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12:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Can't find anyone for co-op in Bloodborne? Try resetting the game

After struggling to find a co-op partner for a deceptively tricky magic-slinging boss in Bloodborne last week, I started to browse for answers, and it seems like the PlayStation 4's rest mode -- the thing that lets you suspen...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 03.30.2015

That Mega Man Battle Network fan game looks like it's coming along nicely

Team MMBN3D has shown off the newest bit of footage from its upcoming fan game, Mega Man Battle Network 3D, and it's all coming together quite nicely. Although the visual style is a bit on the rough side, the gameplay s...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 03.30.2015

Dead Rising: Watchtower movie is out now, and free

Have two hours to kill and love zombies? Dead Rising: Watchtower is out now on Crackle, and you're able to stream it for free on any applicable device or the web. While Xbox Live members ironically got first access to th...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 03.30.2015

Steins;Gate 0 announced from the same team as the first game

Roughly one year ago the original Steins;Gate game was localized, and it was pretty well received critically. Developer 5pb isn't done yet with the series, and has just announced Steins;Gate 0, a follow-up to the or...

Chris Carter


10:30 AM on 03.30.2015

Star Fox in the Hanna-Barbera style just looks right

A friend brought to my attention a pretty awesome piece of art from a Twitter user that goes by the username "@jonasdoesstuff," and it magically crosses over the classic Hanna-Barbera style with Star Fox. As someone who ...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 03.30.2015

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is getting a special edition in Europe

When One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 arrives in Europe, the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will be getting a special edition. How special? Well, a certain character will grace you with his presence inside the box in figur...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 03.30.2015

Whoa, Myriad looks like no other twin-stick shooter

It takes a lot for a twin-stick shooter to get my attention these days. I like the genre just fine, but it's so saturated that it's hard to muster any excitement for the next one that looks just like the last one. Thankfully...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 AM on 03.30.2015

Tekken 7 brings back Jin, Devil Jin, shows off newcomer Josie

If you're a fan of Jin or Devil Jin, you're in luck, as they will be making a triumphant return to Tekken 7. The news was just revealed by way of three videos showing off a trio of combatants, the highlight of which is easil...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 03.30.2015

Pokémon Shuffle adds Rayquaza event, remember to use the special code

Pokémon Shuffle is adding a new Rayquaza event, which will operate just like the Kyogre battle that was recently added. All you have to do is complete a match to get a Jewel, and a chance to catch the legendary Po...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 03.30.2015

Halo 5: Guardians release date revealed

Halo fans rejoice, we have a release date announced for Halo 5: Guardians. The game will release worldwide on Tuesday, October 27. If past years are anything to go by, this should mean that Halo 5: Guardians releases a few weeks before the new Call of Duty, which usually releases in the first or second week of November.

Laura Kate Dale

3:00 AM on 03.30.2015

First Apple Watch game approved

For Apple Watch owners looking to pass the time playing games rather than paying attention to school or their jobs, choices so far have been limited to browsing social media. Thankfully, the first game has finally been approv...

Laura Kate Dale





6:00 PM on 03.29.2015

Badass with cerebral palsy beats Destiny's Crota with his feet

This awesome guy uses his feet to beat Destiny's Crota raid, on top of living with cerebral palsy. I'm pretty sure that makes him a badass. If you feel otherwise, come fight me.  The ending is the cutest thing ever when they finish the raid and give each other high fives; made me a little teary-eyed.  Boy with Cerebral Palsy defeats crota with feet! [reddit]

Jed Whitaker

5:00 PM on 03.29.2015

Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptastic Voyage

With Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I like and dislike different parts of it in almost equal measure. The combat is exciting and the characters are likable. On the other hand, the environments are a little dull and it suff...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 03.29.2015

Review: Grey Goo

Like a ball of goo, I have watched the life of Grey Goo, a new real-time strategy game from developer Petroglyph, expand with enthusiasm, begin rolling, and slowly but surely lose mass as it turns into a tiny goo-ball that no...

Patrick Hancock

3:00 PM on 03.29.2015

Milky Holmes is finally a reality with James Mielke

Today Sup Holmes we welcome James Mielke, formerly of 1UP, EGM, Q Entertainment, Q Games and now of Shinra Technologies. We're going to be talking all about his long and illustrious career. Get to know us!~

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 03.29.2015

Monster Tale Ultimate coming to 3DS

Monster Tale was a great little metroidvania on the original DS. Despite its cartoony look, it featured engaging combat that focused on juggle combos. It felt almost like a 2D version of the Batman: Arkham Asylum combat, wher...

Darren Nakamura



Faith in gaming: The influence of Christianity in videogames photo
Faith in gaming: The influence of Christianity in videogames
by Ben Davis

Religion is not something that is discussed much when talking about videogames, even though many games often feature religious themes and stories based on religious texts. It's difficult to avoid these things, since religion has had such an enormous influence on all cultures, so of course we're going to see it making its way into videogames.

I've always appreciated seeing religious themes in games, even though I'm not religious myself. The folklore is very interesting to learn about, and it's not something I've spent a lot of my time reading up on by myself, so experiencing it in a videogame is about as close as I'm gonna get. Christianity in particular seems to be quite rare in videogames, but there are plenty of quality examples if you know where to look.

Here are a few specific examples of Christianity's influence in videogames:

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8:00 AM on 03.29.2015

MusicGlove helps stroke victims recover by playing a Guitar Hero-style game

Some smart people over at a company called Flint Rehabilitation Devices recognized the potential of videogames and developed the MusicGlove, which helps stroke victims recover the use of their hands by moving their fingers i...

Ben Davis

12:00 AM on 03.29.2015

Borderlands: Claptastic Voyage screenshots, we got 'em

The first and only big story piece of downloadable content released for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel earlier this week, and I just finished playing through it. As usual, I took a bunch of screenshots as I played through. Fair ...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 PM on 03.28.2015

109 Dtoiders drawn by Roberto Plankton (NSFW)

[Note: There's some slightly-NSFW stuff in the video above. All the more reason to watch it!] In celebration of Dtoid's ninth anniversary, community art god Roberto Plankton has honored 109 of us with some of the most amazin...

Mr Andy Dixon

5:00 PM on 03.28.2015

Devolver Digital Dtoid Live Stream: VOTE for your favorite!

Today marks the end of our week of Devolver Digital streaming, and to celebrate I'll be playing through one or two the various games we've streamed this week. Vote for your favorite in the comments or let me know on Twitter&n...

Caitlin Cooke



Experience Points .09: Final Fantasy IX photo
Experience Points .09: Final Fantasy IX
by Ben Davis

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soundtrack, a gameplay mechanic, a line of dialogue, or anything else about the game that is particularly noteworthy and/or awesome.

This series will no doubt contain spoilers for the games being discussed, so keep that in mind if you plan on playing the game for the first time.

This entry is all about Final Fantasy IX. Feel free to share some of your own favorite things about the game in the comments!

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What if videogame consoles were Transformers? photo
What if videogame consoles were Transformers?
by Mike Cosimano

This isn't clickbait. This isn't some article cashing in on hypothetical fan art of an Xbox turning into Megatron or a post about those awesome Mega Drive/PlayStation Transformers. This is my life, you fools. I've spent time pouring over this existential question. The world needs to know: what if videogame consoles were Transformers? Here are the Transformers they would be, mostly framed through the IDW comics because those are rad.

You're welcome.

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12:00 PM on 03.28.2015

Obscure Video Games: Oh No!

"Oh no!" is what I say whenever I hear somebody's put out another runner game. I completely lost interest in the genre years ago. However, back in 2000, it was still a fairly novel concept. That's when Asmik Ace Entertainment...

Obscure Video Games



Weekend Deals: $10 Skyrim Legendary, 25% Off GTA V PC photo
Weekend Deals: $10 Skyrim Legendary, 25% Off GTA V PC
by Dealzon

Whether its fighting random dragons or avoiding helicopter spawns, there's lots of solid deals this weekend for PC gamers.

If you know for sure you're going to buy Grand Theft Auto V on PC on release day next month, you can snag 25% off this weekend via our special code here. For $45, you'll get to enjoy RockStar's DRM and play a 1.5 year old game. Seriously, best deal of the century.

The same digital retailer is running a sale on a ton of Bethesda titles including the Elder Scroll V: Skryim Legendary Edition for only $10. The deal is so good that the title is currently "out of stock" - but GMG is guaranteeing that every purchase thru the weekend will receive a copy by March 31st.

In the console department, things are a bit more light but there's a pretty good deal on a Mario Party 10 + amiibo combo for $52 at Newegg - though uh, the title hasn't exactly won raving reviews.

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Contest: Win a code for Slender: The Arrival on Xbox One photo
Contest: Win a code for Slender: The Arrival on Xbox One
by Claire Sharkey

The lovely people at Reverb have kindly given some codes to be thrown at the faces of some lucky Destructoid winners. The game is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. I have Xbox One codes, which can be used anywhere in the world. Except the town of Fecking, Ireland.

To be in with a chance, simply comment below and if you so desire, suggest your idea for an amazing or awful horror game.

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10:15 PM on 03.27.2015

Quarter mile livestream: Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon

Are you's all ready to live(stream) your life a quarter mile at a time?! Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion, is available for free on Xbox One and 360 until April 10. If you download it before...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 03.27.2015

New horror visual novel resurrects the Sega Genesis

Every so often we hear about a new game for old consoles and while I haven't yet splurged on a physical copy of one of these titles yet, I dig the idea. WaterMelon, the group behind the RPG Pier Solar, is publishing a horror...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Cowboy Erron Black revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Erron Black is the hot new Clint Eastwood-like character revealed in the above trailer for Mortal Kombat X. He's like a cooler gun-slinging version of Stryker, the silly cop character from earlier Mortal Kombat games. So when do we get to see Nightwolf appropriately kill Erron Black? Because that needs to happen stat, you hear me Netherrealm Studios!?

Jed Whitaker

6:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Space Sluggers is chaotic and so incredibly cheesy

I'm quite a fan of old-school action shoot-'em-ups. Back in the day, I used to venture off to an arcade at my local pizza place and just chill out. With particular titles like Ikari Warriors, Smash TV, and Commando focusing o...

Alessandro Fillari

6:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Do not spend your tax refund at GameStop

[Spielerdad wants to remind us to be responsible with whatever money we get back for our taxes. But that doesn't mean we can't poke fun at GameStop with some satirical holiday sale ideas. Keep in mind Star Wars day is on May ...

SpielerDad

5:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Air Accident Experience released with the worst timing

[Update: Looks like the video was removed from YouTube as well as being removed from the front page of the Oculus VR Share site, but you can still see Air Accident Experience's page here.] In what has to be the worst ti...

Jed Whitaker

5:15 PM on 03.27.2015

Darn! Sounds like Zelda Wii U won't be out this year

Arguably the biggest Wii U game of the year, Zelda, won't release in 2015 after all. Or, at least, Nintendo is "no longer making a 2015 release [its] number one priority," to put it another way. In a video update, producer E...

Jordan Devore





5:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Use this code to get 25% off Grand Theft Auto V for PC

Is this really it? Grand Theft Auto V is finally coming to PC on April 14, 2015. There's a hot 25% off code we got which will knock it down to only $45. The game, of course, looks sexy as F. So at least we have that going for...

Dealzon

4:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Atari's buggy, unfinished Asteroids MMO is out now

Atari has taken a break from bullying indie developers to release Asteroids: Outpost, a gross and twisted cash-in on the beloved space shooter that first delighted arcade patrons in 1979. The "open world sandbox survival game...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Which of these looks most like Mii?

There are a lot of weird quirks brought about by existence. One of them is that we all exist in varying relationship to other people, particularly larger than life figures. But larger than life figures aren't even exempt. As ...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Mortal Kombat X's TV advert channels the schoolyard spirit

Who could forget those special playground moments as a child? Maybe you're shootin' hoops are playing kickball, when you hear some kid scream "FIGHT!" at the top of his lungs. You drop everything immediately, because if you ...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Friday Night Fights - Bloody Ghost Pillar Towns

Hey everyone. Sick with the flu this week, so please excuse me. This one will be short. FNF is looking like a ghost town this week and I'm sure that's due to two games that hit this week. Before I launch into that, stop by th...

Mike Martin

2:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Senran Kafaux pas: Fable dev Lionhead celebrates cleavage on Twitter

[Update: Lionhead tweeted an apology, "We apologise for the imagery we shared earlier. Diversity & inclusion are values we uphold here. We'll reinforce these values w/ our team," irritating a whole new group of people.]...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Brush up on all of Metal Gear's history before MGSV: The Phantom Pain comes out

Whether you're a complete newcomer to Metal Gear or a seasoned vet just shooting to glaze over a few things that you probably already know, it's not a bad idea to take a look at this top-secret document. Okay, it doesn't...

Brett Makedonski