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11:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Earth Defense Force 2025 touches down in February 2014

Strike Force Lighting, EDF Operations here. The ravagers are preparing for another attack run in Earth Defense Force 2025 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The bugs are planning a joint strike on both North America and Europe i...

Kyle MacGregor



Talking about F2P & Phantom Army with Zombie Studios head photo
Talking about F2P & Phantom Army with Zombie Studios head
by Steven Hansen

Last night, we brought you the first look at Phantom Army, the upcoming (2014) free-to-play third-person shooter from Zombie Studios (Blacklight: Retribution, Daylight) and SmileGate, makers of the massively popular CrossFire.

I talked with Zombie studio head Jared Gerritzen about the game, how the North American opinion has refracted back into worldwide free-to-play design, growing global markets that outnumber the United States, and more.

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6:00 PM on 10.24.2013

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ...

Niero Gonzalez



12 minutes of pure horror with The Evil Within photo
12 minutes of pure horror with The Evil Within
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The Evil Within is going to be hopefully a return to the classic survival horror games we grew up with. That was my thoughts when I first saw the opening act to the game prior to E3 this year.  Now you can see what Isaw as Bethesda has released the prologue in video form. It's a quick version of what I saw, as this is trying to capture all the high points.

What you're not seeing or getting a taste for is the pure tension the game offers. That's something you're going to have to experience first hand when it's released

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6:00 AM on 09.27.2013

Juliet Starling gets lollipopping figurine

Either I totally missed it, or it's really about time someone made a Juliet Starling figurine. The chainsaw wielding hero from Lollipop Chainsaw will be getting a 1/8 scale figure, and is available for pre-order right now. Th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 09.13.2013

JJ Abrams hated the most recent Star Trek game

The videogame tie-in for Star Trek Into Darkness was pretty poorly received, and JJ Abrams, the movie's director, is bummed out about it. Well, not about the critical reception; he's in agreement there. He's disappointe...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Lost Planet 3 photo
Review: Lost Planet 3
by Chris Carter

Farming out the development of a respected IP can work wonderfully. Just take a look at Dead Rising 2, a solid attempt to follow-up an insanely popular zombie-fest with mostly positive results. Blue Castle Games did such a good job that it was actually acquired by their employer as Capcom Vancouver.

On the flipside, Lost Planet 3 is a perfect example of how farming out existing IPs to western developers can go terribly wrong.

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3:00 AM on 09.05.2013

Watch 14 minutes worth of Watch Dogs gameplay

Ubisoft has released a 14-minute gameplay demo of Watch Dog's open world. This is exactly the same thing I got to see around E3 time, but now you can see it in action instead of reading my stupid words. So what exactly can y...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 08.22.2013

I'm starting to come around on Dead Rising 3

[Update: Footage has returned as part of a giant montage of Xbox games.] No, really. I'm starting to like Dead Rising 3 with more footage we see. I was kind of turned off with the game at E3, largely because of the framerate...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Splinter Cell: Blacklist photo
Review: Splinter Cell: Blacklist
by Jim Sterling

Splinter Cell: Conviction was, in my opinion, a superb new direction for the Splinter Cell series, but a fair few fans were unhappy with the changes Ubisoft made. It's hardly surprising then, that Splinter Cell: Blacklist pulls the classic trick of making the old seem new again, bringing Sam Fisher's stealthy adventures closer to their roots. 

However, unable to quite abandon Conviction -- and the potential new fans it won -- Ubisoft has also unsurprisingly sought a compromise between the new and the old. Features from Conviction have been married to Blacklist's more traditional design, and the result is a game that's quite entertaining, if somewhat unsure of itself. 

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10:00 AM on 08.19.2013

Dead Rising 3 gets stupid, potty-mouthed CG trailer

Dead Rising 3's CG trailer is not necessarily stupid in a negative sense. Just in a stupid sense. The beginning was great, though. It says, "Hey, remember Dead Island? LOL ME TOO." Then the lead starts swearing and I was rem...

Steven Hansen

4:00 AM on 08.13.2013

A refresher on all of Splinter Cell: Blacklist's assets

This latest Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer reads like the Cliff's Notes to all the previous Blacklist trailers, summarizing the game's various aspects. There's the silly, hyper-organized terrorist attacks on the United Sta...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 08.10.2013

There's a Canada-only DuckTales iOS third-person shooter

While fans of the Disney Afternoon have been anxiously awaiting the release of DuckTales Remastered, Disney had tossed a separate DuckTales-branded game onto iOS devices. It is called DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot, and it is a th...

Tony Ponce





3:00 AM on 07.27.2013

Dominic Monaghan is an agent for The Bureau

The live-action trailers for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified just keep on coming. This time instead of creepy clown shows, we've got Dominic Monaghan of LOST and The Lord of the Rings fame, as Agent Enis Cole, chasing an unsee...

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 PM on 07.22.2013

This trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is spooky

Those suffering from coulrophobia look away now. In this new live-action trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, we get another hint of the paranoid flavour of the game's early 1960s setting. Young Kevin is watching his f...

Alasdair Duncan

10:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Celebrate Firefall's open beta with this cheesy trailer

Yeah, it's a cheesy video but it sure does make me miss when games had live-action cutscenes. Not that I want more games to have live-action stuff again. Oh far from it. I just love watching really bad stuff like this while cringing in my seat. Anyway, Firefall is now in open beta. It's a free-to-play shooter, go check it out.

Hamza CTZ Aziz