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11:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Sound might be the key to survival in Alien: Isolation

Creating atmospheric tension isn't exactly easy. If it were, every survival horror game would be a hit. There are several elements that have to be closely tended to, one of the most important ones being sound. In making ...

Brett Makedonski



This is what it's like to play as the Predator in the new Call of Duty DLC photo
This is what it's like to play as the Predator in the new Call of Duty DLC
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation is now out for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 for $14.99. You get four new multiplayer maps, a new gun, a new chapter in the Extinction co-op mode, and most important of all, you can play as the goddamn Predator.

Like the Michael Myers transformation, you can become the Predator from the field orders stuff and you truly embody the Predator here. You get its thermal vision, invisibility, the claw, and even the shoulder mounted gun too. And when you're killed you can blow yourself up, which kills EVERYBODY! You even do the evil laugh!

I'm starting to regret that I gave up on Ghosts' multiplayer shortly after launch now.

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11:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Persona 4 heading to the PS3 on April 8 for $9.99

Atlus has confirmed that Persona 4 is coming to the PlayStation 3. It's going to be a PS2 Classic, which was expected though we all really really really wanted P4 Golden instead. You'll be able to nab this starting on April ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 04.03.2014

PS4 user survey hints at forthcoming reputation system, improved matchmaking

If you play online on the PlayStation Network while rattling off slurs and insulting others' moms, you might soon be in for a rude awakening. Or you might just be able to change your PS Username. A recent survey sent out to P...

Brittany Vincent







Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder photo
Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder
by Alessandro Fillari

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too many people knew what to make of it, especially considering it was coming from the team that made Far Cry 3, which is a title that seems very far apart from it.

But after spending some time with Child of Light, about three hours to be exact, there might be more in common with these two titles than you think. I got the chance to talk with lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, and saw what passion and a small team working on a unique throwback to JRPG titles managed to come up with.

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10:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East next weekend. You'll have to go to the Machinima booth to play it, as Capcom won't have a booth presence otherwise. Meanwhile over at the Twitch booth, you'll be able to wa...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Renegade Kid wants to channel classic survival horror with Cult County

Developer Renegade Kid, responsible for the DS survival horror adventure Dementium: The Ward and sci-fi shooter Moon, has taken to Kickstarter with a brand new project. It's called Cult County, and it aims to blend specific e...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Play The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile next week

It strikes me as odd that Telltale wouldn't have the release dates for The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile locked down in time for its launch trailer, but here we are, just a day later. Episode 3 of the Fables series will launc...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.02.2014

South Park: The Stick of Truth gets its first DLC pack

South Park: The Stick of Truth turned out to be absolutely worth the wait multiple times over, and now you can grab some costume DLC for it. First up is the Super Samurai Spaceman pack for $1.99, which offers up the thre...

Chris Carter



Rockstar will add heists to GTA Online this spring photo
Rockstar will add heists to GTA Online this spring
by Jordan Devore

Rockstar has detailed what it has in store for GTA Online and while there's quite a lot of content planned, my eyes went straight for the line about the long-awaited Heist Missions. They're coming at some point this spring -- that's all the company was willing to say. Drat!

Next week, players will be able to create their own Capture Jobs if they're tired of making and playing Deathmatches and Races. There's also the High Life Update in the works -- it will allow players to own a second property with another garage, introduce the Mental State player statistic so we know how crazy our peers are, and add stuff like the Ballpup Rifle, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle, more cars, and additional high-end apartments.

Beyond this, Rockstar says holiday-themed content is scheduled for GTA Online as well and it'll be rolling out Story Mode DLC eventually. There's also a preview of upcoming changes to the game that will be delivered by way of title updates and dynamic tuning, viewable below.

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12:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Deals! Ubisoft is doing a huge PS3 sale

Are you somehow in need of more games to play? Perhaps you float around in a jelly filled sac, sleeping only three hours per day, and spend the rest of your waking life playing videogames to stave off the debilitating pain of...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 04.02.2014

SRPG Natural Doctrine coming to North America, Europe

Natural Doctrine -- Natty Doc to its friends -- is getting a digital and physical western release after its release in Japan today. The PS4, PS3, and Vita strategy RPG from Patapon director Atsushi Ii is coming courtesy of N...

Steven Hansen

12:15 PM on 04.02.2014

GTA V's iFruit app hits the PlayStation Vita

If you don't own a smartphone and have been dying for the past six months to use the iFruit companion app for Grand Theft Auto V, now is your time. Sony has updated the PSN to accommodate it, which you can pick up for free he...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...

Alessandro Fillari

1:00 AM on 04.02.2014

ESRB says Persona 4 coming to the PlayStation 3

[Update: Atlus has confirmed the news and Persona 4 will be heading to the PS3 as a PS2 Classic. Find out when and how much here.] Oh no naughty naughty ESRB! You've let slip up another release before the publisher was ready ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





2:30 PM on 04.01.2014

Skullgirls pokes fun at Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre

Skullgirls' latest character is a joke at the expense of Capcom and its recent reveal of Decapre for Ultra Street Fighter IV, except it's not a joke. Fukua, a clone of Filia, is actually going to be a playable character -- s...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 04.01.2014

The Wolf Among Us episode 3 trailer enjoys it when things go wrong

The title of episode 3 of The Wolf Among Us has been revealed to be A Crooked Mile, and this trailer gives a glint of information as to what it's about. The video's all like "BAM! Bloody bed! BOOM! Broken mirror! Uh-oh!...

Brett Makedonski



Review: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma photo
Review: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
by Ben Pack

If the pacing of Street Fighter was baseball, and Marvel vs Capcom 3 was basketball, BlazBlue would be a free-for-all cage match match between two over-caffeinated nine-year-olds.

And I mean this in the most endearing way possible.

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2:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Ubisoft will support last-gen consoles for years to come

We're finally starting to see games being developed with just the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and PC) in mind such as Evolve, Assassin's Creed Unity, and more. But what about the millions upon millions of you that still own l...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Mercenary Kings, Batman: Arkham City free for PlayStation Plus photo
Mercenary Kings, Batman: Arkham City free for PlayStation Plus
by Steven Hansen

I kept forgetting to buy into Mercenary Kings' Early Access, but now who's the shrewd consumer, huh? Mercenary Kings is going to be free with PlayStation Plus tomorrow. Oh, on PS4? Damn. Almost.

Meanwhile, PS3 owners get to take advantage of Arkham Knight hype and play what is definitely the most recent Batman game, I don't know of any other Batman game that has released since Arkham City, no sir.

There will also be a bunch of Amazing Spiderman junk on sale. Ew, spider junk.

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10:45 AM on 03.31.2014

Alien: Isolation set for October 7 release

Alien: Isolation is coming out on October 7 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. So no need for a PS4 or Xbox One yet? Though I suppose Infamous: Second Son is quite nice. But I'm waiting on The Witness. And yes, I am av...

Steven Hansen



The Predator confirmed for Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC photo
The Predator confirmed for Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC
by Chris Carter

The new trailer for Call of Duty Ghost's second DLC pack, Devastation, is pretty standard stuff for the first few minutes. You know -- the typical overview of maps, lots of gunfire, and an Eminem track laid over it. Then you get to the 2:20 mark and things start get weird.

As teased last week, The Predator is revealed as an element in the Ruins map. This isn't a knock-off or anything -- it's the actual Predator from the films. While the base game may have not been all that interesting, so far I'm really enjoying Infinity Ward's weird take on DLC, following the playable Halloween villain Michael Meyers.

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Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition photo
Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
by Chris Carter

I still remember the first time I ever laid eyes on a Dynasty Warriors game. It was a cold winter afternoon in 2000, and for whatever reason, one lone copy of Dynasty Warriors 2 was calling my name at a local Blockbuster. I picked it up and subsequently played for days on end -- I was hooked.

Now here we are fourteen years later with Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (also branded the Complete Edition on the PS4 and Vita), with a brand new Lu Bu storyline, among other features. Like DW8 proper, fans will definitely want to pursue this one.

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10:00 AM on 03.29.2014

Renegade Kid is launching something on April 2

Word from Renegade Kid (Mutant Mudds, Treasurenauts, Moon, Dementium) is that they'll be launching a new Kickstarter on April 2nd. They're keeping the specifics under wraps, but I did get a hint that there may be first person...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 AM on 03.29.2014

Shin Megami Tensei: Raidou Kuzunoha strikes PSN next week

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army will make its digital debut on PlayStation 3 next week, the PlayStation Blogcast reports. Unlike the vast majority of MegaTen games, the Raidou Kuzunoh...

Kyle MacGregor

12:45 PM on 03.28.2014

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd coming west

We forgot to say something the other day. I hate that we did because I'm such a fan! Sega has confirmed that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will be coming to our shores (North America and Europe) later this year, for both ...

Dale North







Mind-controlled games, knife crime, and more with Roll7's John Ribbins photo
Mind-controlled games, knife crime, and more with Roll7's John Ribbins
by Jonathan Holmes

Almost two weeks ago on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we welcomed John Ribbins to the program. John's been making games on his own since was a kid, but it wasn't until BBC Channel 4 commissioned him and his partners at Rolling Sound to make a game about knife crime that he got his first big break. It was made in collaboration with actual perpetrators of knife crime in a effort to help the world understand their story. That's not something you can say about most videogames.

He and Rolling Sound stuck with "Socially Responsible" side of game development for a while, going on to develop Focus Pocus -- a game you control with your mind (via the NeuroSky MindWave portably EEG reader), designed to help children with ADD and ADHD develop their ability to focus. Creating a game that you control with your brainwaves pitted the team with some interesting challenges and surprises. 

John grew up with two great passions, coding and skateboarding, though he one of those pastimes was far more socially acceptable than the other. With Roll7 (and outgrowth of Rolling Sound) he was finally able to bring them together with OlliOlli, the critically acclaimed skaeboarding platformer (now on Vita, coming soon to Steam, PS3 and PS4). We talked about the game's one-death system, its previous iteration on iOS, how it combines the psychology of skating and coding into a cohesive whole, and a lot more. We also talked about Not a Hero, the little action game that takes offers concentrated anti-hero violence mixed with classic arcade run-and-gun fun. It was great to talk to John about all these things!

Thanks again to John for appearing on the program, and if you liked Sup Holmes, check out our newly launched Kickstarter. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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10:30 AM on 03.28.2014

Atelier Shallie announced for PS3

The next in the Atelier series, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, was announced at Game no Dengeki Kanshasai. It's coming to the PS3 in Japan on June 26.  Japanator has the first details. The game is set 4 yea...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC arrives on Xbox One, still delayed on PC

Because Battlefield 4 -- a game released five months ago -- is still having issues, the newest bit of DLC was delayed on both Xbox One and PC. After two days the Xbox One version is now good to go this morning,...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.28.2014

PlayStation Plus' April offerings are badass, Mercenary Kings headlines

Ever since Sony started rolling out the good stuff fairly early into the PlayStation Plus program, I haven't regretted my membership. The good times are going to keep rolling in April apparently, as Sony has sent us word that...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Square to show off Murdered, Nosgoth, and Hitman GO at PAX East

Square Enix will be at PAX East, and they're going to have some games you probably will think twice on lining up for. You'll be able to check out Hitman GO, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Nosgoth. That's pretty much it. Yeah, I ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Hands-on with Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre photo
Hands-on with Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre
by Ben Pack

Earlier this week I got to spend some time with Ultra Street Fighter IV, Capcom’s fourth and final iteration of the original 2008 game. My demo was presented by professional fighting game player turned Capcom employee Peter “Combofiend” Rosas, who walked me through the fifth and final new character, Decapre, as well as the other changes of the version.

The game features five new characters, including four adopted from Street Fighter X Tekken. These characters are Hugo, Elena, Rolento and Poison. The first two characters are meant to play like their versions in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, and the later two are more similar to their SFxT versions.

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6:00 PM on 03.27.2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't look half bad

It's hard to look at what Rocksteady has done with Batman and not want the same treatment for Spider-Man. For better or worse, long-time developer Beenox has once again taken charge, this time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Watch Dogs' digital Chicago explored in new trailer

A new video has been released by Ubisoft to inform players of what they can expect when exploring the city of Chicago in Watch Dogs. It emphasizes the open nature of the world, the player's ability to impact it through the g...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Assassin's Creed Comet has you playing as a Templar

Man, someone at Ubisoft sure loves spilling all the secrets. This time it's on Assassin's Creed Comet, an alleged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only entry into the series. It's apparently going to see you playing as a Templar wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:45 PM on 03.27.2014

The Last of Us reportedly shambling onto PS4

While the idea of a possible sequel has done an admirable job of quelling the flames of desire for more, Sony has yet to announce an actual, honest-to-goodness follow up to Naughty Dog's 2013 blockbuster The Last of...

Brittany Vincent



Luftrausers final unlockable is a monstrosity photo
Luftrausers final unlockable is a monstrosity
by Conrad Zimmerman

After no small amount of effort (and a couple of glitches that I am a bit peeved about), I finally managed to complete all of the challenges in Luftrausers and the reward you get for doing so is totally amazing. 

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6:00 PM on 03.26.2014

This JoJo's Bizarre Adventure limited edition is worth over 2000

Bandai Namco has this super ultra limited JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: All-Star Battle up for auction right now. What makes it so special? It comes with a statue of Jojo incrusted with 6000 Swarovski crystals. Along with a ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

Man. I can type "title u" into Google and "title update 14" appears. Minecraft scares me a little bit, sometimes. Console players are getting this update real soon -- it goes live today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Ubisoft bringing Watch Dogs, Child of Light, more to PAX East

Ubisoft is the first major player out of the gate to reveal their lineup of content for PAX East next month. On the AAA front, fans can't play it, but they can watch Watch Dogs be played in a never-before-seen demo. Plus ther...

Hamza CTZ Aziz