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Street Fighter photo
608 pages of non-stop Fighting Game Science
Fighting games are about more than competition. At their best, they are about taking the most simple of design concepts (be better at hitting someone than they are at hitting you) and using game theory magic to somehow evoke ... read feature

Swing Copters tips photo
Fly, fly away
The spiritual successor to Flappy Bird has arrived, and it's incredibly difficult. It's also awful. Just plain awful. Don't you worry, though. Destructoid is here to help.  Maybe you liked Flappy Bird. Maybe you are a Fl... read feature

Bayonetta 2 photo
So hardback for these guides
A new Amazon listing has confirmed that both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors will be receiving hardcovers guides published by Prima Games. The Hyrule Warriors guide will feature a bonus section with behind-the-scenes material... read feature

Shovel Knight tips photo
Dig your way to victory
Shovel Knight is an amalgamation of a lot of old school 2D platformers, most notably Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Mega Man. As such, it involves a decent amount of tricky jumps, boss fights, and some adventure elements that are a bit more cryptic than the average game. Here are some basic tips to help you on your way to New Game+. read feature

Hearthstone photo
It's pretty simple
I've seen quite a few people sigh at Hearthstone's recent iPad port rollout, because currently the game is only available in a select few regions, leaving a couple of major countries out of the loop (like the US). But it's actually pretty easy to download it on your iPad in minutes, using a simple region change method that you can do entirely within your device. read feature

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Choosy moms choose Tips and GIFs
Tower of Guns is a game of many secrets and intricacies, just as any good roguelike. Since I love to teach people things, I thought I'd lend a helping hand out to anyone who cares to look. Not just with text and those pl... read feature

Deception IV tips photo
Appease the Goddesses of Humiliation, Elaboration, and Sadism
Deception IV is a unique release, mainly due to the fact that there aren't many trap-setting games on the market in general. Because of that, it's often hard for people to acclimate if they've never played a past entry before (Trapt is on the PSN, by the way) -- so here are some tips to help you along. read feature

Ground Zeroes video guide photo
Grab all nine and unlock a new mission
Both Sony and Microsoft have their own platform-exclusive missions for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and you'll have to do a bit of legwork to unlock them. Basically, you'll need to grab all nine XOF patches hidden thro... read feature

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So many choices!
I've been slavishly playing Luftrausers like a madman this past weekend, and I'm shaping up to be a fairly decent player. To help you get a sense of the different Rausers you can pilot, I put together this little video ... read feature

Garden Warfare tips photo
Plant the seeds of victory
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a pretty unconventional shooter -- and that's partially why I liked it. Instead of your typical cookie-cutter classes there are choices like killer potted plants and teleporting scientist zombies, so things can get a little complicated once you're learning the ropes. Here are some quick tips to help you get acclimated to the world of Garden Warfare. read feature

Strider photo
Go ninja, go
Strider isn't a particularly tough game on Normal mode, but it can get a bit dicey on some of the more involved boss encounters. It also has a number of advanced techniques that can be employed to slice up even more dudes than you're used to, so use the following tips to become a true master ninja.    read feature

Titanfall beta tips photo
Me...and my Tiiiitan
I've been playing a ton of the Titanfall beta, and I think I've started to get a handle on how things work as both a pilot and a Titan. Since a lot of readers out there have asked for a collection of tips to help them skyrocket to the top of the leaderboards, here's a quick guide on how to kick ass and fall some Titans. read feature

Celebi photo
It's not straightforward
As you may have heard, Nintendo has dropped the Pokemon Bank and Transporter Apps today on the North American eShop. These are two separate apps, but you'll only need to access the bank before September 30th, 2014&n... read feature

Fable Anniversary tips photo
Your health is low. Do you have any potions? Or food?
Fable Anniversary is a relatively straight-forward game, especially if you've played the original, as it's nearly identical in terms of content. But there are a few things you can miss, so I've crafted a few helpful tips to help you along the way. Before you do anything though you're going to want to turn off the Guildmaster's "hints" in the options menu. Trust me.   read feature

Broken Age tips photo
Solutions to select puzzles
Double Fine just released part one of Broken Age to Kickstarter backers this week, and it's a big deal for multiple reasons. Not only is the game highly anticipated, but the Kickstarter itself was full of fanfare and con... read feature

OlliOlli photo
Prepare to bail..a lot
OlliOlli is a very, very interesting game. It explains exactly what you have to do outright at the start, and even then, I had trouble. That's because I basically had to re-learn everything I knew about skateboarding games. Without grasping certain concepts, OlliOlli can be pretty brutal, so here's a bit of help. read feature

Dr. Luigi photo
Aw yeah Luigi time!
Dr. Luigi is out today, and it not only signals the end of 2013, but the end of the first Year of Luigi as well. While most of it is pretty straightforward for Dr. Mario fans (the game even has a classic Dr. Mario mode), there are some new concepts that might make things a bit tricky. Here are a few basic tips to help you get started. read feature

Super Mario 3D World photo
Remember those Mario tips? Well they're back - in video form!
The last time we checked in with a video for Super Mario 3D World, we showed you how to access the hidden fifth character. But after some extended play sessions of the game and my subsequent race to obtain a 100% completion ... read feature

Super Mario 3D World photo
One video, 60 minutes, all collectables
I'm still waiting to get my paws (you see what I did there) on Super Mario 3D World, as I unfortunately had to pick at least one game to leave on my Christmas list or I'd feel the fury from my lovely girlfriend.  But if... read feature

Mario 3D World secret photo
And other quick tips
Super Mario 3D World has a secret playable fifth character, and it's not unlocked through normal means. Watch the above video to find out who it is, and how to go about obtaining the secret. Be warned -- the video spoils the new character after the 1:00 mark with some gameplay. For everything else, I have a few tips below that should help you out come launch day. read feature

LocoCycle tips photo
Pablo is a champion
LocoCycle is a pretty insane game. In some ways it's wrong, in others, it's oh so right. But one thing's for sure -- if you love cheesy action films and want something completely different in a videogame, Loco might be your huckleberry. Here are some tips to facilitate said craziness. read feature

Crimson Dragon tips photo
It's time to bring back the claw stance
Crimson Dragon can be a really tough game if you haven't played a Panzer title before. On Classic Mode, bullets are unrelenting, and you have to kill certain enemies to progress with the campaign. So before co-op mode drops in December, here are some tips to help you along your way. read feature

Pokemon post-game tips photo
It's not as weak as you may think
A common theme I've seen around the 'net is that Pokemon X & Y has a weak endgame. While it's not nearly as strong as a few prior generational iterations, I wouldn't necessarily call it "weak." Despite the fact that the b... read feature

Ratchet & Clank tips photo
The Clank of Cthulhu
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a fairly brief game, but it can be unforgiveable on higher difficulties if you're not careful. Here are some tips to send you on your way.   read feature

Xbox One guide photo
Xbone up
Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One, comes out in North American on November 22. That's soon! It will cost $500. That's fair chunk of money! I think it's time we Xbone up on the Xbox One with everything we know about it thu... read feature

Very Quick Tips photo
Nintendooooooooooh!
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. read feature

Pokemon general tips photo
Gotta catch 'em all!
[Also, feel free to check out my full Pokemon X and Y trading guide.] While I recently created a mini-guide for how to make the most out of your trades in Pokemon X and Y, I figured a completely separate tips guide was in order to cover everything else. This is a massive game after all, and there are a ton of ways to help kickstart the process of catching all 454 Kalos-region Pokemon. read feature

Pokemon trading tips photo
The key word here is 'exclusives'
[Also, feel free to check out my full Pokemon X and Y tips guide.] Over the past week, I've been slowly working my way up the Pokemon X and Y trading chain. I started off with a minimal amount of knowledge with the GTS, encou... read feature

GTA Online tips photo
Michael, Trevor, and Franklin never had it this good
Grand Theft Auto Online is finally here, and despite the connection issues that come with any massive online launch, I've been able to play a fair amount of it. Although I haven't spent as much time with Online as I have with Grand Theft Auto V's story mode, I've come across a few useful tips throughout my journey of killing hundreds of players and stealing hundreds of cars. read feature

Shadow Warrior tips photo
You got the Wang
Outside of a few outliers like Hard Reset and Serious Sam HD, it's tough to find real old-school shooters these days. While I'm still very much a fan of modern FPS design, playing game after game with regenerative health and ... read feature







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