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Bastion's coming to Xbox One, but it's more than just backward compatibility

Games from the Xbox 360 library making their way to Xbox One isn't anything new at this point. Microsoft announced a backward compatibility program between the two platforms at E3 2015, and hundreds of titles have taken advantage of it sinc...   read

 
 
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Owlboy released today and you probably want in on that

"Revered. Exalted. Wise. These are the traits of your fellow owls." That's how the launch trailer for Owlboy begins. It's especially cutting because Otus, the titular owlboy, is considered none of these by his peers. He's a dunce, a m...   read

 
 
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Journey developer shares teaser image for its next game

Many Americans most closely associate the month of November with Thanksgiving -- that holiday where you give thanks. Journey developer thatgamecompany seemingly finds this month an ample opportunity to focus on the "giving" part instea...   read

 
 
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Review: Small Radios Big Televisions

I can't help but think that living in a world where entertainment is readily available without the tether of actual physical media has made analog devices retroactively desirable once again. There's something powerful about the physicality ...   read

 
 
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Abstract platformer Bound looks astonishing in VR

This weekend marked my first time going through Bound, a surreal dancing-centric platformer from Plastic and Sony, and what a trip it was. I had only ever seen screenshots and a couple of early trailers, so it was surprising to find out wha...   read

 
 
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Always wanted to tidy up murder scenes? Try Serial Cleaner

Though Agony may have won our Poznan Game Arena Best of Show Award, there's another game that Brett and I couldn't stop talking about all weekend: Serial Cleaner. It's no secret that playing most games, regardless of genre, is somewhat...   read

 
 
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Review: Halloween Forever

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Poznan Game Arena was an oasis of indie games

A few months ago, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York offered Destructoid the opportunity to travel to Poland for a convention called Poznan Game Arena. It's kind of an unusual proposition in a way. We're used to going to the same pla...   read

 
 
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Review: Earth's Dawn

Take a pinch of Odin Sphere's art and gameplay, toss in some Monster Hunter loot-grinding, and repetition, and add a smidgen of Gears of War for flavor. Let simmer and serve both digitally and in retail to the select few who didn't just buy...   read

 
 
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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of Poznan Game Arena is...

Poznan Game Arena reminds me something of the first PlayStation Experience. Maybe that's mostly because of the season. The video game convention circuit squarely falls between March and August, the time of the year when publishers look to d...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming 'very soon' to iOS

I have an utter infatuation with The Binding of Isaac. While I typically don't enjoy procedural-generation games, the core mechanics in Isaac lend itself to an infinite amount of playthroughs by employing luck and pure skill on the part of ...   read

 
 
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Lost Soul Aside still an impressive one-man effort, will be a timed PS4 exclusive

Bing Yang must have had a pretty surreal feeling wash over him when he unleashed his one-man project Lost Soul Aside into the world. As an Unreal Engine action game that looks like a true Devil May Cry or Otogi successor, his trailer blew u...   read

 
 
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November's Games with Gold month has awesome Xbox 360 titles

Microsoft has been killing it in terms of game selection for its Games with Gold service. Last month may have been a bit of a drag, but November has two stellar Xbox 360 titles on offer. Subscribers to Live Gold will be getting The Secret o...   read

 
 
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Fan-made Sonic Utopia might be the best 3D Sonic game ever

For all the efforts Sonic Team has made, it's never quite nailed the 3D Sonic formula. Fans have fond memories of Sonic Adventure, but anything even resembling the Dreamcast classics hasn't been made since 2003 (Sonic Heroes). Maybe Generat...   read

 
 
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Rage Disco is about a cyborg archaeologist, an ancient party, and a missing jacket

Stop me if you've heard this one before: An Indiana Jones-like cyborg discovers an eternal nightclub party and gobbles up copious amounts of liquor and pills on his way to finding his missing jacket. Oh, wait. No. No, you probably actually...   read

 
 
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Agony might be the goriest puzzle game ever

One of the booths at Poznan Game Arena caught our eye quicker than most. It's a relatively unassuming space -- most of the booths in the indie area are -- with a banner or two with some artwork. But, it's the name in plain black and white ...   read

 
 
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Subtlety be damned, Badass Hero is what I want from an action-platformer

I was well-aware that nuance wouldn't be this game's strong suit when I booked an appointment with Awesome Game Studio to see Badass Hero. It takes a certain kind of wildly confident team to settle on names that are so incredibly blunt. Poi...   read

 
 
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Die for Valhalla is Castle Crashers by way of Valykrie Profile

At the Poznan Game Arena, Brett and I had a chance to play Monster Couch's Die for Valhalla, a four-player couch co-op game that immediately reminded us of Castle Crashers. After a twenty minute play session, we saw that there was more dept...   read

 
 
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Oh god, I cannibalized a poor space scientist in Symmetry

Symmetry has a great aesthetic about it. It doesn't really do the game justice, actually. The warm pastel hues and hand-drawn art are inviting, when the in-game conditions are anything but. There's a dire story at the heart of Symmetr...   read

 
 
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Dead Star pulled from digital storefronts due to low sales

It seems that Armature Studios can't catch a break. ReCore launched to some tepid reviews and now its other game from 2016, Dead Star, is being pulled from digital storefronts. You can no longer purchase the game from the PlayStation Store ...   read

 
 
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Review: GoNNER

Man, do I love roguelikes and these past few years we've been graced with some of the best games in the genre: Rogue Legacy, Downwell, The Binding of Isaac, and Enter the Gungeon.  Thankfully, there is room on that list for one more.   read

 
 
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Review: Pirate Pop Plus

[Update: Added the release date for the Wii U version of the game as well as notated that the game is cross-buy across Nintendo consoles.] Remember Buster Bros. (aka Pang outside of America)? It's that game where you walk back and...   read

 
 
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Review: 100ft Robot Golf

The best episode of Party Down (tied with every other episode) is “Not On Your Wife Opening Night,” in part because of its pitch-perfect community theater parody. There’s something honorable about the earnest “let&rs...   read

 
 
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The best Binding of Isaac players get an unrelated game for free

Usually cross-game promotions are confined to one developer or publisher's catalog and are meant as a way to boost sales for whatever the new game is. A good and recent example is Microsoft offering all the Gears of War games to anyone...   read

 
 
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