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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2019

2019 has come and gone, and it's time to remember it with some of my favorite games of the year. In case you're wondering, that's not 2017's NieR: Automata in the header. It's Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' NieR-themed raid. Yeah, FFXIV...

 
 
 
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Here are Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2020

Twenty-twenty may be a defining year for the video game industry. This fall, we'll see new consoles from Sony and Microsoft arriving at a time of technological convergence. We may still have gaming devices tethered to our televisions, but a...

 
 
 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2019

2019 sure was a year, and if I do say so myself, it felt like a pretty strong one for games. Strong enough that I actually had genuine trouble just narrowing down the entries that stuck out in my mind, where usually the struggle is in bendi...

 
 
 
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These are the best new video game characters from 2019

Let's get this out of the way: no other new character from 2019 is as memorable and charming as that horrible goose from Untitled Goose Game. Honestly, there is no better representation of the collective mood than that goose. It's become a ...

 
 
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The most woefully under-exposed Switch eShop games of 2019

When Nintendo first entered the fray of online storefronts with the Wii Shop Channel, you were lucky to get one great game a month on the service. The scarcity of high-profile, critically acclaimed titles helped standouts like World of Goo,...

 
 
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Why Early Access is a particularly good time to play Hades

Hades feels alive in a way that previous Supergiant games have not. Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre were all created and released to the world; Hades, however, continues construction. Instead of creating a world to be released all at once, th...

 
 
 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: P.T.

Released unceremoniously in 2014 as a teaser for an unnamed horror game, the "Playable Teaser," as it would later be known, quickly became one of the most discussed gaming experiences of the year.  The premise is relatively simple but ...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Pokemon Go

I remember the first time my mom mentioned Pokémon Go. The game had just had its awful, broken launch, but it worked pretty well in the remote area she lived in. She called to ask me about it because all of the employees at her store...

 
 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Fortnite

Fortnite is a latecomer to this decade, only really breaking out in the halcyon days of last year once it became clear that Epic had something lasting on its hands, and not another also-ran riding PUBG's coattails.  Looking back, it fe...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Minecraft

It's hard to say what the gaming landscape would look like today if Infiniminer never existed. The game, developed by Zach Barth, presented players with a randomly generated world filled with voxel blocks they were supposed to break fo...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Stardew Valley

Simulation games mean a hell of a lot to me. Ever since a young age, no matter what was going on in my life, I could lose myself in a good simulator. The Sim series hooked me quickest of all, particularly some of the more out-there marvels ...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Grand Theft Auto V

A single game with staying power is a difficult achievement to obtain in this industry. With dozens of titles launching each week, most of them in the Switch eShop, the spotlight tends to move quickly as new hits surpass the current crop of...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: The Walking Dead

Over the decades, games and ideas come and go. At the end of last decade, plastic instrument music games were riding high, but these days they're all but gone. Today, hero shooters and battles royale are the hot ticket, but who knows how lo...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Overwatch

[Editor's Note: What a decade this has been. It's too soon to say how it will compare to those before it, but the past 10 years have been phenomenal for the video game industry. We've seen the meteoric rise of the indie devel...

 
 
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Happy N7 Day :(

I've written this story three times now. I'm so tired of writing it, and not because I've run out of words to write. I'm tired because it's emotionally draining to eulogize something that was spectacular before turning so unfathomably not-s...

 
 
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Six sick sects: The most unholy games of 2019

Halloween is a weird one. Once considered a Pagan holiday that celebrated the connection between the world of the living and the dark worlds of hell, it's morphed into a celebration of being benignly "bad" in a variety of ways. If being hol...

 
 
 




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Flegma

Reasonably happy that I had my Disqus account/comment history here deleted several months ago, and this time I wont start using it

 
Gamemaniac3434

Broke and grabbed They patched the game with 80GB or so of content so I figured that was iceborne minus the unlock and after testing MHW, seemed And yeah so far its been working Realllly looking forward to tearing into

 
Avoclefo

Finished YL and the Impossible I dont think it lives up to the recent Raymans or DKCs, but the combo of mini-Zelda + short levels just Great Glad I played it! Thank you Chris Bradshaw for

 
Startyde

My fellow gamers, has anyone played Orta on Xbone One or X? If so, how does it run? I bought an OG Xbox back in the day just to play this and Im feeling that hankering I read it was compatible on the new systems but not a lot of details on

 
Dangus Taargus

Shadwen was a mess, but I sort of loved it by the end? Also, Ace Combat 7 Steam double dip! Im gonna actually finish it this time and give my screaming PS4 Pro a break (this game makes it I cant seem to finish anything for PS4 anyway so its good

 
mullon

I got too many JRPGs piling up I got Dragon Quest 11, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Tales of Zestiria, Phantasy Star 1, and Persona 5 is coming out

 
FakePlasticTree

Hey does anyone remember that time Ubisoft, of all people, made a Naruto game and it was pretty good but for some reason never released in Japan? Why don’t we get more anime licensed games by western developers

 
RiffRaff

Having a Supergiant weekend! Surprised Ive yet to play Pyre till Really interesting game and enjoyable even if Im rather clumsy with the controls right But most importantly, it has a dog with a mustache!!!

 
Blujus

Just finished the last of us and I thought Id write a quick review so look out for that (unless of course I get my first follower after I post the review)

 
RenaudB90

Got my morning workout done, wrapping up that first week back at the I manged to go 3 times this week and Im already feeling less burnt out than I was last Sunday when starting Maybe someday Ill be fit again!

 
 

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