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EVE Online
"It's super depressing," Andie Nordgren said with a sort of semi-defeated smile. She's the executive producer of EVE Online, one of the deepest and most complex sandbox video games in existence, and she's reacting to a key st...   read

Feature
As some of you already know, I almost lost the fire inside. Video games didn’t excite me anymore, and while that was mostly down to their ever-decreasing circles of creativity, I’d also gotten lazy, stuck in my wa...   read

EVE Online
Earlier this week, the Citadel expansion came to EVE Online. Two years ago, developer CCP moved toward releasing more frequent updates for the game, so this type of event is a relatively regular occurrence. Citadel, howe...   read

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Crunch Time

Family says goodbye to father as game development hits crunch time (Fauxclusive)

Admitting he didn't know when he was going to see them again, 3D environment artist Kevin Huang gave his kids an extra long hug this morning, before heading out to face development crunch time. Mouthing "I love you" to his wife, Huang wiped...

 
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Shriek Rodeo amirite

Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...

 
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Ladies and eSports

MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...

 
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Not Firewatch

A non-hipster walking simulator for Cliff Bleszinski

Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski -- famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series -- decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play. Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, ...

 
Fuck to you
Leave it to Venture Beat, a site literally named after the plutocratic Dutch rudder that is venture capital ("It's like Uber, but for keeping me from sitting on my own balls!"), to host a this staggeringly wrong-headed op-ed ...   read

Bravely Second
April 15 was my favorite day of 2016. Not only did it mark the return of the hilarious Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, but here in the States we finally got Bravely Second: End Layer. As the sequel to one of t...   read

Alex in SFV
Okay, I'll level with you. I'm not a professional at Street Fighter V. What I am pretty good at is being decent. I've collected resources that have helped me go from "utterly hopeless" as an Alex player to "hey, I think I understand this guy!" and now I'm here to pass the knowledge on to you!   read

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90s Reference

Arms manufacturer in hot water over Super Scope-inspired rocket launcher (Fauxclusive)

A North Carolina arms manufacturer is facing backlash today after it posted a picture on Instagram of its new shoulder mounted rocket launcher modeled after the SNES Super Scope. The man-portable air-defense-system, known as the Blitzkrieg ...

 
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Sup Holmes

Downwell dev's next game may have 'six colors instead of three'

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Not long ago, we were lucky to welcome&nb...

 
Beyond Good & Evil
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read

Huge Member Perk
I have never been a hero in a video game. Ever. I've been told I'm a hero, though. Literally hundreds of times. I have accomplished heroic feats -- putting oneself in significant personal danger for the sake of redu...   read

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Cannibal perk

If you have to cannibalize someone, where do you start?

One of Kyle's chickens died. That's a bummer. His dog got a hold of it and it was bye-bye birdie. Kyle's misfortune somehow led to Darren's wild postulation that he'd have no problem eating Zack and that he'd have no problem if Zack ate him...

 
Best Resident Evils
1. Resident Evil 42. The rest of them   read

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Rock Band

Harmonix announces bake sale to fund Rock Band PC port (Fauxclusive)

Following the failure of its well-publicized Fig campaign, developer Harmonix announced today it is not giving up its plan to bring the "popular" Rock Band video game to PC. If crowdfunding won't work, the company says it will turn to a tri...

 
BBC
Moviemakers excel at recreating violence and gore on screen. But when a prominent writer for the BBC asks if we should view fictional violence with more caution then we should also, more importantly, consider if they might ha...   read

Red Faction
Most sandbox games treat their open worlds like pornographic films treat story. Despite the fact that games like Assassin’s Creed or Grand Theft Auto bill themselves as sandbox experiences, the act...   read

Silent Hill
Shattered Memories opens with a perfect family moment captured on VHS. A young girl proclaims undying love for her father, before the tape stops, rewinds, and replays the scene again. The repetition continues until that warm ...   read

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Hai Moshi Moshi

Introducing the world's biggest VR Helmet

Virtual Reality is here, which might be confusing from your perspective because we're not in the same room as I'm typing this. Ok, let's start over. Virtual Reality is over there.  Forever.

 
Sony
For over 20 years now, Sony has been a pillar of the gaming industry. It's at the forefront of the tech industry, and it lead the way with its consoles. But Sony, like every other company, isn’t infallible. It’s i...   read

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Sup Holmes

Jon Blow on The Witness, plans for new games, and Earth Defense Force

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday at 4:00pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Normally I wait for each episode of S...

 
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Publicity Suicide

Digital Homicide hopes to use lawsuit winnings for game development classes (Fauxclusive)

Steam developer Digital Homicide Studios made headlines last week when it announced it was suing caustic YouTube personality, former Destructoid reviews editor, and owner of the world's largest collection of t-shirts you get from winning ea...

 
Game narratives
[This article contains spoilers for Firewatch] Let me preface this admission of guilt with a disclaimer: cheating on a romantic partner is the worst. If the relationship continues, you or your partner will never look at each ...   read

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Ode to Destructoid

Ode to Destructoid

Destructoid is a truly special placeWhere many people come to speak their mindsThe writers mark their words with style and graceThe comments full of quick retorts in kindTen years have passed since it first came to beFrom scrappy origins ba...

 
Golden Week
Welcome to Part 2 of my interview with Yanier "Niero" Gonzalez as we look back at 10 years of Destructoid. In Part 1, Niero and I discussed the early years of the website, its struggles, and its successes. For Part 2, I asked Niero about the future of this website, games journalism as it stands today, and the best game he's played since starting all of this.   read

Golden Week
I can't remember exactly what it was that brought me to Destructoid so many years ago. It had to be an article, probably a review, that attracted me here. I know for certain it was the community that made this my new home for...   read

Street Fighter V
Brady's Ultra Street Fighter IV Bible was a near-perfect send off for Street Fighter IV. It works as both an in-depth analysis of nearly every inch of the game's systems, and a permanent record of what the final iteration of ...   read

Super Metroid
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read


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Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and cartoons. The first game he ever beat was S...

 

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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"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 
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medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
ObliqueZombie

Yeah, Overwatch is fucking fun as hell! But a bit hard on Not awkward for every character, but some are obviously gimped with a controller

 
Occams

Lordy, Overwatch is fun! Bastion is gun mode as a defender if very

 
Fuzunga

I hope Overwarch finishes downloading before the beta period is

 
Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
Memolestas

Ive been working a lot in YOLO Animals, but peoples responses worth it:) Take a look at the game:

 
ACESandElGHTS

In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
siddartha85

I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
Sr Churros

Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

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Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 

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