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An unlikely pairing has given birth to Plague Road

Do any of you readers remember the wonderfully mustached Conrad Zimmerman? Did you know he is currently working on a video game called Plague Road with Luc Bernard, an outspoken indie developer who has history with Destructoid? Luc B...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 is heading to the Switch

There were several announcements for JRPGs at tonight's Switch event, but one in particular didn't seem to get a lot of hype. Disgaea 5 will be coming out on Nintendo's new platform in a "Complete Edition" that adds several new features to ...   read

 
 
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Dang, XCOM 2 is only $12 in this Humble Monthly deal

Yesterday's news of the Long War 2 mod reminded me that I failed to snag XCOM 2 at launch and, dumber yet, while it was discounted in recent end-of-year sales. But actually, that indecisiveness has paid off -- the alien-blastin', bad-luck-c...   read

 
 
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Review: Planet Coaster

It feels very weird to me to be reviewing a coaster sim in 2016. I had just always thought that it was a genre left to the past, and I was pretty okay with that. The days of staying over a friend's house and laughing as we made drinks free ...   read

 
 
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Poland joins Civilization VI and it's here to steal your tiles

Ah, Civilization VI. The game I love and, thankfully (for the sake of my free time and general well-being), I keep forgetting I have installed. "Don't believe its lies. It will eat your weekend." The so-called Winter 2016 Update is out thi...   read

 
 
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Review: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Thinking about stealth, a common image the mind conjures is that of a lone wolf slinking through the shadows and taking out threats one by one. Solid Snake and Sam Fisher generally work alone. Players control one man using skill and cunning...   read

 
 
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Wow, Age of Empires II HD is still getting DLC

It's nearly 2017, and I'm marveling at the fact that Age of Empires II HD is getting official new content. Forgotten Empires and SkyBox Labs are putting the finishing touches on Rise of the Rajas, a Southeast Asia-set expansion slated for S...   read

 
 
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The Behemoth is bringing Pit People to Steam Early Access and Xbox One next month

Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater creator The Behemoth has been testing its upcoming weird-as-heck turn-based strategy game, Pit People, with a closed beta. Try it yet? If not, the floodgates will open soon enough. There's a Steam Ear...   read

 
 
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Watch (a very much alive) Sean Bean's soothing voicework for Civilization VI

As if Sean Bean doesn't already joke about dying in nearly every one of his films, he makes a crack about being "replaced" in the next Civilization, creating a canon death for his character, the narrator. It's heartbreaking! More triumphant...   read

 
 
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Civilization VI's fall update has a lot of changes

As a novice-at-best Civilization player, I tend not to get these games at launch. I know I'll enjoy them, but the discounts will eventually come and so too will updates and expansions. I'm usually not in a rush! With Civilization VI, though...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine getting a retail release and some anniversary DLC

This War of Mine utilized the medium of gaming to create a harrowing experience of dread. No one should have to live through war, but most people find it hard to understand the psychological effects such a situation can cause. It is easy to...   read

 
 
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Nobunaga's Ambition confirmed for the Switch, and that's good news for Nintendo

In a sea of developers confirmed to be working on projects for the Nintendo Switch, most of them have stayed silent. Koei Tecmo on the other hand is speaking out, stating this week that it's bringing the Nobunaga's Ambition series to t...   read

 
 
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Review: Civilization VI

Over the course of many playthroughs and almost three full days of game time, Civilization VI is still on my mind. I’ve gone through the motion of placing districts, training an army, distributing “great” people, and build...   read

 
 
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Civilization VI is 20 percent off again, just in time for pre-loading

Update: Discount is now a huge 34% off thanks to Winter Sale deals on Civ VI. Today, Civilization VI pre-load commenced, and pre-purchase deals have made a timely return. Once again GMG has a 20 percent price break in No...   read

 
 
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Listen to the Civilization VI theme from 'Baba Yetu' composer Christopher Tin

Christopher Tin, who brought us the Civilization IV theme "Baba Yetu" and won a Grammy for it, is back composing music for the strategy series. His theme for Civilization VI is called "Sogno di Volare" (the dream of flight), and here he is...   read

 
 
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Buy Civilization VI, get 20% off another upcoming triple-A title

If you're a Civ fan pondering buying a copy of Civilization VI, the bad news is that the pre-order deals have dried up as Firaxis puts a halt to discounts across the web. The good news though is that retailers are getting a bit creative to ...   read

 
 
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Klei's stealthy Invisible, Inc. comes to iPad

Klei has found a new home for its demanding tactical espionage game Invisible, Inc. on iPad, and I hope that means it'll find a way into your home. Because the game is just excellent. You should play it! Take it not only from me, but also ...   read

 
 
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Original Dungeon Keeper free on Origin

The Dungeon Keeper franchise is pretty tarnished at this point, its name tied to a shameless mobile scam from a few years ago. But if you played the games from before EA bought Bullfrog Productions, you might remember a charming, ...   read

 
 
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I (Peter the Great) will be a great leader in Civilization VI

I've been playing a lot of the preview build for Civilization VI and I noticed a conspicuous lack of the Russian empire. 2K games has just revealed that the enlightened ruler will be making an appearance in the upcoming Civ, alongside the 1...   read

 
 
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Endless Space 2 drifts onto Steam Early Access October 6

Amplitude Studios is returning for another foray into the stars above with Endless Space 2, its next 4X strategy game. Since the developer wants to make sure it's the best product it can be, the game comes to Steam Early Access on October 6...   read

 
 
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Civilization VI scores pre-order deal at Bundle Stars

Update 12/22: Its Winter Sale time and the latest and best Civ VI deals are listed below. Believe it or not, we haven't seen a noticeable discount on Civilization VI for months now. While pre-order deals were a norm in years past, it l...   read

 
 
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The Wii U eShop release of Pikmin is a good excuse for a replay

Pikmin might look and feel a little dated compared to its stellar sequel, but heck yes I'd be down to play it again with those well-matched Wii Remote controls. Nintendo is bringing the Wii version of its precious 2001 real-time strategy ga...   read

 
 
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What hardware will it take to overthrow Gandhi in Civ VI?

Civilization VI will be releasing in a little less then a month's time. Prospective buyers may want to know if their hardware is capable enough (spoiler alert: it probably is). Firaxis has revealed what kind of PC it will take to topple the...   read

 
 
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is September's sleeper hit

It can feel like there are as many games about existing and exploring the final frontier -- space! -- as there are stars in the sky. Because of this, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander flew under my radar at first. But after binging on it all we...   read

 
 
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Charge into Oriental Empires for 38% off

If you dare the pull the trigger on an Early Access game, at least do it on the cheap. The 4X strategy title Oriental Empires is doing well in the review department (so far all positive) on "launch day." The game is also one of the top sell...   read

 
 



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