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20 minutes with Breath of the Wild left me wanting more

I didn't have to get up at 6:00am on a Saturday morning to go out in the freezing cold, sit on a train for two hours and spend 2000 yen each way to get my hands on the Nintendo Switch. But I did. I wanted to see what Nintendo's new toy had ...   read

 
 
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Review: Yakuza 0

Japan in the '80s was a wonderful time for business owners. The yen was exploding in value and money was flowing like water. If you were involved in any kind of business, legit or not, you were basically so wealthy that you could blow your ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes to 3DS in May

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a re-imagining of the series' second entry, the Japan-exclusive Fire Emblem Gaiden, is coming to 3DS on May 19, 2017. Shadows of Valentia tells the story of two kingdoms split up ages ago by the gods...   read

 
 
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The top 42 indie games to watch for in 2017

I actually had to whittle this list down, can you believe it? I guess I didn't have to, since 42 is already an arbitrary choice, but I really liked the reference to Hitchhiker's Guide so I settled on 42. Plus, as I approach 50, I ...   read

 
 
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Review: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

I'll be the first to admit that when a Western release of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star was first announced, I couldn't help but be a little excited. Type-Moon's Fate universe is something that I hold a high level of adoratio...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

Sometimes, you get things right on the first try.  That's the philosophy which has guided the Dragon Quest series for thirty years, and it's hard to argue. The franchise has consistently been a top seller in Japan, and Dragon Ques...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Nintendo Switch won't blow you away but will satisfy core gamers

Boy, what a doozy! If there was an award for most complicated game system, Nintendo's Switch would win in a landslide. The simple name really betrays the true complexity of the system given its seemly uncountable number of ways to play game...   read

 
 
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These are the first Neo Geo games coming to Nintendo Switch

Neo Geo games on Nintendo Switch seemed like something that would happen sooner than later, but it's nice to hear confirmation all the same. So far, Hamster Corp. has announced five titles for worldwide digital release on the system: The Ki...   read

 
 
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Nioh's director: 'This is meant to be a masocore game, we consciously avoided making it easy'

I remember walking by the Nioh video reel at TGS in 2015 and thinking "why isn't this playable?" It was one of the most attractive games at the show, but at the time it had just been introduced by Team Ninja, and we knew very little about i...   read

 
 
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Reggie: Nintendo Switch won't have shortages, NES Classic getting 'continued' stock in the US

Nintendo has had a "shortage" problem for years in the US. The company did it with the Wii. It did with with every single special edition they've ever made, from systems to games (remember Fire Emblem Fates, and how that single cartridge so...   read

 
 


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Destructoid's most wanted games of 2017

A year ago, we were looking forward to some games. And how did they turn out? Well... But I'm sure that this year is going to be totally different! Everything is going to work out. Nothing will be delayed, or disappointing. No one's going t...   read

 
 
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The price of the Nintendo Switch, and all its innards, is too damn high

Amidst all of the hype of the Nintendo Switch presentation, let's break one thing down -- this thing is going to be one of the priciest Nintendo consoles yet if you actually look at what everything costs. Now, $300 for the console itse...   read

 
 
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Here's everything that happened at Nintendo's big Switch reveal

Well uh, that went longer than expected. Although not a whole lot wowed me outside of the Zelda stuff, we got what we really wanted with the Nintendo Switch presentation -- a price, and a date. So much isn't actually coming until later...   read

 
 
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Amazon has the Nintendo Switch up for pre-order

Finally, after close to two years of speculation, we know all the big details about the Nintendo NX Switch. We know how it works, we know its launch lineup, we know its release date, and we know its price. It has been a long road, but ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's paid online service will come with a free NES or SNES game every month

One of the biggest surprises of Nintendo's Switch presentation was the reveal of a paid online service. Nintendo is the last console platform to charge its users for online functionality, holding out many years longer than PlayStation and X...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch releases on March 3 for $300

We finally know. Nintendo kicked off the Switch event by answering the biggest remaining question marks: When it comes out and how much it costs. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that the Switch releases on March 3, 2017 at a p...   read

 
 
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Review: Gravity Rush 2

Back in 2012 I was whisked away to the land of Hekseville with Kat and Raven, and fell in love with a brand new low-key property from Sony. Gravity Rush was everything I wanted an open world action game to be, and for several years, nothing...   read

 
 
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Holy hell, you can kill the Big Boos in Super Mario World

The last time my mind was this blown by a piece of video game trivia, I had just learned that clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. were the same sprite, only recolored and masked with clever placement. As pointed out by Supper Mario Broth...   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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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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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone

If I didn’t know better and wasn’t aware that the timelines don’t quite add up, I’d say the subtext around the release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone feels aggressive, even adversarial....   read

 
 
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The makers of Poncho have some words of wisdom for indie developers

Poncho, the cute little indie puzzle platformer, has been out for well over a year. Did you play it? I didn’t, and apparently, I’m not alone in that. Despite being released on Steam, the PS4 and Wii U, the game was not successfu...   read

 
 
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CJ names games from 2016 that he made dicks in

It’s the beginning of a new year. For millions around the world, that means creating resolutions they will in no ways keep, costing them potentially thousands of dollars in exercise equipment, diet foods and gym memberships. For games...   read

 
 
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2016 was a master class in game design

Game mechanics have always come first for me. I love looking at how a game works at a base level and tinkering with what is there. I'm very curious as to what the limitations are, always looking for a way to "cheat" mechanics or use them to...   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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