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Buggy launches

Don't expect games to have less buggy launches

2014 was a rough time for games being released in complete, bug-free states. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Sonic Boom, Halo: The Master Chief Collection… so many games were released that were just down-right broken and had to be rel...   read

 
 
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SFV International Launch

Street Fighter V will have a simultaneous international launch

Street Fighter producers Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano confirmed this weekend during Ani-Com in Hong Kong that Street Fighter V will be receiving a simultaneous worldwide release. This is great news for fighting game players who won't hav...   read

 
 
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The Flock

The Flock will be removed from sale if players die too much

Indie multiplayer games are notoriously difficult to keep alive. Shattered Horizon, Lead & Gold, Cult of the Wind, Super Monday Night Combat, the list just goes on and on of games that have been pretty fantastic, only to eventually run ...   read

 
 
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The Magic Circle
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The Magic Circle launch trailer pokes fun at games industry egoism

Back in January, I had the pleasure of checking out The Magic Circle, a charming and funny adventure title that poked fun at the chaotic, often insane challenges of game development. There's a launch trailer to set the mood for this existe...   read

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online suffers totally unexpected launch issues

A well-known MMO suffers major launch-day issues that prevent people from being able to play. Shocker. In a turn of events surprising nobody, players of The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are reporting the inab...   read

 
 
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Hatred is gonna write angsty poems on your bedroom wall on June 1

Do I absolutely have to pay any attention to this game? I do? Well fuck, fine. Let’s get it over with. Scum of the earth simulator Hatred is bringing its oh-so-edgy self to Steam on June 1. To ‘celebrate’ this announcement...   read

 
 
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FF XIII PC port

PC port of Final Fantasy XIII will run at 60 FPS, weighs in at just under 60GB

The recently announced PC port of Square Enix's divisive JRPG Final Fantasy XIII launches on Steam today, and for those thinking about picking it up, or for those who have already pre-ordered, here are the latest system requirements you'll ...   read

 
 
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Collider launch trailer
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Possibly seizure-inducing arcade racer The Collider smashes into Steam today

Shortbreak Studios, a part of Techland (Dead Island, Call of Juarez), has just released its PC port of the iOS and Android arcade racer The Collider today on Steam. You might recognize that name as the studio behind the mobile spin-off of ...   read

 
 
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Dragonfall launch trailer
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Standalone version of Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall releases this Thursday

The new standalone Director's Cut of Shadowrun Returns' Dragonfall expansion is right around the corner, releasing this Thursday, September 18. Before it does, I'd like to share some of the highlights from the last four developer diaries ...   read

 
 
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GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam

Nine Dots Studio's gorgeous-looking multiplayer space combat game GoD Factory: Wingmen is now available on Steam. Wingmen is a 4v4 competitive arcade-like title where the goal is to destroy the enemy's 13km carrier while defendin...   read

 
 
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Space Werewolves claw their way on board Windows Store, run infinitely

Originally launching on Steam in mid-July, Wales Interactive's sci-fi themed, werewolf-infested Infinity Runner is now available for purchase on the Windows Store. Infinity Runner, an aptly named running game, is played ...   read

 
 
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Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6

Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be available at retail...   read

 
 
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LEGO
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LEGO The Hobbit now available

Warner Bros. has released LEGO: The Hobbit to retailers in North America today, with a European release coming on April 11. As one might expect, new marketing materials have been released for the game, including the above launch trail...   read

 
 
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PS4 Japan launch

Bundle bump: Knack was the best selling Japanese PS4 game

So, one of the reasons for the delayed PS4 launch in Japan was the games lineup, right? They had to get more games for that audience? I'm not sure how good of a job they did if Battlefield 4 and Killzone Shadow Fall still cracked the top fi...   read

 
 
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PS4 Japan launch

Japanese PS4 launch sales hit 322,083 in two days

Famitsu is reporting a solid PS4 launch in Japan. Sony moved 322,083 of its new systems in its first two days, which is about four times better than the PS3's 88,443 unit Japanese launch. It's still half the PS2's Japanese launch. It's also...   read

 
 
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Drunken Robot Pornography

Drunken Robot Pornography to reach full release next week

Part of the appeal of buying a game that's still in development is seeing how much it changes before its full release. Drunken Robot Pornography is graduating to a full release on February 19, after a big chunk of time spent on Steam's Earl...   read

 
 
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Octodad launches on January 30 for Windows, Mac, & Linux

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the cephalopod-masquerading-as-human simulator (we've all been there), is set to release on January 30 on Steam, the Humble Store, and GOG.com. The PlayStation 4 launch is expected sometime in March. To commemorate...   read

 
 
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PS4 sales eclipse 2M

PS4 sales cross 2.1M after European/Latin American launch

We knew the PS4 sold over a million units in 24 hours of North American availability. We knew it outsold the Wii U in the UK (over 250k units) in 48 hours. The numbers add up. Cue the PlayStation Blog update putting those numbers into a nea...   read

 
 
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Sony tweets 'Congrats' to Microsoft for Xbox One launch

With just a simple word and some hashtags, Sony has congratulated Microsoft on the launch of the Xbox One. The PlayStation Twitter account tweeted out, "Congrats, @Xbox @Microsoft! #NextGeneration #GreatnessAwaits." this morning. Last week...   read

 
 
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Xbox One launch guide

Destructoid's Xbox One exclusive launch title guide

The Xbox One has a large variety of launch titles, including shooters, action games, a fighting game, and even a racer. I would contend that this is one of the strongest launch lineups of all time, but you can dig into our full launch cover...   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct launch trailer teases Fulgore

As the release of the Xbox One approaches, the official launch trailer for Killer Instinct is out now, and it's teasing plans for the future. Much like their previous trailers, they showcase much of the existing content while giving a smal...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 3
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Dead Rising 3 zombies are like snowflakes

Microsoft has released the launch trailer for Dead Rising 3, launching with the Xbox One console this week. Are there zombies? You bet there are. This is, right now, the only title the Xbox One has on offer that I feel a burning desire to ...   read

 
 
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PlayStation 4 launch

Destructoid's PlayStation 4 launch title guide

As we draw closer to PS4 launch day, November 15, we will be bringing you reviews and previews from the launch window and beyond. This is where we'll collect all of our coverage, updating it daily as embargoes lift and more titles are relea...   read

 
 
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PS4 trailer
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Get lost in the PlayStation 4 launch trailer

Sony fans, this video says it all - this is your day. It'll be a long time before this situation presents itself again. Love it, embrace it, cherish it, remember it. Be happy.   read

 
 
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PS4

Amazon has launch edition PS4s in stock again

Do you feel the punch of regret as you peruse your social media timelines and find that all of your friends are taking pictures of their new PlayStation 4s like they're newborn babies, but you're without? Easy solution, just unfriend and bl...   read

 
 



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