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Sprint and Niantic enter exclusive deal for Pokemon Go

Today on a conference call with Marcelo Claure, President and CEO, Sprint and John Hanke, Founder and CEO, Niantic, Destructoid learned that that as of December 12, Sprint stores will become special sponsored PokeStops and Gyms fo...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon continues its world sales domination in Australia

We knew Pokemon Sun and Moon was selling well in the US and Europe, but now Australia is joining in on the party. According to Press Start, the pair are the fastest selling Nintendo games in the AU, beating the previous record held by ORAS ...   read

 
 
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Twenty minutes of Persona 5 was enough to convince me I need the hell out of it

I love me some Persona. As such, I've been on a sort of media blackout, only seeing images of dope anime folk in masks on Twitter out of the corner of my eye. But when I saw that it was playable at PSX, I begged Atlus to let me skip the lin...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Nintendo Switch will finally get the GameCube Virtual Console

For years, people thought that the GameCube would make an appearance on the Wii U. Hell, people even hacked the thing to do it, but a true Virtual Console never really came to fruition. The Virtual Console in general is weird as hell, as so...   read

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary is shaping up nicely on Vita

When I reviewed Salt and Sanctuary earlier this year on PlayStation 4, I found it to be a more-than-competent side-scrolling take on From Software's Souls series. I played the majority of it in co-op and had a great time with its intricate ...   read

 
 
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Sony surpasses 50 million PS4 sales

Back in May, Sony reported that they had just shifted 40 million consoles, and here we are seven months later with another milestone -- 50 million. Today, Sony has informed Destructoid that they've shifted 50 million PS4 units as of Decembe...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV free updates road map: new characters and bosses planned

As a thanks for supporting the game, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata said the team will keep their promise of continuing to support the game after launch and thus have strengthened the update road-map "considerably beyond what we or...   read

 
 
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PC deals: Save on Steep, Lara Croft GO, and other recent releases

PC gamers can save big on this week's new releases for some cheap, chill holiday gaming fun. Digital retailer Green Man Gaming is hosting the discounts as a part of its "VIP" sale. Simply login or create an account and get better-than-adver...   read

 
 
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Here are Destructoid's favorite Alolan Pokemon

A new generation, a new entry in Pokémon. Whether you like the new Pokémon or have jumped off the ship clear into Digimon town, a new game means new choices for favorite 'Mon. And considering the incredible success of Sun and ...   read

 
 
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The Ghost Recon Wildlands beta should be good for some silly fun

Ubisoft has opened signups for the Ghost Recon Wildlands closed beta, which is something I'd like to try out despite not really feeling the co-op squad shooter's super-serious tone or its disappointingly standard-feeling gunplay. The destr...   read

 
 
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Palutena teaches Smash how to Pole Dance

In an apparent sequel to the Bayonetta video we showed you a few months ago, YouTuber MasterofHyrule has put together a video showing each of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's characters performing Palutena's pole dancing taunt.  As in th...   read

 
 
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Watch this guy building a game console into a cement Thwomp

I love watching stuff get made. Whether it's chocolate, chains, or sweet ninja swords, I always find it fascinating to see the step-by-step process that goes into making a finished product from a bunch of raw materials. In this video, Wes S...   read

 
 
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343 details the huge update Halo 5's getting in two days

It has been more than a year since Halo 5 launched, but developer 343 Industries continues to support it with new maps, helpful features, and quality of life improvements. Actually, one of the biggest updates is right around the corner...   read

 
 
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Build your own home in the Homestead update for Elder Scrolls Online

Hearthfire may not have been the best DLC for Skyrim, but fans latched onto the base-building mechanics and loved their inclusion in Fallout 4. Many felt it was an integral part of the fun factor for the title, allowing you to stake a claim...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's winter update addresses a lot of concerns, neglects one crucial issue

"Why did Battleborn fail?" is a question that gets asked every few days on its subreddit. "How do we bring new players in and retain them?" is probably the more constructive way to phrase it. Gearbox has been paying attention to the communi...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week 02

Welcome back to Comments of the Week for a special fully stocked December edition. We've got Final Fantasy XV comments! We've got comments about The Game Awards! We've even got piping hot 'n fresh PlayStation Experience comments! ...   read

 
 
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Akuma's Street Fighter V debut will come with a topless cheat code

When December 20 rolls around, Season 2 will have officially begun for Street Fighter V. It's a pivotal moment for Capcom given their relatively low sales for the game, and although they have claimed they will support it for several more ye...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's Rogue One VR Mission is short but sweet

The idea of a VR dogfighting game set in the Star Wars universe pretty much sells itself. The new Rogue One VR Mission for PlayStation VR, playable as a free download within Star Wars Battlefront (you'll need to own a copy of the base game ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is offering up to $20,000 bounty for hackers to find 3DS vulnerabilities

You'd be hard pressed to find a category of hardware (outside of the PC) that's hacked or homebrewed more than Nintendo portables. But after all these years, Nintendo is going to make a marked attempt to stop it. Partnering up with HackerOn...   read

 
 
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Get into the holiday spirit with Hitman's Christmas mission

I was trying to come up with a catchy Christmas pun to headline the article, then I realized that would be super cliche. So, forget about that nonsense and let's jump straight into the news. Hitman is going to be receiving a free holiday th...   read

 
 
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Here's a look at ReCore's missing fifth bot, which is coming early next year

ReCore launched with a giant mystery. Despite the fact that there were only four bots in the game, there were five spots reserved. There was a huge swath of land in the northwest part of The Cradle that was inaccessible. Some enemies ...   read

 
 
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Review: Let it Die

Ever since it dropped, I've been poring over every little detail of Let it Die. It's a strange beast, with tutorial messages at every turn for the first few hours, many of them facilitating back into the microtransaction scheme. It's defini...   read

 
 
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Get a look at the perhaps too humanoid Empoleon in Pokken Tournament

When I first showed my friend Mega Man 3 many years back, he couldn't stop laughing at how much Snake Man looked like "a guy in a snake suit." And that's kind of how I feel about this highly emotive character model for Empoleon in Pokk...   read

 
 
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Warhammer 40K squad shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing is 32% off

Warhammer 40,000 junkies looking for some first-person shooter action are in luck this week. Space Hulk: Deathwing is out on Friday for PC with a pre-order discount of $33.99 on Steam. Of course third-party retailer Green Man Gmaing is itch...   read

 
 
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Soulcalibur's 20th anniversary video gives glimmer of hope for 6th title

Has it been 20 years? The original Soul Edge released in Japanese arcades back in 1995, making this the 21st anniversary. It came to PlayStation in Japan in 1996, which is probably where they are counting from, but not until the follo...   read

 
 
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