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Quacky Watch

Duck Hunt turns 31 today and all it got was an Apple Watch clone


Quacky Hunt aims to blast off on Apple's $500 wrist trophy
Apr 21
Duck Hunt was first released on April 21, 1984. That makes it 31 years old today, making it 9 years older than your average debuting porn star, and just 2 years older than McDonald's icon Mac Tonight. I really would hav... read
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Brawl impressions

Brawl, the apology letter for the abhorrent Basement Crawl, is a decent improvement


A fun Bomberman clone with some worrying framerate issues
Apr 14
[Disclosure: Before I talk at all about Brawl, it's time for some fun disclosure stuff. I was flown to Poland to visit the development studio and take a look at this game there. The team paid for my flights, a hotel for one n... read
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It's not Dr. Mario's fault that Ridley had to stay home
Smash Bros. for the 3DS has been out for a week now, and while reception has been generally positive, there are naturally going to be some gripes after the hype dies down -- fighting Little Mac on a totally flat course, 3DS n... read feature

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Castaway Paradise

Castaway Paradise is the iPad's answer to Animal Crossing


iPad gamers, you might want to check this one out
Jun 20
I took one look at Castaway Paradise and I knew it would be perfect for me. Lately all I seem to want to do is live vicariously through my digital avatars across different platforms. The colorful atmosphere of Castaway Parad... read
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Flappy Clones

iOS App Store sees a new Flappy Bird clone every 24 minutes


Cheep cheep
Mar 06
One month since Flappy Bird's removal from the App Store and the craze has not died down. Pocket Gamer found that, on average, 60 clones were added each day -- 69 on February 28, 48 on March 1, 75 on March 2, and 49 on March ... read
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Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird creator says he's taking the game down


Creator "cannot take this anymore"
Feb 08
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has announced via Twitter that he will be taking the game down some point on Sunday. He has stated that he "cannot take this anymore." In subsequent tweets, Nguyen explains that the taking down... read
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Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird makes $50k per day thanks to ad revenue


I hate everything about this
Feb 06
If you know anyone that owns a smart phone, there's a good chance that they're currently infatuated and infuriated with Flappy Bird, the mobile game that's taking the world by storm. Despite being a shameless clone with terri... read
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There are at least 13 Flappy Bird clones already


Oh, and more importantly, Flappy Bird is itself a clone
Feb 05
Flappy Bird is still the top free downloaded game on Apple's App Store as of this writing. It's pretty horrible in a lot of ways, but this whole thing is also highlighting another plight that mobile gaming sees: Game cloning.... read
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Clone

Indie developer claims King cloned its game


'A bit of a double-standard, eh?'
Jan 24
Not that people who have been following the news about Candy Crush Saga maker King trademarking "Candy" and causing issues over The Banner Saga's use of the word "Saga" in its title need any more fuel for the fire, but here g... read
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Freedom Planet

Get motoring with new demo of Sonic-like Freedom Planet


The graphics have been tightened up on Level 3
Jul 02
Earlier this year, throwback platformer Freedom Planet by GalaxyTrail Games blasted through its Kickstarter campaign and almost all of its stretch goals. If you haven't been following, Freedom Planet draws heavily from the SE... read
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Zynga silliness

Zynga: Copying games is no big deal, don't worry about it


Who has time to be creative when you are providing a "service"?
Mar 12
"Zynga is often accused of copying games, which is mostly true." Those were the words spoken by Dan Porter, General Manager of Zynga New York. It's no secret to anyone with the capacity for rational thought that the social ga... read
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Chinese GamePad

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing


JXD S7300 GamePad 2 has some nifty features that trounce Nintendo's controller
Mar 05
China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing! In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f... read
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Freedom Planet

Sonic-esque Freedom Planet is doing the Kickstarter thing


Aiming for a 2014 release
Jan 22
Oh, did I not mention Freedom Planet before? Of course I have, silly! More importantly, have you played the demo yet? 'Cause you should totally do that if you haven't. Freedom Planet fills me with so many good feelings, and ... read
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Archie Sonic

Bugs Bunny guest stars in Sonic Universe #48?


At least it's not Loonatics Unleashed!
Jan 16
The current Sonic Universe arc has focused on the Chaotix and their quest to find their missing partners, Mighty and Ray. Marking the third chapter of the "All For One" tale, SU #48 kicks off immediately after Vector, Espio, ... read
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Psssh! What is this? Smash Bros.?


Totally unbiased impressions of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Nov 23
[Header by Elemental-Aura] Despite Allistair Pinsof's well-reasoned arguments against PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's being a Smash Bros. clone, it's just so damn blatant! I mean, just look at it! LOOK AT IT! How can it... read
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Sequel to PC Mega Man clone Rosenkreuzstilette is out


Uhhhh... fahrvergnügen?
Nov 12
Are you familiar with "doujin soft"? They're essentially Japanese indie games, and although most are of the fan game variety, major publishers tend to leave them alone. As it should be! Fan games aren't harming anybody! In 2... read
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What I wouldn't give to play this Sega Smash variant


Because if Sony can have a Smash clone, why can't Sega?
Oct 24
No matter how much good press PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale receives, it'll never quite settle with me. The fact that it is a "clone" of Super Smash Bros. isn't what's bothersome -- I personally had a grand time with t... read
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Fangasmic Mega Man clone Rokko Chan gets a remix album


Oct 05
[Update: I mistakenly said that Dj CUTMAN was the organizer for this project. It was actually the staff of the VG music site Nobuwo. My bad.] Rokko Chan was really something special, wasn't it? If you haven't played it or eve... read
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3D Cartoon Land: Safari totally looks like that one game


Sep 17
You know that game with plumbers in it? That one where you rescue a princess from a giant turtle? It looks like some sleazy iOS developers have up and decided to develop a game "inspired" by the aforementioned title -- and th... read
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Sonic-inspired Freedom Planet tickles my platforming itch


Aug 08
Who doesn't love a good clone? As much flak as people like to give certain games for playing too much like other games, its nice to see a well-established style or formula applied to a new world with original characters from... read
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Mole Kart, the amazingly shameless iOS Mario Kart ripoff


Jan 10
Ripoff games on iOS are nothing new, with no shortage of developers willing to trade their integrity for a handfull of dollars. Mole Kart is an almost beautiful in its utter, unapologetic, shamelessness.  As you can see... read
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Cute Mega Man copycat Rokko Chan gets OST and art book


Jan 06
Last week, I shared Rokko Chan, a most adorable Mega Man clone that swapped the Blue Bomber for the Blue Bombette. It's a great game in its own right, sporting the same high polish, incredible pixel art, and catchy jams as it... read
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Rokko Chan is incredible Mega Man gaming goodness


Dec 27
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... read
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All this week, Destructoid will be posting Zelda-themed features to celebrate this weekend's release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It's Zelda week! Can you ignore a Zelda release? I can't. Sure, I've joined the "Ugh,... read feature

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Layton-clone Doctor Lautrec gets a trailer


Apr 14
Professor Layton has a rather dashing mustachioed doppelgänger in Doctor Lautrec, who's bringing his own brand of puzzle-solving escapades to the 3DS this summer. Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights will see the tit... read
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This Cloud cosplay is so good I thought it was a render


Sep 16
I don't make it a habit of posting cosplay here, because there's lots of good game-related cosplay out there, and after all there's Japanator if you want to look at cosplay. The thing is though, I was browsing through my RSS ... read
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FIFA 08, Need for Speed Pro Street, and the Sims coming to the Genesis ... kinda


Sep 04
Unfortunately for our Latin American brethren, the sub-Amazonian games industry has always been a bit mystical and nefarious. Prices are exorbitant, piracy is rampant, and, for better or worse, the black market seems to be th... read
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Hands on: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition


Apr 14
Capcom made it very clear that they are the company to watch this millennium. They even scorned the rest of the industry for not taking chances and simply relying on sequels to keep the money rolling in. It's extremely ir... read
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According to Subway, gamers are fat and will die prematurely


Mar 31
It seems that lovable fata*s-turned-skinny-white-guy Jared isn't cutting it anymore. He's tired, played out. Sooo 2006, as it were. Without Jared, how is Subway supposed to sell sandwiches? By playing on people's ... read
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20 portable 80's Sega games for 20 beans


Feb 15
Coleco has launched a rebranded dirt-cheap portable console called the PlayPal, which retails for $20 at Target. It's flimsy as can be, but packs a near 3 inch screen and runs twenty classic Sega Master System and Game ... read






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