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The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/26] photo
The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/26]
by Steven Hansen

Let's get away for the weekend, just you and me. I know this little place on the coast. Nice restaurant, view of the water from the cliff side. We could probably sleep in the car in the parking lot and hang out on the beach all day.

Here's last week's post. Let's begin anew.

[We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, which will ultimately push big news, thoughtful original pieces, and all sorts of other great content off of the front page. Check here every Saturday for my attempt to rectify that.]

 

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What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret photo
What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone posted on our goings-on. This was spurned by many, many people wondering why we've been filming in Max's actual kitchen. We answer this question, and some y'all haven't even thought of yet.

In the video above, you can find out why Max went to Comic-Con for one day, why Max is going to be out of the country for two weeks, and who will be on our PAX Prime 2014 panel. Oh yeah, by the way, Destructoid is presenting a panel at PAX, hosted by Max, myself, and various personalities from around the internet.

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Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?' photo
Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?'
by Bill Zoeker

BioWare sent out a mysterious teaser trailer for its new horror IP. The trailer implies surreal psychological terrors, but the identity of this game is even more of a mystery. EA's trademark activity points to the name "Shadow Realms," but the channel hosting the video and the website for the game are called "You've Been Chosen."

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Hardline 26: Do we even want another Last of Us? photo
Hardline 26: Do we even want another Last of Us?
by Jordan Devore

Electronic Arts has delayed not one but two of its major games originally planned for October 2014 -- Dragon Age: Inquisition is being held back until November, while Battlefield Hardline is now set for early 2015. In this week's episode of Hardline, Steven, Brett, and Bill joined me to discuss that decision, the Destiny beta, and Naughty Dog's comments about how not considering a sequel to The Last of Us "would be a disservice [to the studio and its fans]."

We purposefully went for a shorter run time this week in the hopes that the show would be more easily digestible for those of you watching on YouTube (as opposed to just listening). Actually, we tried to do that last episode too, but it ended up being well over 30 minutes anyway. Whoops.

We did it this time, though. Hope you enjoy!

For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly.

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Nintendo checks in with Capcom, confirms Battle Network VC release photo
Nintendo checks in with Capcom, confirms Battle Network VC release
by Chris Carter

Nintendo took a minute (well, 15 actually) to check in with Capcom in a decidedly Mega Man themed Nintendo Minute. Speaking to Brett Elston of Capcom, they chatted a bit about recent Mega Man merch, as well as the newest game to hit the Virtual Console -- Mega Man Battle Network, which has already dropped in Europe and is set to hit the US on July 31.

Man, how cool would it be if Nintendo bought Capcom and gave Mega Man the care he needs? Also, how lucrative would a Nintendo exclusive Monster Hunter franchise be over time if it owned the entire IP? It's a match made in heaven.

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Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

Back with more impressions from playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had some first-hand playtime with the cybernetic tough guy, Wilhelm the Enforcer, which I would like to relate to you with my mouth. Wilhelm may not be all he's cracked up to be, yet. But he's got a couple of interesting surprises.

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Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake photo
Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake
by Bill Zoeker

A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.

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Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't photo
Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't
by Bill Zoeker

As we reported earlier todaySquare-Enix is holding a contest to win some fabulous Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call prizes. All you have to do is create a short video of your own musical rendition of the Final Fantasy "Main Theme". I took the opportunity to try to turn this news report into an entry for the contest. I probably won't win.

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Persona Q coming November 25, let's loop the opening until then photo
Persona Q coming November 25, let's loop the opening until then
by Steven Hansen

Persona Q, the chibi 3DS amalgam of Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters, has a North American release date: November 25. The opening is still amazing. The premium edition is pretty nice, too. Shadow of the Labyrinth has won me over since its announcement -- or maybe it's just the dearth of Persona -- so I'm pretty ready.

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Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015 photo
Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015
by Bill Zoeker

As we reported earlier today, attendees of QuakeCon last week were treated to a sneak peak of id Software's upcoming interplanetary demon slaughterfest, simply title Doom. Word came in from Doom publisher Bethesda that the limited showing is all anyone will get until 2015, as id isn't comfortable putting anything out in the wild until they're quite ready for a formal release. Still, what's been revealed about this showing sounds bloody awesome.

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New Mighty No. 9 video shows off transformation powers, Call gameplay photo
New Mighty No. 9 video shows off transformation powers, Call gameplay
by Chris Carter

Developer Comcept has done a great job of keeping its fans updated on the Mighty No. 9 project -- and for some fans, overly so. Although this new video has a fair amount of recycled footage at the start and the end, the middle gives us a new look at Beck's powers, as well as some solid footage of Call.

I know some people are disappointed at its dash-heavy gameplay and score system, but keep in mind that this is a rough alpha, and the game is still a long ways away. Also, the dashing totally rocks.

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Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns? photo
Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns?
by Bill Zoeker

I got my hands on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel recently, and I've got some hot info on the new mechanics, and one of the new player characters, Athena the Gladiator. The game's new Stingray vehicle has a neat trick to it, there may be smart-targeting laser guns in this new iteration, most importantly, Athena is definitely a badass.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases in North America on October 14th, 2014; with the worldwide release following on the 17th.

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Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors photo
Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors
by Bill Zoeker

Slender: The Arrival is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, and it's arriving with some added content (which owners of the game on PC will receive for free). Casey Lynch from Midnight City came by to play through one of the new levels with Max.

The level shown in the above video actually takes place on a VHS tape being viewed by another character from the game. It puts the player in the shoes of CR, who is investigated the disappearance of a child named Charlie Matheson.

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Just Saiyan:
Just Saiyan: "Advanced Adventure" Saga! Part 5!
by Bill Zoeker

In this final episode of the first Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure saga: Max and I tackle Muscle Tower, talk about Murasaki's ass pole, Goku's descent into madness, and which Dragon Ball characters we'd like to hang out with.

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Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash photo
Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash
by Jordan Devore

EVO happened over the weekend and holy hell, that BlazBlue grand final was something special (watch it here). The year's big fighting game tournament was home to spectacular comebacks and we even got some announcements like Tekken 7 and Raiden in Mortal Kombat X.

But it was Smash Bros. that got me, Hamza, Steven, and Brett the most fired up this week as Lucina, Robin, and Captain Falcon were revealed. We also talked about two upcoming not-MOBAs, Battleborn and Gigantic. Find out which is a "yay" and which is a "nay."

Probably for the best that we took a break between episode 24 and this week's recording. Some decent game discussion took place and I don't think a single fetish was brought up.

For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly.

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I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man photo
I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man
by Max Scoville

One of my favorite parts of Pokémon Black & White was the ability to haze your magical pets by dressing them up and having them perform musical theatre, so putting Pikachu in drag in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby sounds awesome to me. If you want to watch the full Pokémon trailer in all its awkwardly-paced Nintendo-approved sterile family-friendly glory, here it is.

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