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The Memory Card .71: The rotating room

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Last week was the first edition of a three-part Memory Card miniseries specifica...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .70: Giant robot fish!

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.As a huge fan of retro games, I tell myself over and over again that fancy new g...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .69: TKO! BJ! LOL!

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.I was originally going to write about an entirely different topic this week. I had...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .68: Anton's love story

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Love is portrayed in many different ways in videogames. In epic Japanese RPGs, l...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .67: Scaling the waterfall

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Online multiplayer is revolutionary. The fact that almost every console offers you...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .66: Taloon the merchant

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.For years, role-playing games have introduced numerous, colorful casts of playab...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .65: A glimpse into the future

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Sequels can be very rewarding for a player if done right. Instead of offering so...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .64: Death and The Sorrow

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. What happens to videogame characters after they die? As a gamer, you never really...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .63: Auf Wiedersehen!

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. I have witnessed a multitude of videogame moments over the years that I could eas...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .62: Leaving Midgar

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.The feeling of discovery. It’s a pretty extraordinary feeling, isn’t i...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .61: The dream of the Wind Fish

"The Memory Card" is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time.Wow. I can’t believe this is the start of the fourth (!) season of The Memor...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .60: Flint's rage

This is it, kids: the Season 3 finale of The Memory Card. Like always, though, this feature will be back before you know it for a hopefully star-studded Season 4. My love of classic 16-bit era sprite graphics is so strong that I could sit d...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .59: With knowledge comes nudity

For concerned parents, the formation of the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and its decision to display ratings on videogame boxes must have been a huge relief. But, honestly, how much does it really work? For every videogame sto...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .58: The Great Mighty Poo

Even if a videogame features extreme fantasy elements that have no connection to reality, usually these elements at the very least fit into the context of the game’s story. Take a game like Final Fantasy, for instance. On several diff...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .57: Jade's moment of silence

There are many different reasons specific videogames are great. Some have outstanding characters, some have surprisingly intelligent writing, and some contain beautifully orchestrated music. While all of these individual aspects are importa...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .55: The fate of Lucca's mother

Here’s the scenario: You are playing a videogame and reach an unexpected gameplay twist. Confronted with a timed sequence, your taken-by-surprise skills fail you and the sequence ends unsuccessfully, resulting in an irreparably tragic...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .54: Microwaving the hamster

Videogame controversy springs up in the most unlikely of places.While most people associate this controversy with modern games -- from the Grand Theft Autos to the God of Wars -- there were many cases of videogame scandal popping up during ...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .53: The nuclear blast

Death usually falls into two categories in videogames.There is category one, the more commonly seen of the two, when a main character such as Mario or Samus falls into a pit or depletes his/her health bar and just quickly returns to the las...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .52: Blind the Thief

No matter how pretty the graphics or epically huge the enemy, if a boss fight is not creative, it fails to impress. Not to single out one game, but ActRaiser is the perfect example of this. The bosses in that game -- while displaying some o...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .51: The flying cow

One thing that is great about videogames is designers can pretty much do anything they want within the virtual world they create. While, of course, there is a general audience they want to please, videogame designers don’t feel the sa...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .50: A shocking loss

This being the landmark 50th edition of The Memory Card (wow!), I decided to focus on something special. And by “special” I mean a videogame moment that affected me more than any other in the last five years. Now, I know I say t...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .49: Saving Santa

Ho, Ho, Ho! Welcome, everyone, to a very special Christmas edition of The Memory Card.Holidays and videogames are strange bedfellows. While Christmas is a huge holiday and celebrated by millions of people all around the world, it is not fea...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .48: 'That's the magic flute!'

This week’s Memory Card is a little different. For the first time ever this feature is going to focus on a memorable moment from a videogame movie rather than an actual videogame itself.Before you all rack your brains trying to think ...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .47: A castle stuck in time

Let me know if this scenario sounds familiar:You are playing a videogame and reach a section that is absolutely beautiful to look at. Instead of playing through quickly, you take your time, even moving your character at a snail’s pace...   read

 
 
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The Memory Card .46: Insult swordfighting

Humor is a tough thing to get across in videogames. Unlike movies, videogames can sometimes last up to fifteen to twenty hours. Trying to keep players giggling for that long is an almost impossible task.It seems the only way designers can s...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's Features Editor. Chad loves the Super Nintendo, pinball, Pixar, and dolphins. His dream is to one day be taken to the undersea kingdom of the dolphins and made their new king. Since...

 


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