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Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360
by Jordan Devore

Despite the success of its predecessor, I was not necessarily expecting a Dark Souls II so soon, and I certainly wasn't expecting to see it get announced at the 2012 Spike VGAs of all places. Amazing! I was actually convinced the trailer was for the next Dragon Age.

Namco Bandai has made the announcement as well, confirming that this game is for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki will serve as supervisor, while From Software's Tomohiro Shibuya will be the director. There's promise of a new hero, storyline, and world, plus "a revamped server-based multiplayer mode that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others," according to the press release.

"We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series," said Shibuya. "The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay. Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new players to join our dark journey."

My body is ready, praise the sun, etc.

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Is Phantom Pain connected to Metal Gear Solid V? photo
Is Phantom Pain connected to Metal Gear Solid V?
by Dale North

We're in for a whale of a troll. Follow the NeoGAF thread as they break down all the clues.

Check this out.

And this.

Freelancer @AlexRubens has spotted people in the VIP section of the Konami party wearing Phantom Pain/Moby Dick Studios t-shirts. And here's a picture of the shirts in question.

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9:07 PM on 12.07.2012

VGAs: Journey wins three awards tonight

Best Independent Game, Best PS3 Game, Best Original Score. And if you ask me, they should also win Game of the Year. Three awards so far from VGA 2012. Congrats to all the folks behind Journey. You deserve these awards and more.  If you haven't played Journey yet, don't talk to me.  Hey, even Jim liked it.

Dale North

8:38 PM on 12.07.2012

VGAs: The Last of Us looks beautiful, gets dated May 7

May 7, 2013. That's the official release date for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. That's one hell of a long wait, but I'm pretty sure it'll be worth it. Wait for a bit for the VGA trailer release. These screens show hold you over. Damn. 

Dale North

8:14 PM on 12.07.2012

HOLY GIANT WHALE: The Phantom Pain announced at VGA 2012

100 percent gameplay was shown in a debut trailer shown tonight during the 2012 VGA broadcast. A doctor speaks to someone waking from a coma. Someone with a hook for a hand. A soldier. He can't move well, but is being guided ...

Dale North

1:05 PM on 12.13.2011

Office Chat: Revengeance wins best made-up word

Obviously, we at Destructoid were all forced to watch the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards show this weekend. Shackled to our computers, driven by cruel taskmasters, we had no option but to witness it. In this casual chat from o...

Conrad Zimmerman





10:00 PM on 12.12.2011

Ravens RB Ray Rice voted onto NFL Blitz digital 'cover'

If there's a marketing opportunity to be exploited, you can bet that Spike and the producers of the network's annual Video Game Awards will be there to take advantage of it -- no matter how absurd it may seem. I can just imag...

Samit Sarkar

8:18 PM on 12.12.2011

The DTOID Show: Watch us recap the VGAs!

Happy Monday, Destructoid! In the event that you were too busy huffing ether to pay attention to the Spike TV VGA's this weekend, Max and I have managed to condense the only important parts (i.e., the trailers) into a simple...

Tara Long



Everything you need to know about the 2011 Spike VGAs photo
Everything you need to know about the 2011 Spike VGAs
by Conrad Zimmerman

Tonight, the Spike Video Game Awards ceremony was broadcast live, packed full of new trailers, game announcements and wretched, pandering humor. We caught the intriguing trailer for The Last of Us. We watched Miyamoto smile as The Legend of Zelda was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame. And we cried a little bit every time Felicia Day or Zachary Levi had to perform some humiliating monkey dance, clearly demonstrating how much class we're expected to have as gamers.

So much happened tonight, here's a rundown of everything we witnessed:

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD takes from first two games
The Last of Us, Sony and Naughty Dog's survival horror
BioWare's new game is Command & Conquer Generals 2
New Mass Effect 3 trailer has worms
Miyamoto accepts Hall of Fame award for Legend of Zelda
Get ready for Alan Wake's American Nightmare
The Amazing Spider-Man's VGA trailer
Rainbow Six trailer hits pretty close to home
Wow: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron trailer
Fortnite, Epic Games' cute zombie game
New BioShock Infinite trailer is moving
Kojima debuts Metal Gear Rising trailer at Spike VGAs
Diablo III intro cinematic is dramatic as hell
Spike VGA game of the year: Skyrim
This Hitman: Absolution trailer is coming for you
Tekken tags up a Tournament 2 teaser trailer
First screenshots of Command & Conquer Generals 2

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9:50 PM on 12.10.2011

First screenshots of Command & Conquer Generals 2

You've likely seen the reveal trailer for Command & Conquer Generals 2 by now, so let's talk about the first details and screenshots. Powered by the Frostbite 2 engine, this one is coming to PC in 2013 by way of BioWare V...

Jordan Devore

9:36 PM on 12.10.2011

Tekken tags up a Tournament 2 teaser trailer

If you picked up Tekken Hybrid last week, you've likely been playing the demo for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It's kind of a big deal.  The new trailer showcases some of that beautiful tag action, then brings hopes back down with the promise of a Holiday 2012 release. Keep playing that demo guys, you've got a year. 

Liam Fisher

9:32 PM on 12.10.2011

This Hitman: Absolution trailer is coming for you

It's been a long time coming for Hitman: Absolution. This trailer for the game doesn't do much other than remind us that Agent 47 is very skilled at his job, but that's okay. The modern visual fidelity alone makes up for any perceived lack of substance shown here. Note to would-be bad guys: waiting for your target to leave the elevator never works.

Jordan Devore

9:23 PM on 12.10.2011

Spike VGA game of the year: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards Game of the Year. I knew it. I won't tell you what I chose as a Spike Video Game Awards panelist judge, but I bet you could guess.  It was a shame that the staf...

Dale North

9:15 PM on 12.10.2011

Diablo III intro cinematic is dramatic as hell

In conjunction with their being named "Gamer God," Blizzard unveiled the full, official intro cinematic for Diablo III. It's dark and full of lore. I've loved the beta, and this trailer has me pumped for the game's release early next year.  I know you're all excited, I won't even ask.

Liam Fisher



Kojima debuts Metal Gear Rising trailer at Spike VGAs photo
Kojima debuts Metal Gear Rising trailer at Spike VGAs
by Dale North

Revengeance.

Hideo Kojima showed up to the Spike VGA awards to present his newest game. He flubbed up a bit with some nervous English during his presentation, but finally was able to offer up the first look at the new Metal Gear Rising.

Rebooted. Rearmed. Recharged. Rebuilt. Resurrected. Revenge. Return of the Ripper. The trailer was all about the letter "r." It was also all about cutting. People were cut. In half. Cars were cut. Huge robots were cut. Fantastic.

As you may have heard, Platinum Games is on the job. Polarizing? I bet. I can't wait to hear what you all have to say about this one.

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8:43 PM on 12.10.2011

Fortnite, Epic Games' cute zombie game

Zombies have been done to death (pun intended), but have we done cute zombies yet? Don't answer that. Still, Epic is trying something a bit less uptight and more fun with upcoming game Fortnite.  Even though it seemed t...

Dale North