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Have you discovered the secret to vomit in River City Ransom: Underground?

Connecting people with games that may go on to be some of their all time favorites is one of the best things about writing for Destructoid. With River City Ransom: Underground, I wonder if I did enough on that front. It's one of the biggest...   read

 
 
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Five quick tips for Overwatch's new Arena modes

With this week's anniversary update, Overwatch overhauled its player vs. player elimination modes, adding three new maps and changing the rules for how matches will play out. The new rules are probably different than you're used to, so...   read

 
 

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What did you think of the ARMS Global Testpunch?

Nintendo certainly knows how to market a game. While it could have gone the easy route and just provided a simple demo for both Splatoon 2 and ARMS, it decided on stress testing its servers with limited time slots to get as much traffic as ...   read

 
 
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Don't argue, Cammy is clearly the best Street Fighter character ever

I've been a casual Street Fighter fan since 1992. It wasn't the arcade release that got me, but the SNES port that hit the console that summer. Every weekend, I would go down to the local video game rental shop to see if it had it, elated w...   read

 
 
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The no-fail guide to having fun with Pokemon: Magikarp Jump

Since it first hit app stores earlier this week, I have been inundated with requests for information about how best to enjoy Pokémon: Magikarp Jump. I can barely go a minute on my Twitter feed without somebody asking me “What&r...   read

 
 
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My one big worry for Destiny 2 after watching the reveal

The Destiny 2 gameplay reveal hit last week, and for the most part I'm pretty high on it. The stronger integration of clans into the game sounds very cool. The fact that it will facilitate mostly solo players getting to play its endgame con...   read

 
 
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Raise your hand if you don't know what Mr. Whippy is

Last episode we talked with Alex Rose about British slang (and his video game, I guess), and we're not letting up this week with a new term we learned from Destructoid alumnus Fraser Brown. What the heck is Mr. Whippy and why don't American...   read

 
 
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You've got character: Lex Luthor

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...   read

 
 
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A Resident Evil board game would rock my world

Many years ago, I found a complete edition of The Legend of Zelda board game from the 1980s on eBay for a shockingly low price. I hesitated but a moment before I clicked “buy now” and waited in eager anticipation for it to arriv...   read

 
 
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Meet the mind behind gaming's weirdest playlist

It's easy to take video games for granted. There's just so many of them. By May 2017 alone, over 50 games have had physical releases, in addition to the thousands of titles launched digitally on platforms like Steam. A staggering amoun...   read

 
 


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Atlus vs. Capcom is a thing that needs to happen

There’s been a lot in the gaming news over the past few weeks about crossover projects. We’re finally getting a good look at the next Marvel vs. Capcom game, that rumored Super Mario/Rabbids project seems to be a real thing, Puy...   read

 
 
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You've got character: Reaper

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...   read

 
 
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Prey's personal touches bring a destroyed space station to life

There's no shortage of danger lurking amid the corridors of Talos 1. The massive space station, which makes up the majority of Prey's environment, is in a state of chaos. Shadowy aliens threaten protagonist Morgan Yu's safety at every turn,...   read

 
 
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You should buy Alan Wake before it's gone

Video games are great at providing settings that push the boundaries of the imagination. Underwater cities, ruined space stations, hellscapes and heavens. They're good at bringing large cities to life, the hustle and bustle of great metropo...   read

 
 
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Super Rude Bear's Alex Rose chats with the Podtoid boys

On this episode of Podtoid, independent game developer Alex Rose talks about his recently released Super Rude Bear Resurrection, game development in general, and why it's okay for British people to call their friends "cunts." The crew spent...   read

 
 
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With just a few Injustice 2 DLC character slots left, one of them better be Sandman

On Monday, the day every week I unleash these questions on the Destructoid staff, I posited there was no way Ed Boon and Netherrealm would reveal all the DLC characters for Injustice 2. “Surely,” I told myself “surely they...   read

 
 
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You've got character: Kotal Kahn (Blood God)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Wrestling Episode 2: For All the Marbles

Hey, this is still happening! In this installment of Destructoid Wrestling, we crown the inaugural Destructoid Champion. The Bye Bye Man faces off against the Editor-in-Beef Jordan Devore, while Myles Cox handles the Mangling Editor Brett M...   read

 
 
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Battleborn: a great game with a fatal flaw

One year ago today, Battleborn released to the world. And sure, we have fun with Randy Pitchford's ridiculous tweet about it, but the game holds a secret not many know: actually, it is very good. It could have been popular. Heck, I think it...   read

 
 
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The Top 10 North Korean-made video games, ever!

Joke article? No way, I'm totally serious. This afternoon I spent like four or five minutes researching Wikipedia and like two other links and found the very best that North Korean game engineering has to offer. Granted, there aren't that m...   read

 
 
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Portal 2 is hands down the greatest sequel ever made

The games industry, like the movie industry and apparently the television industry, is one that thrives on sequels. Just look at the list of upcoming games for 2017. You can barely swing a cat without hitting some follow-up. Some of these g...   read

 
 
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Cynics will call them walking simulators

In this episode of Podtoid, Brett talked about two walking simulators, What Remains of Edith Finch and Scanner Sombre. Steven just wanted to talk about the Silicon Valley failure Juicero. I made a machinima condolence vi...   read

 
 
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Baby Park in Double Dash is easily the best Mario Kart track

This Friday, the wonderful Wii U title Mario Kart 8 is making the jump to the Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Deluxe pack will feature every track from the original game that more than 8 million people enjoyed as well as all o...   read

 
 
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How are you liking Persona 5 so far?

It seems like people are really digging Persona 5, or at least people not named Brett Makedonski. At least, that's what I gather from listening to this latest episode of Podtoid. Steven and Ray are into it. Whatever floats their boats, I gu...   read

 
 
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Wii Music is a no-good awful game and I absolutely love it

Wii Music is an embarrassing game. It was embarrassing when it was first demoed at E3, it was embarrassing when the people of the Today Show or Good Morning America played it on live TV and it is embarrassing as hell for me, a single guy in...   read

 
 


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Gamemaniac3434

Welp, got my apartment all unpacked, hooked up my router and set up my 20mbps internet, grabbed a new slow cooker and ethernet cords, and got the gaming PC/TV all hooked up and thrummin Very happy with my current location/being able to cook again

 
Gmana

Beat Portal 2 tonight! It was a lot of fun, but I think I preferred the first one story and Sorry to the person who had to watch me get stupid near the

 
Gundy Nepbane

I finished all three DLC for Homefront The While they were short, I actually enjoyed them for what they Its a shame that they left room for a sequel at the end of the last DLC when there is absolutely no chance of that

 
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‪Well, it is official: I just reached 1,000 followers on Thanks to all of the fab folks who stuck with me this whole Heres to 1,000 more!‬

 
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jaygerbomb

I really wish Nintendo would bring back their first party sports Ice Hockey, NES Open Tournament Golf and Pro Wrestling spawned a lot of great NES Not to mention NBA Courtside & Ken Griffey Jr on

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My dog has had a bad habit recently of running into my lockless door at random, pushing it wide This time he did it when my lights were on, and my Mom had a hissy fit about how less-than-clean my room Im getting a hook lock IMMEDIATELY!

 
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Sarah Jane Farron

Thursday will be Cinema Ill be seeing King Arthur which is probably meh, Pirates which will be fun and then meeting a friend to go see Wonder Woman which Im quite looking forward Ill likely play Zelda on my Switch between

 
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Chris Cornell commits suicide but I havent? Its a fucked up

 

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