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Super Ma-RPG photo
Super Ma-RPG

Square's Super Mario RPG pitch: Mario with a sword on horseback

I regretfully have not played Super Mario RPG, but I have a feeling it wouldn't be so revered as a classic had Nintendo followed Square's initial pitch, which included Mario riding a horse, wearing a cape, and holding a sword. It'd just be...

 
Banner Saga video photo
Banner Saga video

Banner Saga 2 is as pretty as it is out right now

We've not got up a review for The Banner Saga 2 yet, but it did wriggle out onto Steam last week (PC and Mac). For now, do some alchemy to combine the above launch trailer and our very positive review of the original Banner Saga back in 20...

 
Uncharted 4 gets serious photo
Uncharted 4 gets serious

One last Uncharted 4 trailer for the road

I'm not sure headline limitations and economy allow for it, but "One last Uncharted 4 trailer for the last of us" was my initial joke, but then I felt like it'd take explanation and at that point you're pushing the boundaries of what is a ...

 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...

 
Atlus' Performa photo
Atlus' Performa

Atlus brings the Performa in latest Tokyo Mirage Sessions trailer

I got something special for gullible idiots like you! A trailer for Atlus' latest. And peep the creep (afore-quoted) trying to mess with our pop idol heroes. What a jerk! The RPG formerly known as Genei Ibun Roku #FE (because it was, forme...

 
I am Setsuna photo
I am Setsuna

Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...

 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
I can't remember a single character from the original Mirror's Edge, a game I love a lot. DICE's (Battlefield) unexpected cult hit, now eight years old, was laudable. The first-person perspective offered a refined, grounded f...   read

Savaged photo
Savaged

Amilia St. John responds to her father's 'horrific toddler meltdown'

Last weekend, in the spot where my nap was meant to go between a Giants day game and the Warriors post season "match" with the Rockets, an old, wealthy man wrote a staggeringly wrong-headed op-ed about how people working 80-hour weeks for f...

 
Wii U mod photo
Wii U mod

Wii U modders get Goku in Super Smash Bros.

I'm glad people are still finding ways to have fun with their Wii U, whether that means modding dopey anime men into Super Smash Bros. by stretching his skin over Ryu's skeleton; making insane Super Mario Maker levels; or enjoying the new ...

 
MLB The Show 16 review
Last year's The Show was born on third thinking it hit a triple and it's not like MLB The Show 16 feels substantially different, though it has cleaned its game up and graciously eased up a bit on the crazy, stat-buffing brand...   read

PODTOID QUESTIONS photo
PODTOID QUESTIONS

Ask your Podtoid questions here!

I'm going to a baseball game in the evening, but the afternoon? It's dedicated to Podtoid, baby. The latest episode of Destructoid's flagship podcast was a hootenanny, probably because y'all asked us all them great questions to read and dis...

 
Fallout update update photo
Fallout update update

Fallout 4 1.5 update and Survival Mode to hit consoles 'in coming weeks'

Bethesda has released some minor fixes in the Fallout 4 1.5 patch line on PC, for those who decided to opt into the beta, perhaps to try out the new, more challenging Survival Mode. Today's update (there are instructions on how to access th...

 
Uncharted 4 pre-order photo
Uncharted 4 pre-order

Is that a Phurba dagger in his pocket or is Nathan Drake just happy to be 'powered' by GameStop?

Along with four separate editions of the game (get it, Uncharted FOUR?), Naughty Dog's alleged last entry in the series (or in Drake's story, at least) also has pre-order boners bonuses, including retail-specific ones. Quote Chris, "DLC is...

 
Star Fox gourd review photo
Star Fox gourd review
 
LOL photo
LOL

When you're just here so you don't get fined

Look, I think we've all been there. Everyone around you is just so god damn on and you're just there, going through the motions because you have to -- or you're not even going through the motions. You just show up. You're a warm body. Ever...

 
Are they lions? photo
Are they lions?

Pokemon trademark points to Sun and Moon legendaries

Solgaleo and Lunaala. Those look like they'll be the legendary mascots of Pokemons Sun and Moon according to a GameFreak trademark of two Pokemon names, as spotted by NeoGAF's Watch Da Birdie. Nothing else, including descriptions or images,...

 
Federation Force photo
Federation Force

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is out August 19

Nintendo announced a new Metroid at E3 last year. Unfortunately it's Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which is, uh, well. Fortunately, this technicality did mean that we got to try and shave an approximation of a metroid into Zack's hair in...

 
Ge4rs stream photo
Ge4rs stream

We're playing Gears of War 4, come watch

Gears of War 4 is in early beta testing ahead of its distant October launch. If Microsoft finally got itself right and started getting those beta codes out, you can play along. Otherwise, come take a peek at what will be open to all Xbox Li...

 
Fun with Dark Souls 3 photo
Fun with Dark Souls 3

Praise the...run!

It's like a got-dang Benny Hill routine. Dark Souls III is fun. Here's the original video. Much less funny because comedy is all about. Timing. To make up for it, here's an excellent video of some poor sucker getting caught in well-planne...

 
Zelda in Unreal 4 photo
Zelda in Unreal 4

Catch Ocarina of Time's Gerudo Valley completely rebuilt in Unreal 4

Carrying on the classic games remade in Unreal 4 genre, CryZENx has mocked up The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's Gerudo Valley in the cutting edge (at time of writing; please don't come back five years from now in HoloSpace and own me)...

 
Runescape update photo
Runescape update

Wow, Runescape still exists and just got a graphics overhaul

My brief experience with Runescape must have been more than 10 years ago. A friend played, I guess, and was playing. Maybe he was showing it to me in the hopes that I, too, would play; with him, no less! Instead, what I did was take over t...

 
MEC system requirements photo
MEC system requirements

Mirror's Edge Catalyst recommended PC specs are rough

A pal just explained to me that 16GB of RAM is "the new standard," so maybe you're all immune to the sticker shock, but I've still only got 8GB of RAM, damn it, so a literally doubled recommendation? That's pretty big. I wonder how much lon...

 
Oh no... photo
Oh no...

It only took 46 hours to beat this insane Super Mario Maker level

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. When you finally beat the insane Super Mario Maker level after 46 hours:

 
New PS4 details
That new, better PlayStation 4 hardware Sony is expected to announce ahead of PlayStation VR in October? We have a few more details, thanks to sources speaking to Giant Bomb. First, drop the PS4.5 (lazy) and PS4K (inaccurate)...   read

Next week's Hitman DLC photo
Next week's Hitman DLC

I want to vacay in Hitman's Sapienza

Despite my confident, casual unholstering of the word "vacay," I've never actually taken a vacation, on account of all the poverty. Still, feels good to dream, and Hitman's take on Italy looks downright idyllic. I mean, not the weird bit wi...

 
Valley trailer photo
Valley trailer

Parkour! Slender dev's new game eschews traditional horror for rocket legs

Slender: The Arrival developer Blue Isle Studios has revealed its latest project, the sci-fi tinged Valley, which I imagine will suffer from some discoverability issues. How about VValley, like The VVitch? Aside from being a common noun, t...

 
1666: Amsterdam photo
1666: Amsterdam

Ubisoft's canceled 1666 resurfaces as trademark

Patrice Désilets was the creative director of Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's cash cow from which all its games seem to be modeled (endlessly reproducable open-world systems from now until end, amen). He left the company in 2010 and went...

 
Red Dead Redemption 2 photo
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is huge, looks like a prequel story

Much of Red Dead Redemption's theme owes itself to its setting, not in the heyday of cowboy-ism, but nearer to the end of Manifest Destiny. It's why John Marston is working for government men in the first place. But it looks like Rockstar's...

 
Cool GTAV video photo
Cool GTAV video

Grand Theft Auto V looks amazing in miniature

If you thought "tilt-shift" photography was just a twee trend of the moment a few years ago and you'd actually be surprised to see it name checked today, well, you're not wrong, even if the technique existed long before its time as an inte...

 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coali...   read

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Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. ('^ω^)
 
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