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Microsoft has added game gifting to its PC digital store

One of the odder things about each console's digital storefront is that you can't actually gift games to your friends. Microsoft actually introduced the feature on Xbox One last year, but now the feature has come to the Windows Store on Win...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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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Dango

My oregano plant is dying despite my best efforts to keep it It got plenty of sunlight and plenty of water too, the ungrateful bastard!

 
Goemar

So Pinball Arcade is being They’re loosing the license for all the Williams and Bally tables (which is a LOT of tables) so if you want them you have until 30th June to get I highly recommend the excellent

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Hey everybody! Im doing a giveaway for two people where you can win either: A copy of Half-Genie Hero(with all the DLC) on Steam, or a two-pin set from A Hat in All you have to do is comment below! Winners will be picked US only please!

 
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Wondering why Ive never seen anyone mention the idle animation in Celeste during which Madeline applies

 
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The Actual Charlton Heston

For anyone who is interested, I will be performing interpretive dance to Pink Floyds The Dark Side of the Moon next Friday and Saturday inside of an abandoned Blockbuster Video, from 4:30 AM to 5:30 Kids get in free; there will be a bouncy

 
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Parismio

I want a mass effect movie with matt leblanc as shepard

 
CaimDark Reloaded

China and the are now striking a conciliatory tone on trade that implies China caved but is unsurprisingly short on Best case scenario, China makes marginal concessions, the clown claims total victory and moves

 
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I dont know who the fuck Zazie Beetz is or why she has such a goofy name, but she was incredible in Deadpool

 
 

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