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Gears of War PC
We already covered Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at length in Brett's wonderful review, but surprise -- it's coming out on PC too this month! Well, sort of. If you can call Windows 10 "PC," which a lot of you probably won't. There's no Steam support here, just you and the Windows OS. And a decent port.    read

Ex-Microsoft CEO with the photo
Ex-Microsoft CEO with the

BALLMER!

Sure, Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft two years ago (replaced by Satya Nadella), but that doesn't mean he's not still in our hearts. After leaving Microsoft, Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers (not a bad thing anymore!) ...

 
Forza photo
Forza

Forza's newest game is free-to-play, Windows 10 only

We knew something Forza was coming this way, but until now, we weren't 100% on what that was. But Microsoft is finally ready to let that cat out of the bag (sort of, the Seattle Times seemingly jumped the gun), and that thing is a new ...

 
He's dead, Jim photo
He's dead, Jim

Wait a minute, how's Young Conker know that's a couch?

Here is a claim made in the video for Young Conker, one of the three pieces of software that comes with Microsoft's $3,000 HoloLens (that's development kit prices, not necessarily for public consumption, come its March 30 release): "Conker...

 
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Microsoft

HoloLens dev kit details leaked

Pre-orders for Microsoft’s HoloLens dev kit open today. The augmented reality kit will set you back $3,000 and ship on March 30 with three games: Young Conker, Fragments and RoboRaid.  The development kit will also include an &ld...

 
Jed's first MLG encounter photo
Jed's first MLG encounter

Halo World Championship NA Finals were my first MLG event, won't be my last

I've always been a big fan of the Halo series, and I especially love the multiplayer for Halo 5: Guardians, so when I heard the MLG Halo World Championship North American Finals were taking place in Columbus, Ohio, literally under...

 
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan, Kan Colle Kai sell big in Japan last week

Media Create sales figures are out for the week of February 15 to February 21 for Japan, and man are they interesting. The PS4 has been gaining ground on its predecessor for months, and that's even more evident in terms of the sales breakdo...

 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Grifball, gravity hammers, and PvE Firefights confirmed for Halo 5: Guardians

Hammer Storm brings three free new modes to Halo 5: Guardians, as well as a new map, new weapons, and a load of new REQ goodies including new assassination animations, weapon skins, loadout weapons, emblems, visors, and armour.  If you...

 
Killer Instinct photo
Killer Instinct

The Arbiter is coming to Killer Instinct

Today, at the Halo Regional World Championships, Microsoft, 343, and Iron Galaxy announced that Halo's beloved Arbiter will be arriving as downloadable content, in the vein of Rash from Battletoads. Unfortunately, from what I can ...

 
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HoloLens

Microsoft doesn't want HoloLens to be another Kinect

Microsoft is taking its sweet ass time with HoloLens by design, says creator Alex Kipman. Speaking at a TED talk in Vancouver, Kipman explained that while the device is consumer ready, Microsoft wants folks to have something to do with the ...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

The Xbox February update is rolling out today

A number of advancements are coming to the Xbox platform today, which, in 2016 terms, means both Windows 10 and the Xbox One. They're mostly social in nature, including the power to see other player's party listings, view a new Gamerscore l...

 
Cobalt review

Review: Cobalt

There's a movement these days of games going multiplayer-only, focusing on one aspect to make it as good as possible. Along with that comes the dissent, players who demand single-player content and developers who spend resour...   read

Xbox One
Microsoft did what Sony didn't this console generation -- a wide push for backward compatibility (Nintendo deserves love for ringing it in though!). It doesn't seem like the functionality is coming anytime soon on PS4 (in fav...   read

Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

In case it wasn't clear, Quantum Break isn't coming to Steam at all

At GDC last March, Microsoft revealed a new direction -- one focused on combining both Xbox One and Windows 10 gaming into "the Xbox ecosystem." Microsoft's in the unique position of having cachet in both the PC and console corners, so laun...

 
Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

Just kidding, these are the REAL Quantum Break PC requirements

Show of hands: Who thought when Remedy revealed the PC requirements for Quantum Break yesterday, that those were the real requirements? Fools. All of you. How could you be so gullible? This is what you'll actually need to run...

 
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Ubisoft

Ubisoft: Xbox One owners spend more than PS4 owners

While just about every publisher who is making a shooter is flocking to the PS4 (the new home of shooters, according to Sony), Ubisoft is staying the course with The Division, which had an extra day of lead time with the beta on Xbox One, a...

 
Microsoft photo
Microsoft

Xbox will make cross buy/cross save 'a platform feature'

Quantum Break’s cross-buy and cross-save functionality will become a Xbox feature, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Replying to fans on Twitter, Spencer said that there were plans to make it a platform feature, as it would be “good...

 
Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

Ice Man arses about in this Quantum Break trailer

Yesterday we heard that former Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break will be getting a simultaneous launch on PC and Xbox One on April 5. What better way to celebrate that than with a live-action trailer that shows sweet FA? Watch as Ice M...

 
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Rocket League

You can now play Rocket League in Halo 5

[Disclaimer/reminder: the Destructoid flag is available to download in Rocket League.] Rocket League is still the rage in some circles, but it isn't coming to Xbox One until next week. That hasn't stopped the community from crafting their o...

 
Quantum Break
Ever since it was announced, I’ve always been majorly jealous of Xbox One owners for having Quantum Break all to themselves. I adored Alan Wake, so having to miss out on Remedy’s next game has been a bit of a bumm...   read

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Minecraft

Someone made Dark Souls' Anor Londo in Minecraft

LNeoX spent ages creating one of his favorite fictional locations -- Anor Londo of Dark Souls fame -- in Minecraft. It's a 1200x1200 map, complete with a dungeon and a minecart system. The screens are definitely awe-inspiring, though t...

 
Deals photo
Deals

Buy an Xbox One, get a $75 gift card plus a free game from Microsoft

Microsoft wants you to blow your tax refund on an Xbox One. To prove it, the Microsoft Store has fired up its Presidents' Day sale a week ahead of time. Xbox One bundles (including two new bundles) now have the first decent bonuses of 2016....

 
Journey to the West photo
Journey to the West

Minecraft just got Journey to the West skins

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, Mojang just dropped some Journey to the West skins for the Pocket Edition and Windows 10 versions of Minecraft. "Red Boy" and "Guanyin" are free, but the rest (Princess Iron Fan, Lord Hundred-Eyes, Bull ...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

A few more popular titles are coming to Xbox One via backward compatibility

Due to a mistakenly flipped switch, Red Dead Redemption was made available as a backward compatible game on Xbox One, and subsequently pulled, followed by an apology from Microsoft. But it wasn't the only one leaked -- just the most po...

 
Red Dead Redemption photo
Red Dead Redemption

You could be playing Red Dead Redemption on your Xbox One right now

[Update: Looks like Microsoft pulled the trigger early. The game has been removed and more info is coming soon.] Last year, Microsoft hosted a vote to see what Xbox 360 titles folks wanted to see on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility....

 
Quantum Break photo
Quantum Break

Quantum Break sure has changed over the last four years

I haven't been following Quantum Break too closely, even though I love Max Payne and Alan Wake. What I've seen so far has felt a bit generic, lifeless, and grey, so I'm hoping that Remedy's traditional bizarre touch is h...

 
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Minecraft is overhauling its website with some new features

I still remember buying Minecraft in 2009, and the original site really hasn't changed all that much. But Mojang (and thus, Microsoft) has really been making strides since the acquisition, finally releasing the game on Wii U, and it's ...

 
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Platinum Games

Xbox boss discusses Scalebound delay

Earlier this month, Platinum Games announced that its Xbox exclusive Scalebound wouldn't be hitting its "Holiday 2016" release window and would instead release in 2017. Speaking with IGN, Xbox senior marketing director Aaron Greenberg, disc...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Beautiful and unwieldy Xbox Ones for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching, beginning on February 8 (thanks, Wikipedia!), just little more than a week away. Microsoft commissioned eight local artists from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to design Xbox Ones to commemorate th...

 
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is still catching up to the core game

In case you weren't aware, a team over at Mojang started work on the Pocket Edition of the game, which sought to move the series out of the Java world and into C++. The project started in 2011, and it still hasn't caught up with the standar...

 

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The Dyslexic Laywer

Ive been playing Rhythm Thief and its a very charming game but i swear to God if it forces me to do another god awful motion control

 
Nekrosys

The more I think about it, the more I realise that I actually prefer Dark Souls 3 over It just feels that much less grindy, and having the ability to respec means I can keep fine-tuning my character when I find weapons I have a preference

 
OverlordZetta

And no one was

 
Rico the Penguin

NG++ Dancer has a number of I nearmy got angry before she ultimately Then went on to massacre the next twould bosses to cleanse my certain thing that shall remain nameless will be interesting

 
vxxyman

A lot of catgirl stuff Heres a cartoon penguin for variety:

 
Gamemaniac3434

Good Explored farron keep more, Had an unhelpful guide named rico try to help me find a covenant/a video that took a stupid route to the covenenant, chatted shit with larx till me voice was sore and died over and over against the abyss Mm

 
DanteKinkade

Way too many catgirl things so, welp here is another of the boy <3

 
Parismio

Came back to ds3 and still not being summoned for Its been 20 minutes

 
OverlordZetta

Pokemon Trainers! Out of nowhere, Spain has a Shiny Yveltal event and North America and Europe have a Regular Zygarde event going Dunno if these are ORAS exclusive or if XY are included too, but be sure to grab

 
Lex

So, I heard the Attack on Titan game is coming to the west and has an online component? The models could use some work,

 
iam16bit

Just seeing all these catgirl posts is making me

 
BlazeWii

Things always get whenever I

 
Dr Mel

My job aint But they buy me coffee made the way I like usually without even And thats just

 
Torchman

No comment

 
OverlordZetta

Friendly reminder that dogs

 
MeeGhoulz

you said?Now check whats going on in the couldnt help it!

 
ScionVyse

Gonna finally download Oris Definitive Edition tomorrow, since Im going to a place with internet that I can use to I cant wait to play a better version of my 2015

 
Sailor Zebes

Gotta get in on that cat girl

 
Occams

I could watch public access tv

 
Fuzunga

Before the day is done, have another picture of best cat Bonus bunny girl included!

 
Sir Shenanigans

Sitting down with a lot of coffee and a wee slice of creme brule to WATCH The

 
DSBrad

Beyond Two Souls is no where near as smart as it wants me to think it

 
Torchman

I sometimes wonder if I quickpost too then I tell myself thats a stupid thought and keep

 
Larxinostic

100% convinced the radio station at works controlled by Internet How else to explain Never Gonna Give You Up, then Whats Going On? Yes,

 
DSBrad

Really struggled with Mirrors Edge LOVED Mirrors Edge but the open world slowed the game down so Spent some time discussing this

 
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Im glad Ive decided to be more liberal in spending my SP in Bravely I had 3 SP in Bravely Default literally until the final few hours of True

 
Nekrosys

So theres now a teaser for the third season of the Wakfu animated This makes me very And Mostly With some happy thrown Okay, many kinds of Im currently Just having a Rubbing my

 
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I dont really have any catgirls to So instead heres RVD turning his head into a spring

 
EdgyDude

Has anyone here played Rabi-Ribi? I heard its a pretty damn solid metroidvania but I have yet to see any more than 2 reviews for The games Steam page is loaded with positive user reviews

 

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