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Space Sluggers is chaotic and so incredibly cheesy

I'm quite a fan of old-school action shoot-'em-ups. Back in the day, I used to venture off to an arcade at my local pizza place and just chill out. With particular titles like Ikari Warriors, Smash TV, and Commando focusing o...   more

Space Sluggers is chaotic and so incredibly cheesy photo

Darn! Sounds like Zelda Wii U won't be out this year

Arguably the biggest Wii U game of the year, Zelda, won't release in 2015 after all. Or, at least, Nintendo is "no longer making a 2015 release [its] number one priority," to put it another way. In a video update, producer E...   more

Darn! Sounds like Zelda Wii U won't be out this year photo

Sony details gamebreaking Bloodborne bug, fix is on the way

Sony has just sent word to Destructoid regarding a progression-hindering bug for Bloodborne -- I'll be as vague as possible to avoid spoilers. It specifically deals with an item called the Lunarium Key not appearing...   more

Sony details gamebreaking Bloodborne bug, fix is on the way photo

How to locate the final hidden boss in Bloodborne, and achieve the true ending

It's been quite a week since I first obtained Bloodborne. I'm currently on my fourth playthrough and I'm finding out that I missed quite a bit on my first run. Specifically, there's multiple endings, one of which involves a c...   more

How to locate the final hidden boss in Bloodborne, and achieve the true ending photo

Dirty Bomb aims high with its focus on hardcore FPS action

The folks at Splash Damage have been busy over the last two years. Since the release of Brink and a stint on Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer, they figured it was time to return to their roots with a heavy focus on PC...   more

Dirty Bomb aims high with its focus on hardcore FPS action photo

How to find all of Bloodborne's hidden optional bosses

[Update: I've located the hidden boss, with instructions below.] Bloodborne is officially out, and I've already seen a lot of discussions brewing about the game. Some sentiments are positive, some are negative, but a gre...   more

How to find all of Bloodborne's hidden optional bosses photo

Final Fantasy XV is a Goddamn Sexual Tyrannosaurus

Hidden away in the intro to my Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review, I recently talked about how Final Fantasy was never dead despite some rough patches, and based on recent efforts, it actually has a bright future a...   more

Final Fantasy XV is a Goddamn Sexual Tyrannosaurus photo

Review: Fossil Fighters: Frontier

I used to love dinosaurs. Growing up I watched The Land Before Time nearly daily, and I really wanted to be a paleontologist just like Alan Grant. If there was a video game with dinosaurs in it, I experienced it it,...   more

Review: Fossil Fighters: Frontier photo

Very Quick Tips: Bloodborne

Bloodborne can get pretty rough at times. All Souls games can. To help you ease from the frustration to the fun zone, here are a few tips to help you on your way. General non-spoiler tips will be frontloaded at the top, but the progression-spoiler ones will be in the second section. Note that no bosses or story elements are spoiled, just navigational tidbits in case you get lost.   more

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Review: Bloodborne

Hidetaka Miyazaki created a legacy with Demon's Souls. With three Armored Core games under his belt at From Software, Miyazaki dared to capture the spirit of the King's Field series for a new era, and thus the Souls...   more

Review: Bloodborne photo

Geralt will grow a beard while you play The Witcher 3

Some would call beard growth in videogames insignificant -- a waste of time. They would be wrong. As spotted in the NeoGAF recap of German gaming magazine Gamestar.de's factoid-filled coverage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, pro...   more

Geralt will grow a beard while you play The Witcher 3 photo

Believable rumor: Remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City coming this year

Until many more people own Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s, publishers will continue to put out remastered games, otherwise known as "safe bets." Even then, they'll probably continue. Here's another pair of 'em to start your wee...   more

Believable rumor: Remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City coming this year photo

Sony celebrates inFamous: Second Son with extras and a discount

It's been a year since inFamous: Second Son's release on the PlayStation 4, and to this day, it's one of my favorite games on the platform. Sony is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a few little tidbits, like ringtone...   more

Sony celebrates inFamous: Second Son with extras and a discount photo

Details revealed for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, including three new playable characters

Hot damn! It's about time we got an info drop for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, a remake that made headlines with the inclusion of Vergil into the mix. The PlayStation Blog has spilled the beans on pretty much everything...   more

Details revealed for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, including three new playable characters  photo

No plans to PS4 remaster other God of War games

Last Friday, Sony Santa Monica announced that God of War III will be getting a PS4 remaster coming out this July. For any of you who were hoping they might be able to catch up on the whole series on PS4 however, you may be ou...   more

No plans to PS4 remaster other God of War games photo

Upsilon Circuit could redefine multiplayer in online gaming

Robot Loves Kitty's ambitious Upsilon Circuit is what I would consider the quintessential slow-burn, developing story in independent games today. In keeping with the premise of the TV game show-inspired title, the New England...   more

Upsilon Circuit could redefine multiplayer in online gaming photo

Microsoft-canceled Xbox One Phantom Dust reboot leaked, looks alright

Microsoft announced a reboot of a 10-year-old Xbox cult-classic, Phantom Dust, at its E3 conference last year. This raised a lot of "huh?" and a lot of "uh, ok" (from me included) but people who played the original were excit...   more

Microsoft-canceled Xbox One Phantom Dust reboot leaked, looks alright photo

Sweet closure: Blade Kitten adds Episode 2 DLC years after its debut

Back in 2010, Atari published Blade Kitten, a middling sidescrolling action-platformer about a bounty hunter who is both a human and a cat. In the years since, developer Krome Studios (Ty the Tasmanian Tiger) acquired the rig...   more

Sweet closure: Blade Kitten adds Episode 2 DLC years after its debut photo

I'm going to play the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack on repeat until I'm utterly sick of it

If there's one thing we can all agree upon re: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, it's that Dennaton Games did an exceptional job matching songs with the tone and feel of specific levels. This series wouldn't be what it is -- a ...   more

I'm going to play the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack on repeat until I'm utterly sick of it photo

Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare

Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. At the same...   more

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Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is a dark reinvention of classic fairytale fiction

Over the last three years, Kickstarter has totally changed the game for many developers. With the option to crowdfund projects, cut out the middle-man (publishers), and communicate directly with fans to help create the game, ...   more

Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is a dark reinvention of classic fairytale fiction photo

Anti-dads, claymores, and hotdogs in Dad by the Sword

While at PAX East, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kepa just before the show floor closed on the first day. He and I were both frazzled, but that didn't stop him from smiling and refusing to take my bait to say that his g...   more

Anti-dads, claymores, and hotdogs in Dad by the Sword photo

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a stuttering beauty

Tembo the Badass Elephant, the newest game from Pokemon developer Game Freak, is a bit of a departure from what you might expect of the studio. Centered around Tembo, an elephant who seems to have taken a lot of his fashion c...   more

Tembo the Badass Elephant is a stuttering beauty photo

The Bloodborne launch trailer is so deliciously sinister

If you're worried about seeing too much of the game, stay far away from this video. It goes places. That said, you know a trailer is good when, without hesitation, you go back and rewatch it several more times in a row. Admi...   more

The Bloodborne launch trailer is so deliciously sinister photo

Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more

Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tas...   more

Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more photo

The Just Cause 3 collector's edition is open to a vote

It's rare that I buy collector's editions any more, but I'm also not above laughing at "9 inch Rico," so here we are. It's one of the items that, based on your vote, might end up in the Just Cause 3 CE. Other choices include ...   more

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Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant

Game Freak (Pokémon, Drill Dozer) and Sega (Sonic Runners, Sonic Boom) are collaborating on Tembo the Badass Elephant, a side-scrolling action game about a commando elephant who will seemingly level entire cities on h...   more

Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo


Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo
Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo
Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo
Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo
Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo
Sega and Game Freak join forces for Tembo the Badass Elephant photo



Harebrained Schemes nails it once again with Necropolis

As I explored the opening area of Harebrained Schemes' third-person action roguelike Necropolis at PAX East 2015, I discovered an inviting treasure chest. Upon opening it, I realized too late that I wasn’t alone in that...   more

Harebrained Schemes nails it once again with Necropolis photo

The DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition changelog is extensive

With DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition out now, fans of the series have another title to keep them satiated till the next one is ready. As you've likely read, Chris gave his impressions of the game earlier. He was im...   more

The DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition changelog is extensive photo

Remember Me 2 is written, Capcom just has to give the nod

French developer Dontnod may be working on episodic teen drama Life is Strange right now but it hasn't forgotten its roots. In fact, it's eager to get back there. But first, Dontnod needs the greenlight from Capcom. Spea...   more

Remember Me 2 is written, Capcom just has to give the nod photo

3D Realms: Bombshell is the only one who could kick Duke Nukem's ass

3D Realms is keenly aware of what players know it for. Sure, there are plenty of titles in the publisher's history that should stand out, but for all intents and purposes, the company might as well re-name itself The Duke Nuk...   more

3D Realms: Bombshell is the only one who could kick Duke Nukem's ass photo

There's a fun little Easter egg at the end of Hotline Miami 2

After completing Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the credits roll and a suspicious title screen appears. Funnily enough I raced to click "New Game" and it ended up being part of the ending, promptly rewinding back to the Hotline 2 main menu after a few seconds. Spoilers below and in the gallery as to what the Easter egg is.   more

There's a fun little Easter egg at the end of Hotline Miami 2 photo

Review: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

For some, Hotline Miami was an existential look at the current macro-state of videogames. You were told to commit random acts of murder seemingly without remorse, and at the end, you get a bit of interesting commentary on the...   more

Review: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number photo

DmC Devil May Cry's story still blows, but the Definitive Edition is more fun

You've heard the criticisms for Ninja Theory's take on Devil May Cry a million-trillion fucking times. So let's just dive into the Definitive Edition, shall we?   more

DmC Devil May Cry's story still blows, but the Definitive Edition is more fun photo

Here's what you'll find in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One Collector's Edition

Hyped for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Looking to throw down for the Collector's Edition? If you're not sure whether you want the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version, this video might help sway you. Major Nelson has posted a vide...   more

Here's what you'll find in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One Collector's Edition photo

Downwell has a simple premise but it's damn fun

A glance at Downwell's tricolor palette in still shots doesn't really do it justice. Watching it in motion gives a better idea what it does, but not until actually playing it does it all click. It is built around a simple mec...   more

Downwell has a simple premise but it's damn fun photo

Paradise Never brings some Majora's Mask to a revolutionary action RPG

Kitty Lambda, the developer behind The Real Texas and Paradise Perfect Boat Rescue has just announced his next game: Paradise Never. Taking place on an island colony of France during the Revolution of 2027 (complet...   more

Paradise Never brings some Majora's Mask to a revolutionary action RPG photo

Review: Starwhal

Even though narwhals look like some sort of bastardized version of a dolphin and unicorn, they are actually whales -- hence the name narWHAL. However, the horn that gives most narwhals their distinctive look is mainly associa...   more

Review: Starwhal photo

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide goes all in with hectic co-op action

I've long been an admirer of the Warhammer franchise. While a lot of people seem to put more of their attention towards the 40K universe, the high-fantasy setting of the former is so rich and features such...   more

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide goes all in with hectic co-op action photo

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition may be getting a PC release

It was easy to miss the announcement for the PS4 and Xbox One version of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition amidst the DmC re-release, but it happened. We don't know a whole lot about what the Special Edition actually...   more

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition may be getting a PC release photo

3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair

Last May I broke the news about 3D Realms' upcoming Bombshell, and the typical '90s-esque trailer was decidedly light on gameplay but generous with clichéd teaser elements. Now there's a proper trailer out to dissect ...   more

3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo


3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo
3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo
3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo
3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo
3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo
3D Realms' Bombshell returns with a tiny bit more hair  photo



Azure Striker Gunvolt sequel is coming, says Inti Creates

[Update: Famitsu has a quick look at a new character in the sequel. I hope it's Gunvolt in new duds.] Azure Striker Gunvolt was a fantastic platformer, and thankfully, the series isn't done yet. Inti Creates has con...   more

Azure Striker Gunvolt sequel is coming, says Inti Creates photo

Harebrained Schemes' new adventure has shark men

"A third-person action game with shark men? Okay, I'll let them know." I ever so foolishly forgot that Shadowrun Returns maker Harebrained Schemes has Necropolis, "a game of brutal combat and survival," in its pipeline. The ...   more

Harebrained Schemes' new adventure has shark men photo

Damn, shouldn't have spoiled this Bloodborne boss

Attempting to go into Bloodborne blind? I feel you. It's not something I can pull off consistently given the nature of this job -- that's one of the big tradeoffs -- but I still try with select titles. The PlayStation Blog ha...   more

Damn, shouldn't have spoiled this Bloodborne boss photo

There's a max Rupee glitch in Hyrule Warriors

9,999,999 Rupees in Hyrule Warriors. Yeah, I could go for that. The game's community has been working tirelessly to figure out a newly discovered glitch that involves slaying a giant boss (King Dodongo, Gohma, etc.) with a w...   more

There's a max Rupee glitch in Hyrule Warriors photo

Hyrule Warriors' play-as-Ganon mode looks broken and awesome

In the next and seemingly final piece of DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we'll be able to punch bosses in the face as the biggest boss of all, Ganon, in his own separate mode. I'm eager to let my anger out on the Imprisoned, that j...   more

Hyrule Warriors' play-as-Ganon mode looks broken and awesome photo

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a quirky spinoff in line with series legacy

Over the years, Atlus has become one of the more endearing presences in gaming. One thing fans appreciate is its tendency to switch things up. The publisher has a handle on the niche gaming scene, and it's reassuring to know ...   more

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a quirky spinoff in line with series legacy photo

Get possessive over Gotham in this Batman: Arkham Knight trailer

The upcoming, M-rated end to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy has a lovely new trailer out today. And this one isn't polished, artsy CG the series is known for. Some well cut in-game footage, a view of the rogues gallery teaming ...   more

Get possessive over Gotham in this Batman: Arkham Knight trailer photo

Batman: Arkham Knight has an M rating

The end of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, squeaked by with a PG-13, but it looks like Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy didn't have the same luck. Arkham Knight director Sefton Hill told IGN that the gam...   more

Batman: Arkham Knight has an M rating photo

Get your grid-based steampunkery on in Vaporum

If you think that “steampunk dungeon crawler” sounds like Occam’s panty/brief-dropping sludge rock jug band, you would of course be correct. It also happens to be the genre type of FatBot Studio’s pro...   more

Get your grid-based steampunkery on in Vaporum photo