Players have agency, and they're not afraid to use it

This week, a piece written by Alfie Bown, author of The PlayStation Dreamworld, was published in The Guardian. The core argument of the piece was that video games inherently, and particularly recently, project far-right tendencies onto play...


Nintendo cleans house at this year's SXSW Gaming Awards

The South by Southwest festivals and conferences have been going down this past week, once again in Austin, Texas, which includes this year's SXSW Gaming Awards, co-hosted by IGN's Alanah Pearce and Blizzard’s Richard Campbell. The hi...


Yakuza Kiwami 2 finally gets western release date

I'm a relatively new fan to the Yakuza series. My first interaction with it was actually in Project X Zone 2. Kiryu and Majima are my favorite duo in the game, so once the remake of the original Yakuza  released last year, I quick...


And now, a dramatic retelling of a Smash standoff

It’s little surprise that the biggest buzz from that Nintendo Direct last week came from the extremely vague Smash Bros. teaser. After all, Smash is one of the biggest IPs in video game history, mainly because it gathers together many...


Japan's next splatfest is another product placement deal

Nintendo Japan has revealed the topic of the next splatfest to be held on Switch shooter Splatoon 2. As is sometimes the case with splatfests in the East, it features cross-promotion with a top retail brand.The question this time around per...


Sonic Mania Adventures animated series coming to YouTube

The Sonic brand has had a weird love affair with animated TV series, seeing highs and lows for decades now, from the meme-riffic original show to the woefully "edgy" Sonic Underground. It looks like the spiky one and his chums are giving an...


Cyan is re-releasing the Myst series this year

Cyan has something special planned for the 25th anniversary of its iconic adventure series Myst. The developer says that while acquiring rights isn't always feasible (especially for an independent studio), it has "managed to finally talk to...

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Ys: Memories of Celceta enters the PC forest this Summer

Ever since XSEED released Ys SEVEN on PC, my gut feeling was telling me that Ys: Memories of Celceta would appear on it one day. As the company unleashed its mystery stream, we can now rejoice about 2018 being the year where people get...

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Happy 12th Birthday to Destructoid!

[Destructoid user LuckRequired drew this wonderful image to celebrate a certain robot's twelfth year on this planet, and we thought it was too great not to promote it. Feel free to stop over and say hello over in the Quickposts to shar...


Good God the Detective Pikachu amiibo is huge

When I read that the Detective Pikachu amiibo that accompanied the game was huge, I sort of brushed it off. But after obtaining a figure from Nintendo today, I was in awe at the size of this plastic rat. Adorned with a great map aesthetic b...


Ghost Recon: Wildlands update features new classes and maps

Open-world sicario-shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands is still chugging along its dusty trail, and is getting its fourth major update since its original release one year ago.The new download, which arrives today, will bring three new classes to...


You can now change your appearance in Monster Hunter: World

My character in Monster Hunter: World more or less turned out as intended, and I haven't grown tired of his look. But that day will come, I'm sure of it. Maybe it's already here for you. If so, consider this a friendly little PSA: you can a...


Sega has started teasing a new Sonic racing game

Following recent rumors about a new Sonic racing game, Sega has begun teasing what looks to be exactly that -- a Sonic-centric racer with an "R" in its logo just like Sonic R for Sega Saturn. Based on the teaser clip, Sonic and co. will dr...


Xbox One X packing in Sea of Thieves for one week

Microsoft is continuing to pack in new games with Xbox One X for a (very) limited time. Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves releases on Tuesday, and at select retailers, it'll be digitally bundled with Xbox One X ($500)....


Track-painting racer Trailblazers is worth watching

Trailblazers won me over with its simple but intriguing concept. It's a three-on-three futuristic racing game in which you'll paint the track as you race and gain boost while riding over your team's color. Today, we've got another look at t...


Sonic Mania Plus releases this summer with two new characters

This afternoon at SXSW, Sega announced Sonic Mania Plus, an expanded version of the hit throwback platformer coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this summer. Sonic Mania Plus features Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the...


Review: Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs

Assassin's Creed has spent more than a decade flirting with post-release content concepts that are out-there enough to sell. There was an alternate timeline where George Washington was an evil tyrant. There was a whole add-on that revo...


The BAFTA Video Game Awards reveals 2018 nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) have listed their nominations for their 2018 Video Game Awards. The ceremony will take place in London next month, at an event hosted by comedian and video game fan Dara O'Brien.A lo...


WTF is Destructoid? Today we celebrate 12 years of madness

Gather 'round Papa Niero, it's that time of year to tell our best story: The story of how Destructoid came to be as a video game community. Most of you already know the story, so please humor us as we enlighten the new people just rece...


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