Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us



Crackdown is coming back on Xbox One photo
Crackdown is coming back on Xbox One
by Kyle MacGregor

Crackdown is back, series director and Cloudgine co-founder Dave Jones revealed at Microsoft's E3 presser. A new title in the open world shooter franchise is targeting a 2015 launch on Xbox One.

view full story + comments


5:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Internal game jam helped make Sunset Overdrive not boring

E3 is next week and we're finally going to get our hands all over Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. The latest episode of the Sunset TV show focuses on the early stages of the game, detailing how an internal game jam helped give...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:15 PM on 06.04.2014

uPlay bug blocking some people from playing Watch Dogs

A lot of people are having trouble watching dogs and it seems to have to do with redeeming uPlay content. After doing so, users on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One have been getting stuck on the title s...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 06.03.2014

Watch Dogs sold four million copies in its first week

Ubisoft had high hopes for Watch Dogs and it turns out they were warranted. The game had a record-breaking first 24 hours for the company, but that was just the beginning. At four million copies sold during its first week of ...

Jordan Devore



Use an open world to fight for freedom in Homefront: The Revolution photo
Use an open world to fight for freedom in Homefront: The Revolution
by Brett Makedonski

As a result of THQ's fire sale at the beginning of 2013, several IPs were ushered off to new homes, just waiting for someone to advance their stories while being published under a new banner. One such example is Homefront, which was met with a relatively poor reception upon release in 2011. Now, Crytek has scooped up the rights and plans to reinvent the property with a sequel.

Homefront: The Revolution sees a continuation of the world that Homefront introduced us to, but from a different angle. It's now four years after the initial invasion by North Korean forces, and the United States is completely occupied. The North Koreans have opted to establish their base in Philadelphia, which is the setting for the game.

view full story + comments




DNA splicing will make you a better you in Subnautica photo
DNA splicing will make you a better you in Subnautica
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Natural Selection began life in 2002 as a mod that successfully married the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres. It's since gone on to eat up the last 12 years of developer Unknown Worlds' time as they created a sequel, and even an eSports tournament around it. Now, development of Natural Selection II is being handed over to the dedicated community around the game as the studio focuses on their next project, Subnautica.

Subnautica, a vast departure for Unknown, is an underwater exploration and survival game that doesn't have an emphasis on combat. It made its worldwide debut at PAX East and, despite hiding the game inside a little booth on the showfloor, I saw people lining up every day of the show just to see what this new title was all about.

I visited the team at Unknown Worlds and talked to co-founder Charlie Cleveland to see what the public reception was like, and got some new details on what they hope to achieve with Subnautica

view full story + comments


6:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft

There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still man...

Alessandro Fillari





5:45 PM on 05.27.2014

State of Decay: Lifeline out on Xbox 360 this Friday

Undead Labs will take State of Decay to a new city with its upcoming Lifeline DLC releasing May 30, 2014 on Xbox 360 for $6.99. Here's a trailer showing that, yeah, this definitely looks like an extension of the core game, f...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 05.27.2014

Float and sputter: Halo assets coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Previously, we have seen Skyrim and Marvel come to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but the flagship Xbox franchise Halo has been suspiciously absent. You don't think Microsoft would pass up on an opportunity to marry two of its...

Darren Nakamura



Review: Watch Dogs photo
Review: Watch Dogs
by Chris Carter

What I love most about my job is that I get to test out everything in its final, ready to deliver form, free of the binds of hype. For what feels like half my lifetime, Ubisoft has been trying to convince us that Watch Dogs will change everything. It doesn't.

If you come in expecting a polished high-budget venture on par with the Grand Theft Auto series, you're going to be disappointed. But if you think of it like a more arcadey take on the open world genre, you'll have a lot more fun.

Oh, and you can totally become a giant Spider-Tank and blow people up.

view full story + comments


7:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Here's how big the map in Watch Dogs is

Oh yeah, Watch Dogs coverage is just going to get more and more intense until the launch next week. This video is at least way more insightful than the general trailer releases as we get to see how big this interpretation of...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 05.22.2014

This Watch Dogs trailer will help you remember Watch Dogs is coming out soon

Hey, did you know Watch Dogs is releasing soon? Like, next week! What? You almost forgot? Quick, Ubisoft! Commence Operation: Watch Dogs Launch Trailer! Just watch it, or Ubi might go all A Clockwork Orange on you.

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Ubisoft leaks first story details for Far Cry 4, protagonist probably isn't a white guy

You can decide how big of a grain of salt you want to take this phrase with, but Ubisoft "accidentally leaked" the first story details for Far Cry 4 by "inadvertently" putting a page for the game on the company's store. ...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 05.19.2014

Ubisoft messes with people and causes mayhem for Watch Dogs skit

Ubisoft is hitting the marketing campaign pretty hard for next week's release of Watch Dogs, and this hidden camera video is the latest product of that. Regular folks looking for a cheap cell phone repair unknowingly hack streetlights, cars, and an ATM in Los Angeles. It's all fun and games until things take a turn and the authorities show up looking for answers.

Brett Makedonski



Ubisoft: Far Cry 4 launching this November  photo
Ubisoft: Far Cry 4 launching this November
by Kyle MacGregor

Far Cry 4 will launch on November 18 in the United States and November 20 in EMEA territories, Ubisoft announced today. The open-world first-person shooter is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Sorry, Wii U fans.

Here's Ubisoft's synopsis:

"Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views; Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife – using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles."

The publisher also revealed the follow-up to Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal in association with Red Storm Entertainment and the publisher's Toronto, Shanghai, and Kiev studios. We'll have more details come E3 time.

Far Cry 4 will have a limited edition, (because of course it will) which includes a trio of single player missions featuring Far Cry 3's Hurk. To get in on that action and acquire Hurk’s harpoon gun, "The Impaler," you need only pre-order the game. Pre-order now! Sigh.

On a more personal note... YES! Far Cry is the best! I love Far Cry!

Ubisoft FY14 Earnings Presentation  [Ubisoft, UbiBlog]

view full story + comments




Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs in nine minutes photo
Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs in nine minutes
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

We're officially two weeks away from the release of Ubisoft's first major AAA launch of the year with Watch Dogs. We've been bombarded with screens, trailers, and so many different collector's editions. So I'm glad the game is finally nearing release, if only because I'm tired of the media barrage.

At this point I just want to play it. All this pre-hype is killing my hype! Of course, if you're still hyped up then you should watch this nine-minute video giving you the 101 on what to expect out of the game.

view full story + comments