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The Weekend Hotness: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods


11:59 PM on 01.27.2013



After 17 years, Dragon Ball returns to the big screen with a brand new Z movie entitled Battle of Gods. The film was announced last summer, but I can guarantee that unless you hit up Dragon Ball fan sites hardcore, you were completely unaware, as was I until a few weeks ago. With the March 30 release date approaching, I'm getting psyched by re-watching the trailer and gathering as much info as I can, feeling slightly annoyed by Funimation's silence on localization prospects.

Taking place during the decade between Buu's defeat and the final chapters / episodes of the series, Battle of Gods raises the stakes so friggin' high that the writers have effectively backed themselves into a corner should they ever plan another movie. The villain this time is the God of Destruction, the chaotic half of the creation cycle that keeps the universe in order. His status places him far above the Kais, who are effectively useless as it turns out. Plus he looks like an Egyptian cat diety, which is both hilarious and badass at the same time.

This weekend, Jim Sterling coins "Fee-to-Pay" and sorta reviews the PC version of DmC; Spencer Hayes asks what Street Fighter means to you; Sup, Holmes? welcomes The Stanley Parable's Davey Wreden; we pump out reviews for Westerado, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes on iOS, and DJMAX Technika Tune; and Nintendo of Europe sucks.

Destructoid Originals:
Fee-to-Pay, a new name for a hot new business model!
Not-review: DmC: Devil May Cry on PC
Asking what Street Fighter means to you
Sup Holmes feels futile with The Stanley Parable's Dave W

Community:
Community blogs of 1/26 & 1/27
Forum thread of the day: Path of Exile (aka the real Diablo 3)

Reviews:
Review: Westerado
Review: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (iOS)
Review: DJMAX Technika Tune

Events:
Indie Showcase games at PAX East 2013 are revealed

News:
Gamer crafts slave-era tropical plantation in The Sims 3
Counter-Strike 1.6 now available on Linux and Mac
Europe gets worse versions of Wii U Virtual Console games
XSEED: No plans for a Pandora's Tower special edition
Aerosmith Greatest Dimension Pack hits Rock Band Tuesday
Free Bundle #2 is out with more free games
Japan: Revelations 'Unveiled Edition' sports BSAA watch
Five great Xbox Live Arcade games on Steam, one low price

Offbeat:
The Mega Man D-Arts figure is now available in the US

Media:
Sly Cooper gets a bit animated in this awesome short
Reminder: Europe gets the MG Rising Gray Fox DLC for free
Mew Mew Train replaces Mew Mew Train as new Mew Mew Train
Cryamore: The stuff that 2D action RPG dreams are made of
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon finally available on PC
Hi-Chew sugars kids up, and tricks them into hygiene






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