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4:30 PM on 05.20.2014

So long, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

Nintendo is no longer supporting its Wi-Fi Connection service as of today, marking the end of online functionality for Wii, DS, and DSi games -- but, notably, not the end of the Wii Shop Channel, DSi Shop, and video services....

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC

Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 05.13.2014

Capcom migrating some titles over to a new online service

GameSpy Technology is shutting down on May 31. We've seen some companies respond to this, stating that they'll fix their old titles so they live on, or straight up just abandon them. Capcom has responded, and they'll be migra...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 05.12.2014

These are the EA games going offline on June 30

Electronic Arts said last month that it was working to find a solution to the GameSpy Technology shutdown on May 31, 2014 that will mean the end of online functionality, including multiplayer, for a number of titles that rely...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 05.05.2014

Did You Know Gaming tackles Team Fortress 2

I've fallen off the Team Fortress 2 wagon in a big way; I used to play for at least 2-3 hours every day but the constant stream of updates and deluge of new items dulled my interest. Watching this latest episode of Did You K...

Alasdair Duncan

2:15 PM on 05.05.2014

Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans

The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,...

Alessandro Fillari





5:15 PM on 05.02.2014

Earn double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online

Rockstar is giving GTA Online players an incentive to log on today and tomorrow as they'll earn twice as much GTA$ and RP as normal. With the potential to own a second property and more content updates planned, that might jus...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Here's what the GameSpy shutdown means for Rockstar's games

Rockstar is preparing for the GameSpy Technology service closure on May 31 and while Grand Theft Auto V will remain completely unaffected, many of the company's other titles will lose stat-tracking features like leaderboards ...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 04.30.2014

Guerrilla job ad points to new IP with online focus

Guerrilla Games is hiring, and they say they're looking for online designers for a game they've been working on for a couple of years now. This is for an unannounced IP that will feature "innovative online gameplay." They're ...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Hug, kiss, and chest bump total strangers in PlayStation Home

I forget that PlayStation Home is still a functional piece of software that receives regular content updates, not some lost relic to marvel (and poke fun) at. It's hard to say who in their right mind is messing around with H...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 04.23.2014

Destiny has a fancy new website with game footage

Bungie has launched a spiffy new website for its online, open-world sci-fi shooter Destiny. There's some footage of the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock classes, compiled in the video above by GamesHQMedia for your convenience. Do...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Star Trek Online Season 9 goes live, gives peace a chance

Did you like Star Trek: Voyager? I know I did. And from the looks of things, Cryptic Studios does, too, as the newest big update of Star Trek Online titled "Season 9: A New Accord", involves quite a bit of content straight f...

Josh Tolentino

4:15 PM on 04.22.2014

2K moving Borderlands, Civilization games to Steamworks

2K has announced plans to migrate some of its online-enabled games away from GameSpy Technology since the service is shutting down on May 31, 2014. Loads of titles will be impacted -- not just 2K's library -- so consider this...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 04.04.2014

This is your last weekend to play the Resistance trilogy online

I vaguely recall Sony announcing that it would pull its servers for the Resistance trilogy on PlayStation 3 this year and it's happening soon. Real soon. Consider this your last chance to play those games online (including co...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 04.04.2014

GameSpy Technology shutting down, will affect a ton of games

GameSpy Technology has announced that effective May 31, they will cease providing hosting services for all games that still use their technology. The service has existed ever since the Quake days, and has provided things like...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD
by Alessandro Fillari

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based action, the Mario Kart series has been going strong for over twenty years; and it doesn't seem like it'll stop any time soon.

Now, the series is finally taking its first steps onto an HD platform, and after spending about an hour of playtime with it, I just don't see how they can go back after this. I'm just going to come right out and say it: Mario Kart 8 is one gorgeous game.

As the first full HD release of the series, the developers at Nintendo went the extra mile with creating a game that is visually spectacular, but also the most content rich game of the series.

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