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4:30 PM on 08.13.2014

Microsoft's gamescom press conference wasn't as bad as I expected

Microsoft's press conferences often leave me with cranial damage from head-to-desk impact, but their gamescom 2014 presser felt pretty okay to me. I'm excited to see Microsoft making an attempt to partner with more indies. A...

Bill Zoeker

7:30 PM on 08.12.2014

What's Up: Guardians of the Galaxy, gettin' zen with Sentris, and our dumb PAX panel

I forgot that I saw Guardians of the Galaxy last week, because it was good, but not as good as everyone's been saying. I also got real mellow playing the music puzzle game Sentris, and I want you to come to our stupid panel at PAX.

Bill Zoeker

10:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer shows zombie freezing, chopping, and neck-snapping

There's a new gameplay trailer out for Dead Island 2, called "Sunshine & Slaughter" revealing a variety of ways to to dispatch the undead. The most interesting of which involves some sort weapon modifier allowing players...

Bill Zoeker

6:30 PM on 08.11.2014

What's Up: Final Fantasy All the Lamest, Nintendo pre-order peril, and don't drink Fireball

I'm back and feeling better. I got sucked into the shady money scam known as Final Fantasy All the Bravest, got annoyed by Hyrule Warrior's retail-exclusive pre-order bonuses, and recount mistakes made with Fireball whiskey.

Bill Zoeker



Killing Floor 2 has more gore than you can twirl a katana at photo
Killing Floor 2 has more gore than you can twirl a katana at
by Bill Zoeker

Killing Floor 2 is showing in spades much of what made the original a success. Blood by the bucket is shown to stain the map for the duration of the match as players dismember genetic freaks every which way. Tripwire Interactive has revamped the Perk system, added a ton of animation variations, and even added some sweet little flourishes to melee weapons.

As a fan of the original game, suffice it to say that what I've seen so far promises to bring the familiar flavor of carnage to another level.

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Stardust Vanguards looks like TowerFall mixed with a shmup photo
Stardust Vanguards looks like TowerFall mixed with a shmup
by Bill Zoeker

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.

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Something's missing from Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo may have dropped the ball photo
Something's missing from Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo may have dropped the ball
by Bill Zoeker

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.

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

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.

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Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

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.

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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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