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2:30 PM on 12.16.2014

Forza Horizon 2's first DLC takes places at the ominous Storm Island

Forza Horizon 2 shipped this fall with plenty of inclement weather, unlike some other game. Nevertheless, its first add-on centers around even more torrential downpours on the paradisiacal sounding Storm Island. Storm I...

Brett Makedonski



GTA Online heists look good and sound even better photo
GTA Online heists look good and sound even better
by Jordan Devore

Alright, heists in Grand Theft Auto Online look terrific. It's been a long wait, and we're not done waiting just yet -- Rockstar says the free update for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will arrive in early 2015 -- but at least we've got something to look at, finally. Eases the tension.

Speaking to IGN, GTA Online producer Imran Sarwar admits designing four-player heists "turned out to be a lot more difficult than we originally thought [and] took several passes from scratch." One challenge, he says, "is that unlike a heist in Story Mode, every player needs to feel central to the action at all times, and that's much more challenging than it appears."

The final design sounds cool. The leading player will have to put money down to set up a heist and won't receive a payout until the finale is finished, but they have control over the crew, their outfits, and their cuts. "Switching between the roles of crew member and heist leader will give players a totally different experience," says Sarwar. "Some missions have all players working as one unit, some require players to take on specific tasks like hacking or crowd control, while others require players to split into smaller teams to complete separate high value objectives."

Each heist, of which there are "five unique strands involving over 20 total missions," will culminate in a set-piece mission. "I don't want to spoil a whole heist," says Sarwar, "but a favorite would be the finale of an epic prison break where players come from different points on the map to join together at just the right time. It requires a pilot, a demolitions expert, and some undercover work to pull it off, and it takes real teamwork, the ability to think fast and a lot of communication to put all the pieces in place to extract the target flawlessly."

GTA Online Heists: New Trailer and Info [Rockstar]
Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Heists (Finally) Revealed [IGN]

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10:00 AM on 12.16.2014

Riptor is looking pretty killer in her new Killer Instinct trailer

Although we had confirmation of Riptor's existence in Killer Instinct already, now we have a better look at her moveset and backstory. Evidently she was created as a result of a competing project with Fulgore and Cinder...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Lisa: The Painful RPG is out on Steam, gets new feel-bad trailer

Lisa: The Painful RPG is 10% off on Steam for its first week on the storefront. I make a cameo in the game as an idiot who might get a sort of super rabies if you play your cards right (or wrong, depending on how much y...

Jonathan Holmes

5:30 PM on 12.15.2014

When Mario jumps, kitty jumps

"Them's some good kitty jumps," Destructoid's managing editor Jordan Devore enthusiastically proclaimed before mandating this video be posted despite it being two years old. You're the boss, Jordan. You're the boss.

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Don't lose your clothes when a killer is lurking around

Also, don't hide under a bed right after he begins to chase you. This is Until Dawn, Supermassive's cinematic PlayStation 4 game about eight friends vacationing at a lodge where a masked killer happens to be on the loose. Th...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Felynes can dress up as Dante, Blanka, and Chun-Li in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

I'm no Monster Hunter player but I'm liking the cross-game costumes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Well, most of them. In line with today's Devil May Cry re-release news, Capcom has shown a Felyne outfit based on Dante. That...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Maybe just steer clear of The Order: 1886's police station

Ready at Dawn released a new trailer this morning imploring prospective The Order: 1886 players to "join the London police." Before you rush into things headfirst, take one minute to watch what happens to those law...

Brett Makedonski



Capcom re-releasing DmC and Devil May Cry 4 on PS4 and Xbox One with new content photo
Capcom re-releasing DmC and Devil May Cry 4 on PS4 and Xbox One with new content
by Jordan Devore

Devil May Cry returns next year but not with an all-new installment. I know, I know. But this is the age of higher-res re-releases, after all. Capcom will launch DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition ($39.99 / €39.99) on March 17, 2015 and Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (price to be announced) in summer 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

No more talk about how 30 frames per second feels right for DmC; the Definitive Edition runs at a smooth 60 frames per second. The updated game includes all the DLC, a higher difficulty setting, a 20-percent-faster Turbo Mode, Hardcore Mode, popular community mods, and new character skins like Devil May Cry 1 Dante and Classic Vergil. DmC has also been rebalanced.

If you only care about DMC4, not DmC, skip to 1:45 for a quick word from Vergil. Capcom isn't sharing much about the new special edition and notes it'll say more "in the coming months."

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2:00 PM on 12.14.2014

Playable Pauline, shipping 120 games and #IDARB with Mike Mika

[Update: Show's over folks! Man, that was one whopper of a conversation. Turns out Mike has worked directly with Jimmy Fallon, Nintendo, Adam Sandler, Disney, and almost John Lithgow. Definitely of the most eye opening episo...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.14.2014

This Street Fighter V trailer signals Charlie's return

Street Fighter V made another appearance at yesterday evening's Capcom Cup, which, amidst the bout between Ryu and Chun-Li, provided a brief flash of a third fighter. That sure looks like Charlie Nash, Guile's military comra...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 12.14.2014

Aviary Attorney flies to Kickstarter, soars away with my heart

Aviary Attorney is the ingenious brainchild of Coventry-based Sketchy Logic; the living half of which (for the sake of this project) is comprised of programmer and designer Jeremy Noghani with graphic artist and animato...

Rob Morrow



Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot photo
Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot
by Jonathan Holmes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

Last Sunday on Sup Holmes we had a spirited chat with April and Christian, creators of the newly funded fighting game Pocket Rumble. We talked about the allegations that the game uses stolen graphics, how designing a fighting game can make you better at playing them, the pros and cons of damage scaling, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Vs. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, balancing ease of operation with depth, antler headed boys and a lot more. Designing a fighting game is no small feat. Thankfully, Cardboard Robot is so in love with the genre that I have no doubt that the'll make something great with Pocket Rumble

Thanks again to April and Christian for being on the show, and tune in today at 4pm EST when we welcome Mike Mika to the program. Mike's probably most famous for creating the playable Pauline in Donkey Kong hack. We'll be talking about that, his game-ography at Other Ocean, his upcoming "Game that is literally anything" title #IDARB, and a lot more.

We're also going to give out some codes for #IDARB, so be sure to tune in if you want to try it out. 

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11:30 AM on 12.14.2014

How to win friends and influence people in DayZ

DayZ is a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it's a chance to test their mettle against an overtly hostile world that would like nothing better than to see them die cold, hungry and alone.&n...

Rob Morrow



World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup photo
World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup
by Alessandro Fillari



Closing out the incredibly tense Capcom Cup, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono surprised the audience with a live demo of Street Fighter V. With the audience giving them their full attention, Mike Ross and Combofiend, both legendary players within the fighting game community, took the stage to compete in the world's first public match in Street Fighter V.

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8:00 PM on 12.13.2014

Best song of 2014 gets a Dota 2 parody

While you're sitting there, not admitting that you love Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," why not get down to this. Sick. Beat? Seriously though, this is an amazing parody of a catchy song for all Dota 2 fans.

Patrick Hancock