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4:30 PM on 07.10.2014

Now this is how you delay a game

We only just got word that Crawl would arrive on Steam Early Access on July 17, but that's no longer the case. The four-person dungeon crawler is going to be late -- "it could be a couple days, it could be a couple weeks," re...

Jordan Devore



Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend photo
Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend
by Jordan Devore

If you've been on the fence about Mount & Blade: Warband, here's one way to spend your weekend. Now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific, the action game and its open-ended multiplayer battles are free to test out thanks to a promo on Steam.

Folks who get hooked -- the top user review for Warband literally has over a thousand hours of play time on record -- can then buy the title to keep for $4.99. That's a savings of 75 percent.

There's something for existing players, too. Steam Workshop support for mods (of which there are many) has been added, and the Mac and Linux ports of Warband are now out of beta.

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11:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Go ahead and 3D print these Evolve figures, you early adopter

I have no idea what people with 3D printers do. Do they ever print more 3D printers? I'd probably print statues of myself because I'm extremely vain like that. I'd give one to all my neighbors, because I assume that they all...

Brett Makedonski



I messed around in the bizarre, experimental reboot of Rust photo
I messed around in the bizarre, experimental reboot of Rust
by Jordan Devore

I first played Rust back in January. It was at times scary, confusing, and frustrating, which is to be expected in an anything-goes online multiplayer game about naked men trying to survive with rocks and crudely-fashioned hatchets while others possess pistols, assault rifles, and explosives.

Thanks to its players and their chaos, Rust was entertaining in a way that a scripted game could never be -- up until the point at which it wasn't. It eventually got old. I stopped playing.

More than that, I quit paying attention to all of the updates in the pipeline for this Steam Early Access game. At about 16 hours of play time, I had gotten my fill, thanks. So I left, impatient and somewhat unsatisfied, unsure if I'd ever truly return to the game.

But I have, now that Facepunch Studios is rebooting Rust. Work has ceased on the original version most players know while the team rebuilds the game from scratch in what it is calling an experimental branch. It's playable now and as janky as things are, it's promising.

Let's take a look! (Warning: there will be some butts.)

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3:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Under new management

*Header art by  Robin Edgar Happy Tuesday! We've got a few announcements to make this week. Swishee is stepping down as the owner of the Destructoid Team Fortress 2 server, and Streamtoid is making its glorious return. Shadow has been working his butt off behind the scenes to help get all of this going, so it's only right to let him tell you all about these exciting changes.

Bill Platt

2:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it

Back in March, Epic Games said that its upcoming cooper multiplayer sandbox fortress defense something-or-other Fortnite had "evolved," and that they would hopefully be able to talk about it soon. Well, there has not been mu...

Darren Nakamura





1:30 PM on 07.07.2014

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel took a breath of fresh air at E3

In this nearly 15-minute demonstration of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at E3, 2K and Gearbox show off how the game's oxygen mechanic works. Running low? Replenishment is just a geyser or maybe an enemy away. The downside...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 07.07.2014

Mod adds online co-op to Spelunky Classic

Thanks to a new mod released by YellowAfterLife, it's possible to play the original Spelunky cooperatively with another player online. Heck yeah! Download it here for free. The mod, Spelunky SD, also offers some bug fixes, tw...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Halo 2 gets the Mongoose with a gun in Master Chief Collection

When Microsoft revealed Halo: The Master Chief Collection at E3, it mentioned that Halo 2 would get the anniversary treatment to commemorate ten years since its release. One of the ways this will happen is through t...

Brett Makedonski

3:15 PM on 07.04.2014

Friday Night Fights: Freedom day

Happy Friday everyone! Better yet, Happy Fourth of July / Independence Day everyone! Gonna be a short post today as I'll be gone most of the day partaking in the holiday's festivities and what not.  To everyone heading out to parties tonight, be safe and have fun. To everyone else who'll be spending the evening at home, we'll see you online.

Bill Platt



Hey, new Wii U owners: Don't forget to play Nintendo Land photo
Hey, new Wii U owners: Don't forget to play Nintendo Land
by Jordan Devore

I forgot Nintendo Land existed until a couple weeks ago. Like some of you, I only recently bought a Wii U and after looking at some "what to play" lists for my next multiplayer game, I was reminded of this minigame collection, took a chance on it, and promptly fell in love.

You should absolutely be playing excellent exclusives like Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, etc. but, eventually, you should check out Nintendo Land, too. Or immediately, if you're in need of a game that can bring family/friends together only to tear them apart.

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5:15 PM on 07.03.2014

Want in on the Evolve closed alpha? Here's your chance!

Evolve is shaping up to be a pretty decent game. It won a bunch of awards at E3 including the Game Critics Awards' Best of Show. I played it in May and had a fantastic time with it. If you'd rather get your hands on it t...

Brett Makedonski

3:45 PM on 07.03.2014

Transformers Universe enters open beta this weekend

I haven't paid much attention to Transformers Universe after it became something that more closely resembles a multiplayer online battle arena game -- albeit from a third-person perspective, like SMITE -- but looking at it no...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta feedback led to these changes

Folks who tried out the Battlefield Hardline beta last month provided Visceral with feedback and the studio has taken that to make 10 fixes/improvements to the game. Notably, player movement speed is now 10 percent faster and...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 07.02.2014

Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad looks like more fun than just a horde mode

I hadn't really paid a ton of attention to Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer component. I figured it was just another co-operative experience where you hole up and fight off some baddies with your buddies. Rah rah, we've been h...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 07.01.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Post summer sale sadness

Happy Tuesday! It's over. The Steam summer sale has finally ended. Personally, I'm glad it's over. I spent way more than I said I would, and I have a feeling I would have kept going. 19 games. That was my haul this year, nineteen friggin games. Out of those nineteen games, how many have I played? Four. I'll eventually get around to playing the other fifteen games. One day.

Bill Platt