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  1. Budget and 'Greatest Hits' releases are pretty much the best

    07.25 / 13:56 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    If you've ever tried to buy a really old game, you've probably ran into one of the following two scenarios -- it's either super cheap, like "I'll buy five" cheap, or so expensive that you'd have to mortgage your house to pay for it. Part of the reason for the latter case is shortages. But with the dawn of the "Greatest Hits" concept, which was adopted by Sony years back and to a lesser extent, Nintendo, you can worry a little less. Those monikers generally influence multiple printings,…
  2. BioWare's a-maze-ing Anthem cornfield

    07.25 / 12:56 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Every year, people have the opportunity to disappear off the face of the Earth, never to return (probably) by entering the annual Edmonton Corn Maze. This year, BioWare's local development studio took the opportunity to craft the maze of maize.The ten-acre labyrinth features the company logo and a fifty-foot Javelin suit, as worn by players in BioWare's upcoming open-world shooter, Anthem. General manager Aaryn Flynn said of the venture: “It’s pretty cool to think when the…
  3. Experience a blast to the past with new Planet Coaster DLC

    07.25 / 03:04 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Since our own Patrick Hancock reviewed Planet Coaster last winter, the game seemed to fall off the radar. While the spotlight was off of them, the team has been hard at work, constantly adding new features and items to the already good game for free. However, not only did the 1.3.3 update on Friday add in more free content, it also added in the game's first instances of paid DLC. Hope you're ready for a blast to the past, as Back to the Future, Knight Rider, and The Munsters have…
  4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild with co-op sounds like an absolute delight

    07.25 / 03:04 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The Zelda series doesn't have much in the way of multiplayer experiences. While I don't dislike any of the MP focused games we have gotten, I've never really thought of Zelda as an experience that I want to play with a friend. The whole game is meant to be a personal journey of discovery, amazement and adventure. Breath of the Wild, though, has so many options available that it would be divine with a buddy. If you're down with emulation, you'll eventually be able to experience…
  5. Special stages are back in Sonic Mania

    07.25 / 02:13 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    If there's one element of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games I tend to forget about until I go back to replay them, it's the special stages. Favorite? Least favorite? I like them for different reasons. Sonic 1's bouncy mazes were mesmerizing to look at, Sonic 2's half-pipe was fun to launch yourself off, and Sonic 3's blue-sphere-touching, red-sphere-avoiding special stages were satisfying to clear. For Sonic Mania's bonus levels, Sega is taking some cues from Sonic CD. Here's the…
  6. The Retro AVS Wireless NES Gamepad is out and worth a look

    07.25 / 01:15 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    While sitting around killing time with Kingsway (best thing ever go buy it) and staving off what I can only assume to be a deadly parasite after drinking so much delicious ocean water while on vacation, the doorbell rang. I answered in my typical attire; a faded “best dad ever” t-shirt, evidenced by the fact that it was 1PM and my kids were still in their pajamas, and saw a tired postal worker standing there awaiting my signature plus a hefty duty fee on a package I had almost…
  7. Noita is the new game from one of The Swapper developers

    07.25 / 01:15 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It has been four years since The Swapper -- a masterful puzzle platformer from two students at the University of Helsinki -- originally released. Since 2013, the developers have updated their studio's site exactly once. It was a couple of weeks ago when one of them announced the formation of a new studio. The new company is called Nolla Games and its debut project is a rogue-lite called Noita. ("Noita" means "witch" in Finnish.) Nolla describes Noita as "a magical…
  8. Slime Rancher exits Steam Early Access next week

    07.25 / 01:15 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The appeal of Slime Rancher is built right into the name. It's a game about wrangling cute slimes with a combination vacuum/cannon/backpack and gettin' paid -- the sort of thing I'd ideally like to play a little bit in the evening when I'm unwinding. (Just like how I used to play Stardew Valley for "a little bit." Right...) I've been holding out for the game's full launch and that's happening real soon. On Tuesday, August 1, Slime Rancher will leave Steam Early Access and launch with…
  9. Comic-Con 2017 trailer roundup

    07.25 / 00:16 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    What a weekend its been, while nothing really overly exciting or brand new was announced at San Diego Comic-Con there was a ton of trailers from previously announced TV and movies. So to cure your Monday blues we at Flixist have compiled all of the trailers that we reported on as well as a few that slipped through the cracks...for you. Read…
  10. You can do a cute lil fist pump in Splatoon 2

    07.24 / 23:14 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    On Sunday, I spent most of my waking hours playing Splatoon 2. I'm obsessed. The campaign is delightful and creative, as expected, and I just love exploring every nook and cranny in the overworlds. The competitive multiplayer -- yeah, I need to get better at that. I'm rusty as hell, and that puts a damper on would-be marathon sessions. But the new four-player co-op horde mode, Salmon Run? That's the ticket right there. That's the reason I can't stop playing Splatoon 2. It has exceeded…
  11. Review: Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight

    07.24 / 23:14 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It may not be the most significant trend in gaming history, but the last few years have been pretty good if you're the type of gamer to try out the occasional licensed title. Unlike some of the drek from generations of budget tie-ins past, many licensed games these days are at least playable, and often have enough spark in them to make playing them not feel like a predatory exploitation of fans' love. Then again, there are always exceptions. Read…
  12. The D-Team takes PUBG: Don't glaze your meatloaf mid-match

    07.24 / 22:03 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Jordan, Steven, Ray, and myself. We're the D-Team. There are a lot of logical leaps you can take to explain that name. We're like the A-Team, but barely passable. The "D" might stand for Destructoid. Or, it could just stand for something like "Dysfunctional" or "Deficient" or "Dreadfully Bad." We won't stop never stoppin' though. Here's another episode of us hopping across picnic tables, picking battles we can't possibly win, and talking strategically despite a combined zero…
  13. Review: Nioh: Defiant Honor

    07.24 / 22:03 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Nioh pretty much knocked it out of the park already, but a string of DLC and free updates have bolstered its lifespan for those of you who aren't into grinding for loot and stats to take on those New Game+ challenges. Both add-ons haven't reached for the stars or given us anything drastically different, but they've built upon the strong back of one of the best action games of the past five years. So far, that's more than enough. Read…
  14. Roughly 10% of mobile studio DeNA is working on Nintendo products

    07.24 / 21:02 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It feels like forever ago that Nintendo revealed that they were getting into the very same mobile market they once scoffed at ("the 3DS is mobile!"), and it kind of was. Back in 2015 the publisher told us that they were starting to work on a string of mobile games, a stable to date that includes Fire Emblem Heroes, Miitomo, and Super Mario Run, all of which have used different monetization schemes (gashapan/gambling, actually free, free-to-start). As we know there's more in the…
  15. Inti Creates is no longer working on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's main game

    07.24 / 21:02 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    GoNintendo spoke with a representative from ArtPlay, the main developer behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the Castlevania spiritual successor coming from Koji Igarashi. The ArtPlay rep cleared up a few things in this title's confusing development. Inti Creates is not involved in the development of the main game, but they are working on the retro inspired prequel mini-game. Read…
  16. That Galaga animated show you asked for is coming soon

    07.24 / 21:02 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Namco Bandai are teaming up with Swedish-US company The Nuttery Entertainment to produce an animated show based on the classic 1981 shmup, Galaga.Galaga Chronicles will feature new characters and adventures based around the classic arcade game, and will lead a host of new and upcoming Galaga-themed projects."We are incredibly honored to be able to work on such an amazing legacy property," says Nuttery founder Magnus Jansson. "Our team is excited make sure the next chapter in the Galaga…
  17. Big Bethesda PC sale has Doom and Fallout 4 down to $12.90, plus $2 Dishonored

    07.24 / 21:02 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    As a PC gamer, you just gotta love competition between digital retailers. After Steam's Summer Sale last month, we've been faced with more and more aggressive sales from other digital retailers. This week the Sweden-based GamersGate has thrown the gauntlet and discounted a plethora Bethesda titles -- many of which are with huge price cuts and reaching historic low prices, beating out even GMG's strong Summer Sale (which also uncoincidentally launched last Friday). Standout titles…
  18. It looks like The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox

    07.24 / 21:02 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The Sims' neighborhood seems set to grow a bit this fall. It seems as if the most recent Sims game is going to break free of its PC-only status and expand to Xbox One. This news comes via a product listing for The Sims 4 on Microsoft's store page (screenshot included in the gallery below in case the listing is pulled). The release date is listed as November 16, 2017. If true, this would be a fairly late adaption as The Sims 4 originally launched in September 2014. As…
  19. Here's what each Metroid amiibo does for Samus: Metroid Returns

    07.24 / 19:58 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    When Metroid: Samus Returns was announced at E3, two new amiibo sprung up with it -- the Metroid 2 Samus figure and the Metroid toy (that has a squishy body). That duo will add a tiny bit of functionality to the game along with a few of the old figures, and as of this week we know what that actually entails. The new Samus will provide an art gallery after the campaign is completed, as well as a reserve tank for special abilities. The Metroid creature tells you where the…
  20. I foresee many a Joy-Con being broken when Overcooked hits Switch

    07.24 / 19:58 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Overcooked was a bit of a sleeper hit last year. The game is uproariously fun with a bunch of friends, but not many people seem to know of its existence. The general premise has you cooking food in a kitchen where you need to communicate with your friends under a tight deadline. You also need to avoid obstacles like tables flying in your direction because someone thought it was smart to build a restaurant on the back of a semi and put it on the highway. It's insane! This week, Switch…