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Crytek just got a lot smaller, closes multiple studios

Crytek has been in a bit of trouble as of late. For the last six months, employees of the company have not been receiving wages on a regular basis. You can find multiple sources online corroborating that statement, but what was the reason? ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Ties That Bind

For many people, a major family crisis can feel like the end of the world. Everything you know is falling apart, and you don't know if you'll ever make it to the other side. To juxtapose these conflicts against the literal apocalypse may se...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PlayStation 4 Game of 2016 goes to...

Naughty Dog's holding up its end of the bargain. PlayStation's list of flagship franchise candidates looks something like this: Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us (as of this month), and maybe inFamous. Half of those are entrus...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy's 30 year celebration will kick off on January 31, on Final Fantasy VII's 20th anniversary

In typical Square Enix fashion, we had an announcement for a date for an announcement this past week. Several days ago the publisher noted that they would be revealing their Final Fantasy 30th anniversary plans "soon," which evidently ...   read

 
 
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Check out the gorgeous new trailer for Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix showed off a new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI yesterday at Jump Festa, an anime convention held annually in Tokyo. It's the most we've seen of the title so far, and it looks like this may serve as the game's attract ...   read

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 9 is coming and it sounds epic

Revealed in an official stream today, Dynasty Warriors 9 (known as Shin Sangoku Musou 8 in Japan) will be coming out sometime in the near future. The game is a dramatic overhaul of the Warriors series in that it introduces a completely open...   read

 
 
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The new president of Kojima Productions is a former Konami president

Shinji Hirano, who once headed Konami Europe, has accepted an executive position at Kojima Productions, according to his LinkedIn profile. Hirano was previously employed  as president of Konami Digital Entertainment for Konami's Europe...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

At first glance, Nitroplus Blasterz could be mistaken for one of those elaborate fan-made fantasy fight videos, cobbled together out of stolen sprites and the Mugen fighting engine. This bizarre collection of anime heroines from dozens of d...   read

 
 
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Review: Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

WayForward may be one of the most underrated developers in the games industry. The studio mostly does contract work, frequently laboring on licensed projects like Adventure Time, though it's also worked on sequels and remakes like Contra 4,...   read

 
 
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Capcom's going to start publicly disgracing habitual Street Fighter V ragequitters

Capcom is set to take its boldest step yet in its ongoing efforts to combat Street Fighter V ragequitting. It's also the easiest step yet. The developer is simply going to add a profile icon that indicates "Hey, this guy ragequits a lo...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain

Blizzard Mountain is about as certain of a prospect as there is when it comes to add-ons. Take the perennially excellent Forza Horizon series and put it on ice. It's that simple. This works because any Forza Horizon ...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Wii U Game of 2016

In the best of times, "quality over quantity" has been the way of the Wii U. If you bought into the system knowing that you'd more than likely end up playing Nintendo-backed games and not a whole lot else, this isn't your first rodeo. That ...   read

 
 
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Review: Star Wars Battlefront: Rogue One: Scarif

The Star Wars Battlefront season pass has gone from the nostalgic and iconic with its Death Star expansion straight into unfamiliar territory. The game's fourth and final add-on, Rogue One: Scarif, draws from the upcoming spin-off movie and...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PC Game of 2016

When it comes time to pick Game of the Year, there's one thing and just one thing that you look for: Quality. If it's good, like cream-of-the-crop good, it belongs in the conversation. Brevity is not a strong suit of this year's PC list. Th...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Way back in the day, console ports of arcade games were expected to typically pale in comparison to their quarter-sucking counterparts, and we were okay with that. Flash forward twenty or so years and parity is essentially expected between ...   read

 
 
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Review: Batman: A Telltale Games Series: City of Light

While Telltale didn't need to cram The Joker into its already above-average take on your "Gotham in peril" Batman story, it did so tastefully, and his appearance was brief enough for the studio to get away with it. But with that pander...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2016

In 2015, Microsoft's sales pitch heading into the holiday season was "The greatest games lineup in Xbox history." It felt sort of hollow at the time, like those games were okay but that the best was still around the corner. As it turns out,...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2016

This time of year, I tend to have a mostly finalized list of my personal favorite games in mind. I just instinctively know what belongs where. Worst case, there might be a tie or two left to break or a few titles in need of a refresher befo...   read

 
 
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Review: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

Darksiders was one of the last generation's hidden gems, a dark, beautifully designed pastiche of several other action-adventure titles. Planned as a four-part series, the franchise only got as far as #Darksiders2 before publisher THQ decla...   read

 
 
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First live look at the new Nintendo Switch

Nintendo revealed its new home (and portable!) video game console, the Switch, two months back with a commercial. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime brought the new console with him for an appearance on The Tonight Show, for ou...   read

 
 
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Review: Let it Die

Ever since it dropped, I've been poring over every little detail of Let it Die. It's a strange beast, with tutorial messages at every turn for the first few hours, many of them facilitating back into the microtransaction scheme. It's defini...   read

 
 
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Review: Steep

Something's just a little bit off with Steep. More accurately, many things are just a little bit off with Steep. This snow-filled sandbox is at constant odds with itself as mounting inconsistencies make for an increasingly disjointed e...   read

 
 
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If you want to play The Last Guardian at a reasonably stable framerate, you'll need a PS4 Pro

When rumours first started surfacing about the prospect of a new and more powerful PlayStation 4 console, I couldn't help but be a little concerned. Despite the fact that this is a tactic that's been employed by Nintendo in the past with bo...   read

 
 
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy needs some tweaking, but has high-nostalgic potential

I played Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy over the weekend at PSX, but I want to preface the preview with a couple thoughts. First, I remember enjoying the first three games a fair amount, and in my attempts to recollect them, I was uns...   read

 
 
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10 characters who need to be in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

I haven't stopped thinking about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite since it was officially announced earlier this week. We've had less than four minutes of total trailer footage, yet my mind is going crazy thinking of all the different possibilit...   read

 
 


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