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8:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Unreal Engine 4 for Train Simulator and a Fishing sim are next at Dovetail

Dovetail Games, the company behind Train Simulator, said last year that it planned to break into other types of simulation games in the future. One such title is Dovetail Games Fishing, coming to PC in late 2014 with more pla...

Jordan Devore


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




3:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Natsume's E3 2014 lineup sure is a lineup

Natsume has announced its complete E3 roster for next week, and while it's got a few high points, it's not impressing me too much. It's a strange mishmash of handheld games and iOS releases with a stray PSP game and Wii U pro...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 AM on 08.21.2013

Ridiculous Fishing brings in nearly $1M since launch

Vlambeer founders Jan Nijman and Rami Ismail revealed at their GDC Europe presentation that Ridiculous Fishing has sold 300,000 copies, according to Joystiq. At $3 a copy, that's $900,000 in total sales. So close to $1 millio...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 06.01.2013

Kick off June with a wham bam Fishing Jam

Sophie Houlden held a Fishing Game Jame last week, resulting in many new fishing games for us to love, though sometimes the term "fishing" is used loosely. Sophie's game FisherClimer is still in progress, and hasn't actually ...

Jonathan Holmes



Ridiculous Fishing: Strategy Guide, Tips, and Tricks photo
Ridiculous Fishing: Strategy Guide, Tips, and Tricks
by Papa Niero

Destructoid loves Ridiculous Fishing. We can't stop talking about its clever design, quirky vernacular, and unmistakable prismatic aesthetic. Whenever I see strangers on the train playing the likes of trashy iOS games like Candy Crush I want to elbow them in the eye and show their remaining good eye what they're missing. 

Backstory: Billy is a man with a mysterious past, out for the sort of redemption that requires lazer-guided bazookas and isolated fishing vessels. Reel men. Fishing is Billy's chi. Help him cast his lure to the deepest depths of the ocean without touching a single fish, attempting to lure the rarest catch, then grabbing everything valuable in sight on the way up.

Once your catch is flung into the air you'll use pistols, rockets, and multi-touch semi-automatic weapons to turn it into cash, allowing you to purchase ridiculous upgrades. America was created so this game could someday exist, and this guide attempts to help you enjoy 100% of your $2.99 iOS purchase. Don't worry, there are no other opportunistic in-app game purchases you must be subjected to. Amen, Vlambeer.

Pace yourself -- you can't just run and gun through it in a few hours. There are hats, man.

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Review: Ridiculous Fishing photo
Review: Ridiculous Fishing
by Jonathan Holmes

A lot of great game developers are fascinated with fishing. Pokémon, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Animal Crossing all feature the option to fish. Earthbound/Mother creator Shigesato Itoi created a series of fishing games. Former Sup Holmes guest Sophie Houlden wants to make a game where every system is based on fishing

What is it that makes fishing such a compelling mechanic to developers? Ridiculous Fishing helps to answer that question. It's takes all of the moment-to-moment experiences associated with fishing (calm, anticipation, surprise, disappointment, pride, shame, epiphany) and turns them all up to appropriately ridiculous levels of intensity. That's why it's the best fishing game.

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9:30 PM on 01.22.2013

Let's Fish! Hooked On hits PlayStation Vita next week

When talking to another human being who doesn't play many videogames, I have to imagine trying to explain a title like Let's Fish! Hooked On would come across as mystifying. And in its own way, that's kind of awesome. It's a ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 03.17.2012

Big Bass Arcade: No Limit baits you with a new trailer

Check it out! There's totally a new trailer for Big John Games' Big Bass Arcade: No Limit for the Wii featuring those ooh-so-stunning graphics! I respect the Wii, I use mine quite a bit, but I've never understood why de...

Liam Fisher



25 Days: Win SEGA Bass Fishing Challenge photo
25 Days: Win SEGA Bass Fishing Challenge
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been picked.]

It's Sega week for our 25 Days of Giving! Today, you can win SEGA Bass Fishing Challenge by helping spread the word over on Twitter! Just Retweet this Tweet from @Dtoid and you're good to go. We have ten codes to give out for Xbox Live Arcade and we'll be picking winners at random after the contest closes at 11:59PM CST tonight. Contest is open to everyone!

Be sure to check out our Sonic Generations and Sonic Figurine contest going on all this week for more Sega goodness!

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1:00 AM on 10.26.2011

Bass Pro Shop has two new games with fishing and hunting

I know you've been waiting for this. XS Games has announced that 2009's Bass Pro Shops The Strike has gotten a revision: The Strike: Tournament Edition. Better still, that revision is available today for the Wii.  ...

Liam Fisher



Hands-on: Three hours with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim photo
Hands-on: Three hours with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
by Max Scoville

Last week, I got to do one of those things that makes me remember how cool my job is: I played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The fifth installment in the hugely successful Elder Scrolls series and one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year.

Before I begin regaling you with tales from Skyrim of fair bar-maidens and fire-breathing dragons, I should clarify something: I’m not an Elder Scrolls fan. It’s not that I dislike the series, I just haven’t spent that much time with it. Oblivion came out at a time when I wasn’t doing much gaming, and since then, my time with it has been limited to playing around with it at friends’ houses.

My first exposure to The Elder Scrolls was from a severely maladjusted co-worker who’d share anecdotes of sneaking into barracks, poisoning all the apples in the pantry, waiting for all the guards to eat the poison apples, and then stealing their things. I’m a sucker for sandbox games, and the thought of this much freedom piqued my interest. However, before I got around to checking out Oblivion, I got sucked into Fallout 3, which quickly became one of my all-time favorite games in a matter of hours. Fallout, however, is NOT The Elder Scrolls.

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