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4:30 PM on 07.31.2014

Nvidia Shield tablet now shipping

The newest entries in the Nvidia Shield family, the Shield tablet and the Shield wireless controller, have joined the Shield portable as part of Nvidia's homegrown line-up of gaming-focused Android-based devices. The Shield t...

Brittany Vincent


1:45 PM on 07.31.2014

This trailer for Breath of Fire 6 is as pretty as I expected, but that's about it

This animated trailer is absolutely stunning, but it does not do much to enthuse me for Breath of Fire 6. Breath of Fire 6, subtitled Guardians of the White Dragon, is set to be published as an online, web-based role-pl...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup

Usually when one thinks about shmups, precision motor skill and quick reaction are what come to mind. Mighty Tactical Shooter turns that completely on its head. Though precision movement and shot placement is still required,...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Go ahead and pick up Kemco's RPG Band of Monsters for free

A lot of you are always on the lookout for new role-playing games. Kemco has one titled RPG Band of Monsters that you might not have given a spin yet, and the best part is that you don't have to be a discerning consumer...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Google will stop calling games with in-app purchases 'free' in Europe

As part of its investigation into unwanted in-app purchases, often by children, the European Commission has laid out guidelines for developers and the app stores themselves to follow. By the end of September, Google will...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 07.16.2014

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will make about $200 million this year

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the Glu Mobile game based on their previous Stardom Hollywood and rebranded with noted famous person Kim Kardashian West, is set to make $200 million in revenue by the end of this year. As an a...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 07.13.2014

Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs

Mobile games are usually quick and easy, but you still have to end up fiddling with touch controls to figure out. That's if they work correctly. White Cat Project, recently revealed by Famitsu, seeks to change all of that by...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 07.10.2014

EA: Dungeon Keeper mobile wasn't 'in tune' with the brand

In a chat with GamesIndustry International about Electronic Arts' place in mobile gaming, EA Mobile executive VP Frank Gibeau said that, going forward, the company's focus will be to better figure out how to do free-to-play t...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 07.10.2014

Sonic Jump Fever is fun for about two minutes

Sonic Jump Fever is now available worldwide via iTunes and Google Play, Sega announced today. The vertical platformer is a free-to-play sequel to Sonic Jump, which first appeared on Japanese mobile phones in 2005. The experi...

Kyle MacGregor

5:45 PM on 07.09.2014

iPhone hit Pivvot is coming to Steam next week

Mobile-to-PC ports don't have the best of track records but I've got some high hopes for the home computer version of Pivvot, a great mobile game which was one of my favorites from 2013. It has such a simple concept: to keep...

Alasdair Duncan

1:45 PM on 07.03.2014

@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted

It has been a long time since we have seen or heard anything new about the classic arcade game Q*bert. Despite being such an iconic character for its time, the weird orange macaroni-nosed jumper never really rode the wave to ...

Darren Nakamura





3:00 AM on 07.03.2014

EA's Dungeon Keeper ads are indeed misleading, ASA rules

A complaint against Electronic Arts has been upheld by the UK's Advertising Standard Authority concerning marketing for its latest mobile free-to-play version of Dungeon Keeper. The complaint was made in regards to an email c...

Brittany Vincent



Video: The Witcher Battle Arena free-to-play MOBA coming to mobile devices photo
Video: The Witcher Battle Arena free-to-play MOBA coming to mobile devices
by Bill Zoeker

In a somewhat surprising move, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday that they would be releasing a free-to-play MOBA for mobile devices featuring characters from The Witcher series. This is slated for release sometime this winter and hey, who knows, it might be really awesome.

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2:00 PM on 07.01.2014

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile

CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 06.30.2014

Square Enix, Gree announce Final Fantasy Artniks Dive for mobile

Gree has announced a new RPG for Android and Apple phones and tablets this year, Final Fantasy Artniks Dive. Yes, Final Fantasy. This is happening in partnership with Square Enix, developers of Final Fantasy: All th...

Steven Hansen

4:15 PM on 06.30.2014

Ouya rolls out all-access pass for $59.99

Now this is an interesting tactic. Ouya is offering a 12-month all-access pass for $59.99 in a limited quantity. The pass covers one-time purchases under $30 "such as full game unlocks and level-pack add-ons," but not in-game...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 06.27.2014

Limited Edition Reading Rainbow OUYA up for grabs now

Late last month we talked a bit about the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which is in its last few days now. When it passed $4 million, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (among other, less important things) Seth MacFarlane...

Darren Nakamura



Review: The Rhythm of Fighters photo
Review: The Rhythm of Fighters
by Chris Carter

Over the past few decades, SNK has created a vast stable of memorable characters and franchises. I remember going into an arcade as a child for the first time and spending $10 on Fatal Fury, finding the fighters there more appealing in many ways than Capcom's Street Fighter cast.

SNK has melded these characters into just about every genre imaginable, from beat-'em-ups to shoot-'em-ups (King of Fighters Sky Stage rocks by the way), and now, they're pushing out a rhythm game. Despite the fact that it doesn't defy genre conventions in the slightest, that reliable stable of IPs works strongly in SNK's favor yet again.

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10:30 AM on 06.27.2014

That King of Fighters rhythm game is out now on iOS and Android

A rhyhthm game based on various franchises from the SNK world (most notably King of Fighters) is a thing, and it's dropping on iOS and Android this week. The base app is $0.99, with extra songs available via in-app-purchasing...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 06.27.2014

The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is out now for Android devices

Did you ever get a chance to play The World Ends With You? If not, you should have. There's still time before you start reading this post. Did you start it yet? No? Yeah, I guess it is a bit hard to find a retail copy unless ...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 06.26.2014

Voyage to Farland is some old-school Japanese roguelike action

Sometimes you see a trailer for a game and think, "Yeah, that's some real old-school stuff right there." From the video above, you can tell Voyage to Farland harks back to the 16-bit era but developer Patrick Casey is puttin...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 06.26.2014

This 'Flappy Game' mockumentary is probably spot-on

Ah, video game documentaries. Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't argue they're still interesting pieces of film. You know what's even better? Documentary spoofs. And Dorkly's got one that hits a little closer to home than you m...

Brittany Vincent





8:30 PM on 06.25.2014

Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms

If the amount of kids screwing around in Minecraft while their doting parents shake their heads going "Oh, those kids and their Minecraft!" and Let's Plays and creepers in popular media isn't enough to tell you how ridiculous...

Brittany Vincent

6:15 PM on 06.25.2014

Google wants you to build a virtual-reality headset out of cardboard

Google wants "everyone to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way" with its Cardboard project. It's a template for making a "no-frills" cardboard enclosure -- such as the expertly crafted one above --...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 06.25.2014

The Banner Saga coming to tablets this summer

Versus Evil has announced Banner Saga is coming to tablets this summer. Those beautiful visuals would be nice to curl up with in bed. Though if you want to play the strategy game on PC, it's on sale on Steam right now.

Steven Hansen

12:52 PM on 06.25.2014

Razer micro console powered by Android TV revealed at Google I/O

A new product, a Razer "micro-console" powered by Android TV, was shown as part of the keynote at Google I/O today. This is a device that will stream games and other content to televisions. Razer says that it will be priced t...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 announced as a mobile exclusive

Civilization Revolution was an interesting thing. As it was pared down to function well on consoles, handhelds, and eventually mobile devices, many diehards considered it dumbed down from the roots of the series. Still, it so...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 AM on 06.23.2014

Galactic puzzler Eliss Infinity coming to Android

Eliss Infinity is a pretty great mobile puzzler that's been adapted from a free PC game. It's on iOS right now, but soon, you'll be able to grab it for Android. It'll have everything the iOS version has at the moment, so ther...

Chris Carter

2:00 AM on 06.20.2014

The Rhythm of Fighters combines music with brawling for your gaming pleasure

Do you love fighting games? Do you love music games? What about a combination of the two? No, I'm not talking about Kickbeat. I'm actually talking about The Rhythm of Fighters - SNK Original Sound Collection. Strangely enough...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 06.18.2014

RBI Baseball 14 plays ball on Xbox One and PS4 next week

We're much closer to the All-Star break than Opening Day, but regardless, RBI Baseball 14 is set to release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 14. It's a bit late, but better than never, I guess. The much more pu...

Brett Makedonski

6:15 PM on 06.18.2014

Tormentum sure looks like a messed up adventure game

It seems that both horror and adventure games are in rude health in 2014, so it's no surprise to see a game combine the two. The trailer above is for Tormentum, a new indie point-and-click game from developer OhNoo that has ...

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Nolan North returns as the Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool Pinball

Heh. There's a mini Deadpool pinball table in this Deadpool pinball table. That's fun. Quick-time events, even if they're supposed to be a joke? Less fun. But I like that Zen Studios is giving Deadpool a table all his own --...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 06.16.2014

Angry Birds Transformers rolling out soon, everyone rolls eyes

Rovio's temporarily trading warfare of the avian type for a more mechanized approach. Angry Birds Transformers was revealed today, much to the delight of eight-year olds that love wearing all of their favorite things on ...

Brett Makedonski





10:02 AM on 06.14.2014

Jetpack Joyride is still getting free updates nearly three years after launch

Say what you will about mobile games in general, but a whole heap of developers are doing the platform right. One of the good guys is Halfbrick, who has contiuously updated Jetpack Joyride for nearly three years now with...

Chris Carter



Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper photo
Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Square hasn’t been afraid to use the Hitman IP in fun and creative ways. Hitman GO was a critical success for doing something unique, and while Hitman Sniper isn’t on that same scale, it is still at least a ton of fun.

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VVVVVV's user-created levels and editor are now free photo
VVVVVV's user-created levels and editor are now free
by Jordan Devore

Designer Terry Cavanagh has release a free version of VVVVVV that features player-created levels and the full level editor. It's called VVVVVVV: Make and Play Edition, and it can be downloaded as of today for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Version 2.2 of the full game is out now, fixing "a bunch of long standing bugs (for example, player level warp lines) and makes the 2.1 changes official (like player maps, colored text in player levels, editor direct mode, etc)." Steam Achievements have been implemented as well, so if you've put in the effort already, expect to unlock a bunch of those at once after updating.

That was far from the only VVVVVV news this week, as Cavanagh also released the game for iOS, Android, and Ouya, in addition to a related minigame called Super Gravitron for mobile. That's free, too! And there's a metal cover album for that special someone in your life.

Outer Space [Distractionware]

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3:30 PM on 06.12.2014

Square Enix: G-Bike mobile will 'incorporate the language of Final Fantasy VII'

This week at E3, Destructoid got the chance to sit down with Square Enix producer Ichiro Hazama and chat a bit about the bizarre Final Fantasy VII G-Bike minigame that's hitting the mobile platform soon. Speaking o...

Chris Carter

2:43 PM on 06.10.2014

Final Fantasy Agito is hurtling toward a mobile device near you

In conjunction with the mind-blowing news regarding Final Fantasy Type-0 that we just shared, we've got another Final Fantasy announcement for you, though this one certainly didn't seem like much of a long shot. Final Fantas...

Brittany Vincent

1:12 PM on 06.10.2014

Final Fantasy VII's 'G Bike' minigame is getting a full mobile release

Whatever your opinion is on where Final Fantasy VII ranks in the franchise, you can't dispute its iconic status. With minigames ranging from gambling to VR fighting to snowboarding, odds are you remember a lot of different p...

Chris Carter



Platformer Narcissus aims to bring back the arcade experience photo
Platformer Narcissus aims to bring back the arcade experience
by Beccy Caine

Narcissus, or so the myth goes, was the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. Renowned for his beauty, but also for being somewhat of an ass, he was lured to a pool of water by goddess of divine retribution Nemesis, where he became fixated with his own reflection. (And then died.) The inspiration for Alex Johansson’s Narcissus is truthfully less dramatic, evoked by watching his little brother jump between stepping stones on a river near his home, reflection in tow.

The game was part of the Leftfield Collection at the EGX Rezzed Expo in March and I happened to run into the developer in the closing minutes of the expo. I was met with a unique take on a runner game complete with beautiful pixel art and an 8-bit soundtrack intent on replicating a lost experience.

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