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Birthdays the Beginning is out in March in the west

I feel like Birthdays the Beginning is not on a lot of people's radars, but it should be. The adorable looking sandbox game from the creator of Harvest Moon looks pretty great, in that you can not only impact the wildlife and the ...   read

 
 
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Throwing boiling hot ramen at customers in Japanese VR Game Counter Fight

I started to write this first sentence as "Japan is a country where people really love working, so I'm surprised there aren't more games about working" but then I remembered that RPGs, as much as I love them, are quite a bit like work. Stil...   read

 
 
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Oh shit, we got a rollercoaster rivalry!

Theme parks are some of the most happy-go-lucky places on earth. But, try to look past the dazzling spectacle of colors and the cotton candy-stained sidewalks. There's some serious competition there and it's coming to a head in one week -- ...   read

 
 
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A game about driving tractors is more popular on Steam than Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

That's right, Farming Simulator 17, a game about being a modern farmer and driving expensive tractors is currently destroying the just-released Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Steam, at least numbers wise. According to Steam's own st...   read

 
 
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Underpay your staff and overcharge customers in Planet Coaster

It's almost November and that means it's almost time to see who will emerge victorious in the great debate, and all the discussion will end (because people just never shut up about these two). That's right, soon we'll finally see if Planet ...   read

 
 
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Review: Job Simulator

There was a period where it felt like we, collectively, might be overrun by simulator games. Not the oddly specific but still very much earnest slice-of-life ones like the Euro Truck or Farm Simulator lines -- I've got nothing against eith...   read

 
 
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Keep the old gods asleep in village manager The Shrouded Isle

The Shrouded Isle, an upcoming PC game from Moon Hunters creator Kitfox, raises an important question: "Whose blood will feed the old gods?" It's also an appropriate question, given that this is a "cult village manager," a genre I didn't y...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley adds more farm maps, buildings, and a quest

Stardew Valley is worming its way back into my life. News of a beta update put the farmer-life sim back on my radar last week, and in the days since, I realized that its soundtrack is accessible through Spotify. I've been chilling out to t...   read

 
 
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Time to get sucked back into Stardew Valley

I've wrestled free of Stardew Valley. I don't know how I got away from the soothing farm life sim, but I did, and I'm hesitant to so much as look at its listing in my Steam library unless I have no obligations left for the day. This isn't a...   read

 
 
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Planet Coaster celebrates the joy of crashing

From what I've played of Planet Coaster in its early alpha builds, I think the theme park sim has a sound foundation and Frontier is on the right track. As someone who has felt unsatisfied with the genre in recent years, that's so hearteni...   read

 
 
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Sony boss thinks No Man's Sky could have been marketed better

Eurogamer managed to catch up with Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who shared a few thoughts on the No Man's Sky debacle. Ever the optimist, he mentions multiple times that he's happy with the game itself and that...   read

 
 
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Logitech picks up simulation brand Saitek from Mad Catz

Simulation game controller brand Saitek has been with Mad Catz since 2007, but as of this week, it has found a new and arguably much better home: Logitech. The company just paid $13 million for Saitek, which, given the lucrative resurgence ...   read

 
 
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Birthdays the Beginning is my kind of life sim

I can appreciate that this game, Birthdays the Beginning, won't be for everyone. But as someone totally enamored with ecological simulations in which you watch over living organisms with a careful eye and raise the ecosystem into something...   read

 
 
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My time with Dragon Quest Builders was delightful, yet simple

With the runaway success Minecraft has had, I don't blame many eastern studios for trying to emulate the formula. It's gotten to the point where a new voxel-like sandbox game pops up every few weeks or so, and even Square Enix is getti...   read

 
 
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Review: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

What do you mean Destructoid's never reviewed a Style Savvy game before?   read

 
 
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Planet Coaster to release November 17, 2016

In case you were unaware, the team behind the fan-favorite Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 has been making their own theme park simulator. That would be Frontier, who also developed the Elite series and Screamride. The game has been ...   read

 
 
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Natural disasters are next for Cities: Skylines

Next on the docket for Cities: Skylines is something most any simulation game could benefit from: natural disasters! Your citizens may suffer at the hands of meteorites or spreading fires, but as their omniscient mayor, you can claim innoc...   read

 
 
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One of 2015's lowkey best games is getting better

I liked Kingdom a lot when I reviewed it last year. It's a gorgeous building game that is incredibly simple to play (movement aside, there is only one button) that belies its discoverable depth, even if I took issue with the late game. But...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley is now playable on Mac and Linux

Whoo! As promised, Stardew Valley is now playable on Mac and Linux via Steam. If you own the indie-darling farm/life simulator already on PC, you won't need to pay again for either of these ports (bless cross-buy support). They're also expe...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program is functional but finicky on PS4

[Header image by MK01] "Kerbal Space Program on a gamepad? How in the sweet hell is that going to work?" More than anything else, that has been my major concern with the console ports of Squad's rocket-building space-exploration simulator...   read

 
 
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Smile-inducing farm sim Stardew Valley hits Mac, Linux next week

Stardew Valley is one of those games I'm bound to keep buying as it shows up on more platforms. I can't help it! The pleasant farming life simulator has this soothing quality that's just so appealing. Up next, we're getting Mac and Linux ve...   read

 
 
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Hey, look, a Vita game got announced!

Sony's E3 stage show was great, but if you foolishly expected any Vita love, I have bad news for you: the handheld might as well not exist, as far as Sony's is concerned. In America, at least. In Japan, Artdink just announced Neo Atlas 1469...   read

 
 
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Gather 'round everyone, it's time to viciously judge the new Harvest Moon: Skytree Village trailer

I don't know if I like Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, but I certainly don't hate it. At least, not yet. A trailer released for E3 today offers a first look at the world and mechanics of the upcoming 3DS game. A word of advice before yo...   read

 
 
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Yandere Simulator adds new option for the schoolgirl-killing-averse

Last month, the Hitman-style schoolgirl murder sim Yandere Simulator introduced a new, non-lethal way to eliminate rivals for senpai's attention: snitching. This month's update builds on that by adding an additional non-lethal, this time n...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village announced for 3DS

Looks like I won't be getting rid of my 3DS anytime soon, because if there's one series that'll make me suffer through terrible battery life and tiny screens, it's Harvest Moon. Natsume has announced that the longtime farming series is retu...   read

 
 


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