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Destructoid's best of CES 2017

For 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has shown off innovations and inventions, demonstrating how technology can be harnessed to improve our lives or just make things a little more fun. I got to check out the show on behalf of D...   read

 
 
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The My Arcade NES Classic GamePad looks funny, but it gets the job done

Third party hardware manufacturers have been chomping at the bit to peddle their NES Classic wares, and you know what? I don't blame them. With how horribly Nintendo has handled the distribution in North America, you'd be hard-pressed to fi...   read

 
 
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Diablo turns 20

Diablo released on December 31, 1996, meaning that today is the 20th anniversary of the game that wore out a million left mouse buttons. There will be events commemorating the release in all of Blizzard's games, and the developer also ...   read

 
 
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If you're in New York City, the official Nintendo store has some NES Classics in stock

You might want to act now (and call the store to make sure you're not making a trip out to Rockefeller Plaza for nothing), but according to Nintendo's official Twitter account, they have some NES Classics in stock in their NYC retail locati...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Reboot: The games of 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday, whatever you choose to celebrate. Myself, I was drifting in and out of a food coma all day yesterday, though I did manage to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my in-laws.  Some of you long-time Destruct...   read

 
 
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Freedom Planet 2 is getting a demo in January

Straight from the horse's mouth, we're getting a demo for Freedom Planet 2 very soon. It's called "Sample Version," and will feature every playable character. What started life as a Sonic fangame now has a life of its own, and based on the ...   read

 
 
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Newcomer Double Dragon IV's 8-bit graphics prey on your nostalgia

Double Dragon is back, I guess. Ignoring titles like Super Double Dragon, Double Dragon V, and Double Dragon Neon, this game gets the Double Dragon IV title and takes place after Double Dragon II. Whatever you think it should be ...   read

 
 
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Nyko's Miniboss NES Classic controller and extension cord are nice supplements to the woeful default option

Nyko recently sent me a few samples for its NES Classic line of products, and I'm really glad it did, because the on-board solution Nintendo gave us is pretty bad. While I adore the Classic itself as a piece of hardware, the whole situation...   read

 
 
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Review: Wild Guns Reloaded

We're officially in an era of remakes and remasters, but not all of them are created equal. I mean, we have "remasters" of games that are barely several years old, and they're actually worse off than the originals. But in the case of W...   read

 
 
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NES Classic at Gamestop today

Hopefully it's not too late when you read this, but we just found out that the NES Classic edition should be available at GameStop stores starting on Thursday, December 15. The report comes from an image shared on the Cheap Ass Gamer Twitte...   read

 
 
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New SNES fighting game set to launch in February 2017

The Super Nintendo was the most popular console of its generation, and nearly 50 million units were sold worldwide. There's no telling how many of those are still in working condition, but you may want to warm up a CRT television, dig yours...   read

 
 
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Five years later, do you still want Mega Man Legends 3?

Back in July of 2011, Capcom officially came out and said Mega Man Legends 3 was canceled. Fans rallied. People who hate the series said good riddance. It was a weird time, but since then I've seen so much love come out of that community th...   read

 
 
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Wild Guns Reloaded confirmed for US and Europe, is getting physical

Wild Guns Reloaded is coming to Japan in the next few days, but the west is getting it too! Natsume has confirmed to Destructoid that Reloaded is arriving on the PS4 on December 20 in both North America and Europe, digitally and physic...   read

 
 
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These screenshot homages from Forza Horizon 3 show how versatile the game is

This is one of the more stunning displays of art I've seen in recent years in the gaming realm. Through the use of mere screenshots, locations, cars, and logos, Imgur user EYuiS managed to craft a journey through the entire history of the r...   read

 
 
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NES Classic edition restocking soon

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition has been THE must-have toy for the holidays this year, and it's been sold out pretty much everywhere since it released on November 11. Much like the early days of the Wii, the consoles are going for up to five...   read

 
 
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Review: Rad Rodgers: World One

As I mentioned in my preview piece, Rad Rodgers: World One came out of nowhere. I was struck by the mind-blowing graphics and how 3D Realms was publishing a game from a relatively unknown developer. It looked like a throwback to Commander K...   read

 
 
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MLB The Show 17 is getting a retro mode

So we knew that Ken Griffey Jr. would grace the cover of MLB The Show 17, but today at PSX, Sony announced that the March 28, 2017 bound baseball game would get a "retro mode." It's just as obvious as it sounds, essentially low-fi-ing (is t...   read

 
 
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Toys"R"Us claims it will get more NES Classic stock this weekend

It has gotten to the point where CNBC is talking to Toys"R"Us about NES Classic stock. Nintendo of America, you done screwed up! Straight from the horse's (or rep's) mouth: "On Sunday, we're launching our Great Big Christmas Sale (Dec. 4 th...   read

 
 
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Wild Guns Reloaded hits Japan on December 13

In case you forgot, Wild Guns Reloaded is coming to the PS4, and while it stays true to its retro roots, it's bringing a few new bits along with it. This newest trailer from Natsume shows off some of what's in store, including the prev...   read

 
 
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Rad Rodgers: World One has sleeper-hit potential

Rad Rodgers: World One is a game that, quite literally, came out of nowhere for me. We got a message from the publisher, 3D Realms, and I was blown away by the trailer. I wasn’t so sure the game’s humor would work, but the amoun...   read

 
 
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Mario 64 has some deep lore regarding King Bob-omb

An image has begun circulating the interwebs regarding the fate of one King Bob-omb, the first boss and first star on the very first level of Super Mario 64. King Bob-omb resides on the top of the mountain in Bob-omb Battlefield, requiring ...   read

 
 
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Dell of all places might be your last chance for getting the NES Classic before Christmas

This is an odd tip, but a tip nonetheless. The NES Classic Edition sold out basically everywhere online in minutes leading up to its launch last Friday, at which point, it sold out again in mere seconds after retail stores opened their door...   read

 
 
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I love that we can get pitches for new Sega Genesis games in 2016

We're in an era where we can get brand new original Dreamcast shoot 'em ups and SNES platformers. While publishers are basically remaking every classic game in their catalog they can get their hands on, we also have a collective of indie de...   read

 
 
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A baby unboxes a baby-sized NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition is already shaping up to be one of this holiday season's more elusive purchases. While waiting in line for one this morning, a man who looked to be about 35 offered me and others waiting alongside me $100 in cash fo...   read

 
 
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PSA: NES Classic is available on Amazon in 30 minutes

Not since the days of amiibo-mania have we seen a Nintendo product that's in as high demand and as low stock as the NES Classic currently is. The miniature console released today and it seems as if most stores sold out immediately. It's mos...   read

 
 



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