Meet Kelly, Fred, Linda, and John!
Master Chief, Cortana, Grunts, Elites and the UNSC, all names that should sound familiar to Halo fans and fans of gaming alike. Before we had "Guardians," there was just evolved combat in the original Halo: Combat Evolved, ...
I'm probably too excited for this
Let's be honest with each other. Hunt the Truth, a Serial-esque podcast set in the Halo universe, is a marketing tool. It exists so people can get excited for Halo 5: Guardians. But you know what? It's actually fantastic...
Also: tomb exploding
Lara Croft probably has some sort of death wish. Mountain climbing can be good exercise and recreation, but I don't think anybody in her right mind would swing from a grappling hook, launch 30 feet, then catch on a vertical r...
Markdown coming in Japan this October
Speaking with IGN, Xbox kingpin Phil Spencer asserted his belief that a PlayStation 4 price drop in western markets is around the corner following Sony Japan's recent markdown announcement.
"I fully expect they [PlayStation] ...
Hope you've been saving up
Microsoft's Xbox One Elite controller seems to be targeting an October 27 release date, according to a number of retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Microsoft's own online storefront.
That would mean the customiza...
Good news for backward compatibility
Microsoft pushed out an update on Xbox 360 today that extends the console's cloud storage -- you'll now have 2GB of space for your precious save files. That's not all:
Super Mario Bros. 30th anniversary
Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Fine. But, also, the Internet keeps trying to convince me that it was also "8-bit Day," one of those bullshit, made-up holidays from the folks that brought you the insuf...
Preview invites are going out soon
In November, Xbox One will undergo a user interface overhaul. It's a substantial change. The new dashboard is powered by Windows 10, which Microsoft promises will help "get you to popular gaming features up to 50 percent fast...
Just... very... very... slowly
Xbox Live Indie Games, the program that allowed people to make and sell their own games through Xbox Live, is in the process of what is possibly the slowest shutting down I have ever seen.
An email sent out to developers on t...
Or a cheerocracy
We've written recently about some changes in Halo 5: Guardians that fans will have to get used to. Another of those has surfaced. 343 Industries will be in complete control of what maps get played in multiplayer.
But what would it look like?
Former Xbox boss, Robbie Bach, believes that there will be another generation of consoles... but they probably won't look, or operate, much like they do today.
Talking to Geekwire, Bach -- who was head of Xbox for ...
New update removes restrictions
All game modes in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be available across all maps as of today.
The latest update removes restrictions from the playlists that stopped certain modes being played on certain maps.
Enough military speak to sink a fleet
Halo 5: Guardians is on the horizon, and so 343 Industries has given us a peek of the game’s opening cinematic.
It’s got your usual Halo stuff: Covenant, people in absurdly big armour, and lots of holograms. The ...
$499 and $64.99 respectively
Microsoft has announced the new Xbox One Elite Bundle, which will come with a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive and an Xbox Elite Wireless controller. It's priced at $499, on sale in November at GameStop and the Microsoft Store. W...
Courtesy of Xbox and The Coalition
The original Gears of War is back almost nine years to the day on Xbox One with the HD soul-patched Gears of War Ultimate Edition. To celebrate, Xbox and The Coalition are giving away a custom Xbox One designed by The Coaliti...
DDoS attacks are bad
Remember when our beloved Sony and Microsoft servers were continually down last year because some idiots sitting behind their keyboards thought it'd be cool to cripple an entire population of gamers? Well, the authorities hav...
Five days early if you bought Ultimate
Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold, and as a result, a demo will appear on Xbox Live on September 1. If you sprang for the Ultimate Edition of the game you'll be able to access the entire thing five days early, but for everyone...
Codes not working for many users
So, picture the scene. You've been patiently waiting weeks for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta to hit your Xbox One. The day has finally arrived. You input your code for the beta and get told it's invalid. You are not alon...
The bird one freaks me out
Cuphead artist, Jake Clark, has shared a selection of animations from the upcoming platformer.
The hand-drawn, pencil cartoons popped up on his Tumblr and they are both awesome and strangely hypnotic...
Hope you still have those old discs
Hey, Destructoid reader. Do you still have a bunch of your original Xbox game discs lying around your house that you wish you could play on your Xbox One? Well, it's apparently possible that some time in the future you might ...
Previously, Microsoft locked out the option to stream 1080p60 from your Xbox One to your PC by default, but as of today with an August update for the PC Xbox One app, everyone can just click the "Very High" option. Other enh...
Dev responds to #BringHalo5SplitScreenBack
Halo 5: Guardians' franchise development director has hit back against criticism that the newest instalment of the shooter will not feature split-screen co-op play.
Just give him like, one more linker?
Battletoads is an interesting entity. It's really hard, and everyone knows it. It garnered a big following long after its release and has become more and more infamous over time. Then, the characters appeared in Shovel K...
This week sees the changing of the Xbox Games with Gold guard, with new games in tow. Now, you'll be able to snag Metro: Last Light, and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition, in addition to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes,...
Microsoft invites you to the next pre-PAX Open House
More than 50 games will be playable at Microsoft's ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House, including eight as-yet unannounced games and "several first playables", including Inside, Playdead's anticipated follow-up to the delightfull...
Kim Wu entered the Killer Instinct arena in the second game in the series, and now she'll be returning for the Xbox One and PC editions for Season 3. Set to drop in March of 2016, Rash and Kim Wu are the only ones confirmed s...
Top ten continues to look samey
There weren't a ton of surprises this month for the July NPD report. Even though Splatoon players might be a little sad their beloved paint shooter is no longer in the top ten, you gotta admit, it had a good run with the big ...
Sell all the Master Chief bundles!
Update 8/15/15: Good news for those that want a 500GB model because its on sale for only $300 with free ship. Tax in NY only.
No need to wait for the holiday season for a deal on a 1TB Xbox One. The console got its first $50 ...
First top spot since Banjo in 1998
Rare Replay has hit number one in the UK games charts, making it the first Rare game to do so since the late '90s. The last Rare game to hit number one in the UK chart was Banjo-Kazooie on the N64, which was released all the ...
There's a hole in my beta, dear Liza
The theme music from Halo 5: Guardians and shots of multiplayer menus (including Warzone, the new 12-on-12 mode) have leaked online following a recent update to this winter's now-defunct beta.
Despite having concluded m...