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Rodea the Sky Soldier arrives Spring 2015 for Wii U and 3DS...

... wait...... hold up...... what?WHAT?WHAAAAAAAAT!?!?OH! OOOOOOOOOH! HOLY SHIT! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!I knew it! I fucking knew it! I never lost the faith! Oh, happy days are here again!I'mma dance a little jig now.   more



The Brave New World We've Won.

  At first games were held in contempt, a toy for children and nothing more, and to an extent they were right, but gamers and the medium grew up together and came into their own. When the moral guardians told them ...   more



My Favorite Game: Mega Man 2

I honestly didn't plan on responding to this month's Community Assignment until just a couple of days ago. You're all more than aware of my love for the Mega Man series, so my harping yet again about robots and jumping t...   more



Tony Ponce was able to build this AMA in a cave

The other day, the lovely Brittany Vincent posted an AMA so that the readers could get to know their favorite new editor a little better. I love it when the "big dawgs" open themselves up to the community like that....   more



ADDENDUM: Linkle IS female Link after all!

Hey, everyone! As you might have noticed, I've decided to start doing musings again in my spare time. It's been too long since I've written anything that wasn't weighed down by deadlines or the need to be run past a group o...   more



The Legend of Korra proves why we need a female Link

I just got around to watching the Book 3 finale of The Legend of Korra (heart-wrenching ending, I might add). I'm always amazed by how good that show is. Sure, it doesn't quite reach the same lofty heights as The Last Airbe...   more



Skullgirls Encore PC sale: Download Links, first impressions and fanservice talk

Seriously what are you gonna buy instead? Like 1/10 of a shitty pizza? Just do it loser. Skullgirls (encore) - via Humble Bundle (10% of your purchase will go to listed charities)†- £2.49 GBP Skullgirls Bundle - via Green m...   more

Skullgirls Encore PC sale: Download Links, first impressions and fanservice talk


What if Mario was... a GIRL!???!!!?

When they announced new Super Mario 3D World heads were sent spinning at the prospect of playing as Princess Peach, unfortunately, many were disappointed as both Peach and Rosalina reinforced gender normatives by running sl...   more



E3 Predictions: The Results

With the dust settled I thought weíd take a look back at the E3 Predictions post to see who came out on top, and to just reflect on E3 in general. All in all I think it was a pretty good showing, something for everybody no ma...   more

E3 Predictions: The Results


Is Toad Middle Eastern?

First, we discovered that the clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. were using the same sprite.† Later, mankind theorised that the entirety of Super Mario Bros 3. was actually a stage play. And now, I have unearthed the ne...   more



2013 in Gaming: Better/Worse than Ever

What a year, eh? Another triumphant year for current gen consoles, the introduction of the next generation, the higher standards of AAA experiences and the greater exposure and availability of indie games. Yep, itís a pretty ...   more



Carry Over Saves Are a Near Impossible Dream.

Can The Walking Dead deliver on its promise of past decisions affecting Season Two? Carry over saves were a revolutionary idea, the concept that decisions you made could have repercussions that went beyond just later on in ...   more



My Gaming Story: LAN Parties With My Dad

My gaming story does not begin with an Atari, or Nintendo, or Sega, or any other console for that matter. It does not begin with text adventures, MUDs, or point-and-click adventure games on the PC, either. It doesn't even b...   more

My Gaming Story: LAN Parties With My Dad


NVGR: Shopping Etiquette

I work at my local Target store as a cart attendant. It's a menial job involving bringing shopping carts into the store from the parking lot, cleaning restrooms, changing trash, helping 'guests' to their cars with large heavy...   more

NVGR: Shopping Etiquette


Fanart Flops: Sonic walks with Christ, do you? (NSFW)

Welcome to Fanart Flops, the blog that insists fanart is one word no matter what spell check says. For those not in the know Fanart Flops is a collection of the oddest and most confusing videogame fanart by otherwise talented...   more



Defending the Assassin's Creed Games

I recently finished Assassin's Creed III, and I thought I'd take a few minutes to share what I liked most about each of the past AC games. Nothing special, just thought I'd post something positive on Destructoid for once. The...   more

Defending the Assassin's Creed Games


Rant about Mobile Games and the State of the Industry

So, I've noticed a lot of negativity about the video games industry in general, especially here on Destructoid. A lot of commenters enthusiastically responding to news of falling sales figures, cynical views of developers and...   more

Rant about Mobile Games and the State of the Industry


7 Demos better than their own game.

WARNING: THERE WILL BE NO MENTION OF ALIENS. Thereís been a lot of talk of demos lately since it was suggested at DICE that demos hurt more than they help in terms of sales, to which we all responded smugly and said ďHa,...   more



Sex: No. No no no no no no nonononononono. NO.

If you canít do sex right, donít do it at all. Thatís why I donít do sex, and thatís why developers shouldnít either. Iím no prude, sex is a natural part of life and an unavoidable storytelling device, the thing is I donít ...   more



The Big Bang Theoryís Greatest Game Moments.

Finally, weíve received the social acceptance weíve strived so hard for. For years we were the victim of bullying and mean spirited jokes but finally, finally, nerds and gamers are no longer singled out as socially maladju...   more



Search my name? Thatís just masturbation.

So this is a thing now. But after searching my name I only found out thereís a lot of sad people out there that share my name and feel the need to self aggrandise on Urban Dictionary. So unless you legitimately believe that o...   more



Metal Gear Rising: Impractions

Yes, that is a combination of impressions and reactions, expect much more wordbining in the spirit of Revengeance. So, the Metal Gear Rising demo has been in the hands of those who bought the ZOE Collection for quite some t...   more



Itís All About Context.

Iíve always been of the mind that while men and women are (obviously) equal they are not identical, and Iím going to speak really carefully here to get my point across without accidentally offending anyone, what I mean is t...   more



Fanart Flops: Foot Fetish Krang Edition.

Welcome to Fanart Flops, the horrifying videogame fanart feature that did it first, Something Awful and Kotaku .......even though thereís probably a dozen people who did it before me. As always, for those of you who donít k...   more



I Gots Dibs on Gaige, yo.

Some people might think itís stupid to stake a claim on a character we know next to nothing about and wonít get to use for a month, but I consider it prudent, because Gaige is most definitely the best character by far, so goo...   more



50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, Tears in my Eyes.

ďThat bitch took my skull.Ē Ė 50 Cent, poet laureate. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is a deeply personal journey, both for the player and 50 Cent himself, putting to light some harsh truths about gangster culture, videogames as...   more



Adopt an Avatar: giving people Handys at PAX

Well, this place has been all about the community spirit lately hasnít it? And you know one of the loveliest community traditions Dtoid members carry out every year? Thatís right, avatar adoption! The wonderful act of Dtoider...   more



Dear Industry: I Am Not a Psychopath

(Back to blogging! Itís been far too long, after another stint in the hospital and some minor surgery Iím finally feeling well enough to start writing again, if all goes well I can keep it up semi-regularly again.) (Iím sur...   more



Game plots that are clearly rip-offs: Part two

(One of these days, one of these days Iíll write two blogs in a row without getting sick and disappearing for a few months.) Well, here we are again. After last times shocking exposť you think game developers wouldnít try t...   more



The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Once upon a time there was a little shepherd boy who looked after the sheep of a village, the boy loved spending time with the sheep, you see these were special interactive sheep, he much preferred them over the other the oth...   more






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