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Lessons from Super Mario Maker

[At first I thought I was going to love Super Mario Maker. But after a while, I realized that the bad curation of levels really hampers my enjoyment of the game. It's all about finding good levels from good curators. So do yourself a favor ...

 
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Cut from the same cloth: Gamers, geeks, and sport fanatics

[In which we answer the age old question of who would win in a fight: The New England Patriots or a pack of savage orcs? But seriously, fantasy football is picking up with its ad campaigns, which is funny when juxtaposed against the online ...

 
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Bloggers Wanted: They call me spooky

October is a rarity among months in gaming. Often, you can't really think of a good game to pair with Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, but you can certainly think of games for Halloween. It's a time we turn our thoughts to monsters, ghost...

 
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Donkey Kong Country: History as myth and social archeology

[A long time ago, we had a community blog string together some theories on the frightening darkness allegedly lurking underneath Princess Peach's facade. Now, Thumb Scar digs deeper for the origins of Donkey Kong Country, which has a surpri...

 
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Those meddling kids: The Bravely Default kids are jerks

[For our first promotion from the September Blogger's Wanted prompt, "Those meddling kids," UsurpMyProse puts the kids from Bravely Default under the microscope and rips them a new one. Don't believe his vile lies about fairies, though...

 
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Bloggers Wanted: Those meddling kids

Everyone wants a better life. Some people might take shortcuts, like robbing a bank, to get to there. Perhaps you discovered an amazing ability that made your life more interesting and decided to use that ability to your advantage. Or maybe...

 
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The silly world of gaming-related stock photography

[For our next promoted blog, SpielerDad takes us through the weird world of gaming stock photography and video. Prepare to laugh, cry and shake your head. - Pixie The Fairy] As someone who has been gaming for nearly 30 years, I’ve see...

 
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What if game characters were ice cream?

[For the month of August, I have been working at Disney in 90-degree weather outdoors. Usually the weather is a dry heat. Sometimes the weather would spite me with brief rain that only serves to up the humidity. The greatest irony is that s...

 
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On the 1983 video game crash: Context matters

[Everyone likes to discuss the video game crash of the '80s every now and then. Thanks to games like E.T. for the Atari, there is a dark, alternate timeline in which video games never progressed past the 8-bit era and Ronald Reagan became a...

 
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[July was a big month for us in the community blogs. Lots of content, new blood in the recap team and I found my groove for front page promotions. The recap is only a bit leaner for July since Band of Bloggers had a short hia...   read

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Band of Bloggers: Hideo Games

[When Fenriff left Destructoid for Syfy Games after TheScholarlyGamer, the fate of Band of Bloggers fell into question. Last week, I put out a call to see if anyone wanted to take up Fenriff's mantle and Retrofraction answered! Let's keep t...

 
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Bloggers wanted: Challengers wanted

Do you guys remember EVO? You know, EVO? Big fighting game tournament? KaneBlueRiver was the first Chilean to take home an EVO title with his low-tier hero team of Hulk/Haggar/Sentinel. It speaks a lot of the player's skill to win with a se...

 
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Better with Age: All about The Boss

[In the heat of the moment, we decided to bring Pixie's blog on MGS up front. Hope you enjoy it. While I'm at it, check out Band of Bloggers, under new management, starting with Hideo Kojima games! ~Strider] [Heads up: I'm spoiling most of ...

 
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Go hug your dad and play some video games. I would if I could

Hey guys, things are obviously getting a little tense here the past couple of days. As someone who's only lurked in the forums every once in a while, I'm only aware of bits and pieces of what's going on right now with everybody. People on b...

 
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My Gamerscore is BOOBS

[The one and only Andy Dixon finally did it. Let's celebrate with him. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Toothbrush]

 
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Guilty gaming pleasures

[Hyper Lemon Buster *annoyed grunt* Cannon shows us some of his gaming guilty pleasures. Before this blog was promoted, people were already sharing their own in response and you should too! Personally, if there's a crafting system for equip...

 
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New Music Album : FRACTURED

[Dtoid community blogger and the Chopin of my heart Alphadeus has produced a new album. It's worth your time. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Toothbrush] Hello friends. I'...

 
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Check out Destructoid Story R, an RPG based on the Destructoid community!

[Marche100 has another Dtoid-themed game for you to try. This time it's an RPG, so check it out! - Pixie The Fairy] Update: If you downloaded the game before 1pm EST on July 16, you'll have to download it again. I initially uploaded a versi...

 
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How historically accurate is The Witcher? Part 3

[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak gives us part 3 of his look into the historical accuracy of the Witcher. These are so much fun!  Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electri...

 
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Better with age: Knights of the Old Republic 2

[James experiences a true aging taste with Knights of the Old Republic 2. The first time might have been an experience, but every subsequent playthrough was about challenging his old notions of morality and re-evaluating his code of ethics....

 
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Satoru Iwata loved video games

[In memory of Satoru Iwata, James Montagna of WayForward stopped by our community blogs to share a moment that encapsulated Iwata's love of games perfectly. - Pixie The Fairy] It feels like the world is coming together to mourn the passing ...

 
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The Dtoid community's best blogs of June 2015!

[June was a month of great anticipation and excitement and the Dtoid community showed no shortage of blogging energy before and after E3. There were predictions, surprises, tears, RAGE and lots of front page promotions. Keeping in the spiri...

 
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Better with Age: From the bargain bin to Japan

[For our next Bloggers Wanted promotion, Dengar tells us how EarthBound revealed more and more to him starting from his youth and into adulthood. Keep on truckin' with this month's theme, folks, there's more to come! - Pixie The Fairy] I ne...

 
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Better with Age: Inmates running the asylum

[In our first promotion from July's Bloggers Wanted prompt, ShadeOfLight takes a look back at Batman: Arkham Asylum and how its pacing still shines -- even over its successors. Want to be the front page hero Destructoid deserves? Get over t...

 
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Pixiedust #1: Hello!

I should probably be working on the monthly recap right now, but I'm still a bit under the weather and off my sleep cycle. You can expect it to be up in the community blogs sometime soon. That said, I thought I'd take a page from Strider an...

 
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The Fire Emblem Fates controversy: Clearing up the muck

[Editor's note: Following Destructoid's coverage of some questionable dialogue found in the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates, community member Ckarasu has delved deeper into the translation and offers his own take on the situation.] Fa...

 
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Bloggers Wanted: Better with age

Each time a new Metal Gear Solid draws closer to release, I find myself replaying the games that came before it. Some of this is done to refresh my memory on the story (which there is a lot of), but I also like getting to experience the pro...

 
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What's the deal with Compile Heart?

[It's ok not to like things. I can't get into King of Fighters, for example. But Overlordzetta's interest in Compile Heart's games has led him to believe that a perfectly normal game development company seems to get an inordinate amount of ...

 
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An open plea to Square Enix: Don't remove FFVII's turn-based combat

[With the recent announcement of Final Fantasy VII's remake, speculation abounds regarding what will and won't be changed. In today's promoted blog, Sephzilla decides to focus on the one crucial thing that shouldn't: the turn-based gameplay...

 
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What isn't included in Rare Replay: A comprehensive guide

[Rare Replay sounds like it's going to make a big splash. But know that for every Blast Corps or Perfect Dark included, there's a slew of games both famous and unknown that aren't included in the humongous pack. Do you recognize a few ...

 

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Hey. I'm Titannel. I am a production specialist for a news station. I also enjoy the video games. I particularly focus on retro video games, though I collect for pretty much everything, against m...

 

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ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 

Alienation"Welcome to Earth"

 

Zenge"Slide, slide, slippity slide"

 

Sega 3D Classics Collection"Not all who wander are classics"

 
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Larxinostic

100% convinced the radio station at works controlled by Internet How else to explain Never Gonna Give You Up, then Whats Going On? Yes,

 
DSBrad

Really struggled with Mirrors Edge LOVED Mirrors Edge but the open world slowed the game down so Spent some time discussing this

 
StriderHoang

Im glad Ive decided to be more liberal in spending my SP in Bravely I had 3 SP in Bravely Default literally until the final few hours of True

 
Nekrosys

So theres now a teaser for the third season of the Wakfu animated This makes me very And Mostly With some happy thrown Okay, many kinds of Im currently Just having a Rubbing my

 
Megas75

I dont really have any catgirls to So instead heres RVD turning his head into a spring

 
EdgyDude

Has anyone here played Rabi-Ribi? I heard its a pretty damn solid metroidvania but I have yet to see any more than 2 reviews for The games Steam page is loaded with positive user reviews

 
JayfromtheSun

Lets see what todays quest is in Stardew

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Not sure why, but I get antsy when the devs of an indie game are in the comment section of an article about said

 
Pixie The Fairy

I went with this

 
Nathan D

Tis but a scratch!

 
KeithTheGeek

That feel when you get the sick 0-to-death but then your net cuts out preventing you from saving the

 
DeadMoon

Cat Girl

 
Zer0t0nin

Youre welcome:

 
Torchman

So this was a thing

 
Double Monocles

Finally got Starfox! The controls are REALLy jarring, Im doing training mode a couple times to try to get used to I really hope o can get used to it, Ive waited so long for another Star Fox game

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Starting tomorrow Ill essentially have $35 in my Do I go the $13 route (I own SSFIV already but not on the I also cant use the WiiU games), or just beat-the-average?

 
ikiryou

Well, my happy-go-lucky new job is probably going out the door, thanks to the mathematically-challenged temp before me who farked up the warehouse So long sexy forklift/Aliens cosplay

 
keisal

I guess U-verse has internet data caps now, but if you have a TV plan with them it remains Even though mine will be unlimited this still pisses me Its the principal of the

 
Confuseddalek

So far today I have fallen through a ceiling, and hit my head on a sink on the way Blacked out, and woke up to find myself in the womens restroom that is full of One woman was pushing my head with her foot to see if I was still

 
ZombZ

I want to write a blog and have been doing some has eventually led me to an article on a certain my naivete I checked the comments for opinions and inspiration only to be reminded why I dont go there

 
YoeriB

Wooow were getting a the punisher series!

 
MeanderBot

*sniff sniff*

 
MeanderBot

Whoops, there I go pressing the post button out of *ahem* Catgirls!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I was out with a friend in the city centre today and realised its kind of really fun to listen to nearby conversations between other The amount of dumb its So many people are dumb and quite amusing to listen

 
OverlordZetta

Question! Is there a way to do something about how some of the front paged blogs are under a different tag? I was confused and wondering where Torchs mech one went (wanted to look up some of the shows) until I found it was under a different

 
Torchman

That feel when you finally deal with some problems with your computer that have been bugging you for

 
Nathan D

I love seeing people out and about that make me seem perfectly normal by Feels

 
Pixie The Fairy

Rae woke up in a sandy ruin, her head aching from the crash, though she was thankfully She spots a dusty chest near her and opens Then a voice asks, Become classy or be total anime trash?

 
iam16bit

Im really digging Affordable Space

 

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