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destructoid

#tomopop<p>Dec 14<p>To all my fellow purveyors of cute things, the time has come to set aside cash for Nendoroid D.Va! She will be the sixth in Good Smile …

Bubble vs. Rocks

A scuba diver shows off not only his underwater bubble making skills, but how said bubble can be used to knock things over. Seems like this should be …

Pokemon Roundtable details the woes of translating a game

The <i>Pokemon</i> Roundtable Nintendo teased is here, and with it, are some new details on the upcoming <i>X</i> and <i>Y</i> iterations, which are all set for an October …

Pokémon

Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin is now an actual thing

Starting on June 7th at the iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles, you'll have the opportunity to jump into a recreation of Scrooge McDuck's money bin, to …

Los Angeles

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated

<i>E.T.</i> for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the …

Retrogaming

These twisted animal mashups are some of the best we've ever seen

Arne Olav likes to create ridiculous new species by splicing together two or more real animals. The resulting chimeras look like something right out …

Recurring Developments

10 Totally Different TV Shows that Doctor Who Has Been Over the Years

<i>Doctor Who</i> hasn't just taught us how to save the universe — the British time-travel show has also lasted a fantastic 32 seasons. How did a little …

The Central Problem With Steven Moffat's Doctor Who

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E-inkey Keyboard Concept

Designed by Alexsander Suhih and Maxim Mezentsev, the E-inkey is similar to the Optimus Popularis in that the appearance of each key can be modified. …

Schafer tells the secret to Double Fine's fiscal success

We're living in a time when the terms "AAA game" and "financial success" seem to practically be mutually exclusive. The list of titles that companies …

Blockbusters

Student Teacher

We’re curious to know what happened to Jeff Bliss, the student in this video who told his teacher his candid opinion of her teaching style and …

Eternal Darkness spiritual sucessor teased, reveal and crowdfunding campaign launch May 6

The creators of survivor horror title <i>Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem</i> will debut the game's spiritual successor, <i>Shadow of the Eternals,</i> this coming Monday, according to a teaser trailer on IGN.<p>The trailer, posted above, notes the title is in development with studio Precursor Games. A crowdfunding …

Marshall Monitor Headphones

The Monitor over-ear headphones have 40mm drivers, dual 3.5mm sockets for sharing audio, brass hinges that make them completely collapsible and …

The Fonts You Need to Create Your Own Classic Science Fiction Covers

Did you ever admire the amazing typography of classic science fiction book covers? The strange wavy writing, the electrifying typefaces? Over at …

BattleBlock Theater devs say digital releases, crowdfunding won't 'stabilize' indie scene

The Behemoth, the studio behind <i>Castle Crashers</i> and recently-launched <i>BattleBlock Theater,</i> believe that increased digital distribution and leaning on crowdfunding won't "stabilize" the indie games market, according to GamesIndustry.biz.<p>In a recent interview, founders John Baez and Dan Paladin said …

Review: Don't Starve

I sat across the fire from my longtime companion, Philip the pigman, in complete silence. Philip and I had been through a lot together, hunting down …

Indie Gaming

The Longest Journey of Ragnar Tornquist

How the creator of Dreamfall got back to his roots.<p>Ragnar Tornquist owes a great deal to having a little faith. But ask him where he found the brass to dispense of publisher/developer relations for the first time in his 18-year profession, and he will reel off a list of every hobby and near-career …

Nintendo to skip E3 2013 press conference in favor of smaller directed events

Nintendo won't hold a traditional, large-scale press conference at this year's E3, president Satoru Iwata revealed in a financial results briefing today. Instead of a presentation targeted at an international audience, Nintendo plans to host smaller, more directed events.<p>"As a brand new challenge, …

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata now also CEO of Nintendo of America

Current chairman and CEO of Nintendo of America, Tatsumi Kimishima, is set to become managing director of Nintendo Co. Ltd., pending shareholder approval, Nintendo announced today.<p>Global President Satoru Iwata will absorb Kimishima's responsibilities, including the CEO of Nintendo of America title. …

The future of Darksiders, Red Faction and THQ's other IP at Nordic Games

In an industry thick with creators, Lars Wingefors is an unapologetic business man first, perhaps only.<p>"I've seen bad experiences with trying to handle creative people," said Wingefors, self-described entrepreneur and owner of Nordic Games Group and Wingefors Invest. "So we don't have any internal …

National STEM Video Game Challenge winners present games at the White House Science Fair

Winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge presented their games today at the White House Science Fair, according to a press release from sponsor E-Line Media.<p>Gustavo Zacarias presented his game, <i>Dark Labyrinth</i>, to attendees that included representatives from the U.S. government, industry and …

Feature Excerpt: The final, terrifying days of launching Ridiculous Fishing

"I was super worried. I was like, 'Why do we deserve this? Why fight those guys again?'"<p><i>Excerpted from the forthcoming feature "Cloned at Birth: The Story of Ridiculous Fishing," publishing next week at Polygon.</i><p>It is 2013. After three years of frustration and anxiety, and seeing its game cloned (to …

Opinion: Journey succeeds because it affirms our existence

I read a Carl Jung quote on loneliness recently that corrects a kind of misconception about what it means to be lonely: He says, and I'm paraphrasing here, that loneliness does not come from the absence of people around you, but from the inability to communicate that which is most important to you. …

A 20-minute chunk of gameplay from The Elder Scrolls Online MMO leaked overnight, and was quickly ta

A 20-minute chunk of gameplay from <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> MMO leaked overnight, and was quickly taken down from YouTube on ZeniMax Media's orders. …

Gaming Industry

Nintendo Would Never Have The Guts To Release A Zelda Game This Cool

It's weird. When it comes to hardware, Nintendo is the most daring video game company in the world, hands-down. You don't come up with stuff like the …

Legend of Zelda

Five games that break the mould

<b>The Longest Journey</b>(Funcom, 2000) presents leading lady April Ryan, a directionless young artist, as an intelligent, flawed and realistic human …

A Look At The Crazy (And Not Totally Accurate) Science In BioShock Infinite

Pay attention, there will be a quiz at the end. No but seriously though: check out this educational video by outsidexbox, which looks at quantum …

Bioshock

Massive Layoffs Hit EA Mobile Montreal

In the name of "sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile," EA instituted another round of layoffs today, with sources …

Mobile

Spelunky dev: 'Mobile development feels like a lottery'

The creator of smash indie hit <i>Spelunky</i>, Derek Yu, has said in an interview with GamesIndustry International that developing a successful game for a …

Gaming