I was immediately excited when Sony showed off Rime at its gamescom press conference. That trailer has finally been released in its full glory. I'm still not sure why they pulled out to so many indecipherable wide shots duri... more
In this interview video, Dark Souls II director Yui Tanimura discusses the core of the series, trying to innovate while staying true to what made the last game so successful from a design perspective, and challenges faced du... more
Jetlag can be a total bitch, especially when traveling overseas. Combine that with having to hear David Cage talk and it's totally understandable that the head of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, would fall asleep during a panel.
Sweet dreams, Mr. Yoshida.
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Levolution. It sounds like someone with a lisp trying to say revolution. Well anyway, that's the marketing buzzword Electronic Arts is pushing like crazy, and while the name is stupid the tech behind it looks cool.
The newes... more
I still have a hard time believing Destiny is actually possible given the scope of the entire project. You're going to have multiple worlds to explore, so many guns to play with, tons of enemies to kill, and it all looks gor... more
[Update: Footage has returned as part of a giant montage of Xbox games.]
No, really. I'm starting to like Dead Rising 3 with more footage we see. I was kind of turned off with the game at E3, largely because of the framerate... more
So I really like fashion. It's not to the extent that I can tell what label you're wearing. In fact I don't care about that aspect of fashion. I just care about what looks good. And Lightning looks so good in all of her outf... more
Rain will be coming to your PlayStation 3 on October 1 for North America, October 2 for Europe, and October 3 for Japan. It'll cost $14.99/€12.99, and if you pre-order the game you'll be given three bonus items: a music... more
Finally, after all this time, we get to see the villains of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Magneto, Dr. Doom, Venom, Dr. Octopus, Loki, Green Goblin, and even Galactus himself will all be featured in the game.
We get to see some ... more
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be out on February 25, 2014 in North and South America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
I'm really looking forward to Lords of Shadow 2, and this new walkthrough video has got me e... more
2K Games has lifted the lid on XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion to the wildly popular Enemy Unknown. It'll be available on November 12, and aims to bring a whole host of fresh content to the original game.
New soldier ... more
Hey everybody! Here's today's Destructoid Show, which is just full of crazy news.
If you can't keep track of everything coming outta Gamescom, here's all the big stuff from Microsoft, here's all the big stuff from Sony, and beyond that, it's mostly EA news, inlcluding the Dragon Age Inquisition launch window, some new Battlefield 4 stuff, and Origin's surprising new policy. more
There are few things more satisfying in all of gaming than lining up that perfect Peggle shot -- the one that gracefully slides across every last peg you intended to hit. Gosh, I need Peggle 2 in my life more than I realized... more
Along with Puppeteer, Tearaway has to be the most delightful-looking game of the year. I'm torn as to which looks cuter. It might even be a legitimate contender for many game of the year awards. Hamza couldn't sing its prais... more
I've been unintentionally avoiding Batman: Arkham Origins. Perhaps subconsciously its prequel, not-Rocksteady-developed nature has kept me from getting fully excited. After properly sitting down with this new trailer, howeve... more
For those who missed today's Sony conference live stream, here's a clip from the opening moments -- the unveiling of PlayStation 4's user interface. While it might not look as streamlined as the traditional cross-media bar, it's apparently much faster, and incredibly responsive, and if this is any indication of what to expect down the line, I can't wait to see more. more
During today's press conference Sony once again demonstrated the PlayStation Vita's remote play functionality by streaming Ubisoft's highly-anticipated pirate-fest Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag running on PlaySta... more
Ubisoft showed a level of Watch Dogs that is exclusive to PS3 and PS4 during its gamescom press conference. All told, Sony can boast 60 minutes of additional content on PS3 and PS4. There are four exclusive missions (includi... more
Killzone: Shadow Fall will introduce custom Warzones when it launches on PS4 this year. You'll be able to tweak your own rules, conditions, and match types, before sharing your created game modes online.
We got shown a brief trailer for the multiplayer, and you can view that above. As little as some folk care about Killzone, I'm all about it. Looks good! more
Well, this certaintly came out of nowhere! Developer Tequila Works' newest project has been unveiled, and it's an open world adventure for the PlayStation 4. Titled simply as Rime, it distinctly reminds me of Ico mixed with ... more
Shadow of the Beast originally came out for the Amiga, or so Wikipedia tells me. It also tells me it was a side-scrolling game, used parallax scrolling for its background and had awesome music. Evidently it was a big de... more
I forgot Lords of the Fallen was a thing at this recent E3 and announced a month earlier for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Maybe because it didn't get any sort of snazzy trailer, like this crazy, CG debut trailer. A man with a gian... more
The new game from Magicka maker Arrowhead Game Studios was announced during Sony's gamescom presser and it's a step in a different direction. While Helldivers is still very much focused on cooperative play, this title is act... more
At Sony's gamescom press conference, senior business development manager at SCEE Shahid Ahmad brought word that N++ will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 when it releases this winter. This was just one of a handful ... more
Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, a CryEngine-powered game from The Chinese Room, has been unveiled today at Gamescom. A teaser trailer was shown, promising that "The story begins with the end of the world." The title was a clue!
It certainly looks interesting. These are the Dear Esther guys, so it'll be a thing, whatever it is!
If you're looking to play some more original games on your Vita, Sony is attempting to accommodate that, amidst a sea of ports. One such original game is the newly announced Murasaki Baby from the Italian studio Ovosonico, w... more
LittleBigPlanet Hub is a free-to-play version of MediaMolecule's creative PS3 platformer. The video at Sony's gamescom conference talked about multiplayer, outfits, and the whole creative suite people have some to expect out... more
December 6, 2013. That's the global launch date that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Jim Ryan gave for Gran Turismo 6 during the company's gamescom press conference after showing a bizarre video about concept cars and... more
We've already heard from Microsoft's press conference today, now it's Sony's turn to shine. The conference starts at 10AM Pacific, and we should be hearing some new details on the PlayStation 4 today. Perhaps a release the launch date? Tune in to find out! more
EVE Valkyrie has been officially announced at gamescom, as what started as an impressive tech demo has transformed into a full-fledged game. Originally code-named "EVE-VR", the Oculus Rift-powered title puts players in ... more
I have a hard time seeing this ending any other way than "badly," but props for trying, I suppose. Ubisoft has announced an Xbox One launch title called Fighter Within that looks halfway decent until you hear that, yes, it's... more
The Internet demanded it and now Ubisoft is delivering: Tom Clancy's The Division will be getting a PC version in addition to the previously announced PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. There's also a new trailer out of ga... more
We already knew which games to expect from the Xbox One, but at gamescom today, Microsoft announced the games that will be available at launch, and it's a decently sized list boasting 23 titles, including Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Peggle 2.
Check out the full list below. more
It feels weird to write a headline like that. If you told my high-school self that campaign missions coming to a Command & Conquer game was news, I'd call you a goofy goober. Yet, here I am. Years older and wiser, t... more
In today's press conference at gamescom, EA announced that the Battlefield 4 beta would roll out in early October, with the final game shipping for current generation consoles on October 29th in North America and October 31s... more
[Update: A demo for FIFA 14 is coming for PC, PS3, and 360 owners worldwide on September 10th (11th for European PS3 owners). Also, enjoy the trailer featuring Sir Patrick Stewart!]
Lots of great FIFA 14 related news was ann... more
Need For Speed: Rivals had a new Career Mode unveiled today at Gamescom: undercover cop. Playing as a cop is nothing new in the series, but this is the first time you can play as one undercover. Not much was detailed ab... more
Today, Electronic Arts showcased the increasingly ludicrous looking Titanfall, unveiling a new Attrition game mode. You can check it out in all its over-the-top glory in the video above.
Judging by the name and footage... more
You can play as zombies in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. There are four zombie classes, including, adding a scientist and engineer to expected ones, like a ranger and an all-star. I love that the Engineer rocks a plumb... more
Dragon Age: Inquisiton is going to take a while to come to us, with Electronic Arts revealing at Gamescom a Fall 2014 release window. That's almost 10,000 years away!
BioWare is promising a big world ripe for expl... more
We knew that The Sims 4 was coming, but the game was finally detailed and shown off at Gamescom today. Gameplay will largely have to do with emotions, so if your Sim is pissed off they won't be able to flirt and so you ... more
Wargaming's upcoming airplane dogfighting MMO, World of Warplanes, finally has a release date. CIS countries will see the release on September 25, with North America and Europe to follow the next day, September 26. Over 100 ... more
At a pre-gamescom press event today, Microsft and Rare showed off the Champion Creation System for upcoming game Kinect Sports Rivals. Through this, the Kinect Sensor of the Xbox One captures your face and body and makes a o... more
At Microsoft's pre-gamescom Xbox One press event, we got our first look at Lionhead's newest for the console. Announced this morning, Fable Legends is not an MMO, though it is an online game. Lionhead calls it a true next-generation RPG. more
Activision will be at gamescom and are planning to wave their giant wads of money around as they will have the biggest ever demo-theater ever built in gamescom history for Destiny. It comes in at 72ft in length, 43ft wide, a... more
We have seen the PAX 10 at PAX Prime, the Indie Megabooth at PAX East, and Indies Crash E3 at E3, so it seemed inevitable that something similar would pop up at the upcoming European videogame expo gamescom. The Indie Arena ... more
Wargaming.net's World of Warplanes is currently in closed beta at the moment, with around 700,000 registered users shredding it up in the air combat game. Like World of Tanks, the developers are focusing on keeping the same ... more
Update 8.0 for the free-to-play World of Tanks will be adding realistic physics to the experience. This means tanks will catch air when jumping over hills, and tanks can even push each other around now. In fact, you can push... more
Like Allistair back at E3, Monolith Productions's Guardians of Middle-earth has gotten me interested in the MOBA scene finally. Personally, I've avoided games like DOTA 2, and League of Legends as what I usually see or hear ... more