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EVE Online's new focus is putting power in the players' hands

The developers at CCP face a unique challenge with EVE Online that other studios don't necessarily face. Its players expect an incredibly deep and detailed experience, which means that evolving the game is particularly d...   more

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Dirty Bomb aims high with its focus on hardcore FPS action

The folks at Splash Damage have been busy over the last two years. Since the release of Brink and a stint on Batman: Arkham Origins' multiplayer, they figured it was time to return to their roots with a heavy focus on PC...   more

Dirty Bomb aims high with its focus on hardcore FPS action photo

EVE: Valkyrie wants to be the leader in VR eSports

It was almost a year ago (ten months, more accurately) when I sat down with EVE: Valkyrie's developers, and they told me "We're ready to ship when Oculus is ready to ship." At the time, Valkyrie was considered a flagship...   more

EVE: Valkyrie wants to be the leader in VR eSports photo

Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is a dark reinvention of classic fairytale fiction

Over the last three years, Kickstarter has totally changed the game for many developers. With the option to crowdfund projects, cut out the middle-man (publishers), and communicate directly with fans to help create the game, ...   more

Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is a dark reinvention of classic fairytale fiction photo

Tim Schafer open to revisiting Psychonauts

Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Tim Schafer, who was in attendance to hand Shadow of Mordor the BAFTA for Best Design, we spent ten minutes discuss...   more

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The Last of Us actress 'wasn't prepared for the positive' response to Ellie's sexual orientation

Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Ashley Johnson following her BAFTA win for Best Performance for voicing Ellie in The Last of Us and its story DLC L...   more

The Last of Us actress 'wasn't prepared for the positive' response to Ellie's sexual orientation photo

Sega brings back OutRun with style for the 3D Classics Series

One of the great things about Sega's ongoing 3DS Classics series is that it allows retro games from the publisher's past to find a new audience. And given its rich and diverse history of quirky and fan-favorite titles, there'...   more

Sega brings back OutRun with style for the 3D Classics Series 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

The DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition changelog is extensive

With DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition out now, fans of the series have another title to keep them satiated till the next one is ready. As you've likely read, Chris gave his impressions of the game earlier. He was im...   more

The DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition changelog is extensive photo

Skyworld takes unique advantage of Valve's new virtual reality tech

We got a big shock at the beginning of the week when Valve announced its partnership with HTC to produce a new virtual reality headset. We all knew the company had ambitions to enter the console market with Steam Machines, bu...   more

Skyworld takes unique advantage of Valve's new virtual reality tech photo

Elite: Dangerous has bold plans for the future

Things have been going well for Frontier Developments. With the success of Elite: Dangerous, which features a sizeable and passionate community of space explorers, and having won the prestigious Audience Award from the 2015 G...   more

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ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'is like Metroid and Zelda slammed together'

Guild Wars 2 is one of the most accessible MMOs ever made. Eschewing the Holy Trinity of class builds, you can basically pick any character you want and still fulfill a role in any group. Everyone can heal, and everyone ...   more

ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'is like Metroid and Zelda slammed together' photo

Exclusive: Dot Arcade is a new full color videogame for Wii U

Two of James Montagna's most well known games are Adventure Time: Hey Ice King Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! and Wonder Momo. These games sold because of their characters. Wonder Momo had built up a strong following thr...   more

Exclusive: Dot Arcade is a new full color videogame for Wii U photo

Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?

Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are cur...   more

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My interview with the voice of Vegeta didn't go so well

I was surprised to find myself given the opportunity to interview Christopher Sabat; the founder of voice over studio, Okratron500, and the voice actor for Vegeta, and many other Dragon Ball characters. I've been a huge Drag...   more

My interview with the voice of Vegeta didn't go so well photo

Jacob 'Humble' Browe talks Minelands: Call of the Border

Jacob "Humble" Browe is a visionary. He's just shipped a multi-billion dollar game to hundreds of retailers across the United States and Canada, with additional release dates staggered across the world. After running a succ...   more

Jacob 'Humble' Browe talks Minelands: Call of the Border photo

To Infinity and beyond: A chat with Disney Infinity's executive producer

The near-field communication (NFC) figure craze was at its height this past holiday season. Skylanders, amiibo, and Disney Infinity figures flew off shelves in droves. I know my local Wal-Mart looked like an adorable Bat...   more

To Infinity and beyond: A chat with Disney Infinity's executive producer photo

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is more than just a remaster

I'll be the first to say it: it's going to be the year of Souls. With the release of Bloodborne only a month away, which looks to redefine the experience along with its wonderful change of setting, From Software has been...   more

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is more than just a remaster photo

Meet the winner of Nintendo Power's The Mask II contest

In my heart of hearts, Nintendo Power will never die. If you were an American Nintendo gamer in the late '80s to early '90s, this monthly rag granted you unfettered access to a world of insider news and gossip that made you t...   more

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Evolve director on DLC: 'I don't like people thinking we're doing underhanded, dirty shit'

Evolve was peddling pre-order bonuses before its publisher had even shown off what the game looked like. A year later, we have a better idea what type of experience Evolve will offer when it releases next month. However, conc...   more

Evolve director on DLC: 'I don't like people thinking we're doing underhanded, dirty shit' photo

Project Scissors dev: 'Working with a renowned film director could easily become a nightmare'

[Art by Mariel "Kinuko" Cartwright] We're closing out our Project Scissors: NightCry pre-release interview series with director Hifume Kono by bringing the focus back on the historic pairing between developer K...   more

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You play as a woman in Project Scissors because 'who wants to hear the screams of a grown man?'

The original Clock Tower was a cult hit when it was first released, and it's managed to stay fresh in the minds of horror game fans ever since. The Jennifer Connelly look-a-like lead; the shocking juxtaposition between quaint...   more

You play as a woman in Project Scissors because 'who wants to hear the screams of a grown man?' photo

The Grudge director is working on Project Scissors 'for free'

Earlier this month, our first look at Clock Tower spiritual successor Project Scissors: NightCry arrived in the form of a live-action trailer made by Ju-on and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu. It was p...   more

The Grudge director is working on Project Scissors 'for free' photo

RuPaul on drag, games, and those who fear a changing world

RuPaul has taken just about every form of media by storm. Film, music, talk shows, reality shows, live performances, comedy, drama: You name it, Ru's tried it. Now she can also scratch game development off the list as well. ...   more

RuPaul on drag, games, and those who fear a changing world photo

A game like X-Files and True Detective? Just don't go Normcore

Oh no! It's the end of our three part interview with Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, creators of Maniac Mansion and the masterminds behind Thimbleweed Park, a game that has currently raised over $500K on Kickstarter. We di...   more

A game like X-Files and True Detective? Just don't go Normcore photo

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U releasing Christmas Day

The long awaited Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is finally about to hit the Wii U. The game has been out on the 3DS for a little while now, but I've been holding out for the home console version. Wii U-specific features like...   more

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U releasing Christmas Day photo

Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter was a joke for five seconds

The Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter is almost over! We're celebrating this historic event with an explosive interview series starring not one, but two amazing middle aged men -- Mr. Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island) and Mr. Gary ...   more

Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter was a joke for five seconds photo

Oddworld creator talks Jim Henson, VR, Videogame Awards and more

Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (also on Libsyn and iTunes) we talked with Oddworld series creator Lorne Lanning... a lot. It's the longest episode we've done, chalking in at almost 2 1/2 hours. I know that sounds like a long...   more

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This War of Mine is a harrowing journey of survival

War, what is it good for? For starters, it makes for easy entertainment in fiction. With the rise of war games over the last two decades, it's common to see these experiences as nothing but an over-the-top spectacle to show o...   more

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Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD

With the rise of high-definition re-releases, many fans have likely made a wish list of titles they hope will eventually get the HD treatment. Whether they be classics from the '90s or 2000s, we're seeing a variety of games f...   more

Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo


Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo
Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo
Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo
Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo
Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo
Resident Evil was a difficult game to remaster in HD photo



Four things I loved about playing Assassin's Creed: Rogue

It's been four years since Assassin's Creed became an annual fixture. Every year, like clockwork, Ubisoft releases a brand new, fully developed title in the AC series. But things have changed slightly this year. In a surprisi...   more

Four things I loved about playing Assassin's Creed: Rogue photo

Smash Bros. clones didn't 'increase required man-hours'

Smash Bros. for the 3DS has been out for a week now, and while reception has been generally positive, there are naturally going to be some gripes after the hype dies down -- fighting Little Mac on a totally flat course, 3DS n...   more

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Watch Dogs: Bad Blood goes punk, features co-op play and new modes

Say what you will about Ubisoft, but they've got a knack for trying something a little different for their DLC offerings. After the incredibly successful launch of Watch Dogs back in May, it seemed like they've been biding th...   more

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BioWare is working to specifically differentiate Dragon Age: Inquisition from Dragon Age II

When I entered BioWare's offices and had a chance to speak to the game's Executive Producer and Studio GM, I had one goal in mind -- to find out how Dragon Age: Inquisition was going to be more like Origins, and les...   more

BioWare is working to specifically differentiate Dragon Age: Inquisition from Dragon Age II photo

SoundSelf with Oculus Rift is the ultimate trip

It's no secret that gaming conventions are fertile ground for developers to try out their new creations. Back in April, Jonathan Holmes got the chance to check out SoundSelf with Robin Arnott, the creator of the unorthodox ho...   more

SoundSelf with Oculus Rift is the ultimate trip photo

How Final Fantasy Type-0 came to PS4 and Xbox One

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD wasn't on the show floor at PAX last weekend, but Square Enix did show off the action RPG behind closed doors. During our meeting with the publisher, Destructoid touched base with director Hajime ...   more

How Final Fantasy Type-0 came to PS4 and Xbox One photo

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a mature new take on the series

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is taking Square Enix's beloved RPG series in a bold new direction. According to director Hajime Tabata, it's "much more mature in comparison with previous titles" and provides "a completely new take o...   more

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a mature new take on the series photo

Experts think competitive doubles could make it big in Smash Bros.

The Super Smash Bros series is one of the few ongoing competitive fighting game series that was designed from the ground up for two-on-two simultaneous play, but you might not know that if you only went by the biggest moments...   more

Experts think competitive doubles could make it big in Smash Bros. photo

Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary

Though it was initially seen as "Jaws-in-space," the legacy for Alien is certainly much more pristine than the one with the giant shark. Originally released in 1979, the first Alien would eventually become a much-loved horror...   more

Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo


Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo
Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo
Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo
Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo
Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo
Alien: Isolation is haunting and uncompromisingly scary photo



Father of the Wasteland: How to trust your fans and revive a classic

Take a moment and think about your dream game. You've probably been thinking about this for awhile. It's always in the back of your mind. Whenever you see new a title promising to do what your dream game does, you wonder if i...   more

Father of the Wasteland: How to trust your fans and revive a classic photo

They grow up so fast: Game Informer interviews Aaron Linde about writing Battleborn

It doesn't feel like it has been that long since former Destructoid reviews editor Aaron Linde moved on to work in the game industry, but it has been almost six years now. In that time, he has contributed to a number of deve...   more

They grow up so fast: Game Informer interviews Aaron Linde about writing Battleborn photo

Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors

Slender: The Arrival is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, and it's arriving with some added content (which owners of the game on PC will receive for free). Casey Lynch from Midnight City came by to play through...   more

Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors photo

Two pros are 'edgy' about slight landing lag in Smash Bros. 4

Yesterday I wrote an article about why I'd like to have the option to turn on tripping in Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS. It upset a lot of people. Sorry, guys. One part that some people found particularly insulting was ins...   more

Two pros are 'edgy' about slight landing lag in Smash Bros. 4 photo

Throw children and provoke raccoons in The Road Not Taken

Max hung out with Dave and Daniel of Spry Fox Games to check out their upcoming title, The Road Not Taken. From the makers of Triple Town, this puzzle roguelike puts the player in an adorable world, with dark undercurrents. ...   more

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DNA splicing will make you a better you in Subnautica

Natural Selection began life in 2002 as a mod that successfully married the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres. It's since gone on to eat up the last 12 years of developer Unknown Worlds' time as they created ...   more

DNA splicing will make you a better you in Subnautica photo

The Cave Story/Kero Blaster/Gero Blaster connections

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya (Cave Story, Kero Blaster, Ikachan, Guxt) has a unique style that would be hard for anyone to convincingly counterfeit. His music, visuals, stories, and designs complement each other in ways that allow t...   more

The Cave Story/Kero Blaster/Gero Blaster connections photo

Cave Story creator on wanting to quit, working with publishers

[Kero Blaster art by Paul Veer] Cave Story is one of the most influential games to see release in the past ten years. It showed the world that one person can make a videogame that is as good if not better than works from...   more

Cave Story creator on wanting to quit, working with publishers photo

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

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

Watch Taro Yoko discuss Drakengard 3 as a sock puppet

Guys, Taro Yoko is adorable. At least, I think he is. I know he's not actually a cute little puppet, but this interview regarding Drakengard 3 is adorable and informative. This may be one of my favorite interviews yet, simpl...   more

Watch Taro Yoko discuss Drakengard 3 as a sock puppet photo