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9:30 PM on 10.01.2014

This Isabelle purse is absolutely adorable

Isabelle is one of the most adorable faces to come out of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, that's for sure. Have you ever wanted to yank her cute little face off and carry it around with you as a purse? Now you can, thanks to the O...

Brittany Vincent


9:30 PM on 10.01.2014

The Angry Birds movie now has a star-studded celebrity voice cast

The Angry Birds movie is not only a real thing, but it seems as though production is well underway, with a cavalcade of celebrity voice talent just announced today. The Columbia Pictures film will be directed by Clay Katis of...

Brittany Vincent

8:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Trick or treat with a Super-Size Pumpkaboo, courtesy of Nintendo

Just in time for Halloween, you can now pick up a Super-Size Pumpkaboo in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y via the Nintendo Network. Right now, all you need to do to receive this Pokémon is connect to the internet...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Human Orbit will let you indulge your rogue AI fantasies

Is it me or are all artificial intelligences on spacecraft always evil? GLaDOS, HAL, SHODAN, the ... steering wheel thingy from WALL-E -- all of them were pretty evil, or at least fairly negligent in their jobs and now it's y...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Skullgirls Encore pushed back on PS4, PS Vita

First, the not-so-great news: Skullgirls Encore won't be out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita until next year. Developer Lab Zero Games has "expanded the scope of the port and [is] adding new features with the aim of making it...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Calvino Noir is a European, smoky, noir-ish stealth game

I think I've probably made it clear that I like a good stealth game and thankfully I had the chance to try out the lovely-looking Calvino Noir at EGX. Set in post-war Austria (I forgot to ask which war... whoops), players con...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 10.01.2014

The 3DS couldn't handle transforming Super Smash Bros. characters

In Super Smash Bros., characters like Zelda and Sheik are on their own, no longer represented as a single fighter that can change form mid-battle. Speaking about the change in Famitsu, game director Masahiro Sakurai said "It'...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 10.01.2014

This Satellite Reign pre-alpha footage is looking pretty sharp

Brisbane-based studio 5 Lives recently announced that backers who pledged for alpha access during the Kickstarter campaign for Satellite Reign will be getting their playable build some time in early October. The rest of us w...

Rob Morrow

5:15 PM on 10.01.2014

Destructoid shirts now going for $14.95

All t-shirts on the Destructoid store have been dropped down to $14.95! We've lowered the price, saving you a few bucks. Hoodies are still between $24.95 to $34.95, and as always you'll get free shipping worldwide on ord...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 10.01.2014

These limited edition The Evil Within PS4s don't look very scary

Oooh, a building outline! Terrifying! You'll get a scary-ass building etched onto your PS4 if you're nabbing a Japanese Psycho Break (The Evil Within here in the west) limited edition release. It comes in Jet Black or Glacier...

Dale North





4:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Thomas Was Alone has friends in new platforms

Thomas Was Alone, the minimalist indie platformer about friendship and jumping, is finding companionship on some new consoles. It's been recently revealed that the game will come to PS4, and now it's confirmed to be headed t...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Ivory King

Dark Souls II was quite the ride. Although the game had its fair share of issues, I had a blast playing it, and a number of its zones now have a place in my list of all-time favorite Souls locations. One of those areas includes the last piece of DLC, The Crown of the Ivory King, which brings back some of the powerful icy imagery from the Painted World of Ariamis.

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Destiny's loot is now way less aggravating

Here we go. The patch that fixes -- or, at least improves -- how loot works in Destiny. Chris already detailed the patch, which is out now, at length. But the short of it is that Legendary (purple) engrams will now always awa...

Jordan Devore

3:05 PM on 10.01.2014

Here's the Bloodborne alpha in action

Ah yes! If you weren't fortunate enough to go hands-on with Bloodborne at gamescom, PAX Prime, or Tokyo Game Show, this is the good stuff right here. It's footage ripped straight from the alpha. There are multiple videos her...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 10.01.2014

NHL 15 predicts entire hockey season, probably gets it horribly wrong

EA Sports used NHL 15 to simulate and predict the upcoming NHL season which begins next week. The results are most likely terribly wrong because nowhere does it anticipate that the Colorado Avalanche will be crowned Sta...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 10.01.2014

The Sims 4 is getting pools, ghosts, and Star Wars costumes

Pools. Get to the pools! They were notably absent from The Sims 4 at launch but they're arriving in November as a free update. Sim deaths are going to skyrocket. Speaking of which, more immediately, the game is adding ghosts...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.01.2014

The Free Syrian Army uses a DualShock 3 to fire tank guns

Turns out you can use videogame controllers for more than videogames. You can also use them to shoot a .50 caliber machine gun from your homemade tank in your ongoing battle against ISIS. Good for you guys, but I think I'll keep using mine for videogames.

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 10.01.2014

Here's a little more footage of the Resident Evil remaster

Remember that time that we all collectively contributed to the complete downfall of Raccoon City and got rewarded with some sweet costumes? You should, it was only a few days ago. Well, we're also getting rewarded with a lit...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 10.01.2014

PS Plus: Driveclub, Dust, Spelunky, and four more

This is a pretty good month for PlayStation Plus subscribers, but then again most are. This month's lineup, which will be out and playable for free with an account come October 7, includes: Dust: An Elysian Tail (PS4) Spelun...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 10.01.2014

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix commercials just hit Japanese TV

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is hitting Japanese shelves this Thursday, and Square Enix has started their television advertising campaign with these two commercials titled "Friend" and "Story." The "Friend" trailer can be see...

Brittany Vincent

12:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Combolicious arcade-style shooter Wrack leaves Early Access

After more than six years in development, Final Boss Entertainment's attractive-looking arcade FPS Wrack is now a finished game and available for purchase on Steam. To celebrate, the team has released this exhilarating launc...

Rob Morrow







Friendly reminder: Go get yo' free games on Xbox Live! photo
Friendly reminder: Go get yo' free games on Xbox Live!
by Brett Makedonski

With the beginning of a new month, it's time that we all flip our calendars from that picture of an adorable kitten rolling around in the leaves to that picture of an adorable kitten sitting in a pumpkin. It's also time that Xbox Live Gold members should go ahead and swoop on their free games.

As a quick reminder, DICE's highly praised Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is available until October 15 on Xbox 360. On Xbox One, newly released indie cooperative platformer Chariot is free all month long. Chariot's one that you won't want to pass up, especially if you have a partner to sit on the couch and work through it with.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers would be remiss to pass these up. Go ahead and put on your Uggs, froth your pumpkin spice lattes, and queue up some videogames to play.

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12:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Get a load of Hyrule Warrior's Volga, the dragon warrior

Hyrule Warriors is gaining a new polearm combatant soon with the addition of Volga, the badass fire-dragon warrior. In addition to changing into a freaking dragon, he also seems to have a wide array of attacks that mimi...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 10.01.2014

Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign to benefit breast cancer foundation

Namco Bandai has launched its Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign in cooperation with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  They plan to raise awareness through gameplay in their range of mobile titles, with the highlight...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 10.01.2014

Hearthstone's next expansion is just cards, will have over 100 of them

Hearthstone is still chugging, and I had a blast with its Curse of Naxxramas expansion. It added a decent amount of cards to the game (30), and some single player content that kept me busy for quite a while. The next exp...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 10.01.2014

Here's how team colors will work for Super Smash Bros. Wii U

While the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just around the corner, I know quite a bit of people who will be waiting on the Wii U edition. The good news is although the game is still a ways off (rumors point to mid Nov...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 10.01.2014

Minecraft will arrive at retail on the Xbox One in November

Starting November 18th, you'll be able to pick up the Xbox One version of Minecraft (now owned by Microsoft!) at retail for $19.99. You'll be able to transfer data over from the Xbox 360, and the worlds will be "up to 36...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 10.01.2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS won't support the Circle Pad Pro because of a hardware issue

As everyone knows, the GameCube controller allowed for a certain amount of versalitlty when it came to Smash Bros. games. With the C-stick option, players could use it for quick smash attacks, which was a great thing to ...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 10.01.2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer outlines the new features

Last week I detailed a lot of the new experiences that Civilization V veterans will find in Civilization: Beyond Earth. I loved what I played of it and you can read about that if you want, but those who are more visual ...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 AM on 10.01.2014

Kamiya re-iterates that bringing Bayonetta 2 to PS4 or Xbox One is Nintendo's call

As we draw closer to the international release date for Bayonetta 2, a lot of people continue to bring up the exclusivity deal. "Will we get it one day on other platforms," people ask constantly, hoping that one day it will s...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 10.01.2014

Elegy for a Dead World makes a game out of writing fanfiction

One of the great things about games today is that we are seeing new ideas in addition to the tried and true shooters and platformers. Elegy for a Dead World has one of those ideas, and it will be interesting to watch how it ...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 10.01.2014

One modder shows how to hook a GameCube controller up to your 3DS for $12

One of the only problems I had with Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was using the Circle Pad for a prolonged use of time. I actually got used to using the portable's controls over time, but the pad itself wears on my thumb...

Chris Carter





7:30 PM on 09.30.2014

Creepy Castle sends invites to Shovel Knight, Dr. Fetus and more

Creepy Castle is a sweet little Sinclair Spectrum-influenced game that's running one of the more humble Kickstarter campaigns in recent memory. The game only needs $6K to live. It's at about $5K now with 3 days to go. Oh no!...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 09.30.2014

Matador is now Brigador, still a cool looking mech shooter

I decided to do some checking on Matador, which won me over early this year. This proved confusing, briefly, as some legal issues have pushed the isometric mech shooter to be renamed Brigador. I kind of miss the name, but al...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 09.30.2014

Assassin's Creed Rogue looks like a frigid Black Flag

Ubisoft demoed more than 20 minutes of Assassin's Creed Rogue gameplay at EGX this past weekend, and that's enough to notice the obvious likenesses to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The naval fights look largely simil...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 09.30.2014

Konami PSN sale: Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, Suikoden

Tons of Metal Gear Solid games in this PlayStation Network sale. I was never going to grab Ground Zeroes at full price, but now we're talking. A few older gems in here, too: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (PS3) - $9.99 / $8...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 09.30.2014

The first part of Dreamfall Chapters arrives on October 21

We've known for a while that the upcoming Dreamfall game from Red Thread would be split into five chapters but now we have word that the first one, entitled Reborn, will arrive on October 21. I'm hoping that the studio will ...

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 PM on 09.30.2014

U Craft seeks to fill the Minecraft void on Wii U

There might not be Minecraft for Wii U, but there is U Craft. Close enough? This is in the works at Nexis Games, the studio behind some games I'm also not familiar with -- do BrickBlast U! or The Dance of the Damned ring any ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 09.30.2014

Dark Souls II's final Lost Crowns DLC chapter is here

After a brief delay, the Dark Souls II DLC trilogy has come to an end with Crown of the Ivory King. It's available today on Steam and Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation 3 for $9.99 -- or you can get all three add-ons bundle...

Jordan Devore