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How the hell did Galak-Z hide a Gundam for three years?

We've covered the "Spelunky by way of Macross" space shooting roguelike for a couple of years now and the follow-up from Skulls of the Shogun developer 17-bit is almost here, coming to PS4 August 4 and PC a few months down the line (regrett...   read

 
 
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Review: Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess

I really liked the original release of Deception IV. It was refreshing to see the series get another lease on life after taking a hiatus with Trapt all the way back in 2005, and newcomer Laegrinna fit right in. This time around wi...   read

 
 
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Review: Nekoburo: Cats Block

I love pussies, my dad loves pussies and my Grand Peppers loved pussies before he met his untimely demise on that trampoline -- RIP Grand Peppers may you continue to love pussies in the afterlife. But, we are all fluent in the language of t...   read

 
 
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Review: Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3

Samurai Warriors 4 was a noticeable advancement for the series, and added a number of interesting mechanics like instant character switching and more varied move sets for each character. It even solved a few common complaints on the PS...   read

 
 
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Review: J-Stars Victory VS+

J-Stars Victory VS+ is a game that's mechanically light, heavy on fanservice volume but that only ever skims the surface of the characters it includes. If you want an anime brawler that focuses on the sheer volume of anime characters repres...   read

 
 
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Based on the new demo, I have a good feeling about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Back in 2013, WayForward crowdfunded a new project by way of Kickstarter called Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the fourth game in the storied Shantae series. It managed to raise almost a million dollars in funding, which landed it on ...   read

 
 
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Review: Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy

One of the very first PC games I ever played was a dungeon crawler. It was called MadMaze, a title released on 1989, playable on the Prodigy internet service -- yep, it was during the dialup era. While crawlers may not be one of my go-to ge...   read

 
 
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Review: Not a Hero

Roll7 has received much adulation distilling skateboarding into pixel-based 2D fun with OlliOlli so it's not surprising that the team has been able to do the same with cover-based shooting. But OlliOlli's pixels belie the polygonal Tony Haw...   read

 
 
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Review: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Y, R, P -- in position. It's showtime, girls.    read

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters

Whenever the Vita's library expands, I always get unreasonably excited. Double excited if there's a new IP to add to the fold, because I'm seeing a lot of sequels these days. That's why I was ecstatic to hear that Toybox Games' Tokyo Twilig...   read

 
 
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Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed

Over the years, I've developed a cautionary approach to Compile Heart projects. As a fan of Eastern games in general I'm always receptive to the idea of them, but as a development studio, they don't always follow through as well as they sho...   read

 
 
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Are you satisfied with the price you paid for your PlayStation Vita?

This morning I was typing up a few Vita related stories, and surprise, they were both ports. It reminded me of when I started to realize that the system was in dire straits -- at one point after the portable's launch I looked up a giant lis...   read

 
 
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Review: Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities

Survival horror has always been one of my favorite genres, with Silent Hill being the absolute king. When I heard about a game inspired by and with voice actors from Silent Hill 2, arguably the best in the series, I was excited. Sure F...   read

 
 
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Review: Cosmophony

I had been lulled into a false sense of security. I finished the tutorial and the first level of Cosmophony with a perfect rating in about 15 minutes. "Four more levels of this?" I thought. "Child's play." Cut to an hour and a half later. S...   read

 
 
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Review: MonsterBag

Animaniacs was all trios and duos (and one solo sexy rat thing) playing off each other for comedy and I couldn't help but think of the Buttons and Mindy skits while playing MonsterBag. Mindy would toddle off into harm's way, faithful hound ...   read

 
 
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Kratos in Shovel Knight
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Here's how to unlock Kratos in Shovel Knight, and a look at the full boss battle

You've seen the teasers for Kratos' reveal for the PSN version of Shovel Knight -- no surprises there. But how you actually unlock him is another beast entirely, so beware of spoilers ahead for a rather cryptic method in regards t...   read

 
 
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J-Stars Victory Vs+

J-Stars Victory Vs+ is a shallow masher, but it's fanservice done right

It doesn't take an otaku to see the appeal of J-Stars Victory Vs+. It features a host of famous anime characters, from Kenshin to Goku to Naruto. It's like the Marvel vs. Capcom of Shōnen Jump properties, a magazine that's be...   read

 
 
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Titan Souls review
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Review: Titan Souls

I've always clamored for the all-boss-fights game. Shadow of the Colossus, an inescapable inspiration here, did it right and others have done it wrong, like Prince of Persia (2008), but I love the idea of removing fluff encounters. A JRPG t...   read

 
 
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Review: MLB 15 The Show

The Giants have won and lost back to back one-run ballgames to open the 2015 baseball season. They lost a starting pitcher and right fielder to the DL, scratched a first baseman and another starter with injury, called up a rookie to eventua...   read

 
 
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Review: Axiom Verge

[Tom Happ contributed to "Sup Holmes?" a show produced by Conrad Zimmerman that had a separate Kickstarter unrelated to Destructoid, but is featured on the site.] It seems like a foregone conclusion when looking at Axiom Verge that com...   read

 
 
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Atari bullying indie developer behind Tempest 2000

Atari thought it was "absolutely rubbish," the Jaguar designer told developer Jeff Minter in 1993. The man felt compelled to pull Minter aside at the console's launch party and let him know how little Atari thought of Minter's latest creati...   read

 
 
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Ex-Nintendo exec tells Samus to 'consider going indie'

Dan Adelman worked for Nintendo for many years, and was one of their unsung heroes for much of that time. While he has consistently voiced affection and respect for the company, he did end up resigning last year, in part because he felt li...   read

 
 
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Samus wants to be in Shovel Knight

When we last checked in with Samus, she was trying to score an interview with Tim Rogers, co-creator of Videoball. Despite the fact that she's been appearing in videogames for over 25 years, he still didn't know who she was. That wouldn't ...   read

 
 
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Review: OlliOlli 2

Review: OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

OlliOlli was a pleasant surprise. A year ago, the minimalist skateboarding game materialized out of nowhere, deconstructing the genre and distilling its essence down the barest essentials. It stripped away any traces of excess, resulting in...   read

 
 
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Hotline 2 review
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Review: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

For some, Hotline Miami was an existential look at the current macro-state of videogames. You were told to commit random acts of murder seemingly without remorse, and at the end, you get a bit of interesting commentary on the culture of vio...   read

 
 
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Stonecrab

Deploying more catgirls, we can’t lose this battle!

 
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I need some hydrochloric acid for my soul,

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Lets up the ratio of catgirls!

 
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Came for Catgirl Friday, and instead got awful sanic

 
Vadicta

Thats Im tapped out for this Until next week, folks!

 
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More Midna

 
Kaleido Ruby

I dont think the human body is supposed to move that This is an official chart now for If youve never seen that in

 
jak2364

Playing through the Half-Life series for the first Half-Life 1 seems to have aged The platforming is horrible since you move like youve got shoes made of butter, but other than that its Also, I did not know you could do

 
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I was going to write a blog but got too So the NES mini comes preloaded with 30 games but what games is it missing that are essential? I would have liked to see the 1st Contra, Rad Racer, and Kids & Mafat Conspiracy are good 2

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Microsoft, why would you make downloading your own operating systems do damn difficult? Need this for a laptop for my grandparents so I can then upgrade the OS to 10 but it never goes past this point, the DL tool has issues and blargh! I want to punch

 

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