Elvira's House of Horrors welcomes the Mistress of the Dark back to pinball

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Elvira's House of Horrors welcomes the Mistress of the Dark back to pinball

Stern Pinball has released video and images of the next game in the ongoing range of stylish pinball machines. This next release will see a long-awaited return to the pinball world for horror icon and valley-girl vamp Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.Elvira's House of Horrors will be the third pinball machine to feature the voluptuous late-night TV host, following on from 1989's Elvira and the Party Monsters and 1996's Scared Stiff. Veteran pinball designers Greg Frenes and Dennis Nordman (the latter of whom designed both of the previous Elvira games) return to make this Elvira's biggest and best pinball adventure yet.

House of Horrors revolves around the gimmick of Elvira trying to sell up her classic mansion, but first needing to cleanse it of the ghosts, ghoulies and monsters that have walked its hallowed halls over her distinguished career. House of Horrors will see the return of classic Elvira pinball features such as the DeadHeads and Junk in the Trunk, and will include full-motion video of the badass babe herself, with clips and call-outs recorded exclusively for the new title.

Check out Indivisible's luscious opening movie right here

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Check out Indivisible's luscious opening movie right here

It's been a very long wait, scuppered by numerous delays, but Lab Zero Games' action-RPG Indivisible is almost upon us. In order to reignite fans' interest in this long-in-development title, publisher 505 Games has released the opening anime to the mystical adventure.Indivisible is the story of young Ajna, a girl with powers beyond her own comprehension, who sets out on a quest to discover the root of her abilities, awakened after her town is attacked by dark forces. The quest will take Ajna to far away lands, where she will meet new friends and enemies, as well as companions who will join her - literally and spiritually - on her journey. There's actually a lot on show in this movie, and those who wish to go in to the game completely dark might want to consider giving it a miss.

Every game should have a Batman skin

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Every game should have a Batman skin

Fortnite has seen crossovers with The Avengers, Marshmello, the NFL, and Borderlands, but its current mash-up may be the best of the bunch. As teased earlier this week, Batman has come to the island, just in time for Batman Day.

From now through October 6, players can explore a Gotham-ized Tilted Towers and complete Batman specific challenges. Batman-themed weapons have been added in the latest update, including a grappling gun and explosive Batarang. But best of all are the skins available. In the shop, players can buy the Batman Caped Crusader Pack, which includes two costumes, a Bat-Ax, and a Batwing glider. In the Item Shop, players can also pick up a Catwoman costume.

Review: What the Golf?

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Review: What the Golf?

What the Golf? is as good as I hoped it'd be, which is to say, "very." I'm honestly relieved!

The game takes an otherworldly view of golf, twisting and turning a simple premise in increasingly outlandish ways not unlike something out of WarioWare. It's funny – and, crucially, fun.

There's no shortage of over-the-top silly games out there that are far more amusing in theory than they are in practice, and thankfully, What the Golf? avoids falling in with that crowd. The pace is always bounding from one surprise to the next. By the time you catch up, it's already onto the next joke.

Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

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Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

It's the weekend. Another seven days put to rest and the beginning of a whole new week - filled with promise and possibilities. For many of you, the all-important Saturday and Sunday buffer has begun, a time to rest, relax and reflect. I know this isn't the case for all of you (it isn't for me either) but still, try to find moments and make them yours, no matter how small.This week has seen me play very little, to be quite honest. I put a lot of time into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta last weekend, and no doubt I'll be hopping back in at some point this weekend. But other than that, it's being fairly quiet at Chez Moyse, with most of my spare time this week taking care of much-needed chores and appointments. But that's fine, sometimes it's good to step away from gaming, allowing you the opportunity to use a random image of Ms. Marvel for your article header.

Even though I haven't played many games this week, that doesn't mean you haven't, so drop us a line below and let us know what's eating up the free hours in your life right now. Whether it's something old, something new, something borrowed, or... Mr. Do... fill us in on your current gaming crush.

Have a wonderful weekend, from all of us at Destructoid.

Contest: Win Azure Reflections on Steam for magical girl bullet hell action

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Contest: Win Azure Reflections on Steam for magical girl bullet hell action

Today's contest is for a Steam copy of bullet hell shmup Azure Reflections!

This one is a bit out of my personal wheelhouse, but I figured you guys would enjoy it. There are magical fairies flying around shooting stuff. Bullets or energy beams or some shit are flying all over the place. I had an epileptic seizure about 12 seconds into the video. Yeah, I think this is right up Dtoid's alley.

Azure Reflections released on Steam today, and we're giving away some copies so you can figure out what the [bullet] hell is going on!

Review: Shinsekai: Into the Depths

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Review: Shinsekai: Into the Depths

When Apple Arcade was first announced, I never expected to one day use the subscription service to play a deep-sea metroidvania game from Capcom. What a wild thought. Even now, it feels like a dream.

Looking through the launch lineup, Apple Arcade users already have countless games to pick and choose from – many of which are absolutely worth checking out – and I hope this doesn't get droned out. Shinsekai: Into the Depths isn't the flashiest game on the block, but it's by no means a novelty. It feels akin to a lost digital-only Xbox 360 or PS3 game that has miraculously resurfaced in 2019.

I mean that in the best possible way.

Epic paid Control's publisher more than $10 million for PC exclusivity rights

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Epic paid Control's publisher more than $10 million for PC exclusivity rights

Much has been made about Epic Games securing exclusives for its digital storefront by throwing around cold hard cash. In the case of midsize projects, Epic guarantees developers will break even on their costs. Even if the game doesn't sell well, the studio won't lose money. It mitigates nearly all of the risk that comes with game development.

However, we haven't heard specifics for the big-name titles. Games like The Division 2, Metro Exodus, and Borderlands 3 -- surely Epic isn't completely subsidizing the cost of projects that require hundreds of employees. Thanks to a report for investors, we now have an idea of the kind of money Epic's willing to pay for triple-A games.

Epic paid €9.49 million ($10.45 million) for one year of Epic Games Store exclusivity for Remedy's Control. This information was revealed via a financial report from Digital Bros, which is the parent company of Control publisher 505 Games. The report indicates that the payment was specifically for exclusivity, and didn't include any revenue from game sales.

Name your favorite 3DS games in the Destructoid community poll

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Name your favorite 3DS games in the Destructoid community poll

The Nintendo 3DS may no longer be the prince of portables, but its legacy will assuredly live on thanks to more than eight years of spectacular games from first-party and third-party developers alike. This week, we revealed the top 10 games for the 3DS as voted on by the Destructoid staff. Now, it's your turn to voice your opinion for the Destructoid Community Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games list.

We're keeping the vote simple this time. All you need to do list your two favorite games for the Nintendo 3DS in the boxes below and write your Destructoid or Disqus username. That's it. That's all you need to do. The 10 games with the most votes will make the list.

Voting is open from now through midnight PST on Sunday, September 22, 2019. And remember, if you just write Mario or Zelda or Monster Hunter, we're not going to know which game in the series you're talking about and your vote won't be counted. SO BE SPECIFIC!