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Path of Exile's new league has tower defense mechanics

Path of Exile's 3.8 content patch goes live today, and brings with it the Blight Challenge League, introducing a surprisingly refreshing league mechanic (for an ARPG, at least): tower defense. Throughout the league, players will be fightin...

 
 
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Orcs Must Die 3 will be a Stadia exclusive (Update)

[Update: A Robot Entertainment representative has reached out to clarify that Orcs Must Die 3 isn't a total Stadia exclusive -- which is frustrating because that's the exact language that was used in the pre-recorded presentation...

 
 
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Here's our first real look at Plants vs. Zombies 3

We'll always have the original Plants vs. Zombies. I'm just putting that out there now. This week, PopCap and EA began testing Plants vs. Zombies 3 with a pre-alpha version available to Android users. You'll need at least a Galaxy S7 runnin...

 
 
 
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Contest: Win a Switch copy of X-Morph: Defense

Conquer the Earth with today's contest for a Switch copy of X-Morph: Defense. Honestly, every video game is about saving Earth. Why? Earth kind of sucks. I mean, would any smart planet allow the state of Florida to exist? I highly doubt it....

 
 
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Contest: Win a copy of Hell Warders

Fend off the minions of hell with today's contest: Win Hell Warders for Switch, Steam, or PS4! I don't know about you, but I certainly do my best to keep hell from invading the Earth. Like, I pour salt around my house and say my prayers and...

 
 
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Contest: Win a copy of Genesis Alpha One

Get some creepy space scifi with our contest for Genesis Alpha One for PC, PS4, and Xbox One! Space is big. There's lots of weird shit out there -- so much, that it'd probably crush our feeble minds if we saw even a portion of what the big ...

 
 
 
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Contest: Win the Sleep Tight Monster Box!

[Winners are being drawn tomorrow, so get your entries in now!] As a big fan of monsters, spooky things, and pillow forts, I'm excited about this one: The fine folks over at We Are Fuzzy have given us one of their exclusive Monster Box edit...

 
 
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You play as the bad guys in the new Kingdom Rush

I'll always have a soft spot for tower defense games and the Kingdom Rush series is one of my favorites. It just really suits mobile well. After working on the real-time strategy title Iron Marines, developer Ironhide Game Studio is now ret...

 
 
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Review: Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

This review nearly had a completely different tone. Halfway through my adventure, as I prepared to go into another tower defense battle against the series antagonist Grocks, I ran into a bug. A terrible bug. The type of bug that makes the g...

 
 
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Review: PixelJunk Monsters 2

It feels like it's been ages since Q-Games dabbled in tower defense with the original PixelJunk Monsters. The studio has taken quite a few detours since then, all of which have have been interesting in their own right, but the time has fina...

 
 
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Contest: Win ZAMB! Redux for Xbox One

Hey Xbox One owners, we've got a contest for ya! Nano Games has given us fifteen copies of their upcoming game, ZAMB! Redux, to give away to Destructoid readers. Who doesn't want a free game?

 
 
 
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PixelJunk Monsters 2 has a short but sweet demo on PS4 and PC

I was delighted to hear that Q-Games was making a sequel to PixelJunk Monsters. I like the whole PixelJunk line, but Monsters is a particular highlight -- it's one of my favorite tower defense games ever. The studio has released a demo for ...

 
 
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PixelJunk Monsters 2 is set for PC, PS4, and Switch

At long last, we're getting a full-fledged, honest-to-goodness PixelJunk Monsters 2. I'm thrilled! The tower defense sequel sports a new look and it's heading to PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Q-Games and publisher Spike Chunsoft ...

 
 
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Defender's Quest is just as easy to love on consoles

It might look unassuming at first glance, but Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is not so secretly one of the best tower defense titles in recent years. It's way up there. The game tells a fairly compelling story, it's mechanically ...

 
 
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Review: Aegis Defenders

The simple addition of an RTS Use Map Settings (UMS) toggle helped kick off entire genres, including tower defenses and MOBAs. There was a time when the former genre was king, a golden era, if you will. But in recent years it faded into the...

 
 
 
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Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...

 
 
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Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder looks wild

Either I've been asleep at the keyboard or ACE Team and Atlus haven't had much to say about Rock of Ages 2 as of late, because I completely forgot this game was happening. That's maybe for the best, though -- the sequel looks as weird as ev...

 
 
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For better or worse, Fortnite seems like a real time sink

At E3, I was reunited with Fortnite, Epic's long-in-development-but-almost-there game about gathering resources, building out fortified bases with traps, and gunning down and/or slicing up the incoming zombie horde. This was my third time p...

 
 
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Epic's Fortnite will be entering paid early access next month

Epic's craft-a-thon Fortnite will be releasing into paid early access next month on July 25. The game will then become a free-to-play title at some unspecified time in 2018. Surprisingly, the game is now slated to hit consoles in addition t...

 
 
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The first ever manga is now a video game

The Choju-jinbutsu-giga is an ancient set of picture scrolls drawn around the 12th or 13th century Japan, also known as the Kamakura period (when first Shogun took over the country). The images of frolicking animals are considered by schol...

 
 
 




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