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Why did I wait so long to play Pokemon Trading Card Game?

Growing up, I had a friend who was very into the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. He carried two binders with him throughout the fifth grade: one for his school work and one for all of his cards. I don't know if he actually played it ...

 
 
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My 30-year quest to beat Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Thirty-one years ago, The Legend of Zelda became the first video game I ever beat. A year later, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link became the first video game I ever quit. To be fair, I didn't finish too many games in my elemen...

 
 
 
 
 
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How The Legend of Zelda helped free us from arcade ports

I find it difficult to travel back and play early 8-bit consoles like the Atari 2600 or Colecovision. It’s not that their primitive graphics and sound fail to capture my attention, but rather, they’re so dedicated to replicating...

 
 
 
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It's Zelda week again, bitches!

Ten years ago, former Destructoid Editor-in-Chief and 100% certified piece of Angus beef Chad Concelmo declared it Zelda Week to recognize the impending launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Today, as we near the 35th anniversary of...

 
 
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I could really go for a new Style Savvy in 2021

I remember buying the first Style Savvy as something of a lark. My roommate and I were heavily into DS gaming at the time, and for weeks, we'd been inundated with advertisements for Nintendo's new fashion game. We couldn't escape it. I...

 
 
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Five games I wish everyone played in 2020

While not explicitly my "game of the year" list, what follows does actually include two of my top three games of the year. The rest? Incredible games that I genuinely think everyone should play. Games that appeal to those beyond their ...

 
 
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An autopsy of Epic Mickey

Have you ever heard an idea that you knew just couldn’t fail? Something so spectacular and creative, and yet so blatantly obvious, that there would be no way it could possibly end up as anything other than an absolute triumph? Back in...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mobile games need to stop tying accounts to Facebook

Early last year, against my better judgment, I invested a great deal of my time and effort into a free-to-play mobile game. It was Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, and for three months it ate up every minute of free time I had. If I wasn...

 
 
 
 
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Super Smash Bros. has become 'Video Games: The Video Game'

The announcement that SNK's Terry Bogard is coming to Smash was met with polarized responses. Fans of Himbo's and the King of Fighters series were overjoyed, while fans of not-those-things were somewhat irritated, decrying Terry as just "Ke...

 
 
 
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The west needs a Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja collection

It wasn’t long after I had described Konami as collection adverse that it hit us with a trio of pretty awesome compilations. The Arcade, Castlevania, and Contra collection are all stacked with solid games. It’s actually an impre...

 
 
 
 
 
 




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Bravely Default II"Get brave again"

 

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection"Duck, throw, dip, dive, and dodge"

 

Capcom Arcade Stadium"Continue...?"

 

Persona 5 Strikers"Beat 'em up, Phantom Thieves"

 

Little Nightmares II"A fitting next step for the horror-adventure series"

 

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Destruction AllStars"Worth a week with PlayStation Plus, but not much more"

 

Gal Gun Returns"Young girl, you're out of your mind"

 
 
 

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Now that E3 2021s live event has been cancelled, do you think any companies are going to join E3s virtual events even though they can stream presentations on their own?

 
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#caturday marie

 
Parismio

Aww yeah!

 
JuIc3

I did I should probably feel

 
Occams

Okay, hate to post back to back but I’m seeing all these wonderful cats and I have to This is He sits with me while I’m working and gets annoyed when I stop petting

 
Dangus Taargus

Havent introduced Mandy (yes, after the movie) in the qposts Had her two weeks so far and shes about four months Shes filling the hole in my heart left after our last cat died last Also, 3D World is still as amazing as

 
Occams

Wal-Mart never lets me

 
Tricerapops

Honestly having Spyro Reignited on a portable is pretty I wish Playstation Doom would get the love that Doom 64 Its the better game,

 
Seymour

(needed to reupload to fix a couple editing mistakes) Went back to Overwatch for the first time in 3 years and have completely fallen for Go and watch that, maybe!

 
Parismio

Alright I finished Ace Combat 7s DLC and VR Dang that was fun and I wish there Alls said and done though, I think ill enujoy the multiplayer here and Ive already started on AC4 and its already pretty

 
 

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