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Atlus promises Demon's Souls servers until March 2011

Yesterday, Atlus sent a note to its fanclub, the so-called "Faithful," promising to maintain Demon's Souls' North American servers until at least March 2011. I suppose that you could play it as a single-player game, but that'd be missi...


Get Your War On with this Medal of Honor trailer

Ok, so, Electronic Arts is publishing the new Medal of Honor, with EA Los Angeles in charge of the single player, and DICE manning the multiplayer. The beta has started across all platforms (but I haven't heard anything good about it)...


Square announces Final Fantasy: Legends

Following an article in last week's issue of Japanese game magazine V Jump, Square Enix have officially announced Final Fantasy Legends, a new mobile phone game by the Final Fantasy IV: The After Years team. Normally, a Japanese mobile...


Famitsu reveals Tactics Ogre: The Wheel of Fortune (PSP)

I guess Square Enix didn't get the memo about The Wheel of Fortune being an infernal American television show -- Pat Sajak and Vanna White are obviously zombies. Or vampires. Or zombie vampires -- but someone from their El Segundo...


Localized demo for item-shop RPG Recettear available now

The main thrust of this news article is that developer-localizer Carpe Fulgur has released a demo for its first project, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. To understand why that's kind of interesting and cool, though, you'll need some backgr...


E3 10: Have even more Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 footage

Since they aren't a major platform holder and didn't host a press conference during which they announced a truckload of games (here's lookin' at you, kid), you might've forgotten that a little Capcom game called Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate o...


Review: Dead to Rights: Retribution

A few days ago, I was crushing beers at Shenanigans, a restaurant-cum-watering-hole in Sewanee, Tennessee, home of my alma mater, The University of the South. Specifically, I was talking with my friend Reed about videogames, and I mentioned...


Review: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

After receiving a quick pass at the top of the box in a qualifying match against Denmark, Albanian striker Hamdi Salihi fired a neat ball across keeper Thomas Sørensen into the bottom corner of the goal.In the midst of his celebratio...


Geometry Wars 3? Not happening, says Bizarre Creations

I understand that Geometry Wars and its sequel, brilliantly titled Geometry Wars 2, are something of Xbox Live Arcade mainstays. I also understand that some of you might be disappointed to hear that Bizarre Creations is so busy working on B...


Playing the Poem: a tour of Dante's Inferno, part three

As we -- Conrad Zimmerman, Benjamin PerLee, and myself -- round out the third and final installment of our "Playing the Poem" series, I'm sure that both of our devoted readers are preparing Festscrifts, or at least small parades, celebratin...


Review: Risen

Piranha Bytes quietly released the Xbox 360 port Risen to European audiences in October of last year, and brought it across the Atlantic at the end of February. Risen is arguably overshadowed by Piranha Bytes' other (and popular) dark fanta...


Official: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is headed to consoles

Arc System Works might think it's cool to release BlazBlue: Continuum Shift -- the sequel to last year's Calamity Trigger  -- in Japanese arcades, but we gaijin don't have that luxury anymore. In case Arc didn't notice, those went exti...


CCP dates EVE Online expansion Tyrannis via short teaser

Even the most hardened console gamer should pay attention to me right now: EVE Online: Tyrannis is coming out on May 18th. It's a free expansion, and it comes with all sorts of improvements, including EVE Gate, an online portal that will l...


The Great Class Dash is a jarate-free TF2 platformer

Tell you what -- I'm not very good at first-person shooters. And since Team Fortress 2 has been out for years, the learning curve is way out of my reach; but I kind of dig on the brassy, big band soundtrack. What to do? Play Dylan Loney's ...


Sam & Max season 3 poaches pre-order price cut on PSN

Alright, let's be frank here -- I'll take any chance I can get to pimp Telltale Games' Sam & Max games. The justification this time is that some new-fangled PlayStation Network pre-order starts today. As in right now. If you pre-order n...


Undercover UXO, a landmine avoidance game by Mich. State

For the past week, I've been telling everyone that will listen about First They Killed my Father, a memoir by Cambodian activist Loung Ung about growing up under the Khmer Rouge before escaping to the United States. I talked about it on Pod...


Vanquish director Shinji Mikami creates new dev house

Shinji Mikami has been There and Back Again on the Japanese development circuit: he started at Capcom's Studio 4 where he created and directed a slew of Resident Evil games; joined Clover just in time to produce God Hand; and migrated over ...


Barf! River City Soccer Hooligans trailer, now with dogs

Arcade-style sports titles bring out the worst in me. During the tail end of my 21st birthday, I threw a rather embarrassing hissy fit because I was too drunk to win at Mario Kart 64; I've said terrible things to some of my best friends ov...


Sports games could learn a thing from FIFA Ultimate Team

At the end of last month, I downloaded the FIFA 10 "Ultimate Team" DLC with the intention of reviewing it for you, the loyal and lovely readers. The reason this is an editorial instead of a review is between me and my landlord -- when she s...


Leaving the American sector: Metro 2033 launch trailer

Metro 2033, a first-person shooter/survival horror hybrid based on -- get this -- the similarly titled novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, was released in North America yesterday. If Jim's preview from last month didn't get you hyped, 4A Games is ...


BioWare heads aren't too keen on Final Fantasy XIII

Here's a factoid: I was up to my neck in Final Fantasy XII when Dragon Age: Origins came out.* The culture shock of traveling from Ivalice to Ferelden was like jumping into a frozen lake. It's not surprising then, that Drs. Ray Muzyka and G...


Borderlands: Secret Armory of General Knoxx trailer

I like Gearbox. I know that they're a huge company whose primary goals involve taking my money from me, but the guys that work there seem to have a good sense of humor (judging by the writing in Borderlands), and they've broken, at least t...


Revisited: Final Fantasy IX's mechanics of identity

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our moms rais...


About Joseph Lerayone of us since 10:08 PM on 10.01.2006

Joseph Leray is a long-time features contributor, reviewer, and (self-styled) editor-at-large for Destructoid. He lives in Nashville with a menagerie of pets and a Final Fantasy IX obsession.
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