On today's episode, we've got new screenshots for Tomb Raider, demos for Ni No Kuni and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, more controversy for Hitman: Absolution, and free Far Cry 3 co-op DLC for PS3 owners! Also, Max and Tara face off AGAIN in Writer Rumble for a definitive victor in their battle of wits!
Episode 397 of the Destructoid Show:
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It seems controversy and Hitman: Absolution are destined are go hand-in-hand. Square Enix drew fire earlier this year for a trailer in which Agent 47 beat the crap out of fetishized nuns, and was criticized incredibly harshly upon release by UK reviewers. Not content to piss off half the gaming community with one awkward marketing stunt, Square Enix tried again with its "Hire Hitman" campaign -- a site that let you send death threats via Facebook to your friends ... or people who aren't your friends, but you'd like to really screw with. (Jim Sterling)
Square Enix has been quiet these past few weeks about upcoming game Tomb Raider, but some new screenshots released today show Lara doing her thing, both exploring and surviving. And being eaten by a wolf. (Dale North)
Upcoming Namco Bandai and Level-5 game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch gets a PlayStation Network demo this week, December 4. Europe follows with the same demo dropping on December 5. (Dale North)
Valve has ended the beta for the "Big Picture Mode" feature of Steam, the alternative user interface for large displays with navigation support for controllers, and opened it to all users today. And as it seems that they will take any excuse to have a sale, Steam is offering up to 75% off on over thirty controller-enabled games from the store. (Conrad Zimmerman)