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What minigames are better than the games they're in?

We had a fabulous question this week that ended up comprising the bulk of our conversation in this, the slow season for games, and that is: which minigames actually surpass the game they're housed within, like an 8 ball hidden within a matr...

 
 
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Alright, let's talk about No Man's Sky

Well, shit. Everyone's talking about No Man's Sky. Every website has a million No Man's Sky articles up (including us, admittedly), all the social media sites are filled with interesting No Man's Sky pictures and videos -- so many...

 
 
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Let's get wet with the Abzu Podtoid

Last week, I reviewed Abzu and wasn't completely taken with it. However, much of the games press seems to have loved it, so Brett Makedonski, Steven Hansen, and I dedicated a small Podtoid to it. By listening, you can better understand...

 
 
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Talking about some of the best science fiction games

No Man's Sky is the big story these days, and it got us thinking about some of our favorite science fiction games and series over the years. There have been some good 'uns. Like the one with the space ship and the lasers! Classic. I won't s...

 
 
 
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What are our personal least favorite 10/10 games?

Games get perfect 10 scores from time to time. It's not often, and it's usually only the truly special ones that reach this peak. Those games clearly meant a lot to the reviewers who played them. But, on occasion, those of us who aren't tas...

 
 
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The worst games we've been forced to play

Levity isn't necessarily a strong suit for this week's Podtoid. Don't let the title fool you; we talk about some of the worst games we've ever had to review, funerals, funerals again, and Darren's snake collection. All bad things. Even thou...

 
 
 
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Pokemon Go: So, what's the big deal?

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this week's episode of Podtoid, the gang chats about Pokémon Go, JNCO pants, the NES Classic Mini, and whether or not the Nintendo 64 has more than ...

 
 
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Eaten by an Alligator

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Podtoid is back from summer vacation with a big, big show full of discussions about important animal news, like the tragic death of Harambe, alligators eating peop...

 
 
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Listen to our E3 predictions before every dang thing leaks

Sure, basically all of the supposed leaks about Bethesda's press conference ended up being true. But Steven Hansen, Brett Makedonski, Darren Nakamura, and I still have some predictions about what we're expecting from E3 2016 -- which m...

 
 
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Anime was a mistake

Look, I don't name these things, so if you take umbrage with the meme, take it up with producer Kyle MacGregor. If you like the meme, well then give this podcast a listen, so long as you go in knowing we don't say much about anime. But we d...

 
 
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Podtoid reviews Doom

Maybe the biggest gaming surprise of the year so far has been how excellent Doom turned out. Seriously, there was tremendous doubt all the way up until the minute it launched. Then, once the campaign starts, well, those concerns all me...

 
 
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Sewage in a half-shell

The three most beloved Destructoid writers and Steven took enough time away from playing and writing about Overwatch to record another podcast. We're selfless creatures like that. (Everything we do) we do it for you. On this episode, w...

 
 
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Overwatch: So, what's the big deal?

Overwatch is the hottest game on the planet right now. Everyone's playing it -- everyone, including most of the Destructoid staff. So, naturally, a few of us (Jordan Devore, Zack Furniss, and yours truly) got together to have a round-table ...

 
 
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Make Great America Again

Last week I got some hands-on experience with Mass Effect: New Earth: A 4D Holographic Journey and that's a big topic of discussion on this week's Podtoid with MacGregor, Nakamura and myself. I also kicked ass in the Podtoid Hotdish for the...

 
 
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Battleborn Poetry Slam

On this week's episode of Podtoid, Destructoid's flagship podcast, Darren and the gang got to talkin' about Battleborn, which obviously made us remember this important tidbit of video game history:  Since we refuse to let this die, we...

 
 
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How DOES Darth Vader pull pud?

If you have phantasmal "force" magic, why would you manually crank off ever again when you could get a ghost handy, tickle your own prostate and force choke yourself all at the same time? Especially if you have cold mechano-hands like Darth...

 
 
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Podtoid 335: Bad Bedfellow

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this week's Podtoid, the boys have a nice chin wag about Star Fox Zero, Hitman, Severed, the Mirror's Edge Catalyst beta, the Nintendo NX's release wi...

 
 
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Podtoid 334: Do a Barrel Roll

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this, belated episode of Podtoid, the gang chats about MLB 15 The Show, the new Star Fox games on Wii U, the death of the Xbox 360, and the rumored birth of the...

 
 
 
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Let's talk about Quantum Break

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. It's the eve of the release of Remedy's new action shooter Quantum Break. That's important for two reasons. First, Remedy notably takes its time with its projects, meaning t...

 
 
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Podtoid 331: #PleaseBeExcited

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this week's Podtoid, Destructoid's own Patrick Hancock joins the usual suspects to discuss Quantum Break, Cockeyes VR, Final Fantasy XV, and how Darren use...

 
 
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Podtoid 330: Poopin' on the Side of the Road

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. The boys are back from GDC and have assembled to discuss their travels, Dark Souls III, that fake-ass Nintendo NX controller leak, how to best get revenge, tacos (hard ...

 
 
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Podtoid 329: Tom Clancy's The Division Special

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. The Division. It's out. And we have opinions about it. Unfortunately, those opinions aren't hot takes, as we had to delay the recording of this podcast due to GDC shena...

 
 




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Gorogoa"Bowl of tricks"

 

Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs"You're gorram right I'm taking that candle"

 

Never Stop Sneakin'"Sneaking its way onto your Switch"

 

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis"Last time is a charm?"

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray box set and giveaway"Want to own a copy of Game of Thrones s7? Read on!"

 

Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 

Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 
 
 

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