The Daily Hotness: Yeah, SimCity’s pretty baller

So… Dale was bragging that he got to play SimCity at gamescom. That’s pretty awesome. It was my personal game of show for E3, and the stuff I saw there was impressive.

After the exceptional disappointment that was SimCity 4, it’s nice to finally see a worthy successor. So… I can’t wait, and now I know I don’t have totally rose-colored glasses.

Destructoid Original:
Art Juice: The Romney-Obama Vine Whip
Live show: Dust: An Elysian Tail
Artists Wanted: Role Reversal recap and your next topic!
Join Dtoid tomorrow for an Xbox Community Playdate!

Community:
Forum thread of the day: Expressing Joy
Community blogs of 8/16

Contests:
Contest: Win Darksiders II Collector’s Edition and more!

Previews: 
Preview: Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
A little more on Sports Connection for Wii U

gamescom:
gamescom: Download your papercraft Tearaway elk now
gamescom: Tearing into Tearaway with Media Molecule
PlayStation All-Stars: A closer look at the new fighters
gamescom: Puppeteer is as weird as it is beautiful
gamescom: NFS Most Wanted Kinect, Vita features detailed
gamescom day three: More videos from gamescom
gamescom: SimCity World online features explained
gamescom: I’m bragging because I played SimCity today
gamescom: Dead Space 3’s weapon crafting system is deep

News:

Halo 4 Specializations explained and how they’re unlocked
No Vita price cut in 2012, says Sony
Castle Crashers is coming to Steam!
EA backs away from real-life weapon endorsement
Hideo Kojima talks Silent Hill, fan brains implode
Hitman: Absolution adding depth to its ‘sexy nuns’
Nintendo Download: Digital release of overpriced NSMB2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 heads to PC
EverQuest gets fashion conscious
Valve update adds co-op puzzles to Portal 2 level creator


Offbeat:
Ultimate Zelda bible Hyrule Historia will come to the US
The conclusion to James Rolfe’s SNES vs. Genesis battle
Archie’s Sonic / Mega Man crossover is gonna be hot, son!
brentalfloss serenades us with an old-timey BioShock tune


Media:
Rockman Xover is your new Mega Man game… for iOS
Skinjob: Persona 4 Golden preorders get a cool Vita skin
Mists of Pandaria cinematic is the absolute greatest
Mutant Mudds lands on PC on August 30

Daniel Starkey