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Why we should celebrate extra options in games

Right – let me start this article by exposing my biases. Namely, one of the first games I played to the point of obsession was The Sims, and as everyone knows, The Sims is a highly modular game. Since the very beginning, the Sims seri...

 
 
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Do Japanese games actually have a shot at The Game Awards?

For most of the games announced yesterday, the 2017 Game Awards have been a long time coming. From the moment The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hit the Switch, we knew it was a contender. Same goes for Super Mario Odyssey and the...

 
 
 
 
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Three games that ditch standard controllers

Last week, I went to the PLAY creative gaming festival, which takes place every year in Hamburg, Germany. PLAY17 was both entertaining and educational, with something for people of all ages, including workshops, talks and even a game-t...

 
 
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Overwatch's Moira isn't as OP as they'd have you believe

Overwatch's 26th hero Moira was revealed at Blizzcon last week, and she's been available on the PC's Public Test Realm (PTR) since Monday. I've been trying the vampiric biomancer out since then, and I'll expand on her abilities below.

 
 
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The 'Stranger Things' in my game collection

There are some seriously weird games out there – this is what you quickly learn when you start collecting them, even with a focus on specific consoles. There's always at least one or two developers, big or small, that like to take ser...

 
 
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X-Men Legends is still the greatest Marvel video game

Growing up, watching X-Men was a must for me. As the little porker I was, shunning daylight and exercise for the warm glow of my television set, I never missed an episode. I watched every damn adventure. All 76 of them, even the shitty...

 
 
 
 
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What are your experiences with arcade gaming?

Like roughly 90% of the rest of the world, I spent the days leading up to Halloween watching the second season of Stranger Things, which takes place in 1984. Nintendo didn't hit North America until 1985, so kids like the Stranger Thing...

 
 
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Should EA make another console Simpsons game?

At the beginning of each year, for the last two years or so, I've searched the web and Wikipedia looking for upcoming game anniversaries the Destructoid staff could write articles about and maybe inspire some great discussion. This year's l...

 
 
 
 
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A brief buying guide for the original Nintendo DS

The Nintendo 3DS is gradually being put out to pasture, now that it's bulkier, flashier half-brother is taking over. We're bidding adieu to a console that had a pretty impressive back catalogue, and dominated the handheld market for a good ...

 
 
 
 
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Becoming an Ace Attorney

The re-release of Apollo Justice for the Nintendo 3DS gives me a perfect opportunity to bring up some of the important lessons the series has taught us about the law. In the strange world of Japanifornia, the courts are a place not only of ...

 
 
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Persona might have the formula for the perfect X-Men game

X-Men has been one of Marvel's biggest properties for a long time, and not just in comic books. Before the days of the MCU, Marvel actually seemed to enjoy putting X-Men on a pedestal. The mutant team had a character almost everyone could r...

 
 
 
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Is the end nigh for single-player games?

Earlier this week, EA announced that Visceral Games, the studio responsible for a new Star Wars game under Amy Hennig, was being shut down with immediate effect. This led to a lot of speculation as to whether this was the end for the fully ...

 
 
 
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Devs do the darndest things: Jacob Janerka

It takes a lot to stand out as an indie developer these days. Even if your game actually makes it to major platforms, there’s no guarantee that you’ll even make any money from it. Despite offering iterations of what es...

 
 




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Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs"You're gorram right I'm taking that candle"

 

Never Stop Sneakin'"Sneaking its way onto your Switch"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis"Last time is a charm?"

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray box set and giveaway"Want to own a copy of Game of Thrones s7? Read on!"

 

Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 

Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 
 
 

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PlinyTheWelder

Last try didnt embed Wolfefstein 2: Confused Gameplay, Muddy Ethics, Amazing Characters

 
iam16bit

Just got back from seeing The Last Spoiler-Free Review: It was Looking forward to Episode More spoiler filled thoughts in the

 
LaMerry

I dont have the words to express how wonderful this secret Santa gift Thank you so

 
Occams

Saw The Shape of Worth a watch if it comes to your neck of the

 
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Also, cocks

 
SrChurros

When you just want to download the free trial version of a software but it wont let you do it unless you insert your credit card data (Im looking at you Microsoft Office)

 
Donley Time

Happy Holidays and we love you! Our latest post on game development is live here on Destructoid!

 
PlinyTheWelder

My examination of Wolfenstein 2 and how it succeeds (characters, cutscenes) and fails (story, gameplay, I look at how the game got a better reception than it ultimately deserved when accounting for how confused the gameplay

 
kviznos

just played through Blackguards for 10 hours and found out my build aint worth This is one of those games that almost always requires glancing at a moving

 
 

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