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3:00 PM on 05.28.2014

Hahah: Tasty Blue is the Katamari of the seas

Okay, I know that this basic premise is not new. The player is a small fish, and it eats smaller fish to grow bigger, at which point it can eat more fish, and grow bigger still. The circle of life continues, and we mostly ig...

Darren Nakamura

4:15 PM on 05.27.2014

MotorStorm creator's new game is a cooking simulation

Martin Kenwright founded Evolution and made the very brown PS3 racer Motostorm. With his new studio, Starship, he is doing things completely different. Its first game is CyberCook, "the first truly interactive cookery platfor...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 05.27.2014

The Watch Dogs mobile app is out today

Watch Dogs is out on pretty much every platform but the Wii U, and you can grab the mobile app on top of that today to augment the game. As a "second screen experience," you'll be able to see the map on your device, as well a...

Chris Carter



Reviews In Review: Wolfenstein The New Order, Transistor, Drakengard 3 photo
Reviews In Review: Wolfenstein The New Order, Transistor, Drakengard 3
by Ben Pack

Look, E3 is coming up soon and that means we're about to get super excited about games. Let's take a minute and be thankful for the games we have right now, ok?

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2:00 PM on 05.24.2014

Icarus Proudbottom takes control of a spaceship in Starship Captain

Last we saw Icarus Proudbottom, he was teaching us typing, and before that he was demonstrating his chocolate fountain. Suffice it to say, the Icarus Proudbottom franchise is all over the place, in the best way possible. Now...

Darren Nakamura



Candy Crush studio's next game, Bubble Witch Saga 2 photo
Candy Crush studio's next game, Bubble Witch Saga 2
by Dale North

What's next for the studio that bagged mountains of cash on games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga? It's Bubble Witch Saga 2. I never knew there was a first game, but seeing as how the Facebook page for Bubble Witch Saga has 18 million monthly players and over 10 million Likes, I guess I was the only one that missed the memo.

Apparently the first game was one of King's original successes, and is still being played today. This new one aims to reach even higher as a mobile game. And it's much cuter.

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3:45 PM on 05.22.2014

Apple simply won't allow you to grow marijuana on its watch

I'm not one for censorship, but after the debacle we just saw with a game that teaches women how to masturbate, I'm genuinely not surprised to see a game about cultivating marijuana removed from the App Store. Weed Firm: The...

Brittany Vincent

1:15 PM on 05.22.2014

Epic Games makes with the flappy with Tappy Chicken appy

Epic Games has released Tappy Chicken, which is exactly what you think it is: a Flappy Bird clone. Available today via the App Store, Google Play, and browser today at 2 PM EST, Tappy Chicken was created with Unreal Engine 4,...

Brittany Vincent



Reviews in Review: Mario Kart 8, Super Time Force and more! photo
Reviews in Review: Mario Kart 8, Super Time Force and more!
by Ben Pack

Hey, what are you doing here! There's a ton of good games that came out this week! No wait, come back and watch this video for a couple of minutes, read the article, then you can go play those games.

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11:00 AM on 05.17.2014

Just what you wanted to hear, Flappy Bird news!

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen spoke with CNBC where he revealed Flappy Bird will be coming back this August. The new version will add multiplayer, and will be less addictive than the original. Nguyen also said the original ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 05.17.2014

Become the Cosmic DJ of legend and launch corgi heads into space

Cosmic DJ is now available on Steam Early Access for $5.99. The musical sequencer game lets people of all musical skill level create sweet jams, against some crazy stages. One stage involves launching a corgi head off into s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Thomas Was Alone now available on iPad

Indie darling Thomas Was Alone is now available on the iPad. Originally released for PC/Mac, and later the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, the puzzle-platformer can now be yours on the go for $8.99. We found Thomas Was Alone a great experience, and it's done well enough to eclipse one million copies sold thus far.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Rayman Fiesta Run free update adds new levels, mode, more

Rayman Fiesta Run just got a free update today across the App Store, Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store. There's 16 new and invaded levels, a new boss fight, three new characters, and two new gadgets. Plus there's a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Reviews in Review: Sportsfriends, Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo
Reviews in Review: Sportsfriends, Amazing Spider-Man 2
by Ben Pack

Hey some dude in the comments said I should do this drunk so Max made me drink malt liquor. Anyway here are the reviews I reviewed last week (as well as a couple more that went up after the video).

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8:00 AM on 05.11.2014

Cave Story creator's Kero Blaster leaps onto PC, iOS

Hop hop hooray! Studio Pixel's Kero Blaster is out now for Windows PC and iOS devices. The side-scrolling platformer follows the trials and tribulations of a bipedal frog tasked with subduing a legion of strange creatures di...

Kyle MacGregor





8:00 AM on 05.10.2014

Fight back America as Kim Jong Un on a unicorn in Glorious Leader!

Finally, a videogame where you can play as Kim Jong Un and and fight back against America as it invades North Korea. Wait, what? Yeah that's the premise of developer Moneyhorse's Glorious Leader! The game will offer seven le...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Harmonix releases free-to-play Record Run for iOS devices

Harmonix is hard at work getting its Amplitude Kickstarter off the ground, but there's still time for other projects to come to fruition. Harmonix and SuperVillain Studios have teamed up to release rhythm-runner Record Run f...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is now out on iOS in Japan

This week Capcom released the iOS version of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and it doesn't look half bad -- if you have an MFi controller of course (the on-screen touch prompts look pretty nasty). Why does it look decent, you...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Surgeon Simulator for iPad receives first major update

The iPad version of Surgeon Simulator launched last month, much to the chagrin of patients everywhere, and it's now received its first major update with 13 new languages and more free content in the near future featuring an a...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Hitman GO photo
Review: Hitman GO
by Brittany Vincent

Agent 47's steely gaze and austere demeanor are far too threatening to be properly translated to a stoic board game piece. That, and given the nature of the Hitman series revolving around stealth and murderous intent, a mobile game that distills the finer points of assassination into a kitschy series of diorama puzzles seems laughable.

And yet, here I am to sing the praises of Hitman GO, Square Enix's bizarre addition to the franchise. It's a minimalist series of wordless, ambient vignettes taking place inside virtual dollhouses dotted with tiny figures representing the hunter and the hunted. It shouldn't work as well as it does, but the end result is a satisfying blend of strategy and turn-based problem-solving that should appeal to a much larger demographic than that of the classic Hitman ilk.

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Review: Republique: Metamorphosis photo
Review: Republique: Metamorphosis
by Chris Carter

Republique started off with a lot to prove. As a Kickstarted stealth game featuring stars like David Hayter and Jennifer Hale, the project garnered an equal amount of high expectations and skepticism. The move towards an episodic format and a backer reward snafu further added fuel to the fire.

But after playing through Republique's second episode, it's very clear to me that they have a long-term gameplan for this.

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12:15 PM on 05.05.2014

League of Geeks' Armello reaches Kickstarter goal

We recently told you about Armello, a game that creators League of Geeks calls a blend of Magic the Gathering, Final Fantasy Tactics, and board games. When we first mentioned it they were just getting going with a Kickstarter...

Dale North



Reviews in Review: Child of Light, Daylight, Kirby Triple Deluxe photo
Reviews in Review: Child of Light, Daylight, Kirby Triple Deluxe
by Ben Pack

It's the end of the week which means that it's time for another episode of Reviews in Review. This week a TON of games came out, so if you missed any of our reviews just check out the video for a quick recap.

Seriously, what else are you going to do for four minutes? This week I use some really bad accents.

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3:00 PM on 05.01.2014

Wake the Dreamer strikes a peculiar balance between waking life and nightmares

Hate your job? Live in a tiny apartment? Looking for love? You might have more in common with indie game Wake the Dreamer's protagonist than you think. In the peculiar upcoming iOS and Android release, you're tasked with cre...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Amazon publishes survey results about mobile gaming for male and female gamers

We already know both men and women game. I mean, unless you live under a rock or are brain dead, you know that. But how do male and female gamers react during playing mobile games? Amazon has teamed up with Harris Interactive...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 AM on 04.30.2014

Alexey Pajitnov's Marbly receives a major update

Popular iOS puzzler and Tetris follow-up Marbly isn't doing too bad on the App Store, having been played 3 million times by 300,000 players in the last year or so. The newest update adds 1000+ new puzzles to the fold in the ...

Brittany Vincent





9:00 PM on 04.28.2014

Telltale working closely with HBO to develop Game of Thrones game

The New York Times caught up with Telltale Games on their ongoing projects. The most interesting part of the piece is the news that George R. R. Martin's personal assistant, Ty Corey Franck, has been assigned by HBO as a stor...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 04.28.2014

Here is VVVVVV being played on the iPad

Want to see VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh play his own creation on an iPad? I hope so! According to Cavanagh himself, the mobile version (which will arrive on iOS and Android) is scheduled to be submitted "any day now," and ...

Chris Carter



Reviews in Review: FFXIV, Arkham Origins DLC & NES Remix 2 photo
Reviews in Review: FFXIV, Arkham Origins DLC & NES Remix 2
by Ben Pack

Reviews in Review is back, and due to the fact that this is episode 2, it officially has lasted longer than that time Fox tried to bring back The Osbournes after it got cancelled. 

Anyway, onto the reviews. This week I talked about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Hearts, NES Remix 2, and Disney Magical World. Check 'em out.

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10:00 AM on 04.26.2014

Candy Crush has a bizarro nationwide ad campaign in Japan

Candy Crush Saga is coming to Japan in a big way, as developer King has prepared a slew of rather bizarre commercials for its freakishly addictive mobile puzzler. With King having opened an office in Japan, it's no wonder a ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 04.26.2014

New levels coming to Monument Valley

Monument Valley was a wonderful little puzzle game released for iOS devices. As fun as it was, I thought it ended a little too soon. Thankfully it looks like more levels are coming. In an interview with The Guardian, director...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 04.25.2014

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is free on iOS and Android 'cause you gotta go fast

If you've been jonesing for a new racing game you can carry in your pocket, consider Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which is now free on the App Store as well as Google Play. See, Android users? They didn't forget ...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 PM on 04.24.2014

Once you go indie, people get less spendy on the App Store

Working on that next big iPhone app you hope to tout as an "indie darling" on the App Store? You might want to rethink that. According to a new report published by Distimo, you're actually better off if your game isn't referr...

Brittany Vincent

1:30 PM on 04.24.2014

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Google Play this week

XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of my favorite games of 2012, and a year later, I enjoyed its iOS port all the same. It was a wonderful way to play it on the go, and considering the fact that it was basically the full game, it wa...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Star Wars Pinball's final Masters of the Force table looks nuts

It feels like Zen Studios has been working on Star Wars Pinball for years now, and that's because it has. This trailer for one of the four featured tables of Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within, appropriately titled "Masters of...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 04.22.2014

Rewrite history in the point-and-click game Inspire Me

When will kids learn -- you just don't mess around with time machines. Honestly, it's like the kids of 2040 have never seen Back to the Future. At least, young Kelvin, the main character in Inspire Me, clearly hasn't: he's b...

Alasdair Duncan



Extrasolar does exoplanet exploration, but it is more than meets the eye photo
Extrasolar does exoplanet exploration, but it is more than meets the eye
by Darren Nakamura

When I was talking to one of the developers of Extrasolar on the show floor at PAX East, I said something that I now regret. "This looks like something I would really like, but might not appeal to a ton of other people." He responded gracefully, simply saying that they have a healthy number of players, and a good percentage of players see it through to the end.

To be fair, the presentation of Extrasolar in the Indie MEGABOOTH was intentionally muted. There, it was shown as a simple exploration game on an extrasolar planet. The player tells the rover where to go, and after a set amount of time it sends back a photo. The intrinsic value of that alone was enough to get me started, and I urge others to sign up for it now to experience it as intended. If you need further convincing, then keep reading. Prepare for minor spoilers.

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6:00 PM on 04.19.2014

See why Mushroom 11 was one of my favorite games at PAX East

Alex Bruce, the man behind Antichamber, was at PAX East with no game to show off at all. He was simply there purely to help out other indies. I saw a lot of indies supporting other indies at PAX, as a matter of fact. In this...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Max Gentlemen was inspired by a spam email for penis pills

Max Gentlemen was inspired by a spam email for penis pills. Yup, that's according to the developer Holmes interviewed at PAX in the video here. It was then created in a drinking game jam, and brought around to some shows lik...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Reviews in Review: Steins;Gate, Half Minute Hero 2, Trials Fusion photo
Reviews in Review: Steins;Gate, Half Minute Hero 2, Trials Fusion
by Ben Pack

"Reviews in Review" is a new show that releases every week where I will go over the reviews published this week on Destructoid, as well as give a score to the week in general. This week I talked about the reviews for Steins;Gate, Half Minute Hero 2, and Putty Squad. 

Otherwise, check out the recap of all the reviews that ran this past week on Destructoid below. Make sure to stay until the end of the video too for a DESTRUCTOID EXCLUSIVE interview.

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