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Balan Wonderworld is saving its best bits for the full game

Balan Wonderworld made a huge splash when its debut trailer dropped in the pre-show for an Xbox Games Showcase last July. It was bright, colorful, and full of as much whimsy as its creator, Yuji Naka. I was immediately smitten with it ...

 
 
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Amazon Luna is a stunning example of why data caps suck

A few years ago, Amazon seemed like it was taking the correct steps to establish itself as a player in the video game industry. In 2014, it purchased Double Helix Studios, which was then riding high on the successful rebirth of the Killer I...

 
 
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Warframe's limited-time all-mech mode comes to consoles

I don't need a reason to return to Warframe as I still think it's the best game to wake up to on the weekends, but if I had been shying away from it, a new event kicking off today would absolutely draw me back in. "Operation: Orphix Venom" ...

 
 
 
 

I really appreciate the lead singer of New Radicals wearing the bucket hat, otherwise, I wouldn't have recognized him. You know, like when Jamiroquai performs without something fuzzy on his head.

 
 
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Review: Calico

About an hour into Calico, I reached the icy mountain peak of this magical island and found a couple of capybaras chilling in a hot spring. It was a pleasant scene, but I was still getting used to the controls. I walked up to them, intendin...

 
 
 

I am totally obsessed with the GPU song from Astro's Playroom.



 
 
 
 
 
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I miss Miis

One of the lessons I hope to remember from this pandemic is to make the time to interact with others. I fancy myself a loner and have become accustomed to doing most everything without a friend or partner at my side. I go to the movies alon...

 
 
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Legendary Tetris player Jonas Neubauer has passed away

The gaming world lost one of its greats last week. Jonas Neubauer, known for extraordinary skill in Tetris, passed away on January 4. He was just 39. Neubauer is the most accomplished classic Tetris player in history. During his c...

 
 
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Here are Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2021

It's that wonderful time of year when the gaming industry stops looking back at the year that's just ended and starts looking ahead to the next 12 months of exciting new titles and a myriad of sequels. Despite all the problems the world enc...

 
 
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Review: Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

One of the trends I saw on social media in the lead-up to the new year was a pledge by people to be "better" in 2021. To be more kind, more thoughtful, more patient, and more forgiving. Basically, taking the negative energy 2020 gave us and...

 
 
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Finally, a good use for Twitter

Twitter is, by all accounts, an absolute trash heap of a website. Just a sopping pile of seagull excrement where every day you're bombarded by the worst possible opinions and takes on the planet. I mean, you're not even allowed to coor...

 
 
 
 

First game beat in 2021: Shadow of the Colossus. Amazing game, fucking awful camera. Next on the gauntlet: Batman: Arkham City.


 
 
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Review: Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise

I should probably stop volunteering to review fitness games. Not because I don’t need them or I don’t enjoy them, but because every time I sit down to write the lede, I have to face the fact that I ultimately failed at getting t...

 
 
 
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Do you still use your PlayStation TV?

The PlayStation Vita will always be one of the more fascinating gaming devices to come out of Sony. It was powerful, beautiful, and produced some of the most inventive games on the market. And yet, it didn't really go anywhere. It kind of j...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2020 goes to...

I'm going to be honest with you: this wasn't even a close vote. While mobile platforms saw a large variety of great games throughout 2020, there was just no topping the worldwide phenomenon that is Genshin Impact. Dismissed as a mere Breath...

 
 
 
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Podtoid says goodbye with a look back at 2020

Well, here we are. Two and a half years ago, I got the crazy idea to bring back Podtoid after Steven Hansen left us to go join the Red Army. It would be a lot of work and I wasn't even sure it would be good or not. But I got Chris Moyse, Da...

 
 
 
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Ruin the day as a cardboard cloud in Rain on Your Parade

Every once in a while, a game trailer will come across my path that grabs me by the neck and doesn't let go. Untitled Goose Game did that, Gnosia did that, and last night, the trailer for Rain on Your Parade did it as well. F...

 
 


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.
 
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