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The top demony demons to have done demon stuff in games photo
The top demony demons to have done demon stuff in games
by Jim Sterling

If you're anything like me, you're a devil worshipper. 

There's just something glorious about a truly demonic demon, one that embodies the spirit of the classics -- a big, red, horny, behooved, gleefully evil beast-man from the flaming depths of Hell. Who doesn't love demons? Well, Christians, I suppose. Some of them, anyway. 

Videogames have all sorts of demons, but only a few of them are proper demony demons. The kind of demon you can look at and say, "That sure is a demon!" These are the demons that you think of when you think of demon stuff, which I do pretty much all of the time. 

Here are the best ones. 

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1:00 PM on 08.17.2012

Missing features might be added to Darksiders II on PC

Last night, curiosity got the better of me and I nabbed Darksiders II on Steam. How is the PC version? Well, it ran, and I was able to change the resolution -- but that's about it, frankly. Sadly, it sounds like some players ...

Jordan Devore



Contest: Win Darksiders II Collector's Edition and more! photo
Contest: Win Darksiders II Collector's Edition and more!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest closed! Winners announced here.]

Our friends at THQ have given us a TON of Darksiders II swag to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! Up for grabs are copies of the Darksiders II Collector's Edition, sets of Darksiders II tarot cards, copies of a Darksiders novel, and Darksiders II-themed laptop bags. Holy smokes!

Here's the complete run-down of everything we're giving away:

Prize Pack 1 (four winners)

  • Darksiders II Collector's Edition for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, which includes a life-sized Death Mask, premium Darksiders II art book, Darksiders II soundtrack digital download token, the "Shadow of Death" weapon and armor set, and the "Argul's Tomb" DLC content (sold out nationwide!)
  • A set of Comic Con 2012-exclusive Darksiders II tarot cards (featuring art by Joe Madureira)
  • A copy of The Abonimation Vault, a Darksiders novel (by Ari Marmell)

Prize Pack 2 (two runners-up)

  • A Darksiders II-branded laptop bag/sling backpack

To enter, you need to create something Darksiders II-themed. Draw a picture, write a song, construct your own personal Death Mask -- the choice is yours! Once you've completed your masterpiece, just post it here in the comments section for all to see and we'll pick our favorites!

The contest is over this Sunday, August 19 at midnight, and we'll only be shipping to U.S. mailboxes. Limit one entry per person, and please tell us whether you'd prefer the game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or have no preference (we have two copies of each). Good luck!

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6:00 PM on 08.15.2012

Darksiders II crossing over with Metalocalypse on Friday

The popular Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse will feature a crossover collaboration with Death from Darksiders II this coming Friday. Now that's totally #darksiders2. The spot will air during the Metalocalypse marathon this F...

Jim Sterling



Darksiders devs speak out on not being credited (Update) photo
Darksiders devs speak out on not being credited (Update)
by Allistair Pinsof

[Update: In addition to a response from Vigil Games' general manager, I received an email from an ex-Vigil employee who worked on game for 2+ years but did not receive credit. He says he's not the only one. Updates are after the jump.]

After being unexpectedly fired by Vigil Games and having his life in shambles due to relocating, Darksiders II UI designer Xander Davis took to Twitter when he found out that his name didn't make the credits of the game that caused him so much misery.

"What's crazy is most aspiring game developers have no idea yet how shitty it is to work in triple-A. My life has been a nightmare for 3 yrs," Davis tweeted last night. He said this is common in the industry and he isn't the only one complaining about not being credited by THQ and Vigil.

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10:00 PM on 08.14.2012

We reviewed Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs, and Last Story!

With gamescom kicking off its onslaught of news, the Destructoid frontpage has been alight with posts today. In fact, it's been so busy that you might have managed to miss three pretty big reviews. We reviewed Sleeping Dogs, ...

Jim Sterling



Review: Darksiders II  photo
Review: Darksiders II
by Jim Sterling

Every now and then, a game comes along that seems to have the right stuff -- it's got an unforgettable visual style, a quality studio, a respectable marketing budget, and the kind of gameplay that should go over damn well with a crowd. Every now and then, a game can have all that and just be unlucky.

Darksiders was one such game. One of my favorites of 2010, Vigil Games' appealing (yet ridiculous) action title took the core of The Legend of Zelda and wrapped it in some highly original (and violent) clothes. It should have been a hit. It's criminal that it wasn't.

And if Darksiders II goes the same way, criminal won't even be the word for it.

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7:00 PM on 08.10.2012

Darksiders II launch event to include prizes and Death

Darksiders II will be releasing next week and to help welcome in this new post-apocalypse, THQ is going to bring fans what they have been waiting for: Death and neat prizes! If you happen to live near the West Hollywood ...

Jason Cabral

2:30 PM on 08.09.2012

THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II

No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can...

Jim Sterling

6:15 PM on 08.08.2012

The DTOID Show: CodBlops, Day Z, Ouya, & Darksiders 2

Hey guys, here's today's Destructoid Show. Watch it now, or else... I mean. Please watch it? The big news is Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and the multiplayer gameplay that just got shown off, because people like to argue abou...

Max Scoville

12:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Final Darksiders II trailer gets to know Death

THQ has released the last gameplay trailer for Darksiders II before its launch next week. The video, titled "Know Death," is narrated by the skull-masked misery-guts himself, as Death provides his perspective on the latest D...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 08.07.2012

Darksiders II has New Game Plus, survival mode

Vigil Games is keen on keeping you playing Darksiders II beyond the main game, and has two tricks up its sleeve to extend your investment. Beating the game unlocks a New Game + mode, which allows you to carry over Death's equ...

Jim Sterling



Darksiders II Collector's Edition Unboxing  photo
Darksiders II Collector's Edition Unboxing
by Jim Sterling

THQ cobbled together an extra Darksiders II Collector's Edition from bits and pieces of the dead, allowing Destructoid to show you what it looks like a little bit. I unbox it with a really inconvenient camera angle because that is the kind of thing you do on the Internet. 

I'm playing the game right now and the review will up on August 14. I think. Somewhere near there, anyway. In the meantime, watch my gammon hands play with some bullshit for your Sunday fun!

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9:30 PM on 08.03.2012

Latest Darksiders II trailer is all emotional and stuff

The top YouTube comment for this video says, "Man, that girl from Dead Island ends up on all the worst vacations." That got me. The newest CG trailer for Darksiders II isn't exactly pulling a Dead Island, but its simila...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 AM on 07.27.2012

If you buy Darksiders II, there may be a Darksiders III

Haydn Dalton, Lead Programmer at Vigil Games is ready and raring to go for Darksiders III. The only problem is, Darksiders II hasn't launched yet, and he needs a hefty amount of sales to greenlight his next project. He specif...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 07.25.2012

Darksiders II gets its first full gameplay trailer

After ten billion years of pre-rendered videos and developer diaries, Darksiders II gets its first all-gameplay trailer featuring nothing but footage from the software itself. It only took until less than a month before laun...

Jim Sterling