Earlier this week we learned that Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 would be among the 50+ titles heading to the Wii U during Nintendo's incredibly vague and extended "launch window." And while that's exciti... more
I completely forgot that Double Dragon: Neon was coming out next week, probably because I wasn't totally blown away during my hands-on session back at PAX East. Developer WayForward doesn't seem interested in overhauling the... more
Ubisoft and Techland have announced Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC. Before you even think to ask, the answer is "yes" -- they're returning to the Wild West. No more of that m... more
Nights Into Dreams, the 1996 Sega Saturn game that was re-released on PS2 in Japan, at long last will finally see a new iteration in North America. I got a chance to get my hands on this shiny high definition version at this... more
As PAX wound down to its final hour, I happened to walk by the Microsoft booth once more on my way out and noticed the Xbox Live Arcade game State of Decay finally had some space for me to get a quick runthrough as the conven... more
Oddworld Inhabitants has revealed the first ever screenshot of the revamped Abe's Oddysee. The high definition iteration is boasting all-new graphics rather than upscaled visuals, as you can see from the more "realistic" Abe ... more
Here are four new screenshots for Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth, otherwise known as the one thing Microsoft showed at its press conference worth getting excited for.
I am seriously looking forward to the gam... more
We are so ready to get back into Awesomenauts, especially with the impending update. As you may have heard already, it's going to be making quite a few tweaks for the sake of better balancing the game, in addition to bringing... more
Honestly, I'm still at a loss as to why Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition does not allow players to import character skins through some sort of PC wizardry. Creating custom skins for Minecraft is a basic luxury, but I digress. Moja... more
It would seem that enough people bought Capcom's digital re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, since there's plenty more where that came from. Headed to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this September, Marvel vs. Capcom... 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
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
Seems like Square Enix is going to have one strong year with all of the games they have on the horizon. And now they can one more thing to their ever expanding list with Mini Ninjas Adventures.
The Xbox Live Arcade Kinect gam... more
Today is May 31... HEY! Wasn't Retro City Rampage supposed to come out this month? Briiiiiiaaaaaan! You've got some 'splainin' to doooooooooooo!
In all seriousness, the game is finished and running through a final bug check.... more
Zen Studios continues to branch out with the announcement of CastleStorm, a strategy game looking to release on Xbox Live Arcade and "other digital platforms" this year. The concept of side-scrolling real-time strategy isn't... more
So, I've actually just been getting into Magic: The Gathering in the past few days. I picked up Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 over the weekend in the giant Microsoft sale in the Xbox Live Marketplace for just $5. Destructo... more
Xbox Live Arcade is showing Serious Sam even more love. Two games, Serious Sam 3: BFE by Croteam and Serous Sam Double D XXL by Mommy's Best Games, are coming to the platform later this fall. Talk about a pleasant surprise fo... more
Over the weekend, Ronimo Games sent out an Awesomenauts community address detailing the current state of its immensely fun MOBA and what's left in store. To be perfectly frank, we're a little late in covering this news becaus... more
Historically, 5th Cell is a company known for fun and incredibly innovative games that skew towards a younger audience, such as the surprisingly deep Lock's Quest and the award-winning and beloved Super Scribblenauts (both fo... more
If you are at PAX East and you haven't had the chance to check out Skulls of the Shogun, then you are really missing out on one of the best games here. It's fast paced, easy to learn, and you can play the multiplayer in just... more
So, both times I've saved up Microsoft Points solely using the Xbox Live Rewards program, I've bought a Michel Ancel game. Last fall, I picked up Beyond Good & Evil HD and today I bought Rayman 3 HD. I never planned for ... more
Arkedo Studio made a name for itself with a series of games released on the Xbox Live Indie Game channel. Since the studio is best known for its platformers, it is only natural that Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit woul... more
Perhaps the biggest surprise at Microsoft’s recent Xbox 360 spring showcase was the announcement of Fable: Heroes for Xbox Live Arcade.
Built by some of Lionhead’s biggest Fable fans, Heroes pays homage to many o... more
SEGA Japan has opened up an official site for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, and filled it with juicy screenshots for you to gawp at like a big bloody idiot. If you hate official websites, however, don't worry. We have the ... more
Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano promised a development update for February 20, so here it is. Is he not a man of his word?
The most important bit of news is that, in addition to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade, Ret... more
Techland's 2010 off-road racing game Nail'd was a bit of a surprise in that it was actually a pretty ok game. Their new project, Mad Riders, seems like a safe bet for them considering that it's basically Nail'd... again.&nbs... more
A lot of fantastic games came out this week, but there's yet another one that may have slipped past your radar or you just forgot about. Extremely bloody and violent 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up Shank 2 is this week's downl... more
"Epic Quest" is next for Zen Studios, and it sounds effing awesome. It's an add-on table coming to Pinball FX 2 (Xbox 360) and Zen Pinball (PlayStation 3, Android, and iOS) this February complete with persistent loot and exp... more
5th Cell will be releasing its first 3D console game on Xbox Live Arcade this summer, having pushed back the game to give it extra polishing. A new trailer went out today, which you can view above.
Based on feedback from ear... more
Here we have a teaser trailer for Deadlight, a puzzle platformer set across a zombie-infested West Coast in 1986. Microsoft Studios is publishing this project by Madrid-based Tequila Works, a studio with its fair share of in... more
So here's the deal. NinjaBee has teamed up with PlayXBLA, Microsoft's official Xbox Live Arcade blog, to let fans choose which of three themes will be turned into a new DLC kingdom for A World of Keflings. You can choose betw... more
inXile Entertainment has released their HD re-imagining of Choplifter for the PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today for $14.99/1200 MS Points. Choplifter HD is just the latest in a long line of games to get the m... more
THQ has pumped out some new screens and artwork for Obsidian's unlikely RPG, South Park: The Game. You'll notice that, unlike past software efforts, this game actually resembles the show to a near identical degree. That shoul... more
Sine Mora's newly found exclusivity to Xbox Live Arcade disappointed some, but as others pointed out, at least the game has a publisher now. That is very much a good thing.
Speaking of good things, that spider robot letting out bullets in a web pattern? Yup, I can dig it. New screenshots from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture have been sent our way, so give 'em a look. more
Futuremark Game Studio's impending tower defense game Unstoppable Gorg plays with the genre's mechanics in a neat way. Rather than having stationary defensive structures, your towers (in this case, satellites) can be moved v... more
Oh, Brian Provinciano! How do you keep managing to squeeze cameo after reference and reference after cameo into Retro City Rampage? Keep it up and the game will never be released in our lifetime!
This latest trailer announce... more
A single image has surfaced for Alan Wake: Night Springs, the digital follow-up to 2009's action-horror. The picture comes via everybody's favorite full-color press release, Game Informer.
Mr. Wake is looking prett... more
It was E3 2008 when Ubisoft released the teaser for I Am Alive. That little video generated a ton of buzz and then the game just kind of vanished. People started to assume the title drifted off into vaporware land but thankfu... more
When I checked out the upcoming indie puzzle-platformer Warp at PAX East earlier this year, I saw a short demo that its developer, Trapdoor, had designed to show off the game at the show with two powers, “Warp” an... more
The Bit.Trip series proper may be over, but there is more in store for CommanderVideo. Taking a page out of the Square Enix playbook, Gaijin Games is prepping a direct sequel to the fourth installment, Runner, and it will be... more
Just when you thought that you have already seen every type of tower defense game, the team at Trendy Entertainment have thrown us a curveball with what might be the most all encompassing version of the genre to date. To be more specific, this is a four-player-co-op-action-adventure-hack-n-slash-RPG-tower-defense-game.
Yeah, you read that right. It's time to lock yourself away for a while. more
An evil sorcerer, some children, and a slingshot -- what could possibly go wrong?
That's the setup for the Zen Studios' next Pinball FX 2 table, "Sorcerer's Lair," due out on Wednesday, October 12 via download. I appreciate the mix of bright aesthetics and gloomy subject matter, and really like the look of the cellar mission.
Give the first screenshots a look, if you would. more
Here are some new screenshots to coincide with the news that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting new Arsenal modes. There are guns, people wearing masks, and buildings in these screens, so you know that they are genui... more
Starting now until September 11, you can partake in Ms. Splosion Man's second TMS (Title Managed Storage) challenge. As was the case for the first in-game challenge, which featured our very own Mr. Destructoid, real-world pri... more
I am really quite excited for The War of the Worlds, having played it at PAX. The moody, death-riddled platforming as seen in classics like Heart of Darkness and the more recent Limbo really resonates with me, and I think this could be a real winner.
We've got a selection of screens and a new trailer for you to take a peek at, so go do that. Hopefully some of you care as much as I do.
Okay, now Burnout Crash! is starting to look more appealing. Spaceships? I had no idea. This is a good time, seeing as how the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade title was dated today. It's hitting PSN and XBLA on Tuesd... more
Hot out of the oven, here's a bunch of Counter-Stike: Global Offensive screenshots, courtesy of the game's Steam page. There are pictures of terrorists and guns! Terrorists and guns!
As you can see, the game is certainly not ... more
Pinball FX2's next pinball table is based on Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man and it's set to come out on August 31 for the Xbox 360. The collaboration between Zen Studios and Twisted Pixel sees Splosin Man and Ms. Splosion ... more
There exists quite a few rules which one must follow in order to craft the perfect undead apocalypse. Key ingredients include a small ground of survivors, weapons aplenty, and of course, it must be set in either a shopping ma... more
Gamescom has drowned me in a sea of SEGA assets today, in case you couldn't tell. Here's the next selection -- some screens and art for the hot looking downloadable title, Renegade Ops. This game is one that I'm seriously loo... more