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A very Animal Crossing engagement story

[Author's note: This is a community blog I wrote almost eight years ago. With only days away from the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and only a week away from our ninth wedding anniversary, it seemed fitting to revisit this story...

 
 
 
 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2019

2019 has come and gone, and it's time to remember it with some of my favorite games of the year. In case you're wondering, that's not 2017's NieR: Automata in the header. It's Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' NieR-themed raid. Yeah, FFXIV...

 
 
 
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Here are Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2020

Twenty-twenty may be a defining year for the video game industry. This fall, we'll see new consoles from Sony and Microsoft arriving at a time of technological convergence. We may still have gaming devices tethered to our televisions, but a...

 
 
 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2019

2019 sure was a year, and if I do say so myself, it felt like a pretty strong one for games. Strong enough that I actually had genuine trouble just narrowing down the entries that stuck out in my mind, where usually the struggle is in bendi...

 
 
 
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These are the best new video game characters from 2019

Let's get this out of the way: no other new character from 2019 is as memorable and charming as that horrible goose from Untitled Goose Game. Honestly, there is no better representation of the collective mood than that goose. It's become a ...

 
 
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The most woefully under-exposed Switch eShop games of 2019

When Nintendo first entered the fray of online storefronts with the Wii Shop Channel, you were lucky to get one great game a month on the service. The scarcity of high-profile, critically acclaimed titles helped standouts like World of Goo,...

 
 
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Why Early Access is a particularly good time to play Hades

Hades feels alive in a way that previous Supergiant games have not. Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre were all created and released to the world; Hades, however, continues construction. Instead of creating a world to be released all at once, th...

 
 
 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: P.T.

Released unceremoniously in 2014 as a teaser for an unnamed horror game, the "Playable Teaser," as it would later be known, quickly became one of the most discussed gaming experiences of the year.  The premise is relatively simple but ...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Pokemon Go

I remember the first time my mom mentioned Pokémon Go. The game had just had its awful, broken launch, but it worked pretty well in the remote area she lived in. She called to ask me about it because all of the employees at her store...

 
 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Fortnite

Fortnite is a latecomer to this decade, only really breaking out in the halcyon days of last year once it became clear that Epic had something lasting on its hands, and not another also-ran riding PUBG's coattails.  Looking back, it fe...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Minecraft

It's hard to say what the gaming landscape would look like today if Infiniminer never existed. The game, developed by Zach Barth, presented players with a randomly generated world filled with voxel blocks they were supposed to break fo...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Stardew Valley

Simulation games mean a hell of a lot to me. Ever since a young age, no matter what was going on in my life, I could lose myself in a good simulator. The Sim series hooked me quickest of all, particularly some of the more out-there marvels ...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: Grand Theft Auto V

A single game with staying power is a difficult achievement to obtain in this industry. With dozens of titles launching each week, most of them in the Switch eShop, the spotlight tends to move quickly as new hits surpass the current crop of...

 
 
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The Games that Defined the Decade: The Walking Dead

Over the decades, games and ideas come and go. At the end of last decade, plastic instrument music games were riding high, but these days they're all but gone. Today, hero shooters and battles royale are the hot ticket, but who knows how lo...

 
 




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RiffRaff

Seems the marvelous Disco Elysium is getting a Switch port!!! I am so double dipping on And boy, Id pay the ridiculous shipping fees if it gets a physical One of my favorite games ever!!! Link in comments!

 
RiffRaff

This new Haken track fucking rips!!! They went hella heavy (and seem to be listening to a lot of Devin Townsend and Fear Factory Cant wait till the new record in June! #ArbitraryMetalTuesday

 
LaTerry

I dont know how spicy this take might be, but tool durability in Animal Crossing is significantly more annoying than weapon durability was in Breath of the Do I ever learn a recipe for tools that dont break? Loving the game

 
Parismio

Played re3 a bit and its really bizarre how I got two storage packs so Really liking it so

 
TurboJasper

Ill hold off for getting into the specifics of why I love FFVII Remake, but for now, believe the Its good

 
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Kevin Mersereau

It’s 2:15 AM, and I’m currently rewatching The Fifth Element for the hundredth I always notice something new upon subsequent This time I realized that the population has grown to 200 billion, compared to the current

 
Flegma

With this much talk about turnips, Im morbidly curious what turnip futures would be Because those worked so well with tulips in

 
TurboJasper

I do something Australia the only place that got FFVII Remake early or can I talk about it freely?

 
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