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Here are Destructoid's top ten games from PAX Prime 2014 photo
Here are Destructoid's top ten games from PAX Prime 2014
by Brett Makedonski

PAX is always a wonderful show because of the way that it melds the presence of both the industry's largest games and the smallest developers. Into giant triple-A titles? Yup, PAX has plenty of that for you to get your hands on. Indie or experimental stuff more your speed? Fret not, there are tons of hidden gems at every turn to keep you constantly busy.

Unsurprisingly, we found some amazing stuff from both categories. In no particular order, these were Destructoid's top ten games from PAX Prime 2014.

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Geometry Wars 3 may look different, but it feels right photo
Geometry Wars 3 may look different, but it feels right
by Jordan Devore

There was some initial skepticism when it came to Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and its so-called "3D action." For starters, it's been several years since the last games entered our lives to rekindle old leaderboard feuds. There was also confusion surrounding developer Lucid Games who, as it turns out, is made up of former Bizarre Creations staff.

Even if I hadn't known that fact going in, I like to think I would've picked up on it instinctively during a hands-on session at PAX Prime. Despite a few significant changes such as the shift from a flat playing field to planet-like 3D stages, Dimensions unmistakably feels like Geometry Wars.

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2:30 PM on 09.01.2014

Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past

[Writers Note: The original story was amended because of number of factual inaccuracies. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was confused by the original article.] It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mord...

Abel Girmay

2:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit fangame is now available to the public

Mega Man Legends 3 may be cancelled, but fans have worked tirelessly to create a fangame based on the concept. Created as a prologue to Legends 3, this 8-bit release walks you through what might have happened, with great gam...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 09.01.2014

Super Famicom box art book project is on Kickstarter

Anyone who lived during the Super Famicom/SNES era remembers some great boxart. Although the NES era was subject to some pretty questionable boxes in its day, many developers wised up and didn't mind getting a little more car...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.01.2014

In Japan, PlayStation Plus members get access to 250 PSP games this year

[Update: Evidently, Sony's press release states that you need to own the UMD first to get a free transfer.] Over in Japan, the PSP-to-Vita service is a bit different. They have a program called "UMD Passport," where you ...

Chris Carter



The Mighty No. 9 playable beta launches today photo
The Mighty No. 9 playable beta launches today
by Chris Carter

If you're interested in Mighty No. 9 and pledged at least $80 to its Kickstarter, check your email today -- you may have gotten a beta key. Redeemable on Steam, this key will allow you to play a single level from an early version of the game, which will show off Mighty No. 9's core mechanics.

Feedback will help shape the final release, and another "level or two" may come to the beta, according to producer Inafune. Stay tuned for later today -- I'll have a full write-up of the beta.

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9:00 AM on 09.01.2014

The current-gen and PC versions of GTA V are still on track

In the past few weeks, there's been a rumor circulating that Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC -- according to Rockstar, that rumor is false. Answering a Rockstar Support question, a repres...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.01.2014

Here's Grim Fandango running on PS4

Double Fine has the original Grim Fandango running on PS4, with some joystick tweaks so it controls smoother. In the development video, they talk about things they want to address, like the compression, and things they ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 09.01.2014

New Alone in the Dark and Haunted House hit PC this fall

Here are teasers for the previously announced Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots. Both are coming to PC this fall, so hopefully we'll have a few more spooky games to mess around with come Halloween time. 

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 09.01.2014

Japan gets pink and white Vita

After showing off some Vita games meant to appeal to women, Sony announced a new, pink and white Vita variant at its pre-TGS conference.  It looks like that pink and white 3DS that I still regret not getting. I chose the...

Steven Hansen

5:09 AM on 09.01.2014

Bladestorm PS4 and Way of the Samurai Vita trailers

A lot of sort of random games headlined Sony's pre-TGS conference.  As we previously reported, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360), from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, is getti...

Steven Hansen





4:58 AM on 09.01.2014

PS4 and Vita are getting themes

Sony is bringing themes to PS4 and Vita with upcoming firmwares 2.0 and 3.3, respectively. The themes offer you a chance to customize your Vita and PS4 home screens with wallpapers and associated icons.  My PS3 has been ...

Steven Hansen

4:51 AM on 09.01.2014

Yakuza Zero trailer: It will never release here because Sega hates you

Yakuza in 1988 sounds great, but we'll never get to play it anyways. It's launching in Japan during spring of 2015 for PS3 and PS4.

Steven Hansen

4:45 AM on 09.01.2014

Grasshopper's PS4 Let it Die trailer

The next game from Grasshopper and Suda 51, Let it Die, left a lot of questions unanswered at E3 this year. And I miss Lily Bergamo, which I was more excited about. This TGS trailer offers a frenetic, but more concrete look at the free-to-play PS4 game, which is sort of positioning itself as a multiplayer Manhunt. A lot of strangulation of dudes in their underwear.  

Steven Hansen

4:24 AM on 09.01.2014

Danganronpa Another Episode gets daft trailer with megaphones

Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode -- thanks, horrible naming conventions -- takes place between the first Danganronpa and the second, Goodbye Despair, which comes out in North America on Tuesday. Another Episode is coming to Japan on September 25. 

Steven Hansen