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3:00 AM on 03.03.2015

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster being remastered for the PlayStation 4 gets release date

Square Enix has announced final details on Final Fantasy X | X-2 Remaster HD's improved port to the PlayStation 4. This release was announced in December of last year, but since then Square Enix has been mum about it. The port will come with new features and improvements that address some of the qualms many people shared about the original release.

Jason Faulkner


2:01 AM on 03.03.2015

Review: Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Episode 2

I didn't expect to enjoy the first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 as much as I did. It was nice to see Barry and Claire back in action, and the co-op elements were implemented in a neat asynchronous manner. Not ...

Chris Carter

11:01 PM on 03.02.2015

Review: Screamride

When I first saw the debut trailer for Screamride, I assumed it was a simulator. Growing up with Sim Theme Park and RollerCoaster Tycoon, I relished the idea of creating and managing my own commercial park and divining n...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 03.02.2015

The Flock is an intense, scary game of flashlight tag

With so many horror titles out, it's difficult to keep things interesting for players. While some focus on throwing countless monsters at you, others seek to make players feel nearly powerless against a limited number of foes...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 PM on 03.02.2015

That was fast: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is on Steam

Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is out now on Steam for $7.99. No, you didn't miss any big release date announcement -- this just happened suddenly. That's how developer Scott Cawthon rolls. As someone who's grown increasingly impa...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Marth amiibo resurrects in April

Nintendo has announced that our lord and savior and one true amiibo, Marth, will be back in stores in late April. A little late for him and his friend Ike to join the fight in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., which will have already been released in March. Finally, our prayers to Reggie have worked. Praise to Iwata. May our enemies' amiibo burn in hell.  Nintendo [Twitter]

Jed Whitaker

7:00 PM on 03.02.2015

How historically accurate is Skyrim? Part 5

[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak gives us part five of his historical accuracy in Skyrim series. I can't get enough of these. Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric T...

RedHeadPeak

6:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Megaton Rainfall is superhero action on an epic scale

Last month, we got a tease from an upcoming indie action title that will put players in the role of a superhero during an alien invasion. The trailer certainly inspired a lot of interest, as it was more somber and earnest, no...

Alessandro Fillari

6:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Comments of the Week: Better check the clock...

[It's another round of Comments of the Week brought to you by Dream Seaver of Growing Toids fame. Just kidding! It's Dreamweaver and there's a pretty epic Aquaman burn this week. Be sure to join the discussion yourself to see...

Dreamweaver

5:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Throwback Map Pack isn't worth your cash

Ever since I got my hands on Resident Evil: Revelations 2, I've been playing Raid Mode on a daily basis. It's addicting, and the more I play it, the more I think it's the best iteration of Mercenaries yet. This mode is deep -...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 03.02.2015

'Togekiss watching Doduo take a crap' and other mistaken sprites

Instead of taking a proper lunch break away from my computer today, I got caught up in this funny, nostalgic NeoGAF thread about "sprites that look like things they're not supposed to." Older games allowed and even encouraged...

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Mushroom 11 is a very different game than we saw in 2014

We haven’t gotten a look at Untame’s Mushroom 11 since we gave it a Best of PAX East award in 2014. It captured our hearts at the Boston show, with its approach to kinetic energy proving absolutely entrancing...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Samus and Sagat: When Sagat met Samus

It's highly probable that an alien race, dwelling somewhere in outer space, has developed technology the likes of which we could only dream of, but lack something we consider mundane. For example, what if a race of magical b...

Jonathan Holmes

3:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Review: Blackhole

There certainly have been a lot of creative 2D platform games releasing over the last couple of months, enough that there seems to be some genuine competition in the genre. If you're finding yourself in a position where it has become difficult to choose, allow me to make it easier.  Get Blackhole. Problem solved.

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 03.02.2015

I fear for my fingers after seeing Amplitude in action

Harmonix is reviving Amplitude this summer and, if recent rumors hold up, Activison might bring back Guitar Hero. The lows of the rhythm genre are real low, but I'm ready for that high again. Going into this weekend's PAX Ea...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.02.2015

World of Warcraft players will be able to pay for their subscription with gold soon

In an upcoming World of Warcraft patch, Blizzard will introduce the WoW Token, an in-game item purchasable with real money that facilitates the exchange of gold for 30 days of game time. "The WoW Token was created to give pla...

Jordan Devore



Beards optional: Embedded difficulty decisions in Fire Emblem photo
Beards optional: Embedded difficulty decisions in Fire Emblem
by Anna Anthropy

[Destructoid likes to invite game developers to write editorials for us from time to time. Their opinions don't necessarily represent Destructoid as a whole, but they sure are interesting. Here is a fun one on how Fire Emblem handles difficulty scaling from Anna Anthropy, the developer of Frog Assassin and Dys4ia.]

I want to introduce you to my boys. This is Marcus, Old Marcus, and Seth. They're from the Fire Emblem games on the Game Boy Advance: from left to right, Fire Emblem (the first game in the series to get an international release), The Binding Blade (the game Fire Emblem is a prequel to) and The Sacred Stones.

But who are they really? Just some dudes with weird anime hair? (Except for Seth. Seth is a dreamboat.) They're actually DIFFICULTY MODES.

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1:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Haha, really? Interplay is bringing back ClayFighter

Mere days ago, I hoped out loud that 2015 would become the year of clay for videogames, and now there's an announcement for a remaster of ClayFighter. Shame it won't be out until 2016. Interplay and Drip Drop Games (who?) are...

Jordan Devore



Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use photo
Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use
by Jordan Devore

Epic Games is no longer charging developers a monthly subscription for Unreal Engine 4. The engine is now free for anyone to use. Well, free to a point -- "When you ship a game or application, you pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter."

However, there's no royalty associated with "film projects, contracting, and consulting projects such as architecture, simulation, and visualization," according to Epic. The company also promises that all future updates for Unreal Engine 4 will be free.

Developers who just paid the old monthly fee for access to the engine will get a pro-rated refund to cover their most recent payment and everyone who's ever paid for an UE4 subscription will get a $30 credit in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Smooth moves all around.

I wonder if Unity has any announcements lined up. It is Game Developers Conference week.

If you love something, set it free [Unreal Engine] [Image source]

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12:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Trine 3 is happening and it sure looks pretty

It has been a long time since the original Trine came out. Heck, in the years since Trine 2's release, the series has faded from the spotlight. Frozenbyte has still been at it, and it shows with this announcement trailer for...

Darren Nakamura

12:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Hi-Rez announces more plans for SMITE on Xbox One, including possible transfer process

I really enjoyed my time with SMITE, and loved the more action-oriented approach to the MOBA sub-genre. The problem is when I get on my PC, I usually just opt to play something else, like League of Legends or Heroes...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 03.02.2015

Monster Hunter 4's Legend of Zelda DLC will arrive this month

Still playing Monster Hunter 4? Well you'll be happy to boot it up on March 6, as a number of free DLC items are arriving at that time. On that day, you'll get a Link outfit, including a bow, shield/ sword, and armor pie...

Chris Carter





11:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Valve to give a talk about physics at GDC on March 3 at 3 PM

Sergiy Migdalskiy, a programmer at Valve, will be giving a talk at GDC this week at the start of the THIRD month on the THIRD day at 3 PM. According to Sergiy's LinkedIn he has worked on games such as Counter-Strike: Glo...

Jed Whitaker

10:30 AM on 03.02.2015

Psycho-Pass game dated on Xbox One, with a badass new console decal

Psycho-Pass is a pretty great anime, and I'm excited for the upcoming Xbox One game, set to debut in Japan this year. We won't have too long to wait either, as developer 5pb has announced a release date -- May 28. There ...

Chris Carter



Very Quick Tips: Homeworld Remastered Collection photo
Very Quick Tips: Homeworld Remastered Collection
by Jason Faulkner

Although Homeworld Remastered Collection is classified as real-time strategy, there are some elements that set it apart from its brethren. The 3D camera and movement add another whole axis to worry about that some may find disorienting, and the fairly strict strengths and weaknesses of the units may lead to defeat if a cohesive unit strategy isn’t considered.

These tips are geared primarily towards online multiplayer gameplay, but can also be applied to campaign or vs. the A.I.

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9:30 AM on 03.02.2015

GIFs surface for Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015

So, this is a GIF of a small child trying to find the correct naked dad to shower with at high speed.  The GIF is from an indie game called Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad and...

Laura Kate Dale



Review: Homeworld Remastered Collection photo
Review: Homeworld Remastered Collection
by Jason Faulkner

In 1999, I was 11 years old. It was a time when every video game purchase was a gamble. The best you could do was to read a review or watch a grainy, minute-long Quicktime video that you spent an hour to download on 56k while hoping your $50 wasn't spent in vain. I discovered some of my favorite games with just the blind promises of the back of a box. Starsiege: Tribes, Suikoden II, Half-Life, Giants: Citizen Kabuto and more were all stabs in the dark that paid off with hours of enthrallment in front of the glow of a CRT.

As a young sci-fi fan, all anyone had to do back then to wrestle my hard-earned money from my wallet was throw some spaceships on a box. More than likely, if my mom allowed me, I'd fall in love with the simple promise of being whisked away to the stars. Sometimes my gambles paid off, like with Star Trek: Klingon Academy and Freelancer, and sometimes I'd get a dud like Allegiance, which was a good game, but one whose servers had been shut down before I even bought it. However, none made a bigger impression on me than Sierra's Homeworld did. The top-notch writing and 3D playing field etched themselves into my memory and left me clamoring for a sequel. 

Although the story continued in Homeworld: Cataclysm in 2000 and Homeworld 2 in 2003, the series went dark and new copies weren't even available. THQ's bankruptcy in 2013 led to the franchise's rights going up for auction. After acquiring the IP with the winning $1.35 million bid, Gearbox announced it would be bringing an updated Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to a new generation in the form of the Homeworld Remastered Collection.

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8:15 AM on 03.02.2015

Mortal Kombat X announced for mobile platforms

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that come April, Mortal Kombat X will make the jump to the mobile platform. It won't be a full brawler however, as it takes the form of a "card battling hybrid," which you can check out...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Game News Haikus: Metal Gear Rising 2, amiibo port problems, and more

We're gearing up for GDC and PAX East, but that doesn't mean we can't take some time to reflect on the past week with a little bit of poetry. In this series, we take a look at the stories that gathered the most attention of ...

Darren Nakamura

7:30 AM on 03.02.2015

eBay endorses $200 scalped gold Mario amiibo pre-order

[Update: Seconds after posting, someone bought it. What are the cool kids saying these days? "Shaking my head"?] After starting my morning off with a cup of iced tea, I noticed a nonchalant tweet by eBay in regards to the gol...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Stealth Inc 2 is coming to the PC, PSN, and Xbox platforms in April

Stealth Inc. 2 is making the move to other platforms -- a lot of other platforms, actually! Previously a Wii U exclusive, developer Curve Digital has announced that it will also arrive on the PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, and PC ...

Chris Carter

6:18 AM on 03.02.2015

Here's the deal with the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo

Anyone who knows me knows I'm big on marquee demos. I grew up with piles of PlayStation demo discs on-hand, I was a subscriber to PlayStation Underground, and some of my favorite gaming memories involve iconic demos like Meta...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Final Fantasy XV nature video showcases vibrant wildlife, Behemoths

"And here we see the majestic Behemoth on the hunt for food in its natural habitat. Watch as it establishes dominance over the other Behemoths within its territory." We've already seen trailers and gameplay footage of Final ...

Ben Davis





5:42 AM on 03.02.2015

Azure Striker Gunvolt sequel is coming, says Inti Creates

[Update: Famitsu has a quick look at a new character in the sequel. I hope it's Gunvolt in new duds.] Azure Striker Gunvolt was a fantastic platformer, and thankfully, the series isn't done yet. Inti Creates has con...

Chris Carter



Here's what's been happening in the Dtoid community photo
Here's what's been happening in the Dtoid community
by Mr Andy Dixon

You Dtoiders have been on an absolute tear lately! Not only are you kicking out awesome new community projects at breakneck speeds, but you're doing so with an enthusiasm and positivity that I haven't seen in years. Seriously, I am so f*cking proud of you all I just want to pick you up and keep squeezing you forever! (But I won't, because we all know how Of Mice and Men ends.)

Anyway, you're doing a great job, and I hope you keep it up! Here's some highlights from the last month.

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6:00 PM on 03.01.2015

Reminder: tonight is your last night to get your free Latios or Latias in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire

You can grab a free Latios or Latias (whatever your version doesn't have) in Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire right now. The catch? You have to do it right now before the promotion ends sometime tonight. All you...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 03.01.2015

HTC Vive VR headset announced in partnership with Valve

HTC is partnering with Valve on a VR headset, revealed today as the Vive. The Vive will be "powered by Steam VR," which seems to be a software solution created by Valve for VR headsets. It is unclear at this time if Stea...

Jed Whitaker

4:30 PM on 03.01.2015

Watch me die in Castle in the Darkness on Beard View Live

Hey Beard View fans, I'll be playing Castle in the Darkness over at our Twitch channel at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific. You can obviously watch it embedded below, but I encourage to come join the chat and keep me co...

Jed Whitaker

4:00 PM on 03.01.2015

Sonic Team lead plans to continue making Sonic for consoles

Recently, there have been rumors going around that Sega would be leaving the console market and only releasing games for mobile devices. Takashi Iizuka, the Sonic Team lead, put that rumor to rest in an interview with 4g...

Jed Whitaker

3:30 PM on 03.01.2015

New Dj CUTMAN album of remixed videogame music out now

Web musician Dj CUTMAN has created a ton of awesome remixes of videogame music over the years. Today, he released his newest album, Volume III, compiling selected works from 2012-2015. There's a lot of great stuff in here, re...

Ben Davis