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Shenmue and Yakuza are really not that similar

For nearly as long as I’ve been playing Yakuza games, I’ve always read comments from fans saying, “These games are like Shenmue”. At first glance, that definitely sounds accurate. I even remember making such a claim ...

 
 
 
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April 2018 C-Blog Recaps

Hey there guys n' gals, lads n' lasses, dorks n' dweebs, dicks n' asses - welcome to yet another month of C-Blog Recaps. Since restarting the feature last month, we've had a pretty good number of new bloggers join the fray, eager to thought...

 
 
 
 
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Trio The Punch is bringing the jams to Miami this summer

Local rap group "Trio The Punch" will be headlining the "Mr. Destructoid First Annual Rap Festival" in Miami, Florida this year! Taking inspiration from nerd rap legends The Beastie Boys, the group is primarily a cover band with creative in...

 
 
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Meet the man that became a Ninja Turtle

Justin was like any other kid growing up in the '90s; he idolized the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He spent his Saturday mornings watching the latest episodes before running outside to reenact his favorite scenes. He recalls fond memories ...

 
 
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Toy manufacturers cracking down on copyright infringement

Toy manufacturing companies the world over have come out this week in support of greater protections for intellectual property rights. This comes in the wake of several incidents in which vigilante mobs have borrowed slogans from such compa...

 
 
 
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WTF is Destructoid? Today we celebrate 12 years of madness

Gather 'round Papa Niero, it's that time of year to tell our best story: The story of how Destructoid came to be as a video game community. Most of you already know the story, so please humor us as we enlighten the new people just rece...

 
 
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We're making some hats: Which one should we make?

Do you like hats? Do you like Destructoid? Do you have terrible haircut? We've got the cure! One of the guys from Enthusiast Gaming has a giant gifted boner for designing merchandise and he came up with these just as concepts. Should we mak...

 
 
 
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Stick it to The Man on Switch this month

I’ve got a lot to say about this, but let me squeeze out the “news” portion of the article first, before I start gushing. Stick it to The Man is heading to the Nintendo Switch on November 23, 2017. It’ll feature HD R...

 
 
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Nintendo Pro: Sonic Mania

Sonic and crew are back as well, perfectly curated into a 16-bit throwback for the Switch! Sonic Mania is one among many nostalgia kicks for the ever so glorious new platform, which is totally rad... but I don’t know, can you not hel...

 
 
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Destructoid Meetup: come to Golden Gopher tonight

We're having a thing at E3. You should come.  Come have a chillaxing, refreshing, possibly fatal non-dance party drink-up hosted by Destructoid's Editors and the Enthusiast Gaming Network. We're gathering in wrinkled clothing on Monday...

 
 
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Wear Destructoid shirts without pants at a science museum

Somebody just asked us if we had Destructoid shirts. Why yes, we do! There's hoodies and some other nonsense on sale at Ye Olde Destructoid Shoppe. 100% of profits go towards the artists and overpriced airline beer, as we all get ready to f...

 
 
 
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Destructoid's ethics and transparency policy

[Updated June 15, 2017 - Destructoid was acquired by Enthusiast Gaming - Niero][Updated March 27, 2017 - Re-organized sections and added FTC guidelines -Niero][Updated Feb 20, 2017 - Added Fig Investing and topic sections were re-organized ...

 
 
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Comments of the Week 91

Hey, yo, what up? It's Dreamweaver, back with yet another Comments of the Week! That's right, it's time to check out all of the hilarious commentary featuring the best community in the entire internet, the fine folks of Rule 34. Oh, wait, I...

 
 
 
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Influence the future of Destructoid, take a quick survey

We're doing a site survey about all things Destructoid - please participate in our Great 2016 Census! You can fill it out below or pop it open in a tab. We're about to descend onto the E3 Expo in LA next month, so your feedback can inf...

 
 




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house4lyfe

I know Im quite a few years late, but I finally got my physical copy of Alienation in the mail Going to get ready to kick some alien Also its a damn shame Housemarque is done with arcade At least they left us some gems

 
Jiraya

Time for Fondue!

 
ShadeOfLight

At a board game night, my friend to another friend: Give me a second, Im arranging a blind date for you with an old colleague of Me, the only other single guy in the room:

 
UMR

😅

 
eastyy

Dunno if anyone read the book The Untold History Of Japanese games developer, which i thought was a really cool The creator is now working on a new book

 
Count Parismeow

Also I got invited to project stream and am able to play AC: Odyssey today! Will have to play it later though to see how it actually

 
Sir Shenanigans

Seriously considering Red Dead (3) next week, but a nagging thought (besides how massive a time commitment it’ll be) is a realization that movement in R* games since GTAIV has been sort of clumsy; walking into running, bumpin’ into

 
The Actual Charlton Heston

Got home yesterday, and discovered I had no All of the food in my fridge and freezer, SOMEBODY flipped the main breaker for my apartment Out of 35 other apartments in my They claim kids did Now Daddys going child

 
Dead Churros

This is incredible, tasteful, bold modern artistic masterpiece is 66% off on Steam right Should I buy it?

 
Count Parismeow

Theyre here! And they are connected to each other by magnets!

 
 

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