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RIVE was my favorite twin-stick shooter at PAX East

When I learned that Netherlands-based Two Tribes Studios (Toki Tori & Toki Tori 2) was bringing its snazzy metal-wrecking, robot-hacking, twin-stick shooter RIVE to PAX East this year, I jumped at the...   more

RIVE was my favorite twin-stick shooter at PAX East photo

Game News Haikus: PAX East Edition

Last week's video was a little late thanks to PAX East, and I said I'd make it up to you. This week, instead of seven haikus we have ten, and for good reason. In this series, we normally take a look at the stories that gathe...   more

Game News Haikus: PAX East Edition photo

Anti-dads, claymores, and hotdogs in Dad by the Sword

While at PAX East, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kepa just before the show floor closed on the first day. He and I were both frazzled, but that didn't stop him from smiling and refusing to take my bait to say that his g...   more

Anti-dads, claymores, and hotdogs in Dad by the Sword photo

Wander by Wander lets you wander in Wander while wondering why you're a tree

At PAX East, I spent a majority of my time playing indie games but the one that really stood out is Wander, a non-combat exploration MMO about discovering the story of the world around you. The booth was an outlier...   more

Wander by Wander lets you wander in Wander while wondering why you're a tree photo

Viking Squad beats enemies to death with fish

Four vikings worshiping different gods fight their way through procedurally generated environments with various weapons including a fish; no, it isn't your family reunion but the upcoming beat-'em-up Viking Squad. Marvel at ...   more

Viking Squad beats enemies to death with fish photo

Put your one true love back together in A.N.N.E

As someone who never got into non-linear Castlevania games and had never finished a Metroid, I've recently been really turned on by metroidvania games. Aroused, even. A.N.N.E takes the genre a step further and mixe...   more

Put your one true love back together in A.N.N.E photo

Did a clown who farts in a Porta Potty win PAX East?

Last week on Sup Holmes, I ranted to David Fox about how his game Zak McKracken is the greatest point and click adventure about subversion of corporate power structures, empathy,  and opening your eyes to the world...   more

Did a clown who farts in a Porta Potty win PAX East? photo

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features school girls Vs. dragons on ice

Our full review of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming up tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is some off-screen footage of the game to get you thinking. As a lapsed fan of the series (the last main series Final Fantasy game I...   more

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features school girls Vs. dragons on ice photo

Samus asks Nintendo for a new game

Nintendo is famous for frustrating some of their diehard fans. The irony is, those fans are only frustrated because Nintendo is doing a lot of things right. It may not let us buy a lot of their products, and it often ta...   more

Samus asks Nintendo for a new game photo

Ex-Nintendo exec tells Samus to 'consider going indie'

Dan Adelman worked for Nintendo for many years, and was one of their unsung heroes for much of that time. While he has consistently voiced affection and respect for the company, he did end up resigning last year, in part bec...   more

Ex-Nintendo exec tells Samus to 'consider going indie' photo

Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?

Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found ...   more

Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East? photo

Dad by the Sword features limp, floppy swords

Dad by the Sword is iOS developer Rocketcat Games' first entry into the PC market and boy howdy, is it a doozy. Part sword-fighting simulator, part long-running dad joke, all demented loveliness. Rocketcat's design expe...   more

Dad by the Sword features limp, floppy swords photo

Samus wants to be in Shovel Knight

When we last checked in with Samus, she was trying to score an interview with Tim Rogers, co-creator of Videoball. Despite the fact that she's been appearing in videogames for over 25 years, he still didn't know who she was....   more

Samus wants to be in Shovel Knight photo

Steam Controller and FPS: PAX East 2015 impressions

One of what was seemingly the better-kept secrets at PAX East 2015, the Steam Controller, was available for hands on at the Alienware booth connected to the company's Steam Machines. I was able to test the previous iteration...   more

Steam Controller and FPS: PAX East 2015 impressions photo

Who had the sexiest Nintendo cosplay at PAX East?

Sexy Nintendo is inevitable. Some will try to fight it, or even mock it. In doing so, they are choosing to live on the wrong side of history. I know how they feel. I scoffed along with the rest of them back when the burgeoni...   more

Who had the sexiest Nintendo cosplay at PAX East? photo

The Kinect's best game may come to PC, compliments of Swery

We'd seen the tweets hinting at it before, but over this past weekend at PAX East, Dark Dreams Don't Die on PC became a reality, at least for a few days. Swery, creator of Deadly Premonition and Dark Dreams Don't Die (D...   more

The Kinect's best game may come to PC, compliments of Swery photo

Weirdest thing at PAX East 2015: Mineplex freezing cold fan line

Videogame events are know for their strange sights, but after going to PAX or E3 for a few years, one can start to feel like they know what to expect. That sense of routine was thrown out the window this past Saturday while ...   more

Weirdest thing at PAX East 2015: Mineplex freezing cold fan line photo

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a brilliant asymmetrical game

In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a game originally developed at a game jam, one player wears the Oculus Rift and sees a bomb that needs to be defused but doesn't know how to defuse it. Their partner only has a binder...   more

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a brilliant asymmetrical game photo

I nuked the God of Lightning in Mayan Death Robots

There's been a lot of games that try to copy the success of titles like Worms or Tanks, but often come off feeling too derivative. "Yeah, it's like Worms, but not quite as good" has definitely left my lips a handful of ...   more

I nuked the God of Lightning in Mayan Death Robots photo

Check out 20 minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood in action

There's a $20 standalone expansion to Wolfenstein: The New Order, and it's called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. You aren't nearly as excited about this as you should be. I've got just the remedy here. Check out 20 minutes of f...   more

Check out 20 minutes of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood in action photo

Samus tries to interview Tim Rogers at PAX about Videoball

We've got a whole lot of PAX East 2015 coverage headed your way over the next week. On the video front, a lot of our coverage will feature Destructoid regulars like Jed Whitiker and myself talking to videogame developers and...   more

Samus tries to interview Tim Rogers at PAX about Videoball photo

I fear for my fingers after seeing Amplitude in action

Harmonix is reviving Amplitude this summer and, if recent rumors hold up, Activison might bring back Guitar Hero. The lows of the rhythm genre are real low, but I'm ready for that high again. Going into this weekend's PAX Ea...   more

I fear for my fingers after seeing Amplitude in action photo

Harebrained Schemes' new adventure has shark men

"A third-person action game with shark men? Okay, I'll let them know." I ever so foolishly forgot that Shadowrun Returns maker Harebrained Schemes has Necropolis, "a game of brutal combat and survival," in its pipeline. The ...   more

Harebrained Schemes' new adventure has shark men photo

Masquerada is a very pretty Baldur's Gate-style RPG

Leading with the Dragon Age comparison probably would've gotten more eyes on this these days, huh? The Baldur's Gate reference point just makes the most sense, though, especially with the isometric view. And there are plenty...   more

Masquerada is a very pretty Baldur's Gate-style RPG photo

Liege is like chess, but with more face-stabbery

Coda Games' sole developer John Rhee just uploaded a revealing new pre-expo teaser for his Kickstarter-funded SRPG trilogy, Liege. In it, we get to see the most recent gameplay footage of the elegant, turn-based/tactica...   more

Liege is like chess, but with more face-stabbery photo

Indie Megabooth is the place to be at PAX East

"Dad By The Sword is a game about YOUR DAD running around in jorts and slaying Anti-Dads with a claymore. Experience a unique First Person Swordplay experience as you try not to get killed by leaping hot dog monsters. Out...   more

Indie Megabooth is the place to be at PAX East photo

Mike saw Bloodborne and Until Dawn at PAX!

Our pal Mike Cosimano (who, in all seriousness rivals Jonathan Holmes when it comes to kindness and all-around positivity) was our video editing man at PAX Prime earlier this month. I made sure he got a chance to check out s...   more

Mike saw Bloodborne and Until Dawn at PAX! photo

BioWare's multiplayer action-RPG Shadow Realms looks fast and fun

BioWare had my attention with those live-action teasers building up to Shadow Realms, but I've not kept up with the four-versus-one "modern" fantasy role-playing game since it was proper unveiled. If you're in a similar boat...   more

BioWare's multiplayer action-RPG Shadow Realms looks fast and fun photo

You’ll play Skullduggery greedily, whether fast or slow

Flick, flick, flick. That’s all you’ll be doing in Skullduggery. Flicking to collect treasure. Flicking to outrun bosses. Flicking to line up stealthy headshots on unsuspecting enemies. You can play the game howe...   more

You’ll play Skullduggery greedily, whether fast or slow photo

Videogames Are Stupid! Watch Dtoid's PAX panel right here

We decided for this year's PAX Prime panel, we would let our very own Max Scoville just do whatever dumb garbage he wanted to come up with. The result was: "Videogames Are Stupid: The Inherit Silliness of the Medium." Enjoy ...   more

Videogames Are Stupid! Watch Dtoid's PAX panel right here photo

Of course we checked out Far Cry 4's elephant booty physics at PAX

Prior to this video being shot, Max may have taken a double dose of the assorted pills that truckers use to drive 36 consecutive hours. I can't be sure. It wasn't my day to keep track of him. But, the point you should take away from this is how realistic that elephant's ass (probably) looks. With booty physics like that, it's no wonder Far Cry 4 ended up as one of our top games of PAX Prime.   more

Of course we checked out Far Cry 4's elephant booty physics at PAX photo

Dead Island 2 PAX impressions

Having only seen Dead Island 2 and not played it yet, I'm in agreement with Max here. It does look like a decent-enough zombie game, and a much better take on the property than Riptide .. but it's still Dead Island. There comes a point at which you've simply had enough. The southern California setting and warm tones are lovely, though. Big fan of those.   more

Dead Island 2 PAX impressions photo

Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue PAX impressions

I'm not sure how Max had this much energy in the middle of PAX Prime to speak in front of a camera about Assassin's Creed -- for over eight minutes, no less -- but he did. What a champ. Conceptually, I like the sound of chas...   more

Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue PAX impressions photo

Gang Beasts out on Steam, fight your friends like a drunk on skates

Gang Beasts is fun as heck. That's probably why Double Fine picked it up. And now you can pick it up as it's come to Steam on Early Access.  I played it for a good while last week. Laughs and cries of exaltation we...   more

Gang Beasts out on Steam, fight your friends like a drunk on skates photo

You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour

PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but ...   more

You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour photo

Fire watch with me: Firewatch gets first, mysterious trailer

I am into this. It's a bit inscrutable, sure, but a mystery game needs to be mysterious. I was into Firewatch as soon as I heard of the talent involved. Artist Olly Moss, whose work we enjoy regularly, along with Mark o...   more

Fire watch with me: Firewatch gets first, mysterious trailer photo

AI construct 'Master Control' walks through a turn of Civilization: Beyond Earth in this PAX video

Steven got to play Civilization: Beyond Earth with the help of an "actual scienceman" not long ago, but the 2K and Firaxis still brought something new to show at PAX Prime this year. Earlier today at the Firaxis Megapan...   more

AI construct 'Master Control' walks through a turn of Civilization: Beyond Earth in this PAX video photo

Volition announces standalone Saints Row expansion Gat Out of Hell

At its PAX panel, Volition announced a new Saints Row, a standalone expansion of Saints Row IV called Gat Out of Hell (PC, PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One). It has you travelling to Hell, is half the size of Steelport, and feat...   more

Volition announces standalone Saints Row expansion Gat Out of Hell photo

Ska Studios' next game Salt and Sanctuary is headed to PlayStation

Ska Studios certainly has a style all its own. The independent studio is following up on The Dishwasher series and Charlie Murder with Salt and Sanctuary, a sidescrolling action-RPG coming next year to PlayStation 4 and PS V...   more

Ska Studios' next game Salt and Sanctuary is headed to PlayStation photo

Here's how Miegakure's four-dimensional puzzles work

Miegakure has been around for several years -- and it's not done yet -- but the last time I took a real good look at it, the game was still rocking placeholder art. It's been a while. In all that time, the core concept of so...   more

Here's how Miegakure's four-dimensional puzzles work photo

What's Up? Pokkén Tournament, Amazon buys Twitch, Donald Glover as Spider-Man & PAX Prime 2014

Max and Bill stop by to check in and drop some knowledge before heading of to Seattle for PAX Prime this week! Twitch got bought out by Amazon, not Google. Pokemon gets a fighting game, that you can only play in Japanese arcades. Bill gets hype on Donald Glover playing Spider-Man. And of course, our PAX Prime plans.   more

What's Up? Pokkén Tournament, Amazon buys Twitch, Donald Glover as Spider-Man & PAX Prime 2014 photo

Spry Fox's next game is Free-Range Dragons

While finishing up work on the roguelike puzzler Road Not Taken this year, Spry Fox also began prototyping its next project, an action title called Free-Range Dragons. With a name like that, it's already off to a good start....   more

Spry Fox's next game is Free-Range Dragons photo

Screencheat lets you look at your friends' screens guilt free

Screencheat is one of the more conceptually interesting shooters I've seen in quite some time. This is a multiplayer game in which you're not only encouraged to look at your opponents' screens but are essentially required to...   more

Screencheat lets you look at your friends' screens guilt free photo

Double Fine picks up goofy multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts is hardly new at this point, but we've been given another opportunity to talk about it now that it's a part of the Double Fine Presents line. I'll take it. The funny multiplayer brawler will be playable later thi...   more

Double Fine picks up goofy multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts photo

Indie Megabooth: The PAX Prime games you want to see

If you're going to be at PAX Prime in Seattle this year and you plan to play videogames sometimes instead of getting drunk and singing karaoke all of the times, you should go to the Indie Megabooth and see some of this cool, weird junk.  And that's not all. Chroma Squad, Hotline Miami 2. 78 games in total, including 20 truncated showings from the Indie Minibooth.   more

Indie Megabooth: The PAX Prime games you want to see photo

What's Up: Guardians of the Galaxy, gettin' zen with Sentris, and our dumb PAX panel

I forgot that I saw Guardians of the Galaxy last week, because it was good, but not as good as everyone's been saying. I also got real mellow playing the music puzzle game Sentris, and I want you to come to our stupid panel at PAX.   more

What's Up: Guardians of the Galaxy, gettin' zen with Sentris, and our dumb PAX panel photo

What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret

Max and I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone posted on our goings-on. This was spurned by many, many people wondering why we've been filming in Max's actual kitchen. We answer this question, and some y'all have...   more

What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret photo

Twist and shout with your body, Caitlin Cooke and Bounden

PAX East was completely bonkers this year. There was a marked decrease in big publisher representation, with Microsoft showing strictly old stuff and Nintendo and Sony bowing out completely. The indies more than made up for ...   more

Twist and shout with your body, Caitlin Cooke and Bounden photo

Watch some glorious Star Citizen gameplay footage

Chris Roberts and his team on Star Citizen were at PAX East to show off Star Citizen's dogfighting module. You may have watched this footage already, but now it's in super hi-def and the crowd isn't totally drowning out the audience this time around either. I need this game all over me.   more

Watch some glorious Star Citizen gameplay footage photo

Here's 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay

Bethesda hosted a livestream recently showing off about 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay. This was the demo fans got to play during PAX East, but now you can watch it yourself thanks to the power of the worl...   more

Here's 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay photo