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Mario Kart 200cc

Mario Kart 8's Cheese Land will crush your spirit on 200cc


Brake drifting is our saving grace
Apr 24
Mario Kart 8 feels fresh again and not just because of the fabulous new tracks added in this week's Animal Crossing-themed DLC Pack 2. Nintendo also unleashed the humbling 200cc class in a free update for the game. We saw the... read
Destiny

Say goodbye to Commendations in Destiny


You know those things we made you earn? Yeah, forget about them
Apr 24
Anyone out there who has been keeping up with all the updates to Destiny since its release will likely be aware of Commendations. Added to the game in it's last DLC pack, Commendations were a required currency for buying new ... read
Resident Evil costumes

Lady Hunk and Rachel are prepped for Resident Evil: Revelations 2


And Xbox One players get online co-op at last
Apr 23
The Resident Evil series has pulled some mighty strange stuff over the years that I've just come to accept. Hell, I'm practically numb to the silliness by now. Short shorts-wearing Lady Hunk? An oversized teddy bear with a gu... read
Animal Crossing is in the house
Nintendo is back with more crossover content for Mario Kart 8 and even as an on-again, off-again fan of the series, today feels reminiscent of waking up on Christmas morning with confidence that the present you most wanted th... read feature

Xbox

Xbox's May update focuses mostly on the PC side of things


Looks like this is rapidly becoming a reality
Apr 22
At GDC last month, Microsoft's plans for the immediate future largely focused on a unified platform anchored by Windows 10. We even sat in on a platform demo that was dedicated entirely to showing off how all the systems wou... read
Halo

Latest Halo: Master Chief Collection patch brings improvements to ranking, stability


But is it too little too late?
Apr 22
The latest patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- which focuses on "ranking, matchmaking penalties, stability, as well as game-specific improvements for each title" -- also confirms that progress on the remastered Hal... read
WoW

World of Warcraft's latest patch sends you back to old dungeons


You'll Never (Time)Walk Alone
Apr 17
Blizzard's giving World of Warcraft players the opportunity to return to their old stomping grounds. Some of the dungeons that they honed their skills in will once again be playable thanks to the game's latest update. Ac... read
Dark Souls II update

Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way


The glitch that wouldn't die
Apr 17
In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb... read
Bloodborne loading

Snappier Bloodborne load times coming this month


As well as a fix for 'abnormal game behavior'
Apr 14
How much time have we spent staring at that damned Bloodborne logo during the game's long loading screens? Actually, I'm not so sure I want to know. With save files totaling 50+ hours of play, my number would be gross. From S... read
Age of Empires

A new Age of Empires II HD expansion in 2015


What a time to be alive
Apr 09
Two years later, Age of Empires II HD is still going strong. So strong that, according to producer Ryan Chaply, more people have spent 50+ hours with the game than there are actual humans living in Little Rock, Arkansas (~200... read
More Xbox 360 storage

More space! Xbox 360 to support 2TB external drives


My patience finally pays off
Apr 09
I can barely recall a time when my Xbox 360 hard drive wasn't full of games and DLC. It would've been before Rock Band, certainly. And the situation has only gotten more chaotic since Microsoft starting pumping out regular Ga... read
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's 200cc class put to the test on Piranha Plant Pipeway


It'll be hard to go back to 150cc
Apr 08
We're about two weeks out from Nintendo adding the speedy new 200cc class to Mario Kart 8. After watching a few of these side-by-side comparison videos between 200cc and 150cc, it already feels like I'm growing accustomed to... read
Code Name

You can now fast-forward through slow Code Name S.T.E.A.M. turns


27 blocks of heaven
Apr 08
Intelligent Systems has addressed one of the biggest complaints about its turn-based strategy title Code Name S.T.E.A.M. with a time-saving update available now on the 3DS eShop. Now that there's a fast-forward button to spee... read
Xbox One update

Today's Xbox One update improves party chat and Achievements


Voice messages aren't ready yet
Apr 06
It's Monday morning and I cannot handle Major Nelson's unbridled enthusiasm for the Xbox One's new "What's on" channel, a collection of "curated links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, and more." Clearly this is a ... read
Mario Kart update

Mario Kart 8's new 200cc class compared to 150cc


I'm going to stay away from the leaderboards
Apr 02
After Nintendo updates Mario Kart 8 on April 23, there will be a brand new racing class available for free: 200cc. To give us a better sense of how quick it is, here's a side-by-side comparison of 200cc and the game's curren... read
Codename: STEAM

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. update speeds up enemy turns


Gotta go fast
Apr 01
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will have an update that allows enemy turns to be sped up with either double or triple the speeds. No release date has been announced. I might actually buy the game now, as I personally hated the enemy t... read
Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars 3 is now a whole lot bigger


Free update with new enemies, levels, modes, and more
Mar 31
Lucid Games' twin-stick shooter Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is no more. With today's massive free update, which "nearly doubles" the game's content, it is now known as Dimensions Evolved. To summarize, there's 40 new Adventur... read
Bloodborne patch

Bloodborne's game-breaking glitch patched


Long load times remain untouched
Mar 31
Last week, Chris told us about a game-breaking glitch in Bloodborne that made it so an item called the Lunarium Key, which is needed to reach a main-story boss, wouldn't appear. The issue has been fixed, so you can play co-op... read
Legend of Dungeon

Free Legend of Dungeon expansion adds cats


VR mode looks cool too
Mar 26
More cats? More cats. And, hello, the ability to tame wild animals to fight on your behalf? I'm into it. The dungeon brawler with the funny hats and great lighting, Legend of Dungeon, is getting the free Legend Heroes expans... read
PS4 update

Your PS4's getting better tomorrow with the Yukimura update


Version 2.50
Mar 25
The great thing about these expensive, newfangled videogame consoles is that what you take out of the box isn't what you'll have forever. The platforms are constantly evolving to make for a better user experience. PlayStation... read
Xbox One update

Xbox One is getting more descriptive Achievement notifications


Look for the update today if you're a preview member
Mar 23
Another Xbox One system update, another opportunity to use some insane cartoon image. Microsoft is rolling out updates for Xbox One Preview Program members in two waves -- the first hits today, while the second will arrive ne... read
More Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode


Somehow this is a free update
Mar 17
This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game wil... read
Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more


I just checked, and yes, this game is still money
Mar 12
Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tas... read
PS4 Firmware

PS4 Update 2.50 brings suspend resume and button remapping


60fps remote play and Dailymotion uploading as well
Mar 12
Details about the upcoming PS4 firmware that adds suspend and resume functionality have just been released. The firmware is being dubbed "Yukimura" which could refer to a Japanese family name or various people inclu... read
PS4 update 2.50 details

PlayStation 4 update 2.50 details have been leaked


Please don't cut me like Masamune
Mar 07
An intrepid Twitter user has leaked the changelog for the beta of PlayStation 4 update 2.50. I wasn't aware that Sony had a beta program for their updates, but I don't know a lot of things. Most of the changes seem to be typi... read
The developers talk content updates and VR
Things have been going well for Frontier Developments. With the success of Elite: Dangerous, which features a sizeable and passionate community of space explorers, and having won the prestigious Audience Award from the 2015 G... read feature

GTA Online Heists

One last look at GTA Online heists ahead of next week's launch


Free update hits consoles March 10 and PC at launch on April 14
Mar 05
For as long of a wait as it's been, I'm still enthusiastic about heists in Grand Theft Auto Online. Rockstar previously said that coming up with missions in which every player in the crew feels important at all times "turned ... read
Resident Evil

Capcom listened! Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC


Feature currently in open beta
Mar 03
There was drama last week surrounding the lack of splitscreen cooperative play in the Campaign and Raid Mode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for PC -- not only because that's a nice feature to have, but because Capcom "mistak... read
Grow Home

Grow Home update brings a new side quest, tons of bug fixes


Warm and fuzzy
Feb 18
Thank goodness Ubisoft Reflections' little robot adventure turned out well. That could've been such a letdown. Reviewing Grow Home for Destructoid, Ben Davis said he "got more than enough enjoyment out of exploring the world... read
Xbox One fun in the sun

Rumor has it all Xbox Ones will be dev kits this year


I've looked at the word 'apps' for too long and now it's weirding me out
Feb 17
With several big-budget titles sitting in my home uncompleted (Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Shadow of Modor), more games -- specifically, more types of games -- on Xbox One sounds grand to me. And the ability for apps to output... read






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