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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Switch port releases Fall 2017 in Japan, includes motion controls

Some new details have surfaced about the port of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the Switch. Along with the requisite motion controls (you can "perform" a kamehameha) comes ad-hoc co-op play for up to six players, single joy-con  1v1 multip...   read

 
 
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Valve will be overhauling Steam Trading Cards to stop developers from gaming the system

Many people don't really care about Steam Trading Cards, but it has been a lucrative addition to Valve's digital distribution platform since its inception. The system, in its current incarnation, doles out digital cards to players while run...   read

 
 

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PC Port Report: Charlie Murder

I don’t remember much about Charlie Murder from its original 2013 release. It was such a late Xbox 360 title that a lot of people overlooked it in favor of the looming Xbox One and PS4 launches. To make matters worse, Microsoft seemed...   read

 
 
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World to the West has been delayed on Wii U

We somehow missed the news last week, but Rain Games announced that the Wii U port of World to the West would be delayed by a few weeks to work on optimization. While they could have released the title and did a post-launch patch, they felt...   read

 
 
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A young disabled girl can finally play Mario Kart thanks to the smart steering feature

For a lot of elitist gamers, the worst "change" in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the introduction of "Smart Steering" and "Auto Accelerate". The two options are pretty self explanatory, but they allow you to either have the game auto steer or leav...   read

 
 
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(Update) Roger Jr. has been cut from Tekken 7 due to fear of 'animal activists'

[Update: Harada stated on Twitter recently that he "hasn't talked to anyone," and that Roger Jr. isn't cut.] One of the best things about the Tekken series is that it has never taken itself seriously. Sure, there is a ruff and gruff story a...   read

 
 
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Hover: Revolt of Gamers is launching on May 31

It has been quite some time since we last reported on Hover: Revolt of Gamers. While I somewhat remember the announcement of the Jet Set Radio inspired indie game, I didn't realize it had been available on Early Access for almost two years....   read

 
 
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A Diablo 2 remaster may not be likely, but don't get discouraged

With the Starcraft Remastered announcement, lots of fans have gotten their hopes up that Blizzard may be working on remasters of other classic properties. One of the biggest in their catalog is Diablo 2, a game that many feel has yet to be ...   read

 
 
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The Jackbox Party Pack 4 will be hitting digital marketplaces later this year

Fans of the irreverent and hilarious Jackbox Party Pack will be happy to know that a new installment of the series is coming this year. Aptly dubbed The Jackbox Party Pack 4, the only thing known about this newest entry is that it will feat...   read

 
 
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PSA: Lego City Undercover is a mess on PC

I know I shouldn't be surprised that a WB games PC release is utterly broken, but I'm an optimist at heart. I thought that having Lego City Undercover on PC would clear up some of the issues present in the Wii U original, not introduce a wh...   read

 
 


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Blizzard wins case against programmer for Overwatch cheats

Last year, Blizzard decided to take a German programmer by the name of Bossland to court for "copyright infringement." Its claim was that Bossland's cheat program, Watchover Tyrant, demonstrated unfair competition and was in violation of th...   read

 
 
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(Update) Lego City Undercover's retail Switch port may require an install

[Update Two: WB has finally put this issue to bed by giving a final statement to Eurogamer. I don't know why they couldn't have done this to begin with, but at least we now know the final answer. "The information is listed incorrectly on th...   read

 
 
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Sine Mora EX will feature a co-op mode and new challenges

While I didn't sit down to actually try out Sine Mora EX, I did get a chance to chat with one of the developers at the THQ Nordic booth today. Since I am a big fan of the original, I was curious what changes were being made to designate thi...   read

 
 
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Spike Chunsoft confirms Danganronpa V3 PC release

Anyone eager to play the upcoming Danganronpa V3 and without a console will be happy to know that the game is coming to PC. Spike Chunsoft confirmed, today, that the game will be launching on September 26 for the platform (which is the same...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is suing a Japanese company over 'real life' Mario Kart

Apparently racing your very own Mario Kart is a booming business over in Japan, because this is the second time I'm posting about a company offering such a thing. It looks like the Marika Company didn't get clearance from Nintendo, because ...   read

 
 
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Swordquest, the ill-fated Atari series, is returning in comic form

Swordquest is one of the more interesting pieces of video game history to come out of the Atari 2600 era. Atari had massive plans to make a multi-game franchise that spun an intense narrative design that far outclassed the limitations of it...   read

 
 
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The co-founder of Nintendo of America, Alan Stone, passed away last Friday

There are plenty of people who have helped create something far bigger than themselves and never received proper credit. Most of us associate Nintendo of America with Reggie Fils-Aimé, but there was an even bigger man behind Nintendo...   read

 
 
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eShop downloads on the Switch won't be console locked

One of the more curious choices Nintendo used to make with downloadable games came in the form of console locking content. On any of its previous systems with some form of storefront (Wii, DSi, 3DS, and Wii U), every download would be assoc...   read

 
 
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Devolver Digital will be hosting demos for developers affected by the US travel ban

Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban" is hurting more than just families and US foreign relations. A few indie developers are finding themselves unable to attend the 2017 Game Developer's Conference (GDC) because of the executive order. As such, they...   read

 
 
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Drive your very own Mario Kart through the streets of Japan

I'm sure many of us have fantasized about driving in a real life Mario Kart race. The joy of whisking past players you've toppled with a red shell while casually dodging a Bob-omb would be a real treat for anyone. According to Good Morning ...   read

 
 
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Man steals money from his company to spend on Game of War

I know mobile games can be addicting, but this story is a bit ridiculous. Kevin Lee Co, 45, from Sacramento, California allegedly went on a spending spree for the mobile game Game of War, accruing around $1 million of charges after evidentl...   read

 
 
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Kathy Rain rides again on iOS and Android, this Nov. 23

Very little surprised me in 2016, at least not in the way Kathy Rain did. It was an exceptional adventure game, a genuine 9/10, accessible for both new players and veterans alike. Even now, it's my personal GOTY. Sadly, that doesn't transl...   read

 
 
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Nintendo confirms end of Wii U production

Eurogamer broke the news last week that Nintendo was cycling down its production of the Wii U, possibly as early as this Friday. Nintendo denied these reports to Japanese site IT media, saying it was "not true." However, the Japanese Wii U ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Video game voice actor strike begins over concerns of 'safety and respect'

[Update: Sam Singer, a communications operative speaking on behalf of the negotiating video game companies, sent Destructoid an email regarding the claims made at the SAG-AFTRA roundtable. "The Companies are impressed and appreciative of th...   read

 
 
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The hackers that ruined Christmas 2014 have been arrested

I actually have quite a fond memory of Christmas morning in 2014. My cousin had come over with his family and his son wanted to play NBA 2K15. I figured, why not? I'm never going to touch the game (which came as a pack-in with my PS4), so w...   read

 
 


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