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South Park is great, Ubisoft farting directly into my face is not

The Nosulus Rift is real. Much to my chagrin, the Nosulus Rift is real. Ubisoft hoodwinked me into signing a waiver and strapping this abomination to my face. The things I do for this job. Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be games jo...   read

 
 
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I think I just hit peak excitement for Pokemon Sun and Moon

It's starting to dawn on me just how excited I am for Pokémon Sun and Moon. In a word: incredibly. There's a lot of new elements to take in for these titles, as evidenced by this latest overview trailer, but for me it always comes b...   read

 
 
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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. Maybe it was The Firm, maybe it just called to me -- but that's not what ended up happening, despite earning my pre-law and philosophy degrees and prepping for the LSATs. In High ...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Mages of Mystralia's spellcrafting is like programming magic

Typically, games at PAX fall into one of three categories: some aren't special enough to warrant more than a mention, some take a standard mechanic and execute it exceptionally well, and some invent a new way to think about or interact with...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls 2 delayed in North America

It's a sad day for North American PlayStation Vita owners with a fascination for the sexual punishment of scantily-clad anime girls. NIS America has recently confirmed that the up-and-coming BDSM-themed JRPG Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors&n...   read

 
 
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Some thoughts after spending two hours with Final Fantasy XV

The food looks amazing but the trees are flat. Cindy's breasts are immaculate but her hair is clumpy. The car's doors open from the wrong direction. Prompto and Noctis enthusiastically high-fived after a very short and routine drive. Noctis...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

If you would have told me at the beginning of this year that I’d be playing five games from Compile Heart, I’d had laughed. Before I actually sat down with one, I made a snap judgement about its games, thinking of them as childi...   read

 
 
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This Persona 5 gym training mechanic brings back memories

Although I haven't been spending as much time as I should in the real life gym until lately, I've trained for hundreds of hours in virtual workout spaces. As I watch this trailer for the training mechanic in Persona 5 (which boosts your sta...   read

 
 
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Do you guys like Final Fantasy's Snow Villiers?

Snow gets a lot of hate, but he was probably one of the few cast members in XIII I actually liked. Sure the other crew grew on me after a while (by the time Lighting Returns hit I liked just about everyone, even the characters tha...   read

 
 
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Review: Fallout 4: Nuka-World

We’ve mused before at Destructoid that Fallout 4 has had one of the worst season passes worth of DLC in recent memory. With a lineup of filler Workshop DLC that mostly focused on the settlement aspect of the game, and the ambitious bu...   read

 
 
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World of Final Fantasy combines monster catching with the Tower of Hanoi

I had an hour to check out four games Square Enix was showing at PAX West this year. One was Dragon Quest Builders, which Chris just looked at recently. Two others were old games being brought up to current visual standards, Final Fantasy X...   read

 
 
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Forget Sun and Moon, are you Team Bony or Team Fleshy for Yokai Watch 2?

If you're one of the cool kids, you know and love Yokai Watch, but if you don't you should probably get in the know about the game that took Japan by swarm, has a cool anime with a ghost that sounds and looks like Jonathan Holmes, and a bun...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse delayed in Europe and Australia, coming in winter

With the recent news that Persona 5 would be debut on the same day in both Europe and the U.S, I was hoping that the days of having delays for Atlus’ games imposed on European and Australian fans would be over. Sadly, this does not se...   read

 
 
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Streets of Rogue is currently free and lets you smash buildings as a giant gorilla

The description of Streets of Rogue reads like a video game buzzword checklist. Despite this, the RPG stealth co-op roguelike released into open alpha today actually looks like a game that might be able to do all of those genres justice. Un...   read

 
 
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Oh, the places you'll go in Final Fantasy XV

Congratulations!Today is your day.You're off to Great Places!You're off and away!You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourself any direction you choose.You're on your own. And you know what you know.A...   read

 
 
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition is free if you own the original

THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games GmbH) did something swell today -- it released Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, and folks who own either the original game, its Immortal Throne expansion, or Titan Quest Gold received a free copy of the enh...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with Armello's Usurpers Hero Pack

My initial reaction when I first fired up Armello, a digital board game produced by Melbourne-based indie studio League of Geeks, was that of wonder. Despite not being visually intensive from a technical standpoint, the art style, presentat...   read

 
 
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You'll soon be able to play a demo episode of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Coming off of PAX weekend, you'll be able to get some extended hands-on time with YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. Ackk Studios is putting out a demo ("Episode Prime") on September 6, 2016, and it's the best kind of demo: one with its own content no...   read

 
 
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The Witcher 3 is getting a new patch in time for the Game of the Year Edition

Tomorrow marks the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, but even if you aren't picking up the meaty action-RPG bundle of goodness, CD Projekt RED has something for you, too: a patch! Yes, the studio is still pump...   read

 
 
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The DLC situation sucks, but Final Fantasy XV continues to look great

I think my most watched video ever, after the Metal Gear Solid 2 trailer, was a Devil May Cry 4 gameplay .mpeg. I'd view it over and over and try to find something new each time, then I'd go back and play Devil May Cry 3 again in anticipati...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's second half is said to be more story-driven

When I think of Final Fantasy XV, I think of driving around the countryside, hopping out to chase down and beat up monsters, admiring decadent food, and camping with my buddies. Open-world, dudes-on-a-road-trip-type stuff. But that's only b...   read

 
 
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Here's what Dontnod's next game, Vampyr, looks like

Sure, you know what vampires look like (sometimes bats, sometimes men, always monsters), but do you know what Vampyr looks like? Don't feel bad if you don't. Since its reveal back in January 2015, not a lot has been shown. It has most...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV is getting even more DLC, and your Season Pass won't cover it all

The development of Final Fantasy XV is one of the most unique cases I've come across in some time. After its massive 10-year legacy, it almost feels like we're just getting started. Speaking to Famitsu, director Hajime Tabata open...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel II finally gets a European release date

While it was recently announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is to be released in the U.S. early next month, European fans of the franchise were left in a state of limbo, as there was no confirmation of a launch date f...   read

 
 
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