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Destructoid Wrestling Episode 2: For All the Marbles

Hey, this is still happening! In this installment of Destructoid Wrestling, we crown the inaugural Destructoid Champion. The Bye Bye Man faces off against the Editor-in-Beef Jordan Devore, while Myles Cox handles the Mangling Editor Brett M...   read

 
 
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A desperate plea to Telltale: Please make a game out of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet'

Let me take off my game-writing hat and put on my consultant hat for a minute. We're not in the business of giving out advice to video game companies, but I'm going to do it once out of self-interest. This one's free. Telltale: Make a game...   read

 
 

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Grading Ubisoft's E3 2016 conference

Two. Fucking. Hours. You can watch our impressions video for the final verdict, then tell us if we're spot-on critical mavens or out of touch, hopeless hacks!   read

 
 
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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

 
 
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Grading Bethesda's E3 2016 conference

Bethesda tried to wash the taste of EA out of our mouths ahead of the E3 show floor opening and more or less succeeded, but maybe it was just the garlic and cheddar hamburgers Zack grilled up for us while we watched the company finally adm...   read

 
 
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Grading EA's E3 2016 press conference

Maybe you missed it, but yesterday Electronic Arts held an event where a famous (?) soccer manager came on stage to talk about FIFA. There were other games, too, and by EA's unfortunate standards the press conference was better than the la...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: New Earth tickled my bum and sprayed me in the face

California's Great America is making space great again with Mass Effect: New Earth: A 4D Holographic Journey. Destructoid drove an hour south to arid Santa Clara, across from the San Francisco 49er's travesty of a football stadium, to lear...   read

 
 
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Video: Mr. Destructoid's free tacos from Hell

[A personal favorite, relive this classic Golden Destructoid Moment from 2009 - Niero] Last week, EA sent Nick Chester $200 to test Destructoid's greed as part of their "Circle of Hell" campaign to promote Dante’s Inferno.&...   read

 
 
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Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...   read

 
 
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Popping Cherries: Pokemon Snap

Pokémon Snap was a spin-off for the Nintendo 64 built around the unusual premise of photographing Pokémon. It was quite popular back in the day, and has garnered adoration from many fans who still hope to one day see a sequel....   read

 
 


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Popping Cherries: The Legend of Zelda

On this day in 1986, Nintendo released what would become one of the most historically important and influential games of all time, The Legend of Zelda. The game sold more than six million copies on the NES and went on to spawn a series...   read

 
 
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Mastering game making with two masters of Game Maker

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday at 4:00pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] It used to be that making a game in G...   read

 
 
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Dtoid Designs: Mario at the Movies Challenge Winners

Before the big ball drops tonight and we close out December and 2015, I must reveal the winners of this month's Dtoid Designs contest. For December, I issued a challenge to see what kinds of wonderful levels you could make based off of a mo...   read

 
 
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Rock Band 4

Brutal Mode is the best thing to happen to Rock Band in years

Harmonix rolled out an update for Rock Band 4 earlier this week that included a whole bunch of unexpected additions. It's impressive in its scope. A lot of the changes were meant to make Rock Band 4 feel more like a complete game ...   read

 
 
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Dtoid Designs: The five best Un-Mario levels

This month for the second Dtoid Designs contest, I challenged you to use Super Mario Maker to create the Un-Mario level. How exactly does one create a level that doesn't play like it comes from a Super Mario game using only Super Mario asse...   read

 
 
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Rally 'round the family with Runbow and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] With Thanksgiving almost upon us, many of...   read

 
 
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Ask any and all of your Disney Infinity 3.0 questions here

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over folks! I made an ass...   read

 
 
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Halo 5's grunts are so adorable when they're sleeping

We've spent well more than a decade conditioned to abhor The Covenant. Every time we see them, everything immediately dissolves into an all-out firefight. There's no love loss at all. But, maybe those guys aren't so bad -- especially the G...   read

 
 
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The Coximano Challenge: Super Mario Maker

I used Super Mario Maker to drive one of my good friends into the arms of alcoholism. When Myles Cox (the Destructoid Video Boy who had his day) and I workshopped the idea that would become the Coximano Challenge, we figured it would b...   read

 
 
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New Apple TV promises to bring gaming all the way into 2006 (Fauxclusive)

As predicted for nearly a decade, Tim Cook announced at Apple's September Event that the next iteration of the Apple TV will be able to play games. With a new motion-sensing controller and titles such as Guitar Hero hitting the system, Appl...   read

 
 


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ShadeOfLight

After this third Testpunch, Im ordering ARMS; when it comes to Nintendo I have zero impulse Based on what Ive seen so far, Min Min has a good shot at also becoming my main in the full I bet Guy Eldoon is incredibly proud of his

 
ZombZ

Im so damn addicted to Hamilton, Im getting really bummed out that Im probably never going to have a chance to see it This is driving me up the

 
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ClearlySamElliot

ARMS clicked for me this second time, after I stopped treating it like rockem sockem

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Can Nintendo please update Mario Kart 8 and make its online exactly like ARMS? My experiences between the two are completely polarizing in quality thus The former has some lag and connection issues, the latter seemed completely

 
Pixie The Fairy

Tried the Testpunch Just was scared because its hard to lift things with my right hand right Turning at the wrist is mostly fine, just Won a couple fights as Min Min, lost most because others were more Seemed fun

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Thats me tried everything in the Arms Punchfire Button controls feel much more clunky to me and I dislike everything aside from The targetting system is awful and everything devolves into pure Volleyball is so bad its 1v1:

 
Greenhornet214

When youre at Sams Club and you go to buy a hot dog and they say all they have left is Polish (pic didnt attach, its the gif of the blinking guy, see it in the comments)

 
Michformer

Enjoyed chatting with Josh Bycer about immersion in Feel free to give it a listen and share your thoughts!

 
lokhe

Say what you will about Nintendo, but at least they still surprise you every now and then! ARMS is quite frankly Not only super fun, but the motion controls are spot Love it!

 

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