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Destructoid's best of CES 2017

For 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has shown off innovations and inventions, demonstrating how technology can be harnessed to improve our lives or just make things a little more fun. I got to check out the show on behalf of D...   read

 
 
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This Humble Bundle compiles fan favorites like VA-11 HALL-A

From the name alone, I briefly thought this latest Humble Bundle was about games with happy vibes, but it's better than that -- it's a play on Steam's user reviews. All of the featured games have attained the platform's coveted "Overwhelmin...   read

 
 
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Fight for something in For Honor's beta at the end of January

It's not hard to figure out your motivation in For Honor. It's eponymous, it's right there in the name. You fight for honor, a prize of the spirit that transcends anything material. Honor isn't easy to attain, though. It's one of those cov...   read

 
 
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Review: Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

Over the years, I’ve grown to have almost an obsession with Edmund McMillen’s games. They typically are fiendishly simple ideas with tremendous complexity in execution. Super Meat Boy is just a platformer, but the level design f...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV shipments break the 6 million mark

It's hip to be Square nowadays, as Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV is now reported to have exceed six million total worldwide shipments including digital sales. It won't break any records for Final Fantasy let alone video games as ...   read

 
 
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Tales of Berseria PC version will use Denuvo, which Bandai says is not disruptive

The idea of Japanese role-playing games releasing day one on PC is still pretty foreign to me, so I had forgotten Tales of Berseria  was doing just that. It's a good trend, but the bad news for some is that it will use Denuvo, Bandai N...   read

 
 
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Yet another game canceled for Wii U, possibly moved to Switch

The Next Penelope, a Rock 'n' Roll Racing style game based on the epic The Odyssey, was pretty awesome. According to developer Aurelien Regard, it was also "always made for a Nintendo console" from the start, but it just hasn't worked out i...   read

 
 
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Scalebound trailers are being snuffed out online

Whether or not Scalebound looked like your cup of tea, Microsoft wasn't gelling with the project. There is a lot of speculation on the why, but the game has been officially cancelled, so any potential fans are left in the cold. At least the...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's full roster will be unlocked this weekend

Before you spend any more gold on a character purchase in Heroes of the Storm, know that Blizzard is planning a promo this weekend that could sway your decision. From Friday, January 13 at 10:00am Pacific until Monday, January 16 at that sa...   read

 
 
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The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry seems to be trending in a positive direction, with more and more things to love. However it'...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Valentine lines discovered

It seems Blizzard is ready to break some hearts this year by confirming the suspected Genji/Mercy relationship hinted at in the holiday comic. Reddit user /u/akhanubis has managed to find a few, as of yet, unused lines on the PTR that seem ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft has officially canceled Scalebound

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that Scalebound is canceled. Here's Microsoft's full statement: "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We're working hard t...   read

 
 
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How did Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2016 turn out?

One year ago, before 2016 became a hackneyed punchline ("2016? More like 2000-sucks-teen!!!" the peanut gallery offered when Johnny Depp tragically fell into an active volcano while doing the "Mannequin Challenge" on its rim), we had hope. ...   read

 
 
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Steam hits 14 million concurrent users in new milestone

In a new high for the marketplace that just can't be stopped, Steam has hit 14 million concurrent users, an all-time high. Yes, that's 14 million people logged in at one time, roughly the amount of US viewers the TV show Dancing With t...   read

 
 
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The last patch before the next Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn expansion looks dope

In this massive near 10 minute trailer, Square Enix goes over everything that's going to be present in the upcoming 3.5 patch, which is coming in two parts (the first on January 17, and the second in March) before the new expansion, St...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is too damn cute

At trade shows, PR teams often try to get our attention by using phrases like "visceral" or "incredibly impressive graphics," and it all sorta blends together after awhile. Not so with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a remake of Dragon's Cur...   read

 
 
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Mankind Divided's pre-order bonuses are now free

Pre-order culture may be out of hand, but at least some developers are starting to learn. Square Enix is now offering all of the pre-order DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for free on each platform. This includes character skins, a bonus "m...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm adopts MOBA-standard 'armor' system, doubles down on ranked play

Heroes of the Storm isn't as popular as DOTA 2 or League of Legends, and there's a lot of potential reasons for that. For one, Blizzard was really late into the game, jumping into the fray years after League of Legends had already...   read

 
 
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Dreamfall Chapters will be getting a 'Final Cut' update on PC for free

Dreamfall Chapters has had quite the troubled development cycle. While the Kickstarter for the project was very successful, delays upon delays led many to believe the game would never properly be finished. The console versions have fared ev...   read

 
 
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Just Cause 3 gets an unofficial multiplayer mod

Just Cause 3 may have been a bit of a disappoint on launch (and its DLC is pretty terrible), but the game has certainly come a long way on PC. In addition to being pretty dang playable now, there is also modding support. While we were initi...   read

 
 
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Dang, XCOM 2 is only $12 in this Humble Monthly deal

Yesterday's news of the Long War 2 mod reminded me that I failed to snag XCOM 2 at launch and, dumber yet, while it was discounted in recent end-of-year sales. But actually, that indecisiveness has paid off -- the alien-blastin', bad-luck-c...   read

 
 
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More games on Steam doesn't mean more money for Valve

Steam saw an unprecedented influx of new games in 2016. Of all the titles added to the distribution service since its 2003 launch, 38 percent of them were added last year. Many of those games are very bad, sure, but there's no questioning t...   read

 
 
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Daybreak delists Landmark, servers closing in February

After Daybreak finally ceased development on the MMORPG EverQuest Next last year, it seemed inevitable that Landmark, which was thought of as a precursor, would be the next to go. The online sandbox title had longer legs than expected, but ...   read

 
 
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When did team Ghost become such dicks?

At the start of this Ghost Recon Wildlands trailer, I was a bit confused by what I was seeing. I thought this was some type of extravagant CGI, but it looked a bit stiff. Then it dawned on me that this was live action and I became even more...   read

 
 
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Review: HoPiKo

Have you ever wondered why a lot of modern platforming games have nothing to do with platform jumping? While I appreciate the amount of diversity that exists within the genre, why are most of the obstacles usually enemies instead of the lev...   read

 
 


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