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You can't talk about Bayonetta 2 without mentioning hair photo
You can't talk about Bayonetta 2 without mentioning hair
by Jordan Devore

The sheer spectacle of Bayonetta 2 has me on board for this Wii U exclusive, and that's to say nothing of the hair. Oh, that magnificent hair. It's everywhere!

It was getting late in our PAX Prime 2013 journey when Hamza and Jim recorded their thoughts on the new Platinum Games title, as you can probably tell, which is why their attempts to talk about the game resulted in strange words being uttered. The subject matter of Bayonetta 2 certainly wasn't making their job any easier.

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We're still making up our minds on Wind Waker HD photo
We're still making up our minds on Wind Waker HD
by Jordan Devore

So, I'm a jerk for having not played The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker to completion. That much became clear after my hands-on time with the upcoming HD re-release for Wii U at PAX Prime 2013. The lines may have been ridiculous, but much of that insanity was due to the sweet t-shirts Nintendo was giving out, I'm pretty sure.

While this seems like an obvious buy for me, our Wind Waker veteran Spencer wasn't so sure. In addition to the visual polish, there are tweaks to Hero Mode, your sailing speed, the Triforce shards, and other appreciated but not exactly substantial additions -- a tougher sell for someone who has played through the original GameCube release many times.

We both agree that there are other titles in the Zelda franchise we would've preferred get the HD treatment before Wind Waker, which still holds up quite well to this day and can be emulated and further prettied up on PC if you're into such things.

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Snapping necks in Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer photo
Snapping necks in Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer
by Jordan Devore

Hamza and resident Killzone fanatic Jim played a bit of Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer at PAX Prime 2013. This is one of those series that represents a huge gap in my gaming library and, considering this will be a launch title, I can see it being a starting point for some of you who are in a similar place and intend to pick up a PlayStation 4 in November.

Good on Guerrilla for its plans to put out free post-release DLC maps. That's swell.

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1:00 PM on 09.04.2013

We used the GamePad to pet a dino in Super Mario 3D World

I may not be able to say "Super Mario 3D World" correctly half the time, but thankfully I had Tony to help me along for this PAX Prime 2013 impressions video. Nintendo didn't bring anything we hadn't seen before -- this is s...

Jordan Devore



The 2DS had a surprisingly good showing at PAX photo
The 2DS had a surprisingly good showing at PAX
by Jordan Devore

Like Dale and Spencer, I wasn't expecting much of the 2DS. And, to be fair, it's not really meant for me -- I play the occasional game in 3D (Animal Crossing, for instance) and already own the original 3DS, so if I were to buy more hardware, it'd be the XL. Also, I'm not a five-year-old.

Could it be better? Well, yeah. There are a few immediately noticeable drawbacks. Those shoulder buttons feel off, and the form factor itself takes some getting used to but, holding the system in your hands, it's good overall. Good for the $129.99 price point, certainly.

Now we just need the 1DS mockup to become a reality. I'd buy that on day one.

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Titanfall was the most talked about game of PAX photo
Titanfall was the most talked about game of PAX
by Jordan Devore

The way my scheduling ended up, it was either Transistor or Titanfall. Press get an early hour on day one and then it's lines, lines, lines. I'm ecstatic I was able to play the former game, but good lord there was some strong buzz surrounding the latter at PAX Prime 2013.

Dale and Hamza hit on that excitement in this video, and offer a response to those who have been down on Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer-only FPS. Robo-parkour and ripping a soldier out of a damaged mech before they can safely eject -- no wonder Titanfall has people talking up a storm.

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4:30 PM on 09.03.2013

Pokemon X and Y look better in person

This PAX Prime 2013 video about Jonathan and Jim discussing Pokemon X and Y isn't so much about the upcoming Game Freak title as it is about Jonathan and Jim being on camera together. Granted, the dynamic duo does talk about...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 09.03.2013

PixelJunk Inc. may be the biggest and best in the series

Before playing PixelJunk Inc., I thought it looked like a much more visually appealing take on the Terraria formula. That's not wholly inaccurate -- I mean, you can see it too, right? -- but this lovely cooperative PC game a...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 09.03.2013

Secrets of Raetikon is what Chasing Aurora should've been

One of the early Wii U games was a decent if fleeting multiplayer title called Chasing Aurora. Developer Broken Rules has a new game for Windows/Mac/Linux, Secrets of Raetikon, that takes the standout elements -- a gorgeous ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 09.03.2013

Wolfenstein: The New Order has the greatest moral choice

While Wolfenstein: The New Order didn't do much for me back at E3, the levels shown during MachineGames' PAX Prime 2013 build felt right. This game isn't going to revolutionize the genre, but it's got snappy gunplay and cree...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 09.03.2013

Transistor had us all sorts of excited at PAX Prime

Conrad Zimmerman and Jordan Devore took a short break from checking out games at PAX Prime 2013 to talk about checking out games at PAX Prime 2013, and they both kind of fell in love with Transistor. Supergiant's second...

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This was the most WTF moment of PAX Prime 2013 photo
This was the most WTF moment of PAX Prime 2013
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

At first I thought this was going to be an animtronic prop when I came across it at PAX Prime 2013 today. And then I saw the arms moving and realized it's a real person. Perhaps it was inspired by this art piece

In any case, this was the most WTF moment of any PAX I've ever been too. 

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10:40 AM on 09.01.2013

Karaoke w/ Dtoid Tonight

Update: Arrive early for a special edition of Podtoid Live starring Jim Sterling, Jonathan Holmes, Conrad Zimmerman, and other special guests.   Destructoid presents Karaoke Total War at PAX - with over 7000 songs locall...

Niero Gonzalez



The Oculus Rift has gone high definition photo
The Oculus Rift has gone high definition
by Conrad Zimmerman

A whole mess of us donned a prototype HD Oculus Rift VR system at this year's PAX Prime show, and here you'll see Jim Sterling and Spencer Hayes discuss how much they enjoyed the experience. 

Personally, I'm not sold yet. I found that the HD system had a noticeable motion blur when I would move my head, but I also don't think Hawken (the game we were able to play with the Oculus Rift at the time) is necessarily the best demonstration of what's capable with the system. Maybe it'll sweep me off my feet the next time I try but, for now, listen to Jim and Spencer.

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3:50 PM on 08.31.2013

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2013!

PAX Prime 2013 is just three weeks away RIGHT NOW HOLY SHIT! As always, there will be a ton of games to see and play and panels and parties to attend, and we've listed the very best of them right here for your bookmarking con...

Mr Andy Dixon



Hotline Miami 2 is more of the same strangeness photo
Hotline Miami 2 is more of the same strangeness
by Conrad Zimmerman

Hamza and Spencer took some time at PAX Prime 2013 to check out Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and found it to be more of the crazed action which so captured our imaginations last year. Watch the video for their full report.

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