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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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Generation Xbox and the convergence of games and film

A couple months back, Wired offered readers some insight into Microsoft's failure to get a Halo movie off the ground. The original article was an excerpt from Generation Xbox: How Video Games Invaded Hollywood, by Total Film and EDGE writer...

 
 
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E3: A peek at the Videogame History Museum booth

While the E3 show floor is primarily concerned with showing the world what's next for the videogame industry, The Videogame History Museum brought a little bit of its past to the event this week. Tucked in the corner of the show floor, a wi...

 
 




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Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 

Puzzle Fighter"A bit of a gem"

 

Wuppo"Wum is the loneliest number"

 

Tokaido (PC)"Traipsing through Japan"

 

Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics"Revisiting a classic"

 

Xenoblade Chronicles 2"It's Rex time"

 
 
 

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Pixie The Fairy

No Star Wars VIII The guy that spoiled Rogue One for me got stuffed in a box and shipped to New I mean, I kinda figured with that being a prequel and all, but I also took his

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Which one puts a tingle in your bits?

 
Agent9

A While ago I made Some HS cards from user avatars and I toyed around with the idea of making some legitimate Well here it is, The Destructoid community card To be clear I didnt create the art myself, but I did commission its

 
Eint Nicholas

Long story Started a gofundme on FB since Im too broke to afford my stepson the psychiatric treatment he The support has been very I may be in a better place mentally

 
Barry Kelly

UK Gambling Commission going for that low hanging fruit first by the looks of things: BBC News

 
taterchimp

Got my dad the wallet from Pulp Fiction for I enjoy that that is a gift I can provide to him, and expect he will enjoy

 
Charles

Good golly Miss Molly, its FFXV Cup Noodle

 
SenhorLikesChurros

Cooking something on Unity I plan to fully share with you guys in one or two and it is late here and I shouldnt be messing with gamedev this late in the Good night dtoid, sleep well folks!

 
Mike Sounders

MECHA MONDAY MOTHERFUCKERS

 
Lawman

This was literally me at work, while driving my lift, when VTO dropped and I got to go home Didnt turn me black,

 
 

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