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6:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Next week's PC beta for The Crew sounds fairly big

Ubisoft's closed PC beta for The Crew will begin a couple days earlier than previously announced. It's now set to take place from July 21 - 25. What's going to be playable, exactly? A decent amount, considering The Crew's ma...

Jordan Devore



5:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy

Nihon Falcom's Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure originally released on PC in Japan, but most of us will know about this action-RPG for its PlayStation Portable version. Years later, publisher Mastiff is bringing it to PC here t...

Jordan Devore



5:00 PM on 07.18.2014

This probably isn't what you'll look like doing the Assassin's Creed parkour course

Let's face it -- you're not a trained parkour expert. (Apologies if you are!) But, if you're attending San Diego Comic-Con next week, Ubisoft's giving you the opportunity to pretend like you know what you're doing when it co...

Brett Makedonski



4:30 PM on 07.18.2014

FIFA 15 puts priority on emotions and giant dogpiles

Last month, I did my best to tell you what EA Sports wanted to put emphasis on for its three big sports titles this year. Then, it went and undermined me by releasing videos that say exactly what I wrote. In the unfortunate ...

Brett Makedonski



4:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

The last time we left off in our assessment of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3, I had experienced most of the tertiary level content, ready to face off against the big boss Ramuh himself in his true form, alongside of playing m...

Chris Carter



3:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Xbox One's August update adds mobile purchases, 3D Blu-ray support

Once the next Xbox One system updates goes live for all console owners in August, you'll be able to buy, download, and install games and DLC while away from home using Xbox.com or Xbox SmartGlass. With file sizes as large as...

Jordan Devore



3:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Friday Night Fights: It's your Destiny

Happy Friday! If you haven't heard yet, one of the most anticipated games of the year, Destiny, has finally launched it's much awaited Beta. I remember the first time I saw footage of Destiny, I was blown away. It was basical...

Bill Platt



2:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Barf a clone into existence in Styx: Master of Shadows

"Don't be stupid. Goblins don't exist. You don't even know what one looks like." With Styx: Master of Shadows being a stealth game in which you play as a goblin -- the first of all goblins, at that -- yeah, I suppose the guy...

Jordan Devore



2:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Kojima makes a statement about nuclear warfare with MGS V's Mother Base

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Mother Base will serve as more than just a center of operations for Snake; it'll double as a launching pad for Hideo Kojima to make poignant statements about the cycle of war. According ...

Brett Makedonski



1:30 PM on 07.18.2014

We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta!

Our friends at Sony Online Entertainment have given us 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta to share with the Dtoid community! Landmark is a free-to-play, next-generation online sandbox game where you can go just about a...

Mr Andy Dixon



1:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Google will stop calling games with in-app purchases 'free' in Europe

As part of its investigation into unwanted in-app purchases, often by children, the European Commission has laid out guidelines for developers and the app stores themselves to follow. By the end of September, Google will...

Steven Hansen



12:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Crummy: Power Rangers' Saban is going after Chroma Squad

Behold Studios' Chroma Squad is about managing a brand new sentai television series and, being an in-depth parody, it of course draws inspiration from real-life shows, including -- but far from limited to -- Power Rangers. In...

Jordan Devore



12:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Japan is getting the ability to swipe cards on the Wii U GamePad for payment

The Wii U GamePad has a really cool feature built into it in the form of an NFC reader, but it hardly ever really uses it. In Japan however, Nintendo has worked with the company who distributes Suica cards to make it possible...

Chris Carter



11:30 AM on 07.18.2014

I want this Pikachu themed food to get in my belly

At the Pikachu Café in Roppongi Hills in Japan, they're holding an event to celebrate the release of the upcoming Pokemon film. As a result, the cafe will have special menu items, and all of them look incredibly d...

Chris Carter



11:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Pucks and players are more chaotic in NHL 15

About a month ago, I explained how EA Sports' big focus for NHL 15 was physics. In the event that you didn't believe me (or hate reading), this video adequately sums up the studio's intentions. Watch it to learn how pucks bounce or to see Matt Duchene crash the net like a total badass.

Brett Makedonski



10:30 AM on 07.18.2014

So what's new in the Destiny beta?

I haven't had all the time in the world to play the Destiny beta, but I did manage to get in for a while and check out what's different compared to the alpha I tested out recently. For starters, you're going to get more ...

Chris Carter



10:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Microsoft killing its original programming won't affect Quantum Break

Remember the Quantum Break, the literal half videogame, half TV show from Remedy (Alan Wake, Max Payne). Details have been sparse since the showing two E3s ago that failed to sell me. Despite Microsoft abandoning its att...

Steven Hansen



9:00 AM on 07.18.2014

The Uncharted movie will supposedly begin filming in early 2015

Nathan Drake may begin his foray onto the silver screen as soon as the beginning of next year. Despite a litany of problems over the course of more than half a decade, the Uncharted movie is currently slated to start fil...

Brett Makedonski



8:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Wow, the Cat Mario Show is way more horrible than it sounds

When you see it, you think, "Hey, puppet cat Mario, puppet cat Peach doing a cute puppet show. Cool." And then you hear it and oh my word please stop talking. I feel like companies are quite careful about their characters' p...

Steven Hansen



7:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation shut down by 'certain game company'

Recently, a group provided a fan translation for Final Fantasy Type-0 -- a game that had previously had no hope of getting localized, until Square Enix announced a PS4 and Xbox One port this year at E3. Now, we are learn...

Chris Carter



4:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Indie Piņata puts a slight twist on the Steam sale formula

There's a brand new sale on some indie games happening on Steam right now, but you might not be entitled to any savings. The reason for this is because the promotion, Indie Piñata, designates already owning one of the...

Brett Makedonski



1:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Assassin's Creed's cashing in on the card battle craze

With Hearthstone taking the world by storm, why wouldn't the biggest videogame publishers want in on that action? Ubisoft's smart enough to recognize a good thing when it sees it, and agile enough to act quickly. As a re...

Brett Makedonski



11:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with

First came the CGI trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords, and now, screenshots. The one above? My favorite of the pack by a wide margin. Some of the others are oddly blinding. The game features three factions and one of them is ca...

Jordan Devore



10:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns?

I got my hands on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel recently, and I've got some hot info on the new mechanics, and one of the new player characters, Athena the Gladiator. The game's new Stingray vehicle has a neat trick to it, the...

Bill Zoeker



9:00 PM on 07.17.2014

The Evil Within jump starts the scares a week earlier than planned

If indecision frightens you, then there's plenty to be scared of when it comes to The Evil Within. Originally slated for an August release, Bethesda pushed it back to October 21. Now that we're a bit closer to that window, th...

Brett Makedonski



8:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Luigi's death glare moves 885,000 US Mario Kart copies

C'mon, you're going to tell me that's not what's doing it? What, is it that Mario Kart 8 is fun? That it's familiar? That it's a Mario Kart game? Nope. All Luigi, baby. That's what you get in 2 anno Luigi. No matter the ...

Steven Hansen



7:45 PM on 07.17.2014

We can't see the new Doom yet, but it sounds like a return to form

Bethesda said its big reveal of Doom -- that is in fact "Doom," not "Doom 4" -- at QuakeCon would be for attendees only, not for us Internet ne'er-do-wells, but I still watched the QuakeCon stream like a sucker, anyway. When ...

Jordan Devore



7:30 PM on 07.17.2014

SanctuaryRPG is now available and name-your-own-price!

SanctuaryRPG, a combination of roguelikes and JRPGS with ASCII graphics, is available now and best of all, you can pay whatever you want! After playing for the past few days, I heavily recommend laying down some cash for this...

Patrick Hancock



7:00 PM on 07.17.2014

NPD: PlayStation 4 the top-selling console in June

US Xbox One sales in June were more than double that of the console's sales in May thanks to a more competitively-priced SKU hitting the market, but PlayStation 4 took the number-one hardware spot for the month, according to ...

Jordan Devore



6:30 PM on 07.17.2014

Contest: Win a Titan One cross-compatibility gaming device!

Our friends at ConsoleTuner have given us five of their new Titan One cross-compatibility devices to hand out to the Destructoid community! These things are incredibly awesome. Compatible with the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3...

Mr Andy Dixon



6:00 PM on 07.17.2014

David Braben hopes Elite: Dangerous will be 'future proof'

Part of me worries about the three big upcoming space games No Man's Sky, Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous. I'm fearful they'll consume my life for years to come. Some of that is going to be down to DLC and expanded content...

Alasdair Duncan



5:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Review: One Piece Unlimited World Red

One Piece games are kind of up in the air at this point in terms of quality. Just when I thought Pirate Warriors had solidified that seal of quality from the franchise, Romance Dawn snuck up and stole most of that g...

Chris Carter



4:15 PM on 07.17.2014

Slender: The Arrival is coming to consoles, bringing new VHS-based terrors

Slender: The Arrival is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, and it's arriving with some added content (which owners of the game on PC will receive for free). Casey Lynch from Midnight City came by to play through...

Bill Zoeker



3:45 PM on 07.17.2014

Dishonored is $4.99 in the yearly QuakeCon Steam sale

The horribly cynical part of me is wondering what's going to actually happen at this year's QuakeCon; now that John Carmack is gone from the company and Doom 4 still just exists as a trailer, is there much to look forward to?...

Alasdair Duncan



3:15 PM on 07.17.2014

Skullgirls lead animator fantasizes about Fatal Frame in Smash Bros.

[Update: Mariel wanted you to know that the heavy lifting on the animation for Double was done by Dave Smith and BahiJD. The original concept for the character came from Skullgirls creator Alex Ahad.] Mariel Cartwright i...

Jonathan Holmes



2:45 PM on 07.17.2014

ESPN3 will carry Dota 2's The International

You can watch the $10+ million Dota 2 tournament The International on Twitch, or in-game, or, huh, even on ESPN. Valve is collaborating with the sports network for coverage this weekend. Notably, ESPN2 will have an exclusive ...

Jordan Devore



2:30 PM on 07.17.2014

Crypt of the NecroDancer hops to Steam Early Access on July 30

Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer has been fun to watch at expos, but soon enough we'll be able to play (and fail, likely repeatedly) on our own terms -- the game hits Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and...

Jordan Devore



2:00 PM on 07.17.2014

To dye for: Invisible Inc. is my kind of strategy-stealth game

A chasm in stealth games tends to be player skill and the supposed skills of super sleuth avatars. You're often eased into the situation, your lack of skill assumed, or you just fumble your way through -- especially with the ...

Steven Hansen



1:30 PM on 07.17.2014

Puzzle & Dragons Z ships over 1.5 million on 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons Z shipments have exceeded the 1.5 million mark, GungHo Online announced today. The Nintendo 3DS iteration of GungHo Online's trendy role-playing puzzle game launched last December, topping charts in its o...

Kyle MacGregor



1:15 PM on 07.17.2014

Tempting! Wolfenstein: The New Order PC for $30 on Amazon

Our own Chris Carter gave Wolfenstein: The New Order a favorable review but in the weeks since I've come across even higher praise for MachineGames' take on the iconic series. Some of you out there really, truly dig this game...

Jordan Devore



1:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Nintendo's Comic-Con lineup includes Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo is calling their San Diego Comic-Con lineup their biggest ever. To me it looks like they packed up their E3 showing and saved it for SDCC. That's great news as their E3 showing was fantastic.  They're back at th...

Dale North



12:45 PM on 07.17.2014

Microsoft reportedly slimming down its original programming lineup for Xbox

[Update: In an internal memo posted by The Verge, head of Xbox Phil Spencer wrote that Microsoft expects to close Xbox Entertainment Studios "in the coming months," presumably once existing projects have wrapped up. The group...

Jordan Devore



12:30 PM on 07.17.2014

CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai

The Consumer Electronic Show is one of my favorite events. It was Destructoid's very first trade show, and we've been back every year we've been in business. While not necessarily a videogame trade show, it still brings us bi...

Dale North



12:15 PM on 07.17.2014

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 out next week

Two more episodes to go for season two of The Walking Dead. Won't be long now. This season's fourth episode, Amid the Ruins, releases next week. PC, Mac, and PS3/PS Vita (in North America) get it first on July 22. A day late...

Jordan Devore



12:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Steel Diver is being updated in a big way, coming in August

Steel Diver was ultimately a semi-bland experience for me, but it was a great grasp of the free-to-play market by Nintendo, as they showed that they can do it better than publishers who have been exploiting it for years. They...

Chris Carter



11:30 AM on 07.17.2014

Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One, but not during the beta

According to a report from an IGN livestream with developer Bungie, the Destiny beta will not run at 1080p during the beta, but it is aiming for a 1080 resolution when it comes to the finished version. Apparently the gam...

Chris Carter



11:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Mr. Driller 2

The Wii U is taking a week off it seems, as there are only a one game on the menu for today -- Mr. Driller 2 -- a GameBoy Advance Virtual Console title. Little Inferno is discounted by 50% until July 24th....

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 07.17.2014

Zelda even kicks ass with the Wind Waker in hand in Hyrule Warriors

We've already seen [Queen] Zelda with her signature sword in Hyrule Warriors, but now Koei Tecmo is showing off footage of her conducting death and destruction on the battlefield. It looks like an area-of-effect weapon ...

Chris Carter



10:15 AM on 07.17.2014

Sony's gamescom press conference set for August 12

Sony's gamescom press conference will take place on Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m., says Videogamer. There's no indication of what to expect at their media event, but my experience is that they always bring plenty of announc...

Dale North



10:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Sakurai talks Chrom, why he isn't playable in Smash Bros.

Yesterday we learned that Lucina will be a clone of Marth in the new Smash Bros., which is fine by me, but Chrom will not be making the final cut. Director Sakurai explains that he was initially considering adding Chrom,...

Chris Carter






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