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PSA: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost 40GB

Up for pre-loading on Xbox One
Apr 27
// Steven Hansen
How much room is left on your Xbox One? I have no idea. I don't think I've had to delete anything yet, but I also don't use it that much. Anyways, I ask because the standalone Wolfenstein prequel, The Old Blood, comes out next week and is eligible to pre-load if you've already pre-ordered it on Xbox One. Which is good, because the $20 game clocks in at a big, bad 37.14GB.
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Wolfenstein: TNB

Check out 20 minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood in action

Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale!
Mar 07
// Brittany Vincent
There's a $20 standalone expansion to Wolfenstein: The New Order, and it's called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. You aren't nearly as excited about this as you should be. I've got just the remedy here. Check out 20 minutes of f...
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Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, coming this year

A prequel to The New Order
Mar 04
// Chris Carter
After a string of questionable franchise entries, Wolfenstein: The New Order was pretty good, and hit it off well critically and commercially. It's smart of Bethesda to capitalize on that success, and that's just what i...
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Softporn II

Wolfenstein, Prince of Persia, Softporn II: 2,400 MS-DOS games playable free in-browser

The short-lived adventures of pornman and porngal
Jan 06
// Steven Hansen
The Internet Archive has added to its archive with nearly 2,400 MS-DOS games that are all playable right in your browser, right here. I've flitted between between Prince of Persia, Donkey Kong, and Aladdin within minutes...
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Wolfenstein card

Wolfenstein's Deathshead looks like a creepy uncle in this Christmas card

The creepiest?
Dec 03
// Jordan Devore
I'm a total sucker for the holiday season. Christmas cards, particularly those featuring creepy-ass uncanny-valley videogame men wearing festive sweaters, are no exception. In the hope that I'm not alone, I had to share this ...
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Tempting! Wolfenstein: The New Order PC for $30 on Amazon

And $24 on Green Man Gaming
Jul 17
// Jordan Devore
Our own Chris Carter gave Wolfenstein: The New Order a favorable review but in the weeks since I've come across even higher praise for MachineGames' take on the iconic series. Some of you out there really, truly dig this game...

Reviews In Review: Wolfenstein The New Order, Transistor, Drakengard 3

May 24 // Ben Pack
Kero Blaster (PC [reviewed], iPhone)Developer: Studio PixelPublisher: PlayismReleased: May 11, 2014MSRP: $7.99 (PC) $4.99 (iPhone) If Cave Story was Amaya's answer to Super Metroid, Kero Blaster is his Mega Man X. It's dense and perfectly paced, just begging to be replayed over and over. If I were to have to introduce someone to the genre of 2D action/platformers, it is probably the game that I'd give them, as it starts off easy-yet-engaging, and ends with giant bosses, swarms of enemies on screen, and everything else you could want in the genre. It's a game you may beat in a day, but will be playing off and on for a lifetime.  Verdict: 9/10 - Read the full Kero Blaster review Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 (Nintendo 3DS)Developer: Renegade KidPublisher: Renegade KidReleased: May 15, 2014MRSP: $8.99 It's really difficult to give Moon Chronicles a strong appraisal one way or the other. It's far from a stellar experience, but isn't a bad one either. There just isn't anything here that hasn't been done better elsewhere, and I can't see anyone other than FPS-starved 3DS owners or hardcore fans of the original being too interested. Verdict: 6/10 - Read the full Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 review Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PS3, PS4 [reviewed], Xbox 360, Xbox One)Developer: MachineGamesPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksRelease Date: May 20, 2014MSRP: $59.99 In many ways, Wolfenstein: The New Order is "First-Person Shooters: The Game," but it gets most of the important details right. It's still weird to me seeing Wolf games developed over and over by new devs, but MachineGames did a great job adapting the franchise in its own way. With a few tweaks, the next iteration could be something truly special. Verdict: 7.5/10 - Read the full Wolfenstein: The New Order review Drakengard 3 (PS3)Developer: Access GamesPublisher: Square EnixRelease Date: May 20, 2014MSRP: $59.99 It's not too challenge of a game all things considered, because the difficulty curve is meticulously designed to not overwhelm or frustrate players. It's well made to the point where you won't feel like everything is too easy, and if you really need that extra edge to overcome a certain task, you can go back and level-up with sidequests. If you want to do everything you'll probably find yourself around a 100-hour completion rate, but the story is roughly at the 40-hour mark. Drakengard 3 is a bit unconventional at times (like its developer) with tales of extreme hair cutting and dragon piss, but action fans will want to seek this one out immediately. Within 15 minutes I was drawn into its world and its cast of characters, and I wanted to see Zero's journey through from start to finish. If you like games like Nier, you'll loveDrakengard 3. Verdict: 8.5/10 - Read the full Drakengard 3 review Transistor (PS4, PC [reviewed])Developer: Supergiant GamesPublisher: Supergiant GamesRelease: May 20, 2014MRSP: $19.99 / £14.99 While Transistor initially feels like a whole new game, structurally it sticks closely toBastion. Both games feature a beautiful but abandoned city that has undergone huge tragedy. In Bastion it was called the Calamity; in Transistor, it's dubbed The Process. Both feature areas where the player can rest and take stock; Red finds special doors which take her to a deserted island where challenge rooms are located (much like the Proving Grounds in Bastion). If the game isn't sufficiently challenging, Limiters can be installed that will make things harder for Red but at the benefit of gaining extra XP or other bonuses. These can be installed like Functions, swapped in and out at access points, but work the same way as the Idols in Bastion.  Verdict: 8.5/10 - Read the full Transistor review R-Type Dimensions (PS3 [reviewed], Xbox 360)Developer: Irem, Tozai GamesPublisher: Tozai GamesReleased: May 20, 2014MSRP: $9.99 If you have any fondness for the series, or if you're just looking for a solid side-scrolling shooter that's about as hard as can be, R-Type Dimensions faithfully re-creates the original experience and before long you'll be wondering why you did this to yourself. Verdict: 9/10 - Read the full R-Type Dimensions review  
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See how Wolfenstein: The New Order is censored in Germany

Thank you. They can happen. Drive
May 23
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Wolfenstein: The New Order is the first game in the series to be officially released in Germany, and to make that happen developer Machine Games had to do a little self-censorship on their Nazi killing simulator. The main ch...
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Play Wolfenstein 3D in Wolfenstein: The New Order

Escape from Castle Wolfenstein again
May 20
// Jordan Devore
Wolfenstein: The New Order is out today and that's all well and good. Instead of talking about what's new, let's take a look at this easter egg in which you take a nap and play through the first level of Wolfenstein 3D. It's...

Review: Wolfenstein: The New Order

May 19 // Chris Carter
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PS3, PS4 [reviewed], Xbox 360, Xbox One)Developer: MachineGamesPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksRelease Date: May 20, 2014MSRP: $59.99 While the premise may not be as wildly different as Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, The New Order tries something different this time. Taking place a few years after the events of 2009's Wolfenstein, Order once again follows the footsteps of American hero Captain "B.J." Blazkowicz as he attempts to topple the Nazi regime during World War II. There's just one major problem -- he fails in the prologue chapter, the Nazis win the war, and the US surrenders. Blazkowicz is rendered unconscious, and as a result of an encounter with General Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, he is stuck in a mental institution for 14 years suffering from brain damage. Oh, and the Nazis have giant robots now in this alternate 1960s universe. Yeah, this is one messed up future. For those who aren't aware, The New Order is a single-player only game, which is probably for the best knowing how half-assed developers handle multiplayer these days. While the story isn't exactly Oscar-worthy material, the genuine surprise that Blazkowicz's voice actor exhibits when he finds out that the US actually surrendered to Germany sounds authentic, and it sets the tone for the eerie landscape to come. The developers really went all the way with this concept, and it does wonders for essentially rebooting the franchise without rendering all the previous stories moot. [embed]274633:53892:0[/embed] But Blazkowicz isn't a thinker -- he's a doer -- and you'll get off to killin' Nazis in no time. To do this, he'll utilize a number of different playstyles (stealth, tactical, assault, and demolition) all with upgradeable perks in tow. The cool thing about this system is that players can opt to go for all or none of the skill trees, and they don't have to switch between them because every upgrade is permanently unlocked once you earn them. By looking at the perk menu you'll be able to spot different challenges (kill five enemies undetected, or achieve 10 headshots), which will unlock perks like throwing knives and stronger headshot damage, respectively. I generally preferred the stealth element, as the throwing knives were particularly fun, and sneaking around isn't nearly as slow as it is in other games. If all hell breaks loose I opt for assault weapons, most notably guns with dual-wielding options. The only real annoyance with this "choose your own perks to upgrade" mechanic is that you can't "pin" goals anywhere on the UI -- you have to go back to the menu every time and pause to action to find out your requirements. Thankfully, it does allow pretty much every playstyle to flourish, and completionists will have a great time mastering everything. The New Order is also old-school at times, chiefly because it employs the classic multi-weapon system that's eschewed so often these days for a simplistic two-gun loadout. There's a weapon wheel that allows you to switch from everything to rocket launchers to silenced pistols to dual assault rifles, and if you want you can use the weapon switch button to quickly swap between two of your favorites -- opting for the best of both worlds. The health system isn't entirely retro as there is some form of regenerative health, but it's severely limited and medkits are still a thing. Starting with a maximum health of 100, your life regenerates in multiples of 20, so if you have 80 health you'll have to find a kit to get back to 100. It's challenging enough as every hit will bring you that much further from a maximum of 100, and the later difficulties can get pretty brutal. Another refreshing feature I found is that The New Order doesn't hold your hand at every turn. We've become so conditioned to blindly follow bread crumb trails no further than inches from our faces, and only press buttons outside of the confines of the game in QTE-like situations. But thankfully the objective reticles are kept to a minimum, you're expected to improvise in certain situations, and maps must be filled out by hunting down and killing special "Commander" NPCs throughout each level. The maps are a good mix of multiple paths and linear hallways, although they tend to err on the side of the latter far too often. It's not nearly as open as say, the new Rise of the Triad or even older Wolfenstein games, as you'll usually know where to go, or where secrets are hidden. You'll also get to make a major choice at the start of the game that will influence your skills and the storyline ever so slightly, but the differences are marginal. New Order's main ingredient is simplicity, which can feel a bit grating at times as you ostensibly repeat the same actions over and over. After you've unlocked a fair bit of abilities and have seen most of the enemies it can feel like a grind at times -- a feeling that is alleviated the more you enjoy FPS games in general. The tesla packs and iron soldiers are a neat concept, but the more you play it the less developer MachineGames does with the occasionally mundane reality. If you're looking for more after the roughly 10-hour campaign, you'll want to hunt for every collectible, unlock all the concept art, and search for the elusive "Enigma Codes." The codes are basically the ultimate secret in The New Order consisting of 18 individual pieces for each of the four codes. If you can find them all and solve the numerical puzzle in the extras menu you'll unlock additional modes, which are mainly just modified difficulty levels. In many ways, Wolfenstein: The New Order is "First-Person Shooters: The Game," but it gets most of the important details right. It's still weird to me seeing Wolf games developed over and over by new devs, but MachineGames did a great job adapting the franchise in its own way. With a few tweaks, the next iteration could be something truly special.
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What if the Nazis won?
Along with Catacomb, Wolfenstein was one of my first FPS games. One of the fondest memories I have of my father is playing it "co-operatively," where one of us moved and the other shot enemies and opened doors. It was on...

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Enter the House of the Rising Sun in Wolfenstein: The New Order launch trailer

...And God, I know I'm one
May 15
// Brittany Vincent
We're turning the bend now ever-so-quickly to May 20, when Wolfenstein: The New Order is finally releasing, so I'll finally stop talking about it and play it whenever I can purchase it, and so you can put the anticipation to...
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Wolfenstein: The New Order international edition geo-locked outside of Germany

An adapted version will be available for fans in Germany
May 07
// Brittany Vincent
Due to stringent regulations under German law about the restricted sale of Nazi-related content and symbols, Bethesda is geo-locking the international version of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The New Order's copious usage of Na...
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Is your system man enough to run Wolfenstein: The New Order?

Is it woman enough, too?
May 01
// Brittany Vincent
If you've been shamelessly gearing up for Wolfenstein: The New Order like me, you're probably ready to get your hands on the game by now. If you want to get your affairs in order and get your PC and/or consoles ready for its ...

Tuesday Newsday: Star Wars, Nintendo at E3, Mad Max & Wolfenmelons

Don't do coffee, kids.
Apr 29
// Max Scoville
Put on your current events helmets, everyone, because Tuesday Newsday is here. Because it’d just be an Ephant Mon in the room if I didn’t address it, the Star Wars Episode VII cast has been revealed, following t...
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It's 'Stealth vs Mayhem' in latest Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer

I will not apologize for the following wordplay
Apr 29
// Brittany Vincent
Wolfenstein: The New Order’s new trailer is out, and the good folks at Bethesda play the same segment twice for our amusement: the first, a little like Hitman, and the second time, like Serious Sam. From the moment I s...

Here's 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay

What was shown off at PAX East
Apr 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Bethesda hosted a livestream recently showing off about 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay. This was the demo fans got to play during PAX East, but now you can watch it yourself thanks to the power of the worl...
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Wolfenstein: TNO

Pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam and wear swanky hats in TF2

Deck yourself out in some sweet new hats for buying early
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
Wolfenstein: The New Order is up for pre-order on Steam, and while my finger is hovering over the mouse to pull the trigger and make it Steam official, here's an interesting tidbit that might sway you into giving it a chance ...
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'Nowhere to Run' in new Wolfenstein gameplay trailer

Gentlemen! Ve are Nazis und ve vill have var!
Apr 08
// Brittany Vincent
I've got kind of a thing for Wolfenstein 3D, since it was one of the first PC games I ever played, but also World War II and alternate histories in general. So excuse me while I indulge in some inappropriate levels of excite...

Rock out with Bethesda at their Wolfenstein PAX East party

Check out The Evil Within at their booth too
Mar 31
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Last year Bethesda threw a really killer fan event based around Elder Scrolls Online at PAX East. It was seriously cool. It was like in a castle, and you were given a sack of fake golden coins to trade for stuff, and that's a...
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Wolfenstein: The New Order 'Panzerhund Edition' comes without game

$100 package now available to order
Mar 26
// Conrad Zimmerman
Bethesda announced today that pre-orders are available for the "Panzerhund Edition" of Wolfenstein: The New Order, a limited-edition package which includes an 8" articulated statue of the Panzerhund enemy, documents, patches,...
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It's not all shooting in Wolfenstein: The New Order

Sometimes you get tested by a creepy Nazi lady
Mar 20
// Jordan Devore
Wolfenstein: The New Order is one of those games that sort of just exists. While there are neat aspects to the game -- I'm a sucker for alternate realities and mechs, to be clear -- it's hard not to be largely uninterested e...

Wolfenstein: The New Order is as middling as I feared

Feb 24 // Abel Girmay
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)Developer: MachineGamesPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksRelease: May 20, 2013 Yes, B.J. Blazkowicz is back, and your mission is to cut down the Nazi war machine and their twisted creations. As fate would have it, the Nazis have won the war, leaving B.J. to head on a revenge mission 20 years later. There's obviously a fair amount of story details I'm leaving out of that abbreviated synopsis, but just know that outside of the alternate history setup, there's not much to the story but every military story trope imaginable. For a game that's part of a series whose name is built on occult Robo-Hitlers, it's not a great offense. It's what I played that's left me cold on The New Order. As a shooter, The New Order is just fine. It's a mechanically sound shooter that plays just no better, and at plenty times worse, than any other shooter around. On its default setting, Wolfenstein couldn't be described as difficult, but it is rather uneven. For the most part, I found myself running through corridors and trenches, blasting through enemies with relative ease. In these moments, the enemies feel more like fodder than anything to worry about. Out of nowhere though, I would hit points where every enemy was imbued with the aim of Hawkeye, and waves upon waves of them appeared until I advanced to some invisible trigger that made them stop spawning. It also didn't help that enemies would throw an endless amount of grenades at my feet with the precision of an NFL quarterback. It was really the oddest feeling, as on one hand the game suddenly gave me a reason to sit up straight and actually have to make an effort, even though it went about it in the cheapest way possible. It also didn't help that the damage indicator was so off that figuring out which direction I was getting attacked from was too often unclear until my health and armor were critically low. At the very least, Wolfenstein: The New Order packs a solid visual presentation. We're of course very early in the console generation, but Wolfenstein still looks really damn good. The version I played ran on PS4, and although it didn't turn heads like Killzone: Shadow Fall, it's still a pretty game. While most of the environments are grimy brown military bases and bunkers, there is a good amount of steampunk weirdness and tech that makes good use of showing what this current gen offers. Here's the long and short of it. My time with Wolfenstein: The New Order left me with nothing to write home, or you readers, about. It looked and played like a thoroughly competent first-person shooter with more than a fair amount of blemishes and the A.I. can be dumb as rocks until it decides to put Stephen Hawking's IQ to shame. Outside of its namesake, I'm not seeing anything that makes Wolfenstein: The New Order stand apart from its genre peers. Wait, but don't anticipate, unless you fancy yourself a diehard Wolfenstein fan.
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I'm not a big supporter of this new regime
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a videogame that has guns in it, and you use these guns to kill people. That's about as remarkable a statement as I could rack my brain for after spending three hours with game. As much as some W...

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Hey everybody, I’m back from Japan! And here’s your quasi-timely news update for the first two thirds of this week. Irrational Games closed, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order gets you a beta for the new and...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order out this May for all major platforms
You'll get to shoot Nazi faces off in Wolfenstein: The New Order starting on May 20, 2014 in North America, and May 23, 2014 in Europe. Typically release date confirmations would be a story on its own, but Bethesda has sweet...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order has the greatest moral choice

Watch Jim recreate the moment
Sep 03
// Jordan Devore
While Wolfenstein: The New Order didn't do much for me back at E3, the levels shown during MachineGames' PAX Prime 2013 build felt right. This game isn't going to revolutionize the genre, but it's got snappy gunplay and cree...

Everquest Next, Arkham Multiplayer & Xbox GPU Upgrade

The Destructoid Show sleeps through its alarm sometimes
Aug 02
// Max Scoville
Hey everybody! I'm wearing a really stupid shirt, it must be Friday! Suddenly, there are two new Everquest Next games on the horizon, and they look really cool. Quakecon is happening right now, and there's some Bethesda news...
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Wolfenstein: The New Order moved back to 2014

Probably for the best
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
MachineGames and Bethesda have delayed the cross-generational Wolfenstein: The New Order, it was revealed today. "Working on next-gen and current gen definitely has an impact, you're developing for two different things," VP ...
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A dark alt-reality take on history
Wolfenstein is coming back! The latest take on the classic story once again stars BJ, who has woken up from a coma to discover the Nazis won the war, and taken over the planet. Not just Nazis, but bigass Nazi robots too. We'...

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Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D is back on XBLA/PSN

Enjoy good ol' fashioned Nazi murder once more
Jun 02
// Harry Monogenis
With Wolfenstein: The New Order's release date nearing, Bethesda has relaunched "the game that started it all" on Xbox 360 and PS3. Yes, Wolfenstein 3D is once again available on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network (...

Nazi Robots, Scary Chainsaw Guys & Sonic The Hedgehog

The Destructoid Show lands a gnarly kickflip
May 28
// Max Scoville
Look out, here comes today's Destructoid Show!  Today, we talk about Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within, both of which were previewed by the valiant and swarthy Hamza Aziz. Sonic: Lost World looks surprisingl...

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