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Warren Spector and I are totally best friends now


You guys wish you could be me
Oct 14
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Club Nintendo in Japan gets slick golden Nunchuk


Dec 18
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Friggin' Japan and its awesome Taito Station arcades!


Dec 11
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Rumor: Europe to receive The Last Story


May 30
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Pandora's Tower looks nice, Nintendo should LOCALIZE IT!


Apr 14
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize


Jan 20
// Jim Sterling
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'...
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Japan gets an authentic Super Mario Collection guide book


Nov 21
// Tony Ponce
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...
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These Ni no Kuni commercials are a big tease


Sep 06
// Tony Ponce
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...
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E3 10: A closer look at the final retail Kinect unit


Jun 14
// Nick Chester
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...
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Muscle March coming this Monday for just five bucks


Jan 17
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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People are saying that the guys at Rockstar NYC are jerks


Jan 12
// Jonathan Holmes
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 ...
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Watch a mad Christian evangelist rant about Pokemon


Dec 11
// Jim Sterling
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?...
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Square Enix hates the term 'Western games'


Dec 07
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Things you cannot has: Jack Frost beer mug from Atlus


Aug 26
// Topher Cantler
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...
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Ultimate JRPG fan service: New Cross Edge screens


Mar 12
// Topher Cantler
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 ...
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South Korea's President wants to compete with Nintendo, gets rightly mocked


Feb 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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19-year-old gamer/entrepreneur raises $3 million in financing for his site


Mar 13
// Dale North
WeGame.com - Gaming Videos You may not have heard of WeGame, but when 19-year-old Jared Kim starts using the $3 million in financing he's raised for his newest venture, I'm sure you'll hear more soon.His new site, a "You...
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Screw your journalism: Why games blogging is nothing to be ashamed of


Feb 04
// Jim Sterling
When I first started my career as a writer, I had one goal -- to be a videogaming journalist. I wanted to review games, specifically, for some major Web site like IGN or GameSpot. I wanted to write for magazines like Edge or ...
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Jeff Minter is a whiny emo: Complains about Frogger outselling Space Giraffe


Nov 23
// Jim Sterling
This is hilarious. Jeff Minter, old school cult developer who recently released the trippy, arty and not-very-good Space Giraffe for Xbox Live Arcade has thrown a bitchfit over the aforementioned game's lacklustre sales. Beca...
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The real reason the Dreamcast failed


Sep 17
// Dale North
Some of us are still scratching our heads, wondering why Sega's Dreamcast failed. We could talk about it all day, and I don't know the real reasons, but I'd like to blame the owner of the fine collection pictured here. My jea...
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Japan: No TV, let's play Wii


Jul 11
// Dale North
Japanese are ditching dramas and vetoing variety shows, leaving one remote on the coffee table in favor of another more entertaining one. We already knew that the Nintendo Wii prints money, but now it turns out that it has th...
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Sony wants to rumble, but so far it's a fumble


Jun 17
// SRVSLPS
It's not exactly an insider's secret that the PlayStation 3's lack of rumble has something to do with past licensing issues between Sony and Immersion Corp. After a settlement was reached back in February, it was ...
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Calling All Cars has arrived; PS3 gamers rejoice


May 10
// SRVSLPS
PlayStation 3 fans rejoice; the wait is over. Calling All Cars is upon us. In a recent press release, Sony confirmed that it will indeed be released this Thursday (which was a few hours ago). Read on, and release those pent ...
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From Russia with love ... and confusion: Secret Agent Royal Jew?


Apr 23
// Niero Gonzalez
As if it wasn't bad enough that we don't get all the cool Japanese games, there are now also Russian absurdities to kill puppies over. Secret Agent Royal Jew? How awesome does that sound! Even if the game was total c...
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Japanese discount bin games


Apr 15
// Dale North
In the U.S., if you were to buy from an importer, store or online, you'd find that that import games are marked up a bit to cover the store's cost of importing and handling, although some good deals can be found. Norm...
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Where's our copy of Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix?


Mar 28
// Faith
 Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix has all American Kingdom Hearts fans weeping in their pillows every night with its Japan only release.  Sure we all could have lived with the fact that the new edition of Kingdom Hearts ...
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Acclaim: traditional game testing is dead


Mar 20
// Niero Gonzalez
Nevermind robots and guys in third world countries stealing your game testing jobs -- the competition might soon include that snotty little 11 year old down the street. Acclaim's (lead guitarist?) David Perry is raising e...
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What? A Wii game you'll wanna play?


Feb 08
// Dale North
On the 22nd of this month, the lucky Japanese get their hands on Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn for the Wii, which is par for the course as Nintendo has been giving Japanese gamers all the love lately. If you weren't ...

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