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Desura

Desura and Indie Royale accused of not paying developers


Keep Hanlon's Razor in mind
May 22
Indie developers have raised word that digital distribution site Desura, and its bundle site Indie Royale, have been failing to pay them. In a post on /r/IndieGaming, a developer of Battle Fleet 2 claims that they have not re...
Moonrise

Moonrise is like a real-time Pokémon, and is coming to Early Access


Remember Spectrobes? Me neither.
May 22
I really don’t think Undead Labs were thinking too far past State of Decay when coming up with their team name. Especially now their latest game, Moonrise, is absolutely nothing like it, and there’s not a zombie ...
Guilty Gear XX Accent

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R comes to Steam on May 26


Heaven or Hell port?
May 21
Guilty Gear fan? You'll get a chance to check out another iteration on Steam come May 26. Arc System Works has confirmed to Destructoid that Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R will make its way to Steam next week. It...
Swatting is evil

Twitch swatter smirks in court, pleads guilty


A real life monster
May 21
You might have read about the really shitty act of swatting, or calling in fake threats to the police prompting a SWAT team to arrive at someone's home unannounced. The crime started to gain popularity in 2013 when multi...
YouTube live streaming

YouTube adds 1080p 60fps live streaming


Twitch gets competition
May 21
Looks like YouTube is making a big push to steal some of Twitch's streamers and audience. YouTube launched 60fps live streaming at 720p and 1080p today alongside an HTML5 player. While Twitch has had these features for s...
Mobile gaming!

The cell phone in this year's Tokyo Game Show promo art seems very intentional


Mobile gaming!
May 21
The Tokyo Game Show has revealed this year's promo art meant to go with the theme of "playing games with more freedom," hence the high flying hover board and, presumably, Puzzle & Dragons stuffed mobile phone. And whateve...
Promoted blog

A healthy look at health indicators


Promoted from our community blogs
May 21
[AJ takes us on an informative and entertaining look at the history of health bars throughout games. It's pretty nice to look back on such a classic and necessary mechanic but it's by no means comprehensive. Got your own favo...
Utawarerurmono: False Mas

Utawarerurmono: False Mask is a visual novel, strategy RPG hybrid


3D!
May 21
Aquaplus has released its first trailer for Utawarerurmono: False Mask, the unexpectedly 3D hybrid visual novel and strategy game coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on September 24.  
Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine: The (Steam) VR revolution will, unsurprisingly, have zombies


Virtual reality zombie shooter
May 21
I sometimes feel like I'm less on board with VR than most. It's a fun novelty to show a family member for 20 minutes, not something I'd like to be cocooned in for hours . Maybe that's why there's expectation of it doing gang...
Blade Runner up

Technobabylon is a techno babblin' cyberpunk adventure


Blade Runner up
May 21
I still, still, still want to play the actual Blade Runner adventure game, but Technobabylon is a simpler option, what with the Steam page and all. The classic point and click has three playable characters. There's agents Ch...
More Dying Light

Dying Light dev cancels dark fantasy tale Hellraid


To make more Dying Light content
May 21
Hellraid was announced as a Dead Island follow up in 2013. We finally got a good look at it late last year following a delay for current gen and PC exclusivity. It was meant to come out this year, but that's not happening, H...
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X just got two hotfixes, another is on the way


Ermac, Kenshi, and Cassie Cage fixed
May 21
Netherealms is chugging along at 200 miles an hour, bullet train style, with both DLC and hotfixes for all three current versions of Mortal Kombat X. After scrambling to fix the PC edition of the game, they're also moving on ...
Octodad

Octodad on Vita will have same-screen co-op


Haha, what a cluster
May 21
Young Horses, the developer of Octodad, has noted that the Vita version of the game will be released on May 26. It'll cost you $14.99, but since it features Cross-Buy, a PS4 purchase already netted you the Vita version for fr...
Splatoon amiibo

Here are some closeup shots of the Inkling Boy Splatoon amiibo


Love that detail
May 21
A few months ago I shared some closeup shots of the Mario Party amiibo line, and you guys seemed to really enjoy it, so here we are today with the Inkling Boy figure. I've been playing Splatoon for over a week now (revie...
Expeditions: Viking

Historical RPG Expeditions: Viking announced


Historical means no horned helmets!
May 21
Expeditions: Conquistador by Logic Artists is a great, and difficult, tactical RPG. So naturally, when I heard that another game is being made in the same vein, I immediately became excited. Expeditions: Viking&nbs...
Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is getting PvP this month


Out in Japan
May 21
Sword Art Online: Lost Song, the PS3 and Vita follow-up to Hollow Fragment, has been out in Japan for a few months now, but it'll get a few updates on May 28. The biggest update is easily the PvP arena, but it'll also gain ne...
Nintendo

Nintendo is dumping the basic Wii U set in Japan


Moving forward
May 21
We may have seen the last of the 8GB Wii U. Nintendo has revealed, by way of their website, that they are eliminating the basic edition of the console in Japan. It's been fairly elusive all across the world as it is, and Nint...
ATLUS

Lost Dimension finds Europe on August 28


One month after North American launch
May 21
Lancarse's Lost Dimension is coming to Europe on August 28, NIS America announced today. The tactical role-playing game debuted on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan last year and is on its way to North America on July 28, ...
Lord of Magna

Lord of Magna is nearly here, so have a website and a tutorial video


Have it all!
May 21
Lord of Magna looks like a fun little strategy romp on 3DS. I haven't played it yet, but I'm hoping to get my hands on it soon. In the meantime, XSEED has opened up a new website for the game, and dropped a new tutorial video that explains the combat a bit. In short, it looks a lot like Valkyria Chronicles, where it's more action-based, sans grid. I'm down with that.
Telltale Game of Thrones

Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode Four: Sons of Winter trailer gave me chills


Winter is coming, after all
May 21
Although winter is coming, things are really starting to heat up for House Forrester. While the first couple episodes took a lot of time to set things up, the last one really started putting things into motion. With Episode ...
New Need for Speed

EA reboots Need for Speed with 'immersive narrative'


Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall
May 21
EA just announced the new Need for Speed, which is being touted as "a full reboot" for the series. Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games is behind the wheel again, and aims to deliver "what the fans want, and what Nee...

Marvelous

Marvelous is teasing something time bomb related


Will it explode when the timer is over?
May 21
Marvelous Entertainment has put up another one of those countdown teaser sites, set for a reveal on May 25. It features a time bomb counting down, with red, green, and yellow wires attached. Pull the green one, Marvelous! Wai...
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May is nearly over with Mega Man Zero 2


Also, Swords and Soldiers II
May 21
This is a pretty massive week for the eShop, which I don't get to say that often. Seriously, I'm psyched!The Wii U is getting Swords and Soldiers II today, which is a pretty fantastic (local-only) little strategy game. M...
Pokemon Mystery

Nintendo announces Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, launching this year


Winter 2015
May 21
Nintendo has revealed a new entry in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon franchise -- Super Mystery Dungeon. Not a whole lot is known at this time outside of the fact that it will feature more randomly generated layouts, an...
BBC Drama

Rockstar Games is suing the BBC


Sure does add more drama to this project
May 21
Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against the BBC. This is because of the Beeb’s upcoming drama Game Changer, which details the early days of the studio and its hit Grand Theft Auto as well as the much-publicised confl...
TERA

TERA is now the most-played MMO on Steam apparently


With Neverwinter behind it
May 21
TERA Online has been doing very well since it debuted on Steam this month, because according to the publisher, it's now the most played MMO on the platform. It's leading the race of "all-time peak concurrency on Steam," ...
Batman

Here, have a cheesy live action Batman: Arkham Knight trailer


Don't walk in alleys at night in Gotham
May 21
Most publishers would only dream of crafting a cheesy live action trailer, wishing they had the budget. Well, WB, in their infinite wisdom of Season Passes and day-one DLC, can afford it, based on this Batman: Arkham Knight&...
Capcom

Capcom seemingly doesn't understand memes


This isn't how things go viral
May 21
Back in October last year people on the Internet started taking the cast of Final Fantasy XV, all sat in a car together, and photoshopping them into funny locations. Square Enix saw what the Internet had organically done and ...
Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted


Kick his ass for cash
May 21
If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Sm...
Final Fantasy XIV

Chocobos are using Twitter to race in Final Fantasy XIV


It's funny because birds tweet
May 21
Final Fantasy XIV confused the shit out of me. I played it for about a month, and I’ll probably go back to it, but god damn I had no idea what I was doing. But now there is an anchor in that game, something I know and ...
Hardware

AMD's angry at Nvidia because of Geralt's fabulous hair


There's just too much blast processing
May 21
Oh hey, it’s that thing that happens every time a new major release comes out. AMD and Nvidia are trading blows yet again about the performance problems some have reported in beard-cultivating simulator The Witcher 3: W...






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