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Tuesday Newsday: Battlefield Hardline, The Order: 1886, The Evil Within, and LEGO Batman 3

Today on Tuesday Newsday, we go over two games that Brett Makedonski previewed, which have both been delayed, The Order: 1886 and The Evil Within. The new Battlefield is Hardline, seemingly a cops and robbers theme rather tha...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Battlefield Hardline, The Order: 1886, The Evil Within, and LEGO Batman 3 photo

What are your predictions for Xbox at E3?

All week long we'll be asking the Destructoid community for your predictions for each of the major press conferences going into E3 2014! Share your thoughts in the comments, and upvote your favorites! We'll be recapping these...   more

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The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror'

All too often, survival horror titles perform poorly in some areas, but it's somehow acceptable because that's the trade-off for being survival horror. If the experience is tense and scary, it seems like everything else is fo...   more

The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo


The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo



The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/24]

Take a walk this weekend. For real. At least 35 minutes. Show your work. While you're not listening to me: go listen to that new Jurassic 5 song. Anytime someone dramatically yells "I'm a fraud," imagine them yelling "I'm a f...   more

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The old world European electronic noir of Transistor

As much as Jen Zee's mood paintings and art catalyzed what would become Transistor early on, so too did Darren Korb's music. The soundtrack is an important part of Transistor and while I'd like to be able to yell at you to go...   more

The old world European electronic noir of Transistor photo

Friday Night Fights: Work sucks

Happy Friday! Gonna be a short post this week, I've been filling in for some people at work and my hours are all sorts of wanky right now. The worst part is that these goofy hours have totally thrown off any time i've had for...   more

Friday Night Fights: Work sucks photo

Video: E3 2014 secret leaks revealed!

We've gotten our hands on some verifiable official E3 2014 leaks and secrets and we're spilling the beans. Find out what's in store from Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Epic Games, EA, and all the other big companies making important announcements. Get a sneak peek at news about Battlefield 5, a new Nintendo MMO, Destiny, and all every other E3 reveal and announcement.   more

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Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!

Here is the debut episode of Just Saiyan! A Let's Play series devoted entirely to exploring the very long list of video games based on Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. Today, the Max and myself are playing 200...   more

Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!  photo

Hardline 20: The E3 before E3

This week on Hardline, we discussed the days leading up to E3 including the pre-E3 event known as Judges Week, a gathering of select members of the North American games press who vote on the Game Critics Awards each year. We...   more

Hardline 20: The E3 before E3 photo

Transistor's sword was a briefcase at one point

Parts I and II of this series have touched on various elements of Transistor's design, but not one of its most striking facets, the artistry that immediately arrested many of us when Transistor was announced. We also sat down...   more

Transistor's sword was a briefcase at one point photo

Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability

Evolve, the asymmetrical four-versus-one multiplayer game from Turtle Rock Studios, is built around the titular premise of growing, becoming stronger, (dare I say it?) evolving. In game, this is called "staging up." As the mo...   more

Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo


Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo
Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo
Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo
Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo
Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo
Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability photo



Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube

There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom ...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube photo

Under a red sky Part II: Transistor's strategy for doing strategy

Make sure to read Part I in this series. It deals with development crunch time, getting a game ready to launch, and the genesis of Transistor post Bastion. Now we're continuing the abrupt, jerky carnival ride through time and...   more

Under a red sky Part II: Transistor's strategy for doing strategy photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Max's Visit with Dr. Basketball

Max is convalesced, so he forced me to display my complete lack of penmanship and artistic acuity. Watch me draw a heartfelt Get Well card for Max, with utter reluctance and embarrassment.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Max's Visit with Dr. Basketball photo

Under a red sky: How Transistor came to be Part I

Turning down a one-way alley towards SuperGiant's downtown San Francisco office space, I noticed the fenced parking lots on either corner decorated with two sorts of barbed wire. Three classical, no nonsense parallel strands ...   more

Under a red sky: How Transistor came to be Part I  photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Spider-Man Video Review

Max and I set out to review The Amazing Spider-Man 2 videogame. But, we didn't receive a review copy, forcing us to instead review a Spider-Man themed board game Max picked up at a weird Chinese shop.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Spider-Man Video Review photo

Weekend Playlist: Sweet Chrono Trigger remixes

I was up very late the other night reading Mario Kart 8 reviews from all over the Internet. My excitement for this game can hardly be contained, and I'm looking forward to visiting my local GameStop this weekend to get my ha...   more

Weekend Playlist: Sweet Chrono Trigger remixes photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/17]

I don't know how my hair works. There are things in this world that I don't have control over: the widening chasm of monetary inequality, people liking Resident Evil 5, appearing to be blazed in internet videos, a third seaso...   more

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn made me a fan of MMOs

I'm generally not that big of a fan of MMOs. I've checked out a good portion of what the genre has to offer, but for many reasons none of the games that I spent some time with could ever keep my interest longer than the beta ...   more

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Friday Night Fights: WWCD

Happy Friday Everyone! I was having a pretty tough time thinking of something to write this week, there's so much going on in gaming right now. E3 is right around the corner, sales are peaking and then slumping, hardware isn'...   more

Friday Night Fights: WWCD photo

Hardline 019: Kinectless Xbox One, GTA V ports, and Nintendo's next hardware

This week on Hardline, I joined my good friends Steven Hansen and Hamza Aziz to talk about Microsoft's recent moves to make the Xbox One more appealing and how, while it's nice that the Kinect will become optional in June, t...   more

Hardline 019: Kinectless Xbox One, GTA V ports, and Nintendo's next hardware photo

Tuesday Newsday: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One for $399, Pokémon, Snyder's Batman & H.R. Giger

It’s been quite a busy week of news, and here’s Max to shout moistly about it. Gamers who are short a hundred bucks got some great news this morning with the announcement of an Xbox One sans Kinect, for a somewh...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One for $399, Pokémon, Snyder's Batman & H.R. Giger photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: The Witcher 3 and warheads candy

This week, I stop mucking around with condiments, pasta, and watercolors and just do a good old-fashioned drawing. The subject? Geralt of Rivia, The White Wolf, star of The Witcher books and games. While drawing, I'm asked stupid questions by Bill Zoeker, who doesn't know anything about Witchers. Also, we eat very sour candies.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: The Witcher 3 and warheads candy photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/10]

I learned a little about quarks this week. Quarks are small constituents of matter that make up the things that make up atoms and they're acted upon by all four important forces. Did you know there are six types of quarks, kn...   more

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Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game

In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The...   more

Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Reading comments from our Call of Duty video

Max and I were having a laugh at all of the stupid garbage comments on our recent breakout Call of Duty video, and thought it would be a good idea to share the laughter with our not stupid garbage viewers (you).   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Reading comments from our Call of Duty video photo

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs. At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the openi...   more

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online photo

Friday Night Fights: Starting that E3 hype train

Happy Friday Everyone! Can you believe that we are only a month away from E3? Can you feel the excitement in the air? I know I sure can! While we patiently wait for Sony to announce the time and date for their 2014 E3 press c...   more

Friday Night Fights: Starting that E3 hype train photo

Sony making use of indies to give console gaming its identity back

The bulk of the PS4's system-selling library stems from what was big last generation, from the open world (inFamous: Second Son) to the multiplayer first-person shooter (Killzone Shadow Fall). Those are the exclusives Sony br...   more

Sony making use of indies to give console gaming its identity back photo

Hardline 018: Sunset Overdrive shreds, new old Pokemon, and more Call of Duty

This week on Hardline, there were games worth getting excited about! Like a new Unreal Tournament, Insomniac's return to form with Sunset Overdrive, Amplitude, and those Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes, to name a few. Adva...   more

Hardline 018: Sunset Overdrive shreds, new old Pokemon, and more Call of Duty photo

Live Show: Living in the past with Hitman Blood Homie

We're wrapping up our last week here on Dtoid. After tomorrow Phil and I will officially be done at Destructoid. That's bringing up a ton of emotions for us so we're dealing the only way we know how: Binging on games. If you'...   more

Live Show: Living in the past with Hitman Blood Homie photo

Live Show: Celebrating Dtoid.tv's past with Valkyria Chronicles

Sweet mercy, you guys love Valkyria Chronicles. When we first played the game on the channel about a month ago you all ate it up. It's definitely the most popular game we've played in quite a while.  So, we're continuing...   more

Live Show: Celebrating Dtoid.tv's past with Valkyria Chronicles photo

Here's why I think you should get the new slim PS Vita

The revised, slimmer, lighter version of PlayStation Vita hit shelves this week. It's been out in Japan since October of last year, and now we're finally getting ours in a Borderlands 2 hardware bundle (which also includes 8G...   more

Here's why I think you should get the new slim PS Vita  photo

Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday

Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime,...   more

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Corgis cosplaying as your favorite videogame heroes

Corgis are one of the cutest animals in the world. Fact. So what's cuter than a corgi? Corgis dressed up in outfits! More specifically, corgis dressed up as your favorite videogame hero. And that's just what we've made happen...   more

Corgis cosplaying as your favorite videogame heroes photo

Live show: Day two of our last week celebration!

Yesterday was the most surreal day of my life. We put our fates into the community's collective hands and you guys caught us. If you didn't see our Patreon, it's going well. Like better than we could have ever imagined. Serio...   more

Live show: Day two of our last week celebration! photo

Team Fortress 2sdays: Change

Happy Tuesday everyone! Change is never easy. Nobody likes it and we all fear it (well, a lot of us do). Sometimes though, change is a necessary evil, something that many people won't realize until well after the change has a...   more

Team Fortress 2sdays: Change photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Super Mustard-oid

Because you demanded it, dear viewers, this week Max is doing some amazing Samus Aran fan-art using condiments and macaroni. My god this show is idiotic.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Super Mustard-oid photo

Live show: Celebrating our last week on Dtoid.tv

Hey all, as you've probably heard this will be the last week of Dtoid.tv as you've known it. We're finishing out the week on the channel so that we can close things out proper. But that doesn't mean it's the end of Phil and m...   more

Live show: Celebrating our last week on Dtoid.tv photo

Hardline 017: Destiny, Mario Kart 8, and a Bunch of Dirty Old Games

This week on Hardline, Hamza gave us the lowdown on Destiny and why, even as a Bungie fan, his excitement for the game has fizzled out. Steven, on the other hand, had nothing but good things to say about Mario Kart 8 after h...   more

Hardline 017: Destiny, Mario Kart 8, and a Bunch of Dirty Old Games  photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shooting a Plastic Owl with a Potato Gun

I messed up real bad this week, so Max swooped in with a quick idea to save the day... and to keep at bay the ever-looming threat of the plastic owl menace.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shooting a Plastic Owl with a Potato Gun photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/3]

I can't remember the last time I've liked a big name Hollywood actor showing up in a game. Sometimes they serve to pointlessly voice an NPC or two. Kevin Spacey's character has a prominent role in the new Call of Duty (screen...   more

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Live Show: The Beginning of the End

Well guys we've had a good run, right? We've had so much fun. But it looks like all things come to an end. We're going to be enjoying one of our favorite games ever, Metal Gear Solid 3. Expect us to do it up in only the way that we can. Want to get in on one of Kojima's greatest games? Want to send us off with style? Check out Dtoid.tv at 2PM PDT today.    more

Live Show: The Beginning of the End photo

Friday Night Fights: Spring is in the air

Happy Friday everyone! Well, well, well, would you look at that, it's May already. How in the world, are we already five months into 2014? I'm not gonna lie, I kinda hate that time goes by so fast these days, people always t...   more

Friday Night Fights: Spring is in the air photo

Live Show: Embracing (our inner) children with Child of Light

About three weeks ago I actively didn't care about Child of Light. I wasn't interested in JRPGs and certainly not JRPGs developed by Ubisoft. And then it all changed. JPRGs have a long history of great music. From the ea...   more

Live Show: Embracing (our inner) children with Child of Light photo

Podtoid 286: Dreams of Island Dictatorship

We're back! This week Conrad Zimmerman, Jonathan Holmes, and Caitlin Cooke chat about PAX East, why every videogame is basically Earthbound, and why Firefly is the best thing since sliced bread and nobody else should say anything differently ever. We also learn more about Conrad's regime over his imaginary island! Listen to it via direct download or through iTunes.   more

Podtoid 286: Dreams of Island Dictatorship photo

Live Show: We're probably going to hate Fast and Furious: Showdown

Have you ever heard of Fast and Furious: Showdown? I wouldn't be surprised if you hadn't, because let's be real: this game is goddamn terrible. Now, I'm not talking about something like Beyond: Two Souls which is certain...   more

Live Show: We're probably going to hate Fast and Furious: Showdown photo

Tuesday Newsday: Star Wars, Nintendo at E3, Mad Max & Wolfenmelons

Put on your current events helmets, everyone, because Tuesday Newsday is here. Because it’d just be an Ephant Mon in the room if I didn’t address it, the Star Wars Episode VII cast has been revealed, following t...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Star Wars, Nintendo at E3, Mad Max & Wolfenmelons photo

Live Show: The (Not Amazing) Spider-Man 2 game!

Well, Activision was certainly tight about sending out copies of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So you know what we're going to do? We're going to play the AMAZING Spider-Man 2. Get it? We're playing the one on the origi...   more

Live Show: The (Not Amazing) Spider-Man 2 game! photo

Team Fortress 2sdays: Sacrifices

Happy Tuesday everyone! Sorry we missed last's week TF2 post, we had some, technical difficulties we needed to work through, the good news though is that we're back, for another exciting week of shooting each other in the fac...   more

Team Fortress 2sdays: Sacrifices photo