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Review: Bastion (Xbox One)

Supergiant Games’ breakout title Bastion gained critical acclaim in 2011 for its compelling storytelling mechanics and beautiful art, setting the bar high for indie downloadable titles of the day. A little over 5 years later, it com...   read

 
 
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Bastion released on Xbox One today, and it's free for those who have it on 360

[The Kid woke up with some pep in his step. It's the day he had circled on his calendar, the day he patiently waited for. The goods were free and the goods were good. You gotta cling to the little victories because the big victories might n...   read

 
 

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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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Pyre

Supergiant Games' third project is Pyre, and it's at PAX East this week

After knocking it out of the park with Bastion and Transistor, Supergiant Games has revealed its third project, simply titled Pyre. Not content with a mere set of screenshots, there's a full trailer available ahead of the game's debut ...   read

 
 
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Transistor vinyl

Supergiant releases stylish Transistor vinyl and updates digital OST

The soundtrack for Transistor contains some of the coolest, chillest, sit-in-a-dark-room-and-vibe tracks I've ever heard from a video game. So while I normally don't think much of premium vinyl editions, I'm pretty curious about this one. S...   read

 
 
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Transistor sells over a million copies

In a blog post recapping its year, Supergiant Games gave updated sales figures for Transistor and Bastion. The former has officially passed one million copies sold, while the latter has cleared over three million sales. If you haven't contr...   read

 
 
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Bastion

It's the last day to get Bastion on PS4 and Vita for less than $3

The Kid just rages for a while. He knows it's a fool's errand to try to rage forever. He's smarter than that. The Kid has already seen one Calamity and that's enough for a lifetime. Come December 15, The Kid figured it'd be best for everyon...   read

 
 
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Transistor now available on the Apple TV

The Apple TV hasn't exactly set the world of gaming on fire, but with the recent release of Transistor to the platform, I'm officially more interested in it than ever. Like 1% interested, but still. This version of the game has been designe...   read

 
 
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Bastion PS4

Bastion on PS4 is still great, but not worth a double dip

If you pinned me to the ground, demanding a list of the Xbox 360’s best games, I can promise you Bastion would fall out of my terrified lips. I would also be very confused throughout the whole exchange, but as long as you let m...   read

 
 
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Transistor

Transistor sells over 600K copies in nine months

Supergiant Games' sophomore release, Transistor, has sold over 600,000 copies between PlayStation Network and Steam, according to Supergiant's Greg Kasavin. "We were very happy to see Transistor selling even faster relative to Bastion durin...   read

 
 


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GOTY 2014: Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum

Someone once told me I talk like Jeff Goldblum. This is not true. I also don't look like Charlie Day, Peter Frampton, Bret McKenzie, Michael Sheen, or Dikembe Mutombo. But at least I appreciated the former (tip: don't tell people ...   read

 
 
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Transistor gets a Steam sale and extended soundtrack

Supergiant is hosting a weekend sale for Transistor on Steam. At 33 percent off, you can grab the action-RPG for $13.39 and its soundtrack for $6.69 until August 4. There's also a special something for those of us who already have Transisto...   read

 
 
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Transistor

Check out a homemade version of the sword from Transistor

After a long, long wait Transistor is finally here on the PC and PS4 platforms, and more than a few people have started to celebrate the launch. One such fan is oyasumuidesu, who is seen showing off the blade wielded by the heroin...   read

 
 
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Under a red sky Part IV

The old world European electronic noir of Transistor

As much as Jen Zee's mood paintings and art catalyzed what would become Transistor early on, so too did Darren Korb's music. The soundtrack is an important part of Transistor and while I'd like to be able to yell at you to go freely listen ...   read

 
 
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Under a red sky Part III

Transistor's sword was a briefcase at one point

Parts I and II of this series have touched on various elements of Transistor's design, but not one of its most striking facets, the artistry that immediately arrested many of us when Transistor was announced. We also sat down with Jen Zee a...   read

 
 
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Listen to the incredible Transistor soundtrack right here

Transistor is out today for the PC and PlayStation 4! The game is pretty great, and I've been enjoying my time with it so far. I'm especially loving the music, from the soundtrack itself to the fact that there's a dedicated hum button. Yes...   read

 
 
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Transistor interview II

Under a red sky Part II: Transistor's strategy for doing strategy

Make sure to read Part I in this series. It deals with development crunch time, getting a game ready to launch, and the genesis of Transistor post Bastion. Now we're continuing the abrupt, jerky carnival ride through time and getting to the...   read

 
 
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Transistor review

Review: Transistor

Does the "second album" syndrome exist in videogames? If you're not familiar with that phrase, it's the idea that a band's second album is much harder to make than the first. Should a band break away from the style it forged with debut or s...   read

 
 
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Get amped for Transistor

Under a red sky: How Transistor came to be Part I

Turning down a one-way alley towards SuperGiant's downtown San Francisco office space, I noticed the fenced parking lots on either corner decorated with two sorts of barbed wire. Three classical, no nonsense parallel strands were circumscri...   read

 
 
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Transistor's launch trailer is pleasant

Just yesterday I was commenting on how little of Transistor developer Supergiant Games has shown in these final days before release -- and how refreshing that is. But if you'd rather not go in completely blind (fans of Bastion should) I'd ...   read

 
 
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Transistor

Transistor doesn't stop once you beat the story

Supergiant Games has purposefully shown little of Transistor. Enough that its release next Tuesday on PC and PlayStation 4 is anticipated, sure, but playing through the game now, it's refreshing how much of the experience is new. We're prac...   read

 
 
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Transistor

Supergiant's Transistor hits PS4 and PC next month

The next title from Bastion maker Supergiant Games, Transistor, is one many of us at Destructoid have had nothing but good things to say about and it's releasing relatively soon. The studio announced a May 20, 2014 launch across PC and Play...   read

 
 
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Transistor is the best

Transistor coming 2014, team explains the jump to PS4

If you need an example of how the Xbox One's initial lack of self-publishing hurt it, look no further than Transistor. In general, look no further than Transistor. Why would you want to look at anything else? It's so damn pretty. Jen Zee is...   read

 
 
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Transistor to use DualShock 4's lesser known features

I've yet to get my hands on either of the controllers for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One but I was lucky enough to get my hands-on time with Transistor at PAX East this year. In a blog post, Supergiant Games head Greg Kasavin outlines a neat...   read

 
 
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Transistor impressions
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Transistor had us all sorts of excited at PAX Prime

Conrad Zimmerman and Jordan Devore took a short break from checking out games at PAX Prime 2013 to talk about checking out games at PAX Prime 2013, and they both kind of fell in love with Transistor. Supergiant's second effort sounds ...   read

 
 


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