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Cobalt at gamescom photo
Cobalt at gamescom

Cobalt, that arena battle game, is still a Microsoft exclusive


New trailer
Aug 04
// Chris Carter
Mojang has shifted gears a bit since the Microsoft aquisition, and is going to be publishing some more projects in the future. One such game is Cobalt, an arena battler, that will debut on PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One at an undisclosed date. Based on the trailer above, it looks like a fun little romp. I could always go for the occasional arena title with friends.
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We Happy Few

We Happy Few is coming to Xbox One first, my fair lady


So good
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
ID@Xbox head Chris Charla ended his segment of Microsoft's gamescom press conference by calling We Happy Few "one of the creepiest games in recent memory." Look at that trailer. He's not wrong. It's not exactly feel-goo...
Thimbleweed Park photo
Thimbleweed Park

Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park coming to Xbox One, Windows 10


'Use balloon animal with corpse'
Aug 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Today at Microsoft's gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert took the stage to announce that his upcoming adventure game Thimbleweed Park would be coming to Xbox One and W...
Ark photo
Ark

Ark: Survival Evolved adds giant spiders to its dino-fest


Coming to Xbox One
Aug 04
// Steven Hansen
Bad name, but man Ark: Survival Evolved looks great. It's already playable on Steam in Early Access, but it's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next year. Not sure if it can do as well there as it will on PC, where people who play stuff like DayZ tend to congregate, but, hey, name one more cool-looking dinosaur game coming out anytime soon. Really, if I'm missing one, let me know.
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility comes to everyone in November


Games with Gold gets a boost, too
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
Microsoft is obviously looking forward to the future, but it hasn't completely turned its attention from the past. At E3, it dropped the bombshell that it had a backward compatibility program so that Xbox 360 titles could be ...
Xbox One chatpad photo
Xbox One chatpad

Lovely Xbox One controller gets an ugly chatpad


Function, not form
Aug 04
// Steven Hansen
I mean, hey, it works. Anyone type enough on the Xbox One that they're picking this bad boy up when it launches in November?
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Bloodstained

Bloodstained will feature Microsoft crossplay, new character revealed


Dual sword wielding demon hunter shown
Aug 04
// Laura Kate Dale
If you buy Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox One or Windows 10, you'll be able to interact with your friends on other Microsoft-owned platforms. Revealed at Microsoft's gamescom press briefing, we also got our first g...
Killer Instinct photo
Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Season 3 coming March 2016 on Xbox One and PC


Rash from Battletoads is confirmed
Aug 04
// Chris Carter
Microsoft announced today at gamescom that Killer Instinct will be getting a Season 3, which will debut in March 2016. That goes for the Xbox One and the upcoming PC version, and Xbox One fight sticks and controllers will work on PC. Also, Rash from Battletoads will debut in the game today, which is pretty awesome. I'm up for a Season 3, as the core game has been excellent so far.
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DVR on Xbox One

Xbox One DVR functionality coming in 2016


A subscription-free serivce
Aug 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Today at Microsoft's gamescom media briefing, the company announced a subscription-free DVR service with the ability to record shows on a schedule or in the background while you're gaming. For a while there it seemed like Mic...
Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

Quantum Break now has an April 5, 2016 release date


Time moves slow
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
Microsoft kicked off its gamescom press conference by bending time and slowly shoving bullets into bad guys. That's Quantum Break -- part third-person cover action game and part television show. We still don't have a goo...
Scalebound photo
Scalebound

Scalebound gameplay trailer reveals four-player co-op, coming holiday 2016


Modern teen kicks ass on dragon
Aug 04
// Laura Kate Dale
At today's gamescom press briefing, we got our first look at Scalebound gameplay footage and it looks really bloody cool. At the press conference we not only got to see five minutes of gameplay footage, but we also learned t...
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Crackdown 3

Microsoft debuts Crackdown 3 gameplay at gamescom


Aug 04
// Chris Carter
Microsoft gave us a bit of info on Crackdown 3, which is starting to take shape. It takes place in a new city which was once a "glistening metropolis now filled with crime." It's described as an ecosystem where you have more...
Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

New Quantum Break trailer has a hobbit and military violence


April 5, 2016
Aug 04
// Steven Hansen
Those extreme sound cues whenever a time travel power is used are real loud watching live. I somehow missed one of Lords of the Rings' hobbits ending up in the game -- this is still half a television show? Making an extreme ...
Xbox bares it all!!! photo
Xbox bares it all!!!

Watch the Xbox gamescom 2015 press conference


Microsoft Xbox One and PC presser
Aug 04
// Steven Hansen
Microsoft is kicking off gamescom 2015 in Cologne with its Xbox briefing in 15 minutes. That's 7:00AM (PDT), 4:00PM in Germany.  You can watch it live streamed here, or through your Xbox One, Xbox 360, or Windows Phone. ...
Naruto Shippuden photo
Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 delayed into 2016


In Japan and North America
Aug 04
// Chris Carter
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was supposed to be released later this year worldwide, but Bandai Namco has just confirmed that it will be delayed into 2016. At first, the company just noted a delay in Japan to Febru...
Metal Gear Solid V photo
Metal Gear Solid V

Konami does a cute 'act like a hero' Metal Gear Solid V commercial


Less than a month away, finally
Aug 04
// Chris Carter
Metal Gear Solid V is less than a month away. I know, right! It feels like we've been waiting for ages. To help celebrate that fact, Konami has a new Japanese commercial out that's similar to Arkham Knight's live action...
League of Legends photo
League of Legends

League of Legends streamer banned for fake swatting


Player faked a police raid
Aug 04
// Laura Kate Dale
Swatting: the act of calling armed police to an address with a fake threat of a violent crime in progress. Generally, this is done to people streaming video games live on Twitch. Two things you should not do: Swat, or fake be...
HoloLens photo
HoloLens

Microsoft's HoloLens will feature Xbox Live and ID@Xbox support


Four platforms to rule them all
Aug 04
// Laura Kate Dale
With Microsoft's gamescom press conference mere hours away, little bits of news are starting to pop up here and there that it didn't deem worth making part of the main conference. From the looks of it, some additional HoloLen...
Xbox photo
Xbox

Xbox One Elite Controller gets a hefty discount - HURRY


Amazon UK offer knocks 42% off RRP
Aug 04
// Vikki Blake
UPDATE: Aaaand... they're gone! Hope everyone who wanted one got one!  Original story follows. --- If you've been hesitating to splash the cash and secure yourself a Xbox One Elite Controller, pay attention - Amazon UK i...
Mad Max: Fury Road photo
Mad Max: Fury Road

This new Mad Max trailer is kinda awesome


Check out the Strongholds along the way
Aug 04
// Vikki Blake
Warner Bros. has dropped an all-new Mad Max trailer.  This video gives us a glimpse of what to expect at the various "fortified garrisons, or strongholds, located throughout the open world of the post-apocalyp...
Lord of the Rings Online photo
Lord of the Rings Online

The Lord of the Rings Online shuts down most of its worlds


Five worlds to rule them all...
Aug 04
// Joe Parlock
Looks like The Lord of the Rings Online hasn’t been in the best shape recently. Developer Turbine has announced it will be closing all but five of the worlds for each region. The only worlds that will remain open in the...
Assassin's Creed photo
Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed screenshots matched up to the real world


Rome-ing about Europe
Aug 04
// Joe Parlock
Tumblr user Haricotkenway recently went on a trip around Europe, and has managed to line up screenshots from Assassin’s Creed with the real-life equivalent of the famous landmarks. While the idea may not be new, I still...
Rocket League ports photo
Rocket League ports

Psyonix eying other platforms for Rocket League


Y'all should play this
Aug 03
// Jordan Devore
Today's the last day to download Rocket League on PS4 for free through PS Plus. Jump on it! Success on PlayStation and PC has enabled developer Psyonix to grow its small team. That means good things for the future of Rocket L...
Promoted blog photo
Promoted blog

Band of Bloggers: Hideo Games


Band of Bloggers returns!
Aug 03
// Retrofraction
[When Fenriff left Destructoid for Syfy Games after TheScholarlyGamer, the fate of Band of Bloggers fell into question. Last week, I put out a call to see if anyone wanted to take up Fenriff's mantle and Retrofraction answered! Let's keep this homegrown community feature going! - Pixie]
Kentucky Route Zero photo
Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero Act 4 is 'not canceled'


Christmas in August
Aug 03
// Mike Cosimano
Kentucky Route Zero developer Cardboard Computer has taken to its Twitter account to address the existence of the forthcoming Act IV. The developer is adamant that the game has not been abandoned, even though no concrete rele...
amiibo photo
amiibo

Rumor: GameStop holding amiibo event on 8/8 for Duck Hunt, Game and Watch, and R.O.B. (Update)


You had to know all that up front
Aug 03
// Mike Cosimano
[Update: The beloved amiibo News Twitter account just posted a picture of a GameStop flyer advertising this event. We currently have no official confirmation from GameStop, but this looks fairly legitimate. It's worth noting...
Mondays, am I right? photo
Mondays, am I right?

Sonic 2 handles stubborn stains!


Embarassing bald spots, no problem!
Aug 03
// Jordan Devore
If I were allowed to make commercials for video games, I'd want them to look like this:
New Hi-Rez game photo
New Hi-Rez game

(Update) Hi-Rez announces tactical team-based shooter Paladins


Playable at gamescom
Aug 03
// Darren Nakamura
[Update: In an email with Destructoid, a Hi-Rez representative confirmed that Paladins will be free to play, but the developer is "still working out the specifics." To prognosticate for a bit, I would personally guess the mon...
Backward compatibility photo
Backward compatibility

Shadow Complex playable on Xbox One for preview members


As is Gears of War
Aug 03
// Jordan Devore
I'm using my Xbox One more than ever now that Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is playable by way of Rare Replay. Gotta catch 'em all. Backward compatibility is a huge deal for people like me who have an extensive Xbox...
Kickstarter photo
Kickstarter

Keiji Inafune: Is it too soon to start my next Kickstarter? (Fauxclusive)


Is it ever too soon?
Aug 03
// CJ Andriessen
Game developer Keiji Inafune asked himself today if it was too soon for him to start his next Kickstarter campaign. In the minutes following Red Ash's Kickstarter failure, Inafune paced around his office mentally going throug...

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