Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us

7:30 PM on 05.23.2014

MapleStory 2 makes the jump from 2D to 3D with new gameplay trailer

You can finally let go of the old 2D MapleStory and move on into 2014, Nexon fans, and embrace MapleStory 2 with this first-look trailer complete with gameplay elements. MapleStory 2 has been in development for four years an...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 05.21.2014

PS4 pre-loading starts with Destiny

We heard about pre-loading games on the PS4 in last month's update, but it seems the feature will start with Bungie's Destiny. This comes from a Sony support page, spotted by DualShockers: "Beginning with Destiny, certain pre...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 05.19.2014

Everything you need to know about Destiny is not everything I need to know

Seriously, "Everything you need to know?" A little grandiose, no? Especially for a two minute video. I'm sure there are plenty of things I need to know that are not covered in this video. Heck, the title is "Destiny on PS4 |...

Steven Hansen



Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn made me a fan of MMOs photo
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn made me a fan of MMOs
by Brett Zeidler

I'm generally not that big of a fan of MMOs. I've checked out a good portion of what the genre has to offer, but for many reasons none of the games that I spent some time with could ever keep my interest longer than the beta test/trial period. Not even the mighty World of Warcraft could pull me in like so many other people, and, honestly, it was probably the least interesting MMO I've played.

So why is it that I can't seem to pull myself away from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn?

view full story + comments




H1Z1, as I saw it, was almost completely unplayable photo
H1Z1, as I saw it, was almost completely unplayable
by Brett Makedonski

As I was given an introductory overview of H1Z1 before some hands-on time, the development team emphasized how quickly the game was evolving. As it was the latest hardcore zombie survival MMO with open/transparent development, the designers explained that by the time the press saw H1Z1 again, it'd probably be a vastly different game. Cross your fingers that that's the case, because what was shown to me on PC wasn't very presentable.

H1Z1 randomly drops the player directly into an open, yet somewhat forested setting. It's technically eastern Oregon, but it's supposed to feel more like smalltown America. Going into the demo, I was told that surviving the first day would be the goal -- a very difficult goal, at that. Equipped with only an axe and a torch, I was left to fend for myself.

Upon spawning, a mass of zombies that rendered within one another made quick work of me.

view full story + comments


12:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Blizzard explains female Night Elf redesign in detail

World of Warcraft's artists have been hard at work this year redesigning the female Night Elf model. Senior art director Chris Robinson note that every character model in the game will be improved by the time Warlords of Drae...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 05.16.2014

How do you feel about betas for games with long time commitments?

It's crazy what can be considered a "beta" these days. Often times, betas are nothing but glorified demos, providing very little in terms of actual stress testing and used as more of a marketing tool. Sometimes I really miss ...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 05.14.2014

WildStar's raids sound pretty incredible if you're dedicated enough

"Hey man, you want to go out tonight?""Sorry dude, I gotta raid." How many times have you either said that phrase, or heard it from a friend of yours? Whether you "get" MMOs or not, the fact remains that upcoming MMO WildStar will have a major focus on raids, which is either good or bad news for your social life.

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Xbox Live Gold still needed for free-to-play games, MMOs

As of next month, Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Twitch will no longer require a paid Xbox Live Gold membership. It's been a long time coming, but the decision is good to see non...

Jordan Devore



Review: The Elder Scrolls Online photo
Review: The Elder Scrolls Online
by Chris Carter

It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs.

At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the opening act of the game seeks to deliver a core Elder Scrolls experience that's worthy of the name, and at the start on a high-end PC, the world is just as astonishing as Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim were for the very first time.

Although, once you reach level 15 or so the game slows down considerably, and the blemishes start to become more apparent. I enjoyed a lot of my time with The Elder Scrolls Online, but it's clear that it needs some more work before the console version drops.

view full story + comments


7:30 AM on 05.08.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on consoles

[Update: ZeniMax has responded to the situation, confirming the delay. Players will be able to transfer their characters to the console versions for free, and eligible PC players can buy the PS4 or Xbox One version for a...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 05.07.2014

War Thunder is the first MMO on OnLive

Gaijin Entertainment's MMO War Thunder has been announced for OnLive, making it the first MMO on the cloud streaming service. The game will be added to their new CloudLift subscription, which lets users play PC games anywhere...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 05.07.2014

2014 Wargaming.net eSports league starts now

It's just starting to hit me now that if I were to become good at videogames I could get some money. These prize pools are ridiculous! It's too bad I'm terrible at games. Wargaming announced the start of the first season of t...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 05.06.2014

WildStar's 10-day open beta begins this week

Carbine Studios is opening up beta access for its MMO WildStar this week. The open beta event kicks off Thursday and will extend to May 18. During that period, just head to the game's website and request a key, or if you're a...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 05.05.2014

How do you feel about the 'Holy Trinity' in MMOs?

After posting my review of Final Fantasy XIV's endgame content, a discussion erupted across the review itself and my social channels. Some of them really dug A Realm Reborn's old school use of the "Holy Trinity" mechanic, and...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 05.04.2014

See all the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark

Sony Online Entertainment has shared a video highlighting some of the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark. On top of cool looking structures, users have been bending the rules by creating micro-voxels and ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz