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Review: RIGS: Mechanized Combat League

I couldn't have been less interested in RIGS when it was announced along with the PlayStation VR. It sounded like the off-brand Gobots version of Sony's take on mechs, but as I always say, I'm willing to give anything a fair ...   read

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NSFW: Haydee is all about butts, and of course there's a nudity mod

Haydee, if you haven't heard, is the ass-to-face indie puzzler that's been turning heads all week for its glorious robottocks(tm) and otherwise awful, unintuitive, punishing gameplay that roguelike-lovers crave. Former Destructoid editor a...   read

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ReCore confirmed for a September 13 release on Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft didn't dedicate a long section of its E3 2016 press conference to Keiji Inafune's newest new joint ReCore, but it did get a trailer that made quite a splash. That's mostly because the trailer itself is quite splashy. Waterco...   read

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Fallout 4 Automatron DLC
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Review: Fallout 4: Automatron

I played a lot of Fallout 4 last year. Too much, too quickly, in retrospect. It was one of those games I loved in the moment, but whenever I stopped to think about the bigger picture, I couldn't get away from the nagging feeling that it was...   read

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Oh god, the robots can now play Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Well, bugger. That’s me out of a job. Some of you may remember a while ago when UK editor Laura and I played a fair amount of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on YouTube. We became a well-oiled machine, adopting new strategies to def...   read

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Grow Home on PS4
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Ubisoft's robot beanstalk game Grow Home heading to PS4

Grow Home released on PC earlier this year, and it sort of took us by surprise. This is an Ubisoft game? The publisher currently best known for squirting out iteration after iteration of Assassin's Creed is doing a game about a robot g...   read

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One thumb way up!
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Man creates robot to automate 3DS StreetPass so he can eat a sandwich

With over 1,000 puzzle pieces available for the Nintendo 3DS' StreetPass Puzzle Swap game, it takes a considerable amount of time to collect them all. Now one man has invented a robot to automate the process of pressing A multipl...   read

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Killer robots

Killer robots that leave Terminator: Genisys in the scrap pile

Terminator: Genisys opened this past weekend to a tepid box office reception and groaning reviews. But did anyone really expect anything else? Terminator 3 and Salvation more than burned up the credit earned by the original (truly excellent...   read

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Our mechanical overlords have mastered Mario

This is how it starts, I fucking know it. First it’s cute little tricks like playing football. Then it’s some actually kind of impressive stuff like this AI who has managed to learn and beat a Mario level in 34 tries. Then it&rs...   read

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Disco Dodgeball
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I didn't know I needed Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball in my life

I never got much into my high school's favorite rainy-day activity, dodgeball, but it was fun to half participate in, half watch. Our gym teacher would roll out carts full of fluffy, foamy, definitely-not-rubber balls and about twenty othe...   read


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Abandoned title 5734L3R reboots as RE5734L3R

5734L3R (pronounced Stealer), the intriguing post-apocalyptic robotic future title that seemed to disappear as quickly as it had arrived is back, perhaps; or at least this shiny new teaser trailer for it seems to indicate it is for no...   read

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SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig will have a cross-buy discount in Europe, but not in North America

SteamWorld Dig is hitting the Wii U on August 28th, and if you happen to live in the EU, AUS, or NZ regions, you'll get a 25% off discount for owning the 3DS version. But wait -- why isn't this cross-buy discount available in North Ame...   read

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Wii U

Steamworld Dig is better on the Wii U

This isn’t the first rodeo for SteamWorld Dig -- the cute mining adventure game first arrived last year on the 3DS eshop, followed by a Steam release. Now it’s making a comeback to the Wii U this week on August 28, along the way...   read

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Japanese indie games!
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Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser jets to Steam in June

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is pretty much love at first sight. A shoot-'em-up inspired by the cheesy animes of yesteryear, Vulkaiser takes place in an alternate 1977, where a bunch of kids in bizarre outfits and a giant robot are all tha...   read

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Farts 'N' Crafts: Batman's Giant Robot

Hey everybody! Here's the second episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, the show where I draw pictures of stuff related to what's going on in gaming. Today, there's a lot of buzz about a new Batman game from Rocksteady, and Titanfall continues to be...   read

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Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties

Hey, did you see those Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes track jackets and sneakers that Puma's making? They're pretty cool, but a franchise with such awesome character and mechanical designs really deserves more creative merchandising. Her...   read

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The original Descent is now on Steam

Oh I tell you, it brings a small ray of sunshine to my old and tired heart to load up Steam and see an old favorite of mine has been added to the service. Today is another one of those days as the original Descent has been made available on...   read

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Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy

In case you missed yesterday's episode of Podtoid, or you're one of those people who won't do anything for more than ten minutes, here's a brief excerpt in which Jonathan Holmes shocks the rest of the cast with news of Nintendo's fascist r...   read

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Call of Duty: Online
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Call of Duty: Online throws robot zombies into the mix

Call of Duty: Online -- the Chinese-exclusive, free-to-play, online only title -- has a new trailer. The fact that it exists isn't necessarily significant; the fact that it contains menacing robot zombies is most certainly significant...   read

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Bot Colony
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Bot Colony promises a voice-controlled adventure game

Controlling a game with your voice has long been a dream of some developers but most of the time, technology isn't able to cope with the complexity of speech. Bot Colony is an episodic, sci-fi adventure game from Canadian studio ...   read

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Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 now OFFICIALLY coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U

You better believe I've had my eyeballs on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter like a vulture. I wanted to spread the news as soon as the console port goal was finally cleared. That's right! Mere minutes ago, the donation amount crossed the $2,200...   read

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Archie Mega Man

Archie Mega Man vs. Bad Box Art Mega Man

Archie has released the cover art for Mega Man #33, which immediately follows the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc currently running. What's amazing is not the regular newsstand cover but the variant, featuring the infamous Bad Box Art ...   read

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Mega Man art

This is the big one, guys: Orioto's Mega Man fresco

I knew it would happen eventually. It was inevitable. Now my wallet is starting to get very antsy. To bring you up to speed, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre has been whipping up tasteful spreads of games like Final Fantasy VI an...   read

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Archie Mega Man

Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions

With Archie Mega Man #29, the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc has officially begun. All the world's technology has been disabled by an EMP wave, causing untold collateral damage that could take years to recover from. Mega Man managed t...   read

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Mecanika wants to teach Newtonian mechanics with robots

As somebody who has had ideas for using games as tools for education, things like Mecanika are particularly interesting to me. Though physics has become more prominent in games as time has passed, developer CREO wants to utilize realistic ...   read

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Serious question time: How many games are releasing this year that actually have usable chainswords for the player?


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