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6:00 PM on 11.22.2014

Radio Destructoid records tonight! Ask us questions

Radio Destructoid is our official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Beccy Caine (EU Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), and Mr Andy Dixon as ...

Mr Andy Dixon


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




4:00 PM on 11.22.2014

Amazon's gearing up for Black Friday with some cheap games and sexy TVs

Black Friday seems to get here earlier and earlier every year. Recently, retailers pushed the annual shopping extravaganza to Thanksgiving evening. This year, Amazon's prepping the masses for massive savings with a week of ro...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 11.22.2014

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U challenges guide

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U was released yesterday. If you've picked up the game, you've likely put a few hours into it already, though chances are a lot of that time has been spent on multiplayer. Sadly, there isn't too ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 11.22.2014

Shadowgate launches 'retro two-pack' update today

Starting today, developer Zojoi and its publisher Reverb Triple XP will be updating the re-imagined point-and-click adventure title Shadowgate to include the 128K Mac and Apple IIGS versions of the game, free of charge....

Rob Morrow

9:00 AM on 11.22.2014

Tales from the Borderlands behind the scenes video vaguely answers a question about Handsome Jack

Back when Tales from the Borderlands was first announced at last year's VGX, one of the questions that came up was, "Wait, why is Handsome Jack in the trailer if this occurs after the events of Borderlands 2? Shouldn't he be...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 11.22.2014

Evolve 25% Off & Pre-Black Friday Weekend Deals

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. The February 10th release date is still a ways out, but this is a pretty good pre-order deal on an Evolve Steam ...

Dealzon

7:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015

Delays aren't usually all that interesting as a topic of discussion, but in the case of Ori and the Blind Forest, a revised release date is an excuse to further cement its name in your mind. Ori is a tough platform adventure ...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Contest: Win a code for The Sun and Moon!

The Sun and Moon released on Steam last Friday, and to celebrate Destructoid has 10 Steam keys to hand out to lucky readers! The Sun and Moon, the winner of Ludum Dare 29, is a platformer with a unique mechanic: you can dive...

Mr Andy Dixon

5:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character

Kan-Ra seems about as menacing as an Saturday morning cartoon villain, but that's why I like him. The mummy sorcerer is next in line for Season 2 of Killer Instinct. He'll be available first for Ultra Edition ($39.99) player...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Ubisoft aims to draw kids into the Assassin's Creed brand

Ubisoft owns one of the most popular videogame properties in Assassin's Creed, but that's not stopping it from trying to extend the series' appeal to an audience that some might frown upon -- children. That's the publisher's ...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

While Sonic Boom on the Wii U has its issues, there are also some redeeming qualities. Co-op is enjoyable, the platforming is pretty fun, and the 2D sections aren't bad. With a few more months in the oven and more polish, it could have ultimately been a decent Sonic title. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the 3DS version of Sonic Boom. There's almost nothing redeeming about it.

Chris Carter





3:45 PM on 11.21.2014

Friday Night Fights: Settle it in Smash

*My Amiibo haul from this morning - yes, I know I have a problem... Happy Friday!Look, I'm just going to be super honest with you all here, Smash Bros. for the Wii U released today, we all know that none of you are going to be reading this because you'll all be settling it in smash and all that jazz. You know the drill, games being hosted are below. Have fun!

Bill Platt

3:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Walmart jumps gun on Black Friday game deals at 50% off

Deals from the crew at Dealzon. Note: Sales from certain retailers help support Destructoid. For those people who hate dealing with the crazy crowds during Black Friday, Walmart provides a respite for you today via its pre-Bl...

Dealzon

3:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Destiny expansion video teases what players will find in The Dark Below

We have known for a little while that the first expansion to Destiny would be called The Dark Below, and that it would add a healthy-sounding chunk of content. Bungie has now released a trailer showing off the moon excavatio...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Link can wear skimpy shorts in the new Hyrule Warriors DLC

♪ I believe in miracles, since you came along, you sexy Link. ♪ Next Thursday's Twilight Princess pack for Hyrule Warriors will be one to remember. The DLC adds Twili Midna as a playable character, the Postman cos...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Here are all the amiibo waves and figures we know about

The amiibo figures out today, and in some locations, they're selling out. While Villager and Wii Fit Trainer seem to be two of the rarer figures, Marth is decidedly the one to look for, as he's currently going for $30 on Ama...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Maybe Evolution should focus on getting Driveclub to work instead of free DLC

We're rapidly approaching the two-month anniversary of Evolution Studios' Driveclub's release. What makes this significant is that the multiplayer component of the game doesn't consistently work. Two. Months. Later. We won't ...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Ashen Rift returns to Kickstarter looking better than ever

While covering the PC news desk at Destructoid I've been exposed to a lot of wonderful Kickstarter projects but it's rare that I come across one with as much visual polish as Pyroclastic Games' Ashen Rift: A man an...

Rob Morrow



Gold subscribers can play Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow photo
Gold subscribers can play Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow
by Jordan Devore

So here's a cool thing: Microsoft and Insomniac are opening up Sunset Overdrive for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for 24 hours. The punk-rock shooter will be free to play -- the whole game, including co-op -- from 12:01am Eastern tomorrow to 12:01am Eastern on Sunday, November 23.

Should you decide to buy Sunset after the trial ends, you can pick up where you left off. Also, Achievements can be earned during this extended demo if you're still into earning those.

Great offer and I hope there are more to come.

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12:00 PM on 11.21.2014

Fun with sliders: Ground Zeroes looks noticeably better on PC

Nvidia and Konami have released screenshots comparing next month's PC release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with the PlayStation 4 version, and I'm glad I waited. Officially, this is what's new: Additional deferred li...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 11.21.2014

Want to watch a 12-minute Guilty Gear Xrd trailer?

For some games that have elaborate stories or lots of spoiler points, I tend to avoid any and all coverage if possible. I like going in completely blind, like the bosses of the Souls series for example. For oher titles,...

Chris Carter



Just how rare are some of Nintendo's amiibo toys at launch? photo
Just how rare are some of Nintendo's amiibo toys at launch?
by Chris Carter

While Nintendo provided me with the Link, Mario, and Kirby amiibo toys for testing with Super Smash Bros., acquiring the rest of the lot was completely up to me. So I decided to take a trip early this morning, survey any potential crowds, and see what I could get. I ended up nabbing the rest of the ones I needed, with some trouble.

I started off at GameStop (though there was a midnight release party there), and headed to Toys"R"Us, followed by two Targets and two Best Buy stores. Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, and Pikachu were all readily available at all locations. Every store I went to (seven in total) had at least 30 units in stock for those characters. Peach and Kirby seemed more rare, but there were at least 15 units each. You should be good to go on all of the above for a few days if you can't get to the store this morning.

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10:00 AM on 11.21.2014

The Final Fantasy XV demo will be roughly two hours

Final Fantasy XV is looking pretty great overall. I'm really digging the outlandish bro-fest road trip vibe, and the visual style looks sharp as hell. To get a taste, Square Enix has a promotion where you'll be able to ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 11.21.2014

'Free to get?' Apple changes iTunes 'free' buttons to 'get'

While pretty much everyone reading this knows that "free" is a misnomer in the mobile arena, a lot of people probably aren't aware that when they download a "free" game, the vast majority of the content can be gated off by IA...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 11.21.2014

PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art

This is a pretty strange PSA but I know someone is going to go on a Twitter rant after they crack open their new copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, so here goes. I don't know about you all, but one of the first things...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 11.20.2014

So long, sub-$100 PS4s: Walmart adjusts price-matching policy

Thanks to Walmart's new online price matching, some customers were recently able to set up phony third-party listings on Amazon.com and convince the retailer to honor totally ridiculous discounts. For instance, how does a Pla...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Giving Thanks: The TimeSplitters series

[Dtoid community member and chooser of excellent screen names Mr Knives is thankful for the TimeSplitters games. I've never played them but have heard from lots of folks over the years that they were, to quote the Greatest Ge...

Mr Knives

5:30 PM on 11.20.2014

The Phantom Bow makes me want to get back into Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 Premium players have dug into this week's Final Stand DLC and found a number of secrets, including a cool-looking compound bow gated behind a force field in Hanger 21. Last I checked, the community at large was...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 11.20.2014

Jet Jaguar looks like a real pain in the ass in Godzilla

Am I going to have to import this Godzilla game for PlayStation 3, Bandai Namco? (Psst: That's your cue to announce its localization.) It's out in Japan on December 18, so ... Nothing? Waiting indefinitely for the game to po...

Jordan Devore



Review: WWE 2K15 photo
Review: WWE 2K15
by Brittany Vincent

Professional wrestling was a cultural phenomenon when I was younger. In the third grade, conversations at school were a general 50/50 mix of Dragon Ball Z fact repetition and which was better: WCW or WWF. When Hulk Hogan started the nWo, school was chaos. I remember fistfights over nWo and WCW supremacy that lasted two years until the nWo split into nWo Hollywood and nWo Wolfpac. Then the saga between the poor kids who had white nWo shirts and whose parents couldn't afford the new red ones and the kids whose parents could afford them started to play out (because, duh, Wolfpac for life.)

As we all got older though, the wrestling fad gave way to Pokémon, then Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (it's hard to believe, but we all loved it when it came out), and wrestling was soon forgotten by most and unfortunately relegated to the white-trash stereotype. However, wrestling continued, although these days it seems to lack the gaudy style of yesteryear. Its drama is a pale imitation of the antics of Randy Savage (bless his soul), Hulk Hogan, Sting, and others. WWE 2K15 is also is a pale imitation of 15-year-old-plus games like WWF: No Mercy and WCW/nWo Revenge.

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3:30 PM on 11.20.2014

We might learn more about Arkham Knight at The Game Awards 2014

Rocksteady's conclusion to the Arkham trilogy will happen a bit later than everyone expected, and as such, there's still more to learn about the game. That's no big surprise; we're still discovering easter eggs in Arkha...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 11.20.2014

I like Far Cry 4's map editor because it leads to goat butt stabbing videos

Imagine a scenario where goats take over and rule supreme. Not good-natured, frolic in the meadow, eat your leafy spruge goats. No, purely evil, human-devouring, straight-up refuse to eat your leafy spurge goats. Pretty...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 11.20.2014

I want to run right past these gravekeeper hags in Bloodborne

Bloodborne isn't coming out until March. That means I have a solid few months to mentally prepare myself for these horrific things, described by Sony Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa as "deformed gravekeeper hags." I do...

Jordan Devore





2:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer'

Super Smash Bros. fans are all about Ridley, and I get it. The Metroid character would be cool to play as, but it's just not happening. Not this time. Speaking to IGN, director Masahiro Sakurai laid out why: "...if we made Ri...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 11.20.2014

XSplit expands its free version to include watermark-free streaming

A number of tools exist that allow the average person to stream their games and garner an audience, and for a lot of people, that tool is XSplit. If you're not sold on the software yet I have good news -- the program now has ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 11.20.2014

First look at Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

Every time Telltale's Game of Thrones comes up, the prevailing comments are always the same: "When will we see what it looks like?" The answer to that question is "now," and the answer to the followup question is, "eh, it lo...

Darren Nakamura

12:30 PM on 11.20.2014

DayZ may implement cannibalism in the next update

"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health." -- Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man. It appears that the developers of DayZ may impleme...

Rob Morrow

12:00 PM on 11.20.2014

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. Wii U!

This is easily one of the biggest weeks of 2014 for Nintendo. Both systems have some heavy hitters, but the crown jewel is no doubt Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, which is out tomorrow. The console is also getting Watch...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 11.20.2014

Korean MMO seems to outdo recent JRPGs

Just aesthetically, Peria Chronicles looks better than all these budget, tropefest JRPGs that fill time between Persona installments. And it's more impressive when you realize that this is a (Korean) MMO with ...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 11.20.2014

Far Cry 4 lead working on brand new personal project at Ubisoft

As much smack as I have to talk about the likes of Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs and all of Ubisoft's open world oeuvre, along with Uplay practices, I can never damn the company fully. Aside from it putting out Ra...

Steven Hansen