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9:20 AM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Inafune, Niitsuma and other badasses in attendance

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 ...

Dale North





9:00 AM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: New Capcom Arcade Classics coming to Wii in 2011

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), ...

Dale North

8:55 AM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Aww! Little Chibiterasu is lost at Comic-Con

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...

Dale North

12:27 AM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Nick Chester sucks at Gran Turismo 5

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...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 09.20.2010

Win passes to NYAF/NYCC in Japanator voice acting contest

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 09.19.2010

Weekend Charity: Babycastles promoting indie gaming

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...

Matthew Razak

12:20 PM on 08.11.2010

The list of game companies attending New York Comic-Con

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...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 07.30.2010

People stand in line, go crazy for Need for Speed in NY

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....

Nick Chester



Mario Galaxy 2 launch party has swag and an old man photo
Mario Galaxy 2 launch party has swag and an old man
by 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 doesn't look like Mario at all. Instead, he looks like an older version of the mouth-sounds guy. For your information, the mouth-sounds guy did the voices on Mamma Don't Allow; a very important episode of the Reading Rainbow, which is a show that takes place on the hardest level in Mario Kart Wii.

Speaking of Mario games, too bad the voice of Yoshi wont be there too. If he were, the voice of Mario could ride him around the room and make him lick things while the mouth-sounds guy (who also wont be there) did the beatbox, then they could do a little dance. That would be so hot.

While you're at the event, sitting around wishing that stuff I just described would happen, you can take your picture with Mario and Luigi (no mention of Bucken Berry and Ala-Gold), compete for Mario Galaxy 2 prizes, and get some free gifts or something. The dark irony of all this is that this launch party starts at 11am, while Gamestop stores are opening at 9am on the same day to sell the game to folks a little earlier. Way to fail again Nintendo, with all your multi-billions and world-famous-characters and stuff.

Nintendo World Store - Super Mario Galaxy 2 launch event details - [Gonintendo]

 

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4:00 PM on 05.11.2010

My day with the MLB 2K10 perfect game $1 million winner

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...

Samit Sarkar



Drew Brees is fan-voted cover athete for Madden NFL 11, out August 10th photo
Drew Brees is fan-voted cover athete for Madden NFL 11, out August 10th
by Samit Sarkar

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. This year, for the first time in the history of the franchise, EA Sports teamed up with Doritos to let the fans choose the cover athlete, and they picked New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees over Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.

This was likely a landslide victory for Brees, who was coming off an MVP-winning performance in Super Bowl XLIV, where he helped the Saints put a perfect conclusion to their storybook season for a downtrodden city. Most casual football fans probably aren't familiar enough with Wayne or Allen to have voted for them.

Check out the gallery below for eight photos from the cover event this morning. Madden NFL 11 will be out on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, and PS2. I'm a bit surprised that EA Sports chose not to launch the game on a Friday, which they did last year in an effort to let gamers have a three-day weekend alone with Madden. I'm also surprised that the billboard shows off the PlayStation 3 version of the game, considering that the Xbox 360 version traditionally outsells it by a decent margin.

Spike will be premiering the first Madden NFL 11 trailer tonight at midnight ET/PT on their EA Sports Season Kickoff special, and you should watch it, because I'm going to be in it! And be sure to check Destructoid on Monday, April 26, for a full preview of the big changes coming to Madden in 2010.

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11:20 AM on 04.09.2010

Crysis 2 doesn't intentionally evoke 9/11

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 ...

Samit Sarkar





1:00 AM on 11.16.2009

NSMB Wii release bash: Bucken-Berry and Ala-Gold!

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 ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 AM on 11.10.2009

New York's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launch event

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...

Samit Sarkar

9:00 PM on 10.25.2009

Tekken 6 is about to throw a party, you're invited

Hey, Dtoid New York. Want to do something fun and possibly win a prize? Then head out to Namco Bandai's Tekken 6 launch party on Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. It's being held by New York - Tokyo and will feature a tournament ...

Matthew Razak

6:40 PM on 07.24.2009

Wii Sports Resort report: A beach ... in Times Square?!

Yesterday, Nintendo held a launch event for Wii Sports Resort in New York City’s Times Square, allowing the public to try out the game three full days before its launch on Sunday, July 26th. They went all-out for this o...

Samit Sarkar