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The top 10 bears in videogames! No, not that kind of bear...

[In response to the unexpected influx of fetish posts in our Cblogs lately, Dtoid community blogger bbain shares his own list of manly men you can't help but want to snuggle up with. Want to see your own work appear on the fr...   more

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Let's explore space! My top 10 space games

[Dtoid community blogger StriderHoang shares his list of all-time favorite space games! Have a Top 10 list of your own you'd like to see promoted to the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Space is something that...   more

Let's explore space! My top 10 space games photo

Top ten game music tracks to get you pumped for the gym

Like our last issue of The Sound Card, which focused on music to sleep to, this has also been on my back burner for some time. I have over 300 tracks on my exercise playlist in iTunes, and a lot of that is game music. I thoug...   more

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Let's go sledding! My top 10 ice levels

[Dtoid community blogger bbain loves ice. Ice, baby! Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you're staying warm during these cold winter month...   more

Let's go sledding! My top 10 ice levels photo

My 7th Gen: 7 most memorable moments

[Dtoid community blogger naveenwf reminisces about his favorite memories of last gen for this month's Community Assignment. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Instead of w...   more

My 7th Gen: 7 most memorable moments photo

Top ten game music tracks to sleep to

This one's been on the back burner for way too long. While most recent editions of The Sound Card have focused on a single game franchise, I've been wanting to get back to the good ol' "What's on your playlist" kind of posts....   more

Top ten game music tracks to sleep to photo

PAX Prime 2013's PAX 10 games have been announced

One of my favorite parts about PAX Prime since 2008 has been the PAX 10 indie game showcase. Over 100 games were submitted to be judged upon by a panel of experts, and the following ten games have been declared the best of th...   more

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Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Tony's picks)

I don't know if you are aware, but I'm something of a Mega Man nut. The bulk of the Mega Man articles that appear on Destructoid are penned by none other than yours truly, and I sometimes wonder if I'm going overboard. Should...   more

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Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Carter's picks)

It's no secret that fellow Destructoid author Tony Ponce and I enjoy a hearty serving of Mega Man on a daily basis. While I'll let Tony speak for himself in his own "Ranked" article, the reasons why I love the Mega Man series...   more

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Seven more of the toughest games to run on PC

A few months ago, we compiled a list of some of the toughest games to run on PC in honor of the release of Crysis 3. While each of the games listed were certainly troublesome, plenty of additional titles were mentioned in the...   more

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The best and worst games of 2013: Infinite March

What a month! Now that March is well behind us (and we remembered to take a look back to ponder), I feel confident in saying that between BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider, and yet another Gears of War, we are well into ...   more

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Ranked: The Gears of War trailers

The Gears of War franchise has a history across its four titles of releasing some of the best cinematic trailers in gaming. Despite the series' reputation of being all about impossibly muscle-bound space marines murderin...   more

Ranked: The Gears of War trailers photo

Videogame characters that look like David Bowie

[This Saturday Dtoid turns 7! Here's our most popular story of the day back in 2009. Not coincidentally, Bowie's game was also just released on GoG. -Niero] David Bowie, born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, is an ...   more

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Ranked: The five best Castlevania games

Castlevania is a very personal series for me. I grew up with the franchise from the very first game's wondrous release, through my utter confusion with Simon's Quest, all the way full circle to the newest iteration of the fra...   more

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The best and worst games of 2013: February Rising

Our monthly reviews recap continues on from the series return last month. January was packed full of great games, to the point of sensory overload. Thankfully February didn't have as many new titles, giving us a chance to cat...   more

The best and worst games of 2013: February Rising photo

The ten most meaningful videogame quotes of all time

[This month, Destructoid turns 7 years old! Here's the top article of this weekend back in 2008. You can browse more of these in our Golden Archives. Nostalgic yet? -Niero] Call me a weakling, but it's been more or less forev...   more

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The top ten Contra songs OF ALL TIME

Castlevania. Mega Man. And finally, Contra. With this, my holy trinity is complete. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the greatest run and gun videogame series ever, Allistair Pinsof ranked the top five Contra games. ...   more

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Ranked: The top five Contra games

While other kids were chasing mushrooms, leveling up mages, and debating boss orders, real tough guys were playing Contra. Though the series saw a dip in quality in the PlayStation generation, it still stands as one of the mo...   more

Ranked: The top five Contra games photo

Five most notorious videogame ripoffs of all-time

When I first heard that Electronic Arts was suing Zynga over The Ville, a rather blatant ripoff of EA’s The Sims Social, I was pretty excited to see the outcome. After all, there’s nothing worse than a company whose only business model is to steal the works of small game developers, and given some of The Ville's obvious lifts, it seemed as though EA had a very solid case.   more

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Seven of the toughest games to run on PC

The Crysis series is well-known in the PC community as being the benchmark of sorts for games that require a high-end computer to run. It began in 2007 with the release of the first Crysis. It's undeniable that the game ...   more

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Down the rabbit hole of fake PlayStation 4 crap

Wherever there is public interest, there are con artists preying upon the susceptible. How many shoddily-built iPod rip-offs must one buy or mid-life-crisis-inducing timeshares must one occupy, before this lesson is learned? ...   more

Down the rabbit hole of fake PlayStation 4 crap photo

Ranked: The five best Clover and Platinum games

If you were to poll me as to what some of my favorite games of all time were, you'd see a lot of Clover Studio and Platinum Games titles on that list. Quite a bit, actually. Both studios are comprised of brilliant minds that ...   more

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Moments in Presidential history: Cats, mechs, and burgers

On President's Day, it's our duty as bloggers to supply the unwashed, malnourished Kmart-lovin' masses of America with reminders of awesome, fictional Presidents in games. I mean, it's not like I get to take the day off, so w...   more

Moments in Presidential history: Cats, mechs, and burgers photo

The nine worst girlfriends in videogames

If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s Day is a very special time of year. A time to be reminded that your crippling social anxieties and complete lack of desirable personality traits mean you’re likely to ...   more

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Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances

Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a sol...   more

Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances photo

Games to play with your boyfriend on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day isn't always about getting taken out to dinner and receiving fancy treats and trinkets. Okay, well maybe it is, but who's to say that you can't get a little gaming on the side? Consider spending some quality time with your boyfriend by reeling him into the following co-op games. If he resists, consider your future with him wisely...   more

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Top five ways for a gaming couple to bond

Taylor is an avid gamer, sushi lover, and overall nerd. After founding two gaming-related sites of her own, she went on to intern with G4, and can now be found across the interwebs writing about videogames of all kinds. At le...   more

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The top 30 indie games to look out for in 2013

Everyone's always talking about their radar. "Definitely adding this to my radar" or "This kind of flew off my radar after a while." Well, I'm about to bombard your radar with so many bleeps, sweeps, and creeps that you won't...   more

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Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space

One of the elements of classic horror is that when the horrible thing you are dreading finally happens, it happens in a way far more gruesome than you expect. Visceral Games got this part right so many times in its Dead Space...   more

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Five space horror games worse than Dead Space 3

By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. B...   more

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Ranked: The five best Fire Emblem games

Fire Emblem is a pretty mysterious series to many gamers out there. Firstly, it's a strategy RPG (SRPG), which already places it in an established niche. Then you have to consider the fact that Nintendo didn't release the ser...   more

Ranked: The five best Fire Emblem games photo

Five space horror games better than Dead Space 3

By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. Bei...   more

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10 videogame films to watch on Netflix this weekend

With Netflix open to all subscribers on Xbox 360 this weekend, regardless of account type, now seems like a good time to highlight some Netflix streaming videogame films well worth watching. Be sure to add your own picks below!   more

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Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant

When assessing a publisher's impact on the industry, we tend to focus on the highs rather than consistency. THQ was anything but consistent, putting out Nintendo DS shovelware, rushed licensed games, and taking part in one of...   more

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Destructoid's dream list of Wii U remakes

Oh Nintendo. Now you've done it. In announcing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Reborn, a hi-res upgrade of the classic GameCube adventure, Nintendo has set a precedent for Wii U remakes. The gloves are off and everything ...   more

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Game critics collective top 10 games of 2012

My insatiable hunger for tracking and displaying the most revered games of the year will not end. I blame Metacritic. I also blame Metacritic for not doing a proper job in aggregating the best games of the year. While the sit...   more

Game critics collective top 10 games of 2012 photo

A look back at 2012's most wanted games

The staff of Destructoid are a bunch of chiseled yet humble geniuses that make the world better every day through our humanitarian efforts via gaming news and features. The only flaw that can possibly be said about us that we...   more

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Remembering studios that closed in 2012

This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu...   more

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Overlooked games of 2012

When a stack of releases lands on our desks every week, they can't all be winners, but that doesn't mean the rest have to be losers, either. Prowl your local bargain bin, make some eBay searches, and keep your eyes out for a ...   more

Overlooked games of 2012 photo

Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11

MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already menti...   more

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The worst videogame covers of 2012

Most game covers are forgettable and generic, but a select few transcend into levels of such awfulness that they stick with us all year long, like a never-ending scab. From cheap shovelware to incredibly awkward sports photos...   more

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The 25 most memorable Mega Man moments - Dtoid ver.

Exactly 25 years ago today, my favorite videogame hero of all time was born. Exactly 25 years later, my passion has never been stronger. He may have had some rough patches in recent times, but I've never forgotten the joy he'...   more

The 25 most memorable Mega Man moments - Dtoid ver. photo

Sound Card 011: Ten awesome, underrated Mega Man songs

If it wasn't obvious from the many musical references throughout the series, the Mega Man games are as much about excellent tunes as they are about tried-and-true action gameplay. He's not called "Rockman" for nothing! But de...   more

Sound Card 011: Ten awesome, underrated Mega Man songs photo

Sound Card 010: Top ten game music tracks for Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And I truly believe that. While Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday, Christmas is a close second, and I've always made an iPod playlist with tons of holiday music that I roll o...   more

Sound Card 010: Top ten game music tracks for Christmas photo

Watch five classic Nintendo system launch clips

Today, Nintendo launches the first next-gen system or last current-gen system, depending how you look at it. Things always appear different in retrospect, which is perfectly illustrated in these bizarre, ancient clips of Nint...   more

Watch five classic Nintendo system launch clips photo

Sound Card 009: The top ten Castlevania songs OF ALL TIME

This Halloween, you might feel like turning down the lights and cranking up the frights with a run through of a classic game like Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But for my time and money, nothing beats the premier name in acti...   more

Sound Card 009: The top ten Castlevania songs OF ALL TIME photo

The ten best videogame detectives EVER!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sam & Max series. It was 1987 when the very first Sam & Max comic was released, inspiring one of the greatest and most charming adventure game series ever. Everyone is celeb...   more

The ten best videogame detectives EVER! photo

All-time top ten PS Vita games of all-time on PS Vita

The PlayStation Vita has been out for a little over half a year now, and it really is a nifty system. With its touch controls and twin-stick interface, the versatility of the system and its ability to provide unique, compelli...   more

All-time top ten PS Vita games of all-time on PS Vita photo

The top demony demons to have done demon stuff in games

If you're anything like me, you're a devil worshipper.  There's just something glorious about a truly demonic demon, one that embodies the spirit of the classics -- a big, red, horny, behooved, gleefully evil beast-man f...   more

The top demony demons to have done demon stuff in games photo

Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012

[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] One of my favorite things to do at QuakeCo...   more

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Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo
Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo
Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo
Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo
Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo
Top five PC rigs of QuakeCon 2012 photo