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New Battleship trailer has battleships, not much else

This is actually happening. Hollywood has somehow managed to take what originally started as a pencil and paper guessing game that predates World War I and made Battleship into a summer blockbuster that has absolutely nothing to do with th...   read

 
 
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Retro City Rampage out in May, also on PSN, Vita, and PC

Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano promised a development update for February 20, so here it is. Is he not a man of his word? The most important bit of news is that, in addition to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade, Retro City Rampage...   read

 
 
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Preview: Mixing it up with MLB 2K12

This is the third year in a row that 2K Sports is holding its Perfect Game Challenge for its MLB 2K series. They're changing the format this time, but previously, the first person to throw a verified perfect game would win $1 million for do...   read

 
 
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Activision announces Skylanders Giants

Activision has today revealed a follow-up to last year's surprisingly enjoyable Skylanders, continuing the idea of toys that can be scanned into an active videogame world. Skylanders Giants is an all-new game that will introduce a new batc...   read

 
 
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Skyward Sword 'patch' is an entire fricken Wii Channel

Well... that's one solution, I suppose. To recap, Nintendo acknowledged the game-breaking bug in Skyward Sword and started making plans to correct it. You could mail your hardware to the company directly (ick!), or you could wait for a prom...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Ninja Gaiden 3's single and multiplayer modes

As a long time fan of the Ninja Gaiden series, I was a bit skeptical when I learned Team Ninja was looking to reestablish the series. After it's last showing at TGS left many confused and a bit worried, me included, the developers have take...   read

 
 
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Oregon Trail is coming to the Wii??

Apparently our beloved MECC  journey to the West is making its way to the Wii on December 9. Awesome. With variations of the property already available on damn near every platform in existence, it may not be too exciting to see it...   read

 
 
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The 'Splosion Men blast their way into Retro City Rampage

Oh, Brian Provinciano! How do you keep managing to squeeze cameo after reference and reference after cameo into Retro City Rampage? Keep it up and the game will never be released in our lifetime! This latest trailer announces that Twisted ...   read

 
 
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Hex, Dino-Rang and Wrecking Ball available for Skylanders

Activision has announced that three new characters -- Hex, Dino-Rang and Wrecking Ball -- are now in stores, able to be purchased and used in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. New images of the toys have been released alongside gameplay vigne...   read

 
 
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Wii least popular with Japanese teens, says Nintendo

Confirmed: Japanese teens hate Nintendo Wii!  In Nintendo's financial results briefing, speaking on product appeal, Satoru Iwata shared some age-demographic charts for both Japan and USA. The data for Japan shows that teens, or those&n...   read

 
 
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Diva DLC announced for WWE '12

WWE '12 is still not on store shelves, but that hasn't stopped THQ from prepping for a future DLC release. The Diva pack will be the first DLC to hit, which is planned to be released in December. Here's all the Diva's included in the pack: ...   read

 
 
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JAWS: Ultimate Predator looks suitably ridiculous

An M-rated JAWS game on 3DS; I don't know who has been asking for such a product, but here you go. JAWS: Ultimate Predator is also getting a Wii version as well, though the embedded trailer is for the aforementioned handheld game. In it, y...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest X has a bunch of new screenshots

Here is a bunch of screens for Square Enix's kinda-MMO-but-not-really Dragon Quest X. For some reason, Square has a habit of putting out small, poor quality images, so expect it to look a bit better than these shots suggest.  I am quit...   read

 
 
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword gets new screens

Here are some fresh screenshots for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. They have swords and monsters in them, which is a refreshing change of the pace for the series.  This game has been on the cards for so long that I scarcely believ...   read

 
 
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Gorgeous artwork for Kirby's Return to Dreamland

Kirby's Return to Dreamland is out October 24, and Nintendo's release some art to get us all pumped. It's bright and cheerful, and I've already made the Beam Flare picture my new desktop background, because it's awesome.  Return to Dre...   read

 
 
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Preview: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is doing something no other videogame has ever done by making real collectible toys be an integral part of a videogame experience. It's a novel concept, one that has left many people scratching their head at su...   read

 
 
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Kirby's Return to Dream Land gets colorful new screens

Don't kick your Wii into a ravine just yet, folks! Nintendo may have completely forgotten the thing exists in North America for most of 2011, but there's a little bit of life left in the old girl yet. Some of that life is being provided by ...   read

 
 
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You are the antivirus in Disney Universe

In a whole new world under the sea, in a tale as old as time that brings the circle of life together. This is a snapshot of the Disney universe, basically. In Disney Universe the game, you get the chance to experience the variety of the man...   read

 
 
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Take a look at Dragon Quest X's new beasts and classes

Writing that headline made me want to create a game called Beasts and Classes: Beat some Asses!, where you play as a human-type teacher who has to discipline-spank different Pokemon-like students, the ones who didn't do their homework ...   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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Sengoku Basara 3 Utage release date announced

The follow-up to Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai Heroes (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes to us) is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Wii in Japan. Entitled Sengoku Basara 3: Utage ("Utage" being an archaic term for "Party"), Capcom finally revealed...   read

 
 
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Sonic Generations 'City Escape' screens

Here are a bunch of screenshots for Sonic Generations. Don't get too excited -- they're for the "City Escape" level which we already knew about. In fact, some of these screens aren't new at all (they're in the preview I just linked, actuall...   read

 
 
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Box art of the year? Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai

Say what you will about Activision as a publisher, but damn, those guys sure know how to put out incredible box art. If and when I see Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai in a brick and mortar store, there's a good chance I'll rip off my ...   read

 
 
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Retro City Rampage gets some murderous new screens

In case you've forgotten, Mr. Destructoid is a playable character in Retro City Rampage! Not only that, but Destructoid is a playable level. Nuts! These new screens from developer Vblank Entertainment show off some parts of the Destructoid ...   read

 
 
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Weirdly, I really want Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Activision's pitch for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure has been met with some derision from gamers, and it's not surprising. The idea of plugging toys into a thing in order to interact with a videogame seems tacky as anything but ... I kinda ...   read

 
 
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