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1:15 PM on 06.20.2014

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin

I enjoyed messing with Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer mode at E3, partly because you could play as a beefy Middle Eastern man in a skirt or a tiny woman with bunny ears. Anyone other than Sunset's 'in your face' punk protago...

Steven Hansen



Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014 photo
Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014
by Steven Hansen

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click. 

Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full of games like I'm full of curry. And Destructoid is an island of misfit toys sort of collection of miscreants, not a hive mind. So let's see what tickled everyone else's earlobes this year. 

And, hey, now you can tell like 20 different people why they're wrong about games instead of just one! 

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I'm loving Sunset Overdrive's mutant killing arsenal photo
I'm loving Sunset Overdrive's mutant killing arsenal
by Steven Hansen

As much as I like Sunset Overdrive's mix of Jet Set and Ratchet and Clank, I'm less in love with the insufferable punk aesthetic its sleeveless jean jacket wearing lead puts forth. Just because you pin cloth to your jean jacket doesn't make you punk, punk.

Thankfully Sunset Overdrive has eight player co-op and character customization so you can play as a beefy middle eastern man with bunny ears or something. I tried out its Night Defense mode, which is a horde/tower defense sort of deal with you and your friends protecting vats of goop.

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Yep, Sunset Overdrive still looks some over the top fun photo
Yep, Sunset Overdrive still looks some over the top fun
by Alasdair Duncan

They gotcha, right? "Oh no, another cover-based shooter!" Nope, it's Sunset Overdrive which seems to be the antithesis of the dull drab shooters we're sadly used to. Presented by Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac games, Sunset Overdrive looks like some pure, straightforward action thrills. 

Arriving on October 28, I'm already looking forward to the eight-player co-op mode, especially with the ability to customize my character. Hopefully the game has the same sense of fun as its cheeky trailer. 

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11:05 AM on 06.09.2014

Sunset Overdrive's getting crazy with eight-player co-op

Sunset Overdrive is one of the titles that Microsoft is depending on to bring an injection of charisma and zaniness to Xbox One later this year. Insomniac's colorful open-world shooter looks as if it hinges upon being a...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Internal game jam helped make Sunset Overdrive not boring

E3 is next week and we're finally going to get our hands all over Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. The latest episode of the Sunset TV show focuses on the early stages of the game, detailing how an internal game jam helped give...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





8:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Microsoft will have Sunset Overdrive playable to the public during E3

In addition to the usual show floor booths and Day 0 press conference, Microsoft will be holding a series of events to allow the general public a chance to be a part of the action. You can get a full list here, but the m...

Abel Girmay

2:15 PM on 05.30.2014

Sunset Overdrive has a ricocheting record gun, TNT teddy bear

Man, it's nice to see Insomniac able to make fun weapons again. With yesterday's news of the Ratchet and Clank trilogy coming to Vita, I have an urge to play Ratchet and Clank. Sunset Overdrive, with its weapons and movement, seems like it'd satisfy my Ratchet urge and Jet Set urge at the same time. Too bad I need an Xbox One.

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 05.20.2014

Insomniac supports Harmonix by pledging $7,500 to Amplitude Kickstarter

With only a few days left in Harmonix's Kickstarter for a remake of Amplitude, fellow developer Insomniac Games made a sizable contribution. The $775,000 asking price is now $7,500 closer to its goal. Insomniac cites being a...

Brett Makedonski



Tuesday Newsday: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One for $399, Pokémon, Snyder's Batman & H.R. Giger photo
Tuesday Newsday: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One for $399, Pokémon, Snyder's Batman & H.R. Giger
by Max Scoville

It’s been quite a busy week of news, and here’s Max to shout moistly about it.

Gamers who are short a hundred bucks got some great news this morning with the announcement of an Xbox One sans Kinect, for a somewhat reasonable $399, coming June 9th. Sunset Overdrive has been revealed properly, and hot snacks, it looks like a good time. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are getting the 3DS treatment, Never Alone looks really lovely, and a new Unreal Tournament could be quite a lot of fun, especially for free. Dying Light and the console version of Elder Scrolls Online are being delayed. We get our first look at Zak Snyder’s Batman and Batmobile, and H.R. Giger has gone to that great big derelict spacecraft in the sky.

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3:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Okay Sunset Overdrive, you have my attention

So I probably was the only one on this planet that wasn't hyped on Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. Last time I got excited for one of their games, well, you know what happened. Of course it's obvious Insomniac learned from the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Sunset Overdrive will have online co-op

Sunset Overdrive is coming later this year on the Xbox One, and we've been getting a ton of details in the past week. Insomniac Games has spilled the beans on multiplayer, noting that although the campaign will not be playabl...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Insomniac didn't play it safe with the Sunset Overdrive box art

This week was the big blowout for Sunset Overdrive, the next game from Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac and one of the major Xbox One exclusives at this point in time. Given Sunset's colorful nature and the studio's co...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 05.08.2014

Sunset Overdrive gameplay video gives some context to the insanity

Confused as to what Sunset Overdrive's about? You wouldn't be alone. Up until now, all we've gotten is a stylish teaser at E3 and a slow trickle of nebulous marketing materials. But, this video finally gives us something con...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 05.08.2014

Sunset Overdrive is more Jet Set Radio than I was expecting

Insomniac Games has properly revealed its Xbox One parkour zombie shooter Sunset Overdrive and, as much as I was into the original E3 2013 teaser for the game, the real thing looks considerably better. The studio captured tha...

Jordan Devore



Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday  photo
Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday
by Bill Zoeker

Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime, so there has to be boobs in it, right? Sunset Overdrive launched a fake beverage campaign, while Mountain Dew decided to bottle Baja Blast for some reason. We've also had a lot of rumblings out of the world of the Oculus Rift, and seen a whole new side of Disney Infinity.

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