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ESPN LoL

ESPN tries to be hip with the LoL kids

I know the general response to ESPN's embarrassing attempts at referencing League of Legends will be cutting snark, and I get that. They are painfully out of touch and trying too hard. But I also can't help but find it kind of end...

 
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Rocket League

Rocket League is bringing back hockey mode

Some people preferred Rocket League's hockey mode, Snow Day, to the vanilla soccer-style experience. I wouldn't know, because I missed its original run, but I'll have another chance to get into it soon. We all will! The mode is going to sho...

 
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WWE on PC

[Extremely Rock voice] Finally! WWE has COME BACK to PC

Like a brutally booked handicap match, WWE 2K16 launched a bit shorthanded this year. It released on the usual platforms of PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, but a PC version was nowhere to be found. Publisher 2K obviously wanted to fo...

 
LOL TECMO photo
LOL TECMO

Yes, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 has pole dancing

In case you were concerned Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn't have pole dancing, well buddy, let me tell you, this game is lousy with pole dancing. Don't you worry your pretty little head about a thing. That's it. That's all I have to say...

 
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Rocket League

Rocket League comes to Xbox One next week with bonuses

As promised, Rocket League is coming to Xbox One soon. Developer Psyonix plans to self-publish its darling soccer-with-cars multiplayer game on Wednesday, February 17 for $19.99. I'm thrilled for a new audience to discover if it's as good a...

 
Pokeman photo
Pokeman

Well, look at that: A soccer player with a Poke Ball shaved into his head

I don't get to talk about sports enough around here. I suppose that's to be expected when you write for a video game site. But, I like discussing sports and am left without a place to do it. So, I'll look for any excuse and make any logical...

 
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Madden

Madden backed the Panthers to buck the Broncos (and was wrong)

[Update: Well, Madden was wrong. Contrary to EA's simulation, the Denver Broncos prevailed in Super Bowl 50, winning over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24 to 10. Also, it seems EA has removed the video. Maybe the folks over there are ...

 
Destructoid Rocket League
Mr. Destructoid has been around for almost 10 years now (!!), and in that time his cold steel frame has graced a few video games. First there was Bomberman Live, then came Raskulls and BurgerTime World Tour. Heck, the green m...   read

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Rocket League

Expect Rocket League on Xbox One later this month

Rocket League developer Psyonix has confirmed that game will be coming to Xbox One later this month. Replying to a fan on Twitter, the developer said that the game was in the process of being certified with ID Xbox, and it hoped to have the...

 
Madden NFL 16 photo
Madden NFL 16

Madden NFL 16 is heading to EA Access on February 2

EA has announced that a new game to be added to their EA Access subscription service on Xbox One on February 2: Madden NFL 16. Please, control yourself. No need to get that excited. In his review, Steven wasn’t entirely impressed by i...

 
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Microtransactions

Teen who spent $8K on FIFA microtransactions refunded

Steven recently covered a wild story about a man, Lance Perkins, who was shocked to learn that his 17-year-old son had racked up $7,625 in FIFA microtransactions. A few updates on that front. As it turns out, the damage was even worse than ...

 
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Pokemon

You can watch Pokemon's Super Bowl commercial now

The Pokémon Company International is airing its "first ever" Super Bowl commercial for Pokémon this February 7 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. It's shot in Rio de Janiero, and although there will be a 30-seco...

 
Rocket League crowns photo
Rocket League crowns

Rocket League competitive season ending, ranked players will get crowns

The next update for my #2 game of 2015 Rocket League is due out next month. With it comes the end of the first season of competitive play, and the better players will net some snazzy bling to show off during season two and beyond. Depending...

 
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Esports are sports?

What the hell, ESPN? Company opens eSports section

In late 2015, ESPN killed Grantland. The ostensible sports site hosted some of the best writing online, period, expanding its rumination beyond sports to TV, movies, and pop culture at large. It was something to aspire to, the correct direc...

 
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3on3 Freestyle

3on3 FreeStyle is bringing streetball to PS4

There's been a distinct lack of streeball games in recent years, but Joycity is trying to change that with 3on3 FreeStyle. It'll arrive on PS4 sometime this year worldwide, although the developer isn't quite sharing a release window yet. It...

 
NCAA Football photo
NCAA Football

EA got NCAA Football fans' hopes up just to dash them

Facebook fans of the EA NCAA Football franchise were treated to a seemingly ominous message this morning. The page, which has been inactive for 18 months, posted a three-second clip of a heart monitor beeping. Many took this as a clear...

 
Virtual Console photo
Virtual Console

No, this isn't a Virtual Console game, it's a PS4 re-release

Do not adjust your television set -- what you're seeing is a brand new PS4 game, set to drop in Japan early next year. Yep, Mebius and Clarice Games have taken it upon themselves to resurrect the Bases Loaded franchise (Moero!! Pro Yak...

 
Mario & Sonic photo
Mario & Sonic

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games amiibo functionality detailed

I still can't believe that Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games exists. If you would have told my younger self that both characters would be teaming up for not one, but multiple games, including Super Smash Bros., I wouldn'...

 
Skol Halo photo
Skol Halo

That's a good Minnesota Master Chief

Master Chief traded his signature green for some purple pride at the Minnesota Vikings game this afternoon. There's always the off-chance that this isn't the fabled Spartan and it's actually an innovative midwesterner who's found the warmes...

 
Rocket League goals photo
Rocket League goals

Rocket League revenue nears $50 million

Rocket League developer Psyonix is a pretty heart warming story. In business 15 years now, profitable for the last 10 of those, still independent. Had the idea for Rocket League as far back as 2008's Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Batt...

 
Rocket League photo
Rocket League

Rocket League? Yeah, Simpsons did it

The Simpsons prove that they've already done everything, including inventing one of the best video games of 2015. @MsMinotaur [Twitter]

 
PES 2016 photo
PES 2016

On the ninth day of Christmas, Sony gave to me... a PES 16 deal for Europe

The fifth deal in Sony EU's 12 Deals of Christmas promotion will bring you discounts for PES 2016 on the PS4. From now until 11.59pm tomorrow, you can grab a standard digital version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for €29/£25 ...

 
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Robots 'n' golf

100ft Robot Golf is a sports game I can get behind

An email showed up in my inbox with the words "100ft Robot Golf," and I couldn't click it soon enough. That's the title of the next game from Roundabout studio No Goblin. It looks great. This isn't merely standard golf with giant robotic ch...

 
Rocket League photo
Rocket League

Rocket League is finally coming to Xbox One

Xbox owners might be a little late to the pitch, but at least they'll get their chance to haphazardly ram their cars into giant soccer balls. Rocket League will make its way to Xbox One at long last. There's no word on when Rocket...

 
Rocket League photo
Rocket League

Rocket League has evidently been rated for Xbox One

Good news, everyone -- if you've been wanting to get in on the Rocket League craze and don't want to play it on PC or PS4, you may have your chance yet on Xbox One at some point. The Taiwanese Game Software Rating Regulations Board has...

 
Handball 16 photo
Handball 16

Handball 16 is a real game you can play

Every Sunday, Sony posts a lineup of new releases coming to PlayStation systems that week. It's something I check religiously, hoping to discover a gem hidden amongst the big blockbusters. No gems this week, but Bigben Interactive, publishe...

 
PES 2016 photo
PES 2016

PES 2016 is getting a free-to-play edition soon with seven teams

For all five of you who play PES 2016 (just kidding, it's a wildly successful franchise) will be delighted to hear that your friends can join in on the action soon for free. Starting December 8, there will be a free "entry level" editi...

 
Rocket League photo
Rocket League

Play ice hockey in Rocket League

Psyonix has confirmed that from December 14, you'll be able to jump into the Winter Games event, Snow Day, in Rocket League. The ice hockey-inspired playlist (well, it's a puck instead of a ball) replaces the Mutator Mashup and will run unt...

 
Panty lines photo
Panty lines

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 gets rope tug and buoy hopping

It's not just volleyball, clapping titties, and virtual reality you're getting with Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. No, no, no. As shown off in this new video, there's also tug-of-war and pool crossing minigames. The latter would be pretty fucking...

 
Rocket League Chaos Run photo
Rocket League Chaos Run

Rocket League December DLC adds first non-standard arena

We knew a new Rocket League announcement was coming today. It's not any more word on if/when the car soccer game would show up on other platforms. Instead, it's a handful of new car customization options modeled after brutal post-apocalypti...

 

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Shinta

Going through my 2nd run in Nioh trying to play unarmed, and katana Unarmed counters are an instant kill and Im landing them ~70% of the time so its pretty If I mess up, I go for the Check out this video Dudes not human

 
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ShadeOfLight

Nuzlocke update: lucked out and caught a male Nidoran, but by now Ive already gotten so attached to Edward the Sandslash that I dont plan on using I guess that means its working!

 
Luca Blight

That feeling when your halfway through a blog and you forgot what to

 
ObliqueZombie

Its Golden Week in Japan, and I just spent the last five hours browsing YouTube for nostalgic music videos, Dunkey, and the latest Its like Christmas

 
Glabatron

Read the Reinhardt couldnt get over the fact that it should be Wilhelm Reinhardt, not the other way

 
JcDent

My experience as a gamer and a game reviewer has lead me to hold hope is the first step on the road to disappointment as the most truthful statement in 40K, at least as far as announcements and new releases are

 
lokhe

Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
DanteKinkade

Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
whatsacow

God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
Fenriff

If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
Dangus Taargus

Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
Fuzunga

Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
klaw616

Hooooow can I explain, when there are feeeeewwww words I can choooooose Come on, you all know the words!

 
Sr Churros

Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
taterchimp

Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
Terry 309

So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 
Agent9

I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
Torchman

Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
Kaleido Ruby

Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
EdgyDude

General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
GuerrillaOcelot

I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 

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