[Back in April of 2007, former Destructoid writer Chad Concelmo started a recurring series called "The Memory Card." The purpose was simple -- to share some of the greatest events in gaming history, and give them the respect ... more
The tail-end of console generations always feel a tad bittersweet. In our haste to eagerly welcome a new, shiny machine to the ever-growing stack of boxes underneath our televisions, we begin to neglect the systems we're curr... more
A common theme I've seen around the 'net is that Pokemon X & Y has a weak endgame. While it's not nearly as strong as a few prior generational iterations, I wouldn't necessarily call it "weak."
Despite the fact that the b... more
Wow guys! New consoles are coming out, and they're really expensive. I mean, I know the technology is really expensive but hot damn: those are some expensive-ass Blu-ray players. What? They're more than just Blu-ray players? ... more
At some point, there will be an HD Zelda game and, for our sake, I hope it does away with the constant hand-holding and extended intros that were present in Skyward Sword, among other games.
Right now, none of us have any idea what Nintendo has planned for the next coming of Zelda on the Wii U, but one thing's for sure -- I hope it looks to A Link Between Worlds for guidance. more
[Update: Holly's episode will happen today, Nov. 10th 2013. Be there.]
Today on Sup, Holmes? we'll be treated to an hour and a half with Holly Pickering, formerly of Travelers Tales. Holly got her start in the business at 20 ... more
Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we welcomed David Gallant to the program. David made the papers earlier this year for his game I Get This Call Everyday -- an autobiographical comedy/tragedy game about his work in a... more
[Every week, from early November through the end of 2013, I'll report on my use of Wii Fit U and how it benefits my health.]
This year, being the biggest console launch year in a decade, has been really busy for me. I normall... more
Happy Friday everyone!
Welcome to another thrilling edition of Friday Night Fights! Today, we're going to talk about three of the biggest multiplayer games to launch this year. These games are, without a doubt, the most impor... more
Yesterday, we learned Call of Duty: Ghosts' follow up hasn't been written yet. In fact, Infinity Ward doesn't even know if there is one game or two games to go in its narrative arc.
I thought I'd help them out. more
When Pokemon X & Y was first announced, opinions between fans were torn. Some didn't like the 3D models and emphasis on a flashy visual style, and others thought of it as the natural evolution of the series.
At first, I w... more
It's that time of the year again where we start finalizing all the hottest and coolest stuff we want to nab for the holidays. New consoles are upon us, there's a ton of great games to get, and there's plenty of other cool gad... more
I seriously don't understand Microsoft's angle leading up to the launch of the Xbone. At this point in the game (PUNS) I feel like we should have a pretty good handle on what the system is and where it's going. Microsoft seem... more
While we were all busy Halloweening it up, drinking pumpkin spice Four Loko and throwing rocks at ghosts, Nintendo unceremoniously maimed its 3DS drawing app, Swapnote. It removed SpotPass functionality from the service, whic... more
There is room for Call of Duty in the gaming world -- I assure you. I don't know about milking it every damn year, but there is plenty of room for those of us who enjoy mindless first-person fun with our friends, oc... more
I'm not going to waste any time here: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has a launch window now. As you might imagine, that makes my pants really tight. I'm not the only one who is unable to contain their hype -- my co-host Phi... more
Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One, comes out in North American on November 22. That's soon! It will cost $500. That's fair chunk of money! I think it's time we Xbone up on the Xbox One with everything we know about it thu... more
It's no secret that Capcom's relationship with its former mascot has been strained of late. All public conflicts aside, the company promised to do something for the character for his 25th birthday.
The Street Fighter X Mega M... more
It's time to wake up, sheeple! We're delving into the hard-hitting cover ups and conspiracies that Big Videogame doesn't want you to know about. How is Grand Theft Auto V a papal conspiracy? What ties does a certain Italian ... more
This week on Sup Holmes we welcome David Gallant to the program. David is probably best known for losing his job after releasing a game called I Get This Call Everyday. He's also worked on the blood cell excitement title Hemo... more
Happy Friday everyone!
I wanted to take a few minutes this week and highlight a couple of Dtoid members who have have taken to the Destructoid community full force and started the Official Destructoid Pokemon Community Member... more
Whoa! You know what's spooky? I don't. I lost that ability back in Nam. Regardless, we've got a crazy show lined up! We're having the developers of Rocksmith into the house to talk about games and music. We're talking about a little game called The Witcher 3, and my favorite fighter ever: Slayer.
Also, we're dressing up. Hoorrraaaaayyy! Halloweenloween! more
It's the Halloween special, and the gang resurrects a long-dead friend -- MAX SCOVILLE! Yes, the former Podtoid co-host Dtoid Show star is back ... and he may be a regular fixture. He joins the group to discuss Val Kilmer's H... more
Happy Halloween spooks and ghouls! If it feels like it's been a month since A la cartrdige's Wind Waker Pouched Salmon, that's because it has been. Rest assured, we did not OD on puns and die. Our pun tolerance transcends hu... more
Halloweenloween is tomorrow night which means that it's time for Gentlemen's Club's annual fright-fest! Living in San Francisco there are few things I'm more afraid of than hobo shankings. Seriously. One minute you're waiting... more
In my time at Destructoid I've learned quite a bit about what it takes to make a game. Typically it takes a group of dedicated people to make a large product. But what happens when the product is small? How about iOS small? It dawned on me that I had no idea so I sat down with Victoria Cheng from Storm 8 and talked about what it takes to make an iOS game for the mass market. Check it out! more
Sweet mercy! Remember StarCraft Ghost, that delightful StarCraft-themed shooter that got canceled so long ago? Activision remembers. You see that Call of StarCraft Ghosts trailer? I sure did. But that's not the only alien shooting you'll see on The Core today, EDF also got dated so expect a goofy level of hype.
Want to check out all of this alien technology? Check out the Core at 3pm PST! more
Throughout Assassin's Creed IV you'll have the chance to leave the life of pirate Edward Kenway behind, and explore a giant Abstergo complex in the real world. Periodically, you'll come across cryptic emails, files, and artwo... more
[Amazing header by the amazing ZombiePlatypus]
Love it or loathe it, the 7th Generation of gaming has certainly been a memorable one. When I look back 20 years from now, I think I will remember this, fondly, as the generation... more
Last night, we brought you the first look at Phantom Army, the upcoming (2014) free-to-play third-person shooter from Zombie Studios (Blacklight: Retribution, Daylight) and SmileGate, makers of the massively popular CrossFire... more
Remember laser tag? Remember how cool it was to run around wearing those goofy looking chest pieces while wielding your mighty laser gun? Remember how fun it was when you would shoot your friends not with bullets, but with ra... more
[Art by Sarah Thomas]
A while ago, Jim Sterling, Lindsay Collins and I floated around the idea of doing a "What if?" web comic about videogames. Sadly, the only ideas we could come up with was "What if Yorda from Ico was a gu... more
On this week's episode, the gang opens an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with Jonathan "Lucky Dragon" Holmes' genuine recipes, while Willem Dafoe suffers a nipple-flavored curse at the hands of Brad Dourif. Elsewhere, there ... more
[Header by BeatBeat.]
Communitoid is the official podcast of the Dtoid community! Want to join Aaron, Andy, Conor, and Jo on a future episode? Send us an email!
On this very special episode, the gang is joined by Dtoid commen... more
Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to take a few moments to thank all of you who decided to take the plunge and go HUGE!
For me, the choice was easy. I've been with Destructoid since early 2007 and this is most definitely m... more
Last week on Sup Holmes (now on itunes) we happily welcomed former Next Level games and Silicon Knights programmer Ryan Vandendyck to the show. Ryan worked on games like Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Super Mario Strikers, and L... more
On this week's Podtoid, the gang opens Boston's best fetish dungeon, Jonathan Holmes preserves the sperm of the greatest living human, Paul Stanley encourages his friends, and stalkers get stalked by stalkers who stalk stalke... more
There is only one major Black male character in Total Recall (1990). His name is Benny. He is a buffoon. He is not entirely human. He's poor. He can't be trusted. He's a killer. He meets an untimely death about 25 minutes bef... more
After giving my full impressions for what I've played of Dark Souls II, I decided to break out the two boss encounters into their own article for two reasons: to go a little more in-depth on the game's combat, and to refrain ... more
When Demon's Souls was released and I wrote up my review, many readers didn't believe that I had actually completed the game. But I didn't get what all the buzz was about, because I've never found the Souls series to be pa... more
Okay, so we've featured a lot of Final Fantasy in Note Worthy lately, in part thanks to the recent remaster soundtracks. Looking at Final Fantasy VI this month, however, finally brought me around to accepting that this is tru... more
Oh look, it's time for more Indigo Prophecy! This time around, we get racist in a bookstore (again), we play basketball by watching basketball and pressing buttons, we push a wheelchair, and we play Simon Says while cutscenes have all the fun.
Indigo Prophecy thrills us all. more
Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Are you excited yet?! Good! Me too! You can tell I'm excited by all of these super awesome exclamation points that I keep using!!
Today is my daughter's ninth birthday (see below for a pic of her p... more
On today's thrilling adventure into David Cage's mental brainspace, we kick the crap out good friends, we get claustrophobic while trying to do our job, and we get very quiet and guilty when lots and lots of racism happens.
Also, crap stealth and some other things. more
Dale North made the official call yesterday and decided it was a slow news day. But that won't stop us on the Core! We're here to make sure that 30-45 minutes of your day are spent in the warm comfort of our embrace. Or ... more
Danny Baranowsky is in the house, back with the Podtoid gang by popular demand. The game composer is on hand to talk about Jonathan going face-down-ass-up, Conrad pottering about in the garden, and Julia Child scaring childre... more
I fiddle with the temperature knob and get murderous as I play Quantic Dream's true classic, Indigo Prophecy. Laugh along as we murder people in bathrooms, interrogate distraught women, and listen to music about women doin' ya wrong.
Oh Theory of a Deadman. You scallywags! more
Are you a Podtoid listener? If so, thank you. We love that you support our silly and almost pointless podcast.
But how long have you been listening to Podtoid? Since the early days? No, I'm not talking about last year or anyt... more
Before Heavy Rain’s release, Quantic Dream founder David Cage said that he didn’t want players to go through the story more than once. “It’s going to be unique to you. It’s really the story you d... more
Screenshot taken of the comment section of BF4Central.com, in a post about the upcoming Battlefield 4 Battle Packs.
As you can see, it manages to capture absolutely everything about the modern gamer in just two short statements. more