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10:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest looks, sounds AMAZING!

This is the first trailer for Theatrhythm Dragon Quest. Marvel at its majestic beauty. It's a JRPG-shaped swizzle stick here to stir up your emotions. You feel that? Yeah, that's a double shot of nostalgia clinking up against your heart like rocks in a glass. Or something. Feels good, baby.

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Assassin's Creed creative director has a new game

Patrice Désilets is a man whose name you may not know, but whose work you probably do. Patrice used to be the creative director on the Assassin's Creed series, before Ubisoft kicked him to the curb and held on to the r...

Laura Kate Dale





8:00 PM on 12.19.2014

GameStop & Green Man Gaming launch winter sales on the heels of Steam

Five bucks BF4 and six dollars CS: GO. It's PC game winter sales everywhere you look. On the heels of Steam's Winter Sale (which is now on Day 2) and not wanting to be left out, 3rd party retailers are joining in the fra...

Dealzon



Very Quick Tips for the Halo 5 beta photo
Very Quick Tips for the Halo 5 beta
by Chris Carter

The Halo 5 beta is out for Xbox One preview accounts and select members of the press, and will be coming your way soon on December 29 if you are qualified. I...don't know how I feel about it yet, as my experience has been mixed so far.

It's definitely a beautiful-looking shooter, but the gunplay feels off at times. I need to play more to make a full judgment, and this is a beta after all! Here's some tips to help you whenever you happen to get into it.

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6:00 PM on 12.19.2014

That lil Bulbasaur! Pokémon Center has the adorable Red Nendoroid

We last spoke about Good Smile Company's Red Nendoroid months ago, which is just too dang long. The figure has since released in Japan, and the US Pokémon Center now has it in stock. For $49.99, the set comes with the ...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Gift card carrots are Xbox One's last-minute Xmas sale

Microsoft is making one last push to get Xbox Ones into the living room for Christmas, as it launches sales across various retailers. Most are offering an additional $50 gift card when you grab an Xbox One Assassin's Creed Un...

Dealzon



We've got closed beta keys for Square Enix's Nosgoth! photo
We've got closed beta keys for Square Enix's Nosgoth!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Destructoid is giving away a bunch of Nosgoth closed beta keys!

Nosgoth is a free-to-play multiplayer experience set in the Legacy of Kain universe, involving humans and vampires locked in a bloody struggle against one another. Players can play both as humans and vampires, level up individual classes, and purchase upgrades to further power up their characters.

To claim your code, just head on over to our code redemption page and click the big red button! (HUGE members, visit your HUGE perks page for your reserved codes!) Once you've secured a key, head on over to the Nosgoth key redemption page and start playing!

Have fun! Not quick enough to get a code? Why not sign up for a HUGE membership? You'll get automatic entry into all contests (and double entries if you enter one manually), guaranteed beta code access, ad-free browsing, monthly newsletters from the staff, and more! And most of all, your $3 a month helps directly support the site you love <3

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4:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Call of Duty's first DLC unleashes a 'freak show like no one's ever seen'

As way of a bit of backstory for the zombies add-on to Advanced Warfare, Activision's released a teaser to semi-explain why hordes of undead have made their way to the military shooter. Seems a bomb was dropped to finish one...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Kalimba photo
Review: Kalimba
by Chris Carter

Games built around co-op have always had a place in my life. When I was younger, I had a lot of friends who were gamers, which made it easy to pick up and play multiplayer titles. As I grew up, I attended college, met more gamers, and then met my wife, who also plays games.

As such, I almost always have someone who is down to co-op. Thankfully, Kalimba not only has one of the best cooperative experiences around, but it also has a strong single-player element.

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3:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Finally! Final Fantasy XV English trailer

"I could do with a baaaaaahhhhth." Got to have a Brit to help differentiate the bro-cast, innit? These are, for the first time, the English voices for Final Fantasy XV. Same ones you'll spend two hours with in the March...

Steven Hansen



Nominees for Destructoid's Best Game Mechanics of 2014 photo
Nominees for Destructoid's Best Game Mechanics of 2014
by Brittany Vincent

[Image credit: Mike Lambert]

You can have the greatest narrative in the world and sprinkle memorable characters and scenes throughout a game, but all of it's for naught if your mechanics can't shine through. As the great Irving Mills once wrote, "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."

These nominees spotlight the best of games that transcend the simple title of "functional" and instead go for the gold when it comes to making things feel absolutely solid. Pulling off combos is akin to wrapping yourself up in a silk robe. You never have to fight these games in order to complete objectives. They're all titles you'd be playing over and over even if the other aspects were lacking. They simply feel right. We all know I'm talking about Bayonetta 2, but here's a list of other games, I guess. 

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2:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Friday Night Fights: Naughty or nice?

Happy Friday! With this being the last Friday Night Fights before Christmas, I want to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy holidays or merry whatever other holiday tradition you typi...

Bill Platt

2:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition gets 20% cut on Origin with sitewide coupon

Origin launched a rare sitewide promo code on its storefront today, knocking 20 percent off almost everything in the catalog. (It doesn't work on BioWare points, so don't bother checking.) While there are definitely some excl...

Dealzon





1:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U, amiibo cards, and the next Nintendo console

In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about several topics, including sold-out amiibo figures, the future of Mario, and next year's open-world Zelda. On missing exclusive in-game content...

Jordan Devore



GOTY 2014: Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum photo
GOTY 2014: Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum
by Steven Hansen

Someone once told me I talk like Jeff Goldblum. This is not true. I also don't look like Charlie Day, Peter Frampton, Bret McKenzie, Michael Sheen, or Dikembe Mutombo. But at least I appreciated the former (tip: don't tell people who they look like; it is confusing and uncanny at best, offensive at worst). If I could channel a fraction of Goldblum's swarthy, gangly, aloof sex appeal or ability to vomit stomach acid onto his food while his shedding, greasy hair starts to look like a perm, my life would definitely be better. Especially if I had the vomit thing. 

And so it is that the third Steven Hansen's Destructoid's GOTY 2014 award is for the Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum. If you missed them, here are the awards for illiteracy (Best willful misspelling in a title) and Best musical.  

Because I am being sneaky/horny and using a shirtless Goldblum to adorn this post rather than art from the winner, now it feels like I have the element of surprise on my side and I'm pussyfooting around giving the award. Juking left, juking right. Will there be a world-shattering upset? I can feel you tittering with suspense as if you were hanging on Jeff Goldblum's every word and "Look," hand gestures. 

Without further stalling, I hereby award Transistor the Steven Hansen's Destructoid's GOTY 2014 award for Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum! Supergiant's sophomore effort is almost cool to a fault. It is aloof, but with a sumptuous, angular aesthetic that mirror's Goldblum's icy-hot mystery. 

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12:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Steam sale: Assassin's Creed Unity, Valkyria Chronicles, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

How will you be spending the second day of the Steam Holiday Sale? I suggest by doing anything other than spending money on games you may or may not ever play. Ever try cross-country skiing? In the red states, they shoot stuf...

Brett Makedonski