We're back in the studio, and back to our regular format! It feels good to be home. Although the craziness of E3 is over, the video game news train keeps on rolling, so we've got the latest on War of the Worlds, Earth Defense Force, the WiiU, and of course the reviews of Duke Nukem Forever. Plus, a new preview of Catherine! Sadly it lacks the boobs that Max felt he was promised.
Episode 138 of the Destructoid Show:
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http://www.destructoid.com/review-duke-nukem-forever-203658.phtml If you play Duke Nukem Forever, you'll be slapped in the face by reality. The reality of Duke Nukem as a character, as an IP, and as a highly anticipated videogame is in stark contrast to the idea of a charming, cool, and hilarious series that years of delusion and marketing have concocted (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/sir-patrick-stewart-to-narrate-the-war-of-the-worlds-203678.phtml It's none other than Sir Patrick Stewart, which you knew as of about ten seconds ago when you read the headline. "As a young boy, I remember watching the The War of the Worlds so many times I was quoting the lines," says Stewart. (Jordan Devore)
http://www.destructoid.com/earth-defense-force-goes-gold-pre-order-dlc-detailed-203812.phtml The game is slated for a July 5 release on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is all about messing big bugs up with bigs guns n' s**t. This time with two friends, as the game supports three-player messing big bugs up with big guns n' s**t cooperative play. (Nick Chester)
http://www.destructoid.com/wii-u-won-t-play-dvd-or-blu-ray-nintendo-confirms-203810.phtml Like when discussing the Wii, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the company thinks you probably already have a device capable of playing those formats. He adds that "it didn't warrant the cost involved to build that functionality into the Wii U console because of the patents related to those technologies." (Nick Chester)
http://www.destructoid.com/crysis-2-removed-from-steam-to-make-ea-s-origin-look-good-203799.phtml [Update: EA has denied any involvement in the removal of Crysis 2 from Steam, claiming that it was removed due to the violation of Steam's TOS. The violation apparently involves Crysis 2's involvement with another, unnamed digital distribution service.] (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/preview-catherine-203816.phtml At E3 I finally had the chance to get my hands on the English version during a meeting with Atlus. It looks and sounds ready to go. I got to see English menus and text and hear English voice work for the first time, and it was all peachy. It looked ready enough for me to wonder why I couldn't just have a copy right there and then. (Dale North)