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The future is here! photo
The future is here!

Start a virtual LAN party in BigScreen, a must-have for VR owners

I can't stop saying the future is here when talking about virtual reality because seemingly every other day some new game or application comes out that just blows me away; today is one of those days. BigScreen, released for free today via ...

 
I'm sorry
On the final day of PAX East, I woke up after getting a measly four or so hours of sleep. I'd been ill (since birth, but also sick for the past couple of days), my back hurt, my legs hurt, and I had a headache. I had two goal...   read

Purrview from CATS East
When I wrote about a non-hipster walking simulator for Cliffy B just before PAX, I had no idea there was already a game that was basically that, only it's 2D and features colorful animals.  Night in the Woods i...   read

Sorry not sorry photo
Sorry not sorry

Whispers of the Old Gods expansion now out for Hearthstone sans 'sorry' emote

Well met! Whispers of the Old Gods, the new 134-card expansion for Hearthstone, is now available for you to purchase or spend in-game gold on. Upon your next login, you'll be rewarded with three free packs with the first pack you open conta...

 
Hands-on Jedpressions
A roguelike platformer where you're trying to find trinkets to cheer up your only friend -- that just happens to be a giant, land-bound whale named Sally -- was my favorite game at PAX East this year. Are you surprised? ...   read

I was wrong
I have to be honest, I've been a skeptic of Ghost Song since it was announced and then crowdfunded. People around the internet have reacted as if it weas God's gift to gamers and the second coming of Samus, and I ju...   read

Howdy partners!
Raw Data wasn't the only shooter I played in virtual reality at PAX East, nor was it the best. That title belongs to the Oculus Rift exclusive Dead and Buried, a first-person cowboy shootout simulator. The Oculus area at...   read

Oh Hell no! photo
Oh Hell no!

Raw Data made me feel like Will Smith in I, Robot

Robots are sentient and coming at you and your co-op partner from every direction. You must work together to kill them all with a plethora of guns and a badass sword that can reflect projectiles. No, it isn't I, Robot 2: Bad Boys, it's Raw ...

 
Hands-on Impressions photo
Hands-on Impressions

Is it fun to beat protesters and molotov the police in Riot - Civil Unrest?

I've had my eye on Riot - Civil Unreset since it was announced in 2013 via a crowdfunding campaign. I'm a big fan of politics - social and otherwise - and can't think of a single other game that lets players take a somewhat realistic l...

 
Hands-on Impressions photo
Hands-on Impressions

I got my dick destroyed in Outlast 2

The original Outlast had a nice combination of jump scares and actual horror; someone would pop out and scare you, before giving chase as you ran away and hid from them. You'd hear footsteps, breathing, and see enemies stand inches awa...

 
SQUARE ENIX
I had the opportunity to check out the upcoming virtual reality build of Hitman GO at PAX East. Not much can be said about this new version of the game other than "It sure is Hitman GO in VR all right." All the...   read

Because money photo
Because money

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a brown, clunky, cash-in of a card game

Bethesda seems to be on a streak of trying to cash-in on already saturated markets. First it was The Elders Scrolls Online, and now it's the Hearthstone-like card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Publishers can't help but see the amou...

 
Review: KTANE
Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room with a bomb and be audibly fed instructions on how to disarm it while it slowly ticks down and the light flickers and a nearby alarm clock goes off? If so, you have very specific fantasies that will be amply met by the fantastic party game, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.   read

Albino Lullaby
Too many horror games and movies these days rely on jump scares as their only real source of fear. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, they really are cheap and easy. Recently there has been a resurgence in med...   read

Review: Blaze Rush

Review: BlazeRush

Remember that classic racing game Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road? You know, the game where you race tiny trucks across dirt tracks while using turbo boosts to catch some sick air over bumps in the road.  Bl...   read

Well then photo
Well then

Lichdom: Battlemage is out this week on consoles for $48 more than the PC version

The magic-based action-RPG Lichdom: Battlemage has been out for nearly two years on PC, but it is finally making its way to both the PS4 and Xbox One this week for $49.99. Meanwhile, you can currently snag the PC version for $1.9...

 
Ladies and eSports photo
Ladies and eSports

MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...

 
Not Firewatch photo
Not Firewatch

A non-hipster walking simulator for Cliff Bleszinski

Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski -- famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series -- decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play. Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, ...

 
Leaked amiibo listing photo
Leaked amiibo listing

The new Kirby and Isabelle amiibo go on pre-order tomorrow at GameStop

An internal email given to Destructoid from a GameStop employee has informed us that the new Kirby series of amiibo go on pre-order tomorrow alongside Animal Crossing's Isabelle in her winter and summer outfits.  Each amiibo ...

 
All DLC, no Origins photo
All DLC, no Origins

Batman Arkham HD Collection leaked

A GameStop employee has leaked an internal memo detailing the as of yet unannounced Batman Arkham HD Collection. The collection includes remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City along with both ga...

 
Beta Impressions photo
Beta Impressions

Will Battleborn be the next Shadowrun?

At the beginning of 2016, I listed Battleborn as one of my most anticipated titles (as well as Fable Legends, RIP) and after playing the open beta I can easily say it still is. If you're not familiar, Battleborn is the game Gearbo...

 
Leaky pipes photo
Leaky pipes

Mega64 spills the beans on God of War 4

Mega64 is still around and just as great as ever, as seen above in this "leaked" God of War 4 footage. Did you know in the upcoming game, not only does Kratos take on Norse mythology, but all the other popular religions too? I just wa...

 
Get slimed photo
Get slimed

Bustin' makes you feel good in the new Ghostbusters game

The highly anticipated Ghostbusters reboot is releasing just three days after a new game for Xbox One, PS4, and PC! From the looks of it, it's a multiplayer twin-stick shooter that tasks players with bustin' ghosts and feelin' good as...

 
Weebs used harden photo
Weebs used harden

Officially licensed Pokemon lingerie is happening in real life

If you've ever wanted a Pikachu on your nipples or other 'no-no zones' then you're in luck as (and I can't believe I'm actually about to type this) the Pokémon Company have officially licensed the brand out to Yummy Mart for lingerie...

 
I'm slimey like a snail photo
I'm slimey like a snail

Slime Rancher just added more cuteness!

I'm pretty sure I was right when I said Slime Rancher would be the next big indie hit -- although it is no Stardew Valley -- and now the game is getting even better. In update version 0.3.0 released today, players will be able to expl...

 
Might be exclusive photo
Might be exclusive

'Merica: Nioh will have dismemberment added in the West

A trailer was released alongside the announcement that Team Ninja's Nioh would be getting a demo on the PlayStation 4 this month, as seen above. In the YouTube comments, viewer Alucard3362 begged the developers to include dismembermen...

 
How to be a criminal photo
How to be a criminal

Stealing from GameStop's dumpster and reselling games is frowned upon

Two hooligans (YouTube pranksters) decided it would be a good idea to go dumpster diving behind a GameStop and then attempt to resell the games they found to the very same store that threw them away. It turns out these particular GameStop ...

 
KoF goes 3D photo
KoF goes 3D

Atlus is localizing The King of Fighters XIV

Atlus is bringing The King of Fighters XIV to the Americas later this year on PlayStation 4. This is the first game in the main series that ditches sprites and instead opts to go fully 3D, as the Maximum Impact spinoffs were in 3D pre...

 
Colorful locusts!? photo
Colorful locusts!?

Watch this leaked Gears of War 4 alpha footage while you can

Someone uploaded what appears to be Gears of War 4 alpha footage to YouTube before deleting the video shortly thereafter as they were most likely breaking some sort of embargo. Lucky for us, someone downloaded the video and mirrored i...

 
Git Gud Newbs photo
Git Gud Newbs

The Steam Controller looks like the best way to play Dark Souls III

Now that Dark Souls III is out in the wild on Steam, Valve has released an official configuration setting for the Steam Controller to help you praise the sun in style. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of the controller -- unlike some writers a...

 

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