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Volgarr the Viking is headed to PS4 and Vita with Cross-Buy

Volgarr the Viking is a prime example of how old-school design never stopped being fun. There are a bunch of cheaply-placed pitfalls and the difficulty curve is a lot more front-loaded than I'd like, but besting the game's obstacles is an i...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine getting a retail release and some anniversary DLC

This War of Mine utilized the medium of gaming to create a harrowing experience of dread. No one should have to live through war, but most people find it hard to understand the psychological effects such a situation can cause. It is easy to...   read

 
 
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Duke Grabowski is my kind of SCUMM

Allow me to introduce you to Duke Grabowski, mighty pirate. He's a lunkheaded, musclebound mouth-breather who used Int as his dump stat, and prefers punching to talking his way out of problems. He's also the protagonist in his own game...   read

 
 
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Introducing Hot and Steamy: Popular and upcoming Steam games

Are you feeling the AAA blues? Season passes got you down? Then look no further than Hot and Steamy, a new feature I hope to make a regular thing looking at popular and upcoming Steam games releasing each week. While I don't guarantee any o...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground is fierce upon wake up

Confused about which River City game is which? Here's a quick rundown. River City Ransom: Underground was kickstarted in 2013, and while the game is content complete, it has not yet been released. Meanwhile, River City:...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Rad Raygun

Super Rad Raygun is a game I’ve been following for a little while. I first saw it as plain old Rad Raygun at SGC 2013. It was sporting a Game Boy aesthetic and had gameplay reminiscent of Mega Man. It was a fun little title that wasn&...   read

 
 
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Firewatch adds a calming new free-roam mode

Firewatch maker Camp Santo is rolling out a new free-roam mode that lets players take in the soothing sights and sounds of the Wyoming wilderness without distractions like objectives getting in the way. For this type of game, with this type...   read

 
 
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Grab Shadow Complex for $1 in the latest Humble Bundle

Shadow Complex is often hailed as one of the best Metroidvania style games around. I never got around to playing it, due to the game being based on the works of Orson Scott Card, but the newest Humble Bundle makes it tough to say no. $1 for...   read

 
 
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Paradigm is the surrealist point-and-click adventure that I didn't know I needed

I’m going to start this preview by opening up a little; I’m going to admit that I have no nostalgic memories of point-and-click adventure gaming, nor is it a genre that I’m well-acquainted with. I grew up playing console t...   read

 
 
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Review: Exile's End

There was once a time when 2D games were the tentpole releases that companies pumped out to make the big bucks. Those days are long gone, but the sidescrollers live on and are a staple in today's landscape thanks to indie developers. The in...   read

 
 
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Nidhogg II dashes right to PS4 next year

The original Nidhogg found indie success on PC in 2014, and that success led to it being ported to Sony platforms. Developer Messhof doesn't have to prove itself the second time 'round. Nidhogg II is coming to PlayStation 4 right...   read

 
 
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Deal: The Never Alone collection plus seven more Steam games for only $3.49

Bundle Stars released a decent Steam key bundle package this week, featuring eight indie titles and a 10% off voucher for your next purchase. Buying all eight games at their full prices on Steam would add up to $132.92, but they're packaged...   read

 
 
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Mods and possibly more ports are next for Darkest Dungeon

Red Hook Games has passed the one-million-copies-sold milestone for its spirit-crushing RPG Darkest Dungeon. I never would've predicted it would reach that level of success early on, but once it got going and hit its stride in Steam Early A...   read

 
 
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Bastion's coming to Xbox One, but it's more than just backward compatibility

Games from the Xbox 360 library making their way to Xbox One isn't anything new at this point. Microsoft announced a backward compatibility program between the two platforms at E3 2015, and hundreds of titles have taken advantage of it sinc...   read

 
 
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Owlboy released today and you probably want in on that

"Revered. Exalted. Wise. These are the traits of your fellow owls." That's how the launch trailer for Owlboy begins. It's especially cutting because Otus, the titular owlboy, is considered none of these by his peers. He's a dunce, a m...   read

 
 
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Journey developer shares teaser image for its next game

Many Americans most closely associate the month of November with Thanksgiving -- that holiday where you give thanks. Journey developer thatgamecompany seemingly finds this month an ample opportunity to focus on the "giving" part instea...   read

 
 
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Review: Small Radios Big Televisions

I can't help but think that living in a world where entertainment is readily available without the tether of actual physical media has made analog devices retroactively desirable once again. There's something powerful about the physicality ...   read

 
 
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Abstract platformer Bound looks astonishing in VR

This weekend marked my first time going through Bound, a surreal dancing-centric platformer from Plastic and Sony, and what a trip it was. I had only ever seen screenshots and a couple of early trailers, so it was surprising to find out wha...   read

 
 
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Always wanted to tidy up murder scenes? Try Serial Cleaner

Though Agony may have won our Poznan Game Arena Best of Show Award, there's another game that Brett and I couldn't stop talking about all weekend: Serial Cleaner. It's no secret that playing most games, regardless of genre, is somewhat...   read

 
 
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Review: Halloween Forever

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Poznan Game Arena was an oasis of indie games

A few months ago, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York offered Destructoid the opportunity to travel to Poland for a convention called Poznan Game Arena. It's kind of an unusual proposition in a way. We're used to going to the same pla...   read

 
 
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Review: Earth's Dawn

Take a pinch of Odin Sphere's art and gameplay, toss in some Monster Hunter loot-grinding, and repetition, and add a smidgen of Gears of War for flavor. Let simmer and serve both digitally and in retail to the select few who didn't just buy...   read

 
 
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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   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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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming 'very soon' to iOS

I have an utter infatuation with The Binding of Isaac. While I typically don't enjoy procedural-generation games, the core mechanics in Isaac lend itself to an infinite amount of playthroughs by employing luck and pure skill on the part of ...   read

 
 
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Fuzunga

Traded one of the extra Stufful I caught yesterday for a Mareanie! Dodged that

 
ScionVyse

Looks like a lot of the framerate fears for BoTW can be set aside for the Switch version at It looked buttery smooth during that Even undocked it didnt look like it was struggling at

 
Osc

The nintendo switch reveal is halfway

 
Mike Martin

Preordering my Switch That shit sold

 
Electric Reaper

Im trying to make a light sculpture light up properly, but its being a massive I changed out 3 burnt bulbs, looked for more burnt bulbs, but couldnt find any, and the fuses seem It uses incandescent Any advice, Dtoiders?

 
Fuzunga

WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU PEOPLE DONE

 
DanteKinkade

Must watch Canadian/Christmas movies A Christmas Horror Santa Clause VS Krampus, featuring a pretty damn impressive Canadian cast, William Shatner, Adrian Holmes (English version of 19-2) and George Buza (tons of small roles and voice over parts)

 
Electric Reaper

So, Deadpool is gonna fight Pinkie Pie in the next Death Oh boy, that 4th wall will get

 
JohnSmith123

Stone Cold Steve Austin has delivered a Stone Cold Stunner to both the leader of the Small Business Administration and a US Something I just

 
Osc

Seems like a cool But its the cover of Hall & Oates Private Eyes that I like even Its great when music is given a new life and this one is a much different take on that

 

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