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The surprising joy of Miitomo and why it's about to change the world

Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile phone game is officially available in Japan, and I've gotten my grubby hands on it by being a big fat liar, all because I love you, dear readers. After messing around with it for an entire day and avoiding a...   read

 
 
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Mutants in Manhattan

Platinum calls Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leaks a pleasant surprise

"It basically sucked," Activision producer Robert Conkey told me. "We don't know what happened." I had just finished playing a demo of Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan with Conkey and game designer Eiro Shi...   read

 
 
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Rock Band VR
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Rock Band in VR is the best way to play alone

Faux-rocking in the living room has been a wildly popular pastime over the years, as Harmonix married the rhythm and party genres with Rock Band. So many people have fond memories of the franchise partly because they enjoy playing musician,...   read

 
 
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Everest VR

I just climbed Mount Everest in the middle of San Francisco

I still haven't had much exposure to VR. Last August, I used the Oculus Rift to high-five a dead alien (please read that and tell me I'm funny) and pluck bullets out of the air. I still remember those events as if they were physic...   read

 
 
We Are Chicago preview photo
We Are Chicago preview

We Are Chicago is a bit rougher than its namesake

We Are Chicago takes place in Chicago's south side. It is a city whose residents are besieged by violent crime, with homicide rates that make Los Angeles and New York look like Pleasantville. Much of that is confined to the gang-heavy south...   read

 
 
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Strafe preview
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Strafe might be the Spelunky of first-person shooters

One look at Strafe and its influences are obvious. The first-person shooter looks like a lot of first-person shooters. Quake, Doom, and Half-Life are a few titles that developer Pixel Titans grew up revering. Game director Thom Gl...   read

 
 
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OneShot preview
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The key to beating OneShot probably won't be in the game

Adventure puzzle games have a history of leaning into the obscure to make things happen. Throw a bridle on the snake, and it'll turn into a horse! The logic may seem cloudy, but that's how you advance the video game -- like it or not. One o...   read

 
 
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Pokken
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Pokken Tournament is more complicated than Tekken, might be deeper

Like many of you, I expected Pokkén Tournament to play like Tekken but with Pokémon in the ring instead of the usually assortment of robots, animals, and other eccentrics from Namco's long-running fighting franchise. Boy...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III
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Destructoid fights the first Dark Souls III boss

Late last week, Destructoid was invited to come to London and play the opening hours of Dark Souls III on PS4. Starting today, we're going to be rolling out footage we captured at the event. In the video below, we fight the first ...   read

 
 
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Hitman GO

Hitman GO: Definitive Edition is a killer time

Hit Mango is a delightful game on mobile devices that involves punching juicy stone fruits of the genus Mangifera. But we're here to talk about Hitman GO, one of Agent 47's brief dalliances with mobile platforms. Similar to last year's...   read

 
 
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HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
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Quantum Break plays like a dream

I last previewed Quantum Break at E3 2013, a lifetime ago, and had my reservations around the interlaced television show aspect that must have come from Microsoft's then "sports, sports, television" strategy that saw the studio trying to cr...   read

 
 
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DS3 preview, huge gallery

Dark Souls III hands-on: Man that tree's got big balls

This isn't the first time I've played Dark Souls III. I kicked its ass half a year ago and even usurped Chris as site Souls expert by beating the demo boss without dying. This latest Dark Souls III preview a month and a half ahead of its Ap...   read

 
 
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Kona Preview

Wandering the hard-boiled wonderland of Kona: Day One

Carl Faubert’s Chevy truck rattles through a raging blizzard, his journey narrated by a Canadian Sam Elliott. I’m at the wheel, but barely in control. Out of the white, another vehicle speeds towards me. We're on a collision cou...   read

 
 
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Gigantic Beta Impressions
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I'm still rooting for the world's most colorful MOBA, Gigantic

"Not another MOBA!" many of you are probably saying, but let me be the first to tell you that Gigantic is not another League of Legends clone. I loved it when I played it at PAX East 2015, and I love it now that I've been pla...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with Paragon
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It happened to me! I had fun playing Paragon

Epic Games (Gears of War) announced Paragon (PS4, PC) at PlayStation Experience, an in-tight, third-person MOBA from the developer of seminal shooters like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament. Yes, everything is a MOBA these days. For me tha...   read

 
 
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Hitman hands-on
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Hands-on: I like the new Hitman, and its episodic model

Have you ever wondered just how Cueball McFurrowed-Brow became the famously good killing man of the Hitman series' glory years? Of fucking course not, which is why the need to string Hitman: Absolution together into some S&M nun story f...   read

 
 
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First hands-on with FANG
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F.A.N.G is a poopy pigeon in Street Fighter V

I know what you're thinking with Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) less than two weeks from release: everything is mined. There was the big reveal that Arcade mode will have standard text and art stories to be followed by a post-launch DLC (free) ...   read

 
 
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JRPG spring lineup

Nintendo 3DS's spring is an oasis of JRPGs

Fire Emblem Fates is just a few weeks away (February 19) and I'll finally have a reason to re-glue my face to my 3DS and play nosy match-maker. But the two versions of Fates are just, uh, two of the JRPGs (and adjacent genres/styles) availa...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem preview

Hands-on with Fire Emblem: Fates comes with Maid service

Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for a while, but I love Awakening's person-story-focused shipping mechanics, which really elevates the game into something consuming, so I messed about in both of the upcoming US versions, Conquest an...   read

 
 
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Far Cry Primal
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Check out the first hour of Far Cry Primal

Hey folks, are you excitedly awaiting the release of Far Cry Primal? Are you eager to see for yourself how being set back twelve thousand years affects the gameplay loop of Far Cry? Well, we have a very special treat for you today. Yep...   read

 
 
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Tom Clancy's The Division

The Division has unexpected accoutrements on PC

A couple weeks back, I went to a Ubisoft event to play Tom Clancy's The Division. You can find my overall impressions here (Choice quote: "There are quite a few options that assist in your eradication of the homeless and disenfranchised"), ...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
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I high-fived super powers to an army in the new Naruto game

Yesterday, in the hidden-away London offices of Bandai Namco, I sat down at a TV and pretended to be an anime ninja. I blew up half the planet, became a multi-tailed animalistic monster, high-fived magical fox powers onto an army, and punch...   read

 
 
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Tom Clancy's The Division

With a little more time, The Division might be a fun romp with friends

A week or so ago I drove through Hell Niño in Los Angeles to get my hands on Tom Clancy's The Division in a 2002 Dodge Neon with bad windshield wipers. Let no one ever deny that I am committed. Alongside Ubisoft reps, other media fol...   read

 
 
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Preview: Winning Putt
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I'm a regular Jack Nicholson at Winning Putt

Bandai Namco had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actually. It was al...   read

 
 
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Slime Rancher Preview
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The adorable Slime Rancher might be the next big indie hit

After seeing some brief gameplay of Slime Rancher, I instantly thought, "I feel like this is going to be the next big thing and I need to get my hands on it stat." I'm very excited to tell you that I believe I was right. After a few hours w...   read

 
 
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