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Indie game Munch Face wants your feedback

Aloha from Oahu! Working on an indie game called Munch Face for a 3 month stint in Hawaii, and this morn we're doing a code jam, and this evening a Spam Jam. Spam Jam is a real thing. It's a festival... for Spam... Anyways, our next game is...   read

 
 
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Ten golden rules of online gaming

[Destructoid turns 7 next week! Here's our most popular article from January 2009, one of Jim's first features. Check out more of our earlier works in our Golden Archives. -Niero] People have been hunched over their PCs, firing rockets into...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect 3's ending got you down? Help is available

Did the ending to Mass Effect 3 leave you broken and unfulfilled? Is there a whole in your life that can't be filled no matter how much alcohol you imbibe or how many pills you swallow? Are you circling the drain, unable to muster the stre...   read

 
 
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'Rollers' iOS game seeking Kickstarter help

Indie developer Tom Rockwell of FIDIM Interactive (which stands for "Fine, I'll Do It Myself") has a plan to develop a new iOS title called Rollers. Tom has had experience developing games before, such as his browser based Netrikulator, an...   read

 
 
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Jonathan Holmes helps Sonic get his 'act' back together

Those who tune in to Podtoid will recall that Jonathan Holmes' is a social worker in a psychiatric hospital. He helps the drug-addled and mentally unstable to, if not necessarily return to active society, at least become less of a danger to...   read

 
 
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Videogame workshop gets your grandparents game on

My grandma is ace at bowling in Wii Sports -- and yes that is her throwing it down in the pic above (be nice and send some positive energy her way as she's currently in the hospital). But while she may have the natural bowling abilities of ...   read

 
 
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Anyone gonna donate to make the AVGN movie a reality?

In order to help raise some dough for the upcoming Angry Video Game Nerd movie, series creator James Rolfe has opened up... WHOA, WHOA, WHOA! Back up! An AVGN movie!? When did this happen? Actually, I tipped the news to Dtoid when it was o...   read

 
 
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LittleBigPlanet gets a much-needed wiki

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule is trying to get the word out that there's now a wiki for the creatively demanding platformer series. Whatever makes building Zelda dungeons easier is fine by me. The wiki will be run by the communit...   read

 
 
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PopCap offers up Zuma Blitz tips that I desperately need

Perhaps you've seen that we've been playing in the beta for PopCap's Zuma Blitz. I thought I was doing well. In the first tournament I was third place among us all. I felt good about a score of 366,670, which I acquired by clicking so many ...   read

 
 
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Sony shows PlayStation Move 'momentum' with snappy image

Sony hasn't done a great job of veiling its attempts to undermine the launch of Kinect. After boasting about the EyeToy on Kinect's launch day, the publisher is now producing slick graphics in order to show that its own waggle controller, P...   read

 
 


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Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns, together, at last

"Why did someone at Sega send over a press release with a headline full of nonsensical words?" That was my initial reaction to the announcement that Sega was bringing Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns, two light gun arcade games, exclusively ...   read

 
 
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How to help Haiti if you're a gamer

If you turned off the videogames for a second over the past week you've probably heard of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti, destroying most of the structures in the country, killing thousands and leaving even more homeless and starving...   read

 
 
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Sony responds to Heavy Rain US box art hate

Yesterday, Sony revealed the US box art for Heavy Rain, and compared to the European package, it was awful. Fortunately, enough people thought so for Sony to take notice, and SCEA has responded to the hate with a compromise. It will offer u...   read

 
 
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Drug fugitive caught thanks to Warcraft addiction

Oh the irony! A man wanted on drug charges fell prey an addiction of his own -- tracked down by cops thanks to his obsession with World of Warcraft. Alfred Hightower of Howard County, Indiana fled to Canada to avoid the rap for his dru...   read

 
 
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Square Enix wants to 'lead global entertainment' in 2010

Like it or not, 2010 is now here, as yet another arbitrary, artificial period of twelve months kickstarts to give us the illusion of something important happening. Square Enix is all up for some of that, having sent out a New Year's message...   read

 
 
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You will never look at Mario the same way again

What is it about this obese Mario mask that makes it so damned terrifying? My immediate thought was the tongue. Oh God, the tongue! But then my eyes were drawn to the bulbous red nose. Has Mario ever had a red nose before? He does now. Fina...   read

 
 
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Want Retro Game Challenge 2 localized? Open up that wallet

In a recent Siliconera interview with Xseed's President Jun Iwasaki and Director of Publishing Ken Berry, there's a tad bit of tit for tat over what would need to happen in order for Retro Game Challenge 2 to leave Japan. Ken says the origi...   read

 
 
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Here is who you'll rock with when you rock with GH5

Eager to find out what bands will be shipping with Guitar Hero 5? According to NME the headlining bands will include the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Blur, Gorillaz, Bob Dylan and a crap ton more that are listed after the jump. We ...   read

 
 
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Bully: Scholarship Edition to be fixed 'within the next week'

If you happened to pick up Bully: Scholarship Edition and have been experiencing any sort of glitches or even a bad framerate, don't get rid of the game just yet. It won't be much longer until your copy of Bully is functioning properly, as ...   read

 
 
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Create a level for Bionic Commando: Rearmed and it could be featured in the game

Capcom has a cool new contest going on right now that involves you designing a challenge level for the upcoming downloadable game, Bionic Commando: Rearmed. Whoever comes up with the best design will not only have their creation included in...   read

 
 
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Now this is what I call a real Guitar Hero

Even as a gamer myself, I've never felt drawn to the whole Guitar Hero/Rock Band scene. Maybe it's because I have struggled to learn the real thing, but the idea of pretending to play great Rock songs ranks up there with lip-syncing and pan...   read

 
 
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With Biggie dead, MC Frontalot tapped to create track for Penny Arcade game

Moments ago I received a press release announcing the latest work of nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot, a cut on the soundtrack for the upcoming Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. To say this move is due to the dem...   read

 
 
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According to Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed plays no favorites

Although both Microsoft and Sony would rather forget about the shortcomings of their respected consoles, interviews that zero in on those nasty blemishes are never in short supply. Buried somewhere in the words of developers who recount fir...   read

 
 
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"Disaster is right!" headline be gone; Disaster: Day of Crisis shows potential

When the Wii was first announced last year, there were two “mature” looking games on its tentative release slate. The first, Project: H.A.M.M.E.R. sadly looks to now be all but cancelled and the second, Dis...   read

 
 
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Beautiful Katamari coming to PS3 after all (Updated: No it's not!)

For a good while it appeared that Beautiful Katamari would not be heading to the PlayStation 3 after developer Namco Bandai complained about difficulties with Sony's futuristic devil hardware of doom from the planet HardToDevelopFor. It wou...   read

 
 
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