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Forget zombies, bears are the best part of H1Z1

H1Z1 is a game about surviving the zombie apocalypse. It should be a game about surviving the bear apocalypse, because they are way fucking scarier than any zombie. But, maybe that hits too close to home since bears migh...   more

Forget zombies, bears are the best part of H1Z1 photo

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is out today, and it kicks the crap out of All the Bravest

Final Fantasy: All the Bravest was a travesty. It played itself, it was pretty abrasive in its pandering, and the microtransactions were so pushy that it was hard to enjoy it without feeling like you were constantly being sold something. Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is another free-to-play game in the same vein, but it's a much better effort that doesn't feel straight-up insulting to fans.   more

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is out today, and it kicks the crap out of All the Bravest photo

Unsung Heroes: Bad Company

Way back in 2009, Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe had this cutting observation about the po-faced nature of military shooters. During a particularly grim scene in Call of Duty: World at War, Brooker flambés several s...   more

Unsung Heroes: Bad Company photo

Escalator Pitch: Nina Freeman argues for perpetual Sailor Moon cosplay

Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We want to them work on their pitch game until they're at Bumgarner levels and we want to take advantage of the the horrible, ho...   more

Escalator Pitch: Nina Freeman argues for perpetual Sailor Moon cosplay photo

The Devolver Digital and Destructoid live-stream series starts today

Howdy, partners! In a special collaboration with the city slickers over at Devolver Digital, we're gunning for a five-day-long series of live game streams on our Destructoid Twitch account featuring some of the rootinest toot...   more

The Devolver Digital and Destructoid live-stream series starts today photo

You missed our Bloodborne stream!

Hey, everybody! The Bloodborne embargo has just lifted, and we've already got a review from the lovely Chris Carter. But that's not all! We're also streaming the game live from the Destructoid Twitch account. I'll be mes...   more

You missed our Bloodborne stream! photo

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more

Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTub...   more

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more photo

We tried to get Konami to comment on Kojima's departure

Earlier this week, rumors of Hideo Kojima leaving both Konami and the Metal Gear series surfaced, thanks to a report from GameSpot. Not to be undone by excellent reporting from The 2nd Street Jerks (The 2nd Street Jerks is a...   more

We tried to get Konami to comment on Kojima's departure photo

Experience Points .08: Persona 4

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   more

Experience Points .08: Persona 4 photo

Here are the winners of Destructoid's PAX East 2015 community choice award!

Recently, amidst the hubbub of PAX East news and previews, we had the audacity to ask you to vote for your favorite game on the show floor. The nerve of us! Forcing you to choose from such a vast array of amazing videogames! Well, vote you did, and the results point to yet another amazing year for gaming. Read on to see which awards took home the prize!   more

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The Great Golden Mario amiibo Hunt & amiibo painting pandemonium!

Last night I ventured out to see if I could aquire golden Mario amiibo from Walmart as well as the Mario Party 10 bundle with the normal Mario amiibo live on our Twitch channel. It was a thrill ride that most of yo...   more

The Great Golden Mario amiibo Hunt & amiibo painting pandemonium! photo

John Romero's about to make you his pitch for Gunman Taco Truck

Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We want to them work on their pitch game until they're at Bumgarner levels and we want to take advantage of the the hor...   more

John Romero's about to make you his pitch for Gunman Taco Truck  photo

Lots of games are morally bankrupt, we get it

With Hotline Miami 2 recently released, I realized I am really, really tired of games that belong in its genre. When I say "genre," I refer not to "action games" or "indie games" or even "violent games," but a subtler, more h...   more

Lots of games are morally bankrupt, we get it photo

Podtoid 288: Tim Schafer likes cat butts

The Podtoid gang returns from GDC, PAX East, and EGX Rezzed to discuss the horrors they've witnessed out in the real world, fighting illness and fatigue to report on Tim Schafer's affinity for kitty bottom, and other thi...   more

Podtoid 288: Tim Schafer likes cat butts photo

How do you feel about the current Telltale formula?

Once upon a time, adventure titles were among the hardest challenges in the gaming universe. "Pixel-hunting" is a phrase many old school gamers are all too familiar with, searching for the exact right spot on the screen ...   more

How do you feel about the current Telltale formula? photo

Beard View: Battlefield Hardline

Bang bang cops and robbers,bang bang robbers and cops, bang bang, rob that bank, put 'em in jail, put 'em in jail The new cops and robbers game is out, and you have to rob them banks or catch them thieves by any means necess...   more

Beard View: Battlefield Hardline photo

Tingling your joypads: ASMR and videogames

There’s a trend sweeping over YouTube at the moment, one that went unnoticed by me up until a few months ago. It's called ASMR (or if you want to kill time and sound fancy, autonomous sensory meridian response). I don&r...   more

Tingling your joypads: ASMR and videogames photo

Jackbox Games talks You Donít Know Jack, Twitch, and the future

Jackbox Games has been busy. In addition to reviving the You Don't Know Jack franchise for modern consoles, it's also built an intriguing online infrastructure from the ground up. As an innovative way to solve the "contr...   more

Jackbox Games talks You Donít Know Jack, Twitch, and the future photo

Game News Haikus: PAX East Edition

Last week's video was a little late thanks to PAX East, and I said I'd make it up to you. This week, instead of seven haikus we have ten, and for good reason. In this series, we normally take a look at the stories that gathe...   more

Game News Haikus: PAX East Edition photo

Destructoid turns nine: Let's celebrate with our favorite articles

Destructoid turned nine today! Can you believe it? This lovely place full of incredible people has been doing its thing for nearly a decade, and it's not slowing down anytime soon. We can keep this wonderful, crazy community ...   more

Destructoid turns nine: Let's celebrate with our favorite articles photo

David Fox on forming LucasArts with George, writing with Douglas Adams and more

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday's Sup Holmes i...   more

David Fox on forming LucasArts with George, writing with Douglas Adams and more photo

What can save Titanfall 2?

I absolutely adored Titanfall, but going by the comments and blogs I've read over the past year, it seems like I'm the only person on Earth who did. Every article, news post, or blog written about the game invariably becomes ...   more

What can save Titanfall 2? photo

Samus asks Nintendo for a new game

Nintendo is famous for frustrating some of their diehard fans. The irony is, those fans are only frustrated because Nintendo is doing a lot of things right. It may not let us buy a lot of their products, and it often ta...   more

Samus asks Nintendo for a new game photo

Escalator Pitch: Funktronic Labs sells me on some all-time classics

It may not be as enthralling (or wacky) as a cat cafe timeshare, but Funktronic Labs has something it wants to sell me.  You see, these two guys heard I was wandering around GDC last week with a satchel full of money, j...   more

Escalator Pitch: Funktronic Labs sells me on some all-time classics photo

Xbox to indie devs: There's a place for your game on Windows 10, no matter the size

Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So...   more

Xbox to indie devs: There's a place for your game on Windows 10, no matter the size photo

Game News Haikus: Gigantic, Borderlands, sex, and more

This week's episode a little late, courtesy of PAX East. I'll make it up to you, I promise. Last week D. Takeshi Nakamura had a little accident, inserting a line with a deplorable six syllables in it, which some keeping trac...   more

Game News Haikus: Gigantic, Borderlands, sex, and more photo

Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii

By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market do...   more

Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii photo

Final GDC DLC launches with massive bugs, Mountain Dew shotgunning

Destructoid has launched its fifth and final GDC Daily Lunch Chronicles and interim cameraman Mike Cosimano again screwed up the sound. Instead of letting him get cute with ragtime music and title cards like last time, we're...   more

Final GDC DLC launches with massive bugs, Mountain Dew shotgunning photo

Escalator Pitch: Armello dev goes all in on escalator etiquette

Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We want to them work on their pitch game until they're at Bumgarner levels and we want to take advantage of the the horrib...   more

Escalator Pitch: Armello dev goes all in on escalator etiquette photo

Escalator Pitch: Ska Studios talked me into a cat cafe timeshare

I have proven time and time again that when I have money, I do dumb things. I think that Ska Studios knew that this, combined with my strong affection for kittens, made me an easy target. Looking back, they probably couldn't...   more

Escalator Pitch: Ska Studios talked me into a cat cafe timeshare photo

Escalator Pitch: Would you invest in Majora's Mask?

We're back with more Escalator Pitches from last week at GDC! Expect to GDsee more of them going up throughout the week. Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We wan...   more

Escalator Pitch: Would you invest in Majora's Mask? photo

GDC 15 DLC #4: Pita wraps, damn good fries and ragtime

We didn't have usual cameraman Kenny Redublo during our fourth lunch of GDC (see us dining with Dale here) and things went a bit awry. Our substitute cameraman Mike Cosimano had some fun with it, though, with some silent mov...   more

GDC 15 DLC #4: Pita wraps, damn good fries and ragtime photo

Experience Points .07: Paper Mario

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   more

Experience Points .07: Paper Mario photo

GDC 15 DLC #3: Japanese katsu curry with Dale

Look on ye hungry and despair. Familiar face Dale North joined us for the third Daily Lunch Chronicles (watch the last one here). Back behind the camera, Kenny managed to empty his plate before both of us while shooting, but...   more

GDC 15 DLC #3: Japanese katsu curry with Dale photo

Vote now for Dtoid's PAX East 2015 community choice award!

Ah, PAX East. What a wonderful, sexy convention you are. Are you in Boston this weekend, hanging out with fellow Dtoiders and having a blast? If so, I am totally jealous! Luckily for me and the millions of others in my shoes ...   more

Vote now for Dtoid's PAX East 2015 community choice award! photo

Samus tries to interview Tim Rogers at PAX about Videoball

We've got a whole lot of PAX East 2015 coverage headed your way over the next week. On the video front, a lot of our coverage will feature Destructoid regulars like Jed Whitiker and myself talking to videogame developers and...   more

Samus tries to interview Tim Rogers at PAX about Videoball photo

Call of Duty developer Activision showing off Fun at GDC

We are very busy at the Game Developer Conference eating hamburgers and erecting edifices, but between those activities we are hunting for hot scoops. Ducking behind corners of the Moscone Center's corporate labyrinth, we stu...   more

Call of Duty developer Activision showing off Fun at GDC photo

GDC 15 DLC #2: Oily hamburgers and Cranberries

The second lunch of GDC was much messier than the first, which you can watch here. Today (well, two days ago, actually) we went with an American staple, the "Hammed Burger," so named for the first woman who ever went totally...   more

GDC 15 DLC #2: Oily hamburgers and Cranberries photo

What was the very first PlayStation 2 game you ever played?

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the PlayStation 2. In those 15 years, we've already had two more Sony console releases, but the PS2 is still near and dear to many of our hearts. The console gave us many of our favorite ga...   more

What was the very first PlayStation 2 game you ever played? photo

GDC 15 DLC #1: Chicken shawarma wrap

We're at the Game Developers Conference all week. GDC is pretty cool, but also a convention, which means gross convention center lunches. We want to have nice lunches all week. Not too nice. Downtown food is overpriced, even...   more

GDC 15 DLC #1: Chicken shawarma wrap photo

Will Bethesda hurry up and announce Fallout 4?

GDC is here, and as is the case with any big trade show or splashy industry event, I'll be on tenterhooks waiting to hear the one piece of news I care about -- When is Fallout 4 going to happen? For years I've expected the an...   more

Will Bethesda hurry up and announce Fallout 4? photo

Escalator Pitch: Would you shell out for Sonic 2?

Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We want to them work on their pitch game until they're at Bumgarner levels and we want to take advantage of the the horrible, ho...   more

Escalator Pitch: Would you shell out for Sonic 2? photo

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression

Guild Wars 2 is an ambitious project. While ArenaNet's initial offering of Guild Wars was more of a social dungeon crawler than an MMO (the company called it a CORPG, or competitive online role-playing game), the se...   more

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression photo



Samus and Sagat: When Sagat met Samus

It's highly probable that an alien race, dwelling somewhere in outer space, has developed technology the likes of which we could only dream of, but lack something we consider mundane. For example, what if a race of magical b...   more

Samus and Sagat: When Sagat met Samus photo

Game News Haikus: Metal Gear Rising 2, amiibo port problems, and more

We're gearing up for GDC and PAX East, but that doesn't mean we can't take some time to reflect on the past week with a little bit of poetry. In this series, we take a look at the stories that gathered the most attention of ...   more

Game News Haikus: Metal Gear Rising 2, amiibo port problems, and more photo

Here's what's been happening in the Dtoid community

You Dtoiders have been on an absolute tear lately! Not only are you kicking out awesome new community projects at breakneck speeds, but you're doing so with an enthusiasm and positivity that I haven't seen in years. Seriously...   more

Here's what's been happening in the Dtoid community photo

Sup Holmes finds out why kitty loves robot with Robot Loves Kitty

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Thanks to Calvin ...   more

Sup Holmes finds out why kitty loves robot with Robot Loves Kitty photo

Destructoid saves the world! Sorry, Kyle

Last time on Destructoid Saves the World, I looked around the map, panicked, to find that Kyle MacGregor had died. I didn't even see him go. It was tragic. Brett Makedonski is actually en route to my home at the moment, ...   more

Destructoid saves the world! Sorry, Kyle photo

Experience Points .06: No More Heroes

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   more

Experience Points .06: No More Heroes photo

Report: Xbox One is 'for babies,' says high school freshman

In an interview conducted with Destructoid, high school freshman and East Aurora High videogame savant Chad Roberts commented on the long-term viability of the Xbox One platform, referring to it as "a gay console for babies" ...   more

Report: Xbox One is 'for babies,' says high school freshman photo