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6:30 PM on 01.07.2015

Heh, Bloodborne's Messengers sure are dapper

Instead of writing messages with a soapstone like in Dark Souls, we'll rely on these spooky fellows, the appropriately-named Messengers, to communicate with other Bloodborne players and see visions of how they foolishly rolle...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 01.06.2015

Smite's Xbox One beta sign-ups are open

You can now sign up for the Xbox One beta test of Smite, Hi-Rez Studios' third-person, mythological MOBA. I'd recommend it to anyone who's curious about the genre but can't seem to get into Dota 2 or League of Legends. Be su...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 01.06.2015

Team Fortress 2sdays: A new year of TF2sdays begins

Happy Tuesday! I hope all of you had an awesome New Years and I want to be the first to welcome you back to Team Fortress 2sdays! Since it's the start of a new year, we may have some people here who are unfamiliar with TF2sda...

Cold William

8:00 AM on 01.03.2015

People are soloing Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer mode on the max difficulty already

If you're having trouble with something in a game, never check the forums. It will just rub salt in the wounds. I picked up Dragon Age: Inquisition over the holidays and have been logging some time in the game's multiplayer ...

Nic Rowen

3:30 PM on 01.02.2015

Friday Night Fights: Resolutions

Happy Friday! And Happy New Year!Out with the old, in with the new, that's always been my motto. Now that 2014 is over, we can all start 2015 off with a fresh view on the world around us, as well as a fresh take on how we'll ...

Cold William

1:00 PM on 12.29.2014

Be the biggest fan with Paparazzi's asymmetric multiplayer

I won't lie; I was tempted to just post Lady Gaga lyrics as I hum the tune and then call it a day. That would do a disservice to the game Paparazzi, which was featured in the Indiecade showcase at E3 2014. We missed it then,...

Darren Nakamura





2:30 PM on 12.26.2014

Friday Night Fights: How about them hackers...

Happy Friday!Google Chrome crashed on me while I was 95% done updating this post. I lost everything I had written and all the games being hosted were wiped out.I'm not re-writing all of that. I hope you all have fun gaming tonight and I hope Xbox Live and PSN are actually working, because remember, the people taking down the networks are doing it for us, because reasons...Assholes... 

Cold William

2:00 PM on 12.26.2014

Turtle Rock Studios confirms offline mode for Evolve

In a recent update on Turtle Rock Studio's Evolve blog, it was confirmed that the asymmetrical four-versus-one shooter will have an offline mode available for those who'd prefer to play the game solo. Thi...

Rob Morrow



WarioWare Inc. is my favorite multiplayer game, forever photo
WarioWare Inc. is my favorite multiplayer game, forever
by Jordan Devore

Before drifting to sleep these past several nights, I've thought about my favorite multiplayer game, WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, and how it will almost certainly hold that honor forever.

It's been on my mind lately because, like Nic, I associate the holidays with couch-based multiplayer. In our family, WarioWare Inc. is it: the ultimate feel-good game that anyone, regardless of skill – and especially those with minimal skill – can enjoy. It's fiercely competitive, but no one comes out feeling like a loser. And, if there are no unclaimed controllers left, spectating is also a joy.

WarioWare Inc. gets physical. You don't know which microgame will pop up until the TV barks instructions at you and, oh shit, there's a hotdog on wheels coming right at you. Better hop, fast! It elicits that thing you used to do, years ago, where you'd literally move your body while jumping over pits in Super Mario Bros. Nope, you didn't outgrow the behavior. You never outgrow it.

One of the modes, Listen to the Doctor, requires you to act out requests while playing. Make duck sounds. Yell your favorite color. Close one eye. It's on each of you to applause (in-game) for accuracy after every "performance," but bartered deals and old grudges are unavoidable.

"Clap a bunch for me and I'll clap for you, too," they always say. Liar! Why must you lie?!

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3:00 PM on 12.23.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday! Short post today, getting all my holiday stuff done before Christmas. From myself and the entire Destructoid community team, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Festivus for the rest of us.

Cold William



The winner of Destructoid's Best Multiplayer Design of the year is... photo
The winner of Destructoid's Best Multiplayer Design of the year is...
by Jonathan Holmes

[Image credit: Mike Lambert]

Counting up the votes for Dtoid's Best Multiplayer Design was exciting. I had no idea how the voting would go. Big games like Destiny, Titanfall, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't do half as well as you might have expected In fact, Advanced Warfare got just as many votes as small-but-scrappy titles like Sportsball and 1001 Spikes. Nidhogg and Sportsfriends managed to beat the lot of them though, landing near the middle of the ranks.

Sadly, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare didn't do so hot, though I chalk that up in part to the fact that not a ton of our staff have played it yet. On the other hand, it was nice to see a strong showing from write-ins like Samurai Gunn, Octodad, Divinity: Original Sin, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Screencheat, Crawl, Cannon BrawlGang Beasts, Mercenary Kings, Hearthstone, Magicka Wizard, and GTA Online.

In the end, it was down to three big games: Towerfall: Ascension, Mario Kart 8, and Smash Bros. for Wii U. Keep reading to find out which title won, and don't forget to vote in the Reader Poll!

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2:00 PM on 12.21.2014

Shark vs. diver game Depth adds Megalodon Mode

I've never been much for official "best of" lists for any given year, but if you pinned me down and asked me what my favorite multiplayer experience was in 2014, I'd have to reply that it was had in Digit...

Rob Morrow



We've got closed beta keys for Square Enix's Nosgoth! photo
We've got closed beta keys for Square Enix's Nosgoth!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Destructoid is giving away a bunch of Nosgoth closed beta keys!

Nosgoth is a free-to-play multiplayer experience set in the Legacy of Kain universe, involving humans and vampires locked in a bloody struggle against one another. Players can play both as humans and vampires, level up individual classes, and purchase upgrades to further power up their characters.

To claim your code, just head on over to our code redemption page and click the big red button! (HUGE members, visit your HUGE perks page for your reserved codes!) Once you've secured a key, head on over to the Nosgoth key redemption page and start playing!

Have fun! Not quick enough to get a code? Why not sign up for a HUGE membership? You'll get automatic entry into all contests (and double entries if you enter one manually), guaranteed beta code access, ad-free browsing, monthly newsletters from the staff, and more! And most of all, your $3 a month helps directly support the site you love <3

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2:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Friday Night Fights: Naughty or nice?

Happy Friday! With this being the last Friday Night Fights before Christmas, I want to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy holidays or merry whatever other holiday tradition you typi...

Cold William

3:30 PM on 12.18.2014

Log in to Grand Theft Auto Online for holiday gifts

This image. This real, developer-made image for Grand Theft Auto Online. Love it. Rockstar is rolling out limited-time holiday content, like snowballs, festive clothing and masks, new vehicles, and presents. Depending on when...

Jordan Devore

7:01 AM on 12.18.2014

Evolve launches open beta for Xbox One on January 15

The first quarter of 2015 looks to be an exciting period for games. But one such title is looking to keep players satiated all the way till its release. After a successful closed alpha period, Evolve is gearing up for another...

Alessandro Fillari