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Wine-making sim Terroir looks delightful

Confession: I spent a solid 10 minutes researching terms that wine enthusiasts and sommeliers use to describe alcoholic grape juice. I don't drink wine unless it comes in a cardboard box and up until today, I thought everything Paul Giamatt...

 
 
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It's hard as hell to see during PUBG's foggy weather

During its September update, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds added a foggy weather variant to its 8x8 kilometer map. Unlike the pretty views afforded by the sunset weather effect, or the infrequent lightning strikes in the stormy version, PUB...

 
 
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Review: Darkwood

Darkwood's atmosphere is stifling and oppressive. The top-down horror game builds slowly and with purpose; preying on our innate fear of the unknown and the crippling indecision of wondering who to trust. It's a winding, obtuse journey thro...

 
 
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Hit me (with your Podtoid questions)

It's the most wonderful time of the week. Podtoid's recording tonight, baby. That means Steven, Brett, and I will be gathered around our microphones to talk about all the stupid, silly, and weird things that cross our minds. We'll probably ...

 
 
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Luigi, a Real Cool Dude, dabs now

If there's one thing I know about Luigi, it's that he's a man of the people. He's one of us. Just a normal dude who's stuck in his brother's short, rotund shadow. But in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Luigi finally has a chance to step int...

 
 
 

missed the actual date but i just realized that i've been a dtoid staffer for a year now. thanks for the support gang

 
 
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Review: Absolver

Absolver is full of crumbling buildings and eager combatants. There's little in its world that speaks of hope. Any sign of progress, of rebuilding and moving forward, is buried under the rubble of a society that's already forgotten. The onl...

 
 
 
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I can't wait to die countless times in PUBG's desert map

During a Gamescom keynote presentation, Brenden Greene shared a quick look at PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' upcoming desert map. According to Greene, the image reflects the level's work-in-progress status, but if you ask me, it seems like ...

 
 
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A good game about petting Good Dogs

Pet the Pup at the Party is an excellent little game about, well, petting dogs and avoiding awkward social interactions. It's one the silliest and most relatable games I've played all year.  Here is a breakdown of what you do in Pet th...

 
 
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Daddy Yankee would be a PUBG god

Three's company, but four's a squad in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. At least that's how it typically goes when the D-Team gets together. This time around, Steven "Lipovka Lover" Hansen ditched Brett, Jordan, and me in favor of drinking te...

 
 
 
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Review in Progress: Darkwood

Darkwood is a game of gnarled roots and things that go bump in the night. Savages and mutated creatures hide just out of view, obscured by the heavy shadows cast from thick foliage and impossibly high trees. The forest looms overhead. It's ...

 
 
 

Yo check out the first official piece of D-Team art! Shit's rad!!


 
 
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Sci-fi adventure Songbringer releases next month

Songbringer's brand of adventure seems larger than life. It's a trippy sci-fi journey across a randomly generated planet where secrets and meditative enlightenment are almost as common as combat and screen transitions. According to publishe...

 
 
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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider asks players to kill a god

Billie Lurk is tough as nails. She's appeared throughout the Dishonored games, always dedicated to her mission and prepared to do whatever it takes to get a job done. Her work as an assassin has led her places many could never imagine, but ...

 
 
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Dtoid's editors are (not) smart PUBG players

I've started to notice a recurring theme throughout each of these D-Team videos. It isn't our steadily-improving communication, nor is it Jordan's alarming obsession with leaving his head unprotected (put a helmet on, dammit!). Instead, it...

 
 
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Occult FPS Dusk's latest trailer is wicked

Dusk is a low-poly fever dream of shotguns and the occult. The hyper-fast retro FPS channels Doom, Quake, and other influential shooters to make something so wicked -- and goddamn fun -- that I couldn't take my hands off the keyboard during...

 
 
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There's no such thing as safety in numbers in PUBG

The D-Team formed three weeks ago. It feels like we've been playing together for much longer, though. Jordan, Brett, Steven, and I have been through a lot as we try for our second Chicken Dinner in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. We've batt...

 
 
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You'll get to honk car horns in PUBG's August update

Early Access behemoth PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is always changing. Since first storming onto the scene, the game has seen its fair share of performance improvements and gameplay tweaks with each passing month. It's still not quite fini...

 
 
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Review: Tacoma

There's a certain stillness to space station Tacoma. Though it orbits through space and its compartments rotate in steady automation, the station is terribly quiet. It once buzzed with life. The signs of Tacoma's former inhabitants are ines...

 
 
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Pyre's fictional language has real linguistic roots

Pyre is the best game about strange rituals and fantasy sports ever. Sure, it's not exactly the most crowded market, but I can't get over how cool Supergiant's latest game is. It's full of interesting characters with solid writing, astoundi...

 
 
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Doom's Olivia Pierce was inspired by Tilda Swinton

Last year's DOOM is already one of my favorite first-person shooters. Every piece of the game feels as though it was designed to hit players like a sack of bricks. Its combat encounters are violent and snappy affairs that encourage both con...

 
 
 
 


About Ray Porrecaone of us since 3:42 PM on 03.17.2015

The blogger formerly known as wutangclam. I like strange games and weird people.
 
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