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Keep an eye on action-RPG Shiness this December

Admittedly, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom isn't my normal jam. It's doing the grand action-adventure RPG thing, which I can occasionally sink deep into, but it's rare these days that I feel like I can take on that sort of time commitment....   read

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Here's what Dontnod's next game, Vampyr, looks like

Sure, you know what vampires look like (sometimes bats, sometimes men, always monsters), but do you know what Vampyr looks like? Don't feel bad if you don't. Since its reveal back in January 2015, not a lot has been shown. It has most...   read

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Dontnod's Vampyr has more in common with Life is Strange than you might think

At a cursory glance, Vampyr, developer Dontnod Entertainment's third game, could not be any more different from Life is Strange. One's an action role-playing game set in early 1900s London; the other is an exploration- and narrative-based d...   read

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Dang, I should've been following Shiness this whole time!

Do you know about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom? I didn't know a thing about it -- not until a couple of weeks ago, at E3 2016, where I was given a rapid-fire rundown. Schedule changes and general last-day-of-the-expo busyness meant I had ...   read

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Deck13 releases a new trailer for the sci-fi Souls-like The Surge

We've known about The Surge for a while now. Developed by Lords of the Fallen's Deck13 and published by Focus Home Interactive, it attempts to take the Dark Souls formula of high difficulty and involved combat and push it into a ...   read

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Call of Cthulhu
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Call of Cthulhu looks a little cheesy, but I'm into it

I can already tell it's going to be a long road to Call of Cthulhu's 2017 release, but I'm hopeful we'll get to see how Cyanide is handling its investigation-centric horror gameplay shortly here. Today's trailer mostly reiterates the basic...   read

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Call of Cthulhu (2017)

Yeah, I could go for another good Call of Cthulhu game

Those first two character-less images of Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu weren't exactly illuminating, but today's screenshots offer more insight into the investigation-driven role-playing game. What are we looking into, exactly? As a private inv...   read

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Vampyr screenshots

First screenshots of Dontnod's action-RPG Vampyr are especially dark

We've already seen a little bit of what to expect from Dontnod's upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr, through both a teaser video and some concept art. Both showed a dark world, in both the feasting-on-the-blood-of-humans and the it-is...   read

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Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu returns with Cyanide as the new developer

[Update: That was quick. Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide have sent over a pair of screenshots and some new information about the game. Call of Cthulhu will be an 'Investigation-RPG' (whatever that is) with stealth mechanics, as you'd pro...   read

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Styx: Shards of Darkness

These new Styx: Shards of Darkness screenshots sure are colourful

Styx: Master of Shadows was a really great, pure stealth game. Not only that, but as a prequel to Of Orcs and Men it did an excellent job of fleshing out Styx’s character with a surprisingly interesting story. If these new screenshots...   read


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The Technomancer
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The Technomancer's first trailer feels very familiar

You may be mistaken for having a sense of déjà vu when reading about The Technomancer. It’s an RPG developed by Spiders and published by Focus Home Interactive set on a futuristic Mars full of mutants and conflict, much...   read

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Styx: Shards of Darkness

Styx: Shards of Darkness brings my favourite foul-mouthed goblin back

Cyanide Studios’ RPG Of Orcs and Men is one of my absolute favourite games. It managed to introduce an interesting world told from a perspective we don’t often see in fantasy games, but unfortunately its sometimes clunky present...   read

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Divinity: Original Sin should be the next great couch co-op game

If I'm going to play Divinity: Original Sin -- and I'm told that I absolutely should -- I'd prefer to do so cooperatively on a single screen. That's the topic at hand for this Enhanced Edition trailer. To recap, Enhanced Edition is its own ...   read

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Warhammer 40K
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Finally, some Battlefleet Gothic gameplay

We've seen impressive stills from Tindalos and Focus Home's Battlefleet Gothic: Armada but no gameplay footage up until now. The Unreal Engine 4-powered real-time strategy title looks fantastic in motion, too. After hearing about all of tho...   read

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The Technomancer gets chased through Mars, is not Total Recall

The Technomancer is not about a man who goes to Mars to have his eyeballs bulge out. Rather, "we watch our hero Zachariah attempts to communicate with Earth, as he is chased by Mars’ illusive secret police, tasked with hunting down t...   read

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Lords of the Fallen dev is working on sci-fi RPG The Surge

The Surge is working on Lords of the Fallen co-developer Deck13. Wait, I mixed that up. The sci-fi themed, "visceral hardcore RPG with innovative new combat mechanics" will be at gamescom next month courtesy of publisher Focus Home Interact...   read

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Vampyr teaser: Brief look at Life is Strange dev's new game

Dontnod is still wrapping up Life is Strange, but the Remember Me developer is also working on a new RPG with Focus Home Interactive called Vampyr. It was announced earlier this year, but this little concept teaser is the first look at the...   read

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Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4

People liked that Divinity: Original Sin thing last year, didn’t they? The CRPG won quite a few awards and was positively received here at Destructoid. Now developer Larian and publisher Focus Home Interactive have announced...   read

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The Technomancer

Mars: War Logs studio reveals The Technomancer

The folks behind Mars: War Logs, Of Orcs and Men, and Bound by Flame are working with Focus Home Interactive on yet another action role-playing game. When it releases next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, The Technomancer will send players b...   read

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Pix the Cat reviewed
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Review: Pix the Cat

Pix is a mix of the two most saccharine basic emoticons, :3 and ^_^, a face for the forgotten mascot age. Just too cute, and not in a way that ever betrays the fiendish score-chaser underneath. Sincere cuteness. A real testament to the spec...   read

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Vampyr: A new RPG from the Remember Me devs

Dontnod Entertainment has yet to release its upcoming project Life is Strange, but it already has another game in the works. And, this one looks to be in a totally different vein (that pun will definitely make sense in a few seconds). At a ...   read

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Battlefleet Gothic

Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic becoming a real-time strategy PC game

Kyle and I were just talking about how much we wanted a new Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. What a joy that was, all up close and personal. While we wait indefinitely on that dream to come true, there are plenty more videogame adaptations...   read

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Sherlock Holmes review
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Review: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's weighty novel Crime and Punishment, the central character robs and murders a loan shark and pawn broker but justifies the act in his own mind because he will use the money for good. Doestoyevsky's anti-hero believes ...   read

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Space Hulk
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I sure hope Space Hulk: Deathwing will be good

Here's a much better (in-engine) trailer for Space Hulk: Deathwing, a first-person shooter in development at E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy developer Streum On Studio for next year. The video shows the Deathwing squad blasting apart Genestealer...   read

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Space Hulk

An Unreal Engine 4-powered Warhammer 40K first-person shooter

Streum On Studio, the developer behind the crazed E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy, already announced Space Hulk: Deathwing, its FPS take on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. But today might as well be our introduction to the game -- there are actual ...   read

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