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Jun 26 // Kyle MacGregor

Review: The Controller Shop custom DualShock 4

When a custom controller outfit offered to let us design our own tailor-made gamepad, it was a proposal we couldn't refuse. Except designing things is hard. So we rolled the dice and left that task in their hands, hoping thei...
Jun 25 // Kyle MacGregor

Persona 4: Dancing All Night opening movie

No lie, I've been listening to Persona 4: Dancing All Night's main theme, "Dance!," on repeat since playing the game at E3 last week. It's just so danged infectious. I'm this close to importing the game -- which just came ou...
Jun 25 // Kyle MacGregor

Rodea: The Sky Soldier might be a bumpy ride

My first flight with Rodea: The Sky Soldier wasn't a smooth one. But perhaps that's to be expected of a title that's seen such a turbulent development history. The project went dark shortly after its initial announcement in 2010, then underwent a change of platforms -- something that seems all too apparent after a few minutes with the final product.
Jun 24 // Kyle MacGregor

New Persona 5 trailer leaked (Update)

[Update: And it's gone!] Persona 4: Dancing All Night just launched in Japan, where first print copies of the game come included with a Blu-ray featuring a new Persona 5 trailer. Make sure to watch it while you still can! G onitono [YouTube]
Jun 22 // Kyle MacGregor

Reports of Tri-Ace's death have been greatly exaggerated

Back when word broke regarding Tri-Ace's acquisition at the hands of mobile group Nepro Japan, the early speculation was the studio's days making games for consoles were over. Then, just a couple months later, Square Eni...
Jun 21 // Kyle MacGregor

First look at Tales of Berseria in action

Bandai Namco just released the first footage of Tales of Berseria in motion, showing off a range of environments, including a tropical coastal locale, a temperate forest, and snow-coated cityscape. The publisher still hasn't...
Jun 21 // Kyle MacGregor

Suikoden III coming to PlayStation Network

Suikoden III is slated for a digital re-release on PlayStation 3 this week, according to the PlayStation Blog's weekly listing of upcoming releases for North America. Earlier this year, a European rating for the PlayStation 2...
Jun 20 // Kyle MacGregor

Persona 4 goes full Miku in Dancing All Night

It's been months since the Investigation Team cracked the case and life is getting back to normal. That is, until members of Rise Kujikawa's J-pop group suddenly go missing. And, surprise, surprise: The rescue mission brings ...
Jun 20 // Kyle MacGregor

Nier sequel will (strangely) have a happy ending

Interviewing developers can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. For example, when I spoke to Nier producer Yosuke Saito and director Taro Yoko about their game the other day, the pair spent a good portion of the interview dodg...
Jun 19 // Kyle MacGregor

How and why Platinum Games is making Nier 2

Nier isn't the sort of game you would expect to get a sequel, but that's exactly what's happening. Square Enix surprised (and delighted) folks the world over when it announced the new project at E3. That news alone would...
Jun 19 // Kyle MacGregor

The hottest booth babes of E3 2015

E3 is over. But before we get back to our normal routines, check out these steamy booth attendants.
Jun 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Nintendo partially to blame for Nier's infamous fishing quests

Nier is a game of extremes. For all its strengths, it has as many weaknesses. One of the roughest elements of the experience is fishing. The whole thing is poorly implemented and just as badly explained. And one of them wasn'...
Jun 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Mobile Tomb Raider Lara Croft GO feels lovely

Square Enix Montréal possesses a genuine talent for artfully distilling series down to their essence. In 2014, the developer released Hitman GO, a turn-based deconstruction of IO Interactive's stealth franchise, w...
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Star Ocean 4 was nearly the end of the franchise

During an interview with Destructoid today, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness producer Shuichi Kobayashi intimated the series was in a state of upheaval after the launch of Star Ocean 4. Kobayashi told me "nobody would ...
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Atari seriously needs to update its E3 booth

This thing is positively ancient. 
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Medieval fighter For Honor defies description

Ubisoft Montreal's For Honor seems to borrow inspiration from as many places as it does warriors. The newly-revealed project sees medieval knights clash with samurai and viking raiders, warping time and space to bring together foes as distinct as the overarching experience that unites them.
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Final Fantasy portal app coming this summer

Today at its E3 press conference, Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy portal app, a resource that looks to "provide any and all information related to Final Fantasy." An English version is slated to launch on smartphones and tablet devices this summer. 
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Square Enix trolls everybody with Kingdom Hearts mobile game

There were audible shouts from the audience when Square Enix mentioned Kingdom Hearts during its E3 press conference. Then the game appeared and everything was deathly silent. The publisher announced Kingdom Hearts Unchained,...
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer debuts September 25

Today, during Nintendo's E3 showcase, the publisher took some time to talk Animal Crossing. The decorating-focused Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is coming to Nintendo 3DS on September 25, the company announced just be...
Jun 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Platinum-developed Star Fox Zero jets to Wii U this holiday season

It's happening, it's finally happening! Kicking off its E3 showcase today, Nintendo finally unveiled the next entry in the Star Fox series. The new project is called Star Fox Zero and it's coming exclusively t...
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is mean to horses

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate made an appearance at Ubisoft's E3 press conference (Shocker, I know!). And one of the big additions to this year's game involves vehicle combat, some of which involves horses getting caught in the crossfire. Which makes me real sad. Go crash some trains or something, you monsters. Leave the poor ponies alone.
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

Ubisoft announces The Crew: Wild Run, coming Nov. 17

  The Crew is getting its first expansion come November 17 with Wild Run, Ubisoft just announced. The new content revolves around an event called "The Summit," a gathering where thousands of mechanics and drivers come to...
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

EA's Need for Speed reboot coming November 3

The new Need for Speed, which is apparently twice the size of Need for Speed: Rivals, is coming November 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, EA announced today as part of its E3 media showcase. Need for Speed executive producer and...
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

Stella Glow launches on 3DS this holiday season

Stella Glow is coming to North America this holiday season, Atlus USA just announced. The upcoming RPG is likely to be the swansong project for Luminous Arc developer Imageepoch, whose recent bankruptcy filing isn't expected to impact the title's release. Atlus is exhibiting Stella Glow at E3 this week, so expect some impressions out of us soon.
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

Rare announces 'most ambitious project yet,' Sea of Thieves

Rare just revealed its next project, Sea of Thieves, a pirate-themed Xbox One exclusive. Other than that details are pretty scarce at the moment. Prior to the showing off the game, which looks like it might be an MMO, a studio rep dubbed the title Rare's "most ambitious project to date."
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

Gigantic beta hits Xbox One, Windows 10 in August

Motiga's upcoming MOBA Gigantic made an appearance at Microsoft's E3 presser today. Nothing huge was revealed, but if you're keen on checking it out, a closed beta is planned to take place this August across Windows 10 and Xbox One. You can sign up for a chance to test it here.
Jun 15 // Kyle MacGregor

Keiji Inafune and Metroid Prime devs unveil Xbox One exclusive ReCore

Well, this was certainly unexpected. Today at Microsoft's E3 showcase, the company pulled an ace from its sleeve, revealing a gorgeous new project with a compelling pedigree. It's called ReCore and its being co-develope...
Jun 14 // Kyle MacGregor

Bethesda reveals The Elder Scrolls Legends

This evening at Bethesda's E3 media briefing, the company announced The Elder Scrolls Legends, a free-to-play strategy card game based on the worlds of Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online. Expect more details in the coming months, as the title's planned for a 2015 launch on PC and iPad.
Jun 14 // Kyle MacGregor

Podtoid 297: E3 2015 Predictions, Tips & Tricks

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Welcome back to Podtoid! It's the calm before the storm, so to speak. The Dtoid staff is descending upon Los Angeles for this week's trade show -- but we...
Jun 12 // Kyle MacGregor

BREAKING: HOT POCKETS CONFIRMED FOR E3

There's been a lot of speculation whether The Last Guardian or a new Metroid game will make an appearance E3, but one thing we know for sure is HOT POCKETS® will be at the show next week. Yes, evil corporation Nestle will...

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