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3:00 PM on 04.21.2015

I hope you guys voted for Mega Man & Bass for the Mega Man May poll

Last year, to my delight, Capcom hosted a "Mega Man May" event in conjunction with Nintendo, bringing more welcome Blue Bomber Virtual Console releases. This year the event returns, with Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man Battle N...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 04.21.2015

Get a better look at how Guitar Hero Live will work

Activision has just released a behind-the-scenes video for Guitar Hero Live, and it attempts to explain the confusing "live" aspect of the game. "Attempt" being the operative word here. FreeStyleGames seems excited for ...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 04.21.2015

Wizard World Comic Con will have a custom Mega Man amiibo as its prize

Heading to the Wizard World Comic Con on April 25 in Las Vegas? You'll be able to buy into a Super Smash Bros. tournament to compete for glory and the grand prize -- a custom Mega Man amiibo from famed artist Evilos. The...

Chris Carter

7:04 AM on 04.21.2015

Nintendo confirms Best Buy exclusive Wii U Splatoon bundle

Nintendo is starting to get more aggressive with its marketing for Splatoon -- it has just announced a Best Buy-specific bundle for the US for $299.99. It'll arrive on May 29 when the game ships, and will include a Wii U...

Chris Carter


11:00 AM on 04.20.2015

Looks like Mewtwo had custom movesets after all in the new Super Smash Bros, but will they ever arrive?

Mewtwo's new incarnation in Super Smash Bros. might be on the juice, but he severely lacks one major feature -- custom moves. For whatever reason they are not included at the launch of the character, and Nintendo has be...

Chris Carter



How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros. photo
How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros.
by Patrick Hancock

Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom already has a representative in the game, a new Street Fighter is coming out, and EVO and E3 are right around the corner.

However, if Nintendo just plops Ryu into the game and gives him the moves everyone expects him to have, it will be extremely underwhelming. Ryu would essentially be a clone of Mario, and that's not an appropriate fate for one of the most recognizable fighters of all time. Mr. Sakurai has said before that he wants to "[provide] accurate portrayals of characters," which is the reason why Ridley isn't in the game. It's also incredibly obvious to anyone who has played Mega Man in the newest Super Smash Bros.

There's plenty Nintendo and Capcom could do to make Ryu an interesting character that players will want to play as and -- this is important, Nintendo -- purchase as DLC.

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Captain of my own destiny: Micro-goals and player liberty photo
Captain of my own destiny: Micro-goals and player liberty
by Anna Anthropy

A friend of mine got a good deal on a Wii U recently. That meant that I finally got a chance to play Captain Toad. It's really humbling to know that people at Nintendo have also played Monument Valley. I played through a bunch of the game, and aside from parts where I had to keep looking between the touch-screen and the big screen (though I suppose I could have gotten around this by just playing on the touch-screen) and the parts where I had to fight bosses (though I suppose I could have gotten around this by just replaying Monument Valley), I really enjoyed the game up to a point.

That point was the point at which the game starts demanding you've collected some number of in-game "challenge" coins before it allows you to move on to the next level. Suddenly Captain Toad becomes Captain Tollbooth.

You see, not unlike many contemporary games, each level of Captain Toad features several different goals, each intended for a different style of play.

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11:30 AM on 04.17.2015

Guitar Hero Live wants to give players stage fright

Just a few days after the trailer reveal, this video showed up going further into what makes Guitar Hero Live new. It's a long one, so if you're not able to sit through 34 minutes of video, Destructoid has you covered. The p...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers

It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...

Joe Parlock

8:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Yes, Nintendo, this Kong IS one hell of a guy

And let's keep it that way. None of that "heck" monkey business. Or Donkey Kong Frappuccinos.

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 04.16.2015

March NPD: PS4 still the one true king; Battlefield tops software charts

It's that time of the month again. The time console warriors are able to pull out actual facts to back up their extreme fanboyism in the most heated of forum discussions. Taking the top spot again for hardware was the PlaySta...

Robert Summa





2:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong 64

This week, the Nintendo 64 rides again with Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U eShop. It's an incredibly bizarre, flawed, and all-around awesome experience that must be seen to be believed. Oh, and Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles ...

Chris Carter



The original Kickstarter game, High Strangeness, is set for release on May 6 photo
The original Kickstarter game, High Strangeness, is set for release on May 6
by Alessandro Fillari

Ever since the big Kickstarter boom of 2012, there's never been a short supply of developers looking to get their next title going through crowdfunding. From metroidvania action-RPG titles referencing the golden years of games, to epic adventures games seeking to redefine a genre, there's certainly no shortage of creativity despite the volume. But while people often look at 2012 as the year crowdfunding really took off, there have been many successes before that. 

Back in 2009, a couple of guys decided to take some advice from a friend and use a neat little website called Kickstarter to fund their project. That title was High Strangeness, a 12-bit action adventure title (yes, you read that right) referencing the 8 and 16-bit eras of gaming. With their final funds reaching over $1500, they ended up becoming the first successfully funded videogame project on Kickstarter.

And now after nearly six years, the folks at Barnyard Intelligence Games have teamed with Midnight City to get their quirky, and very clever throwback title out for fans.

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12:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Project CARS has a dedicated windshield wiper button

I'll admit it -- when I first heard about Project CARS, I didn't give it much thought. It doesn't help that the name is fairly ho hum, and it's been ages since developer Slightly Mad Studios worked on Need for Speed...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 04.16.2015

Could Street Fighter's Ryu be coming to Smash?

As many of you will be aware, Super Smash Bros. received a patch yesterday on both Wii U and 3DS adding Mewtwo to the game's already large roster and applying a number of smaller balance changes to the game. Far tech savvier ...

Laura Kate Dale



Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice photo
Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice
by Jonathan Holmes

A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age of Smash Bros. DLC roster updates has officially begun.

Dramatic! Amazing! Or at least, that's how it felt.

The reality of playing Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS will probably feel a lot less climactic to a lot of you, at least at first. The announcement of his inclusion in the games was incredibly exciting, as it brought with it the promise of prolonged hope for fan-favorite characters to appear in future DLC updates. The actual arrival of Mewtwo in the games is a different story. Hype has not been kind to the genetic Pokémon. Unless you're already a huge fan of the character, or not already familiar with him from Melee, you may be initially underwhelmed by his grand return. 

Still, anyone who sticks with him will find that he's an interesting and fulfilling addition to roster. He's different enough from how he played in Melee to inspire exploration, while familiar enough to please most loyalists. 

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