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PAX Prime '15 group picture, vaping cosplay, & drunk quesadillas

Are we already two weeks removed from PAX Prime 2015? It depends if you respect the tacked on Monday and also remember we're in Year 3 or so of Luigi and, man, does it even have weeks? Time, it moves at a constant rate throughout our entire...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes is a fast-paced, challenging spin-off

I've got quite the soft spot for Omega Force's series of Musou titles. If you've heard of or played Dynasty Warriors, then you know exactly what they are. As the popularity of the studio's games grow with every release, it branches out into...   read

 
 
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Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode is an interesting change of pace for the series

Since its announcement last year, many fans of both Mojang's Minecraft and Telltale Games were caught off guard by this union of adventure developers. With one focusing on open-ended and procedurally generated jaunts through the unknow...   read

 
 
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Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest found inspiration in Tinder

I'm telling you right now, if you clicked on this article for an expert opinion on all things Magic: The Gathering, you're in the wrong place. I know fuck-all about Magic! My only experience with Puzzle Quest is the five minutes I play...   read

 
 
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Rock Band 4 made me forget that I suck at rhythm games

[Disclosure: Nick Chester, who is currently employed at Harmonix, previously worked at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the preview.] Rock Band 4 is spearheading the rhythm game revival...   read

 
 
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It's not easy running an airship in Guns of Icarus Alliance

I always liked the sound of Guns of Icarus Online. It's a competitive multiplayer game in which players work together to control a steampunk airship and take on other teams. Someone physically steers the vessel, while others man turrets, sp...   read

 
 
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Sublevel Zero

Sublevel Zero mixes sci-fi space shooters with roguelike challenges

One of the great aspects of this reawakening of the roguelike sub-genre is seeing the systems in place in genres that you'd least expect. For those unaware, roguelike is a sub-genre that features hardcore-focused RPG systems that offer deep...   read

 
 
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MEG 9: Lost Echoes offers a surprisingly existential take on sci-fi exploration

When it comes to games with sci-fi settings, the thing that usually excites me is the locations you'll be able to visit. Often times, you'll be blasting foes on other planets throughout the solar system, or invading enemy motherships. But s...   read

 
 
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Stories: The Path of Destinies is magnifique

Anytime I attend a trade show or convention these days, I walk away smitten with a new game out of Québec. It's eerie, really. I don't go looking for them; they find me, as if there were some sort of gravitational pull bringing us to...   read

 
 
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Crazy racer has you drive multiple cars at once

Game designers rarely go off-road when creating racing games and eschew lesser-traveled paths in favor of more established, familiar routes. Not Gordon Midwood, though; the one lone developer at indie studio Different Cloth is working on a ...   read

 
 
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La-Mulana 2

La-Mulana 2 will probably break me

I only recently finished La-Mulana, Nigoro's "archaeological ruin exploration action game." It tried its damnedest to make me quit at every turn; with its obtuse puzzles and tricky platforming, I don't feel it's hyperbole to say it's the mo...   read

 
 
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Hob is a fascinating departure from Torchlight

Zelda. Ico. Shadow of the Colossus. Even a little Metroid. Runic Games has borrowed concepts from these iconic adventures for its next PC and console game, Hob. Why "Hob?" Well, the name has a dual meaning that refers to little sprite chara...   read

 
 
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PAX 2k15 Montage
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Look at all the fun we had at PAX Prime 2015!

Boy oh boy, we had a blast and a half at PAX Prime 2015. We played some games, saw old friends, and got very sick. Very, very sick. I am dying. Please send a gun with one bullet so I can escape this mucus hell of my own creation. Anyway, th...   read

 
 
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Atlas Reactor's competitive turn-based play shows promise

Signing up to see an unannounced title at a gaming convention or expo can be risky. I've never been burned before, but I'm aware my streak could end in an instant. I went into my PAX appointment with Trion Worlds (Rift, Defiance) worried --...   read

 
 
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Kona is a hauntingly beautiful survival adventure

It's not often we see a title that blends one of the many hallmarks of the adventure genre, a focus on a rich and evocative setting, with the tense and resource-focused gameplay of survival games. But that's just&nb...   read

 
 
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Banner Saga 2 is 'basically the same' as the first

Game previews are an inherently strange part of this business. You wouldn't read a few pages from an unfinished book and render judgement about the final product. Likewise, we don't often have the opportunity to sample a song's chorus or ta...   read

 
 
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Nintendo isn't producing the Shovel Knight amiibo (updated with video interview)

At PAX Prime 2015, Yacht Club games "Captain" Sean Velasco told Destructoid that Nintendo isn't actually making the Shovel Knight amiibo. The figure's production and distribution was left in the hands of Yacht Club, which is producing it in...   read

 
 
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Contest: Win a copy of Magnetic: Cage Closed for Xbox One!

The fine folks at Guru and Gambitious were kind enough to bestow 10 copies of Magnetic: Cage Closed upon me, so that I may give them to you fine folks! Magnetic: Cage Closed is a cool looking puzzle/platformer game, and if you hit the link ...   read

 
 
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Through the Woods

Through the Woods uses psychological horror to retell a classic myth

I knew I was in over my head with Through the Woods the very second I started the demo. The moment I put those headphones on, the loud world of PAX disappeared and was replaced with the unsettling ambiance of a dark forest. That strong atm...   read

 
 
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Dragon Age: Inquisition's DLC epilogue is called Trespasser

Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't even a year old yet, but for some reason it feels like it's been forever since it came out. I played it, had a gay old time with my slender elven Knight-Enchanter, finished the story, then settled down to wait...   read

 
 
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I made a terrible Super Mario Maker level at PAX

Super Mario Maker is playable on the show floor at PAX, and it turns out Nintendo is giving players a rather generous amount of hands-on time with the game. If you're patient and don't have anything else to do (also if you're insa...   read

 
 
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Cliff Bleszinski: We want players to actually use verticality

Just this week, Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions pulled back the curtain on LawBreakers -- the free-to-play arena shooter that has been in development under the codename Project BlueStreak. It's more than just the community that's ...   read

 
 
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Burly Men at Sea is such a delightful adventure

Strolling through the Indie Megabooth at PAX Prime, Burly Men at Sea stood out thanks to its clean, charming art direction. The adventure game has a small presence within the bustling independent area, but I sincerely hope other convention ...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: Mega64 announces foray into indie game development

A disturbing and cryptic press release today from Internet comedy troupe Mega64 is making waves online. Naturally, Mike Cosimano and I were on the scene with an exclusive interview about their journey from making videos about video games to...   read

 
 
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Get your XCOM fix this year with the brutal Hard West

With XCOM 2 just pushed back into 2016 and, I assume, everyone needing a short break from 1,000 hours of Invisible, Inc, strategy-minded folks seem to have a good option this fall: Hard West. The Western turn-based strategy game cites XCOM,...   read

 
 
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