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Devs do the darndest things: Jacob Janerka

It takes a lot to stand out as an indie developer these days. Even if your game actually makes it to major platforms, there’s no guarantee that you’ll even make any money from it. Despite offering iterations of what es...

 
 
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Dear Harvest Moon...

My family used to be farmers. Did you know that? – Of course you didn’t. My family moved to the US to get away from a life of farming in the in the archaic death-scape that was the 1970s. Yet here I am, giving years of my life t...

 
 
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Is there anything that could make you give up gaming?

My Twitter feed has been buzzing this week about three highly anticipated games and the more seedier aspects of them. Star Wars Battlefront II, Forza 7 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War are all releasing soon. All three of them have been gett...

 
 
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Infinite Remix: The Story of the Link to the Past Randomizer

In The Beginning... Nintendo’s 1992 masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a perfectly paced action adventure game, where our plucky hero, Link, must travel the world of Hyrule acquiring the knowledge and tools neces...

 
 
 
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It's the end of an era for Podtoid

This episode marks the end of an era. Steven Hansen, host of Podtoid for the past year or so, is leaving Destructoid. Podtoid will go into remission for a bit, until it springs up again when you least expect it. On this episode, Steven Hans...

 
 
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Video - Gran Turismo Sport beta impressions

Hey guys, I'm launching a new show for Destructoid's YouTube channel! Using a name I've been kicking around since my old blogging days on Screwattack, DEMOlition will be a series where I take a first look at demos and betas of upcoming game...

 
 
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How video games help me learn more about my son with autism

I have two sons that are autistic, ages three and four. One of the hardest things about having kids with autism is not being able to communicate with them properly or know how they’re feeling. It’s one of the most affecting stru...

 
 
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Team Fortress 2: A modern classic

There are some games out there that are true classics. Titles you can dust off and have as much fun playing today as you did when they came out decades ago. One doesn’t need to look any further than last week’s release of the SN...

 
 
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Dragon Force: A game I've waited 20 years to play

Note: If you are wondering who the hell I am, I'm Shawn aka RGT 85 on YouTube. I do retro gaming vids, and Destructoid can use a lil retro loving, so here I am. If you like me, make sure you let people know so they don't throw me back in th...

 
 
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What is the most aesthetically pleasing console you own?

Across years of releases, video game consoles have had almost every look under the sun. From the loud, bright-green-on-black of the original Xbox, to the translucent black Sega Saturn which adamantly declares on its disc tray "Thi...

 
 
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This is the greatest fatality in Mortal Kombat history

I remember the first time I saw a fatality in Mortal Kombat. I was watching some other kid play at an arcade in Monroe, WA and he successfully pulled off Sub-Zero’s spine rip. It was shocking to see as a seven-year-old in 1992, and ju...

 
 
 
 
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Coming home to video games

A few weeks ago, the 1.3 update for No Man's Sky inadvertently displaced several players who had painstakingly built an outpost for themselves among the stars. One of those players, who goes by the handle UniDestiny, spoke to Kotaku about s...

 
 
 
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Say hi to NintendoPro! Our new YouTube series

Hey, hi, hello! What’s up? How are you doing?! That’s great. Glad we got that out of the way... My name is Britney J, and you’re gonna be seeing me here more and more often from now on… I am so sorry. Among a team ...

 
 
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Boy, Enix sure did make some weird games

Japan and weird games isn't particular news to anyone, but the other day I was perusing the list of games published and/or developed by Enix before they merged with Square and found a lot of them to be quite odd. Some games like Mischief Ma...

 
 
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Five fan projects that should be on your radar

Unfortunately, the customer isn't always right when it comes to video games. Projects get cancelled, games only see a release in certain regions, and obviously brilliant ideas never come to fruition. Luckily for the rest of us, some fa...

 
 
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Celebrating the long defeat in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Humanity is doomed. The hammer hasn’t fallen quite yet, but from where we’re standing, you can see its rapidly expanding shadow as it comes crashing down. Humanity is finished. The best and brightest of our generation are either...

 
 
 
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Why I am genuinely rooting for the Bubsy reboot

In what seems like the most bizarre announcement in recent memory, Bubsy is back. This idea was met with basically the entire Internet exclaiming "Really? who asked for this?" Our own Joel Peterson wrote many words explaining why the game b...

 
 
 
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Contra's spread shot remains the coolest power-up in gaming

Let me take you back for a moment to five-year-old CJ. There I was, playing the family NES in my parents’ bedroom. The system came with Mario and Duck Hunt packed in, so for the first few years that was all my brother and I played. Ev...

 
 




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Pumpkin Spice Fuzunga

Found this time traveling In related news, that new Super Mario 64 game is blowing my mind!

 
Spiders For Sale

Started learning I now have a vocabulary of ~20 words in total after some intense 3 Its a

 
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Two hours into the post more I am awkward as hell in

 
iam16bat

Spooky Gaming Fact of the Day: Castlevania got its title outside Japan because initially Konami of Americas vice president Emil Heidkamp thought the Japanese title, Akumajō Dracula, translated to Dracula Satanic Castle which made him

 
Roxas1359

I bought myself a New 2DS XL I like how it feels much more than my New 3DS Gonna sell the N3DS XL to my

 
Edgelord Kerrik52

I went back to Second Son and its good Delsin is a nice match for Fetch, they each have an unique feel to The smokebomb is OP, but so much I applaud the mission structure, its much more fun to conquer districts than in

 
OmegaSiets

I caved and bought Fire Emblem Already digging that

 
KeithTheGeek

AGDQ Room update: So Ive got one person thats willing to stay with me for a few nights, so Ive gone ahead and booked a room for the 6th to Would really help if someone else stayed with us to ease the cost on us though!

 
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