You can now pre-load Death Stranding on Steam
Jul12

You can now pre-load Death Stranding on Steam

Death Stranding launches for PC later this week, and you can pre-load it on Steam right now. It launches on PC this Tuesday, July 14 – however, players on ResetEra recently noticed that you can already pre-load it, meaning that it will be playable as soon as it unlocks. There’s more information over at the Steam store, which helpfully breaks down how to pre-load the game ahead of launch. “Exciting news,” reads the store page. “Those...

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Watch Dogs 2 will be free to own for PC on July 12 during the Ubisoft Forward stream
Jul12

Watch Dogs 2 will be free to own for PC on July 12 during the Ubisoft Forward stream

[Update: Ubisoft Forward is starting, and the promo is now live! Note that Uplay is down today periodically.] Ubisoft is hosting its not-E3 stream on Sunday, July 12, and if you show up, you can snag a free PC copy of Watch Dogs 2. You’ll need a Uplay account – and there’s a limited window – but that’s the deal. As noted in this blog post, viewers will need to tune into the Ubisoft Forward presentation starting at...

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‘Shop Contest: Digital Giancarlo Esposito
Jul12

‘Shop Contest: Digital Giancarlo Esposito

Oops! Far Cry 6 has leaked a little bit ahead of the official reveal, which is happening later today. Now we know that Giancarlo Esposito is the bad guy. So let’s have some fun with this digital Esposito! Read more…

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(Update) Ask us anything on the Destructoid forums starting this month!
Jul12

(Update) Ask us anything on the Destructoid forums starting this month!

[Update: The second of our AMA sessions will take place this afternoon! So be sure to take a moment to stop by our official forums and ask Community Manager and contest mastermind Wes Tacos whatever takes your fancy! The thread will go live around two hours from now. Have fun!] Yup! You heard that right. Starting this month, we’ll be hosting a series of AMAs (ask me anything) with members of Destructoid and our sister sites on the new...

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Konami’s legendary Gradius returns on Nintendo Switch
Jul12

Konami’s legendary Gradius returns on Nintendo Switch

One of the most pioneering shmups of all time is ready to jet off on Nintendo Switch this week, as Konami classic Gradius joins the bulging Arcade Archives range. Originally launched in arcades in 1985, before eventually being ported to numerous home formats, Gradius is one of the best-known and most beloved brands in the shmup genre. Players jump into the cockpit of starfighting vessel Vic Viper, before blasting off into battle...

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