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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 hands-on
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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

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
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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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Xbox One

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
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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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The King of Fighters XIV
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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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Fruit Ninja VR impression

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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Fallout Shelter PC

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 client right...   read

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Heroes of the Storm
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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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Cat Girl Without Salad
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Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is a manic pixie dream

Cat Girl Without Salad was first announced back in 2013, and at the time, I thought it was destined to be one of the greatest games ever made. Most of the time, I'm able to fend off any attempts publishers or developers may make to get me o...   read

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Life Goes On
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Life Goes On: Done to Death adds enough to make it worth playing again

Life Goes On released on PC two years ago, and it was a solid puzzle-platformer. Not too big, not too small, not too easy, not too difficult. It would have pleased Goldilocks, if Goldilocks liked puzzle platformers. And rampant disregard fo...   read

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Medivh is one tricky asshole in Heroes of the Storm

Very few characters come into Heroes of the Storm and severely shake up the meta. Sure, you have powerhouses like Li Ming and Tracer that get banned often near their launch, but it's rare to see a support or otherwise entirely unique role e...   read

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Downwell is great on PlayStation, with one major caveat

During the waning hours of a Montréal game jam, I spied a developer playing Downwell on his laptop. Unlike the rest of his comrades, mostly female designers making last-minute adjustments to their projects, he was enjoying someo...   read

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Inversus is far more technical than I thought it would be

With a low-key announcement in February, it was easy to forget about Inversus. But after actually playing it at MomoCon, I won't make that mistake again.   read

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Dimension Drive

I'm really glad the troubled Dimension Drive got back on track

Dimension Drive...Dimension Drive...where have you heard that name before? Probably from the trolled Kickstarter debacle. After not hitting their goal they came back for more, and, they've made quite a bit of progress about a year later. I ...   read

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Hyrule Warriors
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Breaking wind with Medli in Hyrule Warriors

If you haven't popped in your copy of Hyrule Warriors lately, you may want to do so, as The Wind Waker's Medli is now available. Itching to get back into the game with further new DLC characters on the horizon, I decided to reacquaint ...   read

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Hitman GO

Don't get Hitman GO for Oculus Rift if you already own it

The era of VR exclusivity has begun, and it's just as I feared. Not only are consumers expected to have a VR-ready PC, but they also have to deal with platform fragmentation. Case and point -- Hitman Go: VR Edition, a fabulous port of an al...   read

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Heroes of the Storm
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Chromie is the glass cannon I never knew I wanted

Heroes of the Storm is filled to the brim with casters. Kael'thas, following a series of nerfs, has once again risen to prominence due to a recent buff, Nazeebo continues his reign near the top of the winrate charts, and Li-Ming i...   read

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Danganronpa 2

PC Port Report: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

I first played Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair while on an uncomfortable drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. I was sitting on the top level of a double decker bus, where a woman who smelled of scabs and wore towels instead of cloth...   read

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Dreadnought impressions

Dreadnought is the sci-fi battleship spectacle you didn't know you wanted

It's been a good couple of years for spaceship combat games. After a long dormancy, games like Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, EVE: Valkyrie and the upcoming No Man's Sky have put players back in the cockpit of all manner of dangerous, zippy...   read

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Galak-Z: The Void

Galak-Z: The Void is cold and empty

[Spoilers for the end of Galak-Z below.] The conclusion of Galak-Z's original four-season story mode ends on an ominous note. A-Tak and his crewmates in the Axelios have fought and scraped and bled their way through half the galaxy and it l...   read

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