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Xbox One S review

Review: Xbox One S

Microsoft had a lot of catching up to do. I'll spare you the history once again of how badly it bungled the announcement of the Xbox One, but since then, it has made strides. The UI is a lot better than it used to be (especially now with th...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Take a look at our custom Xbox One S Destructoid controller

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, there are now three Xbox controllers -- the OG, the Elite, and the new model shipping with the Xbox One S. It kind of slipped under the radar, but yes, the new Xbox Design Lab program does...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with a near-finished Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The eviction noticed burned pink on the apartment door. Neighbors stood callously outside on the second floor walk basking in the white foglight of the open-air atrium, whispering at eavesdrop levels about his financials woes. He sat on the...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Overwatch's Ana feels like a true sniper, and a welcome addition to the game

We all knew a support was coming to Overwatch, but I didn't expect Pharah's mom, and I especially didn't expect her to be in playable state on the PTR today. Yes, if you're so inclined, you can boot up your Battle.net client right...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter

Street Fighter Unlimited cover gallery pays tribute to the classics

It doesn't look like the majority of fans consider Street Fighter V to be a high point for the series. That's sad. The good news is, Udon's current run of Street Fighter comics is arguably the best they've yet produced in their 10-plus-year...   read

 
 
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LawBreakers

LawBreakers defies both gravity and expectations

For the past couple of years, a very specific series of actions has played out at pre-E3 events in Los Angeles. As part of a large group, we've demoed two team shooters (I'll refrain from naming them). After the round ended and everyone had...   read

 
 
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Dishonored 2 trailer debut, will feature anus shots

Today at E3, Bethesda showed off a surprising amount of footage for Dishonored 2, which is looking pretty slick, all told. A ton of gameplay was shown off with Emily with the "Void Engine," which will make more assassination combos possible...   read

 
 
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Prey
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Bethesda announces Prey, out next year

There were some rumors this would happen, and it looks like it has come to fruition. At its E3 showcase this evening, Bethesda announced Prey. Not Prey 2, just Prey. Maybe it's a reboot? We'll find out more at Quakecon. The video showed a f...   read

 
 
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Ryu gets his punk ass beat in Street Fighter V's story mode

Street Fighter V launched four months ago without an actual story mode, save for the individual character prologues that featured Bengus artwork that glued together several fights easy enough for a literal baby to win them. And while Street...   read

 
 
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(Update) Finally! Final Fantasy XII is getting remastered

[Update: A Square Enix producer has confirmed a North American and European 2017 release over at the PlayStation Blog. Don't hold your breath for the Vita. You can also toggle between the original and re-recorded soundtrack at any time.] S...   read

 
 


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Memetoid

Gallery: The best 'Hail Hydra' video game character memes

If you've been on social media lately, you've probably seen someone reacting to a twist in a recent Captain America comic that has the Cap revealing himself to be a double agent for the evil Hydra, as seen in the header above. A lot of...   read

 
 
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Popped-collar-come-to-life Gronkowski is the Madden 17 cover star

Ah, here we are: today we have 1) the first screenshots of Madden 17, 2) the Madden 17 cover athlete reveal, and 3) the first Madden 17 trailer. My bet is that it is not unlike Madden 16, which I reviewed last year. EA has a blog post prai...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 will launch in Japan on September 15, same month as FFXV

After days of hype and months of waiting in general, Atlus held a Persona 5 livestream this morning. It involved a lot of teasing -- like, hours of teasing to be exact, but we did end up getting a worthwhile new trailer as well as a re...   read

 
 
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HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

 
 
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HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
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Quantum Break plays like a dream

I last previewed Quantum Break at E3 2013, a lifetime ago, and had my reservations around the interlaced television show aspect that must have come from Microsoft's then "sports, sports, television" strategy that saw the studio trying to cr...   read

 
 
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New Ni no Kuni coming to PS4 without famed animation house Studio Ghibli

I was just thinking recently about how quiet Level-5 has been with Ni no Kuni since 2013's Wrath of the White Witch and, well, there's that. During the PlayStation Experience, Namco Bandai (its international publisher) announced a follow u...   read

 
 
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Scalebound at gamescom
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Kamiya: Scalebound 'not a simple action game that Platinum is known for'

First, note that I wanted to get Scalebound's Hideki Kamiya to say, "Ask your mom" on video, but gamescom meetings are too tight, too perpetually behind to get much good one on one in. Still, I got to see an extended playthrough of Scalebou...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games' Transformers: Devastation officially announced

After Best Buy and a leak spilled the beans, we now have official confirmation from Activision -- Platinum Games will develop Transformers: Devastation, an upcoming action project based on the Transformers universe. It will debut on P...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III confirmed for early 2016

The leaks killed the surprise, but I'm still into it -- Dark Souls III is coming early next year to PC, PS, and Xbox One. "Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team" are on the project, according to Bandai Namco. A pre-rendered video played during Mi...   read

 
 
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2K Games confirms XCOM 2, only lists PC platform

2K Games has just sent word that XCOM 2 is in development, and will be a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the recently beloved reboot of the series. Firaxis Games is once again handling the project, which is great news for fans. It will...   read

 
 
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We Happy Few's bright exterior hides a dark secret

For a while, the general aesthetic in games was dark and grimy, with muted colors to convey dismal feelings. The more recent counterculture of color was welcomed, bringing happiness back to the medium. But a funny thing happens when colorfu...   read

 
 
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In Darkest Dungeon, what doesn't kill you only makes you more peculiar

“If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!” – Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Temple As you might be aware by now, Darkest Dungeon is a visually striking,...   read

 
 
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GTA V PC delay

Grand Theft Auto V PC pushed to March, system specs revealed

I should have known something was up, but here it is: Grand Theft Auto V won't be available on PC this month as previously announced. Rockstar has delayed the game to March 24, 2015. The good news, at least for console owners, is that onlin...   read

 
 
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GTA Online heists look good and sound even better

Alright, heists in Grand Theft Auto Online look terrific. It's been a long wait, and we're not done waiting just yet -- Rockstar says the free update for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will arrive in early 2015 -- but at least we'...   read

 
 
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Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality

Adam Orth is a recognizable figure in the videogame industry, but not necessarily for the reasons he should be. He played a creative role in several renowned triple-A titles -- God of War, Medal of Honor, and Twisted Metal are some exa...   read

 
 
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