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Sony shutting down Vita RPG Destiny of Spirits

Sony's gotta-catch-'em-all Vita card game Destiny of Spirits will be shut down June 30. Apparently the "over one million downloads" were not enough to sustain the free-to-play Vita title and so Sony will be "ending service." ...   more

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void seeks to conclude the trilogy with an exciting finale

Where were you when that debut trailer for StarCraft II popped up online? It made its announcement all the way back in 2007 at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in South Korea. Much has changed since then. With the release ...   more

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void seeks to conclude the trilogy with an exciting finale photo

Civilization V Complete drops to $10 in series sale

Though the game has been out since 2010, Civilization V is still selling strong through the years. If you're a turn-based strategy fan and you somehow, magically, inexplicably don't have it in your library, consider the ...   more

Civilization V Complete drops to $10 in series sale 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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Let Ashes of the Singularity change your notion of large-scale RTS

Real-time strategy titles often feel large-scale by design. There are a whole bunch of units on the battlefield, and the player's tasked with directing them all simultaneously. Even if there aren't that many actual parts in t...   more

Let Ashes of the Singularity change your notion of large-scale RTS photo

Fire Emblem amiibo support for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. doesn't add much

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is out, and you can read the full verdict here on the core game. Of course, where there is amiibo functionality to be covered, I'll be there. Right now, Code Name supports four total figures -- Mart...   more

Fire Emblem amiibo support for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. doesn't add much photo

Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo has created some of the most bizarre intellectual properties in the medium, but the latest strategy game from Intelligent Systems (the studio behind Fire Emblem and Advance Wars) may be among the strangest. The adven...   more

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This War of Mine DLC exists solely to help the kids

This War of Mine takes a look at a part of conflict that videogames rarely explore: that of those who aren't fighting for a side, but just fighting to survive. It's a harrowing experience, one of the heaviest of 2014 to...   more

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Sentai studio sim Chroma Squad coming April 30

Finally! Last we heard, Power Rangers' Saban was all bent out of shape about Chroma Squad and trying to either claim royalties on it or keep it from releasing. What a bummer that was for the XCOM-y mix of strategy game and m...   more

Sentai studio sim Chroma Squad coming April 30 photo

I nuked the God of Lightning in Mayan Death Robots

There's been a lot of games that try to copy the success of titles like Worms or Tanks, but often come off feeling too derivative. "Yeah, it's like Worms, but not quite as good" has definitely left my lips a handful of ...   more

I nuked the God of Lightning in Mayan Death Robots photo

Skyworld takes unique advantage of Valve's new virtual reality tech

We got a big shock at the beginning of the week when Valve announced its partnership with HTC to produce a new virtual reality headset. We all knew the company had ambitions to enter the console market with Steam Machines, bu...   more

Skyworld takes unique advantage of Valve's new virtual reality tech photo

Tactical cyberpunk game Syndicate free on Origin

Remember that time Starbreeze and EA brought Syndicate back as a first-person shooter? Wait, no, forget I ever mentioned it. I'm sorry. Instead, nab the original Bullfrog Productions-developed Syndicate for free through Origin's On the House. Once the game is in your library, it'll stay there, and this is a good one to have. [Thanks, Luna Sy]   more

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LA Cops wants you to play with yourself on March 13

Alasdair told us about his time with LA Cops late last year, detailing his failures as an American law enforcement official. For those averse to Early Access, it will be available to play in just ten days. The "one-pers...   more

LA Cops wants you to play with yourself on March 13 photo

Destructoid saves the world! Sorry, Kyle

Last time on Destructoid Saves the World, I looked around the map, panicked, to find that Kyle MacGregor had died. I didn't even see him go. It was tragic. Brett Makedonski is actually en route to my home at the moment, ...   more

Destructoid saves the world! Sorry, Kyle photo

Homeworld Remastered's new vid is a modern trailer for a modern launch

My Steam clock tells me that Homeworld Remastered Collection unlocks in less than nine hours, but that just means there's just enough time left to put up this here launch trailer, which is brimming with all the bombast ...   more

Homeworld Remastered's new vid is a modern trailer for a modern launch photo

Tried to play Frozen Cortex, went Super Saiyan instead

A little backstory: this video of Frozen Cortex is unedited, and shows off a glitch I encountered while playing a custom game online. After changing a handful of rules, we were left with what you see above, characters t...   more

Tried to play Frozen Cortex, went Super Saiyan instead photo

Sid Meier's Starships blasts off March 12 for $14.99

Sid Meier's Starships warped in out of nowhere. We had never heard anything about it until just last month, and it turns out that it will be launching on iPad, Mac, and Windows early next month. March 12, to be exact! It is r...   more

Sid Meier's Starships blasts off March 12 for $14.99 photo

The first three rounds of Sid Meier's Starships are not enough

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth released to mixed reactions. I loved how it took the took the classic gameplay to alien worlds, and I especially appreciated its underlying narrative about the future of the human race. ...   more

The first three rounds of Sid Meier's Starships are not enough photo

Review: There Came an Echo

Iridium Studios started out as a tiny developer with a humble Kickstarter for its rhythm role-playing game Sequence. It saw enough success that lead designer Jason Wishnov was able to fill out his team and spend more time tak...   more

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Duke Nukem is six months from retirement in This is the Police

Freeburg police chief Jack Boyd, voiced by Duke Nukem's Jon St. John, is 180 days away from a forced retirement in This is the Police. After a career of being a Good Cop rather than a good ol' boy, Boyd wants to use his offi...   more

Duke Nukem is six months from retirement in This is the Police photo

NIS America showcases Disgaea 5 with new trailer

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, the latest entry in Nippon Ichi Software's iconic tactical RPG series, is coming to PS4 in North America and Europe this fall. Check out this awesome new trailer. [Update: Earlier, I wrote NIS just announced the launch window. This is because I'm dumb and bad at my job.]   more

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Homeworld Remastered Collection trailer shows off sexy-voiced cultist or something

All right, I'll admit it: I know almost nothing about Homeworld. After reading the plot synopsis on Wikipedia (yeah journalism!), I got the gist of how things go, but with all of the alien races involved I can't really place...   more

Homeworld Remastered Collection trailer shows off sexy-voiced cultist or something photo

Review: Risk

Typically, board games involving just dice aren't my thing. I don't like playing a game in which I feel I have no control in whether I win or lose. Yahtzee is a prime example of this, while Risk is somewhere in between. Much ...   more

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In the world of Sorcerer King everything is terrible

This turn-based fantasy/strategy with city-building elements is super enjoyable. Even in Steam Early Access, it's got a surprising amount of polish, more so than several AAA games I can think of. I have encountered no gamebr...   more

In the world of Sorcerer King everything is terrible photo

Shadowrun Online gets major Early Access update

"Watch your back. Shoot straight. Conserve ammo. And never, ever cut a deal with a dragon." Hoi, Chummers! The eighth Early Access update for Shadowrun Online just went live yesterday and it's a massive one. Major f...   more

Shadowrun Online gets major Early Access update photo

Review: Blackguards 2

A few weeks ago, I called Blackguards 2 "deep, unfriendly, and buggy." I had put several hours into the tactical role-playing game, but hadn't seen enough of the story to comfortably put out a review. Fast forward to today, a...   more

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Frozen Cortex is releasing soon, so here's a trailer!

Frozen Cortex, the strategy game dressed up in sports clothing, is coming out soon! Like, really soon apparently. In less than a week, on February 19, Frozen Cortex will come out of the Early Access incubation pod and b...   more

Frozen Cortex is releasing soon, so here's a trailer! photo

Review: Total War: Attila

The horn sounds. Again and again. It's kind of annoying really, these vuvuzela m'fers blowing wind all through my dramatic victory on the fields north of Constantinopolis. Still, it does feel good. I am sacking the center of European civilization after all. I never liked those Romans anyway. Blow those horns, you barbarian bastards!   more

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Seaworthy: It's like FTL, but with pirates

I always wanted to play a more brutal game centered on pirates, but as the years went by I was continually disappointed. Sid Meier’s Pirates was an interesting ride, but it was too lighthearted for me. Seaworthy, a rea...   more

Seaworthy: It's like FTL, but with pirates  photo

Sid Meier runs through Starships' customization and a small battle

Last month 2K and Firaxis announced Sid Meier's Starships, a strategy game set in the Civilization universe, continuing the story that Beyond Earth set up. With an impending spring release, it looks like it is pretty far alo...   more

Sid Meier runs through Starships' customization and a small battle photo

Tropico 5 PS4 trailer is short and sweet

As a huge Civ and SimCity fan, strategy and city-building simulators like Tropico are pretty much my go-to games. They are the type of game I get lost in and forget that 12 hours of my life just passed by. Since I mainly spe...   more

Tropico 5 PS4 trailer is short and sweet photo

New Total War trailer less about gameplay, more about Attila

The newly released Total War: Attila trailer features a whole lot of everything you probably don't want in a trailer. Well, that is if you want to see actual gameplay. I don't know about you, but if I didn't know anything ab...   more

New Total War trailer less about gameplay, more about Attila photo

Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update

Frozen Cortex, the sports-esque strategy game from the Frozen Synapse developers, has recently released an Early Access update that focuses almost entirely on the single-player aspect. New modes included in this update are K...   more

Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo


Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo
Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo
Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo
Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo
Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo
Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update photo



Destructoid saves the world: XCOM hasn't killed any of us yet

Last time on Destructoid Saves the World, I made strained addiction analogies (not the Kanye song) and found a work-related reason to play XCOM. Now if only I can find a work-related reason to do nothing but play Puyo Pu...   more

Destructoid saves the world: XCOM hasn't killed any of us yet photo

More games need cupcakes as playable characters

I'm a jerk who totally forgot about The Behemoth's Game 4 despite playing a fun chunk of the tactical role-playing title alongside its narrator, Will Stamper, and loving every minute of it. So to selfishly put it back on my ...   more

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Letting off some steam with the Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is a new turn-based, third-person strategy game from Intelligent Systems, maker of the critically acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series. It launches in North America for N...   more

Letting off some steam with the Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo photo

We Can Go Homeworld Again: Gearbox sets date for Homeworld Remastered

Finally! The Mothership has arrived. It's been quite a while since we last heard word from Gearbox and its plan to spruce up the Homeworld series for a much-needed rerelease, but more details have just jumped in, includ...   more

We Can Go Homeworld Again: Gearbox sets date for Homeworld Remastered photo

Blackguards 2 is deep, unfriendly, and buggy

Last year Patrick reviewed PC strategy role-playing game Blackguards, and he loved it. Blackguards 2 is out on Steam today. I have put about a dozen hours into the sequel, but I am not even close to the point where I can...   more

Blackguards 2 is deep, unfriendly, and buggy photo

Grey Goo launch trailer shows who's the most ruthless of them all

Mankind's made an existence-long mission out of traveling to other planets and finding alien lifeforms. As this launch trailer for Grey Goo depicts, we might not necessarily like what we find. The Petroglyph real-time s...   more

Grey Goo launch trailer shows who's the most ruthless of them all photo

Sid Meier's Starships is a 'tactical space combat' continuation of Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization and XCOM studio Firaxis Games is sticking with space for its next game, Sid Meier's Starships. The studio and publisher 2K describe it as a "new turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game" (PC, Mac,...   more

Sid Meier's Starships is a 'tactical space combat' continuation of Civilization: Beyond Earth photo

Play Civilization: Beyond Earth, Saints Row IV for free on Steam

Saint's Row IV and Civilization: Beyond Earth are both free to play on Steam this weekend. Both are good to go until Sunday, 1PM PST. Try 'em. If you like 'em, both are on sale over the weekend, too. $5 fo...   more

Play Civilization: Beyond Earth, Saints Row IV for free on Steam photo

Fire Emblem amiibo support announced for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo has announced that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will have amiibo support when it arrives on March 13 on the 3DS. Marth, Ike, Robin, and Lucina are in, and they become playable characters in the game if you happen...   more

Fire Emblem amiibo support announced for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. photo

Total War: Warhammer announcement leaks early

Yes, Total War: Warhammer is a thing that's happening. No, Sega hasn't officially announced it. The word comes from a book entitled The Art of Total War, which is set to hit shelves next week. Unfortunately for those who may ...   more

Total War: Warhammer announcement leaks early photo

Destructoid saves the world: Come watch me play XCOM

I've not played anything more than turn-based strategy games in recent months, years. Massive Chalice. Invisible, Inc. Fire Emblem: Awakening. XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I started an Enemy Within playthrough one evening last y...   more

Destructoid saves the world: Come watch me play XCOM photo

There Came an Echo set to release on Steam February 24

There Came an Echo is Iridium Studios' second Kickstarter success, but as a more ambitious project it took a bit longer than Sequence to release after its crowdfunding campaign. Originally projected for a June 2014 rele...   more

There Came an Echo set to release on Steam February 24 photo

Devs take note: THIS is how you do a press release

Frozen Synapse was a brilliant game when it released on PC in 2011. Its brilliance has since been ported to the iPad and now, the iPhone. To celebrate, the game is on sale on Steam! It's easy to recommend to anyone who ...   more

Devs take note: THIS is how you do a press release photo

Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason

I was really just looking for any reason to talk about that cyclops again, but yes, there's been a short delay for Bladestorm: Nightmare, the expanded release of Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War for Xbox One, PlayStation 4,...   more

Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo


Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo
Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo
Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo
Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo
Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo
Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason photo



So, Disgaea 5 is horny/funny s-CRY-ed? Watch the full opener

This may be me projecting. I think about s-CRY-ed a lot. I don't know why. And it certainly did not invent the "guy with cool arm" genre. Still, the first half of this trailer reminded me a lot of s-CRY-ed, and then the...   more

So, Disgaea 5 is horny/funny s-CRY-ed? Watch the full opener photo

Hyperdimension Neptunia SRPG hits Vita next month

Gamindustri's goddesses go to war next month in Hyperdevotion Noire­: Goddess Black Heart. In this strategy role-playing game, a first for Idea Factory's cult Hyperdimension Neptunia series, the ladies must, onc...   more

Hyperdimension Neptunia SRPG hits Vita next month photo

Disgaea 5 will come to North America and Europe in 2015

'Dis guy, ehhh? At the Tokyo Game Show we learned Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (awful subtitle*) was coming to PS4 in 2015. NIS America has confirmed it will be available in North America and Europe in the fall of 20...   more

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