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Persona 5 still knows how to keep it weird in the Velvet Room

The Velvet Room is probably one of my favorite recurring elements in recent Persona games. Even if they have their own casts and distinct styles, I love having that one strange location to return to that ties it all together. In case y...   read

 
 
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Go grab some free NieR: Automata PS4 themes with your Japanese PSN account

NieR: Automata is coming. Right in the middle of a brand new console launch, a new Zelda game, and off the heels of another open world game in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn. It's...a rough launch to say the least. Based on my time with...   read

 
 
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Watch Eiji Aonuma unbox Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition

I rushed to a GameStop the morning that the special editions for Zelda: Breath of the Wild were announced, and found that my store only had three of them -- I was third in line, but the guy in front of me "didn't like Zelda." Phew! If ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of France expects the Switch to eclipse the Wii U by year's end

Talk about a sibling rivalry of Cain and Abel proportions, but the projections for the Switch versus the Wii U are some real salting the Earth type stuff. Nintendo of France's deputy general manager Philippe Lavoue recently came o...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam in March

Not content with just staying in the Microsoft "Play Anywhere" Xbox One and Windows 10 ecosystem, Capcom is moving Dead Rising 4 to Steam this coming March. The port will come roughly four months after its December 2016 launch, hitting...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II has online co-op, hitting PS4 and Steam in April

Square Enix has spilled the beans on Dragon Quest Heroes II, explaining the enhancements that they've made compared to the first -- if you haven't already been playing the sequel since last May in Japan. When the game arrives in the west on...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer a launch title for the Switch

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was going to be one of the many ports that the Switch hosted on its launch day, but that's not happening. "Issues beyond our control" have been cited by Team Meat and Nicalis, and although it's been pushed ...   read

 
 
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As Dragon Quest X dies on the Wii, it's born on the Switch this year

Much like Square Enix got rid of the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV so it didn't hold the others back, Dragon Quest X is suffering the same fate. The publisher announced this week that the Wii version is ending service completel...   read

 
 
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Rime will take around eight hours to beat, more if you do everything

Whenever a new puzzle platformer come out, I worry about padding. Having secrets and Easter eggs packed in is fine, but when you're asking me to collect hundreds of trinkets of Donkey Kong 64 proportions to see a good chunk of the game...   read

 
 
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A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is going to be a free download as of next month

What was once a pre-order bonus is now a fully-fledged free game. Square Enix has announced that A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV, the retro beat 'em up that serves as a prequel of sorts (it's an embellished tale from Noctis' father, with so...   read

 
 


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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...   read

 
 
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Man, Nintendo Switch game cases sure do stand out

Seeing the Nintendo Switch in person at a tradeshow was all the proof I needed that the concept worked. Sure the Joy-Con might not be as comfortable for some games as a Pro Controller, but as a whole, the system is sleek and I came away imp...   read

 
 
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Parks are still trying to figure out how to deal with Pokemon Go

If you played Pokemon Go during its peak, you probably saw how a lot of institutions, both public and private sector, reacted to the game. Some embraced it, encouraging folks to petition to add them as a Pokestop, and had deals for pla...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC is still 'in development'

Although Nintendo has been embracing DLC more and more in recent years, and even had adopted the season pass model several times, fans are still pushing back. The latest battle is over the Zelda: Breath of the Wild season pass ($20), which ...   read

 
 
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Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn came out of nothingness and delighted thousands. Born on a lark as the "most risky" concept from a Guerilla Games pitch session, the aesthetic of meshing tribal warfare with high-tech creatures is intriguing all on its own...   read

 
 
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Real life Splatoon guns exist, and they shoot ink

Last weekend at the Toy Fair 2017, toy manufacturer Jakks Pacific unveiled new Splatoon-themed toys, and they look to bring back the glory days of Super Soakers. Allegedly releasing this year they're based on the designs from the games, and...   read

 
 
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Here's how much space Nintendo Switch games take up

You're going to get access to roughly 26GB of the Switch's 32GB onboard space, so if you aren't planning on buying a memory card and want to go digital, pay attention to the file sizes of each game before you buy them (or better yet, spring...   read

 
 
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SNK teases new characters for King of Fighters XIV

As I've said before, King of Fighters XIV deserves more credit. Look, I get it if you were hesitant because of the art style. The pixelated visuals of the last few games were gorgeous, and eliminating it feels like a betrayal of sorts ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's promised 60FPS patch is finally out, exclusively on PS4 Pro

Months ago, Square Enix noted that a PS4 Pro Patch was in the works for release shortly after launch that would bring the game into the 60FPS fold. But weeks passed without any sort of news, and even after reaching out to the publisher, the...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 Complete launches in May on Switch, with all PS4 DLC

Disgaea 5 Complete, which Nintendo is helping to showcase on their national pre-launch Switch tour, now has a release date in Europe -- May 26. NIS is expected to launch the US version during the same time period. As a reminder, the "Comple...   read

 
 
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Short doc examines the history of Nintendo's Hanafuda cards and alleged Yakuza ties

As most of you know by now, Nintendo started in 1889 as a playing card company -- specifically, selling Hanafuda cards. They even came full circle and honored this legacy by offering up a Mario themed set on Club Nintendo (RIP) several...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic outsold the Wii U in January

We all know the Wii U is floundering (and while discontinued, is still being sold at retail), but new information regarding January's console sales only serve to explain the direness of the situation. According to information reported by Th...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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Anyone remember Deep Down? Capcom just filed another trademark for it

Back when Deep Down was announced in 2013 it gave us a real Souls vibe, but a lot of people feared that it would be another "me too" type project. Well, since Souls is ending soon with the second and final DLC of potentially the last Souls ...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines gets a spring 2017 window on Xbox One

Cities: Skylines was released in March of 2015 on PC, but an Xbox One port was supposed to follow at some point. So we waited, and waited, and nothing really came of it. But after a small update in January that it still exists, Paradox Inte...   read

 
 


About Chris Carterone of us since 3:56 PM on 01.05.2009



Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!

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Twitter - @DtoidChris

I'm married, and I've been playing games since I was 4. I still remember buying my own NES system at Sears and going home and playing Mario/Duck Hunt. Fast forward to the present, my wife and I now own a PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

If I had to choose a system I had the "best times" with, it would be a two way tie between the Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation 2. My favorite game series is Mega Man Classic, but I own every Metal Gear, Devil May Cry, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Wario, Tony Hawk, main series Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil game ever released in the US (and a lot more), so it's a close call!

There are too many good games out to count now, but I'm always itching to play my backlog of old PS2 action titles. I'll play anything and everything action-adventure, so if you have a game in mind, drop me a line! I have strong opinions regarding the financial decisions of many publishers, but at the end of the day, I'm willing to give anything a chance; especially if it comes recommended by a community member.

Oh; and in 2012 I started contributing to Destructoid.

Currently backed upcoming crowdfunding projects:

Hover

Yooka-Laylee

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Shenmue III

I also backed the Tiny Cartridge Patreon in 2014 but no longer back any Patreon campaigns currently

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Here is my story, from my humble beginnings as a c-blogger.

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Carter's Quests (previously Magnalon's Quest):

2011 - Zelda
2012 - Resident Evil
2012 - Tony Hawk
2012 - Kingdom Hearts
2012 - Wario
2013 - Mega Man Classic
2013 - Devil May Cry
2013 - Mega Man X
2013 - God of War
2013 - Metroid
2014 - Diablo
2015 - Batman: Arkham

Future - Pokemon
Future - Splinter Cell
Future - Mega Man Spinoffs
Future - Elder Scrolls
Future - Mario
Future - Platinum Games
Future - Kirby
Future - Clover
Future - Castlevania
Future - Metal Gear
Future - Tenchu
Future - Ninja Gaiden
Future - Onimusha
Future - Ape Escape
Future - Disgaea
Future - Twisted Metal
Future - Deception

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Promoted (before I was staff):

Playing with Others: Phantasy Star Offline

Magnalon's quest to beat every Zelda in 2011

Tips for Securing Your Xbox Live Account

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My top 20 games (in no particular order):

Resident Evil 5
Fallout: New Vegas
Dragon Age: Origins
Dark Souls
Demon's Souls
Skies of Arcadia
Lunar 1 and 2
World of Warcraft: All Expansions
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tenchu 2
Devil May Cry 3
Phantasy Star Online
Ape Escape 1
Rockman & Forte (Mega Man & Bass)
God Hand
Jet Set Radio Future
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Final Fantasy Tactics

Bonus:

Bayonetta 2
Shovel Knight
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Bloodborne
Yo-Kai Watch
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Dark Souls II
Deception IV: Blood Ties
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Strider (2014)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy
The Wolf Among Us
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Super Mario 3D World
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Dead Rising 3
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Guacamelee
Pokemon X & Y
Super Mario 3D World
Grand Theft Auto V
Dragon's Crown
Gravity Rush
Dragon's Dogma
Persona 4 Golden
Pokemon Silver
Tomb Raider (2013)
Brave Fencer Musashi
Shenmue II
Dark Cloud
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Ikaruga
Asura's Wrath
Mutant Mudds
Far Cry 3
Bayonetta
Binding of Isaac
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning
Fez
Zone of the Enders 2
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Batman: Arkham City
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Diablo
Diablo II
Diablo III
Amplitude
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Tomb Raider II
Metal Gear Solid 4
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Bastion
Zombies At My Neighbors
Super Bomberman 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Spelunky
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Onimusha 3
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox)
Power Stone 2
No More Heroes 2
Ultima Online
Aladdin SNES
Super Punch-Out!!
Demon's Crest
Disgaea
Secret of Mana
Sparkster
Borderlands 2
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy X
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario 64
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario 3D Land
Mega Man 8
Okami
The Lost Vikings
Actraiser
Bujingai: The Forsaken City
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Odin Sphere
Donkey Kong Country
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Call of Duty: World at War
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Half Minute Hero
Kirby Super Star
Super Meat Boy
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
L.A. Noire
VVVVVV
Outland (XBLA/PSN)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Mighty Flip Champs
Child of Eden
Kirby's Dream Course
Shadows of the Damned
Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR)
Rayman: Origins

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The following are a few of my favorite fictional characters, compliments of SuitcoatAvenger

-My favorite video game character of all time: Magic Emperor Ghaleon.

-Legato Bluesummers from Trigun: classic villain.

-Although obscure, Zero Beat is among my favorites.

-My original avatar.