dark        
 
 

#linux


 
 
 
 
 
 photo

It's time for the Steam Summer Sale

The 2017 Steam Summer Sale kicked off this morning. Remember: stay on budget, or stay away. Scrolling through the top-sellers, I see PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (which is #1 despite being $30 as usual), Rocket League ($12), NieR: Automata...

 
 
 
 photo

Valve's publishing fee for Steam Direct is $100 per game

Valve is moving away from Steam Greenlight as a public-facing tool for determining which games should be sold on Steam, and in its place, developers are getting Steam Direct. Under this new initiative, instead of spending time garnering com...

 
 
 photo

Review: Emily is Away Too

Emily is Away wasn’t the first visual novel I had ever played, but one of the few to transport me into a period of my life I thought I left behind. Maybe that was due more to the accurate recreation of Windows XP and AOL Instant Messe...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

The Russians are coming for Europa Universalis IV

The Russians. Comrade Putin and company have threatened our very democracy with alleged phishing schemes that fooled an old man and single-handedly led to Trump -- who is gay for Putin, by the way. I love our modern red scare, woke homopho...

 
 
 photo

Tropico dev goes to space with Surviving Mars

Haemimont Games (Tropico) is partnering with Paradox on a new, "deep city building game that takes place on the planet Mars" called Surviving Mars. "The name Elon Musk Simulator was taken," Paradox Fredrik Wester joked during the announcem...

 
 
 
 photo

Review: Cosmic Star Heroine

Cosmic Star Heroine was successfully Kickstarted back in 2013, and was intended to be a throwback to latter-day 16-bit role playing games like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Originally intended for release in December 2014, the t...

 
 
 photo

Thimbleweed Park's pretty pixels get a release date

Thimbleweed Park, an adventure game led by industry legend Ron Gilbert, doubled its kickstarter goal when it was announced in 2014. It's a beautiful throwback to early Lucasarts adventure titles like Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tenta...

 
 
 photo

Review: Circles

One of the defining aspects of old-school games is the ability to teach through gameplay. Since there wasn’t a lot of storage space for text to explain individual moves, games had to organically lead players down the correct path. Thi...

 
 
 photo

This week's Humble Freedom Bundle is overwhelmingly good

Humble Bundle has partnered with numerous game developers and authors to put on a week-long "Freedom" bundle to support the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee in light of President Trump's immigration orde...

 
 
 photo

FTL team reveals new strategy kaiju game Into the Breach

It feels like it's been forever since we last heard from Subset Games (or as you may know the studio, "those people who made FTL: Faster Than Light.") FTL Advanced Edition came out in 2014, and since then I just assumed Subset's employees t...

 
 
 photo

SmuggleCraft is an ambitious racer, but needs some tweaking

I'm a huge fan of racing games. I'm terrible at them, but I've always loved driving around at high speeds with my friends. Throw hovercraft into the mix and I'm sold from day one. Games like F-Zero, Diddy Kong Racing (I know they were water...

 
 
 photo

Shovel Knight is getting a Nintendo Switch port and much more

Yacht Club Games is bringing its beloved platformer Shovel Knight to Nintendo Switch, which, hell yeah. That and that alone could've been the only news item on a day like today and I would've been thrilled. But there's far more, including u...

 
 
 photo

Brilliantly colored Night in the Woods gets new release date

Artful platforming adventure game Night in the Woods was apparently supposed to release yesterday on January 10, but was delayed several weeks ago to an unknown fate. But as of today, it's slated to release on February 21, 2017 for PS4...

 
 
 photo

Review: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Thinking about stealth, a common image the mind conjures is that of a lone wolf slinking through the shadows and taking out threats one by one. Solid Snake and Sam Fisher generally work alone. Players control one man using skill and cunning...

 
 
 photo

The natural disaster DLC for Cities: Skylines looks cathartic

With the new Natural Disasters expansion for Cities: Skylines, nature can lash out "randomly, or be triggered deliberately by monstrous mayors who have never liked their citizens." Congested traffic got you done? Why, send in the earthquak...

 
 
 photo

NES Classic is surprisingly powerful

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition won't be made widely available until this Friday, but some folks have already gotten one and pulled it apart. The first pictures of the mainboard came from GameSpot Senior Reviews Editor Peter Brown. Enterpris...

 
 
 photo

The Steam store has a new look today

"Keep scrolling for more recommendations." I think that sums up the direction Valve has taken the Steam store in recent years. You can manually search for games by name or genre, or peek at the chart-toppers, sure, but have you seen these p...

 
 




EG: Shopping & Readership Survey

Tell us about your hobbies and shopping interests, enter to win an Amazon gift card:

Reviews   filter by...

SteamWorld Dig 2"Ooh child, things are gonna get easier"

 

Samurai Shodown V Special (PS4)"When I say, 'Who's the master?' you say?"

 

West of Loathing"Wicky wicky wild wild west"

 

Atomega"Stunted growth"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

bong264

Happy birthday to my favorite guy Inquisitive Ravenclaw!(and also that nathan d guy :P)

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NATHAN D!!! (also me)

 
Flegma

#ScreenshotSaturday Heres a Kiki Kaikai -themed level in Bubble Symphony (Taito, I should play more of this,

 
Kerrik52

The free editor I mentioned yesterday, Resolve 14, worked! After using OBS to capture the feed from my PVR instead of trusting its shitty recorder, I managed to crop the borders without it looking like garbage! I want to record something for a review

 
Donley Time

The latest Boss 101 game development blog is up here on Destructoid! Check out tuning and PS controller talk! Link here

 
JPF720

More info on the Switch SMT game on October While the best outcome would be SMTV, a IV/Apocalypse remaster would be fine by

 
Shinkz

Best girl smells

 
Michael Giff

So what games have you guys and gals beaten this September? Ive only been able to add two to TurboKills defeated games list, with Otogi Myth of Demons and Jurassic Park Operation Genesis both on the classic Xbox

 
Jetfandam

Long live Fighting Games!

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
NEXT