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7:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Shorts-wearing Pikachu, red Lucario: Pokkén Tournament looks hot

Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi...

Jordan Devore


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




6:15 PM on 01.30.2015

Octodad proves silly can sell

Octodad is everything a video game aspires to be: Fun. It's that simple. And the fine folks at Young Horses have proven that if you stick to this ideal (along with hours of hard work), it can genuinely pay off. According to s...

Robert Summa

6:00 PM on 01.30.2015

This RoboCop mod ensures I'll play The Talos Principle

Darren's review of The Talos Principle intrigued me. Even if the game had turned out poorly, a philosophical puzzler from the studio behind Serious Sam was something I just had to see. Fortunately, it's good. Eight-out-of-ten...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.30.2015

Phriday Night Phights: Phil is Dead

Don't worry, that's the only time I'll do that with the title. Couldn't resist. I miss my old name and avatar :( No regrets at all though, just a little melancholy. Goodbye you handsome devil. May Chist carry on the legacy of...

Mike Martin

5:00 PM on 01.30.2015

2K does pay-to-win lite with Evolve app

Obviously, 2K loves money. I mean, they're a company, so that's what their primary function should be, right? Well, with video games it can be a little tricky. You can love money, but at the same, you still have to respect wh...

Robert Summa

4:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Gaming in the Rust Belt: The story of the Buffalo Game Space

It’s not often I pause an interview because a sizzling plate of loaded fries, topped with thick diced bacon & monterey jack cheese, was just dropped in front of me, but maybe that’s because I don’t condu...

Mike Cosimano

4:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Get your knives out: A list of the best pointy objects in the business

Knives in games are weird. They're either way too weak and flimsy to be any fun (the weapon of last resort you mess around with for a few moments to delay dying or before you restart from your last, hopefully ammo-rich, save)...

Nic Rowen

3:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Wonder Boy creator working on new Wonder Boy-esque game

While covering the action-adventure platformer Flying Hamster II last year, I said that fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series would want to take a look, and that's even more true today. The Kickstarter may have failed...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Review: Nihilumbra

There's a nugget of a solid game here in Nihilumbra. Unlike many of the PlayStation Vita's offerings, it uses the touchscreen in a novel way that doesn't feel tacked on or forced. And the puzzle-platforming is supported well by an ethereal art style, score, and sound design. You just have to wade through a jumble of pseudo-philosophy to get to it.

Greg Tito

2:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Samus and Sagat: Prepping for Street Fighter V and Super Metroid II

A lot of you told me that you really liked Samus and Sagat episode one. Thank you so much! Even more of you told me that you almost didn't watch the show at all because you thought it was a cartoon. Sorry about that! To be 1...

Jonathan Holmes

1:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Exploring the ghost ships of Screwfly's Deadnaut

Deadnaut is a tactical, squad-based, sci-fi horror affair from Australian developer Screwfly Studios. The title launched on Steam last November and I'm regrettably only getting around to playing it now. Its un...

Rob Morrow





1:15 PM on 01.30.2015

$24 Wolfenstein, Beyond Earth, & Pre-Sequel from GMG's 2014 Revisited Sale

GMG is launching a "2014 Revisited Sale" which includes many AAAs that are now at more than half off. Most titles are price cut by 50%, and with stacking coupons, that discount rises as high as 73% off. Some of the better dea...

Dealzon

1:00 PM on 01.30.2015

PS4 gets Bloodborne bundle in Europe, procedural Chalice Dungeons explained

Here's the lowdown on Bloodborne's procedurally generated Chalice Dungeons that are different depending on what item combination you use to summon them. It's different from Dark Souls' hand-crafted precision, but it could ke...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 01.30.2015

Review: Gunman Clive 2

I don't think anyone, including the game's creator, expected Gunman Clive to be such a massive hit. As an homage to retro platformers it was a joy to play, and the ridiculously cheap base price made it easy to take the plunge. Gunman Clive 2 delivers pretty much everything you'd want out of a sequel, even if it doesn't push the envelope.

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Apex fighting game tournament changes venues over safety concerns (Update)

[Update: The show must go on! Apex is relocating to the Garden State Convention Center. However, all events planned for today have been cancelled.] Authorities have put Apex 2015 on hold over concerns about the venue's struct...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 AM on 01.30.2015

Smash Bros.' Sakurai may quit game development 'if it continues like this'

Nintendo's tireless Masahiro Sakurai isn't so tireless after all and is, instead, a human being who needs better working conditions. The Super Smash Bros. creator has already said that he probably won't make another Smas...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Final Fantasy XIV will get its DirectX 11 upgrade for the expansion

Ever since the launch of Final Fantasy XIV, the development team has mused on the idea of providing a DirectX 11 update for the PC edition, which would drastically improve its visual quality. While the PS4 version has near-p...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 01.30.2015

Atlus details its full schedule for the 30-hour Persona stream

On February 3 at 11pm EST, Atlus will run a 30-hour stream for all things Persona. It will consist of development talk, looks at new games, and even a few surprises. Recently the full schedule has been revealed, so you can pl...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Praise The Speaker: Bungie to fix Destiny's heavy ammo bug

Destiny has had a major bug in it since launch regarding heavy ammo. Often times you'll straight-up lose ammo due to a variety of situations, especially when you equip some of the game's best armor. It's a huge pain beca...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 01.30.2015

Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch is leaving Gearbox

Almost five years ago, Anthony Burch went from being a Destructoid staff member to a Destructoid alumnus, moving on to work as a writer at Gearbox Software. On his personal Twitter account this morning, he announced that he w...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Apotheon is coming soon on PC and PS4

Developer Alien Trap has announced the dates for the cool-looking platformer Apotheon -- February 3 on Steam and PS4. There have been a few delays within the process, but it's ready now and all set after Sony's approval...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 01.30.2015

The Rockman Megamix manga is getting a reprint

If you're a Mega Man fan you owe it to yourself to check out the Rockman Megamix manga. There are a few volumes floating about in addition to the extended Gigamix series, and they feature some cool storylines compliments of H...

Chris Carter





6:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Conan O'Brien plays Mortal Kombat X on a new episode of Clueless Gamer

Conan O'Brien got to play an early copy of Mortal Kombat X with football stars Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski for the newest Clueless Gamer segment, and the results were hilarious. They have some of the best reactions eve...

Ben Davis

4:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Bring all the boys to the yard with Bayonetta's earrings

Koubutsuya is helping Bayonetta lovers make a fashion statement with these hot new earrings which are an exact replica of Cereza's. The company is known for its quality reproductions of anime items aimed at adults who desire ...

Jason Faulkner

2:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Hyrule Warriors had the most successful launch of any Musou game in the U.S.

Nintendo's gambit with one of its most profitable properties seems to have paid off. Koei Tecmo's Hyrule Warriors is the fastest selling of any entry of the Musou series released in the United States. Great DLC and iconi...

Jason Faulkner

1:55 AM on 01.30.2015

Sega of America downsizing, relocating, and narrowing product lines

Sega of America, like all companies, has its eyes set on becoming as efficient as possible. Today, the publisher revealed plans to take drastic steps toward that goal by streamlining through downsizing and relocation. In a no...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Heroes of Might and Magic III HD hits Steam, iOS, and Android today

The beloved classic Heroes of Might and Magic III HD: The Restoration of Erathia has come to Steam, Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store and it's just as much fun as I remembered it. The classic high-fantasy ...

Jason Faulkner



February's Xbox One Games with Gold is already out photo
February's Xbox One Games with Gold is already out
by Brett Makedonski

February's the shortest month of the year, but Xbox is artificially lengthening it by spilling it over into January. That's the only way to explain this month's Xbox One Games with Gold already popping up for free on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

#IDARB is available and free right now on Xbox One for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. It was supposed to go up on February 1, but you can have it more than two days early.

Why did #IDARB go up so soon? My best guess is that Xbox Live's servers just couldn't contain its wild, insane party ways. Try it out; you'll see what I mean. If not, we'll have a live look for you soon if all goes according to plan.

#IDARB [Xbox]

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Life is Strange: Episode One Achievement guide photo
Life is Strange: Episode One Achievement guide
by Brett Makedonski

It's always great when a game's Achievements exploit the mechanic or feature that the title does best. That's what Life is Strange's set does -- at least for the first episode. Almost everything in episode one can be unlocked through exploration. The sole exception is an Achievement for simply finishing.

The Achievements that might prove difficult are for taking ten optional photos. Life is Strange has a chapter select feature that tells you how many photos in each section remain to be collected. However, make sure to select the option to "play this chapter in collectible mode" which will allow you to hunt without changing any choices you've already made.

Everything from here on out may contain spoilers. Even the images for the Achievements are spoilers in that they give away what needs to be done. I've listed them in the order in which they appear, but I highly recommend playing through once at your own speed before using a guide to clean up.

With all the formalities out of the way, an easy 200 Gamerscore's right around the corner!

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9:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Oh, nice, Future Press is doing a hardcover Bloodborne strategy guide

I know, I know -- you don't need a guide for Bloodborne just like you didn't need any assistance with Dark Souls or Demon's Souls or King's Field. You're that good. Or, more likely, you just wanted to go in as blindly as poss...

Jordan Devore

8:16 PM on 01.29.2015

Rosalina amiibo Canadian fate confirmed: she's being redistributed to other retailers

Recently we learned that because of Target's closures in Canada, the fate of the Rosalina amiibo was up in the air. Now we have solid confirmation of what's happening with the character. After days of silence, Nintendo has no...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Tales of Zestiria tops Japanese Charts, Kirby tanks

Tales of Zestiria was the best-selling game in Japan last week, netting over 340,000 sales in its domestic debut, according to data compiled by Media Create. For reference, here's how previous entries in the series fared in t...

Kyle MacGregor



Contest: Win a copy of Mega Ran Com: Mission! photo
Contest: Win a copy of Mega Ran Com: Mission!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Originally a commission by a hardcore fan, Mega Ran Com: Mission, was recently unlocked for the general public, and we've got five digital copies to hand out to lucky readers!

To enter to win, just leave a comment in the thread below telling us your favorite Mega Ran track! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in the world! You have until this Sunday, February 1 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck! And remember, our Huge Members get automatic entry into all contests (and double entries if you enter one manually), exclusive beta code giveaways for upcoming games, monthly newsletters direct from the staff, ad-free browsing, and more! And most of all, your $3's a month helps directly support the site you love. Try us out!

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Review: Life is Strange: Chrysalis photo
Review: Life is Strange: Chrysalis
by Brett Makedonski

"If I'm not looking through a viewfinder, I'm looking through a window. Always looking."

Max Caulfield, the introspective protagonist of Life is Strange, spends her life searching, observing. Actually, it might be more akin to wandering. She's 18, a newly minted "adult." Everyone keeps telling her how much life has in store for her, but she's more intent on the short-term -- just surviving one awkward social interaction after another.

It's a situation that's easy to empathize with. Everyone's felt the uncertain pangs of adolescence, even the most sure-footed of people. Life is Strange gives the player a chance to walk in those shoes with Max -- to try to avoid the gaze of every set of judgmental eyes, and to skirt confrontational conversation lest things just get even worse. It can be weird and cringe-worthy at times, but, hey, doesn't that nicely sum up those formative years?

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5:15 PM on 01.29.2015

1996-style shooter Strafe looks like the start of something great

I've greatly enjoyed the promotional work that's gone into Strafe, also known as STRAFE®, also known as "the goriest shooter of 1996." But beyond the head-exploding live-action throwback trailer, wonderful as that was (h...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 01.29.2015

2015's LEGO game lineup: Avengers, Jurassic World, mobile ports

This latest round of LEGO games will do wonders for Brett's Gamerscore. Several titles are releasing in 2015, including LEGO Jurassic World, which hits in June and spans all four films, and LEGO Marvel's Avengers, which is ou...

Jordan Devore



Dem bones: The best skeletons in video games photo
Dem bones: The best skeletons in video games
by Ben Davis

I've been playing tons of Grim Fandango ever since the remastered version came out a few days ago, and it's left me with skeletons on the brain... and in the closet.

This led me to thinking about more skeletons in games. There's a lot of them! While most video game skeletons are relegated to simple enemy fodder, there are still plenty of standout skellies out there. Why not write about 'em?

Here are ten of the best skeletons in video games, no bones about it!

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3:21 PM on 01.29.2015

Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X roster

Ermac is the latest Mortal Kombat X roster addition. You can see him in action right now on the NetherRealm Twitch stream below. You can also spot Kitana and Reptile on the character select screen. Those two will be play...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 01.29.2015

Majora's Mask gets a cute lil '90s-feeling, live-action commercial

In a fitting tribute to the days of polygonal graphics that didn't play well on air, Majora's Mask 3DS has a nice little commercial you wouldn't be surprised to see stationed between episodes of Rocko's Modern Life...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 01.29.2015

How long can you survive in Out There: Omega Edition?

Out There: Omega Edition by Mi-Clos Studio is certainly a pretty little thing. Don't let its eye-catching pulp-comic appearance fool you, though. It's a difficult game. Think Oregon Trail meets FTL and you'll have a goo...

Rob Morrow