In video form
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be ready for your nasty hands in a month. Brett had some time with it at gamescom, and came away feeling that it was "just as cinematic, dramatic, and action-filled as we'd expect," which, as...
More bug fixes
For me, Rare Replay was an excuse to get way into Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise again, and for that, I am thankful. It was the most I've used my Xbox One since buying the console!
Rare has another update out today w...
Thank the Force
Enjoying that Battlefront beta? It seems like plenty of people are thrilled to play in a Star Wars universe that looks as good as this one does. Bear with me here, but Battlefront has a pleasant charm to it if...
F is for...
We've got another diabolical Super Mario Maker level for you to marvel at and probably not play.
I like this one not only for its name, "P is for Pain," but for its use of limited tools. It's designed almost entirely around P Switches and spikes. The challenge isn't so much figuring out what you're supposed to do as it is just staying calm and pulling off intricate jumps, one after another.
Learn from the best
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game about defusing bombs. And teamwork.
One person is presented with a randomized bomb that no one else can see or touch. The other players are blind, but they have access to the game's ...
Eight years after episode two
Valve has apparently pushed a file to Dota 2 Reborn called "hl3.txt" that includes a bunch of code that can be viewed here. Most interesting are the references to virtual reality, procedural generation, and what looks li...
Good clips from the Battlefront beta
I always imagined he'd go out with a bang. You know, something real epic. He's done so much Big Stuff in his life, it feels like he deserves to go out like a hero.
Well, all that hopping is pretty heroic, I guess. Springy little bastard.
Why how did that ever happen
Everyone holding out on buying a PS4 the past few weeks has won the waiting game, as the PS4 price drop went official starting today. Most major retailers have the bundles on sale at the $350 starting price tag, so if you've ...
Battleborn technical test
On PC, PS4, and Xbox One
You know Gearbox's Shift? It's that service Borderlands players signed up for in order to get keys to the golden chests in Sanctuary and Concordia. It also probably watches you sleep and alerts Randy Pitchford any time you sa...
But it's not quite ready to play
Prepare to die again, this time in a possibly buggy fashion. From Software is conducting a network stress test for Dark Souls III on PlayStation 4 in the very near future. This amounts to an open-ish beta, and the barrie...
Game with the Dtoid Community!
Our own very lovely, community member Glowbear has written a book. Titled Magpies and Shifty Sheep, the book is available on Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer research. Go support Glowie and help fight cancer. Unless you like cancer? DO YOU LIKE CANCER? I dated a cancer once, weird girl but she grew on me. Let's go play some games together!
Good god! That's CM Punk's music!
You know what they say about saving the best for last. Well, I guess they just say to do it. It's a good idea. Then everyone's like "Wow, we doubted you, but some real nice stuff happened at the end."
That's Guitar Hero Live'...
'They have a huge lead'
As this console generation nears two years-old, it's no secret that Xbox has spent the entirety of that time playing catch-up to PlayStation. Sony's platform started off with a huge lead in sales, and while Xbox may have clo...
It's in The Nathan Drake Collection
I've never cared much for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, but I can relate to this video of someone banging their head against the game's hardest difficulty mode. I'm having Call of Duty flashbacks.
Brutal is a new option found in Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and it's an even greater challenge than the fresh hell that was Crushing difficulty. Take a look for yourself:
As Square Enix promised at Tokyo Game Show in September, Star Ocean: Second Evolution is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the near future -- sometime this month in Japan.
Based on the PSP remake of the PS1 orig...
Featuring Dale North and other people
Check out that preview below. Longtime Destructoid fans might find it familiar for a couple reasons. For one, Final Fantasy VII's main theme is one of the most recognizable pieces from the old role-playing game. It played in ...
And other facts
Destiny might have a litany of issues, but it has tons of secrets buried beneath its veneer. Bungie seems to have taken more time crafting hidden little tidbits than balancing or creating content, but some of it is cool...
Nintendo is generally pretty guarded when it comes to the inner workings of the Virtual Console service, but publisher Natsume has been incredibly open, dishing out insight time and time again over the past few years. This ti...
Not to be confused with the microtransaction-stuffed Sonic Runners, Sonic Dash was actually a decent little Temple Runner clone released in 2013. Now it's seeing its second release in the form of Sonic Dash 2: Soni...
It uses the original engine
Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to basically every platform ever, as most Telltale games do, but this one is different -- according to an interview from Family Gamer TV it uses the actual Minecraft engine instead o...
It's not over yet, Snake
I've spent a considerable amount of time this week with Metal Gear Online, and despite my initial positive impressions, I'm having some big-picture issues.
In short, I'm not sure how long this train is going to be chugging along, especially when you take Konami's recent history into account.
They're no longer stress-free machines
Remember the retro days where console games worked, and they couldn't be patched (and subsequently fixed?). Yep, I do, but I was also a PC gamer during that same time period -- I had the good fortune of meeting friends from a...
What did they expect?
In case you haven't heard, Riot Games recently ended its sponsorship with G2A, a third-party key distribution site -- a move G2A calls "heavy-handed and potentially damaging." The thing is, this partnership ended in part due ...
This is a lot more than just DLC
At first glance, I thought Hyrule Warriors Legends was going to just be DLC of sorts, adding a few more characters to the mix. But after more details are coming to light, it looks to be a whole lot more than that. Gemats...
The way item rank works in Destiny's Year Two edition is a bit different than it was in the past. Now, you can infuse items with higher rank gear to ascend their Light level, but the whole process can be confusing for casual ...
[Update: US details are available here, though a date has not been set outside of "later this year."]
After months of dilly-dallying, we now have an idea of when Hoopa will be available for Pokémon fans. This mont...
Now we have to fight each other
The UK, it exists and Destructoid now has writers there. Great British Pounds. Eastenders. Steptoe and Son. The Destructoid UK Podcast (DestrUKtoid).
This week UK Editor Laura Dale is joined by Joe Parlock and Vikki Blake to talk about Undertale, a new UK indie studio, Far Cry Primal, and a bunch of terrible dad jokes.
Have a listen on iTunes or direct download.
Will you be subbing?
Sony's game-streaming service, PlayStation Now, has (finally) launched in the UK.
Offering 100+ games for PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita -- including The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune -- you can pic...
Trooper or a rebel?
Electronic Arts are opening more PC servers to cope with demand for the Star Wars: Battlefront open beta.
In a recent tweet, the official Star War: Battlefront said that owing to "a lot of interest around the beta," it will s...
Open the door, get on the floor...
Ark: Survival Evolved has been a bit of a runaway success. Adding dinosaurs to normal survival game mechanics obviously appealed to a lot of people.
So many people, in fact, that developer Studio Wildcard has announced on its...