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5:30 PM on 07.14.2014

AR-K–Chapter 2 is a sequel to a game I bet you didn't play

AR-K –Chapter 2: The Girl Who Wasn’t There- is the sequel to point-and-click adventure game AR-K –Chapter 1-. I'm willing to bet you haven't played it, but the brainchild of Gato Salvaje Studio is now availa...

Brittany Vincent


11:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Here's how Danganronpa 2's murder mystery works

The Danganronpa series sure has an interesting concept behind it. A group of kids are held hostage by a murderous bear, who encourages his prisoners to murder one another on the sly. Should the culprit get caught, well,...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 AM on 07.03.2014

Variable State's Virginia really puts the fish in the percolator

I love Twin Peaks. I love True Detective. Mostly, anything bizarre or off-kilter strikes my fancy. That's why I'm so excited for Variable State's Virginia, an interactive drama that looks just as delightfully weird as the gam...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Complete Edition outed by Amazon

A listing for Batman: Arkham Origins: The Complete Edition has been outed by Amazon Germany. You are all shocked, just shocked, that Warner Bros. is planning to re-release the last Batman game with all the downloadable conten...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



No Man's Sky developers want players to work things out for themselves photo
No Man's Sky developers want players to work things out for themselves
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

No Man's Sky. We've been abuzz about this game ever since the first trailer was revealed late last year, and today Destructoid got to see a live gameplay demo showing off the amazing scope that the developers at Hello Games are trying to achieve. 

One of the big things about No Man's Sky is that they really don't want to get too specific about all the little things players can do. The trailers and screens give some clues and all that, but otherwise they want players to just discover things for themselves. 

We were still able to learn a few more specifics though, but just enough that we still can't quite wrap our heads around this universe exploration game. 

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 2014 trailer is grim photo
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 2014 trailer is grim
by Alessandro Fillari



It seems Konami couldn't wait till the morning. The E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has appeared online, and it's one hell of a tease for whats to come.

In the last few months, series creator Hideo Kojima shared some details about what to expect from this trailer -- claiming that it would be light on action and more about the struggles and trials the characters will go through in the game. And he was definitely right about that. This piece here is pretty intense and gives us a look at just how far KojiPro will push the upcoming Metal Gear game.

For more on MGSV and other titles at E3 2014, be sure to check back with Destructoid during the week.

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2:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is not one to miss

The latest developer diary for Valiant Hearts: The Great War details how the World War I game ties together puzzle, adventure, and action elements to present a heart wrenching sad tale of war, and the people who get sucked i...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 06.03.2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect trailer does a terrible job naming killers

The police of Salem, Massachusetts are obviously tapped out creatively. What else would be their reasoning for naming a murderer whose calling card is drawings of bells, the pun-deficient "Bell Killer?" Seriously, not even a...

Brett Makedonski



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Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect
by Brittany Vincent

Ever since I completed Heavy Rain and walked away from it looking for a similar departure, I've been unable to find a suitable replacement beyond the realm of classic adventure gaming.  Though Heavy Rain was plagued with its own special set of problems, it left a lasting impression on me, a missing link to the golden days of adventure gaming, blended with something decidedly modern. Beyond: Two Souls seemed promising, but I soon realized it was merely a husk of the game I had hoped to see.

When Murdered: Soul Suspect arrived on the scene, it looked like it might fit the bill perfectly. And while the once venerable Square Enix branding may once have meant I could skip along merrily in the confines of the game that wore it so proudly, that certainly isn't the case these days. Thus, it was with much trepidation that I approached Murdered: Soul Suspect, in the hopes that I wouldn't get burned once more. Today, I emerge from the flames with a warning: to stay away until this one invariably hits the bargain bin.

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Review: Ether One
by Steven Hansen

Talking to someone you know -- maybe have known your whole life -- who is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is heartbreaking. At best, they stare at you, smiling warmly but helplessly. Any mental associations or memories shared crash down one-sided. The person is well meaning, but can't reciprocate.    

Ether One deals with mental breakdown with a sort of reverse Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind approach. What if memories could be restored?

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting photo
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting
by Alessandro Fillari

I don't know about you, but I really like Ubisoft's recent output of games utilizing the UbiArts Framework engine. I'm quite a fan of games that use 2D visuals to tell a story, and even with the recent release of Child of Light, the publisher has got another UbiArts title in the pipeline. Revealed last year along with the 2D RPG, Valiant Hearts: The Great War plans to try something a bit different with the engine by setting an adventure game in one of the most brutal conflicts in modern history.

After getting the chance to play the title at a recent Ubisoft preview event, I came away quite intrigued with what it has to offer. With its release next month, the developers at Ubisoft Montpellier plan to take a different approach to a war game, by bringing the focus on people looking for glory, love, and the will to survive.

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Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs in nine minutes photo
Everything you need to know about Watch Dogs in nine minutes
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

We're officially two weeks away from the release of Ubisoft's first major AAA launch of the year with Watch Dogs. We've been bombarded with screens, trailers, and so many different collector's editions. So I'm glad the game is finally nearing release, if only because I'm tired of the media barrage.

At this point I just want to play it. All this pre-hype is killing my hype! Of course, if you're still hyped up then you should watch this nine-minute video giving you the 101 on what to expect out of the game.

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2:00 PM on 05.13.2014

Watch Dogs is 900p on PlayStation 4, 792p on Xbox One

After some misinformation went out stating that Watch Dogs would be 1080p on the PlayStation 4, the Ubisoft blog has finally confirmed the real resolutions. It will be 900p on the PlayStation 4, and 792p on the Xbox One. Both...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 05.09.2014

Lili: Child of Geos is launching on Steam soon, looks intriguing

Out of nowhere comes Lili: Child of Geos, an interesting looking game with a unique visual style, and adventure-like gameplay. You'll take control of Lili on the island of Geos, as you explore the locales, meet its inhabitan...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 05.08.2014

Watch Dogs character trailer shows who you can trust

Because of his hacking prowess, Aiden Pierce has a whole city at his fingertips in Watch Dogs. Still, you didn't think that he'd be having a go at it alone, did you? No, Aiden has an entire thuggish, ruggish cast working with him to ensure his preferred brand of mayhem. Meet them all here, or just wait to have one (or more) of them inevitably backstab you on May 27.

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Meet The Bell Killer in Murdered: Soul Suspect

Who gives serial killers their moniker? Do the cops sit around and figure out what the most apt description for the person that's been dumping bodies all around their town? Whatever the reasoning, "The Bell Killer" is not th...

Alasdair Duncan