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EarthBound cookery book smashes crowdfunding targets

A cookery book, full of recipes inspired by beloved SNES RPG EarthBound, has annihilated its Kickstarter goal, and is expected to go into production for release this year.Mother's Cookbook is the brainchild of New York chef and EarthBound d...


Contest: Win a copy of Arkham Knight: Riddler's Gambit

Our friends over at Titan Books have been kind enough to give us 5 copies of their new novel: Batman: Arkham Knight - Riddler's Gambit to give away to you lovely folks! It's a prequel to Arkham Knight and looks pretty cool to me. Check out ...

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Limited Edition Reading Rainbow OUYA up for grabs now

Late last month we talked a bit about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which is in its last few days now. When it passed $4 million, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (among other, less important things) Seth MacFarlane pledged to mat...

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BlazBlue spin-off gets a trailer, demo out on PSN

Have you ever wondered what BlazBlue would be like if Arc System Works removed all the fighting game bits? Probably not. But, on the off chance you're interested in finding out, the brand-new demo for XBlaze: Code Embryo&nbs...

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Visual novel Fault Milestone One teleporting to Steam

A few days ago we interrupted your round-the-clock coverage of Titanfall to tell you about World End Economica, a visual novel written by Spice & Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura and localized with the help of the Sekai Project. Well, the t...

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BlazBlue visual novel gets a demo for PS3, Vita this week

XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, is coming to North America for both PlayStation 3 and Vita on June 24. Until then, Asksys Games is hoping to whet your appetite with a demo version. That'll be hitting PSN th...

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Visual novel from Spice & Wolf creator out on Steam

The first episode of Spice & Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura's three-part visual novel World End Economica is now available in English via Steam Early Access. Set in on a lunar colony in the distant future, World End Economica's story cent...

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Liberation Maiden Sin coming to PS Vita this July*

Teenage president and mecha pilot Shoko Ozora is returning to her portable roots with a PlayStation Vita port of Liberation Maiden Sin. Initially released on PS3 last December, the visual novel follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Ni...

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Pay what you want for these videogame books

I eagerly picked up the first videogame collection that was offered by StoryBundle, purveyors of pay-what-you want eBook bundles, so I eagerly snapped up the 2.0 bundle. You can pay what you want for six eBooks and magazines and if you pay ...


Corpse Party The Anthology is looking surprisingly cheery

Corpse Party is getting a sequel, but it isn't what you think. Corpse Party The Anthology: Sachiko’s Game of Love – Hysteric Birthday 2U is actually a spin-off and romantic comedy featuring a new cast of characters and, if...


BioWare and Dark Horse are doing more Dragon Age comics

BioWare and Dark Horse announced today that they will be releasing a new three-part comic titled Dragon Age: Those Who Speak with the first issue available August 22nd. The mini-series will follow King Alistair, Varric, and Isabel...


The Behemoth wants your Castle Crashers fan fiction

Do you like reading fan fiction? Do you like writing fan fiction? Do you lament the lack of good Castle Crashers fan fiction? Are you just gonna sit there and take it? Do something about it, son! The Behemoth is giving away either copies of...


Diablo III: The Order arriving at bookstores May 15th

Wow, Diablo III is finally something that's actually coming out. In fact, there is now officially less than a month left to go until it's here. Also arriving the same exact day is the next Diablo novel (by Nate Kenyon), Diablo III: The Orde...


Some clown on TV thought the NES was worth $13,000

There's this show Storage Wars on A&E in which buyers visit storage container auctions and then try to flip swag they've won. It's essentially a b*llsh*t version of the far superior Auction Hunters on Spike, but the comedy gold that I'm...


This thing that I do: Interview with author Tom Church

["This Thing That I Do" is a feature on Destructoid where I interview people who work in the gaming industry or people who have achieved something noteworthy to give us some insight into how it all works.] It is not unusual for vi...


Monday Mind Teasers: Super PSTW RPG

This week I'm taking it easy on your brains. Really easy. Super incredibly hyperbole easy. So easy that reading this paragraph might be harder for some of our readers than actually beating this game. If you're ready to set out on a three mi...


Download MMO-related novel 'For the Win' for free

Cory Doctorow has a new novel out aimed at the young adult audience called "For the Win." It's a story of a group of MMO players, all of whom having made their hobby into lucrative jobs, who become entangled in something greater than themse...


How to stay hard:Team Meat talks game difficulty design

Super Meat Boy is fun, even when you're dying. In fact, some of the most exciting, funny, and surprising parts of the game come from your own death. Just like in the best survival-horror games/movies, witnessing the protagonist being graphi...


There is now a Guild Leader's Handbook

How do you know when you're starting to take this MMO thing that you're doing seriously? When you join a guild. It takes a whole other level of dedication to try and lead one. To help guide those new to running their own guild, WoW.com colu...


Aliens vs. Predator on PC gets a hefty patch

Not owning the PC version of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator makes it difficult for me to speak about the state of the game's multiplayer, but from the outside looking in, it sounds like everything is not quite where it needs to be yet. Of ...


Analyzing No More Heroes 2, part 1: The bosses

[These posts on No More Heroes 2 are purely speculation. I have no idea what the team at Grasshopper Manufacture intended for the game to mean; I can only speak to what I've taken away from it, so if you don't enjoy potentially bullsh*t int...


Your classic XBLA games won't work with Game Room

Here's a little something that you probably figured would be the case, but didn't know for sure: Any Xbox LIVE Arcade games that are also offered through Game Room when it launches this spring will have to be re-purchased for use in the fan...


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Pixie The Fairy

Ive seen some clips from Imagine your most dystopian video game narrative out there that starts with a decent story but is later narrated by a spiteful invertibrate human that only subsists on salt and never releases the AR-15 they coiled


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I get tension headaches from playing crafting games, Had one develop while playing BOTW last year; I stopped playing, but it stayed with me for two Tried Minecraft for the first time this week, and now its Anybody else get this?


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In preparation for getting Ni No Kuni 2 in about 4 days, Im going to start and finish Ni No Kuni This is definitely not a bad I wont regret this at all Im sure (looking forward to

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I decided to cancel the LP for SoulCalibur The reason behind this is because I really didnt enjoy this game at During my test playthoughs, I got really aggravated in certain So now Im going to reveal the next LP for the

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