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5:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Play the Destiny beta on Saturday past 2PM PST and earn an emblem

A lot of people won't understand the completionist mindset, but if you're already digging Destiny, you can grab an exclusive emblem that will unlock in the full game. All you have to do is play the beta on Saturday, July 26, ...

Chris Carter



5:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks

Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people ...

Steven Hansen



5:15 PM on 07.24.2014

Third Eye Crime is hitting Steam today for $5

Previously only available as a mobile title, Third Eye Crime is now hitting Steam for a reasonably priced $5. It features 120 levels of stealth action, in which you'll control a criminal who can predict enemy movements. ...

Chris Carter



5:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Atlus didn't let failed crowd funding sink EarthBound-like Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth didn't meet its Kickstarter goals, but Persona developer Atlus swooped in and saved the day. Lead designer and Eden Industries co-founder Ryan Vandendyck, who you might have seen on Sup Holmes?, talked...

Steven Hansen



4:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Teaser site opens for erotic RPG Great Edo Blacksmith

We don't really know a whole lot about Great Edo Blacksmith. Nippon Ichi Software is publishing it, it's hitting Japan on November 27, and you'll spend the last year of your life as a blacksmith attempting to work to liv...

Chris Carter



4:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Trials Fusion passes one million sales

I liked Trials Fusion quite a bit, but I didn't stick with it for long. Been meaning to get back in there to see what the community of track creators has been up to -- impressive things, I'm sure. RedLynx released an update t...

Jordan Devore



4:15 PM on 07.24.2014

Titanfall gets an in-game currency system, but microtransactions are out

Titanfall is getting a currency system in the form of the "Black Market," which allows you to buy and sell burn cards and insignia. The system is very simple -- if you don't like your burn cards and participate in normal...

Chris Carter



4:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Memory spared: Freedom Wars gets retail release in Europe

The Monster Hunter x headphones Vita game Freedom Wars was originally only coming to Europe digitally. This upset some people. Maybe their internet access is limited. Maybe they don't want to spend money on over-pri...

Steven Hansen



3:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Sony agrees to preliminary settlement over 2011 data breach

Due to a class-action lawsuit concerning Sony's 2011 data breach which led to the theft of names, addresses, and possible credit card data of its 77 million users, the company has agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlemen...

Brittany Vincent



3:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Here's our debut look at Halo: Nightfall

Ridley Scott is executive producing Halo: Nightfall, a live-action digital series that will bridge the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. The latter game prominently features a new character, "legendary manhunter" Jam...

Jordan Devore



3:15 PM on 07.24.2014

Lords of the Fallen trailer: Lustful women and a moody CCR cover

Lords of the Fallen sits somewhere between Darksiders (#darksiders2) and Dark Souls. The trailer, with the God of War-styled heavy petting foursome, leans toward the former.  With the trailer comes the announcement that those who pre-order get bumped up to a Limited Edition, which just means some weapons, The Monk's Decipher DLC, and a soundtrack.

Steven Hansen



3:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Jump reveals One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for 3DS

One Piece is coming off its fresh Unlimited World Red release, and into the fire yet again with a a brand new release. Jump has just revealed One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for the 3DS. It'll arrive this...

Chris Carter



2:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Original Alien cast discuss how great the movie was while voicing Isolation

While voicing lines for the upcoming Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC, the crew of the original Alien took a few moments to compare the movie and videogame mediums while also reminiscing about the 1979 classic. Tom S...

Brett Makedonski



2:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Sega reveals Sonic Boom release dates, package art

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (that's the Wii U one) is dashing to North America on November 18, Sega announced today. It won't beat its portable (and more promising) companion to market, though, as Sonic Boom: Shattere...

Kyle MacGregor



2:15 PM on 07.24.2014

You can't be a 'white savior dudebro' in Screencheat because you're invisible

Screencheat offers a new twist on the first-person genre. Players are invisible and the only way to gauge where an enemy is located is to look at their screen. The game will feature two-to-four player splitscreen, even when ...

Brittany Vincent



2:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup

Usually when one thinks about shmups, precision motor skill and quick reaction are what come to mind. Mighty Tactical Shooter turns that completely on its head. Though precision movement and shot placement is still required,...

Darren Nakamura



1:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Trine overhauled with new Enchanted Edition

Frozenbyte has come out with a new Trine Enchanted Edition today on PC that's a remake of the original game in the Trine 2 engine, complete with online and local co-op play and mid-level saving functionality. It's currently ...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors receiving hardback game guides

A new Amazon listing has confirmed that both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors will be receiving hardcovers guides published by Prima Games. The Hyrule Warriors guide will feature a bonus section with behind-the-scenes material...

Brittany Vincent



1:15 PM on 07.24.2014

This Santa is blasť, this mob-man is terrified: Bayonetta 2 is wacky

The choice between badass Santa and comically scared mob boss for the header image was a hard one. The Santa thing is a bit trite, I guess, but he wins out. Still, look at that guy's face.  Bayonetta 2 looks insane,...

Steven Hansen



1:00 PM on 07.24.2014

The physical edition of Wii Sports Club drops on Wii U on July 25

If you're into Wii Sports, you can pick up the Club package starting tomorrow on Wii U for $39.99. Nintendo notes that all five sports are included -- Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Baseball, and Boxing. Of course, they'll use t...

Chris Carter



12:45 PM on 07.24.2014

Marie's persona in Persona 4 Ultimax is so pretty

Beating on people with your handbag is less cool than beating on people with a folding chair, but it's still pretty cool. Also, throwing presents at them. Very sweet. Marie will be paid DLC for Persona 4 Ultimax. And can we talk about that music? So fun. 

Steven Hansen



12:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Check out that Fatal Frame trailer again with subtitles this time around

YouTube bobrossfreak has graciously translated the new Fatal Frame trailer into English for adoring Japanese horror fans the world over. Now you can scare the bejeezus out of yourself even easier as an English-speaker, if th...

Brittany Vincent



12:15 PM on 07.24.2014

GOG.com now supports Linux with new and old games alike

Digital distributor GOG.com has launched its Linux support earlier than expected and, as of today, there are more than 50 games that feature Linux versions on the site. A number of these titles are also on sale, because you c...

Jordan Devore



12:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Double Fine embarks on new publishing venture

Double Fine Productions has decided to point its talents in the direction of helping indie game studios with publishing and marketing. In an interview with Tim Schafer, it was revealed that although Double Fine won't be a pub...

Brittany Vincent



11:30 AM on 07.24.2014

Nintendo checks in with Capcom, confirms Battle Network VC release

Nintendo took a minute (well, 15 actually) to check in with Capcom in a decidedly Mega Man themed Nintendo Minute. Speaking to Brett Elston of Capcom, they chatted a bit about recent Mega Man merch, as well as the ...

Chris Carter



11:00 AM on 07.24.2014

Nintendo Download: Blaster Master

Every week, I choose a game to feature in each issue of Nintendo Download, and Blaster Master is very near and dear to my heart. It was one of the first games I really "got" as a kid, and I spent hours learning twitch re...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 07.24.2014

See Sheik, Princess Ruto, and Darunia in action in Hyrule Warriors

This newest batch of Hyrule Warriors screenshots is pretty insane, and shows off the newly announced Sheik, Darunia, and Princess Ruto characters in all their glory. Darunia seems to have a giant hammer, most likely pinning h...

Chris Carter



10:00 AM on 07.24.2014

Steel Empire will hit the 3DS next week for $30

Publisher Teyon has just confirmed to Destructoid that Steel Empire, the Sega Genesis and Game Boy Advance shoot-'em-up, will arrive on the 3DS eShop next Thursday. It's a classic steampunk-themed shooter that will feature f...

Chris Carter



9:00 AM on 07.24.2014

You got Tomodachi Life in my Smash Bros.

I'm glad Nintendo is paying so much attention to Tomodachi Life. Someone over at the Smash Bros. team really likes the quirky game as well, since it's going to make an appearance as a stage on 3DS. What's really crazy is...

Chris Carter



8:00 AM on 07.24.2014

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes releasing September 23

Disney Interactive has confirmed that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will release to North American retailers on Tuesday, September 23. The sequel to the family IP established last year will expand the platform with the...

Brittany Vincent



7:00 AM on 07.24.2014

Video: Wilhelm is like a Terminator on rocket skates in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Back with more impressions from playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I had some first-hand playtime with the cybernetic tough guy, Wilhelm the Enforcer, which I would like to relate to you with my mouth. Wilhelm may not be all he's cracked up to be, yet. But he's got a couple of interesting surprises.

Bill Zoeker



1:00 AM on 07.24.2014

NHL 15 flaunts its alliteration with the Superstar Skill Stick

Slapshots from the point, cheeky tip-ins, and wristers through traffic are all perfectly fine, but when you play an NHL game, you want to embarrass your opponent. You want them going to get their jock out of the rafters...

Brett Makedonski



10:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3

Piranha Bytes went off in a different direction with its pirate-centric Risen 2: Dark Waters and that didn't sit well with some series fans. For the next game, Risen 3: Titan Lords, the studio claims it has gone back to its ...

Jordan Devore



9:00 PM on 07.23.2014

The Deer God funded, now coming to Wii U and Xbox One too

Did you get your pledge in for The Deer God? I didn't, because these days I try to severely limit the number of projects I back on Kickstarter, but damn did it look neat -- visually and conceptually. Crescent Moon Games ende...

Jordan Devore



8:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Final Fantasy director Tetsuya Nomura designed a Batman figure that looks like a Gundam

Square Enix has partnered WB and DC for a PlayArts Kai line of Batman toys designed by Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura. Not a single zipper in sight. The first prototype, above, is gracing Comic Con and looking a bit like Death Scythe from Gundam Wing (with some Spawn in there, maybe).

Steven Hansen



7:30 PM on 07.23.2014

Channel your inner rock star and smash up a hotel in Check-in, Knock-out

Breaking other people's things is expensive. I don't suggest you do it unless you have a lot of money. If you have that itch, a better way to live out the fantasy may be to destroy hotel rooms in Check-in, Knock-out. A newly...

Brett Makedonski



7:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Conflicks has a great alternate history setup with anachronistic space colonialism

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci discovered MetaMatter? Well, not in real life, but in the universe of Conflicks he did. It turns out all it takes is to separate a chicken egg's yolk from its albumen, and to heat up the y...

Darren Nakamura



6:30 PM on 07.23.2014

Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was a decently enjoyable sidescrolling beat-'em-up released on Xbox Live Arcade early last year. It's now coming to PS Vita, where it will hopefully gain more visibility, on July 29, 2014. Goo...

Jordan Devore



6:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Is Gabe Newell watching you?

Is he? IS HE? This link's a bit old, but it's never too late for a jaunty tune that asks the important questions. Gabe Newell

Brett Makedonski



5:30 PM on 07.23.2014

Jessica Nigri's hosting a Borderlands laser tag match at SDCC

San Diego Comic-Con has no shortage of special events to keep con-goers' schedules completely packed. Videogame publishers find the show a perfect opportunity to get their up-and-coming titles in front of a massive audience. ...

Brett Makedonski



5:15 PM on 07.23.2014

Sonic Boom also has characters not covered in tape

SEGA released a little collection (with bios) of other characters in the Sonic Boom universe, whether they inhabit the 3DS version, Wii U version, or are in the television show. And there's so little tape there, unl...

Steven Hansen



5:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Puzzle & Dragons W releases in Japan on July 29

Puzzles & Dragons W, an updated version of Puzzles & Dragons Z, will release in Japan on July 29, according to GungHo Online Entertainment. Puzzles & Dragons W will include both the original Puzzle and Dragons mod...

Brittany Vincent



4:30 PM on 07.23.2014

These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time

It's never been all about the graphics for me. I can appreciate slick environments and the ability to watch sweat roll down my rugged protagonist's brow. But truth be told, I've always had a thing for PlayStation-era graphics...

Brittany Vincent



4:00 PM on 07.23.2014

So, uh, EA is giving out The Sims 2 Ultimate for free

EA recently announced the end of its technical support for The Sims 2 and in doing so said that players would be given a free The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection upgrade as thanks. That was an unexpected move, but this one's even ...

Jordan Devore



3:45 PM on 07.23.2014

There's a Bravely Second sneak peek in the latest issue of Jump

Bravely Second is on the horizon, and the latest issue of Jump Magazine gives readers a sneak peek at Magnolia and Agnès from the upcoming sequel to Bravely Default. Unfortunately, I can't read much Japanese. But this ...

Brittany Vincent



3:30 PM on 07.23.2014

The Steam Controller looks different, again

It seems every time we check in with Valve's Steam Controller, it's undergone another significant change. The last design, which added a D-pad of sorts and A/B/X/Y buttons, was more in line with traditional gamepads. Now, if ...

Jordan Devore



3:15 PM on 07.23.2014

North American release of Class of Heroes 2G has a special dual-screen feature

You may remember Class of Heroes 2G from the awesome limited run of physical copies its launch is going to spawn. Now, you can look forward to a special "dual-screen" feature coming to the North American release, which will ...

Brittany Vincent



3:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Anticipation Simulator 2015 pushed back to 2016

Most of us were looking forward to the release of Anticipation Simulator 2015 next fall, so it comes as quite a letdown to hear it's been delayed. This morning, Logjam Studios sent out a rather longwinded press...

Max Scoville



2:45 PM on 07.23.2014

CounterSpy is coming in August for PS4, PS3, and Vita

CounterSpy was revealed last year for the PS3 and Vita, but recently it was also confirmed for the PS4. The good news is that the game will be a Cross-Buy and Cross-Save title, so when you drop your $15 on it you'll hav...

Chris Carter



2:30 PM on 07.23.2014

Microsoft has Xbox One updates planned through October

Microsoft has been supporting the features of the Xbox One since February, but it's not prepared to quit just yet. These monthly updates will continue at least through October, as Microsoft already has the content planned out...

Brett Makedonski






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