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8:00 PM on 11.25.2014

I never thought Super Mario Bros. would make me so angry

In a cramped beachside arcade, sandwiched between Galaga and Mortal Kombat 3, sits my white whale. It's surrounded by restaurants, a roller coaster, churro vendors, and a carousel, this sad little Super Mario Bros. arcade cab...

Kyle MacGregor


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7:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Why is Ryu a wolf in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV DLC?

The Misfits have a song called Demonmania (pronounced Deh-EE-Mono-Mee-Ah). In the song, Glenn Danzig clearly sings the words "Look upon me, I am a bee... My mother was a wolf... My father was a wolf." That's what it sounds li...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 11.25.2014

Well, you can rent an arcade cabinet for your house for $75 per month

Oh, San Francisco. You always have the coolest/wackiest/weirdest business ideas. Like this start-up that's offering an arcade cabinet delivered to your house for $75/month. That's just San Francisco enough to work! All You Ca...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Solve your own murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

You have been murdered, and you are now a ghost. It is up to you to solve the mystery of your own death. No, not like that. No, not like that either. Okay actually, it is sort of like Ghost Trick. It looks like the spirit in...

Darren Nakamura

5:30 PM on 11.25.2014

This seems to be the new David Jaffe game, and it looks fantastic

PlayStation Experience takes place in Las Vegas in early December, and it's sure to have plenty of announcements and surprises. One of those is getting teased today with a rabbit hole of information (starting with this noteb...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Ubisoft informs everyone of The Crew's review process and it's not great

Only a few weeks removed from the kerfuffle surrounding both the Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue reviews and embargoes, Ubisoft is opening up about exactly how The Crew's review process will go. Th...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 11.25.2014

Origin Black Friday Sale has titles up to 75% off

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Origin started up a "Cyber Week" sale for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday period (aka "we want a piece of the...

Dealzon

4:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Deep Down isn't the only PS4 game Capcom is working on

Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi (Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet) told Famitsu in an interview (via Game Johou) that the game he is currently producing is for the PlayStation 4 (and not Deep Down, which we've been assured will...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 11.25.2014

Square Enix announcing new console RPG that 'isn't a remake'

Square Enix was quiet this year. It's been all publishing and Final Fantasy milking. A Realm Reborn supposedly became something worth playing,  Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD came out, random crap like the Final Fanta...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 11.25.2014

You won't have to leave home for this Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire shiny Beldum distribution

Now through January 14, 2015, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players can claim a free shiny Beldum via in-game internet distribution. No GameStop visit necessary! The Pokémon comes with it...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 11.25.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Thanks for playing

Happy Tuesday! I know I'm a bit early here but, with Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for being, well, awesome. When Andy Dixon initially asked me to be part of the Commun...

Bill Platt





2:15 PM on 11.25.2014

There are a ton of games on sale for Xbox Live's deals of the week

It probably has something to do with Black Friday, but maybe Microsoft just felt like selling a lot of stuff. Regardless of the reasoning, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will find the most bountiful selection of discounts in rece...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Rodea: The Sky Soldier's trailer is lively to celebrate its revival

Originally developed (and finished) as a Wii and 3DS game, Rodea: The Sky Soldier was recently revived as a Wii U and 3DS project on pace for a 2015 release (only in Japan, as it stands). So now we have a new trail...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 11.25.2014

That cool blue Persona Q 3DS XL is now available

Kyle would've written this post about the awesome limited-edition Persona Q 3DS XL but didn't want to quote his own review of the game, so here we are. The GameStop-exclusive system is available as of today in the United Stat...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 11.25.2014

Catch a jaunty tune (and an elbow to the grill) in this Tales from the Borderlands trailer

Telltale titles and Borderlands are almost polar opposites. One has you constantly making tough, game-altering decisions. The other only asks that you decide between shooting everything and dying. (Hint: you defini...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 11.25.2014

Sony settles over deceptive PlayStation Vita ads

Following Federal Trade Commission charges over false advertising in late 2011 and early 2012, Sony has agreed to give consumers who purchased a PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012 "either a $25 cash or credit refund, or a $...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion

As a fan of The Binding of Isaac, I had lofty expectations for Rebirth and it more than delivered. Problem is, I don't have enough time to play it (and make any real headway). And now there's more content on the way. Like the...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 11.25.2014

Total War Attila & The Crew: 25% off Pre-order deals

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. One got a release date confirmed, and the other is finally on schedule to be released after being delayed. ...

Dealzon

10:45 AM on 11.25.2014

Smash Bros. is the USA's fastest-selling Wii U game

Nintendo sent a boastful little email our way this morning, touting Super Smash Bros. as the fastest-selling Wii U game ever. At least so far as the United States is concerned, anyway. Americans purchased more than 490,000 un...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 11.25.2014

Project HON's mech combat trailer is amazing and confusing

I wish everyday started with over 20 minutes of gorgeous mech combat. Project HON's impressively long trailer includes everything you could ask for from a game inspired by mecha anime: senseless destruction, giant guns, metal fisticuffs, weaponized grappling hooks, and transforming robots. Best breakfast viewing ever.

Nic Rowen

10:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Dark Souls II is set to respawn on the PS4 and Xbox One

A re-release of Dark Souls II for the current-gen consoles and a DX11 version for the PC has been announced in classic Souls fashion – with a moody and cryptic trailer showing scenes of unimaginable horror. Sign me up.

Nic Rowen

3:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots

I take lots of screenshots. It's just something I do. The signature cel-shaded art style of the Borderlands series lends itself to grabbing sharp, colorful screens of crazy weapons, breathtaking vistas, and intense cutsc...

Darren Nakamura







Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum photo
Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum
by Darren Nakamura

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.]

When Tales from the Borderlands was announced, it was met with cautious optimism. Telltale's basic game structure that focuses on dialogue and choice seemed like a good way to explore the harsh planet of Pandora through the eyes of people who are not mass murderers. There are a lot of colorful characters on the planet, and not everybody has a backpack full of weapons and a thirst for blood.

As it turns out, there are exciting stories to tell for those who would sooner talk their way out of trouble than fight. Telltale really knocked it out of the park with this one.

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Review: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions photo
Review: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
by Brett Makedonski

Geometry Wars games have always been, in a sense, one-dimensional. They present the player with the seemingly simple task of "shoot everything in sight," and that's the sole objective apart from staying alive. The onslaught of flying colors and booming music molds the experience, but the core remains uncomplicated. For many, that's enough to be held in the highest regard when discussing twin-stick shooters.

In 2008, the heralded Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 vastly and competently iterated upon its predecessor. It added a handful of new modes, each one legitimately fun and addictive in its own right. But more importantly, it fueled sincere and passionate competition across online leaderboards -- a social dynamic that few games since have been able to recapture. In many ways, it was the perfect game.

All hyperbole aside, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions makes Retro Evolved 2's efforts look puny by comparison. It adds depth in so many more ways than just literally, but never strays from the formula that makes Geometry Wars incredibly lovable. It's certainly the most ambitious and fully realized title in the series to date, and it's difficult to imagine a different take that would improve it. In many ways, it is the perfect game.

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9:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal

It's happening: the creators of Maniac Mansion are making another 2D point-and-click adventure together. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick launched a Kickstarter for Thimbleweed Park just last week and with more than $375,000 rais...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 11.24.2014

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable

Jonathan introduced this video of a kitten occasionally pawing at Super Smash Bros. by saying, "It's the least newsworthy news ever newsed, but it will make people happy to watch." Indeed, I had just come off a last-round de...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Share the load: Memorable supporting characters

[Dtoid community member Fenriff shares some of us favorite supporting characters with us.  Its amazing just how much they add to a game. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occ...

Fenriff

6:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Crossy Road is Frogger for a new generation

I'm not one to get into mobile gaming but every few months something comes along and enough friends and peers tweet about it that I feel compelled to join them, if only for a day. Crossy Road, a sort of isometric, voxel-y, ...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 11.24.2014

The Marvellous Miss Take is all about the burglary, baby

The Marvellous Miss Take is a good, Saturday morning carton style name for a thief, but in today's #content economy I think Miss Take is depriving herself of an even more lucrative scheme: the hot take. Just a thought f...

Steven Hansen



Contest: Win a PlayStation TV from Luc Bernard and Destructoid! photo
Contest: Win a PlayStation TV from Luc Bernard and Destructoid!
by Mr Andy Dixon

We've partnered with our good friend Luc Bernard to give away a brand new PlayStation TV to one lucky Dtoider! Luc has some awesome games debuting on PS TV soon, and he wants YOU to be able to play them!

Death Tales (formerly Reaper)

  • Free-to-play action/RPG game exclusive to Sony platforms
  • Local multiplayer on PS TV
  • 2-player online co-op
  • Beta coming Q1 2015 to Vita, and the game will be shown at PlayStation Experience

Desert Ashes

  • Turn-based strategy game
  • Features online multiplayer and single player campaigns
  • Out now on Steam, and coming to Vita and PS TV at the end of the year

Check out the gallery below for some screens of Death Tales. Now, for a chance to win, you need to create a piece of original art inspired by Luc Bernard (can be a picture, poetry, song, etc.) and post it in the comments below. No topic is off the table! The winner will be chosen at random, and 50 runners-up will receive a code for Luc's latest game on Steam. Those are amazing odds!

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4:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Need something free to pass the time? 0h h1 is sort of like binary sudoku

I have always been an unapologetic fan of Minesweeper. I have been playing it for longer than any other single game, and I will be playing it as long as I can imagine. It never changes in any fundamental way, but it always wo...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Lose your head, keep your cool with bizarre Smash Bros. glitch

Elite fighting game competitors have to be able to perform even under the wackiest of circumstances. Fox lose his head? King Dedede's eyes look like he's taken enough psychedelic drugs for a lifetime? Better nail that dash-d...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Total War: Attila releases February 17 and so does its first DLC

We haven't heard much about Total War: Attila since Creative Assembly announced the strategy game back in September but it's coming along. To catch you up to speed: the year is 395 AD, family trees are back, and you can burn ...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Hatoful Boyfriend soars to PS4 and Vita in early 2015

Pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is flapping on over to PS4 and Vita early next year, Sony and indie publisher Devolver Digital announced today. "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardia...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Steam updates rules and guidelines for Early Access

Giant Bomb's Patrick Klepek reported last Thursday that a new set of rules and guidelines for Steam Early Access has been issued to developers in an effort to further define what it means to be involved with the pro...

Rob Morrow

2:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Irrational's hiring again almost a year after 'winding down'

In February, Ken Levine (bio)shocked the gaming world by announcing that Irrational Games was shutting down. Well, sort of. The plan was to lay off the majority of the staff, and continue forward as a small group dedicated to...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Etrian Odyssey gets a Mystery Dungeon crossover

Well, it looks like Atlus and Spike Chunsoft are having another baby. The studios announced a new collaborative project today, Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon. For those unfamiliar with Mystery Dungeon, it'...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey V

It sure looks like Etrian Odyssey V is a thing that's happening. Atlus teased the upcoming title in the dungeon crawling series today during a Niconico livestream, but little else was revealed. The studio didn't make mention...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth photo
Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
by Kyle MacGregor

Some concoctions will leave you feeling sick to your stomach. You need look no further than Yukiko Amagi's culinary misadventures for proof of that. Other pairings seem to work far better than they probably should, like Atlus RPG fusion Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

The title blends two of the studio's prized franchises, Persona and Etrian Odyssey, unifying disparate types of role-playing games into a cohesive and complementary experience.

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11:30 AM on 11.24.2014

Double Fine lays off twelve staff members

Double Fine Productions confirmed with Games Industry International last Friday that it had to lay off twelve staff members due to a publishing deal falling through on an unannounced title. "One of our unannounced p...

Rob Morrow