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Jan 18 // Wesley Ruscher

Atlus' baby-making RPG earns an 'M' rating from ESRB

Atlus' upcoming Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita role-playing rendezvous, Conception II: Children of the Stars has been rated 'Mature" by the ESRB.  The M rating lists “Fantasy Violence, Langua...
Jan 18 // Wesley Ruscher

We do a lot of creepy things in video games

Admittedly we do many things in video games that we'd never do in a million years in real life. Well most of us that is. We kill, steal, fight, commit suicide, drive too fast... the list goes on an on. And this is all in gam...
Jan 18 // Wesley Ruscher

World's largest Super Smash Bros. tournament kicks off

An impressive 630 participants are set to duke it out in the Super Smash Bros. Melee singles tournament at this year's Apex 2014 fighting game tournament -- making it the second largest in the game's history. As the world's p...
Jan 18 // Wesley Ruscher

Custom PS3 hardware built to run PlayStation Now

To help power it's recently announced PlayStation Now streaming service, Sony has developed new PS3 technology -- according to sources close to the project. The proprietary hardware consists of eight custom console units...
Jan 18 // Wesley Ruscher

Why I'm glad The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule isn't real

I always wanted to travel to The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule, among other amazing fantasy worlds I've virtually visited; that is until I saw these amazingly disturbing pictures by artist Nate Hallinan. Seriously look at that skulltula... WTF! And I thought Australia had it bad when it came to eight-legged critters.  
Jan 12 // Wesley Ruscher

The best and worst games of the week - New year new games

It's January and that means it's time to catch up on all the hot new video games we found tucked underneath our Christmas trees last year. For us at Destructioid that also means catching up on some reviews too. So without further adieu here is the best and worst games of the week... well actually of the month so far. I had a little catching up to do myself.
Jan 12 // Wesley Ruscher

Now this is what you do with a Skylanders Portal

I'm not into Skylanders, but even I can't help but want this fantastic snow globe created from one the game's portal devices. Using a smaller 3DS portal and a snow globe creation kit, the holiday themed Skylanders ball of fes...
Jan 12 // Wesley Ruscher

Awesome Games Done Quick raises over a million dollars

If you missed the Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 charity marathon, chances are you missed some of the most memorable gaming moments this short year has already offered. The event, which took place from January 5-11, was home ...
Jan 11 // Wesley Ruscher

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC info leaks

First information for the upcoming DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts has hit the web thanks to the keen eyes of one Twitter user making their way through a local GameStop. The pack, coming first to Xbox Live, will contain fou...
Jan 11 // Wesley Ruscher

These two blindfolded Punch-Out!! speedruns are must see

I used to think I was pretty good at both Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and Super Punch-Out!!; that is until I saw these two amazing blindfolded speedruns that took place during the currently ongoing Awesome Games Done Quick 2014...
Jan 11 // Wesley Ruscher

Live-action Legend of Zelda fan film is intense

Hollywood produced video game adaptations are traditionally a train wreck, which is a major factor in why I never want to see Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda portrayed on the silver screen. But while I may hold firm to this b...
Jan 11 // Wesley Ruscher

Impressions: Halo: Spartan Assault (Xbox One)

Having all but ignored initial reviews for Halo: Spartan Assault when it first hit Windows 8 platforms last year, I was quite optimistic that I would thoroughly enjoy a top-down, twin-stick shooter set in Microsoft’s ...
Dec 29 // Wesley Ruscher

Final design unveiled for Mighty No. 9's Call

A close call for sure, the winning design for Beck’s sidekick in Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series, was announced earlier today in an email to the game's backers. Earning 43....
Dec 29 // Wesley Ruscher

Get a better feel for Mario Kart 8's tracks in this video

Did the latest Mario Kart 8 trailer earlier this month get you excited for the game's inevitable 2014 release, but leave you curious on how each displayed track is raced? Well if the answer to that is yes, then the above vid...
Dec 29 // Wesley Ruscher

Steam Sale: Spelunky, Risk of Rain, The Swapper

Rounding out the weekend is another handful of great deals over at the Steam store that looked like they were priced by someone from Walmart. Seriously who makes up these prices? If you haven't picked up indie favorites like ...
Dec 29 // Wesley Ruscher

Review: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embar...
Dec 29 // Wesley Ruscher

Capcom hints at new Ace Attorney and more for 2014

Taking part in a massive group interview, over at 4gamer, a few of Capcom's lead developers have shed some light on what' in stow for the Japanese company in the new year. While many of the announcements were merely teases of...
Dec 28 // Wesley Ruscher

Shed a tear for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD in this video

I feel like we should be the one's crying about Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, since the game has already hit store shelves in Japan. But alas, this strange commercial for the game's Vita release reminds us just how touchi...
Dec 28 // Wesley Ruscher

New Breath of Fire 6 screens show a sliver of promise

I like to be mister optimism when it comes to games...even games that are slated for mobile and browser based platforms. But I've had an extremely hard time believing that the sixth entry in the Breath of Fire series is going...
Dec 28 // Wesley Ruscher

Steam Sale: Deadpool, Brothers, Saints Row IV

Kicking off the last weekend of 2013, today's sales on Steam are some of the best bargains of the holiday. Deadpool, Saints Row IV, ans Garry's Mod are sure to satisfy anyone with a slightly crazy itch to scratch. Dust and To...
Dec 22 // Wesley Ruscher

More Batman: Arkham Origins headed to Puzzle & Dragons

A second in-game collaboration between Batman: Arkham Origins and Puzzles & Dragons is set to burst, beginning tomorrow, December 23. Like the previous event, 11 characters -- from the world of Arkham Origins --...
Dec 22 // Wesley Ruscher

Square Enix and Sega serving up some festive mobile deals

Hopping on the old St. Nick bandwagon, both Square Enix and Sega are sharing the holiday spirit with sales on some of their mobile games for iOS and Android platforms.  Highlights from the house that Final Fantasy built ...
Dec 22 // Wesley Ruscher

Typing of the Skullgirls announced for Skullgirls Encore

Perhaps spurred by the recent invigoration that Sega has brought back to the Typing of the Dead series, the upcoming re-release of Skullgirls -- Skullgirls Encore -- will include an all new mode dubbed "The Typing of the Skul...
Dec 22 // Wesley Ruscher

Anal probes and abortion kept South Park from AU rating

Over at IGN, three reports have been obtained detailing the difficulties Ubisoft had with securing a ratings classification for South Park: The Stick of Truth by the Australian Classifications Board, before finally ...
Dec 22 // Wesley Ruscher

Three more enter the mix in Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

I like Soulcalibur II HD Online, but boy oh boy is the online a nightmare. Because of this, I'm holding my breath with the free-to-play offering Namco is whipping up for the next installment of their fabled fighter: Soulcalib...
Dec 22 // Wesley Ruscher

Sunday gaming deals: Steam, Xbox, and more

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! There are gaming deals going down today only, this very Sunday. Well really they are just today's deals of some on going sales over at Steam, Green Man Gaming, and at XBox... but hey, we're lazy and we...
Dec 21 // Wesley Ruscher

Grab Tearaway for $17.99 and more in PSN flash sale

With Christmas right around the corner, the kind folks over at the Sony Entertainment Network have slashed the prices on thirteen titles in a spur of the moment flash sale. Critically acclaimed PS Vita darling, Tearaway is mo...
Dec 21 // Wesley Ruscher

Breed heroes on Android with Record of Agarest War

Strategy role-playing game Record of Agarest War is now out for Android devices. Published by HyperDevbox Studio, the unique Japanese title -- that lets you breed heroes over multiple generations -- is available at a spe...
Dec 15 // Wesley Ruscher

Stick it to The Man! is just as delectably nuts on PC

I think it's pretty safe to say that Stick it to The Man! was easily underneath everyone's radar when it landed on PlayStation 3 and Vita last month. The game garnered one of our highest reviews of the year, thanks to it's hi...
Dec 15 // Wesley Ruscher

Final Ultra Street Fighter IV character will be female

During yesterday's Capcom Cup -- Capcom's fighting game tournament that dished out $20,000 in prizes this year -- energetic Blanka-loving producer of all things Street Fighter, Yoshinori Ono, finally shed some light on j...






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