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Jul 22 // Alessandro Fillari

3D Streets of Rage 2 is a return to classic brawler action

Growing up, one of my favorite genres was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. From Final Fight to Double Dragon, I was quite fond of the action found in traveling through different stages and kicking the asses of gang members and...
Jul 20 // Alessandro Fillari

Rising Thunder aims to shake up the fighting game scene

If you were one of the many watching the EVO 2015 livestreams over the weekend, then you no doubt saw a trailer for Rising Thunder, a brand new fighting game featuring battling robots. While viewers didn't get much info about...
Jul 09 // Alessandro Fillari

The Magic Circle launch trailer pokes fun at games industry egoism

Back in January, I had the pleasure of checking out The Magic Circle, a charming and funny adventure title that poked fun at the chaotic, often insane challenges of game development. There's a launch trailer to set the mood ...
Jul 09 // Alessandro Fillari

Bethesda will show new Fallout 4 gameplay to QuakeCon 2015 attendees

Since that massive wave of info about Fallout 4 back at E3, I've counting the days till its November release. I'm a big fan of the series, and seeing its debut on the current gen was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, Beth...
Jul 02 // Alessandro Fillari

Into the Stars is an intense Space Opera, hits early access July 9

The Space Sim genre has been one of the most ambitious and sought after titles from developers and fans alike. Ever since the early days of gaming, there's been a desire to craft a title that allows for exploration across a s...
Jun 23 // Alessandro Fillari

Pillars of Eternity: The White March is set to be one epic expansion

As one of Obsidian Entertainment's most ambitious titles, Pillars of Eternity earned a lot of respect from fans of the genre. The developers found great success in returning to their roots, and they've got more in store for t...
Jun 19 // Alessandro Fillari

Mother Russia Bleeds is a brutal throwback to classic brawlers

One of my favorite types of games from back in the day was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. Though the sub-gene has sorta evolved into more standard and narrative-based action games, I still feel there's more to be done with t...
Jun 19 // Alessandro Fillari

Crossing Souls is a stellar tribute to the 1980s

In recent years, Kickstarter has opened the doors for a lot of developers looking to make things happen. It's a real pleasure to see titles that would've never been greenlit by publishers find an audience willing to put up ca...
Jun 19 // Alessandro Fillari

Frictional Games' SOMA brings true horror to PS4

Even though it doesn't seem that long ago, it's been five years since a group of indie developers struck it big with the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game became a hit with players looking for...
Jun 18 // Alessandro Fillari

Elite: Dangerous for Xbox One adds new multiplayer mode

As one of the most well-known Kickstarter titles, Elite: Dangerous has really become a massive and seminal title within the PC community. With an entire universe to explore, built to scale according to the developers, they pr...
Jun 18 // Alessandro Fillari

Total War: Warhammer changes the game of war

The Total War series is known for its focus on intense real-time combat and simulation-based nation-building gameplay. As one of the more historical games, the series has garnered a lot of respect from fans and many critics a...
Jun 18 // Alessandro Fillari

Hideaki Itsuno talks his return to DMC with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

As you have probably noticed over the last few months, Destructoid has been loaded with articles about the Devil May Cry series and its upcoming titles. The folks at Capcom have been very open with sharing details about the s...
Jun 17 // Alessandro Fillari

Shadow Warrior 2 goes even more over the top with co-op action

2013's Shadow Warrior reboot from Devolver Digital made a name for itself when it was released on PC. As most reboots of classic titles tend to go for a more gritty and toned-down vibe, the developers at Flying Wild Hog went ...
Jun 17 // Alessandro Fillari

Hollowpoint gives co-op shooting a fresh perspective

Update: Cross-play for PS4 and PC will not be a feature for Hollowpoint.It feels like you can't go anywhere without seeing another co-op shooter set for release or being announced for the first time. Since the success of titl...
Jun 16 // Alessandro Fillari

Guitar Hero Live rocks out with a fresher focus

I remember a time when there was this massive swell of music and rhythm-based games. The most dominant one at the time was the Guitar Hero series, which was quite an obsession among many of my classmates back in college. But ...
Jun 15 // Alessandro Fillari

Cammy and Birdie are fantastic in Street Fighter V

As you could likely tell, Street Fighter V is looking pretty amazing. I was very impressed with my hands-on session with the game, along with my chat with Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas, and I can tell that many people will find a ...
Jun 15 // Alessandro Fillari

World of Final Fantasy set PS4 and PS Vita, coming 2016

During the Sony E3 presser, we got a sneak peek at an upcoming spin-off title for Square-Enix's fabled JRPG series called World of Final Fantasy. It's looks to be an super-deformed take on FF lore, featuring a young cast about to embark on an adventure. It looks quite colorful, and I'm intrigued to see what the gameplay will be like.
Jun 15 // Alessandro Fillari

Kojima's final MGSV E3 trailer shows off the bloodshed

A lot's happened this year with the state of the MGS, and its creator's fate after the launch of MGSV. As Hideo Kojima's final Metal Gear, and this time it's for real, The Phantom Pain will be a very bittersweet title fo...
Jun 11 // Alessandro Fillari

Combofiend talks Street Fighter V, and the importance of community

In case you missed it, I had a blast playing Street Fighter V. I spent three hours playing against other journalists and developers from Capcom, and I learned so much about what this new title is all about. Given that they've...
Jun 11 // Alessandro Fillari

My first three hours with Street Fighter V were immensely satisfying

After nearly thirty years, the Street Fighter series has still been going strong. With more incarnations than most people can remember, the series is seen by many as the quintessential example of what the fighting game genre ...
Jun 06 // Alessandro Fillari

In case you missed it: The Fallout 4 debut trailer is live

No talking, here it is. Fallout 4 is being developed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 
Jun 03 // Alessandro Fillari

Stonehearth is out now on Steam Early Access

It's incredible to see how Kickstarter has given rise to so many titles. Sure, there's the heavy hitters like Broken Age, Wasteland 2, and Pillars of Eternity, but there are many others that came out of nowhere to leave such ...
Jun 02 // Alessandro Fillari

inXile Entertainment launches Kickstarter for The Bard's Tale IV

Just when you thought Kickstarter had plateaued, there comes another campaign set to reignite the fire for crowdfunded game development. After the successes of other titles such as Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained from different...
Jun 01 // Alessandro Fillari

Disney Infinity 3.0 expands with the Star Wars and Inside Out playsets

Who knew that Disney's strange and bizarre mishmash of characters into one large game would turn out to be such a big hit? I know, a Disney title with a bunch of Pixar, film, and legacy characters would've sold regardless, bu...
May 28 // Alessandro Fillari

Halt and Catch Fire explores the early days of online gaming

In case you couldn't tell, the 1980s is having a bit of comeback. With so many games and films (Kung Fury is out today!) seeking to emulate the vibrant and lively era, there's plenty of people out there feeling nostalgic for ...
May 25 // Alessandro Fillari

Resident Evil 0 Remastered revealed, arrives early 2016

Coming off of the super successful Resident Evil Remastered earlier this year, Capcom made plans to invest more in HD remasters of classic titles. And after seeing how well REmake HD sold, it's clear that there was quite an a...
May 18 // Alessandro Fillari

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition brings the gang back together

In case you missed it, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is now a thing. Following up on their release of the excellent DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (seriously, it's great), Capcom are readying their second hit o...
May 13 // Alessandro Fillari

Sega's Thunder Blade makes a fierce return in the 3D Classics Series

It's been a real joy re-experiencing classic titles from Sega's past. With the recent releases of Outrun and Fantasy Zone II bringing back some serious nostalgia trips, the folks at Sega have still got plenty of 3D remasters ...
May 07 // Alessandro Fillari

The Hotline Miami Story covers the making of this trippy series

I still remember how the original Hotline Miami suddenly came out of nowhere and left an incredible impression on those who took a chance on it. It was such an unusual title. Its bright, vivid visuals, along with the overhea...
Apr 28 // Alessandro Fillari

Double Fine Productions aims to rekindle the spirit of adventure

Who could forget the great Kickstarter boom of 2012? You remember, right? Out of nowhere, this website called Kickstarter suddenly became a focal point for established developers and indies looking to crowdfund the next big t...

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