That's right! Seth Killian is a playable character in Divekick, the unique fighting game slated to hit the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PC later this spring. S-Kill, as he's called in the game, is one of the harder ch... more
Okay, take Dead Island's entire concept, subtract the role-playing mechanics, throw in freerunning features akin to Mirror's Edge, and set it all in an open world that features a day-and-night cycle where things become way ha... more
I have seen the future, and I'm here to tell you that it's a bit different from what you're probably expecting. Actually, I've seen two different futures. One is Infinity Ward's version of our country's future, in which Ameri... more
Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel in the Arkham franchise, following a Batman who's more myth than legend at this point in his crime fighting career. This is a younger Bruce Wayne, more agile in combat yet still equipped w... more
Just a few weeks ago, we were picking over Gran Turismo 6 rumors, and now here we are with our very first preview. I was surprised to walk into a hands-on opportunity just one day after the title was officially announced. Surprised and pleased.
It may not have been the PlayStation 4 launch game I was hoping for, but it's never really a bad time for more Gran Turismo. more
Last week, I got to preview a bunch of current-gen games, which we can expect to see during E3, at a special pre-show event that entailed several different game companies. The Sony showcase in particular had a handful of game... more
The PlayStation Vita is a great system with a slowly increasing library of great titles. The exception being in the first-person shooter genre, that is.
You'd think that after one of these big game companies made a handheld w... more
The first thing you'll notice about CounterSpy is its unique art style. Really, you can say that about a lot of the indie titles Sony has been picking up lately, but there's something extra special about this one. That probab... more
Doki-Doki Universe is a simple game to grasp but a hard one to describe at first. Basically, you play as a robot named QT377665 (or QT3 for short), who's just discovered that its entire line has become obsolete thanks to thei... more
I'd like to think us Mega Man fans have been pretty patient thus far. Capcom has been celebrating the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary with soundtracks and custom USB sticks, and that's cool and all. Buuuuuuut... we're still wa... more
Wonderbook made such a splash at E3 that Sony has released a batch of screenshots from the trade show ... in July. For those who have forgotten (or tried to), Wonderbook is Sony's way of making books more of a hassle to read ... more
Quantum Conundrum is a wonderful upcoming puzzle platformer from creative director Kim Swift. Her past work includes Portal, and while the game has some influences from Valve's little puzzler, Quantum Conundrum takes things ... more
The reason Mr. Destructoid exists at all is because of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the first place, so of course the green robot would be at the show!
The photo gallery below shows Mr. Destructoid spending some quali... more
Were you at E3? Then there's no way you could have missed the crazy hobo-looking dude preaching something on the path between the two main show floor halls of E3. There's a certain big city mindset people develop where after ... more
One of my favorite booths at E3 this past week was easily Bethesda's. The majority of the inside of their setup was decked out with all sorts of props recreated from their upcoming game, Dishonored. Hopefully, Bethesda brings the same booth to PAX Prime this year. Fans would appreciate it way more than a bunch of jaded journalists.
Anyway, let's take a little tour of their booth, shall we? more
A couple months back, Holly Green made an adorable Mr. Destructoid Perler bead sprite with the idea that a bunch of industry personnel and other famous Internet celebrities would gladly pose for photos with the little green s... more
Near the entrance of the convention center throughout E3 was the Into the Pixel art gallery, a collaboration between the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association that showcases var... more
I bet every original Steel Battalion fan just got goosebumps upon seeing these images of the MEK-FU controller, huh? I know I did when I saw it in person last week at the Hawken party during E3. Of course, there's a sense of ... more
While the E3 show floor is primarily concerned with showing the world what's next for the videogame industry, The Videogame History Museum brought a little bit of its past to the event this week. Tucked in the corner of the s... more
Even though some other games piqued my interest at this year’s E3 (*cough* Watch Dogs), I must shamelessly admit that I was ultimately excited about Assassin’s Creed III more than anything. I even whimpered and sq... more
Halo 4's new multiplayer wasn't the only thing 343 Industries had to show off this past week at E3, as they also let us go hands-on with Spartan Ops. This mode delivers new content that continues the story after the events of... more
E3 isn't just a time for reviewing software; it's a time for seeing the latest and greatest in videogame accessories and hardware as well.
My visit to Power A was not only enlightening, it also provided me a chance to open my mind a little bit about third-party accessories and the very real benefit they can provide to the gaming community. more
We got our hands on Turtle Beach’s SEVEN series here at E3, and they sound and feel as good as they look. Billed as their flagship product developed specifically for Major League Gaming, you may be curious to know that ... more
Turtle Beach had an amazing showing at E3 this week. In addition to announcing their partnership with Major League Gaming as the official tournament headset producer for future MLG events, they’ve also announced a partn... more
The last FIFA game was pretty well received. Accordingly, much of what I saw for FIFA 13 seemed to be more of a refinement of FIFA 12 than a complete overhaul, although I’m sure this is what most players are expecting.
Coming into E3, I did not expect that a trip to Hell would send me to gamer heaven. Yesterday's visit to the Sega booth was a refreshing one, as I was able to get my meaty paws on the devilishly fun little platformer Hell Yea... more
Remember that incredible live gameplay session of The Last of Us we saw at Sony's press conference earlier this week? I've watched live gameplay of that same section of the game one more time since then, but it was approached... more
When Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition arrives on August 24, PC players will get the same cutthroat challenge that 360 and PS3 owners have been suffering for months.
For the behind-closed-doors demo, the staff member on hand... more
Bohemia Interactive Studio is showing off a few complex sims at E3 this year, one of which is Arma 3. To its credit, even a slowly paced, open-world shooter can provide enough unique variety to get a tired editor smiling and ... more
It's kind of unfair to compare Star Trek to Star Wars 1313, and I know I'm only furthering the Star Wars vs. Star Trek rivalry, but there's no way I could not think about my hands-off LucasArts session.
Whereas the Star Wars ... more
15 months and nine major patches later, Trion Worlds is looking to expand the real estate of Rift. With the addition of two new continents, Dusken and Brevane, the player space of the popular MMORPG has been tripled.
Trion Wo... more
Suffice to say, Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been met with a significant measure of cynicism by series fans. Seeing a beloved survival horror franchise become a dungeon-crawling RPG is a shock to the system, but after De... more
The Persona series is often regarded as containing some of the best games that the RPG genre has to offer. Now, though it may not be the most obvious direction, the characters from Persona 4 and even Persona 3 are about to th... more
This year's E3 has been home to a number of exciting announcements but none more exciting for me personally than Dance Central 3. I had my doubts they'd make a third, as I wondered where the series could truly "go" after the ... more
I know, these Need for Speed subtitles are getting a bit confusing, but the games are anything but. People seem to find something appealing about driving sexy, nasty cars that break the $100K mark, and playing chicken with th... more
Before E3, Larian Studios announced Divinity: Original Sin, a return to the isometric roots of Divine Divinity after the third-person action RPG that was Divinity II. The team was on hand to demo the game, showcasing its new co-op dialog options, turn-based tactical combat, and bug-eyed skeletons with comical bombs strapped to their backs.
In case you were wondering, I'm all about it. more
Three things sold me on Divinity: Dragon Commander the moment I first saw a demo of it. If it pleases the court, I should like to list those three things, as they all bear an important role in furthering my excitement for Lar... more
Well, would you look at that. During Nintendo's Wii U developer roundtable this evening, we got a quick glimpse at a new mini-game for Nintendo Land, and it's none other than F-Zero.
Granted, this probably isn't the new F-Zer... more
It’s not always necessary for games to have any sort of ultimate meaning or context, but when they do, they’re made a bit more satisfying. When you’re given a role, are required to shoot specific anomalies, ... more
Our earlier coverage of Halo 4 focused on the game's single-player campaign, which looks to be a step in the right direction and especially worth getting pumped up for if you are a long-time fan of the franchise.
Today, howe... more
Trine 2: Director's Cut was one of the games shown in a montage of third-party software during this morning's Nintendo press briefing. Finnish studio Frozenbyte is building a definitive console version of its well-received c... more
It's adventure time here at E3. Those of you who can't come along for the ride in person can take a digital adventure! Man, I'd make a great Nintendo Land salesman. We've already shown off a gallery of the West Hall show floo... more
If you were hoping for more details on the newly announced Star Wars 1313, prepare to be disappointed. Everything that was shown was stuff we've seen already. That video sneak peek? The demo was just that, only slightly longe... more
Truth be told, I have yet to finish the main quest of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, mostly because I'm just far too busy with exploring random caves and dungeons through out the land. But after seeing the trailer for its first... more
You can find gold in the most unlikeliest of places. That's never been more true than at E3, and this year's show is no exception.
I was scoping the Gameloft booth, not expecting much, checking out the licensed The Amazing Sp... more
Nintendo spent the bulk of its E3 2012 press briefing on the Wii U, focusing on a glossy black version of the hardware in addition to the white console and GamePad that were unveiled a year ago. We still don't have more preci... more
It seems that the whaling city of Dunwall sure is full of a lot unsavoury individuals, each looking to cut you worse than the last one did. But don't forget that Dunwall has its fair share of interesting sites to ta... more
If you can't be here at E3, there's no need to worry. First, just picture the scene from Disney's Lion King where Mufasa gets trampled by the wildebeest. That's what it is like to enter the showroom floor when it opens. Next,... more
That music. Those adorable sound effects. Motherf***ing Rock Pikmin! Oh my goodness, Pikmin 3 is a real thing and, one day, I'll get to play it. Many of you probably know Chad as our resident series fanboy, but I'm right the... more
Gotta say that Doom 3 looked a lot more terrifying back in 2004, but hopefully Bethesda is still polishing it up. That "Lost Missions" chapter seems interesting as well, but the game won't coming anytime soon.
Doom 3 BFG Edition will be bringing 2004 high-definition hell to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. more