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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

THE GREAT MOUTH DETECTIVE
Yesterday, Jordan, Brett, and I came to a stunning conclusion in our daily office chatroom, in between images of cute animals and Hitler playing Xbox 360: we are all top-flight taste makers in the cereal world. You see, we al...   read

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Popping Cherries

Popping Cherries: Pokemon Snap

Pokémon Snap was a spin-off for the Nintendo 64 built around the unusual premise of photographing Pokémon. It was quite popular back in the day, and has garnered adoration from many fans who still hope to one day see a sequel....

 
DESTINY
Let's get something straight. I didn't choose to play Destiny. It just showed up at my doorstep one day. One of my fellow editors here at Destructoid, the one and only Darren Nakamura, sent it to me out of the blue. Initially...   read

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Nintendo

Nintendo fondly remembers a time when it wasn't told to go fuck itself (Fauxclusive)

While welcoming new employees to the Nintendo Tokyo Office, Shigeru Miyamoto fondly recalled a time in the company’s history when it wasn’t told go fuck itself whenever it announced a new game. Miyamoto, best known for creating ...

 
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HTC Vive

Potential HTC Vive customer wonders how much kidney will fetch on the black market (Fauxclusive)

Following the announcement of international pricing for the HTC Vive, Brighton resident and VR gaming enthusiast Aaron Finnick began poking the left side of his body trying to guess how much his kidney would be worth on the open market. The...

 
Borderlands 3
Here we are, more than three years removed from the launch of the most recent Gearbox-developed Borderlands game, Borderlands 2. Right now the studio is focused on the hobby-grade, meta-growth Battleborn, but after that relea...   read

Ocarina of Time
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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Jed's first MLG encounter

Halo World Championship NA Finals were my first MLG event, won't be my last

I've always been a big fan of the Halo series, and I especially love the multiplayer for Halo 5: Guardians, so when I heard the MLG Halo World Championship North American Finals were taking place in Columbus, Ohio, literally under...

 
Critical Role
Marisha Ray is surrounded by some of her closest friends, but there are tears welling in her eyes. A recent revelation has filled her with doubt and guilt in equal measure, leading her to believe that her previous actions may...   read

Rocket League
I spent part of last summer posting Rocket League GIFs with the second-hand knowledge that they were neat. I would link something in our staff chat and if the reaction was palpable enough, I'd write it up. It was like a ...   read

Stupid sexy Ash fan art
I was writing a story about a weird Ketchum and, of course, the internet out-weirded it with ease. It was a well-meaning Google Image Search. Safe Search is even on, filtering explicit results. Just "ash ketchum." Not "ash ke...   read

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Zelda 1st Timer

Popping Cherries: The Legend of Zelda

On this day in 1986, Nintendo released what would become one of the most historically important and influential games of all time, The Legend of Zelda. The game sold more than six million copies on the NES and went on to spawn a series...

 
The Vive is too expensive
With the current exchange rate, the $799 Vive will cost roughly $1099 in Canadian dollars where I live (not counting taxes and any extra charges). That's a whole lot of cash. While I'm as excited as anyone else at the idea of...   read

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Games are haaaaard

Games are kicking my ass right now, and it's great

"There's nothing to play right now" is an all-too-common sentiment when the novelty of holiday releases begins to wane. Personally, 2016 has already brought a wealth of Good Stuff that I'll be playing well in to the end of this year, and th...

 
Adam Sandlerhog
By now you've probably seen the recent news of a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, or maybe you caught wind of it when it was news the first time two years ago. Either way, I'm here to answer the question that no one is asking: who should be cast in the upcoming part animation, part live-action on-screen adaption of the Blue Blur? The answer? All your favorite stars from Happy Madison Productions.   read

Firewatch
As I trekked through Firewatch's forested western Wyoming landscape, one song kept entering and leaving my head, and it wasn't one of the game's serene, folksy acoustic guitar tunes. It was a song I listened to a lo...   read

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Sup Holmes

Mastering game making with two masters of Game Maker

[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.] It used to be that making a game in G...

 

Jonathan HolmesFeatured blogger

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...

 

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Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

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

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

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

 

Alienation"Welcome to Earth"

 
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ikiryou

This gif came across my Tumblr dashboard and even though I know its supposed to read A bottomless I keep seeing it as A bottomless Interesting place, that

 
CumWizard2k14

Dear Bungie, I will literally give to you my anal virginity if it means I get a Year 2 Vex you dtf or what

 
Nathan D

May the good blood guide your way on the first day of

 
Jed Whitaker

Look at all these talentless hacks disagreeing with Total Biscuit and agreeing with me:

 
LinkSlayer64

Why did no one ever tell me about Rhythm Thief!? I LOVE RHYTHM GAMES! I thought this was just a point and click! I cant stop giggling with glee!

 
Larxinostic

Happy May for happy

 
taterchimp

first of may

 
Luca Blight

Happy Mayday

 
gajknight

May the Fourth be with you! In 3 days!

 
Dr Mel

May the first dunce who says May the fourth be with you be the last time he ever says

 
Perro

So I broke and bought a physical copy of Xenoblade Chronicles for 50

 
Vadicta

Just died of infection and this is what I was treated

 
whatsacow

Good Got Aesop Rocks new album, finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and beat the Nioh Good

 
Dr Mel

oy, sometimes when I check on my own blog it gets set to Hidden I didnt realize for maybe a Not a huge deal, but kinda

 
Gundy

Manager logic: Floral department needs help over the weekend for mothers Both the new hire and I know nothing about I know my department like the back of my hand and the new guy knows almost They schedule me to work

 
ChrisHannard

Your weapon-fu is shockingly

 
SeymourDuncan17

Happy First of May! I did a thing about

 
Shinta

I hope you are all putting in ample time into Nioh before the demo expires on I expect you all to master stance changes and report back with your Class

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

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

 
Lex

Playing DoomRL again reminds me that the dev should continue to work on AliensRL and Derek should provide the tileset Yes Im an

 
Nekrosys

Id like to remind you all that we live in a world where Dr Nefarious rule 34 Truly, this is a just One that is great and One that Im proud to live

 
lokhe

Pyromancy + Bastard Sword? Yeah I can work with Neat

 
Luca Blight

After seeing Nathan D finding out things like I decided to keep an eye out and just out that Chairman Drek is a literal It took 14 years to realize Me is smart

 
ZombZ

Anyone interested in an PC Open Beta Key for Overwatch? First come first

 
Jed Whitaker

Ive been sick and trapped in How have you been lovely readers?

 
Deadgar64

Thinking about what to game to get to test-drive out the new graphics card when it suggestions?

 
StriderHoang

Space Patrol Luluco is a OVER JUSTICE! JUSTICE IS OVER! OVER JUDGEMENT GUN MORPHING! FIRE FROM FIRE!

 
Parismio

Ok yknow what screw Im saving anri!

 
Nekrosys

Going to be honest; after playing around a little more with Star Fox Zero, I actually find myself both adjusting to and liking the control The tutorial was kind of crap, but the game itself is nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews have

 

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