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9:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Hands on with Tales from the Borderlands

Telltalle has been a busy beehive lately. Having wrapped up The Walking Dead Season 2 and season one of The Wolf Among Us, this fall will bring us right into the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands. Darren seemed...

Abel Girmay


5:00 PM on 09.01.2014

N++ is going to break me, but I'm okay with that

One of the games I knew I had to check out at the Indie Megabooth this PAX Prime was N++. I liked its predecessor on Xbox Live Arcade a great deal, which is to say it infuriated the hell out of me but was satisfying beyond wo...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to

Mighty No. 9 is probably one of the most anticipated games of 2015. After a massive Kickstarter, creator Inafune and developers Comcept and Inti Creates have kicked off a long line of products to hype it up, including Mi...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 09.01.2014

Here are Destructoid's top ten games from PAX Prime 2014

PAX is always a wonderful show because of the way that it melds the presence of both the industry's largest games and the smallest developers. Into giant triple-A titles? Yup, PAX has plenty of that for you to get your hands ...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Geometry Wars 3 may look different, but it feels right

There was some initial skepticism when it came to Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and its so-called "3D action." For starters, it's been several years since the last games entered our lives to rekindle old leaderboard feuds. Ther...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.01.2014

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

[Writers Note: The original story was amended because of number of factual inaccuracies. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was confused by the original article.] It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mord...

Abel Girmay

2:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit fangame is now available to the public

Mega Man Legends 3 may be cancelled, but fans have worked tirelessly to create a fangame based on the concept. Created as a prologue to Legends 3, this 8-bit release walks you through what might have happened, with great gam...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Super Famicom box art book project is on Kickstarter

Anyone who lived during the Super Famicom/SNES era remembers some great boxart. Although the NES era was subject to some pretty questionable boxes in its day, many developers wised up and didn't mind getting a little more car...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.01.2014

In Japan, PlayStation Plus members get access to 250 PSP games this year

[Update: Evidently, Sony's press release states that you need to own the UMD first to get a free transfer.] Over in Japan, the PSP-to-Vita service is a bit different. They have a program called "UMD Passport," where you ...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 09.01.2014

The Mighty No. 9 playable beta launches today

If you're interested in Mighty No. 9 and pledged at least $80 to its Kickstarter, check your email today -- you may have gotten a beta key. Redeemable on Steam, this key will allow you to play a single level from an ear...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 09.01.2014

The current-gen and PC versions of GTA V are still on track

In the past few weeks, there's been a rumor circulating that Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC -- according to Rockstar, that rumor is false. Answering a Rockstar Support question, a repres...

Chris Carter





8:00 AM on 09.01.2014

Here's Grim Fandango running on PS4

Double Fine has the original Grim Fandango running on PS4, with some joystick tweaks so it controls smoother. In the development video, they talk about things they want to address, like the compression, and things they ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 09.01.2014

New Alone in the Dark and Haunted House hit PC this fall

Here are teasers for the previously announced Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots. Both are coming to PC this fall, so hopefully we'll have a few more spooky games to mess around with come Halloween time. 

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 09.01.2014

Japan gets pink and white Vita

After showing off some Vita games meant to appeal to women, Sony announced a new, pink and white Vita variant at its pre-TGS conference.  It looks like that pink and white 3DS that I still regret not getting. I chose the...

Steven Hansen

5:09 AM on 09.01.2014

Bladestorm PS4 and Way of the Samurai Vita trailers

A lot of sort of random games headlined Sony's pre-TGS conference.  As we previously reported, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360), from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, is getti...

Steven Hansen

4:58 AM on 09.01.2014

PS4 and Vita are getting themes

Sony is bringing themes to PS4 and Vita with upcoming firmwares 2.0 and 3.3, respectively. The themes offer you a chance to customize your Vita and PS4 home screens with wallpapers and associated icons.  My PS3 has been ...

Steven Hansen

4:51 AM on 09.01.2014

Yakuza Zero trailer: It will never release here because Sega hates you

Yakuza in 1988 sounds great, but we'll never get to play it anyways. It's launching in Japan during spring of 2015 for PS3 and PS4.

Steven Hansen

4:45 AM on 09.01.2014

Grasshopper's PS4 Let it Die trailer

The next game from Grasshopper and Suda 51, Let it Die, left a lot of questions unanswered at E3 this year. And I miss Lily Bergamo, which I was more excited about. This TGS trailer offers a frenetic, but more concrete look at the free-to-play PS4 game, which is sort of positioning itself as a multiplayer Manhunt. A lot of strangulation of dudes in their underwear.  

Steven Hansen

4:24 AM on 09.01.2014

Danganronpa Another Episode gets daft trailer with megaphones

Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode -- thanks, horrible naming conventions -- takes place between the first Danganronpa and the second, Goodbye Despair, which comes out in North America on Tuesday. Another Episode is coming to Japan on September 25. 

Steven Hansen

4:12 AM on 09.01.2014

PS4 getting Disgaea 5, Earth Defense Force, Ys, Gundam and Senran Kagura

More news from Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference. NIS is working on Disgaea 5 for PS4 after the recent Vita port of Disgaea 4. It's coming out in 2015. A new Hot Shots Golf meant to capitalize on the PS4's socia...

Steven Hansen

4:01 AM on 09.01.2014

P.T. downloaded over 1M times, footage viewed over 30M times

Hideo Kojima took the stage at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference to announce the success of P.T., the spooky demo teaser for the new Silent Hill he is making with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.  P.T. has bee...

Steven Hansen

3:49 AM on 09.01.2014

Tekken team working on Morpheus game for PS4

Along with the Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament, Katsuhiro Harada and the Tekken team are working on a game for Sony's virtual reality hat Morpheus. Summer Lesson is a PS4 game billed as a "communication game." We'll bring you more, hands and eyes on time in a couple weeks at Tokyo Game Show.

Steven Hansen





3:39 AM on 09.01.2014

Capcom confirms Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Capcom has confirmed the existence of previously leaked Resident Evil: Revelations 2 at Sony's pre-TGS conference. The initial leak came in the form of box art at Xbox.com. Consoles were not announced, but PS3/360 and/o...

Steven Hansen



Bloodborne is releasing in Japan on February 5 photo
Bloodborne is releasing in Japan on February 5
by Steven Hansen

From Software's (Dark SoulsBloodborne is coming to PS4 in Japan on February 5, 2015. 

Given that we expected an early 2015 release for Bloodborne globally, hopefully we won't have to wait too long after that for the North American release. 

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3:19 AM on 09.01.2014

Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PS4, PS3 along with special edition PS4

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PS3 and PS4 at Sony's pre-TGS press conference. It looks more Hyrule Warriors than series staple role playing combat -- because it's being developed by Dynasty Warriors...

Steven Hansen



Persona 5 is coming to PS4, gets first trailer photo
Persona 5 is coming to PS4, gets first trailer
by Steven Hansen

Atlus' YouTube has our first look at Persona 5, which appears to have a ruffled brown haired boy protagonist and subways. Not a lot to get excited about aside from the fact that Persona 5 is exciting inherently.

Though there was an announcement of a PS4 version of the previously PS3-restricted title. Makes sense. 

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10:30 PM on 08.31.2014

You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour

PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but ...

Darren Nakamura



Why does the term 'gamer' feel important? photo
Why does the term 'gamer' feel important?
by Jonathan Holmes

Earlier this morning I told my Twitter followers I was thinking of starting a post about why the term gamer might be "dying" or an article about positive representations of schizophrenia in videogames (like, all two of them). A couple of people wanted me to do the schizophrenia one... but mostly just because they didn't want me to do the gamer one. I got the feeling that they didn't want another ugly, negative post about videogame culture to exist. 

That said to me that this "gamer" term has some inherent power to it. It makes people feel something, for better or worse. Compare it to terms like "golfer" or "golf journalism." Imagine if golf pros and commentators were to declare that the term "golfer" is dead. The collective golf community would likely raise an eyebrow, shrug, and get back to golfing. That's not what we're seeing in the "gamer" community right now.

Right now we're seeing groups of once-unified "gamers" look at each other with disappointment, anger, and frustration. The thought is "you're not what I wanted you to be." The gaming press is saying that to game consumers. Game consumers are saying that to game developers. Game developers saying it to the gaming press. It's a constant three-way of pure disdain.

This disdain is born from the budding awareness of how different the goals, perspectives, and priorities of those three groups are. The illusion that we're "all just gamers" has been shattered. That said, the term "gamer" will likely never die. It's just not working as an applicable catch all for everyone who is passionate about videogames. Not anymore. Not after all of the misuse it's seen. That doesn't mean we have to give up on it though. 

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7:00 PM on 08.31.2014

Italian indie title The Town of Light is haunting

Italian independent game studio LKA.it's Greenlit project The Town of Light is described as a first-person psychological adventure that is set in a notorious former psychiatric hospital. Part historical documentary...

Rob Morrow



I could've been a pirate ship but I was a disco ball instead in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
I could've been a pirate ship but I was a disco ball instead in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Brett Makedonski

As I sat down for my appointment with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had to make my toughest decision at PAX Prime. Running through Claptrap's capstone abilities, I was faced with the following dilemma: Do I want to become a pirate ship or a disco ball?

I wasn't exactly jarred by the wacky prospect. I mean, this is Borderlands we're talking about, and even more specifically, this is Claptrap. But, you seriously expect me to just select between those two like it ain't no thang?

I went disco ball. I can't say I regret my decision.

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Review: Starbucks' Donkey Kong Frappuccino photo
Review: Starbucks' Donkey Kong Frappuccino
by Brett Makedonski

PAX is full of weird pandering shit designed to appeal to the almost 100,000 gaming fans that come out for the convention. Any company would be remiss to pass up the opportunity to make some easy extra cash by selling products that show-goers buy based on reference rather than actual appeal. Imagine our delight when we found a sign at Starbucks imploring us to get a Donkey Kong Frappuccino.

Hamza, Jordan, and I all took the plunge on the DK monstrosity. Yep, we had to buy it just because of the name. Dammit, these shitty marketing tactics actually work. No regard for price or ingredients, one by one, we all did the DK Frap.

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2:14 PM on 08.31.2014

Gearbox announces Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass info

Another Borderlands, another set of DLC. Today, Gearbox announced their plans for the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, which yet again includes four add-ons. They will be comprised of new missions and characters,...

Chris Carter

12:20 PM on 08.31.2014

Destructoid's PAX Prime 2014 panel: Video Games Are Stupid

The PAX Prime 2014 panel schedule is live! This year for Prime we're going to host a panel that's more focused on the videogame industry as a whole instead of just talking about us and whatever is going on with the site. So j...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Fire watch with me: Firewatch gets first, mysterious trailer photo
Fire watch with me: Firewatch gets first, mysterious trailer
by Steven Hansen

I am into this. It's a bit inscrutable, sure, but a mystery game needs to be mysterious. I was into Firewatch as soon as I heard of the talent involved. Artist Olly Moss, whose work we enjoy regularly, along with Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and designers Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin. 

You are alone in the Wyoming wilderness, save for the voice on the other side of your radio. And clearly there's some impropriety going on between Henry and his supervisor Delilah. Also, stuff spookier still. 

There are a few more screenshots on Campo Santo's Firewatch website. The game is aiming for a 2015 PC, Mac, and Linux release. I'm pretty okay going in knowing not much more than we do now.

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11:30 PM on 08.30.2014

DmC dev Ninja Theory is working on Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney's money maker Disney Infinity is getting some top action game talent. It was just announced at Giant Bomb's PAX Prime panel that developer Ninja Theory (Enslaved, DmC, Hellblade) is working with Disney I...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 08.30.2014

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way

Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alph...

Darren Nakamura



Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney photo
Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
by Patrick Hancock

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate! 

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are great. Personally, my favorite part is the edge, as long as you still get a little bit of peanut butter along with it. It is sort of annoying though when you peel off the wrapper and it takes a good chunk of chocolate with it, though. If you don't like peanut butter OR chocolate, I can't imagine that you'd want to indulge in a Reese's. If you don't dislike either one though, you easily understand why Reese's is some of the best candy ever.

So anyway, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney...

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4:00 PM on 08.30.2014

AI construct 'Master Control' walks through a turn of Civilization: Beyond Earth in this PAX video

Steven got to play Civilization: Beyond Earth with the help of an "actual scienceman" not long ago, but the 2K and Firaxis still brought something new to show at PAX Prime this year. Earlier today at the Firaxis Megapan...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 08.30.2014

Here are some Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus screens in English

XSEED Games has released a handful of translated screens from Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, so we can finally understand what's being said during all of that clothes-ripping and hack-and-slash action. I mean, if you care&nbs...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 08.30.2014

GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam

Nine Dots Studio's gorgeous-looking multiplayer space combat game GoD Factory: Wingmen is now available on Steam. Wingmen is a 4v4 competitive arcade-like title where the goal is to destroy the enemy's 13km carrier...

Rob Morrow