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Review: Need for Speed Payback

In my review in progress of Need for Speed Payback I said: “I wouldn't dare attempt drinking and driving in the real world for obvious reasons. But, in the seemingly lawless land of Need for Speed Payback, I think it's the only way to...

 
 
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I present to you: The first Destructoid hedgehog

I'm proud to announce we've finally peaked, we've come to the long-awaited destination, we've created a hedgehog. But, not just any hedgehog, the Destructoid hedgehog. Now before anyone decides to leave “name suggestions,” let m...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Need for Speed Payback

Growing up, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 and Need for Speed: Underground 2 were easily some of my favorite arcade racing games, and Underground 2 specifically has become a fan favorite of the series for many. Since then, I've gone back to ...

 
 
 
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Ye old video game oddities: Rise from your grave!

Last issue, we showcased the day the spiders won, how 30 FPS is a matter of having class, an 8.8 score that burned the Zelda community to the ground, and my backup plan for the inevitable moment I'm capped in broad daylight. For this issue ...

 
 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei V announced for Nintendo Switch

Just this morning Shin Megami Tensei V has been officially announced, via a live stream broadcast on the official YouTube channel of series publishers, Atlus. Outside of some pretty dark themes, showcased in the teaser trailer, the only rea...

 
 
 

50 fronts! I've lasted this long, I may as well keep going sideways down this highway while drinking and see what happens.


 
 
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Review: Overgrowth

Lately, I've had a bit of a rabbit problem in my backyard, the little buggers have dug out a nest under my shed. So I decided the best way to approach this situation is to first think like a rabbit. Thankfully, with the release of Overgrowt...

 
 
 
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Loot boxes aren't considered gambling, claims ESRB

The first major appearance of loot boxes in the western marketplace was in September 2010, when Valve transitioned Team Fortress 2 from a pay-once model to a free-to-play model. Players could earn "crates" that could be opened with purchasa...

 
 
 
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Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting a free weekend

Starting this Thursday until Sunday (October 12-15), Ghost Recon Wildlands will be going free to play on Ubisoft's Uplay service. The free weekend will be celebrating the game's brand new Team Deathmatch mode known as “Ghost War.&rdqu...

 
 
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Overwatch's Halloween event returns!

For the next three weeks (from October 10 to November 1), the terror of scrambling for 3,000 credits strikes back in Overwatch! The latest Halloween event will feature fifty new seasonal items, including: Eight new legendary skins such as a...

 
 
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OpenCritic takes a stand against loot boxes

For those unaware, the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War is in some very hot water with the gaming community as of late. Users on NeoGAF and other gaming outlets have found the final act of the game becomes a massive grind-fest, unless y...

 
 
 

For anyone interested, here's my video review for Power Stone 2!



 
 
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Jurassic World Evolution showcases first in-game footage

Frontier Developments have released their first in-game look at the upcoming Jurassic World Evolution. The trailer itself doesn't detail much in regards to gameplay or park management, but the dinosaurs and surrounding environment look fair...

 
 
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Video Review: Pokemon Gold (3DS)

I'm gonna bet Crystal will arrive sometime in December but, with that said, here's my video review for Pokémon Gold! A game that brings up so many memories for me. A little fun fact about myself: I went to Japan... when I was like ei...

 
 
 

It's Canadian thanksgiving, I'm bringing homemade pumpkin pie, egg-nog, and caramel covered apples. It's gonna be a good time and I'll weigh an extra 10lbs by the end of it all. I'm also playing this gem all weekend to top it all off.


 
 
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Q.U.B.E. 2 shows off its first glimpse of gameplay

Originally announced back in August, Q.U.B.E. 2 from developer Toxic Games have now released their first glimpse of early gameplay in the form of an eight minute video. Similar to the Portal series, you as the player character known as Amei...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Gold

Pokémon for me personally was a defining piece of media growing up. I can still recall recess at school and seeing groups of kids huddled around Game Boy screens or playing the card game. I even remember the first episode of Pok&eacu...

 
 
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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a purdy new trailer

Rockstar Games have released their next trailer for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, which was announced late last year before being delayed to spring 2018. Sadly, the latest trailer doesn't seem to narrow that time window down. But it s...

 
 
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Review: Necrosphere

Necrosphere is a very charming and very challenging platformer, a game that is basic in its controls, but complex in its design. This game tells the tale of Agent Terry Cooper who, after being killed, has fallen into the realm of the Necros...

 
 
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Review: Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash

From the very moment I began at the title screen, this game would echo questions through my mind. I'd question the mental construct of "life or hometown"? The dilemma of who is “best girl” and if love can truly bloom on the wet-...

 
 
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Video Review: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Rise and shine, indeed. I did a lot of that over the weekend, almost at noon each day since this game kept me up until 6:00am at one point (as I didn't want to stop playing until the trial had ended, and some of these last over four hours)....

 
 


About Dan Roemerone of us since 4:38 PM on 08.30.2014

Dan Roemer unironically likes pop-punk, collects old gaming magazines, and writes about video games. He's been enjoying and dabbling in Destructoid content since 2014.

His life goals are pretty damn simple as of late: Have a complete Offspring vinyl and CD collection, film a documentary, work in games journalism as a full time career, and live in SF eventually. (Maybe not that simple).


He also makes video reviews and other videos in general with friends about video games as a side hobby, check out the Infinite Backlog YouTube channel for these said things:
https://www.youtube.com/user/CynicalBastardsPlay

Disclosure: I support NoClip, Mega64, and Alanah Pearce on Patreon. I've also backed Shenmue 3 on Kickstarter.
 
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