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Trials of Mana was E3's most magical surprise

Everyone tunes into E3 with a list of wishes because there are few feelings as exciting as that wish coming true. Setting one’s expectations that high is unrealistic, but I personally don’t believe it’s healthy to set your...

 
 
 

Why is 2019 already halfway over? Is this... the passage of time...?

 
 
 

Funny how I started God of War now of all weekends. Happy Father's Day, everybody!

 
 
 

Finally picked up Dad of Boy thanks to the PSN sale. After exploring the Lake a little, I am convinced I've made a very good decision.

 
 
 

Has it ever occurred to you how movie remakes are often met with ridicule and video game remakes are celebrated? I mean, I agree, games are interactive tech and you can do a lot more meaningful/good changes than with a movie remake, but food for thought.

 
 
 

As much as I'm liking this E3, I'm baffled by how most conferences show at least one game that would most likely be banned if the anti loot box bill passes. Just seems like a waste of advertising time to me? Now is the worst time to advertise that crap.

 
 
 

Unexpected benefits to tweeting half-baked reactions to E3: Catching up with old friends I thought I'd never see again! Video kinda sorta related because said friend created it.



 
 
 

I'm going to main a robot wizard in Phantasy Star Online 2 and nobody can stop me

 
 
 

My Twitter timeline is full of adorable Godzilla x Mothra fanart and I just gained my second reason to avoid throwing Twitter into the garbage compactor.

 
 
 

It feels so surreal that I'm getting hyped for a remake of a Spongebob game, but for Battle of Bikini Bottom? It just feels... oddly right! I should be cautious as always, but I'm optimistic about everything we've seen thus far.

 
 
 

If zombie apocalypse games let you use anything as a weapon how come you can't stick a half dozen whiteboard markers together and use them as a sword?

 
 
 
 
 

I just got this new commission from an artist I've followed for YEARS and aaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA MY COURAGE HAS PAID OFF (by Twitter user StarDustShiba)


 
 
 

Pokemon Sleep might feel a bit like an off season April Fools' joke, but I actually think it's an admirable idea to make a game to promote healthier sleeping habits! I just can't help but wonder how it'll stop people from cheesing it...

 
 
 

Writing yesterday's piece was pretty cathartic, especially since my new day job begins tomorrow. Is it selfish for me to ask for luck? You know what, fudge it. Wish me luck!

 
 
 
 

I'm in a mood for punching a loot box in the face.

 
 
 

I want to be excited for CTR Nitro Fueled, but I can't help but be wary of the recently announced skins. They're reminding me a lot of Overwatch styled skins, and the fact that Activision has kept mum on how you earn these skins doesn't make me hopeful...

 
 
 

Starting today, I have a whole week off from my day job... and then my NEW day job starts the week after that. It's gonna be an interesting 9 days~

 
 
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Nintendo Switch exclusives we expect to see at E3 2019

E3 is nearly upon us again and a lot has changed since 2018, but one thing remains the same: the internet’s unquenching thirst for Nintendo Directs. I revel in this season of speculation and anticipation, so much that last year I...

 
 
 

Here's your daily reminder that single player games have never stopped being popular, we just love to keep putting new single player AAA successes on pedestals to rub it in EA's face.

 
 
 

My addiction to Path of Exile grows. I hunger for more loot... for more power...

 
 
 
 

It just occurred to me how we use "hack and slash" to refer to both Diablo-likes and Dynasty Warriors-likes. What common thread between them makes them apt to share a name? Maybe RPG combat where you murder foes by hundreds, but that feels like a stretch.

 
 


About Chris Hovermaleone of us since 8:03 PM on 07.31.2017

I'm a Contributor who used to go by the screen name Cedi! Obligatory disclosure; I backed Kirbopher/Chris Niosi's TOME RPG on Kickstarter.

My favorite games are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Rayman Legends, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Bayonetta 2, Jamestown+, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Hyrule Warriors, Hollow Knight, and Guacamelee: STCE.

I’m a longtime gamer who enjoys to write, to entertain, to inform, and to overanalyze the little things. Transparency and honesty are my foremost virtues in anything I do. I joined the Destructoid team to do something even cooler with the skills I love to practice and the hobby I love to explore.

As far as social media is concerned, you can find me on my personal Twitter account! Fair advice, you can expect to see a lot more of the big blue character in my banner if you check that out. Whether that's a recommendation or a warning depends. By the way, that banner is a commission by Twitter user @kaizer33226.
 
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