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4:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Ocarina of Time was originally supposed to be a remake of Zelda II

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered a timeless classic, but it originally began as a remake of one of the most disliked Zelda titles (although my third favorite). Early on, Nintendo aimed to recreate...

Brett Makedonski



12:00 AM on 07.30.2014

All four TMNT weapons combined into one is so badass

I have a deep and inherent appreciation for people that can do things that I couldn't in my wildest dreams. This video's a great example. I'm pretty sure I'd spontaneously combust the moment I stepped into these blacksmiths'...

Brett Makedonski



11:00 PM on 07.29.2014

You won't be decapitating anybody in Assassin's Creed Unity

Early marketing materials for Assassin's Creed Unity have largely included guillotines, headless bodies, and severed heads on pikes. It makes sense; the clash of classes that was the French Revolution was an awfully bloo...

Brett Makedonski



9:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Borderlands multiplayer moving to Steam, SecuROM DRM is out

The original Borderlands was one of the notable titles affected by the shutdown of GameSpy Technology at the end of May, but 2K said it would eventually use Steamworks in an effort to keep multiplayer going. That's still comi...

Jordan Devore



8:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Replay runs, customize controls in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

I convinced myself long ago that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was something I needed in my life, so every additional detail or feature we're told about in the lead up to release is just icing on top. This week, customizable ...

Jordan Devore



7:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Video: Much of Advanced Warfare's plot revealed by trailer, and I think I smell a beta coming

A campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare came out which goes over some of the plot points. I also speculate on some rather obvious, yet still uncertain, plot developments to come. The trailer also announced a multiplayer reveal coming August 11, which I theorize could come with a beta announcement.

Bill Zoeker



7:15 PM on 07.29.2014

What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG

Today there are a bunch of new trailers for games like Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and The Last of Us Remastered (which is on sale) but Bill and I would rather talk about superhero cartoons from twenty years ago, and guns we can't remember the names of in Unreal Tournament. 

Max Scoville



7:00 PM on 07.29.2014

How about if a bunch of Zelda characters were birds instead?

Stop it, Epona! Carrots aren't for birds! And poor Tingle -- I imagine all the other birds make fun of him because they fly around effortlessly, and he's tethered to a balloon. Birds are dumb jerks.

Brett Makedonski



6:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Ride hard and crash harder in the new Trials Fusion DLC

RedLynx's Trials Fusion gets an injection of Borderlands flavor today, as the game's first add-on takes players to the outskirts of society where rogues reside in the wastelands. Titled Riders of the Rustlands, the...

Brett Makedonski



6:00 PM on 07.29.2014

So the Confederate Express developers might just be scumbags

Covering Kickstarter campaigns can be tricky business. Between conflicts of interest, the nature of crowdfunding, and the potential for scams, a lot can go wrong when an outlet like Destructoid highlights a particular campaig...

Darren Nakamura



5:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Scratch that: Pinball FX2 for Xbox One will support Xbox 360 table imports

Zen Studios announced that its pinball platform Pinball FX2 would come to Xbox One on July 31 but in doing so broke the unfortunate news that tables purchased on Xbox 360 couldn't be transferred to the new version. Yeah, that...

Jordan Devore



5:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Sharknado is now an actual game you can play

Sharknado: The Video Game is out now, you know. It's the kind of thing people will have strong opinions about, the type of rash and fiery opinions that make the Internet go round. My thoughts on this iOS endless runner ...

Kyle MacGregor



4:45 PM on 07.29.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer kills with the blade to save from the blade

Ubisoft released a new and highly dramatic CG trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity, and it introduces a new character to the game's cast. Arno Dorian, Unity's protagonist, sprints across Paris rooftops in order to save a young...

Brett Makedonski



4:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition combat makes me want to play Final Fantasy XII

Let's be fair, a lot of seemingly arbitrary things make me want to replay Final Fantasy XII. A lack of time coupled with a naive hope for an HD re-release always keep me from doing so, leaving me in a perpetual state of want...

Steven Hansen



4:15 PM on 07.29.2014

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will allow cross-platform save imports

Not unlike what Rockstar is offering with the current-gen ports of Grand Theft Auto V, Blizzard has confirmed that players will be able to bring over their characters and saves from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version...

Abel Girmay



4:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer teased, collector's edition detailed

A brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has dropped today, detailing how the conflict leads the way for the Atlas PMC to come into power. It's your typical Call of Duty trailer, with tons of cool looking set p...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



3:45 PM on 07.29.2014

Cooking Mama looks odd in 3D

You know, I used to be a cooking mama myself. Those were the days.  Bon Appétit is actually the second Cooking Mama game to come to 3DS, but I somehow missed the last one, so I'm not used to seeing those...

Steven Hansen



3:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Crazy Taxi: City Rush releasing this Thursday

Crazy Taxi creator Kenji Kanno has returned to the beloved arcade racing property for a new game, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, which would normally be cause for celebration except this is designed for mobile. Drat. Our dream of new...

Jordan Devore



3:15 PM on 07.29.2014

Infamous First Light getting physical release in Europe

Infamous: Second Son's standalone "First Light" DLC is so standalone that it's getting a disc-based release in Europe, PlayStation's Twitter announced. You'll have to wait a bit. First Light will be available ...

Steven Hansen



3:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Streamtoid has risen

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another edition of the always exciting, Team Fortress 2sdays. Shadow's pretty excited this week, and he has good reason to be, let's see what he has to say; Streamtoid has returned! Tonight I will b...

Bill Platt



2:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Bungie doesn't think you should be disappointed by the lack of exploration on Earth in Destiny

For fans concerned that the amount of areas available to players in Destiny, Bungie has spoken out in a bid to reassure the masses. And their idea of reassuring those who participated in the Destiny beta is to basically pop o...

Brittany Vincent



2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Feel the burn of P90X on Xbox One with Xbox Fitness

P90X has joined Xbox Fitness for Xbox One this week with a 30-day program priced at $59.99. The program features P90X creator Tony Horton and five exclusive workouts. A downloadable calendar and nutrition plan are also on th...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Play Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare in bed with Remote Play

I played a ton of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on Xbox 360, and now I'm getting into it again on PC. Still super fun and arguably one of the best shooters of the past few years. On August 19, the game comes to PlayStat...

Jordan Devore



1:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Unreal Tournament footage: 'We have a game now'

I came in expecting little from this latest Unreal Tournament footage considering how not far along the game was in the last video, but this one is much more worthy of your time. Movement mechanics, levels, weapons, and team...

Jordan Devore



12:35 PM on 07.29.2014

EA announces Xbox One subscription service and it's actually not bad

PlayStation Plus, Games with Gold, and now EA Access. Electronic Arts has announced a new Xbox One-exclusive subscription-based service ($4.99 per month, or $29.99 annually) that gives its members access to The Vault, "a coll...

Jordan Devore



12:30 PM on 07.29.2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 out on PS3, PS4 this November

Sumo Digital has announced a November 18, 2014 release date for LittleBigPlanet 3 on both PlayStation 3 and PS4. Levels created in the prior games will be compatible (and look better on PS4) and there are new characters to pl...

Jordan Devore



12:00 PM on 07.29.2014

PC Port Report: OlliOlli

OlliOlli first showed up earlier this year on the PlayStation Vita, and it flip tricked and grinded its way into the heart of Ian Bonds, who gave it a 9.5/10 and called it a masterpiece "in the sweet spot of 'simple to contro...

Darren Nakamura



11:30 AM on 07.29.2014

Watch the villains of Disney Infinity do their thing

The Avengers aren't the only figures hitting the Marvel edition of Disney Infinity 2.0 this fall -- a new trailer has just been released that highlights newcomers Loki, Green Goblin, and Ronan (from Guardians of the Gal...

Chris Carter



11:00 AM on 07.29.2014

These officially licensed GameCube style controllers are sweet

Although they are technically third-party by way of the company PDP, a handful of GameCube-like controllers are heading your way as officially licensed products. According to an online retailer listing they are confirmed for ...

Chris Carter



10:00 AM on 07.29.2014

New Super Smash Bros. 'Paper' level revealed for 3DS version

In addition to that Tomodachi Life stage that's exclusive to the 3DS, the portable is getting another stage -- the 'Paper Mario' level. According to director Sakurai, it's "made of paper, so strong winds will blow it awa...

Chris Carter



9:00 AM on 07.29.2014

The Last of Us has another ending that will never be released

During the recent Last of Us live event, in addition to live performances of scenes from actors and the soundtrack, there was a surprise for fans. It's an extra epilogue ending of sorts that takes place after the game, ...

Chris Carter



8:00 AM on 07.29.2014

PS4 firmware update 1.75 is out, with 3D Blu-Ray support

Today Sony released firmware update 1.75 for the PS4, and it doesn't just include "nebulous fixes and improvements for the user experience." You'll get 3D Blu-Ray playback right off the bat, as well as general sound quality i...

Chris Carter



7:00 AM on 07.29.2014

Shadow Warrior coming to consoles on September 26

We knew that Shadow Warrior was coming to the PS4 and Xbox One this fall, but now we have a solid date of September 26. Devolver Digital is releasing the game in conjunction with Bandai Namco Europe, which will have "high qua...

Chris Carter



4:00 AM on 07.29.2014

Can you tell the difference between Last of Us PS3 and PS4?

I can't. Okay, okay, there's definitely some extra clarity in the brickwork and people look a bit more yellow than pink. 

Steven Hansen



11:30 PM on 07.28.2014

It's like Final Fantasy Tactics with deadly puppets

Rime Berta is coming to Windows PC on August 4, Active Gaming Media announced today. The strategy role-playing game comes from Japanese indie developer Next-Soft Plus. It draws inspiration from titles like Final Fantasy Tacti...

Kyle MacGregor



11:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Scientifically accurate Sonic the Hedgehog is more nightmarish than even my fanfiction

What's weirder than Sanic making a big boy puddle for Amy? This newest video in the Scientifically Accurate series from Fox's Animation Domination HD YouTube channel, which features good ol' Sonic the Hedgehog. Going fast. And other things. I won't spoil it. Just go ahead and watch it yourself. Then check out the rest of the series. You're welcome.

Brittany Vincent



10:00 PM on 07.28.2014

It looks like Bravely Default sold one million copies

Bravely Default was one of my favorite games of this year (a lot of people don't believe it when I say that, but it came out in 2014 in the US), and I'm glad a sequel is already in the works. It appears as if said sequel will...

Chris Carter



9:30 PM on 07.28.2014

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth minifigs are on their way

According to eagle-eyed Twitter user @Bo_deWindt, there's a Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth mini figure set on the horizon. Unfortunately, there aren't any real details regarding which figures we can expect to see or prici...

Brittany Vincent



9:00 PM on 07.28.2014

The Last of Us Remastered is getting its own bundle in Canada

You probably thought you'd heard the last of The Last of Us. Well, you were wrong. And I'm sure there are still people out there who have yet to play it, after all this time -- probably in Canada. That's why Sony has announce...

Brittany Vincent



8:30 PM on 07.28.2014

Video: Platinum Games' Legend of Korra looks mind-bendingly action-packed

A new 15-minute-long gameplay video has been released for The Legend of Korra beat-'em-up by Platinum Games. It shows off a variety of combos and elemental abilities, including nods to the series such as the ability to ride an air scooter. Here's what I've gleaned from the footage.

Bill Zoeker



8:15 PM on 07.28.2014

What's Up: ME4's Mako, Deadpool test footage, Gal Gadot as Xena

Monday is the worst day of the week, so Bill and I are coping with it by drinking blueberry smoothies and talking about wonderful things like superhero nonsense from Comic-Con, Mass Effect's exciting new (old) sharkmobile, Trine 2's awful poetry, Destiny's two unoriginal races, and True Detective, which Bill doesn't like, and therefore isn't allowed to have blueberry smoothies anymore.

Max Scoville



8:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Additional details on Bravely Second straight from Square Enix

The latest Jump article introduced some additional tidbits about Bravely Second, but now Square Enix has updated the official Bravely Second site with some addition information about the game as a while, as well as Agnè...

Brittany Vincent



7:45 PM on 07.28.2014

Beers of war: Cliff Bleszinski opened a pub in Raleigh

Cliff Bleszinski has been on quite the entrepreneurial run since his 2012 departure from Epic Games. It was recently revealed that he's opening up a new studio called Boss Key Productions. While developing videogames will be ...

Brett Makedonski



7:30 PM on 07.28.2014

Buy this GayStation 4 and support a Swedish LGBT organization

No, this isn't a homophobic slur or a slight against PlayStation. This is a customized rainbow console created in support of pride week in Sweden from retailer Webhallen, via CVG. It's being auctioned off to support The Swedi...

Brittany Vincent



7:15 PM on 07.28.2014

Koei Tecmo absorbing JRPG-developer Gust

Koei Tecmo bought developer Gust in 2011. According to a recent press release, Koei is absorbing its former subsidiary, which is known for the Atelier and Ar tonelico series. While Gust will no longer exist as a com...

Steven Hansen



7:00 PM on 07.28.2014

No, Facepunch didn't cancel Rust to make this game

On Friday, Rust developer Facepunch Studios offered an early look at another of its games, Riftlight. It's an arcade shooter with classes (including melee), loot, and abilities. What was pictured was early -- though it alread...

Jordan Devore



6:30 PM on 07.28.2014

How to correctly play Crypt of the NecroDancer

I've been playing Crypt of the NecroDancer, and now I fancy myself a pretty amazing player. The game hits Steam's Early Access program in just two days, and so I figured I'd impart my wisdom unto any new players who may be out there by making a hawt tipz video.

Patrick Hancock



6:15 PM on 07.28.2014

The PAX 10 is full of unique, interesting, and fantastic looking games

With PAX Prime '14 just around the corner, the convention's organizers announced The PAX 10 -- a group of ten independent games that the show designates as "must see." Varying greatly in genre, style, and platform, these ten ...

Brett Makedonski



6:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer

Capcom revealed a massive new set of upcoming outfits that will soon be available for the 44 fighters of Ultra Street Fighter IV over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. The Summer Vacation costumes will be rolling out in sep...

Brittany Vincent



5:45 PM on 07.28.2014

ESPN 'delighted' with Dota performance, expanding eSports coverage

ESPN 2 has aired competitive hot dog eating, log cutting, and a lot of boring poker. Still, it surprised me that ESPN 2 aired a brief bit on Dota 2's The International, and that the online-based ESPN 3 aired the entire compet...

Steven Hansen






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