How are you liking Etrian Odyssey IV so far? I've talked to several of you and it seems that everyone is digging it. Some have asked for gameplay tips, so here they are.
For now, Destructoid has an exclusive quest in Etrian O... more
[Here's the segment of the episode where Austin makes the announcement; Full episode coming soon! -Ed]
Sup, Holmes? (Dtoid's live stream videogame industry talk show/podcast) just wrapped with WayForward's Austin Ivansmith, ... more
We had a blast with the Anarchy Reigns both in our soundtrack review and later with some music samples. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I wanted to speak with Platinum Games composer Naoto Tanaka (MadWorld, Anarchy R... more
Do you like Final Fantasy music? This month we're reviewing both Final Fantasy Orchestral Album and Final Fantasy Vocal Collection, both of which we've been greatly looking forward to. We're also looking at the latest DJMAX t... more
Just after MAGFest ended last month, nerdcore rapper Mega Ran unloaded a new EP on the Destructoid doorsteps. A collection of tunes from games like Battletoads and Earthworm Jim with original lyrics added, Time and Space was ... more
Balance and Ruin, a massive remix project by the good folks over at OverClocked ReMix , quickly blew past it’s Kickstarter funding goal, but then there was a snag: yes, those pesky copyright issues. Now all of that has ... more
It's been a long time since Destructoid last got to speak with Phosphor Games about Awakened, the incredibly promising superhero sandbox game that caught our eye nearly two years ago. In that time, Phosphor's made a living wi... more
The Dead Space series features some of the grossest, most horrific creatures and scenes shown in gaming today. Visceral Games isn't afraid to pull out all the stops when it comes to terrifying players with the Necromorphs, an... more
This sounds like the Nintendo edition, doesn't it? Don't worry, we also have other cool stuff like The World Ends With You -Crossover- and Saturday Morning RPG, the soundtrack you never knew you wanted.There are a lot of big ... more
It's been a long and adventurous road for Twilight Symphony. Destructoid had a hand in announcing the project nearly two years ago, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign and an extremely limited physical run f... more
Okay, there better be a lot of fans of Vince DiCola out there. And even if you don't know him by name, there better be a lot of fans of his music. DiCola is the man responsible for the soundtracks to the animated Transformers... more
My boy Random a.k.a. Mega Ran was performing at MAGFest, so of course I had to swing by his set and show some love. Those who had never seen a Mega Ran performance were in for a treat. Even Niero and Dale North were floored b... more
Archie Sonic continues as we count down to the "When Worlds Collide" crossover event in April!
Following last month's issue, Sonic the Hedgehog #244 begins with a confused Knuckles looking for whatever is left of his people i... more
Tomorrow, December 12, Mega Man #20 arrives on store shelves. This particularly special issue not only ties directly into the ongoing 25th anniversary festivities, it also marks the Archie comic debut of Mega's cold-blooded -... more
Ken Levine is is one of the most honest guys in the games industry, which is what makes his explanation of BioShock Infinite's box cover so fascinating. In the video above (taken from Sunday's interview), Levine addresses fa... more
Despite novel, arresting box art being a rarity these days, the internet lashed out against BioShock Infinite's decidedly safe and macho cover. Creative director Ken Levine heard the cries and decided to do something about it... more
There are a handful of game designers I admire but none of them are as handsome as Ken Levine. It just doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Until my interview, I always looked on at him with a layer of skepticism. Surely, he ... more
Man, there was nothing more nerve-wracking than getting stuck in Shadowgate on the NES and seeing those torches fade one after another. It's one of my most vivid gaming memories, though I got stuck mostly due to the quite con... more
Whoa, now! More!? Yes, more! Because why not?
The Sonic Legacy Series is another re-release of past Archie StH comics, but while the Sonic Archives usually collect four issues at a time, Legacy packs 20 in a single 500+ page ... more
Archie Comics continues to repackage old issues of the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series into mass market paperback format for the sake of new fans who want to get up to speed as well as old fans who like to build towers... more
Last Sunday on Sup, Holmes (full podcast version available now!), two men drank boxed wine and talked to me about making videogames. Those two men were Dennis Wedin and Jonatan Soderstrom of Dennaton Games, the creators of Ke... more
After the the heart-wrenching Proto Man arc in the previous two issues, Archie's Mega Man shifts gears into bubblegum territory with a short tale all about the ladies. Roll takes center stage in issue #19, "Roll With It," als... more
[Update: Added a very special Halloween illustration by Nicalis artist Linzb0t.]
Due to some technical issues, we may have some trouble getting you the full re-run of last Sunday's Sup, Holmes any time soon (though the podcas... more
Deadly Premonition is, by far, one of the most polarizing videogames ever made. In fact, within the survival horror genre, it has won an official world record for its extreme split of critic opinion -- earning a 2/10 review s... more
Last week, Microsoft pleased me by finally announcing that Xbox Live users would be able to migrate their account territories (meaning I could, at last, change my European location to a North American one). However, the manua... more
DmC: Devil May Cry has been controversial to say the least. Ever since Capcom announced a new game, developed by Ninja Theory and starring a redesigned Dante, fans have been furious, declaring this a grand travesty ... more
Ever since Double Fine enjoyed massive success on Kickstarter, eager game developers from all corners have attempted to replicate the success. Hungry upstarts and old veterans alike have seen "crowdfunding" as a way to pursue... more
Do you guys remember the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue"? It officially wrapped up the story of Terry McGinnis several years following the end of Batman Beyond, and it might be the best episode of JLU, hands down.... more
The latest issues of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog have heavily focused on the shift in leadership of Sonic's home of New Mobotropolis over to the evil wizard Ixis Naugus. With a smooth tongue, he was able to take over the thro... more
One of the greatest things about all these crossover titles and all-stars games is the chance to revisit some of the most memorable pieces of game music history and have it presented in a new light (nobody mention Turtles in ... more
I thought I was done with kart racers, but after playing Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at E3, I think I'm up for at least one more rodeo. It's extremely fun, easy to control, and more colorful than a bag of Jelly B... more
We haven't heard much about Kickstarter success Banner Saga over the past couple months, but developer Stoic has just come out with some big announcements.
While Banner Saga Chapter 1 (a full game, not an episode) will arrive... more
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We've rolled up some exclusive news and details on ShiftyLook's newest webcomic, Katamari. Coming straight from the starry cosmos, and channeled through the pens of creative team A... more
While many "hardcore" gamers continue to look down on mobile gaming, there are a number of studios who view it as a legitimate gaming platform, capable of the kind of "AAA" experiences we're used to. Phosphor Games is one of ... more
Horn developer Phosphor Games won itself some enemies when it announced its new iOS game by saying mobile phones were "replacing" consoles. During an interview with game director Chip Sineni, we asked about the reaction to th... more
Sony Online Entertainment's Bullet Run is out on PC this week. The free-to-play shooter takes place in a reality TV game show, with cameras set up all around levels and commentators calling the play-by-play throughout matche... more
When asked about Agent, that one nebulous PS3 exlusive that may or may not exist, Take-Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick replied, "We haven't announced anything about that title." Zelnick then followed up with insistin... more
The videogame industry has had a fair few controversies pertaining to gender equality lately, with both Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider coming under heavy criticism for the way women have been used in their marketing. Acco... more
Love it or hate it, Lollipop Chainsaw has opened the floor for some interesting discussions, especially with regards to its portrayal of women. Is it objectifying female game characters? Is it subverting that object... more
The OUYA console has generated a lot of discussion in the week since it was unveiled, and no small amount of controversy to boot. The Android-powered system hoped to raise funds via Kickstarter and had its wish granted in a s... more
"Maaaaaan, Mobius sure is boring around he-- *URK*!"
While the upcoming Archie Sonic Universe story arc revolves Silver the Hedgehog and his Secret Freedom Fighters, the arc following that will star the OG gangsta crew, the C... more
There was another... who came before you... he was a hero and your brother and my son...
He fought the darkness... the darkness won...
This September, Archie will publish Mega Man #17, kicking off a new arc that officially in... more
Over the past few years, Archie Comics has been doing a spectacular job of re-issuing old Sonic comics via compilation books. Not only do they help recent fans catch up on the series' long (and often obtuse and confusing) his... more
A bit of controversy between Fez creator Phil Fish's ex-business partner and indie documentary Indie Game: The Movie has been laid to rest today, one 3GB Steam update and subtle word change to an end-credits note later.
Two d... more
Not to be outdone but that other blue upstart, Sonic is getting his own comic variant exclusive to the San Diego Comic-Con. Well, scratch that -- Sonic doesn't actually feature. The sketch variant that Archie is making availa... more
In the first part of our massive E3 Silent Hill: Book of Memories interview with WayForward director Adam Tierny and Konami producer Tomm Hulett, we talked about the game's narrative premise, survival horror gameplay, an... more
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
Of course you do!
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