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Here are Destructoid's top ten games from gamescom photo
Here are Destructoid's top ten games from gamescom
by Brett Makedonski

Gamescom is the largest videogame trade show in the world. Sound like a big deal? It absolutely is. Hundreds of thousands of people cram together in a convention center that's massive, but doesn't feel even close to huge enough. Need a frame of reference? This is the crowd in the main hall on Thursday -- what's supposedly the least busy of the three days it's open to the public.

Reciprocating the scale of the event is the size of the games that publishers have on display. That was the theme at gamescom 2014: Big. All the biggest titles are here, and given how close we are to the holiday launch season, they're looking the most polished that we've seen them yet.

In no particular order, these were Destructoid's top ten games of gamescom 2014, as explained by Dale North and myself.

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2:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Long-term support for Hyrule Warriors planned, 'expansion' teased

One day many years ago, I went into Starbucks with a friend. The barista inquired as to whether or not he'd want to try a new bakery item they had just concocted, to which he awkwardly replied, "not unless it's FREE!" It wasn...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.14.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August continues with Battle Chip Challenge

It's not a very exciting week for Nintendo Download unless you like sales. Fresh on the Wii U Virtual Console we have Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge and Double Dragon II: The Revenge. Also on Wii U there's Gaiabreak...

Chris Carter

7:22 AM on 08.14.2014

Zelda has a lot of unstable antagonists - Ghirahim gets a new video

Mulan's Mushu might not do that tongue thing, but Skyward Sword villain Ghirahim sure does! The vain villain joins the fray in a rather interesting trailer, which shows off his swordplay, diamond animations, and su...

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 08.13.2014

Nintendo didn't have a gamescom conference, but here's a new Wii U sizzle reel

In case you missed it, Sony and Microsoft had big press conferences this week at gamescom with new reveals. Nintendo is at gamescom with a booth, but similar to E3, they didn't have an on-site presentation. Instead, you can ...

Chris Carter

3:15 AM on 08.13.2014

Abandon all hope, Meta Knight is back in Super Smash Bros.

The French Super Smash Bros. site has a nice little gallery up with Wii U and 3DS screens of everyone's favorite Brawler, Meta Knight. Hoping for any other stragglers to get announced, or new characters? ALSO: Sakurai's Miive...

Steven Hansen





5:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Take a closer look at PDP's GameCube-style controllers for Wii U

I think I'll be perfectly set with the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U, but PDP's line of GameCube-inspired controllers (known officially as "Wired Fight Pads") are another valid option. Courtesy of Amazon, we now have ...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Zant brings his craziness to Hyrule Warriors

Zant the Usurper King was confirmed for Hyrule Warriors recently, and man does he look wacky. In addition to flailing his arms around as his main method of attack you can also get a peek at the man behind the mask during a f...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is getting this neat Game Boy stage

I had ever intention to just play the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. I think I'm going to have to check out the 3DS version now though after seeing there's going to be a Game Boy stage.  Sakurai even threw in a "ba-d...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



What's Up: Final Fantasy All the Lamest, Nintendo pre-order peril, and don't drink Fireball photo
What's Up: Final Fantasy All the Lamest, Nintendo pre-order peril, and don't drink Fireball
by Bill Zoeker

I'm back and feeling better. I got sucked into the shady money scam known as Final Fantasy All the Bravest, got annoyed by Hyrule Warrior's retail-exclusive pre-order bonuses, and recount mistakes made with Fireball whiskey.

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2:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Here's a look at what's happening at gamescom

We've already gotten the news from Activision's Call of Duty event earlier today but there's plenty of big things happening at gamescom this week. Here's an idea of when you're going to hear all the news from Microsoft, Sony,...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 AM on 08.11.2014

Dumb: Skyward Sword DLC exclusive to Best Buy, Twilight Princess to Amazon

Hyrule Warriors' triforce of corporate garbage is complete. GameStop got the fan-favorite Ocarina garb, while pre-ordering from Amazon nets you Twilight Princess threads for Link and Zelda. Best Buy has Skyward Swor...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 08.09.2014

Lone Survivor vs. GTA V: Proof that David can coexist with Goliath

Lone Survivor is one of the most unexpectedly effective games I've ever played. It makes survival horror work in 2D. It feels like a tribute to Silent Hill and a deeply personal expression of developer Jasper Byrne's perspect...

Jonathan Holmes

9:30 AM on 08.09.2014

No plans for Amiibo support for Hyrule Warriors

A few weeks ago, Patrick Hancock and I rambled off our hopes, fears, and predictions for the next Smash Bros. Somewhere in there was the idea that Ganondorf may not be playable, in part because of Smash Bros 4's focus on amii...

Jonathan Holmes

1:30 PM on 08.08.2014

What's the point? Wii U gets Black Ops II map almost two years later

The Wii U often gets the shaft in terms of DLC. It either gets it late, not at all, or is left completely in the wind as to what the status is. Nearly every major publisher has pulled one of these moves, most notably Activisi...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Hyrule Warriors GameStop-exclusive DLC finally confirmed

We've known that Hyrule Warriors will have some form of outfit DLC for some time (as well as how to get it in Japan), but info has been scarce in terms of how to grab it overseas. Well, this week the details have been sp...

Chris Carter