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Spladow! It's an orgy of new Sonic comic compilations!

Over the past few years, Archie Comics has been doing a spectacular job of re-issuing old Sonic comics via compilation books. Not only do they help recent fans catch up on the series' long (and often obtuse and confusing) his...   more

Spladow! It's an orgy of new Sonic comic compilations! photo

Indie Game: The Movie's new credits put end to conflict

A bit of controversy between Fez creator Phil Fish's ex-business partner and indie documentary Indie Game: The Movie has been laid to rest today, one 3GB Steam update and subtle word change to an end-credits note later. Two d...   more

Indie Game: The Movie's new credits put end to conflict photo

Archie Sonic also getting love with a Comic-Con variant

Not to be outdone but that other blue upstart, Sonic is getting his own comic variant exclusive to the San Diego Comic-Con. Well, scratch that -- Sonic doesn't actually feature. The sketch variant that Archie is making availa...   more

Archie Sonic also getting love with a Comic-Con variant photo

E3: Silent Hill: Book of Memories blown open (part 2)

In the first part of our massive E3 Silent Hill: Book of Memories interview with WayForward director Adam Tierny and Konami producer Tomm Hulett, we talked about the game's narrative premise, survival horror gameplay, an...   more

E3: Silent Hill: Book of Memories blown open (part 2) photo

E3: Silent Hill: Book of Memories blown open (part 1)

Silent Hill: Book of Memories certainly turned heads when it was first revealed, but the attention was not entirely welcome. The idea of a top-down dungeon-crawler set in the Silent Hill universe drew more than a little rage ...   more

E3: Silent Hill: Book of Memories blown open (part 1) photo

Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center?

Of course you do! I just got back from an early visit to the L.A. Convention Center, home to next week's massive industry event: E3. You may have heard about it. The final preparations are almost complete, with companies putt...   more

Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo


Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo
Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo
Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo
Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo
Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo
Do you want a sneak peek of the E3 Convention Center? photo



The Sound Card 007: Game music on vinyl

It’s back! It started and ended in 2008. The Sound Card, I mean. Dale North started the series many years ago, and while it had a very short run, I was always a fan of the column which featured zany lists that included ...   more

The Sound Card 007: Game music on vinyl photo

Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat!

That's right, kids. Mr. Destructoid has arrived in Super Monday Night Combat! We've teamed up with the bacon-loving maniacs at Uber Entertainment to give the game a sexplosion the only way Destructoid can. The Mr. Destructoi...   more

Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo


Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo
Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo
Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo
Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo
Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo
Mr. Destructoid comes to Super Monday Night Combat! photo



Join the Destructoid Crew in the Rockstar Social Club!

Rockstar recently unveiled some cool new features for its Social Club, the most notable being the addition of cross-platform "crews" for the purpose of challenging other players in online feuds. We'll see crews play a big pa...   more

Join the Destructoid Crew in the Rockstar Social Club! photo

Exclusive: Meet Diablo III's sound team, samples included

Diablo III has easily been one of my most anticipated games of the past five years (c'mon, we all knew it would be coming someday), and now it's less than a week away. A lot has changed at Blizzard Entertainment since the rel...   more

Exclusive: Meet Diablo III's sound team, samples included photo

Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13

Since the sneak peek back in January, we knew that May's issue of Mega Man would kick off an original story involving brand new characters. Right away, flashes of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog and its overwhelming bloated suppo...   more

Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo


Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo
Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo
Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo
Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo
Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo
Dr. Light gets his mack on in Mega Man #13 photo



On the road with the directors of Indie Game: The Movie

I was lucky enough to catch up with James Swirkski and Lisanne Pajot, the directors of Indie Game: The Movie, at a recent screening of their film. For reasons that will make themselves clear in the video, I didn't ...   more

On the road with the directors of Indie Game: The Movie photo

Unofficial PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale trailer

Bummer. There's no official trailer for the newly announced four-player brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale yet, so we decided to make one especially for you, Destructoid reader. Though our time with the game was limited, we've done our best to capture our true feelings on the game with this trailer. Enjoy.   more

Unofficial PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale trailer photo

Evil triumphs because good is dumb in Archie Sonic #236

Archie's Sonic Universe spin-off is all well and good, but what's going on in the main series? Next month marks the comic's 236th issue, so yeah, a whole damn lot is going on. In fact, I've mentioned before that one of the co...   more

Evil triumphs because good is dumb in Archie Sonic #236 photo

Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!!

Fact: The English-language VA for Laharl in the original Disgaea is Barbara Goodson, who also voiced Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Boom! Suck on that knowledge! Now that your minds have been properly blown, le...   more

Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo


Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo
Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo
Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo
Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo
Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo
Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!! photo



A soundtrack with force: Kinect Star Wars

We now know that Kinect Star Wars was not the hardcore Kinect experience that it was originally touted to be. As a collection of Kinect mini-games best suited for younger players, I figured the game's music would take a simil...   more

A soundtrack with force: Kinect Star Wars photo

Meet the happy zombie-hunting family of Lollipop Chainsaw

Every Lollipop Chainsaw trailer just keeps upping the crazy and it's no different here with our exclusive look at Juliet Starling's sisters. Big sister Cordelia Starling is an expert zombie hunter that wields a long range sn...   more

Meet the happy zombie-hunting family of Lollipop Chainsaw photo

Eggman's got swagger in Sonic Universe #39

Villains are often the standout characters in any work of fiction because, whereas the heroes are typically clean-cut and bland, villains don't impose any limits on themselves. They can be as d*ckish as they want and don't ta...   more

Eggman's got swagger in Sonic Universe #39 photo

Two fun people were asked to leave PAX East

[Update: I've asked Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade for comment, but he's already commented elsewhere, and is apparently all out of comments at the moment. I also just erased the word "didn't" from a joke in the second paragraph...   more

Two fun people were asked to leave PAX East photo

Colonial Marines writer: All good games are collaborative

You might hear, especially among the more pretentious areas of game development, the term "auteur theory" thrown around a lot. It's a film term that suggests a director's personal creative vision should be reflected in his wo...   more

Colonial Marines writer: All good games are collaborative photo

Exclusive: A journey through Journey's soundtrack

Waiting for Journey's soundtrack release on April 10, 2012 is like waiting for the game itself all over again. I am incredibly excited and can't wait! I not only had a great time playing through Journey, no doubt thanks to my...   more

Exclusive: A journey through Journey's soundtrack photo

Colonial Marines explains the Aliens, but not too much

Aliens: Colonial Marines has the blessing of 20th Century Fox to create an official Aliens story, recognized as part of the franchise in a way that comic books, past games, and even some of the movies have not. Gearbox has an...   more

Colonial Marines explains the Aliens, but not too much photo

The Light Numbers take center stage in Mega Man issue #12

The Archie Mega Man series continues! We've finally made it to issue #12, the one with the sweet Euro MM2 box art homage cover. With this, the Mega Man 2 story arc comes to a close, but before the issue hits shelves, you can ...   more

The Light Numbers take center stage in Mega Man issue #12 photo

Aliens: Colonial Marines to use 'next gen' lighting

When presenting Aliens: Colonial Marines to a room full of writers, one thing Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford wanted to boast about was a technique he called "deferred rendering." According to Gearbox's most charming mouth, this ...   more

Aliens: Colonial Marines to use 'next gen' lighting photo

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a solo cooperative hobby

Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't a game that draws a line between its campaign and its competitive multiplayer. As players accomplish things in both the story and the online modes, their activities are recorded and often reward...   more

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a solo cooperative hobby photo

Live show: Exclusive early look at Depth on Mash Tactics

We have a special edition Mash Tactics of shark punching proportions in store for you today. Alex Quick, who recently came by to play his game Killing Floor with King Foom and the viewers, is returning with his current projec...   more

Live show: Exclusive early look at Depth on Mash Tactics photo

The Yakuza: Dead Souls ending theme song sure is dreamy

Sega's Yakuza: Dead Souls hit store shelves just two days ago, so while it's unlikely that most people out there have completed the game, I suppose it's possible. If you want a preview (not really a spoiler) of what to expect...   more

The Yakuza: Dead Souls ending theme song sure is dreamy photo

Eggman is tearin' it up in Sonic Universe #38

I talk about the Mega Man comic sooooo friggin' much that it's easy to forget the other videogame property under Archie Comic's umbrella: Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm nowhere as big a Sonic nut as a Mega Man one, but I do enjoy re...   more

Eggman is tearin' it up in Sonic Universe #38 photo

New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming

As we revealed last month, Namco Bandai is using its new ShiftyLook website to release comics based on "dormant" IPs. It was also hinted at, but some of these dormant IPs are being brought back as games as well! The next comi...   more

New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo


New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo
New Alien Confidential & Rocket Fox games, comics coming photo



Binary Domain: Life, robots and everything between

[This is the final entry in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi returns one last time to discuss Binary Domain, its robot desi...   more

Binary Domain: Life, robots and everything between photo

Impressions: Wakfu open beta with exclusive video!

I'm not even sure where to start with Wakfu. It's an incredibly complex MMO unlike any that I've played before. It immediately drew me in with its grid-based strategy gameplay, not dissimilar to Final Fantasy Tacti...   more

Impressions: Wakfu open beta with exclusive video! photo

Namco looks to revitalize 'dormant' IPs using webcomics

Namco Bandai is going through its archives to bring back older intellectual properties, but not in the usual way. Rather, these games will be reimagined as free webcomics on ShiftyLook, which executive VP and representative d...   more

Namco looks to revitalize 'dormant' IPs using webcomics photo

Meet the enemy robots of Binary Domain

[This is the sixth in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Lead Programmer Takashi Atsu discusses the enemy’s artificial intelligence throughout the game&rs...   more

Meet the enemy robots of Binary Domain photo

In the Archie comic, Mega Man really can't beat Air Man

Obligatory! Issue #10 of the Archie Mega Man series is on its way to subscribers as we speak, but if you feel like being a dirty little sneak, you can scope an unfinished page from issue #11! It's almost like cheating! In the...   more

In the Archie comic, Mega Man really can't beat Air Man photo

Bond with your friends in Binary Domain's multiplayer

[This is the fifth in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Lead Game Designer Hiroyuki Sakamoto discusses the game’s multiplayer content. Binary Domain...   more

Bond with your friends in Binary Domain's multiplayer photo

Here's an exclusive look at Archie Mega Man issue #10

Slowly but surely, I'm turning Destructoid into my own personal Mega Man fan blog. You don't mind, right? The newest Archie Mega Man comic, issue #10, will be arriving in specialty shops on Wednesday and on newsstands by next...   more

Here's an exclusive look at Archie Mega Man issue #10 photo

DTOID Exclusive: Adam WarRock's Mass Effect EP

As a known and trusted connoisseur of hip-hop, I feel compelled to tell you all about Memphis rapper (and fellow Destructoid reader) Adam WarRock. After gaining recognition recently for his 3-track EP inspired by the NB...   more

DTOID Exclusive: Adam WarRock's Mass Effect EP photo

Mutant Mudds composer delivers a fresh chiptune remix

How are you enjoying the Mutant Mudds soundtrack? Shower any and all praise on the game's composer, Troupe Gammage, who totally nailed that pure 8-bit sound. Troupe is also the front man for a Texas indie rock group called SP...   more

Mutant Mudds composer delivers a fresh chiptune remix photo

Developing Binary Domain for the western market

[This is the fourth entry in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Lead Game Designer Hiroyuki Sakamoto describes the combat in the game. Binary Domain will b...   more

Developing Binary Domain for the western market photo

Exclusive: Meet Final Fantasy XIII-2's sound team

Dale summed up the Final Fantasy XIII-2 soundtrack pretty well with his simple and direct "WTF?!" This soundtrack is a total departure from anything we've known as Final Fantasy music, with styles including rap, hip-hop, jazz...   more

Exclusive: Meet Final Fantasy XIII-2's sound team photo

The role of 'Consequence' in Binary Domain

[This is the third in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Game Director Daisuke Sato discusses the game’s unique Consequence System. Binary Domain wil...   more

The role of 'Consequence' in Binary Domain photo

Pharaoh Man looks beast on the Mega Man #13 variant cover

Waitaminute! Didn't I already post the cover to Archie Comics' Mega Man issue #13? Why, yes I did. That's the normal newsstand / subscriber cover, though. This is the variant cover that you'll only be able to find in comic sh...   more

Pharaoh Man looks beast on the Mega Man #13 variant cover photo

Exclusive! Single off Random's Black Materia remix album

The other day, I got an email from rapper Random, asking me if I'd be interested in scoring an exclusive single from his new Final Fantasy VII album Black Materia: The Remixes. My exact response was, "Aw, hells yeah! That wo...   more

Exclusive! Single off Random's Black Materia remix album photo

Meet the heroes of Binary Domain, The Rust Crew

[This is the second in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Script writer Tsuhoshi Furuta and Art Director Nobuaki Mitake detail the characters of Binary Dom...   more

Meet the heroes of Binary Domain, The Rust Crew photo

Binary Domain's story is about robot vs. human conflict

[This is the first in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi details the story of Binary Domain and the conflict between robots and h...   more

Binary Domain's story is about robot vs. human conflict photo

Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC

inXile Entertainment has released their HD re-imagining of Choplifter for the PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today for $14.99/1200 MS Points. Choplifter HD is just the latest in a long line of games to get the m...   more

Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo


Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo
Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo
Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo
Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo
Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo
Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC photo



DTOID Show interview: IO devs talk Hitman Absolution

Ever since I first saw Hitman Absolution at E3 last year, it's been firmly planted on my want-list for 2012. The old games were very firmly rooted in the stealth genre, and ever since the E3 gameplay went online, a lot of har...   more

DTOID Show interview: IO devs talk Hitman Absolution photo

Get intimate with the creators of Sanity Not Included

It's quite rare for a completely surreal videogame-based sketch comedy series to become a success. It's even more rare that the people who produce that brand of comedy show their faces out in the wild, where they may be pote...   more

Get intimate with the creators of Sanity Not Included photo

Prototype 2: Better side missions, expanded gameplay

If gamers had one lasting complaint about Prototype, it's that the gameplay could get pretty repetitive. Side missions were particularly galling, featuring drab time trial exercises that felt like petty wastes of time. While ...   more

Prototype 2: Better side missions, expanded gameplay photo

Prototype 2: A more engaging, funnier protagonist

Destructoid has been chatting to Radical design directer Matt Armstrong about the studio's upcoming sequel, Prototype 2. I'm a fan of the original, but fully admit it had some flaws, and I wanted to see what improvements were...   more

Prototype 2: A more engaging, funnier protagonist  photo