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Davy Jones' Locker awaits thee in Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion


That Departed trailer looks like someone's been watching a lot of Tarantino
Jun 02
// Abel Girmay
Tomorrow sees the release of the Invasion map pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, so how about we get one last rundown of the new maps. In Mutiny, you'll fight in what's essentially Tortuga, shooting off almost as many bullets as...
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Ninja Theory's Unreal Engine 4 tech demo leaks


Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Jun 02
// Abel Girmay
Ninja Theory, the studio behind DMC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, seems to have had one of their tech demos leak. Entitled, The Beggars Opera, it's not known if this was ever meant to be the studio's next...
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Guild Wars 2 meets anime in this stop motion fight scene


Action figures never looked so badass
Jun 01
// Abel Girmay
From the painstaking artistry at work, to my upbringing with films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, there's a reverence that I'll always have for stop motion animation, even if the final product isn't amazing (looking at...
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Driveclub made quite the impression on me with these 4 new videos


Hoping this is an appetizer for E3
Jun 01
// Abel Girmay
After missing it's expected launch release date, Driveclub retreated into the dark before resurfacing recently. Driveclub continues its coming out party this week, releasing four new videos. The first three are the expected ...
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Deadpool does Fanime, and wins


He does it so hard, and almost gets done harder
May 31
// Abel Girmay
I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Deadpool. It's not that I dislike his humor or self-aware, fourth-wall breaking schtick. Rather, it's that I feel too few people can actually utilize said schtick into anything inte...
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Those unearthed landfill E.T. cartridges will be sold at auction


Everyone's getting a piece of this mud pie
May 31
// Abel Girmay
Nearly a month after Alamogordo, New Mexico saw the unearthing of the biggest stain on the videogame industry's past, the city commission had decided to sell 700 of the 1,300 dug-up E.T. cartridges. First though, the city ha...
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Come explore this Pharaoh's tomb in Call of Duty: Ghosts


Mummies not yet confirmed, but we can dream
May 31
// Abel Girmay
Following the recent trailer and announcement of the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion pack, Activision just released a walk-through of sorts for the very intriguing Pharaoh map. As you'd expect, there seems to be a good amount ...
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Microsoft will have Sunset Overdrive playable to the public during E3


You can also win a ticket into the press conference
May 31
// Abel Girmay
In addition to the usual show floor booths and Day 0 press conference, Microsoft will be holding a series of events to allow the general public a chance to be a part of the action. You can get a full list here, but the m...
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Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion lets you play as a mariachi


They really seem to be stepping their game up
May 29
// Abel Girmay
I really enjoy the Call of Duty series, but jeez was Ghosts a letdown. While many a hater will like to say every game in the series is more of the same, it was painfully true of Ghosts. That said, the new DLC pack really sho...
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Gary Busey and Chewbacca make for amazing Miis


And by amazing, I mean terrifying
May 28
// Abel Girmay
You ever see something that's so simple, yet so perfect? Like a Gordon Ramsey dish that uses just five ingredients, and only takes 30 minutes to make. Vinesauce is giving you just that with their Sh*tty Mii creation, whereby Vinny takes a picture of celebrities with the Wii U GamePad, and lets the Mii creator do the rest. It's as perfectly horrible as it sounds.
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Steam dumps another 75 games to Greenlight


The latest in the polarizing service
May 28
// Abel Girmay
The very talked about, incredibly divisive Steam Greenlight service is back at it again, releasing a batch of 75 new titles to play. As always, I'm not even going to pretend like I've heard of any of these games. That said, i...
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Watch Dogs PR stunt brings the bomb squad out


I like turtles
May 28
// Abel Girmay
Between sending brass knuckles for the Godfather II release, sending out $300 checks to represent greed for Dante's Inferno, and sending copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, you have to wonder how fun the world of games PR can...
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Titanfall

Titanfall at E3 will unveil a new mode and features


Today, on Destructoid's continued Titanfall coverage
May 28
// Abel Girmay
Still playing Titanfall? Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment will be unveiling a new mode and a handful of upcoming features for their flagship shooter at the EA booth. If you don't have a E3 badge but will be in the do...
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Game Boy

Did You Know Gaming hits us with Part 2 of its Game Boy series


Make sure to check out the channel!
May 27
// Abel Girmay
Did you know, the Game Boy Color had wireless capabilities via an infrared sensor? Or that the system also had motion controls? Did you know that the Game Boy Advance was supposed to have online and wireless multiplayer at o...
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Deals

Xbox One Kinect and Forza 5 bundle $120 off at Walmart


With your choice of Call of Duty or NBA 2K14
May 27
// Abel Girmay
If there are still any Xbox One holdouts among you that would like a Kinect included, Walmart is running a pretty nice promotion. For the standard SKU price of $499, you will get an Xbox One with Kinect, a down...
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'I'm starting to think this is a world in love with crisis'
The Blight is over, the Qunari have been driven from Kirkwall, and the mages have gone to all out war with their Templar oppressors. We've seen a lot of crisis across Thedas, but all that doesn't seem to compare when demons ...

Wolfenstein: The New Order is as middling as I feared

Feb 24 // Abel Girmay
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)Developer: MachineGamesPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksRelease: May 20, 2013 Yes, B.J. Blazkowicz is back, and your mission is to cut down the Nazi war machine and their twisted creations. As fate would have it, the Nazis have won the war, leaving B.J. to head on a revenge mission 20 years later. There's obviously a fair amount of story details I'm leaving out of that abbreviated synopsis, but just know that outside of the alternate history setup, there's not much to the story but every military story trope imaginable. For a game that's part of a series whose name is built on occult Robo-Hitlers, it's not a great offense. It's what I played that's left me cold on The New Order. As a shooter, The New Order is just fine. It's a mechanically sound shooter that plays just no better, and at plenty times worse, than any other shooter around. On its default setting, Wolfenstein couldn't be described as difficult, but it is rather uneven. For the most part, I found myself running through corridors and trenches, blasting through enemies with relative ease. In these moments, the enemies feel more like fodder than anything to worry about. Out of nowhere though, I would hit points where every enemy was imbued with the aim of Hawkeye, and waves upon waves of them appeared until I advanced to some invisible trigger that made them stop spawning. It also didn't help that enemies would throw an endless amount of grenades at my feet with the precision of an NFL quarterback. It was really the oddest feeling, as on one hand the game suddenly gave me a reason to sit up straight and actually have to make an effort, even though it went about it in the cheapest way possible. It also didn't help that the damage indicator was so off that figuring out which direction I was getting attacked from was too often unclear until my health and armor were critically low. At the very least, Wolfenstein: The New Order packs a solid visual presentation. We're of course very early in the console generation, but Wolfenstein still looks really damn good. The version I played ran on PS4, and although it didn't turn heads like Killzone: Shadow Fall, it's still a pretty game. While most of the environments are grimy brown military bases and bunkers, there is a good amount of steampunk weirdness and tech that makes good use of showing what this current gen offers. Here's the long and short of it. My time with Wolfenstein: The New Order left me with nothing to write home, or you readers, about. It looked and played like a thoroughly competent first-person shooter with more than a fair amount of blemishes and the A.I. can be dumb as rocks until it decides to put Stephen Hawking's IQ to shame. Outside of its namesake, I'm not seeing anything that makes Wolfenstein: The New Order stand apart from its genre peers. Wait, but don't anticipate, unless you fancy yourself a diehard Wolfenstein fan.
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I'm not a big supporter of this new regime
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a videogame that has guns in it, and you use these guns to kill people. That's about as remarkable a statement as I could rack my brain for after spending three hours with game. As much as some W...

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DriveClub

DriveClub delayed past Japanese PS4 launch


I-I-I-I-I swear this doesn't usually happen
Jan 16
// Abel Girmay
In an industry so known for punctuality, breaking news comes out of Japan that the PS4 exclusive social racer DriveClub has been delayed, again. The game now sits at a nebulous "TBA" release date. Originally slated as a free ...
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Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes achievements leaked


A short list, but not the easiest
Jan 16
// Abel Girmay
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' Achievement list has been leaked, and it's a curious one. Provided nothing gets shifted, the full 1,000 points are broken down between a mere 15 Achievements. Curious still, with the excepti...
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SDCC

Comic-Con will only sell single-day badges this year


It's one solution I suppose
Jan 10
// Abel Girmay
Not unlike PAX, San Diego Comic-Con has in some ways become a victim of its own success. The show has grown so popular that the biggest venues can't contain the amount of people who want to go every year. Drastic measures are...
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Fable

Fable Anniversary goes gold, pre-order bonuses announced


Sweet home Albion
Jan 10
// Abel Girmay
With just under a month until release, Fable Anniversary has gone gold and soon we will be able to remember what a proper Fable game feels like. Spare me your single-button combat silliness. As is par for the course, pre-orde...
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GTA

Man forces stepson to play Grand Theft Auto IV


Alleged abuse leads to a physical condition
Jan 07
// Abel Girmay
Police in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture have arrested a man for allegedly forcing his stepson to play Grand Theft Auto for hours at a time. According to the allegation, 28-year-old Maasa Kawabata would wait until the boy's moth...
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Nintendo

Man arrested for making death threats against Nintendo


Fanboys, fanboys, what ya gonna do, what ya gonna do, when the come for you
Nov 21
// Abel Girmay
Police in Japan's Akita Prefecture have arrested an unnamed man who reportedly made numerous threats against Nintendo, his latest being death threats against two Nintendo executives. The two executives who were targeted will ...
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Sony

Sony Pictures looking to make $100 million in cuts


Aye captain, there be a storm comin'
Nov 21
// Abel Girmay
Coming off of a very successful console launch, Sony is looking to trim some fat in other parts of the company. The subject of these trimmings, Sony Pictures, is reportedly going to see $100 million worth of cuts, includin...
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Xbox One

Here's how to update an offline Xbox One (Update)


It's as easy as Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
Nov 20
// Abel Girmay
[Update: Microsoft has removed the file needed to update Xbox One in this manner. According to director of product planning Albert Penello, "...this file is not the day one update. It's a recovery file. It's much larger than...
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PC

Amazon selling PC components for up to 40 percent off


Let me upgrade ya
Nov 19
// Abel Girmay
For all the PC enthusiasts that are due for an upgrade, Amazon is having a sale of up to 40 percent off select DIY components. It's a pretty good mix of items that are on sale too: Corsair tower cases for $300; Intel i5 and i...
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Pokemon

Pokemon University now accepting student applications


About as usefull as art college
Nov 18
// Abel Girmay
Do you have a burning passion for Pokemon? Do you eat, sleep, dream, and breathe this hobby? Have you ever thought of turning it into a career? Welcome then, Pokemon University, the world's (only) premiere institute in ficti...
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Music

Get Gone Home and four music albums for $25


All around indie lovin'
Nov 18
// Abel Girmay
Gone Home, one of the most lauded games of 2013, has re-released with a bundle package that includes albums from indie artists whose music was featured in the main game. For $5 more than the standalone cost of Gone Home you'l...
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inFamous

Rumor: inFamous: Second Son bundle leaked


Release date coming 'real soon'
Nov 14
// Abel Girmay
Hours away from the launch of the PlayStation 4, it look like a retail leak has outed Sony's first post-launch bundle. Oh boy! If true, it appears that Infamous: Second Son will have an accompanying system bundle. While Sucke...
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Call of Duty

Data files hint at Call of Duty: Ghosts weapon DLC


Guns, guns, guns
Nov 14
// Abel Girmay
Charlie Intel, courtesy of user @syncohboyy, recently got its hands on what look to be data files for weapon DLC in Call of Duty: Ghosts. The files plainly state "dlcweapon" with a number designation following each, as well a...

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