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2:00 AM on 04.14.2015

The Charnel House Trilogy pulling in to the station April 16

If I were a smarter man, I’d be railing to fit as many train puns in to this news as is possible, but I will conduct myself properly and keep us on track. Richard and Alice developers Owl Cave Games will be releasing it...

Joe Parlock

10:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Get murdered in Mortal Kombat X live tonight on stream!

[Update: Stream is over. Cassie Cage is the best character confirmed.] Tonight marks the launch of the ultra-bloody Mortal Kombat X, and I'll be taking on anyone who dares fight me live on our Twitch channel. I'll be playing ...

Jed Whitaker

8:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Maybe Ripley's arms are made of fire?

In what was probably an alternate ending to Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley looked down and noticed that her arms were fire. How she went through decades of life without realizing that her limbs were constant chemical combus...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Grand Theft Auto V movie maker: You too can set Forrest Gump to electro pop

Here's the first video made with the "Rockstar Editor" that's coming to Grand Theft Auto V on PC tomorrow. Trevor takes a run through southern California in Forrest Gump cosplay and various states of facial hair. Rockstar co...

Steven Hansen





6:30 PM on 04.13.2015

Development on Kickstarter-funded Midora paused

[Update: So this is odd. "After much debate and thinking, Midora's development will resume soon. A Kickstarter update explaining why and Early Access news are coming soon."] Midora, a crisp-looking action-adventure title fr...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 04.13.2015

New details, full intro revealed for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Square Enix recently had a blowout of information for Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion. For starters, the game will launch on June 23 (June 19 for early access), as we previously knew. But at some point later, ...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Capcom gives us a split-screen workaround for Resident Evil 5 on Steam

In an odd turn of events, split-screen play was not officially supported for the PC version of Resident Evil 5 during the recent migration of GWFL to Steam. It was in the code, ready to be used, and a fan-mod made it possible...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 04.13.2015

Look away from these 4K screens of The Witcher 3

If an image or video is tagged as 4K, yeah, I'm more than likely gonna click on it. Even if it's media showing a game at a level of graphical fidelity I can't possibly attain with my computer. Misery loves company, so please ...

Jordan Devore



As the first current-gen Naruto, Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is a huge visual leap photo
As the first current-gen Naruto, Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is a huge visual leap
by Chris Carter

There are more Naruto games than one sane person can possibly handle. Although Bandai Namco Entertainment owns the license, a number of different developers have worked with the gaming side, most notably CyberConnect2, who has been working on the Ultimate Ninja subseries from the very beginning.

I had some hands-on time with Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 at Namco Bandai's recent Global Gamers Day event, and although it still has a lot of the same repetition issues as its predecessors, it looks pretty damn slick so far.

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11:30 AM on 04.13.2015

Marvel Heroes 2015 gets new costume featured in the Netflix Daredevil show

Marvel Heroes may not have launched with much, but it's built up steadily into a slightly better experience since then with its 2015 edition. The newest costume to hit the game is Daredevil's "Man Without Fear" kit, which was...

Chris Carter



Review: Titan Souls photo
Review: Titan Souls
by Steven Hansen

I've always clamored for the all-boss-fights game. Shadow of the Colossus, an inescapable inspiration here, did it right and others have done it wrong, like Prince of Persia (2008), but I love the idea of removing fluff encounters. A JRPG that was all boss fights and no grinding could actually make for strategic battle. Strategy RPGs that don't allow for excessive grinding, like XCOM, are essentially "all boss fights."

And here, with Titan Souls, despite the Shadow of the Colossus influence and Souls-stolen title, I'm finding the closest analog to be Super Meat Boy. It'll grind you up.

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6:00 AM on 04.13.2015

The Witcher 3 DLC gets priced, including a Season Pass

Are you eagerly awaiting the launch of The Witcher 3 next month? Want to purchase a huge chunk of extra content before the game has even released? Well, if you do then we now know how much doing so will set you back. Accordin...

Laura Kate Dale

8:30 PM on 04.12.2015

Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament ends with a bang

Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean shot and stabbed his way through the competition to become the first official Mortal Kombat X tournament winner this weekend. Sonic Fox dominated the ESL hosted Fatal 8 tournament a...

Nic Rowen

6:00 PM on 04.12.2015

Another Saint Seiya game is on the way for PS3, PS4, and PC called 'Soldiers Soul'

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that another Saint Seiya game is happening, this time for the PS3, PS4, and PC platforms with the subtitle Soldier's Soul. It follows the same formula as the last game in the ser...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 04.12.2015

Game journalism, development and Shinra with James Mielke

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] A couple of weeks ago on S...

Jonathan Holmes





11:00 AM on 04.12.2015

Miss PlayStation Home? Check out the Tower Unite Kickstarter

Hot off the heels of the death knell of PlayStation Home, this Kickstarter popped up. It's probably a coincidence, considering the team has been working on the similar GMod Tower for the past five years, but it seems fortuit...

Darren Nakamura

9:30 PM on 04.11.2015

Weekend Deals: $46 GTA V for PC, $399 Alienware Alpha

It feels like we've been writing about GTAV PC deals forever. Its almost as if the game has been delayed time and time again. Hmm... On Tuesday next week, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V finally grace the PC platform....

Dealzon



Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X? photo
Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X?
by Nic Rowen

They say you should never marry for love, but I always do. Every single damn time. I guess you could call me a romantic. If you felt like being less charitable (and possibly more accurate), you could call me a scrub. I couldn't say you'd be wrong. Sadly, that's never stopped me from picking my fighting game characters based on some whimsical, fuzzy, undefinable personal appeal rather than any practical consideration. I look at the character first and the frame data a distant second.

Coincidentally, I also end up always picking duds. Colorful jobbers who reside in the deep bottom third of tier lists, a gaggle of gold brickers who almost never show up in tournaments where people play for "real." I'm like a reverse talent scout with a keen eye for hamstringing liabilities and poor upper end viability. I've made a career out of consistently picking out which fighter will take the biggest, hardest dive and signing them up for a lifetime contract.

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I hope Veryman.Expert becomes America's next great pastime photo
I hope Veryman.Expert becomes America's next great pastime
by Jordan Devore

Think about the weirdest thing you saw today. Veryman.Expert is probably weirder.

It's a browser-based god game, so to speak, about creating men. There are no losers, ever.

You can adjust your man's movements -- a touch of Leanin here, a lil Big Big there -- and deck him out in muscle patterns like Human Pouch and Torque. You can put your man in space, or dress him as a Hot Beef Boy. You can even feed him nachos laced with stereoscopic 3D-inducing drugs.

All that, and when you're finished, you can export your man as a .gif for the betterment of society.

Veryman.Expert is my new obsession.

[Via Ben Gage]

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4:30 PM on 04.10.2015

When Far Cry 4 goes right, it goes so, so right

"Hmm, shotgun's not gonna work for this boat. Damn. Guess I'll have to go down there. Oooh, cargo truck! Let's take care of this real quick... ... Totally meant to do that."

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 04.10.2015

Mars: War Logs studio reveals The Technomancer

The folks behind Mars: War Logs, Of Orcs and Men, and Bound by Flame are working with Focus Home Interactive on yet another action role-playing game. When it releases next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, The Technomancer will...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 04.10.2015

This Witcher 3 overview trailer is cut well, also funny

In this overview for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, protagonist Geralt and a woman sit on a unicorn in just their underwear and she uses "breathtaking magic" to dissolve her bra (quick, cut away!). It was at that point I shed som...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 04.09.2015

Tyler Glaiel is the Doogie Howser of videogames

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] A few weeks ago on Sup Hol...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 04.09.2015

This Humble Weekly Bundle is all about board games

We don't often highlight the Humble Weekly Bundle these days (more like Humble Weekly Burnedout, right?), but I couldn't let this one go unnoticed. Just in time for International Tabletop Day, this week it's all about videoga...

Darren Nakamura

8:30 PM on 04.09.2015

Good vibes: Ori and the Blind Forest is profitable

Oh thank goodness: Ori and the Blind Forest "was already profitable a week after release," according to Moon Studios' Thomas Mahler, and publisher "Microsoft is super happy." Ori wasn't just a delight, it was also something o...

Jordan Devore



Where the hell did Little Devil Inside come from and why is it AMAZING? photo
Where the hell did Little Devil Inside come from and why is it AMAZING?
by Steven Hansen

I was immediately down with the art style, but it took me another minute and a half before Little Devil Inside wormed its way into my brain as something I really, really want to play. A beautiful, surreal little thing that reminds me of Tearaway, but more free form like the latter's third act.

I even bothered to vote for it on Steam Greenlight.

The fear here, of course, is how this all materializes into a game we will play and not a pretty movie we will watch. There's a bit of obvious action sword fighting, but sweeping camera angles and desert shoots outs? The Greenlight page makes some exciting, vague claims. I'd even be okay with segments feeling piecemeal, which could work with the surreal. I just want badly to feel manipulating a character through this virtual space. And I am hopeful.

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6:30 PM on 04.09.2015

Magicka: Wizard Wars releasing April 28, gets 80's power ballad

I think calling a trailer, which is a kind of montage, a montage trailer kind of does disservice to the idea of a montage, as we typically expect it edited into a more traditionally continuous work, but fine. The ballad is f...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 04.09.2015

I am Bread's latest trailer exceeds all expectations

Bossa Studios is realistic with what people will expect from a simulator about being a slice of bread. The developer goes so far as to dedicate the first few seconds of this trailer to what that game might look like. Turns o...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 04.09.2015

The new DayZ update seems to be breaking legs left and right

This rather boring GIF represents the agony that some DayZ players are going through. Version .55 just launched, and it looks like randomly broken legs are one of the features that rolled out. Just when you thought the ...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 04.09.2015

A new Age of Empires II HD expansion in 2015

Two years later, Age of Empires II HD is still going strong. So strong that, according to producer Ryan Chaply, more people have spent 50+ hours with the game than there are actual humans living in Little Rock, Arkansas (~200...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.09.2015

A Witcher 3 playtester needed 25 hours to speedrun the game

Everyone knew that The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt would be a massive game. CD Projekt Red's been touting that since early development, and, frankly, it was just kind of assumed anyway. Sure, there will be plenty of non-integral...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 04.09.2015

Pineapples are our future in No Pineapple Left Behind

School, right? We've all been there. One day you're studying for tests and gossiping with friends, the next day you and the entire student population of your school have been turned into pineapples. I hate it when that happe...

Darren Nakamura



Won't somebody think of the children? photo
Won't somebody think of the children?
by Nic Rowen

When I was a little boy, Mortal Kombat was a tough sell around my home. Like most pre-adolescents of the era, I was darkly attracted to the idea of ninjas and movie stars decapitating each other in bouts of gladiatorial combat. After years of family-friendly games, MK's edgy aggressiveness seemed like tantalizing forbidden fruit and I ate it up. I played it in the arcades every chance and I couldn't wait for a home version where I could practice fatalities in the privacy of our den.

Unfortunately for me and my desire to rip the beating heart from my opponent's rib cage, my mom watched the evening news. Night after night, MK was described by reporters and senators as a murder simulator; a malicious product designed by sick men for the express purpose of desensitizing and warping young minds. It all seems hilarious and idiotic in hindsight, but at the time the concern was real. These were respected authority figures after all, why wouldn't she believe them? Soon I was banned from playing MK at the arcade, and the notion of getting a home copy was dismissed out of hand. There was a dark period of time when it looked like I'd be doomed to never enjoy the simple pleasure of hurling another Kombatant to the spiked bottom of the the Pit ever again. Tragic.

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10:00 AM on 04.09.2015

Elder Scrolls Online to offer 'welcome back' weekend for prior beta participants

Did you try out the beta for The Elder Scrolls Online and promptly dip out before the final game was actually out? You'll have a chance to jump in and see what the new subscription-free version is all about next weekend,...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 04.09.2015

ArenaNet to hold a public beta for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' Stronghold mode

Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns expansion is shaping up to be a great addition to the game, and soon, you'll be able to experience part of it ahead of schedule. Developer ArenaNet has announced that they will be holding a...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 04.09.2015

GTA V may be seven discs on PC

[Update: A separate source reached out to us privately to independently verify that these images and the number of discs are accurate.] If a post that appeared on reddit earlier today is to be believed, the physical version o...

Laura Kate Dale

4:00 AM on 04.09.2015

Pro SMITE player gets one-year ban

If you're into the professional SMITE eSports scene you might notice a couple of names you recognise not being around for a little while as five professional SMITE players have just received a series of bans ranging from a fe...

Laura Kate Dale







Rainbow Six Siege is coming along nicely, if the closed alpha is any indication photo
Rainbow Six Siege is coming along nicely, if the closed alpha is any indication
by Chris Carter

Rainbow Six has had quite an interesting history. After playing it in 1998 on a friend's PC I fell in love, and so did mostly everyone else in the gaming community. For a full decade, Ubisoft pumped out game after game, most of which were serviceable at the very least.

But, in 2008, the future of Rainbow Six was put on hold, leading to the cancellation of Patriots in 2014. Fortunately, the franchise lives on in the form of Rainbow Six Siege, and I'm really enjoying it so far based on my playtime with the alpha.

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3:00 PM on 04.08.2015

Colorful action RPG Izle planned for all current-gen systems

This showed up a few days ago in the ol' Destructoid inbox, and it sure has a look to it. I'm picking up a lot of Zelda in the above Kickstarter trailer, but also hints of Fable and Minecraft too. It's got floating islands (...

Darren Nakamura

11:05 AM on 04.08.2015

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided officially unveiled, with a debut trailer

After a leak yesterday, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is officially out of the bag. You can check out the action-packed trailer above. The "Divided" moniker once again heavily references a civil war-like plot that involves t...

Chris Carter