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The Killzone franchise has earned itself a place as one of gaming's more turbulent properties. All sorts of self-perpetuating controversies seem to spring up in its wake, often providing a disservice to the games themselves. ...


 

Some of you may recall my tragic love affair with Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, a game I found utterly spellbinding but, sadly, failed to resonate with the rest of the world. It shall forever be doomed to obscurity, but it'...


 

With 2008’s Burnout Paradise, Criterion Games solidified its spot as the king of fast-paced, arcade-style racing. So when Electronic Arts decided it was ready to take the Need for Speed series back to its earl...


 

EA Sports’ NHL franchise has a distinguished pedigree -- the past two games in the series have earned 19 “sports game of the year” awards from various videogame publications and Web sites, and the games have...


 

We’ve all died at some point. Hit by a brown sedan while crossing the street, shot in the face by a drug dealer with bad skin, fell into a lava pit, crushed by a rampaging wild horse, vital organs consumed by a skinless...


 

In a big-budget videogame, most of the memorable moments (alliteration!) occur during the game’s extended action sequences or over-the-top boss battles. And there is nothing wrong with that! I will always love my battle...


 

The latest round of games for PlayStation Plus members has been announced, and if you're a sports fan, puzzle enthusiast, or platformer junkie, you should be pleased at what there is for the taking. June's PlayStation Plus ga...


 

Microsoft's massive Xbox Live sale kicked off yesterday and the hot deals just keep on coming. A quartet of Assassin's Creed titles joined the fray earlier today and will be available at slashed rates until March 4....


 

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic highlight to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our archives.] Tod...


 

<!-- td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --> The first three Ratchet and Clank games are still great and now there's one more way to play (or replay) them. The European PlayStation Blog annou...


 

There's a new Dragon's Crown Amazon figure coming courtesy of Empty and it's some how more fan service-y than the Sorceress. She's straight up pole dancing on her axe for no reason. You can find more shots here. It's better t...


 

[Update: Andriasang has confirmed that the August patch will grant full install support.] It looks like the cat is out of the bag regarding the August Metal Gear Solid 4 trophy patch, but that's not all that's coming in terms...


 

Initially released for the PlayStation 2 in the autumn of 2006, Okami, Clover Studio's penultimate release, garnered significant critical acclaim but suffered from lackluster sales. Born unto the shadow of the recently launch...


 

When was the last time you barfed a rainbow? Has it been too long? Have you never barfed a rainbow? If you haven't, you should, and now you can without spending too much, because Critter Crunch is listed on PlayStation Networ...


 

During yesterday's show we were pleasantly surprised when David "Papa" Bruno from Sega showed up with great prizes for the community. He also dropped off a title we have been waiting to get our hands on, Valkyria Chronicles. Today we will be flying into this game for the first time. Join us at 4-8PM PST on Justin.Tv/Destructoid.


 

No weapons? Wii waggle? And a "re-imagining" of the first Silent Hill game is what they're calling this? The combination sounds like Silent Hill: My Worst Nightmare, and I don't mean that in a good way. Boy, was I ever wrong....


 

Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ...


 

Just a couple months ago, GameStop was selling copies of Xenoblade for upwards of $90. The retailer has exclusive rights to the title, you'll remember. This monopoly and price hike raised a number of issues, especially when i...


 

At the time of this writing, I have just finished No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle after a 16-hour marathon play through, with occasional breaks to nap and go to the bathroom. This is not the best way to go about playing ...


 

How classy can one video game theme be? Just ask the Triforce Quartet, the dapper gentlemen captured performing the Super Smash Bros. Brawl theme here. It's sweet, sweet music to my ears, and I surmise it will be to you...


 

Bit.Trip Flux, the final entry in the Bit.Trip series, is now available via Steam, Gaijin Games Choice Provisions announced today. Flux takes inspiration from Pong, much like the first title in the series, Bit.Trip Beat. Play...


 

When Kirby's Epic Yarn was announced, many people thought Nintendo was stringing us along, that the game would be poorly stitched together or otherwise patchy. A 2D platformer with a cute gimmick runs the risk of being threadbare, but it would appear that developer Good Feel has it all sewn up. You might worry that the bad yarn puns are a bit woolly, but I refuse to change my material.


 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has removed a map from its servers after Muslim gamers complained (in fairness, quite politely) of offense. The problem lies in two paintings hung in a bathroom in the Favela map, containing the...


 

This past Friday night, I had the distinct pleasure of attending The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony at the beautiful Pantages Theater in Hollywood. To say I was looking forward to it is a vast understatement. I am ...


 

What does it take for a game to be universally enjoyable? That's the question most game developers would love to be able to answer, but it's easier said than done. My guess is that it comes down to exploiting the medium for w...