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CJ names games from 2016 that he made dicks in

It’s the beginning of a new year. For millions around the world, that means creating resolutions they will in no ways keep, costing them potentially thousands of dollars in exercise equipment, diet foods and gym memberships. For games...   read

 
 
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2016 was a master class in game design

Game mechanics have always come first for me. I love looking at how a game works at a base level and tinkering with what is there. I'm very curious as to what the limitations are, always looking for a way to "cheat" mechanics or use them to...   read

 
 


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ShadeOfLight's personal picks for GOTY 2016

I am a gamer with a particular set of tastes, and by now I'd wager that most of you know what those tastes are. I can almost predict what my games of the year will before the new year has even started (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil...   read

 
 
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Strider's favorite games of 2016, if they were Stands

Here we are! My absolute favorite time of year for video games. We get to reflect back and say to ourselves, "Yes, these are the games I loved the most, let's go." It feels like it was only recently that I enjoyed thinking back on my time f...   read

 
 
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Stephen Turner's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

“Well now everything dies, baby, that’s a fact,” sang Bruce Springsteen on “Atlantic City,” and while everything that dies likely won't come back, save for a zombie apocalypse, I hope you take solace in knowing...   read

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

Once again, I played entirely too many games in 2016. If you count mobile titles and everything I reviewed, well over a hundred. I don't know for sure, I didn't keep track because it's been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my ...   read

 
 
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2016 recap: The ten most popular posts on Destructoid this year

I've spent four years writing for Destructoid, so you'd think I'd have figured this shit out by now. I haven't. It's in our best interest for every article to do a lot of traffic, but I rarely know when that's going to happen. It's a l...   read

 
 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for gaming, at least in my opinion. We definitely saw some solid titles come out (along with the end of a decade-long wait for two games!), but a lot of the major releases this year were retreads of tired the...   read

 
 
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Jed Whitaker's top lit and or turnt games of 2016 fam

How do you do fellow kids? I'm sure you are all on the edges of your seats in anticipation of the most objectively correct list of the best games of 2016. Welp, here it is.  Lick my chest hair and call me daddychu.   read

 
 
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Here are Destructoid's gaming resolutions for 2017

Here we are, on the verge of a new year (unless you live somewhere in the world where the calendar has already turned over, in which case Happy New Year!!!) As is the custom, the beginning of a new year beckons us to make resolutions so as ...   read

 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

I took so many Ls in 2016, folks. I lost a couple of jobs, I moved back in with my parents after living on my own (across the country) for two years, we lost so many icons, and there's a good chance I'll be half of Master Blaster when the w...   read

 
 
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Ray Porreca's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 was a wild year. Humanity got a raw deal over the last twelve months. Cool people died. Actual idiots got elected into office. Cigarette prices went up. I still can’t buy beer at a gas station in Pennsylvania.  Basically, th...   read

 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

It's been a pretty grim year for many people, but all things considered, it's been great if all you care about is games and anime! Thank goodness, then, that we're on a website primarily concerned with those things, which means I don't have...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's hottest game tracks of 2016

Burned out on Christmas music? We've got you covered! Music and sound design are very important yet underappreciated aspects of game design. I mean, we can't touch, taste, or smell games (yet), so the auditory feedback is half our of experi...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Reboot: The games of 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday, whatever you choose to celebrate. Myself, I was drifting in and out of a food coma all day yesterday, though I did manage to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my in-laws.  Some of you long-time Destruct...   read

 
 
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You are all my special snowflakes

[Image by Panic Pagoda ~ Modeling by Hitmeupman and Slitherup] A few days ago, one of our community members decided that he was calling it quits, in part because of a post I wrote a few months back asking our readers if they want ...   read

 
 
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The Assassin's Creed movie is perfectly fine if you already like Assassin's Creed

"I'm an aggressive person," Cal Lynch, Assassin's Creed's protagonist, explains maybe a half-hour into the movie. This is a bold understatement. Cal had been on death row just before Abstergo whisked him away to their science facility. Alth...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: A grimdark reimagining of the teenage pregnancy film Juno called Juno's Darkest Hour

Dear Brian number two, It's me, THE GARBAGE MAN, and I'm here to wade through the dumping grounds known as Steam's new release lists to find you the games that float atop all of the other water trash releasing on the storefront. As a self-p...   read

 
 
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Battleborn deserves to be game of the year

It's the last episode of 2016, so of course we looked back on the year and talked about our favorite games. The three-man Podtoid crew has some differing opinions, but we eventually came to the consensus that Battleborn is our game of the y...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: BDSM Santa Claus won't let you escape from his pleasure planet

He sees you when you're sleepin'He knows when you're awakeHe knows if you've been bad or goodSo be good for goodness sakeOh! You better watch out, you better not cryBetter not pout, I'm telling you whySanta Claus is comin' to town And when ...   read

 
 
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10 characters who need to be in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

I haven't stopped thinking about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite since it was officially announced earlier this week. We've had less than four minutes of total trailer footage, yet my mind is going crazy thinking of all the different possibilit...   read

 
 
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Hot and Steamy: Black Panther gets turnt up while a toaster calls an elderly tree lady a bitch

Happy Chrimbus everyone! What do you hope to get in your Chrimbus bush from Winter Man? All I know is that you better keep it trimmed and wet! Personally, I hope to get some hot new indie games on Steam like the ones listed below that are r...   read

 
 
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Is No Man's Sky a Russian plot to distract from election tampering?

The United States is the gold standard for democracy, also known as a "representative democratic republic." It's why we are the freest country in the world and why we have almost 800 military bases abroad to make sure others are doing democ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls was my Westworld

Westworld, HBO’s latest attempt to replicate the success of Game of Thrones will be wrapping up its first season next Sunday. For those who have been following the twists and turns of the show so far, it will be a chance to tally up t...   read

 
 


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lokhe

Ive only ever actively pursued a Platinum trophy in one game, Imagine my surprise when I randomly got it for Destiny just Must have played this game for a bit

 
absolutfreak

The lizard people pretending to be humans are Getting some food for my son between his matches, and some woman changes her kids diaper right on the table where people are

 
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Current Mood

 
OrochiLeona

The new Community Interview should be LIVE in the next ten minutes or so, hope yall Will let you know when the next is ready, as Have a wicked weekend brothers and sisters x

 
ShadeOfLight

Im currently working through my WiiU/3DS backlog before the Switch Right now Im willing to put up Codename STEAM as the most underrated 3DS The patch that speeds up enemy turns is a must, but then its a really fun light-strategy

 
Serethyn

These just came in the Between these and Gravity Rush 2, Im feeling completely and utterly Good lord! Now to try and figure out which one to go through

 
Michformer

Currently exhausted as a result of thanking everyone on campus for congratulating me on my recent narrative The career development folks even thought that my resume was the best within my game design Golly, I sure outdid myself

 
Silver Luso

Today is national hugging day, go hug someone, especially if theyre having a rough time

 
FlanxLycanth

My little cousin was watching me play Destiny and asked me why I had 2 guns, I told him one is a SR and the other is a sidearm and he just sat looking at his arms with the most confused face and I think I finally understand what he was thinking

 
Barry Kelly

If youre interested in picking up XCOM2 to try the Long War 2 expansion, its part of humble monthly this month for Considerably less than the Steam price!

 

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