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1:30 PM on 12.17.2014

Hollow Knight has about a day left to hit some stretch goals

Hollow Knight's Kickstarter enjoyed a healthy beginning, keeping up a pace to hit the base funding goal of $35,000 AUD well within its run. For the final week of the campaign, developer Team Cherry has released the above tra...

Darren Nakamura


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




1:00 PM on 12.14.2014

This Street Fighter V trailer signals Charlie's return

Street Fighter V made another appearance at yesterday evening's Capcom Cup, which, amidst the bout between Ryu and Chun-Li, provided a brief flash of a third fighter. That sure looks like Charlie Nash, Guile's military comra...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 AM on 12.12.2014

New Fossil Echo trailer shows off its Oddworld influence

When we first saw Fossil Echo earlier this year, all we really had to go on was its sharp cartoon art style and a list of influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Studio Ghibli films, and Oddworld. Some of those influences were a...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 12.11.2014

The Talos Principle is out on Steam today, here's a launch trailer

Croteam's sharp departure from running and gunning The Talos Principle is out on Steam today. I think it is great, and I am not alone. It is probably the best puzzle game to come out this year, and it is certainly the game t...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 12.10.2014

Sean Bean does not simply narrate an indie game

It can be a challenge these days, getting people to notice your game. There are thousands out there, all of them competing for limited mind share. It's critical to find a way to set your product apart from the competition an...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 12.08.2014

Two new characters revealed for indie brawler Rivals of Aether

I am a little surprised that we have not yet properly talked about Rivals of Aether on Destructoid. Aside from a brief mention among dozens of other games, we have not looked at the 2D pixel art Smash Bros.-like fighting gam...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 PM on 12.06.2014

MLB 15 The Show hits PS4, PS3, Vita on March 31

MLB 15 The Show launches March 31, 2015, Sony announced today. "MLB 15 The Show offers a renewed focus on player emotion and personality," Sony San Diego's Chris Cutliff wrote in a post over at the PlayStation Blog. "Our vis...

Kyle MacGregor

1:35 PM on 12.06.2014

Yakuza 5 is finally coming west!

Somebody pinch me! Yakuza 5 is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America next year, Sony announced today at the PlayStation Experience. This is definitely better late than never! It sounds like Sony had a big hand in mak...

Kyle MacGregor



Street Fighter V confirmed as PS4, PC exclusive photo
Street Fighter V confirmed as PS4, PC exclusive
by Kyle MacGregor

Street Fighter V is coming "exclusively" to PlayStation 4 and PC, Sony and Capcom announced today onstage at the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fighting game will support cross-platform play, meaning PS4 owners and PC users will be able to compete against one another, something Capcom's Yoshinori Ono notes is a first for the series.

During the keynote, Sony's Adam Boyes asserted PS4 "will be the only console this game ever appears on." So don't hold out hope for an Xbox One version.

Check out the title's debut gameplay footage and screenshots right here:

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10:40 PM on 12.05.2014

Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards

At the Game Awards tonight, the founders of Sierra Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award for their work in the early days of videogame development. After Ken demonstrated his inability to adjust ...

Darren Nakamura

8:38 PM on 12.05.2014

Gone Home developer teases next project, Tacoma

Gone Home developer The Fullbright Company showed off its new thing this evening at the Game Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not much was revealed, but Tacoma looks like it's going to be out of this world. You know, because it welcomed us to lunar transfer station and all. Now go argue in the comments about whether or not it's a videogame.

Kyle MacGregor





10:30 AM on 12.03.2014

OlliOlli jumps over to Wii U, Xbox One, 3DS next year

OlliOlli is bringing its hot moves and catchy beats to Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One early next year, British indie publisher Curve Studios announced today. Roll7's side-scrolling skating game launched exclusively on Play...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 12.02.2014

Evolve's story trailer makes its monsters look more badass than ever

Everything we've seen of Turtle Rock's Evolve thus far has largely been without context -- two points of view ranging from "go kill that giant thing" to "go kill those four little people." This trailer isn't exactly wil...

Brett Makedonski



For the love of God, please, no: Horrible game marketing strategies, part one photo
For the love of God, please, no: Horrible game marketing strategies, part one
by Brittany Vincent

When I was a young warthog, I didn't know diddly about the games I was buying. I simply made a beeline for the nearest video game section, be it PC or otherwise, and browsed until there was a title that immediately leapt out at me. I kept up with magazines and the like, but I remained mostly oblivious to the development cycles surrounding the titles I wished to procure, the personalities behind them, and in many cases, the content within them.

Sure, I'd check out Seaman in the back of an Electronics Boutique or lust after Monster Rancher Card Battle GB for Game Boy, opting to trade in half of my cartridges for a meager discount off the new title. But there was none of the "announcement trailer, character trailer, preorder trailer, launch trailer, trailer trailer, trailer trailer trailer" nonsense back then. There wasn't much of an opportunity for me to learn unless I truly went digging. And honestly, I liked it that way.

Don't mistake my nostalgia for bitterness. It's fantastic that we have so many opportunities to survey upcoming titles and appraise their quality before spending the $60 (and sometimes more) and ultimately being disappointed. It's only when these opportunities are used to trick consumers that I get heated. There are several ways that companies are marketing video games to this end, and while I can admit to falling victim to one or more of these marketing fads in the past, it's about time that we see them all put out to pasture. I'll be talking about a different stomach-turning technique each week. 

First up -- Emotionally manipulative trailers with accompanying musical covers and/or deceptive footage!

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6:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Solve your own murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

You have been murdered, and you are now a ghost. It is up to you to solve the mystery of your own death. No, not like that. No, not like that either. Okay actually, it is sort of like Ghost Trick. It looks like the spirit in...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

Hatoful Boyfriend soars to PS4 and Vita in early 2015

Pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is flapping on over to PS4 and Vita early next year, Sony and indie publisher Devolver Digital announced today. "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardia...

Kyle MacGregor