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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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A Luigi Fanatic

You can call me Knuckles unlike Sonic I don’t chuckle

 
Fivefinger Delta

Got turnips selling at 94 bells for the next 5 hours if anyones interested (I dont know if thats a good

 
Parismio

Competitive AC aint no Edited: Lawman and Mike M came by!

 
Seymour

Id be uploading a fun video compiling my online sexting with the Dtoid crew in Animal But, T-Mobile (I use my hotspot for Switch/PS4) is shitting its britches so theres no telling how long itll take to clean them! Pictured: My real

 
Xeo

So I dont know what Im doing entirely, but Im REALLY enjoying my time back in Started over as a bunny girl archer and its been a

 
TheIntern

You cant convince me Darksiders and Doom arent in the same

 
Mike Sounders

One Step from Eden is in a weird spot where I love it and want to play more, but also want to wait to avoid frustration? The steam version got patched twice to make the endgame less chaotic so Im tempted to wait on further runs until the Switch has that

 
Neronium

And with one last competency and a conclusion I have completed my ePortfolio in one months Thats 14 papers of hell Current status:

 
Gamemaniac3434

Saw Cats 2019 It was Cats It

 
taterchimp

Have two tinder app like ladies talking to me - what would be the best game to suggest for a skype and play, assuming they only have a phone?

 
 

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