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The joy of traps

When you think of the word "trap," what's the first thing that comes to mind? If your psyche isn't in the darkest depths of the catacombs, you're probably thinking of a mechanical device with the purpose of inflicting harm up on another ent...   read

 
 
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Yo dawg, I herd u like videogames and haircuts...

... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled! If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro toy and videoga...   read

 
 
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Adding old box art to new videogames makes them awesomer

During the hustle and bustle of PAX week, there were quite a few bits of Internet awesomeness that unfortunately slipped under everyone's noses. I always hate being the last guy to find that "cool new thing," because it feels like I'm just ...   read

 
 
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PAX: Double Dragon: Neon is Double Dragon-y

As you may have heard, Double Dragon: Neon by WayForward is being showcased on the PAX show floor. Now, Double Dragon II on the NES may just be my favorite co-op brawler of all time. I have a lot of good memories of my dad and I whippin' th...   read

 
 
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Oooooohh! Regular Show's J.G. Quintel and I talk games

Last February, I wrote an article about Cartoon Network's Regular Show and how it speaks to the 80s generation of gamers with genuine love and attention to detail. Whereas other shows make only cursory, often disparaging references towards...   read

 
 
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Retro City Rampage cereal is a download for your face

"I can really taste the graphics!" How many videogames can you play as well as eat? Inspired by Ralston's nasty-ass Nintendo Cereal System from back in the day, Retro City Rampage: The Cereal brings the pixelated action of Retro City Rampa...   read

 
 
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NES JAMS is a half-and-half blend of piano and chiptune

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! Well, you got peanut butter in my chocolate! And this guy put piano arrangements in my NES music! Is nothing sacred anymore!? For the magical price of "whatever," you can grab a copy of Shnabubula's NE...   read

 
 
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Today is a fine day for a FREE EarthBound tribute album

Any day is a fine day for free music of any kind, but EarthBound is a game that strikes a particularly harmonious chord whenever it is mentioned. Maybe if fans believe in the power of friendship and magic enough, Nintendo of America will fi...   read

 
 
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ScrewAttack uncovered a bizarre PSA from the early 90s

Hop into your time-traveling phone booth and go back to the early 90s, when pastels and neon were all the rage and Hulk Hogan was still a real American who fought for the rights of every man. The boys at ScrewAttack were doing just that whe...   read

 
 
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Review: Abobo's Big Adventure

The NES era was a special time for a lot of us. Many of the staff here at Dtoid will always have a certain attachment to the period, myself included. Abobo's Big Adventure is a tribute to all those who grew up with the gaming gods of old. T...   read

 
 
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Max Payne (and others) derezzed for 8-bit home computers

What if, instead of Max Payne 3, the next chapter in the saga was a retro throwback for old-ass computers like the ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64? You watch the video above and, at first, it doesn't look all that bad. Then you get to the actu...   read

 
 
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The joy of pinball

You walk into an arcade. Whether you just finished playing miniature golf, swinging a bat in the batting cages, or just decided to make your way to one of the few remaining standalone arcades hidden in some random downtown nook, it doesn't ...   read

 
 
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ScrewAttack asks who or what your favorite retro boss is

With a title that I would have expected our own Chad Concelmo to concoct, ScrewAttack has kicked off a new series entitled The Best EVER! The premise is quite self-explanatory: folks ask SA their opinions on the best "whatever," then they p...   read

 
 
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A collection of videogame maps drawn from memory

Here's a novel idea: ask gamers to recreate stage layouts and overworld maps from their favorite games... without any sort of reference! The result is Mapstalgia, a place where folks can upload hand-drawn game maps spawned entirely from mem...   read

 
 
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Japan's Super Potato has got all the bomb frostings

Any gamer with an interest in visiting Japan will most undoubtedly be aware of Super Potato, the famous retro game store in Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district. You might have even sen a few videos that tour the joint, but one more ain't g...   read

 
 
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Remember The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge?

It's the weekend before Halloween, and my mind turns to thoughts of the spooky. After recently re-watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, I suddenly remembered its sequel, Oogie's Revenge. Never heard of the sequel? Well, it wasn't a movie...   read

 
 
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Guilty pleasures/unsung classics of my SNES childhood

It’s the 20th anniversary of the release of the Super Nintendo! To celebrate, Destructoid is offering a week's worth of SNES-related content. Join us for “Seven days of the Super Nintendo!” The Super Nintendo Entertainment...   read

 
 
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New Once Upon a Monster trailer is good old family fun

It comes as no surprise that Microsoft has an overly pretentious family enjoying the Kinect in this trailer. Looking past that, the video does a great job showing off how damn fun this game looks. It also gets me all nostalgic and fuzzy in...   read

 
 
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Megamalgamation: 375 iconic Mega Men

Alright, I'm not going to lie -- I really like seeing people take their own spin on characters or artwork. For example, while not exactly a brony myself, I spent way longer than any grown man should browsing the My Little Pony video game cr...   read

 
 
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Super Mario 3DS to feature more classic suits

The return of the Tanooki suit has been a big talking point for Super Mario 3DS, but Nintendo has revealed that it won't be the only famous costume to make a return. Mario will get to dress in a few other togs from yesteryear, although we d...   read

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary figure looks classy

SEGA has revealed a commemorative 20th anniversary Sonic the Hedehog figurine. In keeping with the theme of Sonic Generations, the figure pays dual respect to both "classic" and "modern" Sonic, with the green-eyed version posing next to a m...   read

 
 
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Regular Show, representing the retro gamer

If you visit this site frequently, chances are you've heard us name-drop Cartoon Network's fairly recent masterpiece Adventure Time. The Destructoid staff, in particular one Jonathan Holmes, loves to draw attention to it whenever possible. ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid: Carmen Sandiego, Gang Bangs, and The PSP2

Good news everyone! We've just completed work on the latest episode of The Destructoid Show. In this episode, our heroes discuss WTF the 411 on the PSP2, AKA the NGP is. OMG. If that's not portable Sony news for you, we also have som...   read

 
 
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Wanna be part of The Destructoid Show's Holiday Special?

As you might have noticed, we've entered Holiday mode. In the gaming community, this takes many strange forms. From the guys who made Bulletstorm launching torsos at a Christmas tree, to SEGA actually sending Jim Sterling something without ...   read

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Valkyrie Profile series!

In the previous debate we reached way back to one of the oldest RPG series of all time. Despite release dates spanning about two decades, Ultima fans proved to be every bit as varied as the series over the years. To have an almost even amou...   read

 
 
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Parismio

I was looking through my play records on my 3ds and holy shit, 90 hrs spent on swapnote! :( i miss it so Back then, I added ppls fc on ninty forums and most of us were in the same group so we sent each notes daily making comics and other fun

 
iam16bit

And thus ends this weeks Cat Girl Until next week everyone, Goodnight!

 
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Cat Grill Friday!

 
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Faris-chan!!!! Edit: This is, apparently, how Im celebrating my 69th Quickpost!!!

 
Double Monocles

I cant figure out what the music playing on the 3DS eshop is right now and its driving me crazy! Its so familiar, I know the tune, but I cannot think of the source to save my life! Shame too, I really like the tune

 
Dinosir

I hate playing overwatch w/ I swear I only get matched up with the kind of people who walk off cliffs while playing Pokémon The level of incompetence of players who arent even low level is mindblowing to What have I done to deserve this

 
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