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Is there a fictional character that you'd follow anywhere?

Back in the Atari 2600 days, it felt like there were only a few hundred video game characters throughout the industry as a whole, with only a few like Pac-Man or Pitfall Harry with any personality to speak of. These days it's not uncommon ...

 
Video Games
I'm really enjoying Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, despite the fact I've never played it, and probably won't do so for a while. My understanding is that The Phantom Pain plays a lot like a cross between its two pr...   read

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Yesterday I was playing Wii Sports Club Boxing online while contemplating stuff to talk about on this week's Sup Holmes. I thought I'd have a while to think, but I was wrong. I only had to wait like 3 seconds before I w...   read

Xbox Reversal
Now that Microsoft has reversed their stance on initiatives restricting used game sales and more potent digital rights management for the Xbox One, has your bloodlust been sated? Does Microsoft still have work to do in convincing you of the value of their console, or has the vice grip been loosened on your wallet? Answer The Question for yourself in the comments!   read

E3 Excites
This has been a fairly thrilling Electronic Entertainment Expo in a lot of ways. Hard not to be when two out of the three major console competitors are showing off brand new hardware and all the new games which come along with that. But what was the most exciting aspect of this year's E3? Watch the video to hear what we think and answer The Question for yourself in the comments below.   read

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So many wonderful series of videogames have fallen by the wayside over the years. But we're in an uncertain time, unsure of what the future might hold, which means we can still have hope that some of our favorite franchises might yet see life. In this week's installment of The Question, we lay out some of our dreams by naming the lost games we'd most want to see new iterations of.   read

How to save Xbox One
Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One has been met with no shortage of derision. Concerns over the future of the used games market, the console's need to connect to the internet and a failure to effectively communicate th...   read

Let's Play Profiteers
Last week, it came to light that Nintendo has started making content claims for popular videos on YouTube which feature their products, including "Let's Play" and other forms of walkthrough content, taking the ad revenue whi...   read

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When is it inappropriate to use crowdfunding?

These days, it seems like everybody is jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon, and it's led some to question the appropriateness of larger organizations using systems like Kickstarter. Some fear that groups who have other means of acquiring...

 
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Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next generation of Xbox hardware in just a scant two weeks, but what will they be showing? In our latest installment of The Question, we make predictions for the event on May 21.  What are your hopes, dreams and expectations?   read

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It seems we can barely go a month without a game release suffering some manner of issue in its launch week that overshadows the game itself. With the complexity of modern games, the wide range of variables at work and the ch...   read

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Tepid sales of Wii U hardware and the slow drip of content being released for it have led some to suggest that perhaps it would be best if Nintendo just got out of the business of making game systems for the living room. Wit...   read

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Some games are so good, they demand revisiting. In this installment of The Question, we talk about the games we go back to at least once a year for another go-around. What game sings its siren song to you on an annual basis? Or, perhaps, you never replay games at all. Tell us about your filthy habits in the comments.   read

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Is BioShock too violent?

[Every week, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!]  The BioShock franchise is lauded as having some of the most intelligent narrative in all of videogames, but is that quality being overshad...

 
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[Every week (usually Mondays), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] The games industry seems to be rather fond of remaking the leisure products of yesteryear with fancy, high-defi...   read

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[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With the next console generation on the horizon and the ever-growing expense of producing top-tier games, it has been suggeste...   read

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[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] It's hard to argue that anyone likes the idea of Digital Rights Management systems (apart from some publishers, maybe) an...   read

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Does social integration in games matter to you?

[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Our games are becoming ever more connected to social networks and features, but does anyone care? This week, we're asking if you think connec...

 
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Do you want to buy a PlayStation 4?

[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Now that the PlayStation 4 has been properly announced, it begs the question: Do you want to buy one? Sony certainly seems to be aware of som...

 
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The Question: Have you ever bought a season pass?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With the release of another high-profile game in Aliens: Colonial Marines comes the announcement of another season pass.&nb...

 
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The Question: What was your favorite PlayStation 2 game?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] As you may have heard, the PlayStation 2 is officially dead. Sony has halted all production of the console worldwide, marking th...

 
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The Question: What was your top gaming moment of 2012?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With the year almost over, I was interested in writing one of these posts as a prompt for you lovely folks to talk up some of yo...

 
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The Question: What do you want from Dark Souls II?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Much to our delight, From Software and Namco Bandai announced Dark Souls II for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. (Sorry, Wii U.)...

 
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The Question: Is Halo 4 living up to the hype?

Today is sloooooow. It's the day after the US presidential elections, and the day after Halo 4 launched, so the game industry is busy sleeping off one heck of a late night. We're still here though, and today's the perfect time for another Q...

 
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The Question: Is it time to retire the term 'RPG'?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Semantics! As someone that writes and speaks for an audience of thousands on a regular basis, I spend more time thinking about s...

 
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The Question: Can videogames make you feel ashamed?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Atlus recently put out a trailer for the 3DS beat 'em up Code of Princess, and reactions were generally positive, though a few o...

 
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The Question: Was June's Nintendo Direct better than E3?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] With a new home console on the cusp of release, and a new portable that's still working to prove itself as a must-have device, N...

 
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The Question: Diablo III's Auction House, good or bad?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] So Diablo III has been out for the past week, accrued over six million sales, and generated a ton of controversy. Many millions ...

 
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[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Last week say the official start of the Black Ops II hype-train. The first trailer was released. Pre-orders ...   read

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The Question: is Metal Gear Solid 5 necessary?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Last night, we heard that -- perhaps unsurprisingly -- Metal Gear Solid 5 is on the cards. Not long after the news dropped, I was asked by sev...

 

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SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

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"

 
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Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
RiffRaff

Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
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

 
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?

 

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