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Gears of War creator

Cliffy B's sci-fi shooter Project BlueStreak running in Unreal 4


Gears of War creator's next arena shooter
Mar 10
Clifford Bleszinski (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament) is working on a new sci-fi arena shooter, code named BlueStreak. While it still doesn't have a final name, it does have an engine. Bleszinski's Boss Key studio is wo... read
Extrasolar photo
Extrasolar

Extrasolar's mobile interface got a slick update


Controlling an exoplanet rover on the go
Feb 26
Extrasolar has always been a tough sell for hardcore gamers, in my eyes. Though it was one of my top games of last year, most readers tune out when they see a description like "free-to-play science simulator," and going any f... read
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Pokémon Shuffle

There's already a workaround to skirt Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions


That didn't take long
Feb 25
Pokémon Shuffle isn't Nintendo's initial foray into the seedy underworld of free-to-play with microtransactions. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball did it first, but Shuffle is the first example that drew ire fr... read
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BlazBlue

There's a new BlazBlue rhythm game and it's out now


Brace yourselves, anti-mobile and free-to-play comments are coming
Feb 25
"This isn't the BlazBlue game you're looking for," he persuades you with a small wave of the hand. Okay, maybe it is. Maybe you're in the market for a "gluttonous" rhythm game where you "eat to the beat of BlazBlue." In that ... read
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World of Tanks

World of Tanks coming to Xbox One this year


Boom goes the dynamite
Feb 19
Publisher and developer Wargaming has announced that their free-to-play title World of Tanks is rumbling onto the Xbox One in 2015. As long as you're a Gold member, the game will be free to download. So, let's use the term f... read
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Dragon's Dogma

Combat looks fun as ever in Dragon's Dogma Online


So thank goodness there will be microtransactions to put a damper on it
Feb 19
There may not be publicly-disclosed plans to bring Dragon's Dogma Online to the West, but you can't stop me from watching this trailer, Capcom. Not even your corporate wolves can. (Yes, yes, I know they hunt in packs, Pawn. Shut up about it already.) read
Pokémon Shuffle review photo
Micro-mon Mega Evolved
Nintendo takes on the world of microtransactions with Pokémon Shuffle. What could go wrong? A lot.  read feature

Pokemon Shuffle photo
Pokemon Shuffle

Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions are even worse than I thought


Initial impressions
Feb 17
I just obtained my review copy for the upcoming 3DS match-three puzzler Pokémon Shuffle, and man, is it rough to get on-board with this microtransaction scheme. If you want the full rundown of what to expect you c... read
ESO cash shop details photo
ESO cash shop details

ZeniMax details The Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming pay-to-play store


The road to hell is paved with novelty skins
Feb 13
The latest MMO to go the pay-to-play route is The Elder Scrolls Online. Last month's announcement was a bit of a shocker to some, as going subscription free is an indicator of bad news for MMOs. However, ZeniMax is trying its... read
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AERENA

Strategy game AERENA is moving away from free-to-play, says fans were 'put off' by it


There is hope!
Feb 11
I am not inherently against free-to-play games. While some of them are designed just like South Park describes, as sleazy bait and switch schemes, a number of F2P titles are fair, and you'll actually get a ton of playtim... read
Capcom photo
Capcom

Capcom is working on ten online games at the moment...ten


Dragon’s Dogma Online currently Japan-only
Feb 09
Capcom Online Games is a thing, if you haven't heard about it already. It seems as if the publisher is tired of putting money into smaller franchises that don't make millions upon millions of dollars, so it's bumping up produ... read
Dota 2 tournament photo
Dota 2 tournament

The Dota 2 Asian Championships now has the second highest prize pool in eSports history


Main event is underway now
Feb 06
The Dota 2 Asian Championships' (DAC) main event is underway now, and currently boasts a prize pool of just under $3,000,000. This brings it to the second highest prize pool ever, behind the 2014 Dota 2 Internationa... read
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Free Steam fighter

Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates on Steam


Early Acccess and free-to-play
Feb 04
Namco took the format of Gundam Vs. and brought it west with a new IP, the free-to-play Rise of Incarnates.  After some time in beta, Rise of Incarnates is now in Early Access. And unlike some games ... read
Dragon's Dogma Online photo
Dragon's Dogma Online

Here's your first look at Dragon's Dogma Online


C'mon, Capcom. Please? Be a pal.
Jan 29
The headline pretty much gives you the full story. Capcom has released the debut footage of Dragon's Dogma Online, its newly announced free-to-play multiplayer role-playing game. The title is slated to launch in Japan later ... read
Dragon's Dogma photo
Dragon's Dogma

Capcom: 'No plans' to release Dragon's Dogma Online in the West


Guess you don't have to worry about those microtransactions
Jan 28
Dragon's Dogma Online sounded sketchy from its the free-to-play scheme and microtransactions angle. But I'll give anything a shot once, and who knows -- maybe it could have been great, right?Well we probably won't get the cha... read
Dragon's Dogma photo
Dragon's Dogma

Dragon's Dogma Online officially announced, with microtransactions


As if those trademarks weren't announcement enough
Jan 27
Capcom has been suspiciously filing trademarks for Dragon's Dogma Online left and right. They were pretty sneaky. But now we know the truth -- Dragon's Dogma Online exists, and it's been officially unveiled by way o... read
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Free this weekend

Play Civilization: Beyond Earth, Saints Row IV for free on Steam


This weekend only
Jan 15
Saint's Row IV and Civilization: Beyond Earth are both free to play on Steam this weekend. Both are good to go until Sunday, 1PM PST. Try 'em. If you like 'em, both are on sale over the weekend, too. $5 fo... read
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WWE Immortals

WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling


Great concept, less-than-great execution (because free-to-play mobile)
Jan 15
I'm not into wrestling but, conceptually, I'm feeling WWE Immortals. It's a fighting game from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm and Phosphor Games that imagines real-world wrestlers in a fantastical alternate universe. Thin... read
Project Treasure photo
Project Treasure

Namco is developing a free-to-play Wii U exclusive


Introducing Project Treasure
Jan 14
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada made an appearance during today's Nintendo Direct presentation to announce Project Treasure, an upcoming Wii U exclusive from Bandai Namco. While details on the title are scarce, it be a free-to-play four-player co-op action game where "the basic aim is to clear traps, route enemies, and seize treasure." read
Crossy Road Android photo
Crossy Road Android

Download Crossy Road from Google Play and wonder where the day went


It's like Frogger, except kids recognize it
Jan 08
Hipster Whale's endless mobile hit Crossy Road was previously only available from the Apple App Store and Amazon, but now Android users can play the game through Google Play, too. I like Crossy Road, but not as much as some p... read
Devolver Xmas Goodies photo
Devolver Xmas Goodies

Devolver Digital releases new free platformer on Steam


Fork Parker's Holiday Profit Hike is the perfect stocking stuffer
Dec 20
Just in time for the holidays, indie gaming's veritable babe in the manger Devolver Digital has wormed its way down your virtual chimney and stuffed your hopeful little stocking to capacity with free... read
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Play the game before your friends
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 anothe... read feature

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Dota 2 6.83

Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch


Hancock: Posting about -> Dota 2
Dec 18
Frostivus is not coming this year, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 goes stale! While there may not be a big gameplay event, we've got some big gameplay changes taking place. Lifestealer takes a lot of the focus in this upda... read
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Taylor Swift rulez

Best song of 2014 gets a Dota 2 parody


Yeah, I said it
Dec 13
While you're sitting there, not admitting that you love Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," why not get down to this. Sick. Beat? Seriously though, this is an amazing parody of a catchy song for all Dota 2 fans. read
Warface photo
Warface

Warface is noface, to be displaced and not replaced on the Xbox 360 marketplace


Face, off!
Dec 05
Crytek hasn't been doing so hot critically lately, with the recent releases of Ryse and Warface. I would have completely forgotten that the latter game had existed if it weren't for the ridiculous name, which immediately... read
Infinite Frogger photo
Infinite Frogger

Crossy Road is Frogger for a new generation


iPhone and iPad for now, with 'other platforms to follow'
Nov 24
I'm not one to get into mobile gaming but every few months something comes along and enough friends and peers tweet about it that I feel compelled to join them, if only for a day. Crossy Road, a sort of isometric, voxel-y, ... read
TF2 bumper cars photo
TF2 bumper cars

Team Fortress 2 is getting bumper cars


Because at this point why not
Oct 29
Just the other day I was curious as to what Team Fortress 2 would do for Halloween this year. In fact, the TF2 event is one of the reasons why Halloween is my favorite holiday! Well the update, detailed here, h... read
Project J photo
Project J

Project J looks like a trippy little game I could waste some time with


'Darkness cannot drive out darkness'
Oct 20
Sometimes I just want to zone out with some synth music, bright colors, and pure gameplay. Super Hexagon works well for that, but it is always nice to try something new. Project J has an interesting hook to it, where the lig... read
Sigils of Elohim photo
Sigils of Elohim

Devolver Digital and Croteam release free puzzler mini-game


Complete sigil puzzles to unlock Items in The Talos Principle
Oct 18
Croteam, the independent development studio behind the Serious Sam games and debonair indie publisher Devolver Digital have recently released a free mini-game prelude to their upcoming philosophical first-person puzzle gam... read






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