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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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Gaming's beautiful people OR stupid sexy Kratos

[Truly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thank god we have something as scientifically objective as Prettyscale.com to tell us years of video game pretty boys and sexy girls were wrong after all. ~Strider] There's a lot that can be sai...

 
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Fighting games (and DLC) to look forward to in 2016

[The horizon is bright for fighting games, so I thought I'd have Virtua Kazama take the stage and talk about some of the biggest fighting games coming to 2016 for a new year of salt. But a quickie note, Kazama had a lapse in memory and forg...

 
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Cblog End-of-Year Recaps 2015: Definitive Edition

[I'd like to thank all recappers, past and present, on their work recapping the cblogs. They give the community's blogs a second chance for people who tend to miss great stuff, whether they're hung over, working late, or just binged on a ga...

 
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Drifting through time: Arousal and gaming

[Image: BLUEamnesiac on DeviantArt.] [LinkSlayer readily admits what his formative years of discovering the fairer sex was like through what else but Final Fantasy. After all, Final Fantasy X-2 was about adding a bit of a sexy flair to the ...

 
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Comments of the Week: CHRISTMAS IS OVER!? Goddess damn it!

So the holidays are over, which means we're all probably hung over from partying so much. However, in case you're so badly drunk that you have no idea what kind of things happened last week, then allow me to remind you of all your embarrass...

 
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Comments of the Week: Praise the goddess, SANTA'S COMING!

[It's a Christmas miracle! -Jordan] No, not in that way! Well, maybe. I mean, I don't know what he does to Mrs. Claus in the morning. Welcome back to Comments of the Week! As you know, this is the community showcase where I compile all of t...

 
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I'm not an 'SJW,' I'm an anthropologist: Making the case for diversity in games

[The discussion regarding diversity in games doesn't seem to be slowing down or becoming any less heated, but the discussion of its impact is still important all the same. In today's promoted blog, bacon1eggs touches on why the matter of di...

 
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Check out all of Mega Man 1, recreated in Mario Maker!

[As someone who joined Dtoid in what I call the silver age, I know of past alumni of Dtoid but nothing specific. Decommissioned fighting robot Tony Ponce swings by show us his extremely ambitious remake of Mega Man 1 through Super Mario Mak...

 
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Let's discuss Devil May Cry 4

[What happens when you play Devil May Cry 4 in close proximity to watching WWE? You begin drawing allusions from one of the world's greatest demon hunters, John Cena! When it comes to Nero and Dante, it's all about hustle, loyalty, and resp...

 
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Watch a Final Fantasy world record get broken for Extra Life Game Day!

[Extra Life's Game Day weekend should be almost upon us when I get this promotion pushed out. So just in case you have some sort of trouble finding it in the body of the post, be sure to check out Walt's twitch channel on November 7th and o...

 
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Games aren't too expensive, you're just broke

[Cynicism and gaming go together like peanut butter bees and chocolate fire ants. Between crazy season passes and outrageous insurance policies for your virtual bases, it's easy to get angry. But WryGuy wants to temper everyone's expectatio...

 
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Ghostbusters, Luigi's Mansion, and the conquering of fear

[It's amazing how far we've come when it comes to popularizing ghosts. Medieval peasants probably thought the phenomena of ghosts were nigh unstoppable omens of destruction that spelled the end of your life as you know it. And then the Stay...

 
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Lessons from Super Mario Maker

[At first I thought I was going to love Super Mario Maker. But after a while, I realized that the bad curation of levels really hampers my enjoyment of the game. It's all about finding good levels from good curators. So do yourself a favor ...

 
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Cut from the same cloth: Gamers, geeks, and sport fanatics

[In which we answer the age old question of who would win in a fight: The New England Patriots or a pack of savage orcs? But seriously, fantasy football is picking up with its ad campaigns, which is funny when juxtaposed against the online ...

 
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Bloggers Wanted: They call me spooky

October is a rarity among months in gaming. Often, you can't really think of a good game to pair with Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, but you can certainly think of games for Halloween. It's a time we turn our thoughts to monsters, ghost...

 
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Donkey Kong Country: History as myth and social archeology

[A long time ago, we had a community blog string together some theories on the frightening darkness allegedly lurking underneath Princess Peach's facade. Now, Thumb Scar digs deeper for the origins of Donkey Kong Country, which has a surpri...

 
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Those meddling kids: The Bravely Default kids are jerks

[For our first promotion from the September Blogger's Wanted prompt, "Those meddling kids," UsurpMyProse puts the kids from Bravely Default under the microscope and rips them a new one. Don't believe his vile lies about fairies, though...

 
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Bloggers Wanted: Those meddling kids

Everyone wants a better life. Some people might take shortcuts, like robbing a bank, to get to there. Perhaps you discovered an amazing ability that made your life more interesting and decided to use that ability to your advantage. Or maybe...

 
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The silly world of gaming-related stock photography

[For our next promoted blog, SpielerDad takes us through the weird world of gaming stock photography and video. Prepare to laugh, cry and shake your head. - Pixie The Fairy] As someone who has been gaming for nearly 30 years, I’ve see...

 
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What if game characters were ice cream?

[For the month of August, I have been working at Disney in 90-degree weather outdoors. Usually the weather is a dry heat. Sometimes the weather would spite me with brief rain that only serves to up the humidity. The greatest irony is that s...

 
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On the 1983 video game crash: Context matters

[Everyone likes to discuss the video game crash of the '80s every now and then. Thanks to games like E.T. for the Atari, there is a dark, alternate timeline in which video games never progressed past the 8-bit era and Ronald Reagan became a...

 
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Alienation"Welcome to Earth"

 

Zenge"Slide, slide, slippity slide"

 

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Chris Bradshaw

I think I have no choice but to play this

 
Rico the Penguin

Bravely second asks me: Infinite Water or Infinite Energy? Uh, You ca n get the former with the

 
LinkSlayer64

Found at an EB Games display

 
Kaleido Ruby

Oh, your systems slow? Well, let me take a l-GEEZUS

 
lokhe

Credits roll on Dark Souls First thing that comes to mind: boss fights in this game were stellar! Right, now we play again :D

 
Madoka Malika

I am having writers

 
Luca Blight

That feeling you get when your on the bus and you need a shit but wont be at your house in a

 
Nathan D

Is it actually the officially sanctioned Catgirl Day? Because if so, then thats a mistake! EVERYday is Catgirl

 
OverlordZetta

Does the Steam Sale end on Sunday or is it sooner? I know PSNs goes to Tuesday The Nintendo Humble Bundle goes to when Why are all of these happening at once?!?! This week isnt golden at all!

 
ZombZ

My office is filthy as f***, because my wife doesnt enter the forbidden do I use my weekend to clean this mess up or #shitpost?

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the cursed Greatwood and made it into a

 
Jiraya

@weslikestacos Dtoid Magic is back baby ! ACCEPT IT !

 
Kaleido Ruby

Someone in the clouds aint happy this

 
weslikestacos

Lets start bringing back that old Dtoid Waddaya say, gang??

 
Vadicta

Shes spinning!

 
LinkSlayer64

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JPF720

Hey guys and gals, any suggestions for this latest Steam Sale?

 
Nathan D

Its Friday morning, and what am I to d-oh goodness would you look at the

 
JcDent

My swag is NOT augmented #swagdivided #humanitasfuckyeah

 
LinkSlayer64

This Undertale fanart frighteningly reminds me of Junji Ito Source:

 
Dwavenhobble

Maker of mediocre Walking simulators says multi award winning studios next game looks Seems a green eyed monster has shown up a bit lol

 
Chris Bradshaw

Unrealistic interpretations of female characters in gaming generally insult women and unrealistic interpretations of male characters in gaming generally impress Think about

 
al56

I have lurked for a while now and there is one question i have always wanted answered who is Torchmans waifu that is so great it makes all other waifu in his words Shit or is his so Shit he feels the need to undermine other peoples waifu to feel

 
JcDent

Lionhead closes down: death of another fabled studio!

 
OverlordZetta

And out of nowhere, Final Fantasy and Yokai Watch are having a crossover in their games (FFXIV and Hopefully we get these here too!

 
Torchman

YES YES YES GIVE IT TO

 
TheLimoMaker

I like to think The Chinese Room just freaked out because they saw a character model for an Whats this? A character thats solid and interacts with the player directly? Disgusting this is not art!

 
Shinta

That makes two walking simulator devs that are unhinged Not content with just selling products devoid of gameplay for a premium, now they want to take aim at the few games you have left and start shaming No one could have seen this /s

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

While my Mom was typing up some work on her laptop, Windows 10 force-installed I reverted it, but when it came back on she had lost all the stuff she typed up this If thats how itll be, then I dont WANT Windows

 

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