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Kero Blaster is worth the jump to PS4

[Art by Ka92] Kero Blaster is one of those games where the second I published its review on Destructoid, people started questioning the score that I gave it. "How can a three-hour 2D run and gun platformer with two-frame run animations be a...   read

 
 
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What if UmJammer Lammy and Katy Kat were... closer

[Art bu Aulsa] As all good fans of PaRappa Headcanons already know, it's fun to think about ChopChop Master Onion making car noises when he's alone or when he's having a break, but did you know it's also fun to think about PaRappa char...   read

 
 

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Arika shows off new fighter featuring Street Fighter EX characters

The Street Fighter EX branch of the franchise featured some truly memorable characters: Cracker Jack, Skullomania, and Blair Dame to name just a few. With the exception of a few cameos here and there, all of these EX originals have remaine...   read

 
 
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Iconoclasts dev on finally finishing the game: 'I feel nothing'

Iconoclasts has been in development in one form or another for ten years now. Back in 2007, it was called Ivory Springs. That version of the game was never finished, but you can download it as a work in progress over on the developer's...   read

 
 
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Bobby Throne: 'As you hold the Ghost Coin in your hand, you can feel your soul wrap around it'

The Bobby Throne Saves the World booth at PAX East is adorned with free coins and pamphlets, all necessary marketing materials to help spread Bobby's important message. A boy who has approached the booth stands a less than a foot away from ...   read

 
 
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SteamWorld Dig 2 dev: 'This was the game everyone wanted to work on'

Image and Form had been teasing a new SteamWorld game for months before finally announcing SteamWorld Dig 2. All that teasing turned out to be a bait and switch. SteamWorld Quest, the game they had soft announced, was a red herring. The nex...   read

 
 
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Love on winning her first IGF award: 'I guess I proved sex is maybe real after all'

PAX East is an event of extremes. Either you're in the midst of an overstimulating herd on the show floor, in a special, one-of-a-kind event room, or lying on a beanbag chair half dead on the floor. This year, Christine Love, creator of Lad...   read

 
 
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PAX East 2017: Destructoid's panels and parties planning post

With a fresh coat of white stuff on the ground, and a bevy of new games on display, the feeling is just right in jolly old New England for the annual Penny Arcade Expo East. This year, we have our young, talented writers running around the ...   read

 
 
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What I really think the Dead or Alive series says about violence against women

I made a guest appearance on the Polygamer podcast to announce that I'm on not one, not two, but four panels at PAX East this year. The podcast, and list of panels I'll be appearing on, can be found here.  I didn't spend much time...   read

 
 
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Pewdiepie apologizes for offensive jokes, claims media bias against him

There's a pretty interesting Youtube video about how "the marketplace of ideas" is a load of crap powerful enough to help get an unthinkable candidate elected president. It speaks to the idea that "The Discourse" in today's social media tri...   read

 
 


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Kimura keeps it real part 3: 'Every member of the human race is an artist'

To close our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, developer on Romancing SaGa 2, Chu Lip, No More Heroes, Rule of Rose, Little King's Story, Million Onion Hotel, Dandy Dungeon, and so many others, we thought we'd look at the unique place K...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 2: 'Killing is part of humanity, just as is being in love'

In part one of our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, I asserted that Kimura-san is the game dev equivalent of Bob Ross. Before announcing that opinion, I should have remembered that not everyone thinks the image of a boy kissing a frog ...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 1: Square Enix, Dot Art, and Dandy Dungeon

Despite having worked on big name franchises like Romancing SaGa, No More Heroes, and Little King's Story, Yoshiro Kimura is not a name everyone in gaming is familiar with. It may just be a matter of time until that changes, especially...   read

 
 
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Watch while you can: Leaked glimpse of the new Mega Man cartoon

[Update 2: And it's down again. Sorry folks!] [Update: Looks like the original video was taken down, but thankfully, YouTube's ShadowRockZX put together a detailed breakdown of the relevant footage before it was too late.] Fun Fact: I was ...   read

 
 
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You are all my special snowflakes

[Image by Panic Pagoda ~ Modeling by Hitmeupman and Slitherup] A few days ago, one of our community members decided that he was calling it quits, in part because of a post I wrote a few months back asking our readers if they want ...   read

 
 
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It's fun to read too much into Nicalis's Christmas Card

Nicalis is well known for staging elaborate stunts to keep their fans guessing. The recent Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ARG, headed up by Edmund McMillen, is just one recent example.  Knowing that the company has the tendency to embed ...   read

 
 
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Drive!Drive!Drive! is on sale for a limited time time time

Choice Provisions took a chance on a sweet young boy named Gordon Midwood back in 2010 when they published his game, Lilt Line, on the Wii Shop Channel. As great as the game was, it struggled to find an audience on the console, probably bec...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground live action film has a heck of an Abobo

After a bout of silence, River City Ransom: Underground is making a lot of noise lately, with character profile videos for new fighters dropping about once a week for the past month. The two most recent profiles, for Rudy and Wes, both hin...   read

 
 
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Grab Udon's Street Fighter V Wrestling Special on Free Comic Book Day 2017

Professional Wrestling has seen many ups and downs in the past 60 years, but with not one but two recipients of the Stone Cold Stunner headed to the White House in 2017, the sport's cultural relevance is arguably greater than ever. At this ...   read

 
 
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Ashly Burch, Toby Fox and Mike Z join the Profound Waste of Time team

[Undertale art by Gigi D.G.] A Profound Waste of Time is fully funded, with less than 48 hours left on Kickstarter, but instead of announcing stretch goals, campaign runner and long time Dtoid community member Caz has elected to add al...   read

 
 
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New Runner3 character will pop out the shoot in the next Nintendo Force

Precious and few are the tidbits we two can share regarding Runner3, the upcoming sequel to BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. We know that the game's new retro levels will allow CommanderVideo to stop and explore w...   read

 
 
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Kero Blaster and Momodora 4 hopping and popping on PS4

Cave Story has influenced countless developers since it was first released twelve years ago, but few have been as prolific as Rdein. His Momodora series are some of the best post-Cave Story action platformers on the market, though...   read

 
 
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Our Video Game Book Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it's arguable that we have too much material to ...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge fan speedrunning 'Metroidvania' games for charity

Shortly after Axiom Verge launched in 2015, its creator Tom Happ and his wife Chloe had Alastair, their first child. It was shortly after he was born that Tomm and Chloe were told that he suffers from a condition called Kernicterus -- the ...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground has a breakdancing body-juggler

Provie, a break dancing phenomenon from the mean streets of River City, is the latest character to take the spotlight in this series of character profiles. Anyone who has watched Breakin' or its electric boogaloo sequel will recognize wher...   read

 
 



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