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Xbox One update

You can now send voice messages on Xbox One


And, uh, listen to them too
May 11
With today's Xbox One update, users can now send and receive audio messages -- and there's cross-platform support, meaning Xbox One folks can correspond with Xbox 360 people, and vice versa. If you're wondering what the holdu... read
Towerfall Ascension

TowerFall Dark World has one hell of a trailer


Releasing this Tuesday for PS4
May 08
More TowerFall Ascension news is good news. There isn't any word on the PlayStation Vita port other than that it's still happening -- comforting to hear, I suppose -- but there is a release date for the game's Dark World exp... read
Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct's final Season 2 character is a CEO


Send in the drones
May 08
Season 2 of Killer Instinct gave us a golem, a sorcerer, and a Japanese ghost, among other characters. Who's next? The CEO of UltraTech. ARIA may be an artificial intelligence, but that's not about to stop her from getting ph... read
DMC4 Special Edition

This Devil May Cry 4: SE footage of Vergil is hypnotic


He's learned some new tricks
May 08
Got that summertime sadness? Not with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, you don't. I mean, it's not out yet, but we're getting there. Here's Capcom demonstrating Vergil's moves in the revamped game for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. With Chrome, you can see the footage (which uses Special Edition's 20-percent-faster Turbo Mode) in all its 60FPS glory. Concentrate! read
EA Access

FIFA 15 now included in EA Access


NHL 15, too
May 08
Electronic Arts' Xbox One game subscription service, EA Access, has added FIFA 15. Subscribers can play the full game and save 10 percent on Ultimate Team Points (be strong!). Good opportunity to link to that glitch where eve... read
Devs Play

Watch IGA play Symphony of the Night with Double Fine


#whip
May 08
I hadn't really thought about it until now, but man, I would like to spend two hours today watching designer Koji Igarashi play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night alongside Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis ... read
Carpe Fulgur

I've never seen anything like Carpe Fulgur's new project


This Starry Midnight We Make
May 07
Carpe Fulgur introduced Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale to hundreds of thousands of players in the West and, last we had heard, was helping XSEED Games localize The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter. Now the ... read
Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2's Game of the Year Edition will be a free update on PC


Target individual body parts!
May 07
Come this summer, you won't want need a PC to play Wasteland 2. inXile Entertainment is bringing its harsh post-apocalyptic role-playing game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with an expanded Game of the Year Edition. Existing p... read
Games Workshop

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada continues to look cool


No touching
May 07
There are a bunch of upcoming games set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Many of them look less than stellar, assuming you can even keep up with them all, but a few manage to stand out. One is Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, wh... read
Arma 3 free weekend

Military sim Arma 3 free to play this weekend, DayZ on sale


Let's get all ghillied up
May 07
Now through Sunday, Bohemia Interactive is hosting a free weekend for its open-world tactical military shooter Arma 3. Excluding the second and third campaign episodes, everything in the game is playable for free during this ... read
PixelJunk

More PixelJunk! Nom Nom Galaxy hits PS4 next week


As for PS Vita, 'never say never'
May 07
Q-Games' Nom Nom Galaxy (previously PixelJunk Inc.) is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 12. The game is a meld of platforming, exploration, building, and base defense. Broadly speaking, players are on a mission to expand their ... read
Dark Souls II

From Software fixed Dark Souls II's wonky weapons


Weapon durability update released
May 07
The PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls II suffered from an issue that caused players' weapons to degrade faster than normal, requiring frequent repairs. In short: The rate at which weapon durability decrea... read
Myst show

Tell your uncle! Hulu is eying that Myst TV show


Seriously, go tell him
May 06
It sounds like that show based on Myst is one step closer to happening. Legendary Television has the rights already, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent) writing and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) producing. According to De... read
Snake

Does Snake need a modern-day sequel?


I'm gonna go with 'no'
May 06
The guy who brought Snake to Nokia phones in the late '90s, Taneli Armanto, has been working on a free-to-play reboot of the classic game called Snake Rewind. It's releasing next Thursday for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.... read
Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity 3.0 has Star Wars, Marvel, and Mulan


The Starter Pack releases this fall
May 06
Following last week's leak, Disney has come out with full details for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, which introduces Star Wars to the game/toy platform this fall. For Play Sets, we're looking at: Star Wars: Twilight of the R... read
Zelda comic

Nintendo Power's amazing A Link to the Past comic is back


Reprinted for posterity
May 05
Oh hell yes. Viz Media has reprinted the comic adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Amazon has it as a paperback for $13.89. Illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori of Cyborg 009 fame, the art is as wonderful now as it was back in the Nintendo Power days. I neglected to pre-order the book in January, so this is a pleasant surprise indeed. [Via Tiny Cartridge] read
Rogue Legacy

Xbox One owners can explore Rogue Legacy on May 27


Sword or whip?
May 05
I'd like to use a time machine to, among other deeds, dissuade Brett from using the headline "Xbox One inherits Rogue Legacy" so that I might use it right now in this post. Hate coming up with these things. But, really, savin... read
GOG Galaxy

GOG.com's gaming platform Galaxy now in beta


It's entirely optional
May 05
GOG.com has launched Galaxy, its DRM-free gaming platform, in beta for Windows and Mac (with Linux support on the way). It's comparable to Steam, at least on the surface -- there's online chat, achievements, matchmaking, stat... read
Science doesn't screw around
I might have never touched Kerbal Space Program had it not been offered as a review assignment. What a tremendous shame that would've been. From a comfortable distance, I had seen enough of this hardcore rocket-building and ... read feature

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct fans maxed out the community fund in under 72 hours


$50K is going to EVO 2015
May 04
Last week, Iron Galaxy Studios said that for a limited time, it would funnel up to $100,000 in revenue generated by digital sales of Killer Instinct into the game's tournament scene. Players had two weeks to reach that cap bu... read
MonHun 3DS theme

Style your 3DS with this free Monster Hunter theme


Hunter's Weapon Gallery
May 04
After paying money for a silly Slowpoke theme, I told myself that would be the end of it. No matter how many tempting new 3DS themes might come out, I'd have to resist. One was enough. (Miraculously, that policy has extended... read
Star Wars Battlefront

Bullet point: Star Wars Battlefront has 12 multiplayer maps


You know, aside from DLC
May 04
In writing about designing the lava-spewing planet Sullest for Star Wars Battlefront, EA DICE let it out that the game will contain 12 multiplayer maps. "Some of the maps support our epic modes like Walker Assault, while othe... read
Royals

'You have died at 30 as a lowly peasant and will be forgotten'


And we'll never be royals
May 01
That headline -- quite the game over message, huh? Royals, a new game from Threes designer Asher Vollmer that is not at all like Threes, pins itself as "an optimistic peasant simulator." You set out to become a king, a queen,... read
Not a Hero delay

Not a Hero delayed for a frame-rate upgrade


2D cover-based shooter slides to May 14
May 01
I feel like one of the few remaining people on staff who hasn't tried Not a Hero, the upcoming action game from OlliOlli studio Roll7, but that's fully on me. There's a demo! Publisher Devolver Digital has sent word that the ... read
Mario Kart 8 update

Mario Kart 8 update unlocks 200cc and Mirror Mode for everyone


The ride never ends
May 01
In a move that will annoy some and please others, Nintendo has issued an update for Mario Kart 8 that unlocks the new, fast-as-hell 200cc class as well as the track-reversing Mirror Mode. Just boot up the game and you'll see ... read
Chroma Squad

Run the Japanese superhero TV studio of your dreams in Chroma Squad


Out now for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Apr 30
Chroma Squad, the game about running your own Japanese superhero television studio, is now available on Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store for $14.99. What a cool niche. This is part tactical role-playing title, part manage... read
Freebies

Time warp: Ultima VIII is free on Origin


The arm represents EA, probably
Apr 30
If you have an Origin account and feel strangely obligated to fill it up with free games that you'll in all likelihood never get around to playing for more than five minutes (just me?), heads up: Electronic Arts is giving awa... read
Disney Infinity Star Wars

Stars Wars looks all Clone Wars-y in Disney Infinity 3.0


Ahsoka and Annakin
Apr 30
Star Wars and Disney Infinity, together at last. As reported by DisKingdom and ComicBook.com, a German retailer listing has pinpointed an August 20, 2015 release for Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars on Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360... read
Project Ukulele

Yooka-Laylee is the successor to Banjo-Kazooie


I love where this is going
Apr 30
Yooka. Laylee. Yooka-Laylee. Yep, they've still got it! We've talked about Project Ukulele a few times now, but, quickly: it's a vibrant 3D platformer in development at Playtonic, a fresh new studio founded by former Rare dev... read
Web games

We can't stop playing the hilarious multiplayer web game Agar.io


Today's best thing
Apr 29
What're we up to in the Destructoid office today? Agar.io. It's a free web game in which you are a blob trying to absorb other blobs so that you can become the biggest, baddest blob around. Hey, that sounds like Osmos! But he... read
Hotline Miami 2 music

Download this free track off the Hotline Miami 2 OST


'The Way Home' by Magic Sword
Apr 29
I've stopped playing Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, but the soundtrack hasn't gone anywhere -- well, not all of it. I said I'd play the songs on repeat until I grew sick of them and, yep, that has mostly happened. But these t... read
PS Plus for May

Yep, I'm digging May's PlayStation Plus lineup


Hohokum is my jam
Apr 29
Depending on who you ask, this game lineup is great. Or, you know, it completely sucks. Every month it's the same story for PlayStation Plus and Internet commenters. Here's what subscribers can download for free beginning Tue... read






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