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  1. There's a PS4 bundle deal with a PSVR headset for $599

    04.26 / 04:34 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Back in December, PlayStation VR headsets were quite difficult to find depending on where you live as the stock wasn't consistent across the supply chain. This looks to be a thing of the past now that we're approaching the middle of 2017. We're starting to see select PSVR core headsets on sale intermittently these past few weeks.  As of writing, you can pick up a PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle with a PlayStation VR core headset for $599.99. If you're factoring list price,…
  2. Human: Fall Flat's console release comes with another slapstick game for free

    04.26 / 01:37 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Back in February, we reported on Human: Fall Flat getting a console release with new content. It's a game that has found an audience mostly because its ragdoll controls lend themselves to inane failures. It has over 100 million views on YouTube for a reason. Console publisher Curve Digital is leaning into that slapstick violence by offering a bonus title of the same ilk. Anyone who pre-orders Human: Fall Flat will also get Manual Samuel for free. Manual…
  3. It shouldn't take too long to earn the new Overwatch rewards in Heroes of the Storm

    04.26 / 01:37 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It's an exciting albeit overwhelming week for Heroes of the Storm -- especially if you're an Overwatch fan. Aside from new character reveals (D.Va!) and introductions (Genji!), and the game's far-reaching 2.0 launch (expect to get a ton of free stuff), there's also another Nexus Challenge to undertake. Last time, Blizzard had us play 15 matches in HotS with a friend to earn a sweet Oni skin for Genji in Overwatch, and 15 more for several hero unlocks and a 30-Day Stimpack. I did some…
  4. Do you think Call of Duty: WWII will have a season pass?

    04.26 / 00:38 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Here's a quick history lesson for you, our valued readers: Every Call of Duty game since 2012's Black Ops II has had a season pass. Technically, 2011's Modern Warfare 3 also had one, but it was confusingly included with the cost of a Call of Duty Elite subscription. With that information, do you think this year's Call of Duty: WWII will also have a season pass? As they say, history tends to repeat itself. Call of Duty: WWII will have a season pass as confirmed…
  5. Last year's Batman: Arkham VR is now on Vive and Oculus Rift

    04.26 / 00:38 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    As of today, you'll no longer need a PS4 and PlayStation VR to solve puzzles and screw around as the Caped Crusader in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham VR -- it's now on Steam for Vive and Oculus Rift. The lateness of the PC version is a little unfortunate, I have to say. Arkham VR is a good, well-polished use of the tech with standout moments, but it's also inconsequential enough in terms of story, meaningful interaction, and length that it runs the risk of feeling more like a proof…
  6. The Injustice 2 achievements confirm an unannounced staple of DC Comics

    04.26 / 00:38 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Injustice 2 releases in just under three weeks, and WB has been on a media blitz to introduce the full roster of fighters. We're finally there, as the only characters left out are the eventual DLC crew and the pre-order bonus. But, there's one more that seems as if it was meant to remain a secret until launch. This is the part where I say turn away, close the page, shut down your computer, throw it off a bridge -- whatever it takes to not have me spoil this if you don't want to…
  7. Psychic 8-Mile might be the next character to join the SFV cast

    04.25 / 23:35 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    A small goof on the part of the PlayStation Store might have have accidentally let the next DLC character cat out of the Street Fighter V bag. According to the description of the Season 2 Character Pass (which has since been changed) the next confirmed character to join the SFV roster will be – Ed. That's right, Ed. You know Ed! That classic Street Fighter character we all love, right? The skinny white dude with psychic powers who looks vaguely like an early 2000's Marshall…
  8. Reports indicate Vivendi wants a majority takeover of Ubisoft by end of year

    04.25 / 23:35 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Vivendi's unwelcome invasion of Ubisoft is a saga that has stretched on for nearly two years now. There have been many chapters to the story, but almost every single one of them ends with Vivendi buying more control of Ubisoft against the video game publisher's wishes. An eventual majority buyout seems inevitable at the rate this is going. If Vivendi has its way, it'll be sooner than later. According to a new report from Reuters, Vivendi is looking to accelerate its expansion into both…
  9. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3's multiplayer mode has been delayed until Q3 2017

    04.25 / 23:35 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It looks like CI Games can't really catch a break with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. We reported on the insane load times yesterday, but more reports have surfaced of glitchy and broken gameplay alongside just a general mediocre experience. If you were hoping to sidestep all the fuss of the campaign in favor of tactically hunting your friends, then this will come as some seriously bad news. The multiplayer portion for Ghost Warrior 3 has been delayed until Q3 2017. CI issued a statement…
  10. Alolan Pokemon have finally made it to Pokemon Shuffle

    04.25 / 22:17 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    For those of us who are still hanging in there with Pokémon Shuffle despite knowing full well how devious the free-to-play puzzler can be, big update: Alola-region Pokémon are starting to show up! Familiar faces from Sun and Moon like Litten, Oranguru, Wishiwashi, Cosmog, Mimikyu, and the Alolan Geodude line are already available, with more limited-time levels showing up throughout May. For a full breakdown of new and future content, the Pokémon Shuffle…
  11. Nintendo is hosting a Splatoon 2 tournament at E3

    04.25 / 21:07 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Last year's E3 was a special one for Nintendo. The company dedicated its entire show-floor presence to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a move that seemed questionable as hell going into the expo but ended up paying off thanks to fans' rabid curiosity for the game and its high quality. This year? It's too early for a specific lineup just yet, but presumably Nintendo's E3 2017 booth will be more in line with what the company has put together in prior years. Besides new Switch…
  12. Newly announced Shin Yomawari is twice as big as predecessor

    04.25 / 21:07 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The hit survival horror game from Nippon Ichi Software, Yomawari: Night Alone, is getting a sequel. Teased yesterday in a 360 YouTube video, NIS announced that Shin Yomawari will release for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on August 24, 2017 in Japan. Two young girls named Yui and Haru set out to the mountains to see the neighboring town's summer fireworks but got separated. You'll explore a map twice the size of the one in the first Yomawari as you try to reunite the…
  13. Night Trap is coming back, baby!

    04.25 / 21:07 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Night Trap is notorious for being one of the few games that brought about the creation of the ESRB. While its content is pretty damn vanilla and very PG rated, apparently its depiction of violence against women was so realistic and encompassing that it was corrupting our youth into repeating it. Clearly that never happened, but history is funny like that. Regardless of the past, Screaming Villains is actually publishing a re-release of the cult classic by way of a remaster for PS4 and…
  14. Here's a little bit of Green Hill Zone in Sonic Forces

    04.25 / 19:57 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Sega is taking cues from Sonic Generations in this year's Sonic Forces. The Modern and Classic Sonic duality is back, and today we've got a look at the latter with a trailer for safe old Green Hill Zone. Fans have wasted no time picking apart this footage for every last drop of nuance they can muster, as always. Meanwhile, I'm just over here feeling generally blasé about it, even with respect to the music. It's too early to call it, but this one probably won't be for…
  15. Overwatch lead says 'six maps' being worked on, three will probably be released this year

    04.25 / 19:57 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    In addition to a few vague 'experiments' that he eluded to in a forum post, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan notes that there are "six maps" in development, and that three of them will likely hit by the end of this year. Kaplan says that the upcoming maps are of the "standard" variety, meaning that they'll slot into quickmatch and competitive play. The other three are said to be non-standard, and will be more experimental. While I hop on and off of Overwatch frequently…
  16. Breath of the Wild is both a masterpiece and a disaster

    04.25 / 19:57 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    [Header courtesy of EternaLegend] Basically everyone and their mother agrees that Breath of the Wild is an incredible game. At the same time, everyone and their mother hates Breath of the Wild. How is that possible? This is something I’m going to dub the "Zelda Effect." Hype begets hype and people get wildly different expectations of what the latest entry in the venerable series should be. Along with that, a lot of people become contrarians just to spite people who enjoy…
  17. The next Blizzard legend to enter Heroes of the Storm is D.Va

    04.25 / 19:57 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Today during the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 livestream as part of the opening day festivities, Blizzard announced a brand new upcoming hero --D.Va. She'll follow Genji, who launched today with 2.0, along with the 20 free hero promotion and the Hanamura map. Although her entire kit is still a mystery it was confirmed that she will operate as a warrior archetype (likely a bruiser), and that the Hanamura cinematic was a "hint" as to what her abilities entail. The Nexus Challenge will also…
  18. That ridiculous Drive Girls game is headed to Europe

    04.25 / 18:59 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Who would have thought this silly game about anime girls who transform into sports cars and beat up robot bugs would come west? It is, to Europe at least. On May 26 Europeans and importers can pick up Drive Girls on May 26, 2017 either digitally or physically. I'm not complaining, I might give this a go if the time is right, but I am a little bit surprised it's not only getting localized but also getting a physical release (don't say it, resist the urge). If this ever gets a…
  19. Do you still do Pokemon Sun & Moon Global Missions? Game Freak is still making them

    04.25 / 18:59 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    I played Pokemon Sun and Moon for weeks on end at launch. I was insatiable, and its postgame exceeded X and Y to the point where I could be busy for even longer. But eventually a lot of people I know stopped playing, the thrill of trading ceased, and they took too long to announce Marshadow. I still boot it back up because I love visiting its world, but the Global Missions do very little for me. We're on our sixth one in fact, which asks players to harvest 3,000,000 Poke…
  20. A Diablo 2 remaster may not be likely, but don't get discouraged

    04.25 / 17:58 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    With the Starcraft Remastered announcement, lots of fans have gotten their hopes up that Blizzard may be working on remasters of other classic properties. One of the biggest in their catalog is Diablo 2, a game that many feel has yet to be topped. Co-founder of Blizzard North, David Brevik, spoke with Diabloii.net for their podcast and discussed the possibility of a remake and the hardships that Blizzard would need to overcome to nail it. "I don’t believe a lot of the assets…