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I wish this Mario Kart movie was real

What happens when you apply the over-the-top seriousness from that Need for Speed movie trailer to Mario Kart? Magic. Thanks, GamesRadar.   more

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The first trailer for the Need for Speed movie is here

Oh you didn't forget, did you? There's going to be a Need for Speed movie, and it's going to star Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. The first trailer for the movie has plenty of cliché going for it, you know, the same kind of stuff you've seen from movies about racing cars before. Need for Speed (the movie) revs up its first trailer [Flixist]   more

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ScrewAttack's Craig and I sing DuckTales...

There was a special booth at E3 where you could sing the DuckTales theme. Capcom edited the footage into an entertaining montage proving that E3 attendees are all children in adult bodies. ScrewAttack's Stuttering Craig and ...   more

ScrewAttack's Craig and I sing DuckTales... photo

Conan O'Brien visits E3, hilarity ensues

As part of his "Clueless Gamer" series, Conan O'Brien visited E3 this year, and checked out the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and pretty much everything else he could get his hands on. He spoke with Sony's Aram Jabbari, Microsoft's ...   more

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Killzone: Mercenary pleases me in gameplay demo video

One of my biggest concerns with Killzone: Mercenary was that we'd be made to swipe across the touch screen for every melee attack. Breaking the way one holds a PS Vita for shooter games in order to drag a finger along the ce...   more

Killzone: Mercenary pleases me in gameplay demo video photo

Teenage Pokemon returns this month with some new friends

[Update: Slight delay! The new season is now set to start on June 23rd, with an episode about depression and E3. That's this Sunday! Max Scoville as Spiky-eared Pikachu! Anthony Carboni as his trainer! Eric Stuart as Brock! ...   more

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Rhymedown Spectacular: Where The Hype Ends

This week on Rhymedown Spectacular, Yahtzee turns his mind toward the wonderful world of limericks, while your ol' pal Jim Sterling tells a tale of a wandering cheese peddler.  As always, deep philosophical meaning and steamy commentary is hidden behind layers of beauty and elegance. You love every filthy second of it.   more

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Hero worship gone wrong in Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number picks up after the events of the original game and focuses on two different groups of people you'll be playing as. While both groups are very different from one another, they both happen to be d...   more

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Here's The DTOID Show E3 Wrap-up!

Hey everybody! We're back from E3, and boy are our arms tired. From playing video games, but also from making cartoonish flapping motions. We ran down what came out of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo's respective press conferences, as well as our personal favorites, and then listed off the Destructoid Best Of E3 winners. Now, we take naps.   more

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I don't want to forget about Ys: Memories of Celceta

XSEED Games may have single-handedly championed the Sony Vita at this year's E3. Not one, but three offerings are slated from the niche publishing localization house. Japanese RPGs like Valhalla Knights 3 and Ragna...   more

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will make you sad

"I think we have a demographic for it," I was told by a Namco Bandai PR rep. Let me back up -- mere moments earlier, he asked what I thought of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures; I returned his questioning with nothing more...   more

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E3 2013 in a nutshell, by I-Mockery's RoG

Last year, I-Mockery and Abobo's Big Adventure's Roger Barr broke new ground in videogame journalism with his piercing critique of E3 2012. For anyone who has ever wanted to know the real E3 behind the glitz and glamor, his ...   more

E3 2013 in a nutshell, by I-Mockery's RoG photo

Jimquisition: PS4 - Doing Nothing, Meaning Everything

Sony created a magic moment this past week at E3, declaring for the world that PS4 would not restrict used games or utilize DRM. Power to the people! Of course, it can be said Sony didn't actually do anything, yet is being l...   more

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Enjoy this 21-minute Killzone: Shadow Fall presentation

Sony's popped a 21-minute demo walkthrough of Killzone: Shadow Fall for your saucy delight, hot from the bowels of E3. The gameplay section is taken from that seen during the original PlayStation 4 reveal, with the Helghast ...   more

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I ran around and then died at E3

This was a historic year at E3. The 8th gen console wars have officially started, independent developers are infecting Sony like a disease that makes you feel awesome, the Xbone caught more heat than a Alabama volcano in the...   more

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is your new horror action comedy

Under Itagaki's watch, the Ninja Gaiden series was about big production values, precise action, and serious-face gameplay. Those days are over. With Inafune at the helm of this new Ninja Gaiden spin-off, the tone has gone th...   more

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6180 The Moon has a complicated name

I'm going to be perfectly honest with you guys; I'm not super into puzzle-platformers anymore. There is something about them that just doesn't click with me like they did before. Except for 6180 The Moon. That game is rad.&n...   more

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Samus doesn't mind having no game at E3 this year

In a sectioned off outer space section of E3, I bumped into none other than Samus Aran. She was keeping it really, doing whatever, and having a pretty good time. I figured she'd feel left out, what with Nintendo ignoring her...   more

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Rest your weary bones with Devolver Digital

There were some strange goings on across the street from E3 this year. Girls were dancing in a tent all day for some reason, Ouya was having some sort of party, and Devolver Digital rented some mini-trailers homes to sh...   more

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Killer Instinct is a mash-to-win noob-friendly combo fest

The best thing about E3 this year was the constant loitering of awesome developers at the Sony booth. It was like a Sup Holmes reunion special. That's where I bumped into Adam Heart, creator of the PS3/PS Vita/PC fighter Div...   more

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Mad Max has a flair for the dramatic

“You know what the world needs? A videogame adaption of Mad Max, a franchise that’s sat in stagnation for almost three decades.” That’s apparently what someone at Avalanche Studios said, because here ...   more

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Get trapped inside a Rubik's Cube with C3

Since the original Portal launched in 2007 there have been a slew of puzzle/shooter hybrids trying to steal the spotlight. C3 is the first one to come along that has given me pause to look at it. I spoke with Alex Rowland, o...   more

Get trapped inside a Rubik's Cube with C3 photo

Nintendo recaps their entire E3 experience in video form

Although we have provided a full recap of all the Nintendo news from E3 alongside of our great selection of previews, Nintendo put together their own video complete with announcements, footage, and some behind the scenes loo...   more

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OUYA could have a system-seller with TowerFall

I'm going to be honest with you guys, I've never really considered buying an OUYA. Something just doesn't sit right with me. That was until Matt Thorson sat me down and forced me to play TowerFall. Now I want an OUYA. TowerF...   more

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The Dead Linger is a real ringer

I'm pretty sure that everyone who plays games has an idea of their perfect zombie game. Mine has always been about fortifying an area and living in terror of the undead. Fortunately Geoff Keene and his team from Sandswept St...   more

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Tower of Guns? More like Tower of Funs!

I really like rogue-likes. There's something about their uncaring difficulty that appeals to the "HxC" gamer in me. With this in mind I got super-excited to check out Tower of Guns. The game's creator Joe Mirabello described...   more

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood shows promise

A spiritual successor to Max and the Magic Marker, Press Play's Max: The Curse of Brotherhood was about what I expected in terms of platforming. While the handling is a bit loose, I will say the magical marker itself co...   more

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One more try! OlliOlli does 2D skateboarding well

There came a point at which skateboarding games as a whole became too complex for me to handle. Or maybe I just lost "the touch." At any rate, it was a nice confidence boost to check out OlliOlli, a side-scrolling title for ...   more

One more try! OlliOlli does 2D skateboarding well photo

FIFA 14 feels a bit more methodical

The "step-based locomotion technology" behind FIFA 14 makes the game feel grounded, putting a greater emphasis on the fluidity of movement. It's cool to see, because dribbling and positioning are paramount in soccer/football...   more

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Madden 25 going crazy with one-handed catches

Madden 13 was really the shot in the arm the franchise needed after several years of feeling remarkably stale. The implementation of a physics system in retrospect seems paramount for something striving to be simulation footb...   more

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NHL 14 fight system revamped, collision physics happening

One of the weird things about NHL 13 was its newly implemented first-person fighting system. Well, that system is getting removed because it takes the player too much out of the game. In its stead, some of the tech from EA's...   more

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Nintendo on growing the Wii U, targeting everyone

This was very strange year for Nintendo. Instead of showing off two or three marquee titles for release this year, they showed off five. They skipped a live stage presentation, and instead went for a fairly bare-bones global...   more

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Dead Rising 3 is more 'mature, sophisticated'

As Jim reported, Dead Rising 3 is being aimed to appeal to Call of Duty fans. It showed in the hands-off demo shown here at E3. The theme of the presentation was the partnership with Microsoft in bringing Dead Rising 3 exclus...   more

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I am so happy Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare exists

One of the biggest surprises of E3 has been PopCap's announcement of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare as a real game. Following a spoof pun-filled campaign with the likes of "Petal of Honor", it turns out that PopCap ...   more

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Perfection is the calmest I've been while cutting things

One of my favorite parts of E3 is the Indiecade portion of the show. There are so many varieties of games present that you're guaranteed to like something. I've always been interested in games that can make you feel differen...   more

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Murder mystery D4 sure looks like another Swery65 game

The director of Deadly Premonition is back with a Kinect game called D4. Among the Xbox One exclusives shown at E3, this was right up there as one of the most attention-grabbing. After meeting with Swery65 and Microsoft Stud...   more

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Dying Light feels, well, a lot like Dead Island

Despite it's oversaturation years ago, apparently zombie culture isn't going to die down any time soon. A steady stream of zombie-centric media is constantly flowing, and Techland is more than willing to take advantage of th...   more

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That Dragon, Cancer is both painful and beautiful at once

I think it's safe to say that the death of a child is one of the worst things a parent can experience. During this process, there are many different ways that grief can manifest. Ryan Green and his team decided to take their...   more

That Dragon, Cancer is both painful and beautiful at once photo

I lost track of time with the laid-back Hohokum

Hohokum is one of the games at E3 that might just convince me to buy a PlayStation Vita already, even if it is also coming to PS3 and PS4 next year. Playing it on Vita with a nice pair of headphones seems like the only way t...   more

I lost track of time with the laid-back Hohokum photo

The Recital is a game about surrealism and pianos

Ready for some Spencer trivia? I used to play the piano. It's probably due to this that I have a soft spot for the instrument. Julian Kantor has apparently heard my pleas and has crafted The Recital, a game about surrealist ...   more

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Mario Kart 8 isn't 'by the numbers'

There is a reason why they called Rambo IV "Rambo." Once you getting past the third iteration of an idea, you want to try distract people from the fact that you're still dancing to the same tune. That's why I was shocked tha...   more

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Super Mario 3D World is shameless and I love it

Here's what I think happened: Nintendo was planning on leaving a lot of room for third parties to take the spotlight on the Wii U, as they often complain that Nintendo gobble up all the game sales on their own consoles. Then ...   more

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NBA Live lives, coming to PS4 and Xbox One

NBA Elite 11 got cancelled once upon a time, dramatically close to its expected release. Fast forward a few years. EA tried to get back in the simulation basketball game with NBA Live 13, but it too got canned due to "quality...   more

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Check out this brutal The Evil Within gameplay

God, I'm looking forward to The Evil Within. Shinji Mikami, back doing horror, and backed by one of the few publishers with enough balls left to not stick cravenly to focus-tested sludge. Couldn't be happier with that. Unpre...   more

Check out this brutal The Evil Within gameplay photo

Spin the Bottle is awkward fun

While some people come to E3 for things with guns or boobs, I come for the indies. Little did I know a kind man named Lau Karsgaard would take me on an adventure to awkward-town atop his prized stallion, "Uncomfortable."&nbs...   more

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Vampire Hunter-ify yourself in Square Enix's Bloodmasque

If you've always wanted to be a digital vampire hunter, you're in luck. Square Enix's new iOS venture is titled Bloodmasque, and get this -- you can scan yourself into the game and become a stalker of the night. The game is ...   more

Vampire Hunter-ify yourself in Square Enix's Bloodmasque photo

Catch a glimpse of last night's Pokemon Roundtable

Last night, we covered the brief Pokemon X and Y Roundtable event at E3 which detailed a number of new game mechanics like enhanced social features, battles, and even a few new Pokemon. Now, compliments of Nintendo you ...   more

Catch a glimpse of last night's Pokemon Roundtable photo

New Super Luigi U drops an E3 gameplay trailer

New Super Luigi U makes me smile every time I see it, and this new E3 trailer is no exception. It details some more of the game's 80 courses, with some multiplayer action featuring Luigi, Nabbit, and the tandem of Bucke...   more

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EA Sports UFC features sexy, soft, squishy bodies

EA wrangled glistening, sweaty hold of the UFC license in a closeted deal with defunct THQ and have a game, EA Sports UFC, in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slated for spring 2014. Here at E3, we were shown a presen...   more

EA Sports UFC features sexy, soft, squishy bodies photo

Battlefield 4 is what you expect, and that's a good thing

The dawn of the next-generation of gaming is upon us, and if Battlefield 4 is any indication, multiplayer won't differ too much with the changing of the guard. Not yet anyway. That'll probably work just fine for fans of...   more

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