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Super Smash Con grew quite a bit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

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Super Smash Con
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Here's what the first ever Super Smash Con looks like

Today is the first major day for the first Super Smash Con, taking place in Virginia this weekend. While I covered the major happenings here as well as all the pertinent info you'll need for tournaments and streams, I also had a chance to w...   read

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a few of the craziest references in Guacamelee

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than remembering Guacamelee, one of my favorite platformers in recent memory. Alongside of solid Metroidvania action, DrinkBox Studios created a memorable world that will stay with you even after t...   read

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Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen

Remember FMV games? Back in the '90s they were briefly the hot new thing. Games like Phantasmagoria and 7th Guest were considered cutting edge adventure games. Perhaps you even bought a CD-ROM drive for your computer just to play them. Even...   read

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Revisiting Condemned

Condemned: Criminal Origins holds up better than expected

When I think back to the Xbox 360 launch, a few games immediately come to mind: Kameo, Project Gotham Racing 3, and Perfect Dark Zero. You had to take what you could get in late 2005 and hope your console didn't red ring. Mine was dead befo...   read

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Wind Waker HD salmon
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Finned baker: The Wind Waker HD Pouched Salmon

Salad of the wind fish. We're making some portable eats on this week's A la cartridge. Inspired by the HD release of the seafaring adventure that is by far the best Legend of Zelda game, The Wind Waker,  we have our first seafood dish...   read

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New Valve controller

Exclusive: A better look at Valve's new Steam controller

You may have seen Valve's announcement today, but Destructoid has the only full, in-depth gallery for their new Steam controller. Below, you'll find images from every angle of this new device. Every detail can be thoroughly examined in our ...   read

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A la cartridge: Throwing back a Kutaro Smoothie

We were feeling pretty bad about ourselves after last week's Grand Theft Auto V episode of A la Cartridge wherein we made a pastrami-topped triple chili cheese dog burrito. Yes, it was as absurd as it sounds. Accordingly, we decided to mak...   read

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A la cartridge goes crazy
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Grand Theft Swallow: 5-Star Wanted Burrito Bomb

I could barely fit it all in my mouth. Grand Theft Auto V comes out next week, so we decided to make something fittingly huge and insane for this week's A la Cartridge. None of the fun and whimsy of last week's Dustin Hoffman x Rayman Lege...   read

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Ubisoft Singapore

Ubisoft's Southeast Asian outpost, Ubisoft Singapore

The sweltering, tropical city-state of Singapore is home to one of Ubisoft's branch studios, Ubisoft Singapore. This is the studio behind the naval combat segments of Assassin's Creed III, and those went over so well that they're now w...   read


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A Kingdom Under Fire cosplay that will blow your mind

Welcome to our new regular column showcasing some of the world's most amazing videogame and other geek centric cosplays (costume play). To kick it off, we're going mostly old-school with a stunning Princess Zelda, feisty Street Fighters, a ...   read

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BioShock interview

Ken Levine on BioShock Infinite's new DLC, Burial at Sea

Irrational Games, and Ken Levine in particular, have been known for creating games with innovative narratives and unique gameplay. BioShock Infinite is no different, and we expect the same for the remaining downloadable content we've been ...   read

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Art of Dead Space

Impressions: The Art of Dead Space Enhanced Edition

Earlier this week I got the chance to take a closer look at one of Titan Books' recent iOS endeavors, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Enhanced Edition. While I enjoyed seeing the beautiful and picturesque vistas created by John Liberto and Spa...   read

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Archie Mega Man

Archie's Mega Man hits the 25-issue milestone!

While Capcom continues to laze on announcing any proper plans for Mega Man, Archie Comics has been propping up the Blue Bomber as an important pillar of its comic book empire. Now with the arrival of issue #25 on newsstands today, Archie's ...   read


Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut ... in the coffee

A box arrived for me today, and I had a good idea of what it was. Not only was I expecting Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut to arrive today, the package absolutely stank of raw coffee and toothpaste. It could only be one thing.  Unfo...   read

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Here's your PAX East 2013 group photo!

Now that PAX East 2013 is well behind you and you've all finally sobered up, I thought it would be about time to share this year's group shot! Rumor has it that it was so cold during this year's photo shoot that Hamza literally froze in pla...   read

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Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution

What is Hardware: Shipbreakers? It was a question that I asked myself several times after watching the trailer that Blackbird Interactive, founded by ex-Homeworld developers, released last month. The admittedly gorgeous video revealed few f...   read

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Dead Space 2
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These were the best moments in Dead Space 2

2011 was a pretty great year for gaming. Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking: everyone always says that every year. Sure, that might be true, but really, 2011 was a great year for gaming! Hell, just look at our Game of the Year nominees...   read

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Dead Space 3

How the Dead Space 3 team created new hellish monsters

The Dead Space series features some of the grossest, most horrific creatures and scenes shown in gaming today. Visceral Games isn't afraid to pull out all the stops when it comes to terrifying players with the Necromorphs, an alien entity t...   read

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Lightning Returns
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13 new things about Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

You think you know everything about Final Fantasy? I did too, but there's a whole bunch of weird new stuff going on with the next title in the series, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, due out late this year. I've just returned from a ...   read


Virtue's Last Reward has me caught up in the game

No, I am not LeVar Burton, but I've been told by several people (read: no one) that I greatly resemble him. This is your notice that Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is available right now on 3DS and PS Vita. I'm plugging my way through ri...   read

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The Weekend Modder's Guide: Mount & Blade

Mount & Blade is one of my favorite games on PC. It's an open-ended world that allows just about anything. If you want to be a traveling merchant, a mercenary for hire, a thieving bandit king, or the champion general of an ent...   read


What's in a name? Wii U boxart inspired by game titles

While looking through the long list of Wii U launch titles, a few jumped out at me as completely stupid-sounding. Judging a book by a cover is one thing, but judging a game based on solely its name is a lot more difficult. So, in order to p...   read

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Impressions: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)

I played and loved Dark Souls on Xbox 360 originally, so I was keen to check it out again with the new Prepare to Die Edition that's available now for PC via Steam and scheduled to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 26, 2012. Beyond ...   read

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Paradox: Past, present, and future

The Paradox Development Studio has been keeping me ruling over peasants, fighting holy wars, and forging empires for over a decade. Their latest game, Crusader Kings II, was recently on Metacritic's "best games of 2012 so far" list, an...   read

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