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3:30 PM on 08.01.2014

Friday Night Fights: Mountain Dew is delicious and refreshing

Have you enjoyed a delicious and refreshing Mountain Dew recently? If not, you should really head on down to the AM/PM and pick yourself up some delicious and refreshing Mountain Dew. It is so delicious and so refreshing.

Mr Andy Dixon



Hardline 27: EA Access, Deep Silver's smooth moves, and decapitations photo
Hardline 27: EA Access, Deep Silver's smooth moves, and decapitations
by Jordan Devore

For this week's episode of Hardline, the major topic of discussion was Electronic Arts' new subscription service for Xbox One that offers full access to select games and discounts on digital DLC and full-game purchases for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 annually. Is it a good value, and if so, for who? Was Sony right to turn down the program?

Steven, Brett, and Bill also chatted with me about Deep Silver picking up Homefront from Crytek and why the lack of period-appropriate decapitations in Assassin's Creed Unity is a bit silly.

We had a technical mishap mid-recording that threw off our audio-video synch, so no video episode this week. Sorry! Just imagine Steven looking stoned and everything will be okay.

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Ń la carte: Love thy characters and love their lovers  photo
Ń la carte: Love thy characters and love their lovers
by Steven Hansen

I joked about the illegitimacy -- not canon! -- of dumb-haired, blonde/blond Robin in Super Smash Bros. recently. I did not ignite a waifu war, but there was talk about the "best," most efficient ways to play Awakening. Shacking up with saltine Chrom to pass on certain favorable traits to different children, namely. 

I played a lot of Fire Emblem: Awakening, but I definitely didn't play it right

In that comment thread, my explanation was loud and capitalized: "BECAUSE CHROM AIN'T WORTH MARRYING, I PLAY FOR LOVE, NOT MIN/MAXING EFFICIENCY." And that's it, right? Kanji Likes Boys hit me back on Twitter a while later: "A uploader on YT is choosing Fire Emblem pairs based on hair colors the kids will have...an we at least agree that this is more ridiculous than pairing for love or stats?"

No! 

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What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG photo
What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG
by Max Scoville


Today there are a bunch of new trailers for games like Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and The Last of Us Remastered (which is on sale) but Bill and I would rather talk about superhero cartoons from twenty years ago, and guns we can't remember the names of in Unreal Tournament. 

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What's Up: ME4's Mako, Deadpool test footage, Gal Gadot as Xena photo
What's Up: ME4's Mako, Deadpool test footage, Gal Gadot as Xena
by Max Scoville

Monday is the worst day of the week, so Bill and I are coping with it by drinking blueberry smoothies and talking about wonderful things like superhero nonsense from Comic-Con, Mass Effect's exciting new (old) sharkmobile, Trine 2's awful poetry, Destiny's two unoriginal races, and True Detective, which Bill doesn't like, and therefore isn't allowed to have blueberry smoothies anymore.

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5:15 PM on 07.28.2014

Radio Dtoid 042: Nice Hot Mike

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) and maybe, possibly Beccy Cain...

Mr Andy Dixon



There are Hawaiian Shirts in Sunset Overdrive! photo
There are Hawaiian Shirts in Sunset Overdrive!
by Max Scoville

As we recently learned, Sunset Overdrive lets players protect their genitals with the head of a green kangaroo, which is a very silly idea. But is that silly enough, in this post-Saints Row world? The answer is "who cares?" because there are also Hawaiian Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts are my jam.

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The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/26] photo
The best stuff on Destructoid this week [7/26]
by Steven Hansen

Let's get away for the weekend, just you and me. I know this little place on the coast. Nice restaurant, view of the water from the cliff side. We could probably sleep in the car in the parking lot and hang out on the beach all day.

Here's last week's post. Let's begin anew.

[We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, which will ultimately push big news, thoughtful original pieces, and all sorts of other great content off of the front page. Check here every Saturday for my attempt to rectify that.]

 

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What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret photo
What's Up? Our panel at PAX Prime 2014, Far Cry 4, Destiny Beta, Vietnam & a ferret
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I thought it would be a good idea to keep everyone posted on our goings-on. This was spurned by many, many people wondering why we've been filming in Max's actual kitchen. We answer this question, and some y'all haven't even thought of yet.

In the video above, you can find out why Max went to Comic-Con for one day, why Max is going to be out of the country for two weeks, and who will be on our PAX Prime 2014 panel. Oh yeah, by the way, Destructoid is presenting a panel at PAX, hosted by Max, myself, and various personalities from around the internet.

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Hardline 26: Do we even want another Last of Us? photo
Hardline 26: Do we even want another Last of Us?
by Jordan Devore

Electronic Arts has delayed not one but two of its major games originally planned for October 2014 -- Dragon Age: Inquisition is being held back until November, while Battlefield Hardline is now set for early 2015. In this week's episode of Hardline, Steven, Brett, and Bill joined me to discuss that decision, the Destiny beta, and Naughty Dog's comments about how not considering a sequel to The Last of Us "would be a disservice [to the studio and its fans]."

We purposefully went for a shorter run time this week in the hopes that the show would be more easily digestible for those of you watching on YouTube (as opposed to just listening). Actually, we tried to do that last episode too, but it ended up being well over 30 minutes anyway. Whoops.

We did it this time, though. Hope you enjoy!

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3:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Anticipation Simulator 2015 pushed back to 2016

Most of us were looking forward to the release of Anticipation Simulator 2015 next fall, so it comes as quite a letdown to hear it's been delayed. This morning, Logjam Studios sent out a rather longwinded press...

Max Scoville



Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know photo
Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know
by Steven Hansen

Even if you must play all the Hot New Games, you don't need a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One to do so until 2015. Enough of them are still releasing on PS3 and 360 this fall. The rest, on PC (and, for some of us, handhelds). 

With the recent release of Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros., you might consider buying a Wii U, though. 

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Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions photo
Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions
by Jonathan Holmes

When it comes to writing about Smash Bros, I'm a control freak. If Destructoid goes more than a day without posting about the series, I get impatient. Smash Bros is actually a big reason why I got started here. Back in 2007, the great Adam Dork hosted a weekly Smash Bros Dojo contest where readers were invited to guess what the daily Smash Bros news would be for the day.

Those were simpler times. No responsibility, no accidentally enraging thousands of people by having opinions about game design, no accusations of only working for Dtoid for the fame and fortune, or of being a being hipster who only writes about videogames to impress women who wear wooden glasses and ride bicycles made of hemp. While I'm happy to be where I am today, there's definitely advantages to being "just a fan" and not a "a videogame editorialist" (whatever that means). 

Patrick Hancock and I decided to approach this article from strictly a fan's perspective. We love Smash Bros. We think about it everyday. Getting those thoughts out of our brains felt good, and we hope it feels good for you to read about them.

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3:00 PM on 07.19.2014

Weekend Playlist: Summer Jams

Summer is officially in full swing and most of you are probably sitting inside and playing Destiny. I dont blame you though, if I had a PS4 I would be doing the same exact thing. For those of you who maybe want to pretend you are outside enjoying the nice weather, I have created this playlist of happy summertime jams.   

GRIMECRAFT



Just Saiyan:
Just Saiyan: "Advanced Adventure" Saga! Part 5!
by Bill Zoeker

In this final episode of the first Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure saga: Max and I tackle Muscle Tower, talk about Murasaki's ass pole, Goku's descent into madness, and which Dragon Ball characters we'd like to hang out with.

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Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash photo
Hardline 25: EVO highlights, Tekken 7 is real, and oh so much Fire Emblem in Smash
by Jordan Devore

EVO happened over the weekend and holy hell, that BlazBlue grand final was something special (watch it here). The year's big fighting game tournament was home to spectacular comebacks and we even got some announcements like Tekken 7 and Raiden in Mortal Kombat X.

But it was Smash Bros. that got me, Hamza, Steven, and Brett the most fired up this week as Lucina, Robin, and Captain Falcon were revealed. We also talked about two upcoming not-MOBAs, Battleborn and Gigantic. Find out which is a "yay" and which is a "nay."

Probably for the best that we took a break between episode 24 and this week's recording. Some decent game discussion took place and I don't think a single fetish was brought up.

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