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Trio The Punch is bringing the jams to Miami this summer

Local rap group "Trio The Punch" will be headlining the "Mr. Destructoid First Annual Rap Festival" in Miami, Florida this year! Taking inspiration from nerd rap legends The Beastie Boys, the group is primarily a cover band with creative in...

 
 
 
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Meet the man that became a Ninja Turtle

Justin was like any other kid growing up in the '90s; he idolized the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He spent his Saturday mornings watching the latest episodes before running outside to reenact his favorite scenes. He recalls fond memories ...

 
 
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Toy manufacturers cracking down on copyright infringement

Toy manufacturing companies the world over have come out this week in support of greater protections for intellectual property rights. This comes in the wake of several incidents in which vigilante mobs have borrowed slogans from such compa...

 
 
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Top 5 Twists in Video Game History

I reckon I owe everyone an apology. It's been nearly two years since I wrote my last listicle, a magnum opus that propelled me to the ranks of Dtoid's elite. It's been over a month since my last front-page piece, a stunning review that none...

 
 
 
 
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Gaming's most bonable fruit, ranked

2017 was the year fishmen suddenly became sexy. Not just among the weeaboo anime-tentacle-monster crowd, but among mainstream audiences too. It started with rule 34 star Prince Sidon from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last March&n...

 
 
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Why Metal Gear Solid 2's ending speech still matters

Creative mediums are powerful tools, especially video games. Most of us are already intimately familiar with that fact. I mean, you’re on a video game website, you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t intereste...

 
 
 
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Five video game characters that make me want to get fit(ter)

There came a time in this girl's life when walking up a flight of stairs felt like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the back-handed compliment "you don't sweat much for a fat lass" rang far too true. I've been on a massive fitness drive for ...

 
 
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Players have agency, and they're not afraid to use it

This week, a piece written by Alfie Bown, author of The PlayStation Dreamworld, was published in The Guardian. The core argument of the piece was that video games inherently, and particularly recently, project far-right tendencies onto play...

 
 
 
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And now, a dramatic retelling of a Smash standoff

It’s little surprise that the biggest buzz from that Nintendo Direct last week came from the extremely vague Smash Bros. teaser. After all, Smash is one of the biggest IPs in video game history, mainly because it gathers together many...

 
 
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The prose of Pyre's consequences

I can’t look at the night sky and not think of Pyre. Stars are a fundamental part of the game’s narrative. Not only do they guide your way, they act as a sign of hope. The cosmos lights many paths forward, and in Pyre, looking u...

 
 
 
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The Destructoid Jumbo Game Music Playlist!

Looking for a new Spotify playlist to have on in the background while you work/play games/polish your duelling swords? The writers at Destructoid have a wonderful present for you! Don't worry, it's 100% free, with no strings (or teeth, or s...

 
 
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The simple liberty of backlog diving

Let’s be honest, many of us have backlog problems. We’re constantly compelled to keep up with the latest gaming trends and the most exciting releases. We have a variety of reasons why we may want to buy new games now rather than...

 
 
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The Gamergate play really isn't about Gamergate

[Image courtesy of Actors' Equity Association/Jessica Palopoli] "When the Bay Area announced [the play] was going to get workshopped last summer, the Tweet announcing it included 'hashtag Gamergate,' so immediately that made it to Reddit an...

 
 
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Let's talk about games that redeemed their franchise

Until I started writing this week’s Destructoid Discusses piece, I didn’t realize just how many Rayman games there were. Seriously, look at this Wikipedia page. It’s not nearly as bad as Mario, but hell, Ubisoft sure threw...

 
 
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Here are some of the most memorable adverts for games

We've all seen the Angry Video Game Nerd episode where he compares the SNES with the Sega Genesis and mocks the "blast processing" thrust of the Genesis' marketing campaign. It seems silly now to think that slapping a vague buzzword on tech...

 
 
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Five times the Razzies were WRONG

There was a time in my life where I swore by the Razzies and Razzie nominations. While the Oscars promote some of the best movies of the year, the Razzies are the polar opposite. They talk about the worst movies of a previous year and revel...

 
 
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Balloon World is the DLC Super Mario Odyssey needed most

Super Mario Odyssey is the kind of game with so much hype that people are already speculating about DLC levels. Odyssey is a thrill to explore, it’s full of imaginative worlds, and it’s built around new mechanics ripe for expand...

 
 
 
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Dragon Quest's legends littered with lighthearted levity

Role-playing games are usually lauded for dramatic storytelling first and foremost. Sure, there’s a lot of comic relief in our favorite RPGs, but “serious story” tends to be what defines them most. It’s what most of ...

 
 




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Sneaking into Whole Foods to take an air conditioned #MyBattlefield

 
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After playing No Thing on Switch as much as I have, Ive continued questioning my right to state my opinion on video games even

 
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D&D is the Scribblenauts of RPGs

 
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Pokemon Lets Go to the polls! We wont Pikachu placing your ballot, Eevee though we want

 
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Why am I compelled to talk about Spinnah literally every time I see Granblue Fantasy these days

 
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Why is it people often come out of the woodwork only to bitch about something or be negative? So, lets buck the Whats something you love about gaming, Dtoid, movies, humanity, life, whatever?

 
 

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