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Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Meet the Dirty Bomb team and maybe nab a Fragger

I'm hearing more and more about Dirty Bomb lately, almost to the point where I might download the free-to-play shooter to check it out. The chances just went up a bit, because PC Gamer has its hands on 100,000 keys for one o...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

AMD introduces dual Fiji GPU card

The PC gaming show at E3 2015 is the first of its kind, and it came about in large part due to AMD's financial support. So early on there was what amounted to a drawn-out advertisement for AMD products. Later on, AMD CEO Lisa...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter ends with over $3.25 million

It was a long journey, but it has come to an end. A month and a half ago, the Banjo-Kazooie-esque 3D platformer showed up on Kickstarter, and it crushed its initial goal of £175,000 on day one, hitting over &p...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Elite: Dangerous developer creating theme park simulator 'Planet Coaster'

In a strong departure from the space battles of Elite: Dangerous, Frontier announced a theme park simulator tonight at the PC gaming show at E3. The Planet Coaster: Simulation Evolved trailer started with an empty grass lot,...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

American Truck Simulator used Google Maps

I've always been fascinated by Euro Truck Simulator, but never jumped in because, pff, who wants to drive in Europe? This is America; we drive on American roads here and we speak American. As it turns out, American Truck Simu...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Fable Legends has 'years of content' planned

At the PC gaming show this evening, Xbox's Phil Spencer came out and introduced a few developers working on PC and Xbox One. One game in the presentation was Fable Legends, which I liked the last time I played it. In addition...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 releasing on September 29

Amidst all of the press conferences and announcements and previews, Tony Hawk decided now would be a good time to tweet out some information about the upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. It looks like the return to form for th...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam goes to the most popular war

At the PC gaming stream tonight, Tripwire Interactive and Antimatter Games revealed a new shooter. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is going to have to walk a fine line; it's going to have to take a different tack than a lot of milit...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Lara Croft GO headed to mobile and tablet 'soon'

Square Enix has some experience putting out mobile games with big name IPs. Hitman GO released last year and by most accounts it was a solid title. Now it looks like it's our favorite tomb raider's turn with Lara Croft GO. Co...
Jun 16 // Darren Nakamura

Xenoblade Chronicles X releasing on December 4

Nintendo has been pushing Xenoblade Chronicles X pretty hard with Japanese live streams earlier this year. Now it's getting close to time for Western audiences to start getting hyped. The short trailer shown during Nint...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

EA debuts survival mode in Star Wars Battlefront

We saw a bit of Star Wars Battlefront's competitive multiplayer earlier today, but at Sony's press conference tonight, Patrick Bach of DICE showed off its cooperative survival mode. A small team of rebels fight off the Imper...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

New Firewatch trailer hints at something dark

Campo Santo's Firewatch enjoyed a short fraction of Sony's E3 press conference tonight, but it was a good little video. It starts with high spirits, two voices joking around with one another, one guy playing with a turtle just for kicks, the usual. Toward the end, it hints toward the central conflict. Something dark is at play here. Some sort of park ranger impostor, maybe? I don't know.
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Tom Clancy's The Division release date is March 8, 2016

Ubisoft showed off some more of The Division at its press conference today. In the gameplay preview, a team of three makes a shaky alliance with a random group of two. They all take down some bad guys, steal their loot, and ...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Mirror's Edge Catalyst release date is February 23, 2016

At EA's press conference today, Sara Jansson showed off a trailer for the upcoming Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Before getting it started, she dropped the release date: February 23, 2016. That's less than a year before we can (fi...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Unravel is an adorable new puzzle platformer

At EA's press conference earlier today, the big publisher unveiled something that felt a little out of character, but in all the best ways. Unravel is a puzzle platformer that makes use of the craft item look Nintendo has be...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Wow, Minecraft on Microsoft's HoloLens looks hot

We have seen snippets of Minecraft on HoloLens in the past, but at Microsoft's E3 press conference today, a couple of presenters showed off something that had us putting up the respect knuckles. With a special camera showing ...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Ashen looks like Microsoft's answer to Journey

Microsoft spent a little bit of time on ID@Xbox, its independent game initiative. Nestled in the middle was Ashen, a dark exploration game. In the trailer, a man gets impaled with a spear and a scary skeleton tree does a roa...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Fallout 4 on Xbox One will support PC-made mods

Ever since Morrowind on the original Xbox, Bethesda's Todd Howard has wanted console gamers to have a comparable experience with PC gamers. One thing has stood in the way of that for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout: mods. Begin...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Crytek is developing VR game Robinson: The Journey

Whenever a new Crytek game is announced, the comments go to the meme of "will it run on my machine?" For Robinson: The Journey, the answer to that question is likely "no," unless you are running a virtual reality headset. To ...
Jun 15 // Darren Nakamura

Fallout 4 screenshots fresh from the Bethesda showcase

Bethesda spent a lot of time on Fallout at its E3 showcase. Though the video presentation is probably the way to go for those hungry for Fallout 4 information, fans short on time might prefer a quick browsing of screens. Thou...
Jun 14 // Darren Nakamura

Be an overseer of a vault in Fallout Shelter for mobile devices

[Update: Bethesda's Pete Hines mentioned on his Twitter that "we will have info later about [an] Android version."] At Bethesda's E3 press conference, the big draw was Fallout 4, but nestled in the middle of the Fallout prese...
Jun 14 // Darren Nakamura

Bethesda games gets new hub, called Bethesda.net

At Bethesda's E3 press conference tonight, the publisher announced its new hub Bethesda.net (pronounced without a "dot"). The hub will handle all of Bethesda's online games. The list of games that will go through the centralized hub is shown above, including a lot of big names: Dishonored, Doom, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, The Evil Within, Quake, Wolfenstein, and newcomer Battlecry.
Jun 14 // Darren Nakamura

New details on Super Mario Maker include a high heel boot

The Super Mario Maker levels shown at the Nintendo World Championships were nuts. Enemies were stacked on top of each other; trampolines were being shot out of cannons; dogs were living with cats; it was mass hysteria. Within...
Jun 14 // Darren Nakamura

Mario Maker is now called Super Mario Maker

Tonight was the final event for the Nintendo World Championships 2015. Over the course of the night (including a new game announcement), the field was whittled down to just two: John Numbers and Cosmo. The pair went up agains...
Jun 14 // Darren Nakamura

Super Smash Bros. getting instant YouTube uploads

Every now and then in the Destructoid editors' chat room, Patrick Hancock will post an animated GIF he made of some impressive thing he did in Super Smash Bros. From now on, it'll be even easier for him to show off; he'll onl...
Jun 12 // Darren Nakamura

Bloodstained Kickstarter ends with over $5.7 million pledged

It doesn't feel like it has been a month since we were first asked "sword or whip?" or we first heard the term "Igavania," but here we are. Koji Igarashi and company launched the Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual ...
Jun 12 // Darren Nakamura

Sneak and backstab: The Ship HD is coming next year

I was always intrigued by The Ship, but the timing wasn't ever right for me to play it. Back when it was active I didn't have a gaming PC, and once I built my current rig the community just wasn't there. With today's announc...
Jun 11 // Darren Nakamura

Dyscourse free update 'Indie Island' out now

During Dyscourse's Kickstarter campaign, the team at Owlchemy came up with a cool idea: take the basic idea of a bunch of weirdos stuck on a desert island and use indie game developers instead. They are probably still weirdos...
Jun 11 // Darren Nakamura

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 out June 23

In life, sometimes it's best to celebrate the little victories. For instance, the forces of the universe have prevented me from attending E3 this year, but as a consolation, Telltale is releasing Tales from the Borderlands Ep...
Jun 10 // Darren Nakamura

Manage an ornate submarine in the open world of Diluvion

Sure, big name Kickstarters like Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee are in the spotlight right now with their campaigns winding down having made millions of dollars. But don't forget that there are others out there looking for th...

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