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Review: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires was a fundamental part of my RTS education. Two years before it I was enjoying the futurist spin of Command & Conquer and the fantasy vibes of Warcraft II, but Age of Empires offered up something else entirely -- a middle...

 
 
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Review: Secret of Mana (Remake)

Secret of Mana memories have been popping up like daises and inserting themselves into my life. I have so many memories of replaying this classic, from solo runs to two-player marathons at my friend's beach house, to full-on three-player pa...

 
 
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Review: Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame

Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame is a first for me as a contributor to Destructoid as it’s a title I’ve covered from reveal to release. I was there for its announcement, playing the version developer Mile...

 
 
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Review: Fe

What little we've known about Fe has seemed cleverly wrapped in enigma, like this forest is hiding mysteries that are just begging to be solved. That's half true. There's something to uncover at nearly every turn in Fe but nothing...

 
 
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Review: Black Panther

The fact of the matter is you don't see movies like Black Panther made. I'm not talking about the groundbreaking facts you already know about the movie: an almost entirely black cast, with an almost entirely black creative team leading, giv...

 
 
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Review: Bayonetta (Switch)

Capcom really screwed the pooch when it shut down Clover Studios and lost the creative minds behind Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and God Hand. Those are three all-time classics of the 128-bit generation. It’s a shame to lose out on new entri...

 
 
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Review: Dynasty Warriors 9

Omega Force knows what its fans want when it creates Warriors games. Lord knows tons of outsiders have asked, begged, or pleaded with Koei Tecmo to "try something new," and for the most part we've had the same hack-and-slash foundation...

 
 
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Review: Space Invaders Extreme (PC)

Almost 10 years ago, Space Invaders Extreme released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable and blew people away. The game was a wild reinvention of one of the most iconic shmups ever made and it somehow transformed a 30-year-old prop...

 
 
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Review: Mutant Football League

All this talk about “sportsball” on Twitter during the Super Bowl sort of eluded me. Yes, I get it; gamers and geek culture are not generally associated with being sports fans. I can’t even properly say I am one myself. I ...

 
 
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Review: The 15:17 to Paris

It's important to begin this review by acknowledging the incredible heroism displayed and embodied by Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler. What they did on August 21, 2015, thwarting a terrorist attach on a French passeng...

 
 
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Review: Playbudz Grip Extenders

Official controllers come in one shape, and one size. Most of us either aren't bothered by the fact, or have learned to work around it over the years. Being in the former camp, I've never really considered the need to help extend the grip o...

 
 
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Review: Peter Rabbit

Have you ever wanted to watch General Hux at his most detached strangle the life out of a realistic looking bunny while he curses him for driving him to murder? Or maybe you've had a desire to see a weird love triangle between a rabbit, a m...

 
 
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Review: The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia

The Seven Deadly Sins is one of the most fun anime series in recent memory. An interesting, unique premise with great character design and a bouncy art style and fight choreography are all reasons the series succeeds in both manga and anime...

 
 
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Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed is the final chapter in a franchise that has been solemnly focused on one thing. No, not the bondage or the S&M, though those do play a crucial role in dressing up (or stripping down) the focal-point of this series...

 
 
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Review: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory

A little over twenty years ago now, Digimon would hit the scene in the form of a spinoff series of Tamagotchi toys. Following their popularity would come an animated series, the combined success of which sent these digital monsters to new f...

 
 
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Review: Break Arts II

What's cooler than the ability to pilot your very own mecha? That's easy: The ability to build your very own mecha (as well as pilot it).  Break Arts II, from indie Japanese studio MercuryStudio, takes that hook and runs it in an ...

 
 
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Review: Octogeddon

George Fan is a wild and crazy guy. Well maybe not in the sense that you're probably thinking, but he has a wild mind that's able to come up with all sorts of strange ideas like an insane neighbor that sells you seeds to fight off a zombie ...

 
 
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Review: Aegis Defenders

The simple addition of an RTS Use Map Settings (UMS) toggle helped kick off entire genres, including tower defenses and MOBAs. There was a time when the former genre was king, a golden era, if you will. But in recent years it faded into the...

 
 
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Review: Dandara

Dandara is a metroidvania with a unique method of movement. It may not set the world on fire, but it certainly has an audience. The story revolves around a woman named Dandara who must fight some evil guys because they’re being jerks....

 
 
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Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Blade of Galadriel

I hope that we're nearing the end of the tale that Monolith started to tell in 2014 with Shadow of Mordor and whatever is next is a clean slate. With a portion of the token DLC shipped we're nearing the finish line, and Talion's story ...

 
 
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Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Cloverfield continuum, The Cloverfield Paradox happened. The third installment in the Cloverfield trilogy / continuum / universe offers nothing new and little that's exciting. It's not e...

 
 
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Review: Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)

Shadow of the Colossus is a timeless masterpiece. Some of the greatest games exist as the best representatives of an era or a genre. They were groundbreaking and influential in ways that guided and evolved future game design. They're r...

 
 
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Review: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

In 2011, when the Nintendo DS was being shuffled off this mortal coil in favor of the 3DS, Atlus released one of the most interesting JRPGs in the system's storied catalog. Radiant Historia was a long and thoughtful game that easily dr...

 
 
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Review: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

It's been nearly a week (plus beta change) that I've put Dissidia NT to the test, and I've come out of the arena with mixed thoughts. For one, I'm totally okay with the goofy arcadey brawler tint. 3v3 might seem chaotic and unnecessary...

 
 
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Review: Tesla vs Lovecraft

The creators of the insanely awesome twin-stick shooter Crimsonland are back with a new title with an undeniably weird concept.  You play as inventor Nikola Tesla whose experiments have somehow evoked the wrath of a few Lovecrafti...

 
 




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Review in Progress: Orwell: Ignorance is Strength"You'll never find us, but victim or perpertrator, if your number's up, we'll find you"

 

Early Access My Time at Portia"A lovely post-apocalyptic vacation spot "

 

The Fall Part 2: Unbound"A severe case of identity crisis"

 

Retro-Bit NES Power Stick"Multiple ways to play"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition"Take this Bro'd trip on a road trip"

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance"Another cult classic in the making"

 

Pinstripe"Fight off your demons"

 

Rust"This is the way the world ends"

 

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition"A beautiful RTS that still holds up"

 

Secret of Mana (Remake)"Lift me up, Flammie"

 
 
 

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CaimDark Reloaded

Zapping through the hotel TV last night I came across Canada and Switzerland playing this super weird game Id never heard of called I had no idea what was going on, but I ended up watching the whole thing and rooting for Canada

 
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I get to go to work today!!!

 
TheLimoMaker

I come on this morning and see Hypno has joined that Black and White gang I am so fearful

 
Malthor

Hope everyones having a good start into the weekend today and that theres a great weekend ahead of

 
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girl followed the rules to the letter, but because shes Russian and Russia is evil apparently, she gamed the

 
Electric Reaper

Well, there goes an inch of ice fragment buildup from my ice cube

 
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Genyo Takeda recieved the lifetime achievement DICE The Nintendo designer was instrumental in Nintendos (and therefore videogaming) success and Link in

 
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I cant believe this song is already a decade old, but its really fantastic! The beat is really cool and the lyrics are so meaningful for a mainstream I wish more of todays music was as strong as Black and

 
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homeoftheblues

*takes a deep breath* The armed school resource officer never entered the school to confront the gunman while the students were being He stood outside building 12 just The question is why? Did he freeze up? Link in

 
 

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