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Five most notorious videogame ripoffs of all-time

When I first heard that Electronic Arts was suing Zynga over The Ville, a rather blatant ripoff of EA’s The Sims Social, I was pretty excited to see the outcome. After all, there’s nothing worse than a company whose only busines...

 
 
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Seven of the toughest games to run on PC

The Crysis series is well-known in the PC community as being the benchmark of sorts for games that require a high-end computer to run. It began in 2007 with the release of the first Crysis. It's undeniable that the game had stunningly ...

 
 
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Down the rabbit hole of fake PlayStation 4 crap

Wherever there is public interest, there are con artists preying upon the susceptible. How many shoddily-built iPod rip-offs must one buy or mid-life-crisis-inducing timeshares must one occupy, before this lesson is learned? Videogames occu...

 
 
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Ranked: The five best Clover and Platinum games

If you were to poll me as to what some of my favorite games of all time were, you'd see a lot of Clover Studio and Platinum Games titles on that list. Quite a bit, actually. Both studios are comprised of brilliant minds that are somehow abl...

 
 
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Moments in Presidential history: Cats, mechs, and burgers

On President's Day, it's our duty as bloggers to supply the unwashed, malnourished Kmart-lovin' masses of America with reminders of awesome, fictional Presidents in games. I mean, it's not like I get to take the day off, so what the heck el...

 
 
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The nine worst girlfriends in videogames

If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s Day is a very special time of year. A time to be reminded that your crippling social anxieties and complete lack of desirable personality traits mean you’re likely to spend the rest ...

 
 
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Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances

Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a solitude induced w...

 
 
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Games to play with your boyfriend on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day isn't always about getting taken out to dinner and receiving fancy treats and trinkets. Okay, well maybe it is, but who's to say that you can't get a little gaming on the side? Consider spending some quality time with your b...

 
 
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Top five ways for a gaming couple to bond

Taylor is an avid gamer, sushi lover, and overall nerd. After founding two gaming-related sites of her own, she went on to intern with G4, and can now be found across the interwebs writing about videogames of all kinds. At least one day a y...

 
 
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The top 30 indie games to look out for in 2013

Everyone's always talking about their radar. "Definitely adding this to my radar" or "This kind of flew off my radar after a while." Well, I'm about to bombard your radar with so many bleeps, sweeps, and creeps that you won't know where you...

 
 
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Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space

One of the elements of classic horror is that when the horrible thing you are dreading finally happens, it happens in a way far more gruesome than you expect. Visceral Games got this part right so many times in its Dead Space series that I ...

 
 
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Five space horror games worse than Dead Space 3

By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. Before we brashl...

 
 
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Ranked: The five best Fire Emblem games

Fire Emblem is a pretty mysterious series to many gamers out there. Firstly, it's a strategy RPG (SRPG), which already places it in an established niche. Then you have to consider the fact that Nintendo didn't release the series in American...

 
 
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Five space horror games better than Dead Space 3

By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. Being the case, th...

 
 
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10 videogame films to watch on Netflix this weekend

With Netflix open to all subscribers on Xbox 360 this weekend, regardless of account type, now seems like a good time to highlight some Netflix streaming videogame films well worth watching. Be sure to add your own picks below!

 
 
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Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant

When assessing a publisher's impact on the industry, we tend to focus on the highs rather than consistency. THQ was anything but consistent, putting out Nintendo DS shovelware, rushed licensed games, and taking part in one of the absolute w...

 
 
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Destructoid's dream list of Wii U remakes

Oh Nintendo. Now you've done it. In announcing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Reborn, a hi-res upgrade of the classic GameCube adventure, Nintendo has set a precedent for Wii U remakes. The gloves are off and everything is on the table...

 
 
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Game critics collective top 10 games of 2012

My insatiable hunger for tracking and displaying the most revered games of the year will not end. I blame Metacritic. I also blame Metacritic for not doing a proper job in aggregating the best games of the year. While the site does an impec...

 
 
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A look back at 2012's most wanted games

The staff of Destructoid are a bunch of chiseled yet humble geniuses that make the world better every day through our humanitarian efforts via gaming news and features. The only flaw that can possibly be said about us that we aren't psychic...

 
 
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Remembering studios that closed in 2012

This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, but indie games a...

 
 
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Overlooked games of 2012

When a stack of releases lands on our desks every week, they can't all be winners, but that doesn't mean the rest have to be losers, either. Prowl your local bargain bin, make some eBay searches, and keep your eyes out for a Steam sale, bec...

 
 
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Five reasons you need to go to MAGFest 11

MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already mentioned that Kinuy...

 
 
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The worst videogame covers of 2012

Most game covers are forgettable and generic, but a select few transcend into levels of such awfulness that they stick with us all year long, like a never-ending scab. From cheap shovelware to incredibly awkward sports photos, a bad game co...

 
 
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The 25 most memorable Mega Man moments - Dtoid ver.

Exactly 25 years ago today, my favorite videogame hero of all time was born. Exactly 25 years later, my passion has never been stronger. He may have had some rough patches in recent times, but I've never forgotten the joy he's given me. For...

 
 
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Sound Card 011: Ten awesome, underrated Mega Man songs

If it wasn't obvious from the many musical references throughout the series, the Mega Man games are as much about excellent tunes as they are about tried-and-true action gameplay. He's not called "Rockman" for nothing! But despite the ocean...

 
 




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The Evil Within 2"Stalking shadows"

 

Forza Motorsport 7"The king is dead, long live the king"

 

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth"New faces, familiar places"

 

South Park: The Fractured but Whole"Friendly faces everywhere"

 

Golf Story"Slam dunk hole-in-one"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

Battle Chasers: Nightwar"Darksiders art meets classic JRPG combat"

 

Gundam Versus"Doesn't quite stick the launch"

 
 
 

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Deatheagle

So John Dunsworth passed His comedy really touched me personally and got me throgh some really hard I will cherish the memory of meeting We were singing in this I didnt know the song lol <3 he lives on in my heart

 
Parismio

Cant watch Netflix cause psn is being I wanna watch voltron dammit!

 
Deadmoons Hairy Butt

Well it took almost 20 years, but I finally beat Goof Troop!

 
GiantTabby

Recently played Doki Doki Literature Even though I dont play visual novels, this one is my Why? Well lets just say its worth playing blind for the

 
norpop

Dude Made in Abyss was so Its rare for an anime to just pull me in like that

 
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Czar Kazem

Meanwhile: another night poster came Been agonising over whether or not to give it to a friend who would love it as a But its so nice with my OTHER nifty piece of Over The Garden Wall swag from Mondo! The true

 
Czar Kazem

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