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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth: news and videos


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Apple rejects The Binding of Isaac for depicting child abuse

Remember the other day when we reported The Binding of Isaac is coming to iPad? Well, looks like that may not be the case now, as Apple has rejected the game. Apple apparently doesn't allow software depicting violence towards, or abus...   read

 
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Afterbirth ARG

Binding of Isaac's ARG is over, unlocks new character

The craziness and drama surrounding the release of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth has been almost as fun as the game itself (which in my opinion is pretty damn fun). As reported two weeks ago, the initial launch of the expansion was accom...   read

 
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Isaac devs Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez are a couple of monsters

[Update: The plot thickens. Edmund has taken to Twitter over the past few hours saying the missing items were the result of a post-launch bug and not part of some nefarious plan to punish dataminers. Cagey as ever, Edmund won't go into...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is out now on Steam, have a trailer!

Afterbirth, the expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, was released earlier today on Steam. Just in time for Halloween! There's also a creepy release trailer to go along with it, featuring a disturbingly realistic vision of the Womb, c...   read

 
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Afterbirth pre-order sale

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's pre-order discount is perfect

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is now available for pre-order on Steam with a hefty 40% discount that brings the price down to an entirely appropriate $6.66. Normally I don't advise pre-ordering anything, but given how much I adored Rebir...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is releasing on October 30

When Edmund McMillen brought word of the new Greed Mode in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, most of the shouts in the comments were, "Looks great, when can we play it?" Soon enough. The features for the DLC are detailed over on The Binding...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth's Greed Mode changes up the format

The Binding of Isaac is one of the kings of procedural generation, but Greed Mode in the upcoming DLC Afterbirth is set to give it a little more structure. Instead of a random layout, each floor has the same plan, with a store up top, some ...   read

 
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Isaac: Afterbirth

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth is bringing giant death lasers

[Editor's Note: This week I've had a teenager named Sam Burdis with me on work experience, learning about the wonderful world of games writing. Today I've given him a shot at doing a news post for the Destructoid front page. Enjoy, and be g...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth hits Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS July 23

Rejoice, fans of fetuses and feces! The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be coming to the Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS on July 23. Please note the new there, as it will not be available on the older model. It's wonderful to see Nint...   read

 
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Rebirth alone

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 3DS lacks local multiplayer, cross-platform saves

Local co-op will not be available on the New 3DS version of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, confirms Tyrone Rodriguez, the founder of Nicalis. Tyrone also notes that patching it in after release is unlikely. Cross save is also not available ...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

Reggie wanted The Binding of Isaac on 3DS all along

[Update: We added some samples from the magazine in the gallery, including a look at both sides of that double-sided Splatoon poster, featuring some original art by Anita Sarkeesian Thor Thorvaldson. It's really good!] The Binding of Isaac:...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac

New boss teased for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion, Afterbirth, is shambling ever-closer. Yesterday, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis teased a new boss, Rag Man. This mummy-lookin' homie has purple eyes, purple attacks, and the ability to throw his ...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to have daily challenges

In the months since November 2014, I've slowly developed some semblance of skill in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. While I've still got quite a lot of playing to do if I wish to earn the Platinum God achievement, I'm impressed with how far ...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Edmund McMillen wants to improve The Lost in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

In this week's update for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Edmund McMillen publicly acknowledged the existence of the super secret character, The Lost, and announced that he'd like to alter the character in a way that would balance out the di...   read

 
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Check out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on the Wii U GamePad

When The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth came out last November, I got sucked back into the dark, dank basement full of doo-doo for a good two months. This video of Isaac on a Wii U GamePad is enough to get me thirsty for more bab...   read

 
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Afterbirth update

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion to feature new transformations, ruin my life

Well I'm doomed. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion, Afterbirth, is going to include a whopping eight new transformations to discover, experiment with, and obsess over. I'm already addicted to transforming into Guppy the cat (one of on...   read

 
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Roguelike Sale

Surrender your will to the pitiless RNG with Steam's roguelike game sale

From now until April 27, Steam is slapping a discount on a wide selection of roguelike games. You can get 20% to 80% off titles like Abyss Odyssey, Risk of Rain, Spelunky, FTL: Advanced Edition, and more. If you were ever curious about what...   read

 
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Isaac shirts

Bind yourself in Isaac shirts

These Binding of Isaac shirts from theyetee.com combine the terror of Isaac with nostalgic love for Zelda, creating something that is making me reconsider my “no game t-shit” policy. The three new shirts include a re-imagining o...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac DLC

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth DLC coming this year

Edmund McMillen announced some new details today about the upcoming DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, aptly titled Afterbirth. It looks like it's going to be a HUGE expansion with tons of new content, which Edmund says, "should easily ...   read

 
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More Binding of Isaac

Fan ideas will make it into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion

As a fan of The Binding of Isaac, I had lofty expectations for Rebirth and it more than delivered. Problem is, I don't have enough time to play it (and make any real headway). And now there's more content on the way. Like the first game, th...   read

 
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We played Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because we haven't had a good cry in a while

Max and I started playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because it's a good-ass game, and we like to do gaming. Max has actually never played any iteration of Binding of Isaac before, so I let him go first, knowing that I'd only have to wa...   read

 
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Team Meat and Rebirth dev talk about the woes of fans datamining The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Recently on a stream called Vinesauce, Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez, the original creator of The Binding of Isaac and the guy who lead the Rebirth project respectively talked about datamining. In short, most of the secrets of R...   read

 
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Rebirth Review

Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

In 2011, I lost a chunk of my life. An insidious tendril of addiction, despair, and obsession caught me by the ankle and dragged me into the The Binding of Isaac's darkened basement. I lost dozens of hours, whole days at a time. I let life ...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased for Wii U

Fans of The Binding of Isaac have long wanted the game on 3DS and while that'd be great to see one day, I'd be just as happy to to have it on Wii U. Which might actually happen! I know! Nicalis uploaded this video yesterday and that blip a...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I hoped it'd be

One of my favorite parts of PAX Prime this year was an appointment with Nicalis. Not only was the meeting away from the crowded, noisy Washington State Convention Center, it was an opportunity to get sucked into The Binding of Isaac: Rebirt...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will arrive in November

[Update: the trailer is now live, and you can pre-order the game here later today on PC. Warning, the trailer is likely NSFW.] In the form of a new trailer, Nicalis has revealed the release date for The Binding of Isaac:...   read

 
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Co-op in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is looking good

Here's Edmund and Danielle McMillen previewing cooperative play in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth including one of the game's twenty challenges, Head Trauma, in which you have tons of tears spraying all over the place but they're low-powere...   read

 
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Replay runs, customize controls in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

I convinced myself long ago that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was something I needed in my life, so every additional detail or feature we're told about in the lead up to release is just icing on top. This week, customizable controls, "seed...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's Jar lets you capture hearts like Link does fairies

Some 150 new items are being added to Binding of Isaac for Rebirth, and as the game inches toward completion, Edmund McMillan is dutifully trotting several of them out one at a time to let us know what we can expect. The most recent it...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Binding of Isaac Rebirth's developer re-iterates that it will be super large

We've gotten many hints that Binding of Isaac Rebirth will be a very large game, but a new blog update shines a little more light on what goes into that equation. While the original game and the expansion had 198 items, Rebirth wi...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

Here's how co-op works in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

We've long known that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will have an all-new local cooperative feature but here are the specifics, as broken down by designer Edmund McMillen. When the second player presses start, they'll randomly materialize as...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

New Binding of Isaac: Rebirth character detailed

There are going to be "a few" new playable characters in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth but we'll only hear about one of them pre-release. Eden is a randomly generated character that "isn't a man, nor are they a woman," according to designer...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

More info and screens from Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased

Hey, remember when that Binding of Isaac remake was announced forever ago? Well it still exists, and now we're able to see a bit more of what to expect. First off the "Bony" enemy has been teased, which is a pretty simple foe that throws ou...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth might get a level editor as DLC

Asked if The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth would have a publicly available level editor, designer Edmund McMillen responded, yeah, that might eventually happen. "The editor won't be in a state to go public so we won't be releasing it," he wrote...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac

Laser-filled The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth .gifs bring me joy

The official Tumblr for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has been rolling out regular, punchy updates for a while now -- lots of blurbs that, while exciting, haven't necessarily been worth a full post here. Being the fan of .gifs that I am, I ...   read

 
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Here's some juicy info on The Binding of Issac Rebirth

With all the hullabaloo about Mew-genics, I forgot that Team Meat's Edmund McMillen was still working on the the new The Binding of Issac: Rebirth. Edmund has posted a big Q&A about the game's development that makes me really excited. ...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac Rebirth now coming to PS4, arrives 2014

The Binding of Isaac is one of those awesome games that felt like it came out of nowhere and became a phenomenon. Sure, part of it was likely due to the talent behind it, but the game does plenty to speak for itself. The Binding of Is...   read

 
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The Binding of Isaac broke two million sales

Indie standout Edmund McMillen is no stranger to success. He was recently interviewed about the remake of The Binding of Isaac, and he divulged that the original version of the game had recently hit a pretty significant milestone. Accordin...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's cast gets fleshed out

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is one of my most anticipated games of 2013. The new sprite-based graphics and the promise of additional content is giving me the vapors. The original Isaac looks great too, but this new "16-bit" style makes th...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac: Rebirth team looking for fan feedback

[Update: New screen featuring the GBA-stlye art direction straight from Edmund McMillen's twitter. This is definitely my new favorite.] I'm still freaking out about The Binding of Isaac coming to consoles. I loved the original, but given th...   read

 
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Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is being made for PC, PS3, Vita

Yesterday was a good day for fans of The Binding of Isaac, as we learned that the remake of the game for consoles will be getting a new 16-bit look and local co-op support. There were a number of unanswered questions, however -- designer Ed...   read

 

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