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Jul 01 // Brett Makedonski

Ubisoft's Comic-Con plans include you jumping off a tall structure

For the second straight year, Ubisoft's giving people an opportunity to showcase their assassin prowess. Equipped with a Ninja Warrior-like course, the French publisher is promoting Assassin's Creed Syndicate with a ser...
Jul 01 // Brett Makedonski

WWE 2K16 roster swells to almost twice the size of last year's

Developer Visual Concepts and wrestler Seth Rollins have a lot in common. They're both the architects and the future of the WWE. The only difference is that Visual Concepts handles the 2K video game side of things, not t...
Jul 01 // Brett Makedonski

Dark Pit amiibo is a Best Buy exclusive

More cheery news coming out of the amiibo world: Dark Pit will be exclusive to Best Buy. Instead of having the opportunity to snag him at one of five (or so) retailers, you have to deal with The Big Yellow Price Tag. This mor...
Jun 30 // Brett Makedonski

Amazon's started offering game discounts to Prime members (and some are really good)

Amazon's started something new and interesting -- it's offering Prime members discounts on some games without explicitly stating that it's offering discounts on those games. Yeah, it's weird, but Prime members benefit which t...
Jun 30 // Brett Makedonski

Ride in style with this blinged-out Mario Kart 8 wheel

Somewhere along the way, Link traded Epona for a sleek sportbike. It's unconventional, but probably necessary in the high-octane world of Mario Kart 8. I mean, Epona is literally one horsepower. That doesn't quite cut it. Lin...
Jun 30 // Brett Makedonski

Fire Emblem amiibo is first item ever sold on Amazon Mexico

Amazon México finally opened its doors to selling physical goods this morning. For more than a year prior, it only dealt Kindle e-books. What was the first item ever sold once the servers went live? An amiibo from Fire...
Jun 30 // Brett Makedonski

Splatoon's new mode is like king of the hill with a twist

One of the primary criticisms of Splatoon upon release was its lack of variation in online game modes. Nintendo's been slowly working to fix that, as it has a set of free updates scheduled through August. Another of tho...
Jun 30 // Brett Makedonski

Xbox sounds like it's going big for gamescom

It's fitting that Microsoft has big plans for gamescom this year; after all, it is the biggest video game trade show in the world. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said last month that the platform-holder has just as much in store for ...
Jun 29 // Brett Makedonski

Pokemon Shuffle is (Rapi)dashing over to mobile devices

You know the Beedrill by now: Popular games usually come to multiple platforms. It's especially true when those games are laden with microtransactions designed to wring Whiscash out of the player. It'd be Oddish if that ...
Jun 29 // Brett Makedonski

Tomb Raider? I hardly even know her, and it's even harder to pick her out on account of all the Croft cosplayers at this SDCC event

San Diego Comic-Con is a breeding ground for cosplay. You'll find everything from the most amateur of outfits to the best professional-grade costumes. People really like to dress up like the things they really like. Microsof...
Jun 29 // Brett Makedonski

Take-Two registers domains that imply a third take at Mafia

Mafia II was a game with an interesting premise that was largely weighed down by the low-level chores the player was routinely asked to perform. Controlling the seedy underbelly of a city as a mobster is an exciting idea...
Jun 26 // Brett Makedonski

Bethesda's not making any more Fallout 4 Pip-Boys

Like Fallout's Wasteland, resources are limited and not everyone's going to get the most sought-after of Fallout 4 memorabilia: a replica Pip-Boy. Yes, people quickly scooped up the limited number of Pip-Boy editions of ...
Jun 26 // Brett Makedonski

Don't expect another E3 presser from Bethesda next year

Bethesda kicked off E3 2015 a day earlier than usual this year, but don't expect it to become tradition. The publisher's Hollywood spectacle was well-received, and that alone would coax some companies into making it an annual...
Jun 25 // Brett Makedonski

Games with Gold just got twice as good on Xbox One

We're winding down the month, which means it's again that time where Microsoft lets its Xbox Live Gold subscribers know the new titles they'll get for free as part of Games with Gold. But, this announcement comes with a nice ...
Jun 25 // Brett Makedonski

Apple's removed all games with Confederate flags

In the wake of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, the social rift in the United States is again glaringly apparent. Hatred and racism are at the forefront of this tragedy, but issues such as gun ownership and histori...
Jun 24 // Brett Makedonski

Dying Light takes jab at Destiny, rehydrates userbase

Techland is doing its damnedest to take the piss out of Destiny. You know, that "wow, this is really yellow, actually it's almost orange; this cannot be good for my kidneys" piss. It's running a similar drink-based promo...
Jun 24 // Brett Makedonski

All of Halo 5's pre-order bonuses will be unlockable through gameplay

We've gotten used to a certain routine with regard to pre-order bonuses. Typically, they'll be made available weeks or months after release for a nominal fee. For those who are content to wait even longer, it's usually all in...
Jun 24 // Brett Makedonski

More Fallout 4 Pip-Boy editions are on sale at Amazon!

Last week at E3, Bethesda revealed an edition of Fallout 4 that comes with a replica, functional Pip-Boy. It ended up being the most in-demand item at the show. Pre-orders went up and sold out shortly thereafter. Well, t...
Jun 24 // Brett Makedonski

People Can Fly head talks about split with Epic, new game

People Can Fly, a Poland-based developer, announced a split from Epic Games this morning. While the studio gained notoriety for its Painkiller games, in 2007 the majority of the company was acquired by Epic, and since th...
Jun 24 // Brett Makedonski

Awakening saved the Fire Emblem series from cancellation

Fire Emblem has a rich history, with 11 titles and 25 years to its name. However, around the turn of the decade, Nintendo planned to kill off the series, as it just wasn't successful enough. Awakening changed those ...
Jun 23 // Brett Makedonski

Minecraft's largest piece of artwork seems impossibly detailed

A lot of people make a lot of impressive things in Minecraft, but none of them go as big as Thorlar Thorlarian. That's not hyperbole, by the way; he actually has the world record to back it up. Recently, Thorlar finished a p...
Jun 23 // Brett Makedonski

The Evil Within's latest title update kills off letterboxing

The Evil Within had a letterboxed aesthetic that didn't fly with everyone. It added to the cinematic presentation, but some people couldn't stand it. Coming up on a year after release, Tango Gameworks is just now making ...
Jun 23 // Brett Makedonski

Reggie on new Metroid: 'We know what we're doing'

Many a Nintendo fan were met with disappointment one week ago when a new Metroid game was announced, but it wasn't anything like the Metroid game that they actually wanted. It didn't take long for the Internet to or...
Jun 22 // Brett Makedonski

Activision 'thinks a lot' about remastering Call of Duty games

The video game landscape in 2015 is rife with remake after remake, and it's just something that we've sort of learned to live with. So, why is a publisher with a reputation for chasing cash not pumping out upgraded remakes of...
Jun 22 // Brett Makedonski

The Final Fantasy VII port you don't want is coming in October

[Update: Square Enix reached out to "...confirm that the published release date for this title is incorrect. As discussed at this year's E3, Final Fantasy VII will be ported to the PlayStation 4 in Winter 2015. The pricing ...
Jun 22 // Brett Makedonski

This will be a nice eulogy for Batman if he dies in Arkham Knight

Like The Wallflowers (and David Bowie before them), we're talking heroes, if just for one day. And, in just one day, Batman will likely again prove himself a hero in Arkham Knight. That's sort of his thing. In this rather po...
Jun 18 // Brett Makedonski

Xbox originally thought backwards compatibility was impossible

Microsoft's E3 announcement that the Xbox One would be backwards compatible was a big one for fans who have thousands of dollars invested in the last generation of gaming. Two years ago, many struggled with the idea that thei...
Jun 17 // Brett Makedonski

Destructoid at E3: Steven eats a banana

[BREAKING: ORDER REVERSED! ORDER REVERSED! See pic below.] Eating healthy is important when you're at an event that's as hustle and bustle as E3. That's why Steven takes a minute out of his day to give his body the nutrients it deserves by scarfing down a delicious banana. Stay tuned for part two later tonight, in which he'll down too much whiskey and cry into his street burrito.
Jun 17 // Brett Makedonski

No Man's Sky dev happy he didn't end up at 'Fuktown' at Sony conference

When Hello Games' Sean Murray stepped on the stage at PlayStation's E3 press conference, he had one fear, and he never bothered to voice it to Sony; he just hoped like hell that he wouldn't get bitten by all the randomness in...
Jun 16 // Brett Makedonski

Star Fox Zero might have the best use for Wii U's GamePad yet

Only a few hours ago, the E3 show floor opened up. As soon as it happened, Nintendo's booth was flooded, and the half-dozen or so Star Fox Zero stations were thick with intimidatingly long lines. People were willing to w...

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