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Forza 3 gets new DLC packs: Free and not so free

Developer Turn 10 has just announced two new content packs for Forza Motorsport 3, the first being a free Hyundai Genesis Coupe car pack. This one is available on XBL now to Gold members, free of charge, and includes the Rhys Millen Racing ...   read

 
 
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Podtoid 125 records tonight: Butts, butts, butts

Senor Perrito del Burrito says: Anthony and Jim are not here this week. As such, tonight's episode of Podtoid will be hosted by one Aaron Linde, Esq. instead. Joining him will be Dr. Samit Sarkar, Warrior of the Arctic Brad Nicholson, and m...   read

 
 
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Super Street Fighter IV's new Replay Mode detailed

Imagine SFIV producer Yoshinori Ono in a bathrobe, drink in hand, watching SSFIV replays. That somewhat ridiculous image is apparently the inspiration behind Super Street Fighter IV's new Replay Channel mode. The SSFIV dev blog has again be...   read

 
 
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Vert shmup Symphony generates enemies from your music

Now this is awesome. Empty Clip Studios is hard at work on a new vertically scrolling shooter called Symphony, which creates enemy patterns based on waveforms generated by whatever music you have playing. The game uses custom soundtracks, ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIII release date set (Update)

Here it is, folks. Ready? Final Fantasy XIII will be released in North America AND Europe on March 9th, 2010. This comes a short three months after the Japanese release date, which is somewhat surprising. Additionally, Square Enix has anno...   read

 
 
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READY TO FRIDAY: Forza 3 is consuming me

So I've been playing Forza 3 this week. I keep trying to NOT play Forza 3, but I can't. It won't let me. I keep turning off the Xbox and walking away to do something else, and ten minutes later I'm signing in again. It's a force, I tell you...   read

 
 
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Trailer for SSFIV's new modes, now in English

If you missed it yesterday, the addition of bonus stages and new online modes have been announced for Super Street Fighter IV. We got a peek at a new trailer that showcases some of this hotness last night, but it was in Japanese. Now we've...   read

 
 
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READY TO FRIDAY

What up. Did you guys know it's Nick Chester's birthday today? He's 31, which is a whole year older than me, and I do my best to make sure he never forgets that. Which would work a lot better if he were reading this, which he's probably not...   read

 
 
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SSFIV update: Bonus stages and new online modes detailed

Capcom's official Super Street Fighter IV website has just been updated today, and it was a relatively big one. First off, the character page now details Chun-Li, Crimson Viper and Cammy, with character profile pages and imagery in the new ...   read

 
 
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Toro gets evicted, new app to replace Mainichi Issho

[As originally seen on Japanator] This is the worst news I have ever had to report. For three years, SCEJ's Mainichi Issho has been a free app for the PS3, and as far as I'm concerned, one of the greatest things mankind has ever conceived. ...   read

 
 
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KOF XII for 360 finally gets its patch, online fixes

Well it's about time. The Xbox 360 version of King of Fighters XII has finally been patched to fix its various online troubles and stability issues. Its PS3 counterpart was issued some time ago, as it didn't have the red tape and nonsensica...   read

 
 
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Forza 3 player isn't banned for breast cancer sticker

We received a few tips this afternoon, pointing to a Forzamotorsport.net forum post, in which user Slim135 says he was banned for a Breast Cancer Awareness bumper sticker as part of his custom livery setup in Forza 3. The way we heard it, t...   read

 
 
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MvC2 patch goes live today, Cable stops his nonsense

Capcom is releasing a patch today for both the XBLA and PSN versions of Marvel Vs Capcom 2. It includes several console-specific fixes to improve stability, as well as a few universal changes. Perhaps most notably, Cable's Hyper Beam is no ...   read

 
 
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READY TO FRIDAY: Yay Halloween!

You should've seen that before I cropped it. Better yet, you should've seen the one Nick wouldn't let me use. Anyway, HALLOWEEN. My favorite holiday is finally here. So many awesome things rolled into one occasion. Spooky stuff, candy, horr...   read

 
 
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SSFIV dev blog tells us all about Juri

Since she was announced, many of us have been wondering how Juri will play in the upcoming Super Street Fighter IV. Those of you who made it out to Capcom's Fight Club event in NYC may have seen her in action first hand, but there's still a...   read

 
 
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Kojima issues followup post on Zone of the Enders 3

In response to all the resounding hoorays and hurrahs after his promise of a Zone of the Enders sequel last week, Hideo Kojima has issued a followup post over at his blog. He says:"The reaction was greater than I'd expected. The commen...   read

 
 
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Here, have a buttload of Darius Burst PSP screens

Good morning! What's the best thing to wake up to on a day like today? If you said "bacon and coffee," you are WRONG. The answer is actually these screenshots for Darius Burst on PSP. Alright, so I can think of better things, but this is wh...   read

 
 
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Importing FTW: Bayonetta PS3 is region-free, in English

If you're anything like Jim, you can't wait for Bayonetta to come out. Well, guess what? You don't have to. Siliconera has confirmed that the Japanese PS3 version, at least, is not only region-free, but presented completely in English.I can...   read

 
 
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Check out the official box art for Tatsunoko Vs Capcom

There it is, folks, in the gallery below. The final, official box art for Tatsunoko Vs Capcom. Is it everything you'd hoped it would be? Works for me, I'd say. It's got Frank West on it, after all.Either way, now you know what to look for w...   read

 
 
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Sony: 3D Dot Game Heroes 'DEFINITELY' coming to NA

Fresh from the official PlayStation Twitter, it appears 3D Dot Game Heroes is definitely coming to North America. How do we know this? Well, because the tweet says:"No need to import - 3D Dot Game Heroes for PS3 is DEFINITELY coming to...   read

 
 
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I wanna be the kitty: Monster Hunter Diary for PSP

At yesterday's Monster Hunter Festa finals, Capcom unveiled a new project in the works for PSP, called Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village. It's a Monster Hunter Freedom spinoff, in which you'll get to play as the Felyne, Airu. Wha...   read

 
 
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READY TO FRIDAY (now with bonus skeleton)

Everyone seemed to like GoGo the other day, so I'm using this as an excuse to post another video. This one has a skeleton in it, though. And a scary cat guy. It's also a good example of the fact that you never know what to expect from a GoG...   read

 
 
Vocaloid is and why it's awesome, but I'll save that for Japanator. Above you'll find a fantastic example of just what can be done with the program, as provided by Vocaloid master Ryo from Supercell. The guy's so good at this you can actually hear Miku breathing at certain points. Truly impressive stuff, and little wonder that it remained on top of Nico Nico Douga's Vocaloid rankings for most of 2008. Probably still my favorite Miku song ever.

 

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Perfume + Cherryboy Function - The Endless Polyrythm Lovers

Say what you will about J-pop, there's no denying that Perfume's got an incredible sound, regardless of how much of that comes prefabricated. More often than not, they're amazing. The same can be said of Cherryboy Function -- a brilliantly talented Japanese electronic/synth/chiptune artist. Take an exceptionally delicious piece of music from each of them, squeeze the two together, and you get the outstanding mashup above. It takes a minute to get going, just stick with it. This is one of those songs I'll put on a loop for hours as background music for whatever I'm doing.

 

The Pavers - Safe Boating

Scott Reynolds is a testament to the idea that there is no justice in the world. The guy holds a day job while countless singer/songwriters with far less talent become millionaires. Why he doesn't have a framed portrait in a hall somewhere next to Jim Morrisson and Ozzy Osbourne is beyond me. I honestly consider him to be the single most underrated musician in the world. This guy? This is my Elvis. There's some chance you'll recognize him from bands like Bonesaw Romance, or his side project Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast, but if you've heard his name, it was most likely after his brilliant work with the Descendents spinoff, All.

The Pavers were one of his semi-recent projects, and played host to some of the finest work he's ever done. Quality videos being few and far between, you'll have to hit a link for this one. Safe Boating is track #2 in the playlist that follows, and it's one of my favorite songs of his. Another loop-for-hours piece. Scott's been a rock hero to me since the 80s, and every album that's ever had his name on it is worthy of being placed into a CD player and having the lid glued shut. He's a magnificent crafter of anthems for the brokenhearted and working class, and if you run into him in real life, you'll find he's also one of the friendliest and fucking coolest people you're likely to ever meet.

 

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The Dillinger Escape Plan - Milk Lizard

I love the Dillinger Escape Plan, and you've probably already heard of them, so I won't waste your time talking about why they rule. I picked this particular song because it vaguely reminds me of the late '90s Baltimore rockabilly scene that I dearly miss. Walk into any choice Baltimore rock bar on any Friday night circa 1998, and the first minute of this video is pretty much what you'd see and hear. Most of their stuff is decidedly more bone-crunching than this song, but it's still one of my favorites. Also, it should be noted these guys put out an EP with Mike Patton, and it satisfies like a Snickers bar.

 

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Polysics - I My Me Mine

WTF, right? Nothing like a little fuckstrange New Wave. Weird stage presence aside, Polysics are often nothing short of amazing, and their music will make sitting still very difficult if you're prone to busting the occasional move. If they sound familiar to you Tomopop readers out there, it's because their song Rocket closes out every episode of Tomocast

 

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Reggie and the Full Effect - Get Well Soon

Reggie and the Full Effect is another one of those projects that mashes a hundred sounds together, only takes it another step and digs into half a dozen non-rock genres for the ingredients. Again, no one song can show you what to expect. Metal, techno, hardcore, jazz, disco, '80s rock, you name it -- Reggie smashes it all to bits and then glues it to the wall as one huge mosaic of excellence. Not sure what else you'd expect from James Dewees -- a guy who simultaneously played in two bands as wildly different from each other as Coalesce and The Get Up Kids. But the result of those two influences, combined with his own humorous flavor, makes for some amazing music. Like a hyperactive puppy that found its way into a paint store and emerged covered in a little bit of every color. The whole catalog sounds like a goddamned electronic heavy metal puppet show.

 

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Faith No More - A Small Victory

Senor Beedog would never let me live it down if I didn't include a little PATTON.

 

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Vocaloid is and why it's awesome, but I'll save that for Japanator. Above you'll find a fantastic example of just what can be done with the program, as provided by Vocaloid master Ryo from Supercell. The guy's so good at this you can actually hear Miku breathing at certain points. Truly impressive stuff, and little wonder that it remained on top of Nico Nico Douga's Vocaloid rankings for most of 2008. Probably still my favorite Miku song ever.

 

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Perfume + Cherryboy Function - The Endless Polyrythm Lovers

Say what you will about J-pop, there's no denying that Perfume's got an incredible sound, regardless of how much of that comes prefabricated. More often than not, they're amazing. The same can be said of Cherryboy Function -- a brilliantly talented Japanese electronic/synth/chiptune artist. Take an exceptionally delicious piece of music from each of them, squeeze the two together, and you get the outstanding mashup above. It takes a minute to get going, just stick with it. This is one of those songs I'll put on a loop for hours as background music for whatever I'm doing.

 

The Pavers - Safe Boating

Scott Reynolds is a testament to the idea that there is no justice in the world. The guy holds a day job while countless singer/songwriters with far less talent become millionaires. Why he doesn't have a framed portrait in a hall somewhere next to Jim Morrisson and Ozzy Osbourne is beyond me. I honestly consider him to be the single most underrated musician in the world. This guy? This is my Elvis. There's some chance you'll recognize him from bands like Bonesaw Romance, or his side project Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast, but if you've heard his name, it was most likely after his brilliant work with the Descendents spinoff, All.

The Pavers were one of his semi-recent projects, and played host to some of the finest work he's ever done. Quality videos being few and far between, you'll have to hit a link for this one. Safe Boating is track #2 in the playlist that follows, and it's one of my favorite songs of his. Another loop-for-hours piece. Scott's been a rock hero to me since the 80s, and every album that's ever had his name on it is worthy of being placed into a CD player and having the lid glued shut. He's a magnificent crafter of anthems for the brokenhearted and working class, and if you run into him in real life, you'll find he's also one of the friendliest and fucking coolest people you're likely to ever meet.

 

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The Dillinger Escape Plan - Milk Lizard

I love the Dillinger Escape Plan, and you've probably already heard of them, so I won't waste your time talking about why they rule. I picked this particular song because it vaguely reminds me of the late '90s Baltimore rockabilly scene that I dearly miss. Walk into any choice Baltimore rock bar on any Friday night circa 1998, and the first minute of this video is pretty much what you'd see and hear. Most of their stuff is decidedly more bone-crunching than this song, but it's still one of my favorites. Also, it should be noted these guys put out an EP with Mike Patton, and it satisfies like a Snickers bar.

 

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Polysics - I My Me Mine

WTF, right? Nothing like a little fuckstrange New Wave. Weird stage presence aside, Polysics are often nothing short of amazing, and their music will make sitting still very difficult if you're prone to busting the occasional move. If they sound familiar to you Tomopop readers out there, it's because their song Rocket closes out every episode of Tomocast

 

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Reggie and the Full Effect - Get Well Soon

Reggie and the Full Effect is another one of those projects that mashes a hundred sounds together, only takes it another step and digs into half a dozen non-rock genres for the ingredients. Again, no one song can show you what to expect. Metal, techno, hardcore, jazz, disco, '80s rock, you name it -- Reggie smashes it all to bits and then glues it to the wall as one huge mosaic of excellence. Not sure what else you'd expect from James Dewees -- a guy who simultaneously played in two bands as wildly different from each other as Coalesce and The Get Up Kids. But the result of those two influences, combined with his own humorous flavor, makes for some amazing music. Like a hyperactive puppy that found its way into a paint store and emerged covered in a little bit of every color. The whole catalog sounds like a goddamned electronic heavy metal puppet show.

 

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Faith No More - A Small Victory

Senor Beedog would never let me live it down if I didn't include a little PATTON.

 

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dTunes Editors Week, day 2: Topher Cantler [dTunes is a community organized blog showcasing the musical tastes of Destructoid's users. For two weeks, the editorial team is commandeering the series because, hey, we like music too. To further expand your horizons, make ...   full story

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READY TO FRIDAY

Senor Perrito del Burrito says: We're all gonna die. I don't know if you've been following news on the Large Hadron Collider, but it was reported yesterday that a couple of physicists actually believe it's trying to destroy itself. From the...   read

 
 
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Nintendo announces Pokepark for Wii

As rumored last week, Nintendo today officially announced Pokepark for the Wii. Very little was said about the game, but a briefing held for retailers last week had a few loose-lipped attendees, and they've let a Meowth or two out of the ba...   read

 
 
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