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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?! Win 2 free tickets aboard GaCuCon

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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My ninth grade Spanish teacher would love No Man's Sky's language system

It's the first period of the first day of my freshman year of high school. Spanish class. Mr. Archuleta, a man who I had not yet met, walks through the door as the bell rings. "El reloj," he says as he points to the clock. Thirty confused 1...   read

 
 
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Google your name + 'the hedgehog' right now

Alright folks, let's have some Sunday fun. Googling your name plus 'the hedgehog' leads to some hilarious stuff. The majority of what you find will be on DeviantArt, such as that header by Shadicfan123 (shadic? Is that some unholy fuckombin...   read

 
 
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The Silent Hill Retrospective: Downpour

“Lost the plot and for what?” sang Ed Harcourt on “Here Be Monsters,” one of Silent Hill: Downpour’s licensed tracks; a question easily applied to the acerbic state of the series in 2012. Looking back, Downpour...   read

 
 
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Balrog's got punches like a truck, truck, truck

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 really good su...   read

 
 
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Ibuki is no longer the character I fell in love with, but that's okay

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 belly slide, I ...   read

 
 
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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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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

 
 
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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

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...   read

 
 
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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

 
 
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Musings of The Secret World noob Part 2: Raiding in the Plague Age

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 survive. Left 4 De...   read

 
 
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AriesWarlock

#bloodstained September Update: Music with Michiru-san

 
DeadMoon

WOOOOO! FRONT PAGE!!! But is there any chance that the intro could be changed to reflect that Dangus Taargus is the one who actually created all of the pixel art? I dont want to take credit where I dont deserve I thought it was common

 
Zalno

At this point, WayForward should put Shovel Knight as an NPC in Shantae: 1/2 Genie Make everything come full circle, why dont ya? Cant wait for Spectre of Torment next <3

 
Zaboru

Halfway through AA6s final case First trial was probably one of my favorites in the Had some really nice quotes too but I cant post them because Im keeping the rest for the next weekend, but Im loving the case and game still!

 
Gamemaniac3434

Darkest dungeon is coming to vita this week-consider me

 
Alphadeus

New Music: Funeral - The Unthinkable ~for Piano~ (2016) - Even though it uses a segment of The Unthinkable Had Happened, I dedicate this song to our family cat Gizmo (which I mentioned had passed away about a month

 
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After catching up with Steven Universe and Adventure Time, I gotta say, some really amazing Though I far and away prefer Adventure Times poetic nature to SUs more human Still, its a win-win

 
SeymourDuncan17

Dreams Ass Creed fanfic reminds me that I almost want to write a lewd-y fanfiction of SMTIV: Apocalypse featuring Krishna going at it with Nanashi, making him his little Cumdumpster (rather than his usual title, Because Krishna is

 
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Life in Aggro has really outdone themselves this If you havent checked out their comics, give them a look here:

 
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This game will be the next Shovel They are absolutely nailing

 

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