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Show and tell: Subtlety and bluntness in storytelling

One of the most important rules in storytelling is to show, not tell. Actions speak louder than words because it’s more convincing to see somebody act out a storyline than to have them face the camera and recite every letter of their ...


A Beginner's Guide to Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter has made the jump to modern consoles, and with it comes a brand new audience. I love seeing more and more people experience the series for the first time, just as I did not too long ago. Where do I even begin? There is a...


What book should be turned into a video game?

On the single shelf in my closet that houses all the novels, games, and movies that aren’t currently tucked away in storage boxes is a particularly thick, purple book. It’s H.G. Wells: Seven Novels, one of those big, colorful cl...


Getting the most out of your PlayStation 3 in 2018

The figures are out, and the PlayStation 4 is already close to catching up with the PlayStation 3 when it comes to lifetimes sales. We're reaching peak PS4 time, with huge releases such as Monster Hunter: World and Wolfenstein II: The ...


Excite Truck is gaming's most underappreciated launch title

There is nothing more invigorating for the video game industry than the launch of a new console. It’s the one thing that brings developers, publishers, journalists, and fans together in absolute excitement for what is to come. It...


Resident Evil 7's real horror lies in its resonance

The storm outside used to haunt you obsessively. Harsh winds clash into the shuddering walls of the Baker residence. You hear an erratic moan from upstairs. Or was that the wind? You don’t know. You’ll never know. It may have be...


So, just what is left for the Nintendo 3DS?

On February 26, the Nintendo 3DS will celebrate its seventh year on the market. In that time, it has sold more than 70 million units worldwide and more than 340 million games. It’s been home to the great franchises we grew up with lik...


Is the community excited for Dragon Ball FighterZ?

The past open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ felt a little tumultuous, but ultimately enlightening. After a rough first day, a brief extension allowed a larger swathe of interested Z fighters to get their hands on a couple of matches, traini...


18 indie games to look forward to in 2018

First of all, these are only games with an announced 2018 release date. None of this "when it's ready" stuff (I'm looking at you, Into the Breach). In fact, if all of these games don't release in 2018...I'll play through Troll and I ag...


What is your favorite bit of gaming fan service?

Writing about Super Smash Bros for an article covering fan service is a bit of a cop-out. The series is literally nothing but fan service. Since Melee, every Smash game has dived deeper and deeper into the history of Nintendo, pul...


Making the cocktails in 2064: Read Only Memories

Upon playing VA-11 HALL-A last year, I realised that I have very particular tastes: specifically, I love cyberpunk bartending and relationship simulators. It's barely an exaggeration to say it was the highlight of last year's gaming roster ...


As a dad I couldn't be more excited about Nintendo Labo

My son, Asher, was born almost three years ago on February 23, which happens to be my own birthday (send gifts). I've been waiting all these years to play video games with him. I mean, he can watch me play video games right now, and loves w...


The evolution of Super Meat Boy Forever

I had the chance to speak with Tommy Refenes, one of the co-founders of Team Meat, and he gave me a much clearer understanding of just how much Super Meat Boy Forever has changed over the years.  As an adamant fan of the original title...


The real-life places that games made me want to visit

TV programmes, films, books and games give us the opportunity to explore distant worlds without even having to leave the comfort of our own bedrooms; they also allow us to see representations of countries and towns that we wouldn't be able ...


Kirby's coolest copy ability is clearly Doctor

We are a couple days out from the launch of Kirby Battle Royale, a game that could very well be Kirby’s final appearance on the Nintendo 3DS. It's a bit sad, like an end of an era, but the wait won't be too long for the pink puff...


Meltdown, Spectre, cybersecurity and you

You've probably heard the terms "Meltdown" and "Spectre" a lot lately. Over the past few days the two security vulnerabilities have been everywhere in the news. Hell, you're reading about them on a video game website right now, that's usual...

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It's time to pray for Chibi-Robo

[This piece was originally published in 2015. In light of recent rumors about the next Nintendo Direct and an ensuing eyebrow-raising tweet from Nintendo of America today, it just felt right to revive it. -Jordan] Chibi-Robo is a refugee fr...


The best games of 2017 you didn't play

This has become one of my favorite write-ups each year. You know that game that you love, but others don't even seem to know what it is? You rant and rave about how intricate the design is, or how beautiful the game looks, but no one s...


What is one game you know will never leave your backlog?

Last week I asked what everybody's gaming resolution for 2018 was and more than few Destructoid readers responded with some idea pertaining to their backlog. A backlog is something we likely all have and as we grow older and have to adjust ...


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Tomb Raider"Not nearly enough rebar through the abdomen"


Jessica Jones (Season 2)"You thought it couldn't get darker?"


Yakuza 6: The Song of Life"The End of a Saga"


Warhammer: Vermintide 2"Bring on the ratmen"


Surviving Mars"Fourth Rock from the Sun"


Kirby Star Allies"HIIIIIIIIII"


Q.U.B.E. 2"Can confirm, it has a sphere or two"


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Shower thought: Americans are very cautious when it comes to socialism, and they have very few safety nets in But whenever something happens and they face large expenses, they often turn to Guess what we call that over here? ;D

Electric Reaper

Why would a Doom mod maker use 3DGE? It just seems slower, more complicated, and less of a capable sourceport than Zandronum or

Mike Martin

Im a lucky #Romancetoid


Got the 2 Project Diva PS3 games the other day, and I havent been able to play them due to (what Im assuming is) developing tendonitis in my Is this what true despair feels like?


I wouldnt be too disappointed about Danny DeVito not being Detective He clearly made the cut

Dante Kinkade

The last episodes of Criminal Minds was pretty great with a X-files Mulder and Skully style characters in therapy


Cat is about to seize the means of scritch production!

Czar Kazem

Now its Birdman


Watching Manhunter Damn fine film so Hannibal Lecter has freckles on his arms and that is just not

Gus TT Showbiz

I have an idea for a chain of Elvis Presley steak It will be for people who love meat



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