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Mage's Initiation preview
The adventure/roleplaying game is one of my favorite hybrids, next to the Liger, and undoubtedly the first series that the mind conjures up when thinking of this genre is Sierra's Quest for Glory titles (other than the f...   read

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This is what a live-action PS1 RPG would look like

Blue Core Studios, producer of the recent Sonic fan film, has decided to pump out a quickie short that pays homage to PS1-era RPGs, most notably the Final Fantasy series. I think the team was able to perfectly capture the slow, stiff, clun...

 
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Old Nintendo game translations were fun!

The adorable (and undeniably Canadian) Rinry used to be able to pump out fun, nostalgic videos at a fairly decent clip. But ever since she became a mommy, she hasn't had as much time for video production. 'Tis a shame, 'cause her stuff is ...

 
Super Power Supplies
[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.] Have you picked up your copy of the final Nintendo Power yet? Looking through it ...   read

Bye bye, Nintendo Power
Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER. If you've ever been an NP reader ...   read

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The final Nintendo Power cover is perfect

On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo. We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we figured we mig...

 
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Let's watch 27 minutes of Rockman commercials!

Thanksgiving is over, which means it's time to shift gears and focus on the next major celebration: the 25th anniversary of Mega Man! My writing output, which was already very Mega Man-heavy, is poised to become even more "mega mannish" in...

 
Retro City Rampage
[Full Disclosure: Not only do current and former Destructoid staff appear as unlockable character skins in the game, there's also a main story mission during which you go inside a giant Mr. Destructoid robot. For these reaso...   read

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Google celebrates Little Nemo's 107th birthday

The first installment of Winsor McCay's influential Little Nemo in Slumberland strip was published in the New York Herald on October 15, 1905. To celebrate the comic's 107th birthday, Google has created an interactive Doodle entitled "Littl...

 
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He-Man punches Skeletor's friends in new iOS brawler

Sweet nostalgia is the hook by which Chillingo and Glitchsoft hope to snatch you with He-Man, a new brawler coming universally to iOS devices. It's based on the old cartoon, you see. This means I'm going to buy it. Because I'm just that imp...

 
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Build your own dream arcade in Arcadecraft

In what is one of the most simplest but genuinely clever game ideas in a while, Arcadecraft tasks players with managing their own '80s arcade. You must satisfy customers by adjusting pricing, conveniences, and adapting to the times as new ...

 
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Halfont, original SNES jams that come in a cool box set

Yesterday, I shared news of Shnabubula's SNESology, an ongoing musical project in which multiple musicians create brand new songs using the soundsets from SNES games. One of the contributing artists, William Kage, recently released his own ...

 
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Remix! A nostalgic look at the evolution of PC games

Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps and boops of the ...

 
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You're probably going to forget about Double Dragon: Neon

[Update: My mistake, I read the date wrong in the press release. Double Dragon: Neon is actually coming out in September. Far better timing than the blockbuster month of November, with the exception of Borderlands 2 and Kirby's Dream Collec...

 
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I had ALMOST forgotten how crappy Tiger LCD games were

Before the Game Boy, handheld gaming was dominated by LCD electronic devices, most famously the Game & Watch line. Each device was dedicated to playing a single game in the crudest way imaginable -- all possible object locations were f...

 
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EA: Syndicate failed, old IP still to be resurrected

Electronic Arts has admitted that the attempted Syndicate reboot didn't pay off as intended, but that hasn't stopped the publisher from wanting to bring back more old game names. After all, there's still so many things that it could turn in...

 
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The joy of traps

When you think of the word "trap," what's the first thing that comes to mind? If your psyche isn't in the darkest depths of the catacombs, you're probably thinking of a mechanical device with the purpose of inflicting harm up...   read

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Yo dawg, I herd u like videogames and haircuts...

... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled! If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro toy and videoga...

 
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Adding old box art to new videogames makes them awesomer

During the hustle and bustle of PAX week, there were quite a few bits of Internet awesomeness that unfortunately slipped under everyone's noses. I always hate being the last guy to find that "cool new thing," because it feels like I'm just ...

 
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As you may have heard, Double Dragon: Neon by WayForward is being showcased on the PAX show floor. Now, Double Dragon II on the NES may just be my favorite co-op brawler of all time. I have a lot of good memories of my dad an...   read

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Last February, I wrote an article about Cartoon Network's Regular Show and how it speaks to the 80s generation of gamers with genuine love and attention to detail. Whereas other shows make only cursory, often disparaging ref...   read

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Retro City Rampage cereal is a download for your face

"I can really taste the graphics!" How many videogames can you play as well as eat? Inspired by Ralston's nasty-ass Nintendo Cereal System from back in the day, Retro City Rampage: The Cereal brings the pixelated action of Retro City Rampa...

 
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NES JAMS is a half-and-half blend of piano and chiptune

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! Well, you got peanut butter in my chocolate! And this guy put piano arrangements in my NES music! Is nothing sacred anymore!? For the magical price of "whatever," you can grab a copy of Shnabubula's NE...

 
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Today is a fine day for a FREE EarthBound tribute album

Any day is a fine day for free music of any kind, but EarthBound is a game that strikes a particularly harmonious chord whenever it is mentioned. Maybe if fans believe in the power of friendship and magic enough, Nintendo of America will fi...

 
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ScrewAttack uncovered a bizarre PSA from the early 90s

Hop into your time-traveling phone booth and go back to the early 90s, when pastels and neon were all the rage and Hulk Hogan was still a real American who fought for the rights of every man. The boys at ScrewAttack were doing just that whe...

 
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The NES era was a special time for a lot of us. Many of the staff here at Dtoid will always have a certain attachment to the period, myself included. Abobo's Big Adventure is a tribute to all those who grew up with the gaming gods of old. This free Flash game is quite fun and funny, definitely well worth a trip down memory lane.   read

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Max Payne (and others) derezzed for 8-bit home computers

What if, instead of Max Payne 3, the next chapter in the saga was a retro throwback for old-ass computers like the ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64? You watch the video above and, at first, it doesn't look all that bad. Then you get to the actu...

 
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You walk into an arcade. Whether you just finished playing miniature golf, swinging a bat in the batting cages, or just decided to make your way to one of the few remaining standalone arcades hidden in some random downtown no...   read

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ScrewAttack asks who or what your favorite retro boss is

With a title that I would have expected our own Chad Concelmo to concoct, ScrewAttack has kicked off a new series entitled The Best EVER! The premise is quite self-explanatory: folks ask SA their opinions on the best "whatever," then they p...

 
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A collection of videogame maps drawn from memory

Here's a novel idea: ask gamers to recreate stage layouts and overworld maps from their favorite games... without any sort of reference! The result is Mapstalgia, a place where folks can upload hand-drawn game maps spawned entirely from mem...

 

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Sega 3D Classics Collection"Not all who wander are classics"

 
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JayfromtheSun

I will be very glad to be over the

 
sprode

Conan plays a Nintendo game, but its a game that existed at the start of a dead Good timing, very

 
Kaleido Ruby

Splat and Seek?

 
Avoclefo

Cant believe Ive already been on Destructoid for a Never found such a heartfelt yet hilarious community Thanks for making it great, everybody! The case study below is live footage of me visiting

 
JuIc3

Lets play the waiting

 
Kaleido Ruby

Reached the end of Nights of Azure for an Not surprisingly, it is not the true ending, NG+ Ill take the time to reach it but the final boss in this game is apparently not the true final Even still, it was a pretty good

 
Torchman

Watching Jims latest Interesting how theres other companies pulling this that dont get nearly as much shit for it besides Konami and

 
taterchimp

Drunk on a Thanks,

 
Torchman

Better hope Europe and North America did Otherwise, good bye Star

 
Dark Chao

**reads Ratchet and Clank movie reviews** yelp, Im sure the 13 year old in me would have liked it!

 
StriderHoang

Jesus Christ it feels like Vinland Saga has been around forever and been through more arcs than a Naruto

 
Torchman

Didnt get that job I interviewed for last

 
Retrofraction

Found the Mega Man flash video I have been looking for the last 10 only it was

 
Double Monocles

Being a pack rat is not conducive to effective Diablo 3 inventory In a game about picking stuff up all the time youd think theyd give you enough room to store it all

 
CoilWhine

I got the achievement in Yakuza 3 where you have to pick up and grind for 30 pieces of trash on the Streams audio crapped out halfway through, I need a better wifi

 
vxxyman

For Carp:

 
FunkyVideoGames

If you won a PlayStation 4 you must play all these PS4 Top Games

 
pk fire

Were the forums completely nuked?

 
Torchman

YOUR WAIFU IS SHIIIIT

 
 Dango

Germ Olympics update: Slowly getting Fever isnt bad anymore, but the violent coughing is a tough bastard to deal Last couple nights sucked

 
Confuseddalek

There is post about waifus on the main page, AND THE COMMENTS ARE You cannot have waifu wars without comments! Also, Sailor Venus, Popurri, and Aerith are the only acceptable waifus and everyone else is

 
iam16bit

Along with the new issue of Weird NJ, I also picked a few

 
klaw616

Ive become addicted to Kill la Ryuko is

 
Sr Churros

Time to learn some Sonic ROM hacking tools, I guess!

 
Steven Hansen

Destructoid have no talent on their staff and they area a bunch of fucking idiots - Total Biscuit, an adult man named after a

 
EdgyDude

Either I missed it or no one has reported it but GOG is having a bundle sale and you should go check

 
WryGuy

Every time I turn on my Wii Im reminded how much better this console would have been if itd had a normal friend system and a real party chat

 
ChrisHannard

Thank God for Jim Sterling showing just how messed up Youtubes copyright system is and gaming the hell out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I really wanna get something in this anime Steam sale, but Im saving my money! For the Nintendo Humble And Pocket Card

 
Heat

So many Visual Novels on the new Steam Sale! im tempted to get some, but i think ill go for the fighting Yatagarasu, KoF2002 and Battle Fantasia (maybe) are on the top of my suggestion for a VN though?

 

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