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Twitch Prime debuts at TwitchCon

TwitchCon 2016 kicked off in San Diego today, and several announcements were made during the keynote address about Twitch's partnership with online retailer Amazon. Among these, Twitch announced that it'll be offering a new service called "...   read

 
 
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We're learning more about the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition has begun its initial manufacturing run, and some folks in Madrid got hands on with one of the first ones off the assembly line. Spanish-language site GameReactor posted some high-quality images of the upcoming conso...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go traffic surged to 50 times Niantic's initial estimates

I'm always fascinated by developer interviews and retrospectives on popular games, and Pokémon Go was easily the biggest release of the year so far. Google's Cloud platform was the tech running in the background for Pok&eac...   read

 
 
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Lost Odyssey and more come to Xbox One

The newest batch of backward compatible titles for the Xbox One have been released, and it's a pretty solid selection of games this time. Lost Odyssey, Toy Story 3, and Guwange all just became playable on the Xbox One. Of the three, Lost O...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky advertising under investigation

Nearly two months after its launch, No Man's Sky can't seem to catch a break. Eurogamer has confirmed that the United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is launching an investigation into No Man's Sky's advertising af...   read

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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Ready to feel old? Castlevania turns 30 today

Header image by Satoakiamatatsu on DeviantArt. While Konami works on... whatever this is (link possibly NSFW), the Castlevania series quietly turned 30 years old today. Akumajo Dracula (Devil's Castle Dracula) was released in Japa...   read

 
 
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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...   read

 
 
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The spirit of SCUMM returns in Thimbleweed Park

PAX this year was a little strange for me. I was brought on to Destructoid just as the deadline to apply for media badges expired, so I went to the show as a regular attendee, and didn't take appointments like Brett and Jordan did. I still ...   read

 
 
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Meet the crew in Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft released a new trailer for the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 earlier today. The video begins by introducing the other DedSec operatives your character, Marcus Holloway, will be working with. In addition to showing off some of the San Franc...   read

 
 


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Get 30 free Gold Points on My Nintendo

Nintendo Everything let us know that you can currently get 30 Gold Points on My Nintendo by downloading The First Skunk Bundle to your Wii U console. Gold Points are usually harder to obtain than the more common Platinum Points, and can onl...   read

 
 
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Ghibli and Ganon, together at last

YouTuber Matt Vince posted a video yesterday that takes the world of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and combines it with the somber, gorgeous art style perfected by Hayou Miyazaki. It's a real feast for the eyes, and it's ac...   read

 
 
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Link gets cooking in this new Zelda: Breath of the Wild clip

Nintendo of Europe was the first to share a new video clip showing off some of the benefits of cooking in the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The clip shows Link cooking up three dishes using mushrooms, vegetables, and various...   read

 
 
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Pokemon president talks about NX, Go

In news that should surprise no one, Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that yes, there will be Pokémon games on the Nintendo NX. Without revealing any...   read

 
 
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PSA: Victini distribution ends this week

Heads up, Pokémon players; the Victini distribution event that's been running this past month is set to end on September 24. You'll need an internet connection and a copy of Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, or Pokémon X o...   read

 
 
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Stranger Things and Game of Thrones get the SNES treatment

I'll be the first to admit it, this story's a little strange. I'm pretty sure we've never posted anything from HalloweenCostumes.com before. Movies and TV shows tend not to have full console releases anymore, as the tie-in games we see toda...   read

 
 
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Five Nights at Freddy's Haunted House opening soon in Las Vegas

Circus Circus in Las Vegas is teaming up with the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's (FNaF) series to create a haunted house that will feature his game's characters. Circus Circus creates several new haunted houses every ...   read

 
 
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PSA: Zelda Picross is leaving My Nintendo soon

Just a heads-up, folks. My Nintendo rewards are due to change when October starts, and once they do, the special Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Picross will no longer be available for download. This game is only offered throug...   read

 
 
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New to Dragon Quest? Nintendo has your back

The English-language version of Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS finally came out over the weekend, more than three and a half years after the game's release in Japan. DQ7 is well known for its length, and just following the critical ...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge developer talks about Xbox One port challenges

Tom Happ, the creator of Metroid-like Axiom Verge posted on his blog today that the game had passed certification and will release on the Xbox One on September 30. In the blog post, Happ notes that there's a certain degree of iro...   read

 
 
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New Paper Mario: Color Splash trailer shows off the battle system, murdered Toads

Nintendo released a new YouTube trailer for Paper Mario: Color Splash yesterday. The trailer begins with Mario receiving a mysterious letter, but once it's unfolded, he finds to his horror that it's actually a Toad retainer, drained of...   read

 
 
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Digital goodies make the Warcraft movie more enticing

The Warcraft movie that released earlier this summer was unusual for many reasons. Critics found the plot hard to follow, but praised the innovative tech that made the non-human characters lifelike and sympathetic. Perhaps the stranges...   read

 
 
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Kojima talks about rods and ropes at Sony's conference

Hideo Kojima took the stage at Sony's Tokyo Game Show conference to speak a bit about his upcoming game, Death Stranding. He began by talking about a few things we already knew. The "Stranding" part of the title refers not only to the mass ...   read

 
 
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New Earth Defense Force announced at TGS

Sony and D3 announced that a new installment in the Earth Defense Force (EDF) franchise will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in spring of 2017. The long-running series has been popular on Dtoid since it started, and I'm looking forward to te...   read

 
 
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Watch the Sony Tokyo Game Show press conference here

Sony's TGS press conference is about to start. We'll have coverage shortly, but if you'd like to watch the English version live stream along with us, you can tap in to the stream linked above.   read

 
 
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