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Nicalis is making some Switch ports, but seems shy about it

Nicalis is best known for their work on 2D sprite based titles on the 3DS and Wii U, and it looks like they'll be working with Nintendo, porting some of their previous work to the Switch. The company may have revealed more than intended whe...   read

 
 
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Torment: Tides of Numenara shows off combat in this new trailer

If there's one role-playing game I regret never having played, it's got to be Planescape: Torment. This PC RPG has gained a huge cult following over the years, and it's pretty easy to find people willing to sing its praises. From what ...   read

 
 
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The next Overwatch event will be loaded with cock

It looks like the next timed event in Overwatch won't be Valentine themed, though that still may be something to look forward to in the future. Last night the Overwatch team revealed that the next event will be themed around Chinese Ne...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem is getting two new amiibo

Nintendo's Fire Emblem Direct brought some new information about the upcoming 3DS game, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It was also announced that alongside the game, new amiibo representing the two playable hero characters will be...   read

 
 
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Overwatch director discusses the PTR, upcoming changes

Overwatch released a video earlier today in which director Jeff Kaplan talked for a bit about the Public Test Realm (PTR) and how it relates to the main game. Among the topics discussed were the differences between the PC and console v...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

Sometimes, you get things right on the first try.  That's the philosophy which has guided the Dragon Quest series for thirty years, and it's hard to argue. The franchise has consistently been a top seller in Japan, and Dragon Ques...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 is heading to the Switch

There were several announcements for JRPGs at tonight's Switch event, but one in particular didn't seem to get a lot of hype. Disgaea 5 will be coming out on Nintendo's new platform in a "Complete Edition" that adds several new features to ...   read

 
 
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Watch the Nintendo Switch event here

It's the night we've been waiting for since October, and in less than half an hour, Nintendo is finally going to let us know more about its next system. Tonight's Nintendo Direct should cover things like the price, launch date, and possibly...   read

 
 
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Your first crack at the Nintendo Switch comes this Friday

We're all eagerly awaiting Nintendo's Switch Event on Thursday, which will reveal a lot of details about the system. It's kind of incredible that the system is less than three months away, yet we still don't know the price, release dat...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of CES 2017

For 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has shown off innovations and inventions, demonstrating how technology can be harnessed to improve our lives or just make things a little more fun. I got to check out the show on behalf of D...   read

 
 


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PAX South's keynote is brought to you by the letter 'D'

PAX South is merely three weeks away, and the list of panels and exhibitors has been finalized. This is the third year for the newest PAX, which is held annually in San Antonio, Texas. Along with the panels and exhibitors, the keynote speak...   read

 
 
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Nvidia's keynote at CES 2017 shows off new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas, and tonight's keynote address was delivered by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Huang spoke about several of the innovations advanced graphics processors have made available in the pas...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's Diablo tribute has a sneaky hidden bonus

As was foretold in prophecy, Diablo's minions have begun invading Blizzard's other games as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Diablo. Hearthstone's event began earlier today, and it pits players against Diablo II's Dark Wanderer ...   read

 
 
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Diablo turns 20

Diablo released on December 31, 1996, meaning that today is the 20th anniversary of the game that wore out a million left mouse buttons. There will be events commemorating the release in all of Blizzard's games, and the developer also ...   read

 
 
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Astroneer is a minimalist No Man's Sky

I first played Astroneer at PAX West earlier this year, and it caught my attention immediately. It's near impossible to describe without mentioning No Man's Sky (NMS), as they're both procedurally generated games that revolve arou...   read

 
 
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Diablo is invading Blizzard's other games

It's hard to believe, but the original Diablo came out 20 years ago on December 31. I remember thinking it was strange that such a huge game was coming out after Christmas, even then. My first time playing was at a friend's dorm room a...   read

 
 
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The jig is up: Frog Fractions 2 has been unveiled

Frog Fractions was a breath of fresh air when it launched in 2012. (Has it really been that long?) The unconventional game was full of surprises and left a lasting impression on pretty much everyone who stuck with it. The developer, Ji...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Reboot: The games of 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday, whatever you choose to celebrate. Myself, I was drifting in and out of a food coma all day yesterday, though I did manage to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my in-laws.  Some of you long-time Destruct...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Pokemon Go may use virtual trains and buses to trade creatures

Pokémon GO was one of the biggest successes of the year, and even though it'll never get back to the heights of popularity it began with, it's still getting regular updates. Niantic has said for quite a while that it's been work...   read

 
 
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Lucio may be featured in the next Overwatch short film

It's no secret I'm a big fan of Overwatch, and Lúcio is my favorite character of the bunch. His voice acting is a big part of that, so I was happy to see this interview with the voice of Lúcio, Jonny Cruz. If you hav...   read

 
 
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Get GRID for free from the Humble Store

The folks who run the Humble Bundle have a holiday present for everyone who logs in today. From now until 10 AM Pacific time tomorrow, anyone who logs in to the Humble Store page can claim a free Steam copy of Codemasters' 2008 ra...   read

 
 
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Pachter says Switch is 'easy to develop for'

Michael Pachter is a name you've probably heard a few times before, and he's well known in the industry for his repeated calls for Nintendo to go third party or otherwise second-guessing the company's business decisions. That's why it stood...   read

 
 
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This custom Zelda Pool table is masterful

As I've mentioned before, I get a charge out of watching something being built. This Legend of Zelda themed pool table isn't being built from the ground up, but it's really cool to watch how the team at Hand Prop Room transforms it int...   read

 
 
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Nintendo UK shows off Dragon Quest VIII's new features

We're less than a month away from the US and European release of Dragon Quest VIII (DQ8), and Nintendo UK just put up a video to show off the new features added to this version. DQ8 was meant to come out this year, but both Dragon...   read

 
 
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First annual Steam awards nominees have been finalized

Y'know what, guys? Turns out Steam is pretty popular. Over 15 million people participated in nominating games for the Steam awards this year. That's pretty good for a set of awards that didn't exist and no one knew about a few weeks ago. Vo...   read

 
 


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