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Being a solo gamer in a multiplayer world

Being a gamer over 30 means that you likely fell in love with gaming a long time ago. For me, that affair started around age 6, as my uncle showed me the Atari and I prowled through his Commodore 64 collection, wondering what the stone that...

 
 
 
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Thirty rubbish Pokemon: Red/Blue edition

As readers will know, I recently confessed my closet Pokémon fandom and am celebrating my newfound liberation with a selection of Pokémon-themed articles for those who also like to throw hard metal balls at fluffy wild animals...

 
 
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Six ways in which Pokemon really bothers me

Believe it or not, I really like Pokémon. I've been a big fan of the series since I was a child, but even though my interest in the series diminished as I got older, I still find myself dipping back into the monster-catching stupidit...

 
 
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Ten Golden Rules of action games

There really is nothing quite like a good old-fashioned action game. From God of War to Bujingai, they are the bread and butter of a lifelong gamer's diet. A third-person mixture of combat and exploration, it is a genre absolutely packed fu...

 
 
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Ten Golden Rules of the anti-videogames lobby

We have had many useful commandments for loyal readers over the course of our Ten Golden Rules series. From learning how to be an online gamer and fanboy, to crafting a successful JRPG or Survival Horror, there have been failsafe doctrines ...

 
 
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Ten golden rules of videogame fanboyism

What industry can truly call itself an industry without fanboys? Those who prove themselves obsessively loyal to any product or corporation can be found among many communities, and nowhere do they flourish more freely than within gamer cult...

 
 
 
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Ten golden rules of survival horror

By our very nature, we as people are drawn to the dark. We may not like to admit it, but our macabre instincts thirst for blood, as we find ourselves morbidly drawn to brutality and violence. It is no surprise that horror is such a popular ...

 
 
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Ten golden rules of Japanese RPGs

The JRPG is a venerable and well respected genre, having survived almost unchanged for decades and supported by a community of hardcore obsessives that drool over every statistic and sweeping, globe trotting storyline that comes their way. ...

 
 
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Shadow of the Colossus' controls are an exercise in art

Artsy wonks like myself love to wax philosophic about the potential that games have in terms of narration or eliciting meaningful, emotional player responses. We laud innovative game designers for forcing us to make morally ambiguous choice...

 
 
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Five videogame characters who suck at their jobs

In general, our videogame protagonists need a set context for their lives before being thrust into action and adventure. Mario can't just be a dude with a goomba-stomping fetish; he has to be a plumber. Marcus Fenix can't just be some chain...

 
 
 
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The Endgame Syndrome: Why do we abandon games?

As most of my Destructoid compatriots know, I await RPGs with intriguing storylines more than any other type of game. I enjoy nothing more than to sink myself into a rich plot, get to know the characters, and most of all, experience some fo...

 
 
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The end, my friend part 2: videogame endings that don't suck

A few weeks ago I tackled the issue of why videogame endings are so hard to execute effectively. So as not to be a Negative Nancy incapable of pointing out excellence in videogaming narratives, the following is a list, however brief, of vid...

 
 
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Life in a video game: the pros and cons

What if tomorrow morning you woke up and your life was exactly like your favorite video game? What would you look forward to doing first? Would you drive down the I-90 in your Pontiac Sunfire at 100mph with no regard for traffic laws or you...

 
 
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Gaming under the influence: Top 10 drunk multiplayer games

Drinking while gaming is such a stupid thing to do, and yet I know most people this site will have tried it. It's a match made in heaven when it comes to entertaining. But playing games drunk on your own is depressing and sad, only comforte...

 
 
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The thing about girl gamers

Editor's Note: Hey all, DMV here. Atheistium's written an interesting rant on the whole girl gamer issue, which has always been a hot topic. So far, it's been a real hit on the community blogs, so give this Destructoid veteran some love and...

 
 
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Game endorsements we never want to see

"Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs: The T-shirt, Spaceballs: The Coloring Book, Spaceballs: The Lunch Box, Spaceballs: the Breakfast Cereal, Spaceballs: the Flame Thrower.” – Y...

 
 
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Pipe cleaners are the new sexy

I'm going to preface this by saying that I've never actually cleaned a pipe with pipe cleaners. As a small child Last week, however, I did manage to spell my name with them, with each letter corresponding to one pipe cleaner. Unfortunately,...

 
 
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The guilty pleasures of gaming

The word hardcore when applied to gamers tends to paint a picture of a person who plays games like Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and Gears of War, not someone who sits with his little Nintendo DS and plays hours of Cooking Mama or Super Princess ...

 
 
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Experience the hardest Mario ever (no fluffing required!)

If you are ever in a situation where your little sister complains about a Mario game being too hard, please just slap her and show her this video. Created by a random somebody in Taiwan (my vote is for escaped mental patient), this Mario m...

 
 
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Super Mario Bros. theme has lyrics

More Nintendo trivia for you. Did you know the Super Mario Bros. theme has lyrics? Of course, the theme is apparently called "Go Go Mario" and is originally in Japanese but lucky for us the poster of the video above was kind enough to incl...

 
 




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Scrustle

Reminder that the final Splatfest for Splatoon 2 starts today! Chaos vs Order! Itll run for 72 hours, so theres plenty of time to join

 
Riff Raff

Right now the steelbook is only for the upside down people This better come to EU (and I want it bad! It glows in the dark!

 
JcDent

Im an old, my jokes dont need to be

 
Electric Reaper

Even dishwasher (one of the most prominent RWBY fan artists) has made art about the really stupid storm Area 51 Also, for profit companies are using the meme to advertise their Because of course the corporations would do

 
bong264

Halo Wars was Not bad for an rts built for consoles but still pretty easy compared to a real Solved most of the missions by using good old fashion guardsmen tactics :P

 
Dennis Carden

Just heard about the suspected arson attack at Kyoto I really and truly can’t put into words just how messed up and heartbreaking it My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and the talented artists whose work was

 
Kevin Mersereau

Stranger Things Season 3 was fantastic, but these three were easily the best I love how they’ve changed Steve from a total D-Bag in the first season to the most likable member of the

 
medicamecanica

Kyoto animations was News still coming out, but people died, some details seemed particularly

 
Fuzunga

In case you didnt know, Infinity Train is premiering very August 5th!

 
taterchimp

How stupid would a Dark Souls dark sign tattoo be? I like the game well enough, and I would love something that symbolizes the idea of perseverance even against unfair I also want a pale blue dot and some other stuff, but thats mostly

 
 

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