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1:00 PM on 01.31.2015

Portal Stories: Mel mod gets a teaser, coming soon

Portal Stories: Mel is a lovely-looking community-made mod for Portal 2 that's due out sometime in Q1 2015, according to the title's store page. The lengthy 20+ level mod will feature a new protagonist called ...

Rob Morrow

12:00 PM on 01.31.2015

Obscure Video Games: Mad Panic Coaster

Roller coaster riding should be in games more often. It's easy to simulate and usually a really fun part of any game that has it. A great example is Rocket: Robot on Wheels, which even lets you build your own coaster. The pro...

Obscure Video Games

11:00 AM on 01.31.2015

Spelunker Z for PS4 is Square Enix's latest troll

The thrill of the teaser site was intoxicating; the announcement heartbreaking. Square Enix delivered the punchline to its latest troll job today, unveiling forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive "Project Code Z" as a...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 01.31.2015

Remembering kitty0706

[Dtoid community blogger SeymourDuncan17 remembers a pioneer in the machinima scene. Rest in peace, Kitty. --Mr Andy Dixon] [Image credit: SpikyMilkshake] This has been the hardest blog for me to write. Even though I hav...

SeymourDuncan17



$8 Valkyria Chronicles, $20 Isolation, & More 2014 Game Deals photo
$8 Valkyria Chronicles, $20 Isolation, & More 2014 Game Deals
by Dealzon

Gallia, to arms!

Several 2014 releases dropped to all new lows this weekend in GMG's "2014 Revisited" PC game sale. Leading the pack today is the Valkyria Chronicles PC port, which finds itself 50% cheaper than usual with a stacking code dropping the price to $8 (now dead, 24 hours only!). Other notables in the sale include Alien: Isolation, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and The Evil Within - all at or near their previous lowest prices.

Even after returning the title to its $349.99 price on January 4th, most retailers are still trying to offload the Xbox One AC Unity bundles, with Dell tossing in a free controller charging station ($25 value) to move some systems.

Also available are $50 discounts on the PS4 and a $40 off price break for a Wii U 32GB Deluxe bundle. We're pulling this out of the rumor department, but we suspect some of these systems will see permanent MSRP cuts in the near future - probably Spring/Summer 2015.

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10:10 PM on 01.30.2015

Destructoid saves the world: XCOM hasn't killed any of us yet

Last time on Destructoid Saves the World, I made strained addiction analogies (not the Kanye song) and found a work-related reason to play XCOM. Now if only I can find a work-related reason to do nothing but play Puyo Pu...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 01.30.2015

GOG.com's newest bundle slashes prices on Devolver titles

Bundle deals are all the rage these days. Although there's a ton of derivatives of the original Humble Bundle, GOG.com outshines the competitors and delivers with its Devolver Game & Watch Bundle. It's great to get such a...

Jason Faulkner

8:00 PM on 01.30.2015

You could have your artwork featured in Udon's Capcom Fighting Tribute

Udon Entertainment has been accepting submissions for its latest art book, Capcom Fighting Tribute. Professionals and fan artists alike are being asked to create tributes to Capcom's many fighting game franchises. Udon h...

Ben Davis

7:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Shorts-wearing Pikachu, red Lucario: Pokkén Tournament looks hot

Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 01.30.2015

Octodad proves silly can sell

Octodad is everything a videogame aspires to be: Fun. It's that simple. And the fine folks at Young Horses have proven that if you stick to this ideal (along with hours of hard work), it can genuinely pay off. According to so...

Robert Summa





6:00 PM on 01.30.2015

This RoboCop mod ensures I'll play The Talos Principle

Darren's review of The Talos Principle intrigued me. Even if the game had turned out poorly, a philosophical puzzler from the studio behind Serious Sam was something I just had to see. Fortunately, it's good. Eight-out-of-ten...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.30.2015

Phriday Night Phights: Phil is Dead

Don't worry, that's the only time I'll do that with the title. Couldn't resist. I miss my old name and avatar :( No regrets at all though, just a little melancholy. Goodbye you handsome devil. May Chist carry on the legacy of...

Mike Martin

5:00 PM on 01.30.2015

2K does pay-to-win lite with Evolve app

Obviously, 2K loves money. I mean, they're a company, so that's what their primary function should be, right? Well, with video games it can be a little tricky. You can love money, but at the same, you still have to respect wh...

Robert Summa



Gaming in the Rust Belt: The story of the Buffalo Game Space photo
Gaming in the Rust Belt: The story of the Buffalo Game Space
by Mike Cosimano

It’s not often I pause an interview because a sizzling plate of loaded fries, topped with thick diced bacon & monterey jack cheese, was just dropped in front of me, but maybe that’s because I don’t conduct many interviews in my home town of Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo is the capital of bar food, all of it delicious and incredibly fattening. It has to be. If you aren’t at least a couple pounds overweight, you will probably freeze to death. Between the fries and chicken fingers, I probably gained a solid 2-3 pounds during my lunch interview with the guys behind the Buffalo Game Space. By the time the check had been paid and we began heading for the door, we probably talked about the addictive relationship Buffalonians have with bar food more than the videogame-related project we had met to discuss.

I paid for lunch, by the way.

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Get your knives out: A list of the best pointy objects in the business photo
Get your knives out: A list of the best pointy objects in the business
by Nic Rowen

Knives in games are weird. They're either way too weak and flimsy to be any fun (the weapon of last resort you mess around with for a few moments to delay dying or before you restart from your last, hopefully ammo-rich, save), or, by design choice or fluke, they are ridiculously overpowered and silly. I still giggle whenever I come across some hype-video of a CoD player running around with a combat knife, humbling scores of modern Spec Ops soldiers all decked out in the latest in high-powered assault weaponry.

Outside of trolling and goofing around, knives in games often just don't feel very good. They're not satisfying to use, or to fight against. That's why we have to celebrate the outliers. Those rare beautiful games that make it a joy, not a chore, to dive in up-close-and-personal to try to stick a piece of metal into another human being.

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3:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Wonder Boy creator working on new Wonder Boy-esque game

While covering the action-adventure platformer Flying Hamster II last year, I said that fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series would want to take a look, and that's even more true today. The Kickstarter may have failed...

Jordan Devore