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How Breath of the Wild dunks on most open world games

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may have ruined open world games for me. Why? Because it's so goddamned good, it reveals the flaws in nearly every other open world game ever made. Here are a few things Breath of the Wild does that a...

 
 
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I want to have sex with Carmen Sandiego

[Originally published on Destructoid back in 2006! Some photos were lost/replaced, otherwise minor edits made. A Burch classic! For dumb people: this is satire - Niero.] 3D-Rendered, big-buxomed women with identical blank stares do absolute...

 
 
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Things video games need to learn from board games

Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that your hand will be held, that you don't need to actually care about other human beings. Boa...

 
 
 
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Overwatch: The benefits of unsurprising characterization

Overwatch has many characters. Some are superintelligent gorillas armed with lightning guns. Some are world-renowned DJs who can cure people with the power of music. Some are peppy, time-travelling Royal Air Force pilots. Some are huggable ...

 
 
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Let's stop pretending we're heroes

[Publisher's Note: This was an early-access article from our subscription program, now released for free as Overwatch is out. Leaky benefits! Thanks to our patrons. -Niero] I have never been a hero in a video game. Ever. I've been told...

 
 
 
 
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Immoral games

Lots of games are morally bankrupt, we get it

With Hotline Miami 2 recently released, I realized I am really, really tired of games that belong in its genre. When I say "genre," I refer not to "action games" or "indie games" or even "violent games," but a subtler, more hypocritical cla...

 
 
 
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Haggar for President

Citizens, unite: vote Mike Haggar

[Another gem from Destructoid's Golden Archives, this our most popular story of April 2008] As you’ve no doubt been following the prospective U.S. presidential nominees, you must be asking yourself several questions: Who should I...

 
 
 
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Mario is sinister

Six sinister things about Super Mario

[Destructoid turns 7 on March 16, 2013! I'm celebrating early by repairing some of my favorite articles from our Wordpress days. You'll be able to browse this original collection soon -- "Destructoid's Golden Archives" is hereby instituted ...

 
 
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Ramblings of a colorblind gamer

You may or may not know that I am red-green colorblind. Money looks grey to me, pink looks white, brown looks green. No big thing. Since I was born colorblind, I have no frame of reference for how the world is "supposed" to look and, theref...

 
 
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See you around, Destructoid

I don't like goodbye posts, generally. I can't count how many obviously insincere farewell posts I've read on innumerable blogs, where people whine and cry about missing the community and the people and the fun while silently thanking their...

 
 
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Podtoid 148: Bob Hoskins is watching you f*ck

The end, for now. Podtoid will be going on hiatus for a while. It'll definitely be back -- we're just not sure when, or how, or with whom. In the meantime, not-download a copy of the Super Mario Bros movie and enjoy.

 
 
 
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: Sleep is Death

Will you look at that -- it's the very first machinima episode of Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin. It is, perhaps unsurprisingly, about Sleep is Death. It is a game that you should definitely consider getting if you and a friend each have (A) seven...

 
 
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Sleep is Death is out, go buy it

Jason Rohrer's Sleep is Death is now available to the general public. You should seriously consider buying it. I've talked it up before (twice), but now's as good a time as any to check out this improvisational two-player storytelling game....

 
 
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Podtoid 147: Robocop killed Clarence Boddicker

This episode of Podtoid includes a lot of discussion about games and stuff, but in reality it's mainly about Brad Nicholson's knowledge of Robocop (and, ironically, his complete lack of knowledge regarding Buckaroo Banzai). Also, the Big Lo...

 
 
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Change will be a-brewing in tonight's Podtoid

What will we talk about on tonight's Podtoid? I really have no clue. I know that certain secretz™ about the future of the podcast will be revealed, but I'm not 100% sure what news stories we'll be covering. The return of X-COM, maybe?...

 
 
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: Puzzle Quest

My favorite thing about this week's episode of Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin' is that more than a few commenters have championed it as the best example of HAWP's newer, fresher style, despite the fact that we filmed it about a year ago and just n...

 
 
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Podtoid 145: Adam Dork's Nature Show

We talk about games and stuff in this episode, but the conversation doesn't really pick up until the final ten minutes. After the proper, let's-talk-about-videogames show ends, Adam Dork starts linking us to pictures of crabs and giving his...

 
 
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Monthly Musing: E for Effort

Every month, the Destructoid Monthly Musing topic gives community members the ability to have their work posted on the Dtoid front page. Our own Josh Tolentino came up with this month's theme. Thank him if you like it, blame it if you don't...

 
 


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Random thought: Do you like large casts in RPGs? Personally I hate it when I have to decide who to leave behind to form a It doesnt even make sense narratively most of the It gets really bad when idle members dont get

 
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Ben Garrison is the most insane of political cartoonists

 
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It really blows me away that Ill hear English dialogue in a Monster Hunter game

 
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This came out way better than I thought it

 
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#OkändOnsdag Archer Macleans Dropzone, a variant of Defender, was released for several platforms -- Atari 8-bit, C64, Gameboy, Game Gear, NES, And his name wasnt a part of the game title (YT of GG ver by SCHLAUCHI/World of Longplays)

 
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About an hour into Lost I love the awkwardness between Chloe and Its like watching two of your friends that just met each other trying to figure out if they like each other or

 
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Working on this fun crossover Cleaner inks and color should be coming Dtoid crowd should be able to guess the two subjects easily ;)

 
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I havent played any of the Final Fantasy mobile ports that wound up on Steam but Im really curious about them because thats probably what the Switch will end up getting when it comes to Final Fantasy XV: Fantasy XV

 
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Cleaned my desk

 
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There was one major defect in my Squid Sisters amiibo but dont worry, I think I fixed it!

 
 

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