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Collector's Corner: Show us your collection photo
Collector's Corner: Show us your collection
by Bill Platt

[The latest Collector's Corner is all about you, we want to see your collections! We want to show them off to the rest of the Destructoid Community. Keep reading below to see how you can participate!]

I was having a discussion with a friend the other day, who also happens to be a collector, regarding the way he displays the games he's picked up over the years. You see, my buddy Brian is a huge nut for anything Atari, whether it is games, consoles, posters, manuals, pins, buttons, stickers -- anything. You name it, he collects it, and he has tons of stuff to show off.

His collection, while massive, is sort of hidden, such that the majority of his games and swag are not on display. He has a room dedicated to gaming, and on the back wall are two six-foot-tall shelves, each is just about four feet wide. On these shelves are various games (mostly Atari), some loose, and some in boxes. There are a couple of Atari-themed lunch boxes, and other miscellaneous items. The windows are adorned with vintage Pac-Man curtains. The walls are painted to resemble a level from the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES.

Basically, he goes all out.

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11:00 PM on 01.10.2014

If you see these three guys in DayZ, start running

Yesterday, Conrad told me he was thinking of trying DayZ's alpha release on Steam. He expressed concern about getting into a player-driven game -- particularly one as Stanford prison experiment-esque as this one -- without a...

Jordan Devore



Playing Call of Duty with the Gamertag 'Xbox Sign Out' photo
Playing Call of Duty with the Gamertag 'Xbox Sign Out'
by Jordan Devore

Okay, this is a fun little trick. YouTuber Master of Luck has taken to playing Call of Duty: Ghosts with the Xbox Live Gamertag "Xbox Sign Out." In a multiplayer setting like this where players are prone to shouting each other's names and the Kinect is listening for voice commands, sign-outs are bound to ensue. Even when people know what's up, they still inexplicably say the magic words.

I like that everyone who fell for the prank seemed to find it humorous. I wonder if that was truly the case, or if a bunch of genuinely angry folks didn't make it into this video.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 has begun! photo
Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 has begun!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Just a quick reminder that Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 is underway! The seven day marathon benefits Prevent Cancer Foundation and will see people racing to beat games quick while raising money. On top of all the speed running, Simon Vicklund (Payday, Bionic Commando Rearmed) is lending his talents to the campaign, offering to remix one of a number for NES soundtracks depending on which gets the most bids.

900 games are on deck this year, and you can see the full schedule right here. Otherwise the stream is embedded below, and here's the donation page.

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3:00 PM on 01.02.2014

Don't miss Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 next week

If you're relatively new to the world of watching people fly through games as quickly as possible, you'll want to clear time next week to watch Awesome Games Done Quick 2014. It's one hell of an introduction to speedruns and...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 12.31.2013

That shiny Pokemon automator has been completed

The creator of that impressive shiny Pokemon automator, dekuNukem, writes in to say that the machine has been improved since we last covered it. Here's a look at the new, final version. The amount of human input needed has b...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 12.30.2013

This guy made a game to propose to his girlfriend

A 3D artist at SuperGenius by the name of Robert Fink went a step above for his marriage proposal: he created a videogame. "I couldn't allow myself to just do a normal proposal, it had to be special," he wrote. "Something we...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 12.30.2013

Streaming games from PC to the Wii U GamePad possible

Hackers booto, delroth, and shuffle2 have reverse engineered the Wii U GamePad and the results are impressive. The group's findings were presented at the Chaos Communication Congress including a demonstration in which The Le...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 12.26.2013

Man's record-breaking collection contains 10,607 games

The largest collection of videogames, according to Guinness, belongs to Michael Thomasson. He's got 10,607 games, up from the last Guinness World Record holder's collection of 8,616 titles, reports The Associated Press. My fi...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 12.20.2013

Someone built a 3D printer inside Minecraft

When I first saw this video of a 3D printer within Minecraft, I was blown away -- but it was getting late, and I learned long ago not to publish at night. It's since come to my attention again, and I'm taking that as sign en...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 12.20.2013

Mario Warfare shows that Princess Peach can kick your ass

Beatdown Boogie's wonderful Mario Warfare series has been chugging along, and we last left off with Princess Peach learning the way of the gorilla with Donkey Kong. Since then, Mario and Luigi discovered the Smash Club, with...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:45 PM on 12.19.2013

Deadman is the best dead superhero

Can Deadman save the day? Of corpse he can.

Steven Hansen





9:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Wario Land 4 to be critically analyzed in 600-page eBook

Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 is a 600-page eBook that will analyze the entirety of Wario Land 4. I'll just give you a moment to let that sentence sink in. Seriously, Daniel Johnson has put togeth...

Brett Zeidler

2:45 PM on 12.12.2013

Applicant for college coaching job cites Madden skills

As the resident Destructoid staff North Dakotan, I feel oddly obligated to report whenever there's videogame news that can be tenuously tied to my home state. As such, the University of North Dakota had a recent applicant for...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 12.09.2013

Fake Fallout 4 site created to put pressure on Bethesda

While I did get energized by that darned website thesurvivor2299.com -- the possibility of another Fallout will do that to you -- I wasn't nearly as invested in it as I could have been. A part of me knew deep down that someth...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 12.06.2013

Bohemia is giving out 500,000 to Arma 3 modders

"Make Arma Not War" is the name of an upcoming Bohemia Interactive contest which should greatly help incentivize community-led content creation for Arma 3. The studio is giving out €500,000 in prize money and here's the ...

Jordan Devore