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Xbox One Expansion Pack photo
Xbox One Expansion Pack

Xbox One could be getting hardware upgrades

Last week Microsoft held its Xbox Spring Showcase and the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, dropped some hints about the Xbox One's future. "You'll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games ...

 
Razer Kraken Mobile
Razer has a funny ol’ reputation in gaming. While some question the quality-to-price ratio of its peripherals, others almost fanatically proclaim Razer as the best in the business. Despite being a PC gamer for years now...   read

Razer
When Razer reached out to Destructoid's UK team last week about reviewing a selection of its new products, I was oddly curious about reviewing the Firefly. It's a $60 mouse mat that connects to the rest of Razer's coloured-li...   read

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Microsoft

HoloLens dev kit details leaked

Pre-orders for Microsoft’s HoloLens dev kit open today. The augmented reality kit will set you back $3,000 and ship on March 30 with three games: Young Conker, Fragments and RoboRaid.  The development kit will also include an &ld...

 
Gaming Headphones
In general, if you wear a pair of gaming headphones outside of your house, it's going to be clear you've done so. The typical angular, sharp, edgy design choices that run rampant in the gaming headset market tend to clash wit...   read

Hyperkin ProCube
When I first saw Hyperkin's ProCube controller, I wanted to give it a go. Most of us have been disappointed with the fact that the Super Smash Bros. GameCube adapter only works with that one game, even if I did get a whole lot of use out of it. So I managed to get my hands on one, and I have to say, it's a near perfect recreation.   read

FightStick review
Another fighting game, another fightstick. This month Mad Catz is unleashing several sticks into the market, including a sub $100 option, and a few $200+ models. Do you really need an expensive stick to play Street Fighter V? No, but a lot of you are going to buy it anyway.   read

Snake photo
Snake

Yo dawg, this guy heard you like playing games with your keyboard, so he put a game on his keyboard

Mythic Maniac isn't content with just a regular keyboard. Instead, he coded his Corsair K70 RGB to play Snake -- that classic game that everyone played on their calculators in math class. It's controlled by way of his keyboard, which then p...

 
Nintendo sleep monitor  photo
Nintendo sleep monitor

Nintendo nixes plans to watch you sleep

Nintendo no longer wants to watch you sleep and -- wait, did he write "nixes" in reference to shelved new Nintendo hardware ideas while the new Nintendo console is being referred to as the "NX"? What a clever writer, that fellow. Anyways. "...

 
Gray blue PS4 photo
Gray blue PS4

This limited-edition Uncharted 4 PS4 is $400

Sony is preparing a limited-edition 500GB PlayStation 4 bundle in time for the release of Uncharted 4 on April 26, 2016. The console is gray blue, with a touch of gold lettering on the front that says "Sic Parvis Magna" (greatness from smal...

 
Gaming Mice
I’ve never had much luck with gaming mice; either there’s too many moving parts and I break it, or the shape doesn’t fit my hands and feels uncomfortable to use. So when I got Cougar’s 450M ambidextrou...   read

Logitech
I'm not going to lie, Logitech is not a name I've traditionally associated with quality equipment for a gaming setup. Realistically, the only time I tend to browse Logitech products is when I need a cheap basic keyboard or mo...   read

New 3DS XL photo
New 3DS XL

Europe is getting that Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL in March

Just in time for Hyrule Warriors Legends, Nintendo is bringing the gorgeous New 3DS XL Hyrule Edition to Europe on March 24, 2016. (Though, again, the game isn't included. As per usual.) Are you still holding out for this model? If so, I ad...

 
Microsoft photo
Microsoft

Xbox 360 disc-scratch lawsuit appeal referred to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will decide if Microsoft has a case to answer in regards to a class-action lawsuit that maintains Xbox 360 consoles were scratching discs as the result of a design defect. If this sounds familiar, it is - this is a case th...

 
New 3DS XL photo
New 3DS XL

This Fire Emblem New 3DS XL doesn't come with the game

Nintendo is bringing this lovely Fire Emblem Fates-themed New 3DS XL to North America on February 19, 2016 for $199.99. There are multiple versions of the upcoming RPG -- Birthright, Conquest, and then a third story, Revelation, as DLC -- b...

 
Sony VR photo
Sony VR

Is this how much the Sony VR system is going to cost?

The PlayStation VR has been listed on three Swiss websites for sale around €450-€500. That’s roughly £342-£380, or $435-$544, depending upon where you are in the world.

 
Gaming Keyboard
I spend most of my time doing one of two things: writing about games for you lovely lot, or playing games so I can then write about games for you lovely lot. Because of that, keyboards are important to me, and finding one tha...   read

Ocluus drift photo
Ocluus drift

What virtual reality world is Oculus' founder living in?

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was back on reddit this week with a second question and answer session, this time on reddit's subforum "PC Master Race." There he plays to the crowd, saying, "I started out my life as a console gamer, but ascend...

 
Oculus Rift photo
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift boss: 'shipping a consumer product is more complex than janking out a dev kit'

Oculus Rift boss Palmer Luckey has apologised for suggesting that the VR product would cost “in the ballpark” of $350, admitting that he “handled the messaging poorly.” Responding to comments on a lengthy reddit AMA ...

 
Oculus Rift photo
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift dev kit backers are getting a free finalized Rift

Ahead of Oculus Rift pre-orders opening tomorrow morning (price still TBA), Oculus has a nice surprise: the thousands of Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift Development Kit 1 will receive a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift (inclu...

 
Or don't, who cares photo
Or don't, who cares

Pre-order the Oculus Rift VR headset this week

We still do not know how much the impending Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost or when it will be released, but we might know soon. Oculus just announced that the Rift will be open for pre-order this week, January 6, at 8AM PST. ...

 
Oculus Touch photo
Oculus Touch

The Oculus Rift's Touch controllers need more time

The Oculus Rift's Touch controllers already weren't going to make it in time for the virtual reality headset's launch, but now they're even further off. Oculus VR expects to ship Touch in "the second half of 2016," noting that the final pro...

 
Oculus Rift photo
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift comes with a cool 3D platformer

Lucky's Tale convinced me that 3D platformers can make terrific use of virtual reality. I had my doubts going in, thinking the game looked decent at best, but came away impressed. So did Brett. It's good news, then, that it's going to be pa...

 
Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2016 photo
Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2016

Licking and sucking are just two ways you'll control games at GDC 2016

The games lineup for GDC 2016's Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase has been announced, and the control schemes sound crazy as heck, if not tasty.  Hello, Operator! has players acting as a telephone switchboard operator in the 1930s by physical...

 
Super Nintendo Chalmers photo
Super Nintendo Chalmers

Super Nintendo Chalmers is the best thing I've seen all month

Custom consoles are one of my favorite things in the gaming world, and this one is no exception. User rori3 shared his creation with an ominous post on reddit, noting that he had "Just finished [his] White Elephant Gift." It's none oth...

 
Why? photo
Why?

Coleco announces new cartridge-based console

Are you old enough to remember the ColecoVision console from the '80s? Do you yearn for the days of old when games came on cartridges and everything had a nice physical manual? Do you often buy into new consoles announced with no hardware d...

 
AMD photo
AMD

AMD was so angry at Geralt's hair, it made an open-source graphics API for developers

Nvidia’s GameWorks is a widely used toolkit that allows developers to add fancy visual effects and cool physics simulations to their game without costing them too much development time. The toolkit has some awesome effects, like PhysX...

 
Why? photo
Why?

'3DS is here to stay,' says Nintendo

Nintendo's Scott Moffitt, the executive vice president of sales and marketing, said in an interview with The Washington Post that "Nintendo 3DS is here to stay. Let me throw out a number that might surprise you. So far, on a global basis, N...

 
Valve photo
Valve

Let's watch robots build Steam Controllers

Ever wonder how controllers are made? Valve has put out a fascinating behind-the-scenes video showing the hard-working Aperture robots (yes, really!) that assemble Steam Controllers. It lacks the minutia of something like How It's Made -- ...

 
Xbox PC adapter photo
Xbox PC adapter

Windows 7 now supports the Xbox One wireless controller adapter

The Xbox One controller is terrific enough that I've considered dropping $25 on one of those wireless adapters for PC so I can use it beyond just Xbox gaming. But I haven't. Not yet! I'm still on Windows 7, despite Microsoft's continual pro...

 

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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 

Reviews

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 
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BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 
Agent9

I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
Torchman

Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
Kaleido Ruby

Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
EdgyDude

General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
Jinx 01

Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
Kaleido Ruby

I think its trying to tell us

 
Amna Umen

My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 
OverlordZetta

11 years later and this is still my favorite hub world music in a Id just leave the game open and do other stuff to have it playing while I went about my Good, good

 
Sr Churros

I predict the new Battlefield this year will probably be a 2142 sequel, because futuristic shooters are currently in and EA is playing If that ends up being I think they lost a hell of an opportunity for not releasing a sequel for it

 
CoilWhine

I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
Luca Blight

Goodnight or good morning everyone Im off to

 
Roxas1359

Working on my last research paper of the Need tons of primary sources relating to Japanese American resettlement after the Era of Internment and I cant think of where to Hmm, time for me to put on my thinking

 
JuIc3

Bloodborne, day 3!!! Link found in

 
Rico the Penguin

*adjusts glasses*

 
gajknight

Managed to defeat Nue in the Nioh Satisfying man, I see good things in this games future, for Finishing up the AC Syndicate DLC, then its onto Cant fricking wait man!

 
Torchman

Last call for quesitons for the Ask Me Anything Going to start writing it Feel free to ask multiple questions!

 
Barry Kelly

Im still having a problem seeing embedded youtube videos when using SSL on It looks like the browser (Chrome) wont load them because the embedded URL is a plain

 
Dwavenhobble

So a group of Scientists have been given permission to see what happens when they inject stem cells into the brains of brain dead patients to try and bring them back to Ill get my zombie plan material ready just in case I think lol

 
Parismio

I was looking up some guides for dark souls on youtube for some lols and came across this Shes so adorable and her guides are hilarious! I was going to share the Dark Souls video but the comments reminded me how cancerous the community

 
King Kaiser

Current (finals) mood:

 
Occams

Beat Dark Souls 3, the Nioh demo, Ratchet and Clank and I dunno why but I dont really feel a sense of accomplishment at Been reading Cats Eye by Margaret Thats really good at

 

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