I'm still extremely sore that Retro Game Challenge 2 was never localized. The original game, based off the brilliant Japanese "Let's Play before Let's Plays were a thing" TV program Game Center CX, was a retronaut's dream -- ... more
Considering all of the other platforms Retro City Rampage is available on, it only seemed like a matter of time before it would end up on 3DS. In a list of games playable next week at PAX Prime, Nintendo outed the existence o... more
Videogame accessory maker Hyperkin must not like its customers very much. Why else would it design a controller that looks like it could shred the skin on your palms like grated Parmesan?
This September, Hyperkin is releasin... more
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... more
Not to be outdone by its contemporary, Adventure Time, and the upcoming Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, Cartoon Network toon Regular Show is getting a long-titled game of its own, Regular Sho... more
Through updates on Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight Kickstarter page, we've gotten familiar with the lineup of the very Mega Man-ish Order of No Quarter. That doesn't mean there aren't still surprises left in store!
Yesterday ... more
In my E3 preview of the upcoming comedy platformer Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, I noted that each time you die a random Nerd phrase appears on screen. Fans of the Nerd's foul-mouthed escapades are quite familiar with the... more
If you were asked to list the worst videogame cover art of all time, the gold-and-blue monstrosity that appeared on the original Mega Man's box would appear undoubtedly be mentioned. Nowhere near as bad but still pretty bad ... more
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a game that wants you to curse at it. It wants you to flip out and go ballistic and yell at small children. It wants to give you the experience of being the Nerd in more ways than one.
A fresh-faced dev called Combit Studios recently announced plans to do a proper River City Ransom sequel for Western audiences. If you happen to live in Japan, that news probably wasn't anything special, considering you get a... more
How many of you are old enough to remember Flashback? The Prince of Persia-like game was originally released for the Amiga, then later brought to the PC, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and several other platforms. Evidently t... more
Throughout gaming history, there are many examples of iconic visual design and of characters and worlds that have transcended the limitations of their medium to become cultural icons. Gamers of all ages know the happy little ... more
Capcom announced today at PAX that Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, its sequel, would be getting remastered into an HD double-pack for modern platforms.
These two four-player arcade brawler... more
Remember when Duke Nukem was an entertaining parody with top notch level design? You know, before Forever finally came out and proved that, sometimes, good things don't come to those who wait. If Gearbox's attempt at re... more
How 'bout that Dusty Raging Fist, eh? Or the recently crowdfunded Cryamore, hmm? Seems like the Wii U eShop is getting some much welcome indie love even as big boxed publishers turn up their noses. Would anyone object to ano... more
Retro City Rampage for WiiWare missed its January release window, but creator Brian Provinciano has set his foot down and stated that the game will finally arrive next week on February 28. RCR's entire development history has... more
While playing The Walking Dead, I often thought about whether it could have been released on earlier consoles and what it would look like, if it were.
Telltale Games writer and designer Mark Darin answers this question via an... more
In the fashion world, "retro" is in. I should know because I am a fashionista because I've been playing a lot of Style Savvy: Trendsetters on the 3DS, so I'm up on my sh*t. You couldn't be a more fashionable guy than me.
So w... more
Wow. So who's got half a million to spare for an ultimate collection of videogames?
The eBay lister videogames.museum is getting rid of his massive collection, which consists of 330 consoles, 6850 games, 220 controllers, 185 ... more
I don't know why I want this NEOGEO X GOLD system, but I do. I'm sure I have all these games in multiple forms on other systems. This handheld comes with 20 games, which would be pretty cool on its own, but the dock and the ... more
Scandalous joking aside, Renegade Kid's Mutant Mudds has indeed been popping up everywhere. There's the 3DS original, the PC update, yesterday's confirmation of a Wii U "deluxe" edition, and now news of a port for iOS devices... more
I completely forgot that Double Dragon: Neon was coming out next week, probably because I wasn't totally blown away during my hands-on session back at PAX East. Developer WayForward doesn't seem interested in overhauling the... more
If you’ve been reading Destructoid with any regularity, you know that we love us some Adventure Time. I side quite happily with my Dtoid kin, having been enamored with the program for some time now.
Perhaps it was meant... more
Oh, what's that Valve? You won't allow the 3DS eShop's critical darling Mutant Mudds on Steam? Do you honestly think that's going to stop Jools Watsham and the rest of Renegade Kid? To hell with you and the horse you rode in ... more
A dimly lit hotel ballroom in Bellevue, Washington, may not be everyone's idea of time well spent, but for a good portion of the Seattle area gaming community this weekend, it was vintage gaming heaven. The second annual Seat... more
While the E3 show floor is primarily concerned with showing the world what's next for the videogame industry, The Videogame History Museum brought a little bit of its past to the event this week. Tucked in the corner of the s... more
Today is May 31... HEY! Wasn't Retro City Rampage supposed to come out this month? Briiiiiiaaaaaan! You've got some 'splainin' to doooooooooooo!
In all seriousness, the game is finished and running through a final bug check.... more
I had all but forgotten about Retro Game Master until I came across this bit of news. Known in Japan as Game Center CX, it's the kind of programming that G4 ought to be airing instead of reruns of Cops and Cheaters. Comedian ... more
Remember I Wanna Be The Guy? Oh God, the memories haunt me to this day! Thankfully, creator Michael O'Reilly's newest game is not going to be as outrageously emasculating. He officially revealed it last year, but I haven't he... more
... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled!
If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro ... more
We live in a wonderful age where, if a specific game doesn't exist, an inspired individual will just up and say, "It shall be done!" The tools of creation have never been more easily accessible, and it has resulted in both o... more
Disney's latest CGI film, Wreck-It Ralph, will be landing in theaters nationwide on November 2. To get moviegoers "pumped," a teaser poster has been unveiled. As simple as the poster is, however, I think it's quite ballsy.
During the hustle and bustle of PAX week, there were quite a few bits of Internet awesomeness that unfortunately slipped under everyone's noses. I always hate being the last guy to find that "cool new thing," because it feels... more
I'm a little confused. Sometimes, someone makes a batch of minimalist posters featuring pixel art and it's beloved by all. Other times, some people get really upset, as though these harmless pieces have offended their sensibi... more
I love a good minimalist take on a piece of modern pop culture, even more so when the result taps into good ol' 8-bit gaming nostalgia. To that end, graphic designer Eric Palmer has whipped up a set of NES-style movie poster ... more
Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano promised a development update for February 20, so here it is. Is he not a man of his word?
The most important bit of news is that, in addition to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade, Ret... more
It's very easy to tune out when Disney announces a new non-Pixar animated film these days. Slowly but surely, the company is starting to recapture some of that old spark with movies like The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, an... more
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
Magazines: who still reads them? How did companies peddle their wares before the advent of television? Before the Internet? Before YouTube? It's a digital age, my friends! Get with the times!
Still, magazines used to kinda so... more
The Christmas surprises keep coming! We should count ourselves so lucky!
I've repeated this over and over -- I'm sure you're all quite tired of hearing my pissing and moaning by now -- but this has not been a good year for Me... more
Anybody remember the monthly Mega Man series that Archie Comics started earlier this year? Well, SURPRISE! It's still running! After news that initial sales had been less than stellar, I was worried that it would get that ax ... more
Oh, Brian Provinciano! How do you keep managing to squeeze cameo after reference and reference after cameo into Retro City Rampage? Keep it up and the game will never be released in our lifetime!
This latest trailer announce... more
It seems that a cool custom Sega Genesis based on "Invader! Squid Girl" has spawned from the Japanese 2chan image boards. This particular anime series is relatively popular, though I've unfortunately never seen it. ... more
So far, it seems fans are fairly split on Cave Story 3D. Some of you are all about buying the game again, for its new 3D display and promise of new areas, enemies, modes, and features. Others are so turned by the game's new v... more
I got to play Bit.Trip FLUX in its entirety yesterday. I loved it so much, but I promised the guys at Gaijin Games I wouldn't tell you that (or anything else about the game for that matter) without their explicit permission.
Just when you thought From Software's upcoming 3D Dot Game Heroes couldn't possibly get any cooler, this week's issue of Famitsu touts evidence to the contrary. Not only will the game have skeletons, but it will also feature ... more
All went a bit quiet on the Golden Axe front, but we now have a selection of new screens from its current-gen revitalization, Golden Axe: Beast Rider. The concept is simple -- take the monster spurring fun of the classic Gold... more