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All good things: Henshin-a-no-no, baby

[When we at the community team first conceived of this month's bloggers wanted, I immediately thought of Viewtiful Joe. Fortunately/Unfortunately, Zalno beat me to the punch! But hey, Zalno does a fine job going over every detail as to what...

 
 
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How to make your own Dark Souls Estus Flasks

Everyone who's played Dark Souls knows how important the Estus flask is. Everyone who's played it also wants one, because it's so cool. That's why I've created this fool proof, step by step guide to help you create Estus flasks of your very...

 
 
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It's been a while since the last Community Interview, so what better person to interview than the person who talks down on your choice of waifu? Torchman is known for a lot of things: robots, waifu judgement, anime, the 1996 ...   read

 
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All good things: Freestyle jams!

[After the great plastic peripheral war, there were very few survivors and fewer parties willing to pay reparations. KingSigy laments one of the smaller, lesser known casualties of this war. A small nation known on the global stage as DJ He...

 
 
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How philosophy made The Stanley Parable great

[I think there's never a bad time to go back and talk about your favorite games, even if they're not exactly topical anymore. That goes double if you put as much thought into it as James Internet Ego has. A great blog that deserves to be se...

 
 
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Comments of the Week: I needs it!

Welcome back to Comments of the Week! I'm your awesome host, Dreamweaver, here to bring you the latest and greatest comments to pop up in Destructoid this past week. So whether you've been away and couldn't be here to hear these comments yo...

 
 
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Waifu Wars: Midriff or bust

[Full disclosure: I use an app called Pocket to save things to read for later, including cblog promotions. I saved this way back when during Waifu Wars month, before Shade's promotion to community manager. So now I've finally gotten around ...

 
 
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Your opinions on racing games are stupid

[Scrustle has some prime words to share about the surprisingly diverse racing genre. Sims, arcade racers, and everything in between, it seems like there is a lot of contention in rating racing games when they're not just racing games but re...

 
 
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Chainmail bikinis: Let's NOT repair her armor

[There's a lot that can be said about the infamous 'chainmail bikini.' It doesn't provide any actual protection, it's only for sex appeal, and someone really ought to Repair Her Armor. Jinx 01 looks at it a little bit differently: maybe it'...

 
 
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Initiation Station: Can we get something for the shorties?

[Anyone ever consider making their characters short? I've never really thought of it. Sure, you can make characters Amazonian levels of huge, but the short ones? Dreamweaver wishes for one but character creation never gets truly short like ...

 
 
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Dark Souls as a metaphor for recovery from addiction

[Header image by JanPhilippEckert] [Once we promoted a story here where a community member drew allusions between a struggling relative's dementia and a specific character in Dark Souls. Now once again we return to the game, where community...

 
 
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Square Enix's identity blues

Square Enix. Who hasn’t heard that name before? From Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider, the publisher owns many of the biggest franchises in gaming. But a comment from Gamemaniac3434 recently got me thinking. Responding...

 
 
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Initiation station: The power of persona

[This time on the bloggers wanted topic, we stretch the bounds of character creation to its limit for something interestingly personal. Blaze muses about the ultimate character creation: her online persona on Destructoid, through the ups, d...

 
 
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How to make your own NX rumor

[Struggling to remain relevant in today's fast-paced world of Photoshops and unproven quotes? Jake has got a cblog that gives you an easy way to cook up rumors with all the pomp and circumstance but with half the effort! ~Strider] Hey kids!...

 
 
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Initiation station: Is this real life or is this just Phantasy Star Online?

[From humble beginnings, David Jenkins managed to start a successful guild where nobody knew their organization was being led by children. ~Strider] Man, looking up photos for this blog post hit me with all kinds of feels and nostalgia. Abo...

 
 
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Comments of the Week: The 'still a week behind' edition!

Welcome back to Comments of the Week where your host, the ever-vigilant Dreamweaver, is here to bring you some of the best comments — said by community members such as yourselves — from last week! Wait, LAST week? Alright, you g...

 
 
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Support your community!

[Recently over Discord, Lawman has been mulling over getting Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3 since he owns the Vita version. Despite any opinions about how a community is dead, we both agreed that as long as there are players, there wi...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: Elsa Fest 2016 Edition

[Update: We have currently raised $265 of our $400 goal. Thanks to everybody who has donated!] [Longtime community member Elsa has it a little rough right now, so we want to show our support by doing something she loves: playing video games...

 
 
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Comments of the Week: Better late than never

And welcome back to Comments of the Week, which is THE community showcase of the whole entire site. Why? Because this is where your host, Dreamweaver — I hear that guy's totally awesome — have compiled the funniest, silliest, an...

 
 
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Hindsight part II: Unreleased games of the past

Last summer, I wrote a blog about looking back at old video game magazines with the added benefit of hindsight. Flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power issues from nearly twenty years ago, it was so interesting to find articles ab...

 
 
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White Whales: A long and miserable list of Final Fantasy failures

For many, the Final Fantasy series is a rich source of cherished memories. Whether it's meeting a doomed flower girl on the neo-futuristic streets of Midgar, suplexing a ghost train, or devoting endless hours to Triple Triad, the seminal ro...

 
 
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Third-world gaming in the Dominican Republic

[Hearing how gamers from other regions play is always interesting, so I found how DominicanGlory plays games in none other than the Dominican Republic a fascinating story to read. ~Strider] Hey, all. I'm kinda new to this blogging stuff so ...

 
 
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Farewell, Street Fighter IV

[Yes, Street Fighter V has had something beyond a rocky start. But it is still a new installment of an old guard of a franchise. It's the original fighting game or at least the one that started it all. So thanks, Virtua Kazama, for providin...

 
 
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Comments of the Week: Lots of Love

Welcome back to another Comments of the Week! This is the community showcase where fellow Dtoiders, such as yourselves, can read funny comments from other Dtoiders, such as yourselves. Since we all know how much we love ourselves, that mean...

 
 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 3 of 3)

Assuming you're all caught up with Part 1 and Part 2, Part 3 of this analysis talks about games that have a bit of a 'genius narrative' surrounding them. I'm Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan, and am currently deve...

 
 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 2 of 3)

Assuming you're all caught up with Part 1, Part 2 of this analysis brings up how the way we discuss and perceive The Witness has been warped by its hype, and the media portrayal of both it and the primary game designer, Jonathan B...

 
 
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Comments of the Week: Love Love Love

Goooooooooooooooooooooood evening to all of my lovely audience members! Quick question: what the hell are you doing right now, and why isn't it showering me with love and affection? After all, your dear host, Dreamweaver, is back with yet a...

 
 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 1 of 3)

Hi - this is Part 1 of an essay about the game The Witness! This part tries to establish what The Witness is trying to convey, then, I discuss how well the message is communicated. I'm Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan, and am currently de...

 
 
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Comments of the Week: You're creeping me out

Welcome back to Comments of the Week! Your host, the lovely and enigmatic Dreamweaver, is back for yet another round of delicious comments, cut straight from the articles themselves! I'm sorry, I did try to get them as fresh as possible, bu...

 
 
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Selling games online is like the wild west, but I can't shoot anyone

[I used to sell stuff on eBay, until it just up and mysteriously marked me as a delinquent account. I haven't sold my gaming stuff since then, especially after adopting a download stance (unless I'm desperate). I can see now why GameStop ca...

 
 

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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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