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Waifu Wars: Midriff or bust

[Full disclosure: I use an app called Pocket to save things to read for later, including cblog promotions. I saved this way back when during Waifu Wars month, before Shade's promotion to community manager. So now I've finally gotten around ...

 
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Your opinions on racing games are stupid

[Scrustle has some prime words to share about the surprisingly diverse racing genre. Sims, arcade racers, and everything in between, it seems like there is a lot of contention in rating racing games when they're not just racing games but re...

 
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Chainmail bikinis: Let's NOT repair her armor

[There's a lot that can be said about the infamous 'chainmail bikini.' It doesn't provide any actual protection, it's only for sex appeal, and someone really ought to Repair Her Armor. Jinx 01 looks at it a little bit differently: maybe it'...

 
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Initiation Station: Can we get something for the shorties?

[Anyone ever consider making their characters short? I've never really thought of it. Sure, you can make characters Amazonian levels of huge, but the short ones? Dreamweaver wishes for one but character creation never gets truly short like ...

 
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Dark Souls as a metaphor for recovery from addiction

[Header image by JanPhilippEckert] [Once we promoted a story here where a community member drew allusions between a struggling relative's dementia and a specific character in Dark Souls. Now once again we return to the game, where community...

 
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Square Enix's identity blues

Square Enix. Who hasn’t heard that name before? From Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider, the publisher owns many of the biggest franchises in gaming. But a comment from Gamemaniac3434 recently got me thinking. Responding...

 
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Initiation station: The power of persona

[This time on the bloggers wanted topic, we stretch the bounds of character creation to its limit for something interestingly personal. Blaze muses about the ultimate character creation: her online persona on Destructoid, through the ups, d...

 
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How to make your own NX rumor

[Struggling to remain relevant in today's fast-paced world of Photoshops and unproven quotes? Jake has got a cblog that gives you an easy way to cook up rumors with all the pomp and circumstance but with half the effort! ~Strider] Hey kids!...

 
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Initiation station: Is this real life or is this just Phantasy Star Online?

[From humble beginnings, David Jenkins managed to start a successful guild where nobody knew their organization was being led by children. ~Strider] Man, looking up photos for this blog post hit me with all kinds of feels and nostalgia. Abo...

 
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Comments of the Week: The 'still a week behind' edition!

Welcome back to Comments of the Week where your host, the ever-vigilant Dreamweaver, is here to bring you some of the best comments — said by community members such as yourselves — from last week! Wait, LAST week? Alright, you g...

 
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Support your community!

[Recently over Discord, Lawman has been mulling over getting Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3 since he owns the Vita version. Despite any opinions about how a community is dead, we both agreed that as long as there are players, there wi...

 
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Friday Night Fights: Elsa Fest 2016 Edition

[Update: We have currently raised $265 of our $400 goal. Thanks to everybody who has donated!] [Longtime community member Elsa has it a little rough right now, so we want to show our support by doing something she loves: playing video games...

 
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Comments of the Week: Better late than never

And welcome back to Comments of the Week, which is THE community showcase of the whole entire site. Why? Because this is where your host, Dreamweaver — I hear that guy's totally awesome — have compiled the funniest, silliest, an...

 
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Hindsight part II: Unreleased games of the past

Last summer, I wrote a blog about looking back at old video game magazines with the added benefit of hindsight. Flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power issues from nearly twenty years ago, it was so interesting to find articles ab...

 
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White Whales: A long and miserable list of Final Fantasy failures

For many, the Final Fantasy series is a rich source of cherished memories. Whether it's meeting a doomed flower girl on the neo-futuristic streets of Midgar, suplexing a ghost train, or devoting endless hours to Triple Triad, the seminal ro...

 
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Third-world gaming in the Dominican Republic

[Hearing how gamers from other regions play is always interesting, so I found how DominicanGlory plays games in none other than the Dominican Republic a fascinating story to read. ~Strider] Hey, all. I'm kinda new to this blogging stuff so ...

 
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Farewell, Street Fighter IV

[Yes, Street Fighter V has had something beyond a rocky start. But it is still a new installment of an old guard of a franchise. It's the original fighting game or at least the one that started it all. So thanks, Virtua Kazama, for providin...

 
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Comments of the Week: Lots of Love

Welcome back to another Comments of the Week! This is the community showcase where fellow Dtoiders, such as yourselves, can read funny comments from other Dtoiders, such as yourselves. Since we all know how much we love ourselves, that mean...

 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 3 of 3)

Assuming you're all caught up with Part 1 and Part 2, Part 3 of this analysis talks about games that have a bit of a 'genius narrative' surrounding them. I'm Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan, and am currently deve...

 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 2 of 3)

Assuming you're all caught up with Part 1, Part 2 of this analysis brings up how the way we discuss and perceive The Witness has been warped by its hype, and the media portrayal of both it and the primary game designer, Jonathan B...

 
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Comments of the Week: Love Love Love

Goooooooooooooooooooooood evening to all of my lovely audience members! Quick question: what the hell are you doing right now, and why isn't it showering me with love and affection? After all, your dear host, Dreamweaver, is back with yet a...

 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 1 of 3)

Hi - this is Part 1 of an essay about the game The Witness! This part tries to establish what The Witness is trying to convey, then, I discuss how well the message is communicated. I'm Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan, and am currently de...

 
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Comments of the Week: You're creeping me out

Welcome back to Comments of the Week! Your host, the lovely and enigmatic Dreamweaver, is back for yet another round of delicious comments, cut straight from the articles themselves! I'm sorry, I did try to get them as fresh as possible, bu...

 
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Selling games online is like the wild west, but I can't shoot anyone

[I used to sell stuff on eBay, until it just up and mysteriously marked me as a delinquent account. I haven't sold my gaming stuff since then, especially after adopting a download stance (unless I'm desperate). I can see now why GameStop ca...

 
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Gaming's beautiful people OR stupid sexy Kratos

[Truly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thank god we have something as scientifically objective as Prettyscale.com to tell us years of video game pretty boys and sexy girls were wrong after all. ~Strider] There's a lot that can be sai...

 
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Fighting games (and DLC) to look forward to in 2016

[The horizon is bright for fighting games, so I thought I'd have Virtua Kazama take the stage and talk about some of the biggest fighting games coming to 2016 for a new year of salt. But a quickie note, Kazama had a lapse in memory and forg...

 
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Cblog End-of-Year Recaps 2015: Definitive Edition

[I'd like to thank all recappers, past and present, on their work recapping the cblogs. They give the community's blogs a second chance for people who tend to miss great stuff, whether they're hung over, working late, or just binged on a ga...

 
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Drifting through time: Arousal and gaming

[Image: BLUEamnesiac on DeviantArt.] [LinkSlayer readily admits what his formative years of discovering the fairer sex was like through what else but Final Fantasy. After all, Final Fantasy X-2 was about adding a bit of a sexy flair to the ...

 
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Comments of the Week: CHRISTMAS IS OVER!? Goddess damn it!

So the holidays are over, which means we're all probably hung over from partying so much. However, in case you're so badly drunk that you have no idea what kind of things happened last week, then allow me to remind you of all your embarrass...

 
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Comments of the Week: Praise the goddess, SANTA'S COMING!

[It's a Christmas miracle! -Jordan] No, not in that way! Well, maybe. I mean, I don't know what he does to Mrs. Claus in the morning. Welcome back to Comments of the Week! As you know, this is the community showcase where I compile all of t...

 

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https://groups.google.com/group/dtoid-recaps/attach/88a94bb0480620f2/Dreamweaver-card.jpg?part=0.1&authuser=0 Well, what is there to say about me? I'm kinda like your average gamer: I like to ...

 

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Doom 2016 datamine reveals a lot of stuff that makes me DLC, modtools public wont see, maybe some sort of sprinting system :/

 
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I did it! I finally killed that bastard Pontiff in Dark Souls III! Admittedly it took me over two dozen tries, and I think I got extremely lucky near the end when he didnt attack me much, but I solod it at SL 41 with only +2 weapons, no shields! Yay! :D

 
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