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Why the denizens of Hyrule still exchange Rupees is beyond me. Have you seen the size of those things? A single shard occupies an entire treasure chest! How could anybody fit more than one in their pocket? It's high time that...

We've got just over a month until winter officially ends. Time to get at least one more winter-themed chiptune album out the door! Net label 9-bit Records has just released 9-bit Blizzard, a collection of 18 tracks of cool po...

Yeah, we've all seen so-called "real-life Mario Kart" before, but always as a parody rather than a legitimate adaptation of the game mechanics in a physical setting. But wait around long enough and the magic of SCIENCE will ...

When it comes to controllers, I try to steer clear of third-party options, as I've never once had a better experience with a knock-off versus the real thing. On the other hand, I gladly welcome any and all limited edition pad...

I will never be able to answer the question "What's your first love: music or videogames?" So, I'm always happy when the two combine to make something rad. Such is the case with Tumblr Music History in GIFs. Joshua Carrafa re...

So Nintendo Power is over and done with. Tears and all that. Pour one out for our homies. The throne has been abdicated. Time for a new king to rise to power. You've likely heard about a little something called Nintendo Force...

If you've been catching any of Red vs. Blue during the past couple of years, you'll have noticed that the boys at Rooster Teeth have stepped up their game big time. No longer restricting themselves to basic machinima techniq...

You can only hear the sound effects from Super Mario Bros. so many times over the years before they start to grate on your very soul. As such, this new Nintendo-themed remix by Reverse Enginears wasn't winning me over with i...

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...

Yesterday, I shared news of Shnabubula's SNESology, an ongoing musical project in which multiple musicians create brand new songs using the soundsets from SNES games. One of the contributing artists, William Kage, recently re...

Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps an...

I gotta tell ya, everything's coming up Milhouse for former Dtoid editor Ashley Davis! Every year, the Meteor store in Tokyo hosts the My Famicase Exhibition, a gallery in which artists submit  cartridge labels for fake ...

Electronic musician Side Brain likes to have a little bit of fun with his beats. Using the Ableton Live music sequencer, he is able to plug in pretty much any controller and go to town. He can use... oh, for example... an NE...

Sometimes it pays to stalk people on Twitter. For example, I was peeping in on Max Scoville's feed when he dropped word of a John Carpenter chiptune tribute album. Naturally, my interest was piqued. Famed film director John C...

Reddit user telekinetic just wanted to make a custom battery gauge for his Android phone, but one thing led to another and... well... this happened. I've only owned an iPhone since Christmas, and though I'm happy with it, I r...

... 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 ...

I said, "Daaaaamn, son!" In November 2011, LEGO hobbyist Julius von Brunk began construction of a Super Mario Bros. 3 airship, the realization of a dream he's had ever since playing the original NES game way back in the day. ...

Do any of you guys water cool your PCs? The very idea of having liquid of any kind running through one of my computers scares the crap out of me because I just know that I'll screw it up somewhere and wind up with a soggy sys...

Here's a novel idea: ask gamers to recreate stage layouts and overworld maps from their favorite games... without any sort of reference! The result is Mapstalgia, a place where folks can upload hand-drawn game maps spawned en...

No, sir! Sprite films will never die! NEVER!!! What you see above is a re-imagining by YouTuber ultimatemaverickx of the final battle in Mega Man Zero 3. If you haven't played any of the Zero series, you'll probably be wonde...

Okay, are you guys ready for this? Jimmy Wong, the brother of SFX guru Freddie Wong, has conceived a new web series called Feast of Fiction, which takes foodstuffs from fictional media and prepares them for consumption. In t...

True story: Back when I lived in Japan, I owned a children's folding chair that sat directly on the floor without any legs. It clicked into place so you could adjust your reclining angle and flattened out for easy storage. It...

It warms my frozen heart to see a group of good-intentioned, like-minded individuals come together to offer consumers something of value at a reasonable price. Such is the case with this past weekend's Indie Game Music Bundle...

I don't know who this "Andrew Kelly" cat is or how he managed to breach the impenetrable walls of Nintendo's headquarters, but none of that matters! People! People! People! There are rupee pillows in the Nintendo offices! Again, there are rupee pillows at the Nintendo offices! Why does this get me so hot and bothered? I don't know! Rupee pillows at Nintendo by Andrew Kelly [Hipstamatic]

Ultima grandmaster Richard Garriott is Big Brother -- no matter where you go, no matter what you do, he's always watching, contemplating, judging. At Garriott's social and mobile game company Portalarium in Austin, Texas, he...

Remember that collage of hundreds of videogame stars made to look like Mega Man sprites? Wasn't that neato keen? What would you say to the same kind of treatment, only in the style of EarthBound / Mother? Would you also appro...

Do you like Pokémon? Do you like Adventure Time? Do you like Pokémon in your Adventure Time? Do you like Adventure Time in your Pokémon? Do you like peanut butter in your chocolate? Adventure Time creato...

Keychains are one thing, but these? Now you're playing dirty, Japan! A pair of New Super Mario Bros.-branded figurines were released recently in Japan. These sets produce sound to recreate two very iconic moments in Mario his...

Asian Keebler Elf Freddie Wong has pulled off another game-inspired package of ooey, gooey, sunshine-filled delights. How does he spice up an otherwise boring day at the office? Why, by going all "open world" during the morning commute, that's how! Gamer Commute [YouTube]

I'm continually amazed by the creativity of Destructoid readers. Some of you are able to channel your talents into creating videogames, which is, again, pretty incredible. If you've ever given it a try, you know how challengi...

Alright, I'm not going to lie -- I really like seeing people take their own spin on characters or artwork. For example, while not exactly a brony myself, I spent way longer than any grown man should browsing the My Little Pon...

Sure, we're all busy looking at the future thanks to E3 but let's not forget that 2010 was a huge year for gaming. It's hard to think back to all the important and significant moments but thankfully AggreGame went ahead and ...

Wow, this has been an insane week. We want to thank you, faithful readers, for commenting, tweeting, giving us feedback, and on the whole, putting up with our nonsense. It's been our pleasure getting genuinely happy about vid...

Steam has historically done an exceptional job with providing semi-regular discounts; now, there's going to be a new one every single day. This could be very bad news, depending on your level of self control. Or fantastic, if...

Strap yourselves in, readers. For it's Blizzard's "extended" 20th anniversary, and the studio has come bearing gifts. Namely, a shockingly in-depth retrospective video. Grab a tasty beverage, pop that popcorn, and give it a w...

There's some built-in games that use the 3DS' StreetPass pass-by communication functionality. One is called Street Pass Quest, and it's a turn-based battle game where you'll work to rescue your Mii. You'll actually use Miis y...

PAX East takes place in just under a month! Nerds Handsome intelligent people with alternative interests such as gaming from around the world are descending upon Boston, Massachusetts. The expo is open from March 11-13 and gi...

Fancy a game of Snake? Simply hit the down direction key on your keyboard when you see video buffering in an embedded YouTube video. Try it on the one above. Old? Who cares! It's Snake! First, click play. When you see the ri...

Thinking of attending PAX East 2011 next month? In that case, heads up -- Penny Arcade believes 3-day badges for the convention will sell out in about 16 days "based on current trends." And, since they made it all official-li...

Our friends at Original Sound Version have posted their Original Soundtrack of the Year awards. Those in the market for some smooth tunes, take note -- you'll want to dig out your headphones in a second. The site covered not ...






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