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Prey 2

Bethesda: Arkane Studios isn't working on Prey 2


It's still Human Head's baby
Aug 02
Prey 2 was announced a bit more than two years ago, and its existence has been nothing short of tumultuous. It's gone from highly anticipated to pronounced dead to on life-support, and no one's really sure what its statu... read
Dishonored

'The Brigmore Witches' DLC for Dishonored dated


You can wait another month, right?
Jul 16
Bethesda has lifted the curtain on the next and final DLC for Arkane Studios' Dishonored. Picking up right where The Knife of Dunwall left off, The Brigmore Witches is heading to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on August 13 i... read
Dishonored

More Dishonored DLC teased by Bethesda


Two images hint at the conclusion of Daud's story
Jul 15
Bethesda has teased more upcoming Dishonored content with a pair of mysterious images posted on its blog, with the promise of more to come. In the previous DLC, The Knife of Dunwall, the assassin Daud encountered a witch name... read
Prey 2 quagmire

Predation: Bethesda tried to buy Human Head


And more unconscionable reasons why I wasn’t playing Prey 2 a year ago
Jun 06
Yeah, I did a double take, too. Developer Human Head's Prey 2, recently considered vaporware much to the chagrin of all of us who fell head over heels for the Bladerunner-esque title two years ago, resurfaced recently followi... read
Dishonored

Upcoming Dishonored DLC bundles pre-order rewards


Void Walker's Arsenal dated
May 03
Pre-order bonuses aren't going anywhere, it seems. And if that truly is the case, the least a developer can do is make retailer-exclusive rewards available after the fact. I'll never buy this stuff, but someone else presumabl... read
A honed blade
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 feature

Dishonored

Dishonored's lore summed up in a minute


They make it sound so simple
Apr 19
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 per... read
Dishonored: Knife of Dunw

Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall gives you new powers


Hidden crossbow, and an ability to summon allies
Apr 11
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 explorin... read
Dishonored

Dishonored's Corvo goes on a live action killing spree


With great powers come total carnage
Apr 05
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 can be thrilling, but you probably want to make sure you're not about to kill anyone important while on your spree. read
The three mission DLC has more sandboxes to play in
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 feature

Game of the Year et al.

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards


More than half of the awards, including Game of the Year
Mar 28
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 ... read
Dishonored's initial plan

Dishonored was originally to be set in medieval Japan


Don't call it steampunk. Or do, but it's not meant to be.
Mar 28
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 goo... read
Single-player lives

Single-player games still alive says Dishonored dev


All this negativity is just a phase
Mar 27
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 ... read
Dishonored

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC out April 16


Step into the murderous boots of Daud
Mar 13
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 ... read
Awards

Journey wins big at the BAFTA Game Awards


The Walking Dead and Unfinished Swan win two awards each
Mar 06
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, A... read

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


Complete with a rap and everything!
Dec 06
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 c... read

Bethesda: Dishonored sales 'exceeding expectations'


Success paves way for franchise
Nov 27
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 ac... read

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials DLC coming December 11


Ten challenge maps and new Achievements
Nov 27
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.  ... read

Dishonored has three bits of DLC on the way


Bethesda announces expansion content for murder simulator
Oct 25
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... read

Dishonored region-locked in Russia, just like Borderlands


Bethesda acts without honor
Oct 12
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 Ea... read

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


Oct 09
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 ... read

XCOM or Dishonored? YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE!


Two hot games, one launch day
Oct 09
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 gen... read
Honor before glory
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 feature

Dishonored: The Hand that Feeds


Sep 26
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&n... read

The freedom of Dishonored


Sep 13
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, cons... read

Latest Dishonored developer diary is all about immersion


Sep 12
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 Anto... read

Kill some rats in free iOS game Dishonored: Rat Assassin


Aug 31
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... read

New video highlights the basics of stealth in Dishonored


Aug 23
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 mist... read

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


Aug 06
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 Twitt... read

These new Dishonored screens will disturb you


Aug 05
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 m... read

Dishonored's voice cast includes Susan Sarandon and more


Aug 03
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 Sarando... read

[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 feature







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