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The Nintendo Switch could be what the Apple TV should be

I don't know about you, but I'm still coming down from the high of the Nintendo Switch unveiling. Sure, we'd all be guessing and suggesting since halfway through the Wii U lifespan its next device would be a handheld/console hybrid, a ...   read

 
 
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Dear Microsoft, please let me block Minecraft invites on Xbox Live before I lose my mind

"You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft ...   read

 
 

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If VR is the future, I'm stuck in the past

Not too long ago, Oculus Rift founder and guy with a cartoon rabbit's name Palmer Luckey sent out a tweet sharing his excitement for the future of VR: This came at the end of a couple tweets where Luckey told people not to worry about bad ...   read

 
 
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Opinion: Why Overwatch lost my interest

It’s somewhat of a cliché at this point for a critic (or an aspiring one) to go out of their way to point out the flaws of a popular and nearly universally-loved entertainment product, or to proclaim disinterest in it months af...   read

 
 
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NSFW: Frequently Feminist... and The Witcher 3

[Promoted from our Community Blogs!] [Additional note from the author: This blog contains scenes of nudity from a game. If your religious values or moral values are offended by digital recreations of human nudity, please do not read this b...   read

 
 
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The winners and losers of E3, according to me, Jed Whitaker

E3 2016 having come and gone feels like a distant memory at this point, but that won't stop me from making a list of who I thought the winners and losers of the show were. Somehow, I think some of you will disagree, and that is fine by me. ...   read

 
 
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Leveling systems scare the crap out of me

I have a few friends who play The Division. Every once in a while, I'll ask them if they're playing it. Yeah, they'll say. I'll ask if it's gotten fun yet. Nah, they'll say. I'll ask them if they're gonna stop playing. "Maybe," they say. "M...   read

 
 
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Why don't you like Metroid Prime: Federation Force still?

Recently, I threatened to start a petition to cancel all upcoming Nintendo Directs unless more Metroid Prime: Federation Force was shown, but luckily Nintendo caved to my demands and showed off the game. The Internet's reaction to the ...   read

 
 
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If this is really the new Doom box art, it sucks

Conan O'Brien will be playing the latest iteration of Doom on his show's Clueless Gamer segment tonight with some players of the sports ball who are in the big game. In a tweet promoting the show, the box art below was shown, though it...   read

 
 
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Study: Half of American adults play video games, 10% call themselves gamers

A new study by Pew Research Center presents data on American adults' views of video games, their impact, and the term gamer. The study found that while 49 percent of all American adults play video games, only 10 percent of those identify th...   read

 
 


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Videogames, porn, and seclusion: The downfall of men?

Phillip Zimbardo, a leading psychologist at Stanford University, has warned that men are facing a "crisis of masculinity" because of porn and videogame addiction. A study of 20,000 young men's gaming and porn habits was conducted by Zimbard...   read

 
 
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Your Silent Hill

What would your Silent Hill look like?

My Silent Hill would be a place you couldn't trust. Doors would disappear behind you the moment you turned your back, hallways and staircases would loop back in impossible ways, main streets would abruptly end or lead to a part of the city ...   read

 
 
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How historically accurate is The Witcher?

[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak delves into the historical accuracy of the Witcher.  I'm as happy as a little girl.  Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Tooth...   read

 
 
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World War II Snipers Videogames vs History

[Dtoid community bloggerRedHeadPeak is back again with that wonderful history. This time it's snipers in videogames vs. history.  Remember that sniper movie from 1993 with Tom Berenger and Billy Zane?Want to see your own writing appear...   read

 
 
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Top 10(ish) Cool Video Game Ladies

[Dtoid community blogger Voltech gives us a top 10 list of cool video game ladies that eschews the usual suspects in favor of some lesser known but equally deserving women. That was a very long sentence. Want to see your own writing appear ...   read

 
 
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Facing my genes with Solid Snake

[Dtoid community member Bardley played some Metal Gear games. This got him thinking about genetics and how they could affect him throughout his life. He gives us an amazing blog well worth reading. Want to see your own stuff appear on the ...   read

 
 
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Dreamweaver's top 10 favorite Smash characters!

[Dtoid community member Dreamweaver shares his top 10 favorite Smash characters! Read his list then share with your favorites in the comments. Does anyone actually read this part? I'm so alone. So utterly alone. Want to see your own stuff a...   read

 
 
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Agency and Gaming: Are you the hero of your own life?

[Dtoid community blogger AvtrSpirit examines his relationship with video games and if they have affected his waking world.  Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Toothbrush...   read

 
 
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Opinion: The decay of Capcom

[Dtoid community member Sephzilla laments the downfall of one of his favorite publishers on his blog. Want to see your blog appear on the front page someday? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] This generation has been filled with publishe...   read

 
 


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ShadeOfLight

After this third Testpunch, Im ordering ARMS; when it comes to Nintendo I have zero impulse Based on what Ive seen so far, Min Min has a good shot at also becoming my main in the full I bet Guy Eldoon is incredibly proud of his

 
ZombZ

Im so damn addicted to Hamilton, Im getting really bummed out that Im probably never going to have a chance to see it This is driving me up the

 
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ClearlySamElliot

ARMS clicked for me this second time, after I stopped treating it like rockem sockem

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Can Nintendo please update Mario Kart 8 and make its online exactly like ARMS? My experiences between the two are completely polarizing in quality thus The former has some lag and connection issues, the latter seemed completely

 
Pixie The Fairy

Tried the Testpunch Just was scared because its hard to lift things with my right hand right Turning at the wrist is mostly fine, just Won a couple fights as Min Min, lost most because others were more Seemed fun

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Thats me tried everything in the Arms Punchfire Button controls feel much more clunky to me and I dislike everything aside from The targetting system is awful and everything devolves into pure Volleyball is so bad its 1v1:

 
Greenhornet214

When youre at Sams Club and you go to buy a hot dog and they say all they have left is Polish (pic didnt attach, its the gif of the blinking guy, see it in the comments)

 
Michformer

Enjoyed chatting with Josh Bycer about immersion in Feel free to give it a listen and share your thoughts!

 
lokhe

Say what you will about Nintendo, but at least they still surprise you every now and then! ARMS is quite frankly Not only super fun, but the motion controls are spot Love it!

 

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