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How I learned to stop worrying and love the tabletop RPG

I love role-playing. I like being a half-elf, half-demon on a bloody rampage; I like being a sci-fi ex-black ops badass on a quest to rescue his daughter; I love being a naughty schoolgir -- wait, sorry -- wrong kind of role-playing. What's...   read


GaymerCon is videogames gone totally gay -- awesome!

Last night, Kickstarter got a little more gay. Matt Conn and the organizers of GaymerCon, the first gaming convention with a focus on the LGBTQ community, started their crowdfunding drive with a goal of $25,000. One day later, they're ...   read

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Assassin's Creed 3 AnvilNext engine struts its stuff

Featuring the most dramatic narration for a tech demo ever, the newest Assassin's Creed 3 trailer shows off Ubisoft's proprietary graphics engine, dubbed AnvilNext. The engine is capable of dynamic weather in all four seasons, absurd numbe...   read


How Mass Effect 3 kicked my emotional ass

When was the last time a videogame made you think about relationships? Truly reflect on them, I mean? BioWare has a knack for making them just about mandatory in each of their games, but they're hardly the only ones that have made romantic ...   read


Nintendo Direct: Wii U goes pro with Wii U Pro Controller

Nintendo's Wii U will feature connectivity with a more traditional style controller, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata revealed on Nintendo Direct today. The controller, called the Wii U Pro Controller, can be seen in that beautiful sc...   read


Why BioWare should change the Mass Effect 3 ending

Yes, another article about the Mass Effect 3 ending. And buckle in, because it's gonna be a long ride. Trust me, I plan to make it worth your while. To say that the ending to Mass Effect 3 has caused an outcry on the Internet would be to gr...   read


Studying sexism with Skyrim -- Fus Ro Va! Gina!

My name is Merillia Feldreth. I am a Dunmer, a Dark Elf. In the land of Skyrim, my kind is not particularly welcome. The Nords have their customs and ways which I admit I do not favor in my heart, but I respect in my actions. The favor is n...   read


Skyrim launch party, a bardic tale of booze & dragons

There is a dragon in the Belasco Theatre. I repeat, there is a dragon in the Belasco Theatre. I'm not the only one that sees this, right? I am surrounded by people infinitely richer and more recognizable than me, people like Christina Aguil...   read


Counterpoint: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is fantastic. If you own a PlayStation 3, I highly recommend you purchase it right this second if you haven't already. Seriously. Just get up, leave this column for a minute -- don't worry, I'll be here when y...   read


Batman: Arkham City: What, me worry?

Dear Destructoid readers, I have something I'd like to share with you today. It's something quite... dastardly, if I do say so myself. More maniacal than the Joker, more ruthless than Killer Croc, more relentless than Two-Face, I have conco...   read



Interview: Nate Kenyon on Starcraft: Ghost: Spectres

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to go in undercover - like a ghost, if you will - and interview author Nate Kenyon to ferret out information regarding the recently released Starcraft novel, Starcraft: Ghost: Spectres. It wasn't...   read


Why the Mass Effect 3 FemShep vote was the wrong move

[Editor's note: Sophie Prell will be contributing original features for Destructoid from time to time. She is an Iowa farm girl turned award-winning gaming journalist, and is also a contributor at and She is also pretty...   read

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I grew up on a farm in Iowa and now I write jokes and video game columns for the enjoyment of the Internet. I'm also an award-winning journalist and I even wrote a play once, so, you know. That's...



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Mimikyu may be my new favourite I just want to hug it and pet it and tell it that everything will be okay!

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Looks like Steam might have a solution to that stupid Content in this product may not be appropriate for all ages or may not be appropriate for viewing at work I just hope it Having to deal with that age gate on login was annoying


Leman Russ joins the mediocre Primarch line Those MK III Space Wolves, tho!


Civ 6: Brazil declared war on me (as China) then nothing happens for the next few I then asked for peace and they Politics is PS: I need to get lunch its almost 4PM damn you Civ


I have returned to the land of ice and The air is dry, the land is frozen and the people are Just like it should Got loads of pictures from the anime shop and will turn it into blog Something tells me Ill sleep well

Electric Reaper

The RWBY fandom can be so insane at Oh, I cant wait to watch the first episode of Volume 4 on


I think Ill be getting Breath of the Wild for Wii U The Sheikah Slate is clearly meant to emulate the No 2nd screen function on Twilight Princess was better on Gamecube so its not Will get Switch version


Another MGSV Dancing in the rain? Cute! — Love, hurts so But still, saved my Flowers of, a brighter They bloomed so free, beneath the I want to give them to So you can see, what we left - Quiet


Pulling a 16 hour shift in the middle of 11 straight work days still isnt fun, but one job short, it really isnt so bad Just happy I could replace my broken 3D Picross makes everything


I just ate tacos at 1:30am with a 7-piece mariachi


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