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10:00 PM on 04.12.2009

2K will celebrate your birthday, but not on Easter

I did it. I got that blasted Easter Bunny and I ripped his head off. I'm a little torn up, but it looks like I'll make it to my next birthday. What do I plan to do on that birthday? Why I'll play 2K Games's newly rated Birthd...

Matthew Razak



DS-exclusive EA SPORTS Football Academy announced, you are all excited photo
DS-exclusive EA SPORTS Football Academy announced, you are all excited
by Samit Sarkar

I saw the title of the press release (located after the jump) in my inbox this afternoon and instantly got excited. Unfortunately, that anticipation quickly abated once I clicked on the email and realized that (A) when they say “football,” they’re referring to what we in the States call soccer, and (B) it’s a DS game. I don’t really follow soccer at all (except for the World Cup) and I don’t own a DS, so ... yeah.

But some of you -- our European readers, perhaps -- are probably reading this and thinking, “A game called EA SPORTS Football Academy sounds like it could be right up my alley!” Well, hold your horses, there; what does this game comprise, exactly?

...a collection of mini-games and challenges that improves football knowledge in a fun and entertaining way.

Still with me? Well, then ... there are six screenshots of the game available below for your viewing pleasure. It doesn’t look like there’s going to be any actual soccer playing involved -- the game seems to be about learning the nuances of the sport. I suppose there’s nothing wrong with that; I just don’t know who EA is attempting to cater to here, since the people who would care about this have likely been indoctrinated with soccer since the day they started walking.

On the plus side, the game is being developed by EA Canada, the same people who put together last year’s acclaimed soccer title, FIFA 09. Look for EA SPORTS Football Manager on the DS this March.

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4:45 PM on 11.28.2008

The goggles do nothing: MLB Superstars trailer is full of eye-searing fail

[video]111780:746[/video]People seem to have taken the term “Black Friday” quite literally today -- it’s been a rather depressing day, sadly. I hate to contribute salt to an open wound, but it’s a slow...

Samit Sarkar

5:00 PM on 10.08.2008

The ten best mini-games EVER!

If videogames were like Three’s Company -- with the main game being Jack Tripper -- I would say mini-games are like Janet. They are a part of the main game and sometimes even make the main game more fun, but in the end ...

Chad Concelmo

5:23 PM on 10.03.2007

Hot Pixel gives WarioWare a run for its money

I have been addicted to mini-game titles like WarioWare and Rhythm Tengoku for some time now, so when a new game enters the ring, I tend to sit up and take notice. Hot Pixel for the PSP is Atari's retro flavored offering to t...

Colette Bennett

5:52 PM on 09.29.2007

The most horrifying TGS trailer ever: Wan! Tertainment: Music Channel

Those with good memories will remember that Nick Chester, Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, stated that he was most excited about a DS title called Wan! Tertainment: Music Channel. I didn't think much of it at the time, but now...

Dale North





3:13 PM on 07.03.2007

Majesco's Furu Furu Park for the Wii to feature 30 mini-games

Normally, this is the post where I'd bitch about how I'm tired of all of the mini-games coming to the Wii. But the Majesco published Furu Furu Park, developed by Taito and 505 games, is so damned adorable that I just ...

Nick Chester

2:34 PM on 05.29.2007

Mad Tracks on XBLA this Wednesday

Mad Tracks will be this week's one and only Xbox Live Arcade release. As the title of the game suggests, it is a racing game -- more specifically, a "3D racing party game." If Mad Tracks sounds like your cup of ...

Jordan Devore

12:33 PM on 05.23.2007

Teaser for Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 is LOL-riffic!

Okay, this may be one of the best teaser trailers I have ever seen for a video game. Who knew that French people could be so clever?With all the complaining I did yesterday about minigame collections on the Wii, I have to ad...

Chad Concelmo

4:48 PM on 05.22.2007

Carnival Games: all the fun of a carnival sans the constant fear of dying

I know there must have been a time in my life when I enjoyed going to the carnival. Don’t get me wrong, I would still kill a man for some funnel cake, but nowadays, when I think of a carnival, all I imagine are scary cl...

Chad Concelmo