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I can't get enough of Bloodstained's soothing post-game grind

After spending a literal 24 hours with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, I've come to the conclusion that it stands a very real chance of being one of my favorite games of 2019. I honestly didn't expect it! As much as I adore Iga's brand o...

 
 
 
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BioWare 'very disappointed' in Anthem's rough launch

Last month saw the launch of BioWare's big-budget sci-fi shooter Anthem. Unfortunately, after years of hype and no doubt a helluva lot of money, Anthem's initial release did not go down well with the general populace. Complaints ranging fro...

 
 
 
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Animal Crossing for Switch can't come soon enough

If you could will one video game into existence right this minute, what would it be? My gut reaction is to say Death Stranding. I'm dying to know what the heck is going on, but then again... maybe I'm not? The bizarre trailers, the drip-fed...

 
 
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Street Fighter V's hideous in-game ads removed for now

Capcom has removed the in-game advertising options from their flagship fighting title Street Fighter V. The controversial marketing tactic, which launched earlier this month, saw players earn very small amounts of in-game currency for allow...

 
 
 
 
 
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Shenmue and Yakuza are really not that similar

For nearly as long as I’ve been playing Yakuza games, I’ve always read comments from fans saying, “These games are like Shenmue”. At first glance, that definitely sounds accurate. I even remember making such a claim ...

 
 
 
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How to understand the insanity that is the Flixist writers

Flixist has been around since 2010, but for many regular Destructoid readers you're just getting to know us. We're glad you seem to like us for the most part, but... do you really know us? We've had a bunch of new writers (some dr...

 
 
 
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Are Destiny players getting agitated too easily?

It's been a long, sordid affair for Destiny 2, and developer Bungie has taken a lot of flak -- some of it well-deserved given the issues with the game. But has it come to a point when a player's frustrations over the game take precedence ov...

 
 
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Players have agency, and they're not afraid to use it

This week, a piece written by Alfie Bown, author of The PlayStation Dreamworld, was published in The Guardian. The core argument of the piece was that video games inherently, and particularly recently, project far-right tendencies onto play...

 
 
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Nintendo Switch: A Year in Review

One year ago today, the Nintendo Switch graced store shelves worldwide and started a frenzy. We’re not talking 2006 Wii levels of crazy, but the Switch was pretty hard to find for a couple of months. Even with the console flying off s...

 
 
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A documentary about Mr. Rogers is coming just when we need it

I think it's fair for me to say that the world is filled with vitriol and animosity right now. Everywhere you look there are people angry about everything, politics, celebrities, social media, video games, a well made but somewhat flawed se...

 
 
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A meteorologist reviews Geostorm

Whenever you see a new action movie coming out that defies the laws of physics or sense you are always told to "check your brain at the door." Now for most movies I can do this, I'll watch a giant green man who got his powers from exposure ...

 
 
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The best stand up on Netflix right now

At the tender age of 10, I was plopped down in my father's car on the way home from dinner. My brother's leg jutted into my right knee, and we pushed against each other as the car swerved around corners, and cradled us over bumps in th...

 
 
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Halo 3 is 10 years old today, and I'm still in love with it

On September 25, 2007, the final installment of the Halo trilogy was unleashed upon gamers the world over. It was a gargantuan financial success; Halo 3 became the biggest entertainment launch in history, with over $170 million in sales wit...

 
 
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Whittle, don't grind

I have always been unrepentant in my love for video game grinding. Give me a billion meaningless tasks to do and, if I like the game enough, I will check them off one by one. We're not talking about collecting all the heart containers in an...

 
 
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Electric Reaper

The top Steam releases of June are actually pretty decent for Bloodstained and other great indie games appeared

 
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Just a quick painting exercise on a throw away mini in preparation for

 
mullon

I listened to the Xenoblade Chronicles X soundtrack That game was so grand, it should have been appreciated more than it It better get a Switch

 
taterchimp

Ive seen a lot of love for BA here, but this girl has stolen my heart twice

 
ABowlOfCereal

Gonna start posting some songs this ones nice

 
Fuzunga

FINALLY, AUGUST 16TH!

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Remember My Nintendo? ME NEITHER! That said, if you go there theyre giving away some Splatoon 2 clothes for 100 Platinum Coins (the free Bump!

 
Seymour

Hey, dicks! Scheckin and having just posted my first original vocal and lyrical track ever! Inspired by Faith No More, Alice In Chains, and a variety of experimental Though, dont be too harsh on the I came up with them in, 3

 
 

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