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The Problematic Translation of H.P Lovecraft

As many know, I am an unapologetic supporter of the horror genre. It allows for us to all feel one overwhelming emotion together in unity, while also telling a complex or surreal story with hidden themes and deeper messages. Perso...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne as a card game, huh?

My first reaction to hearing that a popular video game is being adapted into a board game is usually skepticism, but in this case, I'm more curious than anything else. Designer Eric Lang (Blood Rage) took to Twitter this week to announce hi...   read

 
 
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That sure is a Bloodborne werewolf jerking off

On weekdays, I typically wake up to a couple hundred fresh emails sitting in my inbox. When events are happening, like this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (which I'm not even attending!), things can get considerably more...   read

 
 
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Before GameTrailers shut down, it re-scored Bloodborne a perfect ten

The games industry was saddened yesterday to hear of the closing of GameTrailers, a media staple for the past 13 years. People like to say "it's the end of an era" anytime anything popular ends, but the phrase actually feels apt in this in...   read

 
 
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Badass blacksmiths make Bloodborne's iconic Saw Cleaver

Bloodborne's rife with unique weapons, almost all of them fitting the criteria of being interesting enough to warrant a real-life adaption. But, the Saw Cleaver edges out the rest this time and is the one that's actually made, maybe becaus...   read

 
 
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Watch someone beat all of Bloodborne's bosses without dodging

Trying to beat Bloodborne is like trying to break through a reinforced concrete wall with a toothpick. You keep chipping and chipping and chipping away, maybe eventually making a tiny crack, and then a tentacle monster comes out of nowhere...   read

 
 
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Nic's best of the year

Nic Rowen picks the best of 2015

It's like the middle of January and you've read about five thousand GOTY lists at this point, so let's get to brass tacks. There were some great games released last year, but which ones were the best? I have no idea. Sorry, there are no m...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne comic

This Bloodborne comic is too cool for still images

The hunt is a wonderful, terrible thing. A sentiment perfectly captured in this gorgeous, lightly animated Bloodborne webcomic, The Master of the League. You ever run into something that just leaves you wondering "how the hell have I never ...   read

 
 
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GOTY 2015

Mike Cosimano's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

2015 was a divisive year -- tremendous in terms of media (TV like Master of None and The 100; movies like Spotlight and The Force Awakens; games like...well, keep reading) and a garbage year in terms of my life. Entertainment became a ...   read

 
 
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2015's most anticipated

How did Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2015 turn out?

While it is currently several days into 2016, I am still writing 2015 on all my checks. Rent's past due, by the way. Speaking of 2015, it was a year wherein a lot of video games came out, many of which we were dog-whose-owner-is-returning-f...   read

 
 


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GOTY 2015

Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2015 goes to...

The downfall of Japanese game development has been greatly exaggerated. It sort of reminds me of what happened a century ago, when Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation. Kellogg devoted much...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne update

Blood Rocks are now slightly less ridiculous to get in Bloodborne

To fortify weapons in Bloodborne, you must find increasingly rare materials. The last item in particular is a huge pain. A Blood Rock is needed to max out a weapon, but so very few exist. There's one toward the end of the game and another ...   read

 
 
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GOTY 2015

Destructoid's award for Best PS4 Game of 2015 goes to...

Was there ever any doubt? Of all the distinguished and exemplary titles to grace the PlayStation 4 in 2015, few approach the wit and artistry of From Software and Hidetaka Miyazaki's Bloodborne. As the latest installment in what is, for all...   read

 
 
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Majestic! Bloodborne is online again

Earlier this week, From Software took Bloodborne offline for "emergency maintenance on the game servers," presumably to address an exploit that led to players gaining access to content from The Old Hunters DLC without paying for it. The ser...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne is offline for 'emergency maintenance'

Yesterday, I logged into Bloodborne for another evening of futile attempts to beat the optional boss in The Old Hunters. It's a maddening exercise in patience. One slip-up, and you're out. Plenty of people are struggling with the DLC's firs...   read

 
 
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A nice big 9GB patch just landed for Bloodborne

If you're an avid Bloodborne fan eagerly awaiting more content, you're likely already aware that The Old Hunters is just four days away from launch. What you might not have been aware of is that a 9GB patch for the game landed today. While ...   read

 
 
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GameBarcodes

GameBarcodes distill games down frame by frame

A couple weeks ago an imgur page was floating around the Internet showing various films with each frame reduced to its average color and represented as a single vertical line in what turn out to be often vibrant barcodes. This is not exactl...   read

 
 
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The Old Hunters

Another covenant is coming to Bloodborne

Even if you're planning to pass on The Old Hunters expansion for Bloodborne later this month, there will still be a reason to revisit Yharnam. From Software is preparing a free patch that will introduce another covenant, The League, and mor...   read

 
 
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Halloween games

What are you playing this Halloween season?

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Aside from being a great excuse to dress up like an idiot, party with friends, and drink terrible pumpkin-flavored booze (that any other time of the year you’d dump into the nearest gutter), it has th...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne, an actually worthy game, is getting a GOTY edition later this year

I find it funny when developers release GOTY editions when the title completely doesn't deserve it. It's always interesting to see how marketing hype plays into some re-releases, as a bunch of titles don't even get the "Of the Year" moniker...   read

 
 
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There is a friendly carrion crow in Bloodborne

YouTuber VaatiVidya is back with another Bloodborne lore video. This time, he examines a slew of smaller discoveries that didn't make it into his prior videos. A few of them surprised me. Pebbles being eyes, for one, because I apparently do...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne

PlayStation boss: Bloodborne was too big of a risk for From Software to take alone

In recent years, From Software's come into an increasingly fortuitous situation with its games. The cult classic Demon's Souls has grown into a mainstream series after the critical and commercial acclaim of Dark Souls and Dark Sou...   read

 
 
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Bloodplat

Sony rewards Bloodborne platinum trophies with custom theme

Are you a bad enough snood that you spent hundreds of hours getting the platinum trophy in Bloodborne? Well, if you're in Europe, Sony is rewarding your efforts by sending out emails containing codes for an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme. We...   read

 
 
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The Old Hunters

Bloodborne producer gives some more details about The Old Hunters

As we found out last week at the Tokyo Game Show, Bloodborne is getting an expansion titled The Old Hunters. The trailer showed a lot of loud weapons and things dying horribly, but that’s just par for the course wi...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne's expansion looks nuts

Some of us are going to face this monstrosity in Bloodborne's first and hopefully not final expansion, The Old Hunters, in late November. Please wish us luck. I'm having Bloodletting Beast flashbacks. You've probably seen the trailer, but P...   read

 
 
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