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Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt sells 150,000 digitally on 3DS

If there's one recent release that's underrated, it's Azure Striker Gunvolt. It's a fantastic little take on the Mega Man ZX series, and hey, we're probably going to get two of them before Mighty No. 9 is out. It turns out th...

 
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Mekazoo

I totally forgot about Mekazoo, a Donkey Kong Country-inspired platformer

I remember when Brett previewed Mekazoo last year, but outside of that moment, I kind of forgot it existed. This newest trailer definitely refreshed my memory though, as it shows off basically everything you'd want to know in terms of ...

 
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LostWinds on PC

Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms...

 
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Slain

Slain looks sufficiently intimidating in this launch trailer

After a round of delays, Wolf Brew Games is bringing its brutal hack-and-slash platformer Slain! to Steam tomorrow, March 24. The console versions are still coming, but not until later this year. The lighting, particle effects, and sometim...

 
Ratchet & Clank trailer photo
Ratchet & Clank trailer

Let the inimitable Captain Qwark intro the new-old Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank is back with a retelling of the original game. And it's coming out April 12, my birthday, or as some of you may affectionately know it: Dark Souls III day. The lovable Captain Qwark has the skinny as unreliable narrator...

 
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Capcom

Capcom puts forth nebulous interest survey for Mega Man

Ha! Capcom is at it again, trying to "gauge" whether or not Mega Man is still a viable franchise outside of the mountain of merchandise they've been pushing. According to Rockman Corner, Capcom of Japan has been putting out surveys recently...

 
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C-stick VR

Lucky's Tale shows us how third-person games work in VR

Lucky's Tale is the cute platformer included with every Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and many people have scoffed at the idea of it being third-person game that requires VR, but this new gameplay trailer aims to address those ...

 
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Deadlight

Deadlight returns with a director's cut this June

As much as it's a surprise to see Deep Silver and Abstraction bring back Deadlight of all things with an enhanced edition, I wouldn't mind it if we got more of these Xbox Live Arcade revivals. Folks who went through the last console genera...

 
Pharaoh Rebirth+ review
Sometimes a game requires a second look before you realize how great it could be. This was certainly the case with Pharaoh Rebirth, a title I might have dismissed entirely had Jonathan Holmes not sent the Dtoid staff an e-mai...   read

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Banjo-Kazooie

I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker nabs Yuu Ayasaki costume

Want more Super Mario Maker characters? Nintendo seemingly isn't going to stop, so you're in luck. The next addition is the manga character Yuu Ayasaki, which fits right inline with some of their more obscure Japanese costumes, li...

 
Mutant Mudds
Mutant Mudds is a criminally underrated series. I've heard all the criticisms, but to me, it perfectly summarizes the "less is more" design that is still very much viable and welcome in the current era of complexity. Everythi...   read

Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Toadette is making her way into Super Mario Maker

When Captain Toad was added to Super Mario Maker, it made sense that Toadette was only a matter of time. Nintendo confirmed her appearance this week as a Mystery Mushroom character, to be added in shortly alongside of the new update charact...

 
Broforce

Review: Broforce

I'm all for sittin' down and drinkin' one with the bros. I usually call co-op games bro-op games. I can laugh at silly, referential humor that mostly amounts to "remember that this movie existed?" I love '80s action movies ju...   read

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Oddworld: Soulstorm

Oddworld: Soulstorm is the Exoddus remake, set for 2017

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty did great justice to Abe's Oddysee. It took the already fantastic puzzle-platformer and made it friggin' gorgeous, up to today's resolution standards. It only made sense to do the same with the next game in Abe's sto...

 
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge is coming to Xbox One and Wii U

Plenty of people had the opportunity to enjoy Axiom Verge on the PS4 and PC platforms last year, but now more folks are going to get that chance. The developer announced this morning that the game is now being ported to the Xbox One and Wii...

 
Ori
Ori and the Blind Forest was by far one of my favorite games of 2015. Visually stunning and mechanically sound, it's a wonderful platformer that I can't recommend enough. Now, developer Moon Studios is releasing th...   read

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Mirror's Edge 2

Come peep glimpses at Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay

Just last week two Mirror's Edge Catalyst developer diaries focused on "Combat" and "Movement," but today's focuses on "Gameplay" and -- wait, what? So help me if combat and movement aren't part of gameplay (also, if combat is a big part o...

 
Ori and the Blind Forest photo
Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest has a $4.99 Definitive Edition upgrade

After that last delay, I had kind of forgotten about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and that has allowed it to totally sneak up on me. It's nearly here! Friday is release day on Xbox One (while the Steam and Windows 10 versio...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker's major key and Pink Coin update is live

Super Mario Maker is getting a rather hefty update today in the form of version 1.40. Not only are keys and key doors added to the game, but Pink Coins are arriving as well. This essentially allows you to gate portions behind a boss require...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

The next Super Mario Maker character is...Mashiko, the game counselor

If you haven't taken a gander at the in-game guide in Super Mario Maker, you should probably change that at some point. The mascot within, Mashiko, has become a sort of mini celebrity of sorts, much like Swapnote's Nikki before her. An...

 
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Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy Wii U release window, port studio confirmed

Team Meat legend Tommy Refenes took to Twitter to spread the news that Super Meat Boy would be hitting the Wii U in the near future, as confirmed by a recent Nintendo Direct. He notes that the developer tasked with the port is "wrapping it ...

 
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INDIE

Mutant Mudds sequel leaps to Wii U, 3DS next week

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge will launch in North America, Australia, and Europe on March 17. The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS game features boss fights, 40 new levels, and 20 unlockable characters. It will also support Cross-Buy so players with ...

 
The Firefly Diary
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (which I am never typing ever again) is coming to PC in less than two weeks. I've been playing it a bit to see how the former PlayStation Vita exclusive translates to a mouse and keyboard setu...   read

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Momodora

Whoa, where did Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight come from?

It's not every day I come across a cool-looking new game that turns out to be a part of a long-running series, but Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is precisely that. It's the fourth installment in Bombservice's line of 2D action-platf...

 
Mirror's Edge photo
Mirror's Edge

These Mirror's Edge Catalyst clips summarize the best and worse parts of the first game

If the first Mirror's Edge had zero combat mechanics, I'd be happy with it. But EA is still going with that angle with Catalyst, noting that "fluid combat is the one key pillar in the gameplay." If you say so! Though the removal of gu...

 
Azure Striker photo
Azure Striker

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is set for a summer 2016 release

I know I've said this before but I still find the whole Mighty No. 9 delay situation hilarious. At this point we have not only one, but two Azure Striker Gunvolt games that will likely come out by Inti Creates (who is co-developing Mig...

 
Shovel Knight photo
Shovel Knight

Nintendo is publishing Shovel Knight in Japan

Shovel Knight has been a hit in just about every country it was released in, and now it's ready to make the journey over to Japan. As announced yesterday, Nintendo is going to be taking care of publishing duties. It's a perfect match, hones...

 
Super Meat Boy photo
Super Meat Boy

PixelJunk Monsters, Super Meat Boy officially confirmed for Wii U

After a long period of teasing and "will they or won't they" Twitter pictures, we now have confirmation that Super Meat Boy will hit the Wii U at some point in the future. We know this from the Nindies sizzle reel on the Nintendo UK YouTube...

 
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker gets the OG Tanooki statue costume

Super Mario Maker keeps the free DLC going with a new Tanooki Statue costume, once again for the 8-bit theme. Hilariously, Mario is behind the statue the entire time, which he can carry accordingly above his head. It's not as genius as...

 

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Fenriff

Someone invaded me in Dark Souls I ended

 
ZombZ

As someone who works in IT and can solve 99% of the issues with a reboot I have to praise the sun for this Windows+R command: iexplore -k

 
Deadgar64

So, I ordered a new graphics comes the new have no interest in the heard people talk about trading on Steam but everything Ive read seems know if thats a thing that can be done safely?

 
TheLimoMaker

On the final boss of Dark Souls Wish it was better The lore implications are superb, but the awful tracking attacks and cheap magic shots are things I will never let slide I was expecting an awesome one-on-one duel, I got a pansy magic

 
Nekrosys

Ratchet and Clank is now my Even though Dark Souls also came out this Because you can turn bosses into This is And yes, I know the PS4 capture footage shows how utterly shit I am at

 
RiffRaff

Id love to see the

 
whatsacow

I feel like an old man, but fuck Ive noticed that they all seem to be over priveleged white people who want to feel like their ordeals are as important as real minorities - or they need serious mental help and not fucking

 
AdmiralAckbong

TotalBiscuit? No Red lobster cheddar biscuit? Ill fuck that shit up in a heartbeat, sign me up

 
JohnSmith123

Man FFXIV seems like THE MMO right So much stuff is New dungeons, new raids, new trials, new features like Palace of the Dead, a new collab with level 5 and yokai watch, and much Thats just a patch

 
Sharukurusu

Playing FF6 and Im thinking, thieves in Zozo never thought a dude with a chainsaw would show up

 
Dreamweaver

I was goofing around invading in Dark Souls III and saw something kinda funny: I had to fight off two guys (I obviously wasnt trying to kill them) when another phantom got summoned to After they both killed me, the other guy arrived way too

 
EAPidgeon

Just a reminder that Guiles Theme in SFV is

 
Jed Whitaker

You hear that guys? It is my heart shattering because Total Biscuit disagrees with

 
lewness

Any DS3 fight clubs going on for Dtoid? There seem to be enough players around

 
Retrofraction

Welp, I am the kind of person that forgets the important passwords to log into Vimeo will not let me log into my paid account for another two the worst system locked out you never get back in)

 
Nekrosys

The new Ratchet and Clank has easily secured a place on my top 5 games of 2016 through sheer virtue of it containing a Trophy that is unlocked by turning a helicopter into a That is

 
Robo Panda Z

Oh hey, I just noticed I recently crossed the five-year mark as an active, non-lurking member of this community!

 
StriderHoang

Suddenly I want a Fatal Fury hat

 
hlarge4

Ok, Pontiff Hes maybe a bit But not in a good Random Many with animations too fast to react When I beat him I feel like itll be more luck than

 
Dr Mel

So, with DS2 I came to like the game less and less over I really liked it at Thakfully I seem to be having the opposite experience with I was maybe skeptical at first but now I stop thinking about how Im going to replay it over and over

 
JohnGrisham

Was Super Mario 64 really that great? Never owned it, played a few times at a friends My N64 time was spent on 007, OoT, BanjoKazooie, Mario Kart,

 
Agent9

If you guys have the time, do a solid for your favorite LPer or youtube personality and take some time to let people know what videos have inspired you to go out and support the developers/film links in the

 
Gamemaniac3434

Been playing severed, having a fantastic time with it and I beat the first I do wish Drinkbox hadnt released images that spoil a certain moment and drain a bit of the impact but Having a good time with the game-got a vita? Get

 
Parismio

I was feeling drained the last few Was looking forward to watching legends of tomorrow tonight but it turns out the recording was This is one of those times I get so salty about the tiniest

 
klaw616

Still on my Kill la Kill kick (la Gotta share this amazing piece of art I got over the weekend from a local artist at this awesome little game Dude was even kind enough to sign it (even if I did cover it with the frame)

 
Steven Hansen

my mom has begun using e-mail again

 
WryGuy

A Certain Magical Generic magical high school Death Something genuinely Target

 
StriderHoang

TB: Destructoid is shit! /torch: your waifu is shit!

 
JayfromtheSun

I will be very glad to be over the

 
sprode

Conan plays a Nintendo game, but its a game that existed at the start of a dead Good timing, very

 

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