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The Homebrew Launcher comes to 3DS, despite Nintendo trying to stop it

Homebrew has become a bit of a Hydra for Nintendo recently. They pulled down IronFall due to an exploit which allowed non-approved software to be run on the 3DS, and in response almost the same exploit has now also been released for the Yo...   read

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Mega Man X
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If I had a million dollars, I'd do Mega Man X and X2 at the same time

Some people know how to multitask. I mean, really multitask. I am not one of them. I get flustered if I have to cook pasta during my washer's rinse cycle because who knows if the damn thing won't just explode and flood the entire house whi...   read

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Legend of Zelda HTML5

Someone made a fully-explorable HTML5 map for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

This was a pretty random thing to find, but thanks to a reader I've now fully explored the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past map multiple times over this morning. It's hosted over at Jadsdsengine and runs on HTML5, so you can br...   read

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SNES Chiptunes
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Chiptuner team elix make the Super Nintendo do things I never thought it could

There's nothing that quite replicates the gritty '90s synth of the Super Nintendo's Sony SPC700 sound chip. Electronic dance music team elix, consisting of cTrix and ferris, have developed a music track creator, so that chiptuning for the ...   read

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Kaizo Mario World
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This Kaizo Mario World speedrun stresses me out

"This is what happens when a very sadistic person gets ahold of a level editor." Some of us get a huge kick out of watching strangers overcome the odds in near-impossible games, and as far as those go, Kaizo Mario World (or Asshole Mario) ...   read

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Our new overlord
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All hail TASBot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes

"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what was going to ha...   read

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Happy birthday, Guile

You thought we forgot? Not a chance. Happy birthday, Guile! Rock-solid abs, a full head of hair, that sprightly glimmer in your eye -- you're looking fabulous. Destructoid is home to plenty of adoring fans who post daily tributes to your gr...   read

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Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day

Leading up to Halloween, I've been wanting to write about horror games because that's what you do in October, right? I still might; I'm playing the oft-recommended Fatal Frame II for the first time now and am planning to revisit Condemned. ...   read

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EarthBound FanGamer
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Fangamer is going all out for this EarthBound project

Fangamer has come a long way from its beginnings at What started as a Mother/EarthBound-focused fandom now sells all sorts of videogame-related merchandise. With this current project, titled You Are Now EarthBound (after an ol...   read

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My biggest regret

Missing EarthBound is my biggest gaming regret

Every so often on Destructoid, we publish a post celebrating EarthBound and, right on cue, I come away impressed. Whether it's Chad recounting an emotional, fourth-wall-breaking moment, Jonathan explaining the game's greatness, or Darren s...   read

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Demon's Crest

Demon's Crest, one of the most rare SNES games to date, is coming to the Virtual Console

One of my biggest regrets is not buying Demon's Crest as a kid. I rented it at least twice and beat it multiple times -- as soon as I was done with one playthrough, I started the next one. It's easily one of the best platformers I've e...   read

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Don't sell your games
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I'm so glad I never sold my copy of Mario Paint

I may not replay videogames very often, but when I do get the urge, it feels impossible to ignore. If it's an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii game I feel compelled to revisit, that's no big deal at all -- there's still enough room for those...   read

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EarthBound fan video
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Get your nostalgia flowing with this cartoon retelling of EarthBound

Fans of EarthBound celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese release a little over a month ago on August 27. Followers of the series are known for going above and beyond in celebrating it, so of course one would spend four years...   read

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What are you playing?

Is anyone else not playing Destiny right now?

The Tokyo Game Show is almost here. We're on the cusp of cool gaming news, and lots of it, but until then the week is off to a slow start. Well, aside from Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang and the hundreds of ensuing articl...   read

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Super Famicom

Super Famicom box art book project is on Kickstarter

Anyone who lived during the Super Famicom/SNES era remembers some great boxart. Although the NES era was subject to some pretty questionable boxes in its day, many developers wised up and didn't mind getting a little more cartoony or expres...   read

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Admit it, you're a Yoshi ditcher

I've done it. You've done it. We've all done it. When you have to choose between Mario or Yoshi, it's always going to be Yoshi getting sacrificed for the greater good ... or for that damn Moon 3-Up x on the Cheese Bridge Area stage in Supe...   read

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Justice Beaver

Justice Beaver is a thing, coming to SNES and Wii U eShop

Developer Collectorvision has made its mark creating retro games, and the latest one is Justice Beaver -- a platformer that will hit the Wii U and Super Nintendo. Yep, the Super Nintendo. Collectorvision is planning the SNES as the fla...   read

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Chrono Trigger

What is the most life-changing game you've ever played?

Although many people like to have a conversation about what the "best" game of all time is, the conversation about the most "important" game you've ever played in your life doesn't happen with the same frequency. Some games just come along ...   read

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Mega Man 7 will drop on the Japanese Virtual Console next week

As Capcom previously revealed, the polarizing Mega Man 7 will arrive on the Virtual Console at some point in the near future. Japan is getting it sooner than later though, as the game is scheduled to drop on August 6. 7 is a very ...   read

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SNES-style battle music album Boss Battles for the Soul is out now

Last year, electronic music creator Mark Reichwein ran a little Kickstarter campaign for his pet project: to produce an album of boss battle music in the style of various 16-bit era games. The catch is that these track would be original com...   read

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Speedrun through Super Mario World without finishing the first level

After watching a great deal of the week long Awesome Games Done Quickly charity livestream, I've gained a new appreciation for the ingenuity and thought process of speed runners. Still, it's crazy how many new tricks are being discovered f...   read


F-Zero helped inspire the creation of Mario Kart

Nintendo producer Hideki Konno recalled the origins of Mario Kart in an interview with IGN, and it seems F-Zero helped inspire the beloved kart racer. F-Zero became a successful single-player racer, and the Nintendo team back then wanted to...   read

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The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famic...   read

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Today is the anniversary of the best Super Nintendo game of all time

18 years ago today, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was released in North America (though if you want to get really technically the game was first released in Japan on March 9, 1996). Normally I don't really keep up with game an...   read

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The World is Square

Boston-based VGM folk band The World is Square just released their sophomore album Stay Awhile and Listen, a followup to their 2012 album No Phoenix Down Can Save You Now. Featuring songs from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and Su...   read

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