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1:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Watch some footage of the Mega Man theme park event

Not too long ago I reported on a Mega Man themed event at the Hanayashiki theme park in Japan. It ran until October 26, and Capcom Unity has a new video out showing some of the merchandise and booths that were present. The main thing that appeals to me here is the food in Wily Cafe. It's still amazing to me how relevant Mega Man is without a new videogame anywhere in sight.

Chris Carter





12:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Watch Azure Striker Gunvolt's developer show you how to get S ranks

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a pretty great platformer that unfortunately arrived in a crowded space. Hopefully people are still celebrating it and picking it up, but in the meantime, developer Inti Creates has provided a video ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 10.27.2014

Lab Zero is working on making PS3 fight sticks interface with the PS4

If you have a host of PS3 fight sticks and are pissed off that they won't work on the PS4, listen up. Lab Zero is currently working on a driver that will allow cross-compatibility, though it will be unofficial. In the above video Lab Zero's MikeZ shows off the fruits of their labor, getting the driver to work on a debug PS4. Expect to hear more about this venture in the future.

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.27.2014

The Halo 2: Anniversary documentary arrives on October 31

While the Halo: The Master Chief Collection gears up for a November release, 343 Industries and Microsoft have prepared a full documentary explaining the development process for the remastering of Halo 2. Halo 2 is...

Chris Carter



The Xbox One will get a $50 holiday price cut on November 2 photo
The Xbox One will get a $50 holiday price cut on November 2
by Chris Carter

Microsoft has just announced that the Xbox One will be getting another price cut outside of its Kinect-less model. The promotion will run from November 2, 2014 to January 3, 2015, and will feature $50 off bundles, ringing in the price at $349 in the US.

Bundles including Sunset Overdrive, Assassin's Creed: Unity, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. At this point, the system has enough games to warrant a purchase if you're interested, and some of the bundles are a pretty good deal.

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Did Pirates of the Caribbean rip off Monkey Island? photo
Did Pirates of the Caribbean rip off Monkey Island?
by Jonathan Holmes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

Last week on Sup Holmes we met Ron Gilbert, creator of Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, The Cave and so many other amazing games. I have wanted to talk to this person for over 20 years. When I finally got my chance, I found myself desperate to tell him everything I've ever thought ever, which left me at a loss. It's hard to pick just a few words when you want to say all of them at the same time. 

C'mon guys, this is the man who helped coin the term "cut scene". This is the person who who co-created the modern point and click adventure genre. This is the guy who made some of the only games that have made me laugh out loud for the entirety of my adult life. I still laugh when I say "How appropriate, you fight like a cow," in game or out.  It literally never gets old.

Even typing this is stressing me out because I know the Ron Gilbert might read it later. His games have given me so much joy and inspiration over the years. I can't help but want to return the gesture.

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Not-review: Devil's Dare photo
Not-review: Devil's Dare
by Jonathan Holmes

[Note: Destructoid's robot mascot, former news manager Conrad Zimmerman, and I appear briefly in the opening cinematic for Devil's Dare. We'll be giving out Steam codes for the game tomorrow on Sup Holmes if you want one.]

Secret Base it probably most well known for its incredible mock-ups for theoretical Ghostbusters and The Avengers games for the NES. It's clear that the developer has a passion for adapting live-action fantasy/sci-fi icons for classic games, even when they don't legally have the right to.

This passion is strewn all over Devil's Dare, its latest release on Steam. Horror is the theme here, and no expense was spared to pay tribute to all the modern horror icons, both familiar and obscure. Of course there's a boss based on Jason Voorhees, but you might be more surprised to see a tribute to both Baxter Stockman's and Jeff Goldblum's disgusting fly-man monsters. At least, I think that's what's going on here. It's hard to be 100% sure, which is part of the fun. 

Devil's Dare is like classic, Glenn Danzig era-Misfits in game form, except it seems to be intentionally ridiculous, where Glenn might not have been as self aware. The references to horror classics, the low-fi aesthetic, the tension, and the levity all come together to form something larger than the sum of its parts. Even better, it plays a lot like a traditional four-player arcade beat-'em-up but with Smash Bros.-style flash and simplicity. This isn't the kind of crossover that Nintendo is likely to publish, but it will likely appeal to many of its fans.

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Talking about the Tequila Basement while playing 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand photo
Talking about the Tequila Basement while playing 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
by Bill Zoeker

We're reaching the end of our stupid drunken 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand stream, and not getting any more coherent. We shared our tales of drinking tequila in a basement with actual real-world videogame publisher, Devolver Digital. We also discuss Eazy-E's weird lyrical style.

[Because we exported this stream to YouTube directly from our Twitch.TV channel, the last part is less than 4 minutes long. Here it is below.]

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3:00 PM on 10.25.2014

Pikmin short films look amazing, coming soon to 3DS

When Nintendo first announced they were working on 3 short films about Pikmin, many feared they'd go the route of those Wind Waker from a while back. They weren't exactly bad, but they didn't use original art asset...

Jonathan Holmes

2:30 PM on 10.25.2014

Bask in the glory that is Basingstoke

Puppygames is at it again, this time revealing a bit more of the action you'll likely encounter in its upcoming stealthy roguelike Basingstoke. It's probably no secret by this point that Basingstoke is high up on my lis...

Rob Morrow

12:30 PM on 10.25.2014

Horizon Danger looks like my kind of PvP platformer

Horizon Danger is described by its lone creator, SCaffa, as a "2 to 4 person local-multiplayer action game set in a cyberpunk dystopian future." Without a doubt, this is the kind of local PvP multiplayer game that I would be...

Rob Morrow

8:00 PM on 10.24.2014

Oh, so that's how PlayStation 4 Share Play works

I had a general idea of what Share Play for PlayStation 4 was but this video summarizes the feature well. The main draw is that with a PlayStation Plus membership, you can share a game with a friend, for an hour at a time, a...

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 10.24.2014

There are just too many assassins in the new AC Unity TV ad

The new Assassin's Creed Unity television spot sheds a few tears, but it sheds way more blood. That's what happens when it figuratively rains assassins in the streets, from the roofs, and through the windows. Sometimes it takes a flood to spark a revolution.

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 10.24.2014

I want The Tomorrow Children yesterday!

Cinematography, lighting, and geometry. Those are three visual aspects that Q-Games really focused on in The Tomorrow Children by taking advantage of the power of the PS4. That's how it's creating that unique and gorgeous lo...

Brett Makedonski



'Time is literally running out': Lengthy look at Quantum Break photo
'Time is literally running out': Lengthy look at Quantum Break
by Steven Hansen

Have we even seen this much Quantum Break gameplay? The half television show, half videogame from the developers of Max Payne and Alan Wake is coming to Xbox One next year.

Everything about this is hokey and trite, a Marvel comic in a leather jacket ensconced button up with less color. It also has a pretty nice look to it compared to other photorealistic games. There's some color and good lighting there. It's like a not gross and exclusively piss-covered Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

It's winning me over for the first time though through technical marvel but because that initial bit of combat starts with shrug inducing third-person cover boredom before moving to Singularity-reminiscent time powers--gained by being involved in a freak accident that is killing time--that seems to encourage scaled back, Vanquish-style movement. Active gunplay. Like, there could be a good action game under all this pomp instead of what easily could've been lazy cover-based shooting gluing a bad plot together? 

I still don't want to sit through the TV show, though, especially when it looks as if the game will have more than enough cutscenes and non-interactive bits.

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