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Isaac devs Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez are a couple of monsters

[Update: The plot thickens. Edmund has taken to Twitter over the past few hours saying the missing items were the result of a post-launch bug and not part of some nefarious plan to punish dataminers. Cagey as ever, Edmund won't go into...   read

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is out now on Steam, have a trailer!

Afterbirth, the expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, was released earlier today on Steam. Just in time for Halloween! There's also a creepy release trailer to go along with it, featuring a disturbingly realistic vision of the Womb, c...   read

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Afterbirth pre-order sale

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's pre-order discount is perfect

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is now available for pre-order on Steam with a hefty 40% discount that brings the price down to an entirely appropriate $6.66. Normally I don't advise pre-ordering anything, but given how much I adored Rebir...   read

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is releasing on October 30

When Edmund McMillen brought word of the new Greed Mode in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, most of the shouts in the comments were, "Looks great, when can we play it?" Soon enough. The features for the DLC are detailed over on The Binding...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's Greed Mode changes up the format

The Binding of Isaac is one of the kings of procedural generation, but Greed Mode in the upcoming DLC Afterbirth is set to give it a little more structure. Instead of a random layout, each floor has the same plan, with a store up top, some ...   read

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Isaac: Afterbirth

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is bringing giant death lasers

[Editor's Note: This week I've had a teenager named Sam Burdis with me on work experience, learning about the wonderful world of games writing. Today I've given him a shot at doing a news post for the Destructoid front page. Enjoy, and be g...   read

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Sup Holmes probes into darkness with Fingered devs Edmund and James

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Shows over folks! Rerun should b...   read

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Super Meat Boy dev: Fingered is how I got back into game design

I recently caught up with Edmund McMillen of Team Meat, who is working with frequent collaborator James Id on Fingered, a small project that's launching next week. We ended up talking about Isaac, what Team Meat is up to currently, future t...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth hits Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS July 23

Rejoice, fans of fetuses and feces! The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be coming to the Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS on July 23. Please note the new there, as it will not be available on the older model. It's wonderful to see Nint...   read

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Rebirth alone

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 3DS lacks local multiplayer, cross-platform saves

Local co-op will not be available on the New 3DS version of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, confirms Tyrone Rodriguez, the founder of Nicalis. Tyrone also notes that patching it in after release is unlikely. Cross save is also not available ...   read

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Binding of Isaac

Reggie wanted The Binding of Isaac on 3DS all along

[Update: We added some samples from the magazine in the gallery, including a look at both sides of that double-sided Splatoon poster, featuring some original art by Anita Sarkeesian Thor Thorvaldson. It's really good!] The Binding of Isaac:...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

New boss teased for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion, Afterbirth, is shambling ever-closer. Yesterday, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis teased a new boss, Rag Man. This mummy-lookin' homie has purple eyes, purple attacks, and the ability to throw his ...   read

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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to have daily challenges

In the months since November 2014, I've slowly developed some semblance of skill in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. While I've still got quite a lot of playing to do if I wish to earn the Platinum God achievement, I'm impressed with how far ...   read

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Fighting games and roguelikes are my personal school of hard knocks

The last few years of games for me have been all about defeat. Constant, unending, expected defeat. I think I'm better for it. It wasn't always like that. In fact, for most of my life, games have been all about completion, victory. Usually ...   read

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Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Edmund McMillen wants to improve The Lost in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

In this week's update for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Edmund McMillen publicly acknowledged the existence of the super secret character, The Lost, and announced that he'd like to alter the character in a way that would balance out the di...   read

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Binding of Isaac: Eternal Edition update is a free helping of torment

A free update for the original Binding of Isaac has been released today for anyone who has the Wrath of the Lamb expansion. The new Eternal Edition will let you relive all of the glory of the original game's choppy flash based engine with a...   read

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Check out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on the Wii U GamePad

When The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth came out last November, I got sucked back into the dark, dank basement full of doo-doo for a good two months. This video of Isaac on a Wii U GamePad is enough to get me thirsty for more bab...   read

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Afterbirth update

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion to feature new transformations, ruin my life

Well I'm doomed. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion, Afterbirth, is going to include a whopping eight new transformations to discover, experiment with, and obsess over. I'm already addicted to transforming into Guppy the cat (one of on...   read

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Religion and videogames

Faith in gaming: The influence of Christianity in videogames

Religion is not something that is discussed much when talking about videogames, even though many games often feature religious themes and stories based on religious texts. It's difficult to avoid these things, since religion has had such an...   read

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Isaac shirts

Bind yourself in Isaac shirts

These Binding of Isaac shirts from combine the terror of Isaac with nostalgic love for Zelda, creating something that is making me reconsider my “no game t-shit” policy. The three new shirts include a re-imagining o...   read

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Binding of Isaac: 10 tips for making The Lost playthrough easier

[Dtoid community blogger Corduroy Turtle offers some strategies for achieving 100% completion in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. What a guy! --Mr Andy Dixon] The concept of difficulty is likely different for everyone. Personally, I want to f...   read

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Binding of Isaac DLC

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth DLC coming this year

Edmund McMillen announced some new details today about the upcoming DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, aptly titled Afterbirth. It looks like it's going to be a HUGE expansion with tons of new content, which Edmund says, "should easily ...   read

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OG Binding of Isaac getting DLC love

I'm not going to lie to you, I've never played the original Binding of Isaac. Hell, I didn't even know there was one separate from The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth that has gotten extensive playtime on my Vita. Well, for those of you who were...   read

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More Binding of Isaac

Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion

As a fan of The Binding of Isaac, I had lofty expectations for Rebirth and it more than delivered. Problem is, I don't have enough time to play it (and make any real headway). And now there's more content on the way. Like the first game, th...   read

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We played Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because we haven't had a good cry in a while

Max and I started playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because it's a good-ass game, and we like to do gaming. Max has actually never played any iteration of Binding of Isaac before, so I let him go first, knowing that I'd only have to wa...   read

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