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You've got character: Vega (SFIV)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
 
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This mini-documentary makes me love Yoshitaka Amano even more

If you're into Final Fantasy at all, you'll likely be well acquainted with the ethereal artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. Final Fantasy VI was my introduction to the series, and I was obsessed with the character sketches in the game's manual, oft...

 
 



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Sometimes, the enemy makes the game

[There are not many feelings in this world, besides sex, that are as satisfying as besting an enemy that genuinely tests your skill. When you come out on top, you feel like a total badass. Not because it was easy but because it wasn’t...

 
 
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Devs reveal how they trick us in epic Twitter thread

[Warning: Mild Hellblade Spoilers] When Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was released, the internet exploded over its permadeath mechanic -- die too many times and your save is wiped. Then, the internet exploded again when it found out the whol...

 
 
 
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You've got character: The Spy

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Nintendo reveals new details on Twilight Princess' Midna

To build anticipation for this week's Breath of the Wild DLC, Nintendo has been posting blogs about the design process they've taken for each piece of content in the expansion. One of the more interesting pieces, focusing on the "Midna Mask...

 
 
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You've got character: The Hunchback

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Lex Luthor

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Reaper

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Kotal Kahn (Blood God)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Video series The Game Makers now online and free to watch

It's been a week! As promised, the digital interview series The Game Makers: Inside Story is now online, watchable right here on YouTube. Look no further for lunch-break or late-night-snack material. This 10-part video series from director ...

 
 
 
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Learn how to make 20 iOS games this weekend for 20 bones

Don't waste another weekend watching Rick and Morty reruns with Doritos all over your chest (full disclosure: I may have recently done this). Get inspired and reinvent yourself as a mobile game developer this weekend. Why buy a game for a b...

 
 
 
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How does save data loss affect your enjoyment of a game?

Ever since the invention of save games, losing your progress has always been a major issue. Way back then, it wasn't as much of a problem, simply because it was inevitable -- the battery in your cartridge is dead. Easy fix: replace the batt...

 
 
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Beards optional: Embedded difficulty decisions in Fire Emblem

[Destructoid likes to invite game developers to write editorials for us from time to time. Their opinions don't necessarily represent Destructoid as a whole, but they sure are interesting. Here is a fun one on how Fire Emblem handles diffic...

 
 
 
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What do you think about cut scenes?

There are hard line stances against cut scenes ("cheating"!), Kojima considering them a natural outlet for all the movies he watched, and developers considering them one of many useful tools in this new Critical Path video. I thi...

 
 
 
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So there's a blog on videogame foliage

The good folks at Giant Bomb linked us to this fascinating blog on game foliage. Alex Swaim's Video Game Foliage is my newest Tumblr follow because it's so weird and specific that I'll always want to hear what he has to say. ...

 
 
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Thoughts on HORIZON: An alternative E3 event

Exactly one week ago, E3 was in full-swing in the bright city of Los Angles, California, and a brand new little event was quietly gearing up to happen. That lil' happening was HORIZON. Billed as an "alternative E3 event" and produced in coo...

 
 
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Summer game design programs increase in popularity

New data put forth by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shows a promising increase in the availability and popularity of videogame design programs within U.S. summer camps. With more than 100 camps and 690 programs in 26 states, ...

 
 




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Detroit: Become Human"What if you already are?"

 

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Mike Sounders

Watched Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO today in its It Not amazing, but I adore the concept and its More in the

 
Michformer

Finally completed my fifth monster design and the first one to be (partially) aquatic in Meet the Memorrhage, a fiend thatll drag you (and peoples memories of you) to the bottom of its underwater

 
Neronium

Finally convinced my parents to allow me to not take summer Thats a load Now Im in a better financial place for the fall

 
Electric Reaper

If you have a Steam copy of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, now is a great time to play it, as the Steam trading cards for that game are selling at pretty decent prices and theyre selling

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Hey, look whats coming to Steam this Fall!

 
Palvikinkku

Today, I finished Pillars of Eternity for second time (finishing White March for a first My Death Godlike Cipher Scientist from The Living Lands couldnt be matched by anyone! onto sequel ASAP!

 
 

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