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WTF is Wrong With Games

Excerpt: WTF is Wrong with Video Games

Phil Owen is a freelance journalist and the author of WTF is Wrong With Video Games, a book that "sets out to lay bare all the fundamental issues with games, and the industry that makes them, that are holding this burgeoning medium bac...   read

 
 
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Kingkiller Chronicles

There's a Kingkiller Chronicle game in the works

Behind George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle is probably the most well-regarded current fantasy book series. The former has had plenty of games based on it at this point, including a great...   read

 
 
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World Records

The world's biggest arcade machine can house an African elephant

Edit: Can't get the images to display for some reason - sorry! :( Have removed them for now, but will pop them back in as soon as I can.  The latest edition of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition shares a heap of new gaming-flavoure...   read

 
 
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Game Art Book review

Check out Japanator's review of a cool game art book

Hey there! It's not all "manga this, anime that" over at Japanator. We get cool game stuff, too, and one such thing is Game Art: Art from 40 Video Games and Interviews with their Creators, an appropriately-titled book about the art of video...   read

 
 
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Goosebumps: The Game

There's going to be a Goosebumps video game

WayForward will be bringing the Goosebumps book series to life by way of an all-new, point-and-click adventure game, Goosebumps: The Game. "The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighbo...   read

 
 
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Assassin's Creed ZING!

Portland bookstore has sick Assassin's Creed burn

Long-time reader, first-time tipper and professional stand-up comedian Sarah Maywalt sent me the picture above that she took in the Powell's Books, an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.  Powell's reminds us that the novelizatio...   read

 
 
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Spelunky book

A book about Spelunky is in the works from game creator Derek Yu

I have lost count of how many hours I've sunk into Spelunky, both the original free PC game and the multiplatform remake. And just when I think I'm starting to master the tough-as-nails procedurally generated platformer, I see crazy videos ...   read

 
 
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Persona 4 manga

Udon publishing Persona 4 manga in English

Aside from two different anime series, a great Vita port, and whatever else, Persona 4 also got a manga that was previously only available in Japan (in Japanese, except through fan translation). Maker of fine books Udon is publishing the Pe...   read

 
 
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Shooter Review

Review: Shooter

Shooters seem simple. You step into the shoes of your typical tough guy space-marine or mercenary and empty clip after clip into the faces of Nazis, or aliens, or alien-Nazis from the vaguely disembodied gun bobbing up and down in front of ...   read

 
 
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The Witcher

The Witcher collection, Sword of Destiny, sees UK release May 21 (win a copy here)

As we all know, Geralt of Rivia is back on fine video game form with The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, but lesser known is his return to print with Sword of Destiny. First published in 1992, Andrzej Sapkowski's second short story collection is ...   read

 
 
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New Guinness Game Editio

Guinness' Gamer's Edition 2015 lets you know how to make mom finally love you

Wanna know what you have to do to be the best? The new Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition hosts a diverse listing of various gaming records. Wanna have the largest Tomb Raider memorabilia collection in the world? You...   read

 
 
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To Be or Not To Be
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Choose your own adventure Hamlet is now a game

A few years ago, Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame) set up a Kickstarter campaign for a "choose your own adventure" styled retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, titled To Be or Not To Be. It enjoyed enormous success, making more than $580,0...   read

 
 
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In Real Life

Not-Review: In Real Life

First Second is quickly becoming one of the best small press comic publishers, especially for those who like videogames. Their Glorkian Warrior book and corresponding videogame are both delightful in their own right, though neither are part...   read

 
 
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Story Bundle

The Video Game 4.0 collection from Story Bundle is out now

I've barely finished reading the titles I bought with the last videogame-themed offer from Story Bundle and now the fourth one is here for us to enjoy. As always, there's a great mix of books on offer and for the first time, some game-inspi...   read

 
 
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Digital Devil Saga

Digital Devil Saga novels coming to the U.S., so read 'em if you refuse to play the series

A series of books based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga series is being published in the U.S. by Bento Books. There are five books in total which are authored by Yu Godai. The first book is titled Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tu...   read

 
 
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Just in time for EVO

Finally learn to play fighting games with this free guide

I'm currently trying to get good at Bushido Blade and cursing Square Enix for not making a new one, but I do often talk about wanting to get good at one fighting game -- Persona, these days -- much like I talk about one day becoming a ...   read

 
 
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Story Bundle

The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now

The previous videogame-themed collection of eBooks from Story Bundle kept me well read for quite some time, so I'm more than ready to dip into the new 3.0 bundle. There's some really eye-catching titles in the bundle, including two books th...   read

 
 
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Not a game

999: The Novel is a Choose Your Own Adventure book

What really is a game, anyway? This is a question that bothers a lot of insecure people with insignificant things to argue about. Actually, when 999 came out on iOS in Japan we learned it had removed the "escape the room" puzzles, so this n...   read

 
 
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Titanfall

Review: The Art of Titanfall

When you create a new IP from scratch, it's pretty much a given that you'll have to go through a lot of the design phase until you land on an idea that jumps out at you. The developers at Respawn Entertainment had no idea what their new tit...   read

 
 
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Console Wars

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg directing Console Wars movie

Author Blake Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation will be available in the US this May, but the story doesn't end there. Sony Pictures is adapting the book into a feature-length movie, written and d...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls art book

Review: Dark Souls: Design Works

The art of the Souls series blows me away. It truly is an adventurous experience, because although the style is consistent, you literally never know what you're going to walk into next. Whether it's a series of decadent libraries or a ...   read

 
 
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Capcom book

Review: Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia

[Update: The book is currently on-sale for just over $8] The people running the show at Capcom have been irritating fans and employees alike for years now -- burning bridges, nickel and diming consumers, canceling games, landlocking games, ...   read

 
 
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Wario Land 4 eBook

Wario Land 4 to be critically analyzed in 600-page eBook

Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4 is a 600-page eBook that will analyze the entirety of Wario Land 4. I'll just give you a moment to let that sentence sink in. Seriously, Daniel Johnson has put together 600 pages of...   read

 
 
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StoryBundle

Pay what you want for these videogame books

I eagerly picked up the first videogame collection that was offered by StoryBundle, purveyors of pay-what-you want eBook bundles, so I eagerly snapped up the 2.0 bundle. You can pay what you want for six eBooks and magazines and if you pay ...   read

 
 
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Telltale

Telltale is reportedly working on Game of Thrones

This is one of those rumors that you can just picture being true. According to IGN, sources say Telltale Games is making a game based on Game of Thrones. Whether the project will draw inspiration directly from the HBO show or A Song of Ice ...   read

 
 
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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 


 


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AvtrSpirit

I finally have to admit out loud that Ive been in a funk ever since finishing Uncharted 4 on Sunday Not that it was as good as Its just that I hate saying Like when I finished reading LotR and Jungle Book 2, I am similarly saddened

 
Jinx 01

If Im not big into racing sim games but enjoyed dicking around in Burnout Paradise a lot would the new Forza be good for me? I feel like I need a genre leap to get me away from Overwatch for a I still want Blur or SRT sequels

 
Hypno Coffin

Remembered I still had my old and janky 3DS stored in a box under my Thankfully I have DQ:VII on a cartridge and not digital, so I can keep playing right Still gotta figure out how Im gonna go about getting my digital games off the broken

 
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Doomguy got a cuteness upgrade!

 
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I have to say I really enjoy the backstory and character development we are getting from Apollo Justice, he certainly came a long way from being a Phoenix Wright knock

 

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