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Nov 10 // Chad Concelmo

Goodbye, Destructoid

As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid. Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset. I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is...
Nov 08 // Chad Concelmo

How Final Fantasy VI saved my life

This is the most personal post I have ever written for Destructoid. At first, I was nervous about sharing this much about my life. But then I realized this is a story I really wanted to tell. I thought that if this very perso...
Nov 07 // Chad Concelmo

Movies vs. videogames: Which did it better?

The relationship between movies and videogames is quite the interesting one. Although they are separate entities, both movies and videogames have profoundly influenced each other over the years. Outside of the obvious adaptat...
Oct 29 // Chad Concelmo

Learning to love the Assassin's Creed series

It took me a while to play the original Assassin’s Creed after the game released. The good-but-not-great reviews coupled with gameplay that didn’t look interesting to my Super Mario Galaxy-obsessed self just made ...
Sep 22 // Chad Concelmo

Super Hexagon sells 45,000 copies

Destructoid's new obsession Super Hexagon has been downloaded approximately 45,000 times, according to creator Terry Cavanagh. This is encouraging news, as not only is Mr. Cavanagh a talented designer, Super Hexagon itself is...
Sep 21 // Chad Concelmo

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time release date announced!

And that release date is ... February 5, 2013! Well, at least in North America. A European release is set for March. If you are a fan of the series (I am!), mark your calendars! Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be released on...
Sep 20 // Chad Concelmo

Borderlands 2 extravaganpaloozarama!

As most of you know, Borderlands 2 released earlier this week. Heck, you are probably playing it right now! Look out! A Skag! Whew, that was close. Nice shot! We wrote a ton of great features to celebrate this big, exciting r...
Sep 19 // Chad Concelmo

TGS: Ace Attorney 5 trailer is ... OBJECTION!

Okay, that headline made no sense, but an interrupting "OBJECTION!" joke has to appear somewhere in a post about Ace Attorney, right? This hot trailer from the new 3DS Ace Attorney game just came out of TGS, and, boy, does i...
Sep 19 // Chad Concelmo

TGS: New trailer for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney

Direct from TGS 2012 comes this new trailer for upcoming 3DS game Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney! And it has actual gameplay! When I first heard Capcom and Level 5 were teaming up to make this game, I thought I was dreami...
Sep 19 // Chad Concelmo

Beautiful RPG To the Moon on sale today on GOG.com

If you have not yet played last year's gorgeous indie RPG To the Moon, today is your chance! For one day only, the game is on sale at GOG for only $3.99 (that's six dollars off the original price!). I don't want to say too mu...
Sep 13 // Chad Concelmo

New Rayman Legends videos show off GamePad features

Nintendo just released a pair of new videos for upcoming Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends and they look fiiiiiiiine (I said that while holding my hand on my mouth and leaning back all cool like). The main gameplay video above ...
Sep 13 // Chad Concelmo

Call of Duty: Black Ops II coming to Wii U on November 13

If you have been dying to play a new HD Call of Duty game on a Nintendo system, your dream has finally come true! Black Ops II is officially coming to the Wii U. Black Ops II will feature second-screen gameplay, where player ...
Sep 13 // Chad Concelmo

Nintendo announces Nintendo TVii service for Wii U

[Update: Trailer for Nintendo TVii has been added.] At its Wii U press event this morning. Nintendo announced "Nintendo TVii," an interactive way of watching T.V. on your Wii U GamePad. In the demo, the Nintendo representati...
Sep 12 // Chad Concelmo

What are your predictions for Nintendo's Wii U event?

Tomorrow morning at 10AM EDT (7AM PDT), Nintendo is hosting a preview event in New York City and is expected to make a huge announcement (or most likely announcements) regarding the Wii U. It is pretty obvious that it will be...
Sep 12 // Chad Concelmo

The ten best videogame detectives EVER!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sam & Max series. It was 1987 when the very first Sam & Max comic was released, inspiring one of the greatest and most charming adventure game series ever. Everyone is celeb...
Sep 03 // Chad Concelmo

PAX: Guacamelee! is like a co-op Super Metroid

If someone came up to me and said: "Chad, I have a game for you that is like a mixture of Super Metroid, Emperor's New Groove, Ikaruga, and Final Fight!" I would probably punch them in the face, flail my arms in the air, and ...
Sep 02 // Chad Concelmo

And the breakout videogame character of PAX is ...

Zackasaurus! I am a little in love with Super Time Force here at PAX. The game is a retro-looking shooter in the same vein as Contra, with a great twist involving time travel. You can read all about how much we all love the s...
Sep 02 // Chad Concelmo

PAX: Warren Spector compares Epic Mickey to Deus Ex

Okay? That was my first reaction when Warren Spector compared his upcoming Epic Mickey 2 to his legendary masterpiece Deus Ex in a PAX sit down I had with him earlier today. Actually, it was more of a huh? But then the outspo...
Sep 02 // Chad Concelmo

PAX: New screens from Epic Mickey 2 show off new area

While here at PAX, I had a chance to sit down with a new section of upcoming platformer Epic Mickey 2. These just released screens show off the new section of the game that I got to play. Based on Frontier Land in Disneyland,...
Aug 31 // Chad Concelmo

PAX: Hands-on with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

As great as the Professor Layton games are (they are really great!), the last four released on the Nintendo DS have been very similar. While the art direction, puzzle-solving gameplay, and surprisingly emotional stories have ...
Aug 31 // Chad Concelmo

PAX: My favorite cosplay of the show ... so far

There is a surprising amount of great cosplay at PAX. People walk around in some pretty elaborate and sometimes beautiful outfits. While all impressive, most of it is the same thing you normally see: a Lara Croft here, a Mast...
Aug 24 // Chad Concelmo

Experiencing the Art of the Assassin

Last night, a downtown Los Angeles gallery hosted Art of the Assassin, a collection of art pieces inspired by Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed III. I was lucky enough to attend, and had a really great time! I got to play a...
Aug 23 // Chad Concelmo

How I learned to love the videogame flamethrower

I was never a fan of flamethrowers in videogames. I am not sure exactly where this started, but I have a pretty good idea: When I used to play Contra III: The Alien Wars with friends, I would do anything to avoid getting the ...
Aug 14 // Chad Concelmo

gamescom: Play as a puppet in pretty platformer Puppeteer

This post brought to you by the letter "P." During their press conference, Sony just revealed a brand new platformer for the PlayStation 3 called Puppeteer. Looking very similar in style to LittleBigPlanet, the game is a ver...
Aug 14 // Chad Concelmo

gamescom: Sony announces Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita

Not much has been revealed yet, but Sony just announced a new game in the Killzone franchise -- Killzone Mercenary -- during their gamescom press conference. It will be exclusive to the PS Vita. More details promised on the PS Blog later today. Excited?
Aug 14 // Chad Concelmo

gamescom: AC3 naval warfare trailer is wet and wonderful

We have already seen some of the absolutely gorgeous Assassin's Creed III naval warfare gameplay footage at this past E3, but this newly released trailer makes everything look even more fancy and glorious. As a fan of the As...
Aug 02 // Chad Concelmo

What's the most addictive videogame you have ever played?

The other day I was playing my new obsession Spelunky and, of course, died while trying to complete the dreaded ice caves. It was late and I really needed to go to bed. Instead of turning off the game -- or even thinking abou...
Aug 01 // Chad Concelmo

What do you want from the 'Xbox 720'?

With recent news that the leaked "Xbox 720" dev kit pictures and specs may actually be -- gasp! -- genuine, what are your thoughts? Here are the facts: The console is codenamed "Durango," the dev kit allegedly has 8 GB of mem...
Jul 27 // Chad Concelmo

It's time to compete in the Destructoid Retrolympics!

I can’t throw a javelin. Well, I guess I technically can. But I can’t throw a javelin very well. Not even close to the level of one of the incredible athletes in the Olympic Games. In fact, I can’t do anythi...
Jul 10 // Chad Concelmo

The ten most annoying flying enemies in videogames

It's a known fact that the most annoying enemies in videogames are the flying kind. They are the worst. When you are about to jump over a bottomless pit, they are always there to hit you right in the face. When you are equipp...






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