Long before they became regarded as frivolous childhood amusements, the first arcade cabinets were installed in very adult establishments like bars and college hot spots. The marriage of gaming and alcohol consumption is a b... read
Oh, is this still a thing? You're damn right it's still a thing! Just try to get me to shut up about Archie's Sonic / Mega Man crossover! You can't and won't!
When Chris Carter wrote about those 16-bit covers of "When Worlds ... read
Videogame / television cover band -- and real sexy American boys -- Armcannon announced back in November the impending release of their third full-length album. If you attended MAGFest this past weekend, you had a chance to p... read
After working on the project for a number of years, Rockman Corner reader "Ricardo" has finally finished working on his clay miniature figure line, featuring every single Robot Master ever from Mega Man 1-10.
I'm currently re... read
Jonathan Holmes is one of the founding editors! So Nintendo Power is over and done with. Tears and all that. Pour one out for our homies.
The throne has been abdicated. Time for a new king to rise to power.
You've likely heard about a little something called Nintendo Force... read feature
Imagine that. Nothing happened. Certainly today was to be the end of the world according to the Mayans, even though the Mayans never actually said that. Either way, hurray for life!
As we mentioned yesterday, musician Theopha... read
Who says you can't combine charitable giving with righteous anger?
During next month's MAGFest at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland, you can take part in a very special fundraising activity. By donating a few bucks, you ... read
One of this year's most notable gaming controversies was undoubtably Tropes vs. Women, a Kickstarter campaign that drew both ire and defense from nearly every corner of the gaming community. Destructoid interviewed Anit... read
On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo.
We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we... read
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is great. The sweet pre-order watch modeled after the in-game bracelet is also pretty great. If you missed the chance to score the watch for free, you now have the option to buy it directly f... read
Have any of you ODed on chiptunes yet? No? In that case, allow me to fuel your addiction even further. If nothing else, I'm an enabler.
The latest smack is Chiptune Rush, a music store that officially launched on October 23. ... read
One of the great passions of videogame fans (or fans of any medium, for that matter) is to recreate the items found in the games as real-world objects. We've seen countless versions of the Portal gun, no shortage of elaborat... read
The British are f*cked.
Based on the upcoming Assassin's Creed III, this short film by special effects video team Corridor Digital finds a band of British soldiers dealing with a young lad who had made an attempt on the comm... read
I may be late to this particular party, but the best part about music is that it maintains its flavor for a very, very, very long time.
This belated bottle of carbonated elixir is NEScapism, a synthpop album from our communit... read
In the span of a couple of months, three very different Final Fantasy cover bands released their first full albums. Is that too much? Well, if you had read the headline of this article, you would already know the answer to th... read
I failed to mention that, immediately following the Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion preview event last month, Warren Spector led all the journalists on a tour through Magic Kingdom. We went on the Magic Carpet, Haunted... read
"I have an army!" "We have an Usaring."
At last weekend's Anime Weekend Atlanta convention, artist AstroZerk ran a merch booth where a particularly badass number became the star of his gallery. That would be the above piece, ... read
So ... Burnout is awesome. Always has been, always will be. And while it is true that we haven't seen a true game from that franchise in a while, Criterion has been doing its best to bring all of the insane, anarchic fun we ... read
Do you know why science is awesome? Because there's always gotta be that one cat who looks at something that's already pretty pimp and declares, "No, not pimp enough." So he goes into his lab -- undoubtedly stocked with beak... read
[Update: Here's a game by some of the lads who brought you Octodad and the forthcoming Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Neat!]
In the last story I wrote about the Adventure Time Game Making Frenzy, I said that if I had been able to p... read
Last year's most heartwarming game-related story was without a doubt that of Michael John Mamaril, the 22-year-old Borderands fan who lost his life to cancer. His friend Carlo sent an email to Gearbox Software explaining the ... read feature
Well damn, son! I didn't think you'd be able to top Operation: Guts Man Edition, but lo and behold, I am spellbound by Hungry Hungry Koopas!
Donald "Kodykoala" Kennedy has worked wonders once again by taking a classic board g... read
I am a little in love with Super Time Force here at PAX. The game is a retro-looking shooter in the same vein as Contra, with a great twist involving time travel. You can read all about how much we all love the s... read
"He's the hero Kanto needs. But not the one it deserves."
So says TerminalMontage, the creator of this animated short that blends Batman and Pokémon. The only thing that could make this better would be an appearance b... read
F*CKING AMAZING.GIMME GIMME GIMME.
The geeky place where games and music intersect is where I choose to camp out and live, so you can only imagine how I freaked out when I found the Pianocade. I NEED this thing.
The Pi... read
LEGO sets are cool and all, but I've always been more fascinated by the minifigs that come with the sets. With a bit of creativity, you can customize your own plastic avatar. With even more creativity, you can recreate some o... read
YES. When Source Filmmaker was announced, this was the kind of sh*t I was hoping to see. Oh God, so very yes.
How can anyone forget that scene from the F-Zero: GP Legend anime? Just replace Captain Falcon with the Heavy and ... read
[Update: Here's the announcement video that was screened during the panel.]
Two years ago, there was a pretty bad-ass Street Fighter fan film called Street Fighter: Legacy that you might have seen. After it blew up the Inter... read feature
When you hear the phrase "ROM hack," two thoughts may flitter across your mind. One, somebody took an old game from a legacy console and slightly altered the color palette or sprites to make it look like, for instance, all t... read feature
Remember the Destructoid Community Album initiative by Dtoider AlphaDeus? He asked staffers and fellow community members alike to pitch musical themes that best represented their personalities, then he made songs tailored to ... read