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11:30 AM on 04.17.2015

Guitar Hero Live wants to give players stage fright

Just a few days after the trailer reveal, this video showed up going further into what makes Guitar Hero Live new. It's a long one, so if you're not able to sit through 34 minutes of video, Destructoid has you covered. The p...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 04.15.2015

Samorost 3 looks like the surreal point-and-click adventure of my dreams

The last time I wrote about Samorost 3, I expressed surprise and delight that Amanita Design was making another one of these charming point-and-click adventure games. Today, a year and a half later, I could do the same -- I ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 04.14.2015

Adventure time with WayForward's Watch Quest: Heroes of Time for Apple Watch

The first adventure game made exclusively for Apple Watch, Watch Quest: Heroes of Time, has just been announced by WayForward. Your iPhone will serve as your kingdom, while your journey takes place on your shiny new Appl...

Jed Whitaker

2:45 PM on 04.14.2015

No escape: Hearthstone is now playable on phones

Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (that's harthstone, not herthstone) will be available as a free download on iPhone and Android phones beginning today. If you mispronounce the name, Kyle will break into your home, drop your phone in the toilet, and steal all of your rice. He told me that and whispered while saying it so he means business here.

Jordan Devore


3:15 PM on 04.13.2015

Lara Croft's in a new mobile runner Ż\_(ツ)_/Ż

Crystal Dynamics has announced a new mobile runner titled Lara Croft: Relic Run. The name's fittingly nebulous. Is Lara running after relics? Or, is the old-school Lara the running relic, a classic character hearkening back t...

Brett Makedonski



First episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones free on Android photo
First episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones free on Android
by Jordan Devore

$4.99 is the usual asking price for episodes of Telltale's Game of Thrones series, but not today, valued Android user. The debut episode, Iron From Ice, is free if you download through Amazon.

In his review, Darren said the game "...feels like a punch to the gut, and it sets the stage for an intensely emotionally draining experience." (That's a compliment, I'm pretty sure.)

In an addendum, he added that "If you know for sure that you will never go back and read the books or watch the HBO series, then this is an okay place to start. If you think there is a chance you will want to see the beginning, then I'd pass on this for now."

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12:30 PM on 04.13.2015

Nintendo's new mobile partner goes through large number of layoffs

Japanese mobile studio DeNA recently made headlines after five years of spurned advances finally led to a partnership with Nintendo so the former could make mobile games using Nintendo's characters. DeNA also just released th...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 04.08.2015

Milk the kow: Mortal Kombat X mobile version out now

If you're planning on getting Mortal Kombat X, then you should know there is a mobile version of the game that will offer rewards for the main game and it's available now on iTunes. If you're not a fan of tying mobile versio...

Robert Summa

4:00 PM on 04.08.2015

Don Mattrick stays winning, to be replaced at Zynga

After not even two years into his tenure at Zynga, it appears Don Mattrick is being replaced as CEO. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mattrick did such a great job, that the people of Zynga decided he needed a break and ...

Robert Summa

9:00 PM on 04.03.2015

Fan complaints could bring back 'too sexy' Final Fantasy costume

Square Enix recently held a lengthy presentation (starts around 7:30) for its upcoming Mevius Final Fantasy. One of the things revealed during the presentation is a new design for lead character Wal that covers up quite a bi...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 04.01.2015

DeNA wants its Nintendo partnership to yield games that make $25M per month

Fresh off its revealed partnership with Nintendo to bring the revered Japanese publisher's properties to smart devices, DeNA isn't holding back with its expectations. It won't settle for anything less than a giant player base...

Brett Makedonski







Review: Jump'N'Shoot Attack photo
Review: Jump'N'Shoot Attack
by Tony Ponce

Four Christmases ago, I joined the smartphone brigade when I found an iPhone 4S nestled under the tree. Oh boy! I thought. Now I can grab all those iOS games that people can't shut up about! And for a couple of years, I was an eager mobile beaver.

These days, I'm still rockin' that 4S because upgrading for the sake of upgrading is for chumps. But the magic of mobile gaming has faded. I've grown so jaded. It's the complete lack of honesty among the most prominent mobile publishers that really busts my bojangles.

Now here is FreakZone Games, the studio behind Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, hoping to deliver a similarly challenging retro experience to the mobile space. FreakZone empathizes with folks who despise the freemium model and lament the deficiencies of virtual buttons, and presents Jump'N'Shoot Attack as an answer to our woes.

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6:00 PM on 03.25.2015

Japan gets the best games again: Neko Atsume is the cutest shit

I've been seeing a few people posting screenshots of this adorably drawn cat game all over Twitter lately and I've had no idea what it was. Thanks to this helpful blog, however, I am now learned. The game is Neko Atsume, an i...

Steven Hansen



34 free apps on Amazon including Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Kingdom Rush Origins photo
34 free apps on Amazon including Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Kingdom Rush Origins
by Jordan Devore

Amazon is giving away 34 Android apps today, and some of them aren't crap. Take a look!

Consider nabbing Kingdom Rush Origins if you're into tower defense, and Five Nights at Freddy's 2 if you're curious about the animatronic jump-scare craze. Familiar titles like Cut the Rope and World of Goo are in here too, as is the largely unknown but lovable-as-heck Deep Under the Sky.

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3:00 PM on 03.19.2015

Final Fantasy XI shutting down on PS2 and Xbox 360, mobile version and spinoff coming

Final Fantasy XI is 13 years old. As is the case with 13-year-olds, Square Enix is getting a bit sick of dealing with it.  The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the MMO will shut down in March of 2016. Final Fantasy XI's main...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 03.18.2015

Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership

Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate so...

Jordan Devore