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Looking back at Persona 5, one year later

Wednesday marked exactly a year since many Persona fans dug through their mailboxes with glee to find the newest instalment in their favourite JRPG series. We'd had quite a wait since the Japanese launch the previous September, and the drib...

 
 
 
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I don't know how to feel about Infinity War

Marvel seems to be on a roll with its cinematic universe. Oh sure, it was always a massively popular franchise that raked in billions, but 2018 is a special year for Marvel. Not only did they have the release of Black Panther, which ha...

 
 
 
 
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YOU MUST STOMP THIS CHILD

GAZE UPON THIS RELIC, THIS ANTIQUATED TOTEM OF HUMANITY. SEE ITS TAUNTING SMILE AND ITS INFERNAL PHYSIQUE. BASK IN SHAME AS IT LAUGHS AND CRIES AT WHIM, WITH TOTAL DISREGARD FOR SCIENCE OR LOYALTY. IT SHALL HEAVE ITS INNARDS WITH PROJECTILE...

 
 
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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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WILFoftheblues

I did it both I like the green best! What ya think?

 
Dwavenhobble

BTW for those who didnt know Anita Sarkeesian is planing a come back to video

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Anyone still hoping against hope that there is any line the GOP wont cross for Trump need only look at principled libertarian Rand Paull caving after weeks of very public principled Its

 
WILFoftheblues

First up for my fallout collection going into my shop

 
SrChurros

My Band of Bloggers cblog is live! This month Ive played the most draconic game ever made: Link in the comments because Im dumb and dont know how to put links on

 
Mike Martin

One of my all time, favorite indie games launched on Switch today: Sky If you dig Ace Combat, check it Plays great, even the optional motion controls! Also on Steam, sans

 
homeoftheblues

This is absolutely The weird part is it smells It seems to be the ink on the box because the good stuff doesnt Small potatoes The art is ridiculously

 
mullon

Does anyone remember anything from A Link Between Worlds?

 
Mike Sounders

Ah what a good Super Robot Wars X is out, and my review of Super Robot Wars V is on the front Good

 
Xeo

Its #thrashmetalthursday! Heres a lesser known classic I was five years old when this released in 1989!

 
 

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