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11:00 AM on 02.03.2013

Microsoft abandoning XNA Game Studio

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...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Celebrate Skulls of the Shogun's release with MURDER

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Skulls of the Shogun photo
Review: Skulls of the Shogun
by Chris Carter

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 new SRPG that seeks to mix things up a little bit while retaining the classic strategy formula. 

Skulls is interesting in that it's a Strategy RPG without a grid, and it features cross-compatibility between three platforms.

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12:30 PM on 01.10.2013

Skulls of the Shogun releasing on January 30

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 11.28.2012

Gunstringer: Dead Man Running gets a trailer

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...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 10.30.2012

Gameloft announces 12 titles for Windows Phone 8

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 ...

Dale North

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

4:30 PM on 09.17.2012

Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies launches next week

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...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 AM on 06.28.2012

Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross-platform play

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







E3: Motley Blocks, a puzzle game that I love to hate photo
E3: Motley Blocks, a puzzle game that I love to hate
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 little games, yet it pisses me off to no end when I f*ck up a level.

Enter Motley Blocks, what's easily going to be my next iPhone game I'm going to rage at for days, and love every second of it.

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12:15 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Microsoft unveil Xbox Music, no mention of Zune

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?

Alasdair Duncan

4:00 AM on 06.01.2012

New Skulls of the Shogun trailer explains the story

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 ...

Joshua Derocher

4:30 PM on 05.24.2012

Because We May sale discounts many great indie games

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...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 05.18.2012

Because We May indie game sale should be a memorable one

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...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 04.08.2012

PAX: Skulls of the Shogun has a kickass new trailer

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...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 04.06.2012

Ms. Splosion Man headed to Steam, iOS, Windows Phone 7

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 ...

Jordan Devore