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Tuesday Newsday: Mortal Kombat Ecks, Sonic Boom fizzles, and Homefront: The Revolution

There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in E...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Mortal Kombat Ecks, Sonic Boom fizzles, and Homefront: The Revolution photo

Destructoid community: We need to replace PAX

Last week, tickets for PAX Prime 2014 went on sale. The four-day passes were sold out within minutes. The rest were gone in less than two hours. This happens every year, but it seems like the speed becomes more and more unbel...   more

Destructoid community: We need to replace PAX photo

Team Fortress 2sdays: We're sorry

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another exciting episode of Team Fortress 2sdays, last week we saw Andy get into a fight with Monica over his pink chiffon bathrobe, will Andy have to go to the prom nude? Or will Monica finally give...   more

Team Fortress 2sdays: We're sorry photo

Killing and karnage: What I want from a new Mortal Kombat

It's official. Mortal Kombat X is coming, and though we just got an extremely vague look at what it might showcase when it hits the scene, that's just not enough for me. I grew up on fatalities and the thrill of combat, and w...   more

Killing and karnage: What I want from a new Mortal Kombat photo

What the Mortal Kombat X trailer tells us and hints at

Our first glimpse of Mortal Kombat X (MKX) came today in the form of a presumably CG teaser trailer. Some people don't think that the trailer served much of a purpose, since it didn't explicitly state what we can ex...   more

What the Mortal Kombat X trailer tells us and hints at photo

Costume Quest 2 isn't for the hardcore, but it's for the hardcorn

If there's one thing that the folks at Double Fine aren't known for, it's being pigeon-holed into making the same game. In fact, almost all of its titles are wildly different from one another. From the likes of Brüt...   more

Costume Quest 2 isn't for the hardcore, but it's for the hardcorn photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Sonic Boom's Sticks vs Mario Kart's Mercedes

Max and I have a chat about some interesting new characters coming to the Wii U. However, Max has an ulterior curiosity that may just ruin everything forever. Which would you choose: Sticks the Badger, or the Mario Kart Mercedes?   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Sonic Boom's Sticks vs Mario Kart's Mercedes photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/31]

Who wants to help me move this weekend? I found (after 8 months) a place that is sickeningly expensive, because San Francisco is ruined, but not so expensive that I want to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge instead of continuin...   more

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/31] photo

Weekend Playlist: Watch Dogs Kart

This week two of the most anticipated games of the year released. I was personally baffled by the mess of licensed music included in Watch Dogs, so much so that I decided to just turn the radio off for good. Mario Kart 8&nbs...   more

Weekend Playlist: Watch Dogs Kart photo

What are your predictions for third parties 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

What are your predictions for third parties at E3? photo

Friday Night Fights: Start your engines

Happy Friday everyone! Not sure if any of you have heard about this new game that launched today, something about a plumber and his friends racing little go karts around a track and all that silliness.... Oh, who am I kidding...   more

Friday Night Fights: Start your engines photo

What are your predictions for Nintendo 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

What are your predictions for Nintendo at E3? photo

Hardline 21: Battlefield, The Evil Without, and The Order: 1886

Most of the interesting news is being saved for E3 in two weeks, but until then, Steven, Brett, and Hamza joined me to chat about the big Battlefield Hardline leak. Hardline on Hardline. We're not changing our show's name, E...   more

Hardline 21: Battlefield, The Evil Without, and The Order: 1886 photo

What are your predictions for Sony 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

What are your predictions for Sony at E3? photo

Just Saiyan: The Dragon Ball Raging Blast Saga episode 2

If you missed it last week, Bill and I started an all Dragon Ball let's-play/let's-bullshit-about series called Just Saiyan, since we spend most of our workdays arguing like twelve-year-olds about whether or not Vegeta is co...   more

Just Saiyan: The Dragon Ball Raging Blast Saga episode 2 photo

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

What are your predictions for Xbox at E3? photo

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

Video: E3 2014 secret leaks revealed! photo

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

Remembering the glory of videogame manuals

When I was a little girl, purchasing a new game often meant thumbing through the pages of a mammoth tome detailing impending gameplay down to the letter. If I were stuck on a long car trip with a recently-purchased title, dig...   more

Remembering the glory of videogame manuals 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

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

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

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

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

Playing catch up: It's about time the Xbox One dropped the Kinect

The official line on the Kinect-free Xbox One model will be about choice. Giving consumers choices. This is a lie, of course. More blatant than, "As excited as we are about the new Xbox One option, clearly if you use Xbox One...   more

Playing catch up: It's about time the Xbox One dropped the Kinect 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

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

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