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Ten Minute Taste


Look, I'm not about to ruin the first ten minutes of a game I'm about to go out and buy the second Best Buy opens up today. However, if you're still on the fence for some reason about picking up Super Mario Galaxy 2 or you'r...


Usually these posts are done by either the person who recorded the footage (in this case, Rey) or someone who's gotten the chance to at least play the game in question. I fall under neither of those categories, but I do desp...


ACE Team's strange little first-person number, Zeno Clash Ultimate Edition, has hit Xbox LIVE Arcade today. It would probably be easier to explain the plot of David Lynch's Eraserhead than to try to convey the narrative of Z...


Frozen Codebase's Kick-Ass just hit the PlayStation Network yesterday, and here are the first ten minutes of the game. Available as a download-only PS3-exclusive, the game is based on both the recent film and the comic serie...




If you've ever played one, you'll know that ten minutes is barely enough for a whiff, much less a taste of the typical RPG. That's why we recorded eleven minutes of footage from NIS-America's new title, Last Rebellion, due F...


Jonathan Holmes just posted his review of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and to call it glowing would be an understatement. I have to agree, as I've been having a hell of a good time with it myself. If you're still not...


Mass Effect 2 kicks off with a couple bangs and more than a few surprises. If you've followed coverage of the second chapter of the sci-fi RPG, you'll no doubt remember either (a) seeing this before or (b) hearing us talk ab...


I’ve spent a couple of hours or so with THQ and Vigil Games’ Darksiders. I can glean from these initial hours that the game is more than what I thought it was: a God of War clone with some Zelda spice. No, it app...


As requested and promised, here's our additional Ten Minute Taste of the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII. Our first one didn't do much for those that played the Japanese demo, as it covered much of the same ground. Th...


Normally we do "Ten Minute Tastes" here at Destructoid, but I ran into a little problem with 0 Day Attack on Earth, which hits Xbox LIVE Arcade today. I died at the five-minute mark. As our own Jonathan Ross put it, "You are...


I'm a good few hours into Final Fantasy XIII now. My verdict so far? It's not groundbreaking, unless you count the visuals. Otherwise, it's a good, solid RPG so far. The battle system has just started to open up, as has the ...


If you like blasting aliens to bits in dark corridoors, then one of today's Xbox LIVE Arcade releases, Alien Breed Evolution, is for you.  The game has an "old school" feel, almost immediately reminding me of ...


So, Silent Hill made its way to the Wii. Let that echo in your ears for a bit. But no worries, it's actually really good. Look out for our full review later today. For now, here's our Ten Minute Taste of Silent Hill: Shatter...


You’ve watched delicate dancers gyrate with bouncing breasts exposed, now consider watching nine more minutes captured from the opening of Pandemic’s The Saboteur, the studio’s last release before EA closed...


Today, Sony announced that Q-Games' PixelJunk Shooter -- the fourth in its PlayStation Network PixelJunk series -- would be released on December 10. While you'll have to wait until then to play it (and to read my review), he...


As we said about 40 minutes ago, Borderlands DLC “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned” is a thing that is happening right now over PSN and Xbox LIVE. I grabbed the content off of Xbox LIVE Marketplace this morning, hopi...


Earlier this weekend, I decided to drop the weights and pick up the Dual Shock. This kind of recreation isn’t anything new, but the thing I chose to play sort of is: the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PS3-exclusive beta. A...


Chris Cashman’s smooth voice blasted into over 22,000 people’s ear holes last evening during the live debut of the second season of 1 vs. 100. I was one of those in attendance, listening to the Cashman in rapture...


The other afternoon I asked myself (via the Internet of all places) why I wasn’t participating in the MAG beta. Like most of my peers with a soft spot for lead and things that fire said lead, I was blown away by the pr...


Maybe you're like me and spent your weekend fighting against illness, unable to brave the cold world to pick up a copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Or maybe you're just not yet convinced after our stellar review of the titl...


Sunday morning was full of surprises, one of them being Target selling Assassin's Creed 2 a bit early. The amusing part was when the cashier realized the game wasn't released until Tuesday -- after he sold it to me. I just s...


Capcom's Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles hits shelves tomorrow, and while Jonathan Holmes will have our full review later in the week, I wanted to give you a quick glimpse of what you'll encounter in the first te...


Military Madness: Nectaris is 3D turn-based downloadable strategy game. Similar to SEGA’s Shining Force, except with shell-spewing tanks instead of steel-coated armadillos and dragons, I’ve found the game tickles...


With all the hype and controversy about terrorists doing evil terrorists things involving terror, addictive multi-player and shiny graphics -- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has showered in a crazy amount of love (and hate) e...


Infinity Ward’s downloadable version of the original Call of Duty, dubbed Call of Duty: Classic, is now available over Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. Do try to keep from wetting your pants in sweet, sweet anticipat...


The console versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched this morning. Hundreds, probably thousands of retailers did a special midnight release in celebration of the billions of sales sure to come in. If you care a lot...


Quick, name some videogames that let you punch a velociraptor in the face with a quicktime event. I'll start -- Jurassic: The Hunted! This Activition-published first-person shooter quietly made its way to shelves last week f...


Dragon Age: Origins is an RPG-ass RPG. As such, the first ten minutes of the game aren’t packed with playable action; rather, developer Bioware orients the player with the game’s universe and its biggest problem:...


Earlier today, I gave you a taste of Band Hero, and proceeded to bare my soul to the Internet as I tried to convince everyone (and myself) that it's okay to like Maroon 5 songs. How many band games can I play in one day? The...


Based on most of the reader comments to previous Band Hero stories, I already have a good idea of what you guys think of this game.  You don't know why it exists or how it's different than Guitar Hero 5, and all of this...


I'm no sports buff, but I enjoy a good soccer game. In fact, soccer and golf are the only sports games I'll ever play. Well, these and Baseball Simulator 1000 for the NES. That game was awesome. FIFA 10 is probably the ultim...


Electronic Arts' Wii-exclusive racer, Need for Speed: NITRO hits, hits stores today and here are the first ten minutes of gameplay.  Color me surprised when, not long after booting up the game, I found that I was actual...


Uncharted 2 opens with a scene on an inverted train car. There’s blood. A lot of blood. Nathan Drake’s blood, to be specific, as well as a few minutes of frantic climbing as the car begins spitting and lurching d...


First, a little housekeeping -- I cheated a bit with this Ten Minute Taste of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. It's more like a 12 minute and 30 second taste of "The Ballad of Gay Tony," one of the two bits of s...


Minna no Sukkiri may not sound familiar to you at first, but you may have played some of the series games. We know them here as Hot Shots series. It doesn't exactly translate, as "minna" means everyone or everybody....


I'm all for a game that has the words "badass" in its name. Wait, is this a first for gaming? Soon to be released on the PSP, Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble has you controlling your home town area's biggest high schoo...


Ah, Lunar. It still stands in my top ten game series of all time. I fell in love with the old Sega CD versions way back in the day, fell in love again with the fantastic PlayStation versions, and now I'm ready to replay one o...


You already know that I adore the game, but I thought I might show you what it looks like. Much like our other Ten Minute Taste videos, you'll see Forza Motorsport 3 from the beginning, intro and all. But, since the intro's ...


LocoRoco Midnight Carnival for PlayStation Portable/PSPgo hits PlayStation Network next week, but Sony was nice enough to pass the goods to us a little early. While we have to wait until October 29 (when the digital-download-...


So Gearbox Software's Borderlands is finally out, and from what I hear, it's kind of a big deal. Last I checked (that was this morning, by the way), it was the number-one-selling game on Steam, beating out Valve's own Left 4 ...






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