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9:00 AM on 04.11.2012

Molyneux accepts 'personal failure' for Fable III

It's a glorious day, because I get to talk about the Molyneux Cycle once more. It's the method by which Molyneux attempts to make his next game look good by trash talking the last one he made -- the last game being one he hyp...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 04.04.2012

Fable: The Journey for 'serious' gamers only

Unless you're a "serious" gamer, you need not apply to Fable: The Journey, the latest "not on rails" on-rails Kinect game. Lionhead Studios issued a statement regarding the content on FTJ -- "Needless to say we are very proud...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 03.22.2012

Trials Evolution, Minecraft XBLA given prices and dates

"Arcade NEXT" is the latest promotion Microsoft has whipped up for Xbox Live Arcade. If you're starting to think these things aren't packing the same punch that they used to, you're not alone. Trials Evolution (1200 MS Point...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 03.11.2012

The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up!

Did you catch today's live Destructoid Show? We're all thoroughly exhausted from GDC, but Hamza Aziz, Jordan Devore, and Conrad Zimmerman were good sports and stopped by the studio for some good old-fashioned video game disc...

Tara Long

7:10 AM on 03.07.2012

Peter Molyneux leaving Lionhead, forming 22 Cans

Enthusiastic game developer and perpetual backpeddler Peter Molyneux has announced that he is leaving the developer he co-founded, Lionhead Studios. This departure also marks his exit from Microsoft Studios.  "It is with...

Jim Sterling



Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes photo
Preview: Bring out your inner child with Fable: Heroes
by Wesley Ruscher

Perhaps the biggest surprise at Microsoft’s recent Xbox 360 spring showcase was the announcement of Fable: Heroes for Xbox Live Arcade.

Built by some of Lionhead’s biggest Fable fans, Heroes pays homage to many of the series’ past high points while creating its own fun and original experience. It features a charming cartoonish aesthetic, set in what appears to be a child’s board game. I mean, just look at how cute Hammer is in doll form.

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Preview: Discovering the emotion of Fable: The Journey photo
Preview: Discovering the emotion of Fable: The Journey
by Wesley Ruscher

If it is one thing the controller cannot do anymore, it’s offer a player “that sense of discovery which we had with the early days of games.” That’s what Peter Molyneux, the visionary behind Fable: The Journey believes, and it’s a big reason why the latest game in his iconic franchise is ditching the dual-analog setup in favor of Microsoft’s Kinect.

It’s an interesting concept. The controller really hasn't evolved in quite some time, and if it’s one thing it has never allowed, it’s that of a real connection to our virtual experience. With this novel thought in my mind, I sat ready to take Lionhead’s latest adventure for a stroll. My marvelous tale ensues.

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8:35 PM on 08.22.2011

The DTOID Show: Now with a helping of Jim Sterling!

Oh hey there, Destructoid. I didn't see you come in. I was just watching this evening's episode of The Destructoid Show, starring myself and Mr. Jim Sterling. Oh, and Max makes an appearance, too... I guess. First up on toda...

Tara Long

9:20 AM on 08.22.2011

Rumor: Fable IV out 2013, probably not on rails

I suppose this shouldn't come as a shock, but rumors are now saying that Lionhead is currently working on Fable IV. Peter Molyneux and company are said to be prepping the sequel for a 2013. The rumor comes from the latest iss...

Nick Chester





1:45 PM on 08.13.2011

The DTOID Show: Friday live show was live! Did you watch?

First and foremost, a tremendous thank you to everyone who tuned into yesterday's live show. Between The Destructoid Show and Mash Tactics, your afternoons must be as unproductive as the day is long. Yesterday, we had a laun...

Tara Long

9:20 AM on 08.11.2011

No melee in Fable: The Journey (because it's on rails)

Peter Molyneux has confirmed that his definitely-not-on-rails game Fable: The Journey will not feature melee combat, focusing instead on projectile-based magic attacks. Not that this is going to be an on-rails shooter or anyt...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 07.18.2011

Microsoft: Xbox first-party games 'superior' to PS3, Wii

Microsoft has stated that its first-party offerings have been consistently better than those found on the PS3 or Wii, putting the likes of Forza and Fable against such titles as Killzone, LittleBigPlanet and Super Mario Galax...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 06.29.2011

Molyneux 'bored' with 'sameness' of modern games

Videogame snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has declared that modern games are becoming boring, due to them all being the same. Fortunately, he's making an on-rails shooter for Kinect, which is pretty radical and differ ... o...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 06.28.2011

Molyneux: Fable: The Journey demo was only 4 months old

The E3 demo for Fable: The Journey didn't look all that compelling, but it's okay -- Peter Molyneux admits it! The snake oil salesman of gaming has said that the demonstration was flawed, but it was only four months old. He P...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 06.27.2011

Peter Molyneux shits on Fable III to look humble again

We've talked about the Molyneux Cycle before, and I'm thrilled to report that it's back in full effect once more! With Fable: The Journey coming up, Molyneux has continued his tactic of downplaying the last overhyped game in ...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 06.21.2011

Molyneux: Kinect has some problems (lol on rails lol)

Designer and snake oil salesman Peter Molyneux has dared to criticize Kinect, admitting that it has some problems as an input device while still making sure to heap oodles of praise upon it.  “I’ll admit that...

Jim Sterling