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The Sims 4

The Sims 4 go European with the Get Together expansion

EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 4, the Get Together expansion pack. The new expansion will bring in a European-style city called Windenburg, and is due to be released in November this year. EA has said it is about &ldquo...

 
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Star Wars Battlefront

Fighter Squadron brings dogfights to Battlefront

Today at gamescom we got our first trailer for Fighter Squadron, a twenty person dogfight mode for Star Wars Battlefront. You can pilot a bunch of different ships, including the Millenium Falcon, and there will be twenty AI fighters flying...

 
Knights of the Fallen Emp photo
Knights of the Fallen Emp

New Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire trailer shows off gameplay

BioWare has shown off some more of its upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, at gamescom. The newest trailer that actually shows gameplay can be seen above. The expansion will feature an episodic sto...

 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst photo
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Sprint over here and watch the first Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay trailer

Finally, Mirror's Edge Catalyst has gameplay footage available for you all to watch. Thank you gamescom. So, what did we learn from this new footage? Well, we learned that Catalyst looks a lot like the original Mirror's Edge, with combat d...

 
Need for Speed photo
Need for Speed

Need for Speed trailer shows us some surprisingly good FMVs

EA has released a new trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed, showing off some of the FMVs that will be featured in the game and some of the main characters who we’ll meet in it. I’m not a big driving game fan, but the FMVs se...

 
Final Fantasy XV trailer photo
Final Fantasy XV trailer

Final Fantasy XV gets gamescom 2015 trailer, no release date

Well, there it is, the latest substantive look at Final Fantasy XV, the game that started as Final Fantasy XIII Versus (PS3) and has changed considerably in the near decade since then. Despite the playable road trip demo, it still felt lik...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's big gamescom trailer has a cute dog!

So, between this, Fallout 4, and Metal Gear Solid V's Diamond Dog...year of the dog? Yeah, year of the dog. Square has noted Final Fantasy XV was a ghost at E3 because the company was focusing on its gamescom showing. That trailer is just s...

 
Superhot preview
One after another, I watched everyone play Superhot wrong. They all made simple mistakes, threw their hands up in pleasant frustration, and then made the same mistakes again. Every single person was bad, and it was kind ...   read

Homefront preview
Sometimes when you see a game at a preview event, you don't even want to write about it. You just know that what was shown wasn't a good representation of the final game. Malicious intent isn't always to blame, either; there ...   read

gamescom 2015
Hey, you know what? I actually enjoyed Microsoft's gamescom conference for the most part. Sure it had a lot of non-exclusives in there, but it wasn't a train wreck. I mean, when your heavy-hitter is Halo Wars 2 you know it's not all that exciting, but again, it could have been a lot worse. Plus, I know a lot of people who actually really dug Halo Wars, so I bet they're happy.   read

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GSG9

Rainbow Six Siege schmoozes gamescom with German counter terror unit

"Germany?" "That's...that's where we are!!!" [pulls pud over close ups of lil flags on the uniforms]

 
Forza Motorsport 6 photo
Forza Motorsport 6

The Forza 6 team is way too hyped about rain

Look, Forza Motorsport 6's dynamic rain features might be all well and good, but to your average dude that just wants to race cars real fast, these guys are way too stoked about some puddles.

 
Halo 5 photo
Halo 5

Halo 5's new trailer has an excellent sliding kill

I'm at Microsoft's gamescom press conference battling bad Wi-Fi and mashing the keyboard in hopes that words magically form. Sometimes I get a chance to look up at the what's happening on the screen. It just so happens that I did that at t...

 
gamescom photo
gamescom

'Xbox players love their fut' and crappy FIFA deals

That is FIFA Ultimate Team, the thing EA uses to somehow make more money than just releasing a new FIFA every year (two when it's a World Cup year). "FUT fans this is a deal for you." Xbox One folks get FIFA 16 one week early with EA Access...

 
Homefront photo
Homefront

Homefront: The Revolution is doing an Xbox One exclusive beta

Guerrilla warfare shooter Homefront: The Revolution is getting an exclusive multiplayer beta this winter on Xbox One. Until then, watch some propaganda about our faceless Korean overlords.

 
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We Happy Few

We Happy Few is coming to Xbox One first, my fair lady

[email protected] head Chris Charla ended his segment of Microsoft's gamescom press conference by calling We Happy Few "one of the creepiest games in recent memory." Look at that trailer. He's not wrong. It's not exactly feel-good material. Xbo...

 
Ark photo
Ark

Ark: Survival Evolved adds giant spiders to its dino-fest

Bad name, but man Ark: Survival Evolved looks great. It's already playable on Steam in Early Access, but it's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next year. Not sure if it can do as well there as it will on PC, where people who play...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility comes to everyone in November

Microsoft is obviously looking forward to the future, but it hasn't completely turned its attention from the past. At E3, it dropped the bombshell that it had a backward compatibility program so that Xbox 360 titles could be played on Xbox ...

 
Xbox One chatpad photo
Xbox One chatpad

Lovely Xbox One controller gets an ugly chatpad

I mean, hey, it works. Anyone type enough on the Xbox One that they're picking this bad boy up when it launches in November?

 
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DVR on Xbox One

Xbox One DVR functionality coming in 2016

Today at Microsoft's gamescom media briefing, the company announced a subscription-free DVR service with the ability to record shows on a schedule or in the background while you're gaming. To utilize the upcoming feature Xbox One owners wil...

 
Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

Quantum Break now has an April 5, 2016 release date

Microsoft kicked off its gamescom press conference by bending time and slowly shoving bullets into bad guys. That's Quantum Break -- part third-person cover action game and part television show. We still don't have a good feel for how ...

 
Scalebound photo
Scalebound

Scalebound gameplay trailer reveals four-player co-op, coming holiday 2016

At today's gamescom press briefing, we got our first look at Scalebound gameplay footage and it looks really bloody cool. At the press conference we not only got to see five minutes of gameplay footage, but we also learned that our Beats-w...

 
Xbox bares it all!!! photo
Xbox bares it all!!!

Watch the Xbox gamescom 2015 press conference

Microsoft is kicking off gamescom 2015 in Cologne with its Xbox briefing in 15 minutes. That's 7:00AM (PDT), 4:00PM in Germany.  You can watch it live streamed here, or through your Xbox One, Xbox 360, or Windows Phone. Alternatively, ...

 
New Hi-Rez game photo
New Hi-Rez game

(Update) Hi-Rez announces tactical team-based shooter Paladins

[Update: In an email with Destructoid, a Hi-Rez representative confirmed that Paladins will be free to play, but the developer is "still working out the specifics." To prognosticate for a bit, I would personally guess the monetization will ...

 
Destructoid at gamescom photo
Destructoid at gamescom

Things I watched on the plane to gamescom

My standards go out the window while I ate the "pasteurized process cheese food" provided by United as an in-flight snack. If you have to designate your product as "food," there is a problem. It tasted like a cheesy Ritz without the satisfy...

 
Dtoid at gamescom photo
Dtoid at gamescom

Panda and an airport: Dtoid goes to Germany

Friends, I'm stuck in limbo. It's nothing new for me, as this is where I usually am. It's not some sort of mental apathy or Dante-esque Hell Lite. No, I'm just in an airport again. The old guy sitting next to me almost spilled oatmeal in my...

 
Hard West photo
Hard West

Hard West playable at gamescom and PAX Prime, releasing this fall

Hard West did enough to impress Kickstarter backers last year, with its bloody Old West theme and its tactical combat. Good news for fans: it's looking like this one won't be languishing in development limbo like so many other crowdfunded p...

 
World of Warcraft photo
World of Warcraft

The World of Warcraft is getting a little bigger soon

Blizzard has a new expansion planned for World of Warcraft, but it's holding its cards close to its chest. But, not that close! The developer's at least willing to admit that a reveal is imminent via a little tease. Whatever this new conten...

 
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Skiffy

Lords of the Fallen dev is working on sci-fi RPG The Surge

The Surge is working on Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck13. Wait, I mixed that up. The sci-fi themed, "visceral hardcore RPG with innovative new combat mechanics" will be at gamescom next month courtesy of publisher Focus Home Interact...

 
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Hands-on

You can play Dark Souls III at gamescom

Namco Bandai announced Dark Souls III at E3 this year, just a few months after the release of Bloodborne exclusively to PS4. It's coming early 2016. And any of you planning on attending gamescom in Germany in a couple of weeks will be able ...

 

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lokhe

Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
DanteKinkade

Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
whatsacow

God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
Fenriff

If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
Dangus Taargus

Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
Fuzunga

Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
klaw616

Hooooow can I explain, when there are feeeeewwww words I can choooooose Come on, you all know the words!

 
Sr Churros

Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
taterchimp

Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
Terry 309

So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 
Agent9

I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
Torchman

Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
Kaleido Ruby

Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
EdgyDude

General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
Jinx 01

Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
Kaleido Ruby

I think its trying to tell us

 
Amna Umen

My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 
OverlordZetta

11 years later and this is still my favorite hub world music in a Id just leave the game open and do other stuff to have it playing while I went about my Good, good

 
Sr Churros

I predict the new Battlefield this year will probably be a 2142 sequel, because futuristic shooters are currently in and EA is playing If that ends up being I think they lost a hell of an opportunity for not releasing a sequel for it

 
CoilWhine

I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
Luca Blight

Goodnight or good morning everyone Im off to

 

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