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The biggest esports tournament in history continues

Note: there will be no spoilers in this post for day one or two, but expect them in the comments!  Yesterday was as exciting as it was heartbreaking for some, but that's just the way things go when over $10 million is on...   more

The biggest esports tournament in history continues photo

Day 2 of The International is live, let's talk about it!

First of all, don't worry I won't spoil anything from yesterday here. There will, however, be spoilers in the comments! Yesterday was an intense start to The International 2014, with great teams like DK, Newbee, and EG playin...   more

Day 2 of The International is live, let's talk about it! photo

Assassin's Creed's cashing in on the card battle craze

With Hearthstone taking the world by storm, why wouldn't the biggest videogame publishers want in on that action? Ubisoft's smart enough to recognize a good thing when it sees it, and agile enough to act quickly. As a re...   more

Assassin's Creed's cashing in on the card battle craze photo

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week

Oh, that's right -- Ubisoft and Carbon Games are bringing AirMech to Xbox 360 this year with AirMech Arena. The original browser-based release (which has since come to Steam) was good fun. It's real-time strategy, but instead...   more

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week photo

Explore Raccoon City in Deadman's Cross until July 27

Deadman's Cross fans can now explore Resident Evil's Raccoon City as a limited-time area from now until July 27. It's set to open up when you complete an in-game collaboration quest, and from there you can collect special car...   more

Explore Raccoon City in Deadman's Cross until July 27 photo

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia only just arrived on the iOS App Store this year, but Bandai Namco is already pulling the plug on the mobile role-playing game. The publisher announced plans to "cease distribution" of the title. That ...   more

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia photo

Cliff Bleszinski to draw $1 salary until new venture is profitable

No one can accuse Cliff Bleszinski of going into his Boss Key endeavor with the mindset that it's a cash grab. It's just the opposite, in fact. Until the company's able to turn a profit, Bleszinski will get almost nothing out...   more

Cliff Bleszinski to draw $1 salary until new venture is profitable photo

Cliffy B talks microtransactions for his new free-to-play shooter

Clifford Bleszinski (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament) is working on a new sci-fi arena shooter, code named BlueStreak (a Transformers nod). Of course, "free-to-play" still gets people (understandably) tugging a...   more

Cliffy B talks microtransactions for his new free-to-play shooter photo

Project Spark officially launches this October

Project Spark is the game where you can make your very own videogame. Any kind of videogame. Whatever game you want! It's been in beta for a long time now, but it's officially launching this October on the Xbox One and Window...   more

Project Spark officially launches this October photo

Yup: Cliff Bleszinski is making a sci-fi arena shooter

Former Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski is back from his hiatus. He's been teasing his next project for a while now, commenting that he'd like to make an arena shooter for PC and dropping concept art. The mystery game, Bl...   more

Yup: Cliff Bleszinski is making a sci-fi arena shooter photo

The Dota 2 International 2014 wildcard round is underway

The day has finally arrived! The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year is about to officially begin! Today, four wildcard teams will battle it out for one remaining position in the tournament and their shot at a pri...   more

The Dota 2 International 2014 wildcard round is underway photo

There will be a newbie-friendly stream for Dota 2's International tournament

The 2014 website for The International Dota 2 Championships is now live, and with it comes some great new information. The best of which is that there will be a specific stream for players brand new to the esport. This s...   more

There will be a newbie-friendly stream for Dota 2's International tournament photo

Perfect World and a chicken meat vendor want to buy Warframe dev Digital Extremes

Perfect World is the publisher of Blacklight: Retribution and, uh, Perfect World. Sumpo Food is "one of the well-known chicken meat products suppliers in Fujian" and "44th out of 90 amongst the Competitive Enterpris...   more

Perfect World and a chicken meat vendor want to buy Warframe dev Digital Extremes photo

The next Denpa Men game will be free-to-play and super cute

The latest entry in the Denpa Men series is releasing July 23 in Japan, but it's actually going free-to-play this time around. Denpa Ningen no RPG: Free! is another notch in the adorable series' belt, where you use the 3DS c...   more

The next Denpa Men game will be free-to-play and super cute photo

Transformers Universe enters open beta this weekend

I haven't paid much attention to Transformers Universe after it became something that more closely resembles a multiplayer online battle arena game -- albeit from a third-person perspective, like SMITE -- but looking at it no...   more

Transformers Universe enters open beta this weekend photo

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile

CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we...   more

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile photo

Dota 2 International prize pool now at $10 million

The Dota 2 prize pool for the upcoming International 2014 tournament is now at $10 million dollars. With zeroes that looks like this: $10,000,000. All of the newly added stretch goals have been reached, the most recent ...   more

Dota 2 International prize pool now at $10 million photo

Dead Island Epidemic is a 'ZOMBA,' not a MOBA, get it right

Dead Island Epidemic's four-minute gameplay video tries really hard to be hardcore, but I cringed at the way the announcer said the title. It wasn't good. With that said, it looks like it could be fun. Obviously this is a MO...   more

Dead Island Epidemic is a 'ZOMBA,' not a MOBA, get it right photo

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer

Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15).    more

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer photo

Team Fortress 2's Love & War update detailed, let's talk about it

I'll assume everyone has already seen the Team Fortress 2 animated short that Valve put out yesterday and have been very excited to jump back into TF2. Today, the Love & War update has been more detailed, with new weapons and GIGANTIC balance changes. Let's chat about them, shall we?   more

Team Fortress 2's Love & War update detailed, let's talk about it photo

Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar

The reveal trailer for Dreadnought pushes a lot of the right buttons for science fiction fans. It puts potential players into the right frame of mind and really sets up the scale of the endeavor. Combatants will not be dartin...   more

Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo


Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo



Warframe heading to Xbox One this year

Digital Extremes' free-to-play shooter Warframe has done well for itself on PC and PlayStation 4. It'll probably do well on Xbox One too, which is where it's coming next, sometime this year. Although, fact of the matter is i...   more

Warframe heading to Xbox One this year photo

Ah, there's our Deep Down E3 2014 trailer

There was no mention of Deep Down during the free-to-play segment of Sony's E3 press conference, much to our concern. The game is still alive and well, however -- just not here in the West. Capcom hasn't made any announcemen...   more

Ah, there's our Deep Down E3 2014 trailer photo

Suda51's PS4 exclusive Let it Die: Free to play, coming 2015

Last night, Sony announced the survival-themed Let it Die from Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture. As has been the case with recent Grasshopper titles, Suda is serving as executive director, not main game director, though he i...   more

Suda51's PS4 exclusive Let it Die: Free to play, coming 2015 photo

Fat Princess and more games are free-to-play Vita titles

A lot of the games that are shown off this week are going to cost cold, hard cash. Sony wants to alleviate the stress on your wallet (probably). As part of its press conference today, it showed off a montage of free-to-play t...   more

Fat Princess and more games are free-to-play Vita titles photo

PS Plus won't be required to play PlanetSide 2 on PS4

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter. And it'll remain a totally free-to-play shooter once it arrives on the PlayStation 4 as the game won't require PlayStation Plus to play online. We'll be getting hands-on w...   more

PS Plus won't be required to play PlanetSide 2 on PS4 photo

Free-to-play action RPG Reaper heading to PlayStation Vita

Remember Luc Bernard? Old school Dtoiders probably will. Well he has a new game coming out, a free-to-play action RPG called Reaper. This was originally going to come out for the PSP back in 2010, but now we're going to see ...   more

Free-to-play action RPG Reaper heading to PlayStation Vita photo

Free-to-play shooter Loadout coming to PS4 as a console exclusive

Wow, this trailer. I'm in love with that upbeat music. Edge of Reality is bringing its free-to-play shooter Loadout to PlayStation 4 as a console exclusive. Some three million people are already playing it on PC and while I'...   more

Free-to-play shooter Loadout coming to PS4 as a console exclusive photo

War Thunder is available for download on PS4 right now

Hey. Do you want a free PS4 game? It's a pretty good one, a WWII MMO action game where you can blow sh*t (and others) up with planes and tanks, and you can even play against PC and Mac users via cross play. It's a damned goo...   more

War Thunder is available for download on PS4 right now photo

War Thunder coming to PS4 on June 3

The cross platform, free-to-play combat game War Thunder is coming to PS4 next week with all of the updates and additions the PC version has seen since November rolled in, including the Ground Forces expansion pack. I realiz...   more

War Thunder coming to PS4 on June 3 photo

Armored Warfare is a videogame about armored warfare

Advanced Armored Warface Frame Fighter is the new tank game from Obsidian, which I guess means it plays a lot like Resident Evil 1-3, except that it's free-to-play and has a less good name. Armored Warfare is so vague yet st...   more

Armored Warfare is a videogame about armored warfare photo

BattleCry's reveal trailer chops off a perfectly good head

Have you heard about Bethesda's newly announced BattleCry -- a free-to-play, PC-only, 32-player, team action combat game? That question's a test, because I wrote a preview about it, and we all know that you should be re...   more

BattleCry's reveal trailer chops off a perfectly good head photo

BattleCry is Bethesda's new free-to-play multiplayer action game

In October of 2012, Bethesda Softworks opened a new development studio named BattleCry in Austin, Texas. At the time, we didn't know what the team was tasked with, but certain job openings hinted toward a free-to-play multipl...   more

BattleCry is Bethesda's new free-to-play multiplayer action game photo

Magicka: Wizard Wars hits open beta & you should play it

I am not into MOBAs, but I have had a blast every time I've played Magicka: Wizard Wars. Probably because you could murder sheep into a blood cloud and people didn't yell obscenities at me. And because Magicka is fun and sur...   more

Magicka: Wizard Wars hits open beta & you should play it photo

Disney cans Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

I had to look up what Star Wars: Attack Squadrons was again, exactly, despite being the person to cover its announcement here on Destructoid. Ah, right -- the name made it sound cooler than the reality, which is: a free-to-pl...   more

Disney cans Star Wars: Attack Squadrons photo

MapleStory 2 makes the jump from 2D to 3D with new gameplay trailer

You can finally let go of the old 2D MapleStory and move on into 2014, Nexon fans, and embrace MapleStory 2 with this first-look trailer complete with gameplay elements. MapleStory 2 has been in development for four years an...   more

MapleStory 2 makes the jump from 2D to 3D with new gameplay trailer photo

The International 4 prizepool passes $6M, new stretch goals added

The Dota 2 community, along with most MOBAs, gets a bad rap for being mean jerks. While yes, there are plenty of mean jerks out there, it's moments like these that prove that we can really band together to...spend money....   more

The International 4 prizepool passes $6M, new stretch goals added photo

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...   more

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo


Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo



SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such ...   more

SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords photo

Throw an Adventure Time Battle Party with this new MOBA

I had no earthly idea there was an Adventure Time MOBA in the works, let alone a beta for one. Lo and behold, Adventure Time Battle Party's MOBA launches today with an open beta, so you can start your kids' MOBA addictions yo...   more

Throw an Adventure Time Battle Party with this new MOBA photo

Check out six new clips showcasing Final Fantasy Agito

My Final Fantasy hype meter is at an all-time high. What with all the glorious Theatrhythm news and the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, I'm positively ticked pink. Now we've got a handful of gameplay videos on the horizon for Fin...   more

Check out six new clips showcasing Final Fantasy Agito  photo

Xbox Live Gold still needed for free-to-play games, MMOs

As of next month, Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Twitch will no longer require a paid Xbox Live Gold membership. It's been a long time coming, but the decision is good to see non...   more

Xbox Live Gold still needed for free-to-play games, MMOs photo

Epic Games is developing a new Unreal Tournament starting today

Epic Games made its "future of Unreal Tournament" announcement and it's actually promising. There is, in fact, a new game in the works -- starting today with "a small team of UT veterans" -- that'll be developed in open colla...   more

Epic Games is developing a new Unreal Tournament starting today photo

Rovio tries its hand at capturing the Flappy Bird audience

The Flappy Bird developer pulled his game from the public marketplace because the copious sums of money weren't worth the stress of the spotlight. Angry Birds developer Rovio has no problem being in the spotli...   more

Rovio tries its hand at capturing the Flappy Bird audience photo

Nintendo updating Steel Diver: Sub Wars to 'Version 2.0'

Nintendo's first-person submarine battle game Steel Diver: Sub Wars will be updated to Version 2.0 later this month, if all goes according to plan. Director Takaya Imamura took to Miiverse to explain what's coming up next for...   more

Nintendo updating Steel Diver: Sub Wars to 'Version 2.0' photo

Take a chance on Defiance now that it's going free-to-play

To me, Defiance always looked like one of those games I'd probably enjoy a lot more if I didn't have to pay a monthly fee for it. The show didn't strike me as too great, but I figured I'd give the game a go if it ever went do...   more

Take a chance on Defiance now that it's going free-to-play photo

Namco: SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is back up and running

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords experienced some hiccups when it launched last week, but the free-to-play fighter is back up and running smoothly, according to Bandai Namco. Despite being a single-player game, Lost Swords is an...   more

Namco: SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is back up and running photo

Dota 2 tournament: The International qualifying rounds begin May 12

Valve has announced the date and some details for its annual Dota 2 tournament, The International.  Now going into its fourth year, The International kicks off on July 18 in Seattle, at Key Arena. But they have to get th...   more

Dota 2 tournament: The International qualifying rounds begin May 12 photo

SOE talks early monetization plans for its zombie survival MMO H1Z1

Following its big gameplay reveal of H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment has detailed what the developers have come up with so far for the PS4 and PC open-world zombie survival game's monetization strategy. SOE president John Sme...   more

SOE talks early monetization plans for its zombie survival MMO H1Z1 photo

Extrasolar does exoplanet exploration, but it is more than meets the eye

When I was talking to one of the developers of Extrasolar on the show floor at PAX East, I said something that I now regret. "This looks like something I would really like, but might not appeal to a ton of other people." He r...   more

Extrasolar does exoplanet exploration, but it is more than meets the eye photo