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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile


I love how Emperor Palpatine looks like a pufferfish
Nov 07
Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming


Halo on your PC?
Sep 27
From the sound of it, there will soon be no escape streaming games. Sony will use Gaikai to stream PlayStation 3 games to PS4, there's also the PS Vita TV, and similar functionality is planned for Steam users who purchase or ... read
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Join the Pork Side, Anakin
I don't get the widespread outrage over so called "casual," simple-minded games. I can spend an afternoon plugging away at the most time-consuming and complex RPG imaginable, and if Angry Birds is thrown in every now and then, so be it. Yes, I'm reviewing an Angry Birds game. Deal with it. read feature

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Disney

Disney Infinity: Action! is an AR toy for mobile devices


See a couple of your favorite Disney characters IRL!
Aug 14
  During a recent press event with Disney Interactive, I got a chance to look at how Disney Infinity will translate to mobile devices. The publisher is planning to release two separate apps, one for iOS devices and lat... read
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Twin-stick Halo Wars
In an odd twist of fate, Microsoft decided to release a twin-stick shooter modeled after the Halo universe exclusively for Windows 8 devices. Not only will this be the first Halo game without a console counterpart, but it's a... read feature

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Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows 8 devices


Tens of people are so excited now
Jul 18
Halo: Spartan Assault, the top down twin-stick shooter, is now available for Windows 8 based phones, tablets, and PCs. In the U.S., Halo: Spartan Assault is available for Windows 8 phones only to customers on Verizon Wireles... read
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Unity

Unity announces support for all Microsoft platforms


Pledges ongoing support for Kinect, SmartGlass, and the cloud
Jun 27
Announced today at the Build Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft and Unity are partnering to bring the Unity game engine to all Microsoft platforms, including Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unity Pro 4-licensed developers can save... read
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For Windows 8 phones, tablet, and PCs
Halo: Spartan Assault is the next project from 343 Industries, a top-down twin stick shooter for Windows 8 powered phones, tablets, and PCs including the Surface. It's an exclusive to Windows 8 devices designed for touch con... read feature

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Ms. Splosion Man

Ms. Splosion Man jumps to Steam, Game for Windows, WP7


Windows overload
Apr 03
Accompanying the just-released iOS version of Ms. Splosion Man, the lighthearted platformer is also now available for Steam (Windows only), Games for Windows, and Windows Phone 7. The pricing on those first two ports is $9.9... read
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Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the Shogun gets a price drop on all platforms


Xbox 360, Windows 8, and Surface prices all dropped
Mar 01
Have you played Skulls of the Shogun yet? Why the hell not!? It's pretty awesome, and a blast to play. Well for those of you who have yet to pull the trigger, good news! Skulls of the Shogun just received a price drop. The Xbox Live Arcade version is going for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99), and the Windows 8 and Surface versions are $6.99 now. The Windows Phone version will remain at $4.99. read
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Rayman Jungle Run

Rayman Jungle Run is probably jumping to Windows Phones


Rumors abound
Feb 08
Ubisoft has apparently shed some light on the existence of a version of Rayman Jungle Run for Windows Phones, according to Pocket Gamer. In Ubisoft's sales report, Rayman Jungle Run, Monster Burner, and Rabbids Go Phone Agai... read
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XNA is dead

Microsoft abandoning XNA Game Studio


XNA to be retired next year
Feb 03
Those in the know have seen this day approaching for quite some time, but Microsoft has made it official. XNA Game Studio is effectively done. A leaked internal email revealed the company is prepared to retire the development... read
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Skulls of the Shogun

Celebrate Skulls of the Shogun's release with MURDER


Children make the perfect undead warriors
Jan 30
Skulls of the Shogun is now out for Xbox Live Arcade, Windows Phone, and Windows 8! With the release comes a launch trailer, and I'm going to just go ahead and say that this is the first best trailer of 2013. Check out our o... read
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Chop 'til you drop dead
The Xbox Live Arcade, after nine long years, still doesn't have a whole lot of classic style strategy RPGs. Discounting tower defense, there's Band of Bugs, Greed Gorp, and a scant few others. Enter Skulls of the Shogun: a ne... read feature

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Skulls of the Shogun releasing on January 30


For XBLA, Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone
Jan 10
Freaking finally. We've been looking forward to Skulls of the Shogun for literally years. Well the wait is finally almost over as developer 17-Bit has announced the game will be launching on January 30, 2013. It'll be availa... read
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Gunstringer: Dead Man Running gets a trailer


The Gunstringer returns ... to Windows Phone 8
Nov 28
I have a Windows Phone now, so it's my duty to post about Windows Phone games on Destructoid until I'm "over" it and go back to looking at stuff on Steam. Until that time, you can enjoy trailers such as the one above. It's f... read
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Gameloft announces 12 titles for Windows Phone 8


All optimized for Xbox features
Oct 30
Gameloft comes out swinging with 12 titles for Windows Phone 8. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is one of the headlining games of the bunch. The franchise has sold over 6.3 million copies so far. Here's the full lineup: Ice ... read
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Angry Birds Star Wars sounds like what you would expect


Oct 08
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... read
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Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies launches next week


Sep 17
Whilst the Angry Birds franchise strives to become perhaps the most ubiquitous Scandinavian thing ever, displacing IKEA and ABBA, it seems like we often forget there's a series of videogames at the heart of it all. The n... read
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Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross-platform play


Jun 28
Developer 17-Bit has announced that Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross-platform play across the Xbox 360, Windows 8 PCs, Windows 8 tablets like the Microsoft Surface, and Windows Phones versions of the game. So for examp... read
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There are a handful of mobile games that I will always go back to. Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds Space -- basically puzzle games. It's not because I love them, but rather that I love to hate them. They're simple l... read feature

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E3: Microsoft unveil Xbox Music, no mention of Zune


Jun 04
Microsoft have unveiled their new music service, imaginatively titled Xbox Music. With a promise of 35 million tracks and a raft of features that will integrate your Xbox and Windows 8 PCs, cell phones, and tablets. With nary a mention of Microsoft's Zune service, it could be that brand is now dead. Will it be missed? read
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New Skulls of the Shogun trailer explains the story


Jun 01
In case you haven't heard of Skulls of the Shogun, it's an awesome and fast-paced strategy game. This trailer should give you a clue to how the game feels. The plot revolves around a shogun who has died, and now he has ... read
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Because We May sale discounts many great indie games


May 24
It's live! Some of the folks who make those wonderful independent games you've heard name dropped repeatedly by gaming sites like this have banded together to put on a big, multi-game sale. They're calling the promotion Beca... read
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Because We May indie game sale should be a memorable one


May 18
From May 24 to June 1, many noteworthy independent games will go on sale "to celebrate online stores that give us control over pricing." This initiative, dubbed Because We May, will include titles sold on PC, Mac, Linux, Stea... read
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PAX: Skulls of the Shogun has a kickass new trailer


Apr 08
If you are at PAX East and you haven't had the chance to check out Skulls of the Shogun, then you are really missing out on one of the best games here. It's fast paced, easy to learn, and you can play the multiplayer in just... read
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Ms. Splosion Man headed to Steam, iOS, Windows Phone 7


Apr 06
Twisted Pixel has announced that Ms. Splosion Man is coming to additional platforms with a little help from developer friends Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose Games, and Panic Button. On PC (Games for Windows Live and Steam), you can ... read
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GDC: Dream.Build.Play 2012 registration opens


Mar 06
Developers hoping to compete in the Dream.Build.Play 2012 Challenge can register now through May 15, 2012. This year, Microsoft is accepting independent games for Windows Phone in addition to Xbox 360. Prizes up for grabs inc... read
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'Must-Have Games' line-up for Window Phones detailed


Jan 25
Mimicking its approach to special release schedules on Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft has gathered up five impending Windows Phone games and prepared them for a weekly roll out next month. February 1: Need for Speed: Hot Pursui... read
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Rumor: Microsoft Points to be phased out of Xbox Live


Jan 24
A new rumor suggests that Microsoft could abolish Microsoft Points in favor of something less stupid and more responsible -- real money! According to several sources speaking to Inside Mobile Apps, a number of mobile develope... read
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The DTOID Show: Gaming Predictions of 2012!


Dec 30
If you're anything like me, then chances are you can't help but look forward to 2012 and salivate at all the delectable delicacies the videogame world has to offer us in the coming year. Not only is it a period for deep self... read
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 revealed


Dec 29
It's been quite some time, but the second episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has finally been unveiled. The first teaser trailer made an appearance on GameSpot (skip to 1:16 in the video above) and it's already announced some s... read






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