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QuakeCon will have a lot of Doom stuff this year

QuakeCon is focused one Quake. How can Bethesda bring a lot of Doom stuff to QuakeCon? By setting up a miniature con-within-a-con and calling it DoomCon. That's it, that's the story, there's going to be enough Doom stuff at QuakeCon this ye...

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is getting an expansion soon

At Bethesda's E3 event, the presenters took some time to brag on the company's mobile game offerings. Its hit Fallout Shelter has reached over 150 million downloads. The Elder Scrolls: Legends might not have those numbers yet, but it does ...

 
 
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Gears Pop! popped a new trailer with a smidge of gameplay

When we saw Gears Pop! at last year's E3, the only information we really had was that it would feature Gears characters in that love-it-or-hate-it Funko Pop style. This year, we've got a slightly more substantial trailer. It still is mostl...

 
 
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Gears 5 releases September 10

Gears 5's presentation at E3 today opened with typical Gears thing. It had its slow, soft song and bizarre imagery that contrasts with the game's usual high energy and bloody action. After the teaser, we got some real information. Gears 5 ...

 
 
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Double Fine Productions is now a Microsoft first-party studio

Whoa. At the E3 event just now, Tim Schafer announced his studio would be joining Xbox Game Studios. After making the announcement, Schafer showed off a new Psychonauts 2 teaser. Psychonauts 2 was crowdfunded on Fig in 2016. Presumably, th...

 
 
 
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer commandeers an AT-AT

Only a day ago, we saw the first look at this fall's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the upcoming game by Titanfall/Apex Legends developer Respawn. At the Xbox event at E3, we got a shiny new trailer for it too. It's looking very Star Wars. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Outer Wilds is a world I'm dying to explore

When procedural generation became a big thing, there were a lot of high hopes about what it could mean for infinitely explorable spaces. Some games do it better than others, but a lot of the time a strange paradox occurs: with everything di...

 
 
 
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Indivisible is launching with at least 20 playable characters

Lab Zero is showing Indivisible at its booth at PAX West right now, and despite having several stations set up, it's been over capacity every time I've walked by. On display is the most recent backer preview, released this past June. It's n...

 
 
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BioWare stresses that Anthem is about 'our world, my story'

In a presentation at PAX West this afternoon, BioWare's Mark Darrah and Mike Gamble explained how the Anthem team approached storytelling in a multiplayer game. The newest trailer highlights the philosophy: "our world, my story". The basic ...

 
 
 
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Review: Arcane Golf

Ah, golf. The sport of stuffy old people who want to stay active but don't want to deal with anything that might make them break a sweat. How can a game take golf and make it into something that will appeal to a wider audience? For starters...

 
 
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Review: Sleep Tight

With technology and entertainment where it is today, it's easy to forget how much time we spent as children playing mostly with our imaginations. Before ubiquitous screens, we fought evils we conjured in our minds with magic spells only we ...

 
 
 
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Jetpack Joyride board game in final hours of Kickstarter

It's difficult to believe it's been seven years since Halfbrick's fantastic runner Jetpack Joyride originally released, but there it is. Time flies. I'm getting so old. It's also maybe a little difficult to fathom that a bite-sized phone ga...

 
 
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Review: SeaFall

As we move forward in board gaming's current golden age, new games are coming out at an incredible pace. Even so, many provide only new dressing on existing ideas. Once in a while, something comes along that feels so new and different, it i...

 
 
 


About Darren Nakamuraone of us since 2:29 AM on 11.06.2006

Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011.

While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Darren Nakamura knows several people in the video game industry, most of whom are Destructoid alumni. These include:

Anthony Burch, former writer for Gearbox Software
Ashly Burch, notable voice actor
Nick Chester, publicist for Harmonix Music Systems
Chad Concelmo, writer for Golin Harris
Aaron Linde, writer for Gearbox Software
Jayson Napolitano, publicist for Scarlet Moon Productions
Brad Nicholson, former publicist for Uber Entertainment
Alex Ryan, publicist for Kalypso Media
Jim Sterling, notable voice actor

Darren backs a lot of Kickstarter campaigns! If you want to see what he has backed, you can go here. If he ever reviews a game that he backed, that will be explicitly disclosed in the review.

Darren invested in Psychonauts 2 on Fig.
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