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The current hottest game on Steam is League of Legends minus most of the shitty parts

My first thoughts upon seeing Battlerite's Steam page was "This looks like yet another boring and doomed-to-fail League of Legends clone," which I'm sure would be the reaction of most people who haven't played the game.  Let ...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon reaches 'end of life' status, will soon be delisted

[Thanks to user Rabite for the tip] Forza Horizon 3 will be releasing next week and the original Forza Horizon was recently added to Xbox One backward compatibility. Everything seems to be going swell for the spin-off series. There comes a ...   read

 
 
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Killing Time: Dead Rising 2

[For this month's Bloggers Wanted, Luca Blight shares with us how he goes about Killing Time...literally - in Dead Rising 2. ~ JuIc3] Hi I'm Luca Blight the mad prince of Highland. You probably remember me by from burning your house and mak...   read

 
 
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MineCon 2016 is a surreal snapshot of how far the series has come

It's appropriate that MineCon is in Anaheim, California this year, because it's incredibly Disney-like. Watching the bombastic opening ceremony, it was weird having flashbacks to playing the voxel-based alpha of the game way back when, with...   read

 
 
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Can you dig Shovel Knight appearing in Yooka-Laylee?

Shovel Knight, arguably this generation's most popular new character, will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated Yooka-Laylee.  Shovel Knight's involvement in the 3D platformer was revealed today at an EGX panel. According ...   read

 
 
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There's very little lost in translation with the mobile version of Lumines

Lumines: Puzzle & Music isn't exactly a follow-up everyone wanted. Originally created by the Tetsuya Mizuguchi for the PSP, the series has garnered a hardcore fanbase for the past 12 years -- an audience that really isn't all that ...   read

 
 
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Promoted blog: The Dangus Incident

[Dead Moon showed his support of the Dtoid community recently by compiling some great pixel art interpretations of some of our community members' well-known avatars courtesy of Dtoider, Dangus! Want to be flattered yourself? Just join our c...   read

 
 
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Contest - Heroes of the Storm: Machines of War bundle!

So there's this little game out. I believe it's called Heroes of the Storm, maybe you've heard of it? Apparently it is in fact a game, and it's free to play! Now there are characters and skins you can buy though, which brings me to the poin...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is getting a new level pack based around China

Minecraft's "Mash-Up" packs are really neat bits of DLC. They're not just building materials -- the developers actually create a preset world based around each pack, with dungeons, hidden areas, and bosses to fight. In a way it answers the ...   read

 
 
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Cheap Xbox One units clearing out and FIFA 17 pre-order bonuses in Weekend Deals

Next week, EA's FIFA 17 hits the shelves, and indeed there are discounts. Microsoft is offering a bonus $10 gift code if you pre-order a copy plus it is giving you a mini soccer ball as an added bonus (why not?). For the PS4 copy of FIFA 1...   read

 
 


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Promoted blog: This week, a year ago

[Davies takes us on a retrospective of what happened a year ago for the week of the 18th! For example, Mario is old! And buy me Dropsy or go to hell! ~Strider] These days, it seems the world moves real fast. Feeds keep us fed, as we anxious...   read

 
 
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I played Ittle Dew 2, and you should too

We found out about Ittle Dew 2 roughly this time last year, and it's coming along pretty nicely based on the near-final build I played at MineCon today. While the first thing you'll probably compare it to is Zelda (and you'd be accurate, fr...   read

 
 
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Limited mods are coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Windows 10

Announced today at MineCon, "Add-Ons" have been dated for Minecraft's Pocket, Windows 10, and Gear VR versions. Don't get too excited though! Microsoft falls one step short of calling them full-on mods, as the phrase "tweak" is used to desc...   read

 
 
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Vita developer thanks pirates for giving its game attention, turns them into paying customers

For those of you not in the know, the Vita has been hacked wide open with homebrew, emulators, and even pirated copies of games, all of which can be used as long as you have firmware 3.60 or below; 3.61 is the current latest firmware that f...   read

 
 
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Check out SeymourDuncan's Undertale - Underground EP!

[SeymourDuncan returns to the FP to grace us with his musical endeavors! This time, he's done up an entire EP for Undertale, just in time for the game's one-year anniversary! Be sure to pay attention to what he has to plug at the end of the...   read

 
 
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PREPARE TO FRIENDSHIP: Dtoid's Master Gaming Contact List

[It lives and it must feed! the List will be updated in perpetuity. -Panda] [It is my pride and joy that people make friends for life on this site, easily the best thing I have accomplished in my ten years here! I hear it time and time agai...   read

 
 
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The spirit of SCUMM returns in Thimbleweed Park

PAX this year was a little strange for me. I was brought on to Destructoid just as the deadline to apply for media badges expired, so I went to the show as a regular attendee, and didn't take appointments like Brett and Jordan did. I still ...   read

 
 
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The ancient ruins of a Blockbuster video discovered in 2016

Popular video and game rental chain Blockbuster has been dead since around 2011 when it filed for bankruptcy, which makes the discovery of this fully intact store in South Texas all the more mesmerizing.  Watch as this brave person ex...   read

 
 
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Where other MMOs are content to expand, ArcheAge strives to evolve

[This week Destructoid is sponsored by ArcheAge. Here's a takeaway from former CraveOnline and PlayStation Lifestyle editor Joseph Meli] The MMORPG genre stands far apart from other game types in many ways, but perhaps the biggest differenc...   read

 
 
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The formation of the ESRB makes for a cool story

Gaming, as it is today, is fairly open to creative ideas. There are no real limits on the stuff people can make and that is good. No one benefits from media that censors important subjects, even if gaming tends to muck up the subject materi...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey is using his Oculus Rift millions to make America great again (Update)

[Update: After several hours and no doubt several dozen articles on the internet, Palmer Luckey issued a statement on his Facebook page addressing his involvement with Nimble America. I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impact...   read

 
 
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Gary takes on the Elite Four in this Pokemon Generations short

You won't hear anyone say "Smell ya later!" in this third Pokémon Generations episode, but you will hear more than a few instances of "Poke-a-mon" and see a cool, albeit brief first-person Pokémon battle. The subject matter i...   read

 
 
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Urien's classic outfit is lurking in Street Fighter V

Urien is the latest addition to the Street Fighter V roster, and if you're looking to set his body free, I'm happy to offer some small assistance. By holding LP+MK+HP before a match, you can get the brawler out of his business attire and i...   read

 
 
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Meet the crew in Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft released a new trailer for the upcoming Watch Dogs 2 earlier today. The video begins by introducing the other DedSec operatives your character, Marcus Holloway, will be working with. In addition to showing off some of the San Franc...   read

 
 
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Iceland's not in FIFA 17 because it rejected EA's low-ball offer

One of this year's feel-good stories in soccer (football, fútbol, the beautiful game) was Iceland's run to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 earlier this summer. The tiny Nordic country improbably made it through the group stage before ...   read

 
 
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Man KOFXIVs VsParty mode is so I enjoy the shuffling of 3-on-3 players but I cant enjoy it fully if there are barely any rooms When there is a room, if theres over 6 ppl, you have to wait for the room to get full to actually

 
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I want everyone to know that Hunter x Hunter is being If you liked Yu Yu Hakusho, or even Naruto, youd like Slow in the beginning episodes, but it quickly picks Once you understand the characters youll enjoy the slower

 
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I lay at night sometimes, bloodshot eyes staring into the darkness wondering: Whatever happened to that mech that shoots when you smile?

 
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I have writers block, and thats why I havent posted anything in a couple On the other hand, Im approaching the end of Arkham Knight, so hopefully Ill have a full review up soon!

 
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