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Knife of Dunwall review
Crouching on the rooftop of a dilapidated building in the whale oil-fuelled Victorian dystopia of Dunwall, I felt like I had never left. I'd cleared the name of Corvo Attano, saved a child who would become an Empres...   read

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Dishonored's lore summed up in a minute

Dishonored is the game with the racists people in the sky? Or is it the one with the head crabs? I've been playing Black Mesa and BioShock Infinite recently, so Dishonored feels like a distant memory, despite it being my personal favorite ...

 
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Dishonored: Knife of Dunw

Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall gives you new powers

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall sees you in control as Daud, the assassin responsible for killing the Empress at the very beginning of Dishonored. Daud is on a mission of redemption and players will find themselves exploring new areas of ...

 
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Dishonored's Corvo goes on a live action killing spree

Dishonored's combination of magic and weaponry made for a perfect mixture of making you feel like a total overpowered badass. Stringing together kills all while teleporting around levels like your Nightcrawler from the opening of X-Men 2 c...

 
Dishonored DLC
Shortly after launch, Dishonored sprung some mini-DLC on us with the Trials of Dunwall challenge pack. But fans wanted so much more than that. They wanted full sandboxes, more story, and more of the world to explore...   read

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Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

Game of the Year, Innovation Award, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game. That’s 6 out of 11 total awards, and the game was ineligible for two of them (and I’m still not sure why it didn’t...

 
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Dishonored's initial plan

Dishonored was originally to be set in medieval Japan

Arkane Studios’ Sebastien Mitton gave a talk at GDC in which he revealed the warmly received Dishonored was originally set to take place in medieval Japan. Mitton continued, “We thought medieval Japan was not good for us becaus...

 
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Single-player lives

Single-player games still alive says Dishonored dev

With so many online multiplayer games such as Halo and Call of Duty becoming successful franchises, console online gaming really took off this generation. In doing so, the demise of single-player games has become a hot topic for debate. Har...

 
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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC out April 16

Bethesda has today announced the second bag of add-on content for Dishonored, titled The Knife of Dunwall, is slated for a worldwide April 16 release date. It'll be available for systems across the board, enjoying release on Xbox 360, PS3, ...

 
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Journey wins big at the BAFTA Game Awards

Looks like the folks at thatgamecompany might need a new trophy cabinet after Journey picked up five BAFTA Game Awards last night at the ceremony in London. The PlayStation Network title won awards for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievemen...

 
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Dishonored's 'Dunwall City Trials' DLC gets a trailer

Dishonored is one of those games that's mesmerizing to watch someone play well, and this trailer for the impending Dunwall City Trials add-on is no different. Releasing across all platforms on December 11, the downloadable content introduc...

 
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Bethesda: Dishonored sales 'exceeding expectations'

Bethesda has told Destructoid that Dishonored, the critically acclaimed stealth-action title released last month, is performing above sales expectations, and the publisher is definitely pleased. While it declined to reveal actual figures, t...

 
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Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials DLC coming December 11

Bethesda has announced that Dishonored will be getting its first downloadable content offering on December 11. Dunwall City Trials is a series of ten challenge maps designed to test you on stealth, combat, and agility.  The DLC will be...

 
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Dishonored has three bits of DLC on the way

More content will be coming for Dishonored, according to Bethesda. They've confirmed plans for three expansion products, the first arriving in December. "Dunwall City Trials" will include ten challenges for players to attempt and leaderboar...

 
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Dishonored region-locked in Russia, just like Borderlands

Eastern European gamers are being diddled again, this time by Bethesda. Hot off the heels of Borderlands 2's controversial Russian-version region lock, it's become apparent that Dishonored is also using a locked version in Eastern European ...

 
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Here's how to customize Dishonored's FOV even more

Some people have specific tastes when it comes to their field of view in games. Being able to customize this setting from within a menu is always appreciated, but it's still not something I would expect to see in every major PC release. Whi...

 
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XCOM or Dishonored? YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE!

If there's one thing my Twitter feed has been telling me this week, it's that gamers are desperately choosing between XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored, two good looking games that, in their own ways, stand out among the generic "me too" g...

 
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Review: Dishonored

It seems that once or twice a year we get some new intellectual property demolishing the idea that only sequels perform well, shaking up the market in some exciting way. Despite having no big franchise name attached, it catch...   read

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Dishonored: The Hand that Feeds

Bethesda and Arkane Studios have released the second part of their series of shorts, Tales from Dunwall, fleshing out the intriguing setting of Dishonored. Where the first short, "The Awakening", revealed the origins of an industriali...

 
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The freedom of Dishonored

With Dishonored almost upon us, Arkane Studios have a third developer diary out which will no doubt cause you to salivate to such a degree that you drown, and are unable to play. How cruel. This one is all about choice, consequence, and pl...

 
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Latest Dishonored developer diary is all about immersion

Arkane Studios has pulled the curtain back once again on Dishonored through an always welcome developer diary, this time talking about immersion in the game. It starts out with the title's Visual Design Director, Viktor Antonov, where he e...

 
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Kill some rats in free iOS game Dishonored: Rat Assassin

At long last, killing vermin in my rat infested storage unit I sleep in is going to pay off! Rat Assassin is kind of like Fruit Ninja instead you are slicing rats, not fruit -- the story of my life. If the idea nauseates you, try living in...

 
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New video highlights the basics of stealth in Dishonored

While quite a bit more straightforward than the recent "Creative Kills" trailer, this video highlights stealth gameplay, a major element of Dishonored. You'll be able to visualize enemies' lines of sight and, unless I'm mistaken, even how ...

 
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Josh Holloway's six-pack abs aren't in Dishonored so STFU

Dishonored has one hell of a voice cast but Lost's Josh Holloway is not on the bill. Due to some confusion over this on other news sites, Dishonored co-director Harvey Smith cleared this up for us (as well as BethBlog's Twitter). This rumor...

 
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These new Dishonored screens will disturb you

We got hold of some new images for the upcoming Dishonored, including some rather disturbing ones from the Lady Boyle mission I recently previewed. That baby mask is really something. I'm glad I didn't come across it during my playthrough, ...

 
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Dishonored's voice cast includes Susan Sarandon and more

There's plenty to be excited about for Arkane Studios' Dishonored; now you can add the game's voice cast to that list, assuming award-winning actors are who you want bringing game characters to life. First up is Susan Sarandon, who will be ...

 
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[Destructoid is grabbing its rail gun and heading to Dallas, Texas this weekend for QuakeCon. Stay posted for game news, previews, and strange happenings from the infamous LAN room.] For a game as rich with ideas and exc...   read

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Blame Steven Spielberg for The Crossing's cancellation

In a decision made out of desperation and geek enthusiasm, developer Arkane Studios (Dishonored) abandoned its groundbreaking The Crossing to work on filmmaker Steven Spielberg's EA game LMNO, in late 2008. In a recent interview with Polygo...

 
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The PC version of Dishonored will have its own interface

With the gap between consoles and PCs as wide as it is right now, it's become quite obvious when the power of the latter isn't leveraged effectively for multiplatform games. Worse yet are ports that can't be bothered to offer even the most ...

 
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Oh boy! Dishonored has five different pre-order bonuses

You know, I'm getting quite tired of all these exclusive pre-orders at every single retailer for every new game that comes out. It becomes a hassle if you pick a crappy one, because then you have to wait a couple months to purchase the rest...

 

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Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

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Jinx 01

This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
SeymourDuncan17

New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
Gamemaniac3434

Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
Nekrosys

Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
RadicalYoseph

I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 
iam16bit

North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
siddartha85

Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
Samsneeze

When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 
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Civil War Spoilers in the

 
King Kaiser

Civil War Spoilers: Kylo Ren kills Abraham

 
Cannibal Steven

Any DTOIDers want to play the Overwatch Beta on PC? My username is

 
Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you Everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 

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