The Weekend Hotness: Go see Arrietty

On Friday, I picked my cousin up from kindergarten then took him to the theater to watch The Secret World of Arrietty. I’m glad he really wanted to see it too, because I was going whether he was coming with or not. Beautiful! Such a beautiful, genuine movie! Like with all Ghibli films, which Flixist has been gushing about throughout the week, I was smiling he whole way through. The only Ghibli film I can’t endorse is Tales from Earthsea. Seriously, f*ck that movie.

This weekend, Joshua Derocher mods the Baldur’s Gate games, Sup Holmes? is all about filthy Gaijins, Dtoider SephirothX’s blog about Super Mario Bros. first Goomba graces the front page, and PAX East is just around the corner and I am scrounging every last cent that I have to not miss yet another one.

Destructoid Original:
Live show: The Hangover is AWake
The Weekend Modder’s Guide: Baldur’s Gate 1+2
Sup Holmes? Gaijin Games talks series reinvention

Community:
Beginnings: Nobody dies on the first goomba
Community blogs of 2/18 & 2/19
Forum thread of the day: Tales of The Abyss 3DS

Reviews:
Review: Victoria II: A House Divided
Review: Simraceway S1 Steering Wheel

Events:
Are you going to PAX East 2012 this year?

News:
Protect your Kinect privacy with Pritect
Mutant Blobs are all up in the Vita
Guild Wars 2 PvP to set worlds against each other
Bit.Trip Complete & Saga now releasing March 16th for EU
Blacklight: Retribution set to open its doors soon
Captain Commander is an Atari game for the Internet age
Little Racers STREET received multiplayer update
HeroClix Online expands with Thor and Green Lantern
Perfect World is descending into new content
Listen to the intro track for Silent Hill: Downpour

Offbeat:
Possibly the best Battlefield 3 kill, part two
Choose your own Mass Effect adventure
So, like, Bobby Kotick is now a director at Coca-Cola
Check out these elastic Capcom-inspired CG works
Mega Man #14 comic cover is ‘Xtreme’ circa 1994

Media:
Fray hits alpha and gets a new trailer
Get your final Wargame screens before the Cold War starts
Code Hero is a game that teaches you how to program
In Battlefield Heroes you can fight with science!
JAM Live Music Arcade is a music sandbox for jamming
EVE launches Crucible 1.2 and an unrelated video
Techland retreads some ground with Mad Riders
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 gets a ton of new screenshots
New indie game Heroki is overflowing with cute
Mass Effect 3 trailer fails to inspire a Walking Dead fan
Say no to drugs, Say yes to Far Cry 3 gameplay footage

Tony Ponce