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Sims 4 Free Trial

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin


Breathing virtual life into Origin Game Time
Jan 23
Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Origin Game Time program, which offers a trial period on some major releases in the Origin library. Players can install The Sims 4 now through Origin and play free for 48 hours, sta... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Citizens of Earth


Also, Punch Out!! Wii U
Jan 22
The headliner this week is definitely Citizens of Earth on the Wii U eShop. Brittany didn't think it was the second coming of EarthBound, but there were some redeeming qualities -- maybe it's best to wait on the fence fo... read
Space Beast Terror Fright

Space Beast Terror Fright is my new drug


Nornware's FPS manages to distill the intensity of Aliens
Jan 18
Space Beast Terror Fright is Johannes "johno" Norneby's interpretation of the sci-fi first-person shooter: take the artful tension-building and high-octane muzzle flash from James Cameron's Aliens, add in the corridor c... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: 3D After Burner II


Also, Lufia: The Legend Returns
Jan 15
On the Wii U, we have Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight on the Virtual Console. Nintendo calls this an "NES classic," but I beg to differ. Also on the Wii U eShop, there's Electroic Super Joy: Groove City, Family Tennis SP... read
Roundabout Demo

PSA: Pick up the Roundabout demo on Steam


We've also got one FREE ride for a lucky commenter courtesy of No Goblin!
Jan 10
We've posted about No Goblin's Roundabout before. Yup, it's that '70s B-movie game about driving a "spinning limousine." I'll be the first to admit that based on the gameplay footage I'd seen, I thought it would probably... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network 2


Also, Chariot
Jan 08
It's not a huge day for Nintendo consoles in terms of the eShop, but I'll take it. On the Wii U we're getting Mega Man Battle Network 2, Maze, Wipeout 3, and Chariot. The latter is a fun little co-op game that can also be pla... read
Chester United

Stylish indie platformer Chester gets sequel this year, demo right now


Chester United coming to Linux, Mac, and Windows
Jan 05
Chester has not been in the news lately, but back in 2011 it was known for being one of the few worthwhile games on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. It widened its audience after that by releasing on PC. Our own Jordan dev... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Pinball


Also, a Shovel Knight discount
Jan 01
Death, taxes, and the Nintendo Download update are always inevitable. Nintendo waits for no holiday -- Christmas, New Year's -- it doesn't matter, they are going to update the eShop on Thursday. Sadly today isn't all that gre... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Duck Hunt


Also, Shantae on Wii U
Dec 25
In an interesting turn, Nintendo has a great Nintendo Download week for us on Christmas Day. On the Wii U there's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse with a few extra upgrades like off-TV play. Additionally there's Duck ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero


Also, Natsume Championship Wrestling
Dec 18
If you aren't into old games, this may be a pass week for you. On the Virtual Console for Wii U comes Natsume Championship Wrestling, and the always great Mega Man Zero. Also on the Wii you'll find 99Moves, Blok Drop X T... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy


Also, Xeodrifter
Dec 11
The Wii U isn't looking good this week. All you're getting is Lucadian Chronicles, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Angry Birds Trilogy. Yep. Seriously. The 3DS however is rocking it as usual. The big drops include Phoenix Wright: ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Captain Toad


Also, Fire Emblem
Dec 04
Nintendo is delivering with a heavy-hitting first party title this week -- Captain Toad. It will hit the Wii U eShop and retail tomorrow for $39.99. Also on the Wii U is Fire Emblem, Lode Runner, and a Sonic Boom de... read
Mega Man 2.5D

The new demo for Mega Man 2.5D is the best one yet


Co-op is the best part
Dec 01
Peter Sjostrand set out to create a pretty awesome Mega Man fan game that trumped a lot of others currently out there. The goal was to create a 2.5D experience spanning multiple titles, and it's looking great so far. Of... read
Daedalus - No Escape

Top-down shooter Daedalus - No Escape has a demo on Steam


This minimalist take on the arena shooter is definitely worth a look
Nov 29
Daedalus - No Escape is a neat take on the arena shooter formula. Take the fast-paced competitive fragging from games like Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena and present it from a minimalistic top-down perspective, using ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth


Also, Mighty Final Fight
Nov 27
The Nintendo 3DS is the champion this week, as it's getting a few pretty awesome releases to pad out that gigantic library. On the Wii U though you can pick up Mighty Final Fight, Mario Pinball Land, Thomas Was Alone, GetClos... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. Wii U!


Also, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Nov 20
This is easily one of the biggest weeks of 2014 for Nintendo. Both systems have some heavy hitters, but the crown jewel is no doubt Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, which is out tomorrow. The console is also getting Watch... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack


Also, Sonic Boom
Nov 13
The big name this week is definitely Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, but with late review copies I wouldn't make haste to pick it up. Also on the Wii U there's Xavier, A World of Keflings, Tengami, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and L... read
Devolver Digital

Devolver Digital releases public test for The Talos Principle


A quantum leap forward in games marketing
Nov 07
From the shy, but devilishly good-looking people at Devolver Digital and Croteam's department of theoretical philosophy comes a brave new thought experiment in games marketing. Rather than relying on the tried-and-true ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Puzzle Challenge


Also, Sportsball
Nov 06
It's an interesting week for Nintendo Download, which a mix of just about everything. On Wii U we have Sportsball, as well as The Swapper, Disney infinity 2.0 (download edition), Super Mario Advance, Flapp & Zegeta, ... read
Halloween demos

Happy Demoween, Destructoid!


Win cash, play demos, egg Mr. Andy Dixon's house!
Oct 31
Just in time for Halloween, we've got several devilish announcements that may be of interest to you, our ghoulish Destructoid readers. First up is a monstrous ten-gigabyte demo that just went up on Steam for Tango Gamework's ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Demon's Crest


Also, Stealth Inc 2
Oct 30
It's a pretty mellow week outside of a few indie releases for Nintendo. On the Wii U we have Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Costume Quest 2, Demon's Crest, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, Cosmophony, Falling Skies: The Game,... read
Ramblings from the dementia ward
It's hard not to sound like an old man when you go off on something like this. Decrying modern advancement in favor of some kind of nostalgic never-was is always a terrific way to seem out of touch. Intellectually, I know tha... read feature

Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 1 and 2!


Also, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Oct 23
It's a rare day when a Nintendo Download week has me equally excited for the Wii U and 3DS, but here we are. The big-hitter on the Wii U is definitely Bayonetta 2, which, as a reminder, comes with the original Bayonetta ... read
Pokémon demo

Don't overplay the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire demo


I forgot Tropius can fly
Oct 21
Do you have your code for the special demo of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? There are a handful of ways to acquire one before the games' full release on November 21. Those who missed getting a code via email s... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors DLC


Also, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Oct 16
Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors owners, the Master Quest pack is out today, along with the free character update. Also on Wii U there's Ballpoint Universe: Infinite, Lone Survivor: Director's Cut, Chests O' Booty, PING 1.5+,&nb... read
Pokémon remakes

Here's how to get the special demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Mega Glalie will eat your face
Oct 14
By now, you've hopefully had a chance to read Steven's words about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Funny guy, that Steven. The Pokémon Company has since sent over some accompanying media showing the new ... read

Disney Fantasia Music Evolved demo is out


Try it out!
Oct 10
I believe that Harmonix's Disney Fantasia Music Evolved is one of those games you'll have to experience for yourself to really get. You can read our previews and get some idea of how it made us feel, but I really think that t... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 2 demo!


Also, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Oct 09
One of the biggest things to come to the Wii U eShop in a while is the Bayonetta 2 demo. The game is just a few weeks away, and you can finally get a taste of it. Spoiler -- it plays a lot like Bayonetta 1, and that's only a ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. 3DS


Also, Castlevania: Dracula X
Oct 02
While the 3DS is definitely the highlight this week, the Wii U is getting a few games today. The most notable game is Castlevania Dracula X on the Virtual Console, in addition to 99Seconds, Red Riding Hood. On the 3DS we... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors


Also, Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Sep 25
Hyrule Warriors is clearly the headline this week for Wii U, and it's definitely worth getting if you're an action fan. Also on the Wii U we have Mario Golf: Advanced Tour, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Darts U... read
Hours of fun in a bite-sized package, free of charge
Nintendo released a demo for Smash Bros. 4 on the 3DS to Club Nintendo Platinum members last week. Pandemonium in the Smash Bros. community ensued. It's a relatively small piece of the game -- five characters, one arena, two ... read feature

Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo


Also, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Sep 18
It's a pretty lively week for Nintendo Download, with a few big 3DS arrivals. On the Wii U side though we have Wild Guns on the Virtual Console, as well as Arrow Time U, and Spikey Walls. The big headliner is definitely ... read






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