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How caught up are you on the Yakuza series, and are you ready for Yakuza 0?

You know how those "prequels released years after the original" arcs go. If you've been following along since the start you're bound to pick up on little nuances that newcomers won't, but it is the start of the story after all, so you can b...   read

 
 
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I can't stand this new look at Bloodstained, but I can't quite figure out why

There's some new footage of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and it's bugging the hell out of me. For its eighth development update, we get protagonist Miriam platforming her way through a town. It's an innocuous 30 seconds. But, for...   read

 
 
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Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has disappeared from digital stores

PlatinumGames' take on Leo, Mikey, Raph, and Donny will have to stay in the sewers from here on out. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan has been taken off Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox digital storefronts. This comes les...   read

 
 
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Let it Die has passed a million downloads

Let it Die is one of those games I want to see continue doing what it's doing. Aside from Twitter clips and occasional forum mentions, I haven't seen all that much conversation surrounding Grasshopper Manufacture's hack-and-slash survival t...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming in March, much sooner than I thought!

Mass Effect: Andromeda was always locked in for a first quarter 2017 release, but I thought for sure it would be pushed back. Nope! That's definitely not the case, as EA has confirmed to Destructoid that Andromeda now has a firm M...   read

 
 
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Nab all three Assassin's Creed Chronicles for $1 in this Humble Bundle

The mainline Assassin's Creed series just isn't my particular brand of comfort-food gaming, but its 2.5D subseries, Chronicles? I think I could get down with that trio. If you don't mind going through Uplay (Windows only), there's a new Hum...   read

 
 
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Rime re-revealed for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

You probably know Rime as that island adventure game with the Ico and Wind Waker vibes. Hey, me too! The project garnered a fair bit of attention these past few years, and for good reason, but its production woes have surrounded it in a t...   read

 
 
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Don't ignore CES this year because there's gonna be some Mass Effect gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas at the beginning of each year. It's sort of an odd one for us in that it's just a smidgen too tech and hardware-centric to really get excited about. It's on our radar but it rarel...   read

 
 
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Delve into Ganon's lesser known pig-man backstory

Since Did You Know Gaming has covered basically every classic series ever at this point, they need to start to work into the more granular type stuff. You know, breakdowns of characters and the like. But this actually works well with Ninten...   read

 
 
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The Amazing Spider-Man games removed from Nintendo eShop

Both of the Amazing Spider-Man games that were last released on consoles were how should I say...playable. They tried to recapture the magic of the old school GameCube-era 3D series, but had a decent number of bugs that got in the way,...   read

 
 
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Are you aware of what Kingdom Hearts: 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage even is?

This month, a new Kingdom Hearts game is coming out! Wait, what? Yes, I'm serious. The crazy thing is no one really knows about it outside of the most hardcore fans. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue will drop on Janua...   read

 
 
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Diablo turns 20

Diablo released on December 31, 1996, meaning that today is the 20th anniversary of the game that wore out a million left mouse buttons. There will be events commemorating the release in all of Blizzard's games, and the developer also ...   read

 
 
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Devil's Third online servers officially dead

Devil's Third may have had microtransactions crammed into its online mode that could have turned people off of it entirely, but it was damn fun for what it was. "Was" being the operative word here, because it's D-E-D dead now. We knew that ...   read

 
 
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Kamiya shares his favorite Wonderful 101 songs, sadly tells us the soundtrack is out of print

While I didn't go as gaga about Wonderful 101 as some, I was wondering where all of the buzz was. Maybe it was the weird off-putting Sentai setup that made some westerners stay away, or the low installbase of the Wii U, but this game d...   read

 
 
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My wishlist for Hitman Season Two

Overwatch, I'm going to let you finish, but Hitman was one of the best games of all time! OK, well maybe not of all time, but as my personal favorite game of 2016 it got my vote for Destructoid's Game of the Year. While we're at i...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Revolution's entire prologue is now playable on the PS4 and Vita

If you happen to have a Japanese account ready to go on your Vita, you can jump in on the newly released portable demo for Valkyria Revolution, which joins the PS4 release that dropped just last week. Revolution has been a slow-going d...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars producer wants 'a bit' of the body physics engine from Dead or Alive in the game

Musou Stars is still a thing, and it's glorious. It's basically an all-star mashup of Koei Tecmo's brawlers, and they're really starting to get weird with their cast choices -- I love it! But a few cast members might fundamentally change th...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata feels like a return to form for Platinum

NieR: Automata is a big deal for me. It's an action-heavy game from Platinum, devoid of the baggage that comes with its recent deluge of licensed materials that seek a larger audience. In this era where niche products are generally shunned,...   read

 
 
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Drone Fight for 3DS looks like a minature version of Virtual On

It's only confirmed for Japan at the moment with a December 28 release date (and a cheap 500 yen price), but Drone Fight looks cooler than most of the third-party games released on the 3DS eShop lately. It's part racer part action game...   read

 
 
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Nioh's story trailer has some cool animation

Another game that has seemingly been around for a while (it started preliminary development in 2004, but was only announced in 2015), Nioh, is nearly here, with an early February release in the west. Get up to speed in the latest story trai...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2016 goes to...

There's nothing quite like Dark Souls. It's a series that intrigues and ensnares, temping its players to persevere against harsh odds to see the next captivating set design or beautifully vile boss. At times, these games teeter over the edg...   read

 
 
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A 30 second trailer for the Gravity Rush anime is all I need

I must have watched the below teaser around 10 times now. I mean, it's not even 30 seconds (it's more like 20), but it shows so much. Mostly centering around Kat and Raven, the Gravity Rush anime will bridge the gap between the first a...   read

 
 
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Review: Bastion (Xbox One)

Supergiant Games’ breakout title Bastion gained critical acclaim in 2011 for its compelling storytelling mechanics and beautiful art, setting the bar high for indie downloadable titles of the day. A little over 5 years later, it com...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PlayStation 4 Game of 2016 goes to...

Naughty Dog's holding up its end of the bargain. PlayStation's list of flagship franchise candidates looks something like this: Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us (as of this month), and maybe inFamous. Half of those are entrus...   read

 
 
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So, Gravity Rush 2 seems to have a TON of online components

I didn't realize how embedded in asynchronous online play Gravity Rush 2 was, but it seems to have a lot of good mechanics involved with normal play. For one, online events can randomly spring up on the map, along with treasure hunts, ...   read

 
 


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Love the fact that Konmai is selling bomberman with such buzz words like Photo Realistic Graphics and All Star Voice Cast None which I recognized from the qualifies as photo realistic graphics? Any image on glossy paper?

 
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Someone hacked the Sega Genesis Street Fighter II: SCE ROM with updated colors and Holy hell does it look Combine with the PCM sound hack from a couple years back and you have the game that they should have released over 20 years

 
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I mentioned this when I gave my blogged impressions of the soundtrack some time ago, but I love how Persona 5s soundtrack captures the whole soundscape of SMT up to this This song, in particular, sounds like a remix of a Persona 2

 
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