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Taking a sec to pay respects
This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, bu... read feature

Lords of Thunder

New VGM supergroup Lords of Thunder to debut at MAGFest


Inspired the face-melting shmup on TurboGrafx-CD
Dec 21
You won't just find old faves performing at MAGFest. Sometimes, new bands will take to the stage! Lords of Thunder is a supergroup that consists of Mike Villalobos and John Pike from Descendants of Erdrick, Mateo Marshall fr... read
Only in dreams
[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] There is a wide divide between Super Mario World and all platformers ... read feature


[Illustration by Ashley Davis] Just before the blackout, we learned that the last remains of Hudson are to be absorbed by Konami on March 1. While nothing has changed in that regard, Hudson saw fit to issue a statement clarif... read feature


[Illustration by Ashley Davis] This is the end, my friends. After the heart-breaking closure of Hudson Soft's North American division last year, tears were shed, but there was still hope that the properties that put the compa... read feature


Count on this: where there's a new Nintendo portable there's a new Tetris game. This time around, for the Nintendo 3DS, it's Tetris Axis. A strange name for a strange system. And it's a prety strange game, too. Yes, ther... read feature

Hudson working on a new Bloody Roar game! (Update: Nope)


Oct 03
[Update: Well, horrible news is in store for those who wanted to play with anthropomorphic furry pugilists. It appears the Twitter account was a fake. One that duped pretty much everybody online. It was just a joke, and ... read

Uh oh: Some WiiWare games are now off the market


Aug 08
A handful of WiiWare games were just pulled from the U.S. and European Wii Shop channels. As far as I know, the full list of removed games includes The Magic Obelisk (in the U.S.) and LONPOS, Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem, D... read

Get your Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) fan art here


Jun 26
Fan art alert! Artist Zac Gorman has a web page dedicated just to Nintendo fan art, and it's pretty incredible. His animated comics are particularly stunning. As his style is a little on the cartoony side, you might expect hi... read

Nintendo DLC: House M.D., Super Adventure Island


May 30
It may be a national holiday in America, but that doesn't mean that Nintendo is taking a day off. There's plenty of DLC coming our way this week. Here's what we've got: Wiiware: FAST - Racing League (1,000 Wii Points) - futu... read

Diner Dash and Dream Chronicles removed from PSN, XBLA


Apr 20
No! I'm a big Diner Dash fan. I have various versions on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad, but one of the coolest is the console version. Moving Flo around with a joystick is a totally new challenge that makes the game a bit more ten... read

Canceled Bonk's soundtrack is free to stream


Apr 14
Bonk: Brink of Extinction was one the more prominent titles to get the big boot once Hudson Entertainment closed. Sure, our impression from last year's E3 was rather lukewarm, but it was still a revival of a beloved property ... read

Nintendo DLC: Super Bonk!


Apr 04
This week's downloadable offerings for Nintendo's systems includes a classic Super Nintendo title that is so old that you could even call it prehistoric. Super Bonk was great on the SNES -- such a fun game. In it you worked t... read

Hudson's final Tweet


Mar 30
Dear Hudson fans. Thanks for your support for all these years! We'll be closing our account tomorrow. Please follow our titles @Konami :( read

Hudson 3DS titles not necessarily canceled


Mar 23
Earlier today, we reported that a few Hudson games for 3DS -- Bomberman, Bonk, and Omega Five -- had been dropped. But, that might not be the case, exactly. "If (the announcement) didn't come from us, it's not true. We have n... read

Hudson games killed: Three 3DS titles including Bomberman


Mar 23
Konami took over Hudson recently, and with that came a canceling of titles. Sad, I know. The latest issue of Famitsu updates us on what exactly was canceled. We don't know why they were canceled, but we do know that... read

Hudson is Konami's April 1st, now a social games arm


Mar 08
Worst April Fools' Day joke ever is Hudson as we know it closing up shop. They become the property of Konami on this day, and they'll be turned into a social networking division for the company. Also, Hudson Entertainment, th... read

Get the full story on why Hudson closed


Feb 24
I'm sure you've heard that Hudson has closed its doors and all of their projects have been canceled. It's one thing to say that Konami gobbled them up, but it's another to hear the full story, which has been a decade in the m... read

Destructoid: Dark Souls, Fox News, Squidbear, and Hudson


Feb 09
Good morrow, Toidlings. I come before you with the fiftieth fabulous foray into foul and frivolous feculence. In other words, this is The Destructoid Show Episode 50. (Please ignore the fact that I've only been on it for 5 w... read

Here's the worst piece of news I've heard in a while. According to Morgan Haro, the CEO of Hudson Entertainment, the Western branch of Hudson Soft, will be closing down at the end February when Konami acquires the company. Al... read feature

Hudson's soul (and property) now belongs to Konami


Jan 20
Hudson Soft is now 100% owned by Konami, it was revealed this morning. The Bomberman publisher is to be fully consumed by the Japanese powerhouse, which already owns a 54% stake in the company.  Hudson shall become a who... read

NA PlayStation Store getting TurboGrafx-16 games


Jan 05
Starting this month, Hudson will gleefully begin pumping out TurboGrafx-16 games for the North American PlayStation Store. They'll be offered as individual downloads for PlayStation 3 and PSP should you feel the need to reliv... read

Drawing as much inspiration from Jordan Mechner’s classic Prince of Persia as from Team ICO’s gloomy, haunting aesthetics, Hudson’s Wii-exclusive Lost in Shadow seemingly begs for gamers’ attention. ... read feature

Best Buy stores get Lost in Shadow demo


Dec 27
Odd because it's not a Madden NFL title or something with plastic instruments, you'll be able to find a demo for Hudson's upcoming Wii title, Lost in Shadow, at select Best Buy stores starting this week. By "select" I mean th... read

Fishing Master now available for iPhone, totally free


Dec 17
Laugh if you must, but I love Fishing Master. Lord knows I have taken abuse for it before. But its charm and gameplay are worth more than anybody who would mock me for enjoying them. And now it'll be even easier for me to tak... read

Hudson brings TurboGrafx Gamebox to iPhone, iPad


Dec 13
The TurboGrafx Gamebox app, coming soon to the iPhone and iPad, will let users download and play a bunch of classic TurboGrafx-16 videogames in their device. The app comes with one free title: World Sports Competition. Don't ... read

Bomberman LIVE: Battlefest out on December 8 for XBLA


Nov 30
Time to blow up your friends all over again as Bomberman LIVE: Battlefest is coming to Xbox Live Arcade on December 8. Expect eight-player online battles, customizing Bomermens and new items too. Four new modes are also inclu... read

New Lost in Shadow screenshots


Oct 05
We got a batch of images for Hudson's Lost in Shadow tonight. They show off the eighth area of the game (according to the name of the folder they arrived in) and, apparently, there's a lot of water in the level. I know t... read

Birth of Lost in Shadow isn't as messy as actual birth


Sep 14
 Hudson has released the first of a four part documentary detailing the making of its upcoming Wii title, Lost in Shadow.  In this first part, the game's director, designer, programmer, and sound lead discuss the g... read

It's looking like a golden year for platformers on the Wii. Sonic Colors, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Epic Mickey are all to come, and with such an excellent roster of games, it would be easy to fo... read feature







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