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5:00 PM on 01.20.2015

Go on, check your frames per second in Steam

While some of you might have experienced Steam's frames-per-second counter while it was in beta, the rest of us are only now taking a look at the nice little extra. To enable the feature, go to Steam > Settings > In-Gam...

Jordan Devore


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




4:15 PM on 01.16.2015

Monster mash! We're playing the Evolve beta

It's Friday--but I'm still writing Thursday on all my checks!!!--and things are lulling into weekend mode, so we figured it's as good a time as any to play some Evolve, which has a beta running this weekend. Two monsters, eig...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 01.15.2015

Twitch deems these 500+ songs okay for streaming

Last year, Twitch rolled out an audio-recognition system that scans archived broadcasts for copyrighted music and mutes the offending segments. Now, the game-streaming site is offering broadcasters a library of 500+ songs (wi...

Jordan Devore

7:05 PM on 01.13.2015

Destructoid saves the world: Come watch me play XCOM

I've not played anything more than turn-based strategy games in recent months, years. Massive Chalice. Invisible, Inc. Fire Emblem: Awakening. XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I started an Enemy Within playthrough one evening last y...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 01.05.2015

All hail TASbot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes

"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what ...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 01.05.2015

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is underway

If this morning's Humble Bundle didn't already tip you off, this year's Awesome Games Done Quick event is now running. Every year it gathers some of the best speed runners to show their stuff, streaming the event and collecti...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Twitch Xbox One app adds 'multiplayer K/D ratio' filter, past broadcast viewing

The Xbox One Twitch app has been updated and now console users can watch archived streams, manually select the quality level of broadcasts (!), follow specific games instead of just channels, and search for people. But what's...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 12.02.2014

You can stream gameplay straight through Steam

Steam Broadcasting--I'm already confused in the mouth with "Steam Stream," so it's for the best--is now in beta (you'll need to opt in if you haven't). From your friends list or a friend's profile page, all you need to hit is...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 10.28.2014

No more shirtless streams on Twitch

Have you seen a shirtless dude stream videogames before? I have -- multiple times, in fact! -- and I hardly ever follow live streams. Twitch has updated its rules of conduct and while much of it is common sense, broadcasters ...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 10.09.2014

Team Meat dev to walk across videogames for fundraiser

Tommy Refenes' is one half of Team Meat (Super Meat Boy, Mew-Genics, Super Meat Boy Forever). He has Type-1 Diabetes. So does his Mom. She's had it for 32 years, and over that time, she's suffered from progressively worsening...

Jonathan Holmes



Watch me play (and crash) in Driveclub before the game is even out! photo
Watch me play (and crash) in Driveclub before the game is even out!
by Dale North


Watch live video from Destructoid on Twitch

[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.]

Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode with me to lunch yesterday. I think I ran two lights, curbed, and cut people off in that short two-mile drive. Sorry, Hamza. You know better now.

I talk a lot of sh*t about others that play racers. And now, thanks to the magic of streaming, I'll have to eat some words. Whatever. Now they (and you) can see how bad of a driver I really am in my livestream of Driveclub, kicking off in about 30 minutes (3:00pm PST). 

Sony is only letting me show a little bit ahead of the game's October launch on PS4, but it's still enough time to see me wreck. Watch me play through new challenges I've just unlocked in the game's single-player mode for the first time. See the shiny cars. Get a glimpse of where our upcoming review (October 7) is going. 

Ask me questions during the chat and I'll do my best to answer them while driving 150MPH. 

See you on the road!

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3:00 PM on 09.18.2014

PS3 users can mess around with PlayStation Now

Did you spend any time using PlayStation Now on PS4? Too pricey? More of us will have the opportunity to test out the open beta for the streaming service now that it's available for PS3 "in mainland U.S. and parts of Canada."...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Nintendo is streaming lots of Smash Bros. today

Nintendo's Treehouse team returns for an eight-hour stream today featuring Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Ultimate NES Remix, and Fantasy Life. That'll continue until 1:00pm Pacific at which point it's Super Smash Bros. 3DS time. Watch the stream right here, or on YouTube.

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 09.10.2014

Final Fantasy XIII on a phone? Square launching Dive In streaming app

Square Enix is launching a new service in Japan on October 9. Dive In streams games to Android and Apple mobile devices, allowing players to experience titles like Final Fantasy XIII on cellphones.  The service is l...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 09.08.2014

Nintendo is streaming games for eight hours on Friday

I was quite fond of Nintendo's Treehouse streams during E3 this year and it's so nice to see the company continue down that path. You all seem to like them too. The next major stream from Nintendo of America's product develop...

Jordan Devore



If you ever get to play Upsilon Circuit, the world will be watching photo
If you ever get to play Upsilon Circuit, the world will be watching
by Jordan Devore

At PAX Prime, I got my first and what could be only opportunity to try Upsilon Circuit.

You see, once it goes live, eight people will be able to play at any given time. That's eight people, total. And the "permadeath" here is actually permanent. You lose? Your turn is done.

While everyone else watches, waiting for their coveted chance in the spotlight to hack away at monsters and explore, they can directly influence the direction the game takes. The audience has control to, say, spec out players' skill trees, or spawn a deadly trap.

Legend of Dungeon creator Robot Loves Kitty is billing this as part online game show, part action-RPG. At PAX, I saw more of the latter than the former, but Upsilon Circuit's Max Headroom-esque digital host Ronny Raygon was set up on a nearby television to talk smack to attendees. He got into an argument with some kid about whose glasses were cooler.

Before you ask who would pay for something like this -- for a chance, maybe, to play once -- know that it's going to be free. In speaking with Robot Loves Kitty's Alix Stolzer, it sounds as if a large part of the monetization will be geared toward trolls or audience members who otherwise want to screw over the player characters, not help out. I told her that was a good idea.

It's still early days for Upsilon Circuit and there are a lot of unknowns, but what was shown at PAX gave me confidence in this somewhat crazy, definitely ambitious project. If the game catches on and finds a stable audience, it's going to be a fascinating experiment to take part in.

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