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Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank on PS4 is the series' fastest-seller

I've seen a lot of love for the new Ratchet & Clank game, but I couldn't tell if that was the social media echo-chamber effect or if there really were a bunch of people getting way into Insomniac's refresh of the PlayStation 2 original ...

 
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Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is all in on VR, has three Oculus titles this year

Insomniac Games has had quite the streak commercially and critically. After the generally well-liked Ratchet and Spyro series, it moved on to Resistance and Sunset Overdrive. Outside of the painfully generic Fuse, the studio has had a fun r...

 
Ratchet & Clank review
I have no particular affinity towards the Ratchet & Clank series. I've played just about every mascot platformer under the sun, but I was always more of a Jak and Daxter man, among a litany of other classics. No...   read

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Ratchet & Clank trailer

Let the inimitable Captain Qwark intro the new-old Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank is back with a retelling of the original game. And it's coming out April 12, my birthday, or as some of you may affectionately know it: Dark Souls III day. The lovable Captain Qwark has the skinny as unreliable narrator...

 
GDC HANDS-ON
If you're going to make a metroidvania, getting your acronym (SotD) as close to the gold standard (SotN) is a good a start as any, I suppose. Song of the Deep is the surprise, GameStop-published (the store and Game Informer m...   read

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Song of the Deep

Thirsty for details about Song of the Deep? Drink up this video

Us folks at Destructoid didn't attend PAX South this year, so we've been keeping our collective eyes on any information that continues to dribble out now that it's over. Windows Central attended the event, and was able to snag Insomnia...

 
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Insomniac

Insomniac's new game is a metroidvania called 'Song of the Deep'

Insomniac Games is taking a break from its previous work of exclusives (Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One, Rachet & Clank on PS4) to bring a brand new project to multiple platforms for $14.99 -- Song of the Deep. It's coming to PC, PS4, and ...

 
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New Insomniac game

Sunset Overdrive dev Insomniac teases next game

The next game from Insomniac (Sunset Overdrive, Ratchet and Clank) is...

 
Hands-on preview
Sometimes websites make you click to the next "page" when reading a long article, or embed things in galleries instead of vertically down a page. This is either anachronistic print hold over or shrewd pageview maximization...   read

Ratchet & Clank photo
Ratchet & Clank

Here's how Ratchet met Clank

There's a reason Clank has spent a decade being Ratchet's sidekick. He kind of owes him. Ratchet saved his little robot life, after all. At PlayStation Experience, Insomniac Games took the stage to show a cinematic from the upcoming title ...

 
Ratchet & Clank photo
Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank has some great aesthetics, channels its inner Star Fox

As a part of the on-going Paris Games festivities, Insomniac put out a nice little gameplay video for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank game. The tropical setting really pops on PS4, and everything generally looks great. Nothing too re...

 
Ratchet and Clank photo
Ratchet and Clank

The first full Ratchet and Clank trailer is not great

The first full trailer for the Ratchet and Clank movie has been released, and it's ridiculously generic. I get the "In a world..." joke, and I get the overwrought narrator, but this is the most kids movie-ass trailer I've seen in years. The...

 
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Edge of Nowhere

Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere is an Oculus Rift exclusive

During today's Oculus Rift stream, Insomniac Games announced a third-person action-adventure game, Edge of Nowhere, exclusively for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. Here's the teaser. "What appears to be a rescue mission takes a tu...

 
Ratchet & Clank photo
Ratchet & Clank

PS4 could use more games like Ratchet & Clank

"Play the game based on the movie based on the game." Next spring, Ratchet and Clank return for, well, Ratchet & Clank. Insomniac Games is working on a re-imagining of the original PlayStation 2 title, "revised to tie in with the deepe...

 
Contest
CONTEST OVER. Winners will be announced soon, via PM and then listed here.   Thanks to the amazing Courtney, as well as the fine folks at Microsoft and Insomniac, we have two copies of Sunset Overdrive to give away. Not ...   read

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Insomniac Games

Slow Down, Bull is a strange one for Insomniac Games

When I think of Insomniac Games, a few titles come to mind: Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the (pre-Skylanders) Dragon, and Sunset Overdrive. The studio's new game, Slow Down, Bull, is not like those -- it's a smaller project for Steam inspired b...

 
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive gets a permanent price drop, trades freaks for robots

There's a lot of activity in Sunset City despite the fact that the town is a shell of what it once was. Those over-caffeinated freaks flood the streets, and there's one guy bouncing about like he's the one with 15 too many Red Bulls in him...

 
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive bounces to a filthy oil rig for first DLC

Insomniac Games has detailed Sunset Overdrive's first add-on, and there are some pronunciation problems clouding up the reveal. The Mystery of Mooil Rig is the name, and how would one go about saying that? "Moy-il?" "Moo-oil," like a ...

 
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Sunset Overdrive trial

Gold subscribers can play Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow

So here's a cool thing: Microsoft and Insomniac are opening up Sunset Overdrive for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for 24 hours. The punk-rock shooter will be free to play -- the whole game, including co-op -- from 12:01am Eastern tomorrow to 1...

 
Sunset Overdrive review
After booting the game up, it's apparent that Sunset Overdrive is the result of Insomniac Games going back to its roots. Before the developer was called upon to release the shades-of-brown-tinted Resistance and...   read

8===D
Sunset Overdrive was one of the most exciting announcements to come out of E3 2013, and since then, I've had numerous people say it looks like a game made just for me. For whatever reason, I didn't get a chance to check it ou...   read

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive shows how live-action trailers should be done

Live-action trailers for videogames can be entirely hit or miss. It's to the point where I'm usually curious to check them out even if I have little if any interest in the source material. Will they be awesome, or a total train wreck? Eith...

 
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive is getting two campaign add-ons

I'm not in the market for season passes, but I still like to look just to see what DLC is lined up. In the case of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac plans to release two campaign add-ons with "new locations to explore, stories to experience, and ...

 
Sunset Overdrive photo
Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive behind the scenes video tells us what we already know

If you're new to this or simply need a refresher course, this Sunset Overdrive video should get you up to speed on all the points that Insomniac Games is looking to hit with its quirky, open-world shooter. Constant movement? Check. Be...

 
Sunset Overdrive preview
Go, go, go. Always on the move. That's all that we've seen of Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive since its initial 2013 reveal. Seriously, think back. Do you remember seeing any footage of the game where the oddball prota...   read

Sunset Overdrive gamescom photo
Sunset Overdrive gamescom

Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots

There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff out of gamescom (thanks, Sony!), but let's not forget Sunset Overdrive is coming out October 28. It's pretty fun, though I've only messed with the multiplayer. 

 
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White Xbox One

White hot! Microsoft confirms Sunset Overdrive white Xbox One bundle

Microsoft's finally confirmed one of the worst-kept recent rumors in the videogame industry. Sunset Overdrive's getting a console bundle with that flashy white Xbox One. The bundle is expected to release right alongside Sunset Overdrive's l...

 
8===D
As we recently learned, Sunset Overdrive lets players protect their genitals with the head of a green kangaroo, which is a very silly idea. But is that silly enough, in this post-Saints Row world? The answer is "who cares?" because there are also Hawaiian Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts are my jam.   read

Sunset Overdrive photo
Sunset Overdrive

You can wear a kangaroo codpiece in Sunset Overdrive

For San Diego Comic-Con, Insomniac Games is talking up character customization in Sunset Overdrive and the clothing options range from "traditional" to "out there" -- way, way out there. Interestingly, these vanity items don't have stat bo...

 
Sunset Overdrive photo
Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive gets the Mondo poster treatment

Mondo has come out with some of the coolest movie posters in recent times. I've yet to get one, and not for lack of trying. Now, it seems videogames are on the table for the company -- I sense more pain from missed limited-edition prints in...

 

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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 

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Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 
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LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 
Jinx 01

Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 

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