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Capcom bringing Fight Club to NYC on August 18


Aug 15
// Nick Chester
[Update: Capcom's detailed the place and times now -- the event will take place at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (540 West 21st Street) between 6:00PM and 10:00PM! Have fun, New York City!] If you're in New York City,...
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Join us at Blipfest 2011 this weekend!


May 19
// Samit Sarkar
The fifth Blip Festival is finally upon us: the annual-except-for-2010 chiptune music extravaganza begins tonight, May 19, and runs through Saturday, May 21. The festival is a collaboration between 8bitpeoples and The Tank, a...
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Recap: Valve's Erik Wolpaw speaks at NYU Game Center


May 13
// Samit Sarkar
“I love these things, but I also know that there’s something weird, and kind of bizarre, and strange about them -- like, there’s something really dumb about them. [...] We love them, and, kind of, hate them ...
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Anamanaguchi, Zen Albatross & more playing at Blipfest 11


Mar 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Blip Festival 2011 is happening this May 19-21 at the Eyebeam in Manhattan, New York. Three-day passes are now on sale and we have a small idea at who will be preforming at the chiptune celebration. Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter,...
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Nintendo celebrating 3DS launch in Big Apple on Saturday


Mar 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
The biggest (confirmed) hardware launch of the year is right around the corner as Nintendo gears up to release glasses-free 3D gaming on an unwitting world. Since this is kind of a big deal, the Big N will be playing host to ...
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Nintendo's Wii inspires series of off-Broadway plays


Feb 02
// Nick Chester
Wii Tennis. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Alien Monster Bowling League. Let’s Tap. You know them as games for Nintendo’s Wii console, but they’re also the inspiration for some of New York City&rsqu...
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Guinness World Records and the LittleBigPlanet 2 launch


Jan 28
// Samit Sarkar
To celebrate the release of Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2, Sony held a three-day launch event at the Sony Style Store in New York City last week. The main goal of the LBP extravaganza was to set Guinness World Records fo...
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Is that Ground Zero in my Pokemon?


Dec 27
// Jonathan Holmes
I've already played through the Japanese version of Pokemon White (P.S. - it's my favorite Pokemon game yet), but due to my limited Japanese, I only sort-of understood what was going on in the game's story. That's partially w...
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The president of Nintendo of America says weird things


Nov 13
// Jonathan Holmes
I'm reaching out to you guys here. Does any of this stuff make any sense? Help me work this out. First, we have Reggie's comments on Metroid: Other M. He "... believe(s) that it (Metroid: Other M) could be, should be a milli...
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NYCC: Archie Comics to publish a Mega Man comic


Oct 10
// Matthew Razak
Mega Man is so hot right now. Tons of new games are coming and to compliment all of them Archie Comics announced at NYCC that they will be publishing a brand new Mega Man comic. Now don't instantly slap our forehead here, as ...
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NYCC: Chibiterasu found!


Oct 09
// Dale North
Remember how the little Okamiden pup was lost here at New York Comic-Con? I found it!

NYCC: SonSon is hard, son!

Oct 09 // Dale North
SonSon is one of those old left-to-right scrolling platformers where you jump up or down to higher or lower platforms while moving forward, working to either shoot or dodge oncoming enemies. This is played with a Wii Remote held sideways. You shoot fire from your staff to take out all the beasts that stand in the way between you and Tenjiku. If beasts are running at you on your current platform you only need to tap down or up to move to another. It's pretty simple, but it works. In SonSon you start out at level 20 and work your way down, with Tenjiku waiting for you at the end. I got to level 16 on my first try and felt pretty bad about it. Capcom told me that was pretty good, though. The highest anyone had reached at the time was level 8. You're able to play this game cooperatively with a second player, though Capcom did not have that option available at the time. I wonder if the game would be any easier with a second player helping. I doubt it. Don't let that discourage you, though. SonSon is fun in that punishing way Dig Dig is.  SonSon is coming to the Wii next year along with the other classics.
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Excited about the upcoming Capcom Arcade Classics releases for Wii in 2011, I revisited the Capcom booth at Comic-Con today to give the only classic they had available a spin. This was SonSon, a very old arcade game. It turns...

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NYCC: Renegade Accordion is amazing


Oct 09
// Dale North
Sitting a stone's throw away [who says that anymore?] from New York Comic-Con entrance is a guy that I'd definitely hire for any party or event in New York. Meet Renegade Accordion, a fantastic accordion player that has a se...
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NYCC: Chewbacca and his clone get down to some Jackson


Oct 09
// Matthew Razak
Sometimes things happen at cons. This is one of those things. For various reasons I couldn't attend NYCC this year and it makes me very sad, especially since the gaming section has been growing every year previous that I have...
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NYCC: Magneto and M.O.D.O.K. in Marvel vs. Capcom 3


Oct 09
// Matthew Razak
Sure we learned about them yesterday, but Capcom has officially revealed that Magneto and M.O.D.O.K. are the next confirmed characters coming to Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Thanks to things being all official we can now also show o...
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NYCC: Backstreet's back...alright!


Oct 09
// Dale North
Wanna see something slightly embarrassing? Check out our own Nick Chester (along with former Dtoider and now Sony boy Rey Gutierrez and some attractive dancers) playing upcoming PS3 game Singstar Dance. This game work...
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NYCC: Inafune, Niitsuma and other badasses in attendance


Oct 09
// Dale North
If you walk around the show floor here at New York Comic-Con you'll see a massive cluster in the gaming section. That's all Capcom. I congratulated them on pulling such a crowd yesterday. Today is going to be madness. What's ...
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NYCC: New Capcom Arcade Classics coming to Wii in 2011


Oct 09
// Dale North
There's new Capcom Arcade Classics coming our way, which is always good news in my book. I have and treasure some of the Japan-only, multi-disc Sega Saturn Capcom classics set (they also released these for the PlayStation), ...
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NYCC: Aww! Little Chibiterasu is lost at Comic-Con


Oct 09
// Dale North
If you're walking around New York near Comic-Con this weekend you're sure to come across a flyer like the one shown above. If you're actually inside Comic-Con, especially near Capcom's crowded booth, it's obvious what this si...
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NYCC: Nick Chester sucks at Gran Turismo 5


Oct 09
// Dale North
Nick is the Editor-in-Chief of one of the largest gaming news outlets out there, so this kind of suckage is inexcusable. Laughable. He's one of those guys that only knows how to mash down on the gas pedal button. I can't b...
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Win passes to NYAF/NYCC in Japanator voice acting contest


Sep 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Our tentacle-obsessed sister site, Japanator, is giving away passes to New York Anime Fest and New York Comic Con, taking place on October 8-10. All you have to do to enter is watch the provided anime videos over on Japanator...
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Weekend Charity: Babycastles promoting indie gaming


Sep 19
// Matthew Razak
Cutting it a bit close for having this officially on the weekend I realize, but sometimes a good reason to donate some money doesn't come along until Sunday. This weekend's charity is the Kickstarter for Babycastles's Manhatt...
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The list of game companies attending New York Comic-Con


Aug 11
// Dale North
Are you going to New York Comic-Con? We are. It's just far enough away that we can have the Con SARS wear off from the San Diego Comic-Con. My things are being sterilized as we speak. It's 58 days away, folks: October 8-10 at...
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People stand in line, go crazy for Need for Speed in NY


Jul 30
// Nick Chester
Over the next few months, Electronic Arts is touring the United States with Criterion's upcoming racer, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. First stop? New York City! Oh, by the way -- you might have missed it. It happened already....
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Mario Galaxy 2 launch party has swag and an old man


May 20
// Jonathan Holmes
Sounds like the Nintendo World Store's Super Mario Galaxy 2 launch party is going to rock. A man with cloud-white hair will be there, doing the voice of Mario and confusing people, because even though he sounds like Mario, he...
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My day with the MLB 2K10 perfect game $1 million winner


May 11
// Samit Sarkar
This year, 2K Sports decided to do something unprecedented to market their baseball game, Major League Baseball 2K10 -- in an effort to highlight the game’s improved pitching system, they offered a $1 million cash prize...
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Just like last year, EA Sports went all-out for Madden, unveiling the game's cover athlete on a large billboard in New York City's Times Square. And once again, Destructoid was there to bring you on-the-scene coverage. T...

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Crysis 2 doesn't intentionally evoke 9/11


Apr 09
// Samit Sarkar
I know I’m not the only person who, upon seeing the newest Crysis 2 trailer, felt that Crytek was evoking 9/11 imagery, perhaps as a function of going for an emotionally charged story. I brought up that point to Nathan ...
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NSMB Wii release bash: Bucken-Berry and Ala-Gold!


Nov 16
// Jonathan Holmes
So, I took a five-hour bus ride to New York City yesterday to do some video coverage of the New Super Mario Bros. Wii launch event at the Nintendo World Store. It was supposed to be a four-hour bus ride, but somehow the good ...
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New York's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launch event


Nov 10
// Samit Sarkar
On the eve of the release of what is arguably the most anticipated game of 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision joined with Microsoft and GameStop to take over New York’s Union Square with a massive party ce...

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