The Daily Hotness: It’s about damn time

The big news today is the long-awaited confirmation of Xenoblade‘s release over here in the States. Seeing as I’ve already imported it, this doesn’t affect me too terribly much. However, it’s so nice to see Nintendo finally provide a new piece of software (that isn’t Zelda) for their console

There’s some speculation of the Wii U’s specs, we review Infinity Blade 2, Mojang’s Notch stepped down from his lead designer role for Minecraft, and more happened on 12/1/11. Oh yeah, and Xenoblade Chronicles was confirmed for the US!!!

Destructoid Original: 
Office Chat: Facebook funny money, taking criticism
Friday Night Fights: Reprieve
The DTOID Show: Xenoblade, Minecraft, and… Tetris?

Community:
Forum Thread of the Day: Dtoid Roasts
Community blogs of 12/2

Contests: 
25 Days: 10,000 beta codes for Blacklight: Retribution!

Reviews: 
Review: Infinity Blade II

News: 

Rumor: GameStop to sell Xenoblade in US (Update)
Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app
Queen’s hits come in a new pack for Rock Band 3
Half-Life 3 shirt spotted covering Valve man’s nipples
Xenoblade CONFIRMED for North America
A deck builder: World of Warcraft: Clash of Champions
Jens Bergensten takes over as lead Minecraft developer
Rumor: Wii U spec’d like Xbox 360: 3GHz, 768 MB RAM
PlayStation Vita can’t open web browser while gaming
Kid Icarus as a 3D Classic for 3DS, coming west
SWTOR devs speak: Jedi Consular or Imperial Agent?

Offbeat: 
Skyrim: The Dragonborn Comes cover will claim your heart
Luigi, the procrastinator
Resident Evil: First Hour is off to a lumbering start
Hyperkin’s $80 portable Super Nintendo is now available
HAWP: Shake, shake, shake!!!
Modern Warfare 3, the BETTER version
Someone at ThinkGeek really enjoyed Portal 2

Media:
Final Fantasy Brigade, a new social game from Square Enix
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolk Folk trailer is egg egg egg egg
Japan’s new PlayStation Vita commercial is pretty great
Capcom details Super Street Fighter IV: AE Version 2012
Oh! Those pricey Vita memory cards are for security
Zen Pinball comes to iOS and Android with a free table
Xenoblade trailer confirms British voices for NA release
This Skyrim Saturday morning cartoon will make your day
New Once Upon a Monster dev diaries are full of cheer

Liam Fisher