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Review: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V had a major identity crisis at launch. Capcom wanted to get it out quick so they could make the call for EVO 2016, and it broke records. A certain kind of record though, as the actual sales figures limped across internal ta...

 
 
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Matthew Razak's personal picks for the best movies of 2017

[Ed. Note: We do awards a bit different at Flixist. Most of our writers do not get early screenings or award screeners of movies, which means it isn't easy to see some of the films that only get limited releases in December for many of us. ...

 
 
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Review: The Commuter

The header image above isn’t even from The Commuter, that’s how ubiquitous images of Liam Neeson holding a gun on a train have become. Actually, it is from The Commuter, here’s the one that’s not. Actually...

 
 
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Meltdown, Spectre, cybersecurity and you

You've probably heard the terms "Meltdown" and "Spectre" a lot lately. Over the past few days the two security vulnerabilities have been everywhere in the news. Hell, you're reading about them on a video game website right now, that's usual...

 
 
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Dark Souls is arriving on Nintendo Switch fairly soon

[Update: Dark Souls: Remastered will cost $40 "on consoles," according to Bandai Namco. A store listing suggests a $40 price point on PC with a 50 percent loyalty discount available to current players, but the official line is to "stay tune...

 
 
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Nintendo Direct Mini shows off new ports, sports and fighters

Without pre-announcement or fanfare, Nintendo just posted a 10+ minute direct showing off new games and DLC for the Switch and 3DS. Highlights include an HD port of The World Ends With You for Switch, two new DLC characters (Aegislash and ...

 
 
 
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Here are Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2018

Looking at the history of video games there are certain years that stand out. 1997, 2010, 1994 are three of the best years ever for the medium, and now that we’ve moved into 2018, I feel confident adding 2017 to that list. It was almo...

 
 
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The best games of 2017 you didn't play

This has become one of my favorite write-ups each year. You know that game that you love, but others don't even seem to know what it is? You rant and rave about how intricate the design is, or how beautiful the game looks, but no one s...

 
 
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Review: Life is Strange: Before the Storm: Hell is Empty

The very first episode of the very first Life is Strange was titled Chrysalis. Through that name, we're supposed to infer that its characters are vulnerable and wrapped in cocoons, but that they'll eventually metamorph into beautiful b...

 
 
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Review: Insidious: The Last Key

There’s a fatal flaw that’s lodged in every good horror franchise: sooner or later, their quality begins to drop exponentially. Saw was a great film, but Saw IV? What about Paranormal Activity, and each entry...

 
 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for best games of 2017

I took so, so many Ls this year. I mean, the world did overall but 2017 was particularly unkind to me in a bunch of ways. There's no need to unpack all that stuff right at the intro, but you should know going in that the choices I've made h...

 
 
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Review: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Odds are you've probably heard of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, also known as "PUBG." Maybe your friend plays it. Maybe you've seen a headline or two and wondered "what makes this particular game so special?" After what felt like an eon in...

 
 
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Holy frijoles 2017 had some amazing new characters

We're just a few days away from capping off 2017 and what an awesome year it has been. Well, for video games that is. From beginning to end, it's been a non-stop wallet-walloping parade of great titles from Sony, Atlus, Nintendo, Sega, Micr...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

Crafting a personal Game of the Year list is one of my favorite holiday traditions. It's my chance to get weird and profess my love for several projects that might not be all that popular, and give people a window into how I spend my time. ...

 
 
 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2017 goes to...

Kept you waiting, huh? We've seen robots with weird life choices overtake the top PS4 slot, Fleischer cartoons made a comeback nearly a century later, and a Nintendo game triumph on mobile. It was a weird, wonderful year, so wonderful ...

 
 
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How Star Wars: The Last Jedi fumbles its potential

(Editors Note: We've had two pretty glowing takes on The Last Jedi, found here and here, so Drew offered to provide a counterpoint to those.) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a puzzling movie. Not because it’s mysterious, or full of s...

 
 
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Unraveling the Christmas Cinematic Universe

There is a house down the street from me that looks like the seasonal section at K-Mart ejaculated over its front yard. There is Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, some gingerbread men, birds, presents, a Shrek for some goddamn reason; all...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2017 goes to...

The runaway most popular game of the year is also our PC Game of the Year. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG as it's colloquially called, has been an absolute tour de force on the sales charts. It smashed Steam's concurrent users recor...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2017 goes to...

2017 has been a bit of an eye-opener for me on mobile gaming. I’d dabbled in the marketplace casually since first getting a smartphone, but this was the first year I attempted to seek out quality titles. In doing so, I found a bevy of...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Switch Game of 2017 goes to...

Packed as the nominees for the Switch were, as many had guessed, the real race was between two of Nintendo's major franchises. A new Zelda that changed the way open games are played, a new 3D Mario game with tons of gameplay tweaks and chal...

 
 
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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Friends to the End

It's no small secret that I'm in love with the Shantae series. I was immediately taken in by the magnetic characters, brilliant music and retro adventure action. The WayForward developed franchise marries the gameplay of classic platformers...

 
 




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Mom Hid My Game!"This game falls under the category of 'goes places'"

 

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Attentat 1942"A miniature museum at home"

 

Black Mirror (Season 4)"A bleak future with a smile"

 
 
 

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