The Daily Hotness: Guys, we missed the best keynote of E3

I wish I had known Maniac Mike’s Discount Video Game Emporium was holding a press conference following Nintendo’s. Then I would have remembered to visit Mike’s booth and knock back a few beers with the man himself. Damn.

Today, Dale North serenades us with another inspiring arrangement, Jayson Napolitano checks out the soundtracks to Diablo III, Baroque, and more, Holly Green and Lara Croft are still BFFs, and Warren Spector worries that games are focusing too much on ultraviolence… and possible a little too much on the ol’ in-out as well.

Destructoid Original:
DTOID Extra: Oh my! 10 minutes of Borderlands 2 gameplay
Artists Wanted: True Nature recap and your next topic!
Friday Night Fights: Nightmare fuel
Note Worthy 003: Diablo, Torchlight, Dragon’s Dogma
When gamer guilt goes awry: Why I still love Tomb Raider
This weekend on Dtoid TV: ARRRRREEEEES!
Natural Selection 2 is a fascinating blend of FPS & RTS
The DTOID Show: Dawnguard, Tokyo Jungle & Overstrike
Weekend PC download deals: Napolean, Ubisoft, Cities XL

Community:
Community blogs of 6/15
Forum thread of the day: Nightmare Fuel

Previews:
Dragon Fantasy II pays proper homage to SNES RPGs
Slicing up dudes in Dust: An Elysian Tale

News:
Minecraft XBLA gets an update today
Spector: We are fetishizing violence, it has to stop
EA wants Dead Space 3 to appeal to a ‘broad’ audience
Dungeon Defenders is not coming to the Vita after all
PS Vita firmware 1.69 allegedly breaking Escape Plan demo
The upcoming Japanese PSN Gundam Game is Pay to Play
BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition outed by BBFC
Civilization V added to the Steam Workshop
Botanicula now has a free browser-based demo
Valve went ahead and hired an economist

Offbeat:
Remix: ‘Everything’s Alright’ from To The Moon
I must have this Nendoroid Teddie from Persona 4
Pretty Eight Machine is an 8-bit remix of a NIN record

Media:
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs teaser toots Inception horn
Pippi Longstocking game coming to Nintendo DS
Payday’s criminals visit Left 4 Dead’s No Mercy hospital
Retro action game Oniken prepares for full PC release
Bomb Monkey flings a trailer at your face

Tony Ponce