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Body positive women in video games

When we imagine females in video games, a singular humanoid body type comes to mind. Laura Croft, Liara T’soni, Jill Valentine, and Cortana are all popular examples showcasing our fixation on the sexual female form - despite its reali...   read

 
 
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Hypno's Humpday Blog: Oops :^)

[This weekend somebody asked me to explain the Dtoid Community. I hate saying that we're a gaming site because there's a lot more going on here, so we clasped hands in silence and aimed chicken vaginas at each other. To make things more puz...   read

 
 
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China, Eschatology, and Fallout: "The End of the World," but not as we knew it

(Note: The author, at time of writing, has not completed Fallout 4, or any mainline Fallout games for that matter, but is aware of the story of New Vegas and Fallout 3. Warnings of spoilers would be much obliged. In turn, the author would l...   read

 
 
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World Building: WarioWare's Diamond in the rough

[Do characters like Yoshi or Bowser have to worry about bills? We don't know how much Bowser's castle costs or the debt associated with it. Who would've thunk that the metropolis Wario bums around during his microgames escapades could feel ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Community Trivia - Pilot Episode!

[In what I hope will be the first of a new community feature, Taterchimp set up his very own trivia show! How much random useless video game knowledge do our fair Dtoiders possess? Only one way to find out! If you want to contribute with te...   read

 
 
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Online only... our eventual Woodstock?

The other day I had the urge to play MAG, a 2010 PS3 online only game.  Unfortunately the servers were taken down in 2014 and I can never again yell at idiot teammates for driving our tank directly into the line of enemy turr...   read

 
 
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Opinion: Adam Jensen's apartment proves he's a vain dick

The Deus Ex series is often lauded for its conspiracy-laden plot and the wealth of options to approach its game play, and rightfully so, but it also deserves praise for an oft-overlooked aspect: its fantastic world-design. Some of the best ...   read

 
 
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Welcome to Destructoid

The thrusters on my ship power down and the vessel lands with a hydraulic pew. I look at the planet's information provided to me by my scanner. Life: Abundant. I pan the camera around to find the turquoise and fuschia terrain teeming w...   read

 
 
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It's a great time to be a gamer

[Cynicism and gaming go hand in hand. So stop for a spell and see the world through Jinx's eyes. Naivety? I don't think so! Have you seen how Overwatch has penetrated the cultural zeitgeist? ~Strider] The last few years have been pretty str...   read

 
 
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World Building: Majora's repetition

[The land of Termina from Majora's Mask is an incredible piece of work. Like the namesake town at the center of the land, the world of Termina runs like a clock, with or without your intervention. LinkSlayer64 truly illuminates that special...   read

 
 
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Things that are more controversial than the new Deus Ex

You know what's an awful thing no one should ever do, because of how wrong it is and how bad it makes you look? Jumping on controversy [~600 comments! -Ed.] for the simple reason of gaining popularity and notice. I wouldn't do tha...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week

Comments of the Week is finally here, so drop whatever you're doing — or whoever you're doing, wink — and gather around to admire me in your presence. Yes, the hottest community showcase is back with another round of all the lat...   read

 
 
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A curious case of teaching game development in Brazil

While game development seems to be a really young industry that just learned how to walk, here in Brazil game development it feels like it is still crawling. While there are some exceptions, like Outlive (2000), we are only now gradually st...   read

 
 
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A community member's critique on Federation Force

[We in the imaginary community management office batted around opinions about this cblog. Like Amethyst to Peridot, let's be real here: any talk of Federation Force is going to result in a fire storm of Californian summer brush fire proport...   read

 
 
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NakedBigBoss' tips for making that infinite backlog more finite

[Local naked cblogger NakedBigBoss has some tips for you in case you're drowning in a big backlog. Chances are, if you have a backlog, then it exists because you're older and have adult responsibilities. I mean, if you're younger than that,...   read

 
 
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Opinion: Persona 5's delicate balancing act

In just over a month, Persona 5 will grace those lucky future folk over in Japan. School will be skipped, Famitsu will be 100/100'ing, and socials will be linked. Unfortunately, as my understanding of the Japanese language doesn't reach muc...   read

 
 
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World Building: A flat world full of depth

[TheBlondeBass' Bloggers Wanted entry concerns a series that is close to my heart: Paper Mario. The Mushroom Kingdom has never been more alive and more colorful. Much like the Koopa Bros., these games are the Coolest of Cool. ~ Shade] It's ...   read

 
 
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Gaming for couples: The do's and don'ts

[A fun one from our community blogs: JuIc3 shares what works some lessons in working videogames into a relationship. What games have for you? -Niero] You know what's fun? Playing video games. You know what else is fun? Playing video games w...   read

 
 
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Backing is now closed for Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park

[Editor's note: This story ran in our community blogs a week ago. Backing is now closed, so I've made tiny adjustments to the headline and calls to action for fundraising. As backing the project isn't necessarily a pre-order I thought I'd p...   read

 
 
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AM2R: A fine tribute to a legendary franchise

[From the community blogs: JuIc3 gushes over one the finest fan projects we've ever seen. I'm pretty sure Nintendo already sent a bomb squad after it, so enjoy it while it lasts! -Niero] I still recall my first experience with the Metroid f...   read

 
 
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From the community blogs: Virtual Reality has a lot going for it

[I'm on a roll this weekend promoting community blogs. Here's one from Sarah Jane Farron on VR! -Niero] Virtual reality has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years. A very successful Kickstarter project with the Oculus Rift ...   read

 
 
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What do you do when you're bored?

[How do you Sunday? I'm watching Stranger Things out of the corner of my eye while sifting through 500 unread emails, waiting for this monsoon outside to pass. Here's how Julc3 copes, promoted from our community blogs. -Niero] It's no littl...   read

 
 
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My mom gives us the skinny on the sexiest men in gaming

[Originally published a year ago by one of our readers, an adorable blast from the past! Also, I was cute in 2012 before I turned into captain morgan. -Niero] Somewhere in deep South Texas, born and raised, on the playground was where she p...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week

Yeah, let's move it, people! Comments of the Week is back with yet another dose of your favorite host, Dreamweaver! Oh, and a bunch of other, less-important people. As you know, every week, yours truly, goes out to find a bunch of the best ...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week 78 - Rocket jump? That sounds dangerous!

Aw yeah, Comments of the Week! I KNOW you've been looking forward to this! I mean, how could you not? This is the best community showcase of the entire site, where fellow Dtoiders like you can get featured simply by posting truth bombs, fun...   read

 
 


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Drifting Deadlock

I really want to make an rpg beat em Id like to test and see if anyone would actually play this, Ill ask around with a good question: would you want to play a Fire Emblem brawler game?

 
ikiryou

I wish game developers would learn the difference between hyping a game and actively & continuously promoting Ive got four or so games Id be more interested in seeing a nice drip feed of marketing would be gr8, but the fear of hype is 2 gr8 I

 
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Heard it was somebodys birthday?

 
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Im about to chow down on my second bowl of taco salad today as a celebration for our man Wes birthday! Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard! :D

 
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JuIc3

So yeah Switch is a thing and are things with the PS VR? I dont think Ive heard anything about it since it

 
FlanxLycanth

Sorry, Im muting Everyones got the right to post what they want but we got screenshots of games that havent come out and all kinda stuff thats triggering me enough to start a new twitter

 
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Gummypuss

Can anyone clarify if Rwby Grimm Eclipse on PS4 requires PS Plus to play online? Let it Die didnt require it and I know that game doesnt have a singleplayer

 
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