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12:45 PM on 07.23.2014

Canabalt 2.0 brings more modes and multiplayer to iOS

For the most part, I'm over endless runners, but I'll always have Canabalt. It hit at the right time and holds up well. Matter of fact, it's gotten even better with age: there's a free new update for the iOS version, out now,...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer

A lot of the time, all it takes to make an interesting game is to tweak an existing formula or to just mesh two separate mechanics and concepts together. Case in point, Aegis Defenders, a lovely looking homage to the 16-bit ...

Alasdair Duncan

2:45 PM on 07.22.2014

Go play the first part of Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas for free

Blizzard has rolled out the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, a single-player adventure for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It's free until early September, but the four subsequent wings will cost $6.99 or 700 in-game gold ...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 07.17.2014

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 out next week

Two more episodes to go for season two of The Walking Dead. Won't be long now. This season's fourth episode, Amid the Ruins, releases next week. PC, Mac, and PS3/PS Vita (in North America) get it first on July 22. A day late...

Jordan Devore





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

1:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia only just arrived on the iOS App Store this year, but Bandai Namco is already pulling the plug on the mobile role-playing game. The publisher announced plans to "cease distribution" of the title. That ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:15 PM on 07.08.2014

Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas expansion priced

Blizzard plans to roll out its Curse of Naxxramas expansion for Hearthstone over a five-week period, with a new wing opening up each week. Here's how the pricing works. The first wing, the Arachnid Quarter, will be free durin...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 07.08.2014

I'm surprised it took this long for a Sharknado game to happen

Until now, I had managed to avoid hearing about Sharknado 2: The Second One. That's debuting on Syfy on Wednesday, July 30 and just in time for the sequel, Majesco and Other Ocean will have a licensed game based on the disast...

Jordan Devore

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

10:45 AM on 07.03.2014

Alphabeats puts some wub wub in a word game

You know Teddy Diefenbach, right? He is one of the people working on the Kickstarter uber-success Hyper Light Drifter, and he just cannot seem to stop making new games. At E3 we got to play a bit of his newer title Kyoto Wil...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 07.03.2014

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS is astoundingly faithful, if you have a controller

Here we are in 2014 with an iOS port of a PSP game, in the form of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The kicker? It's very, very good. As a port of 2008's Freedom Unite, everything is faithfully recreated on an iOS devi...

Chris Carter

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







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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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

4:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Of course there's a Forrest Gump endless runner called Run Forrest Run

Remember that part in Forrest Gump where he ran through the desert collecting coins with smiley faces on them? Obviously you do; it was the best part of the movie! Well, thanks to absolutely anything and everything being...

Brett Makedonski

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

12:00 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

6:30 PM on 06.20.2014

Castaway Paradise is the iPad's answer to Animal Crossing

I took one look at Castaway Paradise and I knew it would be perfect for me. Lately all I seem to want to do is live vicariously through my digital avatars across different platforms. The colorful atmosphere of Castaway Parad...

Brittany Vincent

1:45 PM on 06.20.2014

Over 40 EA iOS games on sale for $0.99

They made a Mirror's Edge iOS game? Anyway, here's a bunch of junk that's a buck. 

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Thomas Was Alone DLC hits the iPad today

Thomas Was Alone is a pretty fantastic game, and it's available on iPad if Apple devices are your thing. Starting this week though, the Benjamin's Flight DLC is ready to download -- for free. It features 20 new...

Chris Carter

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

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





2:00 PM on 06.14.2014

VVVVVV controls great on the iPad

VVVVVV blew everyone away some time ago with its perfect pacing, amazing level design, and forgiving checkpoint system. Years ago everyone would naturally scoff at the notion of it appearing on a mobile platform. But thanks t...

Chris Carter

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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8:00 PM on 06.12.2014

You can play Broken Age now on your iPad

Double Fine's latest adventure game Broken Age has made its way to the iPad, and it's just as gorgeous as a mobile game as it was upon its original release. It's split up into two releases, and right now, you can catch Broke...

Brittany Vincent

6:49 PM on 06.09.2014

Terry Cavanagh to release two VVVVVV games on iPad this week

After sending over a code for VVVVVV on iPad, which is set to release this week, creator Terry Cavanagh confirmed another VVVVVV related game to Destructoid -- Super Gravitron. This is a free minigame based off the ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 06.05.2014

The first episode of Republique is free from June 5 through June 12

Developer Camoflaj has dropped the first two episodes of Republique so far, and you'll be able to nab the first one starting today for free. From June 5th to the 12th, you can download the first episode as part of Apple'...

Chris Carter

2:02 PM on 06.02.2014

Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS

Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple...

Dale North



Reviews In Review: Watch Dogs, Monochroma, Wolf Among Us photo
Reviews In Review: Watch Dogs, Monochroma, Wolf Among Us
by Ben Pack

Reviewer? I hardly know her! This week's reviews in review goes out to Steven Hansen. Check out the video and all the reviews below.

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5:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Dragon Quest VIII is headed to iOS shortly, so play it if you haven't yet

Still haven't played and enjoyed Dragon Quest VIII? Is your PlayStation 2 gathering dust? One more question: Do you have an iPhone or iPad? You do? Awesome. You'll want to pick up the localized mobile version of the fantastic...

Brittany Vincent

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