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5:30 PM on 01.28.2015

Cha-ching: It now pays to create content for non-Valve games on Steam Workshop

To date, some 1,500 users have earned a collective $57 million from Valve for creating custom in-game content for titles like Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Up until now, only the company's tit...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.28.2015

Aion update looks to ease the devil's RNG

I have a dirty little not-so-secret secret to tell you: I was a GM for Aion for about two years. What did I learn in all that time? That gamers can be the most gracious and little pieces of shit on the planet Earth. One of th...

Robert Summa

5:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge coming to Wii U, 3DS

Renegade Kid has announced a new project, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. According to studio co-founder Jools Watsham, the upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platformer isn't so much a direct sequel as it is  a "stepping sto...

Kyle MacGregor

4:49 PM on 01.28.2015

Mario Party 10 amiibo are available to pre-order on Amazon

Amazon's opened pre-orders for the Mario Party 10 line of amiibo. Well, almost the whole line. Mario's still M.I.A. But, Toad (the best), Peach, Luigi, Bowser, and Yoshi can all be preemptively purchased. You know how th...

Brett Makedonski

4:45 PM on 01.28.2015

Text box attacks and more in Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to PS3 and PS4. Non-exclusive property as it is--in fact, we've seen a lot more Dragon Quests on Nintendo consoles recently--it seems to be the PlayStation console answer to Hyrule Warriors, which Jordan is somehow still playing. I think he's even going to buy an amiibo for it.  

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 01.28.2015

Dying Light riffs on Destiny's loot cave

Destiny players have gone four months now without the comforting tedium of the loot cave -- a dark abyss that would yield decent gear drops in return for shooting at it for hours on end. Understandably, Bungie said that'...

Brett Makedonski

4:15 PM on 01.28.2015

BioShock creator working on a new sci-fi game

After BioShock Infinite, developer Irrational effectively closed down. About 70 folks lost their jobs while studio head Ken Levine formed a smaller team focused on highly-replayable narrative-driven games. Rece...

Steven Hansen



Sling TV, which brings live TV to Xbox One, is looking great so far photo
Sling TV, which brings live TV to Xbox One, is looking great so far
by Chris Carter

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Dish announced a rather interesting prospect called Sling TV. As one of the first companies to embrace Internet TV, its new subscription-based service will stream live television to a number of devices for $20 a month -- with no need for traditional cable.

So how does this relate to videogames? Well, Sling TV is coming to the Xbox One in the coming weeks, and I know a lot of people are curious about it.

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3:45 PM on 01.28.2015

Xbox One bundle going for $315 on Groupon

Groupon is running a sweet promotion this week with a two-day-only coupon that discounts 10-20% off select items. Spa packages aside, there's a hot deal on the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle, which got discounted back...

Dealzon

3:30 PM on 01.28.2015

Starbound update includes new race, new combat, new universe

Wow. It has been a long time. I thought that maybe I had missed a stable update somewhere along the line, but by Chucklefish's own admission, this is the first one since last March. To take a step back, development on Starbo...

Darren Nakamura







The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire photo
The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire
by Alessandro Fillari

You ever wonder what it's like to be a character in a videogame? Most people would think of something pleasant like Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, not someone from Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But what would it be like to be in a game that's currently in development? One that's constantly in flux, similar to the classic Daffy Duck cartoon Duck Amuck. Would you still be you one year from now after several changes have been made? And who the hell is making all these changes?

That's a scenario former developers from Arkane Studios and Irrational Games want to tackle. At PAX Prime 2014, the developers of the newly-formed studio Question brought an early build of The Magic Circle, a game within a game. Players got to experience the results of a chaotic game development period in all its gory details as they tried to set things right. It made quite an impression at the Indie Mega Booth, with attendees calling it "punk" and a neat "retro" title.

We've been keeping our eye on this title ever since. Given special access to the current beta build of The Magic Circle, Destructoid had the opportunity to experience a sizable chunk of Question's upcoming existentialist adventure title. 

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Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes photo
Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes
by Jordan Devore

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round won't hit its original February 17, 2015 release on PC, as Koei Tecmo has pushed the game to March 30 "[i]n order to provide you with the best possible experience..."

To that end, the company is giving away the Halloween 2013 costume set to everyone who buys Last Round on Steam. That's 28 outfits, many of them predictably scandalous.

Frankly, I've got a feeling the port won't be without its issues, delay or no delay, but let's shelve that thought until launch. At the very least, the PC version of Last Round will not support online multiplayer right away -- that's supposed to arrive "within three months of release."

But then again, mods. They're going to escalate quickly.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round [Steam]

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2:30 PM on 01.28.2015

Samurai Gunn gets free big update, Mac release

Samurai Gunn is great. It's a mainstay in my living room, especially with the backwards compatible PS1 taking a dive (no more convenient Bushido Blade). I also gave it a 2014 game of the year award even though...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Here's a contest to design an Adventure Time character

If you've got drawing chops, or at least some creativity, you can see your work show up in the, "next soon-to-be-announced Adventure Time console video game" thanks to this contest from publisher Little Orbit. You have to at ...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 01.28.2015

Witcher 3 may have 'Insanity' mode, deletes your save upon death

I've always been fascinated with permadeath options in games. Witcher 3 might have a doozy. Witcher 3 senior game designer Damien Monnier and level designer Miles Tost recently streamed the game on Twitch and hosted...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Nintendo financials: 9.2M Wii U, 1.9M New 3DS sold

Nintendo released its Q3 financials, shedding light on the performance of its properties as of December 31, 2014--so throughout the holiday season.  The New Nintendo 3DS is doing well. 1.3 million of the XL version have ...

Steven Hansen