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4:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Go ahead and pick up Kemco's RPG Band of Monsters for free

A lot of you are always on the lookout for new role-playing games. Kemco has one titled RPG Band of Monsters that you might not have given a spin yet, and the best part is that you don't have to be a discerning consumer...

Brett Makedonski


1:00 AM on 07.22.2014

New Xbox One advert throws haymakers of inspiration

In its new video titled "Best Games," Xbox lets everyone know who the top four contenders for its heavyweight championship are -- Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Assassin's Creed Unity, Sunset Overdrive, and Call of Duty:...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 PM on 07.21.2014

This fake Choir Kids trailer for Smash Bros. 4 is a scream

Did you hear the news? Sweet Patrick Hancock and I let loose a huge eruption of mental fan fudge about Smash Bros. 4 last Sunday! We rattled on and on about our hopes, fears, and predictions for the game, making for an edito...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes

Mmm, Metroid Prime. One of my all-time favorites, and yet it's been far too long since I've last played it. For that matter, I don't know that I've ever watched a speedrun of the game in its entirety. This 55:53 single-segme...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015

As we reported earlier today, attendees of QuakeCon last week were treated to a sneak peak of id Software's upcoming interplanetary demon slaughterfest, simply title Doom. Word came in from Doom publisher Bethesda that the l...

Bill Zoeker

8:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans

Riot Games wants to clear League of more "extreme" assholes. Starting today it's doling out bans -- permanent or 14-day -- for slurs, death threats, as well as "unsportsmanlike conduct," like repeatedly killing yourself ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 07.21.2014

This is Skylanders Trap Team's Dark Edition

$99 to get started with Skylanders Trap Team in style -- thank heavens I'm not a kid (or don't have children, for that matter) because I'd be all over this. Activision has opened pre-orders for the Trap Team Dark Edition, whi...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Facebook has now finalized the acquisition of Oculus VR

It's been months since Facebook announced the proposed acquisition of Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion, but that deal was just finalized today. In a joint statement released to the media, the two sides simply said ...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Geoff Keighley's producing a live performance of The Last of Us

In recent years, The Last of Us has been held among many as a shining example of what narrative in videogames can accomplish. In one week, we'll get to see if its story translates fluidly to other mediums, as it'll be p...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Take a field trip to Destiny's Vanguard Armory with a pre-order

PlayStation owners: How's the downtime in the Destiny beta treating you? Itching to get back in? Xbox players: Are you struggling to contain your excitement until it goes live for you in two days? If you've fallen prey ...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Turns out actual farmers play Farming Simulator

Despite mainly playing all my games on PC, I've never been bitten by the simulation bug. There's no copies of Euro Truck Simulator or Farming Simulator lurking in my Steam library. Still, I'm keen to know who plays these game...

Alasdair Duncan





4:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4

Naughty Dog is targeting 1080p and 60 frames per second for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. "I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation," ...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 07.21.2014

Bungie shuts down Destiny beta for a couple days

You might want to cancel any plans you may have made to battle the Fallen over the next couple days, as the Destiny beta will be taking a respite until Wednesday.  "We are beginning the process of taking the Destiny beta...

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Robin's Nosferatu: First Smash Bros. move that steals health

Robin, the vanilla, wrong representation of Fire Emblem: Awakening's main character, is a bit of a sneak in Smash Bros. First it's the flirtation with dark magic, now it's word that Robin's Nosferatu attack will damage e...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Media Molecule teases 'new PS4 project' with a creepy mustache guy

This teaser for Media Molecule's new PlayStation 4 project is curious. But first, here is the studio's explanation for what we're looking at (flashing light warning): "A rendering error on our new PS4 project caused this tri...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Rest of us: Not considering Last of Us 2 'would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans'

Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told VideoGamer that Naughty Dog is still exploring ideas for a Last of Us sequel. Apparently not doing so, "would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans." I don't know abou...

Steven Hansen



Review: Squids Odyssey photo
Review: Squids Odyssey
by Darren Nakamura

Splatoon might be getting a lot of hype for Wii U squid battling, but it is not the first game featuring a squid squad to grace the console. Earlier this year, Squids made its jump from iOS to the Wii U with Squids Odyssey, and it even blazed a trail for cross buy on Nintendo systems.

Squids combines two disparate gameplay elements: tactical role-playing and skill-based slingshot physics. Squids Odyssey takes the original game, the sequel Squids Wild West, and adds in even more levels, characters, and hats into an impressively large package. That said, the package seems better suited for mobile than home console.

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1:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Even more characters in that classic Bubble Bobble style

Well, my Monday is off to a good start. Yours will be too, if you liked Paul Robertson's Taito-style pixel art series. It continues with another hundred characters, viewable below. Without a doubt, my favorite this time around is the Cacodemon from Doom. It looks so friendly! Who's yours? 100 Taito style sprites part 3 [Paul Robertson]

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 07.21.2014

PS3/360 strategy game Bladestorm getting remade for some reason

Next you're going to tell me someone is remaking Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons. Well, that would be less surprising. What's a random movie from 2007? Someone's going to remake Stardust? In the Name of th...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Sweet looking Mega Man helmets will be at SDCC

If you're heading to San Diego Comic Con this year, you'll get a chance to check out a pair of Mega Man (with a red variant of Mega Man's powers) helmets made out of chrome resin. They're about 10 inches tall, and if you head...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 07.21.2014

This is it: Watch Dota 2's The International grand finals live

[Update: It's over! Newbee has been named champion of The International 4 and will take home $5,028,308 in prize money. For reaching second place, ViCi Gaming will bring home a still-impressive $1,475,699. Watch the final mat...

Jordan Devore



New Mighty No. 9 video shows off transformation powers, Call gameplay photo
New Mighty No. 9 video shows off transformation powers, Call gameplay
by Chris Carter

Developer Comcept has done a great job of keeping its fans updated on the Mighty No. 9 project -- and for some fans, overly so. Although this new video has a fair amount of recycled footage at the start and the end, the middle gives us a new look at Beck's powers, as well as some solid footage of Call.

I know some people are disappointed at its dash-heavy gameplay and score system, but keep in mind that this is a rough alpha, and the game is still a long ways away. Also, the dashing totally rocks.

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Review: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty photo
Review: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
by Chris Carter

One of the first games I ever played on PlayStation was Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. I remember opening up the jewel case, adorned by a creepy looking creature with his mouth sewn shut, with no idea of what to expect. Over the course of the next few weeks I became acquainted with that creature called Abe, and slowly made my way through the difficult puzzle platformer at a slow, but steady pace.

2014's New N' Tasty is basically a recreation of that same experience from 1997, for better and for worse.

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10:45 AM on 07.21.2014

Best Buy is doing buy one, get one for 3DS games this week

Like the DS before it, the 3DS is becoming one of my favorite platforms. Now that we are several years into its life, it has a pretty great selection of first and third-party games. There are enough now that I have fallen beh...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 07.21.2014

Creators of SteamWorld Dig looking into Cross-Buy promotion

SteamWorld Dig is a great game, and worth completing multiple times over. But is it worth double, or even triple-dipping for? For some, no game is worth that much. One such fan is frustrated that he can buy the game for ...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 07.21.2014

Dance Central Spotlight shimmies to Xbox One on Sept. 2 with ten songs

Harmonix's latest venture in exploiting how uncoordinated you are is set to take off in the fall. Just announced today, Dance Central Spotlight will release on Xbox One on September 2 at a price point of $9.99. Right off...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 07.21.2014

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate looks so 'new generation'

Good lord, Koei Tecmo! You've done it again. Just look at all these Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate assets. What are we supposed to do with all of these? Look at them? Well, okay. It seems we have a melange of glamorous "new gene...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 07.21.2014

Harmonix survey suggests a possible Rock Band reunion

It's been a few number of years since Harmonix last implored us to flood our living rooms with plastic instruments in the spirit of faux-rock stardom, but the music games developer is gauging interest in a return to form. Har...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 07.21.2014

Party like it's 1997: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launch trailer

You can read our Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review just a bit later today, but you can watch the launch trailer for the spruced up cult classic platformer right now. It's as delightful as ever, but also clean and pretty. Or, new and tasty. Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be available in North and South America on July 22, Europe and Australia July 23.

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 07.21.2014

Team USA's Clint Dempsey loses Xbox shirt for PS3/PS4 FIFA 15 cover

Lionel Messi will grace the cover of FIFA for the third year straight year, but FIFA 15's North American release will see team USA's Clint Dempsey creeping behind Messi, wondering why his lighting is so different.  ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 07.21.2014

Some old Hollywood producer men excited to win over teens with Space Invaders movie

Yes, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to Space Invaders and has a trio of names to produce a film based on it. This, despite the fact that some bad Adam Sandler-Kevin James joint called Pixels is meant to come out n...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 07.21.2014

Don't expect to see any Doom until 2015

QuakeCon attendees got to see some Doom footage. Anyone streaming was said "good-bye" to as the stream cut out. Bethesda Softworks VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines told PC Gamer that the new Doom just isn...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 07.20.2014

It looks like The Unfinished Swan is flying to PS4, Vita

This month, the Korean Game Rating Board issued classifications for PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of The Unfinished Swan, foreshadowing a potential cross-platform release. Giant Sparrow's first-person puzzler initially rele...

Kyle MacGregor







Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know photo
Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know
by Steven Hansen

Even if you must play all the Hot New Games, you don't need a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One to do so until 2015. Enough of them are still releasing on PS3 and 360 this fall. The rest, on PC (and, for some of us, handhelds). 

With the recent release of Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros., you might consider buying a Wii U, though. 

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1:15 PM on 07.20.2014

The biggest esports tournament in history continues

Note: there will be no spoilers in this post for day one or two, but expect them in the comments!  Yesterday was as exciting as it was heartbreaking for some, but that's just the way things go when over $10 million is on...

Patrick Hancock

12:30 PM on 07.20.2014

How DannyB defeated his father

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes, w...

Jonathan Holmes



Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions photo
Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions
by Jonathan Holmes

When it comes to writing about Smash Bros, I'm a control freak. If Destructoid goes more than a day without posting about the series, I get impatient. Smash Bros is actually a big reason why I got started here. Back in 2007, the great Adam Dork hosted a weekly Smash Bros Dojo contest where readers were invited to guess what the daily Smash Bros news would be for the day.

Those were simpler times. No responsibility, no accidentally enraging thousands of people by having opinions about game design, no accusations of only working for Dtoid for the fame and fortune, or of being a being hipster who only writes about videogames to impress women who wear wooden glasses and ride bicycles made of hemp. While I'm happy to be where I am today, there's definitely advantages to being "just a fan" and not a "a videogame editorialist" (whatever that means). 

Patrick Hancock and I decided to approach this article from strictly a fan's perspective. We love Smash Bros. We think about it everyday. Getting those thoughts out of our brains felt good, and we hope it feels good for you to read about them.

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11:00 AM on 07.20.2014

EarthBound localization dev chats about the old days on his new Kickstarter

Marcus Lindblom is a heck of a guy. Every time you think he's let loose everything there is to tell about taking Shigesato Itoi's Mother 2 and transforming it into EarthBound, he pulls out some new stories to shares. Right no...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 AM on 07.20.2014

Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English

NIS America has released the first batch of English screenshots from the upcoming Fairy Fencer F, releasing in North America on September 23 and Europe on September 26. These screenshots act as introductions to some of the ca...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 07.19.2014

Weekend Playlist: Summer Jams

Summer is officially in full swing and most of you are probably sitting inside and playing Destiny. I dont blame you though, if I had a PS4 I would be doing the same exact thing. For those of you who maybe want to pretend you are outside enjoying the nice weather, I have created this playlist of happy summertime jams.   

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