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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 an absolute dr...   read

 
 
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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 personal experience ...   read

 
 

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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 adaptations of movies ...   read

 
 
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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 me not want to ...   read

 
 
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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 truly great an...   read

 
 
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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 both PlayStati...   read

 
 
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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 release, so we t...   read

 
 
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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 it look amazing....   read

 
 
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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 dreaming. But when I ...   read

 
 
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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 much, but To the ...   read

 
 


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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 shows off much ...   read

 
 
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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 two will be usi...   read

 
 
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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 representative was shown sc...   read

 
 
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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 the official r...   read

 
 
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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 celebrating this exc...   read

 
 
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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 break through t...   read

 
 
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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 stellar indie ga...   read

 
 
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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 outspoken, talented d...   read

 
 
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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, Fort Wasteland...   read

 
 
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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 been stellar, n...   read

 
 
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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 Master Chief there....   read

 
 
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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 demo of the ga...   read

 
 
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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 “F”...   read

 
 
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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 very solid-looking...   read

 
 
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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 t...   read

 
 


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