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Darkest Dungeon's Crimson Court expansion is out June 19

Darkest Dungeon. Crimson Court. Gosh I love that short, sweet alliteration. The Crimson Court is the first expansion for Red Hook Studios' "absolutely merciless" roguelike dungeon-crawling RPG, and it's nearly ready for Windows, Mac, and Li...   read

 
 
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Review: Vanquish (PC)

Platinum might be a universally loved company, but not all of their games are. This is especially evident in the studio's era of licensed projects, with Korra operating as their most polarizing game to date, alongside of the contentiou...   read

 
 
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Overwatch gets free weekend event as GOTY and standard editions go on sale

If you didn't hear the news, Overwatch turned one this week, and with that, a barrage of promotions are accompanying its various new skins and maps. Starting on Friday, May 26 at 11am Pacific and running through Monday, May 29 until just be...   read

 
 
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Vega's Street Fighter II stage, Ed, and balance update coming to Street Fighter V next week

Street Fighter V is going through some major changes. On May 30th, the title will receive a long awaited balance patch, an improved Capcom Fighters Network (improving things like match load times), new fighter Ed, and a remastered version o...   read

 
 
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Early Access Review: Dead Cells

You've probably played parts of Dead Cells before. Its DNA is familiar, a patchwork assembly of recognizable influences. There are echoes of Symphony of the Night and Super Metroid in the 2D action platformer. Rogue Legacy's persistent unlo...   read

 
 
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III's DLC will be going free on PC for a month

If you're somehow still playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III, then you'll be happy to know that next month, all of the DLC packs will be going free for a trial period on PC. The trial period will begin next Tuesday, May 30 at 6 pm BST/1 pm E...   read

 
 
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NBA Playgrounds' first major patch fundamentally changes how shooting works

In our positive review of NBA Playgrounds, we pointed out that it's an enjoyable game but that it's enjoyable despite of a glut of problems. Probably the most concerning dealt with shooting the rock. Players have unique shooting animations ...   read

 
 
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Review: Perception

A first-person story-driven horror game with a strong blind female protagonist made by former developers of games like BioShock and Dead Space has got to be good, right? Plus, it has all the workings of a game someone, like myself...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4 is going free for the weekend on Xbox One and Steam

Let's get right to it: Fallout 4 will be free to play on Xbox One (with Xbox Live Gold) and Steam this weekend. If you're anything like me, you probably have thoughts about that and the game at large. For my part, I ultimately couldn't lear...   read

 
 
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Here it is: Vanquish on Steam

One of Platinum's most beloved titles just made its PC debut. 2010's Vanquish just released on Steam mere minutes ago. We'll wait for those who need to leave to go queue up the download. Vanquish's Steam page lists the port at $20...   read

 
 
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Alienware Aurora gaming desktop starts at $733 during Memorial Day sale

Earlier this week we talked about various Dell (and Alienware) laptop deals on tap for Memorial Day. Today, we're spotting some actual decent pricing on Alienware's Aurora premium gaming desktop. Typically, we see these machines priced far ...   read

 
 
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Review: RiME

Rime has been through hell. Tequila Works initially pitched it to Microsoft, which didn't end up working out. Then they went to Sony with another exclusive offer, which did work out, until it didn't. Now they're back with a vengeance on fou...   read

 
 
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Review: Rock Band VR

I wasn't really sure what to expect when heading into Rock Band VR. I love the series, so more of it is always a good thing, but I knew this was something completely different. Perhaps that is the best way to describe it: something differen...   read

 
 
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Somehow the Wii U version of Teslagrad was the most profitable

Developer Rain Games recently released World to the West upon gamers, but had to delay the Wii U port to further optimize it. While that may have been seen as a bizarre move (why bother releasing for a dead console?), this story seems to ex...   read

 
 
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Awesomenauts is now free-to-play on Steam

With 330 hours on my account, it feels utterly strange coming back to Awesomenauts after a long hiatus. I remember Clunk being my bestie, and not much else. There's a handful of characters I don't even recognize, which is frightening in a t...   read

 
 
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Black Desert Online brings its real good faces to Steam

The extravagant MMORPG Black Desert Online has found its way onto Steam and that is a great excuse to share our favorite character-creator images. Let's see 'em. Personally, I've got to go with this one that looks a bit too much like Tom Cr...   read

 
 
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Witcher standalone card game Gwent is now in public beta

I still haven't really dug into Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, but I can rectify that soon now that it's in public beta on PC, PS4, and Xbox One (I mean, I kinda have since I played it in the series proper). While it was available ...   read

 
 
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Review: Expeditions: Viking

“We need wealth and power,” my huskarls would say. “Those with power are meant to be feared. Take what is yours.” “No, I will not spread this negative, derogatory stereotype of Vikings that will inevitably refl...   read

 
 
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Deal: Scoop up Fallout 4 at its best price this year

Still haven't picked up Fallout 4 or avoiding the Season Pass since they jacked the price up from $30 to $50? Well, today at digital retailer GMG the prices have dropped on Fallout 4 to the lowest it's been so far this year -- for both...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta PC port clears 170,000 sales

It sounds like the decision to port Bayonetta to Steam is paying off. John Clark, SEGA Europe's VP of commercial publishing, has stated that the game has sold "over 170,000" copies. The report comes from an interview with Clark published on...   read

 
 
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Everspace full release due soon, early access available

[Disclosure: This week Destructoid is sponsored by EVERSPACE] Beginning with a Kickstarter campaign back in 2015, Everspace has been in an early access/beta stage since September 2016. If the comments on the Steam page a...   read

 
 
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The Humble 'Game On' Bundle includes some great stuff for cheap

The latest Humble weekly bundle is chock full of great choices. For $10, you can grab Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Her Story, The Stanley Parable and a few others. Everything is offe...   read

 
 
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting some new modes with 'Operation Hydra'

Every year, Valve holds a special event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that allows community map makers to get some recognition. These take the form of "Operation" X and have seen major alterations to the core Counter-Strike gameplay ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's anniversary event is here, bringing skins, dances, and new maps

It's hard to believe that Overwatch has not only been out for a year, but that it's one of Blizzard's biggest successes, and one of its only new IPs in over a decade. They're pushing hard when it comes to their global eSports presence,...   read

 
 
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Once again, the protagonist can't catch a break in Far Cry 5

It's kind of a running joke that each Far Cry "hero" (Ajay was far more of a paragon than Jason) is screwed at the start, or on the game's packaging. I mean, more screwed than the average comeback tale, at least -- we haven't had a wis...   read

 
 


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