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12:01 AM on 03.16.2011

Happy birthday! Destructoid turns five

Update: This is amazing. Destructoid is now five years old. Holy crap, can you believe it?! We've been around since 2006, and it's just unbelievable how much has happened during that time. Our story is quite the unique one: ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


7:03 AM on 03.09.2011

Tekken King of Iron Fist tournament begins in London

For those who have the skills -- or for those that think they do -- on the last Friday of every month, at HMV Gamerbase in Central London between 7pm and 11pm, the Tekken King of Iron Fist Tournament will be ta...

Hollie Bennett



Win a PSP, Tactics Ogre: LUCT and Final Fantasy: WotL!  photo
Win a PSP, Tactics Ogre: LUCT and Final Fantasy: WotL!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update] Contest closed! Winner is nygfan! Thanks to all that entered and to Square Enix for the prizes!

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is coming on February 15 and to celebrate, we've teamed up with the fine folks over at Square Enix for three weeks worth of fabulous contests. For the final portion of this contest, we're going to be giving away a PlayStation Portable, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP), the Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together soundtrack and Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP). The total value of this prize pack is $240!

To enter for a chance to win this ultimate prize pack, you'll need to tell us the five games that the team of Yasumi Matsuno, Hiroshi Minagawa, Akihiko Yoshida and Hitoshi Sakimoto have all worked on together. Send your answers to CONTEST IS OVER with the subject line of "Tactics Ogre Contest #3" and be sure to leave a comment on this post letting us know you've entered as well. Do not publish the answers in the comments!

You have until February 14  at 11:59PM CST to enter and contest is open to US Residents only. We'll be randomly selecting one person to give the prize pack to the day Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is released in stores. Good luck!

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10:00 AM on 03.22.2010

Counter-Strike cheater gets knifed in his head

As if we needed further evidence that videogames are SERIOUS business, an alleged Counter-Strike cheater in Jilin, China was rushed to hospital with a giant kitchen knife jammed into his skull. A group of kids were arguing wi...

Jim Sterling



Mr. Destructoid returns to videogames in Raskulls! photo
Mr. Destructoid returns to videogames in Raskulls!
by Jim Sterling

Destructoid is pleased to announce that its iconic mascot, the inimitable Mr. Destructoid, is returning to the world of videogames in Halfbrick's upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game, Raskulls. The fearless robot leader of the Destructoid community will be a playable character in the side-scrolling party game, unlockable during the course of the single-player campaign. 

Raskulls is a cross between platforming and racing in which up to four players compete. Breaking blocks in a Mr. Driller fashion, collecting power-ups, and screwing over your friends is the order of the day. Mr. Destructoid joins a cast of silly and cute characters including King, Koala, Devil, and a rat that is also a pirate. It's called a "pirat." That is a pun. 

We've worked really hard with Halfbrick on this endeavor. We saw in Raskulls a potentially great game worth paying attention to, while other outlets in the gaming media overlooked it. We cared about Raskulls; Halfbrick cared about us. It's relationships like these that set Destructoid apart from your average gamer blog. We've always been grassroots, and whenever we can, we'll help other grassroots companies. 

Rey Gutierrez, of Destructoid Video, created the announcement trailer, as well as the epic site wallpaper that we'll be using to promote the news. This marks the very first official game trailer created entirely by a member of Destructoid. 

Mr. Destructoid is also a playable character in Hudson's Bomberman Live (XBLA), Bomberman Ultra (PS3), and Xbox Live Indie Game Agent Moo: Maximum Overdeath, and was an enemy in (also, of) Eternity's Child. This will mark the blogging mascot's fifth official appearance in a game. We're all thrilled to be able to make this announcement, and we hope you'll check out Raskulls to see your favorite robot in action!

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Lucid brings a new twist to block puzzles photo
Lucid brings a new twist to block puzzles
by Matthew Razak

In the world of puzzle games involving blocks there isn't much that hasn't been done. Blocks have fallen, been paired, been shot, been organized and they've been grouped. In short, it's a bit difficult to do something new in the block puzzle game genre. That's probably why it took indie game developer Mikko Miettinen over two years to put together his upcoming PC puzzle game Lucid, which appears to deliver yet another new twist to the age old practice of organizing colored blocks.

I got my hands on three levels from the game and have played through them multiple times. Much like most games in the genre, while it may look like something you've seen before it is Lucid's mechanics that set it apart. Miettinen appears to be doing some interesting things in his game, and if the first three levels are any indication they could pay off.

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8:00 PM on 11.22.2009

Aonuma - 'Nowadays, OoT is not that good'

Here's a pet peeve of mine; people with a rose-tinting deification of Ocarina of Time. For me, that game, along with Mario 64, will always symbolize a personal low-point for my feeling of connection to videogames as a whole. ...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 05.11.2009

Bethesda, Splash Damage FPS is a 'genre-breaker'

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Bethesda’s European managing direct Sean Brennan says that the publisher has some big things in store for E3. Namely, Brennan says that the first-person shooter title they’re set to ...

Nick Chester

12:00 PM on 03.26.2009

Thompson's Utah bill vetoed: Another win for intelligence!

The poorly written and rather pointless HB 353, a videogame/movie bill intended for Utah by Jack Thompson, has been vetoed by Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, thanks to the sloppy writing of the bill itself, and some clever lobbying ...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 03.15.2009

What's the worst thing a game's made you do?

The above picture was taken by Destructoid reader John E. In case you can't make out the shattered remnants, that's a PSP which was utterly annihilated by its owner after a particularly frustrating round of LocoRoco 2. For a ...

Jim Sterling





10:22 PM on 03.04.2009

Resident Evil 5's Mercenary mode is news for the next couple of seconds

With RE5 already on sale in some release date-breaking stores in Japan, we bloggers only have a very breif period of time to report on the games features like they are "news". So here is what will likely be the la...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.23.2008

UK Charts: C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER for World at War

Call of Duty: World at War needed just one more week at the top of the chart to claim a record for most number of weeks held leading to a Christmas number one. Unfortunately for Activision, FIFA 09 has claimed the top spot, b...

Jim Sterling

10:48 AM on 09.01.2008

Mexicans ruin everything: El Fuerte breaks Street Fighter IV

Uh oh ... it seems that Street Fighter IV might already be facing balance problems with one of its new characters after only a short time in arcades. Debuting pugilist El Feurte has already been discovered to possess an inf...

Jim Sterling

6:18 AM on 05.31.2008

Phil Harrison thinks we don't want single player games

Phil Harrison has said that Atari's Alone in the Dark may be among the last of a dying breed, as consumers no longer want single player experiences. "Alone in the Dark is a beautifully crafted single-player adventure gam...

Jim Sterling

9:44 PM on 02.12.2008

Ultimate cross-over game is ultimate: Card Sagas Wars

Holy Jimminy Soulja-Boy Christmas. Now this project is totally bananas, and not just because it features Master Chief doing a multi-hit super combo on Mega Man X. What's really insane is that Card Sagas Wars, a presumably f...

Jonathan Holmes