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Happy N7 Day :(

I've written this story three times now. I'm so tired of writing it, and not because I've run out of words to write. I'm tired because it's emotionally draining to eulogize something that was spectacular before turning so unfathomably not-s...

 
 
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Six sick sects: The most unholy games of 2019

Halloween is a weird one. Once considered a Pagan holiday that celebrated the connection between the world of the living and the dark worlds of hell, it's morphed into a celebration of being benignly "bad" in a variety of ways. If being hol...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Nintendo 3DS games (Part 2)

Writing a "Top 10 Best 3DS Games" post, in a way, is like writing an obituary for a console. We talk about how long it's been around, the big successes it had in life, and the loved ones it leaves behind. In the case of a gaming device, the...

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Nintendo 3DS games (Part 1)

There are still many years in its lifecycle to go, but it's pretty obvious right now the Switch is going to be one of the most successful, if not the most successful, product Nintendo has ever invented. It's selling at breakneck speed,...

 
 
 
 
 
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The casualties of WoW Classic's battle for authenticity

The year is 2019. The Amazon is on fire (the one with the trees), Disney owns Spider-Man, and World of Warcraft is coming out again. Well, not exactly. When vanilla WoW launched, Martha Stewart was convicted of a felony, Facebook had just l...

 
 
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The Not-So-Wonderful Games of Oz

MGM's The Wizard of Oz should have been a disaster. After the release and subsequent success of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the studio sought its own potential hit film to be adapted from a children's book. In 1938, ...

 
 
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What's the 'best' worst game of all time?

Bad games have been a blight upon the world for as long as video games have been around. Most likely, they always will be. From broken or bland design to poor technical execution, there are many ways a potentially good game can go bad and a...

 
 
 
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The Igavanias, ranked

Unless it was made by just one person, it's a bad idea to give all the credit for a game's success or failure to a single individual. Koji Igarashi has produced many of the best games in the Castlevania series, but he's far from the only re...

 
 
 
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Arcade weirdness abounds at California Extreme

"So what's California Extreme?" I hear you asking. Simply put, it's a yearly convention where arcade cabinet and pinball collectors converge in San Jose to show off their favorite machines. Enthusiasts bring their perfectly maintained arcad...

 
 
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Lethal League Blaze excites the competitive casual in me

Like a deconstruction of a shonen protagonist, I admire the spirit of competition, but I'm much more of a casual than a hardcore player. I get a thrill from trying to climb up leaderboards and learning new things about the online versus gam...

 
 
 
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What is your favorite Final Fantasy combat system?

The Final Fantasy VII remake is a perfect example of Square Enix’s core design philosophy when it comes to combat systems -- which is to say, there isn’t much of one. Sure, the series has its roots in “traditional” R...

 
 
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What DLC do you wish was a new game instead?

One of my most anticipated releases in 2019 is not a new game, but a DLC expansion to Hollow Knight. As a part of its Kickstarter stretch goals, the acclaimed bug-em-up Metroidvania’s developers planned to create a side adventure star...

 
 
 
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The west needs a Ganbare Goemon/Mystical Ninja collection

It wasn’t long after I had described Konami as collection adverse that it hit us with a trio of pretty awesome compilations. The Arcade, Castlevania, and Contra collection are all stacked with solid games. It’s actually an impre...

 
 
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Trials of Mana was E3's most magical surprise

Everyone tunes into E3 with a list of wishes because there are few feelings as exciting as that wish coming true. Setting one’s expectations that high is unrealistic, but I personally don’t believe it’s healthy to set your...

 
 




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RiffRaff

Anyone else experiencing excruciating back pain when playing Death Stranding?

 
Nior

Garou: Mark of the Wolves is 20 years old Long live one of the best SNK games ever!

 
Ray Porreca

howdy Im headed to Anime NYC this for work this weekend, so if any Dtoiders will be at the show, holler at

 
Electric Reaper

The higher-ups at Google and Youtube are seriously fucked in the Some level of automated software is necessary to deal with the huge amount of data Youtube and Google interact However, using bots to BAN people is incredibly fucking

 
ZombieC0RPS

So the funniest thing happened on the Dtoid stream Link in the comments!

 
DiVISIVE Shinobi

Made A little poll for my

 
NeoTurbo

Aw sweet, I finally got to Part 2 in Fire Emblem Three Houses! *Realizes Im almost 50 hours in* HOW LONG IS THIS GAME!?

 
PLANET P1SS 69

Everytime I see Angela White, I think of When I touch myself to her, I feel like hes an energy in the room that is proud the way a parent might be when their child does sonething So then its weird again that its

 
bong264

My little trip down nostalgia road has Medal of Honor is old and jank but i still had a decent Also finally got to see the ending with my own eyes as my old disc would always freeze at mission

 
Blanchimont

I really hope the next Fire Emblem game goes back to the days of Awakening and The timetable system combined with the monthly cycles in Three Houses really sucked a lot of fun out of the series for I cant even bother to finish Maddening

 
 

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