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11:59 PM on 07.09.2013
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Evolution 2013, the yearly, world's biggest fighting game tournament known colloquially as "Evo," is this weekend. One of the games slated for competitive play and live streaming is Super Smash Bros. Melee, only added to the roster after fans raised $95,000 to be donated to breast cancer research. Earlier today, it was reported that Nintendo would not allow Smash to be streamed, echoing a stance earlier in the year in which Nintendo claimed ownership of Let's Plays. Yet, miraculously, after some understandable irritation, Nintendo about faced and allowed Melee to be streamed. And the peasants rejoiced.  

Today, Kyle MacGregor reviewed niche 3DS strategy RPG Project X Zone, Storm went on an adventure with Skyrim, Mr. Destructoid dominated Retro City Rampage players' heads, Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem owners got a neat deal, and more!

Destructoid Original:

Mr. Destructoid is super popular in Retro City Rampage
Storm's Adventure with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Live show: Shadow of Rome

Community:

Community blogs of 7/9
Forum thread of the day: Grand Theft Auto V

Contests:

Contest: Win a signed SMT IV poster and 3DS skin!

Reviews:
Review: Project X Zone

Comic Con:
Here is your SDCC videogame panel schedule

News:
GamersGate's Summer Sale is full of deals
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD now free on PS Plus
The Last of Us clears 3.4 million sales worldwide
Free Splinter Cell Blacklist with new GeForce GTX cards
More Borderlands 2 DLC on the way
Enhanced Spelunky returns to PC in August
Register SMT IV and Fire Emblem and get $30 eShop credit
Blizzard talks about World of Warcraft microtransactions
More free iOS games: Flight Control, Peggle, Dead Space
Nintendo's Iwata addresses company's third-party woes
Square explains why there's no Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox
Nintendo pulls Super Smash Bros. Melee from Evo streams
Xbox One could see revisions before Japan release
Design an Achievement for Fable Anniversary

Offbeat:

The console wars presented as a brilliant musical
Let's take a look at all the cosplay from Anime Expo 2013
Sony looking for video bloggers for the PlayStation Blog
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31
You need to hear this Animal Crossing: New Leaf cover
Mega64: How to survive The Last of Us

Media:

Splinter Cell: Blacklist walkthrough gets a little gassy
Compare and contrast Final Fantasy X in SD and HD
Rockstar releases first Grand Theft Auto V gameplay video
World of Tanks sees British artillery roll in
Payday 2 Collector's Edition comes with a real mask
Crytek made Ryse so you can just mash buttons if you want
Pacific Rim gets a bad trailer reminiscent of good things
Machinarium's Josef and Meat Boy's Dr. Fetus in Runner2
Killzone: Shadow Fall goes Hollywood with actor reveals






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