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Rock the kielbasa: Dtoid goes to Poland

"Why do all Polish names end in 'ski?' Because they can't spell toboggan!" That's Mr. Schmidt, my high school AP US History teacher, slinging a tried-and-true one-liner at me. Despite actually being Bulgarian, Makedonski might as well be Po...   read

 
 
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NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. wore Kirby on his cleats, wasn't ejected from game

New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was in Dreamland yesterday, and it's not just because he wore a pair of Kirby-emblazoned cleats. The talented "distraction" sucked up almost everything thrown his way to the tune of 8 catches for 22...   read

 
 
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Alex Trebek savages nerdcore 'loser' on Jeopardy

Alex Trebek being mean is the only good part of Jeopardy this side of comedian and Conan cohort Andy Richter kicking CNN "journalist" Wolf Blitzer's ass up and down the court. Blitzer would finish at negative $4,800; he had to have his debt...   read

 
 
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South Korea has some bomb ass Pokemon Krispy Kreme donuts

Every so often, I partake in a food gimmick. I mean, most of them are overpriced cash-grabs meant to push an IP, but damnit, some of them are just plain fun. That latter situation is definitely the case for these Pokemon donuts. They consis...   read

 
 
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Look ridiculous with this Proto Man Halloween costume

Remember last year's Mega Man Halloween costumes? Well they're back, in Proto Man form! This one actually looks a little better, seeing as it comes with a scarf, and is made of material that seems like it wasn't made out of a bed sheet (and...   read

 
 
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WHAT IF POKEMON WERE ALSO GARFIELDS???

The world's greatest living artist has revealed himself. His name is Shawn Bowers and he is creating the most important artwork of a generation by drawing the classic Pokemon you know and love, but if they were also Garfields. Here's the th...   read

 
 
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Jazzpunk is better the second time around

It feels like forever ago when I first encountered Jazzpunk on the PC, and that passage of time made my recent playthrough on PS4 all the sweeter. Yes, the irreverent adventure game is back, and it has jokes. So many, in fact, that many fel...   read

 
 
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Poland is getting a Witcher stamp with Geralt's handsome face

Much like Finland is very proud of Angry Birds, Poland (home of developer CD Projekt Red) is proud of The Witcher. So much so, in fact, that Damien Monnier, lead designer of the upcoming Gwent game, has reported that there is going to ...   read

 
 
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The heroes of Overwatch are even better as dogs

If there was one dog design I felt was missing from Lily Nishita's first batch of adorable Overwatch pooches, it was Junkrat. He's just got one of those faces. You know, one of those faces that makes you wonder what they'd look like person...   read

 
 
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These Overwatch illustrations are so doggone good!

Oh my gosh, YES! I love everything about this. Graphic designer and illustrator Lily Nishita (formerly of Naughty Dog) has imagined the Overwatch crew as pups, and her imagination is brilliant. The breed selection totally fits with the char...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

 
 
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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go player earns lots of XP in a weekend, triggers anti-cheat measures from Niantic

Even if you don't follow Pokemon Go, this is a neat little inspiring story, and an interesting case of game design. Although quite a bit of folks have quit Go, a large fanbase still remains, and among them is an avid player named ...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush gets new, non-soup can ripoff box art

Whether it was always a case of it not being "final" boxart or a reaction to the fact that they were caught re-using their own assets, Mario Party Star Rush has new artwork, unveiled at gamescom this week. I sincerely hope this it...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco is hosting a limited-time Gundam VR experience in Japan

Japan loves VR, and you can't get more Japanese than VR Gundam. Naturally, Bandai Namco knows this, so they're introducing a mobile suit experience at the VR Zone location in Tokyo. It'll cost you 1,000 yen (roughly $10) for eight minutes, ...   read

 
 
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Catch up with Daisuke Ishiwatari, creator of Guilty Gear

Toco toco tv had a chance to interview Daisuke Ishiwatari, who most of you know as the creator of Guilty Gear. But if you've ever wondered why the series is so good, it's because he has such a big hand in it -- hell, he designed the ca...   read

 
 
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The new Hitman episode has a pretty clear lampoon of Donald Trump

Hitman is known for its off-the-cuff dialogue sessions between otherwise meaningless AI characters, and this one kind of caught me off guard, albeit a long-hanging fruit kind of off guard. While playing the new Bangkok level, I happene...   read

 
 
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Hands-on Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward, the third entry in Nintendo’s fashionable franchise, hits store shelves in the US this Friday. The rest of the world has had it for a year or longer, and quite frankly I’m a bit surprised Americans ...   read

 
 
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Did you grow up renting video games?

People often asked me how I played hundreds of games growing up, the answer is simple -- rentals. Well, that, and the fact that my best friend's dad and my uncle were both big PC gamers with massive LAN setups, and an endless library of gam...   read

 
 
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Balrog 1, Olympics 0

I had me some asthma as a kid. Nothing too major. I was able to run, jump, and play sports as kids are wont to do. But I did land in the emergency room twice with a case of not being able to breathe (both times triggered by a severe onset o...   read

 
 
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You gotta believe! PaRappa the Rapper is getting another anime

We went from not having a PaRappa the Rapper anime to having a PaRappa the Rapper anime debuting on August 18 in an instant. Life is good. Fuji TV has announced that the property created in 1996 by former pop-artist Masaya Matsuur...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go will get you booted from the Cambodian genocide museum

While a handful of dictators have killed or been otherwise responsible for the deaths of many more millions of people, the estimated two million deaths under Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia is extreme in context, given that that number represen...   read

 
 
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My introduction to the Destructoid tip line

So, one of the main benefits of joining the writing staff here is that I've been included on the tip line. Basically, anyone in the world can send an e-mail to [email protected], and the writing staff can sort through those submissions a...   read

 
 



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