Silent Hill: Book of Memories certainly turned heads when it was first revealed, but the attention was not entirely welcome. The idea of a top-down dungeon-crawler set in the Silent Hill universe drew more than a little rage ... more
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I just got back from an early visit to the L.A. Convention Center, home to next week's massive industry event: E3. You may have heard about it.
The final preparations are almost complete, with companies putt... more
It’s back! It started and ended in 2008. The Sound Card, I mean. Dale North started the series many years ago, and while it had a very short run, I was always a fan of the column which featured zany lists that included ... more
That's right, kids. Mr. Destructoid has arrived in Super Monday Night Combat! We've teamed up with the bacon-loving maniacs at Uber Entertainment to give the game a sexplosion the only way Destructoid can.
The Mr. Destructoi... more
Rockstar recently unveiled some cool new features for its Social Club, the most notable being the addition of cross-platform "crews" for the purpose of challenging other players in online feuds. We'll see crews play a big pa... more
Diablo III has easily been one of my most anticipated games of the past five years (c'mon, we all knew it would be coming someday), and now it's less than a week away. A lot has changed at Blizzard Entertainment since the rel... more
Since the sneak peek back in January, we knew that May's issue of Mega Man would kick off an original story involving brand new characters. Right away, flashes of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog and its overwhelming bloated suppo... more
I was lucky enough to catch up with James Swirkski and Lisanne Pajot, the directors of Indie Game: The Movie, at a recent screening of their film. For reasons that will make themselves clear in the video, I didn't ... more
Bummer. There's no official trailer for the newly announced four-player brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale yet, so we decided to make one especially for you, Destructoid reader. Though our time with the game was limited, we've done our best to capture our true feelings on the game with this trailer. Enjoy. more
Archie's Sonic Universe spin-off is all well and good, but what's going on in the main series? Next month marks the comic's 236th issue, so yeah, a whole damn lot is going on. In fact, I've mentioned before that one of the co... more
Fact: The English-language VA for Laharl in the original Disgaea is Barbara Goodson, who also voiced Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Boom! Suck on that knowledge!
Now that your minds have been properly blown, le... more
We now know that Kinect Star Wars was not the hardcore Kinect experience that it was originally touted to be. As a collection of Kinect mini-games best suited for younger players, I figured the game's music would take a simil... more
Every Lollipop Chainsaw trailer just keeps upping the crazy and it's no different here with our exclusive look at Juliet Starling's sisters. Big sister Cordelia Starling is an expert zombie hunter that wields a long range sn... more
Villains are often the standout characters in any work of fiction because, whereas the heroes are typically clean-cut and bland, villains don't impose any limits on themselves. They can be as d*ckish as they want and don't ta... more
[Update: I've asked Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade for comment, but he's already commented elsewhere, and is apparently all out of comments at the moment. I also just erased the word "didn't" from a joke in the second paragraph... more
You might hear, especially among the more pretentious areas of game development, the term "auteur theory" thrown around a lot. It's a film term that suggests a director's personal creative vision should be reflected in his wo... more
Waiting for Journey's soundtrack release on April 10, 2012 is like waiting for the game itself all over again. I am incredibly excited and can't wait! I not only had a great time playing through Journey, no doubt thanks to my... more
Aliens: Colonial Marines has the blessing of 20th Century Fox to create an official Aliens story, recognized as part of the franchise in a way that comic books, past games, and even some of the movies have not. Gearbox has an... more
The Archie Mega Man series continues! We've finally made it to issue #12, the one with the sweet Euro MM2 box art homage cover. With this, the Mega Man 2 story arc comes to a close, but before the issue hits shelves, you can ... more
When presenting Aliens: Colonial Marines to a room full of writers, one thing Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford wanted to boast about was a technique he called "deferred rendering." According to Gearbox's most charming mouth, this ... more
Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't a game that draws a line between its campaign and its competitive multiplayer. As players accomplish things in both the story and the online modes, their activities are recorded and often reward... more
We have a special edition Mash Tactics of shark punching proportions in store for you today. Alex Quick, who recently came by to play his game Killing Floor with King Foom and the viewers, is returning with his current projec... more
Sega's Yakuza: Dead Souls hit store shelves just two days ago, so while it's unlikely that most people out there have completed the game, I suppose it's possible. If you want a preview (not really a spoiler) of what to expect... more
I talk about the Mega Man comic sooooo friggin' much that it's easy to forget the other videogame property under Archie Comic's umbrella: Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm nowhere as big a Sonic nut as a Mega Man one, but I do enjoy re... more
As we revealed last month, Namco Bandai is using its new ShiftyLook website to release comics based on "dormant" IPs. It was also hinted at, but some of these dormant IPs are being brought back as games as well! The next comi... more
[This is the final entry in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi returns one last time to discuss Binary Domain, its robot desi... more
I'm not even sure where to start with Wakfu. It's an incredibly complex MMO unlike any that I've played before. It immediately drew me in with its grid-based strategy gameplay, not dissimilar to Final Fantasy Tacti... more
Namco Bandai is going through its archives to bring back older intellectual properties, but not in the usual way. Rather, these games will be reimagined as free webcomics on ShiftyLook, which executive VP and representative d... more
[This is the sixth in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Lead Programmer Takashi Atsu discusses the enemy’s artificial intelligence throughout the game&rs... more
Issue #10 of the Archie Mega Man series is on its way to subscribers as we speak, but if you feel like being a dirty little sneak, you can scope an unfinished page from issue #11! It's almost like cheating!
In the... more
[This is the fifth in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Lead Game Designer Hiroyuki Sakamoto discusses the game’s multiplayer content. Binary Domain... more
Slowly but surely, I'm turning Destructoid into my own personal Mega Man fan blog. You don't mind, right?
The newest Archie Mega Man comic, issue #10, will be arriving in specialty shops on Wednesday and on newsstands by next... more
As a known and trusted connoisseur of hip-hop, I feel compelled to tell you all about Memphis rapper (and fellow Destructoid reader) Adam WarRock. After gaining recognition recently for his 3-track EP inspired by the NB... more
How are you enjoying the Mutant Mudds soundtrack? Shower any and all praise on the game's composer, Troupe Gammage, who totally nailed that pure 8-bit sound.
Troupe is also the front man for a Texas indie rock group called SP... more
[This is the fourth entry in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Lead Game Designer Hiroyuki Sakamoto describes the combat in the game. Binary Domain will b... more
Dale summed up the Final Fantasy XIII-2 soundtrack pretty well with his simple and direct "WTF?!" This soundtrack is a total departure from anything we've known as Final Fantasy music, with styles including rap, hip-hop, jazz... more
[This is the third in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Game Director Daisuke Sato discusses the game’s unique Consequence System. Binary Domain wil... more
Waitaminute! Didn't I already post the cover to Archie Comics' Mega Man issue #13? Why, yes I did. That's the normal newsstand / subscriber cover, though. This is the variant cover that you'll only be able to find in comic sh... more
The other day, I got an email from rapper Random, asking me if I'd be interested in scoring an exclusive single from his new Final Fantasy VII album Black Materia: The Remixes. My exact response was, "Aw, hells yeah! That wo... more
[This is the second in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. Script writer Tsuhoshi Furuta and Art Director Nobuaki Mitake detail the characters of Binary Dom... more
[This is the first in a series of exclusive guest blogs from the development team at Yakuza Studio on Binary Domain. General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi details the story of Binary Domain and the conflict between robots and h... more
inXile Entertainment has released their HD re-imagining of Choplifter for the PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today for $14.99/1200 MS Points. Choplifter HD is just the latest in a long line of games to get the m... more
Ever since I first saw Hitman Absolution at E3 last year, it's been firmly planted on my want-list for 2012. The old games were very firmly rooted in the stealth genre, and ever since the E3 gameplay went online, a lot of har... more
It's quite rare for a completely surreal videogame-based sketch comedy series to become a success. It's even more rare that the people who produce that brand of comedy show their faces out in the wild, where they may be pote... more
If gamers had one lasting complaint about Prototype, it's that the gameplay could get pretty repetitive. Side missions were particularly galling, featuring drab time trial exercises that felt like petty wastes of time. While ... more
Destructoid has been chatting to Radical design directer Matt Armstrong about the studio's upcoming sequel, Prototype 2. I'm a fan of the original, but fully admit it had some flaws, and I wanted to see what improvements were... more
We told you yesterday that you should check out WayForward's new eShop 3DS title Mighty Switch Force! And that wasn't the first time we told you how great this game is. It's platforming and puzzles, with delicious artwor... more
There was a long time when no one knew who the composer for the critically acclaimed Bit.Trip series was. That pained me. I desperately wanted to know who the man or woman was who deftly fused dubstep with classical piano, c... more
At E3, THQ promised an exclusive gameplay mode (featuring the dildo bat) in Saints Row: The Third for PS3 users. It seems, however, that such a promise was not kept, with no extra PS3 features appearing whatsoever.
THQ ... more
That's right! We're playing Rayman Origins, live, today on Mash Tactics! You won't want to miss out on Ubisoft's amazing four-player, co-op, 2D platformer -- a game our own Conrad Zimmerman says is "one of the best of its kin... more