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Roguelikes

Roguelike Mega Collection brings 700+ free games into one torrent


Who needs sleep?
Jul 17
// Joe Parlock
Roguelikes can be huge games. With high difficulty, procedural generation, and plenty of RPG elements to sink your teeth into, you’re potentially looking at hundreds of hours of play out of just one title. And then some...
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reddit Drama

Major gaming subreddits go dark over employee being fired from reddit


reddit revolts
Jul 02
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: There is now a live thread of what is happening as it happens that you can see here. There is a report that Victoria was fired not due to the Jesse Jackson AMA but for taking a stand against commercializing AMAs...
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amiibo party time!

What every amiibo looks like with a party hat


This is cute as all get-out
Jun 10
// Brett Makedonski
One year ago to the day, Nintendo unveiled amiibo at its E3 press conference. Since then, the tale of these little plastic figurines has been well-documented. Many of them are low in supply, they're stressful to find, an...

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Reddit

reddit's button game is finally over


99% of us forgot about it on April 2
Jun 09
// Joe Parlock
reddit’s not particularly good for much, but one of the more enjoyable things it’s done recently was its April Fools "joke," the Button.  The button had a countdown timer lasting for 60 seconds, and when...
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Wildstar

Wildstar might be going free to play in August


Just as predicted
May 14
// Joe Parlock
Look, I’m going to try and not be smug about this… but I was right. A few weeks ago, Wildstar was pulled from the shelves in Australia, leading to speculation it might be going free to play or Guild Wars­-st...
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Gabe Newell AMA

Gabe Newell defends paid mods against the fury of an angry Internet


Brace yourselves, the downvotes are coming
Apr 25
// Alissa McAloon
The PC gaming community has been up in arms ever since Valve announced a few days ago that the Skyrim Steam Workshop would start allowing modders to charge money for previously free user-created mods. To the surprise of absol...

Botched Pokemon tattoo becomes newest beloved internet meme

Apr 17 // Steven Hansen
[Vaughn Pinpin, 2012] But that out-there "blackface Charmander" design wasn't the result of a handful of pills and a Smirnoff Ice. It was a crudely drawn recreation of work done in artist Vaughn Pinpin's Tim Burton x PKMN Project collection, in which Pinpin drew Charmander, all its evolutions, and about 70 other pocket monsters in this style. We covered them almost three years ago. They're all on Pinpin's Tumblr. And while reddit was busy making fanart of this assumed addled original creation as fast as it designs amiibo mock ups, credit to the original artist fell by the wayside. Even the reddit top comment, "Looks like a Tim Burton Pokémon," links to an Imgur upload of the original Charmander drawing that points to the URL of a site that seems to aggregate and talk about art. The reply to that reply, the "full list" is a low quality, not-full collage featuring 25 of Pinpin's drawings. Finally, the third nested reply, after being edited, includes a link to Pinpin's Tumblr. One website actually posted Pinpin's original work under the impression that it was fan art of the tattoo, which is a bit like saying The Beatles sounds like Oasis. Lack of credit on an internet where it can feel as if things just materialize is a big issue today for people who create things. Artwork is passed around (sometimes watermarks maliciously removed, or added by outside parties), jokes are stolen, and people expect (and get) an endless influx of free stimuli. In this case, it went beyond fans giggling over a meme, as some folks started making and selling products -- necklackes, t-shirts -- with the tattoo's likeness. Pinpin responded to the situation on Twitter: "I'm cool with you guys getting tats of my dang Burton PKMNs, but try not to profit over it please. That's not entrepreneurship, that's theft." That was about as close to positive as Pinpin got about the situation, saying, "This just in: dumb kids did a dumb thing and everyone's laughing about it in the cesspool that is reddit. This is news!" before following up with, "I think I feel better about the whole situation now. But I don't think I can laugh with reddit. It's sort of like laughing with the school bully when the joke was punching me in the face." We all carry varying degrees of guilt for this sort of thing. I take shiba pictures and animal gifs for a public good. I tweeted out a still from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night last week without naming the film, director, actor, or cinematographer. While you enjoy the fun times with friends you have on the net, it's good to remember that some of the things you enjoy -- web comics that end up as images in comment threads, photo galleries that get linked to on Facebook -- come from people who worked hard to make them. Sometimes someone just took a picture of their dog at the right time. Still, crediting the source is always a good move.
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'My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander'
If there's one thing my grandfather fought for in World War II, it was the right to monetize memes. Of course, he was in the Italian army, the side that rightfully lost the war, because all your grandfathers were fighting aga...

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Esteban

Amazon's taunting amiibo collectors, and the amiibros love it


The Tale of Esteban
Apr 09
// Brett Makedonski
Amiibo enthusiasts are all taking a minute to laugh. That's rare because the vast majority of them have been on-edge for the past week, looking to do the near impossible: secure wave four pre-orders. A tweet from Amazon Games...
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reddit button

There's a mysterious button on reddit, and OH GOD, SHOULD I PRESS IT?


I did, and I'm suddenly ashamed
Apr 01
// Brett Makedonski
Yeah, this isn't about videogames. I know that, and I don't care. Sometimes there are more pressing matters in life than videogames. A mystery button showed up on reddit. We don't know what function it serves, hence the ...
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Ask Me Anything

Dtoid Full Disclosure reddit AMA happening today at 11:30am


AC/DC's new opening act
Nov 14
// Jonathan Holmes
It's Friday and I'm wrapping up my first week as Destructoid's editor-in-chief, a title which is apparently now known as "America's Sweetheart." I don't know who decided that, but who ever you are, thank you. So far, I love t...
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Stay away from the Nightmare Place
The Xbox One may have a new edge on the console market with the addition of ReddX. The app allows Xbox One users to browse Reddit on their consoles, with all of the fancy features of the Xbone. Max has some recommendations for cool sub-Reddits to check out, and what to avoid if you have a soul.

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StarForge

There's something rotten in the state of StarForge


I'm gonna start a reality TV show based on crowdfunded games -- I think I'll do a Kickstarter
Aug 20
// Brittany Vincent
Former StarForge forums community manager Juno has come out with some scathing accusations against CodeHatch, developers of the Steam Early Access and successfully funded Indiegogo project StarForge. According to Juno, not on...
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Xbox One

You can now browse reddit on Xbox One


Snap it
Aug 19
// Chris Carter
If you're located in Canada or the US, you can now pick up the app "ReddX," which is essentially "Reddit: The App." You'll have the opportunity to access the app on its own, or "snap" it in to view subreddits to your heart's...
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THQ

Reddit user tours abandoned THQ office and it's kind of creepy


Let's take a moment to reflect on THQ
May 28
// Brittany Vincent
Ever wanted to visit the THQ building since its closing and have a look around at your leisure? That's what Reddit user Soulessgingr did, as the company he works for is moving into the old THQ headquarters. He documented a ...
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Valve

Valve's Gabe Newell did an Ask Me Anything


'GabeN, what are your specs? Well, I'm a handsome man with a charming personality'
Mar 05
// Jordan Devore
After a false start, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell took to reddit for an Ask Me Anything alongside several other Valve employees. While nothing too revelatory was said, Newell did comment on the upcoming Source 2 engine and it...
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Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta's Reddit AMA


Waaaaaaail
Feb 26
// Dale North
Secret of Mana series composer Hiroki Kikuta took to Reddit this week to let fans ask anything in an effort to better connect with overseas fans.  That haunting wail you hear in "Fear of the Heavens" in Secret of Mana?&...

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