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10:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day: A confusing mess of things I like

I finally got to play Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day last week. The lovechild of Suda 51, Tokyo Jungle director Yohei Kataoka, Silent Hill sound director Akira Yamaoka, and a bunch of other Japanese development talent, I've fo...

Steven Hansen



9:30 AM on 04.22.2014

Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates

The 2 on 2 Gundam vs. Gundam series is as big in Japan as that full-scale Gundam model in Tokyo. It's also big on the Destructoid Forum, in that one Gundam fan keeps explaining how it's the best fighting game and tries to get...

Steven Hansen



9:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Preview: Grid Autosport's San Francisco needs steeper hills

Hot on the heels of last year's GRID 2, Codemasters is coming back with GRID Autosport, a "celebration of pure, unadulterated motorsport." This is going to be less of an arcade racer than GRID 2 ended up being, but without d...

Steven Hansen



8:30 AM on 04.22.2014

Deal North: Amazon Gold Box, Titanfall for $36, and more

Woof! Our deal hunting corgi is back with a bunch of good game deals in its little fuzzy snout.  First off, Amazon has its Gold Box full of videogames for us today, with the big deal being Titanfall for $36.99 on all pla...

Dale North



8:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced for North America

Square Enix's follow-up to Theathrythm Final Fantasy has finally been confirmed for release in North America. That's right: Theathrythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is coming our way sometime this year, priced at $39.99. We sa...

Dale North



8:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on October 7

The Blight is over, the Qunari have been driven from Kirkwall, and the mages have gone to all out war with their Templar oppressors. We've seen a lot of crisis across Thedas, but all that doesn't seem to compare when demons ...

Abel Girmay



6:45 AM on 04.22.2014

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U

Fatal Frame, otherwise known as one of the only series that even gives me even the most remote semblance of uneasiness, will be making an appearance on the Wii U soon. It'll be materializing. Get it? Like ghosts? Tecmo Koei a...

Brittany Vincent



1:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten in record-setting 18:40

"I think I talked about Super Smash Bros. Melee for like the first twelve minutes of this [world-record any% run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]. That's kind of funny." On Saturday, speedrunner Cosmo set the impress...

Jordan Devore



11:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace wanders to Europe next week

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace completes its worldwide tour next week, as the PlayStation 3 and Vita action role-playing game arrives in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on April 30. An enhanced version of one of the Vita's earl...

Kyle MacGregor



10:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Industrious 4chan user is compiling a list of every videogame ever made

It's a chore for me to enter a few hundreds of games into my Backloggery account, and I haven't even finished it yet. Ambitious 4chan user Data_baser is compiling a list of every video game ever made. Way to make me feel...

Brittany Vincent



9:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Twist and shout with your body, Caitlin Cooke and Bounden

PAX East was completely bonkers this year. There was a marked decrease in big publisher representation, with Microsoft showing strictly old stuff and Nintendo and Sony bowing out completely. The indies more than made up for ...

Jonathan Holmes



8:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Here's a cheap way to instantly destroy a dropship in Titanfall

Defend the House is doing some mythbusters videos on Titanfall, and in the first two episodes alone I've already picked up a couple of new tactics to adopt. The first is how you can instantly destroy the dropship on the Over...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



7:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Don't expect the NES Remix games to come to 3DS

I'd be playing NES Remix 2 right now were it not for my tragic lack of a Wii U. (Almost made an impulse purchase the other day.) With the sequel out this week, one question that might've crossed your mind is, "Why not also pu...

Jordan Devore



6:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Sony trademarks 'Entwined' and 'Kill Strain'

A pair of Sony Computer Entertainment Amercia's trademarks in the US -- Kill Strain and Entwined -- have been spotted. Perhaps one or both of them will be announced at E3 in June. Kill Strain is no "Screamride," to be sure, b...

Jordan Devore



5:30 PM on 04.21.2014

Prodigy ventures to places most hybrid board/videogames shy away from

With board games continuing to increase in popularity, it is no surprise that there has been a lot of crossover between that space and videogames. Not only are a lot of board games being adapted or reimagined digitally, but s...

Darren Nakamura



5:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Happy 25th Anniversary, Game Boy!

With fond memories of SolarStriker and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, today I wish the original Game Boy a very happy 25th anniversary. The little handheld that could came into this world kicking and screaming, setting a...

Brittany Vincent



4:30 PM on 04.21.2014

You know, Dragon Age: Inquisition's box art is pretty cool

It's rare that videogame cover art can energize me enough to want to write about it (unless we're talking the oft-excellent fan-made stuff), but there are exceptions. Not to oversell you on Dragon Age: Inquisition's cover, or anything. It's good! Better than expected coming off of Dragon Age II, certainly. Let's hope that rings true for all aspects of the game.

Jordan Devore



4:00 PM on 04.21.2014

More games need a Photo Mode like inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son saw an almost benign update with Photo Mode last week (hashtag many filters). With it, you're photografree to turn off the HUD, adjust depth of field, change time of day, and, well, take pictures. Picture...

Steven Hansen



3:30 PM on 04.21.2014

Live Show: Saving Gallia one more time in Valkyria Chronicles

Seriously, will we ever shut up about Valkyria Chronicles? Short answer: No. Long answer: "Oh my god why didn't anyone play this game. It's seriously brilliant and it deserves even more praise than it gets." But that's not th...

Spencer Hayes



3:15 PM on 04.21.2014

That Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor 'fell to bits'

Too good to be true, I worried, when first hearing about a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series that was to be made by former Rare staffers. "Mingy Jongo." Perhaps that name still rests in your memory. I had forgot...

Jordan Devore



3:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition now available on Android

Developer Beamdog has had some major issues with keeping Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on the mobile marketplace, but as of this week, you can now find the game on Google Play. Basically, both Baldur's Gate I and II were pu...

Chris Carter



2:45 PM on 04.21.2014

Watch an Oculus Rift strip down to its circuitry in Vsauce3 fact video

If you're still down with the clown Oculus Rift and want to stay informed, check out Vsauce3's video featuring five Oculus Rift facts that, as Jake says, "takes it apart piece by beautiful piece." It's a neat clip with some ...

Brittany Vincent



2:30 PM on 04.21.2014

This week's PS Plus freebie is PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD

Tomorrow is PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD day for PlayStation Plus members. They're getting the game for free on PS Vita once the PlayStation Store update rolls out. This is a tower defense game -- among the best, if you as...

Jordan Devore



2:15 PM on 04.21.2014

This game idea generator is gold

The talk of our office chat room this morning has undoubtedly been Orteil's Game Idea Generator -- a tool that's exactly what it sounds like but no less delightful. You should try it out. Some of my favorites so far: A simul...

Jordan Devore



2:00 PM on 04.21.2014

That massive Terraria 1.2 update hits the PS3, 360, and Vita

The Terraria team has just unleashed its 1.2 update for the PS3, Vita and 360 platforms, which basically tweaks every single aspect of the entire game. Everything looks better, and gameplay is overall smoother. There are a to...

Chris Carter



1:45 PM on 04.21.2014

Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers

Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Of course you are. That means you'll definitely want to watch Azeroth Choppers, an online series via Blizzard where custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. and two warring teams ...

Brittany Vincent



1:30 PM on 04.21.2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth might get a level editor as DLC

Asked if The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth would have a publicly available level editor, designer Edmund McMillen responded, yeah, that might eventually happen. "The editor won't be in a state to go public so we won't be releasin...

Jordan Devore



1:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Epigenesis, the Unreal engine 'Make Something' winner gets new content

Epigenesis has just dropped its "0.2b Update," which adds a new map to the game as well as a full singleplayer mode. The map is called the "Legacy Arena," and comes complete with a mineshaft. For those of you who are wondering what the heck Epigenesis even is, it won the 2013 "Make Something Unreal" contest, and has been in Steam Early Access for some time. Epigenesis [YouTube via Joystiq]

Chris Carter



12:30 PM on 04.21.2014

New Lost Dimension screens pop up on Amazon Japan

We finally got a peek at what upcoming PS3 and Vita RPG Lost Dimension looks like in the first batch of screenshots. Now, thanks to a new Amazon Japan listing, We have about 6 more screenshots of Lancarse's new game, and they're a bit better as far as resolution is concerned.  What do you think? And what do you think is up with that black-on-red one?

Dale North



12:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Treasures of Montezuma: Arena is heading to the Vita

You really can't get enough match-threes on the Vita, right? Right?! Well too bad, because Treasures of Montezuma: Arena is heading to the Vita later this year in Europe, and it'll have a story mode in tow. All in all it look...

Chris Carter



11:58 AM on 04.21.2014

Best Nintendo commercial this year

HAHAH! Wow, Nintendo. Intense much? Gotta love those lyrics, too.  By the way, I'm playing Kirby: Triple Deluxe and it's fantastic. You'll see when it comes out next month for 3DS.

Dale North



11:30 AM on 04.21.2014

Final Fantasy Agito. For smartphones. Free-to-play. In Japan

Square Enix shared a new trailer on their Japanese YouTube channel this morning for Final Fantasy Agito. It's coming to iOS and Android in Japan as a free-to-play title this May. The new trailer looks lovely, but  :/

Dale North



11:15 AM on 04.21.2014

'Eden Falls' trademarked by Microsoft

Microsoft trademarked a game called "Eden Falls" for use in the United States. The trademark was filed on April 16 as game software, says Gematsu.  To me, Eden Falls sounds like a wanna-be JRPG with a whole bunch of west...

Dale North



11:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Sega opens up about CryEngine 3 on Wii U, split-screen for Sonic Boom

Speaking to the Official Nintendo Magazine, Sega producer Stephen Frost opened up a bit about using the CryEngine for Sonic Boom on the Wii U. It's not a 1:1 use of the engine, as it's modified to allow things like split-scre...

Chris Carter



10:45 AM on 04.21.2014

The Last of Us lead artist Nate Wells leaves Naughty Dog

[Correction: Wells was the lead artist for The Last of Us, and not the art director.] Uncharted directors Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond have left Naughty Dog this year, and now The Last of Us lead artist Nate Wells...

Dale North



10:15 AM on 04.21.2014

Like Titanfall? Check out longform app 'Final Hours of Titanfall'

I've just got into The Final Hours of Titanfall and I'm already impressed. This making-of digital book by Geoff Keighley covers the four-year development process of the hottest game out. It follows the team at Respawn Enterta...

Dale North



10:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Tiny Dangerous Dungeons is a Game Boy flavored Metroidvania

If you're like me, you're a sucker for anything that attempts to recreate the nostalgic feeling of the Game Boy era. Tiny Dangerous Dungeons is one such game, and it has an open world to go alongside of its platforming conven...

Chris Carter



9:30 AM on 04.21.2014

AbleGamers Charity raises $33,635 at PAX East 2014

Here's some great news for your Monday morning: PAX East was a success for gamers with disabilities charity AbleGamers. They managed to raise $33,635.07 at the event, which more than doubles last year's total. I recall that t...

Dale North



9:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Minecraft XBLA gets a new Candy Texture Pack

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition fans will be pleased to know that they can buy the Candy Texture Pack now on Xbox Live for $1, which re-skins everything to the brighter, sweeter side of life. You'll find easter eggs, chocolate, soda oceans, and ice cream foilage in addition to a ton of other sweet creatures. Or, you could just play it on the PC and grab some free mods. Minecraft [Xbox.com]

Chris Carter



8:30 AM on 04.21.2014

Stop-motion rhythm game inSynch has my toe tappin'

Them Games Studio says that their upcoming game, inSynch, falls somewhere between a rhythm game and a musical instrument. Its gameplay is simple: it has you popping up objects that roll in from the four corners of the screen...

Dale North



8:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Hover: Revolt Of Gamers launches Kickstarter for Jet Set spiritual sucessor

I generally don't like to hype up games that I can't play in their final form (especially Kickstarters), but every so often something catches my eye that makes me perk up a bit. Such is the Kickstarter for Hover, a game bille...

Chris Carter



7:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate continues to look great on the 3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (4G in Japan) is on its way over here in "early 2015," and you can get a glimpse of what's to come in a new video straight from Capcom. At first the trailer starts off all serious, with high stakes ...

Chris Carter



2:01 AM on 04.21.2014

Review: NES Remix 2

NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic...

Chris Carter



10:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day out now in Europe

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro ...

Kyle MacGregor



8:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Yatagarasu wants to annoy your Twitter followers

The Yatagarasu Attack of Cataclysm development team is knuckling down on its upcoming doujin fighting game, as the project's new summer release window approaches. In a recent update, PDW: Hotapen revealed the title boast...

Kyle MacGregor



6:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Cave Story explores European eShop this May, Australia someday

Cave Story makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Europe on May 1, Nicalis recently revealed. The publisher also confirmed plans to bring the title to Australian shores at some point in time. Daisuke Amaya's mag...

Kyle MacGregor



5:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Watch some glorious Star Citizen gameplay footage

Chris Roberts and his team on Star Citizen were at PAX East to show off Star Citizen's dogfighting module. You may have watched this footage already, but now it's in super hi-def and the crowd isn't totally drowning out the audience this time around either. I need this game all over me.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



4:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Firaxis designers speak on Civilization: Beyond Earth

Last weekend during its panel at PAX East, Firaxis announced the next big project for the Civilization franchise: Civilization: Beyond Earth. After the announcement, Destructoid took some time to talk to some of the designers...

Darren Nakamura



3:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Here's 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay

Bethesda hosted a livestream recently showing off about 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay. This was the demo fans got to play during PAX East, but now you can watch it yourself thanks to the power of the worl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



2:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Checking in with Renegade Kid on Moon, Cult County, and more

Holmes had an extra long interview with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham during PAX East, and it covers all the games the small studio is currently working on. It's a nice showcase of every thing they got going on, and biggest of all is Cult County. It's their upcoming survival horror game, and there's just under two weeks left on their Kickstarter.

Hamza CTZ Aziz






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