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Monday Mind Teasers: Super PSTW RPG

This week I'm taking it easy on your brains. Really easy. Super incredibly hyperbole easy. So easy that reading this paragraph might be harder for some of our readers than actually beating this game. If you're ready to set out on a three mi...

 
 
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Download MMO-related novel 'For the Win' for free

Cory Doctorow has a new novel out aimed at the young adult audience called "For the Win." It's a story of a group of MMO players, all of whom having made their hobby into lucrative jobs, who become entangled in something greater than themse...

 
 
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How to stay hard:Team Meat talks game difficulty design

Super Meat Boy is fun, even when you're dying. In fact, some of the most exciting, funny, and surprising parts of the game come from your own death. Just like in the best survival-horror games/movies, witnessing the protagonist being graphi...

 
 
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There is now a Guild Leader's Handbook

How do you know when you're starting to take this MMO thing that you're doing seriously? When you join a guild. It takes a whole other level of dedication to try and lead one. To help guide those new to running their own guild, WoW.com colu...

 
 
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Aliens vs. Predator on PC gets a hefty patch

Not owning the PC version of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator makes it difficult for me to speak about the state of the game's multiplayer, but from the outside looking in, it sounds like everything is not quite where it needs to be yet. Of ...

 
 
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Analyzing No More Heroes 2, part 1: The bosses

[These posts on No More Heroes 2 are purely speculation. I have no idea what the team at Grasshopper Manufacture intended for the game to mean; I can only speak to what I've taken away from it, so if you don't enjoy potentially bullsh*t int...

 
 
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Your classic XBLA games won't work with Game Room

Here's a little something that you probably figured would be the case, but didn't know for sure: Any Xbox LIVE Arcade games that are also offered through Game Room when it launches this spring will have to be re-purchased for use in the fan...

 
 
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Realtime Worlds has a new IP penciled in for 2011

While Realtime Worlds is off continuing work on APB, it seems other projects are in the pipeline as well. Nothing too strange for the industry, sure, but thanks to lead artist Tahir Rashid's LinkedIn, we know specifically that the studio ha...

 
 
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The latest Halo novel now in stores

The latest Halo novel from Thor Books has been released in stores this week. Halo: Evolutions is a collection of stories from multiple perspectives within the Halo universe. The book features multiple authors, such as Eric Nylund, Tobias Bu...

 
 
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Forget school: Official Halo Encyclopedia coming this fall

The United States educational system has just been dealt a devastating blow today -- DK Publishing has announced that it's collaborated with Microsoft to publish The Halo Encyclopedia this November. The reasons for going to class to learn a...

 
 
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Philip K. Dick novels get the gaming treatment

Today, The Guardian reports that The Halcyon Company -- a media company unheard of in the gaming world -- has obtained the right of first option to Philip K. Dick's works and plans to adapt two of his novels into games. The two games would ...

 
 
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Expelliarmus! EA announces Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame

I’m sure many of you are die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books, and if you’re like me, finishing the last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was an emotional, bittersweet experience. It almost felt like a chapter of ...

 
 
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Kaplan, Aspyr bringing SAT prep software to DS, PC, and Mac

According to a Newsweek scoop, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will announce today that they are partnering with Aspyr Media to develop an SAT test-prep game for the Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and Mac. The game will presumably mix Kaplan's po...

 
 
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Del Rey is looking to satiate your Star Wars: Force Unleashed hunger pangs

While we're chomping at the bit for the game to arrive this April, Star Wars: Force Unleashed fans will be able to make do with a little background reading instead, courtesy of Del Rey publishing.  Both the graphic novel and paperback ...

 
 
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Destructoid Rewind:
Our biggest stories from Feb 4-10, 2007

On this week's < Destructoid Rewind < the Reverend's opus the Mario Brothers on the big screen dominates the charts with over a sixty thousand readers (yes, yes, that's over 9,000). Was it a masterpiece or is he watching the film thr...

 
 
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A good bedtime story for the kids: Gears of War prequel book announced

If you're reading this, chances are that you can understand it. So we've established that you can read, but do you really want to if you don't have to? Here's a good reason to crack a book: Gears of Wars: The Pendelum Wars - The Battle of A...

 
 
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Turok Achievements unveiled: they're promoting team-killing now?

After the jump you'll find the just-released list of Achievements for the Xbox 360 version of the upcoming blood, guts n' dinos FPS Turok. Normally this wouldn't even blip on our radar of actual, useful news but something about this list st...

 
 

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DISCUSSIONS | expandPosts by everyone - post yours

Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 
Jinx 01

When people complain that Gotham doesnt fit the Batman continuity I have to ask... which continuity? I mean, how many goddamn versions of the Batman continuity are there? At least Gotham is trying something different (and doing it quite well imo).

 
Chris Seto

shameless plug! Anyone interested in Koihime Enbu on PC, a friend is running a double elimination tournament on Wed at 6pm GMT. Its an open competition so if you want to join, just sign up!

 
Vadicta

Meanwhile, Bo watches me kill a bunch of shit, and hes all Good going, man. And when I say Yeah! in return, hes all, Revel in it. You earned it, brotha. Best husbandu confirmed.

 
CoilWhine

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 
TurboKill

Is anybody else pretty scrubby at Street Fighter V? They killed what I loved about Gief in IV and now Im in a rut. My PSN is TurboThrill. Hit me up.

 
whatsacow

I actually think the Wii-U is the worst console I have ever owned. Ive played maybe 10 games I like on it, but only 3 are actually Wii-U games and not virtual console games, and only 1 of those is actually made by Nintendo.

 
jak2364

You guys report on Notch saying some stuff on Twitter, but you dont bother reporting on Notch reading Notch X Minecraft fanfiction on Witwixs stream today? Fucking Game Journalism man, really need to get yalls priorities straight. :)

 
Rico the Penguin
 
Dwavenhobble

Dear Laptop, I know you hate being cleaned but if you dont stop making that whining noise with your fan because I cleaned out the vents, I will take you in for repairs. You have been warned.

 
Lex

To Doom or not to Doom ... thats the question. Sometimes I hate my life.

 
Nekrosys

Lets be real, here. Rinkah x Kaze is, by far, the best ship. I refuse to hear otherwise.

 
Nathan D

Overwatch.

 
GoodlyMike

Beautiful.

 
medicamecanica

Disappointed in how the Overwatch micro stuff works. I expected it, but if I pay real money to support the game, I expect to get to PICK what I want. Not this gamble crap.

 

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