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Here are the 11 games that defined this past decade

I'm still coming to terms with the fact another decade is about to end. Another 10 years of my life are behind me and if you were to go back in time and tell 2010 CJ where he'd be in 2019, he'd probably say, "Who cares? What are tomorrow's ...

 
 
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Review: Heroland

I'm sure I'm not unique in saying this but I've had a lifelong affinity for theme parks. It's always been my dream to pull a Dolly Parton and buy one to call my own. I know that's not going to happen -- Destructoid doesn't pay that wel...

 
 
 
 
 

Thanks for all the wonderful notes on our Games of the Decade pieces. Today, the final one goes up.

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Pokemon Go

I remember the first time my mom mentioned Pokémon Go. The game had just had its awful, broken launch, but it worked pretty well in the remote area she lived in. She called to ask me about it because all of the employees at her store...

 
 
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Fairies are taking over Fire Emblem Heroes in Book IV

I'll admit I dropped off Fire Emblem Heroes over this past summer. With a new job, a big move, and increased responsibilities all around, I just didn't have time for the app. But now, as the year winds down and game releases slow, it's the ...

 
 
 
 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Minecraft

It's hard to say what the gaming landscape would look like today if Infiniminer never existed. The game, developed by Zach Barth, presented players with a randomly generated world filled with voxel blocks they were supposed to break fo...

 
 
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Podtoid returns to Oz and finds Santa acting naughty

The entire internet may be talking about Baby Yoda, but there is something else on Disney+ people should be paying attention to. It has crazy doctors, a talking moose, freakish gnomes, and a hallway of heads. I'm of course talking about Ret...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Grand Theft Auto V

A single game with staying power is a difficult achievement to obtain in this industry. With dozens of titles launching each week, most of them in the Switch eShop, the spotlight tends to move quickly as new hits surpass the current crop of...

 
 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Overwatch

[Editor's Note: What a decade this has been. It's too soon to say how it will compare to those before it, but the past 10 years have been phenomenal for the video game industry. We've seen the meteoric rise of the indie devel...

 
 
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Hop: Great Pokemon rival or worst trainer in the series?

Podtoid is back with an all-new episode and this week Dan and CJ are wrapping up their discussion of Pokémon Sword and Shield by diving into the post-game, online play, all the cute new creatures, and whether or not Hop is ...

 
 
 
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Review: The Touryst

Right now, there are seven inches of snow on the ground and the temperatures are well below freezing. It's the type of weather that gets people imagining warm, exotic locations in a fruitless bid to tricking the body into thinking it's warm...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Sword

I don't envy Game Freak. It's a weird statement to make because for more than 20 years, the company has been part owner of one of the most successful video game franchises on the planet. Game Freak has guided Pokémon since ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Stretchers

Several weeks ago, Nintendo released the Switch Lite, a portable only version of its best-selling console. It's a great piece of hardware, but it does change one of the fundamental aspects of owning a Switch: it turns this social machine in...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Pokemon Sword

As we told you a few days ago, our reviews of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are going to be a little bit late. We didn't get our code until about 07:30 PST and it wasn't until I got home from work that I was actua...

 
 
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Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection sees one-month delay

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection looks to continue Capcom's winning streak of revisiting classic titles in the Blue Bomber's catalog. It contains six games all on one disc or cartridge -- not extra download necessary -- and the Z...

 
 
 


About CJ Andriessenone of us since 6:56 PM on 10.14.2014

Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.
Also, I backed that Bloodstained game.
 
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