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3:30 PM on 08.15.2014

This trailer for Crytek's Arena of Fate is painful

Ooh boy. This trailer for Crytek's "action-packed online multiplayer game" Arena of Fate sure is something. First impressions are important and that grating narration doesn't leave a good one. Looking on the bright side, I w...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 08.15.2014

Friday Night Fights: Pocketoid

Happy Friday! Continuing with our discussion from last week, this week we take a look at another awesome, community run program. Pocketoid is Destructoid's community run podcast dedicated to all things handheld. Hosted by com...

Bill Platt



Garden Warfare's Suburbination update adds another mode and character photo
Garden Warfare's Suburbination update adds another mode and character
by Jordan Devore

This week's free new update for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare adds Suburbination mode, a capture-and-defend game type in the same vein as Battlefield's Conquest and Call of Duty's Domination. Gardens & Graveyards is still where it's at, but this is a decent distraction.

The DLC also includes the Plasma Peashooter, who is playable immediately without the need to spend in-game coins; the Crash Course map; more stuff for Garden Ops including the vampiric Baron Von Bats boss and the Treasure Yeti; and a bunch of "bling" customization items.

Garden Warfare has become my go-to "unwinding" game and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Finding an annoying hiding place as the zombie soldier and picking off plants is way too satisfying to stop. You're in for a treat next week, PlayStation gamers.

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Prepare to hate your co-op partner in Project Totem photo
Prepare to hate your co-op partner in Project Totem
by Brett Makedonski

Even though I wasn’t optimistic about the prospect, I wanted to put my best foot forward. With a cheery tone to my voice, I affirmed the stranger’s request to play Project Totem cooperatively with me. The entire meeting he had seemed so eager, feverishly scribbling down notes as the Press Play developers explained their unabashedly simple, yet deviously difficult game. I was the one playing and talking, but he probably deserved a shot too, right?

“Damnit, he’s going to suck, and it’s going to piss me off,” I thought.

And, I was right. Well, sort of. Project Totem’s co-op play is designed in such a way that you’ll probably come to this conclusion about your partner regardless of their skill set. Failures by me? Temporary miscue, sure to never happen again. Failures by him? Does this dolt even have opposable thumbs, or does he simply mash the controller against his forehead?

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12:45 PM on 08.13.2014

Overkill is making a co-op shooter based on The Walking Dead

Payday creator Overkill Software is the next developer to try its hand at adapting The Walking Dead for videogames. The studio is currently working on a cooperative first-person shooter planned for release in 2016 called Over...

Jordan Devore



BioWare announces modern fantasy story-based 4 vs. 1 multiplayer RPG Shadow Realms photo
BioWare announces modern fantasy story-based 4 vs. 1 multiplayer RPG Shadow Realms
by Darren Nakamura

At the EA press conference today, BioWare announced its next project, Shadow Realms. Jeff Hickman, the Studio General Manager discussed its inspiration in old school pen and paper role-playing games, before elaborating on how that applies to the videogame.

Set in a "modern fantasy" world, the heroes form teams of four to do battle against the forces of the Shadow Lord, who controls a range of evil creatures. The result is an online role-playing game with asymmetric multiplayer.

Of course, BioWare throws in its own twist, where story remains a significant component of the gameplay. The studio plans to release content for Shadow Realms episodically, so the community can experience the progression of the story as it evolves together.

Shadow Realms is scheduled to release for PC "late next year," but it is currently playable at gamescom, and interested parties can sign up for the alpha at ShadowRealms.com.

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3:15 PM on 08.12.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: I am Groot

Happy Tuesday! I have a confession to make. I have yet to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I know, I know, "where the hell are your priorities?", look, I've been busy moving and stuff.... Luckily, Shadow has had a chance to watch, what I understand may be Marvel's best movie yet, take it away Shadow.

Bill Platt

1:20 PM on 08.12.2014

Housemarque's new shooter Alienation looks like a bloody good time

Resogun and Super Stardust HD creator Housemarque's next game is Alienation -- a cooperative shooter in which you can "support your allies or go rogue." It's a classic tale of dudes in power armor with giant machine guns ver...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 08.12.2014

See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up

You want more Evolve? Well here you go. The latest trailer from gamescom shows off a mix up of the past Hunters that have been revealed, plus the squid face monster that the opposing players will take control of. All of this is shown on the new map Distillery.  This video is also eSports like whoa. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a day early with the Day Zero Edition

This week, Activision is making its next major promotional push for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. (Perhaps you read our "preview" or saw the multiplayer trailer.) That can only mean one thing: it's time to talk about pre-or...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 08.11.2014

Your Destiny beta character is gone for good

Bungie has made the not-entirely-unexpected announcement that Destiny characters created in the game's beta will not carry over to the final version releasing on September 9, 2014. Here's designer Tyson Green explaining why t...

Jordan Devore



Call of Duty's multiplayer looks faster than ever in Advanced Warfare photo
Call of Duty's multiplayer looks faster than ever in Advanced Warfare
by Jordan Devore

Activision is offering an in-depth look at multiplayer in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare today during a live event but if you're content with seeing just the basics, this trailer will suffice.

With the new exoskeletons, gameplay is much more vertical. These high-tech suits allow soldiers to jump super high and boost to dodge and dash. At a glance, the speedier movement system appears similar to Titanfall but whether it plays that way remains to be seen. For folks who are into Call of Duty and not much else, this will certainly be a different experience.

The trailer also showcased a level with a tsunami which I hope is a sign of things to come. I like those one-off map events, even if they eventually get stale. Also, Hammer of Dawn, is that you?

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3:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Friday Night Fights: PStoid

Happy Friday! Destructoid has always been about community. That's what initially drew me to the site and I'm sure there are many of you out there who feel the same way. That's why I love when I get the chance to talk about th...

Bill Platt

9:30 PM on 08.07.2014

So, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is happening

Based on the name alone, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies doesn't sound like a legitimate, officially-licensed game, but it is. Valve's okay with it! And, actually it's not too far-fetched when you recall that Nexon is responsib...

Jordan Devore



Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC photo
Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week on PC
by Jordan Devore

EA is back with another Origin Game Time promotion following that one for Titanfall. Those of you on PC can claim a week of free access to Battlefield 4 -- just add the game to your Origin library before August 14. The clock doesn't start until you launch the title, at which point you'll then have one full week (168 hours) to play as much or as little as you'd like.

This offer includes full access to the single-player campaign (don't feel bad about skipping it) and multiplayer, and any progress you make will be retained should you choose to buy Battlefield 4 afterward. Pretty good way to get your fill without committing.

Tempted to log back in after a long absence. Maybe I'll stand a chance now.

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12:45 PM on 08.07.2014

Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken

When I think about the multiplayer games that I really enjoy, one immediately comes to mind: Turtle Rock Studios' Left 4 Dead. In a sea of samey competitive multiplayer titles, something about that particular game really wor...

Rob Morrow