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Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon are two ill-fated Philips CD-i games that would be best left forgotten if they weren't such trainwrecks. Their legacy of unintentional hilarity endures through YouTube, g...
Most of us were looking forward to the release of Anticipation Simulator 2015 next fall, so it comes as quite a letdown to hear it's been delayed. This morning, Logjam Studios sent out a rather longwinded press...
The weird website thesurvivor2299.com seemed to be leading up to an announcement for Fallout 4, but now the site just has a video of a sad violin. Bethesda already said that they weren't going to be showing anything...
Not to be confused with the upcoming Wii U port -- which is, in fact, not an April Fools gag (angry comments coming in 3 ... 2... 1 ...) -- Deus Ex will be making the jump to 2D in Human Defiance -- well, at least in some al...


The mobile game market is a treasure trove of interesting little bits of software, but such treasure is to be approached with all the care of a whip-wielding adventurer. Sometimes the best prizes aren't all they're cracked up...
YouTuber rickonami has conceptualized high-definition versions of several old-school videogames such as Castlevania: Bloodlines and Contra, then he posted some fake teasers. These are fun experiments meant to tantalize us an...
So. Nyan Cat. There is very little left to be said about Nyan Cat, except that it's my profound disappointment to inform you that Konami did not, in fact, release a licensed Nyan game in 1988. Not only would Nyan Cat vs. Tac ...
Do you guys remember .Tiff? She used to write for the site. I miss her a lot. She was the first person to show me how perfectly Cartoon Network's Adventure Time! and Super Mario Bros. 2 fit together. Ever since I first saw th...
I like the fact that fake Pokemon exist. There is something inherently funny about multiple people in the world spending time, energy, and sometimes money to fulfill their dreams of temporarily tricking the citizens of the in...
Every once and a while, people take a crack at Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 by saying they look like "fan-made projects". Thing is, that's not the most effective insult. Technically speaking, Cave Story is a "fan-made project",...
Mega Man games seem to go over better when they stick to their 8-bit roots, but there's no reason why they can't be 8-bit-ish while operating on all three axes. Just take a look at Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch, a game that takes...
Zelda Informer was sent these screens which are purportedly from an upcoming Zelda title making its way to the Wii. They're totally fake, as evidenced by the creator later popping up in the Zelda Universe forums and claiming...
I just checked out the rest of the site where that semi-old Travis Touchdown skin for TF 2 is hosted, and I found some cool stuff. Turns out the creators of the skin, MechaWare, also makes their own fan games. I've only tried...
Damn you, Capcom. Why do you tease? This has to be the zillionth time you've advertised a fake game that I'd kill to actually play. Lego Strider, the NES Dark Void port, all just as awesome as (if not more awesome than) your ...
There's been a lot of talk about the brand new, 2D, high-definition Sonic game. It's been something people have wanted for a long time, and the idea that this could be a sort of “Sonic 4” is pretty damn amazing....
Sadly, this article isn't about a Zork remake (not that a text-only game would benefit from bump mapping or bloom lighting) -- I just needed a catchy headline that would attract text adventure enthusiasts. If the phrase "...
Ok, if you aren't some sort of SNK enthusiast, bear with me here. Earlier this year, on April Fool's Day, SNK Playmore announced a game called Star Radish, an 8-bit Neo Geo shmup made by a "Mikadosoft." Everyone tho...
It's highly possible that it is the funniest faux FPS ever, but I've been known to get worked up over incredibly stupid things before. Then again, haven't we all? The Onion has a first-hand report on Close Range, the anticipa...
I know we cried wolf before, but that was for humor's sake. That other stuff? Definitely not even close to looking real, and even Capcom gave us sh*t for posting that. This at least looks like something real, or the intro to...
German gaming blog, called ... uh ... Games Blog, has posted alleged image confirmation of Grand Theft Auto for the Wii. So let's look at what we have here, shall we?The blog claims to have grabbed the images from a non-exist...
The worst part about this video is that it's more or less indistinguishable from a real Wii rip-off product advertisment. Vii, Wii, Pii, they all sound kind of like something you might see peddled at that shady random electro...
A few days ago, a promotion that Microsoft ran for Windows Vista resurfaced on the Internet. It was a drawing for the opportunity to be digitally inserted into Remedy’s Alan Wake and a trip to the Tokyo Game Show to vie...
Motus Corporation is showing off their new Wii-mote look-alike, named Darwin. This sword hilt-looking device is supposed to bring better motion sensing gaming to non-Nintendo systems, including the PC. Technology Review says ...
 There are times in my life where I think I'm going insane. When I'm up late watching Comedy Central and they actually start dropping the f-bomb despite it being basic cable. When I go to a McDonald's and see that they s...
More often than not, modern videogames aren't really about choices. Yeah, we've got branching storylines and local agency, but in pretty much every game there is always a "good" or "best" ending which play...
I just finished reading The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia, and it gave me a pretty unusual (but hopefully interesting) idea for a short, independent game.Initially charting the picaresque adventures of a bed-wetting ...
Hi everybody, I'm new here at Destructoid. My name's Jonathan. Nice to be working with you.Now that we've gotten that out of the way, take a look at this fan-made video depicting what could be a more exciting (and potentially...
Orson Scott Card has been talking about making an Ender's Game videogame pretty much since the novels were first written -- yet, after all this time, we've still got nothing to show for it.Today's fake game, brought to you b...
A few months ago we told you about a Chinese Wii one-off called the Vii. This product steals not only Nintendo's design and control scheme, but also bites from its marketing and advertising model, as it's aimed at families, ...
This week's fake game was conceptualized and attractively Photoshopped by pissedcheese, a man whose alias conjures up all manner of unpleasant mental images. In case Luigi's suit and exclamation didn't clue you in, cheese ca...
Imagine Def Jam: Fight for NY, except awesome. Such is the high concept behind this week's fake game, Hair Band: Fight for LA. Forumite Shining Wave describes the gameplay as such:It's 1988. Kick your ass to the top of the m...
This week's fake game isn't so much of a gameplay conceit as it is a really neat story idea which lends itself to videogame narrative. It's called Enigma, and it's brought to you by Dexter345 with an accompanying Photoshop b...
I must say, this week's fake game is officially one of my favorites we've ever showcased. Submitted by Aoi Tsuki and goddamn brilliantly Photoshopped by our own Topher Cantler, Desu Baaru ("Death Ball") combines th...
It's been a while since we've highlighted any mildly sexist game ideas here on Fake Game Friday. Time to remedy that.This week's game idea comes to you courtesy of Twisted Imp (and Photoshopped by our own Topher Cantler), wh...
This week's fake game, conceptualized and Photoshopped by forumite ToiletDuck, combines two gaming franchises which -- let's face it -- are more or less made for each other. Cooking Chief: Cook Off, available for the Wii60, c...
Today's fake game comes to you courtesy of forumite BigPopaGamer, and, as always, has been conceptualized in a Photoshop by our own Topher Cantler. It's called Giant Robots Blow Sh*t Up -- and guess what it's about?You know y...
Who hasn't looked at the PS3 Home system and thought to themselves, "You know, the only thing missing here is Bourne Identity-esque intrigue and a gripping, all-pervasive sense of paranoia"? Nobody, that's who. Esp...
GoNintendo found images of what appears to be a Chinese knockoff of Nintendo's Wii, brilliantly name the "Vii". It looks like the creators of this system put the absolute minimum amount of work into the Vii, obvious...
This week's fake game, submitted by fearian (and Photoshopped by our own Topher Cantler), is only for the hardcore. And when I say "hardcore," I mean it in the Diablo II sense of the word -- if you die in You See 'E...
Today's fake game comes to you courtesy of Pwn Daddy (with a Photoshop by our own Topher Cantler, of course), and I'd play it in a heartbeat if only to see Mega Man and Mike Haggar on the same screen together. Says the Daddy...