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wikiHow guessing photo
wikiHow guessing

It's surprisingly difficult to guess wikiHow articles based on header images

In principle, wikiHow is a great resource. Everyday people can use it to learn new skills. We can educate ourselves on basic ideas without the embarrassment of publicly admitting we don't already know them. In practice, it makes for some we...

 
Wisdom from Swery photo
Wisdom from Swery

Saturday morning and I'm thinking about what should I do today?

Deadly Premonition and D4 creator Swery (who has contributed a guest article here in the past) has been on a roll on Twitter lately. Maybe it's all the mind gunk that would otherwise be poured into a second season of D4 now just seepin...

 
Toad grippiness photo
Toad grippiness

How can Slippy Toad be slippy if uncle Grippy Toad is grippy?

Amateur scientist Brett Makedonski was wondering aloud in the Destructoid chat earlier today, "what went wrong in the Star Fox frog family tree to cause the uncle to be so grippy and all the tread to have worn off by the time his nephew was...

 
Cannibal perk photo
Cannibal perk

If you have to cannibalize someone, where do you start?

One of Kyle's chickens died. That's a bummer. His dog got a hold of it and it was bye-bye birdie. Kyle's misfortune somehow led to Darren's wild postulation that he'd have no problem eating Zack and that he'd have no problem if Zack ate him...

 
NBA 2K16 mod (funnny!!!!) photo
NBA 2K16 mod (funnny!!!!)

Modders turn basketball stars into sexfully-horrifying cheerleaders

Even you non-sports-liking heathens have to admit that sports yields some of the best gifs. I mean, there's an entire industry and 24-hour network based around the "highlight," a primordial gif. Plus remember when the Toronto Raptors masco...

 
Steam is vapor photo
Steam is vapor

Vaping congressman used $1,302 of campaign funds on Steam games

San Diego-adjacent congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is dealing with inquiry by the Federal Election Commission, "for his use of campaign funds to pay for video games on 68 separate occasions," according to the San Diego Union Tribune. H...

 
Last of Us movie photo
Last of Us movie

The Last of Us movie is in 'development hell'

Almost a year and a half ago The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann, who was penning the script for the film, was explaining how it would be "pretty faithful" despite "some big changes," which is fun. But speaking to IGN, Druckmann explains, ...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

See Dark Souls' giant-ass Great Sword of Artorias in real life

We are somehow still one week away from Dark Souls 3/my birthday, which is good; you have time to buy me something still. Please collaborate amongst yourselves to avoid double-gifting. It is weird, though, with the game effectively ou...

 
Tay and You! photo
Tay and You!

Microsoft muzzles its horny nazi teen girl AI

I love to have fun on the web. But it's precisely because of the individual's propensity for fun online that large, multi-person entities might want to reconsider trying to have fun online. It's funny when sports site Deadspin tells Donald ...

 
Boondogl photo
Boondogl

Why the fuck would you call your service 'boondoggle'?

Here is what Google greets you with when you search "boondoggle:" "noun. 1. work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value." Which, I mean, is appropriate for Boondogl, the just-launched monthly subs...

 
When the GIF is funny photo
When the GIF is funny

Don't forget your Stretch Armstrong UFC 2 cheat codes

Do kids still have Stretch Armstrongs or is it all iPhones, sex boxes, and designer drugs for today's tots? Well I'm sure they can play UFC 2 on their Nintendos or whatever.

 
Splatoon lint roller photo
Splatoon lint roller

Splatoon has an official lint roller, ya filthy animals

Some of you know this, but I have a cat. And boy, what a cat he is. As such, I am perpetually covered in lint. Look at that luxurious hair. Sure, if I'm wearing black, it's doubly apparent, but I have lily white bath towels equally covered...

 
Old piracy paid up photo
Old piracy paid up

Diablo pirate pays up in person 19 years later

In a much more tender (than poop-suicide) end to the Game Developers Conference, at today's post-mortem talk on the first Diablo, writer Shivam Bhatt stepped up during the Q&A session of the talk to apologize to Diablo creator David Bre...

 
Frog Fractions 2? photo
Frog Fractions 2?

This Frog Fractions promotional art is amazing

These stickers for Frog Fractions III (which is actually Frog Fractions VI in Japan) were found floating around GDC, and they might just be my favorite promotional materials ever. Of course, I'm still waiting on Frog Fractions II (also know...

 
Hitman photo
Hitman

Fun with Hitman, TRAPDOOR SPIDER STYLE

I wanted to try out the sniper rifle. Because of Hitman's one-big-mission episodic release and associated experience system, it wasn't unlocked as a drop you can have pre-placed in the map until a few successful assassination attempts. Ther...

 
Div! Face! Div! Face! photo
Div! Face! Div! Face!

The Division really does have Assassin's Creed's skeleton

Look, I joke that all of Ubisoft's big, AAA, 3D games are the same. And you know what they say about jokes: you are one. And you know what they say about you: there's a little bit of truth to every one of you. Therefore, transitively, there...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Eat rats

Ubisoft Presents Steven Hansen's Tom Clancy's The Division is an MMO-lite a la Destiny, but that doesn't mean it can't bring in some moral choice flavor dialogue. Eats rats or starve!

 
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

The Division photo
The Division

The Division: Best waiting-in-line sim of 2016?

Steven Hansen Presents Tom Clancy's The Division came out today. Chris is working tirelessly on a verdict, but if you've played a Ubisoft game, you probably know what to expect, with that company's wide paint brush of open-world business (...

 
Soccer x Pokemon photo
Soccer x Pokemon

Mexican soccer pays weird tribute to 20 years of Pokemon

Pachuca played Dorados de Sinaloa over the weekend in a Liga MX match up (that's Mexico's top soccer league -- go Deportivo Toluca F.C.!) and Pachuca's social media presence put some real effort into celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poke...

 
Agar.io photo
Agar.io

House of Cards continues gaming cameos with extra indie cred

For a show about king-making, fraught alliances, and betrayal, Agar.io is a pretty good fit for Netflix's original show House of Cards, which seemingly filled a lot of the internet's collective binging bandwidth this weekend (while I ...

 
CLICKBAIT photo
CLICKBAIT

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto liked Star Wars VII

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is in good company: the Mario and Zelda creator did not like George Lucas' prequel trilogy, but did find Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to be one of his favorite movies from 2015. Miyamoto told Game Inf...

 
Lightning cosplay photo
Lightning cosplay

No, it's not in-game, this is Lightning cosplay

Let's get the potshot out of the way. Wow, this Lightning cosplay looks so much like a CG model -- perfectly captures Lightning's lack of emotion! Of course, we know that there's a lot of depth behind Claire "Lightning" Farron. A a warm per...

 
Black Ops battle photo
Black Ops battle

Square Enix kicked Sony's ass in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Fun fact I realized during my first Tokyo Game Show: Square Enix publishes Call of Duty in Japan. Or at least did, until Sony ended up publishing Black Ops III in Japan on PS3 and PS4 (Microsoft did the same on Xbox in Japan). And whatever...

 
Ex-Microsoft CEO with the photo
Ex-Microsoft CEO with the

BALLMER!

Sure, Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft two years ago (replaced by Satya Nadella), but that doesn't mean he's not still in our hearts. After leaving Microsoft, Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers (not a bad thing anymore!) ...

 
How to...tame animals photo
How to...tame animals

When Far Cry Primal animal taming goes wrong, wrong, wrong

Looks like the egg cracking, chicken breast slapping How to Basic is taking some time to play Far Cry Primal (provided by Ubisoft, says the video description, though there's no indication that this is the same kind of "sponsored content" U...

 
Man at Arms Lol sword photo
Man at Arms Lol sword

Man at Arms forges Master Yi's sword from League of Legends

I only know the Man at Arms guys from their YouTube series where they forge dumb, impractical, and awesome weapons from different games and anime. So when I was visiting with the in-laws this weekend and a Man At Arms TV show came on after ...

 
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

Wonder Fest  photo
Wonder Fest

Ash Ketchum sure has, uh, let himself go?

I, for one, appreciate the Alvinization of Ash Ketchum and I like the and the Chipmunks turn towards live-action. I loved Ash Ketchum in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. I see this Ash Ketchum every night before I fall asleep. This Ash ...

 
Jill-ception photo
Jill-ception

Turns out Resident Evil's Jill Valentine makes a good Jill Valentine

Actress Julia Voth's likeness was used for Jill Valentine's character model in the 2002 Resident Evil GameCube remake, so it makes a lot of sense that Voth would decide to do a Jill Valentine cosplay photo shoot (random disclosure: turns ou...

 

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Fenriff

Someone invaded me in Dark Souls I ended

 
ZombZ

As someone who works in IT and can solve 99% of the issues with a reboot I have to praise the sun for this Windows+R command: iexplore -k

 
Deadgar64

So, I ordered a new graphics comes the new have no interest in the heard people talk about trading on Steam but everything Ive read seems know if thats a thing that can be done safely?

 
TheLimoMaker

On the final boss of Dark Souls Wish it was better The lore implications are superb, but the awful tracking attacks and cheap magic shots are things I will never let slide I was expecting an awesome one-on-one duel, I got a pansy magic

 
Nekrosys

Ratchet and Clank is now my Even though Dark Souls also came out this Because you can turn bosses into This is And yes, I know the PS4 capture footage shows how utterly shit I am at

 
RiffRaff

Id love to see the

 
whatsacow

I feel like an old man, but fuck Ive noticed that they all seem to be over priveleged white people who want to feel like their ordeals are as important as real minorities - or they need serious mental help and not fucking

 
AdmiralAckbong

TotalBiscuit? No Red lobster cheddar biscuit? Ill fuck that shit up in a heartbeat, sign me up

 
JohnSmith123

Man FFXIV seems like THE MMO right So much stuff is New dungeons, new raids, new trials, new features like Palace of the Dead, a new collab with level 5 and yokai watch, and much Thats just a patch

 
Sharukurusu

Playing FF6 and Im thinking, thieves in Zozo never thought a dude with a chainsaw would show up

 
Dreamweaver

I was goofing around invading in Dark Souls III and saw something kinda funny: I had to fight off two guys (I obviously wasnt trying to kill them) when another phantom got summoned to After they both killed me, the other guy arrived way too

 
EAPidgeon

Just a reminder that Guiles Theme in SFV is

 
Jed Whitaker

You hear that guys? It is my heart shattering because Total Biscuit disagrees with

 
lewness

Any DS3 fight clubs going on for Dtoid? There seem to be enough players around

 
Retrofraction

Welp, I am the kind of person that forgets the important passwords to log into Vimeo will not let me log into my paid account for another two the worst system locked out you never get back in)

 
Nekrosys

The new Ratchet and Clank has easily secured a place on my top 5 games of 2016 through sheer virtue of it containing a Trophy that is unlocked by turning a helicopter into a That is

 
Robo Panda Z

Oh hey, I just noticed I recently crossed the five-year mark as an active, non-lurking member of this community!

 
StriderHoang

Suddenly I want a Fatal Fury hat

 
hlarge4

Ok, Pontiff Hes maybe a bit But not in a good Random Many with animations too fast to react When I beat him I feel like itll be more luck than

 
Dr Mel

So, with DS2 I came to like the game less and less over I really liked it at Thakfully I seem to be having the opposite experience with I was maybe skeptical at first but now I stop thinking about how Im going to replay it over and over

 
JohnGrisham

Was Super Mario 64 really that great? Never owned it, played a few times at a friends My N64 time was spent on 007, OoT, BanjoKazooie, Mario Kart,

 
Agent9

If you guys have the time, do a solid for your favorite LPer or youtube personality and take some time to let people know what videos have inspired you to go out and support the developers/film links in the

 
Gamemaniac3434

Been playing severed, having a fantastic time with it and I beat the first I do wish Drinkbox hadnt released images that spoil a certain moment and drain a bit of the impact but Having a good time with the game-got a vita? Get

 
Parismio

I was feeling drained the last few Was looking forward to watching legends of tomorrow tonight but it turns out the recording was This is one of those times I get so salty about the tiniest

 
klaw616

Still on my Kill la Kill kick (la Gotta share this amazing piece of art I got over the weekend from a local artist at this awesome little game Dude was even kind enough to sign it (even if I did cover it with the frame)

 
Steven Hansen

my mom has begun using e-mail again

 
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A Certain Magical Generic magical high school Death Something genuinely Target

 
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TB: Destructoid is shit! /torch: your waifu is shit!

 
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I will be very glad to be over the

 
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Conan plays a Nintendo game, but its a game that existed at the start of a dead Good timing, very

 

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