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Dark Souls as a metaphor for recovery from addiction

[Header image by JanPhilippEckert] [Once we promoted a story here where a community member drew allusions between a struggling relative's dementia and a specific character in Dark Souls. Now once again we return to the game, where community...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's identity blues

Square Enix. Who hasn’t heard that name before? From Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider, the publisher owns many of the biggest franchises in gaming. But a comment from Gamemaniac3434 recently got me thinking. Responding...   read

 
 
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Initiation station: The power of persona

[This time on the bloggers wanted topic, we stretch the bounds of character creation to its limit for something interestingly personal. Blaze muses about the ultimate character creation: her online persona on Destructoid, through the ups, d...   read

 
 
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How to make your own NX rumor

[Struggling to remain relevant in today's fast-paced world of Photoshops and unproven quotes? Jake has got a cblog that gives you an easy way to cook up rumors with all the pomp and circumstance but with half the effort! ~Strider] Hey kids!...   read

 
 
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Initiation station: Is this real life or is this just Phantasy Star Online?

[From humble beginnings, David Jenkins managed to start a successful guild where nobody knew their organization was being led by children. ~Strider] Man, looking up photos for this blog post hit me with all kinds of feels and nostalgia. Abo...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week: The 'still a week behind' edition!

Welcome back to Comments of the Week where your host, the ever-vigilant Dreamweaver, is here to bring you some of the best comments — said by community members such as yourselves — from last week! Wait, LAST week? Alright, you g...   read

 
 
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Support your community!

[Recently over Discord, Lawman has been mulling over getting Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3 since he owns the Vita version. Despite any opinions about how a community is dead, we both agreed that as long as there are players, there wi...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: Elsa Fest 2016 Edition

[Update: We have currently raised $265 of our $400 goal. Thanks to everybody who has donated!] [Longtime community member Elsa has it a little rough right now, so we want to show our support by doing something she loves: playing video games...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week: Better late than never

And welcome back to Comments of the Week, which is THE community showcase of the whole entire site. Why? Because this is where your host, Dreamweaver — I hear that guy's totally awesome — have compiled the funniest, silliest, an...   read

 
 
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Hindsight part II: Unreleased games of the past

Last summer, I wrote a blog about looking back at old video game magazines with the added benefit of hindsight. Flipping through the pages of Nintendo Power issues from nearly twenty years ago, it was so interesting to find articles ab...   read

 
 
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White Whales: A long and miserable list of Final Fantasy failures

For many, the Final Fantasy series is a rich source of cherished memories. Whether it's meeting a doomed flower girl on the neo-futuristic streets of Midgar, suplexing a ghost train, or devoting endless hours to Triple Triad, the seminal ro...   read

 
 
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Third-world gaming in the Dominican Republic

[Hearing how gamers from other regions play is always interesting, so I found how DominicanGlory plays games in none other than the Dominican Republic a fascinating story to read. ~Strider] Hey, all. I'm kinda new to this blogging stuff so ...   read

 
 
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Farewell, Street Fighter IV

[Yes, Street Fighter V has had something beyond a rocky start. But it is still a new installment of an old guard of a franchise. It's the original fighting game or at least the one that started it all. So thanks, Virtua Kazama, for providin...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week: Lots of Love

Welcome back to another Comments of the Week! This is the community showcase where fellow Dtoiders, such as yourselves, can read funny comments from other Dtoiders, such as yourselves. Since we all know how much we love ourselves, that mean...   read

 
 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 3 of 3)

Assuming you're all caught up with Part 1 and Part 2, Part 3 of this analysis talks about games that have a bit of a 'genius narrative' surrounding them. I'm Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan, and am currently deve...   read

 
 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 2 of 3)

Assuming you're all caught up with Part 1, Part 2 of this analysis brings up how the way we discuss and perceive The Witness has been warped by its hype, and the media portrayal of both it and the primary game designer, Jonathan B...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week: Love Love Love

Goooooooooooooooooooooood evening to all of my lovely audience members! Quick question: what the hell are you doing right now, and why isn't it showering me with love and affection? After all, your dear host, Dreamweaver, is back with yet a...   read

 
 
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The meaning of The Witness (Part 1 of 3)

Hi - this is Part 1 of an essay about the game The Witness! This part tries to establish what The Witness is trying to convey, then, I discuss how well the message is communicated. I'm Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan, and am currently de...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week: You're creeping me out

Welcome back to Comments of the Week! Your host, the lovely and enigmatic Dreamweaver, is back for yet another round of delicious comments, cut straight from the articles themselves! I'm sorry, I did try to get them as fresh as possible, bu...   read

 
 
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Selling games online is like the wild west, but I can't shoot anyone

[I used to sell stuff on eBay, until it just up and mysteriously marked me as a delinquent account. I haven't sold my gaming stuff since then, especially after adopting a download stance (unless I'm desperate). I can see now why GameStop ca...   read

 
 
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Gaming's beautiful people OR stupid sexy Kratos

[Truly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thank god we have something as scientifically objective as Prettyscale.com to tell us years of video game pretty boys and sexy girls were wrong after all. ~Strider] There's a lot that can be sai...   read

 
 
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Fighting games (and DLC) to look forward to in 2016

[The horizon is bright for fighting games, so I thought I'd have Virtua Kazama take the stage and talk about some of the biggest fighting games coming to 2016 for a new year of salt. But a quickie note, Kazama had a lapse in memory and forg...   read

 
 
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Cblog End-of-Year Recaps 2015: Definitive Edition

[I'd like to thank all recappers, past and present, on their work recapping the cblogs. They give the community's blogs a second chance for people who tend to miss great stuff, whether they're hung over, working late, or just binged on a ga...   read

 
 
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Drifting through time: Arousal and gaming

[Image: BLUEamnesiac on DeviantArt.] [LinkSlayer readily admits what his formative years of discovering the fairer sex was like through what else but Final Fantasy. After all, Final Fantasy X-2 was about adding a bit of a sexy flair to the ...   read

 
 
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Comments of the Week: CHRISTMAS IS OVER!? Goddess damn it!

So the holidays are over, which means we're all probably hung over from partying so much. However, in case you're so badly drunk that you have no idea what kind of things happened last week, then allow me to remind you of all your embarrass...   read

 
 
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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Since I have a new phone, I had to do the Steam mobile authenticator thing Thankfully this time my hold is only 3 days before I can use the Market, but its still a terribly-inconvenient

 
Kaleido Ruby

This is some pretty stunning difficulty this early in the game (maybe third or so Guess I get to learn how to beat a really hard boss when Im barely level

 
Mike Martin

Absolutely in love with the atmosphere and setting of We Happy Havent been this into a world since Sir, You Are Being

 
Steven Hansen

finally got MRI results! my UCL hung on by a not-complete-tear means no so this cost me a lotta pain, inconvenience, and ~$500 instead of thousands and even longer ill take

 
Sailor Zebes

That feel when you get TWO Zinogre Jaspers in one hunt!

 
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Well that bitching over Hyper Light Drifter was apparently my 200th There is a Its 2 of Im celebrating with cranberry moonshine and

 
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On a side note, this might be the least interest fall/winter line up Ive seen in a long Anyone feverishly excited for something? Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 for and thats a year Whats got you kids hyped?

 
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I done messed I had a chance to buy Hyper Light Drifter for But I missed it, and now Im broke for an indeterminate amount of Sucks, it was in my top 3 most anticipated this 1 being The Witness and 3 being Dark Souls

 
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Shout outs to Hypno Coffin and Malthor for helping me through an entire hunter rank tier!

 
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Nintendo can potentially change the landscape of gaming but it wont work if the system looks silly in FACTS!

 

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