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The new Hitman episode has a pretty clear lampoon of Donald Trump

Hitman is known for its off-the-cuff dialogue sessions between otherwise meaningless AI characters, and this one kind of caught me off guard, albeit a long-hanging fruit kind of off guard. While playing the new Bangkok level, I happene...   read

 
 
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Hands-on Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, the third entry in Nintendo’s fashionable franchise, hits store shelves in the US this Friday. The rest of the world has had it for a year or longer, and quite frankly I’m a bit surprised Americans ...   read

 
 
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Did you grow up renting video games?

People often asked me how I played hundreds of games growing up, the answer is simple -- rentals. Well, that, and the fact that my best friend's dad and my uncle were both big PC gamers with massive LAN setups, and an endless library of gam...   read

 
 
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Balrog 1, Olympics 0

I had me some asthma as a kid. Nothing too major. I was able to run, jump, and play sports as kids are wont to do. But I did land in the emergency room twice with a case of not being able to breathe (both times triggered by a severe onset o...   read

 
 
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You gotta believe! PaRappa the Rapper is getting another anime

We went from not having a PaRappa the Rapper anime to having a PaRappa the Rapper anime debuting on August 18 in an instant. Life is good. Fuji TV has announced that the property created in 1996 by former pop-artist Masaya Matsuur...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go will get you booted from the Cambodian genocide museum

While a handful of dictators have killed or been otherwise responsible for the deaths of many more millions of people, the estimated two million deaths under Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia is extreme in context, given that that number represen...   read

 
 
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My introduction to the Destructoid tip line

So, one of the main benefits of joining the writing staff here is that I've been included on the tip line. Basically, anyone in the world can send an e-mail to [email protected], and the writing staff can sort through those submissions a...   read

 
 
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Man rams car into game studio for 'ruining his life'

This happened last week, so it's not news, but since I also feel like driving my car through the ostentatious glass walls of several institutions just for the moment of ecstasy as the sun shines brilliantly against a billion pieces of shatt...   read

 
 
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Check out this Nintendo Power archive, and relive the magic

Nintendo Power was a staple of my childhood and beyond. I still remember picking up my first issue, and I picked up the last, which was released in December of 2012. Now, you can relive those moments with an archive.org page, which currentl...   read

 
 
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Is there violence? Is there murder? Listen to Werner Herzog say Pokemon

In an interview on The Verge with the very-good Emily Yoshida, director Werner Herzog talks his new film, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, spinning into all sorts of technology talk. We share the same opinion on virtual reali...   read

 
 
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There's an official Magikarp music video and it's terrifying

The Pokemon Company released an official Magikarp music video, and I don't suggest watching it if you're prone to nightmares. In this video we see Magikarp carried away by a Pigeotto, presumably to be slaughtered, grabbed by pointy fishing ...   read

 
 
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Let's celebrate the announcement of Driveclub VR with the guy who romantically loves car interiors

So Driveclub is back from the dead, even if its developers are gone. Yep, Driveclub VR is a thing, and will arrive on Sony's newest piece of hardware on October 13 for 4,900 yen (roughly $50). But none of that is importa...   read

 
 
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Would you pay $150 for a Snorlax bean bag chair?

I'm not sure if I want to drop $150 on a huge four foot tall Snorlax of all things (give me a smaller Munchlax version), but this bean bag chair exists if you want it. Well, it sort of exists, as Think Geek seems to think they'll be able to...   read

 
 
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Nearly 20 years later, the original Pokemon theme song singer still has it

I must have watched this 10 times already. Almost 20 years ago Jason Paige sung the original theme song to the Pokemon anime, and it completely took off. I probably learned the words by heart in just several episodes, having listened t...   read

 
 
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What if -- bear with me -- the Overwatch cast were Animal Crossing villagers?

Wow, smash hit first-person shooter Overwatch and cult-classic chill out sim Animal Crossing, together at last! Thank you Renée for being good at drawing. These Blizzard-inspired creatures are all very cute.   read

 
 
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MMA fighter beats the shit out of opponent, throws a Pokeball at him

The sorts of people that make up the world's MMA fighters, well, it's an interesting lot. Enter idiosyncratic fighter Michael "Venom" Page. He won his fight last night with an absurd knee to the head that left his opponent, Evangelista "Cy...   read

 
 
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Want to watch a 19-minute infomercial for Videoball?

Videoball came out yesterday. I love it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Videoball creator and head of Action Button Entertainment, Tim Rogers, loves it too. He's so taken with it in fact, that he and a few friends recorded a nearly 19-minute-long ...   read

 
 
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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we...   read

 
 
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Stephen Colbert races to eat a Hot Pocket against a Mario 3 speedrunner

As a promotion for Summer Games Done Quick (and its subsequent charity push), the speedrunning record holder for Super Mario Bros. 3 Mitch Fowler appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to demonstrate one of his runs. Colbe...   read

 
 
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Genius Left 4 Dead mod replaces wall scrawls with Jaden Smith tweets

This is probably the best thing I've seen all week. The beautiful community for Left 4 Dead 2 (specifically, Molkifier) has been working on a mod that doesn't fundamentally change any aspect of gameplay, but will provide a wh...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Roadhog barrels his way into Street Fighter V thanks to a mod

Remember that amazing Tracer mod for Cammy last week? Well, modder TheJamk is back at it already, this time perfectly welding Roadhog into the SFV roster. As a custom skin for Birdie, Roadhog works almost a little too well. As two big guys ...   read

 
 
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Sonic Team head helps clarify the Sonic 'Eggman' and Robotnik name situation

The early days of the wild west of localization are a fascinating beast. We've seen it with series like Final Fight and Mario, but one that isn't mentioned that often is Sonic -- particularly when it comes to the main villain's mo...   read

 
 
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Man, Geralt really knows how to kick it

Ben Schamma, also known as "Maul Cosplay," looks so much like The Witcher's Geralt that CD Projekt Red even hired him to be their model at E3. He not only sports the rocking beard and hair style, but has the look for it, all the way down to...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Tracer makes an appearance in Street Fighter V in mod form

Thanks to creator TheJamk, Overwatch makes a surprisingly fitting appearance in Street Fighter V by way of a Cammy mod. Yep, someone altered Cammy's parameters to craft a Tracer skin, and it not only fits the art style, but it loo...   read

 
 
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Ha, the new Mario Party art is lifted from a SpagettiOs can

As pointed out by an astute commenter yesterday, the art for Mario Party: Star Rush seems to have been generously lifted off of an official Nintendo SpagettiOs can. It makes you wonder how many times the publisher has done this pr...   read

 
 
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