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8:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Stardust Vanguards looks like TowerFall mixed with a shmup

An interesting looking game has popped up on Steam Greenlight. Stardust Vanguards is a multiplayer game which puts the players in mech suits and has them duke it out in space. The gameplay looks similar to that off TowerFall: Ascension and Samurai Gunn, but with a couple of surprises.

Bill Zoeker

8:15 PM on 08.01.2014

Something's missing from Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo may have dropped the ball

Nintendo confirmed that Hyrule Warriors will not have an online co-op story mode. A lot of Zelda fans have been excited for this creative treatment of the series, but how much of a blow will this news be to the hype? If nothing else, this at least sucks a little.

Bill Zoeker

5:45 PM on 08.01.2014

What's Up: Metal Gear Rising is still the best, and Nintendo isn't infallible

I'm all by himself because Max went to Asia to pull the teeth out of impoverished children. I don't order old trading cards from the internet, but I did replay Metal Gear Rising, start re-watching my favorite TV show, and I'm bracing myself for angry Nintendo fans.

Bill Zoeker

7:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

I got to spend a little time with Nisha the Lawbringer from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and yippee ki-yay is she a fun character. Nisha brings Old West sensibilities to this moon shooter, and a few new tricks as well. And a bullwhip.

Bill Zoeker



Video: Much of Advanced Warfare's plot revealed by trailer, and I think I smell a beta coming photo
Video: Much of Advanced Warfare's plot revealed by trailer, and I think I smell a beta coming
by Bill Zoeker

A campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare came out which goes over some of the plot points. I also speculate on some rather obvious, yet still uncertain, plot developments to come. The trailer also announced a multiplayer reveal coming August 11, which I theorize could come with a beta announcement.

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Video: Platinum Games' Legend of Korra looks mind-bendingly action-packed photo
Video: Platinum Games' Legend of Korra looks mind-bendingly action-packed
by Bill Zoeker

A new 15-minute-long gameplay video has been released for The Legend of Korra beat-'em-up by Platinum Games. It shows off a variety of combos and elemental abilities, including nods to the series such as the ability to ride an air scooter. Here's what I've gleaned from the footage.

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What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret photo
What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone posted on our goings-on. This was spurned by many, many people wondering why we've been filming in Max's actual kitchen. We answer this question, and some y'all haven't even thought of yet.

In the video above, you can find out why Max went to Comic-Con for one day, why Max is going to be out of the country for two weeks, and who will be on our PAX Prime 2014 panel. Oh yeah, by the way, Destructoid is presenting a panel at PAX, hosted by Max, myself, and various personalities from around the internet.

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Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?' photo
Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?'
by Bill Zoeker

BioWare sent out a mysterious teaser trailer for its new horror IP. The trailer implies surreal psychological terrors, but the identity of this game is even more of a mystery. EA's trademark activity points to the name "Shadow Realms," but the channel hosting the video and the website for the game are called "You've Been Chosen."

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Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

Back with more impressions from playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had some first-hand playtime with the cybernetic tough guy, Wilhelm the Enforcer, which I would like to relate to you with my mouth. Wilhelm may not be all he's cracked up to be, yet. But he's got a couple of interesting surprises.

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Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake photo
Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake
by Bill Zoeker

A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.

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Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't photo
Video: You could win the Theatrhythm: Curtain Call contest, I definitely won't
by Bill Zoeker

As we reported earlier todaySquare-Enix is holding a contest to win some fabulous Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call prizes. All you have to do is create a short video of your own musical rendition of the Final Fantasy "Main Theme". I took the opportunity to try to turn this news report into an entry for the contest. I probably won't win.

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Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015 photo
Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015
by Bill Zoeker

As we reported earlier today, attendees of QuakeCon last week were treated to a sneak peak of id Software's upcoming interplanetary demon slaughterfest, simply title Doom. Word came in from Doom publisher Bethesda that the limited showing is all anyone will get until 2015, as id isn't comfortable putting anything out in the wild until they're quite ready for a formal release. Still, what's been revealed about this showing sounds bloody awesome.

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Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns? photo
Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns?
by Bill Zoeker

I got my hands on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel recently, and I've got some hot info on the new mechanics, and one of the new player characters, Athena the Gladiator. The game's new Stingray vehicle has a neat trick to it, there may be smart-targeting laser guns in this new iteration, most importantly, Athena is definitely a badass.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases in North America on October 14th, 2014; with the worldwide release following on the 17th.

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Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors photo
Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors
by Bill Zoeker

Slender: The Arrival is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, and it's arriving with some added content (which owners of the game on PC will receive for free). Casey Lynch from Midnight City came by to play through one of the new levels with Max.

The level shown in the above video actually takes place on a VHS tape being viewed by another character from the game. It puts the player in the shoes of CR, who is investigated the disappearance of a child named Charlie Matheson.

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Just Saiyan:
Just Saiyan: "Advanced Adventure" Saga! Part 5!
by Bill Zoeker

In this final episode of the first Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure saga: Max and I tackle Muscle Tower, talk about Murasaki's ass pole, Goku's descent into madness, and which Dragon Ball characters we'd like to hang out with.

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Just Saiyan: 'Advance Adventure' Saga! Part 4 photo
Just Saiyan: 'Advance Adventure' Saga! Part 4
by Bill Zoeker

In this episode, while playing Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Bill and Max discuss Chiaotzu's dim sum secret, Japanese onomatopoeia, that damn song that I can't identify, and why is Nam white in this game?

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