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Balrog Beginner Guide
  Watch Video Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had...   read
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Vive
  Watch Video If you've got the room for what I consider "real VR" (not this sitting and holding an Xbox controller bullshit, that's a 3-D movie, brah) then you must configure what is called a "Chaperone" - a drawing of your play space. On...   read
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Ibuki SFV Guide
  Watch Video Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's ...   read
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go update to provide players with some goddamn common sense (Fauxclusive)

Following a seemingly endless supply of stories about Pokémon Go players hurting themselves, getting into accidents, and wandering into places they shouldn't be, developer Niantic announced today an update for the popular app that wi...   read

 
 



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Videoball
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The Coximano Challenge: Videoball (feat. Action Button)

After I sent Myles packing in the last episode of Coximano Challenge, we decided he needed time to regain his shattered facilities. He needed space to heal, in preparation for the moment when the two of us would once again step into the are...   read

 
 
Two years of Pitchford
  Watch Video Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we can examine it closely to see just how accurate the original assessment was. Battleborn is...   read
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V's new story mode brings Sean back to Brown Town

It was only a few months ago that we saw Sean Matsuda, Ken Master’s wanna-be protege from Street Fighter 3, had lost his dark complexion and signature black dreadlocks in favor of a decidedly more Anglo appearance. His new red-brown h...   read

 
 
Secret World
I love co-op in my video games, especially when it comes to close-knit survival. There’s something exciting about a group of strangers instinctively realising that, despite their differences, they need each other to sur...   read
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The horror
Have you seen Nvidia's stock? It was like $15 for the last five years and suddenly more than doubled. It's because they're making the worst video card ever. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more power efficient than th...   read
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The belles of the E3 ball
  Watch Video E3 2016 having come and gone feels like a distant memory at this point, but that won't stop me from making a list of who I thought the winners and losers of the show were. Somehow, I think some of you will disagree, and that is fine by me. Opinions are like assholes: I love 'em.   read
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Music and games
I have a deep love of ritual. Like my caveman ancestors before me (who would rally around a stone obelisk, or a collection of goat skulls, and dance to the pounding beat of skin drums), I have my own profane customs. Nothing...   read
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Board games
Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that your hand will be held, that you don't need to actually care about other hu...   read
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A fun quiz, for you
  Watch Video For a rock band formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, ZZ Top is weird. But in the most straight-faced way that you might not catch if you don't stop and look, kind of like reading the headline "Man bites dog." Two front men with ...   read

 
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Spoilers: not good
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Grading Ubisoft's E3 2016 conference

Two. Fucking. Hours. You can watch our impressions video for the final verdict, then tell us if we're spot-on critical mavens or out of touch, hopeless hacks!   read

 
 
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Microsoft E3 recap
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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

 
 
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On the scene at E3
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Grading Bethesda's E3 2016 conference

Bethesda tried to wash the taste of EA out of our mouths ahead of the E3 show floor opening and more or less succeeded, but maybe it was just the garlic and cheddar hamburgers Zack grilled up for us while we watched the company finally adm...   read

 
 
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EA E3 2016 grade
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Grading EA's E3 2016 press conference

Maybe you missed it, but yesterday Electronic Arts held an event where a famous (?) soccer manager came on stage to talk about FIFA. There were other games, too, and by EA's unfortunate standards the press conference was better than the la...   read

 
 
Game Boy Advance turns 15
I'm leaving on a jet plane at 6AM tomorrow morning for E3, an entire week dedicated to the hottest upcoming new video games and my own navigating how to play all these hot new games after just getting my thumb ripped out of i...   read

 
Destructoid Original
When Hello Games announced a minor delay for its much-anticipated game No Man's Sky, the team received death threats. When Kotaku so much as reported on the delay, its staff also got death threats. This is obviously...   read
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8===D
Overwatch has many characters. Some are superintelligent gorillas armed with lightning guns. Some are world-renowned DJs who can cure people with the power of music. Some are peppy, time-travelling Royal Air Force pilots. Som...   read
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Overwatch ranking
  Watch Video Torbjörn. Zarya. Genji. Junkrat. All good, strong American names. But if you watch enough of Blizzard's animated shorts (or Overwatch hentai), you'll start to uncover a rich, detailed backstory to the hugely popular shoo...   read

 
Friendship for everyone
  Watch Video Remember that video of the VR graffiti sim that went viral a bit ago? I worked some magic and got my hands on an early copy for the HTC Vive to give you all a sneak peek at what to expect when Kingspray Graffiti Simulator&nb...   read

 
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Death Threats

Sociopathic gamer's death threats just aren't what they used to be (Fauxclusive)

Deleting a poorly constructed sentence detailing his plan to skin a game developer alive, perpetually angry gamer Marsten Cally admitted today his heart is no longer in the vile, disgusting death threats he sends out.   read

 
 


Zero Time Dilemma
I was lucky to score an interview with Kotaro Uchikoshi, creator of the Zero Escape series (999, Virtue's Last Reward, and the upcoming Zero Time Dilemma) for the next issue of Nintendo Force. We touched upon topics big and s...   read
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H4X
Hello my fellow netizens. I was recently able to hack the private email servers of handsome video game website www.Destructoid.com and in the interest of speaking truth to power, would like to share the discourse that is shaping your news media. I hope to execute more sick hacks in the future and bring you more such dispatches.  END TRANSMISSION.   read
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Ok, so whatever the NX is and whatever the value that strategy is, something Nintendo is doing wrong with the NX is losing control of the That might not seem important, but when expectations get set by people other than you, problems can

 
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Man, that prisma app makes some awesome artwork!

 
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