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6:30 PM on 07.31.2014

Hardline 27: EA Access, Deep Silver's smooth moves, and decapitations

For this week's episode of Hardline, the major topic of discussion was Electronic Arts' new subscription service for Xbox One that offers full access to select games and discounts on digital DLC and full-game purchases for $4...

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Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
Nisha the Lawbringer whips it good in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

I got to spend a little time with Nisha the Lawbringer from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and yippee ki-yay is she a fun character. Nisha brings Old West sensibilities to this moon shooter, and a few new tricks as well. And a bullwhip.

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Video: Much of Advanced Warfare's plot revealed by trailer, and I think I smell a beta coming photo
Video: Much of Advanced Warfare's plot revealed by trailer, and I think I smell a beta coming
by Bill Zoeker

A campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare came out which goes over some of the plot points. I also speculate on some rather obvious, yet still uncertain, plot developments to come. The trailer also announced a multiplayer reveal coming August 11, which I theorize could come with a beta announcement.

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What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG photo
What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG
by Max Scoville


Today there are a bunch of new trailers for games like Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and The Last of Us Remastered (which is on sale) but Bill and I would rather talk about superhero cartoons from twenty years ago, and guns we can't remember the names of in Unreal Tournament. 

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Video: Platinum Games' Legend of Korra looks mind-bendingly action-packed photo
Video: Platinum Games' Legend of Korra looks mind-bendingly action-packed
by Bill Zoeker

A new 15-minute-long gameplay video has been released for The Legend of Korra beat-'em-up by Platinum Games. It shows off a variety of combos and elemental abilities, including nods to the series such as the ability to ride an air scooter. Here's what I've gleaned from the footage.

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What's Up: ME4's Mako, Deadpool test footage, Gal Gadot as Xena photo
What's Up: ME4's Mako, Deadpool test footage, Gal Gadot as Xena
by Max Scoville

Monday is the worst day of the week, so Bill and I are coping with it by drinking blueberry smoothies and talking about wonderful things like superhero nonsense from Comic-Con, Mass Effect's exciting new (old) sharkmobile, Trine 2's awful poetry, Destiny's two unoriginal races, and True Detective, which Bill doesn't like, and therefore isn't allowed to have blueberry smoothies anymore.

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How to correctly play Crypt of the NecroDancer photo
How to correctly play Crypt of the NecroDancer
by Patrick Hancock

I've been playing Crypt of the NecroDancer, and now I fancy myself a pretty amazing player. The game hits Steam's Early Access program in just two days, and so I figured I'd impart my wisdom unto any new players who may be out there by making a hawt tipz video.

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Get a taste of the Bayonetta anime's english dub here photo
Get a taste of the Bayonetta anime's english dub here
by Chris Carter

As an anime fan growing up, dubs were often hit or miss. Not a whole lot of companies took their dubwork seriously, and often times, I'd resort to subtitles to get my anime fix. But over the years, pretty much every major company has stepped up their game, and there's hardly a dub I wouldn't listen to -- that goes for Bayonetta Bloody Fate too, based on this new trailer.

Although the quality of the film itself may be questionable overall depending on who you talk to, this looks completely watchable. Expect the North American release later this year.

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Link's outfit looks pretty badass in Monster Hunter 4 photo
Link's outfit looks pretty badass in Monster Hunter 4
by Chris Carter

We've already known that Monster Hunter 4 has a very neat looking set of Link armor and weapon sets, but we haven't seen a whole lot of footage on them -- until this week that is, when Capcom unleashed a new trailer into the world.

Ok that's great -- but all people are thinking in the West is "are we getting it?!" Now we can finally answer that question with a resounding "yes," compliments of Capcom Unity. Yes -- the West will be getting Link's armor and weapon sets.

Confirmed: Link's weapons and armor are in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate [Capcom Unity]

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There are Hawaiian Shirts in Sunset Overdrive! photo
There are Hawaiian Shirts in Sunset Overdrive!
by Max Scoville

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.

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The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/26] photo
The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/26]
by Steven Hansen

Let's get away for the weekend, just you and me. I know this little place on the coast. Nice restaurant, view of the water from the cliff side. We could probably sleep in the car in the parking lot and hang out on the beach all day.

Here's last week's post. Let's begin anew.

[We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, which will ultimately push big news, thoughtful original pieces, and all sorts of other great content off of the front page. Check here every Saturday for my attempt to rectify that.]

 

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What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret photo
What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone posted on our goings-on. This was spurned by many, many people wondering why we've been filming in Max's actual kitchen. We answer this question, and some y'all haven't even thought of yet.

In the video above, you can find out why Max went to Comic-Con for one day, why Max is going to be out of the country for two weeks, and who will be on our PAX Prime 2014 panel. Oh yeah, by the way, Destructoid is presenting a panel at PAX, hosted by Max, myself, and various personalities from around the internet.

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Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?' photo
Is BioWare's new nightmare called 'Shadow Realms' or 'You've Been Chosen?'
by Bill Zoeker

BioWare sent out a mysterious teaser trailer for its new horror IP. The trailer implies surreal psychological terrors, but the identity of this game is even more of a mystery. EA's trademark activity points to the name "Shadow Realms," but the channel hosting the video and the website for the game are called "You've Been Chosen."

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Hardline 26: Do we even want another Last of Us? photo
Hardline 26: Do we even want another Last of Us?
by Jordan Devore

Electronic Arts has delayed not one but two of its major games originally planned for October 2014 -- Dragon Age: Inquisition is being held back until November, while Battlefield Hardline is now set for early 2015. In this week's episode of Hardline, Steven, Brett, and Bill joined me to discuss that decision, the Destiny beta, and Naughty Dog's comments about how not considering a sequel to The Last of Us "would be a disservice [to the studio and its fans]."

We purposefully went for a shorter run time this week in the hopes that the show would be more easily digestible for those of you watching on YouTube (as opposed to just listening). Actually, we tried to do that last episode too, but it ended up being well over 30 minutes anyway. Whoops.

We did it this time, though. Hope you enjoy!

For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly.

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Nintendo checks in with Capcom, confirms Battle Network VC release photo
Nintendo checks in with Capcom, confirms Battle Network VC release
by Chris Carter

Nintendo took a minute (well, 15 actually) to check in with Capcom in a decidedly Mega Man themed Nintendo Minute. Speaking to Brett Elston of Capcom, they chatted a bit about recent Mega Man merch, as well as the newest game to hit the Virtual Console -- Mega Man Battle Network, which has already dropped in Europe and is set to hit the US on July 31.

Man, how cool would it be if Nintendo bought Capcom and gave Mega Man the care he needs? Also, how lucrative would a Nintendo exclusive Monster Hunter franchise be over time if it owned the entire IP? It's a match made in heaven.

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Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel photo
Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
by Bill Zoeker

Back with more impressions from playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had some first-hand playtime with the cybernetic tough guy, Wilhelm the Enforcer, which I would like to relate to you with my mouth. Wilhelm may not be all he's cracked up to be, yet. But he's got a couple of interesting surprises.

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