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Stephen Turner's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

“Well now everything dies, baby, that’s a fact,” sang Bruce Springsteen on “Atlantic City,” and while everything that dies likely won't come back, save for a zombie apocalypse, I hope you take solace in knowing...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's Diablo tribute has a sneaky hidden bonus

As was foretold in prophecy, Diablo's minions have begun invading Blizzard's other games as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Diablo. Hearthstone's event began earlier today, and it pits players against Diablo II's Dark Wanderer ...   read

 
 
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Let it Die has passed a million downloads

Let it Die is one of those games I want to see continue doing what it's doing. Aside from Twitter clips and occasional forum mentions, I haven't seen all that much conversation surrounding Grasshopper Manufacture's hack-and-slash survival t...   read

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

Once again, I played entirely too many games in 2016. If you count mobile titles and everything I reviewed, well over a hundred. I don't know for sure, I didn't keep track because it's been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my ...   read

 
 
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2016 recap: The ten most popular posts on Destructoid this year

I've spent four years writing for Destructoid, so you'd think I'd have figured this shit out by now. I haven't. It's in our best interest for every article to do a lot of traffic, but I rarely know when that's going to happen. It's a l...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV Kingsglaive bonus feature is all about Ultros

Ultros is the ultimate asshole of the Final Fantasy franchise -- he puts any given crotchety Cid to shame, and could troll anyone in the FF universe. But in any given game you usually get the chance to kick his ass, or in this case, watch h...   read

 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

I took so many Ls in 2016, folks. I lost a couple of jobs, I moved back in with my parents after living on my own (across the country) for two years, we lost so many icons, and there's a good chance I'll be half of Master Blaster when the w...   read

 
 
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Ray Porreca's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 was a wild year. Humanity got a raw deal over the last twelve months. Cool people died. Actual idiots got elected into office. Cigarette prices went up. I still can’t buy beer at a gas station in Pennsylvania.  Basically, th...   read

 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

It's been a pretty grim year for many people, but all things considered, it's been great if all you care about is games and anime! Thank goodness, then, that we're on a website primarily concerned with those things, which means I don't have...   read

 
 
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Astroneer is a minimalist No Man's Sky

I first played Astroneer at PAX West earlier this year, and it caught my attention immediately. It's near impossible to describe without mentioning No Man's Sky (NMS), as they're both procedurally generated games that revolve arou...   read

 
 
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The Super Mario movie is releasing on Blu-ray again, this time with a cool case

I remember renting this for free when I was kid because my dad and uncle were running a video store aptly named "Big Daddy's Video" and actually enjoying it. Of course when you're a kid you have no standards except when it comes to vegetabl...   read

 
 
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25 reasons you need the 75-cent Doge game Montaro

Montaro is not a very good game, but had it been released in 1988 it would have been game of the year. Now, before you say this would be true of every disgusting game you own, Montaro is so simplistic that it could have been made on 1988-er...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's hottest game tracks of 2016

Burned out on Christmas music? We've got you covered! Music and sound design are very important yet underappreciated aspects of game design. I mean, we can't touch, taste, or smell games (yet), so the auditory feedback is half our of experi...   read

 
 
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My wishlist for Hitman Season Two

Overwatch, I'm going to let you finish, but Hitman was one of the best games of all time! OK, well maybe not of all time, but as my personal favorite game of 2016 it got my vote for Destructoid's Game of the Year. While we're at i...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Pokemon Go may use virtual trains and buses to trade creatures

Pokémon GO was one of the biggest successes of the year, and even though it'll never get back to the heights of popularity it began with, it's still getting regular updates. Niantic has said for quite a while that it's been work...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2016 goes to...

When Blizzard was first founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, I was in grade school. My first introduction to its work was Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings, which I rented on a lark, partially because of the weird box art (back ...   read

 
 
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Good golly, there were a lot of great new characters in 2016

This year, we saw plenty of familiar faces in our games. Nathan Drake, Marcus Fenix, and Pikachu all had some big titles. But this post isn't about them. No, this post is about the great character who made their debuts in 2016. These are ou...   read

 
 
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The Assassin's Creed movie is perfectly fine if you already like Assassin's Creed

"I'm an aggressive person," Cal Lynch, Assassin's Creed's protagonist, explains maybe a half-hour into the movie. This is a bold understatement. Cal had been on death row just before Abstergo whisked him away to their science facility. Alth...   read

 
 
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Here's a big list of confirmed 2017 video game release dates

A lot of readers have asked us about compiling a list of games that are being released each year. It's a massive task, but I'm going to try to keep one updated for 2017. This one will focus on western, US releases for now, and games that ha...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata feels like a return to form for Platinum

NieR: Automata is a big deal for me. It's an action-heavy game from Platinum, devoid of the baggage that comes with its recent deluge of licensed materials that seek a larger audience. In this era where niche products are generally shunned,...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2016 goes to...

Shame on me for underestimating Overwatch. For the longest time, I just assumed it'd be another Blizzard game, this time a shooter. I knew it'd be big, but in the exact same way all Blizzard games are big. You know, those PC games that the ...   read

 
 
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Review: Planet Coaster

It feels very weird to me to be reviewing a coaster sim in 2016. I had just always thought that it was a genre left to the past, and I was pretty okay with that. The days of staying over a friend's house and laughing as we made drinks free ...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Run

Two years ago, if you had told me Nintendo was making a Mario runner for mobile, I would have laughed directly into your face. Not just any laugh, but a big, boisterous laugh usually reserved for moments of schadenfreude and Tyler Perry mov...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2016 goes to...

There's nothing quite like Dark Souls. It's a series that intrigues and ensnares, temping its players to persevere against harsh odds to see the next captivating set design or beautifully vile boss. At times, these games teeter over the edg...   read

 
 


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