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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Wii U Game of 2016

In the best of times, "quality over quantity" has been the way of the Wii U. If you bought into the system knowing that you'd more than likely end up playing Nintendo-backed games and not a whole lot else, this isn't your first rodeo. That ...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2016

Look, we all know video games are great, but you can't bring your cutting edge gaming PC or your Xbox Steel Battalion controller with you everywhere you go. Or maybe you can, but you probably shouldn't. It's bad for your back. Thankfully, t...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PC Game of 2016

When it comes time to pick Game of the Year, there's one thing and just one thing that you look for: Quality. If it's good, like cream-of-the-crop good, it belongs in the conversation. Brevity is not a strong suit of this year's PC list. Th...   read

 
 
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No games received the Platinum Prize at PlayStation Awards 2016

Similar to the way music records get fancy records or child entertainers get golden play buttons, special prizes of platinum and gold are given out to top selling games in Asia at the PlayStation Awards. Except, no game was awarded a platin...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2016

In 2015, Microsoft's sales pitch heading into the holiday season was "The greatest games lineup in Xbox history." It felt sort of hollow at the time, like those games were okay but that the best was still around the corner. As it turns out,...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2016

This time of year, I tend to have a mostly finalized list of my personal favorite games in mind. I just instinctively know what belongs where. Worst case, there might be a tie or two left to break or a few titles in need of a refresher befo...   read

 
 
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Predictions for The Game Awards

The Game Awards are tonight, so last night the usual crew got together to make some predictions on it. Will Uncharted 4 sweep the show? Will Pokémon Go actually win something despite that it's a piece of garbage? Is Dark Souls III a ...   read

 
 
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Spider-Man and God of War will be skipping PlayStation Experience this weekend

This weekend is going to be jam-packed with information on upcoming games. With the Video Game Awards (VGAs) happening tomorrow and Sony's PlayStation Experience (PSX) taking up two days (December 3-4), I'm sure a lot of people were expecti...   read

 
 
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Hideo Kojima to be awarded 'Industry Icon' at next month's Game Awards

For the third consecutive year, Geoff Keighley's Game Awards will feature a segment dedicated to important "industry icons" who revolutionized gaming in one form or another. In 2014 the award went to Ken and Roberta Williams for their remar...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of Poznan Game Arena is...

Poznan Game Arena reminds me something of the first PlayStation Experience. Maybe that's mostly because of the season. The video game convention circuit squarely falls between March and August, the time of the year when publishers look to d...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home award for best of gamescom

Well, this sounds familiar. Nintendo is racking up the pre-release accolades for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It had already won Best of Show at E3 from the Game Critics Awards (and Destructoid's Game of the Show, too). It has some new hardwa...   read

 
 
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Best of E3 2016

And Destructoid's E3 2016 Game of the Show was...

What a weird E3 this was. Big publishers like EA held adjacent events off the show floor. Nintendo dedicated its whole booth to a single game, and people just ate it up. Sony had a dedicated app for scheduling appointments to try PlayStatio...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4 won BAFTA's award for best game

Apparently scouring the Commonwealth Wasteland of the New England area resonates with those from the original England. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its 12th annual BAFTA Games Awards today and Bethesda's Fallout 4&nb...   read

 
 
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The Witcher 3

And the award for the GDC's Game of the Year goes to...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been crowned Game of the Year at this year’s GDC Awards. The RPG also received recognition with a Best Technology Award. It wasn’t the biggest winner of the ceremony, however; Sam Barlow’s Her ...   read

 
 
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Let's watch the 2016 IGF and GDC Awards right here, right now

The video game industry isn't done handing out awards for last year's titles. There are a pair of ceremonies happening tonight in San Francisco, one right after the other. First up, it's the Independent Games Festival Awards, hosted by Capy...   read

 
 
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And the winner of the Games Journalism Award...not a games journalist!

The 5th Annual New York Game Awards took place tonight in Arizona. Nah, nah. It was in New York. I fooled you for a second, though, I bet. The event is put on by the New York Videogame Critics Circle, which counts Samit as one of its membe...   read

 
 
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Bethesda's Todd Howard to receive GDCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Hot on the heels of Fallout 4, Todd Howard, director of later The Elder Scrolls and Bethesda's Fallout 3 and 4, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards in March. Fallout 4 will also ...   read

 
 
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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture won the British Writers' Guild's award for best video game writing

The British Writers’ Guild Awards is an annual event where the best of British writing across TV, film, radio, stage, and video games are acknowledged and celebrated. For those in the industry, it’s a fairly big deal. This year,...   read

 
 
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The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity score Writers Guild Award nominations

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an unstoppable, award-winning machine. While it failed to take home the industry's top prize, the Destructoid Game of the Year Award, it has secured victories from other, lesser organizations such as The Gam...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V and The Witcher 3 lead all nominees at GDC Awards

When the Game Developers Choice Awards take place March 16 in San Francisco, two games will already have a leg-up in their odds of bringing home some hardware. The award show has revealed all the nominees for its nine categories, and Metal ...   read

 
 
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These are the 2016 Independent Games Festival finalists

The 2016 Independent Games Festival has figured out its finalists. The Seumas McNally Grand Prize will go to either Darkest Dungeon, Her Story, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Mini Metro, Superhot, or Undertale. If you're a regular reader...   read

 
 
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GOTY 2015

Destructoid's award for Best Xbox Game of 2015 goes to...

Before Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. This is important to note because recently, for a good number of years, Nathan Drake was Lara Croft. Shrewdly, developer Naughty Dog took the cinematic action baton and ran far, far away with ...   read

 
 
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Best Mobile Game

Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2015 goes to...

There were some great slow-paced, methodical games up for this award (Lara Croft GO, Alphabear), but Downwell proves twitch action can still work on phones. It achieves this through its dedication to simplicity. Three colors. Three buttons....   read

 
 
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Best New IPs

The best new IPs of 2015

Video games are increasingly expensive products to create. Every generation as graphics increase in quality, the sheer size of teams required to put together new amazing, fantastic worlds grows dramatically. With video games costing so much...   read

 
 
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The best new characters of 2015

Video games have a fair share of legendary heroes. They've been around for years and their stories have spanned generations (of both consoles and humans). They are household names: Mario, Sonic, Master Chief, Solid Snake. This post is not a...   read

 
 


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Gundy

Im getting back into God help

 
GoofierBrute

That mobile Fire Emblem game is about what I expected when they first announced it, but I liked what I

 
Torchman

Soooooooo Fire Emblem fans dont really have a reason to get the Switch if they have the New 3DS until that original FE comes out huh? I smell a pokemon B/W2 situation happening :/

 
Czar Kazem

The most recent 3DS Fire Emblem games may be departures from the past games, but dammit if I havent loved them just as much as I did when I got into the Im really excited at how much life it has right And Heroes looks pretty neat!

 
Robosquid

So the fire emblem mobile game Is more or less what i was expecting/hoping for Heres hoping it wont launch with a garbage premium currency!

 
ScionVyse

Also, Nintendo, this is how you do things for your Even if your next main series title is years off, at least let people know that its happening before spotlighting spinoffs for the next few

 
ScionVyse

Its pretty amazing how far the Fire Emblem series has From being on deaths door prior to Awakenings release, to 3 full games in its universe coming within 2 years and a mobile

 
Zaboru

This is the only track that I want to intentionally keep posting occasionally, because its still and will always be my ultimate FIGHTING SPIRIT Ill need a lot of fighting spirit in the near future, but I will never give up!

 
FakePlasticTree

New Fire Emblem for the Hope the console version still has customization for the protagonist, as I really enjoyed that aspect for Fates and Wont mind if it plays along the lines of those Good one, Nintendo!

 

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