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App firm estimates that Pokemon Go cleared nearly one billion in revenue in 2016

We know Pokemon Go made a lot of money if it was leaping up on the mobile charts, but just how much? Research firm App Annie estimates that it cleared roughly $950 million in revenue in 2016. That's with the game launching in July, min...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars adds Lu Bu, and another Deception character

Was there ever any doubt that Lu Bu would make it into Musou Stars, the all-star collective of Warriors project that Koei Tecmo is set to unleash on Japan on March 2? Probably not. But now he's set to join the fray along with Oda ...   read

 
 
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Indie PS3/Vita action game Malicious resurrected on PS4

Back in 2012 (or 2010 if you're in Japan), Malicious kind of came and went. I knew a few people who were really into it given the relative drought of action games these days (at least, relative to the PS2 and beginning of the PS3 eras), but...   read

 
 
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Sci-fi romance adventure Alone With You headed to PC

After an initial release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, Benjamin Rivers' interpersonal sci-fi adventure Alone With You is set to appear on Steam beginning February 9, 2017. It's once again priced at $10, and during launch week, the...   read

 
 
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Review: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

I'll be the first to admit that when a Western release of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star was first announced, I couldn't help but be a little excited. Type-Moon's Fate universe is something that I hold a high level of adoratio...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

Sometimes, you get things right on the first try.  That's the philosophy which has guided the Dragon Quest series for thirty years, and it's hard to argue. The franchise has consistently been a top seller in Japan, and Dragon Ques...   read

 
 
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Some mad genius hacked Bubsy into Streets of Rage 2

I'm a simple man. All I need in my games are cute characters, things to jump over, and dudes to punch in the face. But little did I know that I needed something like this. Thanks to Metal64, Bubsy is now a playable character in Streets of R...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Nintendo Switch won't blow you away but will satisfy core gamers

Boy, what a doozy! If there was an award for most complicated game system, Nintendo's Switch would win in a landslide. The simple name really betrays the true complexity of the system given its seemly uncountable number of ways to play game...   read

 
 
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Rain World looks riveting in this new batch of gifs

Rain World, a game about not getting eaten, is still coming along. I've got the gifs to prove it! But first, writing on the PlayStation Blog, artist and programmer Joar Jakobsson put into words why this title continues to captivate us (and ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's Switch game, Project Octopath Traveler, gets a Facebook page

It's easy to forget a few of the projects announced during the Nintendo Switch livestream recently, because there was a lot. All of them might not be coming at launch, or possibly even 2017, but they exist! And while some third parties didn...   read

 
 
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The Titanfall mobile game (that you probably didn't know about) has been canceled

Back in October 2015, Respawn Entertainment and Nexon signed a multi-game deal to adapt the Titanfall franchise to a mobile format. The first of those titles was Titanfall: Frontline, a turn-based card game based on the existing lore o...   read

 
 
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Nioh has gone gold, more info coming this week

Nioh, my most anticipated game of 2017 currently ("currently," because who knows, maybe From Software will announce another Souls game or we'll get a Devil May Cry 5 at E3!), has gone gold. That means that it's done and dusted, an...   read

 
 
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These are the first Neo Geo games coming to Nintendo Switch

Neo Geo games on Nintendo Switch seemed like something that would happen sooner than later, but it's nice to hear confirmation all the same. So far, Hamster Corp. has announced five titles for worldwide digital release on the system: The Ki...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run's first event is now live

If you boot up Super Mario Run, you'll be greeted by the first bonus coin event "Load of Coins," which grants you 1.5 times the amount of currency for winning a Toad Rally match. The promotion will run until January 27. For those of you who...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm is getting yet another assassin in Valeera

The Heroes of the Storm team sure does love its Warcraft characters and the assassin role. Thankfully, so do I! (To a certain extent, anyway.) The latest combatant, Valeera Sanguinar, checks both boxes. After a round of teasing over the pa...   read

 
 
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Some Switch games won't force motion controls, including Arms

One of the things I loved about the Wii U is how much Nintendo backpedaled on motion. Sure some games had it as an option to aim with the GamePad's gyroscope, but compare say, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze's smooth button-based rolling as op...   read

 
 
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Swery65 is back! Opens new studio White Owls

After taking time away from Access games for health reasons and to become a Buddhist priest, Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro ultimately left Access Games in October 2016. Now he's back to making games after starting his own development studio call...   read

 
 
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Nioh's director: 'This is meant to be a masocore game, we consciously avoided making it easy'

I remember walking by the Nioh video reel at TGS in 2015 and thinking "why isn't this playable?" It was one of the most attractive games at the show, but at the time it had just been introduced by Team Ninja, and we knew very little about i...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch doesn't have a pack-in game so it could reach the $299 pricepoint

So, 1-2 Switch. You know, that milking mini-game that looks like it should be a pack-in? Well, it's $50. And when you plunk down $300 on your new Switch console, you won't get anything else with it. Speaking to GameSpot, Nintendo of America...   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct Season 2, Rayman Origins shuffle onto Xbox Live Gold today

The Xbox Games with Gold promotion is doing some shuffling around today, as Outlast and The Cave are leaving the service, and Killer Instinct Season 2 and Rayman Origins are entering it. World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap is the only game that...   read

 
 
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PREPARE TO FRIENDSHIP: Dtoid's Master Gaming Contact List

[After a nice New Year's break, we're back with more List! More Friendship! More half-assed messages from me! How self-referential of me. The List will continue on into perpetuity. -Panda] Good New Years, my friends/robots/GardevoirIt has b...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch will support external storage for up to 2TB, when the pricey cards actually exist

Speaking to Game Informer, Nintendo finally let people know what the maximum amount of storage will be for the Nintendo Switch, which ships with 32GB -- and...drum roll...it's 2TB! That's quite a bit of space for non-proprietary micro SDXC ...   read

 
 
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Reggie: Nintendo Switch won't have shortages, NES Classic getting 'continued' stock in the US

Nintendo has had a "shortage" problem for years in the US. The company did it with the Wii. It did with with every single special edition they've ever made, from systems to games (remember Fire Emblem Fates, and how that single cartridge so...   read

 
 
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An unlikely pairing has given birth to Plague Road

Do any of you readers remember the wonderfully mustached Conrad Zimmerman? Did you know he is currently working on a video game called Plague Road with Luc Bernard, an outspoken indie developer who has history with Destructoid? Luc B...   read

 
 
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There is yet another Guilty Gear Xrd update coming

Not to talk too negatively about fighting games and their constant updates, but this is one of the reasons why I find it hard to get truly invested in any one particular series. Guilty Gear and BlazBlue have so many updates, sequels, and DL...   read

 
 


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