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New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal photo
New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure what ails you. 

Brütal Legend finally drops on PC after years of being locked in console servitude, and despite its dodgy strategy portions, we should welcome it with open, heavily tattooed arms. The absolutely cracking soundtrack makes it more than worth a look, and the great voice acting, more than competent action, and art direction that will make your eyes bleed from heavy metal joy makes its failings a lot easier to swallow. 

If metal hurts your delicate ears and Jack Black sends you into a blind rage, then there's still a bunch to look forward to this week. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires adds some strategy to your hacking and slashing; fans of punishing dungeon crawlers and 3DS owners rejoice, Etrian Odyssey IV finally arrives in the US; Might & Magic Heroes VI gets a new expansion, Shades of Darkness; a curious looking RPG drops on PC in the form of Driftmoon; and Star Wars Pinball is a thing that actually looks pretty groovy.

What will you be using to soothe that nasty rash this week?

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6:00 PM on 02.24.2013

Top game-changing mods for Skyrim on the Steam Workshop

The Steam Workshop is a great way to install mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you are getting tired of the gameplay, here are some mods that will changes some of the mechanics to give you a different experience. ...

Joshua Derocher





7:45 PM on 02.22.2013

Check out the Boba Fett table for Star Wars Pinball

Zen Studios released this trailer for the Boba Fett table players will be able to test their pinball skills on when Star Wars Pinball releases next week for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. It looks as though t...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:45 PM on 02.19.2013

Release date and pricing announced for Star Wars Pinball

Combining Star Wars and pinball is a surefire way to get people interested. I haven't been too interested in Zen's pinball games until now, that's for sure. Star Wars Pinball seems to nail the feel of the source material...

Patrick Hancock

3:30 PM on 02.13.2013

See Star Wars Pinball in action with the Episode V table

As someone who has wanted to get into Zen Studios' brand of pinball but has somehow managed to not pull the trigger yet, it was great to hear about Star Wars Pinball. This latest trailer shows of the table based on The Empir...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 01.16.2013

Office Chat: Infinite horizons and limited vision

Now arriving with an alarming consistency, I bring you the latest installment of Office Chat. In this episode, I'm joined again by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler as we address the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 01.14.2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'

BioWare wants to take you to a gay bar. Or rather, a gay planet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated to include a rather inelegant solution to its lack of gay characters -- a planet called Makeb where all the homosex...

Jim Sterling



Destructoid's most wanted games of 2013 photo
Destructoid's most wanted games of 2013
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Everyone basically says this at the beginning of every year, but I'm going to say it anyway: 2013 is going to be the best year in gaming! That statement turns out to be a hit or miss depending on a number of circumstances, but it's hard to deny that we're in for a killer year thanks to what's on the horizon.

Forget about the more than likely new generation of gaming consoles that might be released this year. We're at the prime of the current-gen life cycle, and if you doubt that for one second just look at the games we've listed below.

This time around, the various editors at Destructoid went about and picked their ONE most wanted game of 2013. We're all obviously looking forward to multiple games, but these are the ones each editor wants so bad that it hurts. HURTS!

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12:45 PM on 12.18.2012

Rise of the Hutt Cartel targets spring for Star Wars: TOR

BioWare has announced Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a forthcoming digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Available in spring 2013, this voiced story content will take place on Makeb and raise the level cap by five leve...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 11.15.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic can now be played for free

Today is the day that Star Wars: The Old Republic added its free-to-play option. While the game's eight classes are playable up to level 50, there are a number of restrictions that non-paying players have to put up with which...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 11.08.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play Nov. 15

Update: Current Old Republic subscribers now reflects the numbers on Electronic Arts' report. For a while there, I really bought into The Old Republic taking Blizzard's crown. But, here we are with BioWare's game going f...

Allistair Pinsof

7:15 PM on 10.31.2012

The DTOID Show's Halloween Special! Gaming News! OoOoO!

Happy Halloween everyone! On today's SPOOKTACULAR episode of The Destructoid Show, we talk about some festively spooky video game stuff. Because we didn't report on it enough this week, Grand Theft Auto V is coming out t...

Max Scoville

4:30 PM on 10.30.2012

Disney to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

As announced today in a press release, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion (approximately half paid in cash, and 40 million shares issued). Perhaps more relevant to our interests as gamer...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 10.17.2012

Razer is giving away a custom Star Wars-themed Blade

The Razer Blade is one of those products that I'll likely never own, but damn if it isn't fun to daydream about. This custom-made Star Wars: The Old Republic Blade doesn't exactly help the tech envy. One lucky person will win...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 10.17.2012

BioWare lays out specific SWTOR free-to-play restrictions

BioWare and Electronic Arts held off admirably, but implementing a free-to-play model in Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed inevitable to keep the player base from falling off. If you're looking to swoop in without paying a s...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 10.08.2012

Angry Birds Star Wars sounds like what you would expect

In retrospect, Rovio Entertainment collaborating with Lucasfilm seems spot on. Not so much thematically, but in terms of how both Star Wars and Angry Birds have made obscene amounts of money through merchandising. Now, t...

Jordan Devore