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Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal is down to $35 on Amazon today

"That's a good price for that game," Destructoid's leading laser beam manufacturer Jordan Devore commented upon being informed that Far Cry Primal is discounted to $35 on Amazon today. Jordan has only been wrong once in his life, and i...

 
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Fallout 4 DLC

Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop DLC drops next week

You may want to put the finishing touches on your custom-built robot buddy in Fallout 4, assuming you're down for the next bit of DLC -- it's coming to all platforms on April 12, 2016. Wasteland Workshop will let you capture and "tame" cre...

 
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Starbound

Starbound's next big update takes it out of Early Access

I was quick to buy Starbound once it showed up on Steam Early Access, but I didn't stick with it for long out of fear that I'd tire myself with the basics before the game really came together. While the developers have made great strides si...

 
Red Faction
Most sandbox games treat their open worlds like pornographic films treat story. Despite the fact that games like Assassin’s Creed or Grand Theft Auto bill themselves as sandbox experiences, the act...   read

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Xbox One

Saints Row IV is playable on Xbox One, Mr. President

As of today, you can play Saints Row IV on Xbox One via backward compatibility. This was to be expected, considering the absurd open-world title is a part of April's excellent Games with Gold lineup (and Xbox 360 games featured in the progr...

 
Far Cry Primal update photo
Far Cry Primal update

Far Cry Primal is adding Survivor mode (and 4K textures on PC)

Aside from a few specific animal encounters that went real south, I didn't find Far Cry Primal to be a challenging game. By the end of it, with all of the skills unlocked, I might as well have had a metal endoskeleton buried underneath my c...

 
Tokyo 42 photo
Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 is a damn cool take on Syndicate and classic GTA

As a modern take on the original Grand Theft Auto and Syndicate with some lovely pops of color, Tokyo 42 makes a great first impression. It's an open-world isometric game about an up-and-coming assassin "embroiled in all sorts of cyber-she...

 
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Shadow of Mordor

Of course there will be a Shadow of Mordor sequel

The Internet's Big Thing Today isn't as exciting as The Internet's Big Thing Today usually is because today's topic is utterly predictable. The likes of Nintendo controller tree conspiracies and the arrival of virtual reality are inter...

 
Windlands

Review: Windlands

Over the course of my childhood, I basically dreamed up the concept for Mirror's Edge. But it wasn't one of those fleeting dreams where you kind of forget it the next day -- it was one where I actually got up and made that dr...   read

Fallout 4 Automatron DLC
I played a lot of Fallout 4 last year. Too much, too quickly, in retrospect. It was one of those games I loved in the moment, but whenever I stopped to think about the bigger picture, I couldn't get away from the nagging feel...   read

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Subnautica

Subnautica comes to Xbox One on April 1

[Update: The Xbox One Preview Program launch of Subnautica has been pushed back, according to the developers. "We're still working on it. Probably another month."] The last I heard about Unknown Worlds bringing its underwater survival adven...

 
Another one (x3) photo
Another one (x3)

P.A.M.E.L.A. is another open-world survival game with zombies, only in the future

I first wrote about P.A.M.E.L.A. when it was a Steam Greenlight hopeful and was pretty bummed to find out it was going to have survival elements. At the time, it was not clear just how deep those survival elements would run, but this ...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Some Division players already figured out how to be the absolute worst

The Division's opening safehouse is proving to be a far more frustrating experience for some players than you'd ever think imaginable. The culprit? Not an overpowered enemy and not some game-breaking bug. It's a guy standing in the doorway...

 
The Sinking City photo
The Sinking City

Frogwares' Cthulhu game is still alive, now called The Sinking City

Well, this is awkward. When it was announced Cyanide is making an official Call of Cthulhu game, we’d just assumed that it meant the previous one in development at Frogwares was no more. Turns out we were wrong. The Sherlock Holmes de...

 
Way of the Samurai photo
Way of the Samurai

Way of the Samurai 3 is next in line for Steam

Following the PC port of 2012's Way of the Samurai 4, Ghostlight has geared up to bring over another installment, Way of the Samura 3, which the publisher calls one of its "most-requested Steam releases in recent years." The Sengoku-era act...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Here are all of The Division's Achievements

Here we are, just hours away from The Division's launch. A lot of people are rightfully excited, especially after they had a chance with the beta to see what the game's all about. Expectations are high all around, but no one may have higher...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Xbox has the rights to The Division's DLC exclusivity

The past several years have seen the two biggest platform-holders, Sony and Microsoft, competing for rights to the most popular games' post-launch content. Call of Duty has always been the most alluring draw, and it recently switched f...

 
Just Cause photo
Just Cause

Just Cause 3 now has quicker load times

I'm not interested in the DLC for Just Cause 3 yet, even if it does come with a freakin' jetpack wingsuit, but more improvements to the core game? Bring 'em! The latest update is now live on PC (and, in a shocking twist, has already been av...

 
Skyrim mod photo
Skyrim mod

That impressive Morrowind mod for Skyrim is coming along

Even if a game doesn't have groundbreaking progress to share, sometimes it's nice just to check in and hear that it's still in production. That goes double for passion projects like the mod Skywind. The folks behind this Morrowind mod for T...

 
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UBISOFT

Ubisoft recycled Far Cry 4 map making Far Cry Primal

When it comes to saving the environment, Ubisoft has taken a unique approach. The publisher has been caught red-handed recycling map layouts and topography in the Far Cry games. As spotted by Gamepressure.com (pictured below) the ...

 
The Last Maharaja review
With Ubisoft's confirmation that it won't be developing a core Assassin's Creed game in 2016, we're left with something of a lull. Sure, this year still has India, Russia, Initiates, and a movie, but that Assassin's Cree...   read

Fallout 4 fan mockup photo
Fallout 4 fan mockup

Damn! Fallout fans straight doing Bethesda's job

Fallout 4's similarity to the rest of Bethesda's recent oeuvre didn't keep it from making a boat load of cash (the season pass just went up in price!) and getting nominated for a boat load of award. It's okay, though. Fans are slowly but su...

 
Far Cry Primal photo
Far Cry Primal

An intimate moment from Far Cry Primal

Hold on a sec. What's that grunting? I thought I cleared this entire area of enemies already. Oh. OHHHHH. Uh, sorry to interrupt. Carry on then. Gotta max out that tribe population progress bar!

 
The Division photo
The Division

Ain't no trailer like a Division trailer 'cause a Division trailer got volumetric fog

I recently came across a Tim Allen grunt compilation on YouTube. That man makes such marvelous sounds. I briefly thought about trying to type out the sound of one of his grunts, but that really wouldn't do it justice. Just make the noise i...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Division decimates Destiny's record for biggest beta of a new IP

Ubisoft's aspirations for The Division are well-documented at this point: It expects the game to be the most successful launch of a new property in video game history. Lofty for sure, but not unreasonable. The recently-ended open beta ...

 
Far Cry Primal photo
Far Cry Primal

There's a Blood Dragon easter egg in Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal turns the clock back to the Mesolithic, but the smallest sliver looks ahead to the cyber-dystopian 2007. Ubisoft managed to sneak a relic from Blood Dragon into one of Oros' many caves. At least it's thematically c...

 
Just Cause 3 photo
Just Cause 3

Explosions in the Sky: Just Cause 3's first big add-on takes to the air

When Just Cause's Rico is feeling destructive, he's not restricted to causing mayhem on land. Plenty of footage of him with his physics-defying grappling hook and parachute have taught us that. Explosions come just as naturally up in ...

 
Mammoth DLC photo
Mammoth DLC

Play as a mammoth in Far Cry Primal with pre-order

Ride the mammoth? Sure. I could do that at any 4th rate carny show or middle America bar on one of those mechanical mammoth rides. But be the mammoth? Only Far Cry Primal is going to let you do that. The "Legend of the Mammoth" pack is pre...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Ubisoft has some awfully lofty expectations for The Division's launch

Ubisoft released its most recent earnings report this morning. As is customary during those sort of things, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot talked to investors about the company's past and predicted its future. Tom Clancy's The Di...

 
Frozen Synapse 2 photo
Frozen Synapse 2

Frozen Synapse 2 announced, going open world

Frozen Synapse took turn-based strategy and upended it with simultaneous action, and to this day there isn't much else like it (except maybe the American football-esque offshoot Frozen Cortex). There isn't much to the announcement of Frozen...

 

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Confuseddalek

There is post about waifus on the main page, AND THE COMMENTS ARE You cannot have waifu wars without comments! Also, Sailor Venus, Popurri, and Aerith are the only acceptable waifus and everyone else is

 
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Along with the new issue of Weird NJ, I also picked a few

 
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Ive become addicted to Kill la Ryuko is

 
Sr Churros

Time to learn some Sonic ROM hacking tools, I guess!

 
Steven Hansen

Destructoid have no talent on their staff and they area a bunch of fucking idiots - Total Biscuit, an adult man named after a

 
EdgyDude

Either I missed it or no one has reported it but GOG is having a bundle sale and you should go check

 
WryGuy

Every time I turn on my Wii Im reminded how much better this console would have been if itd had a normal friend system and a real party chat

 
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Thank God for Jim Sterling showing just how messed up Youtubes copyright system is and gaming the hell out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I really wanna get something in this anime Steam sale, but Im saving my money! For the Nintendo Humble And Pocket Card

 
Heat

So many Visual Novels on the new Steam Sale! im tempted to get some, but i think ill go for the fighting Yatagarasu, KoF2002 and Battle Fantasia (maybe) are on the top of my suggestion for a VN though?

 
jake oti

Bravely Seconds sidequests (at least first one) has very big gameplay/roleplaying Was leaning towards one side by story, but wanted the other Not sure how I feel about

 
SeymourDuncan17

That article on Dooms campaign livestream as it was happening had a lot of nitpicks, looking I watched the cache of the livestream this morning and it seems fucking awesome and certainly more like Doom than Doom MP, though? Seems

 
Agent9

Youtube is finally going to do something to fix their Its not now, but its certainly a link

 
Luca Blight

Played R&C on the I love collecting cards of places and weapons Ive used in the previous Its really pulling my nostalgia

 
JDelwynn

So according to iZombie, MMOs are played by typing on the

 
JPF720

Someone decided to name their game Amnesia: Great

 
Jiraya

Dark Souls 3 Collectors Statue is cool, I expected more fire than dark in the face , but its Praise the Moon!

 
Nathan D

Deus Ex: Human Resources

 
SpielerDad

The attorney of the Paris terror attack suspect says his client did it because of Grand Theft Did he consult with Jack Thompson?

 
Jiraya

LOT TIME !

 
Parismio

The game grumps has been having all sorts of guests on their show From steve-o to Jacob(Greyworm) from Game of thrones and now Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria! Justin Roiland next please!

 
Sr Churros

Ok, Im about to format my Windows laptop, thinking about updateing to Any tips for avoiding Micro$ofts sneaky bullshit?

 
Steel Squirrel

I picked up Suikoden II during this weeks PSN I never got around to playing it back in the I think I was too wrapped up in MGS and I am so glad I picked this This game is absolutely I am kinda ashamed I missed

 
JayfromtheSun

I began my second DS3 Trying out sorcery because why not? BATTLE POPE IS Now all I have to do is slay the rest of the clergymen so I can obtain my holy

 
Amna Umen

Well Rocket League has implemented a temporary ban feature for people who leave ranked How do I know this? Because I got disconnected from a match and now I have a 15 minute time ME! The person who wants to skewer Yes Im

 
GWJosh

I did a live play with Skyshine Games on the newest update to Skyshines Bedlam

 
Nathan D

Id actually be down for that COD 4 Its a strange game in that it created the big dumb Hollywood military shooter but also had a extremely dire The execution, the nuke, and the good guys ultimately lose in the

 
ShadeOfLight

Just watched Big Hero 6, but I feel so mean, Honey Lemon or Aunt Cass for best girl?

 
gajknight

Oh yeah, watched The Hateful 8 during my nightshift Fantastic movie, really fucking Im supplying the movies today and Ive got Dredd, The Big Lebowski, District 9 and This gunna be a good night!

 
EdgyDude

So University of Southern California canceled their Legends of the Game Industry event 4 hours before it The reason? no women among the Good luck to them trying to get the speakers to attend to the

 

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