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The GaCuCon video game cruise, reviewed

I went on a video game cruise for a week. What an asshole, right? You can't say I didn't invite you! I did an interview with the founders a while back. It's annual and open to the public.  Joining GaCuCon, aboa...   read

 
 
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The greatest Legend of Zelda dungeon is obviously Snowpeak Ruins

We are less than a week away from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game that has been in development since around 1895. It’s been a long time but in a few short days, we’ll all finally be able to see just...   read

 
 
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The Simpsons predicted nearly every Switch game

The Simpsons has been on the air for over 25 years, setting the record for the longest-running scripted show in U.S. television history. The famous family has been pretty much everywhere and done everything in that time, and their occa...   read

 
 
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Will The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild be judged fairly when it releases?

One of the best portions of this episode of Podtoid was a discussion on how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be received by critics, and especially in comparison to a new intellectual property like Horizon: Zero Dawn. It was spa...   read

 
 
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What is your favorite multiplayer map?

As I've gotten older, I've found myself drawn towards online multiplayer games. For me, it's one of the only ways I can get together with friends and family who live hundreds of miles away. Most of the people in my life are into gaming, so ...   read

 
 
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Massive Switch dev kit leak proves console is powered by two hamster wheels (Fauxclusive)

Just weeks before it’s set to hit stores, an unidentified developer leaked a boatload of information about the Switch dev kit issued by Nintendo, confirming reports the handheld-console hybrid is in fact powered by two hamsters in ham...   read

 
 
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Five video games or whatever to play on Valentine's Day that might help you stop being so bitter about Valentine's Day for like five minutes

Here is my solemn promise to you: I will not write an article about how much it sucks to be single on Valentine's Day. I am, so I know firsthand that it does. I also know that nobody likes to be reminded of how lonely they are, but (anecdot...   read

 
 
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What is gaming's greatest love story?

It's John Wick Chapter 2 weekend and that means Valentine's Day is just a few days away. For some, that day will be spent sharing romantic moments, flowers, chocolates, lingerie, and disappointing sex with the one you love. For me, it ...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 3: 'Every member of the human race is an artist'

To close our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, developer on Romancing SaGa 2, Chu Lip, No More Heroes, Rule of Rose, Little King's Story, Million Onion Hotel, Dandy Dungeon, and so many others, we thought we'd look at the unique place K...   read

 
 
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How Ethan's sleeves saved Resident Evil

I remember sitting next to my roommate, Silky, at an important meeting. We were probably hungover, maybe a bit high, or that elusive mix of both that's only achievable when you're not yet twenty-five. Our minds were foggy, to say the least,...   read

 
 


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Nutaku and I get busy talking about sex games

Yesterday, I told you about the launch of the Kimochi Red Light, a crowdfunding project created exclusively for adult video games. While adult projects aren't banned from other crowdfunding sites, this one sets itself apart by giving all th...   read

 
 
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The forgotten legacy of Zelda II

Zelda II turned 30 years old in Japan a few weeks ago. It was a quiet anniversary, one fitting the black sheep of a prestigious family. Just last year, writers were tripping over themselves to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of th...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 2: 'Killing is part of humanity, just as is being in love'

In part one of our interview series with Yoshiro Kimura, I asserted that Kimura-san is the game dev equivalent of Bob Ross. Before announcing that opinion, I should have remembered that not everyone thinks the image of a boy kissing a frog ...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 1: Square Enix, Dot Art, and Dandy Dungeon

Despite having worked on big name franchises like Romancing SaGa, No More Heroes, and Little King's Story, Yoshiro Kimura is not a name everyone in gaming is familiar with. It may just be a matter of time until that changes, especially...   read

 
 
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What game cancellation crushed you the most?

Game cancellations suck. In an industry that is 50% hype and 50% complaining about the hype, it's absolutely deflating when a game you were so looking forward is suddenly scrapped. Be in company infighting, too grand of a premise or simple ...   read

 
 
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How do you feel about rubber banding in games?

Ever screw up in race catastrophically and find that even after crashing 13 times it's still possible to not only catch up but actually win the race? You probably experienced what is referred to as rubber band AI, which is used primarily fo...   read

 
 
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In-game photography makes me feel like a competent cameraman

I’m a terrible photographer. Everyone who knows me has come to accept this fact over the years. My hands are too restless. I can't frame my would-be subjects without getting flustered. Even a simple selfie – my favorite ironic o...   read

 
 
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What classic Nintendo game would you like to see revived on the Switch?

We're a little more than a month off from the launch of the next Nintendo console. Given the last few years of great games but tepid sales with the Wii U, part of me thinks the success of this little device will make or break Nintendo as we...   read

 
 
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Come party with Gacucon in Miami at Dave-n-Busters Dolphin Mall

Update: GaCuCon kicks off tomorrow night from 5-10 at Dave n Busters Dolphin Mall in Miami! Here's the info There's a gaming cruise? Of course there is, don't you think there should be? After all, there's EDM cruises, clothing-optional cru...   read

 
 
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The top 42 indie games to watch for in 2017

I actually had to whittle this list down, can you believe it? I guess I didn't have to, since 42 is already an arbitrary choice, but I really liked the reference to Hitchhiker's Guide so I settled on 42. Plus, as I approach 50, I ...   read

 
 
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An unlikely pairing has given birth to Plague Road

Do any of you readers remember the wonderfully mustached Conrad Zimmerman? Did you know he is currently working on a video game called Plague Road with Luc Bernard, an outspoken indie developer who has history with Destructoid? Luc B...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's most wanted games of 2017

A year ago, we were looking forward to some games. And how did they turn out? Well... But I'm sure that this year is going to be totally different! Everything is going to work out. Nothing will be delayed, or disappointing. No one's going t...   read

 
 
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The price of the Nintendo Switch, and all its innards, is too damn high

Amidst all of the hype of the Nintendo Switch presentation, let's break one thing down -- this thing is going to be one of the priciest Nintendo consoles yet if you actually look at what everything costs. Now, $300 for the console itse...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of CES 2017

For 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has shown off innovations and inventions, demonstrating how technology can be harnessed to improve our lives or just make things a little more fun. I got to check out the show on behalf of D...   read

 
 
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Pixie's favorite gaming memories of 2016

Given I finally jumped on the 8th gen bandwagon late in October 2016, I couldn't fairly say I've played each game released in 2016 to completion. For one thing, when I get a new PlayStation console, playing the latest Metal Gear Solid game ...   read

 
 



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