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War of the Worlds avatar gear invades XBLA


Oct 28
// Liam Fisher
You had to know it was only a matter of time. They've been out there, watching us for years just waiting for the chance to force themselves on to your XBLA avatars. They've plotted their hostile attiring and have chosen ...
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Destructoid's been given an exclusive early post of this new War of the Worlds trailer, and it's quite the treat! Showing off some intense moments from the game, the footage does a good job of communicating just how spine-ti...

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This concept art for War of the Worlds has me excited


Oct 05
// Brett Zeidler
Do you like Patrick Stewart? Did you not like the most recent War of the Worlds film? Now that I've got your attention, you should definitely check out these new pieces of concept art and screenshots from Other Ocean's XBLA/...

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The War of the Worlds gets new screens and a trailer


Sep 01
// Jim Sterling
I am really quite excited for The War of the Worlds, having played it at PAX. The moody, death-riddled platforming as seen in classics like Heart of Darkness and the more recent Limbo really resonates with me, and I think this could be a real winner.  We've got a selection of screens and a new trailer for you to take a peek at, so go do that. Hopefully some of you care as much as I do.

The War of the Worlds is pure class

Aug 27 // Jim Sterling
If you were a fan of the more recently released Limbo, then you'll really like what War of the Worlds sets out to do. This is a slower paced sidescroller full of environmental puzzles and enemies that are much better at killing than you are -- which isn't hard since you're unarmed. Like all great scrolling adventures, Worlds is a game that will end your life repeatedly and force you to learn from your mistakes.  As the player explores a devastated London, there are tons of traps and puzzles to defeat. Simple block puzzles and jumps are joined by deadly electric cables and sinister Martian drones, and one false move will lead to death. The opening section was a fairly simple collection of jumping puzzles, but the controls were simple and tight, and the game has a unique flow. It's also due to get far more complex as it progresses, with one level even letting players take down an iconic Martian Tripod. Throughout the game, legendary actor Patrick Stewart lends his narration, recounting your adventure in the past tense and adding plenty of flavor to the story. In addition, the game's restricted color palette and excellent use of shadows makes for a game that looks highly stylized and memorable. As I said earlier, this is a classy game, and the minimalist visual style reflects that.  I was very impressed with what I had played of War of the Worlds, and I have a feeling that it'll be absolutely loved by fans of old school platform adventures, as well as those who enjoy the original book. With terrific visuals, a wonderful atmosphere and solid, challenging gameplay, this is one digital title I'm looking forward to with gusto!
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Few stories have remained as lasting and as haunting as H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Its tale of a Victorian-era London, beset by pitiless, immeasurably superior Martian harvesters, is still as chilling today as it was ...

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Be Jean-Luc Picard in Yoostar 2


Jul 18
// Victoria Medina
A new Star Trek DLC pack was recently released for Yoostar 2, a game that puts players into the roles of actors from their favorite shows and movies. This new pack, on sale for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, contains fi...
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New Destructoid Episode: Duke Nukem, Catherine, and Wii U


Jun 15
// Max Scoville
Hey gang, long time no typing. In the wake of E3, I am suffering from what the experts are referring to as "nerd flu," but which is more likely a hybrid of the T-Virus, Captain Trips, and the Legacy Virus. In spite of Kinect...

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