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Atlas Reactor's competitive turn-based play shows promise

Signing up to see an unannounced title at a gaming convention or expo can be risky. I've never been burned before, but I'm aware my streak could end in an instant. I went into my PAX appointment with Trion Worlds (Rift, Defiance) worried --...   read

 
 
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Kona is a hauntingly beautiful survival adventure

It's not often we see a title that blends one of the many hallmarks of the adventure genre, a focus on a rich and evocative setting, with the tense and resource-focused gameplay of survival games. But that's just&nb...   read

 
 
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Banner Saga 2 is 'basically the same' as the first

Game previews are an inherently strange part of this business. You wouldn't read a few pages from an unfinished book and render judgement about the final product. Likewise, we don't often have the opportunity to sample a song's chorus or ta...   read

 
 
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Nintendo isn't producing the Shovel Knight amiibo (updated with video interview)

At PAX Prime 2015, Yacht Club games "Captain" Sean Velasco told Destructoid that Nintendo isn't actually making the Shovel Knight amiibo. The figure's production and distribution was left in the hands of Yacht Club, which is producing it in...   read

 
 
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Contest: Win a copy of Magnetic: Cage Closed for Xbox One!

The fine folks at Guru and Gambitious were kind enough to bestow 10 copies of Magnetic: Cage Closed upon me, so that I may give them to you fine folks! Magnetic: Cage Closed is a cool looking puzzle/platformer game, and if you hit the link ...   read

 
 
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Through the Woods

Through the Woods uses psychological horror to retell a classic myth

I knew I was in over my head with Through the Woods the very second I started the demo. The moment I put those headphones on, the loud world of PAX disappeared and was replaced with the unsettling ambiance of a dark forest. That strong atm...   read

 
 
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Dragon Age: Inquisition's DLC epilogue is called Trespasser

Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't even a year old yet, but for some reason it feels like it's been forever since it came out. I played it, had a gay old time with my slender elven Knight-Enchanter, finished the story, then settled down to wait...   read

 
 
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I made a terrible Super Mario Maker level at PAX

Super Mario Maker is playable on the show floor at PAX, and it turns out Nintendo is giving players a rather generous amount of hands-on time with the game. If you're patient and don't have anything else to do (also if you're insa...   read

 
 
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Cliff Bleszinski: We want players to actually use verticality

Just this week, Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions pulled back the curtain on LawBreakers -- the free-to-play arena shooter that has been in development under the codename Project BlueStreak. It's more than just the community that's ...   read

 
 
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Burly Men at Sea is such a delightful adventure

Strolling through the Indie Megabooth at PAX Prime, Burly Men at Sea stood out thanks to its clean, charming art direction. The adventure game has a small presence within the bustling independent area, but I sincerely hope other convention ...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: Mega64 announces foray into indie game development

A disturbing and cryptic press release today from Internet comedy troupe Mega64 is making waves online. Naturally, Mike Cosimano and I were on the scene with an exclusive interview about their journey from making videos about video games to...   read

 
 
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Get your XCOM fix this year with the brutal Hard West

With XCOM 2 just pushed back into 2016 and, I assume, everyone needing a short break from 1,000 hours of Invisible, Inc, strategy-minded folks seem to have a good option this fall: Hard West. The Western turn-based strategy game cites XCOM,...   read

 
 
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PAX Prime 2015 plans

Hang out with Destructoid at PAX Prime 2015

PAX Prime is this weekend. It's a yearly, consumer-focused gaming convention held in rainy Seattle, Washington that always has a large turnout of Destructoid folks. And I'm not just talking about us writerly jagoffs, though we'll be there i...   read

 
 
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PAX Prime 2015 show floor gallery (not literally)

We're in Seattle chillin' out, maxin', PAX'ing all cool. Remember that if you, too, are in Seattle, you should come hang out with Destructoid staff and community members. We even managed to stake out an entire sports table last night dedica...   read

 
 
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REPORT: This is what a Bullet Bill's butthole looks like

Venerable Super Mario villain Bullet Bill (really, villain? He just a bullet, he goes where he is shot, he has no say in the matter!) is most often seen in profile thanks to his 2D leanings. However, if this official character mock up pro...   read

 
 
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Steambirds Alliance

Spry Fox showing off bullet hell MMO at PAX Prime

Spry Fox (Triple Town, Alphabear) will be at PAX Prime, and in addition to the undoubtedly cute bear posters it's giving out for free, it will also be showing its newest title, Steambirds Alliance. In a newsletter, Spry Fox describes Steamb...   read

 
 
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Fart on everyone and run away with Gassy Mob

Fart. Toot. Fluff. Pass gas. Flatulate. However polite you want to be while describing gas escaping from a butthole, it's still a pretty impolite thing to do in public. Impolite and funny (to me). Like this classic gem: Why do farts smell?...   read

 
 
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Want to play 50+ new, unreleased games pre-PAX? For free?

More than 50 games will be playable at Microsoft's [email protected] Pre-PAX Open House, including eight as-yet unannounced games and "several first playables", including Inside, Playdead's anticipated follow-up to the delightfully grim Limbo.&n...   read

 
 
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Telltale Borderlands PAX

PAX Prime attendees able to 'crowd play' Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4

With just a little over three weeks to go, PAX Prime is almost upon us. The full schedule isn't available yet, but Telltale sent over a snippet including its plans at the sold out gathering. On Saturday, August 29, Telltale will be playing ...   read

 
 
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Hard West

Hard West playable at gamescom and PAX Prime, releasing this fall

Hard West did enough to impress Kickstarter backers last year, with its bloody Old West theme and its tactical combat. Good news for fans: it's looking like this one won't be languishing in development limbo like so many other crowdfunded p...   read

 
 
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Cosmochoria is a perfect blend of serenity and chaos

Cosmochoria is a Kickstarter success story that is now about to see the light of day. It's a mix of exploration and tower defense all wrapped up in a warming, yet occasionally stressful package. There's a strong sense of wonderment to ...   read

 
 
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PAX East 2015 winners

Here are the winners of Destructoid's PAX East 2015 community choice award!

Recently, amidst the hubbub of PAX East news and previews, we had the audacity to ask you to vote for your favorite game on the show floor. The nerve of us! Forcing you to choose from such a vast array of amazing videogames! Well, vote you ...   read

 
 
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Upsilon Circuit could redefine multiplayer in online gaming

Robot Loves Kitty's ambitious Upsilon Circuit is what I would consider the quintessential slow-burn, developing story in independent games today. In keeping with the premise of the TV game show-inspired title, the New England-based studio h...   read

 
 
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PAX East 2015 community photo time!

Now that we've all climbed out bed, it's time to rejoice over the good times of PAX before we went into PAX plague hibernation. What adventures we've had on this staircase year after year! This time, the cold and wind was back and as bad as...   read

 
 
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Beyond Eyes preview

Beyond Eyes abstracts the world as perceived by a blind girl

I have been following Beyond Eyes since I first heard about it a year and a half ago. Videogames can be powerful tools for relating experiences that may otherwise be difficult to comprehend. Blindness both fascinates and terrifies me; I kno...   read

 
 
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