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Galak-Z explores the nooks and crannies of space

"It's the perfect game for fans of 80's anime," 17-Bit's Raj Joshi told me about Galak-Z before I was given a chance to play it. Admittedly, it seemed like a weird statement at the time. At first glance, the Asteroids-esque ...   more

Galak-Z explores the nooks and crannies of space photo

The offensive leads to the defensive in Toy Rush

One of the cutest-looking games that I saw at PAX Prime was Uber Entertainment's Toy Rush. Don't let the cuteness deceive you, though. Toy Rush is shaping up to be a surprisingly deep and fun title.  The developers...   more

The offensive leads to the defensive in Toy Rush photo

The Oculus Rift has gone high definition

A whole mess of us donned a prototype HD Oculus Rift VR system at this year's PAX Prime show, and here you'll see Jim Sterling and Spencer Hayes discuss how much they enjoyed the experience.  Personally, I'm not sold ye...   more

The Oculus Rift has gone high definition photo

Hotline Miami 2 is more of the same strangeness

Hamza and Spencer took some time at PAX Prime 2013 to check out Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and found it to be more of the crazed action which so captured our imaginations last year. Watch the video for their full report.   more

Hotline Miami 2 is more of the same strangeness photo

Betrayer is really confusing, but in a good way

I played Betrayer today, and I have no idea what it's about. Not because of any sort of inattentiveness on my part, but because the ex-Monolith developers don't want me to know what it's about. That's kind of the intrig...   more

Betrayer is really confusing, but in a good way photo

Pre-order AVGN Adventures for a chance to be an NPC

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is up for pre-order on Steam, so if you're jonesin' for some turd blastin' on the PC rather than on the Wii U or 3DS, that's a thing you should do. In fact, do it before 1:00 PM EST on Septem...   more

Pre-order AVGN Adventures for a chance to be an NPC photo

Attention, doom-murder heads: New Barkley 2 footage

It feels strange to say it, but it's true: Barkley 2 is one of my most anticipated games right now. Just re-reading this description from Tales of Game's rekindles my excitement: "The year is 666X. A powerful youngster, wise...   more

Attention, doom-murder heads: New Barkley 2 footage photo

Uber is trying its hand at tower defense with Toy Rush

The next game from the makers of Monday Night Combat and the upcoming Planetary Annihilation is going in an altogether different direction. Toy Rush is a card-centric tower defense title built for mobile devices. If, like me...   more

Uber is trying its hand at tower defense with Toy Rush photo

PAX Prime's Indie MEGABOOTH will have more than 80 games

The Indie MEGABOOTH just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Topping PAX Prime 2012's 30 games and PAX East 2013's 62 games, the booth at PAX Prime 2013 will feature at least 84 different titles from more than 60 studios and wi...   more

PAX Prime's Indie MEGABOOTH will have more than 80 games photo

Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX

At first glance, Catapult for Hire isn't much to look at. Developer PixelMEGA describes it as a "mix of gameplay that hearkens back to N64 era fun," and the influence is clearly there in the graphics. However, if you watch t...   more

Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo


Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo
Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo
Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo
Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo
Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo
Catapult for Hire sends its jetpack bunnies to PAX photo



Contest: Win a four-day pass to PAX Prime!

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Rackdar, ooktar, and Albatross!] To help celebrate the impending launch of their badass brawler Charlie Murder, our friends at Ska Studios have given us three four-day passes to PAX Prime t...   more

Contest: Win a four-day pass to PAX Prime! photo

Peter Molyneux is your PAX Prime 2013 keynote speaker

Penny Arcade announced that Peter Molyneux will be hosting the story time keynote presentation for PAX Prime 2013 this year. Yeah that's pretty much all the news there is for that. Oh, and here's Peter reviewing iPhone fart ...   more

Peter Molyneux is your PAX Prime 2013 keynote speaker photo

Super Time Force has werewolf mermaids

Super Time Force will feature an enemy type that's half werewolf, half mermaid. Otherwise known as weremaids. Awesome. (Via Capygames Tumblr)   more

Super Time Force has werewolf mermaids photo

The Swapper deserves your attention

PAX East had a ton of indie games on display this year, and while many of them looked great, only a handful stopped me dead in my tracks as I became mesmerized by what was happening on-screen. The Swapper was one such game, ...   more

The Swapper deserves your attention photo

The Ballad of Sexy Layton (and Sexy Luke)

There isn't much to say about this that isn't better expressed through song, but there is one interesting piece of trivia to share. Sexy Luke is played by Capcom Fan Art legend and former Boondocks artist [name withheld per request]. That's pretty awesome. Other than that, I don't have much to say. Just watch the video.   more

The Ballad of Sexy Layton (and Sexy Luke) photo

Beatbuddy brings the bass beat, buddy

Non-instrument rhythm games seem to be on the up and up these days. Runner 2 and HarmoKnight are two recent examples that really stepped up their game and did a perfect job of blending music and gameplay into one e...   more

Beatbuddy brings the bass beat, buddy photo

God Factory: Wingmen is about arcade dogfights in space

Dogfighting games are somewhat of a rarity these days and we are definitely overdue for another one. God Factory: Wingmen is an arcade-style space combat title that scratches a specific itch I've had...   more

God Factory: Wingmen is about arcade dogfights in space  photo

Asobogo combines crowdfunding and distribution for games

In one of the more business-oriented discussions Jonathan Holmes had at PAX East, Sam Ee describes his new company, Asobogo, which seeks to offer crowdfunding and distribution of indie games on a single platform. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

Asobogo combines crowdfunding and distribution for games photo

Inside the minds (and merch booth) of Mega64

While at PAX East this weekend, Holmes took a swing by the merchandise booth of Mega64 to discover what drives them to produce their unique brand of satirical humor and who they're trying to reach with it.  Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

Inside the minds (and merch booth) of Mega64 photo

Media Molecule offers up the basics on Tearaway

In another fast-paced interview from PAX East, Jonathan Holmes talks with James Spafford of Media Molecule to discover what makes Tearaway so special.  Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!     more

Media Molecule offers up the basics on Tearaway photo

Flying high on Luftrausers with Vlambeer

Holmes talks with the ever-charming Rami Ismail of Vlambeer to help those of you with short attention spans learn more about Luftrausers, coming soon to almost all the things (PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS Vita). Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

Flying high on Luftrausers with Vlambeer  photo

Digging to the heart of Shovel Knight with Sean Velasco

Shovel Knight was given our coveted "Must Play" award at PAX East, and with good reason. Jonathan Holmes caught up with Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games to find out what it is that makes this retro-inspired platformer so dang special. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

Digging to the heart of Shovel Knight with Sean Velasco photo

Holmes discovers some High Strangeness

We're still going through all of the rapid-fire interviews Jonathan Holmes engaged in during PAX East this past weekend. Here's one with a familiar face, as Holmes talks with Ben Shostak, who Destructoid users may know better as "AgentMoo." Check out the video to whet your appetite for their new "12-Bit" game, High Strangeness. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

Holmes discovers some High Strangeness photo

Blendo tells us what Quadrilateral Cowboy is

In another time-saving interview from PAX East 2013, Jonathan Holmes talks with Brendon Chung of Blendo Games about their upcoming 1980's inspired cyberpunk hacking game, Quadrilateral Cowboy.  Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

Blendo tells us what Quadrilateral Cowboy is photo

PAX: Tiny Brains will make a big splash

The PAX East booth for Tiny Brains is what lured my three friends and I near. Blue beakers filled with brains, the exhibitors wearing lab coats, and the promise of cooperative play was too much to resist. I am super happy th...   more

PAX: Tiny Brains will make a big splash photo

PAX: Fast Talk with Supergiant Games about Transistor

One of the biggest reveals to come out of PAX East this year is Transistor from Supergiant Games, developers of Bastion. Holmes pinned down Supergiant co-founder Amir Rao to get you the skinny on this new action-strategy title. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

PAX: Fast Talk with Supergiant Games about Transistor photo

PAX: SmashMuck Champions is a faster MOBA

I love games like League of Legends and Dota 2, but their matches can take anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour. SmashMuck Champions is looking to give us a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) with faster matches and ...   more

PAX: SmashMuck Champions is a faster MOBA photo

PAX: High Strangeness shows off a different view

Long-time Dtoid community member turned videogame developer, AgentMOO, is showing his team's latest efforts off at PAX East, and the product looks pretty impressive thus far. High Strangeness is a top-down retro adventu...   more

PAX: High Strangeness shows off a different view photo

PAX: Phil Tibitoski lays out Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Jonathan Holmes is a maniac. He's been running around PAX East shoving microphones in faces and forcing immediate and swift responses. In this installment of Talk Fast, Holmes pins down Phil Tibitoski of Young Horses to get a straight dirt summary of Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

PAX: Phil Tibitoski lays out Octodad: Dadliest Catch photo

PAX: James Silva talks fast about Charlie Murder

In another rapid-fire interview from PAX East, Jonathan Holmes talks with James Silva of Ska Studios about their upcoming brawler, Charlie Murder. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!   more

PAX: James Silva talks fast about Charlie Murder photo

PAX: Dungeon Defenders II co-op mode revealed

We learned a few days ago Dungeon Defenders II would have a new competitive MOBA mode but today we had the reveal trailer for the traditional four-player co-op that hooked me and friends so well. It looks like we'll be playi...   more

PAX: Dungeon Defenders II co-op mode revealed photo

PAX: Two Brothers brings the old-school ambition

After more than doubling its modest Kickstarter goal of $6,000, AckkStudios has been hard at work on Two Brothers. The team's perseverance shines in the demo that's on display at PAX East, as its crowdfunded project shows si...   more

PAX: Two Brothers brings the old-school ambition photo

PAX: Dust: An Elysian Tail announced for Steam

As revealed this weekend at PAX East, Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming soon to Steam. The hope is for a release in April, though we do know for sure that this version will not use Games for Windows. That's a win. To coincide ...   more

PAX: Dust: An Elysian Tail announced for Steam photo

PAX: Talking fast about Mutant Mudds, Cult County

Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid, the studio behind Mutant Mudds and the recent ATV Wild Ride 3D, unveiled a new 3DS first-person shooter at PAX this week: Cult County. Jonathan Holmes wanted to get the skinny on all these ware...   more

PAX: Talking fast about Mutant Mudds, Cult County photo

PAX: The city is the weapon in Watch Dogs

If you've seen some of the coverage of Watch Dogs, Ubisoft Montreal's upcoming information-age action title, then you'll have seen the main character Aidan Pierce wield his smartphone as well as any traditional weapon. In a ...   more

PAX: The city is the weapon in Watch Dogs photo

PAX: LocoCycle is looking sufficiently loco

In addition to checking out a playable build of Ms. Splosion Man, I also had the chance to view a private hands-off demo of LocoCycle, showing off about ten minutes of gameplay. To say that LocoCycle's theme is insane i...   more

PAX: LocoCycle is looking sufficiently loco photo

PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U

[Update: Check out our Interview with WayForward] In today's "unexpected, f*cking awesome" news, Capcom has announced DuckTales Remastered for PlayStation Network, Wii U eShop, and Xbox Live Arcade. WayForward is handling de...   more

PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo


PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo
PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo
PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo
PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo
PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo
PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U photo



Ubisoft announces Might & Magic X Legacy

Ubisoft and German studio Limbic Entertainment have announced Might & Magic X Legacy, following the teaser from earlier this week. Good timing, considering PAX East is just around the corner and the companies will be sho...   more

Ubisoft announces Might & Magic X Legacy photo

Dungeon Defenders II announced with MOBA mode

Ahead of PAX East, Trendy Entertainment has announced Dungeon Defenders II for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and web browsers. After a bunch of ports and even more DLC, it was only a matter of time before a follow-up happened....   more

Dungeon Defenders II announced with MOBA mode photo

PAX's Indie Megabooth contains more than 62 games

It looks like I finally found out where I will be spending 100% of my time at PAX: the Indie Megabooth. Last year's Megabooth had over 20 games, which is now a relative pittance. What if you took that number, multiplied it b...   more

PAX's Indie Megabooth contains more than 62 games photo

Teenage Pokemon: The PAX Special (season finale)

[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- we're all wasted. New episodes every week.] The rise of PAX from a relatively small gathering of fans of an online comic strip to th...   more

Teenage Pokemon: The PAX Special (season finale) photo

The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Borderlands on iOS & Mew-Genics

Hey gang! We're backed after a long, charity-filled weekend. Oh, and look! Some video game news! Since we haven't talked about Borderlands 2 enough, news of an iOS game has been leaked. Team Meat's new game is called Mew-Geni...   more

The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Borderlands on iOS & Mew-Genics photo

Johann Sebastian Joust is tag made awesome

Describing Johann Sebastian Joust is arguably one of the most difficult things I've had to do since I saw the game back at E3. The best I've managed to come up with is: "It's kind of like tag... But it's also got some elemen...   more

Johann Sebastian Joust is tag made awesome photo

Growing limbs and taking names in Incredipede

I'd like to take you on a journey to a mystical place called 2008 in which a little game called Fantastic Contraption took the internet by storm. At this point everyone has played Fantastic Contraption but few people know th...   more

Growing limbs and taking names in Incredipede photo

Alex and Mike of Gaijin Games talk about Runner 2

It's safe to say that the original Bit.Trip Runner is one of my favorite running games/frustration simulators of all time. Something about its catchy music and tough-yet-fair gameplay worked its way directly into my heart. W...   more

Alex and Mike of Gaijin Games talk about Runner 2 photo

Highlights from Sony's God of War PAX panel

Last weekend, Sony hosted a panel featuring members of the development team at Sony Santa Monica working on God of War: Ascension. Moderated by PlayStation.Blog's Jeff Rubenstein, the group discussed how the series has evolv...   more

Highlights from Sony's God of War PAX panel photo

Twisted Pixel's Mike Wilford explains WTF Lococycle is

The first thing I checked out at PAX this year was Twisted Pixel's Lococycle, which was just revealed (in terms of gameplay, at least) a few days beforehand. At a glance, the game is pretty ridiculous, and upon closer inspec...   more

Twisted Pixel's Mike Wilford explains WTF Lococycle is photo

Far Cry 3's lead designer explains what turtles are for

Hey guys, guess what? There's turtles in Far Cry 3. I know what you're thinking, you're like "Whoa, turtles?" and I'm like, "Yeah dude, I know!" I got to talk to Jamie Keen, the lead designer, at PAX this weekend. I aske...   more

Far Cry 3's lead designer explains what turtles are for photo

The DTOID Show: FFXIII-3, Hearthfire Orphans & Greenlight

Hey guys! We are back from PAX, which was an exhausting nightmare hellride for me, since I got sick, probably from arm-wrestling G0bun, but I'm glad I got to see a buncha you guys. And hey, good news (?) next year, PAX is go...   more

The DTOID Show: FFXIII-3, Hearthfire Orphans & Greenlight photo

Project P-100 was one of the better Wii U games at PAX

While I can't say I was wholeheartedly impressed with every one of the Wii U's offerings at PAX this year, one game did stand out as a fun and unique addition to the system's growing compendium of third-party titles. Project...   more

Project P-100 was one of the better Wii U games at PAX photo