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Destructoid review: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Hey, Smash Bros. Dojo? I need a word with you. Though you represent one of the industry's most brilliant marketing tactics I've ever seen, I must confess that I'm a wee bit irate with you. You've made my job difficult. I have to review this...

 
 
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GDC 08: Portal devs talk narrative, development, rat men

So, uh -- this Portal thing is kind of a big deal, I hear. I guess that explains the huge, huge goddamn crowd outside the Portal post-mortem at the final day of the Game Developers Conference, everyone giddy like kids on the first day of su...

 
 
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GDC 08: Nick and Linde rock Guitar Rising

A week or two ago, I was driving home from the bank and lamenting the fact that I have no artistic skill beyond my mediocre ability to sculpt with moldy mashed potatoes. "Why!?" I cried, nearly plowing into several pedestrians. &q...

 
 
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GDC 08: Masahiro Sakurai talks Brawl development

I don't think that the buzz surrounding Super Smash Bros. Brawl could be any more intense -- at least, not as evidenced by the colossal line outside of hall 135 in the Moscone Center this morning, packed with ravenous journalists, developer...

 
 
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GDC 08: Street Fighter IV hands-on impressions!

Yes, I got to put Capcom's long, long, long-awaited franchise update, Street Fighter IV, through its paces -- as did several other bloodthirsty journalists at Capcom's suite demonstration. And yes, we're all legendary now. You may touch us!...

 
 
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GDC 08: Takao Sawano explores Wii Fit's origins

While I'll admit first and foremost that a landmonster like your favorite Linde wouldn't seem the most apt candidate for a peripheral like the Wii Balance Board, it may make a bit of sense that my geeky dark side lusts for exploration of cr...

 
 
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Destructoid review: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

I thought the holiday season was supposed to be the most murderous, time-sucking part of the year, but I was wrong. What was once a traditionally lazy span of months before the spring blitz has, in 2008, become a thing of nightmares, with g...

 
 
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Destructoid review: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Sorry, I'm a little late. Okay, really late. But a game like Advance Wars: Days of Ruin takes some time to cozy up to. It's an Advance Wars game, baby -- you gotta light some candles, get comfortable, kick back on a plush couch and/or armch...

 
 
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Destructoid Q&A: Tomonobu Itagaki

Few developers in the gaming industry have such a carefully crafted image as Tomonobu Itagaki, head of Team Ninja and creator of the Dead or Alive franchise and Ninja Gaiden's next-gen evolution. Qais Fulton and I happened upon him at Micro...

 
 
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Destructoid review: Omega Five

Who loves shoot-'em-ups? We do! In fact, we love them so much that this review of Hudson Soft's latest XBLA offering Omega Five is largely irrelevant; sure, we'd love for you to read, argue over the score, maybe even offer a counterpoint in...

 
 
 
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Postpartum Impressions: Super Mario Galaxy

We've all been there: a new game is forthcoming and your anticipation has pushed you to the brink of insanity. The wait is absolutely intolerable until that fateful morning rolls around when you haul your ass to the store, pick up your game...

 
 
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Hands-on with Halo 3 DLC

Last Thursday I hauled my lazy ass to Bungietowne on an invite from the Halo 3 DLC team to try out some of the new maps to be made available in the Heroic Map Pack, up for grabs next week on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Fortunately for me, I ...

 
 
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Strength and honor! Ziff Davis rallies outside CNET offices

In a showing of support for the recent review debacle still underway at CNET, staffers from Ziff Davis including 1UP writers (and that oh-so-dreamy Jeremy Parish) put together a small but profoundly effective demonstration in front of CNET'...

 
 
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Bit Blot drops Aquaria next week

After months of beating the game into your skulls, Aquaria is finally on track for a firm release date: Just a week from now, which slips the game into Bit Blot's promised 2007 release. In the week leading up to the drop, the devs plan to s...

 
 
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EVE Trinity pretties things up on December 5

Not content to simply remain the prettiest MMO available (and it is, damnit), CCP is set to update EVE Online with their latest expansion, Trinity, on December 5th. The new expansion will make available a host of new features, ships and gen...

 
 
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Destructoid review: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

If you're feeling bloated and half-retarded from eating enough starch to make a crude cement mix, a strategy RPG might be the last thing on your mind. But don't let something like feeling disgusted with yourself for stealing a final glass o...

 
 
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Destructoid Reviews: The Official Guide

There's been a general consensus among Destructoid staff and readership alike that clarification of our reviews process and metrics has been sorely needed for some time, and it's something that I've been wanting to do for awhile. Our review...

 
 
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Destructoid review: Super Mario Galaxy

Given the hour, I'm assuming that a lot of you are likely waking up to this review. Perhaps some of you have fancies of Nintendo's latest flagship title Super Mario Galaxy dancing in your heads, holdovers from the dreams cultured while you ...

 
 
 
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Pew-Pewin' at the top of the world: EVE Fanfest 2007

I've gone on record more than once over my distaste for MMOs, but EVE Online has always been an exception, an asterisk slapped on an otherwise lengthy list of games I'd sooner rip my toenails off than play. Its single-shard, truly persisten...

 
 
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EVE Fanfest 2007: What the hell time is it?

After two hours by shuttle, twelve hours by plane and an hour cab ride into the city, I've finally arrived in Reykjavik for this year's EVE Online Fanfest 2007, CCP's yearly get-together at the top of the world for players, developers, and ...

 
 
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Restructuring, layoffs forthcoming at EA, Mythic Studios

Owing to sagging profits and and a less-than-firm grip on their once invulnerable spot at top of the third party heap, Electronic Arts is looking to make some changes in their corporate structure, starting with Mythic and their Redwood Shor...

 
 
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Podtoid 34: My Cube, Let Me Show Him To You

What's inside The Orange Box? Sex. Sex and heroin. And with those contents firmly tucked in our pants, we embark upon Podtoid 34, in which two editors of Destructoid (plus one Weekly Geek) cover some news, answer some questions and have our...

 
 
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Podtoid 34: Cakes and Cubes

While some of the staff is off in LA meetin' important people and playin' lots of games, the rest of us are here holding the fort, left home because we're just not pretty enough to represent Destructoid publicly. So us fuglies Nick Chester,...

 
 




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Forza Motorsport 7"The king is dead, long live the king"

 

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth"New faces, familiar places"

 

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Czar Kazem

Im pretty convinced that Peter Steele was just a real life JoJos

 
Bass

The screen recording on Switch news reminded me that Id be grateful if I could have some help with game footage that doesnt come from Nintendos trailers (those get insta-flagged on Details in

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

So I saved up & finally bought a new iPod as I said I Struggled to come up with something to engrave on Literally as I was checking out I had an epiphany: Songs are like hugs that mouths give to ears! Meet

 
EricWeichhart

It was me, Waluigi

 
Sailor Zebes

I recently finally beat Castlevania Portrait of Ruin for the month of I also got and beat Zero Time Both good I think I liked VLR more than And now I wont feel guilty when I think about getting the GBA Castlevania

 
jak2364

this game Nykra seems like its going to be something really I dont really like the combat, and the control scheme is baaad, (controller wouldnt work) but the art and story is looking great

 
dubd95b

Nazis are coming to my hometown (gainesville FL) I cant wait to take out my aggression on wolfenstein 2 when it gets Staying farrrrrr away from the protests

 
absolutfreakenstein

On this day, a peasant slew a

 
dubd95b

I dont know how bungee managed to make a game with less content than destiny but by god they The environments are dull and the characters Might pick up goty edition in 3 years for

 
MetalDeer

Im not sure what day it is, Pochaco, I

 
 

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