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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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Active pre-load Gears of War 4 right now

Digital pre-orders for Gears of War 4 on Xbox One are available for pre-loading right now! The official Gears of War Twitter account let the details loose around an hour ago along with some information on the file size. The PC version is n...   read

 
 
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(Update) Destiny 2 reportedly 'a totally new game,' set for PC release

[Update: Famed NeoGAF leak artist shinobi602 has offered additional details to Kotaku's report, confirming the expanded "playspaces" concept. Specifically, shinobi602 cites Saturn as a future location, reportedly "bigger than all of the pla...   read

 
 
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Careful, there be spoilers in the Dishonored 2 achievement list

Below is the achievement list for Dishonored 2 -- which I'll be playing tomorrow -- with the achievements helpfully separated into a general category, and story-related ones that you might consider to be spoilers. If you do, don't read thos...   read

 
 
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Review: Hitman: Colorado

I've never been to Denver outside of an airport layover. I'm sure it's a lovely place, but Bat Dad has ruined it for me (sorry Brett).   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter rolls out 60 FPS support and a Newcomer mode

The already good Hyper Light Drifter is getting even better with a substantial update, out now in beta form on Steam, that enables 60 frames-per-second support and adds two modes. The first is Newcomer mode, meant for "folks looking for a l...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3

You and me, Carter! We're racing for slips! And not the "now I own your car" kind of slips, but pink slips. The loser's fired and has to go work in some other corner of the industry! Wait, what? We can both review Forza Horizon 3? Oh, that ...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1's campaign looks surprisingly good

Most Battlefield players don't show up for the single-player campaign, but if it's there, sure, I'll probably go through it before switching over to the multiplayer. These stories have never been what I'd call "good," but perhaps Battlefie...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new patch will adjust controller aiming, allows for quicker turns

If you've already forgotten by now Blizzard tunes the PC and console editions of Overwatch separately, and the latter is about to get another big patch soon (many features of which you can test now on the PTR on PC). Basically what it does ...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 2142 lives in a new revival mod

To me, Call of Duty has been playing catch up to Battlefield for years. Everyone lost their mind when Call of Duty 4 came out and had a modern setting, but Battlefield 2 released two years prior and did the same thing. It also had larger-sc...   read

 
 
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Firewatch is getting a movie adaptation

Indie developer and publisher Campo Santo has announced that it's teaming up with Good Universe, a motion picture production company. The goal behind the partnership is to create video game adaptions of movies and vice versa. The first proj...   read

 
 
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Jotun creators unveil eldritch-horror adventure Sundered

Coming off of its Norse mythology adventure Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games is back with another hand-drawn, boss-filled game, one that's "heavily inspired by Lovecraft's writings." It's called Sundered, and you need to see its eldritch horrors...   read

 
 
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Planet Coaster celebrates the joy of crashing

From what I've played of Planet Coaster in its early alpha builds, I think the theme park sim has a sound foundation and Frontier is on the right track. As someone who has felt unsatisfied with the genre in recent years, that's so hearteni...   read

 
 
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Review: Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star

The Death Star is such a no-brainer for Star Wars Battlefront. The iconic assault against the Empire's superweapon has appeared time and time again in games, and for good reason. It's cool! Thrilling, even. And as much as I prefer DICE's...   read

 
 
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The Bit.Trip series is picking back up with Runner3

Bit.Trip! Now there's a name I'm happy to hear again. Choice Provisions is following up its excellent obstacle-course platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien with a game known simply as Runner3. Those arrows in ...   read

 
 
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Review: PowerA Fusion Controller for Xbox One

I don't know why controllers with extra buttons and features cost so damned much. Clearly, neither do the folks at PowerA, who have created the Fusion controller for Xbox One that includes swappable sticks, quick-trigger locks, and two extr...   read

 
 
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PS4 players get the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta first in October

The next Call of Duty, YouTube dislikes and all, launches in November, but you'll be able to try it out for yourself soon enough. For folks that have pre-ordered Infinite Warfare the PS4 beta starts on October 14 at 10AM PT. Beyond tha...   read

 
 
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Minecraft dev would 'love' to see an Uncharted collaboration

As I sat down to speak with Rog Carpenter, Executive Producer for Minecraft's console branch, I wanted to know one thing immediately -- now that they're under Microsoft's umbrella, how open is the team to working with other publishers?...   read

 
 
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The current hottest game on Steam is League of Legends minus most of the shitty parts

My first thoughts upon seeing Battlerite's Steam page was "This looks like yet another boring and doomed-to-fail League of Legends clone," which I'm sure would be the reaction of most people who haven't played the game.  Let ...   read

 
 
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Cheap Xbox One units clearing out and FIFA 17 pre-order bonuses in Weekend Deals

Next week, EA's FIFA 17 hits the shelves, and indeed there are discounts. Microsoft is offering a bonus $10 gift code if you pre-order a copy plus it is giving you a mini soccer ball as an added bonus (why not?). For the PS4 copy of FIFA 1...   read

 
 
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I played Ittle Dew 2, and you should too

We found out about Ittle Dew 2 roughly this time last year, and it's coming along pretty nicely based on the near-final build I played at MineCon today. While the first thing you'll probably compare it to is Zelda (and you'd be accurate, fr...   read

 
 
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Limited mods are coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Windows 10

Announced today at MineCon, "Add-Ons" have been dated for Minecraft's Pocket, Windows 10, and Gear VR versions. Don't get too excited though! Microsoft falls one step short of calling them full-on mods, as the phrase "tweak" is used to desc...   read

 
 
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Where other MMOs are content to expand, ArcheAge strives to evolve

[This week Destructoid is sponsored by ArcheAge. Here's a takeaway from former CraveOnline and PlayStation Lifestyle editor Joseph Meli] The MMORPG genre stands far apart from other game types in many ways, but perhaps the biggest differenc...   read

 
 
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Urien's classic outfit is lurking in Street Fighter V

Urien is the latest addition to the Street Fighter V roster, and if you're looking to set his body free, I'm happy to offer some small assistance. By holding LP+MK+HP before a match, you can get the brawler out of his business attire and i...   read

 
 
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SOMA sold well, Frictional Games working on two projects

We're pretty fond of Frictional Games' SOMA around here. It had confusing marketing that led to people thinking it'd be more like Amnesia: The Dark Descent with pop-out scares and tense chases, but its somber philosophical narrati...   read

 
 
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