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10:30 AM on 10.21.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse launches this week on 3DS

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse hits Nintendo 3DS this week. As the third game in the series, the story follows Shantae as she loses her genie powers and learns to fight as a pirate. It'll have the same classic Metroidva...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 10.21.2014

The November update for Xbox One will focus on background customization

Xbox One is getting another update for November, and it will focus on screen customization, mostly dealing with backgrounds and profiles. All achievements that are unlocked that have art attached to it will count as a "backg...

Chris Carter



Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11 photo
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11
by Kyle MacGregor

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit launches in North America on November 11, Marvelous announced today. The PlayStation Vita exclusive will then arrive in Europe the following day.

The rhythm game is a spin-off of "the popular bouncy ninja series," which sees the girls set aside their weapons for a change to engage in a cooking competition. Bon Appétit features ten "infectious" songs as standard, with more coming later as downloadable content.

Marvelous says all character and costume DLC from Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is compatible with Bon Appétit. Furthermore players who purchase the "Gessen x Hebijo DLC pack" will have access to the game's soundtrack via a bonus music app.

Both the base game and expansion will retail for $15 apiece.

Senran Kagura Bon Appetit! Hits Vita Exclusively on 11/11 [PlayStation Blog, PS Blog EU]

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Review: The Legend of Korra photo
Review: The Legend of Korra
by Chris Carter

One of the biggest surprises of 2014 had to be the announcement of a Legend of Korra game, published by Activision and developed by Platinum Games. Yes, that Platinum Games -- the current master of action titles.

It's only been a few months since the reveal of said Korra game, and already it's out on just about every platform imaginable outside of the Wii U. While the core result is indicative of Platinum's seal of quality, it feels rushed in many ways.

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Review: Samurai Warriors 4 photo
Review: Samurai Warriors 4
by Chris Carter

While the Dynasty Warriors series is often heralded as the pinnacle of Omega Force's hack-and-slash catalog, the lesser-known Samurai franchise has been churning out some of the best games in the stable.

Based around the Sengoku era of Japan, Samurai Warriors mixes things up with unique offerings like ninjas, samurai, and historical figures such as Goemon Ishikawa and Musashi Miyamoto. If you can get past the repetition, Samurai Warriors 4 delivers another hearty helping of action the developer is known for.

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6:00 AM on 10.21.2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-order deal breakdown

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. If you spot more Beyond Earth pre-order deals and pre-load info, let us know in the comments! Mission Contr...

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Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Review: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
by Chris Carter

[Disclosure: Nick Chester, who is currently employed at Harmonix, previously worked at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.]

Fantasia holds a special place in my heart. My wife and I both grew up playing instruments, and whenever a song comes on from the film, we get to share a little moment as Disney fans. Yes, PhilharMagic is one of our favorite attractions at Disney World.

So when I heart that Harmonix was making a Fantasia game, I got excited -- until I heard that it had at least one song by Drake in it. Of course, my full judgment was reserved for the finished product, and I found it to be a magical experience overall.

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10:30 PM on 10.20.2014

Dark Souls will shed Games for Windows Live next month

There were enough worthwhile PC games tied to Games for Windows Live that I was willing to put up with service, which seemed to range from mildly annoying to downright frustrating, depending on the day. For many of us, Dark S...

Jordan Devore



We learned Fiddy doesn't need to move his mouth to swear in 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand  photo
We learned Fiddy doesn't need to move his mouth to swear in 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
by Bill Zoeker

Watch the slow progression of our drunken stupidity as we continue to trudge through 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. In this segment, I try to make my Bacardi and Vitamin Water cocktail less terrible with lime juice, sadly to no avail. Then Max and I poop a bunch of nonsense from our mouths, as usual.

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We don't recommend eating a whole turkey before you play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
We don't recommend eating a whole turkey before you play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I round out the first hour of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with groggy, terrible jokes. We also talked about the mysteries of Boz Scaggs. And... stuff.

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6:00 PM on 10.20.2014

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 still needs some work

We've talked before which games use Steam Early Access best. Titles like Prison Architect and Sunless Sea are two that come to mind for me; these are games that have a perfectly playable and enjoyable core game that has been ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 10.20.2014

Civilization V is free to play on Steam right now

Civilization: Beyond Earth comes out this Friday and in anticipation, Civilization V is now free to play on Steam until October 23.  It's all right here.

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 10.20.2014

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge coming to 3DS next month

I love Pokémon Puzzle Challenge.  I am glad that it is coming to the 3DS Virtual Console. I think I will pay $5 for it despite still having a cartridge. I probably won't bother with the code for the Special Demo Version of Ruby and Sapphire it comes with, but that's fine. It is a lovely little game. I think I will go play it right now. 

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 10.20.2014

Catch Mega Pokemon early in the Alpha Sapphire Special Demo

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will let you get a head start on your adventures with a Special Demo Version. Details on how to get it are here. You may want to. It lets you transfer items as well as Pokemon, ...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 10.20.2014

There's a new Time Crisis and it's NOT for iOS

I would always go for House of the Dead above all other light-gun arcade games, but if I had any quarters left, I'd often put them toward Time Crisis; usually enough for a single round, which would come to an end with impress...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 10.20.2014

We have three reviews going up tomorrow morning

When you -- yes, you, person who sleeps in until at least 7:00am Pacific -- check Destructoid tomorrow morning, there will be three new reviews. I figured you might appreciate a quick heads up as these things can slip through...

Jordan Devore