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Weird science: play DOOM on a Porsche 911

There's thunder and lightning flashing outside as I write this, which adds a nice bit of punctuation to the mad science that I'm writing about. I would have never believed it could be so easy, but apparently the onboard computer in the Pors...   read

 
 
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Overwatch teases a new character

There's been a lot of speculation lately that Overwatch's next hero might be coming sooner rather than later. Fans were thinking that the 24th addition to the roster might be the legendary Doomfist, and there was plenty of evidence to ...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can select your Nintendo ID before the Switch comes out

It doesn't seem to be common knowledge, but sometime over the last couple of days, Nintendo opened up the section of their website that allows you to select your online name. You can change your user ID any time, and it will be attached to ...   read

 
 
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Here's what you'll look like to other Switch players

Ever since consoles began connecting to the internet, choosing an avatar for your online persona has been part of the experience. While prior Nintendo consoles made you create Miis as your online representation, it looks like the Switch wil...   read

 
 
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Atlas and P-body from Portal 2 get the Figma treatment

Portal 2 had a great single-player mode, but the most fun I had with the title was playing through the devious puzzles in the cooperative two-player section. Instead of controlling a human, your Portal gun in this mode was carried by o...   read

 
 
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It's not looking good for the missing $10,000 SNES package

Earlier this week, we reported on a missing shipment of 100 classic Super Nintendo (SNES) games that went missing on their way to an archivist in New Jersey. There's been some movement in the case since then, but unfortunately, the news isn...   read

 
 
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Erik Wolpaw has departed Valve

It's been confirmed that Erik Wolpaw, one of the writers behind games like Portal and Left 4 Dead, is no longer working for Valve. Wolpaw and his writing partner, Chet Faliszek, joined Valve after their hugely influential Old Man ...   read

 
 
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HearthStone's getting a Mammoth shakeup

All successful collectible card games maintain their relevance by adding new expansions at periodic intervals, and HearthStone is no different. Blizzard released some information earlier today that let us know more about their pla...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's competitive season 3 is ending soon

Overwatch's third competitive season is drawing to a close, meaning players have just a few days left to work on their rank and earn points towards unlocking golden weapon skins. The season will end on February 21 at 4:00 PM Pacific time, o...   read

 
 
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RAGE goes digital on Xbox One

Id's RAGE was sort of a cross between Fallout and Borderlands, and there was plenty to do in the post-apocalyptic wasteland caused by an enormous meteor smashing into the earth. It had a pretty good driving engine for the Mad Max ...   read

 
 


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$10,000 worth of SNES history is missing

Amateur game historian Byuu has suffered a huge setback in his efforts to digitally preserve the entire Super Nintendo (SNES) library after a package containing 100 cartridges was lost in transit. The box contained somewhere between $7500 a...   read

 
 
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Raw Fury wants to help indie developers with Steam Direct

With the announcement that Steam Greenlight will soon be replaced by a new system called Steam Direct, many independent game developers were upset by the news that trying to get your game on Steam will require an up-front payment. The ...   read

 
 
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The North American Switch commercials are kind of bland

Last week, Nintendo released some advertisements for the Switch in its home country. Earlier today, some English language commercials for the Switch were released, and they'll no doubt be unavoidable if you have a kid with any sort of scree...   read

 
 
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Bottle Caps for Pokemon Sun and Moon are being distributed at game stores worldwide

[Header image by SittingOvationArt on Etsy] No, it's not a Fallout crossover. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Bottle Caps are used in Hyper Training to raise one of your creature's statistics to the maximum potential value. They're esp...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 will feature offline LAN play, spectator mode

You have to be a nerd of a certain age to remember the golden days of the LAN (Local Area Network) party, a geeky gathering where people brought their computers or consoles together in one physical location to take advantage of latency-free...   read

 
 
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Check out these great Pokemon/Moana crossovers

I have a friend who's a professional movie critic, and one of his favorite movies last year was Disney's Moana, a Hawaii-influenced take on a traditional Disney movie. One of my favorite games last year was Pokémon Sun, a Hawaii-infl...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight makes a pretty badass Gundam

While we're waiting for the next Shovel Knight expansion featuring Specter Knight, one of the Cerulean Shoveler's superfans decided to do some custom work and combine the Blue Burrower with what looks like a Helmwige Reincar Gundam Mod...   read

 
 
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Review: Bleed 2

When Bleed came out in 2012, it was a great throwback to run-and-gun platformers of the late '80s and early '90s like Contra and Metal Slug. The sequel looks a lot better, builds on the foundation established in the first game beautifu...   read

 
 
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Japanese Switch commercials show off Splatoon 2, Zelda: BotW, and Mario Kart

Nintendo has just released some commercials promoting the upcoming Switch console. The ads show off some gameplay from a few of the system's most heavily anticipated titles, including Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is adding CTF and custom rulesets in the next patch

Overwatch's current seasonal event, Year of The Rooster, added a Capture the Flag mode that proved to be quite popular. So popular, in fact, that game director Jeff Kaplan went back on his previous claim that CTF would be limited to the run...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's next dinosaur-riddled expansion may have leaked early

Blizzard had a great 2016; Overwatch was our game of the year, and I heard almost nothing but positive things about World of Warcraft: Legion. With all that going on, it'd be easy to overlook HearthStone, which also put out a...   read

 
 
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Use Your Words adds some strategy and psychology to the Jackbox formula

I've made no secret that I enjoy the Jackbox series of party games, and playing them is something my group of friends always seems to enjoy when we get together. Being able to use your smartphone or other internet-capable device as a contro...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to play Rocket League in real life very soon

Rocket League has been incredibly popular since its release over a year and a half ago. The simple concept and easy-to-start, hard-to-master gameplay have kept people coming back for more car soccer over and over again. Over 25 million...   read

 
 
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Tracer's pulse pistols from Overwatch look dangerous

YouTuber LaserGadgets was inspired to make some weapons by last year's hit game Overwatch. The difference between the guns he made and those made by most other cosplayers is that his actually work. Overwatch's breakout character ...   read

 
 
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Jackbox Party Pack 3 is headed to the Switch

Jackbox Games confirmed earlier today that its most recent collection of party games, The Jackbox Party Pack 3, will soon be available for the Nintendo Switch. This will be the first Jackbox game available on a Nintendo platform, since the ...   read

 
 


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

I'm a longtime member of Destructoid, but just recently began writing for the site officially. 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. 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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