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I wonder how much money EA makes on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Every four years, many of us pretend to be fans of il calcio -- I'm sorry, soccer -- for the global spectacle that is the World Cup. Every four years, EA releases an extra, novelty soccer game (in addition to its annual FIFA...   more

I wonder how much money EA makes on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil photo

Here's what MLB 14 The Show looks like on PS4

MLB 14 The Show has made some welcomed strides forward on PS3 and Vita, from three system cross save to universal profiles to save data that carries over year after year. But the PS3 version does show its age, so if you want...   more

Here's what MLB 14 The Show looks like on PS4 photo

In BaraBariBall you lose your balls when you jump

I played BaraBariBall over a year ago at GDC 2013 and it was fun as heck. I liked it BaraBari much. But it's still not out. Not yet, anyways. It's coming this year to PC, PS4, and PS3 as a part of the amazing Sportsfriends. ...   more

In BaraBariBall you lose your balls when you jump photo

Review: MLB 14 The Show

I was ready for last year’s The Show to be its PS3 swansong, I was feeling it. It’s not that it wasn’t good. It was as good as it ever was. But there were signs of age. The same old horrifying fan models in ...   more

Review: MLB 14 The Show photo

See the ugly side of football in Dirty Sexy Soccer

Football sure has its ugly side, whether it's match fixing, hooliganism, and John Terry's wandering hands. Football Manager, for all its accuracy, never takes into account any of these things, but Dirty Sexy Soccer does. It'...   more

See the ugly side of football in Dirty Sexy Soccer photo

Review: Kinect Sports Rivals

The original Kinect Sports for the Xbox 360 did exactly what it set out to to do. It didn't set the world on fire or reinvent gaming as we know it, but it showed that despite some gimmicky features, the Kinect actually w...   more

Review: Kinect Sports Rivals photo

Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball

During the first hour of Rusty's Real Deal Baseball I babysat one of the titular character's 10 kids, played a 4DS, and fed him donuts while I listened to his marital problems. I'm glad Nintendo decided to make this game.   more

Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball photo

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is coming soon on 3DS

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, one of the most absurd games I've seen from Nintendo in years, is coming to the 3DS on April 3rd. This is Nintendo's second free-to-play endeavor on the 3DS after Steel Diver: Sub Wars, and feature...   more

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is coming soon on 3DS photo

Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour features four player multiplayer via online, or local play with just a single cartridge. As it should, but you know the best part of all this? Everyone is playing simultaneously. You don't have to wait...   more

Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo


Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo
Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo
Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo
Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo
Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo
Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour photo



New Cabela's trailer puts a happy face on hunting

Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts was released into the wild today for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U. Activision released this trailer to accompany the launch. I love it so, so much. It's less about the gameplay, which...   more

New Cabela's trailer puts a happy face on hunting photo

Play Kinect Sports Rivals and you may win $10,000

There's a big competition revolving around Kinect Sports Rivals, where the grand prize winner can win up to $10,000 in cash plus a trip to one of four destinations around the world: Bora Bora, China, Machu Picchu, or the Swi...   more

Play Kinect Sports Rivals and you may win $10,000 photo

PS Vita's OlliOlli coming to PS3, PS4, and Steam

Roll7's wonderful skateboarding game OlliOlli felt like a perfect match for PlayStation Vita ever since I first got my hands on it, but the more the merrier. If you were hoping for this to be ported elsewhere, prepare to cele...   more

PS Vita's OlliOlli coming to PS3, PS4, and Steam photo

Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend

As announced last week, Nintendo is giving Wii U owners the opportunity to play Wii Sports Club for free today through Sunday, March 23 at 11:59 PM Pacific. There are three games available currently -- Tennis, Bowling, and Go...   more

Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend photo

Musclecat Showdown is a game where you strike beefy cat poses

Along with Push Me Pull You, I got to finally see what Musclecat Showdown was all about. And. It. Was. Glorious. You and another muscle bound cat have to strike your owners requested poses, and the person that's able to do th...   more

Musclecat Showdown is a game where you strike beefy cat poses photo

Push Me Pull You is sumo wrestling meets soccer meets WTF

Last night I got to play a round of Push Me Pull You during the Venus Patrol party here in San Francisco. It was, without a doubt, the weirdest and best time I've had with a videogame in a long time.  So here's the basic...   more

Push Me Pull You is sumo wrestling meets soccer meets WTF photo

MLB 14 attempts to fix what bugs you in Road to the Show

Attempt. It probably won't. But good on them for trying when it's the only baseball game worth buying anyway and they don't have to do much to maintain its goodness. And I'm sure plenty time is being spent on the PS4 version...   more

MLB 14 attempts to fix what bugs you in Road to the Show photo

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot

Japan has teamed up with Adidas and The Pokemon Company for a promotional campaign leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. That Mary Sue pocket monster is taking advantage of the weight its shed over the years to lead Jap...   more

How much does Japan love Pikachu? It is their World Cup mascot photo

Play Wii Sports Club for free next weekend

Nintendo is taking another stab at getting players on board with Wii Sports Club with a free-to-play weekend, starting on March 21st and running through the 23rd. Those with a Wii U will have unfettered access to the thr...   more

Play Wii Sports Club for free next weekend photo

New shots of Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts

Activision put out a few new screenshots of Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts, releasing for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on March 25. They depict animals to be shot and environments in which they can be shot, lik...   more

New shots of Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts photo

It's been too long since I've played Mario Golf, it's underwater now

It feels like it's been forescore since I've played Mario Golf. Maybe the 3DS' upcoming World Tour is a good place to rectify that. Or maybe I'll finally take a swing at Hot Shots. Then again, The Golf Club has the best name...   more

It's been too long since I've played Mario Golf, it's underwater now photo

Frozen Endzone hits Steam Early Access, here's why it's awesome

Personally, I'm a huge fan of American Football (henceforth known as football, sorry EU). It also happens that I am a huge fan of Frozen Synapse. When it was announced by Mode 7 Games that they were combining the two, I ...   more

Frozen Endzone hits Steam Early Access, here's why it's awesome photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shaq Fu? How about a Love Actually fighting game

Man, you guys hear about Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn? That's a pretty great idea, but here are some even better ones, like a game where James Van Der Beek's head is a Hydro Thunder boat, or where the cast of Love Actually beats each other to death.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shaq Fu? How about a Love Actually fighting game photo

Vertiginous Golf brings steampunk mini-golf to Steam Early Access

Here's a game I can get behind. Vertiginous Golf  is, "a first-person exploratory mini-golf" title, set in a dystopian steampunk world. I'm sure that world is interesting, but it's the mini-golf I'm excited about. Those...   more

Vertiginous Golf brings steampunk mini-golf to Steam Early Access photo

Oh: That new Tony Hawk game is only on mobile

Tony Hawk appeared on Bloomberg TV to talk about his new skateboarding game. Surprise: It's just for mobile! The new title is expected to release this year, and will be the first time a Tony Hawk specific game has appeared on...   more

Oh: That new Tony Hawk game is only on mobile photo

Yes, really: There's a new Razor scooter game coming

Remember the whole Razor scooter fad? Like, from back in 1999? And when there were even games about it back on the PlayStation 1? Well here I am in 2014 writing about the development of a new Razor scooter game in the works f...   more

Yes, really: There's a new Razor scooter game coming photo

MLB: The Show: Quick Count, Player Lock make games faster

If you want to be able to breeze through games more quickly, MLB 14: The Show has two new options. Quick Count starts off every at bat in an advanced count (3-0, 1-2, etc.), partly based on the pitcher/batter matchup. Not a ...   more

MLB: The Show: Quick Count, Player Lock make games faster photo

Review: Inazuma Eleven

When I was a young kid, I loved nothing more than playing classic sport video games like Bases Loaded, Blades of Steel, Double Dribble, Tecmo Bowl, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. While I enjoyed the likes of Super Mari...   more

Review: Inazuma Eleven photo

FORE! Mario Golf World Tour hits the green on May 2

Today's Nintendo Direct let us know that 3DS title Mario Golf World Tour is launching on May 2nd. As a crazed videogame golf fan, I can't wait.  Today, Iwata showed off a new mode that lets you use your Mii characters t...   more

FORE! Mario Golf World Tour hits the green on May 2 photo

MLB 14 The Show gets a big visual boost from PS4 power

We had a chance to take a peek at the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show this past week at a preview event, and it was clear from the get go that the game benefits greatly from the power that the PS4 provides. Now, it's not like ...   more

MLB 14 The Show gets a big visual boost from PS4 power photo

Kinect Sports Rivals launches in April

Microsoft has announced that Kinect Sports Rivals is coming this April on the Xbox One. The game will launch on April 8th in North America and April 11th in Europe, and it'll feature the following activities: Soccer, Tennis,...   more

Kinect Sports Rivals launches in April photo

Breaking Madden's Super Bowl is better than this Sunday's

We approach another manicured, partially tax-exempt-NFL, $9B/year industry football game this Super Bowl Sunday. We'll be lucky to get a sign of life like Richard Sherman's postgame interview two weeks ago. No, it will be a ...   more

Breaking Madden's Super Bowl is better than this Sunday's photo

Madden 25 predicts a Broncos Super Bowl win

The Super Bowl is this weekend, fittingly attended by teams from both states wherein pot is legal, though housed in New Jersey, where, at the moment, snow does not seem imminent despite recent cold. As Madden 25 tells it, th...   more

Madden 25 predicts a Broncos Super Bowl win photo

Thief, Middle-earth, Dumbledore in TES Online & Jazzpunk

Here's Max to cap off the week of videogame news. He claims his laptop battery is almost out of juice but I think he just wanted to get the weekend started early. I'd have done the same thing. The new Thief and Middle-earth:...   more

Thief, Middle-earth, Dumbledore in TES Online & Jazzpunk photo

Newly announced The Golf Club has the best name ever

The Golf Club. I cannot contain myself. I'm having a ball with this one. The realistic-looking golf game, just announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, is meant to butt up against EA's no-longer-Tiger-Woods-branded PGA Tour, whi...   more

Newly announced The Golf Club has the best name ever photo

Very Quick Tips: OlliOlli

OlliOlli is a very, very interesting game. It explains exactly what you have to do outright at the start, and even then, I had trouble. That's because I basically had to re-learn everything I knew about skateboarding games. Without grasping certain concepts, OlliOlli can be pretty brutal, so here's a bit of help.   more

Very Quick Tips: OlliOlli photo

Review: OlliOlli

I was always a fan of skateboarding games. From Skate or Die to the Tony Hawk series, and most everything in between, I've played and enjoyed my fair share, some more than others. And while the heyday has passed, I still occa...   more

Review: OlliOlli photo

Mutant Football League will return to Kickstarter

Kickstarter has brought new life to dormant game properties and concepts, and I was among those excited to see headlines about Mutant Football League. Until, like many of you, I got to the part about the project being geared ...   more

Mutant Football League will return to Kickstarter photo

R.B.I. Baseball returns after almost two decades

R.B.I. Baseball, one of the most beloved baseball videogame franchises, will make its long-awaited return this spring with the release of R.B.I. Baseball '14. The next installment comes after a nearly 20-year hiatus, as the l...   more

R.B.I. Baseball returns after almost two decades photo

Shaq promises that Shaq Fu 2 is 'coming soon'

Shaquille O'Neal is at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which makes me happy. What makes me even happier, however, is that when jokingly asked by GamerFitNation if we'd ever get to see a sequel to 1994's Shaq Fu, he said ...   more

Shaq promises that Shaq Fu 2 is 'coming soon' photo

Soccer punched: PES 2015 only confirmed for PS4

Xbox One, the console of sports, sports, sports, seems to be having a hiccup delivering sports games. Sony-exclusive MLB 14 The Show will be the only next-gen baseball game. Yesterday, the official Pro Evolution Soccer Twitte...   more

Soccer punched: PES 2015 only confirmed for PS4 photo

2K Sports giving up on major league baseball

Take-Two Interactive has been erasing the MLB 2K series from existence, Pasta Padre reports. The baseball games have been removed from 2K's website, MLB 2K10 through 2K12 have been removed from Steam, MLB 2K13's website is go...   more

2K Sports giving up on major league baseball photo

Review: Indoor Sports World

Bar games (or pub games) can be a fun diversion when you're out and about: hanging with friends, drinking, and generally making a fool of yourselves when at a bar. The bar atmosphere and playing with friends is what makes gam...   more

Review: Indoor Sports World photo

Golf arrives for Wii Sports Club on Wii U

Nintendo has released the Golf mode for Wii Sports Club to the Nintendo eShop, letting players hit the motion-controlled links. As with prior Wii Sports Club games, you can purchase Golf outright for $9.99 or purchase a day ...   more

Golf arrives for Wii Sports Club on Wii U photo

Applicant for college coaching job cites Madden skills

As the resident Destructoid staff North Dakotan, I feel oddly obligated to report whenever there's videogame news that can be tenuously tied to my home state. As such, the University of North Dakota had a recent applicant for...   more

Applicant for college coaching job cites Madden skills photo

Pure Pool bound for PlayStation 4

A list of the of the better billiards simulators in recent years has to include Hustle Kings, originally released on PlayStation 3 and later on Vita. Now the show will be coming to PlayStation 4, as developer Voofoo has...   more

Pure Pool bound for PlayStation 4 photo

Mobile company pays $18M to rename Cal football field

California Memorial Stadium, Cal Berkeley's football colosseum, will get a name change, at least for the next decade and a half. A 15 year long, $18M deal between the school and mobile game publisher Kabam will see the stadiu...   more

Mobile company pays $18M to rename Cal football field photo

Impressions: Madden NFL 25 (Xbox One and PS4)

It's tough to feel the need to upgrade to a "next-gen" version of a game when so many of them are practically identical to the product you already bought. Though some PS4 and Xbox One titles have drastic differences like a va...   more

Impressions: Madden NFL 25 (Xbox One and PS4) photo

459,000 FIFA 14 games are being played every 90 minutes

I'm playing and digging FIFA 14, but I'll admit to not having any idea what's going on. I don't know the teams, the players, or any of the rules. I just try to get the ball to the goal.On the other hand, my European frie...   more

459,000 FIFA 14 games are being played every 90 minutes photo

Sup Holmes is stabbed by sound with Michael Molinari

Today on Sup Holmes we kick off Adult Swimember with Soundodger+ and Basketbelle's Michael Mollinari. Rumor has it that Michael also on the iOS version of Bit.Trip BEAT, which is one of my favorite games ever. Michael's relat...   more

Sup Holmes is stabbed by sound with Michael Molinari photo

Publisher cancels Ashes Cricket 2013 after release

  It's very rare to see titles on Steam pulled and customers offered a refund, but now we've seen it happen once again. Last week, Ashes Cricket 2013 was released for PC and many fans of the sport jumped at the chance to...   more

Publisher cancels Ashes Cricket 2013 after release photo