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One of five could be yours!
Our friends over at Titan Books have been kind enough to give us 5 copies of their new novel: Batman: Arkham Knight - Riddler's Gambit to give away to you lovely folks! It's a prequel to Arkham Knight and looks pretty cool to...

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Sega/Capcom crossover

Sega-Capcom crossover comic 'Worlds Unite' features characters we haven't seen in years


Got the world in my wingspan
Feb 26
// Jason Faulkner
Originally billed as another crossover of the Sonic and Mega Man universes in the vein of their Worlds Collide storyline, Archie Comics' upcoming Worlds Unite crossover is shaping up to be so much more. Not only will Sonic an...
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Reading Rainbow OUYA

Limited Edition Reading Rainbow OUYA up for grabs now


Hand-signed by LeVar Burton
Jun 27
// Darren Nakamura
Late last month we talked a bit about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which is in its last few days now. When it passed $4 million, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (among other, less important things) Seth MacFarlane...
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Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow wants to fly to consoles like PlayStation and Xbox


Take a look, it's on a console
May 30
// Brett Makedonski
Confession time: Ever since the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter was announced earlier this week, we've been looking for a reason to write about it. It's a formative relic of our youths, how could we not want to discuss it? With ...

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BlazBlue Visual Novel

BlazBlue spin-off gets a trailer, demo out on PSN


XBlaze: Code Embryo hits PS3 and Vita in full next month
May 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Have you ever wondered what BlazBlue would be like if Arc System Works removed all the fighting game bits? Probably not. But, on the off chance you're interested in finding out, the brand-new demo for XBlaze: ...
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Visual Novels!

Visual novel Fault Milestone One teleporting to Steam


Made by Alice in Dissonance, which is the best studio name ever
May 14
// Kyle MacGregor
A few days ago we interrupted your round-the-clock coverage of Titanfall to tell you about World End Economica, a visual novel written by Spice & Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura and localized with the help of the Sekai Proje...
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XBlaze Code: Embryo

BlazBlue visual novel gets a demo for PS3, Vita this week


Take XBlaze Code: Embryo for a spin this Tuesday!
May 11
// Kyle MacGregor
XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, is coming to North America for both PlayStation 3 and Vita on June 24. Until then, Asksys Games is hoping to whet your appetite with a demo version. That'll be...
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Visual Novels

Visual novel from Spice & Wolf creator out on Steam


World End Economica now available via Early Access
May 10
// Kyle MacGregor
The first episode of Spice & Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura's three part visual novel World End Economica is now available in English via Steam Early Access. Set in on a lunar colony in the distant future, World End Economi...
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Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin coming to PS Vita this July*


*Only in Japan, of course
May 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Teenage president and mecha pilot Shoko Ozora is returning to her portable roots with a PlayStation Vita port of Liberation Maiden Sin. Initially released on PS3 last December, the visual novel follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shooter makes a second pass on its attack run on July 31. Of course, this all applies solely to Japan. Because we can't have nice things.
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StoryBundle

Pay what you want for these videogame books


StoryBundle 2.0 offers bonus items for $10 or more
Nov 26
// Alasdair Duncan
I eagerly picked up the first videogame collection that was offered by StoryBundle, purveyors of pay-what-you want eBook bundles, so I eagerly snapped up the 2.0 bundle. You can pay what you want for six eBooks and magazines ...
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Corpse Party The Anthology is looking surprisingly cheery


Jun 16
// Kyle MacGregor
Corpse Party is getting a sequel, but it isn't what you think. Corpse Party The Anthology: Sachiko’s Game of Love – Hysteric Birthday 2U is actually a spin-off and romantic comedy featuring a new cast of cha...
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BioWare and Dark Horse are doing more Dragon Age comics


May 01
// Victoria Medina
BioWare and Dark Horse announced today that they will be releasing a new three-part comic titled Dragon Age: Those Who Speak with the first issue available August 22nd. The mini-series will follow King Alistair, Var...
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The Behemoth wants your Castle Crashers fan fiction


Apr 29
// Tony Ponce
Do you like reading fan fiction? Do you like writing fan fiction? Do you lament the lack of good Castle Crashers fan fiction? Are you just gonna sit there and take it? Do something about it, son! The Behemoth is giving away e...
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Diablo III: The Order arriving at bookstores May 15th


Apr 17
// Brett Zeidler
Wow, Diablo III is finally something that's actually coming out. In fact, there is now officially less than a month left to go until it's here. Also arriving the same exact day is the next Diablo novel (by Nate Kenyon), Diabl...
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Some clown on TV thought the NES was worth $13,000


Aug 13
// Tony Ponce
There's this show Storage Wars on A&E in which buyers visit storage container auctions and then try to flip swag they've won. It's essentially a b*llsh*t version of the far superior Auction Hunters on Spike, but the comed...
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This thing that I do: Interview with author Tom Church


Mar 21
// Hollie Bennett
["This Thing That I Do" is a feature on Destructoid where I interview people who work in the gaming industry or people who have achieved something noteworthy to give us some insight into how it all works.] It is not unus...
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Monday Mind Teasers: Super PSTW RPG


Jan 10
// Tom Fronczak
This week I'm taking it easy on your brains. Really easy. Super incredibly hyperbole easy. So easy that reading this paragraph might be harder for some of our readers than actually beating this game. If you're ready to set ou...
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Download MMO-related novel 'For the Win' for free


May 13
// Conrad Zimmerman
Cory Doctorow has a new novel out aimed at the young adult audience called "For the Win." It's a story of a group of MMO players, all of whom having made their hobby into lucrative jobs, who become entangled in something grea...
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How to stay hard:Team Meat talks game difficulty design


Apr 18
// Jonathan Holmes
Super Meat Boy is fun, even when you're dying. In fact, some of the most exciting, funny, and surprising parts of the game come from your own death. Just like in the best survival-horror games/movies, witnessing the protagoni...
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There is now a Guild Leader's Handbook


Mar 30
// Conrad Zimmerman
How do you know when you're starting to take this MMO thing that you're doing seriously? When you join a guild. It takes a whole other level of dedication to try and lead one. To help guide those new to running their own guil...
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Aliens vs. Predator on PC gets a hefty patch


Mar 22
// Jordan Devore
Not owning the PC version of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator makes it difficult for me to speak about the state of the game's multiplayer, but from the outside looking in, it sounds like everything is not quite where it needs...
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Analyzing No More Heroes 2, part 1: The bosses


Feb 06
// Jonathan Holmes
[These posts on No More Heroes 2 are purely speculation. I have no idea what the team at Grasshopper Manufacture intended for the game to mean; I can only speak to what I've taken away from it, so if you don't enjoy potential...
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Your classic XBLA games won't work with Game Room


Jan 26
// Jordan Devore
Here's a little something that you probably figured would be the case, but didn't know for sure: Any Xbox LIVE Arcade games that are also offered through Game Room when it launches this spring will have to be re-purchased for...
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Realtime Worlds has a new IP penciled in for 2011


Jan 11
// Jordan Devore
While Realtime Worlds is off continuing work on APB, it seems other projects are in the pipeline as well. Nothing too strange for the industry, sure, but thanks to lead artist Tahir Rashid's LinkedIn, we know specifically tha...
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The latest Halo novel now in stores


Nov 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The latest Halo novel from Thor Books has been released in stores this week. Halo: Evolutions is a collection of stories from multiple perspectives within the Halo universe. The book features multiple authors, such as Eric Ny...
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Forget school: Official Halo Encyclopedia coming this fall


Apr 07
// Nick Chester
The United States educational system has just been dealt a devastating blow today -- DK Publishing has announced that it's collaborated with Microsoft to publish The Halo Encyclopedia this November. The reasons for going to c...
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Philip K. Dick novels get the gaming treatment


May 23
// Qais Fulton
Today, The Guardian reports that The Halcyon Company -- a media company unheard of in the gaming world -- has obtained the right of first option to Philip K. Dick's works and plans to adapt two of his novels into games. The t...
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Expelliarmus! EA announces Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame


Apr 22
// Samit Sarkar
I’m sure many of you are die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books, and if you’re like me, finishing the last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was an emotional, bittersweet experience. It almost felt lik...
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Kaplan, Aspyr bringing SAT prep software to DS, PC, and Mac


Apr 14
// Nick Chester
According to a Newsweek scoop, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will announce today that they are partnering with Aspyr Media to develop an SAT test-prep game for the Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and Mac. The game will presumably ...
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Del Rey is looking to satiate your Star Wars: Force Unleashed hunger pangs


Feb 20
// SRVSLPS
While we're chomping at the bit for the game to arrive this April, Star Wars: Force Unleashed fans will be able to make do with a little background reading instead, courtesy of Del Rey publishing.  Both the graphic novel...

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