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Where other MMOs are content to expand, ArcheAge strives to evolve

[This week Destructoid is sponsored by ArcheAge. Here's a takeaway from former CraveOnline and PlayStation Lifestyle editor Joseph Meli] The MMORPG genre stands far apart from other game types in many ways, but perhaps the biggest differenc...   read

 
 
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The formation of the ESRB makes for a cool story

Gaming, as it is today, is fairly open to creative ideas. There are no real limits on the stuff people can make and that is good. No one benefits from media that censors important subjects, even if gaming tends to muck up the subject materi...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey is using his Oculus Rift millions to make America great again (Update)

[Update: After several hours and no doubt several dozen articles on the internet, Palmer Luckey issued a statement on his Facebook page addressing his involvement with Nimble America. I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impact...   read

 
 
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Gary takes on the Elite Four in this Pokemon Generations short

You won't hear anyone say "Smell ya later!" in this third Pokémon Generations episode, but you will hear more than a few instances of "Poke-a-mon" and see a cool, albeit brief first-person Pokémon battle. The subject matter i...   read

 
 
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Urien's classic outfit is lurking in Street Fighter V

Urien is the latest addition to the Street Fighter V roster, and if you're looking to set his body free, I'm happy to offer some small assistance. By holding LP+MK+HP before a match, you can get the brawler out of his business attire and i...   read

 
 
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Meet the crew in Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft released a new trailer for the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 earlier today. The video begins by introducing the other DedSec operatives your character, Marcus Holloway, will be working with. In addition to showing off some of the San Franc...   read

 
 
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Iceland's not in FIFA 17 because it rejected EA's low-ball offer

One of this year's feel-good stories in soccer (football, fútbol, the beautiful game) was Iceland's run to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 earlier this summer. The tiny Nordic country improbably made it through the group stage before ...   read

 
 
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SOMA sold well, Frictional Games working on two projects

We're pretty fond of Frictional Games' SOMA around here. It had confusing marketing that led to people thinking it'd be more like Amnesia: The Dark Descent with pop-out scares and tense chases, but its somber philosophical narrati...   read

 
 
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What hardware will it take to overthrow Gandhi in Civ VI?

Civilization VI will be releasing in a little less then a month's time. Prospective buyers may want to know if their hardware is capable enough (spoiler alert: it probably is). Firaxis has revealed what kind of PC it will take to topple the...   read

 
 
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Mafia III destroys more rackets than John McEnroe

Further proof positive that I am bad at this job. That headline is an extremely unclickable headline. John McEnroe references in 2016? Like, who's going to understand that? I cater to the four percent of people who understand both crime sy...   read

 
 
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People beat Destiny's new raid in two hours because of course they did

If game developers create it, it will be conquered: Destiny's new raid Wrath of the Machine has been finished by Clan Redeem two hours after it launched. Wrath of the Machine launched today at 1PM Eastern today, and at 3PM it became ol...   read

 
 
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's first story add-on brings someone back from the last game

Adam Jensen loyalists will now find a familiar face in Prague. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's first story DLC, System Rift, is focused on a character from 2011's Human Revolution. System Rift released today and it reintroduces Francis Pri...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey did not start with nothing

There are two Palmer Luckeys. I went back to read profiles of the now-24-year-old $700 millionaire who founded Oculus and became otherwordly-wealthy after reneging on keeping his company independent when Facebook came knocking with $2 billi...   read

 
 
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Review: Destiny: Rise of Iron

In the several days since Destiny: Rise of Iron launched, I've basically been doing nothing but play it. While it's meant to last casual players weeks on end, my raid group and I chewed through, and although we still have some SIVA Clu...   read

 
 
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Killing Floor 2's tenth perk is the Survivalist

As Killing Floor 2 creeps closer to full Steam release this November, players have been wondering what the final perk (character class) would be. Some community folks dug into the code and found references to the Martial Artist, which every...   read

 
 
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PS4 bundle with free $75 gift card and NBA 2K17

The PS4 Slim and upcoming PS4 Pro have all the media attention this fall, so it's time to sell off those old PlayStation 4 bundles from earlier this year. Just a month ago, you would be hard pressed to find one under the $350 list price, bu...   read

 
 
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Latest Street Fighter V patch breaking the game on PC (Update)

[Update: Capcom says it is now working to roll back "the security measures added to the PC version of Street Fighter V. After the rollback process to the PC version, all new content from the September update will still be available to playe...   read

 
 
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Someone recreated No Man's Sky in Doom with multiplayer to boot

YouTuber and Doom modder Robert Prest has loosely recreated No Man's Sky in the old-school Doom without ever having played the actual game, just basing his mod off trailers alone. It seems Prest has pretty much nailed it to me, o...   read

 
 
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September gaming laptop deals start at $535

In an ideal world, everyone would cheaply possess a razor-thin 4K GTX 1080 laptop. Of course, not everyone can blow $2,500+ for a machine like that, but these days, even around $500 will get you something decent: a machine capable of r...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - Generational Hunting

[Awesome art from Roboto-Kun's Deviant Art page] Welp. I'm diving back into Monster Hunter. Picked up Generations today (on sale for $30 at Gamestop), and I'm really excited. Haven't delved into one since Freedom Unite on PSP (Did play a bi...   read

 
 
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You'll have to wait a little longer to ogle boobs in Dead or Alive Xtreme VR

Today is a sad day for aficionados of unrealistically bouncy anime boobs. Koei Tecmo has confirmed that the upcoming VR mode update for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune will not be able to meet its previously announced October 13 releas...   read

 
 
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Whoa! These Steel Assault gifs woke me right up

It wasn't until after Steel Assault's Kickstarter campaign had wrapped up and its developers had decided to shift the art direction that I became familiar with the retro-style action-platform game. This could well be your first time hearin...   read

 
 
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Valkyria: Azure Revolution is back for more with a new demo after fan feedback

Sega is trying again with the "2.0" demo for Valkyria: Azure Revolution. As it turns out, taking a storied strategic franchise and plopping tons of action elements into it might polarize fans, so the developers have tweaked a bunch of ...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash accidentally playable for people who pre-loaded it

If you're looking to pre-download Paper Mario: Color Splash to your Wii U, you're out of luck. Nintendo has removed the pre-load page for the upcoming action-adventure game after it was discovered it was completely playable for th...   read

 
 
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There's a Gravity Rush 2 demo up now on the Japanese PSN

Gravity Rush 2, the sequel to one of the best games ever, is nearly here. Well, it's still over two months away, but that's close enough for me to get even more excited about it. Just yesterday a demo appeared on the Japanese PSN, so you ca...   read

 
 
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