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Save bug

Witcher 3 bug kills Xbox saves, console patch not ready this week


Watch out for save bug on Xbox One
May 22
While reception towards the usefulness of The Witcher 3's day-one update on Xbox One was mixed, the general stability patch CD Projekt RED is working on would be welcomed all around. Especially on the Xbox One, where people a... read
Don't Starve

If you buy Don't Starve on Wii U soon, you'll get a free gift copy


Not bad
May 22
We already knew that Don't Starve was heading to the Wii U on May 28 (June 4 in Europe), but now we can confirm that developer Klei Entertainment has sweetened the deal a bit. If you buy the game for $14.99 before J... read
2D will ride again!

More footage from the new 2D Dragon Ball Z fighter


2D will ride again!
May 22
Last month we finally got a look (in video form) at the new 2D Dragon Ball Z fighter from BlazBlue developer Arc System Works. One month ahead of its Japanese release date, Bandai Namco has released another decent length loo... read
Den of puppies
I am convinced that somewhere, all of the new assets for the Destiny: House of Wolves expansion were lost, forcing Bungie to restart the entire process all over again. Why else would almost the entire $20 premium DLC be a reskin? read feature

Friday Night Fights - Get Over Here!


Game with the Dtoid Community!
May 22
Guys, I have a problem. I'm thirsty as hell. Not for some sweet meat slapping, but for blood. Your blood. Someone needs to hit me up on Xbox or PC for some Mortal Kombat X action. I have 9 Komplete on PC as well. LET'S DO THI... read
The great soup war
You really have to give it to Q-Games. With the notable exception of PixelJunk Shooter 2, it has tried something different with pretty much all of its releases, from slot car races, to tower defense, to music visualizers. Not every game is a smash hit, but they all have something unique to offer, including the newly minted Nom Nom Galaxy.  read feature

Splatoon

Remember, the last Splatoon Global Testfire session is tomorrow


Ink out your schedule
May 22
Splatoon is almost out, but before then, you can enjoy one last Global Testfire session on Wii U. It'll take place tomorrow at 3PM PST, 11PM UK -- once again it will attempt to cater to players all across the world. As a... read
Easy Joke

Employee kidnappings up 500% after Doug Bowser begins work at Nintendo


Bob Ganondorf in billing also suspected
May 22
The warm welcome for Doug Bowser, the new Vice President of Sales at Nintendo of America, is over after it was reported female employee kidnappings have increased 500% since he started earlier this week. More than 10 beauti... read
Mega Man 8

The underrated Mega Man 8 will arrive on the PSN next week


Ohhh yeah
May 22
It truly is a "Mega" May. There's a ton of new releases on the Wii U Virtual Console, Tron Bonne has been re-released, and now, Mega Man 8 is coming to the PSN (PS3, PSP, Vita). Amazing! It has flaws, like terrible ... read
Pinball FX2 Portal

Zen Studios' Portal pinball table is pretty faithful, and fun


Not going to make a 'you monster' joke
May 22
I'm not as crazy about pinball as say, Chad Concelmo, but with the right theme, I'm on board. The South Park Pinball pack hit the spot with numerous references to the show, and more recently, the Portal board h... read
FFXIV

Nobuo Uematsu unveils his beautiful new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward theme


Also, have some expansion footage
May 22
One of the best parts of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the music. Most people don't consider it a "real" Final Fantasy because of the MMO tag, but let me tell you -- it's probably my favorite main entry sinc... read
DMC 4

Check out the femme fatales of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition


So...many...characters
May 22
Trish, playable in the new Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition release next month, is shaping up to be one of the coolest DMC characters to date. Thankfully, Lady doesn't seem like a slouch either, as her gun-based gameplay looks pretty amazing. I was always a fan of the Kalina Ann weapon. Despite the fact that it's digital-only in the west, I'm still excited to give this a test run. read
DestrUKtoid

DestrUKtoid Episode 6 - Hot Orc Twins


It's a really crazy show...
May 22
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... read
Borderlands

Ashley Johnson joins Tales from the Borderlands cast


'Episode 3 is bananas!'
May 22
The Last of Us voice actor Ashley Johnson is joining the cast for Tales from the Borderlands. Johnson's involvement -- confirmed by Telltale's Laura Perusco and Job Stauffer on Twitter -- is said to concern a "very core chara... read
Sony

Experience E3 2015 with PlayStation


All US states are represented, plus three Canadian cities
May 22
Sony will be rolling out the PlayStation E3 Experience to more theaters in more states than ever before. In a recent PlayStation blog post, Sony confirmed that the free event -- starting at 6pm PT on June 15 -- will... read
Desura

Desura and Indie Royale accused of not paying developers


Keep Hanlon's Razor in mind
May 22
Indie developers have raised word that digital distribution site Desura, and its bundle site Indie Royale, have been failing to pay them. In a post on /r/IndieGaming, a developer of Battle Fleet 2 claims that it has not recei... read
Moonrise

Moonrise is like a real-time Pokémon, and is coming to Early Access


Remember Spectrobes? Me neither
May 22
I really don’t think Undead Labs was thinking too far past State of Decay when coming up with iys team name. Especially now its latest game, Moonrise, is absolutely nothing like it, and there’s not a zombie in si... read
Guilty Gear XX Accent

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R comes to Steam on May 26


Heaven or Hell port?
May 21
Guilty Gear fan? You'll get a chance to check out another iteration on Steam come May 26. Arc System Works has confirmed to Destructoid that Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R will make its way to Steam next week. I... read
Swatting is evil

Twitch swatter smirks in court, pleads guilty


A real life monster
May 21
You might have read about the really shitty act of swatting, or calling in fake threats to the police prompting a SWAT team to arrive at someone's home unannounced. The crime started to gain popularity in 2013 when multi... read
YouTube live streaming

YouTube adds 1080p 60fps live streaming


Twitch gets competition
May 21
Looks like YouTube is making a big push to steal some of Twitch's streamers and audience. YouTube launched 60fps live streaming at 720p and 1080p today alongside an HTML5 player. While Twitch has had these features for s... read
Mobile gaming!

The cell phone in this year's Tokyo Game Show promo art seems very intentional


Mobile gaming!
May 21
The Tokyo Game Show has revealed this year's promo art meant to go with the theme of "playing games with more freedom," hence the high flying hover board and, presumably, Puzzle & Dragons stuffed mobile phone. And whateve... read
Promoted blog

A healthy look at health indicators


Promoted from our community blogs
May 21
[AJ takes us on an informative and entertaining look at the history of health bars throughout games. It's pretty nice to look back on such a classic and necessary mechanic but it's by no means comprehensive. Got your own favo... read
Utawarerurmono: False Mas

Utawarerurmono: False Mask is a visual novel, strategy RPG hybrid


3D!
May 21
Aquaplus has released its first trailer for Utawarerurmono: False Mask, the unexpectedly 3D hybrid visual novel and strategy game coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on September 24.   read
Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine: The (Steam) VR revolution will, unsurprisingly, have zombies


Virtual reality zombie shooter
May 21
I sometimes feel like I'm less on board with VR than most. It's a fun novelty to show a family member for 20 minutes, not something I'd like to be cocooned in for hours . Maybe that's why there's expectation of it doing gang... read
Blade Runner up

Technobabylon is a techno babblin' cyberpunk adventure


Blade Runner up
May 21
I still, still, still want to play the actual Blade Runner adventure game, but Technobabylon is a simpler option, what with the Steam page and all. The classic point and click has three playable characters. There's agents Ch... read
More Dying Light

Dying Light dev cancels dark fantasy tale Hellraid


To make more Dying Light content
May 21
Hellraid was announced as a Dead Island follow up in 2013. We finally got a good look at it late last year following a delay for current gen and PC exclusivity. It was meant to come out this year, but that's not happening, H... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X just got two hotfixes, another is on the way


Ermac, Kenshi, and Cassie Cage fixed
May 21
Netherealms is chugging along at 200 miles an hour, bullet train style, with both DLC and hotfixes for all three current versions of Mortal Kombat X. After scrambling to fix the PC edition of the game, they're also moving on ... read
Octodad

Octodad on Vita will have same-screen co-op


Haha, what a cluster
May 21
Young Horses, the developer of Octodad, has noted that the Vita version of the game will be released on May 26. It'll cost you $14.99, but since it features Cross-Buy, a PS4 purchase already netted you the Vita version for fr... read
Splatoon amiibo

Here are some closeup shots of the Inkling Boy Splatoon amiibo


Love that detail
May 21
A few months ago I shared some closeup shots of the Mario Party amiibo line, and you guys seemed to really enjoy it, so here we are today with the Inkling Boy figure. I've been playing Splatoon for over a week now (revie... read
Expeditions: Viking

Historical RPG Expeditions: Viking announced


Historical means no horned helmets!
May 21
Expeditions: Conquistador by Logic Artists is a great, and difficult, tactical RPG. So naturally, when I heard that another game is being made in the same vein, I immediately became excited. Expeditions: Viking&nbs... read
Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is getting PvP this month


Out in Japan
May 21
Sword Art Online: Lost Song, the PS3 and Vita follow-up to Hollow Fragment, has been out in Japan for a few months now, but it'll get a few updates on May 28. The biggest update is easily the PvP arena, but it'll also gain ne... read
Nintendo

Nintendo is dumping the basic Wii U set in Japan


Moving forward
May 21
We may have seen the last of the 8GB Wii U. Nintendo has revealed, by way of their website, that they are eliminating the basic edition of the console in Japan. It's been fairly elusive all across the world as it is, and Nint... read






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