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The return of news on Dtoid's YouTube channel? Let's start with Pokkén Tournament

Today was a pretty huge day for Destructoid. One of the founding fathers of the website returned to the fold and swiftly kicked NBA2K15 in the nuts. We reviewed the New 3DS with lukewarm appreciation, tempered with the ...   more

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Beard View impressions of Puzzle & Dragons Z on 3DS

When Nintendo announced the New Super Mario Bros. version of Puzzle & Dragons for the 3DS, reports came in that their stock values skyrocketed. Puzzle & Dragons is a huge hit on mobile devices in Japan, much like Can...   more

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Square Enix is making me take my shoes off, which socks should I wear?

I'm going to go check out Dontnod's Life is Strange tomorrow ahead of its January 30 release and, well, life is strange. In the housekeeping email about the appointment, there were some bold lines (like embargo) with per...   more

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Drawstructoid: Predicting Evolve's unknown DLC monsters

Evolve is releasing with a few monsters and a handful of hunters, but more will be on the way through the magic of downloadable content. Some of the monsters are known entities, but others are complete mysteries. At least, to...   more

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Evolve director on DLC: 'I don't like people thinking we're doing underhanded, dirty shit'

Evolve was peddling pre-order bonuses before its publisher had even shown off what the game looked like. A year later, we have a better idea what type of experience Evolve will offer when it releases next month. However, conc...   more

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Little Mac's true calling revealed

Believe it or not, but someone at Nintendo actually liked the Captain Falcon's ass tribute amiibo video we did last month. Thanks to that happenstance, I ended up with an extra Little Mac amiibo a couple of days ago. I ...   more

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Samus and Sagat: Smash Bros. can be bad for you

No matter how hard I may try, I can't change. I'll sit down at my desktop and think "Hey, maybe I should write a script for show like 30 Rock?" and before I know it, I have Samus and Sagat at the kitchen table talking about ...   more

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Suda51, Midnight City and game review reform with Tim Rogers

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes we...   more

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The New 3DS' nubbin' will fare better than the Circle Pad Pro

Roughly a year and a half after the 3DS launched in 2010, the Circle Pad Pro was announced. Due to numerous complaints about the lack of a second analog stick on the portable, Nintendo relented, in the weirdest way possible -...   more

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I know how to save Call of Duty in a post-Advanced Warfare world

“I don't think I can ever go back to the old style of Call of Duty.” I've heard some variation of that sentence at least once per week since the launch of Advanced Warfare, and if I were Treyarch or Infinity Ward...   more

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It's getting hot in here! Top 10 fire levels

The holidays may be over, but the snow keeps falling and the temperatures are still way too cold for comfort. So what better way to warm up during these cold winter months than taking a stroll through some of your favorite fi...   more

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Destructoid saves the world: Come watch me play XCOM

I've not played anything more than turn-based strategy games in recent months, years. Massive Chalice. Invisible, Inc. Fire Emblem: Awakening. XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I started an Enemy Within playthrough one evening last y...   more

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Radio Destructoid got me pregnant

Radio Destructoid is our official community-focused podcast! Join hosts Mr Andy Dixon (Community Manager), Bill Platt (Community Playdate Manager), Conor Elsea (US Community Monster), Kyle MacGregor (Associate Editor), and Oc...   more

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Give me games inspired by weirdos and madmen

Celebrities are making games now, this is a thing we're going to have to live with. Kim Kardashian's done it, RuPaul's done it (and apparently her game is surprisingly fun, as our Jonathan Holmes discovered), and of course, 5...   more

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We just shot the first couple episodes of Samus and Sagat

[Animation and thumbnail by EndShark] I've done a lot of video series on YouTube over the years -- Teenage Pokemon, Talking to Women about Videogames, Constructoid, Sup Holmes, Art Hawk, and of course, The Dtoid Show. None o...   more

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VVVVVV composer is planning a game that changes the way you communicate

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last weekend on Sup Holmes...   more

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Predicting Nintendo's next big crossover

Somewhere on the slopes of Mount Nintendo there's an oracle that straddles a chasm wherefrom vapors emerge. She speaks in tongues, relying on an intern to interpret her enigmatic ramblings. The system has its misfires (this i...   more

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2014's Game of the Year from 2006 because 2014 kind of sucked for games

Yes, it's now 2015--though I'm still writing 2014 on all my checks!!!--but how can anyone do a definitive Game of the Year award until the year is officially over? Until that big dang ball drops down in The Big Apple, the Big...   more

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My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8

Last month, my family and I were at our local mall doing some holiday shopping. As we were walking through the mall, we noticed a large gathering of people who were playing video games. Upon closer inspection, it turns out th...   more

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The best One Direction songs to describe indescribable gaming feelings

It's 2015. It's an age of sexiness and carelessness, a time when Snapchat and Tinder are far more popular than table etiquette apps (much to my chagrin). Yet, this blasted Internet webpage is writing about decidedly unsexy to...   more

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Games that remind me of my Arizona vacation

"My body is ready." That was the first message I sent to our staff-wide chat client this year, and it's true: I'm back from a holiday break, ready to write. For once, I wasn't glued to my email or Twitter while vacationing. I...   more

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My name is Brittany and I'm a gaming sadist

I ventured out to the vet's office a few weeks ago with a Miniature Pinscher in tow. Sam Fisher (the same of Third Echelon fame), my beloved pup, was to see the doctor for a regular checkup and heartworm test. While waiting i...   more

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What is your most anticipated game of 2015?

The dust has barely settled on 2014, but we at Destructoid are already looking to the future! Why? Because the future is awesome. Duh. The Dtoid staff have shared our personal picks for our most wanted games of 2015, and now ...   more

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Destructoid's most wanted games of 2015

Ugh. Mondays, am I right? They're a day that people don't like because you have to do stuff and things after (maybe) not having to do those things, you know? Lame. Let's turn our frowns upside down and instead talk about some...   more

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Destructoid Discusses: Are amiibo worth it?

According to at least one cursory analysis, Nintendo's amiibo figurines are a pretty big hit, going toe to toe with Disney and Activision's similar line of game-integrated figures. Pretty impressive, considering they barely d...   more

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Why 'make your own game' is a bad argument against criticism

The year 2015 has begun. It is a time for new beginnings. New games are coming out. New experiences will be shared. And yet, the same old Internet arguments will take place. Let's put one to rest right now. There has been gro...   more

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Assigning New Year's resolutions to major videogame studios

It's an annual tradition: Making resolutions to kick off the New Year. There's a whole new arbitrary set of twelve months in which to better ourselves. Or, you know, make the same mistakes we made in the last dozen. It's finally time to quit smoking or start going to the gym. Whatever. Here's a bunch of words about what videogame companies should do to shape up in 2015.   more

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Collector's Corner: How do you handle trinkets and toys?

It's been a while since the last episode of Collector's Corner, but with the amiibo-craze happening I figured it's a good time to check in with the gang. For the most part, when we talk about videogame collectors, we're talki...   more

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Here are all of Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 editorials

With so much to organize and help put together, I didn't get a chance to do my own personal Game of the Year list for 2014. It's probably for the best, as picking favorites games is very difficult for me. It's like picking fa...   more

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Mr Andy Dixon's top 10 games I played drunk in 2014

Confession #1: I don't play a lot of videogames. Confession #2: The ones I do play, I play drunk. Huh huh. Number two do do. Here are the games I liked the best this year, and what I was drinking when I played them.   more

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Gaming resolutions I'll strive to keep in 2015

No one ever keeps resolutions. I tell myself every January that I'm going to stop inspecting cheese for fingerprints before putting it on a sandwich or that I'll actually start wearing something other than sweatpants and a ho...   more

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Laura Dale's attempt to nail down some Game of the Year 2014 winners

It's that wonderful time of year again where I'm expected to sum up my thoughts on an entire year of videogames in one digestible list of what was objectively best and what I enjoyed subjectively in various categories. It's t...   more

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GOTY 2014: Best evidence that we should go full communism

I'm back, baby! You thought Steven Hansen's Destructoid's 2014 GOTY awards were done at three, come sambuca con la mosca? That we want health, happiness, and prosperity, rather than four (death)? We're up all night to get unl...   more

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Alessandro Fillari's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

What a ride 2014 has been, right? There's definitely been a few ups and downs for everyone, including some that wanted to get their last licks before the year closes out. Still, we got to see some pretty exciting titles relea...   more

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What game will you ring in the New Year with?

New Year's Eve was always my favorite holiday growing up. Not only were there yummy snacks galore at whatever party my parents dragged me to each year, but the adults were normally so preoccupied with drinking and pretending ...   more

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Patrick Hancock's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

What a magical year this was! It's hard coming up with a GOTY list, especially if you force yourself to pick only 10. That's why I didn't, I picked as many as I needed to! It's thirteen; I picked thirteen games.  There w...   more

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Destiny is the most fascinating game of 2014, mostly for negative reasons

I have roughly seven days of playtime logged into Destiny. I have a level 31 Warlock, Titan, and Hunter who are all one piece away from level 32 -- the current cap. I've completed the new Crota's End raid roughly 20 times, 10...   more

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2014: Go F*ck Yourself

[Note: The Badger could be anyone -- a game developer, a member of the gaming press, even a writer for another game blog. They could be just one person or multiple people. You'll probably never find out who they really are, w...   more

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2014 recap: The 15 most popular posts on Destructoid this year

We post a lot of stuff here on Destructoid. News, reviews, opinion editorials -- you know the drill. Every now and then, a post will catch fire and get ridiculously popular. Sometimes it's a complete mystery as to why; someti...   more

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Holiday clearance! All Dtoid shirts now $12.95!

All t-shirts on the Destructoid store have been dropped down to $12.95! All the shirts are on clearance, meaning once they're out of print you won't be able to get these shirts again! We're making way for something new, ...   more

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Brittany Vincent's random assortment of Game of the Year 2014 picks

I'm not entirely sure what year it is. Is it 2015? That's what I keep hearing around the internet. I'm pretty sure it's still 2014, at least for a few more days though. Who can be sure in tumultuous times like these? Anyway, ...   more

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The joy of loot in videogames

My first "loot-based" game was Diablo. I blame my addiction entirely on my friend Joey, who I played the game with online by way of a dial-up connection. Yep, it wasn't my fault at all in the slightest. He just had to tell me...   more

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The award for Best World Design of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Growing up, a lot of kids I knew liked to try to sound grown up by saying they played videogames "for the story". Maybe they had adapted the phrase from the adults they saw on TV who said the...   more

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What do you think of 'weekly resets' in online games?

Many, many MMOs and other such online games (Destiny) have weekly "reset" periods. They usually take place on a Tuesday, and allow you earn raid loot and weekly quest rewards again, as well as earn whatever tokens or currency...   more

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WarioWare Inc. is my favorite multiplayer game, forever

Before drifting to sleep these past several nights, I've thought about my favorite multiplayer game, WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, and how it will almost certainly hold that honor forever. It's been on my mind lately bec...   more

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What was the strangest gaming-related Christmas present you've ever gotten?

I owe a lot of my gaming knowledge to my mother. She was very supportive of my habit, allowing me to rent many, many games at my local video store that ran a "two for Tuesday" promotion. Not only were the prices considerably ...   more

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I've neglected my Tomodachi Life island for too long

While reading through Darren's personal picks for game of the year, I realized something troubling: I haven't played Tomodachi Life in, oh my god, months. Literal months. And it's not like the signs weren't there. I had, as I...   more

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Nic Rowen's list of the best games of the year

2014 was such a weird year in games for me. If you had asked me last January how I thought this list would have shook out, I'd have been far off the mark. For one thing, I would have expected a slew of amazing new Xbox One an...   more

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Bill Platt's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

2014 was a phenomenal year for gaming. I don’t think there was a genre that didn't have a game I absolutely loved. Now, the truth is that I’m easy to please; I could never do reviews. I see the fault in games, but...   more

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Kyle MacGregor's sexy picks for Game of the Year 2014

And, suddenly, another year passed us by. It seems like 2014 had only just arrived, and already it's being hauled away, kicking and screaming, never to be seen or heard from ever again. It's important that we take this time t...   more

Kyle MacGregor's sexy picks for Game of the Year 2014 photo