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Destructoid's award for Best VR Game of 2017 goes to...

Modern virtual reality, in earnest, kicked off in March of 2016. It's hard to believe that it's nearly been two years, but so far the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have made their own unique impact on the industry. Although...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2017 goes to...

"Good things come to those who wait" is a saying that gets said sometimes. It's supposed to extol the virtue of patience, as though it isn't always best to enthusiastically leap toward everything. That's probably true! It's important to be ...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Wii U Game of 2017

If future historians or whatever alien race eventually colonizes Earth and wipes out humanity – my money is on the Tollybex of Urutha XXI – look back on the brief but bountiful life of the Nintendo Wii U, they will no doubt poin...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Switch Game of 2017

What a year that was, right? Some bad stuff happened, but at least the games were good! Nintendo had a crazy first nine months for its new console, and the Switch has gone on to sell 10 million units despite having a "slow" start at launch....

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best VR Game of 2017

I won't claim to know what the future holds for virtual reality as a whole, but the cost of entry is becoming less of an obstacle, companies like Oculus, Valve, and Sony are still pushing forward, and every day more people are finding out ...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Portable Game of 2017

Portable gaming had a very strong year this year. In the face of intense competition from other handheld devices, the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita held its own with a strong selection of exclusive software.We had anime mysteries, subte...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PC Game of 2017

I've been a PC fan for a long time. My first shooter was Catacomb 3-D, and my first OS was DOS. And all this time, I've seen the phrases "PC gaming is dying," or "PC gaming is dead" just about every year. Yet time and time again it rises up...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2017

For as much promise as the technology has, mobile gaming is pretty goddamn stagnant. The medium is rife with apps meant to test your patience more than your skills and goad you into opening your wallet for a shot at a little more. It’...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2017

What a weird year for Xbox, right? The past 12 months were filled with a lot of incredible games, and a bunch of them came to Xbox. But, there's no tiptoeing around the fact that hardly any of them came exclusively to Xbox, which is al...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2017

This has been a great year for video games in general, and a particularly excellent year for Sony as a platform holder. Keeping up with notable PlayStation 4 releases throughout 2017 was no small feat thanks in large part to Japan. Even now...

 
 
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Here are the 2017 Game Awards winners

There was a lot to take away from this year's Game Awards. First of all, holy shit Bayonetta 3 is happening! Second, fuck the Oscars. And third, people love their Breath of the Wild. The show itself was an interesting mix of wonderful music...

 
 
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Here are the Golden Joystick award winners for 2017

The Golden Joystick Awards took place yesterday, one of the first major "Year in Review" events to happen thus far, with many of this year's best and brightest titles clamoring for the retro-chic trophy.Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of the Wild ...

 
 
 
 
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The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry seems to be trending in a positive direction, with more and more things to love. However it'...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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CJ names games from 2016 that he made dicks in

It’s the beginning of a new year. For millions around the world, that means creating resolutions they will in no ways keep, costing them potentially thousands of dollars in exercise equipment, diet foods and gym memberships. For games...

 
 
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2016 was a master class in game design

Game mechanics have always come first for me. I love looking at how a game works at a base level and tinkering with what is there. I'm very curious as to what the limitations are, always looking for a way to "cheat" mechanics or use them to...

 
 
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ShadeOfLight's personal picks for GOTY 2016

I am a gamer with a particular set of tastes, and by now I'd wager that most of you know what those tastes are. I can almost predict what my games of the year will before the new year has even started (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil...

 
 
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Strider's favorite games of 2016, if they were Stands

Here we are! My absolute favorite time of year for video games. We get to reflect back and say to ourselves, "Yes, these are the games I loved the most, let's go." It feels like it was only recently that I enjoyed thinking back on my time f...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

Once again, I played entirely too many games in 2016. If you count mobile titles and everything I reviewed, well over a hundred. I don't know for sure, I didn't keep track because it's been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my ...

 
 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for gaming, at least in my opinion. We definitely saw some solid titles come out (along with the end of a decade-long wait for two games!), but a lot of the major releases this year were retreads of tired the...

 
 
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Jed Whitaker's top lit and or turnt games of 2016 fam

How do you do fellow kids? I'm sure you are all on the edges of your seats in anticipation of the most objectively correct list of the best games of 2016. Welp, here it is.  Lick my chest hair and call me daddychu.

 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

I took so many Ls in 2016, folks. I lost a couple of jobs, I moved back in with my parents after living on my own (across the country) for two years, we lost so many icons, and there's a good chance I'll be half of Master Blaster when the w...

 
 




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Seymour

I was sick most of this past day, dry-heaving/vomiting myself into a coma on several Dont think Ive ever been so sick! Didnt do a whole lot besides sleep, watch Simpsons, and play Fallout so, I guess, couldve been worse?

 
Azzazzian

@Wes Tacos One off the keys for Fractured Lands please!!! the Mad Max theamed need to play

 
Shoggoth2588

Pokemon Go says I can have friends now so add me if you I have Eeveelutions for trade (except Umbreon)

 
Rasori

Just curious, but do people actually play their Nintendo Switch at a cafe with friends? or is this a conspiracy they want us to believe?

 
zatoseyes

Slay the Spire is I would describe it as a more interesting Hand of Fate, and a less frustrating Darkest Like a cross between those two

 
JcDent

Pretty sure nobody ever went gee, if only this content was more The sole exception is Games Workshop site, which is pathologically unable to detect your region and sometimes scares people with Australian

 
TheLimoMaker

So PUBG has added a Season Pass on top of loot boxes and it still runs in a poorly optimised state despite them shelling out money to sue Honestly this game winning PC Game of the Year gets more and more disgusting by the

 
TysonOfTime

Finished the stpry of the Octo Expansion Campaign, and wow, its finale blows away almost all of the base It was Really happy for Splatoon as a franchise to be doing so well both game-wise and

 
JcDent

With this dog as an advisor, I could run for president, and Im a Lithuanian shitposter in

 
Hlarge4

Wait, when the hell did it become cool to hate Rick and Morty? Its a super dunny and clever show that can be serious or Is it because it go so popular and had a cult following?

 
 

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