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GTA Online heists look good and sound even better photo
GTA Online heists look good and sound even better
by Jordan Devore

Alright, heists in Grand Theft Auto Online look terrific. It's been a long wait, and we're not done waiting just yet -- Rockstar says the free update for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will arrive in early 2015 -- but at least we've got something to look at, finally. Eases the tension.

Speaking to IGN, GTA Online producer Imran Sarwar admits designing four-player heists "turned out to be a lot more difficult than we originally thought [and] took several passes from scratch." One challenge, he says, "is that unlike a heist in Story Mode, every player needs to feel central to the action at all times, and that's much more challenging than it appears."

The final design sounds cool. The leading player will have to put money down to set up a heist and won't receive a payout until the finale is finished, but they have control over the crew, their outfits, and their cuts. "Switching between the roles of crew member and heist leader will give players a totally different experience," says Sarwar. "Some missions have all players working as one unit, some require players to take on specific tasks like hacking or crowd control, while others require players to split into smaller teams to complete separate high value objectives."

Each heist, of which there are "five unique strands involving over 20 total missions," will culminate in a set-piece mission. "I don't want to spoil a whole heist," says Sarwar, "but a favorite would be the finale of an epic prison break where players come from different points on the map to join together at just the right time. It requires a pilot, a demolitions expert, and some undercover work to pull it off, and it takes real teamwork, the ability to think fast and a lot of communication to put all the pieces in place to extract the target flawlessly."

GTA Online Heists: New Trailer and Info [Rockstar]
Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Heists (Finally) Revealed [IGN]

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8:00 AM on 12.16.2014

The Stein's Gate game is coming to Vita, PS3 in 2015

I haven't gotten around to the Steins;Gate game yet, but I absolutely loved the show from start to finish. Some people say it starts off a little slowly and ramps from there, but I loved the banter and buildup just as mu...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Creative Assembly sees opportunity in an Alien: Isolation sequel

[Update: As expected, Sega's official comment to Destructoid is "Creative Assembly is focused on their post-launch content for Alien: Isolation, and have no comment on plans for a sequel.] Without doubt, Alien: Isolation...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX photo
Review: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX
by Brittany Vincent

The odd concept of melding a host of characters from Square Enix’s seminal Final Fantasy series, Disney’s perennial film favorites, and a cast of original personalities, seemed as though it was destined for failure. I mean, who would want to hear Donald Duck’s honking lisp while sharing the screen with the likes of Cloud Strife or Sephiroth?

Being a Square fan, I had to try it out though, and not only did I fall in love with the games, but I rediscovered my love for the Disney franchises of my youth. Although it took almost four years for a sequel to be released, Kingdom Hearts was and is a series that has stuck with me. Then, when Kingdom Hearts II was released in early 2006, I bought it immediately.

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Review: Destiny: The Dark Below photo
Review: Destiny: The Dark Below
by Chris Carter

Having basically played the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below nonstop since launch, I've experienced everything it has to offer. That in itself is an issue, because although I have played more than the average person, to exhaust the content this early isn't a good sign.

While Destiny feels just as great as ever, perhaps even more-so due to the design of a few mechanics herein, I can't help but feel underwhelmed just like I did back in September.

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12:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Tough but fun roguelike FPS Tower of Guns coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One

Tower of Guns was in a recent Humble Indie Bundle, which means I played a little of it but didn't stick around quiiite long enough for it to take hold of me. It's good, though! Hard, too. The roguelike first-person shooter o...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 12.11.2014

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD coming to PS4

Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD is coming to PlayStation 4 in spring of 2015. Square Enix announced the news at a PlayStation China press conference in Shanghai. The PlayStation 4 and Vita are officially launching i...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 12.11.2014

The Evil Within's first DLC has the answers we're looking for

Oh, right -- there's a Season Pass for The Evil Within. The thought of paying $19.99 for three DLC packs when the game itself was just on sale for nearly that price is unappealing, but that's the situation. Part one, The Assi...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Bonus mission for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ties into Tales

[Update]: In an email to Destructoid, 2K has confirmed that the Handsome AI bonus mission will be included for free as part of the update adding Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, not part of the Holodome Onslaught DLC pack that ret...

Darren Nakamura

4:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Not-so-final stand: There's more Battlefield 4 DLC on the way

It looked like Battlefield 4 was going to go out on a relative high note with the Final Stand DLC, but when it comes to naming in this industry, "final" doesn't have to mean the end. "With [Final Stand] released, we hope and ...

Jordan Devore







Review in Progress: Destiny: The Dark Below photo
Review in Progress: Destiny: The Dark Below
by Chris Carter

Destiny was released earlier this year, and like many hyped games, it failed to deliver on its promises. The good news? It was still a well crafted shooter, and practically everything involving the actual gameplay was excellent. In fact, I find it hard to go back to other shooters now -- that's how good Destiny feels.

Unfortunately, the folks over at Bungie made a number of design choices that prevent players from consistently having fun. There was also backpedaling over the past few months -- some of which led to changes to the raid -- that brought even more glitches alongside of the update.

So far in my testing, The Dark Below plays out similarly. The core of the game is still intact, but there's a lot of weird choices that prevent it from reaching its potential.

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1:45 PM on 12.09.2014

Attention all masochists: Alien: Isolation has a Nightmare difficulty now

Anyone that's tried tackling Alien: Isolation on the toughest difficulty knows that it's a painstakingly hard endeavor. There's little room for error, as the alien is quite adept at adapting to your strategies. As if it ...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 12.09.2014

Suikoden II launches today on PlayStation Network

Suikoden II, one of the best RPGs ever, makes its PlayStation Network debut today. Somewhere out there, sullen eBay sharks are shouting at the heavens right about now. Dreams of financing their children's college funds with t...

Kyle MacGregor



Completing the new questline in Destiny is complicated, here's how photo
Completing the new questline in Destiny is complicated, here's how
by Chris Carter

After booting up the new Destiny expansion The Dark Below this morning, I completed the three new story missions. Upon finishing the questline I saw that the weekly Heroic and Nightfall missions were blacked out, telling me to "complete the new quests."

Utterly confused, I ended up doing a few more bounties for Eris, the new NPC, and found out how to unlock them. It's not straightforward, but here's how to do it!

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2:30 PM on 12.08.2014

Our own Jonathan Holmes was on the Russian news to talk about Australia's GTA V

Just last week, Target of Australia announced that it would no longer carry copies of Grand Theft Auto V due to the game's violent content. No big surprise there; Australia, after all. But, some don't think that the mov...

Brett Makedonski

8:30 PM on 12.07.2014

Time's running out to get your free EA games on PSN

EA is giving away the following three titles for free via PSN until midnight Sunday. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Vita) Mirror's Edge (PS3) Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4) You can grab your free games right here. Go go go! Electronic Arts [Twitter]

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 12.06.2014

MLB 15 The Show hits PS4, PS3, Vita on March 31

MLB 15 The Show launches March 31, 2015, Sony announced today. "MLB 15 The Show offers a renewed focus on player emotion and personality," Sony San Diego's Chris Cutliff wrote in a post over at the PlayStation Blog. "Our vis...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 12.06.2014

Persona 5 is definitely coming in 2015, you guys

During the PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas today, Atlus USA confirmed that Persona 5 will indeed be dropping on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in 2015. We pretty much knew this already, but official announce...

Brittany Vincent

1:35 PM on 12.06.2014

Yakuza 5 is finally coming west!

Somebody pinch me! Yakuza 5 is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America next year, Sony announced today at the PlayStation Experience. This is definitely better late than never! It sounds like Sony had a big hand in mak...

Kyle MacGregor



Shovel Knight is coming to the PS3, PS4, Vita, Kratos boss teased photo
Shovel Knight is coming to the PS3, PS4, Vita, Kratos boss teased
by Chris Carter

Coming off of Yacht Club Games' 300k sales of Shovel Knight on the Wii U, 3DS, and PC, they have just announced that the game is coming to PlayStation platforms. It'll arrive on the PS3, PS4, and Vita sometime in the near future.

Also, a Kratos boss fight was teased, which looks pretty damn amazing. It's really cool to see the team partner up with Sony like this to get the game on these three platforms and have a licensed tie-in.

Expect to see it in quite a few Game of the Year conversations. It's their first game, people! 

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10:40 PM on 12.05.2014

Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards

At the Game Awards tonight, the founders of Sierra Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award for their work in the early days of videogame development. After Ken demonstrated his inability to adjust ...

Darren Nakamura





10:06 PM on 12.05.2014

Namco's Godzilla confirmed for PS3, PS4 in the West

Each new trailer for Bandai Namco's Godzilla PS3 (and now PS4) game has looked better than the last but I didn't want to get my hopes up knowing it was only confirmed for release in Japan. I mean, I did anyway, but everything...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Dodgers star Yasiel Puig is your MLB 15 cover boy

Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig is your MLB 15 The Show cover athlete, Sony San Diego announced today. You can probably expect 800% more bat flips in next year's game. MLB The Show [Twitter]

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Resogun confirmed for PS3, Super Stardust Ultra announced for PS4

Just days ago, we learned that PlayStation 4 shooter Resogun was more than likely coming to PS3 on top of the already-confirmed PS Vita release. It's true! And it's happening soon. The ports are releasing December 23 and, bes...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 12.05.2014

The Suicide Squad is coming to LEGO Batman 3 as 'The Squad'

After the announcement for the Suicide Squad film with a stacked cast, Warner Bros. Interactive is spilling the beans for the tie-in DLC for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Only, they're not actually referred to using...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 12.04.2014

The PlayStation Experience schedule is up

When Sony announced PlayStation Experience, I didn't pay it any attention outside of a cursory glance, but in the weeks since, the Las Vegas event has shaped up nicely. It kicks off on Saturday, December 6 with a keynote at 1...

Jordan Devore



New Resident Evil HD remake priced and dated, and it's cheap! photo
New Resident Evil HD remake priced and dated, and it's cheap!
by Chris Carter

Capcom has just sent word over that Resident Evil remake will be available on January 20, 2015, for $19.99. It'll hit the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One "all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft" (bwahaha they still have to do this with their PR).

For those of you who don't remember, this is a digital-only release, and will sport 1080p for current-gen consoles and 720p for past-generation systems. You'll also be able to flip between the 4:3 ratio or 16:9 widescreen options.

Yep, I'm in.

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10:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's second piece of DLC is out December 16

2K Games announced today the second DLC pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and as with the first pack, it is commendable in some ways but disappointing in others. In The Holodome Onslaught, Axton and Gaige join the crew in...

Darren Nakamura



Destiny's latest patch notes are a disaster in terms of communication photo
Destiny's latest patch notes are a disaster in terms of communication
by Chris Carter

Man, Bungie.

Now instead of a collective of the community being angry at Destiny's glitches and issues, you have pissed pretty much everyone off right before the launch of the expansion. It's something that could have easily been avoided with better communication -- a lesson a lot of other people in the online/MMO space have learned with experience.

So what went wrong?

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4:30 PM on 12.03.2014

Poll: Final Fantasy VII most wanted remake, Dragon Quest V favorite PlayStation game

Sony surveyed 10,000 Japanese PlayStation fans (via Gematsu) of all ages to decide the best PlayStation game over the past 20 years and Dragon Quest V took the top spot (Final Fantasy VII the second spot). Among res...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 12.03.2014

This is Saints Row: Gat out of Hell's musical number

"It's a whimsical, weird fucking game," former Volition creative director Steve Jaros said of Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell when I spoke with him about the Disney-inspired standalone expansion. It's true: there's a musical num...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 12.03.2014

Because Australia: Target to stop selling GTA V down under

Anyone that knows anything about the videogame scene in Australia is well aware that the land down under has strict content regulations and often times outright bans titles. Yet another videogame has been deemed unfit for the...

Brett Makedonski





12:45 PM on 12.03.2014

Looks like Resogun is also coming to PS3

Housemarque's arcade shooter Resogun was the first PlayStation 4 game I played and, a year later, I still think that was the right choice; someone had to save those humans and it might as well have been me. Did they all survi...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 12.03.2014

That PS3 to PS4 upgrade program for FFXIV has been extended

In an effort to bring more people into the current era of consoles, Square Enix offered a special program that would allow players to upgrade their PS3 copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to the PS4. This process w...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 12.03.2014

Metal Gear Solid 4 will soon be downloadable on PS3

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is coming to PSN at long last, Konami announced today. After launching on PlayStation 3 more than six years ago, Hideo Kojima's vaunted stealth game will return to the system as a...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 12.02.2014

Payday doesn't have much to be thankful for in its Christmas carol

Crime doesn't have a slow season. You strike when opportunity presents itself. If that means getting your ass out of bed on Christmas morning and proverbially crossing the Delaware River, you do it. But, all that doesn't mea...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 12.02.2014

Final Fantasy XIV is getting a free trial program for the PS3 and PS4

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn currently has a free trial period program on the PC, which allows you to play for 14 days with some restrictions, like a level 20 cap and a cap of 20,000 gil. But Japan is about to expand the...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.02.2014

Destiny 1.1 patches exotics, resource collection

After dragging its feet for a few months fixing guns that were basically broken at launch, Bungie has released one of the biggest updates yet for Destiny. A great deal of Exotic weapons have been overhauled and fixed, making ...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 12.02.2014

Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots

Another Telltale game, another set of screenshots. I'm still ambivalent about the oil paint aesthetic used in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series. Some shots look fantastic, and others are blurry messes with weird kaleido...

Darren Nakamura



Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: Iron From Ice photo
Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: Iron From Ice
by Darren Nakamura

The War of the Five Kings might be one of the bleakest collections of events in A Song of Ice and Fire, the series on which HBO's and Telltale's Game of Thrones is based. The entire continent of Westeros is at war, heroes are slain, villains rise to power, and it is around this point that many readers and viewers finally accept that everything will probably not be okay (to put it lightly).

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series takes place toward the end of the conflict, but that does not mean everyone is safe. The kingdom is undergoing a restructuring of sorts, and those who were allied with the losing factions walk a thin line between loyalty and destruction. House Forrester of Ironrath in the North is one such clan, caught up in a conflict much greater than itself, struggling just to survive.

[Note: spoilers for the source material and events during the prologue of this episode are present in this review. Proceed with caution if you have not yet finished A Storm of Swords (Book Three) or Season Three of the HBO series.]

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