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4:00 PM on 10.14.2012

Warren Spector and I are totally best friends now

I failed to mention that, immediately following the Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion preview event last month, Warren Spector led all the journalists on a tour through Magic Kingdom. We went on the Magic Carpet, Haunted...

Tony Ponce


8:00 AM on 12.18.2011

Club Nintendo in Japan gets slick golden Nunchuk

Nintendo has been doing pretty swell by all accounts as of late, notably in regards to the revamped Club Nintendo and the new games-for-coins program. Of course, the Japanese Club Nintendo will always be a leeeeeeetle bit ahe...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 12.11.2011

Friggin' Japan and its awesome Taito Station arcades!

Nerdcore artist Random is currently touring Japan and taking the time to enjoy the sights and sounds in between gigs. Naturally, he had to check out a Taito Station and share the experience with his fans. This is pure guerri...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 05.30.2011

Rumor: Europe to receive The Last Story

While in Paris to attend a concert performed by Masashi Hamauzu, the current composer of the Final Fantasy series, Mistwalker president Hironobu "The Gooch" Sakaguchi mentioned that the Wii action RPG The Last Story would def...

Tony Ponce

9:20 AM on 04.14.2011

Pandora's Tower looks nice, Nintendo should LOCALIZE IT!

Pandora's Tower is yet another Japanese game that looks awesome, but has a questionable worldwide release status due to Nintendo's international dickitry. So, let's add this to The Last Story and Xenoblade as games that serve...

Jim Sterling

1:20 PM on 01.20.2011

Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize

Nintendo has further explained its decision to keep Mistwalker's The Last Story in Japan, claiming that it's "not viable" to bring the game overseas. The justification makes specific reference to Europe, where Nintendo doesn'...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 11.21.2010

Japan gets an authentic Super Mario Collection guide book

God dammit, Japan. In conjunction with the release of Super Mario Collection (or All-Stars to us lesser beings) for the Wii, Nintendo is releasing a Japan-exclusive strategy guide for the game. What makes this one different t...

Tony Ponce

6:00 AM on 09.06.2010

These Ni no Kuni commercials are a big tease

I hope you haven't forgotten about Ni no Kuni, the magical Level-5 RPG with animation handled by Studio Ghibli that has Colette all wet. If so, here's your reminder that the game will hit Japanese shelves this December and t...

Tony Ponce

2:57 AM on 06.14.2010

E3 10: A closer look at the final retail Kinect unit

Tonight at a surreal event at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled the final design of the product-formerly-known-as-Project-Natal, Kinect. What Microsoft ended up with is not all that different than what we ha...

Nick Chester

1:00 AM on 01.17.2010

Muscle March coming this Monday for just five bucks

Did you know that the initial trailer for Muscle March was one of the most viewed video posts on Destructoid in 2009? It got nearly half a million hits last year. Not bad for a game we all thought would never leave Japan. In...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 PM on 01.12.2010

People are saying that the guys at Rockstar NYC are jerks

People often hate their bosses. That's why I'm not particularly surprised to hear that the team at Rockstar San Diego (responsible for Midnight Club: Los Angeles) had a rough time under the rule of Rockstar NYC (Headquarters ...

Jonathan Holmes





1:20 PM on 12.11.2009

Watch a mad Christian evangelist rant about Pokemon

Remember that whole, "Pokemon is evil" fad that was popular among Christian extremists in the nineties? Ever seen a religious leader seriously ramble about the demonic influence of the Japanese game with a straight face? No?...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 12.07.2009

Square Enix hates the term 'Western games'

To us, the terms "Japanese" and "Western" when applied to videogames tend to be nothing more than quick indicators of a game's style. However, Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has noted that the terms carry a very different meani...

Jim Sterling

3:40 PM on 08.26.2009

Things you cannot has: Jack Frost beer mug from Atlus

Further proving that Japan gets all the coolest sh*t, Atlus is now offering up this lovely beer mug, bearing the likeness of none other than one Jack Frost of Persona fame. The little guy needs something to do with his time w...

Topher Cantler

5:30 PM on 03.12.2009

Ultimate JRPG fan service: New Cross Edge screens

You might remember me telling you almost a year ago that Compile Heart's all-star RPG, Cross Edge would be coming to the PlayStation Thr ... what do you mean you don't remember? I swear, you people don't listen to anything I ...

Topher Cantler

10:00 AM on 02.06.2009

South Korea's President wants to compete with Nintendo, gets rightly mocked

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has recently joined the ranks of Sony and Microsoft, regarding Nintendo with envious eyes and drawing his plans against the Wii. Jealous of Nintendo's success in his home country, Lee lame...

Jim Sterling