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How video games help me learn more about my son with autism

I have two sons that are autistic, ages three and four. One of the hardest things about having kids with autism is not being able to communicate with them properly or know how they’re feeling. It’s one of the most affecting stru...

 
 
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Team Fortress 2: A modern classic

There are some games out there that are true classics. Titles you can dust off and have as much fun playing today as you did when they came out decades ago. One doesn’t need to look any further than last week’s release of the SN...

 
 
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Dragon Force: A game I've waited 20 years to play

Note: If you are wondering who the hell I am, I'm Shawn aka RGT 85 on YouTube. I do retro gaming vids, and Destructoid can use a lil retro loving, so here I am. If you like me, make sure you let people know so they don't throw me back in th...

 
 
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What is the most aesthetically pleasing console you own?

Across years of releases, video game consoles have had almost every look under the sun. From the loud, bright-green-on-black of the original Xbox, to the translucent black Sega Saturn which adamantly declares on its disc tray "Thi...

 
 
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This is the greatest fatality in Mortal Kombat history

I remember the first time I saw a fatality in Mortal Kombat. I was watching some other kid play at an arcade in Monroe, WA and he successfully pulled off Sub-Zero’s spine rip. It was shocking to see as a seven-year-old in 1992, and ju...

 
 
 
 
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Coming home to video games

A few weeks ago, the 1.3 update for No Man's Sky inadvertently displaced several players who had painstakingly built an outpost for themselves among the stars. One of those players, who goes by the handle UniDestiny, spoke to Kotaku about s...

 
 
 
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Say hi to NintendoPro! Our new YouTube series

Hey, hi, hello! What’s up? How are you doing?! That’s great. Glad we got that out of the way... My name is Britney J, and you’re gonna be seeing me here more and more often from now on… I am so sorry. Among a team ...

 
 
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Boy, Enix sure did make some weird games

Japan and weird games isn't particular news to anyone, but the other day I was perusing the list of games published and/or developed by Enix before they merged with Square and found a lot of them to be quite odd. Some games like Mischief Ma...

 
 
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Five fan projects that should be on your radar

Unfortunately, the customer isn't always right when it comes to video games. Projects get cancelled, games only see a release in certain regions, and obviously brilliant ideas never come to fruition. Luckily for the rest of us, some fa...

 
 
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Celebrating the long defeat in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Humanity is doomed. The hammer hasn’t fallen quite yet, but from where we’re standing, you can see its rapidly expanding shadow as it comes crashing down. Humanity is finished. The best and brightest of our generation are either...

 
 
 
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Why I am genuinely rooting for the Bubsy reboot

In what seems like the most bizarre announcement in recent memory, Bubsy is back. This idea was met with basically the entire Internet exclaiming "Really? who asked for this?" Our own Joel Peterson wrote many words explaining why the game b...

 
 
 
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Contra's spread shot remains the coolest power-up in gaming

Let me take you back for a moment to five-year-old CJ. There I was, playing the family NES in my parents’ bedroom. The system came with Mario and Duck Hunt packed in, so for the first few years that was all my brother and I played. Ev...

 
 
 
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Ears up, Guardian: it's a special Destiny 2 Podtoid episode

Bungie's loved/hated shared world shooter series just saw its second full release with Destiny 2. How'd it turn out? Jordan Devore, Darren Nakamura, and Ray Porreca gathered around the broken fountain on The Farm to talk about luminous engr...

 
 
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I've been flying through Fugl's voxel world to relax

I often play horror games, and while I enjoy them, they tend to leave me feeling tense and in need of something much lighter to take away the stress. After the crazy WTF-filled ride that was Observer, I was itching for something I could jus...

 
 
 
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Adept vs Amateur: Octopath Traveler Impressions

Bravely Default was one of my favorite games on the 3DS. This spiritual successor to the lesser known Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light delivered in spades with its mix of classic and new. A tale of crystals and unspeakable evil, with a ...

 
 
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Podtoid 380: Killing time and blowin' mimes

PAX West 2017 just finished, and we've got some tales to tell of our time up there. Steven Hansen, Brett Makedonski, and Darren Nakamura talk a little bit about the best and worst of PAX West, including hanging out with Taco Bell PR and sta...

 
 
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A quick guide to the Fire Emblem series

Fire Emblem. One of the most puzzling Nintendo franchises for sure. Most people's first experience with the series was Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube, which included Marth and Roy. Neither of their games released out...

 
 
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Let's get an Animal Crossing RPG in 2018

In two months time, Animal Crossing: New Leaf will celebrate its 5th anniversary as arguably the most successful title in the franchise. It's moved more than 11 million copies, spawned its own spin-off in Happy Home Designer --&nb...

 
 




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South Park: Phone Destroyer"My phone is still well intact"

 

Battle Chef Brigade"Slice and dice"

 

Coco"I'm (nearly) in love with the Coco"

 

Batman - The Enemy Within: Fractured Mask"Episode 3 wildly tangled in its own cat's cradle"

 

School Girl/Zombie Hunter"A real class act"

 

Star Wars Battlefront II"You must learn control"

 

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Destiny 2 (PC)"Identity Crisis"

 

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"A dated but fun PS2 classic"

 
 
 

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EtosiGiR

Squeenix is having a pretty good sale on their Of particular note are: Chrono Cross on PS1 for $5, Builders for $25 (5 less than psn), PS4 Kingdom Hearts + ($20 so much game for so few Lotsa PSX FF games too! Link in comments!

 
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Went to their show in Jerks didnt show up til like 2am! This song still got everybody singing tho so that was They need to revive the hip-hop male/female duo scene for #musictoid #raptoid | Ja Rule, Ashanti - Mesmerize

 
Singapore Sling

Tmw you have to take a massive dump but the city has shut off your water to repair a broken water

 
EtosiGiR

COD WWII First Impressions: Normandy is like Waynes parents death, seen it too many time to register on an emotional Squad as power ups is so video gamey it undercuts Audio is still crap Animation is astoundingly

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Its almost time for my first Black Friday shift in The hours are reasonable, but I have no idea what awaits me when I get Wish me luck!

 
Double Monocles

Anybody from the San Diego area and willing to answer some questions? Im moving out there next week and know absolutely nothing about the area

 
ZombieC0RPS

Out of respect for retail workers, I will not be going out to shop today (because I’m stuck at

 
Jetfandam

#Raptoid One of my favorite I think it was produced by Dr

 
Sir Shenanigans

This is the horror show to which I was invited after buying Wolfenstein on sale the other

 
 

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