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Double Fine's Devs Play video series is fantastic

Even if you aren't usually one for Let's Play videos, I'd suggest taking a look, if only for a moment, at Double Fine and 2 Player Productions' slick, informative new YouTube series Devs Play. The debut episode is The Lion K...   more

Double Fine's Devs Play video series is fantastic photo

Dropsy's Jay Tholen presents Atomic Santa: Christmas Omega

From the strange and fertile imagination of Jay Tholen (Dropsy the Clown) comes a very special holiday treat this Christmas season. A harrowing tale of two brave individuals willing to stand tall aga...   more

Dropsy's Jay Tholen presents Atomic Santa: Christmas Omega photo

Review: Kalimba

Games built around co-op have always had a place in my life. When I was younger, I had a lot of friends who were gamers, which made it easy to pick up and play multiplayer titles. As I grew up, I attended college, met more ga...   more

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Yacht Club updates us on Shovel Knight, state of Plague Knight DLC

Shovel Knight was a great game at launch, but a lot of content is still in development. While the PS3, PS4, and Vita versions will be getting the Kratos boss, every platform still needs a ton of updates, including gender...   more

Yacht Club updates us on Shovel Knight, state of Plague Knight DLC photo

I played Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 as fat Sonic in Action Henk

If there's a level editor, World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. will find a way. But before I get to that, there's a more pressing matter: fat action figures dressed up like Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, we could use more of those in ...   more

I played Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1 as fat Sonic in Action Henk photo

New Fossil Echo trailer shows off its Oddworld influence

When we first saw Fossil Echo earlier this year, all we really had to go on was its sharp cartoon art style and a list of influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Studio Ghibli films, and Oddworld. Some of those influences were a...   more

New Fossil Echo trailer shows off its Oddworld influence photo

Hot Sticky Mess is the 'hardest' Electronic Super Joy DLC to date

[Update: The levels in Hot Sticky Mess were designed by Don Nguyen and Cassie Chui, not Michael Todd and Cassie Chui as originally reported. Apologizes for the error.] Electronic Super Joy is a happy, scary game about a...   more

Hot Sticky Mess is the 'hardest' Electronic Super Joy DLC to date photo

Sci-fi 2D platformer Orphan looks like a mashup of Limbo and H.G. Wells

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way, shall we? Yes, Orphan immediately brings to mind Limbo. That’s perfectly fine by me, though. I have enough room left in my heart for more games that can leverage the de...   more

Sci-fi 2D platformer Orphan looks like a mashup of Limbo and H.G. Wells photo

Mario Maker shows its masochistic side

As shown at tonight's Game Awards, Mario Maker is still in the works for a 2015 release and good lord does it look insane. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto introduced new footage of the Wii U title and several of the user-created...   more

Mario Maker shows its masochistic side photo

Nintendeals: Gunvolt, baby-making RPG & other cheap 3DS and Wii U games

Plenty of 3DS videogames are on sale on the Nintendo eShop.  Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is $25 (down from $40, Amazon has physical copies for both Vita and 3DS for a few bucks less). Code of Princess...   more

Nintendeals: Gunvolt, baby-making RPG & other cheap 3DS and Wii U games photo

Potatoman Seeks the Troof coming to Steam this December

The creative minds at Pixeljam Games are gearing up for the Steam re-release of their challenging "potatosophical" platformer, Potatoman Seeks the Troof on December 3. It's been a while since a game trailer had me ...   more

Potatoman Seeks the Troof coming to Steam this December photo

The Deer God hits Early Access on December 2

It seems like I've waited an eternity to get my hands on Josh Presseisen's gorgeous-looking pixel art game about survival, reincarnation and karma. In reality, it's only been a little over a year and a half, but I'm sure&nbs...   more

The Deer God hits Early Access on December 2 photo

Want a free game? Tell us how gaming makes you feel less alone

[Update: Codes have been sent to winners through Destructoid Private Message, so smoke 'em if you got 'em.] Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday that normalizes the sin of gluttony by couching it under the g...   more

Want a free game? Tell us how gaming makes you feel less alone photo

Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015

Delays aren't usually all that interesting as a topic of discussion, but in the case of Ori and the Blind Forest, a revised release date is an excuse to further cement its name in your mind. Ori is a tough platform adventure ...   more

Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015 photo

Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

While Sonic Boom on the Wii U has its issues, there are also some redeeming qualities. Co-op is enjoyable, the platforming is pretty fun, and the 2D sections aren't bad. With a few more months in the oven and more polish, it could have ultimately been a decent Sonic title. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the 3DS version of Sonic Boom. There's almost nothing redeeming about it.   more

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Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

As a character, Sonic gets a bad rap these days. No matter what is announced, I can practically hear the collective groaning from my desk. Like any popular franchise with consecutive releases, some of them are going to be goo...   more

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Mighty Gunvolt is getting a free update and paid DLC soon

[Update: Inti Creates mistakenly reported that the Mighty Gunvolt update and DLC will both be available on November 28, alongside the release of the game for direct purchase. It has since offered a correction, stating that th...   more

Mighty Gunvolt is getting a free update and paid DLC soon photo

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One

In an expected move, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was released in 2009, and it actually did quite well critically. Since then the game was released on the 360, PS3, and Wii U, and now it's gearing up for an Xbox One and...   more

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One photo

Review: LittleBigPlanet 3

Back in 2008, LittleBigPlanet was a staple in the Carter household for a good year. It was tough to put down as we earned a full 100% completion rate, and creating levels for each other was a joy. Floaty physics hate be ...   more

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Review: Never Alone

A cursory glance at Upper One Games' Never Alone, while sure to impress, won't do it justice. Its appeal is obvious, but its intention is buried shallow under a light dusting of snow. But, it's that intention that transc...   more

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Inside My Radio is a rad rhythm-platformer

There are things to consider when it comes to playing music in public. Are you in an open space, perhaps a park, with enough distance between you and others so that your tunes don't dance on over into unwilling ears? Are you...   more

Inside My Radio is a rad rhythm-platformer photo

Spelunky updates: PS TV support, replay fast-forwarding, Daily Challenge ghosts

A reason to bring up Spelunky again? Yup, better jump on that. The PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita versions of the game have new updates that are worth a look. PS4 Fast forward replays Misc. fixes PS3 L...   more

Spelunky updates: PS TV support, replay fast-forwarding, Daily Challenge ghosts photo

This seems like a bad title for a game, but it's Snot

I'll admit: I very nearly deleted the email about Snot without a second thought. How could a game named after nasal mucus be worth even a few seconds of my time? Still, I did my due diligence and played the video attached, a...   more

This seems like a bad title for a game, but it's Snot photo

Klay Kirby has multiplayer, coming February 2015

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U has a release date: February 2015. The Canvas Curse inspired line-drawing game will also have four player multiplayer. Three other players will be able to play as Waddle Dee and...   more

Klay Kirby has multiplayer, coming February 2015 photo

When You're Gone tells its story of love lost in painted comic style

In life, everybody deals with love, loss, and regret. When You're Gone's premise is built on the relatability of its story: A middle-aged man reflects on his life and comes to terms with "the one who got away." Protagonist S...   more

When You're Gone tells its story of love lost in painted comic style photo

Fan recreates Symphony of the Night in LittleBigPlanet 3

We're just two weeks away from LittleBigPlanet 3's November 18 release, but it doesn't feel that way. I think it's become its own thing, propped up by a community that has created millions of levels, all of which are grandfa...   more

Fan recreates Symphony of the Night in LittleBigPlanet 3 photo

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City coming to Wii U and Xbox One

Eletronic Super Joy and its Groove City expansion have done pretty well so far, but I can't help but shake the feeling they could go farther. "Quirky and challenging platformer fatigue" is a problem for a lot of good ga...   more

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City coming to Wii U and Xbox One photo

Another de Blob isn't totally out of the question

Nordic Games has picked up yet another property from the defunct publisher THQ. This time, it's de Blob, a cute 3D puzzle-platformer about a blob who paints a drab city with its body. "We are excited about what the future hol...   more

Another de Blob isn't totally out of the question photo

Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day

Leading up to Halloween, I've been wanting to write about horror games because that's what you do in October, right? I still might; I'm playing the oft-recommended Fatal Frame II for the first time now and am planning to revi...   more

Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day photo

More Slugcat gifs? More Slugcat gifs

What's that? You didn't get enough Rain World gifs this week? What's that? Timmy is trapped in a well, rehabbing from that awkward back spasm in mop up? What's that? Old Man Tim is going to be lights out tonight in his s...   more

More Slugcat gifs? More Slugcat gifs photo

Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat

Spelunky players are always finding new and interesting ways to torture themselves. Let's face it -- besting Spelunky's unforgiving randomly generated mazes is an accomplishment unto itself. Learning to do it with your feet ...   more

Beating Spelunky on a dance pad is quite the remarkable feat photo

Forward to the Sky looks like a fun platforming romp

Every once in a while a game will come along that reminds me of the Dreamcast era, filled to the brim with great looking games like Skies of Arcadia. Forward to the Sky looks like one such title, an action platformer that ju...   more

Forward to the Sky looks like a fun platforming romp photo

Review: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

I've always thought that Shantae is a bit of an underrated series. While WayForward can be hit or miss these days, I can always rely on their ability to craft a good platformer. Shantae: Risky's Revenge for the DSi ...   more

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Risk of Rain's new engine should mean less slowdown

Risk of Rain is a great little action platformer that'll make you feel like garbage before building you up into an unstoppable force of destruction. Try it, sometime! You can even bring friends along. Developer Hopoo Games ha...   more

Risk of Rain's new engine should mean less slowdown photo

Slugcat gifs? Slugcat gifs

It's been a while since I've espoused my love for Rain World. It looks even smoother in this interesting Kickstarter update, as the game has transitioned to Unity. The update is a good read, but if you're just here for the gifs, well, I feel you. Ain't nothing wrong with that.   more

Slugcat gifs? Slugcat gifs photo

Joylancer still looks pretty great entering Early Access

Joylancer has a new trailer to celebrate its impending Early Access release, and it's still looking good. Some new things that have arrived in Joylancer include DX Mode, more abilities, more stages, boss fights, an...   more

Joylancer still looks pretty great entering Early Access photo

Hah, remember Gex? It's back on GOG.com

Couple of things about Gex. First and foremost, the PC version of the original is now available on GOG.com. It's priced at $5.99 and should be quite the nostalgia trip for some of you. That's the main reason I'm writing this ...   more

Hah, remember Gex? It's back on GOG.com photo

FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift

Deadcore is a futuristic first-person shooter/platforming hybrid that got its start in a 7DFPS game jam in 2012 by five friends who met while studying videogame design in Angoulême, France. Extended work on the prototy...   more

FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo


FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo
FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift photo



Ethereal is a puzzle platformer with pretty polished pixels

When developer Thomas Finch first showed bits of Ethereal, I almost wanted to share it simply because of how pretty it looked (especially in motion), but at the time, there was not a lot of other information to go on. It is ...   more

Ethereal is a puzzle platformer with pretty polished pixels photo

Watch me beat the third and final Mighty No. 9 beta level, out today

The Mighty No. 9 beta has updated with its third and "final" stage, the Power Plant. This morning I decided to give it a go, and here are the results of my second playthrough of it. As usual this is a zero death run, quick a...   more

Watch me beat the third and final Mighty No. 9 beta level, out today photo

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK

Back in November 2012, Nintendo removed the Donkey Kong Country series from the Wii's Virtual Console for some reason that, to my knowledge, was never publicly addressed. But those games will resurface this month on Wii U alo...   more

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK photo

The Land of Eyas is back on Kickstarter with a lower funding goal

Earlier this year we got a brief look at The Land of Eyas, which has Super Meat Boy-style platforming with a gravity switching mechanic, as well as a kid in a cute cat suit. At the time, it was seeking approval on Steam Gree...   more

The Land of Eyas is back on Kickstarter with a lower funding goal photo

Captain Toad tracks treasure starting December 5

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launches in North America on December 5. The Wii U puzzler is based on a minigame from Super Mario 3D World, and sees the eponymous protagonist explore a myriad of locales in search of hidd...   more

Captain Toad tracks treasure starting December 5 photo

Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter

Romanian development studio Sand Sailor has recently taken to Kickstarter to fund its stealth-action platformer, Black The Fall. Inspired by the communist country they grew up in, the developers would like their game to impa...   more

Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo


Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo
Sand Sailor's atmospheric Black The Fall slinks to Kickstarter photo



Thomas Was Alone has friends in new platforms

Thomas Was Alone, the minimalist indie platformer about friendship and jumping, is finding companionship on some new consoles. It's been recently revealed that the game will come to PS4, and now it's confirmed to be headed t...   more

Thomas Was Alone has friends in new platforms photo

Review: Chariot

Local cooperative play is something that's been increasingly neglected in an age of videogames that pushes online connectivity seemingly first and foremost. It's ironic that titles like Destiny are the current benchmark ...   more

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Robot platformer Poncho is worth backing

Whenever I've posted an article about a videogame Kickstarter, I've tried to lean on the side of titles that have either a demo as that helps ease some of the potential doubts you can have while backing a project. The team be...   more

Robot platformer Poncho is worth backing photo

Club Nintendo EU has a physical Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack

In Europe, Club Nintendo members can spend their points on the 46-track Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack. The CD costs 2,000 Stars and listening to it will make you feel good, I bet. Not exactly relevant to me as an American, ...   more

Club Nintendo EU has a physical Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack photo

Poncho is a cute robot in a lovely open-world platformer

It always hurts my heart a little bit to see what looks like a great game failing to gain traction on Kickstarter. Certainly, the crowdfunding community is more cautious these days than it used to be, and with good reason in...   more

Poncho is a cute robot in a lovely open-world platformer photo

Here's a full playthrough of the second Mighty No. 9 beta stage

The second Mighty No. 9 beta stage focuses on the female No. 2 boss, who is a master of ice and water. In addition to my playthrough of the first stage here, you can also get a better look at the next phase of the beta ...   more

Here's a full playthrough of the second Mighty No. 9 beta stage photo