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Poland is getting a Witcher stamp with Geralt's handsome face

Much like Finland is very proud of Angry Birds, Poland (home of developer CD Projekt Red) is proud of The Witcher. So much so, in fact, that Damien Monnier, lead designer of the upcoming Gwent game, has reported that there is going to ...   read

 
 
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The heroes of Overwatch are even better as dogs

If there was one dog design I felt was missing from Lily Nishita's first batch of adorable Overwatch pooches, it was Junkrat. He's just got one of those faces. You know, one of those faces that makes you wonder what they'd look like person...   read

 
 
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These Overwatch illustrations are so doggone good!

Oh my gosh, YES! I love everything about this. Graphic designer and illustrator Lily Nishita (formerly of Naughty Dog) has imagined the Overwatch crew as pups, and her imagination is brilliant. The breed selection totally fits with the char...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

 
 
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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go player earns lots of XP in a weekend, triggers anti-cheat measures from Niantic

Even if you don't follow Pokemon Go, this is a neat little inspiring story, and an interesting case of game design. Although quite a bit of folks have quit Go, a large fanbase still remains, and among them is an avid player named ...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush gets new, non-soup can ripoff box art

Whether it was always a case of it not being "final" boxart or a reaction to the fact that they were caught re-using their own assets, Mario Party Star Rush has new artwork, unveiled at gamescom this week. I sincerely hope this it...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco is hosting a limited-time Gundam VR experience in Japan

Japan loves VR, and you can't get more Japanese than VR Gundam. Naturally, Bandai Namco knows this, so they're introducing a mobile suit experience at the VR Zone location in Tokyo. It'll cost you 1,000 yen (roughly $10) for eight minutes, ...   read

 
 
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Catch up with Daisuke Ishiwatari, creator of Guilty Gear

Toco toco tv had a chance to interview Daisuke Ishiwatari, who most of you know as the creator of Guilty Gear. But if you've ever wondered why the series is so good, it's because he has such a big hand in it -- hell, he designed the ca...   read

 
 
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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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