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The co-founder of Nintendo of America, Alan Stone, passed away last Friday

There are plenty of people who have helped create something far bigger than themselves and never received proper credit. Most of us associate Nintendo of America with Reggie Fils-Aimé, but there was an even bigger man behind Nintendo...   read

 
 
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You can get Civilization III through V on the cheap in this Humble Bundle

While pretty much every main Civilization game is great, a lot of people prefer a specific entry. Be it III's refinement of the classic style of games to IV's jump to 3D, there are many different opinions about which game is the best of the...   read

 
 
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A neat look at what goes into animating Overwatch highlight intros

What goes into creating a character's highlight intro for Overwatch? Far more than you might imagine. This annotated video from Blizzard senior animator David Gibson shrinks about four days worth of animation work in Autodesk Maya down to ...   read

 
 
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Latest PS4 Pro deal comes with two free games, Slim with $70 value discount

Popular online retailer Newegg is offering up a decent offer on the PlayStation 4 Pro this week, moving beyond its usual PC hardware and accessories expertise. Today on Newegg's eBay page, it has posted a PS4 Pro for the usual $399.99 but w...   read

 
 
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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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Sony is holding a 'Critics' Choice' PSN sale along with a $15 back offer

If you're keen to get some new games on the cheap for your PS4, you needn't look further than the PlayStation Store. Sony has you covered with some pretty decent deals in its "Critics' Choice" sale. Highlights include Doom for $35.99, Titan...   read

 
 
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Jim Sterling prevails in his lawsuit with Digital Homicide

[Disclosure: Jim Sterling is a former reviews editor at Destructoid.] Almost a year ago, we found out that Jim Sterling was being sued by indie developer James Romine on behalf of his studio Digital Homicide for damages in excess of $10.7 m...   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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Square Enix forms studio for new RPG property 'Project Prelude Rune'

Role-playing game fans have a pair of new names to try and remember. One is "Studio Istolia," a Tokyo-based studio recently formed under Square Enix, and the other is "Project Prelude Rune," the RPG intellectual property the group is creati...   read

 
 
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Lightfield is a cyber-futuristic open-ended racer

Racing games don't always have to be about who's the most skilled. Sometimes they can favor the most clever. It doesn't matter how quick your opponent is, you're winning that race if you can consistently nail the Rainbow Road shortcut in&n...   read

 
 


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Resident Evil 7's Banned Footage DLC is out for Xbox One and PC

After a window of timed exclusivity on PlayStation 4, Capcom has now released Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 for Resident Evil 7 on Xbox One and PC. They're priced at $10 and $15, respectively. My thoughts on Banned Footage Vol. 1 fall in...   read

 
 
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Narita Boy looks like an '80s-inspired fever dream

Narita Boy drew me in with its aesthetic and, to be frank, that's still the aspect of the game I'm into the most. It looks wild. The further into this trailer you get, the crazier the effects and animations become. I don't really understan...   read

 
 
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New Civilization VI update brings Australia DLC and Steam Workshop

One of the most-requested features for Civilization VI will soon be upon us. In an upcoming free update, Steam Workshop support will be going live alongside some new team options and the Australian Civilization DLC. While I've sunk more tim...   read

 
 
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Maybe don't watch this spoilery Zelda: Breath of the Wild video

There's a lot going on this Japanese television ad for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Too much, probably! You're not going to want to see it if you've held out this long and remained relatively spoiler-free. Stay strong, and also...   read

 
 
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You can pretty much skip load times with this Street Fighter V mod

Apparently some people were taking issue with the load times present in Street Fighter V. Color me surprised, because I've often heard other issues that relate more to the lack of content than anything wrong with the game code. Still, one m...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer a launch title for the Switch

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was going to be one of the many ports that the Switch hosted on its launch day, but that's not happening. "Issues beyond our control" have been cited by Team Meat and Nicalis, and although it's been pushed ...   read

 
 
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John Cena will be demoing the Switch with some YouTubers

Even with the Switch launching in roughly nine days and with a public preview event still scheduled for two cities, Nintendo is going to be demoing the Switch in a few more places with some twists. This time, they are bringing a mock living...   read

 
 
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As Dragon Quest X dies on the Wii, it's born on the Switch this year

Much like Square Enix got rid of the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV so it didn't hold the others back, Dragon Quest X is suffering the same fate. The publisher announced this week that the Wii version is ending service completel...   read

 
 
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Review: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin

Not that you need any more reminders, but dang, it sure has been a while since the first Psychonauts. More than a decade later, Double Fine's funny psychic-power platformer has stuck with us, thanks in part to re-releases and also the uplif...   read

 
 
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Rime will take around eight hours to beat, more if you do everything

Whenever a new puzzle platformer come out, I worry about padding. Having secrets and Easter eggs packed in is fine, but when you're asking me to collect hundreds of trinkets of Donkey Kong 64 proportions to see a good chunk of the game...   read

 
 
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A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is going to be a free download as of next month

What was once a pre-order bonus is now a fully-fledged free game. Square Enix has announced that A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV, the retro beat 'em up that serves as a prequel of sorts (it's an embellished tale from Noctis' father, with so...   read

 
 
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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...   read

 
 
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This year's DICE Summit will feature a game dev Quake tournament

The DICE Summit is an annual get-together for game developers to discuss ideas for new games and emerging technology within the industry. While it doesn't hold much for the mainstream gaming public, it looks like the executives in charge of...   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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Former NBA player Rick Fox explains why he invested big in eSports

Los Angeles Laker almost-great Rick Fox isn't spending his retirement like most former players do. He's the owner of the eSports team Echo Fox, an umbrella with eight teams and 35 players under it. That's a noteworthy investment from a form...   read

 
 



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