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Dear Microsoft, please let me block Minecraft invites on Xbox Live before I lose my mind

"You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft ...   read

 
 
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What games do you play when you're feeling down?

It's been one year since I moved out of my parents' place and started living with my now wife out in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've had five jobs in the past year, and sometimes, it's hard to get out of bed without thinking dark thoughts ...   read

 
 
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If VR is the future, I'm stuck in the past

Not too long ago, Oculus Rift founder and guy with a cartoon rabbit's name Palmer Luckey sent out a tweet sharing his excitement for the future of VR: This came at the end of a couple tweets where Luckey told people not to worry about bad ...   read

 
 
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Madden 17 earns AO rating with 'Locker Room Talk' update (Fauxclusive)

Madden NFL 17 has been called the most realistic and complete football game ever made. With weekly commentary updates and real-time roster changes, the drama of professional football has never before been captured so genuinely in a vid...   read

 
 
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Last night's debate reminded me of the past two years of video game culture war nonsense

[Images credits] One of the two most famous politicians in the world is largely defined by their capacity for anger and arrogance. The other is defined by their strength and confidence. Which is which? The answer there probably depends on w...   read

 
 
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What the hell's left to be excited about this year?

[Update: This post originally ran on September 26, 2016. I told you all. I told you. In this post from a couple weeks back talking about the most anticipated games left for 2016, I mentally elided Gravity Rush 2, my most anticipated game fo...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4, Dishonored 2, and Hamilton (for some reason)

Look, I didn't want this episode to be about the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. I thought it would be a fun thing to briefly mention it as a show with good lyrics and an interesting premise. You can probably guess which of the core Po...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: A taste of the Tales of the Elements soundtrack

I got an unusual e-mail a few days ago. I'm not especially well versed in the subject matter, but I found it interesting, and hopefully you will too. Some of you might remember Jayson Napolitano, who used to run the "Note Worthy" and "The S...   read

 
 
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Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor finds meaning in the mundane

It's difficult to look at Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor and not be impressed. The whole of the game is set in a bustling alien bazaar that's rife with exotic goods and fortune-seeking travelers. At any moment, Diaries r...   read

 
 
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Do you want gaming and related media to be your 'safe space'?

When I first started here at Destructoid, content creation was the key to maintaining a successful website; update the site as often as possible, with as much high quality, unique content as possible. These days, the story has changed. Con...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey did not start with nothing

There are two Palmer Luckeys. I went back to read profiles of the now-24-year-old $700 millionaire who founded Oculus and became otherwordly-wealthy after reneging on keeping his company independent when Facebook came knocking with $2 billi...   read

 
 
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Thoughts on ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, and butt cancer

We took a week off to gather our chakras and set our crystals in neat rows, but the Podtoid crew is back. Actually, this episode was up on the Internet as early as Tuesday evening, but malevolent feng shui kept us from putting up a post not...   read

 
 
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There's a gaming cruise?! Gacucon sets sail this January

There's a gaming cruise? Of course there is, don't you think there should be? After all, there's EDM cruises, clothing-optional cruises, psychic cruises, disturbing Cruises, and finally now there's a proper gaming cruise. Essentially,...   read

 
 
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Lonely dispatches from Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker HD's world is an expanse of cerulean seas and windswept islands populated by goofy pirates and talking boats. It's whimsical and inviting in a way that makes the game feel like art in motion. Its sights a...   read

 
 
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From the makers of Rapelay comes the ultimate VR porn game: Honey Select

 [Don't read this at work. This article is intended for 18+ over readers. All videos links are NSFW. Also, warning: brutal/kinky content in H-games, Western goggles, etc. If you're not interested in H-games don't read this at all. Unin...   read

 
 
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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   read

 
 
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What's eating Adam Jensen?

On paper, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Adam Jensen seems like the ultimate video game protagonist. He has the voice of a dedicated smoker, all gravelly tones and foggy inflections. His chin is so pointed that it might be more deadly than the ...   read

 
 
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Juri is the most complex character on the Street Fighter V roster

[Header image from Dead End Thrills] I'll admit, I'm a little late getting this guide out compared to my internal timeline. I have a good reason though, and I think Street Fighter V fans will understand. You see, in between playin...   read

 
 
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10 things the Nintendo NX probably won't be

In March of last year, the same day Nintendo announced it would enter the mobile market in a partnership with DeNA, the company said it was working on a new "dedicated games platform with a brand new concept." More than a year later, that's...   read

 
 
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Time's '50 best video games of all time' list has broken me

Time Magazine is a tabloid, clickbait before internet teens learned to sling the word at anything that didn't mesh with their ideology, but because it has a veneer of respectability owed to its near 100-year run, it continues to make bolder...   read

 
 
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Permadeath in Fallout 4's Survival mode broke me

I've played a lot of Fallout 4. Too much if I'm being honest. Like a ratty old sweater, it's kind of comfortable in its familiarity, even if I know I should really just toss it out. But, for all the hours I've played, the multiple character...   read

 
 
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What's Nintendo's problem with Metroid?

It wasn't long ago that Donald Trump announced that the United States should stop allowing people who identify as Muslim into the country until we figure out "What the hell is going on." It's a pretty wacky idea, one that hasn't been super ...   read

 
 
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What if video game consoles were WWE wrestlers?

The last time I grafted the history of the video game industry to pop culture, it went over much better than I expected; nobody executed me in the streets during E3 and I also wasn't fired! So for my follow-up, I decided to go with consoles...   read

 
 
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A desperate plea to Telltale: Please make a game out of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet'

Let me take off my game-writing hat and put on my consultant hat for a minute. We're not in the business of giving out advice to video game companies, but I'm going to do it once out of self-interest. This one's free. Telltale: Make a game...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con grew quite a bit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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