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  1. Fan-made Overwatch map looks good enough for release

    10.04 / 23:32 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Although Egypt is represented in Blizzard's popular title Overwatch (via the "Temple of Anubis" map) one fan has decided to try his hand at creating his own map based on the exotic locale, and the results are pretty damn good."Cairo" is an entirely fan-designed battlefield, created by artist Joshua Ilorente using software such as Unreal 4, 3DS Max, Substance Painter and even humble Photoshop. The project, his second map attempt to date, will still take "months to finish" but is impressive…
  2. Nintendo Pro: Sonic Mania

    10.04 / 23:32 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Sonic and crew are back as well, perfectly curated into a 16-bit throwback for the Switch! Sonic Mania is one among many nostalgia kicks for the ever so glorious new platform, which is totally rad... but I don’t know, can you not help but feel a little taken advantage of? They are taking our most cherished memories and cashing in! I would yell about it but I’m sure most of you have already concluded this. So the question is, do you care? BEFORE I let you click…
  3. Switch makes yet another surge as Trails of Cold Steel III leads the pack in Japan

    10.04 / 22:39 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The Nintendo Switch is sill red hot, nearly doubling it's sales the previous week reaching 73,231 sales. There is a large gap between first and second place as the PlayStation 4, sitting at number two, moved 22,822 units. I'm curious to see just how much the Switch sales surge when Mario Odyssey releases. On the software end, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III launched on top of the charts with 87,261. That's not so different from Trails of Cold…
  4. This Ditto song is the cutest thing I've ever heard

    10.04 / 22:32 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Much like their official video for the Poke MVP Magikarp, The Pokemon Company has turned the cuteness up to eleven with Ditto. Not only is the song catchy as heck, the video has a clean, storybook style that's absolutely gorgeous.  You'll be humming the chorus all day for sure.  Meta meta mon mon, meta meta mon mon, meta meta meta meta...mon…
  5. New Assassin's Creed: Origins trailer shows us the birth of the Brotherhood

    10.04 / 22:32 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Assassin's Creed has been gone for a while. Or at least, that's how it felt after receiving a new installment every year from 2009 up until 2015. The series had grown stale after years of familiar, safe games, so when Ubisoft decided to hold back for a year after Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, the sudden stop gave many of us whiplash. What would the next game be like? Well, we now know that Assassin's Creed: Origins will be taking the series back to its roots, and in this new…
  6. Final Fantasy III's Cloud of Darkness making her way to Dissidia Final Fantasy

    10.04 / 22:32 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    While we wait for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PS4, the Japanese arcade version is slowly adding more characters to the mix. Final Fantasy III's Cloud of Darkness admittedly isn't as exciting of an addition as someone brand new to the series would've been, but like every other character, she looks great in this engine. She does have a projectile based moveset but seems more adept at handling mid-range battle than most other characters on the roster. Hope all these arcade…
  7. Dear EA, bring back NCAA games already!

    10.04 / 21:14 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    We all know what happened. EA Sports was churning out NCAA Football games until 2013 when after the final entry, NCAA Football '14, lawsuits regarding amateur players getting paid put the series on hiatus. The NCAA as well as several individual conferences and schools were going to stop licensing their trademarks due to the same issue. Despite the difficulties, Peter Moore told IGN last year "One day, I know we'll be back." Afraid of legal trouble themselves, individual…
  8. PUBG's recent server issues are due to the game being way too popular

    10.04 / 21:14 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Getting into a game of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in recent days has sometimes been more of a hassle than it should be. Error message after error message pops up, each one indicating in some way that it's having a tough time with smooth matchmaking. Most of the time, it'll eventually connect after a few tries. One of those messages, "servers are too busy," is the most accurate depiction of what's really happening. In a post on the PUBG site, developer Bluehole explains…
  9. Destiny 1 PlayStation-exclusive content sneaks its way onto Xbox

    10.04 / 21:04 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Sony has always had a nebulous contract with Bungie (and by extension, Activision) regarding Destiny 1. Several items, maps, and strikes (dungeons) were timed exclusives for the PS3/PS4 versions of the game, but how long that period lasted was completely up to a closed doors meeting. In some cases, content made its way onto Xbox platforms in roughly a year, and in others, Bungie simply delayed it on Xbox until they felt like bringing it over. Now, Xbox players can access the Taken…
  10. Miiverse might be closing soon, but it'll have one last hurrah on one last channel

    10.04 / 21:04 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Miiverse was a really cool experiment. I never really used it, but I liked lurking on it. Social media and "following" capabilities were all the rage at the time (and still are), so you can't really fault Nintendo for trying. But like most things proprietary, it simply didn't have a great infrastructure to support it, and Nintendo wasn't very good at on-boarding people into the thing. It didn't catch on, and alas, it's going to be shut down soon. Before that happens though, there's one…
  11. RWBY's Ruby Rose is going to be quite the earful in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

    10.04 / 20:37 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    I've never seen an episode of RWBY, but its inclusion in Arc System Works' upcoming crossover game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, is pretty damn neat. The Rooster Teeth series' character designs are on point, and I hope the blonde girl with cool gauntlets eventually shows up alongside the main character, Ruby Rose, too.  Gray G. Haddock (RWBY's Roman Torchwick) gave us our first look on Twitter at how she plays ahead of New York Comic-Con, and she seems alright? Unfortunately we…
  12. Review: Pokemon Gold

    10.04 / 19:50 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Pokémon for me personally was a defining piece of media growing up. I can still recall recess at school and seeing groups of kids huddled around Game Boy screens or playing the card game. I even remember the first episode of Pokémon I ever watched -- “Mystery at the Lighthouse” -- in which Ash caught a Krabby, the gang met Bill for the first time in his bizarre Kabuto costume, and the insanely overgrown Dragonite that left me in awe and immediately hooked on all…
  13. It's the perfect time to start fresh in Dark Souls

    10.04 / 19:50 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    For way too long now I've been telling myself I'm overdue for a fresh run through Bloodborne, but it looks like I'll need to postpone those plans yet again. The Dark Souls reddit community is starting its three-week "Return to Lordran" event today. It's an excuse to create a new character alongside a bunch of other fans to give the game's online features a helping hand. I've got to get in on this. "This event is essentially the re-incarnation of Global Restart Day. Everyone starts a…
  14. The Fall Part 2: Unbound release delayed

    10.04 / 19:50 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The Fall Part 2: Unbound has been delayed until February of 2018. Instead of giving us some vague excuse, Over The Moon Games has decided to go the completely honest route in their latest video update. They don’t want to be forced to compete with the huge onslaught of AAA titles releasing during the busy holiday season. By distancing themselves, they hope to stand a better chance of grabbing players’ attention.  We all saw how Titanfall 2 got…
  15. Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky lovingly re-created in Minecraft

    10.04 / 18:44 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    After working tirelessly since 2013, this Laputa: Castle in the Sky fan project in Minecraft is complete. You can view the fruits of human-to-digital labor on Mocchi Hajikura's YouTube channel, which showcase not only the actual castle, but the aircraft involved as well. It's incredibly appropriate, as the Iron Golem, an official NPC type that's been in the game since 2012, was crafted as a direct homage to Castle in the Sky. Given that Laputa is one of my favorite Miyazaki…
  16. Hand of Fate 2 will include day-and-date Xbox One X support at launch

    10.04 / 18:44 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The card dealing action-RPG Hand of Fate 2 is coming early next month. According to developer Defiant Development, the game will be available on November 7 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition to the announcement, Defiant Development also confirmed that Hand of Fate 2's Xbox One version would include full support 4K HD to coincide with the Xbox One X's launch. Read…
  17. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition coming December 5

    10.04 / 18:44 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    PlayStation have announced on Twitter today that Horizon Zero Dawn will be getting a complete edition later this year, like every major release is likely to do. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will retail for $49.99 and include the Frozen Wilds expansion and all previously released digital deluxe content. The Complete Edition, and its gorgeous cover art, will be available to purchase for PS4 from December 5, 2017.Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition [PlayStation…
  18. Neo Geo revamp Metal Slug X coming to Switch tomorrow

    10.04 / 18:07 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    SNK's cathartic shoot 'em up Metal Slug X is coming to the Nintendo Switch this week as the latest title off of HAMSTER's "ACA Neo Geo Classics" conveyor belt.The 1999 release was an upgrade to Metal Slug 2, which had only been released on the Neo Geo MVS platform the previous year. X changed enemy attack patterns in order to provide a more challenging experience, as well as making adjustments to remove ugly slowdown issues. The re-release also featured remixed audio and various tweaks…
  19. Contest: Win the Super Nintendo Classic / Mini you deserve

    10.04 / 17:13 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Last week I woke up at the crack of dawn to grab an extra Super Nintendo Classic to give away on Destructoid and, sure enough, I was met with a line of people at every location I went to -- and few shy about their intent to list it on eBay the second they got home. While I have to hand it to these lanky youngsters for their enterprising attitudes, it royally fucks over the fan on a tight budget.  Thus, this contest is for you. Destructoid is giving away a very small Super Nintendo…
  20. 2K proudly announces that WWE 2K18 won't have microtransactions

    10.04 / 17:09 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    2K Sports has made quite the name for itself this year with NBA 2K18's ludicrous file size on Switch and abundance of microtransactions. One look at the in-game shop would have you mistake it for a particularly scummy mobile game, but its actually a full priced, retail endeavor. Is there no end to 2K's madness? Apparently, that insanity won't spill over into WWE. According to a tweet from the official WWE 2K18 Twitter account (since when do games have their own individual accounts?),…