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A year removed from the PlayStation Move's launch, one should expect that tech demos and minigame compilations would be out of the door to make way for the kind of genuinely rich experiences that were promised.  Carnival Island is a compilation of minigames that demonstrate the technology of the PlayStation Move.  Oh well. Same time next year?   read
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Go Vacation is truly emotional

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A tropical resort paradise overrun by dead-eyed, single-minded creatures that vaguely resemble humans, there shambling movements parodying the utter lifelessness all around them. I am not talking about Techland's Dead Island. This is Go Vacation ... something far scarier.  For if there's one thing more numerous, tougher to kill, and infinitely more deadly than zombies, it's minigames.   read
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Griefing is a feature in Cabela's Adventure Camp

Activision Publishing has announced another Cabela's title, this time Cabela's Adventure Camp. It's a collection of mini-games designed around motion controls, so it'll be hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. As expected, it won't be o...   read

 
 



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The deep, meaningful tale of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

I can't think of too many party-oriented games that feature anything resembling a cohesive story. Super Smash Bros. Brawl comes to mind with the Subspace Emissary campaign, but that wasn't really much of a party. I also seem to recall...   read

 
 
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Three Pac-Man Party mini-games for you to 'meh' about

Go on and do it. I don't think anybody would blame you. Pac-Man Party is, conceptually, something that should be somewhat painful to consider. Another collection of mini-games for the Wii -- a market which inexplicably manages to keep...   read

 
 
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Atlus bringing 101-In-1 Sports Megamix to North America

Atlus revealed via press release that they have secured the North American publishing rights for 101-In-1 Sports Megamix. You can check out a trailer for the game above.  Based on the release and the trailer, this seems to be just a m...   read

 
 
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Destineer has some Christmas minigames gift for you

Man, let me tell you what I did NOT want for Christmas is a collection of holiday themed minigames, but you know, you say "minigames" and there's someone just waiting to make a Wii game for you. I guess I should be more optimistic...   read

 
 
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Ninja Captains contains cats, minigames, tomfoolery

I love colorful games, but sometimes there's a line between vivid and bright and just simply too much color. Look at that screenshot from Ninja Captains up there, for example. It's like your eyes just vomited rainbows, isn't it? Maybe it's ...   read

 
 
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2K brings more minigame madness to Wii with Baseball Blast!

(The exclamation point, as you can see, is actually in the title. Believe me, I’m no more excited than you are about this.)Wii owners like minigame collections, right? I mean, Carnival Games has somehow sold over 3 million copies worl...   read

 
 
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Sony cat Toro finally headed stateside in Toro! Let's Party!

You may not know it, but in Japan, Sony has a mascot, much like what Mickey Mouse is to Disney. Chances are you've seen this little white cat before -- maybe as a PSN avatar or on a piece of merchandise. His name's Toro Inoue, and I'm proba...   read

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Little Wheel

Hey guys and gamer girls, I hope your minds are extra alert tonight since I'm introducing a new direction for this weekly feature. This mind teaser column was the first reoccurring article on the site, and after more than three fu...   read

 
 
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I was fortunate enough to have a good friend pass me a copy of the Let's Tap soundtrack almost immediately after its Japanese release, and for months it was by far the most often-played CD in my car. Having been a fan of rhyt...   read
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Best Buy exclusive Let's Tap pad freaking sucks

Hey, you know that exclusive Limited Edition version of Let's Tap that Best Buy has? Yeah? It sucks. All you get is an extra piece of paper with the game's logo. I know Jonathan Holmes brought this up the other night when he talked about it...   read

 
 
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Check out new screens and art for Hudson's Help Wanted

I've been interested in Help Wanted ever since Hamza's preview of the title, which taught me that the game was actually about taking on weird jobs in order to earn money so you can buy items from the Home Shopping Network. The items you buy...   read

 
 
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Yikes! New 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix screenshots look scary

When we first saw screenshots of the upcoming 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix for Nintendo DS, we thought it looked like a party in your pants. And we felt that this game of minigames was a pretty good value at $20, or less than $.20 a minigame....   read

 
 
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2K will celebrate your birthday, but not on Easter

I did it. I got that blasted Easter Bunny and I ripped his head off. I'm a little torn up, but it looks like I'll make it to my next birthday. What do I plan to do on that birthday? Why I'll play 2K Games's newly rated Birthday Party Bash f...   read

 
 
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I saw the title of the press release (located after the jump) in my inbox this afternoon and instantly got excited. Unfortunately, that anticipation quickly abated once I clicked on the email and realized that (A) when they s...   read
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The goggles do nothing: MLB Superstars trailer is full of eye-searing fail

[video]111780:746[/video]People seem to have taken the term “Black Friday” quite literally today -- it’s been a rather depressing day, sadly. I hate to contribute salt to an open wound, but it’s a slow day and nobody...   read

 
 
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The ten best mini-games EVER!

If videogames were like Three’s Company -- with the main game being Jack Tripper -- I would say mini-games are like Janet. They are a part of the main game and sometimes even make the main game more fun, but in the end are forgotten a...   read

 
 
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Hot Pixel gives WarioWare a run for its money

I have been addicted to mini-game titles like WarioWare and Rhythm Tengoku for some time now, so when a new game enters the ring, I tend to sit up and take notice. Hot Pixel for the PSP is Atari's retro flavored offering to the genre, and o...   read

 
 
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The most horrifying TGS trailer ever: Wan! Tertainment: Music Channel

Those with good memories will remember that Nick Chester, Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, stated that he was most excited about a DS title called Wan! Tertainment: Music Channel. I didn't think much of it at the time, but now that I've seen...   read

 
 
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Majesco's Furu Furu Park for the Wii to feature 30 mini-games

Normally, this is the post where I'd bitch about how I'm tired of all of the mini-games coming to the Wii. But the Majesco published Furu Furu Park, developed by Taito and 505 games, is so damned adorable that I just want to wrap it...   read

 
 


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Mad Tracks on XBLA this Wednesday

Mad Tracks will be this week's one and only Xbox Live Arcade release. As the title of the game suggests, it is a racing game -- more specifically, a "3D racing party game." If Mad Tracks sounds like your cup of tea, you're...   read

 
 
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Teaser for Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 is LOL-riffic!

Okay, this may be one of the best teaser trailers I have ever seen for a video game. Who knew that French people could be so clever?With all the complaining I did yesterday about minigame collections on the Wii, I have to admit, the first ...   read

 
 
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