Kirby.   more

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Destructoid's Best of E3 2014 nominees!

E3 2014 is all about the games this year. The consoles launched last year, so now it's time for everyone to put up or shut up with their lineups that will make the new-gen worth it. We nominated a ton of game s for Destructoi...   more

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Video: Microsoft E3 2014 press conference impressions

Microsoft did well at E3. The conference cut down on bullshit, focusing first and foremost on games, and was over before we knew it. A major win for any company, in my book. Max and Bill had a similar reaction to this mornin...   more

Video: Microsoft E3 2014 press conference impressions photo