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Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation

As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico landfill and -- al...

 
 
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Doom was inspired by Tom Cruise's The Color of Money?

I love reading about the development history of games especially some of the medium's classics. Doom is one such classic, the seminal first-person shooter turned 20 years old in 2013. Creators John Romero and Tom Hall have revealed some mor...

 
 
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Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art of Videogame e...

 
 
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You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour special charting ...

 
 
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Pokemon retrospective hints at new game

Pokemon X/Y is almost upon us, and Nintendo is brimming with joy over their pending release, with new cartoons and other promotional tidings flowing from every orifice. Case in point, a new retrospective video that takes us through the chr...

 
 
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Play Game & Watch and other LCD games in your browser

Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a little too late an...

 
 
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A little refresher on the fall of the Dreamcast

As a young 'un, my only experience with the SEGA Dreamcast was with Sonic Adventure at a Target demo station. I was very much an outsider, admiring the machine as it appeared in magazines and on television. I finally picked up a unit three ...

 
 
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Nintendo reveals combined sales of ALL hardware, software

Nintendo's latest fiscal report is not all that hot. But the general annual report does a much better job of putting a positive spin on the company's present and future. The first dozen or so pages of the report are incredible collages and ...

 
 
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Peek into the development of Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI on the Super Nintendo marked a grand change in direction and tone for the series. The shift wasn't as noticeable out West, which didn't receive the second, third, and fifth games and thus didn't have much of a foundation to...

 
 
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How a sneaky UK studio wound up making Star Fox

As much as we see Nintendo as a very insular company these days, it was much more so way back during the NES and SNES eras. If you tried to challenge Nintendo's power, you were met with intense scorn at the very least or litigation at the v...

 
 
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Capcom 30th anniversary encyclopedia coming October

Though I'm not too crazy about a lot of what Capcom has been doing lately -- boy, that's an understatement -- it nonetheless holds a special place in my heart as the first gaming company I truly admired. Games like Mega Man, DuckTales, Chip...

 
 
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Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos

A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed largely around the p...

 
 
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Famicom was red because Nintendo prez owned a red scarf

Of the myriad facets of game hardware design, the big honking truth behind a console's color scheme may not necessarily rank among the most fascinating of details. It's something that we don't give too much thought about, especially in an e...

 
 
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Miyamoto explains why Luigi is green and more

GameSpot? Time? New York Times? And now Rolling Stone? Everyone wants a piece of Shigeru Miyamoto! If he's so willing to speak to anyone and everyone, why hasn't he spoken to us yet? We need to arrange a pow-wow as soon as possible! Though ...

 
 
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Ex-Nintendo chairman Howard Lincoln had big brass balls

The Nintendo of today is known for being quiet and humble, making conservative decisions, and doing its best not to intentionally piss potential third-party partners off. Most of the complaints directed at Nintendo's current state can parti...

 
 
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Review: The History of Sonic The Hedgehog

Despite the Sonic series' many missteps over the past decade, I remain a huge fan. I remember the first time I played Sonic The Hedgehog at my cousins' house into the wee hours of the night. I remember long school field trips and borrowing ...

 
 
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Sony continues the PlayStation retrospective with the PS3

Sony continues the countdown until the mysterious February 20th event with the "Evolution of PlayStation: PlayStation 3" video. If you're up for a bit of nostalgia, the video goes over the entire history of the console, from inceptio...

 
 
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Watch PC graphics evolve over two hours

Grab a drink, cook up some food, and put your phone on silent. Ok you good? Now you're ready to take on the following two-hour monstrosity of a video on the evolution of PC graphics. The video was assembled in chronological order from 2000...

 
 
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Mega Man Game History Ver. 2: 25th Anniversary Edition

Three and a half years ago, I foolishly dedicated an entire week to constructing a ginormous infographic of every single Mega Man game in existence. My Mega Man Game History chart was well received by several outlets, and I couldn't have be...

 
 
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Hyrule Historia to only get 4,000 Limited Edition copies

We all knew that Amazon would be carrying the upcoming localization of Hyrule Historia, but what we didn't know is that Dark Horse will be printing a Limited Edition version. Sadly, this special edition will actually be limited at 4,000 cop...

 
 
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CVG looks back on the origins of the Wii

On the eve of the Wii U's launch, it's time to pay our final respects to the console its replacing, because unlike the PS2, no company is going to be supporting the Wii from here on out. The Wii was a treasure trove of potential, most of it...

 
 
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Really, Nintendo? A knitting peripheral for the NES?

Throughout its history, Nintendo has had its fair share of "what the eff were they thinking!?" moments. Take the Wii Vitality Sensor, for instance. A pulse rate monitor attached to a game controller? No wonder Iwata and pals quietly swept t...

 
 
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Learn everything there is to learn about Nick Arcade

Nick Arcade was one of my favorite game shows of all time. I still remember face-palming at how bad the kids were at pretty much all of the arcade games on offer, but most of all, I remember that totally amazing finale segment, and how jea...

 
 
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History of Sonic book speeds by in September

The Blue Blur has had his ups and downs, but on the whole, he's a remarkable icon with a rich history extending across two decades. Earlier this year, Sega and French videogame book publisher Pix'n Love -- responsible for several high-quali...

 
 




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Metal Gear Survive"A tale of two games"

 

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)"Fullmetal Avengers: Age of Alchemy"

 

Annihilation"Natalie Portman with a machine-gun... on shrooms!"

 

Review in Progress: Orwell: Ignorance is Strength"You'll never find us, but victim or perpertrator, if your number's up, we'll find you"

 

Early Access My Time at Portia"A lovely post-apocalyptic vacation spot "

 

The Fall Part 2: Unbound"A severe case of identity crisis"

 

Retro-Bit NES Power Stick"Multiple ways to play"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition"Take this Bro'd trip on a road trip"

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance"Another cult classic in the making"

 

Pinstripe"Fight off your demons"

 
 
 

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Singapore Sling

Summit B Side Thats a nice round At least 333 of those deaths were due to the pro controller being

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

In SFV I had a best-of-3 series of matches against an Ed in He was pretty Along the way I picked up on a few things, like intentionally having a move blocked so I could go in for a It was challenging, but fun!

 
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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your kinds words While we do have to go back there another day (some issues with the groundskeepers), we were able to do something for Im feeling okay, though! Back to my normal posting above!

 
SrChurros

Life update: me and gf looked at some small cheap places to rent but we still need help from our parents, with plan B being living at her parents My mom told us she wont help us but she really would rather we had or own More in the comments

 
Greenhornet214

When you go to take a tour of Destructoid headquarters

 
TurboJasper

Are you feeling it? I am feeling I think its time to return to Persona I miss And other I think there was a dog?

 
Mike Sounders

Man it’s fun listening to my cousin and roommate say ‘if you don’t like x then you’re not a fan of y That’s called gatekeeping That’s how you scare people away from further trying a genre to find their own

 
Christopher Harper

If you enjoyed my blog on Shovel Knight and delayed appreciation, yall should know that Ill be posting a much longer blog on Monday about Hotline Miami 2 and Its gonna get real in-depth and personal, but Im hoping the effort shows!

 
 

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