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The 'Stranger Things' in my game collection

There are some seriously weird games out there – this is what you quickly learn when you start collecting them, even with a focus on specific consoles. There's always at least one or two developers, big or small, that like to take ser...

 
 
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X-Men Legends is still the greatest Marvel video game

Growing up, watching X-Men was a must for me. As the little porker I was, shunning daylight and exercise for the warm glow of my television set, I never missed an episode. I watched every damn adventure. All 76 of them, even the shitty...

 
 
 
 
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What are your experiences with arcade gaming?

Like roughly 90% of the rest of the world, I spent the days leading up to Halloween watching the second season of Stranger Things, which takes place in 1984. Nintendo didn't hit North America until 1985, so kids like the Stranger Thing...

 
 
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Should EA make another console Simpsons game?

At the beginning of each year, for the last two years or so, I've searched the web and Wikipedia looking for upcoming game anniversaries the Destructoid staff could write articles about and maybe inspire some great discussion. This year's l...

 
 
 
 
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A brief buying guide for the original Nintendo DS

The Nintendo 3DS is gradually being put out to pasture, now that it's bulkier, flashier half-brother is taking over. We're bidding adieu to a console that had a pretty impressive back catalogue, and dominated the handheld market for a good ...

 
 
 
 
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Becoming an Ace Attorney

The re-release of Apollo Justice for the Nintendo 3DS gives me a perfect opportunity to bring up some of the important lessons the series has taught us about the law. In the strange world of Japanifornia, the courts are a place not only of ...

 
 
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Persona might have the formula for the perfect X-Men game

X-Men has been one of Marvel's biggest properties for a long time, and not just in comic books. Before the days of the MCU, Marvel actually seemed to enjoy putting X-Men on a pedestal. The mutant team had a character almost everyone could r...

 
 
 
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Is the end nigh for single-player games?

Earlier this week, EA announced that Visceral Games, the studio responsible for a new Star Wars game under Amy Hennig, was being shut down with immediate effect. This led to a lot of speculation as to whether this was the end for the fully ...

 
 
 
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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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Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray box set and giveaway"Want to own a copy of Game of Thrones s7? Read on!"

 

Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 

Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 

Puzzle Fighter"A bit of a gem"

 

Wuppo"Wum is the loneliest number"

 

Tokaido (PC)"Traipsing through Japan"

 
 
 

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RevolverRick

Zynthetic did it

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Important question: how does a lightsaber actually work? Do you need to use the force to make pretty light come out of the hilt, or any chump can press a button on the hilt and go vroom vroom?

 
TriMyrrhAroK

Holy hell, the comment section under The Last Jedi Flixist review is I am not going to engage in name-calling, but I am going to relate what my lady said as I read her the comments: Star Wars fans is a bunch of punk-ass

 
Greentinsel214

Just re-watched The Force I love that Heres a great video describing one of the many things that are awesome about it:

 
jak2364

Been playing Toukiden 2 off and on all year, finally finished It was Feels like one of the more accessible games in the Hunting genre, but it needs to do more to differentiate I hope T3 leaves behind handheld so we can get a larger map

 
AdmiralAckbong

Though the pressure and stress is ramping up, Im getting closer and closer to the end of Also, my dating game has somehow increased threefold and everything seems to be working out life Its coming up all Admiral Much love dtoid ;)

 
dephoenix

Also for those interested The Dark Crystal is returning to (select) theaters February 25th and Tickets will go on sale January Also I just found out Netflix is doing a prequel Not sure how to feel about that

 
dephoenix

I am officially re-addicted to Okamis fishing So much So many fish to

 
Giftmour

Playing Jills Butt: Revelations on the Switch with motion controls is very

 
Dennis Carden

This just got sent Oh, hell

 
 

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