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11:15 AM on 08.29.2014

Costume Quest 2 is still cute, trying to be more engaging

Costume Quest, like every Double Fine game, is charming. It's a fresh-feeling, low stakes take on the JRPG genre, more Earthbound than Final Fantasy. Though, as Chad put it in his review, it's "RPG Lite," accessible...

Steven Hansen


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:00 AM on 08.29.2014

I have a feeling Massive Chalice is going to be great

We've heard little from Massive Chalice in the year and change since its successful crowdfunding campaign that took in over a million dollars following Double Fine's even more successful campaign for Broken Age. Jus...

Steven Hansen

10:50 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo Europe lays off 320 employees this week

Remember how we heard that Nintendo Europe will lay off 130 employees last month? It gets worse. Those 130 full-time employees will lose their jobs this week, as will an additional 190 from their localization department ...

Dale North

10:45 AM on 08.29.2014

Bayonetta 2 dated for October 24th

Nintendo has sent word that Bayonetta 2 will be hitting the Wii U on October 24th. In case you haven't heard of it yet, she'll also gain access to a new "snake transformation" that will let her navigate water, and of cou...

Chris Carter

10:32 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo announces five new Fall hardware bundles

Nintendo announced five new hardware bundles for this Fall season this morning. The Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set launches in mid-September. For $299 you'll get the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land....

Dale North

10:30 AM on 08.29.2014

Nefarious 'gamifies' kidnapping the damsel in distress

Inspired by the likes of Earthworm Jim and Mega Man, Nefarious sticks with platformer tropes, with one inversion: you are kidnapping princesses. And each princess you kidnap changes how your character controls and ...

Steven Hansen

10:14 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo's amiibo figures priced at $12.99, pre-orders are live

Nintendo has opened up pre-orders for their amiibo figures today, and they are priced at $12.99. According to the publisher, Villager, Fox, Kirby, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Pik...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 08.29.2014

Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire get tin cases & pre-order toys in Europe

In the United States, if you buy both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys R Us, you get a Charizard plush. In Europe, a GAME or Nintendo UK pre-order will net you a nifty tin case and a little toy when the game releases, November 28. I think Europe got the better deal, unless you must have both versions of the game and need a throw pillow or snuggle buddy. 

Steven Hansen

9:53 AM on 08.29.2014

Harmonix announces A City Sleeps, a musical shoot 'em up

Harmonix announces A City Sleeps, a musical twin-stick shoot 'em up a heaping helping of anime and bullets. It's like a musical Geometry Wars. Harmonix says that soundtrack synchronization drives projectiles, movement, bulle...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 08.29.2014

Gone Home coming to Wii U

Gone Home. It spawned the worst debate since, "Is it art?" the dreaded, "Is it a game?" Thankfully it lead to more thoughtful writing, too, outside of that human centipede.  It was previously announced for undisclosed co...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 08.29.2014

Shovel Knight looks great in 16-bit, Aegis Defenders just looks great

Oh my goooddd. How did I miss this until now? It's like a Nausicaa game. Thank you sir Shovel Knight for making a cross over appearance (above) in Aegis Defenders, which is how it came to my attention.  The Kickstarter already passed its initial funding goal and its PS4 stretch goal. Local co-op and a Wii U version are up next. Here's hoping. This looks amazing. 

Steven Hansen





7:00 AM on 08.29.2014

New 3DS themes confirmed, including Mario, Zelda, and Animal Crossing

During today's Nintendo Direct, themes were confirmed for the 3DS. They'll essentially morph your home menu into whatever you choose, with extra music, sounds, backgrounds, and icons to go along with it. The ones shown during...

Chris Carter

6:32 AM on 08.29.2014

Xenoblade Chronicles confirmed for New 3DS

So that's why Shulk is in Super Smash Bros. After showing off the "New 3DS" model during their Japanese Direct, Nintendo cut right into some footage of Xenoblade Chronicles on the 3DS. Very little is actua...

Chris Carter

6:15 AM on 08.29.2014

The 'New Nintendo 3DS' is a new 3DS iteration from Nintendo

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed that DS games will still work, and to not expect an international release anytime in 2014.] Nintendo has revealed yet another 3DS unit -- the "New Nintendo 3DS." It'll feature bigger scree...

Chris Carter

6:01 AM on 08.29.2014

Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles officially unveiled for Smash Bros.

This morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct kicked off with a bang, officially unveiling Shulk in Super Smash Bros, set to hit the 3DS and Wii U later this year. Following a leak that included the Xeno star, it looks like the other characters are going to follow at some point! Watch the video above for some footage -- he looks fun to play.

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 08.29.2014

Shadow of Mordor digs deep into Middle-earth's past

It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is released. Here at PAX Prime, we've been afforded one last look at the game, and while Alessandro and Dale covered the gameplay nitty gritty of the Nemesis system an...

Abel Girmay

5:00 AM on 08.29.2014

New Deep Down footage, beta delayed until 2015

Deep Down, Capcom's free-to-play PS4 action game, was meant to get a beta in Japan this summer, but producer Kazunori Sugiura has announced the beta test will be delayed until 2015. Localization details have yet to come...

Steven Hansen

3:00 AM on 08.29.2014

PS4, Vita getting psychological romance adventure Alone With You

 Alone With You, presumably the prequel to "Stuck in the Middle With You," comes from the man behind 2D horror Home and its spray can pastel world seems cool. You're the only remnant of a failed terraforming outfit...

Steven Hansen

1:00 AM on 08.29.2014

3DS, Wii U Capcom games on sale

A bunch of Capcom eShop 3DS and Wii U games are on sale until the morning of September 4.  Writing about Capcom just makes me want to replay every Clover game and Resident Evil 4. At least Mega Fans are getting good Mega Man alternates.

Steven Hansen

11:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys "R" Us to receive a Charizard plush

Toys "R" Us, as revealed in a print ad in the US, is currently running an in-store pre-order promotion where you can take home a cuddly new Charizard plush toy if you purchase both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens

I hope you like Meta Knight, because you're about to get a hot load of him right into your eyeballs with this menagerie of Super Smash Bros. screens. And I don't care what anyone says. It stings.  But, onto more important topics. Who are you going to be smashing with? Me? Fox is looking like a good choice, as usual. 

Brittany Vincent

9:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Henshin a-go-go, baby! Transform into Final Fantasy heroes in Final Fantasy Explorers

This morning, during the Final Fantasy Explorers livestream, Square Enix revealed more about the game's "Trance" feature, which will allow players to transform into characters from past Final Fantasy titles. The character the...

Brittany Vincent





9:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Here's the first trailer and set of screens for Mistwalker's Terra Battle

The official Terra Battle website is open for business, and with it a brand new trailer and screenshots outlining the "Download Starter" model the game is set to operate on. The more the game is downloaded, the more content ...

Brittany Vincent

7:45 PM on 08.28.2014

[NSFW] Shake it, baby: New Onechanbara Z2: Chaos screens

Look, I'm not gonna mince words. The last Onechanbara title I played was absolutely horrible. For some reason I thought Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad for Xbox 360 was going to be this sexy amalgam of zombie-slaying goodne...

Brittany Vincent



We've got a ton of codes for the Spacecom beta! photo
We've got a ton of codes for the Spacecom beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Mr Destructoid has gotten his greedy little hands on some codes for the Spacecom beta, and he's decided to hand them out to the Dtoid community! (This is actually quite generous of our robot overlord. He normally eats things like this.)

Spacecom is a strategic starfleet command game with a heavy focus on multiplayer, and you can enjoy the beta from today until September 11. To claim your code, just click here! (Huge members, click here for your reserved codes.) Then just login to Steam and redeem it there. Be sure and let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments below!

Weren't fast enough to claim a code? Think about becoming on of our Huge members! They get preferred access to beta codes such as these, automatic entry into contests, ad-free browsing, and more!

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7:15 PM on 08.28.2014

Miyamoto explains Nintendo's reignited passion for core gaming

It's fairly obvious that Nintendo has been ramping up its concerted efforts to attract and maintain its core base, and Shigeru Miyamoto's latest comments confirm that it's not just a coincidence. Miyamoto spoke with Edge in a...

Brittany Vincent

4:00 PM on 08.28.2014

See everything exclusive to PlayStation for Destiny in one video

Although the "default" is to get mad at Microsoft for locking down exclusives, Sony has one in the pocket for Destiny. It involves a small amount of content, but content nonetheless, and you can get a full look of what to ex...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Nidhogg and Dust: An Elysian Tail are heading to PlayStation

More PlayStation ports of great games sounds good to me. The lovely 2D action-RPG Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming soon to PlayStation 4, while the hilarious fencing game Nidhogg is headed to both PS4 and PS Vita, complete wit...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Final Fantasy XIV celebrates its anniversary with 'The Rising' event

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a year old as of yesterday, and to celebrate, a new event is happening in the town of Limsa Lominsa. Fans will be able to complete a small questline (about 10 minutes) to unlock the "Huzza...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Breach & Clear: Deadline coming this fall to Steam Early Access, co-published by Devolver Digital

In a somewhat interesting publishing move, Devolver Digital has announced that it will be teaming up with Gambitious to publish Breach & Clear: Deadline, a post-apocalyptic tactical strategy shooter, based on Gun Media's...

Rob Morrow

2:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Diablo III's patch 2.1.0 brings seasonal challenges, Greater Rifts

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls has a new update, titled patch 2.1.0 -- and it comes with a lot of changes. "Seasonal" characters allow you to restart the game with a new build, which can earn you special items, leaderboard plac...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Ska Studios' next game Salt and Sanctuary is headed to PlayStation

Ska Studios certainly has a style all its own. The independent studio is following up on The Dishwasher series and Charlie Murder with Salt and Sanctuary, a sidescrolling action-RPG coming next year to PlayStation 4 and PS V...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Ubisoft pushes Assassin's Creed Unity to November

Ubisoft's upcoming current-generation Assassin's Creed game, Unity, has been delayed a couple of weeks to November 11 in the US and November 13 in Europe. "Now that the team has a near-finished game, those extra two weeks wil...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Stick it to the Man is on Xbox One as of today

Stick it to the Man managed to do something that rarely any other game on the market does these days -- make me laugh. Billed as a "comedic platformer," Stick it is now available on the Xbox One for $9.99. Develope...

Chris Carter



September Games with Gold: Super Time Force, Halo: Reach, and Monaco photo
September Games with Gold: Super Time Force, Halo: Reach, and Monaco
by Jordan Devore

Next month's Games with Gold lineup is among the service's best yet.

Xbox 360 owners who are subscribed to Xbox Live Gold can nab Monaco: What's Yours is Mine for free from September 1 - 15, followed by Halo: Reach from September 16 - 30, while Xbox One owners will have all of September to download Super Time Force.

Shame about the Xbox 360 version of Super Time Force not being included here, but if you're thinking of playing it there I'd recommend going for the Ultra PC release instead.

Games with Gold Has Your Back in September [Xbox]

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11:30 AM on 08.28.2014

That PSN maintenance is rescheduled for today

Remember that DDoS attack on the PSN networks last weekend? Well there was supposed to be a scheduled maintenance day that following Monday, but it was postponed due to the unexpected issues that took place. That day has come...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.28.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August concludes with X3

Today is a massive day for the Nintendo eShop -- one of the biggest in recent memory. On the Wii U we have Mega Man X3 on the Virtual Console, followed by Donkey Kong Jr. Math, SteamWorld Dig, and The Fall. The...

Chris Carter



Review: Mighty Gunvolt photo
Review: Mighty Gunvolt
by Chris Carter

Inti Creates is just full of surprises. First, we had the announcement of a brand new Mega Man-like project that absolutely exploded on Kickstarter. Then we got word that Azure Striker Gunvolt was in production, and was an attempt to recreate the feel of the Mega Man X and ZX titles.

Now, we have a full-on 8-bit loveletter to the NES area in the form of Mighty Gunvolt, which is a free add-on for Striker. Provided that Mighty No. 9 delivers, this is going to be one hell of a retro trifecta.

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Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt photo
Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt
by Chris Carter

If Capcom ever decides that they're done with Mega Man, someone will carry the torch. Whether it's tireless fan creators or the father of the Blue Bomber himself, the Mega Man community is one of the most passionate collectives I've ever seen in the gaming industry.

Not content with rebooting his creation entirely with Mighty No. 9, Inti Creates has crafted a love-letter to Mega Man ZX, and the 8-bit era. If Azure Striker Gunvolt is anything to go by, I hope that passion lives on for quite a while.

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9:00 AM on 08.28.2014

Check out Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved at PAX Prime

Harmonix is headed to PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend, and bringing with them Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, as well as swag and some brand new songs that you can check out if you happen to be in attendance. The event's on...

Brittany Vincent