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Pop some pellets with Pac-Man's dog

I've seen a lot of live-action versions of classic video games before, but rarely have I seen one as adorable as this. A new YouTube series called Animal Arcade posted its first video today, and well, I don't want to spoil it for you.  ...   read

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Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Review: Rhythm Heaven Megamix

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who play Rhythm Heaven, and those who have little joy in their lives. If you find yourself in the first category, you know what you’re in for. You bought the game. You cherished the s...   read

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Monster Rancher who?

Start a cute farm in Slime Rancher, now on Steam Early Access

Slime Rancher, the cute first-person farming simulator that I said would be the "next big thing" is now available on Steam Early Access for $19.99. Saves should automatically migrate to the Steam version if you've already been playing the p...   read

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Slime Rancher Preview
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The adorable Slime Rancher might be the next big indie hit

After seeing some brief gameplay of Slime Rancher, I instantly thought, "I feel like this is going to be the next big thing and I need to get my hands on it stat." I'm very excited to tell you that I believe I was right. After a few hours w...   read

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Forget Sonic Boom, this is what the next Sonic should really be

For those that have lost faith that a proper Sonic game will ever come out again, please feel comforted in the fact that with videos like these, there is always hope. Honestly, wouldn't you rather play a game that looks like this than the ...   read


The Super Mario 3D World OST cover is the BEST THING EVER

Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but apparently people ge...   read

Mario 3D World disc art photo
Mario 3D World disc art

Super Mario 3D World has the most adorable disc art ever

Just a little bit ago, IGN's Jose Otero tweeted out a picture of the disc art for Super Mario 3D World, and I basically had a mini heart attack after seeing my main man Mario featured prominently on it. We all know Catsuit Mario is by far t...   read

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Animal Crossing plushies

Animal Crossing plushies are here to brighten your day

JBox has added a ton of Animal Crossing: New Leaf merchandise for purchase, mostly in the way of plushies. Yes, Animal Crossing plushies. I know, I know, just take a moment to collect yourself and we'll continue. For what I assume is a...   read

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Super Mario 3D World
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Super Mario 3D World is an absolute blast to play

I played Super Mario 3D World at E3 this past year and for whatever reason it just didn't interest me at all. Yeah, it's neat and it's about time they made a 3D Mario game with mulitplayer, but the demo made it feel like yet another New Sup...   read

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Brawl in the Family
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Mega Man joins the brawl... Brawl in the Family, that is!

Matthew Taranto, webcomic artist and my comrade-in-arms over on Nintendo Force, has just celebrated a whopping 500 strips of his Smash Bros.-themed Brawl in the Family. It's been five years of squishy adorableness, filled with plenty of hi...   read


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Pikmin 3 preview

Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome

I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half playthrough of th...   read

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Ashley Davis

Read Ashley Davis' Valkyrie on ShiftyLook today!

Former Destructoid editor and doodler of all things cute, Ashley Davis, has done many wonderful things in her years as a freelance artist. From her animated GameTrailers series, Once Upon a Pixel, to her contributions to various art books a...   read

Super Mario 3D World photo
Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is so catty

No, it's not Galaxy 3 -- and I would have been upset if it was. Rather, Super Mario 3D World is taking the 2D-3D hybrid platforming of Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, incorporating the multiplayer chaos of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and U, and s...   read

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New Awesomenaut Ayla voiced by Ashly Burch

The insane 2D MOBA Awesomenauts has been trucking along for a full year, continuously being updated with new characters, maps, and other goodies -- on Windows and Mac, of course. Developer Ronimo Games is not through with the game yet and ...   read

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Videogame dolls

Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls

D'AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!! Etsy member Sam Wilding loves making pixel art. Sometimes, his partner in crime Natasha will take Sam's pixel art and transform them into "amigurumi," crotchet dolls whose sole purpose is to sit there and look adorab...   read

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Street Fighter Ohana

Street Fighter X Lilo & Stitch fan art? Why not!?

Street Fighter X Tekken? Old hat. Street Fighter X Mega Man? Yesterday's news. Hell, even Street Fighter X Hello Kitty has been done! Where do we go from here? Artist Abraham Lopez dove into the Disney Vault for inspiration, and the result ...   read

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Dr. Seuss

These Dr. Seuss game-to-book parodies are delightful

Watch out, Ashley Davis! You are not the only one capable of turning violent videogames into adorable children's entertainment! Aussie artist DrFaustusAU has a talent for emulating the distinctive style of Dr. Seuss book covers. Over on dev...   read

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Feast on vids for Guild02's Monsters Come Out on Friday

Of the three games announced as part of Level-5's Guild02 lineup, Kaiju ga Deru Kinyoubi ("Monsters Come Out on Friday) sounded the most fascinating. A game in which you play as a boy in a small town turned upside-down by a sudden giant mo...   read

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Luigi & Daisy
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Daisy loves Luigi simply for who he is

Living in the shadow of his older brother, Luigi doesn't catch many breaks. But being the big-time hero is not everything in the world. As long as you give it your all, there will always be someone supporting you every step of the way. Tha...   read

Zero Suit Samus art photo
Zero Suit Samus art

Incredible Zero Suit Samus art book can now be yours!

Why didn't anybody tell me this book came out last month!? I've been waiting for this baby a whole year! Where's my wallet!? Let me step back a bit: 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus is a collection of miniature comics depicting what everyone's fa...   read

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Cat game jam
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Upcoming game jam will make games for cats

Stop the presses! People are getting together to create games for cats. Not about cats, or with cats in them, but stuff that cats can actually play. With their paws. Friskies is hosting a weekend-long event to gather developers for this sp...   read

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Archie Sonic / Mega Man

D'aww! Sonic and Mega Man chibis adorn these comic covers

HNNNNNG! My heart can't take much more of this! I think I'm going to slip into a coma before the Archie Sonic / Mega Man crossover even begins. But I've got to hold on! Just one month left! To bring everyone up to speed, the "Worlds Collide...   read

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Zelda X Pokemon

Zelda X Pokemon fan art is super amazing

Pokémon plus Nobunaga's Ambition? That's hot. Pokémon plus The Legend of Zelda? Why hasn't this happened yet!? Artist Finni Chang decided to recast Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf as Pokémon trainers with appropriately theme...   read

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Game Over, the poster

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster

Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- characters each...   read

The Game Over Tinies photo
The Game Over Tinies

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme

A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The Game Over Tinies...   read

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