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Review: RAD

RAD provides an alternate history where at some point in the mid-eighties, the world was annihilated in nuclear hellfire. Eventally, survivors managed to scrape together enough remnants of civilization to start rebuilding society. Cult...

 
 
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Arcade weirdness abounds at California Extreme

"So what's California Extreme?" I hear you asking. Simply put, it's a yearly convention where arcade cabinet and pinball collectors converge in San Jose to show off their favorite machines. Enthusiasts bring their perfectly maintained arcad...

 
 
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Review: Stranger Things 3: The Game

Stranger Things 3: The Game is a note-for-note retelling of Stranger Things season three, released day and date with the popular Netflix series. If you haven't seen it, Stranger Things (the show) draws influence from sev...

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows: The Dalaran Heist

Competition has been good for Hearthstone. Even though Artifact never really found an audience, other digital Collectible Card Games (CCGs) like Eternal and Magic The Gathering: Arena have provided some legitimate alternative...

 
 
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Review: World War Z

Several years ago I read an article which put forth the notion that zombie media tends to do better when Republicans are in office, while vampires fare better when Democrats control the White House. That's the only reason I can think of why...

 
 
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PSA: There's a big privacy issue with EA's Origin service

Apex Legends has been a legitimate phenomenon since it stealth-launched two weeks ago. Unfortunately, it's also brought to light a serious flaw in EA's Origin service concerning personal information and who has access to it. Millions o...

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble

Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone is one of the brightest spots on the company's ledger sheet, having recently surpassed 100 million registered players. The game is in a pretty good place, with Valve's Artifact stumbling out...

 
 
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Review: Override: Mech City Brawl

One of my favorite overlooked PlayStation 2 titles is a 2003 brawler called War of the Monsters. Inspired by B-movies of the 1950s, the game let you choose from a wide variety of Kaiju and giant robots, then battle it out in a 3D arena full...

 
 
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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 5

You Don't Know Jack has always been an innovative property. The very first YDKJ game in 1995 was one of the first titles to take full advantage of the storage space offered by then-new CD-ROM technology, and there's been plenty of...

 
 
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Review: Timespinner

Some games wear their influences on their sleeve; Timespinner has a full-body tattoo that reads "I ♥ Symphony of the Night" from the top of its head to the soles of its feet. That's by no means a bad thing. Aspiring to one of th...

 
 
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Review: Lamplight City

Point-and-click adventure games had a bit of a renaissance in the last decade, but have become harder to find ever since Telltale discovered a different formula with The Walking Dead in 2012. Luckily, indie developers are there to fill...

 
 
 
 
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Gelly Break turns two Q-berts into a rolling deathmobile

Nintendo has had its ups and downs with indie developers, but the Switch seems to be doing things right. The versatile console has become a lot of people's indie machine of choice, and most games released on the system seem to be performing...

 
 
 
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Bloodroots asks: What if Jackie Chan was a murderous viking?

PAX's Indie Megabooth is always worth checking out, and it's frequently one of the most crowded sections of the show floor. You never know exactly what to expect when you visit, but there's almost always something exciting and eye-catching ...

 
 
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Ooblets is cuter than should be allowed by law

Double Fine is always trying something new. The developer regularly invites employees to pitch their game ideas during its annual Amnesia Fortnight events, internal game jams where no idea is too bizarre. Several well-regarded games have re...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: The Boomsday Project

Blizzard's Hearthstone is one of the company's more unusual creations. A digital representation of a physical card game, based on a venerable MMORPG, itself based on a real-time-strategy game (based on the Warhammer universe, but ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Lego The Incredibles

Lego games haven't changed much since their debut in the PS2 era (and yes, it's really been that long, and you're really that old). For better or worse, TT Games settled on a formula that seems to work, and the company has stuck with it for...

 
 


About Kevin McCluskyone of us since 5:34 AM on 02.16.2007

I'm a longtime member of Destructoid, and you may have known me in a prior life as Qalamari.
In other words, hi. I've been here a long time. There's a good chance I'm older than you.

I write freelance articles for other publications, so you might see my name elsewhere occasionally.
Disclosure: I wrote a paid testimonial for the Speedify VPN service in April 2017.

Here are some things I like.




















May want to stay out of the old stuff. I really didn't know what I was doing when I started here.

Like most other Dtoiders I am male, 15 to 30 something, introverted to the point of social ineptitude, and grew up obsessing over videogames, somewhat to the chagrin of my parents. I am a moderately slavering Nintendo fan because-- let's be fair... they were easily the biggest influence in my formative years. Because of this, it is my belief that Smash Bros. was created specifically for me. The fact that the rest of you may enjoy it is merely coincidence.

I was interviewed, once.

I used to be the Cblog Recapper for Mondays. It was a good run.

Beyamor's avatar fathered mine's love child at PAX East. It's ok though, 'cuz he gave me a picture of a Kirby as child support. Cheap bastard...



I inspired a song. (Thanks, Alphadeus!)



You can reach me on twitter @Qalamari, and that's my handle pretty much everywhere. You can also reach me at [email protected]
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