One week to go
The first half of this launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a short, incomplete reminder of designer Hideo Kojima's legacy. It's sad, knowing what we know. Touching, even.
Then a giant-ass mech with a gun on its crotch transforms a fiery whip into a sword and slashes cars.
A bit late
"Winning!" That's what some marketer with tiger blood in his veins thought when he saw this NBA 2K16 trailer. "This is bi-winning. It wins here, and it wins there. This, now this makes all other trailers look like ...
That basketball logo! Haha!
At first, I thought this trailer for Barkley 2 was just Tale of Game's Studios cooking up something weird. It is real weird. But it's also an incredible spoof of the Final Fantasy VII remake trailer.
The Kickstarted project i...
Still looks like a Dreamcast game
JRPG favorite Grandia II has returned with a retouched Anniversary Edition available today through GOG.com and Steam from publisher GunHo Online. Good excuse to replay it!
For $14.99, we're getting enhanced textures, lighting...
A magical world made of tables
So we already have Tabletop Simulator, but a new challenger approaches. Tabletopia aims to bring board games into the digital space in a similar manner, and it has taken to Kickstarter for its last push in funding.
It works b...
Other PS Plus titles revealed, too
Grow Home entered the PlayStation Plus Vote to Play contest and it climbed, climbed, climbed in the polls. It climbed higher than any others. It climbed so high that it has left the stratosphere of games that cost money...
Lovely video on a lovely series
"Did You Know Gaming" is a delightful series, mostly because it focuses on games that I may have played and enjoyed as a youth, but didn't fully comprehend. That includes this new video on the Persona franchise, which g...
To fix the ills of Kickstarter culture
Dino Run 2 had a well-run Kickstarter. The campaign was as updated multiple times a week, and the game looked fully featured and fun. As a result, it gained a lot of support from a very passionate fan base. Still, the g...
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More delicious Disasterpeace music!
It has been nearly two years since River City Ransom: Underground was funded on Kickstarter, and the game has just recently went up for voting on Steam Greenlight with the above new trailer in tow. While you're giv...
Including an i7-6700K and 750 series SSD
Intel decided to send us two giant boxes full of things, including its hot new 8-bit Intel Box Master System featuring wood side paneling to unbox on video. I couldn't possibly do a straight unboxing video -- that isn't my s...
Just some people
The Rise of the Tomb Raider section of Microsoft's gamescom press conference was filled with knives to the back and arrows to the head. Given the large stage, it's obvious why Crystal Dynamics showed a violent slice of ...
Super Shmup Bros.
Super Mario Maker isn't out until September 11 and I'm already feeling inadequate. At this rate, any level I dream up will pale in comparison to what we're seeing on YouTube. I'll give it my best anyway.
The folks at GameXplain have crafted a shoot-'em-up level called Super Shmup Bros. and it's another neat example of how powerful the creation tools are in the right hands. Wings for everyone!
We didn't see this coming
EA Sports' promotion of Madden has largely been the same for years now. Gameplay trailers, new features, interviews with developers -- we've been there and done that. This is different. This is...weird. And, kind of amazing....
It will likely go away next patch
Whenever you have time, boot up Heroes of the Storm and check out this cute new Easter egg. It takes place in the Monk's splash screen following the latest patch, and allows you to play a small little game of Duck Hunt....
Radiant just wiped out the Roshan guy!
The announcer packs for Dota 2 are easily some of the best purchases available within the free-to-play game. Personally, I go back and forth between the Stanley Parable and Bastion announcers. Not only are the...
Pokken Tournament is the talk of the town -- the only issue is that basically everyone outside of Japan can't play it. Until 2016 that is, as Nintendo has just announced that Pokken is coming to the Wii U worldwide next...
While I was on vacation this week visiting relatives, Capcom uploaded more Monster Hunter cat videos. What a treat to come home to. The first one is over here, if you missed it.
With Assassin's Creed Syndicate coming out later this year, the series will have another chance to prove that it can shake its current malaise. Will grappling hooks, vehicles, and a (pretty cool-looking, though unfortuna...
Between Metal Gear Solid V and Super Mario Maker, my schedule for September is Chinese-buffet full. Both games are going be huge time sinks. They're also tons of fun to watch pre-release.
Take this level created by&...
Meet The Avenger
The Avenger is where stuff happens in XCOM 2. It's where staff gets assigned, it's where research gets done, it's where scientists explain their roles in a new 12-minute video from Firaxis.
Go ahead and get acclimated with t...
Find out for yourself very soon
Funktronic Labs' Nova-111 was the highlight of my BitSummit in 2014. It blends turn-based movement with real-time elements to make an action puzzler of sorts. All of this is to rescue 111 scientists. Just trust us -- it...
So really, it's the only way
While reviewing Curses 'N Chaos, I've come across a lot of different strategies. Ultimately, though, only one proved useful. So before you go out trying to kill monsters like a n00b, please watch this pro-level video from the top player on the pro circuit, me.
New video from Sony
We already know that the vast majority of Destructoid readers are getting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PC and PS4, so it makes sense that Sony would spring for a legacy video, given their history with the ser...
Devolver Digital publishing, of course
Fart. Toot. Fluff. Pass gas. Flatulate. However polite you want to be while describing gas escaping from a butthole, it's still a pretty impolite thing to do in public. Impolite and funny (to me). Like this classic gem:
Complete with characters on the scene
It's crazy to think how far people have come in the arena of LEGO construction. As a kid I kind of just make these straight towers, that I'd often use as swords until they slowly broke apart (Lincoln Logs for life). Now, peo...
Looks pretty fun
After teasing us with the lightsaber item in the original Disney Infinity, they've decided to just go full Star Wars with the third iteration. This new trailer highlights the "Twilight of the Republic" playset, complete...
Picross is a series you don't hear about too often, but it has a rather loving fanbase. You're about to get some love back in the form of a new game, which is heading to the 3DS in October in Japan.
Set to debut on the first of the month, it will launch for 3,000 yen, and will be available both digitally and physically. Hopefully it arrives overseas!
No teammate screwing it up, either
What do you do if this goal gets scored on you right off the bat? Do you just rage quit? Is there even any rage, knowing that this opponent clearly has you bested? Do you just hang your head and walk home?
Really, its upside...
Previously, Microsoft locked out the option to stream 1080p60 from your Xbox One to your PC by default, but as of today with an August update for the PC Xbox One app, everyone can just click the "Very High" option. Other enh...