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Audience voting is now open for the 2017 IGF and GDC Awards

The polls have opened for the audience portion of the 2017 Independent Games Festival Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Have an opinion about last year's best games? Vote! (Here for IGF, and here for GDC.) You'll just need a val...   read

 
 
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The next Overwatch event will be loaded with cock

It looks like the next timed event in Overwatch won't be Valentine themed, though that still may be something to look forward to in the future. Last night the Overwatch team revealed that the next event will be themed around Chinese Ne...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Nintendo Switch won't blow you away but will satisfy core gamers

Boy, what a doozy! If there was an award for most complicated game system, Nintendo's Switch would win in a landslide. The simple name really betrays the true complexity of the system given its seemly uncountable number of ways to play game...   read

 
 
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Watch the Nintendo Switch event here

It's the night we've been waiting for since October, and in less than half an hour, Nintendo is finally going to let us know more about its next system. Tonight's Nintendo Direct should cover things like the price, launch date, and possibly...   read

 
 
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Your first crack at the Nintendo Switch comes this Friday

We're all eagerly awaiting Nintendo's Switch Event on Thursday, which will reveal a lot of details about the system. It's kind of incredible that the system is less than three months away, yet we still don't know the price, release dat...   read

 
 
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Games Done Quick soars to 100,000 viewership, off to a great start

As I made my way to my second Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun marathon, I couldn't help but smile. This is a collective of some of the most passionate participants in gaming, engrossed in a week-long 24/7 celebration of the hobby. This ev...   read

 
 
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The 2017 Independent Games Festival finalists are here

This is going to be an especially hard year to name winners at the Independent Games Festival. The list of finalists is out, and even just looking at the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, I feel like we're being to asked to name our favorite chil...   read

 
 
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Diablo is invading Blizzard's other games

It's hard to believe, but the original Diablo came out 20 years ago on December 31. I remember thinking it was strange that such a huge game was coming out after Christmas, even then. My first time playing was at a friend's dorm room a...   read

 
 
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Deck the halls and then watch team Rainbow knock them down

Ubisoft is jumping on the Christmas gaming event bandwagon by giving players the chance to earn some festive gear in Rainbow Six Siege. From the looks of it, this all involves using Uplay's built-in challenge system to fill in some progress...   read

 
 
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Spread holiday cheer by taking down the Death Star for double XP

Star Wars Battlefront may not be the most fully featured game around, but it definitely covers a lot of the highlights from the original trilogy. Sadly, most of those highlights are locked behind a season pass, so many gamers won't ever hav...   read

 
 


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Nintendo is having a public road show to promote the Switch

You can catch Nintendo's big information dump event on January 12 for the Switch, where they'll likely divulge the price and specs, but there's something extra if you happen to live in six major cities afterward. Starting from January 13 un...   read

 
 
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Been a while since we've seen Rain World's good ol' slugcat

Rain World met its Kickstarter funding goal almost three years ago, and it has been largely out of the spotlight since then. Heck, the last time we wrote anything about the oppressive, waterlogged world was like a year and a half ago. But i...   read

 
 
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Mech_Con and the 2016 MechWarrior Championship was an eSports event for a hardcore community

When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A six-month-long ...   read

 
 
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One of the mystery PlayStation Experience panels is for Death Stranding

Sony has filled in one of the three "unannounced" panel slots for this weekend's PlayStation Experience event in Anaheim, and it's not quite the surprise I had in mind (though perhaps another has surfaced). The 1:00pm panel on Saturday, Dec...   read

 
 
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Sony is bringing some surprises to PlayStation Experience

We told you about everyone who will be at PlayStation Experience 2016, but now we can share a list of everything (well, almost everything) that'll be at the Anaheim convention in early December. Curiously, a few conspicuous "unannounced pan...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is holding a 12th anniversary event for World of Warcraft

I have a lot of fond memories from the launch of World of Warcraft. I was never huge into the Warcraft series, but I loved the art style and the lore behind each entry. Getting to play a constantly evolving plot inside of a massive world wi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is partnering with Scrap to make a Zelda escape room

The fanboy in me is going crazy over this, so let me take a few deep breaths.....Nintendo is partnering up with Scrap to hold an event called "Defenders of the Triforce." This event involves taking The Legend of Zelda and creating an escape...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's 10th anniversary of BlizzCon was sufficiently grandiose

I attended my first BlizzCon this year, and I doubt it'll be my last. Amidst a sea of people at nearly every Overwatch event (seriously, all the panels were jam-packed, some with no standing room, as were all of the demo stations -- it...   read

 
 
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Seen at BlizzCon: The best Murloc cosplay ever

[Update: I've uploaded a number of other pictures from BlizzCon showing off some other great cosplays.] BlizzCon brings out the best in cosplayers. I've seen a lot of impressive work at just about any show, but the sheer character factory n...   read

 
 
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The fascinating world of Polish game development

[Through the Polish Cultural Institute of New York City, Brett and I were flown to Poznań, Poland to attend Poznań Game Arena. We then took a train down to Warsaw to see 11 bit, CD Projekt Red, and Flying Wild Hog's studios. ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo will dish out 'major' Switch details on January 12

We know the general concept of the Nintendo Switch, but the particulars of the system's technical specs and games? Nintendo is comfortable letting us speculate for the time being. Seemingly confirming murmurs that there will be few if any n...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of Poznan Game Arena is...

Poznan Game Arena reminds me something of the first PlayStation Experience. Maybe that's mostly because of the season. The video game convention circuit squarely falls between March and August, the time of the year when publishers look to d...   read

 
 
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Scream Fortress VIII is now live

Team Fortress 2 is celebrating its eighth (!) Halloween this year, and new events and items went live a few hours ago. Valve may be feeling a little pressure from Overwatch, because it looks like there's more new stuff available this time t...   read

 
 
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PAX Australia panels, exhibitors finalized

PAX Australia is only a few weeks away, and the lineup of panels and exhibitors was finalized earlier today. You can check out the full schedule on the PAX Aus website, and the Guidebook app for iPhone, Android, Windows 7 phones, and Blackb...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's second Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest was full of passionate players

Final Fantasy XIV has been steadily growing since it's relaunch as "A Realm Reborn" in August of 2013. Before that it was a shell of a game, barely worthy of its core entry moniker. I even remember previewing the original XIV ...   read

 
 


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Finally got around to seeing Sausage I went in expecting little and got a pretty good Its EXTREMELY tasteless but it spares no one in its use of sterotypes and doesnt feel mean Great puns and Nick Kroll as Douchebag was awesome

 
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The Carnival has come to Final Fantasy XV with the patch! Supposedly, they patched the Aranea glitch so that it cant be replicated Id say it was good while it but Ive been playing this whole time, so fuck you, shes staying!

 

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