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Kyle MacGregor

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Warhammer 40K

Oh hey, a Warhammer 40K game that looks okay

Tentative excitement for Eternal Crusade
Nov 29
// Kyle MacGregor
Games Workshop isn't the most discerning of license holders. Ever since the demise of THQ, the company has allowed just about anyone to make a video game based on Warhammer 40,000. The situation has reached the point where D...
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Handball 16

Handball 16 is a real game you can play

But you probably don't want to
Nov 29
// Kyle MacGregor
Every Sunday, Sony posts a lineup of new releases coming to PlayStation systems that week. It's something I check religiously, hoping to discover a gem hidden amongst the big blockbusters. No gems this week, but Bigben Intera...
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Rocket League x Portal

Portal crossover coming to Rocket League

The cake is a li-- er, topper
Nov 29
// Kyle MacGregor
Portal-themed content is coming to Rocket League next month, Psyonix has announced. Starting December 1, the following items will be awarded to players at random after matches: Cake (Topper)  Conversion Gel (Rocket Trai...

Lara Croft GO's new expansion is sadistic

Nov 29 // Kyle MacGregor
The team at Square Enix Montréal has been listening to feedback, and "The Shard of Life" expansion is targeted squarely at players who wanted something more complex out of the base game. Comprised of 26 new puzzles, the free update has a high floor in terms of difficulty, picking up right where the main story left off and ratcheting up the tension from there. The Shard of Life sees Lara descend into a new ancient burial chamber, the Cave of Fire, where she comes across a new obstacle, immortal enemies, en route to pilfering the grotto's hidden treasures. The invincible creatures can be stunned, but will eventually rise back to their feet (or insert turn of phrase that better applies to snakes). This adds a new dimension of challenge, requiring players to approach puzzles from different vantage points and hastening the window of opportunity for certain obstacles to be surmounted. In addition to adding a new dimension of challenge (these immortal enemies often make it so precise movements must be made, narrowing the window of opportunity for you to get by them), they inject a new element to puzzle solving, where their felled-bodies might hold a switch down, but only for a certain amount of time before they start moving again and alter the landscape. While I confess I wasn't among the virtuosos who completed Lara Croft GO without breaking a sweat, The Shard of Life never feels unfair. That said, I've probably spent more time dealing with some of the individual rooms in the add-on content than I did with entire stretches of the original game. It definitely has me thinking more, as each puzzle is a multi-step process with nary an easy solution. At times, there's a bit more mental gymnastics involved than I might have preferred, considering I was comfortable with the campaign, but it's difficult to get too broken up over some mild frustrations in a sizable, free update to an experience I already love and enjoy. If you've yet to try Lara Croft GO, it's currently 40 percent off via iTunes and Google Play for $2.99.
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But I still love it
Lara Croft GO might just be my favorite mobile game of the year. Having played through the campaign twice now, I can safely say there isn't much I'd change about Square Enix Montréal's minimalist puzzler -- though...

Podtoid 314: Sex Advice

Nov 28 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]322665:61289:0[/embed] Topics we discussed: What's the best potluck food? How do you avoid panhandlers? How to break up with your significant other What should be your college major? What to do after a one night stand Should you let your kids play games? Alaskan captivity Lara Croft Go, Fallout 4, Assassin's Creed Syndicate Elf Bowling Recent Episodes: Podtoid 313: Horse Cock Podtoid 312: Call of Duty: Black Oddish III Podtoid 311: The Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Need hella good advice? Email us at [email protected] or leave a comment below.
And other hella good advice
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. This week on Podtoid, Destructoid's weekly advice show, we give advice. Hella good advice.

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Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI rated for PC

Probably the ugly mobile port
Nov 28
// Kyle MacGregor
Final Fantasy VI is on its way to PC, a new PEGI rating suggests. While Square Enix has not made any official announcements regarding the matter, the publisher has re-released a number of classic Final Fantasy games on the pl...
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Noby Noby Boy

Noby Noby Boy has finally reached Pluto

Now, on to the Sun!
Nov 23
// Kyle MacGregor
It's been nearly seven years (2468 days in total) since February 19, 2009, the day Bandai Namco unleashed Keita Takahashi's demented brainchild Noby Noby Boy upon the world. Since then a dedicated community has been...
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PlayStation TV

Hot Deal: PlayStation TV on sale for $19.99

Vita (TV) means life
Nov 22
// Kyle MacGregor
In case you haven't picked up a PlayStation Vita yet, now is a good time to (sort of) pick one up on the cheap. Best Buy is currently offering PlayStation TV, the Vita's microconsole variant, for $19.99. Of course, that attra...

Podtoid 313: Horse Cock

Nov 22 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]321993:61218:0[/embed] Recent Episodes: Podtoid 312: Call of Duty: Black Oddish III Podtoid 311: The Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Podtoid 308: Back to the Force You can reach us by email at [email protected]
Destructoid's video game podcast
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. The Podtoid gang returns from Korea and Canada to recount tales of their adventures, discuss Downwell, Star Wars: Battlefront, and other fine games releasing this holiday season, our favorite spreads to put on breads, and difficulties with daiquiris. Also, horse cocks.

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Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops Japanese charts

Two weeks and counting
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
You typically don't see first-person shooters topping the Japanese software charts, but that's exactly what Treyach's Call of Duty: Black Ops III has done since its launch two weeks ago. The first-person shooter moved 18...
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PS Vita RPG Ray Gigant heads west next spring

Playable at PlayStation Experience
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
PlayStation Vita dungeon crawler Ray Gigant is coming to North America and Europe next spring. The role-playing game comes from Operation Abyss and Demon Gaze studio Experience, and while it was published by Bandai Namco in ...
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Koei Tecmo

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus coming to PlayStation Vita in January

With lots of new content
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is coming to PlayStation Vita in North America on January 19 and Europe the very next day, Koei Tecmo has announced. The role-playing game originally came out on PlayS...
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Two Earth Defense Force games deploy Dec. 8

Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
XSEED Games is serving up a double-shot of bug-killing action on December 8, simultaneously putting out both Earth Defense Force 4.1 and Earth Defense Force 2 in North America. EDF 4.1, an expansion on last year's Earth ...
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Virtual Reality

Samsung's $99 Gear VR headset out now in US

International release to follow
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Oculus and Samsung's $99 Gear VR headset is now available in the United States. The attractive price point comes with one caveat: the device is only compatible with this year's line of Samsung smartphones (the Galaxy Not...
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Gravity Rush

Gravity Rush jumps to PS4 sooner than expected

Now coming on February 2
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Gravity Rush Remastered will now launch on February 2, 2016 across Europe and North America, according to PlayStation Europe and Sony Computer Entertainment's Nick Accordino. The PlayStation 4 version was initially ...
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Story of Seasons hits EU, AUS, NZ in January

Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Story of Seasons, the farming simulation formerly known as Harvest Moon, is sprouting in Europe on January 8 and across Australia and New Zealand the following day, Nintendo just announced. For more on the game please check out our review and recent interview with XSEED's Ken Berry.
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Dragon Quest Heroes PC

Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PC December 3

Includes DLC from PS4 edition
Nov 19
// Kyle MacGregor
Dragon Quest Heroes will be coming to Steam on December 3, Square Enix revealed today. For $60, the PC version will come packaged with 11 bonus items and a pair of additional maps that were originally included with the "Slime Collector's Edition" on PlayStation 4. You can find more information about the action RPG in our full review here. Dragon Quest Heroes: Slime Edition [Steam]
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Visual Novels

Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23

Get ready to cry
Nov 14
// Kyle MacGregor
An English release of Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23, Sekai Project has announced. The ultra-sad visual novel tells the story of a high school delinquent whose life turns around after meeting a strange ol...
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Japanese indie games!

Doujin mecha shooter Steel Strider out now

Available for $6 via Steam
Nov 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Steel Strider, the sequel to Gigantic Army, is now available on Steam, Nyu Media has announced. The new shooter comes from Astro Port, the Japanese indie team behind this summer's Tokusatsu-inspired STG Supercharge...
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Pokken Tournament strikes Wii U spring 2016

Japanese debut slated for March 18
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
The Wii U version of The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco's fighter Pokkén Tournament will debut in Japan on March 18 and sometime in the spring across Europe and North America. An amiibo card for Shadow Mewtwo will be included with first-run copies of the game worldwide. Nintendo says the creature can also be unlocked sans card "after you fulfill certain conditions."
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Bravely Second

Bravely Second journeys west next spring

And not a moment too soon
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced plans to bring Bravely Second to western shores in 2016, but now we have a better idea of when the follow-up to Bravely Default will be arriving: Spring! The role-playing game has been av...
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Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII finally coming to North America and Europe

Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Good news, eveyone! Nintendo just announced plans to bring the Nintendo 3DS versions of Square Enix's Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King to weste...
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Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero launches for Wii U April 22, 2016

Do a barrel roll!
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Star Fox Zero was initially supposed to launch this year, but the space shooter suffered bit of a delay. Now we know just how long we'll have to wait. During today's Nintendo Direct, the publisher announced plans to release the game in North America and Europe on April 22, 2016.
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Twilight Princess HD

Twilight Princess HD's Wolf Link amiibo looks hot

Coming March 4, 2016
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Nintendo just announced a new amiibo depicting Wolf Link (and Midna) from Twilight Princess. The figure will launch in North America on March 4, 2016 bundled alongside Twilight Princess HD, which can be pre-ordered today, and...

Podtoid 312: Call of Duty: Black Oddish III

Nov 12 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]320399:61078:0[/embed] Recent Episodes: Podtoid 311: The Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Podtoid 308: Back to the Force Podtoid 307: The Millennials Podcast You can reach us by email at [email protected]
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Nuclear Blizzard
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this episode of Podtoid, the gang chats about Fallout 4 again, Blizzard's Overwatch, StarCraft II, Rise of the Tomb Raider, not Steam machines, bad Pokémon puns, and Spectre 007.

Podtoid 311: The Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

Nov 09 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]319617:61046:0[/embed] Recent Episodes: Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Podtoid 308: Back to the Force Podtoid 307: The Millennials Podcast Podtoid 306: Tales of Tokyo Game Show Send any questions and hate mail to [email protected]
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So, bongo, bongo, bongo...
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Fallout 4 comes out tomorrow, so the Podtoid crew assembled a crack team of Fallout 4 veterans to have an in-depth chat about their experiences with the most-anticipated release of the year.

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Fallout 4

Here's a doctor's note so you can play Fallout 4

Get well soon, everyone
Nov 08
// Kyle MacGregor
In case you'd prefer to stay home this week and play Fallout 4 rather than go into work, Bethesda marketing boss and respected medical doctor Pete Hines has whipped up a sick note to help you play hooky. Just be ready to field some questions around the office about your ailing pancreas.
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Life is Strange 2

It sounds like Life is Strange 2 is happening (Update)

Dontnod co-founder mentions sequel
Nov 08
// Kyle MacGregor
[Update: Alchimy has significantly altered the text of the interview, changing it from "I worked as a script doctor on Life is Strange developed by the studio Dontnod and I will participate on Life is Strange 2 later" to...
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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII composer isn't working on the remake

'Not at all,' says Uematsu
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Nobuo Uematsu, the beloved composer of Final Fantasy VII (and the most titles in the series), will not be contributing to the soundtrack for Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake. While speaking with French outlet&n...
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Blizzard: No crossplay, Mac port for Overwatch

Pick your platform
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Blizzard's new first-person shooter Overwatch may be coming to consoles, but Mac OS users are being left out in the cold. According to game director Jeff Kaplan, unspecified technical hurdles with the Mac ecosystem are l...

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