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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the next game to commit to class-based multiplayer

Overwatch was far from the first game to use the "class-based" setup, but it sure is popularizing it. With the advent of franchises like Quake and Gears of War adopting it, it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. A...   read

 
 
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Braxis Holdout is a good stand-in for Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm

I really miss Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm, but it doesn't look like it'll be coming back anytime soon. As one of the premiere two-lane maps it was a joy to play, but the addition of Braxis Holdout (currently for testing in PTR) mak...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion had a killer launch and packs a great early game flow

I've been playing World of Warcraft since the beta, and I had yet to see an incredibly smooth launch for an expansion -- until Legion, that is. Players were able to log in basically at midnight at launch (a little earlier, actually), w...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Alarak is a straightforward assassin with a cool personality

A powerful assassin with a skill-based kit and a Cthulu-themed skin, voiced by John de Lancie? Say no more, Blizzard!   read

 
 
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Virginia emulates detective fiction with cinematic flair

The mind of a detective is a web of troubling images. Scenes of bodies and blood occupy the same space as justice and determination. Liars and killers are as commonplace as images of crime and its consequences throughout detective fiction. ...   read

 
 
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Monsters and Monocles is a steampunk arcade shooter full of dandies

Monsters and Monocles is a send-up to the days of quarter-guzzling afternoons spent at the arcade. It’s a top-down shooter full of Victorian dandies and steampunk aesthetics that encourages solo play as much as it welcomes cooperative...   read

 
 
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I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on Master X Master

I haven't seen much talk about Master X Master nearly anywhere, so when the developers contacted me out of the blue, I decided to give it a shot. Oh uh, it's...a MOBA, by the way. Wait, where'd you go?   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new castle map Eichenwalde is smaller than you'd think

Despite picking support classes whenever and wherever possible, I was perfectly fine waiting for Blizzard to add Ana, Overwatch's first post-release hero, to the game proper before trying her out. But that new map, Eichenwalde? Not a chance...   read

 
 
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Kled is the silliest League of Legends character since Fizz

I was just talking to community member Stormworm this week about how hard it is to keep up with metas in multiple MOBAs or MMOs. Since you often have to "slot" yourself into a role on the fly (read: you can't just auto-lock Bastion ins...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book

Okay, cards on the table: I'm 21 years old and my first video game console was a Wii, purchased back in 2007. I've spent the better part of a decade making my way back through gaming's short but storied history. The 16-bit era is still on m...   read

 
 
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League of Legends champion roundup: Illaoi, Jhin, Aurelion, Taliyah

I've been spending most of my free MOBA time playing Heroes of the Storm. It's such a huge time commitment keeping up with just one meta, that spreading my attention across multiple games (in a competitive way at least) can feel insurmounta...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Lucioball is really fun, but the Rio-themed Loot Boxes, not so much

Blizzard kind of came out of nowhere with its Overwatch Rio Olympic celebration, complete with a brand new limited-time mode, as well as legendary skins, sprays, emotes, intros, and player icons. Let’s take a look at what you’re...   read

 
 
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I think it will take people a while to figure out Auriel in Heroes of the Storm

Having first looked at her kit, Auriel really spoke to me. She has a straight-up resurrection spell -- something no other support in the game sports. She also has a very cool mechanic that sort of "brands" another player, allowing her to sa...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee is already amazing and it's just in pre-alpha

Today, the Yooka-Laylee Toybox was released for backers (note: I'm in that group), providing a brief look at the game by way of a pre-alpha sandbox. It's...glorious.   read

 
 
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Okhlos is the mythological mob simulator I didn't know I wanted

Okhlos from Coffee Powered Machine is the next wacky and wild game out of indie publisher Devolver Digital. Have you heard about it yet? You should hear about it. How does right now work? In theory, it's a game that fundamentally gets me. P...   read

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell Online has a confusing full title, and potential

While people have been arguing about the Scarlett Johansson casting for the Ghost in the Shell film, I've been busy re-acquainting myself with the series. It...took a while. The original movie? Near perfect. The fact that a multimedia hydra...   read

 
 
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Worms W.M.D plays great, but is still the same ol' can of Worms

I've been playing the Worms series since the '90s. The height of my exposure was by way of the Game Boy version of Armageddon, which I could conveniently play during car rides -- on a portable, the pass-and-play style was almost how it was ...   read

 
 
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Take a look at our custom Xbox One S Destructoid controller

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, there are now three Xbox controllers -- the OG, the Elite, and the new model shipping with the Xbox One S. It kind of slipped under the radar, but yes, the new Xbox Design Lab program does...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program is functional but finicky on PS4

[Header image by MK01] "Kerbal Space Program on a gamepad? How in the sweet hell is that going to work?" More than anything else, that has been my major concern with the console ports of Squad's rocket-building space-exploration simulator...   read

 
 
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If the demo is any indication, The King of Fighters XIV is destined for great things

I'm glad King of Fighters (and by proxy, SNK) is still in the fighting game discussion. It's had a long, long hiatus since XIII was released back in 2010 (which was a massive improvement on XII), and because a new collective of owners has r...   read

 
 
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Wielding samurai swords in VR is easily the best way to play Fruit Ninja

I think just about everyone has played Fruit Ninja in one form or another, be it on a touch screen device, an arcade machine, or even Kinect. I thought I'd finally escaped the addictive gameplay and could rest easy knowing I had become...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter made a bit of a splash last year when Bethesda announced - and released the game live on stage at the company's E3 event. As it came out some months ahead of Fallout 4, quite a few people, yours truly included, download...   read

 
 
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CastleStorm isn't half bad on the Oculus Rift

Modern VR hasn't taken off as much as a lot of industry pundits thought it would. Most people can't afford it, and those who can are still on the fence. Developers are bonkers over it and are doing some cool things for sure, but the general...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Ana feels like a true sniper, and a welcome addition to the game

We all knew a support was coming to Overwatch, but I didn't expect Pharah's mom, and I especially didn't expect her to be in playable state on the PTR today. Yes, if you're so inclined, you can boot up your Battle.net client right...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Gul'dan is the ultimate risk-reward assassin

Blizzard doesn't need an excuse to bring another Warcraft hero into the fray. Heck, it's the flagship franchise for the publisher -- World of Warcraft is still going strong, Hearthstone is Warcraft-tinted, and it just launche...   read

 
 
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