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Why we should celebrate extra options in games

Right – let me start this article by exposing my biases. Namely, one of the first games I played to the point of obsession was The Sims, and as everyone knows, The Sims is a highly modular game. Since the very beginning, the Sims seri...

 
 
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Do Japanese games actually have a shot at The Game Awards?

For most of the games announced yesterday, the 2017 Game Awards have been a long time coming. From the moment The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hit the Switch, we knew it was a contender. Same goes for Super Mario Odyssey and the...

 
 
 
 
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Three games that ditch standard controllers

Last week, I went to the PLAY creative gaming festival, which takes place every year in Hamburg, Germany. PLAY17 was both entertaining and educational, with something for people of all ages, including workshops, talks and even a game-t...

 
 
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Overwatch's Moira isn't as OP as they'd have you believe

Overwatch's 26th hero Moira was revealed at Blizzcon last week, and she's been available on the PC's Public Test Realm (PTR) since Monday. I've been trying the vampiric biomancer out since then, and I'll expand on her abilities below.

 
 
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The 'Stranger Things' in my game collection

There are some seriously weird games out there – this is what you quickly learn when you start collecting them, even with a focus on specific consoles. There's always at least one or two developers, big or small, that like to take ser...

 
 
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X-Men Legends is still the greatest Marvel video game

Growing up, watching X-Men was a must for me. As the little porker I was, shunning daylight and exercise for the warm glow of my television set, I never missed an episode. I watched every damn adventure. All 76 of them, even the shitty...

 
 
 
 
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What are your experiences with arcade gaming?

Like roughly 90% of the rest of the world, I spent the days leading up to Halloween watching the second season of Stranger Things, which takes place in 1984. Nintendo didn't hit North America until 1985, so kids like the Stranger Thing...

 
 
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Should EA make another console Simpsons game?

At the beginning of each year, for the last two years or so, I've searched the web and Wikipedia looking for upcoming game anniversaries the Destructoid staff could write articles about and maybe inspire some great discussion. This year's l...

 
 
 
 
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A brief buying guide for the original Nintendo DS

The Nintendo 3DS is gradually being put out to pasture, now that it's bulkier, flashier half-brother is taking over. We're bidding adieu to a console that had a pretty impressive back catalogue, and dominated the handheld market for a good ...

 
 
 
 
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Becoming an Ace Attorney

The re-release of Apollo Justice for the Nintendo 3DS gives me a perfect opportunity to bring up some of the important lessons the series has taught us about the law. In the strange world of Japanifornia, the courts are a place not only of ...

 
 
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Persona might have the formula for the perfect X-Men game

X-Men has been one of Marvel's biggest properties for a long time, and not just in comic books. Before the days of the MCU, Marvel actually seemed to enjoy putting X-Men on a pedestal. The mutant team had a character almost everyone could r...

 
 
 
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Is the end nigh for single-player games?

Earlier this week, EA announced that Visceral Games, the studio responsible for a new Star Wars game under Amy Hennig, was being shut down with immediate effect. This led to a lot of speculation as to whether this was the end for the fully ...

 
 
 
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Devs do the darndest things: Jacob Janerka

It takes a lot to stand out as an indie developer these days. Even if your game actually makes it to major platforms, there’s no guarantee that you’ll even make any money from it. Despite offering iterations of what es...

 
 




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Rico the Penguin

Starting to wonder if Im Almost daily I shift between incredible euphoria and soul crushing depression without any rhyme or The feelings are so intense that it ends up giving me digestion Kinda fucking with my

 
Osc

Shes got a great voice and its the main focus of this very somber Very soothing all #musictoid | Camila Cabello - Real Friends

 
toborprime

Taking a dip AND fixing broken parallax layers! Doing some more live development:

 
iam16bit

Heres your Gaming Fact of the Day! Sorry if the lettering is wonky, Im using these posts to practice

 
Lawman

Twelve hour work days At least yesterday was especially productive for Picked better than 60 items per hour, had a power fifteen minutes where I picked 29 Then I was a shambling corpse the rest of the Wish I had time to play

 
Electric Reaper

The season 3 finale of Dark Matter was A big space battle, intrigue, firefights, setting up more plot threads, and then cliffhanger, SyFy canceled the series, because they are run by a bunch of

 
kevlarmonkey

Holy moses! Randomly found one at a target an hour Thought the guy was going to laugh at me when I asked if they had He said they got six in Only ones since Good luck! :edit

 
Fenriff

Good to see Capcom stepping up all Excited to jump back into SFV with all the people that are gonna be starting it up or returning to it for the Arcade

 
Marcel Hoang

About to go live Gotta milk the beta for all its

 
Barry Kelly

Looks like that Ataribox thing is opening for preorders/crowdfunding on Hopefully theyll have added some details about what theyre selling before asking people to part with their cash

 
 

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