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Destiny: Rise of Iron's raid won't be as technical as King's Fall

Destiny players have gone through three raids now. Crota's End is generally considered the weakest, but there's ongoing debate about which is better between the first raid, Vault of Glass, and the most recent one, King's Fall. One thing the...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Ernest is only a week away for early access

Gearbox and 2K are ramping up the downloadable stuff for Battleborn. It was more than two months between the first DLC character Alani and the second one Pendles. The wait won't be so long for Ernest, who is showing up less than a month aft...   read

 
 


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Fantastic sci-fi 4x board game Eclipse is coming to PC

One of 2011's hottest board games was Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. It blended classic space 4X gameplay with a European-style board game mechanic governing the economy. I was fortunate enough to get a copy during its initial print run,...   read

 
 
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Talking about some of the best science fiction games

No Man's Sky is the big story these days, and it got us thinking about some of our favorite science fiction games and series over the years. There have been some good 'uns. Like the one with the space ship and the lasers! Classic. I won't s...   read

 
 
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Review: Blade Ballet

The inimitable Jack Handey once wrote "Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." Add some robots, and that's basically Blade Ballet.   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Pendles is a slippery sneak

The 27th Battleborn hero Pendles becomes available for the general public on August 4 (to purchase with a non-negligible sum of in-game currency), but he has been available for season pass holders for the past few days now. I took the steal...   read

 
 
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2004's Doom board game is getting updated

There's a string of similar games by Fantasy Flight, starting with the original Doom: The Boardgame, which released in 2004 to coincide with Doom 3. It features a team of up to four players against one player controlling the forces of evil....   read

 
 
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Battleborn's next hero Ernest channels TF2's Demoman

Rogue assassin Pendles is out today for season pass holders, but 2K and Gearbox are already looking ahead to the 28th Battleborn hero to add to the roster, Ernest. There were some rumblings and dataminings about him previously, but now it's...   read

 
 
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Review: Epistory - Typing Chronicles

It's not often a game forces the player to learn a new control scheme. The dual-stick setup of most modern controllers and the WASD keyboard layout are established as as a standard at this point, so a game needs a very good reason to stray ...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 27th hero Pendles releases on August 4

It has been almost two months since the release of Alani, the Eldrid healer and 26th Battleborn hero. The small community of people still invested in Gearbox's FPS/MOBA have spent a lot of that time wondering "When are we going to get Pendl...   read

 
 
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Three new Battleborn multiplayer maps coming this Thursday

Battleborn just celebrated the Lootpocalypse (recently extended for another week), wherein bosses were dropping legendary gear more frequently and loot packs cost less in-game currency to purchase. It had the effect of filling up the c...   read

 
 
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Dan Hsu is starting a video series on board games

Part of my personal mission at Destructoid over the past several years has been to cover tabletop gaming as it relates to the predominantly video game crowd. The fruits of my efforts pale in comparison to shows like Wil Wheaton's Tabletop a...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 'Lootpocalypse' promises increased gear drops this weekend

A few weeks back, Gearbox increased the drop rate of legendary gear in Battleborn's campaign mode. This weekend, it's cranking the dials even further in what it's calling the "Lootpocalypse." Not only will bosses be even more likely to drop...   read

 
 
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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we...   read

 
 
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Review: Ellipsis

Ellipsis is simple enough in concept. Touch the screen, drag to capture the little stars, avoid the bad stuff, make it to the exit. It's the kind of thing seasoned players might not look twice at, since it's so clear what it is from the get...   read

 
 
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Life Goes On: Done to Death adds enough to make it worth playing again

Life Goes On released on PC two years ago, and it was a solid puzzle-platformer. Not too big, not too small, not too easy, not too difficult. It would have pleased Goldilocks, if Goldilocks liked puzzle platformers. And rampant disregard fo...   read

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls Online is going to be less restrictive

Two big showings dropped for fans of Bethesda's massively multiplayer role-playing game The Elder Scrolls Online. The first was a trailer for the assassin-focused expansion, The Dark Brotherhood. There was a lot of stabby-stabby, like you'd...   read

 
 
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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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Here's The Elder Scrolls: Legends intro cinematic

At Bethesda's E3 showcase this evening, Pete Hines got up on stage to talk about the card game set in its fantasy world. It has been in beta for a handful of players for a few months, and that beta will be opening up further soon. Some of t...   read

 
 
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Anime was a mistake

Look, I don't name these things, so if you take umbrage with the meme, take it up with producer Kyle MacGregor. If you like the meme, well then give this podcast a listen, so long as you go in knowing we don't say much about anime. But we d...   read

 
 
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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Alani adds some complexity to the healer role

Alani became available yesterday for the select few who have already invested in Battleborn past the base game. Everybody else will have to wait until May 31 for her to unlock (and then will have to spend a pretty sizable chunk of in-game m...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine: The Board Game captures the despair of the video game

Most video games about war focus on the glory of combat, vanquishing an evil foe through prowess and cunning. This is even truer for tabletop games; I can't think of many games about war that aren't about how cool it is to dominate opponent...   read

 
 
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New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...   read

 
 
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Battleborn getting double XP this weekend, first DLC character next week

Every week, Gearbox writes up a Battleborn Battleplan, detailing what to expect in terms of updates, hotfixes, and downloadable content for the hobby-grade meta-growth choice shooter. This week there are a couple of interesting tidbits. Sta...   read

 
 
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