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Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile

CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we...   more

Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile photo

Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar

The reveal trailer for Dreadnought pushes a lot of the right buttons for science fiction fans. It puts potential players into the right frame of mind and really sets up the scale of the endeavor. Combatants will not be dartin...   more

Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo


Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo
Dreadnought's huge spaceships are a fairly untapped idea, but still feel familiar photo



Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...   more

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo


Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo



Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates

The 2 on 2 Gundam vs. Gundam series is as big in Japan as that full-scale Gundam model in Tokyo. It's also big on the Destructoid Forum, in that one Gundam fan keeps explaining how it's the best fighting game and tries to get...   more

Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo


Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo
Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo
Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo
Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo
Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo
Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates photo



Fare warning: The new Crazy Taxi is a free-to-play mobile title

Taking beloved videogame franchises from the late 90's and early 2000's and putting new titles on mobile platforms seems to be all the rage right now. Activision's doing it with Tony Hawk, and now Sega's taking its shot with...   more

Fare warning: The new Crazy Taxi is a free-to-play mobile title photo

Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken

Adhesive Games has given Destructoid the first exclusive look at the latest map coming to Hawken. Called Wreckage, the new map is based around a crash-landed derelict cargo ship. Wreckage ties into the backstory of the series...   more

Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken photo

Hawken unveils new Predator mech and co-op mode

I was really happy with the changes that were made in the major Ascension update for Hawken; I was already a fan of the free-to-play, mech shooter but the improved tutorial and unlocks encouraged me to play more of the game....   more

Hawken unveils new Predator mech and co-op mode photo

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot gets a playable female

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a free-to-play dungeon raiding game where you loot castles and create castles of your own to challenge other players. The game is in open beta, and up till today featured three playable chara...   more

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot gets a playable female  photo

Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands

At its gamescom press conference, Sony unveiled a new IP for PlayStation Vita called Big Fest. In the free-to-play simulator, players manage a music festival with the aim to become the world's greatest music promoter. The rea...   more

Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo


Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo
Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo
Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo
Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo
Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo
Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands photo



Heroes of Dragon Age is a free-to-play mobile game

Okay, that's a bit too harsh. Someone will find enjoyment in Heroes of Dragon Age, EA Capital Games and BioWare's cross-platform, free-to-play spinoff title for mobile devices. As the name and first screenshots would suggest,...   more

Heroes of Dragon Age is a free-to-play mobile game photo

World of Warplanes goes into open beta

Wargaming sends word that their free-to-play flight combat MMO, World of Warplanes, has now gone into open beta. You're invited to jump into a plane now in North America and Russia, with a July 4th open beta date coming to Eu...   more

World of Warplanes goes into open beta photo

Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360

A familiar site at every E3 for the past few years has been a giant tank sitting just outside West Hall of the LA Convention Center. Wargaming has been constantly promoting its free-to-play tank shooter World of Tanks, and th...   more

Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo


Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo
Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo
Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo
Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo
Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo
Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360 photo



CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China

Dying for some true "next-gen" monster hunting and are not satisfied with a mere remastered up-port? Put your worries to bed, because here comes Monster Hunter Online, an exciting new PC installment powered by CryENGINE 3 an...   more

CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo


CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo
CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo
CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo
CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo
CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo
CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China photo



Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution

What is Hardware: Shipbreakers? It was a question that I asked myself several times after watching the trailer that Blackbird Interactive, founded by ex-Homeworld developers, released last month. The admittedly gorgeous video...   more

Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo


Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo
Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo
Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo
Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo
Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo
Hardware: Shipbreakers will begin an RTS revolution photo



Zombies to invade World of Tanks and World of Warplanes

It's plausible that Wargaming's popular free-to-play games World of Tanks and World of Warplanes could be even more popular with zombies. Couldn't hurt to try, at any rate. It's worked out with other series, as mentioned in ...   more

Zombies to invade World of Tanks and World of Warplanes photo

Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis

Another multiplayer online battle arena has surfaced, though at least this one has got familiar characters and fiction going for it. Infinite Crisis is a PC-bound free-to-play title coming this fall from The Lord of the Ring...   more

Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo


Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo
Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo
Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo
Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo
Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo
Turbine announces DC Comics-based MOBA Infinite Crisis photo



Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech

Last week we showed you what the newest mech to join Hawken looks like. Well now our exclusive look continues as we have a full breakdown of everything the mech has to offer players in the free-to-play first-person shooter fo...   more

Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo


Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo
Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo
Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo
Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo
Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo
Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech photo



Donkey Kong also got ripped off for an iOS game

What was that saying again? "When it rains, it pours"? The Android developer who released a game unwittingly starring Yoshi may have been able to cover his ass -- albeit barely -- but there is no way in hell that the mastermi...   more

Donkey Kong also got ripped off for an iOS game photo

Here's an exclusive look at the next new mech for Hawken

Hawken is the badass twitch based first-person shooter that sees you controlling giant mechs of destruction.The game offers a few different types of mechs ranging in different sizes and classes, and the collection of giant ro...   more

Here's an exclusive look at the next new mech for Hawken photo

Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode

Zombie Studios's free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution just got some brand new free content in the form of a horde mode. Onslaught sees up to four players working together to fight off wave after wave of zombies. Players ...   more

Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo


Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo
Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo
Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo
Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo
Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo
Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode photo



Rockman Xover brings PVP back to the Mega Man universe

Recently, we found out that there are "no plans" to bring Rockman Xover, Capcom's newest Mega Man mobile game, overseas. But that doesn't stop them from continuing to support it, and today, we have some interesting news that ...   more

Rockman Xover brings PVP back to the Mega Man universe photo

MMO TERA: Rising is now free-to-play

TERA announced recently that it would be going free-to-play and changing its name to TERA: Rising. Well, the free-to-play switch is complete and as of today you can check out this nice action-focused MMO witho...   more

MMO TERA: Rising is now free-to-play photo

Wizardry Online now available in North America and Europe

Sony Online Entertainment's latest massively multiplayer online title Wizardry Online, a rebirth of the classic fantasy franchise, is now available on PC in North America and Europe. Developed by Gamepot, this free-to-play, p...   more

Wizardry Online now available in North America and Europe photo

First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age

Ironclad, the folks behind critical darling Sins of a Solar Empire, have been hard at work on what they claim will be a reinvention of the MOBA as we know it. Last year I got a chance to take a look at a few early builds...   more

First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo


First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo



Hi-Rez launches open beta for free-to-play SMITE

After spending a generous amount of time in closed beta, SMITE has opened up. The full release isn't here yet, but now players can get into this rather enjoyable MOBA without having to beg for a key. The video above walks th...   more

Hi-Rez launches open beta for free-to-play SMITE photo

Dust 514 now in open beta on the PlayStation 3

CCP's ambitious first-person shooter Dust 514 is now in open beta. The free-to-play shooter, as you may already know, is linked to EVE Online, the crazy space game that's an actual viable export of Iceland. I'm not joking.&n...   more

Dust 514 now in open beta on the PlayStation 3 photo

CCP will roll out the Dust 514 open beta next week

After being available in closed beta for some time now on PlayStation 3, Dust 514 will be entering open beta on January 22, 2013, CCP Games announced today. And the timing couldn't be better. Arguably the most interesting asp...   more

CCP will roll out the Dust 514 open beta next week photo

Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon

The "World's End" update for BlackLight: Retribution is coming out very soon, and is set to add a bunch of new stuff. Here's what you can expect: Two new maps called Decay and Trench New Hero class Chronos. He can hack cont...   more

Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo


Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo
Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo
Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo
Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo
Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo
Blacklight: Retribution 'World's End' update coming soon photo



Star Wars: The Old Republic can now be played for free

Today is the day that Star Wars: The Old Republic added its free-to-play option. While the game's eight classes are playable up to level 50, there are a number of restrictions that non-paying players have to put up with which...   more

Star Wars: The Old Republic can now be played for free photo

Champions Online gets massive vehicle update

Champions Online has gone through some rather big changes since its launch back in 2009, most notably the one in 2011 which saw the MMO go free-to-play. Now there's another rather large update to the game, with...   more

Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo


Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo
Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo
Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo
Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo
Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo
Champions Online gets massive vehicle update photo



Rockman Xover will be at TGS, protagonist has stupid name

Since Capcom has decided that a Western release of Rockman Xover is crucial, I feel duty-bound to deliver the latest details so that you may prepare yourself against thine enemy. As mentioned previously, Xover is a social RPG...   more

Rockman Xover will be at TGS, protagonist has stupid name photo

Preview: PlanetSide 2 brings depth to match the scale

When Hamza saw PlanetSide 2 at gamescom, he wet his pants a little from the excitement of it all. Truly, the scope is impressive: the size of the maps are mind boggling and 2,000 players fighting at once is a sight to behold. As great as scale can be for a game like this, what caught my eye most was the exhaustive depth Sony Online is bringing with the moment-to-moment gameplay.   more

Preview: PlanetSide 2 brings depth to match the scale photo

World of Warplanes is coming along nicely

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

World of Warplanes is coming along nicely photo

The next World of Tanks update will add physics

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

The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo


The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo
The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo
The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo
The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo
The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo
The next World of Tanks update will add physics photo



gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better

Dust 514 made its gameplay debut at the EVE Online Fanfest event earlier this year where I got some extensive hands-on time with the game. Back then, I thought the overall concept was great, but the visuals and controls neede...   more

gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo


gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo
gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo
gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo
gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo
gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo
gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better photo



Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark

Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) has been around for over six years now. When it went free to play, the game picked up over a million new players and its revenue increased by 500%. I'd call that successful. It wa...   more

Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo


Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo
Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo
Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo
Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo
Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo
Impressions: DDO: Menace of the Underdark photo



Bullet Run dev drops intel on the maps Shanty and Oilrig

Feel like some good old fashioned "killing people for the amusement of a fictitious audience" kind of entertainment but you just can't reach your copy of The Club? Well, ACONY Games might have your fix, good sir or...   more

Bullet Run dev drops intel on the maps Shanty and Oilrig photo

RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts

Whoa! I knew people liked RuneScape, but 200 million registered accounts? That's obscene, even for a free-to-play MMO. To celebrate, Jagex has put together an infographic that has such tidbits as "players catch more than 8 bi...   more

RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts photo

Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2

Sega announced this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the United States and Europe come 2013. This is great news for fans of the series, especially for those who thought that the spinoff sequels deviated too much ...   more

Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo


Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Preview: Phantasy Star Online 2 photo



E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price

Trion and Crytek have shared a new trailer for Warface in addition to a silly amount of screenshots to help usher in this week of never-ending news and asset dumps. We get it -- the game looks good, particularly for somethin...   more

E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo


E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo
E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo
E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo
E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo
E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo
E3: Warface promises AAA graphics at an unbeatable price photo



Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games

I recently had a chance to see a ton of the games that will be shown off at E3 next week. There's a lot of great looking stuff, and easily one of the standout titles I saw was Gameglobe. I initially ignored it because the re...   more

Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo


Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo
Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo
Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo
Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo
Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo
Gameglobe shows a very bright future for browser games photo



Heroes of Newerth celebrates anniversary with a new mode

Heroes of Newerth has a lot going on during the next few days. It's the second annual HoN-iversary, which marks the introduction of a new game mode called Mid Wars. S2 Games has adapted the popular "All Mid" custom game type...   more

Heroes of Newerth celebrates anniversary with a new mode photo

First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease

Remember that time I said the MechWarrior Tactics gameplay was revealed and there was no actual footage of it shown? Yeah, that wasn't nice. You guys want to see it in action. I've got just the thing for you today. That's ri...   more

First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo


First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo
First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo
First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo
First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo
First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo
First MechWarrior Tactics gameplay clip is such a tease photo



Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced

I had no idea that Lord of the Rings Online was five years old but its anniversary is fast approaching and so is a big old party for you Middle Earth dwellers to enjoy. Oh, and free loot, which is the best kind of loot. The a...   more

Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo


Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo
Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo
Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo
Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo
Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo
Lord of the Rings Online anniversary gifts announced photo



Nations can be ended in an armory

In the upcoming free-to-play RTS, End of Nations, one of the most important features that players will encounter is the Armory. Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Games have offered a run down of how you can use the Armory to build ...   more

Nations can be ended in an armory photo

Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514

DUST 514 is the next big thing from CCP as it’s a first in our industry. Your actions in the free-to-play first-person shooter on the PlayStation 3 will have a direct effect on a totally different game on a separate pla...   more

Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo


Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo
Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo
Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo
Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo
Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo
Preview: First hands-on with CCP's DUST 514 photo



MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer

Continuing to add to their growing collection of free-to-play titles, EA studio Phenomic released a new trailer along with some screenshots for Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances. Command and Conquer Tiberium Allian...   more

MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo


MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo
MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo
MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo
MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo
MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo
MMO in my RTS?! New C&C Tiberium Alliances trailer photo



Preview: Skyfall is big fantasy in a handheld package

Role-playing games have had a long and prosperous history in video and tabletop gaming, but haven't quite repeated this success on mobile and tablet devices. From the minds at Ngmoco comes Skyfall, a free-to-play social RPG ...   more

Preview: Skyfall is big fantasy in a handheld package photo

War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter

Much has changed since we last checked in with War Inc. Battlezone during its beta phase. Officially launching on April 15, this free-to-play third-person shooter is going to let users play using a first-person perspective as...   more

War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo


War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo
War Inc. to become hybrid first- and third-person shooter photo



Hexagon-filled first screenshots of MechWarrior Tactics

Thank goodness! Now that we have in-game screenshots for MechWarrior Tactics, I can better separate it mentally from the other upcoming game, MechWarrior Online. Tactics has the hex map, while Online is powered by CryEngine 3...   more

Hexagon-filled first screenshots of MechWarrior Tactics photo