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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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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 Mega Man comic explores awkward robot love

We take a break from the Sonic / Mega Man joygasm festivities to remind you that on February 13 -- the day before Valentine's Day coincidentally -- Archie Mega Man #22 hits shelves. It's the requisite "love" issue, in which Roll plays match...

 
 
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This is a game you play by literally beating your meat

"A beating heart" was the theme of this year's Global Game Jam -- an event held in various sites around the world simultaneously where participants have to design a game in 48 hours. And among all the submissions, Heart to Get by the team ...

 
 
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Goodbye, Destructoid

As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid. Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset. I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is an absolute dr...

 
 
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Dad alters text in Wind Waker to turn Link into a girl

Mike Hoye loves playing videogames and sharing his pastime with his three-year-old daughter Maya. Their game of choice is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Mike likes to read the text aloud so Maya can follow along. But there is one ...

 
 
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Yahtzee, Moviebob, and Jim Sterling have an Hour of Love

This weekend, I was honored to attend the inaugural (and wildly successful) Escapist Expo in Durham, North Carolina as a guest speaker. Over the three days, I attended numerous fun panels, but this was by far my favorite -- the H...

 
 
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Minecraft wedding is totes adorbs

At last year's MineCon, Minecraft creator Notch helped this dude Matt propose to his girlfriend Asia. Fast forward to April, the couple tied the knot in a room decorated to look like Minecraft's digital realm. The ceremony was held at Beat...

 
 
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What time is it? Final Fantasy o'clock

Reddit user MiniBT recently graduated. From what, exactly? High school? Four-year college? Master's program? The shroud of mystery shall forever hang above this tale of gamers in love! Where was I? Oh yeah! So he has this girlfriend who dec...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: I saw her standing there

 . . . but then she was a zombie. This enjoyably simple game popped up on Reddit over the weekend and its concept and music carry it a long way beyond its sparse graphics and easy difficulty. The KrangGames flash game only takes a few ...

 
 
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Robotic amore and double-sided chiptune melodies

It's Thursday! Have some chiptunes for no reason other than I love you! Chiptune music house Ubiktune unleashed two fresh albums this past week. First up is the Valentine's Day-dedicated 7bit date: robot love by beek. More than a declaratio...

 
 
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What is your favorite videogame romance?

ScrewAttack is in Valentine's Day mode and has made with the lovey-dovey videos. Above is the latest episode of the fairly new The Best EVER! series, and this week's topic is videogame couples. The video focuses on Locke and Celes from Fin...

 
 
 
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You will fall for this Portal 2 proposal video

Thanks to the Internet, you're never too far from one guy or gal's creative attempts at proposing to their partner in a completely unique way. Proposing via a videogame isn't totally new -- we've seen marriage proposals in games like Minec...

 
 
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The ten best videogame weddings EVER!

The royal wedding was earlier this morning! And I had no idea! Yay! To be honest, there had been so much coverage about this supposedly major event that I kept thinking the royal wedding had already happened weeks ago! I swear, when I was r...

 
 
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Borderlands' Claptrap and Anthony Burch play Cupid

Why in the world did we not post this yet? Destructoid alum Anthony Burch, now a writer for Gearbox, helped to make this video starring Borderlands' Claptrap for Ben, a fan who wanted to propose to his girlfriend in an extra special way. I...

 
 
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You knew it was coming: A Minecraft wedding proposal

It's been a matter of weeks since I last talked about Minecraft. There's no better way to break the silence than with this cheesy, but ultimately heartwarming video that has been making the rounds lately. One BioWare developer proposed to ...

 
 
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Y. Inferno: Mega Man Vs. Street Fighter fan made mash-up

Just like Minitroid from a few days back, Mega Man Vs. Street Fighter has been around for a while, but somehow I totally missed it. It's definitely getting better as time goes on. The first work-in-progress video against Ryu is cool, but y...

 
 
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Book review: Udon's Art of Capcom 2

For a long time, American comic books consistently butchered the works of Japanese game developers with hackneyed, half-hearted game-to-comic adaptations. I still remember the pain I felt after buying Malibu's Street Fighter comic all those...

 
 
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Tokimeki Memorial game stuffed on biggest DS cart ever

It's not often when you hear about girls getting good service in the quest for virtual love, so it's really rather grand to hear good things about visual novels for the ladies getting some love and attention. That's certainly the case wi...

 
 
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Heavy Rain: Samuel L. Jackson wouldn't go very far for love

Recently, Sony sat down and chatted it up with a bunch of film-industry people I've never heard of. And Samuel L. Jackson. The topic was supposedly Heavy Rain, although I'm not sure the people being interviewed knew that. Instead, they spe...

 
 
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Introducing the first videogame matchmaking computer!

Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, this weekend marks the return of everyone’s favorite polarizing holiday, Valentine’s Day! While most people could care less about the “holiday” (me included!), certain co...

 
 
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Man and videogame are wed, face and palm meet again

You know, when I posted a video of Love Plus a while back to show off its quirky dating sim charm I thought that would be the last we saw of the game here on Destructoid. After all, it wasn't coming to the West any time soon and it really s...

 
 




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The Evil Within 2 is an uneven, messy, confused about what it wants to be kind of And Im loving every minute of it

 
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Bandai employee jacked 2億円 (~$2M) of company $ over 4 years for food & drink & just got In typical Japanese fashion, prez is taking a 30% paycut for 3 11 more execs taking cuts too

 
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Knights of the Round is pretty great so It could also be totally reskinned and me into a Berserk

 
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I’ll be bumping the previous Streamtoid cblog later to clearly ask for streamers but Extra Life is now officially on the docket to promote for

 
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Its my brothers birthday coming up and I like to joke with him about being a Thinking about getting him a body pillow and a card that says because I know how much you like to fuck inanime

 
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What a balls ass week for gaming Activision patenting a matchmaking system that encourages lootboxes, $30 costume pass for MvCI, and Visceral is no And its only

 
TysonOfTimesUp

Welp, looks like Lego Dimensions has bitten the Amiibo are the last toys to life standing, and for the most part have avoided a lot of the issues with the other My wallet is upset at me for choosing to collect the one with no end in

 
 

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