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Icarus

#Icarus is the new #Darksiders2

I spent part of my day playing the Mirror's Edge Catalyst beta. Pretty good! I'm basically in agreement with Steven's recent preview. Outside some of the junk that DICE shoved in, probably at the behest of EA to satiate the masses that...   read

 
 
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Star Fox gourd review

Review: Star Fox gourd

Pretty good. 7/10.   read

 
 
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When you're just here so you don't get fined

Look, I think we've all been there. Everyone around you is just so god damn on and you're just there, going through the motions because you have to -- or you're not even going through the motions. You just show up. You're a warm body. Ever...   read

 
 
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Fun with Dark Souls 3
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Praise the...run!

It's like a got-dang Benny Hill routine. Dark Souls III is fun. Here's the original video. Much less funny because comedy is all about. Timing. To make up for it, here's an excellent video of some poor sucker getting caught in well-planne...   read

 
 
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Cool GTAV video
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Grand Theft Auto V looks amazing in miniature

If you thought "tilt-shift" photography was just a twee trend of the moment a few years ago and you'd actually be surprised to see it name checked today, well, you're not wrong, even if the technique existed long before its time as an inte...   read

 
 
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst

What is the silliest ability you've had to unlock in a game?

Earlier this week, the increasingly-homeless-looking Steven Hansen wrote up a preview for DICE's upcoming Mirror's Edge Catalyst. He briefly mentioned that new skills have to be unlocked. "An upgrade tree? Why?" Steven asked, rhetorically. ...   read

 
 
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LOL!
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Naked body pile executions are why Hitman is so good

You may remember from my review that the new, episodic Hitman is good as heck, "a dope slapstick murder comedy." I recounted a few funny tales here, including a pretty amusing, but not all that creative kill (it's practically set up for you...   read

 
 
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Mario Bros easter egg

You probably haven't seen this Super Mario Bros. 3 animation

For each episode of The Simpsons I can recite from memory, I can still watch that show and stumble upon a dusty, hitherto undiscovered or unappreciated (by me) gag. Even if it's just a sign in the background. That show was real good for a l...   read

 
 
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wikiHow guessing

It's surprisingly difficult to guess wikiHow articles based on header images

In principle, wikiHow is a great resource. Everyday people can use it to learn new skills. We can educate ourselves on basic ideas without the embarrassment of publicly admitting we don't already know them. In practice, it makes for some we...   read

 
 
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Wisdom from Swery
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Saturday morning and I'm thinking about what should I do today?

Deadly Premonition and D4 creator Swery (who has contributed a guest article here in the past) has been on a roll on Twitter lately. Maybe it's all the mind gunk that would otherwise be poured into a second season of D4 now just seepin...   read

 
 
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Toad grippiness

How can Slippy Toad be slippy if uncle Grippy Toad is grippy?

Amateur scientist Brett Makedonski was wondering aloud in the Destructoid chat earlier today, "what went wrong in the Star Fox frog family tree to cause the uncle to be so grippy and all the tread to have worn off by the time his nephew was...   read

 
 
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Cannibal perk

If you have to cannibalize someone, where do you start?

One of Kyle's chickens died. That's a bummer. His dog got a hold of it and it was bye-bye birdie. Kyle's misfortune somehow led to Darren's wild postulation that he'd have no problem eating Zack and that he'd have no problem if Zack ate him...   read

 
 
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NBA 2K16 mod (funnny!!!!)
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Modders turn basketball stars into sexfully-horrifying cheerleaders

Even you non-sports-liking heathens have to admit that sports yields some of the best gifs. I mean, there's an entire industry and 24-hour network based around the "highlight," a primordial gif. Plus remember when the Toronto Raptors masco...   read

 
 
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Steam is vapor

Vaping congressman used $1,302 of campaign funds on Steam games

San Diego-adjacent congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is dealing with inquiry by the Federal Election Commission, "for his use of campaign funds to pay for video games on 68 separate occasions," according to the San Diego Union Tribune. H...   read

 
 
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Last of Us movie

The Last of Us movie is in 'development hell'

Almost a year and a half ago The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann, who was penning the script for the film, was explaining how it would be "pretty faithful" despite "some big changes," which is fun. But speaking to IGN, Druckmann explains, ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III
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See Dark Souls' giant-ass Great Sword of Artorias in real life

We are somehow still one week away from Dark Souls 3/my birthday, which is good; you have time to buy me something still. Please collaborate amongst yourselves to avoid double-gifting. It is weird, though, with the game effectively ou...   read

 
 
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Tay and You!

Microsoft muzzles its horny nazi teen girl AI

I love to have fun on the web. But it's precisely because of the individual's propensity for fun online that large, multi-person entities might want to reconsider trying to have fun online. It's funny when sports site Deadspin tells Donald ...   read

 
 
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Boondogl

Why the fuck would you call your service 'boondoggle'?

Here is what Google greets you with when you search "boondoggle:" "noun. 1. work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value." Which, I mean, is appropriate for Boondogl, the just-launched monthly subs...   read

 
 
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When the GIF is funny
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Don't forget your Stretch Armstrong UFC 2 cheat codes

Do kids still have Stretch Armstrongs or is it all iPhones, sex boxes, and designer drugs for today's tots? Well I'm sure they can play UFC 2 on their Nintendos or whatever.   read

 
 
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Splatoon lint roller
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Splatoon has an official lint roller, ya filthy animals

Some of you know this, but I have a cat. And boy, what a cat he is. As such, I am perpetually covered in lint. Look at that luxurious hair. Sure, if I'm wearing black, it's doubly apparent, but I have lily white bath towels equally covered...   read

 
 
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Old piracy paid up
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Diablo pirate pays up in person 19 years later

In a much more tender (than poop-suicide) end to the Game Developers Conference, at today's post-mortem talk on the first Diablo, writer Shivam Bhatt stepped up during the Q&A session of the talk to apologize to Diablo creator David Bre...   read

 
 
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Frog Fractions 2?
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This Frog Fractions promotional art is amazing

These stickers for Frog Fractions III (which is actually Frog Fractions VI in Japan) were found floating around GDC, and they might just be my favorite promotional materials ever. Of course, I'm still waiting on Frog Fractions II (also know...   read

 
 
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Hitman
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Fun with Hitman, TRAPDOOR SPIDER STYLE

I wanted to try out the sniper rifle. Because of Hitman's one-big-mission episodic release and associated experience system, it wasn't unlocked as a drop you can have pre-placed in the map until a few successful assassination attempts. Ther...   read

 
 
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Div! Face! Div! Face!
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The Division really does have Assassin's Creed's skeleton

Look, I joke that all of Ubisoft's big, AAA, 3D games are the same. And you know what they say about jokes: you are one. And you know what they say about you: there's a little bit of truth to every one of you. Therefore, transitively, there...   read

 
 
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The Division
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Eat rats

Ubisoft Presents Steven Hansen's Tom Clancy's The Division is an MMO-lite a la Destiny, but that doesn't mean it can't bring in some moral choice flavor dialogue. Eats rats or starve!   read

 
 
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lokhe

Went back for a NG+ run of I saw a lot of reviews calling the game hard but I dont think any of them have tried out Shit is utterly Already found some cool secrets I missed on my first run though worth it!

 
Dreamweaver

Also, in Overwatch, Reinhardt sure did hammer me

 
Dreamweaver

Unpopular opinion, but I really do like Resident Evil I actually love the whole bio-terrorism on a global scale angle, the multi-perspective storytelling, and the However, the game isnt perfect by any means, and heres DAMMIT, HELENA!

 
SeymourDuncan17

Inquisitive Ravenclaw just finished the piece I commisioned for my SoundCloud profile and I really like it! Money well-spent! Hell also likely be doing the covers for my upcoming

 
Hypno Coffin

Tried out Evolve, or Evolve Stage 2 as its now It was decent enough, and the weapons felt good to use on the character I tried I could see it being a lot of fun if a group of friends all got together to

 
JcDent

Body horror aliens that arent worms, a crusade fleet, alien geometries and dark gods all in one? Sign me up!

 
Retrofraction

I think I am at the sad relization that even if I played Natural Selection 2 at the abysmal resolutions (sub 800x600) that there simply no way to play that game on my ONLY THEY WOULD CONSIDER OPTIMIZATION

 
lewness

Hit me up on MHX! 3DS Alien Name: 0473-7886-2264

 
JcDent

Kromlech is REALLY dedicated to their WWII Orks/WAAAAGHmacht

 
Rudorlf

Gotta look for a part-time job tomorrow, since either I dont have enough experience for a video production assistant or theres no open position for said job Kinda heartbreaking as I almost got that job last year, except without my own :(

 

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