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Super Carmen Miranda RPG photo
Super Carmen Miranda RPG

Super Carmen Miranda RPG justifies Cockeyes VR's design

At this point, the industry has been set ablaze by this morning's announcement of the biggest virtual reality headset on the market, Cockeyes. Aside from the definitive pornographic experience on the market, there isn't a whole lot of infor...

 
Lucas on Cockeyes photo
Lucas on Cockeyes

'I can finally die happy' says The Wizard's Lucas of Destructoid Cockeyes VR

Earlier today we unveiled the biggest virtual reality headset on the market, Destructoid Cockeyes, but a few experts and taste-makers have already had their hands on and heads in it. A highlight among the glowing reviews came from Lucas, pr...

 
Cockeyes motion sickness photo
Cockeyes motion sickness

Cockeyes has a clever solution to the VR motion sickness problem

Virtual reality is obviously the only way anybody will ever play video games until the end of time, but it has one major hurdle it still needs to address: how can it turn humans into sessile piles of organic matter who never have to exit th...

 
Double Kick Heroes photo
Double Kick Heroes

Double Kick Heroes' multi-eyed demon train is metal as heck

Taiko Drum Master is good, clean fun, but you know what it isn't? Metal. I mean, not just the material the game is made out of (plastic) or what actual taiko drums are built from (wood). But also the chipper J-pop just doesn't appeal to the...

 
LostWinds on PC photo
LostWinds on PC

Wii eShop darlings LostWinds and LostWinds 2 out now on Steam

Ages and ages ago, LostWinds debuted on the Wii eShop. It got some critical acclaim back then, including from our now-defunct retro podcast RetroForceGO! Since then, it and its sequel Winter of the Melodias have shown up on mobile platforms...

 
Destiny update photo
Destiny update

Destiny's Prison of Elders will be updated to endgame levels

Bungie's latest Twitch stream just ended, and it let loose some key information about the upcoming free spring update to Destiny. Previously hinted with a single screenshot of Guardians in specific gear, the Prison of Elders activity -- fir...

 
Minecraft: Story Mode photo
Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...

 
Hyper Light Drifter photo
Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter will release on PC March 31

Backers shouldn't be surprised by this news; surveys went out to those who supported the initial Kickstarter campaign early last week. For everybody else, it may feel like Hyper Light Drifter was never going to see the light of day, but it ...

 
Humble Mobile Bundle photo
Humble Mobile Bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 17 features Lara Croft Go, Grim Fandango

It's been a while since we've highlighted a Humble Mobile Bundle, but can you blame us? There are 17 of 'em at this point. Seventeen! It's hard to get excited for each and every one like it was back when Humble first debuted. That speaks to...

 
Dynetzzle review
The moment I saw Dynetzzle Extended, I wanted it. Dice logic, spatial reasoning, atmospheric music, and a clean aesthetic. It was my jam. Two hours later, I became a little chilly on it. Where I went in hoping for a nice session of deep thought, I came out the other side with something that feels more like sudoku. It's built on a cool idea, but soon enough it becomes rote.   read

Ode to Destructoid photo
Ode to Destructoid

Ode to Destructoid

Destructoid is a truly special placeWhere many people come to speak their mindsThe writers mark their words with style and graceThe comments full of quick retorts in kindTen years have passed since it first came to beFrom scrappy origins ba...

 
Symphony of the Night photo
Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now playable on Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is chugging along, and it gets a couple of great titles this week. According to a tweet from Xbox's Major Nelson, Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are now available on Xbox One. I ca...

 
Oddworld: Soulstorm photo
Oddworld: Soulstorm

Oddworld: Soulstorm is the Exoddus remake, set for 2017

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty did great justice to Abe's Oddysee. It took the already fantastic puzzle-platformer and made it friggin' gorgeous, up to today's resolution standards. It only made sense to do the same with the next game in Abe's sto...

 
Rocket League Hoops photo
Rocket League Hoops

Hoopin' is on the horizon for Rocket League

Rocket League did for soccer what few anticipated: it made controlling an individual player exciting. This past winter, it took the formula on ice with the hockey-themed Snow Day, and now it's going further in the genre of sports in which t...

 
Urban Empire photo
Urban Empire

Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...

 
Block'hood photo
Block'hood

Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...

 
Blackguards photo
Blackguards

Brutal tactical RPG Blackguards heading to PS4 and Xbox One

I'll admit: I found Blackguards to be more frustrating than fun. Maybe I've grown soft in my old age. There still must be an audience out there for extra difficult tactical role-playing games, and for those people, there is Blackguards. Soo...

 
Valkyria Chronicles photo
Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered set for May 17 western release on PS4

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered has been a long time coming. Available on PC (without the Remastered qualifier) since late 2014, it finally hit Japanese PlayStation 4s last month, but all we knew up until now was the western release was slat...

 
The Lab photo
The Lab

Valve announces free VR experience 'The Lab,' set in Portal universe

Valve's public relations is so bizarre. Where most publishers will send over 1000-word hypertext press releases with screenshots and videos, Valve is keen to just give us four sentences in plain text. And we still write about it! Because Va...

 
Bravely Second photo
Bravely Second

Bravely Second English trailer busts some Ba'als

Agnès is in trouble, and it's up to some familiar faces (along with some newbies) to save her. That's fairly well known for the diehards who have been slurping down any information to come out of the Japanese release, but this Englis...

 
Rhythm Heaven Megamix photo
Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Heaven Megamix is coming to the west

Known up until this point as Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+, we finally have confirmation of a new Rhythm Heaven game coming to the west. It's being localized as Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and it features a curated selection of minigames from all of...

 
Paper Mario photo
Paper Mario

There's a new Paper Mario game coming

That leak from yesterday didn't have everything about today's Nintendo Direct. Potentially big news for fans of Mario's role-playing games came out: the Paper Mario series is getting a new entry in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Details were sc...

 
Koi photo
Koi

Zen fish adventure Koi will be the first Chinese-developed game on PS4

With so many action-packed games to play, sometimes it's nice to temper the experience with something more chill. Koi catches the eye in the same way flOw did during the last generation. It just looks like a relaxing thing to do in order to...

 
Vampyr screenshots photo
Vampyr screenshots

First screenshots of Dontnod's action-RPG Vampyr are especially dark

We've already seen a little bit of what to expect from Dontnod's upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr, through both a teaser video and some concept art. Both showed a dark world, in both the feasting-on-the-blood-of-humans and the it-is...

 
Sports photo
Sports

Playing sports video games increases the risk of playing real sports

Most gamers scoff at the suggestion that video games can influence real life behavior. "I've been playing violent video games my whole life and I turned out all right!" we say, citing anecdotal evidence as fact. Well, sorry to say, a new st...

 
Attractio review
Almost 10 years ago, Portal showed us what a first-person puzzle-platformer can be. It was built on an incredible gameplay mechanic at its heart, but it also excelled in art direction, writing, voice work, and pretty much eve...   read

Borderlands 3
Here we are, more than three years removed from the launch of the most recent Gearbox-developed Borderlands game, Borderlands 2. Right now the studio is focused on the hobby-grade, meta-growth Battleborn, but after that relea...   read

Eyes on Me photo
Eyes on Me

Listen to Dale North sing Final Fantasy VIII's 'Eyes on Me'

Not long ago we saw the Materia Collective remix Final Fantasy VII's soundtrack, and it was pretty dang good. Longtime Destructoid fans probably swooned at former Editor-in-Chief Dale North's rendition of the Main Theme. Now the group is ba...

 
Charizard science photo
Charizard science

Charmander is objectively the most powerful generation one starter Pokemon

It has been known for 20 years now: Charmander is the right choice. For one, its tail is on fire. For two, it's a lizard, which is better than a turtle or a whatever Bulbasaur is supposed to be (some sort of gremlin, probably). For three, i...

 
Rocket League Batmobile photo
Rocket League Batmobile

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batmobile in Rocket League!

Last year we got Back to the Future's DeLorean in Rocket League, complete with its own special OUTATIME explosion and flaming tire track boost. It was pretty popular, so more premium battle-cars seemed like a given. For this one, Psyonix te...

 

About Darren Nakamuraone of us since 2:29 AM on 11.06.2006

Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011.

While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Darren Nakamura knows several people in the video game industry, most of whom are Destructoid alumni. These include:

Anthony Burch, former writer for Gearbox Software
Ashly Burch, notable voice actor
Nick Chester, publicist for Harmonix Music Systems
Chad Concelmo, writer for Golin Harris
Aaron Linde, writer for Gearbox Software
Jayson Napolitano, publicist for Scarlet Moon Productions
Brad Nicholson, former publicist for Uber Entertainment
Alex Ryan, publicist for Kalypso Media
Jim Sterling, notable voice actor

Darren backs a lot of Kickstarter campaigns! If you want to see what he has backed, you can go here. If he ever reviews a game that he backed, that will be explicitly disclosed in the review.

Darren invested in Psychonauts 2 on Fig.
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