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Life is Strange developer spins off a second studio under the Dontnod name

The Dontnod family got a little bit bigger today. The French developer known for Life is Strange and Remember Me brought another studio in under its umbrella and renamed it Dontnod Eleven. In a press release, it was announced tha...   read

 
 
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Nearly 20 years later, the original Pokemon theme song singer still has it

I must have watched this 10 times already. Almost 20 years ago Jason Paige sung the original theme song to the Pokemon anime, and it completely took off. I probably learned the words by heart in just several episodes, having listened t...   read

 
 
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August's PlayStation Plus lineup includes Yakuza 5

When it comes to these PlayStation Plus lists, I largely tend to focus on what's happening on PlayStation 4. Not this time! My attention has gone straight to the PS3 and PS Vita offerings. In August, PS Plus members will be able to download...   read

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell Online has a confusing full title, and potential

While people have been arguing about the Scarlett Johansson casting for the Ghost in the Shell film, I've been busy re-acquainting myself with the series. It...took a while. The original movie? Near perfect. The fact that a multimedia hydra...   read

 
 



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We Happy Few puts a new face on survival, but it's not ready for its close-up yet

When it took the stage at Microsoft's E3 presentation this year, Compulsion Games' We Happy Few was easily one of the most intriguing titles of the show, promising a trippy story set in the drug-addled English township of Wellington We...   read

 
 
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Quantic Dream director joins Hitman team

Hitman is taking a bit of a break with its Summer Bonus Episode and Gary Busey event, and is scheduled to return soon with its remaining three chapters -- Thailand, USA, and Japan. For now, developer IO-Interactive has gained a new tea...   read

 
 
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Batman: A Telltale Games Series is trying a vote-based multiplayer mechanic

Along with the recent addition of cloud-based saving, Telltale is implementing something new with its Batman series, set to arrive next month. At San Diego Comic-Con, the publisher revealed a multiplayer feature, which serves as a...   read

 
 
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Australia puts Gal Gun: Double Peace in detention

Australia, the small island nation that is home Mad Max, Crocodile Dundee, and more than 50 nude beaches, is once again doing everything it can to protect thousands of lines of code from being sexually exploited by seemingly banning Gal*Gun...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go's 'Plus' accessory has been delayed until September

Like all things Pokemon Go related, we've heard next to nothing about the "Plus" accessory, which was supposed to launch this month. Down to the wire of course, we've learned that it has been delayed -- not into August -- but September...   read

 
 



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Worms W.M.D plays great, but is still the same ol' can of Worms

I've been playing the Worms series since the '90s. The height of my exposure was by way of the Game Boy version of Armageddon, which I could conveniently play during car rides -- on a portable, the pass-and-play style was almost how it was ...   read

 
 
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Review: This is the Police

Despite having only previewed This Is The Police at PAX East just a few months ago, so much has happened in the US and the rest of the world in that time. It’s something that’s impossible to ignore when examining a game w...   read

 
 
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Overwatch PC patch adjusts Ana and McCree

Sneaky Blizzard made some adjustments to the PC edition of Overwatch yesterday, implementing a new patch that made changes to two solitary characters. Ana, who the team calls "a little bit weaker overall" in comparison to the rest of the ca...   read

 
 
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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

 
 
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PC deals: Portal bundle for $5, Ashes of the Singularity hits new low

Today is round five of six in Green Man Gaming's 2016 Summer Sale with a running theme of "Get Tactical." Somehow that translates into a discount on the Portal bundle dropping the Portal 1+2 package from the list price of $30 to only $5. We...   read

 
 



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Balrog's got punches like a truck, truck, truck

Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had really good su...   read

 
 
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2K's Humble Bundle just got a little sweeter

2K Games has added several extra titles to its ongoing name-your-price Humble Bundle. Folks who pay around $9 or so to "beat the average" bundle purchase price will now also score Freedom Force, Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich, The Burea...   read

 
 
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No Trace looks like slick low-poly stealth action

I will always have an extra-soft spot for quality pixel art, but we could surely use more low-poly independent games, especially ones that bring something like Hitman to mind. This is No Trace, an upcoming top-down stealth-action game from...   read

 
 
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What were some of the most underrated games of the last generation?

Against our better judgment, the Podtoid crew can sometimes be capable of talking about video games. Sometimes. It's kind of hard to talk about current games right now because of this dang summer drought that we're stuck in. So, we decided ...   read

 
 
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Every game is better with God Hand in it

God Hand. You've played it right? Otherwise known as Clover's (RIP) best game (which is hard to do when you made Viewtiful Joe and Okami), it's pretty much the quintessential brawler. It had it all -- customization, a deep combat syste...   read

 
 



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Vince, Steph, and Shane McMahon are all playable in WWE 2K17

The net value of WWE 2K17's roster just increased by a lot. WWE owner Vince McMahon and his two children, Shane and Stephanie, have all been added to the game as playable characters. Shane's entrance music puts it best: Here comes the money...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S

Microsoft is doing Madden and Halo bundles for Xbox One S

With the slimmed-down Xbox One S debuting soon, Microsoft has announced some bundles. The first is a Madden NFL 17 bundle, which comes with a 1TB Xbox One S, a digital copy of the game, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs, and a month of E...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Take a look at our custom Xbox One S Destructoid controller

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, there are now three Xbox controllers -- the OG, the Elite, and the new model shipping with the Xbox One S. It kind of slipped under the radar, but yes, the new Xbox Design Lab program does...   read

 
 
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Review: Ghostbusters

For the past week, I've been playing Ghostbusters for one hour each day. I'm technically capable of spending more time with it, but I'm not that strong-willed. After my one hour, I treat myself for my commitment to this job. One day I ...   read

 
 


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Let's remember Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

It may seem impossible now, but in the mid-2000s (double-ohs? aughts?) superheroes weren't everywhere. They were on their way, though. X-Men (2000) and Spider-Man (2002) were box office hits as the world collectively thought "Hey,...   read

 
 
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Kain Highwind joins the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade family

Square Enix has announced the newest addition to Dissidia Final Fantasy's arcade edition in Japan -- Kain Highwind -- who will be added by way of an update. The producer of the original game actually wanted Kain to be featured in the origin...   read

 
 
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Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! -----------...

 


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