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8:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues

Twitch Plays Pokemon is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, it's been causing enormous stress on Twitch's chat system across the entire service. On Sunday Twitch actually moved the channel off of their normal servers onto a dedica...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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10:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far

So that whole Twitch Plays Pokemon thing? It's been viewed over 7.5 million times already. At present there's 75,000 concurrent users watching, and "the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet

It could have easily been a disaster, but it's quite the opposite. I cannot stop watching. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a collaborative stream in which Pokemon Red/Blue is played by people in chat. Button inputs (e.g., "up," "down...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 01.17.2014

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge

Doctor Popular (whom most may know from the Knifetank games) is preparing to unleash his newest chiptune album, Destroy All Presets, unto the world with the help of Kickstarter. Sure, we've all been there, there's a million ...

Ian Bonds

8:30 AM on 10.30.2013

Mega Man V hits the Japanese 3DS eShop next week

It appears as if the Mega Man Game Boy collection (referred to as Rockman World overseas) will be complete next week in Japan, as Mega Man V is hitting their 3DS Virtual Console. Celebrated by fans, Mega Man V is often consid...

Chris Carter



Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes photo
Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes
by Jayson Napolitano



I know there are a lot of fans of Pokemon Reorchestrated's Kanto Symphony and Lost Diaries albums out there. The team is now looking to release a new project titled Double Team, which will cover music from the first five generations of the Pokemon franchise and feature a live string ensemble.

But they can't do it without your help.They're running a 21-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the recording session with only three days remaining and nearly $5,000 to go. In the final days of the campaign, they're releasing a special Halloween arrangement, and backer rewards include their previous albums and the ability to watch or attend the live recording session.

Pokemon Reorchestrated has done some excellent work in the past, so I'd like to see this project succeed. And they've said that there's a chance that the wildly popular Pokemon X/Y may be featured as well.

So, are you sold on more orchestrated Pokemon music? Do you think the live recording will make it even sweeter? 

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Top Ten Legit Pokemon photo
Top Ten Legit Pokemon
by Jim Sterling

With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the most legit. 

I know lots of things about Pokemon. Let me talk to you about Pokemon.

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8:30 PM on 09.26.2013

English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works

Okay, first of all that remix of the Pokemon Red/Blue theme is pretty damn great. So yeah, the Pokemon Origins four episode anime will be coming to North America. The show will air on Pokemon TV on November 15, and will foll...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 09.25.2013

JonTron died and on the third day rose again

In the climactic war between Grump and Not So Grump, the mighty Jafari fell to the cunning Raptor. Tears were shed for the fallen, seemingly lost to the ether for eternity. Lo, Jafari was merely bidding his time, that he may...

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 09.23.2013

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 09.07.2013

Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow

While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass cons...

Tony Ponce







Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out
by Tony Ponce

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 available for your pleasure. Head on down to developer Exploding Rabbit's site to give the new revision a spin.

New to 3.0 are the levels from Super Mario Bros. Special, a Japan-only port / remake for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1; a difficulty system that drastically alters level layouts; and more skins for levels and characters to make them look like various other games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and so on. More tweaks and skins are planned for the future, but this is likely the last big update.

Exploding Rabbit is now hard at work on Super Retro Squad, which follows the style of Super Mario Crossover only with original characters and levels. While originally looking like an NES game, the graphics have been beefed up to a more detailed 16-bit style, though it looks like there may still be skins to "downgrade" the look to 8-bit and handheld styles. The game will also feature four-player online and local co-op. You can check the new screens below.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 Released [Exploding Rabbit]

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5:00 PM on 07.19.2013

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches

The release of EarthBound on the Wii U unfortunately overshadowed the equally long-awaited arrival of WayForward's Game Boy Color gem Shantae on the 3DS. But I'm not about to sit by and allow our spunky little gal pal to be i...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 07.18.2013

Mega Man II, III, IV, V, and Xtreme are coming to the 3DS

While the first six NES Mega Man games are currently residing on the 3DS Virtual Console, there's one odd man out sitting there all by his lonesome -- Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge -- the first and only Mega Man Game Boy title...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18

Good news, everyone! The critically acclaimed Game Boy Color gem, Shantae, was originally scheduled to release on the 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, but unsuspecting technical hiccups delayed the launch until some time this ...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 06.25.2013

Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Tony's picks)

I don't know if you are aware, but I'm something of a Mega Man nut. The bulk of the Mega Man articles that appear on Destructoid are penned by none other than yours truly, and I sometimes wonder if I'm going overboard. Should...

Tony Ponce