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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

 
 
Persona 4 manga photo
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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Kickstarter

Upcoming Sega Genesis/Megadrive art book looks marvelous

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, an officially licensed 25th anniversary commemorative compilation of artwork, development sketches, hardware manufacturing plans, and interviews from Sega's golden years looks to be the definitive b...   read

 
 
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Books

Diablo book Stay Awhile and Listen now available

We had previously posted an excerpt from David L. Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book 1 and it's now available for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play. Such a specifi...   read

 
 
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition 'Visual Companion' ebook released

Fans of Deadly Premonition are being offered a new "Visual Companion" ebook through the iTunes store today. The supplement features more than 350 pages of material, including some of Swery65's notes, and an assortment of interactive el...   read

 
 
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Yoshitaka Amano
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Look at Yoshitaka Amano's Deva Zan story and art book

I've been looking forward to getting this book for a long time. When we featured The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy some months back, we were told about the impending release of Deva Zan, Amano's literary debut that not only features a...   read

 
 
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Tom Clancy

Author and game contributor Tom Clancy dies at age 66

Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr., best known in the videogame industry as the name attached to several Ubisoft-published military and espionage franchises, died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Baltimore area. Clancy wrote novels for ...   read

 
 
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Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strateg...

 


 


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EtosiGiR

Why did The Outsider wait 6 months to give me powers? If time doesnt matter to him why not do it to prevent the initial assassination or earlier when I was escaping? Just seems

 
Fuzunga

#rekt

 
Electric Reaper

What is with the dust clouds in the games and Battlefield Bad Company 2 and why cant I disable that stupid effect? I do not need that crap obscuring my vision during a

 
EtosiGiR

Dishonored may not be a proper Bethesda game as it was developed by Arkane Studios, but my god does it cause me damn near physical pain to not stop and read every book I come across so that I can beat this game in four Weird little bit of game

 
JcDent

How hard did the British Army of The Rhine sucked in 1973? Fairly hard Also, a reminder that the S-tank is not a defensive tank

 
JcDent

Having American presidential and Lithuanian parliamentary election on the same year is almost too much bullshit to On one side, On the other side, 17ish populist bullshit parties, with current majority party in total brain

 
Electric Reaper

Haydee is one weird If they focused more on the beauty of the character, they would have given her a human head, and (at least partially) human If they focused more on her robotic nature, the torso and legs would likely be

 
EAPidgeon

So apparently my University which only has wifi has an insane amount of packet ~4-5% on CS:GO is virtually unplayable although somehow Overwatch is This video should give you a general idea of what its like at the 6:45

 
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Well shit, now my youtube page is filled with Slam Jam GUESS I GOTTA POST EM

 
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(NSFW) Well, I think this Suicide Girls photoshoot is pretty great

 

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