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Review: The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones

As soon as I began playing The Council, I was immediately reminded of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None on the Wii. I doubt others will have this moment in their head, but bear with me. The atmosphere felt incredibly similar as...

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's PC port is straight up impressive

Final Fantasy XV's PC version was delayed to make it the best PC version it could be. If you've been playing games on PC for long enough, you've heard this song and dance before. Square Enix has had a good track record recently with their P...

 
 
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Review: Into the Breach

How do you follow up a game like FTL? The game became such a huge hit in 2012 and showed what a successful Kickstarter could look like. Many people fondly look back at the countless hours lost in space, watching crew members and s...

 
 
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Review: Brass Tactics

I wouldn't expect for an RTS game to make its way into VR and work as well as it does in Brass Tactics. I also didn't expect the RTS genre to work so well with a controller, but then Tooth and Tail came in and blew me away. I guess the...

 
 
 

Now that the Switch is one year old, here's a photomerged image of my girlfriend's Zelda BOTW journey that I made (and framed) for her birthday last week! It was a complete pain to make, but it came out awesome!!!


 
 
 

Monster Hunters -- when you switch to a new weapon, where do you go to begin training? Low rank Anjanath? I've only played HH for so long, not sure where to begin for playing something else.

 
 
 

My experience in Kingdom Come so far: the game gave me control and I went around punching all the horses I could find. Tried to talk and then fight my way out of being arrested, failed and was jailed. The town burned down as I sit trapped in a cell. GOTY?

 
 
 

Found this while at my parents' house for the super bowl. I used to draw Counter-Strike maps from memory when I was bored in middle school...can you guess which one this is?


 
 
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A Beginner's Guide to Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter has made the jump to modern consoles, and with it comes a brand new audience. I love seeing more and more people experience the series for the first time, just as I did not too long ago. Where do I even begin? There is a...

 
 
 

Fellow Dragon Ball FighterZ, what team you rockin? So far I've dabbled in so many, with Tien being the only constant. Currently using Gotenks, Ginyu, and Tien but not having the greatest success..

 
 
 

Anyone playing Monster Hunter: World on Xbox? I've started the Palico Patrol squad on there, and will be on in a few to add anyone who wants it! My gamertag is Sonci.


 
 
 

Where are people going to discuss/learn combos for DBFZ? With the shoryuken forums gone I'm lost...

 
 
 

Top of the fight stick was cut today! The sides/innards require some decent planning, but should be done within a week!!


 
 
 

Testing the power of the laser for my custom fight stick design... Also changed Peacock's bomb to the Gohan kanji because <3 Gohan


 
 
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18 indie games to look forward to in 2018

First of all, these are only games with an announced 2018 release date. None of this "when it's ready" stuff (I'm looking at you, Into the Breach). In fact, if all of these games don't release in 2018...I'll play through Troll and I ag...

 
 
 

Here's a mockup for a design to go on my custom fight stick. Represents four of my favorite characters from fighting games. Not super happy with this incarnation, but the idea is there. Can YOU guess all four??????


 
 
 

Thinking of creating my own fight stick using wood from the woodshop. Any button/joystick/other suggestions from those who have done so before?

 
 
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Review: Full Metal Furies

After an amazing debut with Rogue Legacy, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Cellar Door Games' attempt at a side-scrolling beat-'em-up. I grew up, as many did, loving every opportunity to play the classics like Turtles in Time or...

 
 
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The best games of 2017 you didn't play

This has become one of my favorite write-ups each year. You know that game that you love, but others don't even seem to know what it is? You rant and rave about how intricate the design is, or how beautiful the game looks, but no one s...

 
 
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A 2017 GOTY list that doesn't include PUBG

Listen, I don't have anything against PUBG, other than maybe the name is too long and obnoxious and the abbreviation is equally frustrating to say, I just don't....care about it. I don't even own the game or have any desire to. I've played ...

 
 
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Fallout 4 VR brings its own unique jank to the table

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Fallout 4 VR. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of Fallout 4, but man, the idea of playing the entire game in VR sounded too good to be true. Now that I’ve spent some time...

 
 
 

Just found out that Dragon Ball Fighter Z and Monster Hunter World (my two most anticipated 2018 games) come out on the same day...Looks like I'm using a personal day for work on January 26th!

 
 
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Injustice 2's PC Port helps redeem WB Games and NetherRealm

After the godawful PC ports of Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Knight, I wouldn't blame someone for being leery when approaching Injustice 2 on PC. In fact, I wouldn't blame anyone for simply not purchasing anything from WB Games on...

 
 
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Review: Destiny 2 (PC)

The Destiny franchise has finally come to PC. I've always been interested in the franchise, but I never play my Xbox in any meaningful capacity so I knew if I were to ever get my hands on the series, it would have to be on PC. It makes...

 
 


About Patrick Hancockone of us since 1:38 PM on 08.24.2011



During the day he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. Proponent of eSports and indies. ~

Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Torment: Tides of Numera, and STRAFE. I have previously written for AbleGamers.com and continue to support them whenever possible (like HumbleBundle).

Feel free to hit me up at patrick]at[destructoid.com, or at @therealhancock
Xbox LIVE:Sonci
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