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1:15 PM on 01.15.2015

[Extremely Homer voice] The Simpsons are going to Minecraft!

Sure, you could make eye contact with these official Minecraft renditions of the Simpsons, but I wouldn't recommend it. They're joining 19 other Springfield residents in a $1.99 DLC pack toward the end of February on Xbox One and Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow. Reached for comment, Minecraft owner Microsoft had this to say:

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.15.2015

Free Dark Souls II patch to bring content parity with PS4, Xbox One versions

Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on April 7 as Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The re-release, which collects all three DLC packs and makes other improvements, is also coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360,...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 01.15.2015

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 delayed about a week

No need for alarm. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is still coming out in Fe-Barry (and, yes, Barry Burton is still in it). The the first episode ($6 each or $25 for a complete pass) of Revelations 2 was planned f...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Up for another Battlefield Hardline beta? This one's open to all platforms

It's unclear when the next Battlefield Hardline beta will go live, but when it does, it'll be open to all players on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Cops and criminals will vie for control in the fam...

Jordan Devore





2:15 PM on 01.14.2015

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl

I excitedly misread a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round press release that began, "THE FIGHTING ROSTER IN DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND CONTINUES TO GROW" Fighting rooster? It's getting bigger? My ears perked up. Sounds...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 01.14.2015

Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals the return of a couple of fan favorites

Drip feeding out character reveals is a fine fighting game tradition. But this morning, NetherRealm cranked up the dial and mainlined a medically unsafe dose straight to the heart of Mortal Kombat X junkies. A trailer t...

Nic Rowen

1:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Mighty No. 9 developers show off a new highway-themed stage

The developers of Mighty No. 9 have recently stated that the game is almost done, which is good news for the gameplay and not-so-great news for the uninspired art style. But the porting process has begun, and they're rea...

Chris Carter



Chocobo Racing, Triple Triad, and the Gold Saucer coming to Final Fantasy XIV in patch 2.5x photo
Chocobo Racing, Triple Triad, and the Gold Saucer coming to Final Fantasy XIV in patch 2.5x
by Chris Carter

Final Fantasy XIV is gearing up for its new massive 2.5 update, called "Before the Fall." The patch will be broken up into two parts. The first of which will drop next week with extra main scenario quests, boss fights, Wanderer's Palace (hard), Amdapor Keep (hard), more Hildebrand quests, an Odin boss fight, and a new 24-person raid called The World of Darkness.

Other parts will arrive in February and March, and thus, before the expansion. The biggest highlight? The Manderville Gold Saucer, Triple Triad, and Chocobo Racing all in late February! Go straight into the video at 4:30 for nostalgic music galore.

Every content update is really hefty, and provides hundreds of hours of stuff to do. Expect some impressions next week, and a full updated review after the second part hits.

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8:00 PM on 01.13.2015

This is the year I finally import Pro Yakyuu Spirits

MLB The Show is the only baseball game in town these days. Well, if you don't count things like Super Mega Baseball, which I don't. Not really. Not enough Yasiel Puig. Or something. It's the only Major League Baseball game ar...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 01.13.2015

Xbox gets Call of Duty's star-studded Exo Zombies DLC first on January 27

Zombies again. It's what people know, I guess. Comforting, familiar zombies. With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's first DLC pack, Havoc ($15 standalone, or included in the $50 season pass), the undead will don exoskeletons ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Alien: Isolation's new mode asks you to sacrifice success for security

Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation is a constant struggle for survival, and maybe more precisely, a neverending search for those few fleeting moments when you feel safe, even if you know danger's probably mere seconds...

Brett Makedonski

3:15 PM on 01.13.2015

Over 60 games discounted for PlayStation's 20th anniversary sale

Until January 19, a bunch of things are on sale in the PlayStation Store, from PS4 games (most of which you can probably ignore) to PS1 classics. The latter account for much of the PlayStation Vita section (plus PSP games--Ta...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 01.13.2015

Journey composer Austin Wintory threatened by musician's union

Austin Wintory -- the Grammy-nominated composer behind Journey, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, and The Banner Saga, among others -- has been fined by the American Federation of Musicians for "violating union rules," Varie...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Grab some headphones and listen to this Hotline Miami 2 song

The music and gameplay of Hotline Miami are so intertwined in my mind that I'm hesitant to listen to tracks off the sequel's soundtrack beforehand. Oh, what the hell? One can't hurt! This song, "The Way Home, comes from Magi...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 01.13.2015

Far Cry 4 'Escape From Durgesh Prison' DLC is out today

In addition to the free Assassin's Creed Unity DLC out today, Far Cry 4 is also getting an add-on. Escape From Durgesh Prison is a timetrial of sorts, where you race the clock to best your friends on leaderboa...

Chris Carter





6:00 PM on 01.12.2015

Kung Lao shows no mercy in his first Mortal Kombat X screenshot

I'm not sure what Scorpion plans on doing here. He's in what we'd call a "no win situation." Kung Lao's fist is poised to usher Scorpion into a world of pain, and he's opted to imaginary limbo instead of fighting back. Maybe ...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Super Mega Baseball photo
Review: Super Mega Baseball
by Chris Carter

Like many people out there, I learned how to play most sports through videogames. By the time I entered various real-life leagues for baseball, basketball, and football, I had a grasp of the basic concepts of each, mostly thanks to classics like Bad News Baseball and Super Baseball 2020, two of my personal favorites.

Super Mega Baseball seeks to remind us of that retro arcade-like era of sports, where the games were mechanically sound, but more exciting than a hardcore simulation.

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Sore throat pain strikes in our Game of Thrones finale! photo
Sore throat pain strikes in our Game of Thrones finale!
by Mike Cosimano

Through heartache, assumed betrayal, and borderline acceptable fight scenes, Mike and Will have made it to the end of Game of Thrones' first episode. And boy howdy, is it a doozy!

People actually die in this one!

Keep your eyes glued to Destructoid, because I've got a feeling Game of Thrones is only just getting started. And we're going to stick with it up to the very end.

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12:00 PM on 01.12.2015

Tales of Zestiria will read your previous PS3 Tales save data

Tales of Zestiria is launching on January 22nd in Japan, and it will likely arrive at some point in 2015 for the rest of the world. Fans will be excited to know that the latest iteration will read save data from previous titl...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 01.12.2015

Harmonix surprises everyone with an imminent trio of Rock Band DLC songs

Remember the days of yesteryear when a bevy of plastic instruments was a de facto part of your interior design? Well, if you so wish, that look could make a comeback, as Harmonix is adding to the Rock Band library f...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 01.11.2015

Publishers wanted to change Life is Strange leads into men

In the first developer diary for the upcoming Life is Strange, Dontnod (Remember Me) creative director Jean-Maxime Moris explained how difficult it was shopping the game to publishers, most of whom urged the company to turns...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 01.09.2015

We choose who's gonna screw us over in Game of Thrones

Like so many racist family members planning their strategy for Thanksgiving dinner, Will and I charted a course for passive aggression...after spending like a solid 15 minutes wandering around, trying to deduce the lesser of...

Mike Cosimano

10:30 AM on 01.09.2015

Big in Japan: Minecraft and, uh, Battlefield 4

Sony Japan unveiled its most downloaded PSN games of 2014 by system and the results, well, maybe they won't surprise you, but they surprised me.  Minecraft took top spot on PS3 and Vita. Maybe not so surprising. D4 ...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 01.09.2015

PDP's Mortal Kombat X pad looks like a SEGA Genesis controller

I've always wanted a fight stick more for arcade nostalgia than any legitimate fighting game purposes. This gamepad from PDP, specifically designed for Mortal Kombat X, elicits some nostalgia as well, as it's basically an as...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 01.08.2015

PlayStation owners loved Destiny more than any other game in 2014

We're well into the new year, but not everyone's put 2014 squarely in their rearviewmirror. PlayStation Blog just finished tallying the votes to determine which games Sony fans were most fond of last year. All PlayStation pla...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 01.08.2015

Mike and Will spar with the stars in Game of Thrones

Will and I continue our journey through Westeros, but not before stopping by the throne room to have a little spat with Ma-Ma from Dredd 3D. Did you guys ever notice that 'Dredd' has three 'D's in it? That makes the title ex...

Mike Cosimano





1:45 PM on 01.08.2015

Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason

I was really just looking for any reason to talk about that cyclops again, but yes, there's been a short delay for Bladestorm: Nightmare, the expanded release of Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War for Xbox One, PlayStation 4,...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 01.08.2015

Blacklight developer Zombie Studios closes doors

Zombie Studios, the developer behind Blacklight and responsible for launching the Spec Ops series, has stated they are shutting down operations after more than two decades in the industry. The announcement comes by ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Bungie's Holiday gift for Destiny players was...a random legendary weapon

Before the end of 2014, Bungie tweeted out that players would obtain a "small, but legendary" gift for their Destiny accounts. Most people presumed that it would be a Santa hat consumable of some sort, like the Halloween...

Chris Carter



Review: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition photo
Review: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition
by Chris Carter

When I was younger, Duke Nukem 3D had a "parental lock" option with a passcode. Naturally, as any inquisitive child would do, I backed up my save files, uninstalled the game, re-installed it, and set up a new jibberish password that way my parents would assume they forgot the code or there was an error with the game.

With or without the adult content, Duke was one of my most cherished shooters. Although it is decidedly dated by today's standards, its massive 10-weapon loadout featured a ton of diversity, and the environments contained some of the best hidden areas in the genre, even today.

It's a bit of a relic, but Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is an endeavor worth pursing if you have any interest in first-person shooters, and can deal without a handful of modern conveniences.

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1:00 PM on 01.07.2015

We continue to fail at diplomacy in Game of Thrones

There's nothing more difficult than diplomacy, as we found out in today's Game of Thrones installment. When a fat jerk wanders into your hall, demanding blood and some kind of weird-ass tree, you've got no other choice but t...

Mike Cosimano

12:30 PM on 01.07.2015

Dragon Quest Heroes up for pre-order

If you're into this sort of thing, the upcoming Dragon Quest-themed Dynasty Warriors spinoff, Dragon Quest Heroes: Anryu to Sekaiju, is now available for pre-order through Play-Asia. It'll run you $66 for the PS4 version...

Mike Cosimano

11:45 AM on 01.07.2015

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition available now on PS3/Vita, free with PS Plus

It's not often that I lament letting my PlayStation Plus subscription lapse, but today is one of those days. While I'm begrudgingly plunking down $9.99 of my hard-earned cash to have Devolver's Megaton Edition of the cl...

Rob Morrow

11:00 AM on 01.07.2015

Deception IV: Another Princess' editor mode gets new details, legacy traps

Deception IV: Another Princess sounds amazing. The core game was already packed in with stuff to do, but the upcoming expansion is adding a ton of stuff as well as an all-new hero. Legacy fans have a lot to be excited about, ...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.07.2015

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires delayed in North America and Europe

Dynasty Warriors 8 was all set to debut its Empire expansion-like...thing in January, but Tecmo Koei has sent word of a delay in North America and Europe. Now it will release on February 24th in the former, and the ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 01.06.2015

Mike and Will deliver some medieval haircuts in Game of Thrones

As Ol' Westwater and I continued our dangerous journey through Westeros, we came across a Barbershop Emergency™ in progress. Now, we couldn't just pass by and leave that poor man with that haircut, so we thought it'd b...

Mike Cosimano

9:30 AM on 01.06.2015

Old Man Kung Lao shuffles his weary bones to the next Mortal Kombat tournament

Everyone's favorite Odd Job-inspired warrior will be returning to the bloody fray in Mortal Kombat X. Kung Lao's return was confirmed in the most recent issue of GamesMaster Magazine. And, as always, cutting-edge fashion will be very important to him. (I'll show myself out.)

Nic Rowen







Far Cry 4 inaccessible on Xbox One, even if you already bought it (Update) photo
Far Cry 4 inaccessible on Xbox One, even if you already bought it (Update)
by Mike Cosimano

[Update: Far Cry 4 has been reinstated on the Xbox One games store, restoring permissions for several users. For those who are still experiencing difficulties, Ubisoft officially recommends a hard reboot of the Xbox One console, as relayed by community manager Ubi_Jax. We've reached out to Ubisoft for comment.]

Far Cry 4 has been removed from the Xbox One games store, leaving some players unable to access the game despite having already purchased and downloaded the title. Ubisoft is actively investigating the issue, but suggests contacting Xbox Support in the meantime.

The problem was first reported nine hours ago on reddit by user AegeusRex, who was stymied by their inability to launch a digital copy of Far Cry 4 Gold Edition. Several other users lodged a similar complaint, and the malaise spread to Ubisoft's support forum soon after.

Ubisoft believes the problem stems from Far Cry 4 being unavailable for purchase through the Xbox One's digital store. The game appears in searches, but clicking on the standard version results in a 'Page Not Found' error. Curiously, the Gold Edition seems to be available for purchase.

We'll keep an eye on this story, but for now, it seems like your best bet is to wait for Microsoft to restore the game. Maybe buy a physical version next time?

[Via Kotaku]

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5:00 PM on 01.05.2015

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes made in Far Cry 4 is a work of art

We already knew that Far Cry 4's level editor was an open invitation for masterpieces to be made. That much was evident after this goat butt stabbing video surfaced. But, some people are making more serious playgrounds. One ...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 01.05.2015

We stab dudes and get stabbed in Telltale's Game of Thrones

Oh hey, Destructoid! What's up? You're looking great, as usual. My name is Mike Cosimano and I've actually been around these parts before! But now that Max is fleeing to a non-extradition country to escape punishment for his...

Mike Cosimano