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Early Access Review: Dreams

Media Molecule absolutely made the right call launching an early access version of Dreams, its ambitious follow-up to the LittleBigPlanet franchise. Until you get your hands on this charming creation game, you can't fully grasp the genuine,...

 
 
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Review: Block Quest Maker

In the wake of the immensely successful Super Mario Maker, fans and wannabe game developers itching to explore their creative tendencies further turned their attention to another Nintendo property: The Legend of Zelda. Rumors of an official...

 
 
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Sorry folks, RPG Maker MV is delayed on console

I'm no game developer, but trying my hand at the process has always been an idle fantasy of mine, making the likes of RPG Maker, the venerable series of self-contained development tools, a thing to keep my eye on. That makes the latest news...

 
 
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Designer James Ohlen confirms he has left BioWare

Game designer James Ohlen, responsible for some of developer BioWare's most memorable titles, has announced he has left the Canadian developer in order to pursue personal projects.Ohlen has been a BioWare employee for 22 years, and over tho...

 
 
 
 
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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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Super Mario Maker 2"I miss the stylus"

 

Stranger Things 3: The Game"It's weird that this hit the Switch before a Netflix app, right?"

 

Blazing Chrome"I ran to this Contra affair"

 

Dr. Mario World"Dr. Feelgood microtransactions"

 

Umihara Kawase Fresh!"Swingers club"

 

SolSeraph"Gods and monsters"

 

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa"Me and my friends"

 
 
 

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medicamecanica

Kyoto animations was News still coming out, but people died, some details seemed particularly

 
Fuzunga

In case you didnt know, Infinity Train is premiering very August 5th!

 
taterchimp

How stupid would a Dark Souls dark sign tattoo be? I like the game well enough, and I would love something that symbolizes the idea of perseverance even against unfair I also want a pale blue dot and some other stuff, but thats mostly

 
medicamecanica

If I buy shadowbringers standard edition do i get stormblood too or is that just the deluxe? How bout that experience boosting earring?

 
PatBateman17

Sekiro status update in comments to avoid Peak frustration 😩

 
D-Volt

Hoo Forgot I signed up for Advanced Japanese next semester and I havent studied in over a Time to pull out the text 1 1/2 months to catch up on a years worth of Japanese lessons? Bring it

 
Electric Reaper

Hey Dtoiders, what are your thoughts on buying damaged goods (such as food) provided the seller is upfront and honest about the damage, and puts a discount on said goods?

 
Keiichi Morisato

I am dog sitting this little one for the He is adorable, and is a ball of energy, he has been a great companion for my dog Hilda, who is also very

 
triggerpigking

Did another Doctor in the persona style, this time the second If youre a new series fan and enjoyed 11, he took a lot of inspiration from 2 considering tomb of the cyber-men as his fav

 
NeoTurbo

I started playing Kingdom Come Deliverance a while back and then I dont know if I was very far or not, but I dont remember what I was Should I start a new game? Maybe reintegrate with the story? Just kinda mulling my

 
 

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