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The Destructoid Community's top 10 Wii U games

Last week, to close the book on the Nintendo Wii U, I brought you the top 10 games for the system as voted on by members of the Destructoid staff (which you can read here, here and here). Bayonetta 2 ranked as number one in a close vote, bu...

 
 
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Is Donkey Kong king of New York in the new Mario?

In a smoke-filled theatre on Broadway 84 years ago we were introduced to "Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World." And we all know what happened after that: Jack Black's hubris led to a damn dirty ape scaling our towers with our women. Sure w...

 
 
 
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If Donkey Kong were a real gorilla, he might be dead

A quick Google search suggests the average lifespan for a gorilla is in the neighborhood of 35 years. As it turns out, Donkey Kong, Nintendo's premier primate, turns 35 today. Were a real ape, DK probably wouldn't have many more years ahead...

 
 
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Perfect Donkey Kong run sets new world record score

The world of competitive Donkey Kong is still lit. If you're far removed from the high-score chasing of the King of Kong documentary era, when Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe, and Hank Chien were jockeying for supremacy, note that their once-r...

 
 
 
 
 
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Video game movies to watch this weekend instead of Pixels

This week the critically lampooned Pixels movie opens in theaters nationwide in the United States, and if you'd rather spend your time and money on movies that don't blow consider these other video game-related films. Don't worry thoug...

 
 
 
 
 
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Mario meets Shadow of the Colossus again

Hooray! Illustrator Jason Lupas has come out with more Mario and Shadow of the Colossus mashups following the pieces we covered last month. I'd love to see a game follow this concept. There's a finished version of the prior Donkey Kong sket...

 
 
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Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

A little more than four years ago, Nintendo released Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! on the original DS. It continued the series' focus on the miniature Mario robots, to the chagrin of fans of the platforming in the original. In ou...

 
 
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Nintendo predicted the amiibo shortage 11 years ago

A lot of folks were surprised at last fall's amiibo launch, and how scarce some of the figures were. They shouldn't have been; Nintendo gave them a heads-up almost 11 years ago. The intro for the Game Boy Advance's Mario vs. Donkey Ko...

 
 
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This Shadow of the Colossus and Mario mashup is very cool

Artist Jason Lupas has posted a few updates on his Tumblr recently that are decidedly videogame related, and they're pretty awesome. They're both homages to Shadow of the Colossus, one of which features a Mario themed map on the back o...

 
 
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NBA logos go gaming

Have a favorite NBA team? Have a favorite gaming mascot? Did you want them combined? No? Well, too bad because someone just did that. Have a look at these cool designs by ak47_studios.

 
 
 
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Donkey Kong 64 made me the gamer that I am today

Before each episode of Hardline, Destructoid's videogame news podcast, the cast always takes a few minutes to chat while our producer sets the show up. This week, Jordan mentioned that he'd been thinking about Donkey Kong 64 a lot late...

 
 
 
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There's a Donkey Kong Country mod for Doom

I sometimes forget just how crazy Doom modders can get. Here's a firm reminder. This is a total-conversion mod by DooMero that, well, you see ... it's the Donkey Kong Country experience rebuilt in GZDoom. Which is to say it's a platformer ...

 
 
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Review: Starbucks' Donkey Kong Frappuccino

PAX is full of weird pandering shit designed to appeal to the almost 100,000 gaming fans that come out for the convention. Any company would be remiss to pass up the opportunity to make some easy extra cash by selling products that show-goe...

 
 
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong is Wii U-bound

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is making its way to Wii U, with social features and level editing mechanics that allow creators to share what they've made via Miiverse with other players. They can then in turn be rewarded with stars for a job well ...

 
 




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I just went through Doki Doki Literature Club second If I had played it myself, it probably wouldve been this years Undertale for If What a ride The ending (that I saw) surprised me in how bittersweet it AAA!

 
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Aaaaw heck yeha this album is gone be good!

 
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Its so weird but kind of interesting that it looks a Tarantino-directed Star Trek movie may really Hes great at focused scenes that fully utilize the set, so he likely would go more the way of the TV stuff, but with bloodsplosions &

 
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Anyone interested in Monster Hunter World that cant play the beta for whatever reason should check out Giant Bombs coverage Great video, with lots of

 
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#treetoid Went to visit my parents this They had the fire going and Its starting to feel like Chris

 
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First impression of Okami HD on Steam; it doesnt run at 60 fps, but thats a minor Other than that, it definitely looks a lot better than I remember (Wii I kinda wish I could use the Wiimote for the brush, but I can use the mouse

 
 

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