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2:30 PM on 02.13.2014

Borderlands 2's final Headhunter DLC goes to the beach

Whew. After releasing in the second half of 2012, Borderlands 2 has had an exceptionally long tail of downloadable content support, keeping the role-playing shooter relevant for many for more than a year and a half. After rel...

Darren Nakamura



MLB 14 The Show gets a big visual boost from PS4 power photo
MLB 14 The Show gets a big visual boost from PS4 power
by Dale North

We had a chance to take a peek at the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show this past week at a preview event, and it was clear from the get go that the game benefits greatly from the power that the PS4 provides. Now, it's not like the PS3 version isn't a great looking game, but a quick side-by-side comparison showed that the PS4 version will be the one to get for MLB fans.

If you can wait about a month, that is. The PS3 and Vita versions step to the mound in April, and the PS4 will follow in May.

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3:30 PM on 02.12.2014

Pre-order Dark Souls II for more starter weapons

Early purchases of Dark Souls II will come with a voucher for the "Black Armor Weapons Pack" containing five weapons and shields (find the item descriptions below) which players can make use of at the beginning of the game. A...

Jordan Devore



Why Titanfall will be my next big gaming obsession photo
Why Titanfall will be my next big gaming obsession
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It was the beginning of 2013 when I finally just got tired of the competitive aspect of first-person shooters. It's been my favorite genre ever since the GoldenEye 64 days, but over the last few years I've just been losing more and more interest in them. That's not to say there haven't been some great competitive FPS games of course. PlanetSide 2, Tribes: Ascend, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Halo 4 were some of the last ones I really got into, and while they were great, they just weren't able to hold my interest for long.

And outside of playing them for the purpose of coverage on Destructoid at preview events, I didn't even touch Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4's multiplayer after they launched. Playing the preview builds was enough for me, a "been there, done that" sort of feeling.

Titanfall, though -- it's the game-changer for me. I've played it in shorts bursts at E3 and PAX, but last week I got to go hands-on for several hours, and feel confident in saying it makes me feel as if I'm rediscovering the genre like I did in the Nintendo 64 days.

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Go and sign-up for the Titanfall beta RIGHT NOW (Update) photo
Go and sign-up for the Titanfall beta RIGHT NOW (Update)
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: The Titanfall beta kicks off on February 14 for the Xbox One and PC as revealed by this new trailer. There will be two maps available, and three modes which are Attrition (team deathmatch), Hardpoint Domination, and a Last Titan Standing gametype where everyone starts in a Titan in a round-based mode that ends when one team has lost all of their Titans as there is no respawning or replacement Titans.]

Want in on the Titanfall closed beta? Then just go to this website, pick your platform of choice, fill out your info, and you're good to go. Well, I mean you'll be entered to maybe get into the closed beta. So there's a chance.

You will be emailed by EA no later than 11:59PM PST on February 17 if you've been selected to enter. You also have until February 14 at 4PM PST to register for the beta period. Good luck!

For those of you that don't make it in you can expect some coverage of Titanfall's beta to appear this week on Destructoid, and we'll be doing some live gameplay of Titanfall on our Twitch channel too.

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The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art photo
The sexiest, stupidest, stretchiest Sonic Boom fan art
by Steven Hansen

The Mario and company Sonic Boom redesign was great, but it was one of many wondrous fan compositions inspired by the redesign.

Please post more in the comments. Please.

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Sega reveals new Sonic Boom sub-franchise and game photo
Sega reveals new Sonic Boom sub-franchise and game
by Chris Carter

At the "Year of Sonic" event, Sega has revealed Sonic Boom -- a new sub-franchise in the Sonic world. The new brand will not only sport the previously announced TV show, but two new games on the Wii U and 3DS. This is part of the exclusive deal with Nintendo.

The Wii U game will be headed up by developer Big Red Button (led by a former Naughty Dog art director), and the 3DS version will be handled by Sanzaru Games (the studio that developed the new Sly Cooper). The games will serve as a prequel to the CG TV show.

We didn't get a hands on session, but based on the footage we've seen of the Wii U version, the worlds look massive (although it is confirmed that it is not one open world), and projectile combat seems to be in. In other words, Sonic Boom is looking a lot like Ratchet & Clank right now. It's also important to note that the CryEngine 3 will be used on the Wii U, and that this version is confirmed to support co-op play.

Sega of America president and COO John Chen stressed that "Sonic Boom will not be replacing the original franchise."

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1:15 PM on 02.06.2014

New Alien: Isolation screens spill the android fluid

If you came here looking for more images of Creative Assembly's terrifying Xenomorph in Alien: Isolation, no such luck. And if the Alien isn't in front of you, that means that he's either behind you, or above you, or in the v...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 02.05.2014

Drakengard 3 comes out on May 20 in North America

Square Enix has announced that Drakengard 3 will be arriving on May 20, 2014 in North America for the PlayStation 3. Along with the release date they've announced a really convoluted pre-order system. Pre-order between today...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Here's some more screens for Kodoku for the PS4 and Vita

Have you been itching for another horror game? Well Kodoku may be your huckleberry, as it looks suitably horrific. New screens have emerged, showing off the game's engine and a number of cutscenes, most of them filled wi...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.31.2014

Lucario joins the cast of the new Smash Bros.

Popular Pokemon Lucario has been confirmed for the new Smash Bros. by Masahiro Sakurai. He'll come with some changes in tow, including an "increased influence of aura," which further buffs his fighting prowess when damag...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 01.29.2014

Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online

Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition, available in a physical form ($99.99) or digitally ($79.99). It contains the typical bonuses one would expect of an Elder Scrolls collector's edition, but then...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 01.29.2014

The Witch and The Hundred Knight has a dog girl

I guess it's going to be a slow trickle of short gameplay snippets for NIS' The Witch and the Hundred Knight leading up to the PS3 RPG's March 21/25 (Europe/North America) release. Hmm, butting up pretty closely against Tita...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 01.28.2014

These Witcher 3 screenshots show a world worth exploring

Proving that yes, a few meager screenshots can still work their magic on me (even though I'd really like to see more footage), CD Projekt RED has put out three new images of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that have effectively done...

Jordan Devore



Side with Thor or Loki in Paradox's new RPG, Runemaster photo
Side with Thor or Loki in Paradox's new RPG, Runemaster
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Paradox is looking to make a game so ambitious you'd think they're trying to please Odin himself. Runemaster is an upcoming title from the house that made Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, and many more hit strategy games from the Sweden-based developers.

Yet Runemaster isn't anything like Paradox has created in the past. It's a role-playing game with JRPG influences based on Norse mythology. It's a game where you'll play on the side of good or evil, preventing or bringing about Ragnarök (the end times). And it's a game that takes place across six procedurally-generated worlds offering emergent storytelling that changes based on what you do in your quests.

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11:30 AM on 01.28.2014

Blood of the Werewolf heading to XBLA and PSN

Majesco's indie label, Midnight City, has announced that Blood of the Werewolf is heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network Q2 2014. The Metroidvania-style game was released on Steam last year, and the console relea...

Hamza CTZ Aziz