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6:00 PM on 11.16.2013

The best and worst games of the week

The Playstation 4 dominated this weeks review schedule and rightfully so. Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Resogun, and Contrast dominated our postings -- and as of last night my Facebook wall (please turn off your notifications...

Wesley Ruscher


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7:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus came out today, btw

As a fan of the Ratchet & Clank series, I have to admit a little bit of shame in having forgotten that Into the Nexus was almost here until Chris' review published yesterday. In the midst of all the hubbub arou...

Conrad Zimmerman



Very Quick Tips: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus photo
Very Quick Tips: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
by Chris Carter

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a fairly brief game, but it can be unforgiveable on higher difficulties if you're not careful.

Here are some tips to send you on your way.

 

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Review: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus photo
Review: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
by Chris Carter

For whatever reason, the Ratchet & Clank series never really grabbed me during the PlayStation 2 era. Maybe I was spending too much time playing Jak and Daxter (or perhaps I was adverse to games with ampersands in their titles) and the million other mascot platformers at the time, but it took me quite a while to get into it.

Once I did however, I found out I was missing quite a bit. Over the years I've seen the Ratchet series acquire more and more outstanding titles, and Into the Nexus is no exception.

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2:30 PM on 10.17.2013

Free Quest for Booty with Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is already off to a nice start with its $29.99 price tag, but Insomniac Games is going just a bit further by throwing in a nice freebie. Physical copies of the new title, due out on Novembe...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 10.03.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus drops on Nov. 12

Insomniac's epilogue to the the Future series of Ratchet & Clank games, Into the Nexus, will be available for PS3 on November 12, 2013. It's to be priced at only $29.99.  As for pre-order bonuses, Ratchet's Pyronox A...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 08.20.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus sure is colorful

It may not be coming to PlayStation 4, but you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise after looking over some of these new Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus screenshots. Funny how much of an impact a strong art direction can ha...

Jordan Devore



Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced for PS3 photo
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced for PS3
by Jordan Devore

As many of you guessed, the teaser from this morning was indeed for a new Ratchet game. That title is called Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Coming off of All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault, the new installment is hitting PlayStation 3 later this year and is said to be a return to the series' roots -- exactly what the majority of us wanted, in other words. And exactly what Insomniac Games needed as well. Sorry, Fuse.

"We're excited to announce that Ratchet and Clank are returning this year with an all new original single-player epilogue to the Future games," writes community lead James Stevenson. "Under the creative direction of Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time creative director Brian Allgeier, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure, with the humor and heart that make the franchise so beloved."

Look for the game in stores and on PlayStation Network at a price point of $29.99. Insomniac promises that this'll be its "biggest downloadable Ratchet & Clank game yet."

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9:00 PM on 05.17.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault hits Vita next week

After being delayed in order "to provide the best gameplay experience possible," Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will finally be playable on PlayStation Vita. Tin Giant has finished development on this portable vers...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 04.25.2013

Discretion is the better part of profiteering

We have a lovely new installment of Office Chat for you to enjoy today. Jordan and I are joined by Chris Carter. We talk a little bit about all of those properties Nordic Games scooped up in the final auction of THQ ass...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Grand Theft KIFFLOM, Endless Summer & THQ's Final Auction

Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss Grand Theft Auto V's KIFFLOM and Epsilonism, The Endless Summer, a mysterious new Bethesda title that's popped up on the Australian Ratings Classification Board, and Ratchet &am...

Max Scoville







There's a Ratchet and Clank movie coming in 2015 photo
There's a Ratchet and Clank movie coming in 2015
by Dale North

Sony has just announced that a Ratchet and Clank movie is in production, set for release in 2015. The long-running franchise has always seemed to be a perfect fit for the big screen, but now it's happening out of nowhere. 

While the film is being made by  Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment, Sony says that Insomniac is also going hands-on to help out, giving guidance on production, screenplay, characters, and animationT.J. Fixman, the writer behind the games, will also be writing this movie's script. 

There's a ton of promise here. We're expecting good things.

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1:15 PM on 02.07.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Full Front Assault Vita delayed again

Remember when Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for the PlayStation Vita was delayed? Yeah, that probably irked a bunch of you out there who bought the game solely for Sony's cross-buy promotion, only to deny you the ...

Chris Carter



New releases: Skulls of the Shogun will slay you photo
New releases: Skulls of the Shogun will slay you
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again arrived, so you know the drill: it's another week of new releases. We're leaving January behind in a somewhat subdued fashion, but there's certain to be something that will catch your eye.

Skulls of the Shogun has caught my eye this week, though lamentably it's only dropping on platforms I have no access to. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade to Windows 8? Nah, probably not. Regardless, it looks like a fun strategy romp for those who like to chuckle while commanding undead minions.

Other than that, there's co-op shenanigans in the form of the medieval theme park scrapfest, Dungeonland; the IGE award-winning Antichamber drops on PC; Omerta: City of Gangsters opens its doors to prospective mobsters; you can shoot people in the face and make things go "boom!" in Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear; the 3DS gets some love thanks to Bloody Vampire and Witch's Cat; play the most hardcore sport of them all in Let's Fish! Hooked On; and more platforms get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. This and a whole lot more magically appears this week.

Anything floating your boat?

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9:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for Vita delayed

While the next Ratchet & Clank game will be available digitally on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, the latter version won't be released until January 2013 due to a delay for what sound like quality concerns. In S...

Jordan Devore



TGS: Rachet & Clank: FFA is not a return to form photo
TGS: Rachet & Clank: FFA is not a return to form
by Allistair Pinsof

When I read that Ratchet & Clank would gain a traditional third-person entry later this year, I pooped the bed. I literally pooped the bed and you should never poop in the bed. But, after playing the game, I deeply regret this filthy, depraved act of excitement. FFA is just not very good in its current state.

There is room for a series offshoot based around tower defense, but the wide open areas and slow drip of enemies make Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault a lethargic entry that doesn't capture the spirit of the original games. When compared to the very similar Orcs Must Die! 2, FFA just seems lame.

Unlocking chests for new guns and looking for bolts is a hassle. When the enemies do come, they offer no challenge with their dumb-as-rocks AI. While Ratchet still feels great with his jet boots, FFA is a graphical step back for the series -- understandable since it is a downloadable title but not excusable. As a long-time series fan, I'm finding it hard to get excited for this one. Maybe it's time I wash those sheets already.

We'll see if Insomniac turns this ship around when the game arrives later this year for PS Vita and PlayStation 3 (via PlayStation Network).

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