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Warcraft

There's a new Illidan-centric Warcraft book out this week

As a lead-in to the Demonhunter-filled World of Warcraft expansion Legion (set to launch later this year), a new novel has been released simply titled "Illidan." Illidan is a very complex character who is constantly shifting ...

 
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MineJesus

Dudes, I just got the weirdest damn gaming book of all time

Yesterday I opened a package and found a book staring back at me called "The Unofficial Holy Bible For Minecrafters: New Testament." Naturally, my first reaction was "oh it's a tome of sorts for tips in the game, makes sense." But I was dea...

 
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Dark Souls III

This Dark Souls III strategy guide costs twice as much as the game itself

How much do you love Dark Souls? Enough to buy a deluxe strategy guide for Dark Souls III that costs double the price of the game itself? Because that’s what Bandai Namco and Prima Games are offering you. Now, admittedly, the Dark Sou...

 
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Deals

GameStop has a bunch of strategy guides at half-off (Twilight Princess HD, etc.)

So GameStop has a bunch of strategy guides on sale at half off. Before you dismiss the sale completely, some of these are actually pretty neat as far as collector items go, and we can definitely see how die-hard fans of a series would pick ...

 
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Five Nights at Freddy's

I've read the opening of that Five Nights at Freddy's novel and it doesn't suck

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present? Do you have £2/$3 just burning a hole in your pocket? Here, have some details about the Five Nights at Freddy's tie-in novel. The 464-page novel by the indie horror game's creator Scott Cawth...

 
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Five Nights at Freddy's

Here's when you can get that Five Nights at Freddy's book

Remember that Five Nights at Freddy's novel we told you about? Well, now we have another tease. And a DATE. It's all very exciting. The teaser image on Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon's website now su...

 
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FNAF novel tease

Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Teases Novelization

Scott Cawthon, creator of the cult breakout Five Nights at Freddy's, has continued his long standing tradition of announcing Fazbear related news in the most convenient way possible. Secret coded messages. On December 11th, some fans notic...

 
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Free eBook

Amazon has The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers for free

Just yesterday, I was reading up on a canceled decades-old Konami fighting game whose character sketches are, uh, better seen than described. What a what-if! The information originated from author John Szczepaniak and his book The Untold Hi...

 
WTF is Wrong With Games
Phil Owen is a freelance journalist and the author of WTF is Wrong With Video Games, a book that "sets out to lay bare all the fundamental issues with games, and the industry that makes them, that are holding this burgeo...   read

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Kingkiller Chronicles

There's a Kingkiller Chronicle game in the works

Behind George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle is probably the most well-regarded current fantasy book series. The former has had plenty of games based on it at this point, including a great...

 
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World Records

The world's biggest arcade machine can house an African elephant

Edit: Can't get the images to display for some reason - sorry! :( Have removed them for now, but will pop them back in as soon as I can.  The latest edition of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition shares a heap of new gaming-flavoure...

 
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Game Art Book review

Check out Japanator's review of a cool game art book

Hey there! It's not all "manga this, anime that" over at Japanator. We get cool game stuff, too, and one such thing is Game Art: Art from 40 Video Games and Interviews with their Creators, an appropriately-titled book about the art of video...

 
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Goosebumps: The Game

There's going to be a Goosebumps video game

WayForward will be bringing the Goosebumps book series to life by way of an all-new, point-and-click adventure game, Goosebumps: The Game. "The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighbo...

 
Assassin's Creed ZING! photo
Assassin's Creed ZING!

Portland bookstore has sick Assassin's Creed burn

Long-time reader, first-time tipper and professional stand-up comedian Sarah Maywalt sent me the picture above that she took in the Powell's Books, an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.  Powell's reminds us that the novelizatio...

 
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Spelunky book

A book about Spelunky is in the works from game creator Derek Yu

I have lost count of how many hours I've sunk into Spelunky, both the original free PC game and the multiplatform remake. And just when I think I'm starting to master the tough-as-nails procedurally generated platformer, I see crazy videos ...

 
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Persona 4 manga

Udon publishing Persona 4 manga in English

Aside from two different anime series, a great Vita port, and whatever else, Persona 4 also got a manga that was previously only available in Japan (in Japanese, except through fan translation). Maker of fine books Udon is bringing publishi...

 
Shooter Review

Review: Shooter

Shooters seem simple. You step into the shoes of your typical tough guy space-marine or mercenary and empty clip after clip into the faces of Nazis, or aliens, or alien-Nazis from the vaguely disembodied gun bobbing up and do...   read

The Witcher
As we all know, Geralt of Rivia is back on fine video game form with The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, but lesser known is his return to print with Sword of Destiny. First published in 1992, Andrzej Sapkowski's second short story...   read

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New Guinness Game Editio

Guinness' Gamer's Edition 2015 lets you know how to make mom finally love you

Wanna know what you have to do to be the best? The new Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition hosts a diverse listing of various gaming records. Wanna have the largest Tomb Raider memorabilia collection in the world? You...

 
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To Be or Not To Be

Choose your own adventure Hamlet is now a game

A few years ago, Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame) set up a Kickstarter campaign for a "choose your own adventure" styled retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, titled To Be or Not To Be. It enjoyed enormous success, making more than $580,0...

 
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In Real Life

Not-Review: In Real Life

First Second is quickly becoming one of the best small press comic publishers, especially for those who like videogames. Their Glorkian Warrior book and corresponding videogame are both delightful in their own right, though neither are part...

 
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Story Bundle

The Video Game 4.0 collection from Story Bundle is out now

I've barely finished reading the titles I bought with the last videogame-themed offer from Story Bundle and now the fourth one is here for us to enjoy. As always, there's a great mix of books on offer and for the first time, some game-inspi...

 
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Digital Devil Saga

Digital Devil Saga novels coming to the U.S., so read 'em if you refuse to play the series

A series of books based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga series is being published in the U.S. by Bento Books. There are five books in total which are authored by Yu Godai. The first book is titled Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tu...

 
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Just in time for EVO

Finally learn to play fighting games with this free guide

I'm currently trying to get good at Bushido Blade and cursing Square Enix for not making a new one, but I do often talk about wanting to get good at one fighting game -- Persona, these days -- much like I talk about one day becoming a ...

 
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Story Bundle

The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now

The previous videogame-themed collection of eBooks from Story Bundle kept me well read for quite some time, so I'm more than ready to dip into the new 3.0 bundle. There's some really eye-catching titles in the bundle, including two books th...

 
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Not a game

999: The Novel is a Choose Your Own Adventure book

What really is a game, anyway? This is a question that bothers a lot of insecure people with insignificant things to argue about. Actually, when 999 came out on iOS in Japan we learned it had removed the "escape the room" puzzles, so this n...

 
Titanfall
When you create a new IP from scratch, it's pretty much a given that you'll have to go through a lot of the design phase until you land on an idea that jumps out at you. The developers at Respawn Entertainment had no idea wha...   read

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Console Wars

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg directing Console Wars movie

Author Blake Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation will be available in the US this May, but the story doesn't end there. Sony Pictures is adapting the book into a feature-length movie, written and d...

 
Dark Souls art book
The art of the Souls series blows me away. It truly is an adventurous experience, because although the style is consistent, you literally never know what you're going to walk into next. Whether it's a series of decadent ...   read

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Capcom book

Review: Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia

[Update: The book is currently on-sale for just over $8] The people running the show at Capcom have been irritating fans and employees alike for years now -- burning bridges, nickel and diming consumers, canceling games, landlocking games, ...

 

Jonathan HolmesFeatured blogger

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...

 

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Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 
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Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
FakePlasticTree

Yusukes really feeling it!

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
DeadMoon

Did anyone else notice that Atlus, sneakily, really just announced that they were pushing the game back yet again?!? Of course, Persona 5 is going to be worth the wait, but

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

They dont make em like they used to

 
Pixie The Fairy

All the cool and real power sides with Iron He has Spiderman, Black Panther, Vision and Stark owns his Cap doubles down on Also, where the hell is Fury during all Hes probably scheming to bring them all

 
AdmiralAckbong

If getting high and watching movies or playing videogames was a major, Id have graduated with a Masters degree by Fuck this semester

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 
EtosiGiR

Just curious what the split looks like here on the ol Personally Im team Captain (Even though Panther is my favorite and hes starting out on the wrong Dafuh Marvel? Dafuh?

 
ikiryou

This is what sex looks like & it now costs 13800

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Got a proper game of TF2 played today that lasted over an Still good at it! Completely different kinds of games and both are fun but this has me wanting Overwatch less because Ill probably still play it :p Guess I feel a bit more in

 
Nathan D

Persona 5 on September 15?! Right around my birthday! I know what Im get-wait what? In JAPAN?! You smug son of a

 
whatsacow

9 hours of Overwatch just happened and I didnt realise I guess productivity can wait until

 
Sir Shenanigans

Its funny in Overwatch because Lucio is the name of the large Italian man who owns the pizzeria right by my Lucio on skates is a very funny thing for me to think/hear/dream

 
AvtrSpirit

We HAVE to have Destructoid OverWatch for FNF HAVE to! I can host on PC, but I think well pull more of a crowd if a more prominent member of the community posts about Please! :D

 
ikiryou

The ultimate solution to your backlog woes

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Whats all this Im hearing about a Hacker-chan? Im sure she doesnt look all that

 
Dreggsao

Good thing I know to get the Forza 6 f2p whatever beta in the windows People not knowing this wouldnt find out even on the official Microsoft and PC games is always

 
Perro

Im new to eBay and did my first snipe and won on a Feel bad for the guy who probably looked at the 30 seconds left on the item thinking he would win but also so satisfying to metaphorically take candy from that baby

 
KingSigy

OH MY GOD! I CANT BELIEVE UNCHARTED 4 HAS AN ENDING! Oh, whoops,

 
Torchman

mmmmmmmmmmm that Persona 5 trailer is a fine way to wake Also could Torch have found P5 best girl? Perhaps, but only time will

 
Ckarasu

Everyone in the Discord channel that I mod are talking about Seems Hacker-chan is their

 
StriderHoang

Civil War tonight for me and missus CIVIL WAR! CIVIL WAR!

 
FakePlasticTree

Arrrrgh must have P5 Just shove it into my veiiins!

 
OverlordZetta

I warn anyone who sees this in the future that is anticipating Persona 5, todays footage will ruin you for To the game, anyway, but thats all that matters, right?

 
ObliqueZombie

15 DAYS BEFORE FINAL FANTASY 15?! Come ONNNNNNN

 
Robo Panda Z

I really want to try Overwatch, but with my connection, it wont be done downloading until the open beta is

 

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