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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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Ears up, Guardian: it's a special Destiny 2 Podtoid episode

Bungie's loved/hated shared world shooter series just saw its second full release with Destiny 2. How'd it turn out? Jordan Devore, Darren Nakamura, and Ray Porreca gathered around the broken fountain on The Farm to talk about luminous engr...

 
 
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I've been flying through Fugl's voxel world to relax

I often play horror games, and while I enjoy them, they tend to leave me feeling tense and in need of something much lighter to take away the stress. After the crazy WTF-filled ride that was Observer, I was itching for something I could jus...

 
 
 
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Adept vs Amateur: Octopath Traveler Impressions

Bravely Default was one of my favorite games on the 3DS. This spiritual successor to the lesser known Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light delivered in spades with its mix of classic and new. A tale of crystals and unspeakable evil, with a ...

 
 
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Podtoid 380: Killing time and blowin' mimes

PAX West 2017 just finished, and we've got some tales to tell of our time up there. Steven Hansen, Brett Makedonski, and Darren Nakamura talk a little bit about the best and worst of PAX West, including hanging out with Taco Bell PR and sta...

 
 
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A quick guide to the Fire Emblem series

Fire Emblem. One of the most puzzling Nintendo franchises for sure. Most people's first experience with the series was Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube, which included Marth and Roy. Neither of their games released out...

 
 
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Let's get an Animal Crossing RPG in 2018

In two months time, Animal Crossing: New Leaf will celebrate its 5th anniversary as arguably the most successful title in the franchise. It's moved more than 11 million copies, spawned its own spin-off in Happy Home Designer --&nb...

 
 
 
 
 
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What game do you most regret selling or trading in?

I have a troubled history with collecting games. Growing up, I lived in one console household until both my brother and I were in high school. So when we got our NES, that is all we had. When it came time to move up to the SNES, we sold our...

 
 
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Destructoid is gearing up for PAX West

Look, it's late (as I write this the night before it publishes), I still need to pack for PAX, and thus, I have no idea what's in this episode of Podtoid. The title was taken from the first soundbite I randomly checked. It's a grab bag! I'l...

 
 
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Breath of the Wild's Prince Sidon deserves his own game

Are you tired of hearing about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Well too fucking bad because I ain’t ready to stop talking about it. It’s easily one of my top 50 games of the year and even though I’ve completed the...

 
 
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Would hip teens think Sonic Mania is good?

So Sonic Mania is out and it's sounding like it's actually pretty dang good. But is it only good if you loved Sonic back in the '90s, or would somebody without that nostalgia still think it's great? That was one of the topics on this episod...

 
 
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PUBG's first-person mode can be creepy at times

And I don't just mean the Assassin's Creed-esque face! Brett and I partnered up for a few rounds of first-person mode, and the end result felt like a mix between a walking sim as we combed over houses and survival horror as the weather took...

 
 
 
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Daddy Yankee would be a PUBG god

Three's company, but four's a squad in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. At least that's how it typically goes when the D-Team gets together. This time around, Steven "Lipovka Lover" Hansen ditched Brett, Jordan, and me in favor of drinking te...

 
 
 
 
 
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What original Xbox game are you most excited to play again?

When coming up with this week's question, I had a thought. Looking back over the past Destructoid Discusses, I never centered one around the Xbox. Now, part of that reason is I've never owned an Xbox. I have been able to play all three gene...

 
 
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What's keeping you busy during this slow summer season?

Things have been a little slow on the blogging-about-video-games front, which works out okay now that we've got shows like Red Rocket League and The D-Team up on our new Dtoid Fight YouTube channel, but makes for some scattershot podcast ep...

 
 
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Celebrating 25 Years of Ecco the Dolphin

I just got back from a family vacation and have been feeling pretty burned out. For my wife, kids, and I, it was the first significant journey we took anywhere; a mere 14-hour road trip which might not seem like much, but with two kids in t...

 
 




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Murderous Mike Martin

Its the little things in life that bring me

 
Spiders For Sale

Swery now follows me on Twitter, does he follow you on Twitter? Didnt think

 
Retrofraction

I saw Blade Runner was okay, but the pacing was way like edits were way too long for their own great visually, but the pacing made it a job to

 
JcDent

Thinking about a new

 
SpookierBrute

So this is a And its an Amazon And as much as I dont like Super Mario Kart and already own a New 3DS kind of want

 
RevolverRick

Modding your experience - What mods are you running? or what mods are you interested to see?

 
Chris Bradshaw

Spooky gaming fact: this sun

 
Flegma

Im happy to see staff writers (more competent than me) covering topics I wouldve liked to write

 
Parismio

Trying to apply as a seasonal PA for amazon since it just If anything i hope i can up myself to at least the ambassador

 
zatoseyes

My intrepid Starfinder group had their first taste of starship combat Its not a perfect system by any means, but it is a lot of

 
 

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