Join Destructoid at Toronto's biggest gaming convention.

Buy Tickets
                 
dark        
Ray Porreca blog header photo
Ray Porreca
Fronts 173Posts 99Blogs 38Following 0Followers 30


 


FRONT

8===D

Review: Rust

  Watch Video There's a fatalistic cycle at the heart of Rust. Every life begins the same. Players spawn on the shores of an uncaring island, naked and ill-equipped to make it through the day. Every life ends the same, too: with the clinic...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Monsters get a bad wrap. They're often ugly things, toothy and violent creatures whose only purpose is to pose a threat to humans. In games, monsters tend to function as disposable roadblocks. Goblins and zombies get slaughte...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Brandeis is plummeting towards the ground. It's silent as he falls; the city he worked so hard to save has gone to sleep, blissfully unaware that the hacker will meet his end face-down on the pavement. Though his life will be...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video I am not the funny friend. I'm not a performer, either. In any social situation, I'm good for either two half-decent jokes or one drunken cover of "She Hates Me" if I can get my hands on a karaoke mic. Suffice to say that wha...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Indie horror hit Yume Nikki landed on Steam yesterday, fourteen years after its initial release. The cult classic's lauded for its dreamy, surreal environment and non-traditional approach to gameplay.  It's easy to talk...   read

8===D
  Watch Video Renegade Sector Games has a knack for playing with perspective. The indie developer's previous offering, Cold Vengeance, was a 3D shoot 'em up that riffed on the genre standards with low camera angles and branching paths. Fo...   read

8===D
I think about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter every once in a while. It was one of my favorite games in 2014; a sober mix of imaginative storytelling and beautiful scenery that managed to do a lot in a short amount of time. I d...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
Take a deep breath. If you're reading this, congratulations. The holidays have come and gone, and we're one step closer to leaving 2017 in the dust. It hasn't been an easy year, but here we are: alive, tougher, and desperate ...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video There's nothing better than a good murder mystery. Shifting suspicions and a handful of suspects can turn a crime scene into a web of lies and deception. In a successful murder mystery story, anything seems possible because o...   read

8===D
  Watch Video Enter the Gungeon is coming to the Nintendo Switch next week. According to an update from the game's official Twitter account, the Devolver Digital-published roguelike will be available in North America on December 14. In addition to the North American release date, Enter the Gungeon's Switch port will hit Europe and Japan on December 18 and December 21, respectively.   read

8===D
Everyone's hiding something in The Shrouded Isle. As the spiritual advisor to a community of sinners and religious zealots, it's your job to appoint officials and guide the island's poor souls towards the awakening of their s...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video The Sexy Brutale is one of 2017's sleeper hits. It's a macabre murder mystery game that tasks players with stopping a series of increasingly twisted deaths inside of a grand casino. With great art, intriguing characters, and time-rewinding mechanic that encourages creative thinking, the inventive puzzler deserves a bit more attention. Luckily, it's headed to the Nintendo Switch next week.   read

8===D
Stardew Valley is a great game, but its 2D pixel art isn't for everyone. Though its retro-inspired visuals evoke a certain charm, anyone who spent dozens (or hundreds) of hours in Pelican Town has probably wondered what it'd ...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
Being the new person in town is tough. Moving away from family and friends means starting fresh. Breaking into social circles and putting yourself out there is no small task, especially when your new neighbors are monsters. A...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video For years, skateboarding thrived in the shadows. It was a sport defined by alleyways and scraped knees pioneered by punks and self-described weirdos. Before the X-Games and multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals, skateboarding...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Battle Chef Brigade is a delightful concoction. It's one part side-scrolling brawler, complemented by a series of match-three puzzles in the form of a cooking competition. With a dash of light RPG progression and beautiful, h...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video .hack//G.U. Last Recode is exhausting. It's a collection of three full-length games bundled together with a fresh coat of paint and an all-new fourth chapter. That's a lot for one package, but like any long journey, finishing...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Final Fantasy VII is twenty years old, and I still love it dearly. I remember poring over the game's early hours in my parent's basement, entranced by Midgar's neon lights and cyberpunk stylings. One of the most embarrassing&...   read

8===D
  Watch Video Dead Cells took me by surprise. The self-proclaimed 'RogueVania' takes inspiration from a handful of other games and mixes them into a challenging, rewarding mix. Though it's still in Early Access, Motion Twin's procedural pl...   read

8===D
  Watch Video It's hard to believe that The Witcher is ten years old. Geralt's gone from a gaunt, brooding monster hunter to one of the best, most complex leading characters around in just a decade's time. His journey may be over, but a ne...   read

8===D
  Watch Video Prototype Mansion presents itself as a bargain-bin disc. Its box art isn't art at all, really, it's just more a callback to the kinds of games you'd find at a thrift store or yard sale; a plain plastic CD case, conspicuously ...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
Twitch.tv, the streaming and social platform popular among video game fans, inked a multi-year deal with Chess.com. The partnership is part of a push to promote both chess streams and major events. It might sound a bit silly ...   read

8===D
I spent eleven years in retail. During that time, I worked at a major electronics store and a small independent skate shop. Though the companies couldn't have been more different, the overall experience was the same. Retail s...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
The cowboy-themed MMO, Wild West Online, will enter Early Access on November 15. According to developer 612 Games, the multiplayer title's 1.0 release is planned for "later this year." Wild West Online's Early Acess alpha inc...   read

8===D
I have faint memories of .hack//G.U. Eleven years ago, I played the first volume, Rebirth, and spent a few weeks engrossed in the series' fictional online game, The World. Even back then, I don't think .hack blew me away with...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Starting today, the cult classic Deadly Premonition will be playable on Xbox One. Microsoft's Larry Hryb took to Twitter earlier and announced that Swery65's bizarre send-up to Twin Peaks is available through the console's Backward Compatibility program.   read

8===D
  Watch Video In the latest Far Cry 5 featurette, the three defining aspects of a destructive cult are laid out for viewers. First, there's what's known as a "totalitarian leader;" someone who is charismatic as hell and ultimately worshipe...   read

8===D
  Watch Video Publisher New Blood Interactive's latest project looks like it's from a different era. Amid Evil, like New Blood's Dusk and Rise of the Triad before it, channels id-era aesthetics in a modern day package. Amid Evil has some major Heretic vibes. Its reveal trailer is full of dark cathedrals and imposing knights, as well as first-person melee and magical combat.    read

8===D
  Watch Video Night in the Woods, the year's most human game that doesn't feature a single person, is coming to mobile devices in 2018. Developer Infinite Fall announced the mobile port in a thread from Night in the Woods' Twitter account. According to the tweets, concrete details will "come soon."    read

8===D
In one of The Evil Within 2's early chapters, Sebastian Castellanos stumbles onto a familiar scene. As he wanders through darkened corridors, chasing leads in desperate hope of recovering his missing daughter, the former dete...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
 

About Ray Porrecaone of us since 3:42 PM on 03.17.2015

Kane & Lynch 2 forever.
 
NEXT