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Mario is hiding on the back of the Luigi 3DS XL


Mario, you sneaky sonuvabitch...
Apr 20
// Tony Ponce
I'm so proud of Luigi. Nintendo is finally showing him the love and attention he deserves. He's even getting his own special 3DS XL model to celebrate "The Year of Luigi." Things are finally looking... ... Wait... ... No... ... GODDAMMIT, MARIO! There's a Mario on the Year of Luigi 3DS XL [Tiny Cartridge]
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Nintendo Land pack-ins will be eligible for Club Nintendo


Nintendo Land bundled with Wii U Deluxe Set lacks Club Nintendo PIN
Nov 20
// Tony Ponce
If you are like me and furiously register your new Nintendo games for the Club Nintendo coins as soon as you open the package, you were probably surprised to discover that the copy of Nintendo Land bundled with the Wii U Delu...
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Kickstarter scandal time! Little Monster accused of scam


May 01
// Jim Sterling
It was going to happen. The moment Double Fine made headlines with its Kickstarter project, an invisible timer had been set, counting down to the inevitable crowdfunding scandals. Little Monster Productions is up for the chop...

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This month is full of new add-ons for Yoostar 2


May 03
// Jordan Devore
Yoostar 2 is very much one of those games that can live or die by its post-release downloadable content. Thankfully for fans of the bizarre title, more is on the way. Throughout May, Yoostar 2 will be giving you additional op...
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Microsoft: PSN outages are bad, but Xbox Live is okay!


Apr 23
// Jim Sterling
Say what you will about Microsoft, but one cannot deny its douchebaggery is of the highest quality. The company has responded to the recent PlayStation Network downtime, offering its condolences to affected players, but remin...
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Japanese men's magazine Brutus recently posted a four-page interview with Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata and Mother (EarthBound) series creator Shigesato Itoi. The discussion touches upon the various emotions and themes that perme...

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Weep for what could've been this generation's Road Rash


Feb 22
// Maurice Tan
Remember that Road Rash pre-vis video from 2006, which surfaced in 2009 with the news that the project was canned? After EA Warrington was shut down, artist Richard Cook joined Bizarre Creations which was recently closed as w...
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PS3: It only does custom Firmware (against Sony's wishes)


Jan 05
// Jim Sterling
Following the news that the PS3 had been hacked and that the keys to the kingdom were thrown to the proletariat, it has now been announced that you can now install your own custom Firmware. Something tells us Sony's not ...
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Someone forgot to sign my SEGA Christmas card


Dec 22
// Jim Sterling
So I received these images from SEGA, following my post on their Christmas card. God damn it, SEGA ... 
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Riven comes to iPhone, first iOS game to be over a 1GB


Dec 16
// Jim Sterling
Riven: The Sequel to Myst launched for iDevices yesterday, and while that's interesting enough on its own (for those who like that sort of thing), the thing really worth nothing is just how big the bloody thing is. Riven has ...
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I received a massive, heavy package from Sega earlier today. Since I wasn't expecting anything and the last Sega-related thing I'd written was the notorious Sonic Colors review, I must admit I was worried. Appears I had every...

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This is how Sega sees Destructoid's reviews editor


Nov 12
// Jim Sterling
Jim Sterling, drawn as a troll. Attached to our DS review copy of Sonic Colors, courtesy of Sega PR.  It's almost like they're trying to tell us something.
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GameStop has Donkey Kong Country Returns banana pouches


Sep 23
// Jordan Devore
The GameStop pre-order bonus for Donkey Kong Country Returns is what can only be described as a banana-shaped sleeping bag for your Wii Remote. My desire to obtain one of these is beyond irrational, guys. Quick staff reaction...
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Here's how those Bulletstorm meat packs were made


Jul 15
// Jordan Devore
In case you missed it, packages of meat were sent out to press members in the name of Bulletstorm. God, I love this industry. Anyway, it was all quite gross, and we caught footage of Hamza's initial reaction to the package. N...
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 stole my sunshine, looks hot


Apr 29
// Jonathan Holmes
Super Mario Sunshine may be one of the worst selling Mario games ever, but that doesn't mean that it was all bad. Apparently Nintendo doesn't hate the game either, as portions of Super Mario Galaxy 2 clearly acknowledge the...
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We already know how Yakuza 3 is blatantly better than Final Fantasy XIII, but it turns out that it could have been even more blatantly better, because some folks have reported that SEGA cut much more content out of the game ...

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Pirates kill the new Ace Attorney in some retail zones


Feb 18
// Jonathan Holmes
Brizamila is the company that distributes Capcom's DS games in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, or at least, they usually are. They are passing on Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, as they fear that R4-e...
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Wife forces man to choose between her and an Orc


Jan 05
// Jim Sterling
A husband has been forced to make the ultimate compromise -- his wife, or his six-foot-tall World of Warcraft Orc statue. For years, 42-year-old Robert Cushnie was living the ultimate dream, sharing his home with both his wom...
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George Costanza's Frogger high score beaten in real life


Jan 05
// Jordan Devore
What's the deal with Frogger? It's an interactive recreation of a tragic daily occurrence in which frogs become roadkill. Also, it faithfully reproduces how frogs often jump from turtles to logs to crocodiles in order to reac...
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M.U.L.E. gets a sleek new look, continues to torment me


Dec 08
// Jordan Devore
M.U.L.E. Now there's a game I've heard a heck of a lot about, but was never really able or willing to fidget around with for long enough to "get it." Now that I think about it, sitting down and learning to not suck at this re...
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GameStop lets you become the Nintendo 64 kid


Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
Similar to the promotion GameStop ran for Left 4 Dead 2 in which you could become a zombie using a simple picture of yourself, Internet voodoo, and a whole lot of patience, there's a new one that turns you into the infamous N...
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Real Girlfriend screens make me feel physically sick


Dec 01
// Jim Sterling
Real Girlfriend is yet another in a long line of Japanese erotic games, except this one is slightly more advanced than your usual wad of glorified hentai. This particular game joins the twenty-first century with 3D graphics, ...
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Huge surprise: Silent Hill 2 movie sounds pretty sketchy


Nov 19
// Jordan Devore
The Silent Hill movie tends to pop up on occasion when discussions about good videogame movies happen. The only problem with that is, when compared to everything else in the medium, even the best films based on games tend to ...
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Yakuza designer would 'never want to make' a GTA game


Oct 19
// Jim Sterling
Sega's Yakuza series has often been likened to Grand Theft Auto, since both games involve gangland dirty work in the big city. Despite the similarities between the two games, however, franchise designer Toshihiro Nagoshi seem...
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Activision yanking Kurt Cobain Guitar Hero 5 footage


Oct 14
// Jim Sterling
Looks like the legal shenanigans between fish-faced Courtney Love and fish-hearted Activision are not over yet. The latest development in the battle for Kurt Cobain's soul has seen Activision yanking Youtube footage that show...
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Geon Cube is more super and Pac-Man than Super Pac-Man


Sep 30
// Jonathan Holmes
Have you heard of Geon Cube? Yeah, I didn't think so; I hadn't either until I got this press release. That lack of press alone probably spells doom for this game. No matter how great it turns out, people aren't going to buy i...
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Secrets abound in NES Punch Out!!, here's one


Aug 08
// Matthew Razak
I played the original Punch-Out!! on the NES until my fingers bled. This was mostly because I sucked at it, but I was determined to beat it. I did, once, during a weekend night of glory that I have attempted to recreate, but ...
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Guards bring PSP into nuclear warhead recycling facility


Jul 16
// Jim Sterling
Brilliant. Three Tennessee security guards have recently been busted for bringing game devices, including a PSP, into a nuclear warhead recycling facility. Due to the obviously sensitive nature of the work, electronic devices...

Peripherally Speaking: Nyko's Perfect Shot

Jul 14 // Jonathan Holmes
Perfect ShotCompany: NykoMSRP: $14.99Ugh.OK, so here's what I can tell you about the Nyko Perfect Shot. It is a white toy gun with a rectangular cavity that you can insert a Wii remote into. You can also connect a Nunchuk to the Wii Remote through the gun's handle. The downside to all this is that the only button you have access to on the Wiimote while it's in the toy gun is the B button, which is pressed by pulling the trigger. All this comes together to make playing shooting games on the Wii feel a little less like aiming a remote control and "turn-off-to-death" a bunch of zombies/aliens/terrorists/whatever-targets-are-in-the-game-in-question, and a little more like aiming a real gun at your TV and killing the zombies/aliens/terrorists/whatever-targets-are-in-the-game-in-question. REVIEW END.What, you want more? Huh. Alright then, I'll tell you about the rest of my experience with the Perfect Shot thus far, but don't say later that you didn't ask for it.To really make this review thorough, I invited some friends and family over to try out the Perfect Shot. They ranged in age from 6 to 69. We played about ten games, some of which were intended for play with the Perfect Shot (House of the Dead: Overkill, Ghost Squad, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, House of the Dead 2 & 3, Link's Crossbow Training) and some that weren't (The Munchables, MadWorld, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, The Conduit, Animal Crossing: City Folk). The kids and old ladies present at this most strange house party universally preferred playing games with the Perfect Shot. It didn't matter if it was Ghost Squad or Animal Crossing; the consensus among the very young and the pretty old was that "every game is more fun when playing with a gun." That said, the old ladies generally  had the most fun when not playing any videogames at all, regardless of the shape of their controller, and the kids could usually only last about thirty seconds before unplugging the Nunchuk, abandoning the game, and using the Perfect Shot as toy pistol. It's in this regard that the Perfect Shot really stands out, as these days, toy guns that look like actual guns are pretty scarce. As you can see for yourself, the Perfect Shot looks way more like a real gun than the Wii Zapper, that NERF thing, or your average G.I. Joe or Transformers licensed piece of crap plastic. The Perfect Shot also has a really nice sense of weight to it. When using it for gaming, or just pretend-shooting people, it really feels like the thing could do some damage.The Perfect Shot takes a little bit of a stumble when playing games that involve use of the Wii Remote's face buttons. Most, if not all, of the games that the Perfect Shot was meant to be used with don't require any use of the Wiimote's face buttons, so it's not totally fair to fault it in this area. The reason I bring it up is that the Wii Zapper, the Perfect Shot's primary competition, actually does give you fair access to the Wii Remote's face buttons, which can be a nice thing. Since the Wii Zapper cradles the Nunchuk for you, you can let go of the Nunchuk if you need to to use your Nunchuk hand to press the Wii Remote's face buttons without dropping the analog stick. The Wii Zapper also places the trigger close enough to the A button that you can hit it with your trigger-hand-thumb if you need to. With the Perfect Shot, the trigger and the A button are miles apart, making a trigger-hand-thumb reach-around an impossibility. As for using your other hand for face button work, taking hands off the Nunchuk means dropping it completely. That can really ruin your fun time if you need to quickly pause your game while avoiding a smack upside the head from a little kid armed using an oversized Totoro foot warmer as a giant, furry boxing glove.The Perfect Shot also makes playing games like Trauma Center: New Blood nearly impossible. That's a shame, because as a lot of you know, the Wii Zapper really does make it easier to keep a steady hand during stressful videogame surgeries. When it comes to unconventional uses like that, the Perfect Shot isn't in the same league as the Wii Zapper. This is a plastic gun for plastic gun games only (and maybe The Munchables.)  To sum up, the Perfect Shot is a great toy gun, a good all-game peripheral for people who don't like videogames, and a fine fake gun controller for the games it's actually designed to be used with. It can't be played with quite as many games as the Wii Zapper can, but what you lose in versatility you make up for in doesn't-look-like-a-long-and-curvy-white-turd-ability. Thanks, Nyko!
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Three things you should know about me before reading this: I hate doing stuff I don't feel like doing (some call it laziness, I call it "strong willed"), I'm a sucker for free stuff, and I hate gaming peripherals. T...

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D3 trademarks Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond


Apr 28
// Jim Sterling
D3 Publisher has trademarked the name Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond, revealing what may be the title of the next chapter of the Matt Hazard series. Although nothing is specified beyond the name, it's possible that this c...

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