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Fallout 4 rumor

Is this old Fallout 4 leak true? No gender options?


Fired employee tells all
Jun 03
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: Looks like this is most likely a hoax. The leaker said they had accidentally given information to Kotaku, which in turn caused her to get fired. Kotaku confirmed today that no information was ever given to them by th...
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Rumor

Rumor says Dark Souls 3 will be at E3


Are you ready to die yet again?
Jun 02
// Laura Kate Dale
According to a new rumor, Bandai Namco is planning to reveal Dark Souls 3 in just a couple of weeks time at E3. Initially reported by VG247, who cites "a source familiar to the matter," the rumor suggests that the game will b...
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Splatoon

Why yes, I would like an NES Zapper in Splatoon


Too good to be true?
May 28
// Jordan Devore
This supposed image of the Prima strategy guide for Splatoon shows some curious weapons including, oh my god, NES Zappers. The names even reflect the light guns' release years! Is this stuff real? One of the weapons, the Inkb...
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Wildstar

Wildstar might be going free to play in August


Just as predicted
May 14
// Joe Parlock
Look, I’m going to try and not be smug about this… but I was right. A few weeks ago, Wildstar was pulled from the shelves in Australia, leading to speculation it might be going free to play or Guild Wars­-st...
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Fallout 4

Rumour: Guillermo del Toro's production company creating Fallout 4 trailer


Seems pretty legit!
May 11
// Laura Kate Dale
[Update: We received an email from Mirada Studios demanding we pull this story. A representative cited inaccuracies, but also confirmed the story was breaking a non-disclosure agreement. As nobody at Destructoid signed an N...
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#igavania

We might learn more about IGA's next project on Monday


Or he might just be effing with us
May 07
// Darren Nakamura
Since Tuesday, I have been watching SwordOrWhip.com, the teaser site for former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi's next project. Given the hashtag #igavania, the reference to iconic weaponry, and his previous comments ...
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Twilight Princess

Guy claims he StreetPassed someone playing Twilight Princess on 3DS


Zelda Symphony concert attendee may have goofed
Apr 19
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: More shots of this screen are coming in from other attendees of the concert.] [Update #2: It's fake. While TaDavidID, the guy who generated the image above, has gone on to add video and more images to suppo...
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Deux Ex

Next Deus Ex leaked, stars Adam Jensen


Deus (N)Ex(t)
Apr 07
// Mike Cosimano
[Update: Well, the internet has forced Square's hand. The official Deus Ex Twitter account just sent this out.] Information regarding the next game in the Deus Ex franchise -- subtitled Mankind Divided -- has b...
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Batman remaster

Believable rumor: Remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City coming this year


Higher-resolution Bat-Pecs
Mar 23
// Jordan Devore
Until many more people own Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s, publishers will continue to put out remastered games, otherwise known as "safe bets." Even then, they'll probably continue. Here's another pair of 'em to start your wee...
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Kingdom Hearts

Cancelled Kingdom Hearts concept art with Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Star Wars


Two new key wielders we may never know
Mar 15
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: As pointed out by Drake in the comments, there is some debate as to whether these are real or not, although no concrete evidence has been shown either way. So take the following with a grain of salt and I'll update i...
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GDC rumor

Rumor: Phil Harrison taking his talents elsewhere


Goodbye Microsoft, he hardly knew ya
Mar 04
// Robert Summa
News from GDC has it that the one-time Sony exec and now Microsoft executive Phil Harrison is planning to leave his position with the company. Sources have confirmed with GamesIndustry.biz that he is stepping away after being...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Super Smash Bros.

Rumor: Rayman might be coming to Smash Bros.


I hope this is paving the way for Tingle DLC
Feb 14
// Jason Faulkner
[Update: It's fake, as shown in the video above. While it's nice to have a detailed explanation on how this fake was made, what I really want is a detailed explanation on why it was made, preferably with sideline psycho...
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Sleeping Dogs HD?

Retailer lets slip PC, PS4, Xbox One 'Sleeping Dogs HD'


Coming this November; or, a clerical error
Jun 16
// Steven Hansen
UK retailer Shopto had a listing, now removed, for Sleeping Dogs HD, as spotted by Gamr Review. The listing was for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and carried a November release date. Square Enix re-releasing Sleeping D...
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Zelda Williams

Zelda Williams likely teasing Majora's Mask 3DS for 'surprise' announcement


What else would she be holding that mask for?
Jun 11
// Brittany Vincent
Zelda Williams has had an interesting presence at E3 2014, and given her namesake it's not surprising to see her hanging around. But regarding her "extra special" surprise at E3 that we touched upon late in May, she may have ...
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Rumor: Mario Maker to be revealed at E3 2014


It's a me, your Mario maker
Jun 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
An alleged picture from Nintendo's E3 2014 showfloor was leaked, showing a station displaying something called Mario Maker. The image comes by way of Nintendo Enthusiast, and we won't know for sure what this is, or what platf...
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Rumor: Clips emerge showing Project Beast in action


Is this the next game from From Software?
May 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Project Beast is the rumored PlayStation 4 project by From Software, the developers behind Dark Souls. Some images were supposedly leaked not too long ago, and now NeoGAF has found four short gameplay clips. Is this actually...
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Those E3 floor plans are fake, so here's my make-believe E3 2014


Fake maps, real dreams
May 15
// Dale North
I've had plenty ask me why Destructoid has not run any of the 'leaked' E3 floor plans and documents this past week. None of them looked legit, and no one could confirm their contents, so we skipped 'em. This morning, the Ente...
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Xbox Live

Rumor: Microsoft to waive Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu


It's staggering this hasn't been done already
May 12
// Jordan Devore
[Update: Microsoft has confirmed that entertainment apps are being set free.] As much as I've gotten used to the idea that Xbox Live Gold is a requirement for certain entertainment apps, that's not to say Microsoft shouldn't ...

Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game

May 10 // Jordan Devore
[Warning: Light spoilers ahead. Boss and location names from Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls II are named, but nothing too in-depth. The comments section will surely have detailed spoilers, though.] So, Dark Souls II. On the whole, I enjoyed it, but there were issues both big and small that prevented me from enjoying the game to the extent I enjoyed Dark Souls and Demon's Souls before it. The latter set the stage for many of us. It featured some truly inspired levels, like the still-gives-me-the-creeps Tower of Latria, and novel boss encounters, such as the Old Monk and Storm King. Then we had Dark Souls, whose often times mind-blowing interconnected world, memorable art direction, fascinating lore (if you were willing to dig for it), and all-around good game design I'll never forget. Gosh, Dark Souls is just the best. I was never going to like a sequel as much as it, I don't think. Not when that game had such a profound impact on me. It's funny, in retrospect, that one of the bigger concerns with Dark Souls II leading up to release was its difficulty (or perceived lack thereof). That actually ended up being one aspect I didn't have any major issues with. There's even extra challenge to be found in optional stuff like Bonfire Ascetics to permanently strengthen foes, and rings that can be obtained by not dying or resting at a bonfire once. Also, those damn Ogres (cyclops) still give me trouble as a melee build. Questionable hitboxes aside, I think From Software has mostly nailed down combat for the series. Online play -- whether it be through summons, PvP, covenants, or simply message writing -- is still fascinating, and I wonder why more single-player games don't attempt to blur the lines like this series has. Overall, the Souls formula works. I can't see me getting tired of it. But for all its upgrades and tweaks, I found Dark Souls II to be lacking in terms of world and boss design compared to its remarkable predecessors. The kingdom of Drangleic has its shining moments -- whether it be a pirate-y port town with shadowy creepsters lurking about, water-logged ruins with brilliant illumination, or sky-high resting grounds for dragons -- but they're simply outnumbered by areas which feel as if they weren't fully fleshed out. No-Man's Wharf, Shrine of Amana, and Dragon Aerie were among my favorites for the sense of adventure and sheer dread they inspired deep within me from the moment they first came into sight. But we don't need The Gutter and Black Gulch. One (or none) would've been fine. I liked the convenience of being able to immediately warp between bonfires in Dark Souls II, however travel wasn't problematic in Dark Souls given the way areas smartly weaved in and out, the way shortcuts flowed into one another. Lordran was full of memorable locales that were special on their own and made even more special due to the way they fit together. That setting was just so interesting to look at, from its lowest depths to its highest peaks, that I rarely found running through it to be a chore. Except for Blighttown. Fuck Blighttown. I'm hesitant to call out any specific areas in Dark Souls II as being bad, because I don't feel any are truly "bad" -- just not memorable. Not as exciting. They're lacking a certain imagination, a certain creativity that was prevalent in the prior games. Frankly, many of them are a blur. Perhaps I would've been more accepting of Drangleic if its demons were more interesting to look at and fight. Yes, the Demon of Song creeped me the eff out and I'm thankful for it. The Pursuer was a welcome wake-up call. The Looking Glass Knight intimidated me where many others could not. But for all of those memorable encounters, we had to fight rehash after rehash and I'm starting to realize that this was my biggest letdown. Ornstein minus Smough. More gargoyles. A giant rat that jumps around an awful lot like Sif. Prowling Magus, the equivalent of Dark Souls' Pinwheel. And my least favorite: Dragonrider, a bland encounter early on that isn't made more compelling when you have to fight two at once. From Software is capable of more than this. Even at its worst, this is still a tremendous series unlike any other. That said, after about 40 hours with the game and counting, I'm still unsure about initiating a new game plus. The preparations are made for round two, don't get me wrong, but part of me would rather just dive back into Dark Souls again. Or maybe even Demon's Souls; I've spent the least amount of time with it. My memory of its specifics, of its tricky spots and strategies, is fuzzy. The time is right, in other words. Although Dark Souls II may be rich in content, a not-insignificant chunk of said content is anything but rich. It's a step down -- maybe not a huge step down, but a step nonetheless -- and when it comes to quality vs. quantity, it's clear which I'd rather have. Souls has caught on in a way I'm not even sure From Software could have predicted. There's going to be more, and many of us want more -- I just hope it doesn't arrive too quickly, before it's ready. Will series creator Miyazaki return to lead the next game along with other notable From Software staffers who were absent from or less involved with Dark Souls II development? Will they save the day with imaginative designs and all-new concepts? Maybe! Probably. Even if they don't, I'm hopeful the studio as a whole learned a hell of a lot on the project and can tighten its focus. Yes, I was disappointed with some of the larger aspects of Dark Souls II, but it's still one of my favorite games released this year. As for the rumored current-gen take on Souls in which you can possibly wield a shotgun? Of course I want that. Of course I'm on board. Don't fail me, E3!
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Project Beast?
In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The...

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More new 2D Prince of Persia hints on Twitter?


A tweet pulled
Apr 23
// Dale North
We heard some rumors of a new 2D Prince of Persia that could use the Rayman Legends engine a few days ago. And now a tweet from Drew James, a Ubisoft engineeer with the username @UbiDrew, shared above image, asking "What next...
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Prince of Persia

New 2D Prince of Persia will channel Rayman, weirdly enough


I'm not sure anyone thinks of Rayman when they think of the Prince
Apr 18
// Brittany Vincent
There's more Prince of Persia to come, although it may not be in the manner you've been expecting. According to the French site Le Portail du Jeu Video, there's a new 2D Prince of Persia in development using the Rayman Legend...
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Rumor: Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle on the way


Box art leaked
Apr 17
// Dale North
Either this box art (found at gameblog.fr) is fake, or we're about to see a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle soon. Or at least Europe, as this features European ratings logos. We have no idea where they got the art from, but if it's...
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Smash Bros. 6

Bandai Namco reportedly recruiting talent for 'Smash Bros. 6'


e-Career FA's job posting shows a call for programmers
Apr 07
// Brittany Vincent
Nintendo may be hyping upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS, but according to Siliconera (via Game Jouhou) Bandai Namco has been sniffing around for talent to work on a "Smash Bros. 6" for a 2015 release. As posted o...
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The Walking Dead

Online stores list The Walking Dead for Xbox One


May be shambling its way to the new generation
Apr 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
Telltale's widely acclaimed series based on The Walking Dead may soon arrive on Xbox One. NeoGAF poster MauroNL spotted listings for the Game of the Year edition of the first season and the second season on the webs...
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Metro

Deep Silver confirms leaked Metro Redux as genuine


For current-gen consoles
Mar 31
// Jordan Devore
4A Games will bring its post-apocalyptic Metro shooter franchise to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and PC, again) with Metro Redux, according to a pair of leaked images. Publisher Deep Silver has gone on record to say these are ...
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us reportedly shambling onto PS4


This is it, the apocalypse
Mar 27
// Brittany Vincent
While the idea of a possible sequel has done an admirable job of quelling the flames of desire for more, Sony has yet to announce an actual, honest-to-goodness follow up to Naughty Dog's 2013 blockbuster The Last of...
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Far Cry 4

Ridable elephants in the Himalayas rumored for Far Cry 4


Yes to all of this
Mar 21
// Jordan Devore
As much as I truly am down for more Far Cry, I don't have it in me to play through another tropical island setting. There's been talk before that the still-unannounced Far Cry 4 will travel to the Himalayas -- a much more com...
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Titanfall

Electronic Arts reportedly locked in for Titanfall 2


And PlayStation gamers will be invited this time
Mar 19
// Jordan Devore
I know, I know -- talk of a Titanfall sequel already. Go ahead: give us your best groan. Of course Electronic Arts would want to turn the property into a full-on franchise and it sounds like the game sold well enough for the ...
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Virtual reality

Sony expected to reveal its virtual-reality headset next week


Presumably during the 'Driving the Future of Innovation' talk on Tuesday
Mar 12
// Jordan Devore
Sources familiar with Sony's virtual-reality headset believe the company will showcase the device next week during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, reports Edge. A prototype is reportedly in the hands of some ...

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