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The Daily Hotness: I'm a baby and s**t


Apr 06
// Liam Fisher
Destructoid contributor Fraser Brown is quite the artiste, no?  PAX is a thing, we reviewed Anomaly Warzone Earth, there's more Kickstarter stuff going on, and more happened on 4/06. Destructoid Original:So ... who's buy...
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The Daily Hotness: Embarrassed Pug


Mar 30
// Liam Fisher
Seriously, how could you ever be mad at that face?! I worry about you if this doesn't melt your heart. Ian Bonds spent some time at a roundtable with Hideo Kojima, Mass Effect fans trolled Bioware with cupcakes, Fraser ...
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Ghost Recon's Guerilla Mode gets its own trailer


Mar 30
// Liam Fisher
Oh look, Ghost Recon Future Soldier has a 4-player co-op survival mode. There was a time when the knowledge of horde-mode style multiplayer really excited me, but it's been run into the ground at this point. Surprisingl...
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Fatshark's Krater will make a hole in my wallet


Mar 28
// Liam Fisher
How have I not heard of Krater before today?!  The top-down RPG from Fatshark games (the folks behind Lead and Gold: Gangs of the West, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2), touts an intriguing setting and more than its ...
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The Daily Hotness: Ryu's a bit bitter


Mar 23
// Liam Fisher
Yeah, it seems most people didn't like Ninja Gaiden, but that doesn't make Ryu any less of a badass. This was definitely Epic Mickey 2's day. Beyond that, Mass Effect 3's getting a face-fixing patch, the Adventure Time DS ga...
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NCsoft bows out of E3, probably playing Farmville instead


Mar 21
// Liam Fisher
I know you folks are starting to compile your own personal lists of who will or won't be in attendance at E3 this year, right? Well it seems you can definitely count on seeing Zynga there, so go ahead and breathe a sigh of re...
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Frogger crosses the road yet again, this time in neon


Mar 21
// Liam Fisher
Arcade classics Frogger and Pac-Man have been thoroughly run into the ground. Both are available on every single platform conceivable in some form or other and odds are, you're sick of them. The difference between t...
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Big Bass Arcade: No Limit baits you with a new trailer


Mar 17
// Liam Fisher
Check it out! There's totally a new trailer for Big John Games' Big Bass Arcade: No Limit for the Wii featuring those ooh-so-stunning graphics! I respect the Wii, I use mine quite a bit, but I've never understood why de...
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The Daily Hotness: A very Moogle Dtoid birthday


Mar 16
// Liam Fisher
Destructoid turned six today and, apparently, we're not the only ones celebrating. Square Enix's Laura Shiraishi threw us an email earlier complete with this totally rad drawing of Mr. Destructoid. So a BIG thank you goe...
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CoD's first complete DLC pack gets a super cool trailer


Mar 16
// Liam Fisher
Activision's been injecting a steady stream of new content into their Call of Duty Elite platform over the last few months, but the rest of you that don't feel like investing in the service have yet to experience the jo...
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DiRT Showdown's damage is massive


Mar 15
// Liam Fisher
Oh hey, it's a new trailer for DiRT: Showdown, the next entry to the long running rally series from Codemasters. After DiRT 3 ruffled some feathers with it's diminished focus on pure rally racing, Codemasters decided to...
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The Daily Hotness: Haggar vs. Sentinel


Mar 09
// Liam Fisher
Haggar isn't a threat? Mistake number one.  Today saw another deluge of GDC goodness, some mildly-interesting Vita news, more next-gen rumors, Blades of Time actually exists, and more happened on 3/9/2012. Destruct...
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This Armored Core V customization walkthrough is tasty


Mar 09
// Liam Fisher
I... f*ck. It's Armored Core V, guys. I remember buying my PS1 way back when, opening the packed-in demo disk (the one with Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, Parappa the Rapper, and I.Q), and falling in love with Armored...
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Go behind the scenes of The Witcher 2's sleek CG trailer


Mar 08
// Liam Fisher
There are quite a few behind-the-scenes videos out there, but rarely are they delivered with this much class. At its core, the trailer simply depicts The Witcher 2's January CG trailer in its early stages, but it's so damn s...
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Blacklight Retribution beta gets a new map/trailer


Mar 07
// Liam Fisher
There are a lot of free-to-play FPS on the market. Seriously, there are tons. Like, you could throw a stone out into the wilds of the internet and odds are, if it doesn't hit porn, it'll hit a f2p shooter. Regardless, develo...
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Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki revealed for DOA 5


Mar 07
// Liam Fisher
It seems Team Ninja isn't about to let Street Fighter x Tekken have all of the cross-fighter fun this year. The Dead or Alive series is no stranger to guest characters with DOA 4 featuring a non-canonical...
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Rock Band DLC adds that sweet, sweet Everclear


Mar 02
// Liam Fisher
You'd think that, after years of music games, the potential for DLC would start to diminish. Also, you'd be mostly correct. Next Tuesday, three more tepid tracks will be released for Rock Band 3 and, well, they're from E...
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The Witcher 2 gets a Kingslaying new trailer


Feb 27
// Liam Fisher
I really want to play The Witcher 2. It's sitting in my Steam library waiting for me to finish its predecessor, staring at me. It's begging me to just skip ahead and in my heart I want to.  The newest trailer for the th...
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Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat


Feb 27
// Liam Fisher
Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" g...
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Double Fine Kickstarter update 2 and Ron Gilbert's wisdom


Feb 26
// Liam Fisher
We all knew Double Fine would do alright with their Kickstarter campaign, but I'm not sure we all expected it to blow up like it has. With over $2,228,000 raised so far, it's kind of a big deal. In response, Double Fine...
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As is the case with each new generation of Pokémon games, there's going to be a third version to round out the newest set; except this time it's a third and fourth. It seems Pokémon Black Version ...

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The Daily Hotness: Dorkly's Dog Park


Feb 24
// Liam Fisher
I don't often enjoy Dorkly's stuff. They do good work and I can appreciate that, but it's generally not for me. This one featuring a dog park full of game characters and their pets, however, is just gold.  We went hands...
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CoD Elite gets Overwatch Map, Clan Ops


Feb 24
// Liam Fisher
The outpouring of exclusive content for Call of Duty's Elite subscribers continues this week with a new map and some enticing new clan activities. Now they say the map, Overwatch, is new, but I can't help but think that it's ...
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The Daily Hotness: A life devoid of the Millennium Falcon


Feb 23
// Liam Fisher
Just as I think I've gotten over not having the LEGO Millennium Falcon as a child, I see this. This stop motion assembly of the spacecraft is a harsh reminder of the fact that my childhood, as good as it was, was severely la...
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Bang Bang Racing: Eat your heart out Micro Machines


Feb 22
// Liam Fisher
A new trailer for Playbox Games' Bang Bang Racing is very clear about one thing. Cones are a dangerous object that must be avoided at all costs. Joining those malicious cones in their quest to stop you are various barre...
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HeroClix Online expands with Thor and Green Lantern


Feb 19
// Liam Fisher
I've somehow managed to forget that the HeroClix tabletop game existed. In the time since I last pondered the hero-centric miniatures game, they've apparently launched HeroClix Online. I'll have to start looking into that in ...
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Techland retreads some ground with Mad Riders


Feb 19
// Liam Fisher
Techland's 2010 off-road racing game Nail'd was a bit of a surprise in that it was actually a pretty ok game. Their new project, Mad Riders, seems like a safe bet for them considering that it's basically Nail'd... again.&nbs...
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Fray hits alpha and gets a new trailer


Feb 18
// Liam Fisher
Projects like Fray are part of why I'm so excited to finally own a gaming PC. (I know the game isn't breaking new ground, visually, but my laptop runs on the blood, sweat, and tears of a finely tuned team of mice.) The ...
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The Daily Hotness: The Steven Hansen Intervention


Feb 17
// Liam Fisher
You may have seen Steven Hansen's name here on the front page every now and then; he does a wonderful job covering some reviews and San Francisco previews. In these few months I've known him,  however, I've seen a side o...

Here's everything we know about Max Payne 3

Feb 16 // Liam Fisher
Max ends up in São Paulo, Brazil, at the behest of Raul Passos, for some security work. Obviously things take a turn for the worse (it’s noir, after all), but it’s unclear how everything will be structured. In a recent “Asked and Answered,” Rockstar stated: “[We] don’t want to give too much away about the game’s narrative structure, but the game is about Max coming to terms with his experience in São Paulo and the events that took him there.” Flashback sequences? Maybe. Max’s new look is pretty intriguing as well. He’s packed on a few pounds, shaved his head, and looks much worse for wear. That ought to make bullet time especially fun. Max Payne’s online modes, of which two have been detailed, look to shake things up a good deal as well. I mean, how cool is it that fans were given the opportunity to have their faces featured in the game?! The modes are pretty cool too, though. "Gang Wars" offers a more narrative driven, team-based experience which seems to be similar to the Operations mode in Killzone 3. Specific story points from the game contextualize each match with motion comics and narration while players shoot it out for dynamically updating objectives. Succeeding at one objective affects the next objective given with experience earned for each goal completed. Rockstar has dubbed this the flagship of their online experience, and I can definitely see why. The "Payne Killer" mode is an evolution of Max Payne 2’s "Dead Man Walking." Two players will take on the roles of Max and Raul Passos while everyone else is tasked with killing the two targets. Max and Raul may be outnumbered, but they’ll be given a few advantages to even out the playing field. Payne Killer looks to be a neat blend of "King of the Hill" and various assassination modes found in other shooters and is definitely something I'd be in to.  Mechanically, Max Payne has received a bit of a facelift. You’ll still be jumping into bullet time, but this time you’ll have a bit more control over the experience. You’ll retain full, 360 degree control of the targeting reticle while diving or rolling on the floor post-dive. They've taken some impressive steps in ensuring that Max's movements look and feel natural, while still providing you with the precision you need.  Bullet Time itself has become a more dynamic occurrence with unique animations triggering based on the weapon used, shot angle, and your position in relation to the target. It seems they've taken the series staple and fine-tuned it to a point of gory excellence.  [embed]221819:42708[/embed] The wait for May will definitely be a painful one, but if Hamza's demo time with the game is indicative of the final release it's going to be worth waiting for. Look for a brand new Max Payne 3 trailer to drop today at Noon too!
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Last month, Rockstar announced that they were pushing back the ever-so-slowly approaching launch of Max Payne 3 to give it a little bit more TLC. While the excitement is definitely mounting, I’m sure we can all agree th...


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