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Dear Harvest Moon...

My family used to be farmers. Did you know that? – Of course you didn’t. My family moved to the US to get away from a life of farming in the in the archaic death-scape that was the 1970s. Yet here I am, giving years of my life t...

 
 
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Is there anything that could make you give up gaming?

My Twitter feed has been buzzing this week about three highly anticipated games and the more seedier aspects of them. Star Wars Battlefront II, Forza 7 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War are all releasing soon. All three of them have been gett...

 
 
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Infinite Remix: The Story of the Link to the Past Randomizer

In The Beginning... Nintendo’s 1992 masterpiece, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a perfectly paced action adventure game, where our plucky hero, Link, must travel the world of Hyrule acquiring the knowledge and tools neces...

 
 
 
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It's the end of an era for Podtoid

This episode marks the end of an era. Steven Hansen, host of Podtoid for the past year or so, is leaving Destructoid. Podtoid will go into remission for a bit, until it springs up again when you least expect it. On this episode, Steven Hans...

 
 
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Video - Gran Turismo Sport beta impressions

Hey guys, I'm launching a new show for Destructoid's YouTube channel! Using a name I've been kicking around since my old blogging days on Screwattack, DEMOlition will be a series where I take a first look at demos and betas of upcoming game...

 
 
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How video games help me learn more about my son with autism

I have two sons that are autistic, ages three and four. One of the hardest things about having kids with autism is not being able to communicate with them properly or know how they’re feeling. It’s one of the most affecting stru...

 
 
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Team Fortress 2: A modern classic

There are some games out there that are true classics. Titles you can dust off and have as much fun playing today as you did when they came out decades ago. One doesn’t need to look any further than last week’s release of the SN...

 
 
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Dragon Force: A game I've waited 20 years to play

Note: If you are wondering who the hell I am, I'm Shawn aka RGT 85 on YouTube. I do retro gaming vids, and Destructoid can use a lil retro loving, so here I am. If you like me, make sure you let people know so they don't throw me back in th...

 
 
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What is the most aesthetically pleasing console you own?

Across years of releases, video game consoles have had almost every look under the sun. From the loud, bright-green-on-black of the original Xbox, to the translucent black Sega Saturn which adamantly declares on its disc tray "Thi...

 
 
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This is the greatest fatality in Mortal Kombat history

I remember the first time I saw a fatality in Mortal Kombat. I was watching some other kid play at an arcade in Monroe, WA and he successfully pulled off Sub-Zero’s spine rip. It was shocking to see as a seven-year-old in 1992, and ju...

 
 
 
 
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Coming home to video games

A few weeks ago, the 1.3 update for No Man's Sky inadvertently displaced several players who had painstakingly built an outpost for themselves among the stars. One of those players, who goes by the handle UniDestiny, spoke to Kotaku about s...

 
 
 
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Say hi to NintendoPro! Our new YouTube series

Hey, hi, hello! What’s up? How are you doing?! That’s great. Glad we got that out of the way... My name is Britney J, and you’re gonna be seeing me here more and more often from now on… I am so sorry. Among a team ...

 
 
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Boy, Enix sure did make some weird games

Japan and weird games isn't particular news to anyone, but the other day I was perusing the list of games published and/or developed by Enix before they merged with Square and found a lot of them to be quite odd. Some games like Mischief Ma...

 
 
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Five fan projects that should be on your radar

Unfortunately, the customer isn't always right when it comes to video games. Projects get cancelled, games only see a release in certain regions, and obviously brilliant ideas never come to fruition. Luckily for the rest of us, some fa...

 
 
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Celebrating the long defeat in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Humanity is doomed. The hammer hasn’t fallen quite yet, but from where we’re standing, you can see its rapidly expanding shadow as it comes crashing down. Humanity is finished. The best and brightest of our generation are either...

 
 
 
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Why I am genuinely rooting for the Bubsy reboot

In what seems like the most bizarre announcement in recent memory, Bubsy is back. This idea was met with basically the entire Internet exclaiming "Really? who asked for this?" Our own Joel Peterson wrote many words explaining why the game b...

 
 
 
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Contra's spread shot remains the coolest power-up in gaming

Let me take you back for a moment to five-year-old CJ. There I was, playing the family NES in my parents’ bedroom. The system came with Mario and Duck Hunt packed in, so for the first few years that was all my brother and I played. Ev...

 
 
 
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Ears up, Guardian: it's a special Destiny 2 Podtoid episode

Bungie's loved/hated shared world shooter series just saw its second full release with Destiny 2. How'd it turn out? Jordan Devore, Darren Nakamura, and Ray Porreca gathered around the broken fountain on The Farm to talk about luminous engr...

 
 




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Destiny 2 (PC)"Identity Crisis"

 

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"A dated but fun PS2 classic"

 

Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook"Adventures in cooking, part two"

 

.hack//G.U. Last Recode"A whole new World"

 

Skyrim (Switch)"Zeldaborn"

 

Justice League"Super, man?"

 

L.A. Noire (Switch)"Just as bizarre as it was in 2011"

 

Pokemon Ultra Moon"More Alola"

 
 
 

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Zer0t0nin

Headphones went the way of the Dodo, so I had to pick up a pair on my wayfirst to Ended up getting the Sennheiser Urbanite and gotta say: for a pair of HiFi headphones in the affordable spectrum: pretty good

 
Rico the Penguin

I really like Ultra Sun so Lots of changes for the Still not hot on the Pokedex Minimap having so much wasted Also gotten back into Not a bad

 
iam16bit

Gaming Fact of the Day: Segas origins go as far back as 1940 when it was founded as Standard Games in Honolulu, After WWII, the company moved to Tokyo and changed its name to Service Games which merged with Rosen Enterprises and became

 
Dr Mel

This is a great take on the whole Battlefront II It really is kinda

 
able to think

Ive now got about 60 CED movies that my parents found while they were cleaning out their My old bus driver gave them to me when I was in high school and Id totally forgotten about These four are totally getting displayed

 
Shoggoth2588

Im pretty sure I locked my keys in my other news, I hate the weekends

 
absolutfreak

How did I miss Rocket Leagues Switch release? How is it compared to every other version out there?

 
Dango

#AC⚡DCtoid #RIPtoid #ballstoid

 
Pixie The Fairy

Finished Wolfenstein: The New That just kinda ends, doesn’t it? Moving on to Old Blood Also have Skyrim on Switch now, about to get those shouts

 
iam16bit

I maybe late to the #Selfietoid party but its better late than

 
 

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