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2:15 PM on 04.18.2014

Punch frogs, get paid: New Curses 'N Chaos trailer

We got a brief look at the new Tribute Games joint, Curses 'N Chaos, at PAX East. It's a pared-down, arcade-like action game about two players cooperating to clear waves of foes before the timer hits zero. Super simple, but ...

Jordan Devore


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2:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Skullgirls' first male character coming for free to PS3 next week

Big Band is coming to Skullgirls Encore for free next Tuesday. He's the first male character in the game. Finally, some representation. He's also a mix between Kill la Kill's Nonon Jakuzure and FLCL's cowboy hand. His taunts...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 04.18.2014

Trials Frontier's first week saw six million downloads

While I liked the just-released Trials Fusion less than its predecessor, I still enjoyed the game. It's pretty good, all things considered. I'm less optimistic about the other new series title released this month, Trials Fron...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 04.18.2014

Octodad: Dadliest Catch finally coming to PS4 next week

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is coming to PS4 on April 22. Thankfully, it won't cost an arm, an arm, an arm, an arm and a leg. Just $15. And 20% off of that in its first week for PlayStation Plus members. And it's not a straight ...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 04.18.2014

Here's what Vita/PS3 RPG Lost Dimension looks like

This week we've been talking up a new PS3 and Vita RPG from Lancarse, the folks behind Lost Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and two Etrian Odyssey Games. We learned of its name just yester...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Hideo Baba confirms Tales of Hearts R for Western release

Ready for more Tales games to invade your backlog? Who isn't, right? Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched, because Tales series producer Hideo Baba has just confirmed that the PlayStation Vita Tales entry Tales of ...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 04.18.2014

Risen 3's teaser trailer looks vaguely like Dante's Inferno

The official teaser trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords is out now, and it involves a lot of pretty CG animation and generic combat. It's got all the hallmarks of a traditional Western RPG: darkness, big swords, and copiou...

Brittany Vincent

12:30 PM on 04.18.2014

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March 2014

PS4 sales topped 7 million as of Sony's last count, while Microsoft says upwards of 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retailers since launch. The former system was the best-seller for March (that's three months...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 04.18.2014

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair coming to Vita September 2

We knew that Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair was coming this fall to North America and Europe, but an an Atlus sales sheet gives us a solid date of September 2, priced at $39.99. The first was was my jam, so I'm really glad to know that I'll be playing its sequel at the end of summer. I know plenty of you are on the same page. 

Dale North

12:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Here are a ton of NES Remix 2 gameplay videos

NES Remix 2 is dropping next week, and this time it'll have a few more classics in tow. Like the last time around I've been playing it like crazy, capturing various clips from some of the minigames on offer.  Feel free to check out some gameplay of the remix elements (Kirby vs. Super Mario Bros.) and individual games like Metroid!

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 04.18.2014

Super adorbs Nendoroid Link is now available for pre-order

Good Smile Company's impossibly cute Nendoroid Link was already open for some pre-orders, but now he's good for pre-ordering all over, including with Good Smile proper. He ships in August, priced at 4,000 yen (about $39). But...

Dale North





11:30 AM on 04.18.2014

WANT: Chroma Squad: Sentai Tactical Manager

One of my favorite upcoming indie games right now is Chroma Squad: Sentai Tactical Manager, coming to Steam later this year. All you need to know is that it features strategy RPG combat with sentai (Japanese hero squad)...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Get a taste of the R. Lee Ermey Call of Duty voice pack

Next week, Infinity Ward is set to drop two voice packs for multiplayer -- Snoop Dogg, and R. Lee Ermey. While Snoop's studio visit was previewed already, Ermey's wasn't -- it didn't even have a price or date confirmed, in fact. But now we know that it's going to hit at the same time as Snoop, on April 22nd for $2.99. Check out the video in full, and hear the iconic drill sergeant for yourself.

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 04.18.2014

Gran Turismo 6 GT Academy starts next week

The sixth GT Academy event starts next week. What is probably the coolest videogame-to-IRL transition ever returns as players of Gran Turismo 6 will hit the real tracks. Gamers become real racers. Again -- coolest thing ever....

Dale North

10:00 AM on 04.18.2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game will not launch on Xbox One

The new Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tie-in game was all set to see a release on the PC, PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS platforms in the near future, but it appears as if one of them will not make it in time. Apparently...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 04.18.2014

Final Fantasy III could be coming to PC

The sharp eyes at Siliconera found a new listing for Square Enix RPG Final Fantasy III on the Germany USK rating board. What's interesting is that the platform is listed as PC. It's already already on everything else: DS, PSP...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Tecmo Koei wants your bug info for Dynasty Warriors 8

My experience with the PlayStation 4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends was golden, but apparently some people have been encountering intermittent issues and framerate problems with the Vita port. As a respons...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 04.18.2014

Persona Q: New battle system videos show Boost system

It's gotten to the point to where I'm checking my YouTube subscriptions first thing in the morning to see if there are any more videos from Atlus on their upcoming wares. Today we're in luck as a couple of new videos on Pers...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also na...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 04.18.2014

Game Music Bundle 7: 17 outstanding game music soundtracks

I know it's too early in the morning to be getting directive from some guy on the internet, but I'm going to be that guy and do it anyway. Stop what you're doing and go get Game Music Bundle 7. It's the best of new indie game...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 04.18.2014

New 2D Prince of Persia will channel Rayman, weirdly enough

There's more Prince of Persia to come, although it may not be in the manner you've been expecting. According to the French site Le Portail du Jeu Video, there's a new 2D Prince of Persia in development using the Rayman Legend...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 AM on 04.18.2014

TinyBuild canceled the JetGetters Kickstarter but backers are in luck

I quite liked the look of JetGetters, a multiplayer dogfighting game built around jumping out of jets and hijacking opponents' vehicles. While it successfully raised enough money Kickstarter to be funded, the crowdfunding cam...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Several games we like have been greenlit on Steam

Steam Greenlight isn't a total wasteland yet, but when 75 titles are now getting approved for release on the platform in a single batch, there are bound to be duds. Let's not talk about those. Instead, let's focus on the posi...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 04.17.2014

BurgerTime World Tour is $5 now through April 30 before it disappears forever

MonkeyPaw Games is holding a funeral one last sale for BurgerTime: World Tour, allowing players to snap it up for only $5 before it's yanked from the digital distribution channels forever on April 30. You may be thinking th...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 04.17.2014

PC release confirmed for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete

One of my great gaming sins has been managing to somehow skip out on the entirety of the Dynasty Warriors series, but now that one of them is releasing on Steam, my days of being uninformed about all things Lu Bu are numbered...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Jedi Knight II HD remake mod is underway

Kyle Katarn lives on in an upcoming Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast HD remake mod from JDBArtist, our new lord and savior of the PC mod scene. Well, that might be a little extreme, but given how much this game means to me as par...

Brittany Vincent



Aaru's Awakening is all about movement photo
Aaru's Awakening is all about movement
by Patrick Hancock

I’ve been interested in Aaru’s Awakening ever since its announcement captivated me with its hand-drawn art style. It’s pretty hard to pass up playing a game that looks the way Aaru’s Awakening does. From there, one can only hope that the mechanics draw players in enough to make it an enjoyable game. After all, we’re talking about videogames here, not paintings.

Aaru’s Awakening has a solid set of core mechanics that really make the player feel powerful, yet vulnerable at the same time. After playing through the demo at PAX East, I’m glad the game sucked me in with its art.

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Read the writing on the wall with Invisible, Inc. photo
Read the writing on the wall with Invisible, Inc.
by Darren Nakamura

Turn-based tactical espionage. Those words were all it took to sell me on the idea of Invisible, Inc. Going into the PAX demo, I knew I would have to be cunning, thoughtful, and sneaky if I wanted to successfully steal intelligence and make it out alive.

As it turns out, I overestimated how cunning, thoughtful, and sneaky I am. Invisible, Inc. requires proper espionage; players who run in and try to blow stuff up like James Bond will not make it far. Even those who play cautiously will often find themselves in sticky situations, outnumbered and outgunned with no hope for a clean exit.

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5:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Naughty Dog looking into discounting The Last of Us Remastered for PS3 players

Responding to a comment on the EU PlayStation Blog post about The Last of Us' final content release for Season Pass owners -- a bunch of new stuff for multiplayer and the single-player's "hardest challenge" yet, Grounded Mode...

Jordan Devore



Review: Trials Fusion photo
Review: Trials Fusion
by Jordan Devore

There's nothing quite like Trials and, after several games in the popular racing/platforming series, fans know what to expect from developer RedLynx: more of the same.

Yes, there will be a stupid, amazing theme song you'll hate yourself for letting get stuck in your head. There will also be moments of immense frustration made bearable by the eventual satisfaction of clearing that one particularly devious obstacle. And there will be bitter leaderboard rivalries as you fight to shave milliseconds off your best times.

Trials Fusion represents all of these things, and more -- occasionally to its detriment.

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We've got 5,000 keys for this weekend's WildStar beta! photo
We've got 5,000 keys for this weekend's WildStar beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 beta keys for their hot new MMO WildStar!

The beta weekend starts tomorrow at 7am and ends on Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific. To snag your code, just head on over to your code redemption page and click the button! Once you've got your key, go sign up for an NCSoft account if you don't already have one, then click the "Apply A Code" button at the top of a page. If you like what you see, head on over to the WildStar pre-order page and secure yourself early access to the full game in late May.

Have fun! And don't forget, fans who play the beta can earn free items for launch! For each day players log into the game between now and launch (during pre-order weekends as well as Open Beta), accounts will receive 3 Boom Boxes at launch. These boxes can be used once per day to receive a random assortment of possible goodies, including XP buffs, unique runes, weapons, housing items, unique costumes, mounts, and more!

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4:30 PM on 04.17.2014

People are literally dying to play Hitman GO, out today for iOS devices

Hitman GO launches today, a puzzle game via Square Enix Montréal that's available on iOS devices for $4.99. An Android version is on its way as well, so calm down. They didn't forget about you. Karsten Lund, creative ...

Brittany Vincent

4:15 PM on 04.17.2014

Hyper Light Drifter is the developer's own 'dream game'

When you look to hard-hitting journalism you (hopefully) look to Destructoid. In keeping with this tradition we had the creators of Hyper Light Drifter onto our live channel to talk about developing the game while we totally...

Spencer Hayes





4:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Defense Grid 2 will welcome user-created content

Hidden Path Entertainment sure does know how to make some good videogames. Defense Grid and its expansion are a blast for any tower defense fan, but they've also done Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Age of Empires I...

Patrick Hancock

3:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Live Show: More forgotten gems with Resonance of Fate

Earlier this week Phil and I played Valkyria Chronicles and we realized something: There are tons of great games out there that people haven't heard of and we can bring them to the people. So that's what we're doing today.&nb...

Spencer Hayes

3:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Childhood edutainment favorites Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear on Steam is Humongous

You wanna go to the moon with Putt-Putt or find missing kelp seeds with Freddi Fish? Get your wallets ready, because there's a whole slew of classic Humongous Entertainment games coming to Steam. And if you answered no to eit...

Brittany Vincent

2:45 PM on 04.17.2014

I wonder how much money EA makes on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Every four years, many of us pretend to be fans of il calcio -- I'm sorry, soccer -- for the global spectacle that is the World Cup. Every four years, EA releases an extra, novelty soccer game (in addition to its annual FIFA...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 04.17.2014

PS4 adding HDCP off option, video editing, and game pre-loading soon

Sony has spoken about PS4 system update 1.70 in greater detail, noting that it will release soon. Once it hits, you'll be able to disable HDCP in order to capture video via HDMI, enable a new auto-download feature that'll au...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 04.17.2014

Season 2 of The Walking Dead hits Vita next week

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...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Woah Dave scratches the manic arcade itch

One of the most common questions one gets asked when visiting a show like PAX East is, "what's the most fun game you've played this weekend." Woah Dave was my automatic response to any such query this past weekend. An a...

Conrad Zimmerman