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Diablo 3 for Switch leaked! Link in comments.


Are you dtoiders in BC doing ok? Because the smoke here in Edmonton is bad enough that it looks foggy out. I can't imagine what it's like for you guys there.


I wish Hollow Knight had an easy mode so I could buy it.


Death's mom in Darksiders 2 has jiggle physics. Given her name, I should have expected that.


Ran into this randomly today. Slightly #NSFW so watch at your own discretion.


Just upgraded our internet from 20mb broadband to 200mb fibre. Where has this been all my life? Best part: It's cheaper too. Now I can watch bufferless cat videos all day long.


Shame The Darkness has no PC version. I'd like to replay it.


It all makes sense now! Filip is an Echo Fighter for IGN. This is just a viral marketing campaign for Smash Ultimate!


Deep fried, sugary question of the day: what is your least favorite aspect/feature/thing of your favorite game(s)?


Wow people are still mad at Dunkey over his non-serious "review" of Octopath?


go in the damn robot


The production on this is fantastic - love the subtle things here and there. Chill song, chill vibes and smooth R&B vocals. #musictoid | Anthony Russo - I Jusswon


I've been looking to expand my horizons a bit and get out the house more. Try new things, meet new people (possibly find a ladyfriend). So here's a question for all of ya: what do you guys do besides work and videogames? Bookclub, sports, cosplay; what?


A very popular song translated to Aramaic and then back to English. Guess what it is :) Happy Wednesday!


Someone meshed the K. Rool trailer with the new music on the smash site (better than GameXplain did, with no intro or outro) and I can't stop.


Watched attack on Titan when it first came out and I just now finished the 2nd season. Man that ending has me pumped for the third season.


Random question of the random time interval: Have you ever played a game you feel "eh" or "okay" with mostly because you really enjoyed being able to play as a certain character?


I'm organizing another Destructoid Draws, this time themed around video games white whales! Show us depictions of these struggles. You have a month to show me what you've got! Details in comments. (I can't believe I fucked up sharing settings twice)


Woke up at 5 in the morning because my damn smoke alarm decided its battery was low.


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