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We Happy Few preview

We Happy Few is a roller coaster of creepy vibes and eccentric humor

If everybody was super happy all the time, the world would be a better place, right? But what if that happiness was forced upon society in the form of a drug? Things may not actually be as pleasant as they seem. Compulsion Games' We Ha...   read

 
 
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VA-11 HALL-A

In VA-11 HALL-A, our troubles are all the same

As someone who doesn't really gel with alcohol on a physical level -- my head aches and then I need to sleep -- I've never quite experienced the full extent of the bartender/patron relationship. I "understand" it the same way I "understand"...   read

 
 
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Ruiner preview

Ruiner is a pretty slick cyberpunk shooter

There's a slew of great concepts this year at PAX East and within Devolver Digital's booth we have Ruiner, a cyberpunk action-packed shooter. It stood out to me specifically as some kind of Blade Runner and Drive movie crossover with a Hotl...   read

 
 
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PAX

She Remembered Caterpillars is a charming bug puzzle adventure

When I first saw there was a game on the PAX East show floor called She Remembered Caterpillars, I was expecting some kind of 3D walking simulator about a young girl tending a garden. As it turns out, it's something entirely different and a...   read

 
 
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YIIK

YIIK is precisely the right amount of weird

Weirdness is a taut rope to walk -- too little and it distracts, too much and it's overpowering. It has to be just the right amount, mixed with enough sincerity to keep the whole affair from feeling twee or, even worse, smug. From what I pl...   read

 
 
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YOU STINK

Twitch is giving away deodorant at PAX East

Gaming conventions can be awesome, but gathering thousands of like-minded individuals to one place can have its drawbacks as well. In addition to putting yourself at increased risk of contracting the flu (or pink eye), attending an event th...   read

 
 
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Because money
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a brown, clunky, cash-in of a card game

Bethesda seems to be on a streak of trying to cash-in on already saturated markets. First it was The Elders Scrolls Online, and now it's the Hearthstone-like card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Publishers can't help but see the amou...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Generation
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Monster Hunter Generations both celebrates and invigorates the series

Compared to many of the Monster Hunter fans out there, I've only gotten into the series recently. I played it briefly during the  PSP days, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate &nbs...   read

 
 
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Thumper preview
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Thumper in VR is scary and entrancing

Today I stopped by the PlayStation booth at PAX East to take a look at a rhythm-hell fever dream that I’ve much looked forward to: Thumper. You know your boy hopped directly into the opportunity to experience Drool’s nightmare r...   read

 
 
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VR disease

VR gave me pink eye at PAX

(Update: it was a popped blood vessel. Sorry for the scare!) We've all joked about it. Now the chickens have come home to roost, and shit, directly in my eyeball. I've been doing VR demos all day at PAX East, and at least one of them certa...   read

 
 
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PAX East Community Meetup Planning

PAX East 2016 is happening RIGHT NOW! And just like years past, the Destructoid community is there! I think... I don't know, because I'm not :( Unlike me, did you make the trek to Boston this year? Then organize some meetups below! And be s...   read

 
 
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Federation Force

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is out August 19

Nintendo announced a new Metroid at E3 last year. Unfortunately it's Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which is, uh, well. Fortunately, this technicality did mean that we got to try and shave an approximation of a metroid into Zack's hair in...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE will be playable for the first time in the US at PAX East

Nintendo is going to make a decent splash at PAX East with a handful of games that are made available to the public for the first time. The headliner is probably Tokyo Mirage Sesssions #FE (also known as SMTxFire Emblem), which will be avai...   read

 
 
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Pyre
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Supergiant Games' third project is Pyre, and it's at PAX East this week

After knocking it out of the park with Bastion and Transistor, Supergiant Games has revealed its third project, simply titled Pyre. Not content with a mere set of screenshots, there's a full trailer available ahead of the game's debut ...   read

 
 
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PAX East 2016 is coming
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Look at these hip indie games that are going to be at PAX East

PAX East is approaching at breakneck speeds and information on what you'll all be seeing from the show is finally starting to trickle out, like this trailer for the Indie Megabooth featuring tons of games.  It looks like a few of thes...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 mods

The creators of XCOM: Long War are making mods for XCOM 2

Folks who wanted an even more challenging experience in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within got exactly that in the acclaimed mod, Long War. Nick recently warmed our hearts with news that the mod's creators had formed their own studio and ...   read

 
 
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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
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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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Minecraft: Story Mode
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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

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

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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Preview

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
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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 preview
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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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