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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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Super Smash Con grew quite a bit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

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MercurySteam is bringing Raiders of the Broken Planet to gamescom

MercurySteam is following up its work on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for Konami with an original sci-fi "shooting and brawling" game called Raiders of the Broken Planet, which I've liked the sound of it so far. Today, we're getting a look...   read


The Outcast remake is happening and it looks good

Efforts to revive the cherished sci-fi action-adventure game Outcast have taken longer than its creators and fans would have liked. There was a Kickstarter for an HD reboot, but funding just didn't come through. Now, years later, the projec...   read

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Viking settlement builder Northgard seems like the good stuff

Shortly into starting up this trailer for Northgard, a city-building real-time strategy game about viking voyagers, I hit pause to see if it would make it out in 2016 unlike so many other games getting announced this time of the year. It w...   read


NSFWish: I cannot handle the rollercoaster that is this cosplay twitter account

It's been a little while since we've had some cosplay on the home page, and we usually run that sort of thing on the weekend.  In an inexperienced attempted to fix this my journey went horribly awry. Somewhere down the rabbit hole of s...   read


Koei Tecmo is bringing the new Nobunaga's Ambition to the West

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension is a real mouthful, and you know what else? It's leaving Japan on October 25, 2016. Koei Tecmo confirmed the localized PC and PlayStation 4 release today and passed along a whole mess of ...   read


The club can't even handle these Berserk Warriors screens

Several days ago it was confirmed that Zodd will be making his way into Berserk Musou as a playable character (in both his humanoid in Apostle forms), but all we had to go off of was a few old screens of a boss fight and a very low quality ...   read

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Quake Champions
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Yeah, I'm not sold on Quake Champions yet

Quake Champions was a nice surprise out of E3, but the teaser didn't give us much to on, and talk of classes and abilities turned some long-time fans off entirely. Today's gameplay footage out of QuakeCon is a better showing, inherently, t...   read

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Action-RPG Vikings - Wolves of Midgard has mythology going for it

There has been an abundance of action-RPGs that source their stories, settings, and characters from mythology, but I still find myself drawn to them more often than not. Keep 'em coming. That's essentially what's going on here with Vikings...   read

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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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Persona 5 cast

Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   read


Shutterstock offers VR stock images, gets roasted by LA Mag

We look dumb in VR headsets, there's just no getting around it. The first generation of commercially available gaming headsets are gigantic, clumsy paperweights. No matter how studly you think you are you're going to look like a drugged hor...   read

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Yooka-Laylee is already amazing and it's just in pre-alpha

Today, the Yooka-Laylee Toybox was released for backers (note: I'm in that group), providing a brief look at the game by way of a pre-alpha sandbox. It's...glorious.   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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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm developers talk hero balance and map design

As you may have seen, Auriel is set to debut in Heroes of the Storm in the near future, and she looks like one interesting, and technical addition. So that got me thinking -- how does the team approach balancing, should she turn into a...   read

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Heroes of the Storm's Auriel looks to be the most technical support yet

I had a chance to sit with Blizzard and chat about Heroes of the Storm's upcoming Auriel, and she seems to be in really good hands. Although Medivh is a specialist that has undertones of a support, a true healer hasn't been added since Octo...   read

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Battleborn Pendles

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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Street Fighter V

Capcom confirms Juri's coming to Street Fighter V on July 26

We knew the wait wouldn't be long, but now we know that it'll be exactly five more days. Capcom told us earlier this month that Juri would come to Street Fighter V sometime in July; as it turns out, she'll be here next Tuesday. The new...   read

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Nioh sure has some ugly demons

Good news: Team Ninja's Nioh will have another playable demo on PlayStation 4. Bad news: this so-called "beta demo" won't appear until August 23, and like the alpha build before it, we'll only be able to test it out for a limited time. Come...   read

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Pac-man Championship Edition is getting a sequel with hella huge bosses!

YES! YES! YES! YES! One of my favorite retro remakes is getting a proper sequel in Pac-man Championship Edition 2! Not only will there be the classic modes from the original game, but a new adventure mode that has you chasing fast mov...   read

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Kirby Cafe

The Kirby Cafe opens soon in Japan, here's some select food items

Remember that Kirby Cafe we talked about recently? Well it just dumped a whole lot of info on its official site. It's officially opening up in Osaka next month, with August 3 as the unveiling of the shop, and August 5 as the release of the ...   read

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Gravity Rush
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Gravity Rush 2 drops in early December

Gravity Rush 2 will launch in Europe on November 30, Japan on December 1, and both the United Kingdom and North America on December 2, Sony Interactive Entertainment just announced. The company hopes to entice folks to pre-order the game by...   read

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Battleborn maps

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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Deus Ex preview
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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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