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Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home award for best of gamescom

Well, this sounds familiar. Nintendo is racking up the pre-release accolades for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It had already won Best of Show at E3 from the Game Critics Awards (and Destructoid's Game of the Show, too). It has some new hardwa...   read

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Planet Coaster to release November 17, 2016

In case you were unaware, the team behind the fan-favorite Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 has been making their own theme park simulator. That would be Frontier, who also developed the Elite series and Screamride. The game has been ...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider's PS4 port seems fine

The technical wizards at Eurogamer's Digital Foundry managed to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider's upcoming PlayStation 4 port at gamescom, and they seem pleased with their findings. Square Enix was showing off the upcoming r...   read

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Create the ultimate party in Party Hard Tycoon

Publisher TinyBuild announced Party Hard Tycoon yesterday. The game is a spin-off of Party Hard that will see players creating and managing their own parties in an attempt to make the best party ever! No platforms have been announced, thoug...   read


Grab 15% off No Man's Sky for Steam, plus gamescom deals roundup

PC gamers waiting for a discount on No Man's Sky are in luck this week as GMG finally has a deal on the much-hyped title. Now that we are half-a-week after release for the PC, you can take 15% off the Steam copy of No Man's Sky once you log...   read


EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

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Beautiful Half-Life 3 troll greets gamescom attendees

Half-Life 3 is not confirmed, despite what you may see out of Germany. A giant, orange banner outside of gamescom reads, "Half-Life: 3" in large print. Beneath it lies arcane, inscrutable text (what the fuck is "redakteure"!?) that is meant...   read


Nintendo at gamescom: Yo-kai Watch 2 Europe release, 2DS bundles, and more

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be demoed and Yo-kai Watch 2 is coming to Europe -- that's just two of many announced plans that Nintendo has detailed for its gamescom brief. Here's a summary of what it has in store (note: most o...   read

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There will be increased safety precautions at gamescom this year

The world's largest video game convention is stepping up its security measures in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe. At this year's gamescom, every attendee (general public, press, and exhibitors) will be subject to safety pre...   read

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Xbox at gamescom

Xbox's plans for gamescom don't include a press conference

In recent years, Microsoft has treated gamescom kind of like a second part to E3. Xbox would hold a press conference at the beginning of the week to announce new games and to give better looks at titles that hadn't yet come out. It very muc...   read


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Quantum Break

Here's the new box art for Quantum Break

Now Shawn Ashmore has been confirmed as Quantum Break's Jack Joyce, Microsoft has revised the game's box art accordingly. At least, that's what this Amazon Germany image implies, anyway.   read

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Best games of gamescom

Destructoid's eight great games from gamescom 2015

Another year, another gamescom. The show wrapped up last weekend and both Brett and I are safely home in the United States of America, clutching out guns and dystopian healthcare, but we've loosed out iron grip just long enough to type out ...   read

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Soul Axiom is looking good and weird

While I've known Soul Axiom to be a distinct game, the mix of games with Souls in the name and Axiom Verge this year has muddled my brain up. Soul Axiom is looking like it will muddle my brain up, too, from this surreal trailer. The upcomi...   read

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Chrvches play Rock Band 4
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Wow, I'm better at Rock Band than Chvrches is!

I take every opportunity to watch real musicians play Rock Band that I can, I'm always interested to see how they'll do. Especially when it happens to be one of my favorite acts. Extra especially when they're playing a Rock Band game that ...   read

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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV airships might not make launch, Just Cause 3 dev helping

At the start of this year, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata called airships "a huge technical challenge" and "to be determined," but they make sense for the game's big, organically connected world. At gamescom last week, Tabata talk...   read

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Watch the Rise of the Tomb Raider gamescom demo

Brett caught up with (and previewed) Rise of the Tomb Raider at gamescom 2015 and what we saw didn't sound all that different from what I saw at E3 2015. Not too surprising this close to launch of a sequel that already has it's formula dow...   read

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First hands-on with Ninja Theory's Hellblade

Ninja Theory has felt like a mercenary of late. Enslaved didn't sell as well as it should have (neither did Heavenly Sword), and so the last five years has been spent 1) making a mobile game for EA-owned publisher Chillingo, 2) trying to re...   read

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Star Wars Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode needs some variation

Thoughts of dogfighting over the surface of the planet Sullust should raise your heartbeat a little bit. It's an exciting prospect. Really, that goes for piloting any vessel in the Star Wars canon through any franchise locale. If only ...   read

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Lara Croft GO captures the essence of pure Tomb Raider

Antoine Routon grinned. "We have people knocking down our door saying 'Can you do our game too?'" Routon's the lead programmer at Square Enix Montreal -- the publisher's studio that's dedicated to mobile titles. Square Enix has a newfound a...   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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Ori expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of my favorite games on Xbox One. It looks, sounds, and plays magnificently. I'm surprised and delighted it even got made, and that goes double for its commercial success. The game was "already profitable a w...   read

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Halo 5 preview
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Halo 5 has some changes that longtime fans will have to get used to

It was one year ago when I sat with 343 Industries as key developers told me all about the studio's plans for The Halo Channel. At the time, Halo 5: Guardians was more than a year on the horizon, and Halo: The Master Chief Collect...   read

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gamescom 2015 photos

The gamescom 2015 show floor gallery: Wish you were her!

It is the second day of gamescom and boy are my arms tired! On account of having flown to Germany a couple days ago, I mean. Phew. Saved it. God, look how haggard I look. Pasty, eyes dead, hair unkempt and thrown forward to address the whol...   read

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Tomb Raider preview

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a little easier on Lara (but still kicks the shit out of her)

Lara Croft has never been the best archaeologist. Carefully digging for hours so as to not damage an artifact wouldn't make for a very good video game. Still, there's a disconnect when she knocks over human skulls that are perched on a ledg...   read

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Final Fantasy XV confirmed for 2016 release

Final Fantasy XV's lengthy development time has been long documented. Square Enix's promised strong showing for the next mainline entry this gamescom amounted to a fairly boring trailer, doing nothing to reassure anyone that this game is ac...   read

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