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Steam's most-played games of 2016 weren't released in 2016

Atop Steam's daily most-played list sits an unimpeachable handful of games. There are newcomers on occasion and that temporarily shakes things up. But, if you go back day after day and year after year, the same popular games never fall out ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo leads into the Switch event with a huge eShop sale

Nintendo has a stranglehold on gaming news right now. We're one day away from its highly-anticipated Switch presentation and speculation is abound. Third-party accessories are leaking, retailers are prematurely confirming future games ...   read

 
 
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Husk has a conveyor belt of plastic baby parts and nope nope nope nope nope

Shivercliff is an ominous name for a town. Some places, like Raccoon City or Bright Falls, have negative stigmas because of our past experiences in them. Others, like Silent Hill, get that stigma before we ever have to go there. Shiverclif...   read

 
 
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You and your mateys will have to be thick as thieves to excel at Sea of Thieves

Pirating isn't a one-man operation. It requires a whole crew of like-minded scallywags all working together. A lone wolf isn't an efficient pirate; that's just an idiot waiting to get pirated. Sea of Thieves developer Rare points out ...   read

 
 
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Fight for something in For Honor's beta at the end of January

It's not hard to figure out your motivation in For Honor. It's eponymous, it's right there in the name. You fight for honor, a prize of the spirit that transcends anything material. Honor isn't easy to attain, though. It's one of those cov...   read

 
 
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A GameStop description indicates there will be a Pokemon game on the Switch

For the entirety of its existence, Pokemon's main games have been on portable systems. Sure, some offshoots like Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Stadium were on home consoles, but this series' roots are in the likes of the Game Boy and t...   read

 
 
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Mega Bloks Halo: The triple-A Lego ripoff that never came to be

Back in 2010, Microsoft and Mega Brands teamed up to release Halo Mega Bloks, a set of construction toys based on Xbox's flagship shooter. That wasn't the extent of the partnership, though. While Halo was delving into the toy wor...   read

 
 
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Microsoft has officially canceled Scalebound

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that Scalebound is canceled. Here's Microsoft's full statement: "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We're working hard t...   read

 
 
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How the hell did Rocket League end up as PlayStation's most downloaded game of 2016?

A lot of big games released in 2016, but it's an indie gem from 2015 that wound up as the most downloaded game on PlayStation 4 last year. Incredibly, Rocket League takes home that honor. The PlayStation Blog released a list of the mos...   read

 
 
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More games on Steam doesn't mean more money for Valve

Steam saw an unprecedented influx of new games in 2016. Of all the titles added to the distribution service since its 2003 launch, 38 percent of them were added last year. Many of those games are very bad, sure, but there's no questioning t...   read

 
 
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I can't stand this new look at Bloodstained, but I can't quite figure out why

There's some new footage of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and it's bugging the hell out of me. For its eighth development update, we get protagonist Miriam platforming her way through a town. It's an innocuous 30 seconds. But, for...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's freezing out those who used Mei's ice wall glitch

For weeks now, enterprising and unscrupulous Overwatch players have been using an exploit to give themselves an almost unbeatable edge in the game's new three-on-three Last Team Standing mode. There's a bug where players can use Mei's ...   read

 
 
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There's a Treehouse stream on January 13, and that might be better than the Switch event

Everyone's looking forward to Nintendo's Switch presentation next week (it's January 13 in Japan, late on January 12 in the US). It's where we're expected to learn the specifics, where the questions will finally be answered. It's an importa...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Snap (view)finds itself on Wii U tomorrow

After quite the time lapse, Pokemon Snap's finally getting some exposure again. Even though Nintendo's attention is aimed at the upcoming Switch, the 1999 Pokemon photography game is the focus of an eShop addition. Nintendo added an eShop p...   read

 
 
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Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has disappeared from digital stores

PlatinumGames' take on Leo, Mikey, Raph, and Donny will have to stay in the sewers from here on out. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has been taken off Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox digital storefronts. This comes les...   read

 
 
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Alien: Covenant will get a VR experience to complement the movie

Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to Alien, won't be the only piece of media to feature Xenomorphs this year. In fact, it probably won't even be the most terrifying. Another project might get that edge because of...   read

 
 
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Did you think you were getting Persona 5 on the Switch? 'Cause you're not

With the big Switch event just 10 days away, there are a lot of rumors swirling about what upcoming games might surprisingly land on Nintendo's new platform. Sega and Atlus are going to nip that in the bud right away. Here's Atlus/Sega PR m...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft pays tribute to Overwatch with new 'Ogrewatch' event

Well-rounded Blizzard fans will soon see some familiar-yet-slightly-off additions to World of Warcraft. A parodied version of the Overwatch crew is crossing over for a limited time. Blizzard is set to bring The Brawler's Guild back to ...   read

 
 
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Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett leaves Crystal Dynamics for 'new adventures'

The person who has guided Lara Croft since her 2013 reboot is moving on. Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett has parted ways with developer Crystal Dynamics. The announcement was revealed on Crystal Dynamics' tumblr where th...   read

 
 
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Don't ignore CES this year because there's gonna be some Mass Effect gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas at the beginning of each year. It's sort of an odd one for us in that it's just a smidgen too tech and hardware-centric to really get excited about. It's on our radar but it rarel...   read

 
 
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Arkane says Prey won't have launch issues on PC, for whatever that's worth

A prominent and disturbing trend in video games is that titles regularly launch with the PC versions not being up to snuff. Prey won't suffer the same fate says developer Arkane -- a studio whose last game, Dishonored 2, launched two ...   read

 
 
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2016 recap: The ten most popular posts on Destructoid this year

I've spent four years writing for Destructoid, so you'd think I'd have figured this shit out by now. I haven't. It's in our best interest for every article to do a lot of traffic, but I rarely know when that's going to happen. It's a l...   read

 
 
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Steam reveals its best-selling games for 2016, and it's full of heavy hitters

Steam has confirmed what we probably could've already guessed. The PC games distributor has issued a list of the top revenue earners in 2016. While the form varies -- some are free-to-play, some are huge triple-A titles -- there's one const...   read

 
 
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After one month, Rock Band 4's wired legacy adapter isn't being manufactured anymore

In March of this year, Rock Band underwent a significant business change as Harmonix dropped Mad Catz and signed PDP to co-publish the Rivals expansion. The co-publisher's most forward-facing function is to manufacture the periphe...   read

 
 
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Jigsaw puzzles are extremely cool, go do a jigsaw puzzle

A lot of you will find yourselves with some free time over the next few days as work, school, and other responsibilities slow until 2017. You'll probably turn to video games to kill the lull, certainly your default response by now. Maybe yo...   read

 
 


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