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Violence, mystery, and meaning in the dark world of Limbo

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Why games should play the player

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Death, storytelling, and the manipulation of progress

For years, we've heard the same tired proclamations about the limitations of storytelling in videogames. This argument stands apart from the talent involved in making games; it's not that the people making games are poor writers, but tha...   read

 
 
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Forced morality in games will never, ever work

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Open-world mission design is awful, let's fix it

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The world needs to stop revolving around protagonists

Videogames are intimately familiar with the concept of the hero; Games seem built for protagonists, with worlds pieced together and relationships formed to benefit the hero's journey. Yet a strange thing occurred to me recently: many of ...   read

 
 
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Love, loneliness, and companionship in our Fragile Dreams

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A charming skull-laden kickass world: The art of Brutal Legend

It has been said so many times that it now borders upon a meaningless cliché, but the fact remains: a lot of games look the same. I'm not going to lament the propagation of brown color palettes, generic RPG characters, or any othe...   read

 
 
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Something about sex: Videogame items that sound inadvertently sexual

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The hidden truth behind game reviews

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The convergent futures of music games and higher education

You know what makes a lot of money? Music games. Even in 2009, a year in which music games saw a 46% drop in sales from 2008, DJ Hero became the highest-grossing new IP across all genres. It's a game that was being called a failure in the w...   read

 
 
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A powerful ally for narrative: The audio of Bad Company 2

The multiplayer demo for DICE's upcoming war FPS, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, has been out for a while now, and as the release date approaches, people are eating up the one-map demo and finding themselves consumed despite the lack of conten...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect, Metal Gear, Moon Unit, and more: An interview with Jennifer Hale

Ever played a videogame with a female character? Chances are, then, that you've heard the voice of Jennifer Hale. Ophelia from Brutal Legend. Naomi from Metal Gear Solid. Jennifer Mui from Mercenaries. Bastila from Star Wars: Knights of the...   read

 
 
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The Future: Demanding more from the voices of videogames

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Love/Hate: A plea to play as a female Shepard

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A warning: Regrets from a former life and experiences yet unlived

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Top ten games for people who hate Thanksgiving

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The wrong thing: Being evil should be more like sex

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Staying dry in a sea of spoilers is a matter of building a boat

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Lessons on taking games just seriously enough

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Come, take your pilgrimage to gamings one true mecca

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Here's to you, random-JRPG-dialogue-writer-man

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The forgotten: Crushing disappointment at the hands of Crash n the Boys

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The people who have the power to change the world

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The draw of exploration: Antarctica to Oblivion, Shackleton to Shadow Complex

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King Kaiser

We have to make sure that the Nep Gundycide is never To makd sure of that, today I formally announce that I will be running for Top If Im elected, I will make sure such a tragedy never happens #MakeNepGreatAgain

 
SrChurros

At my teacher freelance I get paid R$15 per hour to teach my class 3 hours per week, and now they want me to spend next week 4 unpaid hours at the PTA No way Im doing Told them I can be there for 1 hr so tehy cant say Im not even trying

 
DanteKinkade

Overall I really like The Purge movies, cool fucked up setting, some pretty good main characters, the ones that are in more then one and the fact over all they are fun action The fact they try to call them horror on the other hand is funny as hell

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Not that there was ever any doubt, but the Half-Genie Hero soundtrack sounds phenomenal so far!

 
Occams

Playing the Parappa demo and I can only imagine what younger kids think of Shit that looked like a Liquid Television episode could get made into a console

 
DeadMoon

Gundy has retired as Destructoids Top It was a great However, Id like to take this time to announce that I, Dead Moon, am officially announcing my candidacy to be his replacement!!! DEAD MOON TOP NEP 2017!!!!!!!

 
Dreggsao

Titanfall CTF still is best

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

I like how people assume giant companies like Marvel make decision out of pure emotion and spite like they were your crazy ex

 
Amna Umen

*Uneasy shifting* Eh heh? (Metal Gear Solid 2 spoilers) Edit: Damnit, it doesnt link well, link to the actual part that I wanted highlighted in the

 
Gundy

So did no one mention how if you sync the two death stranding trailers the baby teleports from one to the other at roughly 1:25?

 

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