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New horror visual novel resurrects the Sega Genesis

Every so often we hear about a new game for old consoles and while I haven't yet splurged on a physical copy of one of these titles yet, I dig the idea. WaterMelon, the group behind the RPG Pier Solar, is publishing a horror...   more

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Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: The Sword in the Darkness

Telltale seems to be getting into the swing of things with Game of Thrones, in more ways than one. For starters, it only took seven weeks since the last episode for this one to come out. If Telltale can keep up that pace, the...   more

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Review: Life is Strange: Out of Time

I just finished episode two of Life is Strange, and I've spiraled down a playlist of Ben Folds songs. Out of Time is Kate Marsh's story, but "Kate" is too cheerful; this tale isn't about daisies, dandelions, and butterfl...   more

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Broken Age Act 2 will be ready for you on April 28

Double Fine has settled on April 28, 2015 as the release date for Broken Age Act 2 on PC and Broken Age (both acts) on PS4 and PS Vita. European console players have to wait a day. There's Cross-Buy on PlayStation, and saves ...   more

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Trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 3 unfolds some earlier plot points

Well, this one snuck up on me. I thought I had been following most of Telltale's releases pretty closely, but it turns out that Game of Thrones Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness is coming out tomorrow. Who knew? In the tr...   more

Trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 3 unfolds some earlier plot points photo

GOG.com scores Zak McKracken, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

Lucasfilm and Disney are trickling out more good old games with digital-distribution premieres of Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, and Outlaws on GOG.com. They're only $5.99 a pie...   more

GOG.com scores Zak McKracken, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb photo

How do you feel about the current Telltale formula?

Once upon a time, adventure titles were among the hardest challenges in the gaming universe. "Pixel-hunting" is a phrase many old school gamers are all too familiar with, searching for the exact right spot on the screen ...   more

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Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em

Another Telltale episode, another excessively large set of screenshots taken as I played through with an Xbox 360 controller while keeping my pinky finger on the F12 key. Tales from the Borderlands still looks great despite t...   more

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo


Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em photo



Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] Tales ...   more

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Life is Strange Episode 2 release date revealed

Rejoice, fans of awkward teenage women walking on train tracks! The official Life is Strange Twitter account announced the second episode in the series will be available March 24. The episodes were supposed to be released in ...   more

Life is Strange Episode 2 release date revealed photo

Tim Schafer open to revisiting Psychonauts

Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Tim Schafer, who was in attendance to hand Shadow of Mordor the BAFTA for Best Design, we spent ten minutes discuss...   more

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Adventure RPG Unraveled journeys through a child's imagination

Indie developer RosePortal Games has been working on an adorable adventure RPG called Unraveled, about a young girl with a wild imagination searching for her lost parents. The story is based on real events, inspired by a docu...   more

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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead ...   more

Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery photo

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 trailer brings more bangs and booms

Yesterday, PAX East attendees were treated to a sneak peak of the trailer for Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged. Today, it is available for mass consumption. Things are heating up on Pandora for Rhys, Fiona,...   more

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 trailer brings more bangs and booms photo

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 set to release week of March 17

Telltale's panel came and went with some fun stories of the studio's journey but nary an announcement of what the developer is doing now. Judging from the comments in just about every Telltale article that goes up, the second...   more

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 set to release week of March 17 photo

Penny Arcade would team up with Telltale on a Thornwatch game

In a question-and-answer session at PAX East today, Penny Arcade founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik got onto the topic of their fantasy IP Thornwatch, which Krahulik has developed into a tabletop game. In an offhand com...   more

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The wonderful Double Fine Adventure documentary is going free

Folks who helped crowdfund Broken Age have gotten an up-close look at how Double Fine operates thanks to episodic videos chronicling development of the adventure game. With 18 episodes down, 2 Player Productions has produced...   more

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Oxenfree is bringing some flair to new-school adventure games

Last year a group of former Telltale and Disney employees came together to form Night School Studio. At GDC this morning, the indie developer unveiled its first project, "supernatural teen thriller" Oxenfree. The studio's Te...   more

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Psycho-Pass game dated on Xbox One, with a badass new console decal

Psycho-Pass is a pretty great anime, and I'm excited for the upcoming Xbox One game, set to debut in Japan this year. We won't have too long to wait either, as developer 5pb has announced a release date -- May 28. There ...   more

Psycho-Pass game dated on Xbox One, with a badass new console decal photo

Review: The Deer God

In a lot of ways, The Deer God is a love letter to nature. The idea was born from the developers' childhood memories of playing in the woods and seeing wild deer, and that admiration of the outdoors is quite apparent. The for...   more

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Can 2015 be the year of clay, please?

Ooh, a chance to talk about clay animation and armatures without straying away from videogames. Better jump on it. This video takes us behind the scenes of Armikrog, a point-and-click adventure that made it through Kickstar...   more

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Life is Strange Episode 2 launch has been delayed

[Update: Square Enix declined to provide more information when pressed for comment. However, Dontnod addressed the matter over Twitter, saying "development is on track and we're looking to release it before the end of Ma...   more

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Damn, Hunger is unsettling

LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Tarsier's new project, Hunger, is looking impressive. And spooky. It's that good kind of "everything is off kilter and uncanny" beat of constant unnerving versus any sort of aggressive scare. T...   more

Damn, Hunger is unsettling 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

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Telltale's first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover

Telltale Games has a propensity for surprising when it comes to revealing new projects. The news that it was creating a story-based Minecraft was so far out of left field, that it prompted us to wonder aloud what the nex...   more

Telltale's first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover photo

Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora

I’ve really been delving into the indie scene lately. There’s a huge amount of games coming from smaller development studios, and I’ve found a few that really impressed me. When I heard that a “crime n...   more

Review: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora photo

Starr Mazer adds Transformers composer Vince DiCola, high profile crossovers

Starr Mazer came out of the gate with an impressive roster of artists working on its soundtrack. Despite having a huge list of talent to pull from, developer Imagos Softworks has added another composer sure to pull on some n...   more

Starr Mazer adds Transformers composer Vince DiCola, high profile crossovers photo

Worlds Adrift has open-world swinging, flying ships

The thought of harvesting more trees and crafting more trinkets is unappealing, but I'll put up with those mechanics if it means getting to swing around in an open world. This is Worlds Adrift, an adventure game from Surgeon...   more

Worlds Adrift has open-world swinging, flying ships photo

Shelter 2 dips its adorable little lynx toes into March

Despite the typical Portland bleakness, I'm all warm and fuzzy after rewatching this Cuteness in Shelter 2 video Steven posted the other week. Those lynx cubs had better not die young. We've been saying February for months no...   more

Shelter 2 dips its adorable little lynx toes into March photo

Review: Sunless Sea

Adrift at sea in a massive underground cavern. No natural lighting to speak of. Your ship's hull has taken a beating from enemy cannon fire and giant crustaceans. Fuel and supplies are running low, but you might be able to su...   more

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Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight

Impact Winter looked cool when it showed up last year on Kickstarter, but potential backers gave it an icy reception; it only made about 22% of its initial funding goal. Any who were worried that it may not see the light of ...   more

Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo


Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo
Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo
Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo
Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo
Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo
Impact Winter's post-apocalyptic squad survival goes to Greenlight photo



It's hard to believe Grow Home is a Ubisoft game

In my dream world, Ubisoft would primarily put out smaller personal projects like Grow Home, but, I get it -- there's substantially more money to be made on Assassin's Creed and its ilk. I'll cherish these moments whenever I...   more

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Shape of the World has the prettiest purple trees

Conceptually, Shape of the World should not interest me. It's a first-person game about walking. But it looks so stunning, so colorful, that sure, I wouldn't mind getting lost in its ever-shifting world. This is in the works...   more

Shape of the World has the prettiest purple trees photo

Choose your own adventure Hamlet is now a game

A few years ago, Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame) set up a Kickstarter campaign for a "choose your own adventure" styled retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, titled To Be or Not To Be. It enjoyed enormous success, making m...   more

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Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: The Lost Lords

I would not last a day in Westeros. My best hope would be to spend some time in Oldtown to train as a maester, and even though it would help to protect me from personally going to war, I would probably be too close to the pol...   more

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Elissa Forrester laments in the Game of Thrones Episode Two launch trailer

Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series: The Lost Lords is out tomorrow for Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows, with versions for other platforms hitting later this week. To commemorate, Telltale has released a ...   more

Elissa Forrester laments in the Game of Thrones Episode Two launch trailer photo

Wonder Boy creator working on new Wonder Boy-esque game

While covering the action-adventure platformer Flying Hamster II last year, I said that fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series would want to take a look, and that's even more true today. The Kickstarter may have failed...   more

Wonder Boy creator working on new Wonder Boy-esque game photo

Review: Life is Strange: Chrysalis

"If I'm not looking through a viewfinder, I'm looking through a window. Always looking." Max Caulfield, the introspective protagonist of Life is Strange, spends her life searching, observing. Actually, it might be more akin t...   more

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Here are all of Majora's remastered masks

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is coming to 3DS, if you've missed the hype around it or its limited edition New 3DS XL. Holmes wrote one of my favorite pieces of last year about it, right here. while Ben "bbain" Davi...   more

Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo


Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo
Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo
Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo
Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo
Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo
Here are all of Majora's remastered masks  photo



Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror

More fun times from Double Fine's Devs Play series. This episode, if you've seen the exceptional Lion King and Doom videos already, is centered on the studio's own baby, Psychonauts. Double Fine founder Tim Schafer and co. f...   more

Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror photo

Silence is coming to PS4...an adventure game, not the lack of sound

Adventure game developer Daedalic's latest effort is getting all gussied up and 3D looking. Silence: The Whispered World 2, sequel to 2010's The Whispered World is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux early 2015 and was re...   more

Silence is coming to PS4...an adventure game, not the lack of sound photo

Give me Shelter (and all its cute animals, too)

Shelter 2 is putting you higher up on its gorgeous food chain. The first game had you playing as a badger and it seems like no one wants to be a badger. So for the sequel you are a lynx, just trying to raise your family--something we can all relate to.  Oh, and it's out in February. Hooray.    more

Give me Shelter (and all its cute animals, too) photo

The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire

You ever wonder what it's like to be a character in a videogame? Most people would think of something pleasant like Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, not someone from Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But what would it be like to be i...   more

The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire photo

Witcher 3 may have 'Insanity' mode, deletes your save upon death

I've always been fascinated with permadeath options in games. Witcher 3 might have a doozy. Witcher 3 senior game designer Damien Monnier and level designer Miles Tost recently streamed the game on Twitch and hosted...   more

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Scythe of relief: Grim Fandango's great, celebrate with a trailer

Día de Muertos typically comes around at the end of October, but it's a semi-annual event in 2015. That's because adventure classic Grim Fandango releases today, ensuring that you'll pay your respects to both the...   more

Scythe of relief: Grim Fandango's great, celebrate with a trailer photo

Life is Strange episodes will release every six weeks

Life is Strange comes out this week (January 30) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC ($5 per episode, $20 for a season pass). Recent episodic adventure games have seen unclear stretches of empty time ...   more

Life is Strange episodes will release every six weeks photo

Review: Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango didn't need a remaster as much as it needed a re-release. Many, myself included, have found it difficult to track down a copy to play. We've had an entire digital catalog--GOG.com--devoted to getting good, old g...   more

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Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter

A couple days ago Steven told us that Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae would be contributing to Starr Mazer, and that she would not be alone in that endeavor. Indeed, the huge list of composers on the Starr Mazer Kickstarte...   more

Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter photo

Trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 2 threatens open war

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series kicked off in December with Episode One: Iron from Ice. In preparation for the release of Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Telltale released the preview trailer seen above. The first half ...   more

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