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Nintendo Switch: A Year in Review

One year ago today, the Nintendo Switch graced store shelves worldwide and started a frenzy. We’re not talking 2006 Wii levels of crazy, but the Switch was pretty hard to find for a couple of months. Even with the console flying off s...


David Jaffe's game studio is going through some hard times

In what is sadly becoming a trend in the industry, another indie studio has been forced to lay staff off. This time, Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency (known for Drawn to Death) is the one on the chopping block. Helmed by industry...


50 Cent is interested in making another game

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is possibly the greatest video game to ever tell the hardships of a man trying to retrieve his stolen property. But, it seems Fiddy himself has some new ideas for a third game -- just as long as the game is &ldquo...


How video games help me learn more about my son with autism

I have two sons that are autistic, ages three and four. One of the hardest things about having kids with autism is not being able to communicate with them properly or know how they’re feeling. It’s one of the most affecting stru...

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A new Professor Layton show is in the works

The Professor Layton series is pretty god damned awesome and has always contained an anime style for it's animation. It was one of the first DS games to have full motion video that didn't look like absolute garbage and even resembled Studio...

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Shanghai mall lets wives leave husbands in gaming pods

If relationship stereotypes ring true, then odds are you've been dragged to a shopping mall by a spouse or significant other when you would rather be playing video games. Well, the Global Harbor Mall in Shanghai has a solution. They've...


Writers' strike v2? Voice actors ordered to strike on Friday

[Update: I was informed by Sam Singer, representing the video game industry along with Scott J. Witlin, that the reported $100/hour minimum pay is incorrect. Rather, "the maximum voice session is 4 hours at $825, the minimum per hour rate i...

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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Vita Game of 2015

Oh, hey there reader, you've just caught me at that time of year where I and the other Destructoid editorial staff are beginning the long and often vicious process of putting together our Game of the Year awards. First come the long lists, ...

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Nominees for Destructoid's Overall Best Game of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] I've long been of the opinion that the relationship between a person and a videogame is similar to the relationship between a person and another living being. It's part of why you see people fiercely defend...

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That...barrel has breasts

We get lots of daily tips emails at Destructoid. Sometimes hundreds. Today, we were tipped something that involves a look at the life of a red barrel in the world of videogames from the team at Mashed. "That ... that barrel has breasts," re...

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The Video Game 4.0 collection from Story Bundle is out now

I've barely finished reading the titles I bought with the last videogame-themed offer from Story Bundle and now the fourth one is here for us to enjoy. As always, there's a great mix of books on offer and for the first time, some game-inspi...

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Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault

Number 56 on the master list of 235 "Things that I say that sometimes annoy people who play videogames" is that it's very rare for a game to have "bad" controls. Most of the time when people say that, they are focusing too much their idea ...

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New study shows that children may benefit from videogames

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children and young teens aged 10-15 who play a small amount of videogames each day show slightly higher levels of psychosocial adjustment than kids who don't play at all. The childr...

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Why you might play a videogame at your next job interview

Let's face it, job interviews suck. Actually getting an interview, for me at least, is a minor miracle so it's just as deflating when you have to go through the whole process of trying to make yourself sound like a great candidate and answe...

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We do a lot of creepy things in video games

Admittedly we do many things in video games that we'd never do in a million years in real life. Well most of us that is. We kill, steal, fight, commit suicide, drive too fast... the list goes on an on. And this is all in games that try to ...

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Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art of Videogame e...

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Everyday Is Play is a love letter to videogames

Backing videogame projects on Kickstarter is pretty commonplace these days but it's rarer to back a physical, videogame-related product. Everyday is Play is a book designed by Matthew Kenyon, a graphic designer from West Yorkshire in the U...

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'Gun violent' videogames removed from MA truck stops

My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real issues in our ...

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Art Hawk talks Grand Theft Auto

There was an episode of Talking to Women about Videogames a while back that got screwed up when it started to rain, requiring that we abruptly end the episode without a proper resolution. That's why Art Hawk (also known as Artimus Haw...


Live show: Tell us what to play on Mash Tactics today!

Today, Mash Tactics is playing whatever they feel like. The end of the week is what we affectionately call "A.D.D. Fridays." We take suggestions on what to play, then we play along with the people watching at home. Mash Tactics airs...


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Game Over, Man!"Let's hope there are no extra lives"


Detective Pikachu"A bolt of brilliance?"


Review in Progress: Sea of Thieves"Sailing takes me away"


Pato Box"Featherweight Champ"


Tomb Raider"Not nearly enough rebar through the abdomen"


Jessica Jones (Season 2)"You thought it couldn't get darker?"


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Im want to get into Persona but I have no idea which game to start Could anyone give me a few pointers based on what game has the best waifu(s) so I can take it from there? (I guess general pros and cons of the games would be fine too)


Happy Ni No Kuni II release day! I hope its an awesome time to those of you who get it Mines coming next And I hope this series become BAMCOs Final Fantasy, it deserves


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Question for you guys: for my Welcome to Japanese Cosplay Inside Look video do you prefer this DBZ cosplay thumbnail or the one with a girl in it that I posted yesterday? Doing some promos with the Japanese cosplayer community and would like your opinion!


Heck, I already want to sign


these glob memes are really splendid


Ha! Well that hit home pretty


Recently bought Chrono Cross for my ps2 for my first time Im liking it a lot, the battles are interesting with the field system, elements grid, and attack %, and apparently there are like 40 characters? Any newbie tips?


I finally grabbed Shadow of the Colossus on I forgot how short the game is if you dont like pointless


Can you ride a bike with no handlebars?



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