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7:30 PM on 04.19.2013

Dishonored's lore summed up in a minute

Dishonored is the game with the racists people in the sky? Or is it the one with the head crabs? I've been playing Black Mesa and BioShock Infinite recently, so Dishonored feels like a distant memory, despite it being my per...

Allistair Pinsof



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New releases: The Knife of Dunwall blinks into existence
by Fraser Brown

After a couple of lackluster weeks of new releases, we're spoiled for choice this week. A plethora of games drop, begging for your attention. Time to blow more money.

At the top of the list, for me, is the latest piece of Dishonored DLC, The Knife of Dunwall. Daud, the DLC's protagonist, only appeared in the main game briefly, but he has a central role in the story of Corvo's set-up. I'm really looking forward to seeing Dunwall through his eyes, and learning more about the enigmatic assassin. 

Also arriving this week is the DC fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, where a bald man in a mechanical suit can beat up Superman; Pandora's Tower finally gets a US release, long after the rest of us have been able to enjoy it; Star Wars: The Old Republic gets a new premium expansion in the form of Rise of the Hutt Cartel; the new Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner game, Soul Hackers, launches on the 3DS; and the wonderful but tragic Papo & Yo gets a PC port. All this and more comes out this week.

So, what are you grabbing?

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Bethesda versus freemium multiplayer sequels photo
Bethesda versus freemium multiplayer sequels
by Jim Sterling

The game industry tells us many things in order to justify its various activities. Multiplayer is added to so many games because solo experiences are dying. Online passes are needed because used games are killing creativity. Creativity is dead because new intellectual property is too difficult to establish. 

Despite these claims, there is much evidence of success to the contrary. Single-player games that sell well, releases that survive without scads of launch day downloadable content, and companies that are doing just fine without having to wage war on the used game market. 

In my opinion, Bethesda has been one company that really goes against the grain. As a publisher of what's called "AAA" games, the company has had success with such games as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Dishonored -- each game bucking "AAA" trends in some way or other. 

Why, exactly, is Bethesda able to get away with it?

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2:00 AM on 04.05.2013

Dishonored's Corvo goes on a live action killing spree

Dishonored's combination of magic and weaponry made for a perfect mixture of making you feel like a total overpowered badass. Stringing together kills all while teleporting around levels like your Nightcrawler from the opening of X-Men 2 can be thrilling, but you probably want to make sure you're not about to kill anyone important while on your spree.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:05 PM on 04.01.2013

Developers let loose in fake Dishonored walkthrough video

Dishonored co-directors Raf Colantonio and Harvey Smith are serious guys who make serious games, but in the above video we see a different side of them. The three minute long, heavily edited walkthrough plays like an E3 walk...

Allistair Pinsof

9:30 AM on 03.28.2013

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

Game of the Year, Innovation Award, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game. That’s 6 out of 11 total awards, and the game was ineligible for two of them (and I’m still not sure why ...

Steven Hansen





9:00 AM on 03.28.2013

Dishonored was originally to be set in medieval Japan

Arkane Studios’ Sebastien Mitton gave a talk at GDC in which he revealed the warmly received Dishonored was originally set to take place in medieval Japan. Mitton continued, “We thought medieval Japan was not goo...

Steven Hansen

11:30 PM on 03.27.2013

Single-player games still alive says Dishonored dev

With so many online multiplayer games such as Halo and Call of Duty becoming successful franchises, console online gaming really took off this generation. In doing so, the demise of single-player games has become a hot topic ...

Raz Rauf

11:00 AM on 03.27.2013

Hocus Focus: One of Thief's newest systems is optional

A lot of scrutiny has been directed toward the newly announced, next generation Thief game. In fact, enough people in the official Thief forum have been concerned about a detective mode-esque "Focus" ability that Eidos Montre...

Steven Hansen

10:30 PM on 03.15.2013

Saints Row IV, Battlefield 4 & The Phantom Pain

Hey gang! I'm back from wherever I was, and I've brought with me today's Destructoid Show! Big news today with the first trailer for Saints Row IV, which looks as nutty as you'd expect it to. That'll be shown off at PAX East ...

Max Scoville

12:30 PM on 03.14.2013

Get Skyrim shirts from the official Bethesda store

Bethesda now has an official shop where you can buy a good-sized and varied selection of merchandise related to Skyrim, Dishonored, Fallout, Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein. Everything from t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, figurines, lithographs, and messenger bags.  Personally, I would love to wear a Winking Skeever shirt with a pair of Vault 101 sneakers. That's the pinnacle of fashion my friends.

Joshua Derocher

11:00 AM on 03.13.2013

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC out April 16

Bethesda has today announced the second bag of add-on content for Dishonored, titled The Knife of Dunwall, is slated for a worldwide April 16 release date. It'll be available for systems across the board, enjoying release on ...

Jim Sterling

4:45 PM on 03.06.2013

Journey wins big at the BAFTA Game Awards

Looks like the folks at thatgamecompany might need a new trophy cabinet after Journey picked up five BAFTA Game Awards last night at the ceremony in London. The PlayStation Network title won awards for Artistic Achievement, A...

Alasdair Duncan

12:00 PM on 03.02.2013

Dishonored and Borderlands 2 50% off on XBL today

The week's Xbox Live Arcade sale continues on, with 50% off Dishonored, Borderlands 2, and many more games. You may be able to find these titles cheaper at retail, but if you must play these games now -- and you really shou...

Allistair Pinsof

10:45 AM on 02.13.2013

New GDC talks on Dishonored, Journey, and...NASA?

This year's Game Developer's Conference, which takes place in late March in San Francisco, keeps filling up with more interesting talks and sessions. New ones announced this week are all interesting enough that I'm already tr...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 12.17.2012

Jimquisition Awards: Dishonored

The very first Jimquisition Awards are here! Five days, five games, five awards! We kick off with one of the most compelling new retail IPs released this year, a classic in the making from Arkane Studios and Bethesda. Yep, it could only be Dishonored!

Jim Sterling