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Jump-scare horror games, or "YouTube Bait" as they're often now called, are a dime-a-dozen. Especially ones based in an asylum. Lost Within is a jump-scare horror game that takes place in an asylum (cue the laugh track). Thankfully, it has a handful of redeeming qualities that elevate it above the competition.
As a device, I really like the the Amazon Fire TV. In many ways I use it more than my Roku 3, mostly due to the ability to play more interesting games from time to time with the native controller. It's also getting a hea...
Amiibo enthusiasts are all taking a minute to laugh. That's rare because the vast majority of them have been on-edge for the past week, looking to do the near impossible: secure wave four pre-orders. A tweet from Amazon Games...
It's not exactly a new concept for Amazon to bundle the hot game of the week with consoles. That's been happening for a while with the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and Dying Light being two of the more recent example...


Psst. Hey, kid. No, not you; go back to licking the wall. I'm talking to your cool friend. The one that doesn't eat paint chips. You look like the sort of dude that likes videogames -- maybe asymmetric multiplayer ones. But, ...
Amazon is giving away 34 Android apps today, and some of them aren't crap. Take a look! Consider nabbing Kingdom Rush Origins if you're into tower defense, and Five Nights at Freddy's 2 if you're curious about the animatronic jump-scare craze. Familiar titles like Cut the Rope and World of Goo are in here too, as is the largely unknown but lovable-as-heck Deep Under the Sky.
Amazon's really been trying hard lately to get its digital videogames storefront to take off. There's stiff competition out there, as the likes of Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation all handle digital distribution fairly well. And,...
Last I heard of Human Head Studios, it had taken over development on Minimum (and, prior to that, was working on Prey 2 until publisher Bethesda finally said stop). The company is now putting out a mobile horror title called...
Plane tickets are expensive. If you want to go check out the Himalayas, you're looking at several thousand dollars. "In this economy?!," Steven might scoff. A more affordable route to world tourism is through Ubisoft's rendit...
This is an "Amazon Download" update of sorts, as the publisher has just sent word that Sling TV has launched for the Fire TV and Fire Stick. New apps have also been added, including Telltale's Game of Thrones series, which is...
Two weeks ago, PlayStation announced that moving forward, all PS4s would come bundled with a copy of The Last of Us: Remastered. Amazon's taking that one step further and packing in yet another game at half price. Right now, ...
Square Enix has joined forces with...Amazon...for a special promotion involving Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Basically you go online daily to this site, and "battle" enemies in a group effort type deal to earn prizes. The reward...
Amazon must've had a bunch of download cards left over following Microsoft's holiday promotion featuring a reduced Xbox One bundle. Apart from several unsold Assassin's Creed packaged consoles, how else could you ex...
[Update: There are a handful of new deals on videogame downloads, as well as some decent savings on other stuff -- including some portable hard drives that make great external storage for gaming consoles. All updated dis...
Tread lightly, Amazon. You're setting up shop in a part of town that's run by Sticky Fingers Newell and his crew. That's not just bad for business; that's bad for your kneecaps. But, here are all your wares anyway -- PC downl...
[Update: Amazon's discounted Assassin's Creed Unity down to $29.99 for Monday only. That's half off a game that's days more than a month old. Calls for a quick bump, in my opinion. All these other videogame deals from th...
I'm not sure why we need to keep designating official titles for different days to spur consumerism around the holidays. I mean, people need (and want) to buy stuff; they'll spend money regardless. Black Friday's fine. It's b...
Cyber Monday's upon us -- a second opportunity for those that were too lazy (or wise) to venture out among the Black Friday masses to secure things we don't need for cheap. This is just a couple days later, and all you need t...
Merry Thanksgiving, everyone! (And by "everyone," I mean those in the US; happy Thursday to everyone else.) It's on this, the holiest of days, that we remember the Pilgrims that selflessly died so that we may pursue our god-g...
Without exaggeration, Black Friday's sincerely my favorite day of the year. That said, it might surprise you to find out that I rarely buy anything on the single busiest shopping day. I love it because I'm a people watcher. W...
Black Friday seems to get here earlier and earlier every year. Recently, retailers pushed the annual shopping extravaganza to Thanksgiving evening. This year, Amazon's prepping the masses for massive savings with a week of ro...
Til Morning's Light was developed by WayForward in cooperation with Amazon Game Studios, and it's coming exclusively to the Fire phone.  So far we know that Til Morning's Light is set in a haunted New England mansion th...
An informal poll of the Destructoid staff reveals that we're all senselessly excited for this New 3DS. It doesn't make sense. None of us need one. We should be mad at Nintendo for having us wanting another iteration. But we'r...
Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poi...
[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of opt...
Catch that Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Xbox One bundle earlier today? It's a custom system that includes the game and a 1TB HDD for $499.99. The controller is also custom designed, and if you were like me wishing it was available separately well good news! It is. Amazon has it for $64.99.
Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a...
Our own Chris Carter gave Wolfenstein: The New Order a favorable review but in the weeks since I've come across even higher praise for MachineGames' take on the iconic series. Some of you out there really, truly dig this game...
Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ...
Amazon has updated the listings for next-gen versions of the first and second seasons of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Both will be sold separately for the whopping price of $30. Considering that both seasons could have been h...
Look, I'm not Deal North, but I can point out a helpful sale every now and then, too. Sony's proprietary memory obsession is quite a racket, so anytime we can usher you toward cheaper than usual storage cards, well, we're hap...
Lara Croft may have moved onto new and exciting hardware, but that might not mean that she's seen the last of the faithful standbys from yesteryear. It appears as if Rise of the Tomb Raider, the franchise's next installment s...
Ah, it's a beautiful, brand-new week fresh off the craziness of E3. We've had time to let all the sweet announcements settle in, one of which being that the PlayStation TV is finally making its way to the West. No, not that P...
That dog/bird thing is really going to die. This year maybe.
Amazon has some of the lowest prices ever on this batch of over 1,000 digital PC games for their MAYhem promotion. This event run from today through May 31, but the catch is that some of the lowest prices are only live for 48...
The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire. GTA III and GTA: Vice City are $4.99 each, and GTA: San Andreas is $6.99. There's a special going on however where you can just buy GTA: San And...
Some of the best game music ever created came from Sega racing series Out Run. I haven't forgot -- I still listen to these songs. You can too with these new releases on Amazon and iTunes. A three-volume soundtrack release hit...
Amazon has some great deals on downloadable EA games, starting today. Most of the deals will spit out an Origin code for a discounted price. There is the option with some of them to use an Origin/Amazon account linking. For t...
We already know both men and women game. I mean, unless you live under a rock or are brain dead, you know that. But how do male and female gamers react during playing mobile games? Amazon has teamed up with Harris Interactive...
I'm not sure what took so long, but it's here. Jake "virt" Kaufman's peppy soundtrack for DuckTales: Remastered was released today on the Amazon MP3 Store, iTunes, and Spotify. This 47-track album includes the classic version...
We know by now that when Amazon puts up a listing for a game early, it's probably just a placeholder. There's one up now for Tales of Zestiria -- yes, already! It's the English version, priced at $59.96 (price is also likely ...
If you've been itching to pick up the Pokemon TV App, you can now grab it on Kindle devices. It'll feature over 700 episodes of the show, and although they cycle, you can watch a metric boatload of Pokemon at all times. The a...
Woof! Our deal hunting corgi is back with a bunch of good game deals in its little fuzzy snout.  First off, Amazon has its Gold Box full of videogames for us today, with the big deal being Titanfall for $36.99 on all pla...
Informal poll, who plays the series on Vita? It seems like such a late addition platform that, coupled with its small-ish install base, a lot of people who wanted to play The Walking Dead have by the time the Vita versions ke...
Apparently-controller-compatible Sonic CD is Amazon's free Android app of the day for about seven more hours. This staggering deal will literally save you dollars compared to the usual $3 price tag. Use them well. I'm going to buy a lottery ticket and burn the other two as sacrifice. For luck.
Amazon's acquisition of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games was unexpected and the company has only just begun making moves if a recent pair of hires is any indication. Kotaku is reporting that Portal designer Kim Sw...
The Amazon Fire TV went on sale today and for a lot of us, it's a case of too little, too late. We already own one if not multiple devices that can stream all of the weird things we enjoy watching in the privacy of our homes...
Remember when Fallout: New Vegas developers missed out on a Metacritic hinged upon bonus by one point? Well, here's another way Metacritic could doom (or help) developers. Retail giant Amazon has embedded Metacritic scores (a...
Amazon has finally announced its long-rumored media device and it's available for purchase as of today. The $99 Amazon Fire TV supports expected streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Prime Instant Video, and Pandora, bu...
Blogger Dave Zatz has seemingly come across photos of the game controller for Amazon's long-rumored media streaming device by way of a Brazilian regulatory agency. The controller will reportedly ship separately, which has me ...