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Art Hawk: Final Fantasy XV

Art Hawk is a self-mocking think-piece video series that started as a spin-off of an even more self-mocking think-piece video series called Talking to Women about Videogames. Between the two, Art Hawk was the easier one to make, but other ...   read

 
 
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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...   read

 
 


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Hot and Steamy: Uncensored nude genitals climaxing

It is that time of year in America, the time when families get together to eat food and hate each other while doing it. It's also the time of year when everyone starts their holiday shopping by standing in line for hours to buy repurposed o...   read

 
 
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Overwatch and Pokemon mash up better than you might think

Header image by ElStrawFedora on Deviantart. Pokémon Sun and Moon released today, and the word is no matter which version you choose, they're both excellent. Pokémon and Overwatch have been in the news a lot recently since th...   read

 
 
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Introducing Hot and Steamy: Popular and upcoming Steam games

Are you feeling the AAA blues? Season passes got you down? Then look no further than Hot and Steamy, a new feature I hope to make a regular thing looking at popular and upcoming Steam games releasing each week. While I don't guarantee any o...   read

 
 
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A baby unboxes a baby-sized NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition is already shaping up to be one of this holiday season's more elusive purchases. While waiting in line for one this morning, a man who looked to be about 35 offered me and others waiting alongside me $100 in cash fo...   read

 
 
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The sublime simplicity of Skate 3

The analog sticks on my PlayStation 3 controller refuse to stay in place. They're loose and unruly to an absurd degree. The right stick drifts upwards, slowly and surely, without a thumb to guide it. When I apply pressure to it, the stick c...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's voting guide 2016

It started with a simple question by Jed in our group chat. "Can Destructoid officially endorse a candidate for president?" We kicked it around for a while and decided that while we couldn't agree on a single candidate we'd all like to endo...   read

 
 
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After touring Flying Wild Hog, it makes perfect sense Shadow Warrior is the way it is

"We're kind of like the Valve of Poland," Artur Maksara tells me. In a way, he's right. He's referring to Flying Wild Hog's flat structure, a sincere-seeming mentality that everyone in the company is just as important as any other. Quality ...   read

 
 
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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch could be what the Apple TV should be

I don't know about you, but I'm still coming down from the high of the Nintendo Switch unveiling. Sure, we'd all be guessing and suggesting since halfway through the Wii U lifespan its next device would be a handheld/console hybrid, a ...   read

 
 
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Initial thoughts on Nintendo Switch

I love it when things slide into place and then click to fasten. Holy cow, that click on the Nintendo Switch. It's so gratifying. I will probably slide the Switch's Joy-Cons in and out, in and out, savoring each delicious snap. And I'm not ...   read

 
 
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Twisted Metal shows up in The Simpsons' 600th episode

Header image by AlexRaspad on DeviantArt. The 600th episode of The Simpsons aired last night, and if you blinked, you might have missed an easter egg or two referencing 90's car brawler Twisted Metal. Those familiar with the series may...   read

 
 
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Dear Microsoft, please let me block Minecraft invites on Xbox Live before I lose my mind

"You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft by 12YOWithoutSupervision69""You've been invited to play Minecraft ...   read

 
 
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What games do you play when you're feeling down?

It's been one year since I moved out of my parents' place and started living with my now wife out in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've had five jobs in the past year, and sometimes, it's hard to get out of bed without thinking dark thoughts ...   read

 
 
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If VR is the future, I'm stuck in the past

Not too long ago, Oculus Rift founder and guy with a cartoon rabbit's name Palmer Luckey sent out a tweet sharing his excitement for the future of VR: This came at the end of a couple tweets where Luckey told people not to worry about bad ...   read

 
 
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Madden 17 earns AO rating with 'Locker Room Talk' update (Fauxclusive)

Madden NFL 17 has been called the most realistic and complete football game ever made. With weekly commentary updates and real-time roster changes, the drama of professional football has never before been captured so genuinely in a vid...   read

 
 
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Last night's debate reminded me of the past two years of video game culture war nonsense

[Images credits] One of the two most famous politicians in the world is largely defined by their capacity for anger and arrogance. The other is defined by their strength and confidence. Which is which? The answer there probably depends on w...   read

 
 
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What the hell's left to be excited about this year?

[Update: This post originally ran on September 26, 2016. I told you all. I told you. In this post from a couple weeks back talking about the most anticipated games left for 2016, I mentally elided Gravity Rush 2, my most anticipated game fo...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4, Dishonored 2, and Hamilton (for some reason)

Look, I didn't want this episode to be about the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. I thought it would be a fun thing to briefly mention it as a show with good lyrics and an interesting premise. You can probably guess which of the core Po...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: A taste of the Tales of the Elements soundtrack

I got an unusual e-mail a few days ago. I'm not especially well versed in the subject matter, but I found it interesting, and hopefully you will too. Some of you might remember Jayson Napolitano, who used to run the "Note Worthy" and "The S...   read

 
 
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Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor finds meaning in the mundane

It's difficult to look at Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor and not be impressed. The whole of the game is set in a bustling alien bazaar that's rife with exotic goods and fortune-seeking travelers. At any moment, Diaries r...   read

 
 
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Do you want gaming and related media to be your 'safe space'?

When I first started here at Destructoid, content creation was the key to maintaining a successful website; update the site as often as possible, with as much high quality, unique content as possible. These days, the story has changed. Con...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey did not start with nothing

There are two Palmer Luckeys. I went back to read profiles of the now-24-year-old $700 millionaire who founded Oculus and became otherwordly-wealthy after reneging on keeping his company independent when Facebook came knocking with $2 billi...   read

 
 
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Thoughts on ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, and butt cancer

We took a week off to gather our chakras and set our crystals in neat rows, but the Podtoid crew is back. Actually, this episode was up on the Internet as early as Tuesday evening, but malevolent feng shui kept us from putting up a post not...   read

 
 
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Got a free Gear VR from a promotion and, oh doctor, aman I enjoying it

 
Kerrik52

I played the first few hours of Eternal Its really pretty, but Im not sure that Im hooked The plot feels very fluffy without much going Heres hoping the gameplay gets more interesting as the party level

 
Zaboru

After randomly downloading a lot of Initial D OSTs recently I realized once again that those are good Also, that Initial D is good shit that I should watch through in its entirety at some

 
Torchman

TIL the dead zone in the controls for Epona makes the horseback portion of Ganondorfs fight a complete pain the Fuck TP

 
lokhe

Seem to have caught a nasty fever, feel I imagine that I caught the Wailing Death from playing too much Neverwinter Nights

 
Dr Mel

Jumped in to some Let it Die, and after the sorta slow startup procedures/tutorialization, I think this could be Havent gotten into the loop yet, but so far it plays like a clunkier Dark Souls, which is fine for

 
Fuzunga

Speaking of Kill la Kill, I love this picture of the dub actors for Gamagori and Now thats what I call perfect casting!

 
OrochiLeona

I had a painfully strict Especially in what I could Anime was banned in my house, and I had to keep my anime movies hidden under my bed, like I could only watch when no-one was home, or Id be in for #justastory

 
Greenhornet214

My state has announced that they will start collecting sales tax on Amazon Screw Screw Screw every politician

 
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So you found a Buddha in a viking

 

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