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Tom Clancy's The Division photo
Tom Clancy's The Division

With a little more time, The Division might be a fun romp with friends

A week or so ago I drove through Hell Niño in Los Angeles to get my hands on Tom Clancy's The Division in a 2002 Dodge Neon with bad windshield wipers. Let no one ever deny that I am committed. Alongside Ubisoft reps, other media fol...   read

 
 
Preview: Winning Putt photo
Preview: Winning Putt
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I'm a regular Jack Nicholson at Winning Putt

Bandai Namco had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actually. It was al...   read

 
 
Slime Rancher Preview photo
Slime Rancher Preview
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The adorable Slime Rancher might be the next big indie hit

After seeing some brief gameplay of Slime Rancher, I instantly thought, "I feel like this is going to be the next big thing and I need to get my hands on it stat." I'm very excited to tell you that I believe I was right. After a few hours w...   read

 
 
Black Desert Online photo
Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online has a lot of promise trapped in humdrum MMO conventions

Despite there being closed betas for it in Korea since 2013, Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online only recently finally made its way to the West, with its first English-language closed beta test. With an appealing action-based combat...   read

 
 
Preview: The Climb photo
Preview: The Climb

First hands-on with Crytek's newest game The Climb

Is free solo climbing cool? I'm sure there's been some virality in its danger in the YouTube era, but we've had, what, Cliffhanger, which was more about guns and biceps than cliff hanging, and then the arbitrary opening Mission Impossible I...   read

 
 
MWO steam event photo
MWO steam event
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MechWarrior Online is aiming for the stars on Steam

Longtime readers of the site, especially folks that read my c-blogs and recap articles before I became a staff writer, know that I have a weird, on-again, off-again relationship with MechWarrior Online. It's a game I want to love, but frequ...   read

 
 
Republique episode 4 photo
Republique episode 4

Republique finally gets analog controls on PS4

Republique, a stealth game proud of its Metal Gear Solid 4 lineage, was Kickstarted in 2012. It hit iOS in 2013, and then proceeded at a pace of one port per year (2014, Android; 2015, PC) en route to three of five episodes having been rele...   read

 
 
EVE: Valkyrie preview photo
EVE: Valkyrie preview
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The coolest thing about VR space dogfights? The menus

EVE: Valkyrie has been one of the best full-game showings for virtual reality (versus novel tech demos, which are still my favorite use of VR) for a while now and as we edge towards the early 2016 wave of VR release (Rift, Vive, PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Hands-on preview
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Is there space for Ratchet & Clank?

Sometimes websites make you click to the next "page" when reading a long article, or embed things in galleries instead of vertically down a page. This is either anachronistic print hold over or shrewd pageview maximization, but it is alw...   read

 
 
Hands-on Bound preview photo
Hands-on Bound preview
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Playing as a wicked witch Beetleborg ballerina in Sony Santa Monica's Bound

While, maybe, I won't find corroboration in my headline, those are the allusions I was drawn to playing the newly announced game from Sony Santa Monica and Plastic (Linger in Shadows, Datura), Bound. You play as a ballerina, which brings wi...   read

 
 
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Far Cry Primal
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The animals are the real stars of Far Cry Primal

The Stone Age is a remarkable moment in history ("moment" meaning 3.4 million years, in this instance) because it was a period when mankind wasn't at the top of the food chain. Beasts ruled the roost and humanity had to tread lightly. The t...   read

 
 
Dragomon Hunters preview photo
Dragomon Hunters preview
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Dragomon Hunter: Anime MMO fan service by way of Germany and Taiwan

"Dragomon Hunter is one of the games where we've made the most changes [to appeal to the western audience]," Aeria Games' Product Marketing Manager Alexandre Bousquet tells me. That doesn't mean shaving the points off of spiked hair tips fo...   read

 
 
Killing Floor 2 photo
Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2's Return of the Patriarch update is worth the wait

Last week, Tripwire Interactive came under scrutiny when they introduced cosmetic microtransactions to Killing Floor 2. Many people who had purchased the Steam Early Access title felt that this showed Tripwire's true money-grabbing intentio...   read

 
 
Stellaris preview photo
Stellaris preview
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Explore and conquer the galaxy in Stellaris

Earlier this year, Paradox offered an alternative for the many disappointed by EA's botched SimCity two years earlier by publishing Colossal Order's excellent city-building-simulator Cities: Skylines. Now Paradox's internal studio is effect...   read

 
 
Blade & Soul launch photo
Blade & Soul launch
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Korean action MMO Blade & Soul a right step for the genre, coming West on January 19

It's been a long time coming. Hugely popular Korean MMO Blade & Soul was confirmed for Western release over three years ago and it's finally happening. It went into beta last month and some beta weekends remain: November 24–30 (E...   read

 
 
Pokemon preview photo
Pokemon preview
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Southern Nuzleaf and other odd Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon characterizations

What would Pikachu sound like if it could talk? I don't mean its "pika pika" parlor trick, but what if you asked it which Steve Zahn movie it liked best, or if it knows how to change a car's air filter? Pokémon offers only a few talk...   read

 
 
Mario Tennis hands-on photo
Mario Tennis hands-on

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has online, amiibo support, and little else

We've been wondering if Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash would be light on new content since E3. I played some more of it yesterday, and there are some things not previously talked about. There is online play, for one, including the ability to pla...   read

 
 
The Division photo
The Division

Ubisoft walked me through The Division, and I'm still unsure about it

The demo for Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division was one of the weirdest experiences I had at EGX. Ever since the game was announced, I have been cynical that what we've seen of it so far has been very controlled and carefully c...   read

 
 
Guitar Hero Live photo
Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live left me afraid to ever try playing live music

Back in my mid-teens I played drums in a hastily thrown together rock band. We mainly played pretty bad covers of other people's songs, occasionally writing our own tracks that went on far too long and were excessively simplistic. Still, we...   read

 
 
Worlds Adrift photo
Worlds Adrift
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Soar the island-filled skies of Worlds Adrift

Bossa Studios (Surgeon Simulator, I am Bread) is making an open-world MMO about building airships, flying them to floating islands, and screwing over others (probably). You interested? The developers were in town, so we sent Rey to take a l...   read

 
 
Tri Force Heroes photo
Tri Force Heroes

What does the Destructoid UK Team think of Tri Force Heroes?

At the tail end of last week, UK editor Laura Dale and news team member Joe Parlock both whisked themselves away to the EGX games convention in Birmingham to play a bunch of unreleased video games. Looking for multiplayer games to try, they...   read

 
 
Mirror's Edge: Catalyst photo
Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst feels different to the first game, but still fun

When Mirror’s Edge came out in 2008, nobody really knew what to make of it. The game was a valiant effort at doing first-person parkour well, but a lot of people were put off by some awkward controls, bad combat, and perceived linear ...   read

 
 
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Super Rude Bear
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Dying just makes Super Rude Bear Resurrection easier

A corpse is typically not a welcoming sight, but in Super Rude Bear Resurrection it absolutely is. That decomposing body (which is yours from seconds ago, by the way) means that maybe you can skirt a particularly challenging section us...   read

 
 
Valve VR photo
Valve VR
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The HTC Vive is an absolute VR game changer

A few months back at E3, I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on both the retail version of the Oculus Rift, as well as the PlayStation VR, back then known as the Morpheus. As a big fan of VR in theory, if dubious about the tech in...   read

 
 
Surgeon Simulator photo
Surgeon Simulator

I used the Oculus Rift to high-five a dead alien in Surgeon Simulator

Surgeon Simulator is the type of game that easily lends itself to stories. The precise mechanics involved provide anecdotes wherein each player can fondly recall specific moments of their playthrough. Though my time as a surgeon has be...   read

 
 
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