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And the breakout videogame character of PAX is ...

Zackasaurus! I am a little in love with Super Time Force here at PAX. The game is a retro-looking shooter in the same vein as Contra, with a great twist involving time travel. You can read all about how much we all love the stellar indie ga...   read

 
 
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PAX: Warren Spector compares Epic Mickey to Deus Ex

Okay? That was my first reaction when Warren Spector compared his upcoming Epic Mickey 2 to his legendary masterpiece Deus Ex in a PAX sit down I had with him earlier today. Actually, it was more of a huh? But then the outspoken, talented d...   read

 
 
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PAX: New screens from Epic Mickey 2 show off new area

While here at PAX, I had a chance to sit down with a new section of upcoming platformer Epic Mickey 2. These just released screens show off the new section of the game that I got to play. Based on Frontier Land in Disneyland, Fort Wasteland...   read

 
 
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PAX: Hands-on with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

As great as the Professor Layton games are (they are really great!), the last four released on the Nintendo DS have been very similar. While the art direction, puzzle-solving gameplay, and surprisingly emotional stories have been stellar, n...   read

 
 
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PAX: My favorite cosplay of the show ... so far

There is a surprising amount of great cosplay at PAX. People walk around in some pretty elaborate and sometimes beautiful outfits. While all impressive, most of it is the same thing you normally see: a Lara Croft here, a Master Chief there....   read

 
 
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Experiencing the Art of the Assassin

Last night, a downtown Los Angeles gallery hosted Art of the Assassin, a collection of art pieces inspired by Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed III. I was lucky enough to attend, and had a really great time! I got to play a demo of the ga...   read

 
 
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How I learned to love the videogame flamethrower

I was never a fan of flamethrowers in videogames. I am not sure exactly where this started, but I have a pretty good idea: When I used to play Contra III: The Alien Wars with friends, I would do anything to avoid getting the “F”...   read

 
 
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gamescom: Play as a puppet in pretty platformer Puppeteer

This post brought to you by the letter "P." During their press conference, Sony just revealed a brand new platformer for the PlayStation 3 called Puppeteer. Looking very similar in style to LittleBigPlanet, the game is a very solid-looking...   read

 
 
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gamescom: Sony announces Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita

Not much has been revealed yet, but Sony just announced a new game in the Killzone franchise -- Killzone Mercenary -- during their gamescom press conference. It will be exclusive to the PS Vita. More details promised on the PS Blog later t...   read

 
 
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gamescom: AC3 naval warfare trailer is wet and wonderful

We have already seen some of the absolutely gorgeous Assassin's Creed III naval warfare gameplay footage at this past E3, but this newly released trailer makes everything look even more fancy and glorious. As a fan of the Assassin's Creed ...   read

 
 
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What's the most addictive videogame you have ever played?

The other day I was playing my new obsession Spelunky and, of course, died while trying to complete the dreaded ice caves. It was late and I really needed to go to bed. Instead of turning off the game -- or even thinking about turning off t...   read

 
 
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What do you want from the 'Xbox 720'?

With recent news that the leaked "Xbox 720" dev kit pictures and specs may actually be -- gasp! -- genuine, what are your thoughts? Here are the facts: The console is codenamed "Durango," the dev kit allegedly has 8 GB of memory, is 64-bit,...   read

 
 
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It's time to compete in the Destructoid Retrolympics!

I can’t throw a javelin. Well, I guess I technically can. But I can’t throw a javelin very well. Not even close to the level of one of the incredible athletes in the Olympic Games. In fact, I can’t do anything as well as t...   read

 
 
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The ten most annoying flying enemies in videogames

It's a known fact that the most annoying enemies in videogames are the flying kind. They are the worst. When you are about to jump over a bottomless pit, they are always there to hit you right in the face. When you are equipped with a sword...   read

 
 
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What Namco Bandai characters should be in Smash Bros.?

The news that Namco Bandai would be teaming up with Project Sora to develop the next game in the beloved Smash Bros. series was unexpected, but very exciting. Namco Bandai is a talented developer responsible for some pretty memorable videog...   read

 
 
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My favorite 4th of July videogame memory

This isn't a particularly exciting holiday tale. It doesn't involve an abominable snowman, or misfit toys, or an elf that wants to be a dentist. It is just a simple story about something that happened on one dark and unassuming 4th of July ...   read

 
 
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The ten best videogame laughs EVER!

I have a very loud laugh. Some people say it is infectious, but I have been paranoid about it my entire life. When I am sitting in a movie theater, sometimes I laugh so hard that people think something is wrong with me. I even had an old la...   read

 
 
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What is the most consistently great series of all time?

After yesterday's official announcement of Metal Gear Solid 5 (woot!), I started thinking about how there really aren't any bad games in the entire, long-running Metal Gear series. All of the Solid games are near perfect, the handheld games...   read

 
 
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The winner of the battle of the E3 2012 predictions!

Before E3, I posted Destructoid's annual E3 predictions. It was an epic competition for the ages. A competition even more brutal than the Thunderdome, Hunger Games, and Battle Royale COMBINED! I asked a videogame analyst (Jesse Divnich), a ...   read

 
 
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Pre-order '31 Days of Zero Suit Samus' right now!

Friend of Destructoid and Weekly Geek host Chris Furniss, along with many other remarkably talented artists (including Destructoid's own Ashley Davis!), recently put together a book of videogame art pieces entitled "31 Days of Zero Suit Sam...   read

 
 
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E3: Hands-on with Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is the direct Wii U-exclusive sequel to the beautiful, gorgeous, sublime 2D platformer Rayman Origins that was released last year. The good news if you were a fan of Rayman Origins: Rayman Legends is even more beautiful, gorg...   read

 
 
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E3: Hands-on with ZombiU

Huh. That was my first reaction after playing ZombiU for the Wii U at Nintendo's booth during E3. Huh. Now, "huh" usually has a negative connotation, but that is not necessarily the case with this particular game. The "huh" is more a simpli...   read

 
 
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E3: Daedalic and the return of the classic adventure game

One of my favorite things to do at E3 is visit the smaller publisher and developers and try out their games. Usually creative and made with such a large amount of heart, the smaller games at E3 are always a breath of fresh air. This year, m...   read

 
 
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E3: Hands-on with Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

I haven't made a final decision as to what my favorite game at E3 2012 is yet, but Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the 3DS is right up there. When DreamRift's game was announced a couple of months ago, I was shocked. Instead of just bein...   read

 
 
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E3: Interview: Yasuhiro Wada on 'Project Happiness'

Interviewing the creator of the Harvest Moon series was one of my highlights of E3. In fact, it may have been the highlight. Yasuhiro Wada is an amazing, talented person with an unbelievably refreshing attitude about videogames. Sitting dow...   read

 
 
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