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Fighting games
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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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Avant-Garde is back
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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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Tacos from hell
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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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Japanese Arcades
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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
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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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Feature

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
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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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Crunch Time

Family says goodbye to father as game development hits crunch time (Fauxclusive)

Admitting he didn't know when he was going to see them again, 3D environment artist Kevin Huang gave his kids an extra long hug this morning, before heading out to face development crunch time. Mouthing "I love you" to his wife, Huang wiped...   read

 
 
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Shriek Rodeo amirite
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Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...   read

 
 
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Ladies and eSports

MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...   read

 
 
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Not Firewatch

A non-hipster walking simulator for Cliff Bleszinski

Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski -- famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series -- decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play. Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, ...   read

 
 
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Fuck to you

Man already wealthy beyond good taste says working 80-hour weeks for million dollar corporations is 'not a job'

Leave it to Venture Beat, a site literally named after the plutocratic Dutch rudder that is venture capital ("It's like Uber, but for keeping me from sitting on my own balls!"), to host a this staggeringly wrong-headed op-ed by DirectX co-c...   read

 
 
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Bravely Second

Stuff the Bravely Second Collector's Edition is bigger than

April 15 was my favorite day of 2016. Not only did it mark the return of the hilarious Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, but here in the States we finally got Bravely Second: End Layer. As the sequel to one of the best RPGs on...   read

 
 
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Alex in SFV
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How to 'git gud' with Alex in Street Fighter V

Okay, I'll level with you. I'm not a professional at Street Fighter V. What I am pretty good at is being decent. I've collected resources that have helped me go from "utterly hopeless" as an Alex player to "hey, I think I understand this gu...   read

 
 
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90s Reference

Arms manufacturer in hot water over Super Scope-inspired rocket launcher (Fauxclusive)

A North Carolina arms manufacturer is facing backlash today after it posted a picture on Instagram of its new shoulder mounted rocket launcher modeled after the SNES Super Scope. The man-portable air-defense-system, known as the Blitzkrieg ...   read

 
 
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Sup Holmes
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Downwell dev's next game may have 'six colors instead of three'

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Not long ago, we were lucky to welcome&nb...   read

 
 
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Beyond Good & Evil

Experience Points .33: Beyond Good & Evil

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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Cannibal perk

If you have to cannibalize someone, where do you start?

One of Kyle's chickens died. That's a bummer. His dog got a hold of it and it was bye-bye birdie. Kyle's misfortune somehow led to Darren's wild postulation that he'd have no problem eating Zack and that he'd have no problem if Zack ate him...   read

 
 
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Best Resident Evils

The best Resident Evil games, ranked

1. Resident Evil 42. The rest of them   read

 
 
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Accidentally hit and killed a baby deer on the way into Pretty shaken up but Im Took out one of my headlights and dented my If that wasnt upsetting enough right after another one came down off the hill to check on Fucking

 
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Uploaded Atsushi Kitajohs(Co-composer for the Persona games) remix of Mass Destruction from 20th Anniversary Its pretty good!

 
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Incoming syncretism!

 
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fun fact: donald trump actually has a spot in the wwe hall of

 
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Wow so this is making the An old

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Ive been re-playing the lengthy EO2U demo to get hyped for getting the full game, and MAN this music!

 
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Heres a highlight from last nights US presidential debate

 
Hypno Coffin

Tfw all you wanted to do was play some DQ:VII before class, but your 3DS turns on for 2 seconds, makes a popping sound and then promptly shuts itself Hooray!

 
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When your teammate blocks your ult with an ice

 
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Friendly reminder that Big Boss believed in Santa Claus and probably thought the reason he stopped getting presents every year was because he killed The Which is true in a way; The Boss was probably the one posing as Santa all those

 

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