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7:30 PM on 04.18.2015

Valkyria Chronicles PC port drops to $5 for weekend

SEGA's successful PC port Valkyria Chronicles has hit a new low since its November 2014 release. Normally a $20 purchase, GMG has launched a SEGA Games sale where it drops 75% and with a stacking 21% off coupon hits only...

Dealzon

6:30 PM on 04.18.2015

Men's rights activism and 'GamerGate' group removed from Calgary Expo

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is one of Canada's biggest gaming, film, television, gaming, comics and "geek culture" events, drawing celebrities, panelists, and events from all over the world. This year, it wa...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 04.18.2015

Soapstone app lets you leave Dark Souls messages in real life

You know those helpful messages scattered on the ground in Dark Souls games, such as "Illusory wall ahead" or "Try jumping," which are never misleading? Well, now you can leave your own cryptic messages in real life with the ...

Ben Davis

4:00 PM on 04.18.2015

Experience Points .11: Rayman Origins

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 p...

Ben Davis


10:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Star Wars Battlefront will lack space battles

The official Twitter account for all things Star Wars from EA confirmed today that there will be no space battles in Star Wars Battlefront. When asked "space battles or not" EA responded: We’re focusing on air battles ...

Jed Whitaker

9:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Oh noes! Pirate Bay co-founder has his NES taken away in prison

Fredrik Neij, co-founder of the copyright-free zone known as the Pirate Bay, has had his Nintendo Entertainment System taken away by prison officials. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service said the console couldn't be...

Jed Whitaker

8:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer

I know we're all waiting patiently for Persona 4: Dancing All Night's US release date, but a new trailer is almost as exciting. This second official trailer offers a look at some choice dance moves from different member...

Alissa McAloon

8:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Chip's Challenge and its long-lost sequel are coming to Steam in May

After finishing development of the classroom favorite Chip's Challenge, creator Chuck Sommerville got to work on a sequel and, two years later, finished it. But before the game was released, the rights were sold to a new owne...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies

Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd...

Jed Whitaker

7:00 PM on 04.17.2015

There can be only one Phil at Microsoft, Spencer Highlanders Harrison (probably)

Microsoft is down a boss, as Phil Harrison has resigned from his reign as VP of Xbox in Europe. GamesIndustry International has the exclusive confirmation of the departure that's been rumored since GDC. Xbox is fram...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Postal 2, not Portal 2, got an expansion this week

I've never had much interest in playing Postal 2. Probably never will. And yet, every time it comes up, I have to see what's going on. There's a YouTube video of the bad-taste game entitled "Headless Gary Coleman Puke Party" ...

Jordan Devore





6:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim arrives on PC April 28

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is coming to Windows PC on April 28, XSEED announced today. The role-playing game comes from Nihon Falcom, the studio also known for The Legend of Heroes and the recently localized Brandish: T...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 04.17.2015

World of Warcraft's latest patch sends you back to old dungeons

Blizzard's giving World of Warcraft players the opportunity to return to their old stomping grounds. Some of the dungeons that they honed their skills in will once again be playable thanks to the game's latest update. Ac...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way

In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Some metal bands, not the Castle Crashers devs, play Evolve DLC

A video with a misleading title led me to accidentally watch an Evolve DLC video. "Behemoth plays Behemoth" is less Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, and more metal bands I've never heard of. But, if you're looking for fantastic insight and well-thought-out critique such as "I loved killing them; they were pissing me off," and "It's pretty much like being on-stage," then do I ever have the video for you.

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 04.17.2015

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the craziest One Piece game yet

Omega Force isn't always known for innovation, but occasionally, it'll surprise just about anyone. As the developer of countless Warriors subfranchises, this group knows a thing or two about beat-'em-ups, and the One Pie...

Chris Carter

3:47 PM on 04.17.2015

Feel like spending money? This PSN Flash Sale can help with that

Sony's kicked the weekend off a bit prematurely with one of its patented Flash sales. The "Flash" part doesn't means it'll be over quick though, because this one runs through Monday morning. Maybe it alludes to how suddenly i...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Snoop on the sidelines of a '70s revolution in Sunset

The more I read about Tale of Tales' new game Sunset, the more curious I become. Amidst a brewing revolution in South America during the 1970s, players will inhabit a housekeeper as she cleans an apartment each week and optio...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Wayne Brady will rip out your spine in MK X

Normally a celebrity event like this Mortal Kombat X launch tournament would be the sort of thing that makes my skin crawl. A slimy affair of glad-handing B-list celebrities on the downslope of their careers trying to appear...

Nic Rowen

2:30 PM on 04.17.2015

Friday Night Fights - Na Na Na Na Na, Batfleck!

How is no one hosting MKX? I have to admit, I'm pretty shocked. I'd be all over it, if my damn power supply hadn't died. Sons, I am disappoint. Unless you didn't want to feel the sting of WB's DLC though. That I understand. F...

Mike Martin

2:00 PM on 04.17.2015

A baseball player playing games with a fat cat, so don't ask any questions

The San Francisco Giants' Matt Duffy isn't a proven baseball player. He had to fight through Spring Training for a spot on the club's 25-man roster. Still, I have shown in the past that I will do whatever's necessary to get c...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 04.17.2015

New StreetPass game Ultimate Angler gets dark for a brief moment

The two new 3DS StreetPass games came out yesterday. I downloaded them last night but didn't get a chance to play either until this morning. Wanting to start out with the lighthearted fishing game Ultimate Angler before takin...

Darren Nakamura





1:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Trine 3 will use Steam Early Access to nail its new 3D gameplay

There are certain games I wouldn't expect to appear on Steam Early Access. Trine is one of them. The puzzle-platformer series has done tremendously well for itself on PC and consoles, and from what we've seen of the third tit...

Jordan Devore



We got a first look at gameplay from the new Star Wars Battlefront photo
We got a first look at gameplay from the new Star Wars Battlefront
by Mike Cosimano

I have very fond memories of Star Wars Battlefront. Well into my adolescence, whole summer weekends were lost to split-screen tournaments; when you lost a game, you lost the controller. Familiar Star Wars iconography mixed with sprawling open-ended action in the Conquest mode turned the series into a neighborhood staple, keeping my PlayStation 2 in rotation long after I had obtained modern gaming consoles that were capable of hooking me up with the latest Call of Duty. It's a multiplayer experience unmatched by any shooter I've played since then -- a sentiment many of my fellow youngsters seem to agree with.

Combine these personal expectations with DICE's recent history and the stakes get even higher. The disastrous launch (and equally disastrous subsequent months) of Battlefield 4 dealt a crippling blow to the company's image, tempering what would have otherwise been a home run of an E3 reveal. We haven't seen too much of the game since last June, but that all ended at Star Wars Celebration yesterday with a demo for members of the press. Even though EA and DICE have yet to prove they can ship a game as good as Battlefield 4 (that isn't broken), I liked what I saw of Star Wars Battlefront and I liked what DICE told us. I'm thankfully back to cautious optimism.

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12:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Supernova developers unsure on the decision to include a forfeit feature in their MOBA

Right now, there's a debate going on within the MOBA community regarding a forfeit feature. Currently, Dota 2 does not have any forfeit mechanic in place, among other titles like Heroes of the Storm, which Blizzard says ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 04.17.2015

Guitar Hero Live wants to give players stage fright

Just a few days after the trailer reveal, this video showed up going further into what makes Guitar Hero Live new. It's a long one, so if you're not able to sit through 34 minutes of video, Destructoid has you covered. The p...

Darren Nakamura

11:10 AM on 04.17.2015

Summa Streams: Tropico 5 on PS4

Tropico 5 isn't out on the PlayStation 4 yet, but somehow we were able to snag a copy due to our overwhelming allegiance to the dark Gods. Set for release on April 28, this will be your first custom Dtoid play through of the ...

Robert Summa

10:45 AM on 04.17.2015

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PlayStation 4 on May 26

Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 26, Sony just announced. Capcom is asking for $24.99 for the latest revision, which comes packaged with all the characters, levels, and DLC created for the fighter sin...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 04.17.2015

The new retro: Japanese mystery Back In 1995 looks like a PS1 game

Ah, 1995. A good vintage. Earthquakes in Russia and Japan combined to kill nearly 10,000, the New York Times published Ted Kaczynski's manifesto, folks made Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream into a videogam...

Steven Hansen



Botched Pokémon tattoo becomes newest beloved internet meme photo
Botched Pokémon tattoo becomes newest beloved internet meme
by Steven Hansen

If there's one thing my grandfather fought for in World War II, it was the right to monetize memes. Of course, he was in the Italian army, the side that rightfully lost the war, because all your grandfathers were fighting against meme monetization. Oh how far America has fallen.

Let's rewind. This thread hit reddit recently. "My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it." It has Pokémon, failed tattoos, illicit substances, and is written in reddit's subdermal codified style. It was a sure thing.

Like Twitch Plays Pokémon or a million other forgotten memes festering in the world's collective "funny pics" computer folders, waiting to come back and end us like an Akira-esque abomination, reddit had fun with it.

And, hey, fun? Big fan. Love to have it.

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7:30 AM on 04.17.2015

EU FNF: Lifeforce and Tumbleweeds

Welcome to EU FNF! We have another Menage a Toid/Friday Night Frights happening tonight. What is that? It's where a group of Dtoiders gets together and instead of playing games, they watch a silly/scary show/movie togethe...

Mike Martin

7:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Modder allows you to devastate as NPCs in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X has only been out a few days on PC, but resourceful modders on reddit are already finding ways to add more content to the game. Perhaps most interestingly, one modder has taken a number of NPC characters from...

Laura Kate Dale

6:00 AM on 04.17.2015

The Destructoid UK Podcast 2: Super Sentai tried to kill me

The UK, it exists and Destructoid now has writers there. Great British Pounds. Eastenders. Steptoe and Son. The Destructoid UK Podcast (DestrUKtoid). Destructoid UK Editor Laura Dale is joined this week by Joe Parlock an...

Laura Kate Dale





5:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Harmonix says 'don't throw away your old Guitar Hero controllers'

Where are all your old Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band guitars now, eh? Stuffed under the couch? Collecting dusting the basement?  If you haven't thrown them away -- and I really, really hope you haven't thrown them away --...

Vikki Blake

4:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Here's Mortal Kombat's first canonically gay character

A tweet from Mortal Kombat X's cinematic director, Dominic Cianciolo, suggests that Kung Jin is the fighting franchise's first (canonically) gay character.  "I see people are picking up on the subtle exposition cont...

Vikki Blake

3:00 AM on 04.17.2015

The new iOS update killed Spiderweb Software's iPad Games for good

Spiderweb Software’s not having a good time as of late. No one really pays much attention to them most of the time, but the fact they still pump out very niche retro-style CRPGs after 20 years is a really nice thin...

Joe Parlock

2:00 AM on 04.17.2015

Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers

It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...

Joe Parlock

8:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Yes, Nintendo, this Kong IS one hell of a guy

And let's keep it that way. None of that "heck" monkey business. Or Donkey Kong Frappuccinos.

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 04.16.2015

A better look at our beloved Conker in Project Spark

That last trailer for Conker's arrival in Project Spark didn't go over so well. There was no getting around the disappointment of seeing a long abandoned (but never forgotten!) character return not in his own adventure, but ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 04.16.2015

March NPD: PS4 still the one true king; Battlefield tops software charts

It's that time of the month again. The time console warriors are able to pull out actual facts to back up their extreme fanboyism in the most heated of forum discussions. Taking the top spot again for hardware was the PlaySta...

Robert Summa