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8:00 AM on 10.08.2014

Get your nostalgia flowing with this cartoon retelling of EarthBound

Fans of EarthBound celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese release a little over a month ago on August 27. Followers of the series are known for going above and beyond in celebrating it, so of course one would s...

Darren Nakamura


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.






The Sonic Boom cartoon will debut in November photo
The Sonic Boom cartoon will debut in November
by Chris Carter

Before we get Sonic Boom for Wii U and Sonic Boom for 3DS, we'll be getting a Sonic Boom cartoon. Said cartoon will arrive on November 8th on Cartoon Network, with 11 minute shows on a weekly basis.

You can get a feel of the show by watching the trailer above. As you might expect, it's aimed at younger viewers. I miss the first season of the dark Sonic cartoon that pretty much anyone could watch.

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11:30 AM on 10.06.2014

The goofy Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon just got its DVD re-release

Discotek Media has released a new boxed set of the Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon, which comes in four discs, with a retro-inspired box and NES cartridge style discs. Previously, the series was available in two volumes. Th...

Chris Carter



Adventure Time Game Wizard has a pretty cool level editor photo
Adventure Time Game Wizard has a pretty cool level editor
by Abel Girmay

There's a new game coming out based on everybody's favorite television show, Adventure Time! You know what that means right? Go on and grab your friends, because we're going to some very distant la---actually, you might want to rethink going on this adventure.

Adventure Time Game Wizard's biggest strength is in its content creator. Using the iPad camera, you can scan in any level you've drawn out on a piece of graph paper, or you can draw directly in-game. From there, you can choose a themed backdrop based on the show including the Snow Kingdom, Candy Kingdom, and others.

There's a set of simple shapes and outlines you can draw, each corresponding to a type of platform. Want a lava pit? Just make two vertical shafts with zig zags in between. Need a moving platform? Just sketch out a striped rectangle.

There are a good number of platform types you can draw and combine to create your own levels, and Game Wizard offers an intuitive guide for all the shapes you can use. They never get more complicated than what you can trace on graph paper, and even when I didn't draw perfect lines, the scanner was always capable of translating past those errors.

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10:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Here's the opening scene from Batman: Assault on Arkham

Batman: Assault on Arkham is an upcoming direct-to-video animated film that serves as the direct sequel to Batman: Arkham Origins. Expect more not-so-zany adventures with the Riddler and Joker and the debut of the Suicide Sq...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Ex-Rare concept artist reimagines Metroid as a Hanna-Barbera cartoon

As a kid, I was lucky to have parents who showed me things that came before my time. One such medium was Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I watched hours upon hours of Hong Kong Phooey, Snagglepuss, and Wacky Races alongside...

Chris Carter

11:35 AM on 06.25.2014

The Legend of Korra game announced, developed by Platinum Games

I'm not really much a fan of the Avatar series, but I might become one after this. It was just announced that Platinum Games, the developers of Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Metal Gear Rising, are working on the official video gam...

Alessandro Fillari

5:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Throw an Adventure Time Battle Party with this new MOBA

I had no earthly idea there was an Adventure Time MOBA in the works, let alone a beta for one. Lo and behold, Adventure Time Battle Party's MOBA launches today with an open beta, so you can start your kids' MOBA addictions yo...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Discotek's Mega Man cartoon re-release will feature retro box art

The Ruby Spears Mega Man cartoon may be infamous, but it's also incredibly hard to collect these days. The old DVDs are out of print and hard to find, and each of the two sets will run you around $50 used. But publisher ...

Chris Carter



Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville photo
Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville
by Darren Nakamura

Fifteen years ago, The Powerpuff Girls was my jam. I used to watch it (along with Dexter's Laboratory) just about every day after coming home from school, but before firing up a videogame. A couple weeks ago, when The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville was announced, I approached it with a level of caution appropriate for a beloved childhood franchise resurrected with a new look. That is to say, I was prepared for the worst.

Previously, developer Radiangames was mostly known for a handful of decent, but perhaps uninspired Xbox Live Indie Games. Licensed titles are often sub-par, and especially those that are timed to release in the same window as the source material. Despite all of that, Defenders of Townsville ends up as a unique, genuinely entertaining metroidvania.

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8:00 PM on 03.05.2014

The Powerpuff Girls return in Defenders of Townsville

Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville is heading to Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux on March 14, 2014. Huh? Where did this come from? Radiangames, a developer known for its line of Xbox Live indie games, was in need of ...

Jordan Devore





1:45 PM on 02.18.2014

Home Sheep Home 2 is on Steam, discounted until Feb 24

Two years ago, Home Sheep Home 2 released on PC and iOS devices, where it received decent critical praise for its Lost Vikings-esque puzzle platformer gameplay and adorable art style. Players control Shaun the Sheep, along w...

Darren Nakamura



Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo
Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious
by Alessandro Fillari

So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you think? A brand new full-fledged RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and written and produced by the talent from the show? Sounded pretty cool to me. With an initial 2012 release date, I was looking forward to the day I could try it out.

But then things happened; it got delayed, and delayed again, and then the original publisher THQ filed for bankruptcy. Things seemed to have looked up when Ubisoft acquired publishing rights and announced a new date. But then it got delayed again, and again. This game has been delayed so much, the TV show it's based on has actually poked fun at the situation. Seriously, go check out the episode "Titties & Dragons" -- it was almost like a tease.

But now, we can  see the light at the end of the tunnel as the game has finally gone gold. With less than a month away from release, Ubisoft invited the press to get some much-appreciated hands-on time with the long-delayed title. Though read ahead with warning: if you hate South Park and you're otherwise easily offended, I can tell you now this game will probably piss you off.

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2:15 PM on 02.06.2014

Sega announces Cartoon Network and TOMY parternship

Following up on the huge reveal of the new Sonic Boom sub-franchise, Sega had two more announcements to make at their "Year of Sonic" event. The first deals with the previously revealed TV series, in that it will debut ...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 11.07.2013

Live show: A tribute to Don Bluth

[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

Rick KingFoom Olson



Very Quick Tips: Regular Show: 8-Bit Land 3DS photo
Very Quick Tips: Regular Show: 8-Bit Land 3DS
by Chris Carter

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land isn't the best platformer around, but it's a good way to scratch that retro itch many of you may be having. Like most old school titles, 8-Bit Land is one of those games where you'll have to work to figure everything out, but once you do, it all just clicks.

This should help ease you into that process.

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