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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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Hope you all had a great weekend! Been going down a JRPG rabbit hole and loving What JRPGs would you like to see ported to modern consoles/PC? FF Tactics, Xenogears, Vagrant Story, and everything from Working Designs for

 
FakePlasticTree

RIP Morricone

 
Anthony Marzano

Good morning Chris

 
Pixie The Fairy

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel kinda reminds me of Metroid Prime 2: Echos, if only in that the environment of the game is radically different from other Not a bad thing, but enemies are more slippery and that makes me prefer shotguns and lasers

 
Funkotrons Finest

Been playing Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom on Art direction is great, provides a bit more of a challenge than I expected, but never to It has some old school design elements as well that get in the way, but Overall I really like

 
PLANET P1SS 69

I just want to whenever Im feeling down, whenever shit kind of sucks, whenever Im bout to lose my goddamn I can come here and Ive never felt this kind of love from a community and it means so much to

 
Voltaic Owl

Only a few missions in and Spider-Man is great so Everyone talks about how great the web-swinging is, but no one warned me that this would be the most fun I’ve ever had with spectroscopy!

 
Mike Sounders

Ill take 20

 
GoofierBrute

Unlike the last one of these, I know why I made this: to make the world

 
triggerpigking

OC thingey, I had no direction with this lol, just threw a bunch of random ideas

 
 

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