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5:00 PM on 04.24.2014

PC Port Report: Dark Souls II

The appearance of the original Dark Souls on PC was welcome but it was... let's say troubled. With its innovative online mode married to the much maligned Games for Windows Live service and the game was locked at a piddly 102...

Alasdair Duncan


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4:30 PM on 04.24.2014

Humble Weekly Sale rounds up Dustforce, Teslagrad, and 10 others

This week's Humble sale is a fundraising effort for DirectRelief presented by TSG featuring some truly excellent games and soundtracks. It's as good if not better than a full-blown Humble Bundle. To start off, pay-what-you-wa...

Jordan Devore



Chasm requires players approach it with a slow sword hand photo
Chasm requires players approach it with a slow sword hand
by Darren Nakamura

We have been keeping our eyes on Chasm for a long time now. Ever since it initially showed up, it looked like it checked off all the right boxes to be a retro dream game. It has procedurally generated dungeons, Castlevania-esque inventory and map management, and absolutely gorgeous pixel art.

Upon starting up the demo at PAX East, all of that was there. I delved into the demo with reckless abandon, and was promptly killed by a wayward slime. Hmm. As it turns out, Chasm requires a bit more caution and care than expected. One missed jump can land protagonist Daltyn in a spike pit, but more frequently, one mistimed sword slash can leave him open to attack.

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3:45 PM on 04.24.2014

MLG is building a gaming arena in China

Major League Gaming, Lai Fung Holdings Limited, and eSun Holdings Limited are constructing a competitive gaming arena in China, scheduled to open to the public in 2017. The structure will be located off the coast of Macau wit...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 04.24.2014

BloodRayne: Betrayal is slicing up dudes on PC next week

I know, I know. It seems like we were just talking about BloodRayne: Betrayal just the other day. Well, I was. Now I'm talking about it again, because it's it's coming to PC next week via Steam. On April 30, you can hack and ...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Dark Souls II unlocks on Steam this afternoon

Oh, hey! Dark Souls II is out today on Steam! From Software's coveted action-RPG will unlock slightly earlier than expected at 3:00pm Pacific (thanks, Jacob!). Consider this your last chance to get in there for the pre-purch...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 04.24.2014

The Wolf Among Us episode 3 accolades trailer is a little cranky

These The Wolf Among Us accolades trailers that Telltale likes to put out after each episode might not amount to a whole lot more than horn-tooting, but they still feel weighty and worth a watch. The music and truncated punchy lines make the mood feel so perfect. I'm half-tempted to make my own accolades trailer for these accolades trailers. They deserve it.

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 04.24.2014

Titanfall's DLC map War Games is exactly what it sounds like

One of the three new Titanfall maps slated to arrive with the Expedition DLC ($9.99, or included in the $24.99 Season Pass) is called War Games. It plays up the virtual world/training simulator theme we've seen time and time ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn patch 2.25 drops

Square Enix has dropped patch 2.25 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn today, and it mostly consists of minor things. Firstly, the strength of the echo buff has been raised to 15% for the Binding Coil of Bahamut, which...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future

In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function ...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Our first good look at Outcast Reboot HD

The Kickstarter for Fresh3D's high-def Outcast remake hasn't made as much progress as I would've thought. There's still time left -- the project is sitting at just over $220,000 of its $600,000 funding goal with 13 days l...

Jordan Devore





8:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Omocat's Omori Kickstarter is retro-fabulous

Omocat is a stellar artist and kindred spirit, and she's responsible for some excellent art and a particularly badass jacket that I want to wear. She's also hard at work creating a beautifully surreal game known as Omori ...

Brittany Vincent



Dyscourse really does take player choice into account photo
Dyscourse really does take player choice into account
by Darren Nakamura

While scoping out titles in the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX East, I ran into long time Destructoid community member Andrew Benton, and we continued to look at games together. Dyscourse was on my list to play, so we both started up the demo on separate computers.

Though my experience with the choose-your-own-adventure style game was neat enough on its own, the real magic came afterward. After talking with Andrew, I learned that we experienced wildly different stories, despite starting in the same spot and being presented with the same challenges. It highlights Dyscourse's main strength: it varies significantly based on the player's choices throughout the many-branched narrative.

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4:30 PM on 04.23.2014

There's another fan-made Resident Evil 2 HD remake

The above video takes environments and models from Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and re-purposes them for a remake of Resident Evil 2. Which raises an interesting question: Why didn't Capcom just do this? This proje...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Star Trek Online Season 9 goes live, gives peace a chance

Did you like Star Trek: Voyager? I know I did. And from the looks of things, Cryptic Studios does, too, as the newest big update of Star Trek Online titled "Season 9: A New Accord", involves quite a bit of content straight f...

Josh Tolentino

1:15 PM on 04.23.2014

Watch Dogs multiplayer video shows how you'll watch dogs, dog

Because of Ubisoft's persistent insistence on "blending single- and multiplayer experiences," this Watch Dogs video doesn't so much show you a multiplayer mode, but rather what you can expect from others as you play the...

Brett Makedonski