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Sep 24 // Nick Chester

Star Wars: The Old Republic launches December 20

You know those holiday plans you had? Cancel 'em -- BioWare and Electronic Art have announced that its long-awaited MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch in North America on December 20. It will hit Europe two days lat...
Sep 21 // Nick Chester

Contest: Win the Steam 2D Indie Bundle!

[Update: That's it, contest is over, and all codes are gone! Congratulations to those who nabbed one, and have fun!] The "Indie 2D Bundle" available on Steam right now is an insane deal. We're talking $9.99 for five solid 2D ...
Sep 20 // Nick Chester

Zen Pinball 3D to hit 3DS eShop this fall

Zen Studios has announced today that its bringings its kickass pinball series, Zen Pinball, to the Nintendo 3DS via the eShop this fall. Call Zen Pinball 3D, the download will feature four tables: Earth Defense, Shamen, Exca...
Sep 19 // Nick Chester

DC Universe Online set to go free-to-play in October

After being on shelves for just under 10 months, Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online is going the free-to-play route. IGN is reporting that this October, both PlayStation 3 and PC gamers will be able to download th...
Sep 19 // Nick Chester

Netflix rebrands DVD service as Qwikster, adds games

Following an outcry earlier this year when it added separate plans for its physical DVD mailing service and streaming, Netflix has completely rebranded the service for the former. Now called Qwikster, a post on the official N...
Sep 19 // Nick Chester

Starbreeze teams with film director for new IP

Sweden's Starbreeze sure is keeping itself busy these days. With the recently announced Syndicate reboot for Electronic Arts set for a 2012 release, it's already looking at its next preject: a new and original IP. The studio ...
Sep 14 // Nick Chester

Win a Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One beta key

[Update: The "Beta Code Giver-outer Random Choose-O-Matic" has spoken! The winners are: Raffy Taruc, JBThayer, n45800, akinney77,Luke Fraser, Raien Swiftwood, tahmidk, Jesse Proffitt, CabooseMiller, Mose Avinash Parasram...
Sep 14 // Nick Chester

MotoHeroz is 'racing game thrills,' 'platformer charm'

While RedLynx may have found its biggest success with Trials HD, the truth is that its upcoming WiiWare title MotoHeroz has a longer history. "MotoHeroz first saw the light of day as a prototype for a mobile phone game," RedL...
Sep 14 // Nick Chester

Max Payne 3: First trailer for Rockstar's next big thing

As promised, Rockstar Games is delivering our first look at Max Payne 3 today.  After a long silence, this is our first glimpse at the game in action -- the publisher maintains that this is all in-game footage. As with ...
Sep 13 // Nick Chester

Review: The Gunstringer

A skeleton cowboy marionette driven by revenge. Troma's Lloyd Kaufman driving dangerously. A beautiful, unlockable picture of our own Hamza Aziz. A gator that has sex with a lumberjack. Wait, hold on... what now?  Yup, this is definitely a Twisted Pixel game. Welcome to The Gunstringer, easily one of the most fun and original titles for Kinect. 
Sep 12 // Nick Chester

Nintendo's 3DS press conference is live, watch it here!

Nintendo is holding its 3DS press conference in Japan right now! Foreign press weren't invited, but the Internet was, so watch it live with us, won't you? What news, if any, are you expecting?
Sep 12 // Nick Chester

Win Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and a sick poster!

[Update: Winners have been chosen, using Random.org's number generator to select comment numbers. Check after the break to see if you've won. Winners, keep an eye on your private messages for your codes!] We've already establ...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

I probably will win the AC: Revelations song contest

Ubisoft needs to find its voice for Assassin's Creed: Revalations, and it might be yours. The publisher has launched a contest where it's looking for a male or female vocalist to sing on a track that will appear on the upcomi...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

30-second Uncharted 3 commercial isn't long enough

I don't watch much (if any) live television, so I would have probably missed this new Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception spot Sony just aired. It also aired during the NFL Kickoff game between the Packers and the Saints, and I'd...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Capcom teasing Street Fighter x Tekken TGS reveals

We're only a week out from Tokyo Game Show, and Capcom's already gearing up for some Street Fighter x Tekken reveals.  The publisher has released two trailers today, featuring torn pieces of paper and... stuff. Eagle-ey...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Gearbox looking for Borderlands feedback for sequel

Gearbox Software wants you to know that it's listening. No, not in a creepy "peeking through your window and listening to the songs you sing in the shower" kind of way. More like in the "We want to make Borderlands 2 the best...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Not a typo: Nintendo reveals new DSi XL color

After struggling with initial 3DS sales, Nintendo must think it's golden on that front after the price drop. The company announced last night that sales of handheld were up 260% following the price reduction to $169.99. So wi...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Max Payne 3 trailer hitting next week

Rockstar is getting serious about this Max Payne 3 business, first with two new screenshots last week, and now with talk of a brand new trailer.  We'll get our latest look at the long-awaited third game in the series nex...
Sep 09 // Nick Chester

Bitmob/Destructoid to live stream 20 hours of Dead Island

I can't stay up past 10:30 PM anymore because I'm old, but I know a few people who can. Destructoid is teaming with Bitmob to play Deep Silver's cooperative zombie-massacre title Dead Island for -- wait for it -- 20 hours str...
Sep 08 // Nick Chester

Even more Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC... in space!

Halfbrick isn't kidding around with downloadable content for Fruit Ninja Kinect. It's now released the second content pack, "Space Capsule," which is available for 160 MS Points. The pack adds a new star chart backdrop, a "St...
Sep 08 // Nick Chester

Nintendo DLC: Paint Splash! Golf! Puzzle Rocks!

It's "shop" update time, guys! That means all manner of Nintendo's shops -- the Wii Shop Channel, the 3DS eShop, and the DSiWare Shop -- are all updated! So what's on the plate for today? Let's have a look…3DS-only Go...
Sep 08 // Nick Chester

Rotastic coming to XBLA on September 21

Dancing Dots' oddball Xbox Live Arcade title Rotastic will be available September 21 for 800 MS Points. We previewed the game last week, which was described as "Cut the Rope crossed over with Bejeweled, all wrapped in the aes...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Stick brings 90s arcades home

If you remember the 90s, you likely remember spending arcades. Or at least the murky corners of pizza shops and mom-and-pop video stores masquerading as such. Maybe I'm dating myself, but I remember those times fondly. Many o...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Have some free screens for upcoming free Red Dead DLC

With the free "Myths and Mavericks" content for Red Dead Redemption right around the corner, Rockstar thought you might want to see what you're in store for. So here, have these new screenshots. The pack is out next week, Sep...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

The real Dead Island experience revealed

As gaming enthusiasts, we'll never forget that initial reveal trailer for Dead Island. Gripping, emotional, and beautifully crafted, it was a haunting promo that put Techland's first-person role-playing game on almost everyo...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Robot fighting flick Reel Steel getting XBLA, PSN game

The first time I saw the trailer for the upcoming film, Reel Steel, I was in a public theater. It was probably inappropriate for me to laugh out our at it, but there I was, cackling uncontrollably. The premise: an ex-fighter ...
Sep 07 // Nick Chester

Trials dev's MotoHeroz hits WiiWare next week

RedLynx has announced that its WiiWare title, MotoHeroz, will be available September 12 for 1500 Wii Points.  This cute little racer packs a single-player campaign, leaderboards, as well as a four-player "party mode." I...
Sep 06 // Nick Chester

Resistance 3 'Survival' DLC coming October 3

Resistance 3 hits PlayStation 3 today, and Sony's already on top of announcing the first DLC for Insomniac's first-person shooter. The "Survival" pack will be hitting the PlayStation Store on October 4, and will be bringing a...
Sep 04 // Nick Chester

Get your Borderlands 2 gameplay shaky cam footage here

I had a chance to see Borderlands 2 during a behind-closed-doors presentation at PAX last week. My thoughts? Game looks kind of awesome. Okay, it looks really awesome.  But don't take my word for it, check it ou...
Sep 04 // Nick Chester

Get Dead Island a few days early if you're lucky

While Dead Island is officially set to hit shelves this coming Tuesday, a few naughty retailers have started selling the game early.  Reader Spencer writes to us with photographic evidence of his purchase of Techland's z...

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