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The Old Hunters

Bloodborne's first expansion is 'The Old Hunters'

Coming November 24
Sep 15
// Brett Makedonski
Time to go back to Yharnam, Hunters. Sony just announced the first expansion for Bloodborne at its Tokyo Game Show press conference. Hope more dying is cool with you. On November 24, 2015, the add-on titled The Old Hunte...
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Too much DLC

Anita Sarkeesian provides a list of all the sexy DLC available

Tropes vs Women: Women as Reward DLC
Sep 14
// Jed Whitaker
In the latest of the Kickstarter-funded Tropes vs Women in Video Games series, Anita explores more of the "Women as Reward" trope but this time specifically relating to DLC. Featured in the video is a really cringeworthy aut...
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Afterbirth pre-order sale

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's pre-order discount is perfect

The price point of the beast
Sep 14
// Nic Rowen
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is now available for pre-order on Steam with a hefty 40% discount that brings the price down to an entirely appropriate $6.66. Normally I don't advise pre-ordering anything, but given how much...
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It's art versus science in the next Splatfest

New weapon drop tonight
Sep 11
// Jordan Devore
Of all the Splatfests to miss, it had to be the Transformers one. Damn. I would've loved to get an Autobot shirt even if it meant losing to Decepticon apologists. The topic of the next Splatfest isn't as noteworthy, but I'm a...
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Destiny trailer

The Japanese version of Destiny's Taken King trailer is way better

He just wants us to play this with him?
Sep 10
// Brett Makedonski
The live-action spot for Destiny's The Taken King is okay, but Japan does it better. Just watch this masterpiece. There's overwhelming enthusiasm (borderline verbal assault) happening in a laundromat. There's yelling in...
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Everyone plays it cool in Destiny's Taken King live-action spot

Until the big dude shows up
Sep 10
// Brett Makedonski
Equipped with a gun, an aloof attitude, and some one-liners, this Guardian dares to wander into the lair of Oryx, The Taken King. This murderous bastard holds a bit of a grudge because you killed his son. It's an understanda...
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Turtle Rock gives the lamest PR answer about Evolve's pre-order DLC

'We understand [it] was confusing'
Sep 08
// Brett Makedonski
Evolve's pre-order campaign was, without hyperbole, a shitshow. Jordan weighed in when the game was first announced, and opined that it was way too early to pre-order the game. By the time it released, there was more than $60...
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Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone special edition comes with real Gwent cards

'You can play it after/during the story'
Sep 08
// Chris Carter
The Witcher 3 has had a pretty phenomenal launch. It sold gangbusters, and it did so without pinching pennies and splitting up pre-order DLC like many other sleazy publishers. But now, the time has almost come for its Season...
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Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is releasing on October 30

Devil's Night
Sep 07
// Darren Nakamura
When Edmund McMillen brought word of the new Greed Mode in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, most of the shouts in the comments were, "Looks great, when can we play it?" Soon enough. The features for the DLC are detailed over...

LittleBigPlanet gets Metal Gear Solid V DLC, fat Ocelot is great

Cute enough to look at once, never buy
Sep 01
// Steven Hansen
Remember LittleBigPlanet? Sony had a hit on its hands, and then it didn't, between a lackluster Vita game, a weak kart racer, and a third entry abandoned by the original creator for newer, more interesting ideas (Tearaway!)....
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Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight Crime Fighter pack DLC is out

Part of the Season Pass
Sep 01
// Chris Carter
The next batch of Batman: Arkham Knight DLC is out today -- the Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1. In short, you're basically getting six AR missions, featuring Robin, Catwoman, Batman, and Nightwing. If you bought the Sea...
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Who wants to try Evolve for free?

PS4 players are excluded. Sorry!
Sep 01
// Vikki Blake
If you've been on the fence about Evolve, here's your chance to try-before-you-buy -- developer Turtle Rock Studios is making the game free to play on PC and Xbox One this coming weekend (that's September 4 and 5, 2...
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines After Dark trailer shows off your city's nightlife

Get your drunk arse home, mayor
Aug 31
// Joe Parlock
Cities: Skylines was absolutely fantastic. Developer Colossal Order did a fantastic job of balancing its fun city creation tools with a detailed simulation that made SimCity look like some matchsticks held together with sick...
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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition's DLC epilogue is called Trespasser

Plus, Golden Nugs for all!
Aug 30
// Josh Tolentino
Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't even a year old yet, but for some reason it feels like it's been forever since it came out. I played it, had a gay old time with my slender elven Knight-Enchanter, finished the story, then settl...
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Boob DLC

Pay real money for fake boobs in Gal Gun: Double Peace

Only a BOOB would buy this
Aug 28
// Jed Whitaker
Great news everyone, now game publishers are holding the boobies hostage behind DLC paywalls, at least if you want anything other than average. There is now DLC available in Japan for Gal Gun: Double Peace that allo...
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Metal Gear Solid

PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5 Collector's Edition missing DLC codes

Check your contents carefully
Aug 28
// Vikki Blake
Ordered the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition on PS4? Check your contents carefully. Some reddit and NeoGAF users (who have got their copies incredibly early) are reporting that...
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Road Not Taken DLC

Where is the Until Dawn pre-order DLC? In the middle of the story

This isn't how to do pre-order DLC
Aug 27
// Jed Whitaker
Over the past three nights I've watched my lovely boyfriend and our hunky Australian roommate stream Until Dawn and after finishing the game we decided to play the pre-order DLC chapter "The Road Not Taken" only we could...
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More structure, risk/reward
The Binding of Isaac is one of the kings of procedural generation, but Greed Mode in the upcoming DLC Afterbirth is set to give it a little more structure. Instead of a random layout, each floor has the same plan, with a stor...

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's FOB mode is a microtransaction

Forward Operative Base, not Fall Out Boy
Aug 24
// Joe Parlock
[Update: In a statement made to GamesRadar, Konami have clarified that reports of the entire FOB mode needing to be unlocked were incorrect. However, there will be microtransactions to "accelerate" certain parts of it: "[A w...
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Witcher 3

Witcher 3 dev wants free DLC to be an industry standard

But it won't
Aug 20
// Brett Makedonski
CD Projekt Red released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in May, but it didn't stop offering content there. Over the course of three months, the developer continually put out free add-ons -- 16 in all. That's a trend that it'd l...
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Isaac: Afterbirth

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is bringing giant death lasers

Oh god, so many lasers
Aug 19
// Laura Kate Dale
[Editor's Note: This week I've had a teenager named Sam Burdis with me on work experience, learning about the wonderful world of games writing. Today I've given him a shot at doing a news post for the Destructoid front page. ...
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The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's New Game Plus DLC is available now

XBox One is live, PC and PS4 incoming.
Aug 17
// Laura Kate Dale
If you're a gamer with a lot of time on your hands, you may have already finished playing The Witcher 3 and be itching to play more questing adventures. If you're already burning with a warrior-style bloodlust for more conten...
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Conker on the cheap

Conker's Big Reunion free in Project Spark this weekend

Worth the price of entry
Aug 14
// Jed Whitaker
Remember when Microsoft announced that everyone's favorite foul-mouthed squirrel would be coming to Project Spark and it was met with a not so positive reception? Well now you can own Conker's Big Reunion's play and crea...
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Batman DLC

1989 Batmobile coming to Arkham Knight next week

Nice new race course, too
Aug 14
// Steven Hansen
Oh man, it's got the ducks! Pretty good nostalgia hits on the course that comes with the Batman (1989) DLC pack and car. And we're removed enough that people might be forgetting how bad Arkham Knight's Batmobile segments wer...
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Rocket League DLC

Rocket League's Supersonic Fury DLC is cooler than I expected

Love that new pearlescent paint finish
Aug 14
// Darren Nakamura
Rocket League just released two DLC packs: Utopia Coliseum is a new arena to play in and is available for free while Supersonic Fury contains a host of new car customization options and runs about four bucks. The two new cars...
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Batman: Arkham

Terrible Batman: Arkham Knight pre-order DLC is now available

Cool Keaton DLC rumored to be pushed
Aug 12
// Chris Carter
[Update: it appears to be a glitch on Microsoft's end. The 1989 pack is still on for this month, and Crime Fighter Challenge #1 is on for September.] If you're into bad DLC, the Batman: Arkham Knight pre-order add-ons are now...
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Monster Hunter 4

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate keeps the free DLC rolling in August

It's crazy how many missions there are
Aug 07
// Chris Carter
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the gift that keeps on giving. Steadily since February Capcom has provided free DLC updates, ranging from Nintendo and Devil May Cry costumes to new missions. It's very un-Capcom-like, but there you go. August will bring 10 new quests, four challenges, a purple Palico, and more guild card options. After this, Capcom is teasing more free DLC for September.
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Evolve DLC huzzah?

Does anyone care that Evolve is getting a new hunter on August 11?

Check out the cringeworthy hunter nerd
Aug 06
// Jed Whitaker
The cringeworthy video above features the Skyrim-esque hunter Jack, who is releasing alongside Evolve's Hunt 2.0 update this coming Tuesday, August 11. The update will include improvements to Hunt mode's matchmaking, revampe...
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Elite: Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous gets Horizons expansion, planetary landings

From Space Trucks to Space Buggies
Aug 05
// Josh Tolentino
Time to kick the tires, Commanders. Frontier Developments, they who run premier space-trucking sim Elite: Dangerous, just announced Horizons, the next expansion for the game. Due to open on PC and Xbox One this year, Ho...

Review: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Reckoning

Aug 04 // Chris Carter
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Reckoning DLC (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One [reviewed])Developer: Sledgehammer Games (Current-gen) / High Moon Studios (Last-gen) / Raven Software (Zombies)Publisher: ActivisionReleased: August 4, 2015MSRP: $14.99 ($50 Season Pass for four packs) Let's kick things off with Overload, the sexiest map in Reckoning. Taking place in a giant Middle Eastern hotel complex, it has all of the pizazz you'd expect, and more. It's a great mix of indoor and outdoor environments, with a layout that keeps you in the action while allowing you to have condensed firefights. It allows the Exo movement and jetpack mechanic to really breathe without confining it like some maps in the past have. It also has these little tesla coil things littered about, which are basic in their functionality (an area-of-effect jolt when shot), but very cool aesthetically -- plus, they sound really neat. Next up is Swarm, a map set in a ruined Korean city. It's nice to see the series return to a setting like this, as I enjoyed "Magma" in Black Ops II. There's plenty of windows to boost into and buildings to hide in, and the map lends itself to vertical movement well. They really go with the destruction theme, and there's a ton of detail present that I wasn't expecting. It's another great showing for Reckoning. Fracture is an ice level that reminds me of The Thing, in a good way. The backgrounds are very detailed, and the smaller, more intimate theme works to its advantage. It's basically all outdoors, which gives it a distinct feel compared to the rest of the DLC. Although Array from the original Black Ops is probably my favorite snow map in Call of Duty history, Fracture does the frozen sub-genre proud. Quarantine, the last of the four core maps in Reckoning, gives off a distinct Walking Dead TV series vibe, which I dig. It also feels like it has a Call of Duty 4 theme with its simplicity, but it's not as vertical as I hoped it would be. The general gist is that the arena is a testing site for experiments on primates, complete with tons of banana boxes and even a room full of live test subjects. It's a rather generic theme, but it must be said that I do enjoy playing it in the rotation. I wouldn't consider it a wasted slot. [embed]297123:59780:0[/embed] Now, onto the best part -- the zombie level. Following along with the narrative that saw the demise of John Malkovich's character (and the debut of Bruce Campbell), and his ascension into zombie-hood, Descent is one of the most unique zombie stages in the entire series (the one that featured mafia ghosts withstanding). It straight-up feels like you're in a Bond villain base, which is partially true as Malkovich is there to taunt you every step of the way as you navigate your path through an underwater testing site. As you make your way through each wave, various power-ups will start to appear at the top of the deck, which you can periodically gather. These range from standard stuff like turrets, to more interesting mechanisms like defensive AI robots that float around your character. Everything feels much more action-packed and desperate, with more firepower and abilities to match the more aggressive enemies. At times, Malkovich will teleport you to a room for a boss fight session of sorts, with different hazards to avoid (like laser grids above you, preventing double-jumps) and a variety of enemies to best in close-quarters. It's a sight to behold with four players, as power-ups are constantly appearing in this secluded room while you fight for your life. Again, intensity is what they're going for here, and it really works. I'd have to think about it for a while, but it may be the most fun I've had with zombies since first playing World at War. I mean, Malkovich actually says the line "The teleporters are mine now, bitch," to give you an idea of what I'm talking about here. At the end of the day, I'm happy with what Sledgehammer Games (and Raven) brought to the table with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as a whole. Though it'll be tough to dethrone the current kings of the franchise (Treyarch), I have more confidence in their follow-up than before, and I'm eager to see what they can come up with next. At this point Infinity Ward is a lame duck, and the odd developer out. [This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the developer.]
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Did John Malkovich just call me a bitch?
So here we are with the Reckoning DLC pack, the last add-on for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare after Havoc, Ascendance, and Supremacy. All in all, it's been a great ride, and slowly but surely, each map pack has improved upon the last. It's great then that Advanced Warfare is going out with a bang with its best DLC yet.

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