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5:15 PM on 01.16.2014

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare pushed back one week

Electronic Arts has moved back the scheduled release of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the third-person base shooter take on the beloved franchise. Previously scheduled for February 18, the game will now release one wee...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Your first look at the SOCOM spiritual successor, H-Hour

H-Hour: World's Elite is the spiritual successor to the SOCOM franchise. After the studio went up, the team reformed into Special Operations Forces Studios and created a Kickstarter for a new third-person military shooter. The team met their funding goal last year and now we're seeing the first footage of H-Hour. The gameplay video here is all in pre-alpha, and it's looking pretty promising. .

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 AM on 12.13.2013

Warframe's first PS4 update is quite large

Digital Extremes has rolled out the first update for Warframe on the PS4, addressing a multitude of issues ranging from missing sounds to players falling through elevators. On top of that, the update adds a whole bunch o...

Harry Monogenis



Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots on Games with Gold photo
Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots on Games with Gold
by Darren Nakamura

Microsoft's "Games with Gold" initiative has been picking up steam lately, with two games being offered free of charge to Xbox Live Gold members every month since its inception. I usually don't get to benefit from it due to already owning the titles in question, but late next month I'll be able to snag Shoot Many Robots for free. Rad.

Gold members who don't already own the original Gears of War will be able to experience the game that popularized cover-based third-person shooters during this past generation, in all of its chainsaw-bayoneted glory. For the month of December, Gears of War will be free until the 15th while Shoot Many Robots will be featured from the 16th onward.

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4:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Impressions: Last of Us: Abandoned Territories Map Pack

Survival is a theme that permeates every facet of The Last of Us. This is especially true of the oft overlooked multiplayer component, which eschews the heartfelt tale of the campaign to pit two warring factions against one a...

Kyle MacGregor





4:15 PM on 11.01.2013

Ugh! Resident Evil 5 Capcom's best-selling game ever

Boooooo! Resident Evil 5 has overtaken Street Fighter II as Capcom's best-selling game of all time, CVG reports, having sold 6.5 million copies. Resident Evil 5, you'll remember, is a really dumb game that aped Resident Evil ...

Steven Hansen

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



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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



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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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