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The forgotten legacy of Zelda II

Zelda II turned 30 years old in Japan a few weeks ago. It was a quiet anniversary, one fitting the black sheep of a prestigious family. Just last year, writers were tripping over themselves to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of th...   read

 
 
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Review: Nefarious

I’ve often wondered what it’s like to be the final boss in a video game. To live those final moments. To have to endure the sheer cheek of some helmeted twit kicking down the barricades to your secret science city. To watch him ...   read

 
 


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Injustice 2 beta invites going out

Remember last week when NetherRealm started taking registrations for an Injustice 2 beta? Well, you might want to check your inbox if you signed up, because the first wave of beta invites have just been released. On a live stream earli...   read

 
 
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The super heroes are still mad in this new Injustice 2 trailer

If you like your super heroes violent, grim, and brooding, DC has got you fam. The latest story trailer for Injustice 2 has more scowling and rage-screaming than you could shake a stick at. More interestingly however, it also has some clues...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Valentine lines discovered

It seems Blizzard is ready to break some hearts this year by confirming the suspected Genji/Mercy relationship hinted at in the holiday comic. Reddit user /u/akhanubis has managed to find a few, as of yet, unused lines on the PTR that seem ...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

At first glance, Nitroplus Blasterz could be mistaken for one of those elaborate fan-made fantasy fight videos, cobbled together out of stolen sprites and the Mugen fighting engine. This bizarre collection of anime heroines from dozens of d...   read

 
 
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Review: Zen Pinball 2: Bethesda Pinball

I was in a game store when I came across a box of Bethesda blind-bag toys the other day. I don't know why, but they kind of captivated me for a little while. Seeing plastic miniatures of Dog Meat and the Lone Survivor mixing with the DoomGu...   read

 
 
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Prepare for pain, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ gets a release date and trailer

I've been looking for an excuse to get back into the Binding of Isaac and it seems like that chance will soon be here. An update on the Binding of Isaac blog confirms that the next expansion, Afterbirth+, will be released on Steam on Januar...   read

 
 
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All the changes coming to MechWarrior Online

While the biggest announcement of Mech_Con by far was the existence of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new single-player story-driven game and the first “proper” sequel to the series in 15 years, it wasn't the only one. Big things...   read

 
 
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Mech_Con and the 2016 MechWarrior Championship was an eSports event for a hardcore community

When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A six-month-long ...   read

 
 
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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced

After more than 15 years, MechWarrior is heading back to what the franchise was built on: a dedicated single-player campaign. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new stand alone title separate from Piranha Games free-to-play multiplayer title, Me...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls was my Westworld

Westworld, HBO’s latest attempt to replicate the success of Game of Thrones will be wrapping up its first season next Sunday. For those who have been following the twists and turns of the show so far, it will be a chance to tally up t...   read

 
 
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Review: Titanfall 2

We’ve become very use to iterative changes in our shooters. The annual release schedule of the biggest series combined with the typically risk averse nature of major studios means we’re generally treated to small changes in ever...   read

 
 
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Which Titan is your favorite so far?

I've been playing the hell out of Titanfall 2 since release trying to get my thoughts together for my review. In my time with the game I've been experimenting with different kits, game modes, and abilities to get the feel for what the game ...   read

 
 
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Review: Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location opens strong. A camera pans over the dimly lit features of a vaguely unsettling animatronic girl. An unseen voice calmly dismisses questions about the machine's questionable design features. “S...   read

 
 
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Review: Payday 2: The Big Score

About two years ago, I fell in with a bad crowd. A gang of thieves that would conspire together to rip innocent people off and goad each other into more and more brazen and dangerous crimes. It was a great time. At our peak, we were working...   read

 
 
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For Honor has the makings of a winner

Games have always struggled to make multiplayer sword fighting fun. It should be the simplest thing in the world, I mean, what is more video game than lopping off someone's head with a broadsword? But, it’s trickier to pull off in pra...   read

 
 
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Review: Event[0]

The mad A.I. is a classic sci-fi trope. WOPR, poised to start a nuclear war because it doesn’t understand the difference between what's real and what’s just a game. H.A.R.D.A.C. replacing the citizens of Gotham and cloning Batma...   read

 
 
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Review: Strike Vector EX

Strike Vector was always a game I meant to check out on the PC. I heard good things about it when it was released back in 2014, and I’ve always had a soft spot for aerial shooters. But somehow I never quite got around to pulling the t...   read

 
 
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Review: Fallout 4: Nuka-World

We’ve mused before at Destructoid that Fallout 4 has had one of the worst season passes worth of DLC in recent memory. With a lineup of filler Workshop DLC that mostly focused on the settlement aspect of the game, and the ambitious bu...   read

 
 
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Permadeath in Fallout 4's Survival mode broke me

I've played a lot of Fallout 4. Too much if I'm being honest. Like a ratty old sweater, it's kind of comfortable in its familiarity, even if I know I should really just toss it out. But, for all the hours I've played, the multiple character...   read

 
 
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Review: CASE: Animatronics

I went into CASE: Animatronics with an open mind. Yes, as a Steam Greenlight game featuring evil animatronics, there was some obvious cause for trepidation. That it would turn out to be a shameless copy cat, a thin experience riding another...   read

 
 
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Review: Fallout Vault-Tec Workshop

The third of the Workshop DLC packs for Fallout 4, the Vault-Tec Workshop promises a deeper experience than the previous releases. Literally. The majority of the new content is gear around finishing the construction of Vault 88, a fallout s...   read

 
 
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Review: Hawken

Hawken is a game I keep checking back in on. When it originally released back in 2012, it seemed ahead of its time, a free-to-play shooter with AAA production values featuring mech combat. For someone who is both cheap and a mech fan, it wa...   read

 
 
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More DOOM than DOOM

I was late to the party with the new Doom. I picked only picked up the game a few weeks ago. And by now, all the reviews have been written, everyone knows its great. There are already tons of articles, opinion pieces, and editoria...   read

 
 



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