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Why we should stop getting hyped for upcoming games

When Hello Games announced a minor delay for its much-anticipated game No Man's Sky, the team received death threats. When Kotaku so much as reported on the delay, its staff also got death threats. This is obviously a huge goddamn...   read

 
 
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Overwatch: The benefits of unsurprising characterization

Overwatch has many characters. Some are superintelligent gorillas armed with lightning guns. Some are world-renowned DJs who can cure people with the power of music. Some are peppy, time-travelling Royal Air Force pilots. Some are huggable ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch characters' given names, ranked

Torbjörn. Zarya. Genji. Junkrat. All good, strong American names. But if you watch enough of Blizzard's animated shorts (or Overwatch hentai), you'll start to uncover a rich, detailed backstory to the hugely popular shooter. For exampl...   read

 
 
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Friendship for everyone
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I spent last night tagging train cars and huffing paint in Kingspray Graffiti Simulator

Remember that video of the VR graffiti sim that went viral a bit ago? I worked some magic and got my hands on an early copy for the HTC Vive to give you all a sneak peek at what to expect when Kingspray Graffiti Simulator launches on ...   read

 
 
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Sociopathic gamer's death threats just aren't what they used to be (Fauxclusive)

Deleting a poorly constructed sentence detailing his plan to skin a game developer alive, perpetually angry gamer Marsten Cally admitted today his heart is no longer in the vile, disgusting death threats he sends out.   read

 
 
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Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma's creator likes to joke about being a failure in bed

I was lucky to score an interview with Kotaro Uchikoshi, creator of the Zero Escape series (999, Virtue's Last Reward, and the upcoming Zero Time Dilemma) for the next issue of Nintendo Force. We touched upon topics big and small, such as w...   read

 
 
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BEGIN TRANSMISSION: Pro or anti-dick flap?

Hello my fellow netizens. I was recently able to hack the private email servers of handsome video game website www.Destructoid.com and in the interest of speaking truth to power, would like to share the discourse that is shaping your news m...   read

 
 
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Team Fortress 2

Experience Points .34: Team Fortress 2

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...   read

 
 
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Behind the scenes with the 3D technology of Mass Effect: New Earth

While the highlight of Mass Effect: New Earth was definitely getting a rim massage and being sprayed in the face by smelly bug juice, Destructoid also sent special correspondent Skate Allday to interview 3D LIVE's Nathan Huber about his jo...   read

 
 
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Let's stop pretending we're heroes

[Publisher's Note: This was an early-access article from our subscription program, now released for free as Overwatch is out. Leaky benefits! Thanks to our patrons. -Niero] I have never been a hero in a video game. Ever. I've been told...   read

 
 
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I'm not sure about Below, but it's pretty

You might have heard of Capy's Below considering we have covered it a couple times. If not it is a dungeon crawler with crafting and survival elements. Instead of doing another written preview, I got my hands on an early build of the ...   read

 
 
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Yup, I still hate Guile in Street Fighter V

Guile, it's nothing personal, but I hate you. You just...don't jive with what I like to do. You're very straight-laced and stone-faced, and I like my fighters on the wackier side. I mean, don't get me wrong, I think you're better than ever ...   read

 
 
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How I learned to love fighting games again

Asking people why they love a certain kind of game is a waste of time. Our tastes are a complex combination of factors with granular levels and waxing and waning moods, an alchemical formula that requires fourth dimensional physics and forb...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: New Earth
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Mass Effect: New Earth tickled my bum and sprayed me in the face

California's Great America is making space great again with Mass Effect: New Earth: A 4D Holographic Journey. Destructoid drove an hour south to arid Santa Clara, across from the San Francisco 49er's travesty of a football stadium, to lear...   read

 
 
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The definitive guide to which starter is the best in Pokemon Sun and Moon

You and your closest internet friends have been arguing for days about who the best starting Pokémon is in Sun and Moon with no clear consensus. Well fret not, as we here at Destructoid have you back and have made the deci...   read

 
 
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Video: Mr. Destructoid's free tacos from Hell

[A personal favorite, relive this classic Golden Destructoid Moment from 2009 - Niero] Last week, EA sent Nick Chester $200 to test Destructoid's greed as part of their "Circle of Hell" campaign to promote Dante’s Inferno.&...   read

 
 
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Nintendo VR

The Nintendo titles you already own are some of the best VR games

Now that I've spent a lot of time with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive I can honestly say that the best games available for virtual reality headsets are Nintendo games. I know what you're thinking, "Jed, Nintendo doesn't make VR games!" S...   read

 
 
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Best starter Pokemon

The best starter Pokemon, ranked

The upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon revealed its three starting pocket monsters this week: Rowlet, Litten, Popplio (not pictured above), also known as the cast of Garfield. I figured it was perfect timing for a definitive, canon ranking of al...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Originals

Leveling systems scare the crap out of me

I have a few friends who play The Division. Every once in a while, I'll ask them if they're playing it. Yeah, they'll say. I'll ask if it's gotten fun yet. Nah, they'll say. I'll ask them if they're gonna stop playing. "Maybe," they say. "M...   read

 
 
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showing you his Pokemons

Why Ekans is the best Pokemon

[Published in 2010, this classic Destructoid moment from Jim delivers the facts you need today.  - Niero] There are almost 500 Pokémon in the world, and that's a lot. With so many unique and varied pocket monsters out ...   read

 
 
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Publisher of obscure JRPG censors outfit just for the attention (Fauxclusive)

Unable to garner any media coverage for its upcoming JRPG, the publisher of Sun Blanket Star Pastry Chef ReB;rth confirmed today it has altered one of the costumes in the game just so somebody would start paying attention to it. Kevin ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Summer Lesson meets Gundam in Argyle Shift

Here's another one from Japan that's sure to trigger otaku fantasies and male gaze frequencies. In Argyle Shift you pilot a flying mech, but half the time is spent with your eyes locked on your sexy coworker. It's built by the same team wh...   read

 
 
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EVE Online has no problem getting new players, but retaining them is a hell of an issue

"It's super depressing," Andie Nordgren said with a sort of semi-defeated smile. She's the executive producer of EVE Online, one of the deepest and most complex sandbox video games in existence, and she's reacting to a key statistic that de...   read

 
 
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The not-so-secret musings of The Secret World noob

As some of you already know, I almost lost the fire inside. Video games didn’t excite me anymore, and while that was mostly down to their ever-decreasing circles of creativity, I’d also gotten lazy, stuck in my ways. The same th...   read

 
 
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EVE Online developer has the right attitude about making sandbox games

Earlier this week, the Citadel expansion came to EVE Online. Two years ago, developer CCP moved toward releasing more frequent updates for the game, so this type of event is a relatively regular occurrence. Citadel, however, is a prett...   read

 
 
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While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 


 


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Just finished the Vita demo for Dragon Quest I hope its save file xfers over to the full Not sure how it looks on the PS4 but the Vita version looks+plays Its portability is a good incentive,

 
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