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YOU MUST STOMP THIS CHILD

GAZE UPON THIS RELIC, THIS ANTIQUATED TOTEM OF HUMANITY. SEE ITS TAUNTING SMILE AND ITS INFERNAL PHYSIQUE. BASK IN SHAME AS IT LAUGHS AND CRIES AT WHIM, WITH TOTAL DISREGARD FOR SCIENCE OR LOYALTY. IT SHALL HEAVE ITS INNARDS WITH PROJECTILE...

 
 
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Trio The Punch is bringing the jams to Miami this summer

Local rap group "Trio The Punch" will be headlining the "Mr. Destructoid First Annual Rap Festival" in Miami, Florida this year! Taking inspiration from nerd rap legends The Beastie Boys, the group is primarily a cover band with creative in...

 
 
 
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Meet the man that became a Ninja Turtle

Justin was like any other kid growing up in the '90s; he idolized the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He spent his Saturday mornings watching the latest episodes before running outside to reenact his favorite scenes. He recalls fond memories ...

 
 
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Toy manufacturers cracking down on copyright infringement

Toy manufacturing companies the world over have come out this week in support of greater protections for intellectual property rights. This comes in the wake of several incidents in which vigilante mobs have borrowed slogans from such compa...

 
 
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Top 5 Twists in Video Game History

I reckon I owe everyone an apology. It's been nearly two years since I wrote my last listicle, a magnum opus that propelled me to the ranks of Dtoid's elite. It's been over a month since my last front-page piece, a stunning review that none...

 
 
 
 
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Gaming's most bonable fruit, ranked

2017 was the year fishmen suddenly became sexy. Not just among the weeaboo anime-tentacle-monster crowd, but among mainstream audiences too. It started with rule 34 star Prince Sidon from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last March&n...

 
 
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Why Metal Gear Solid 2's ending speech still matters

Creative mediums are powerful tools, especially video games. Most of us are already intimately familiar with that fact. I mean, you’re on a video game website, you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t intereste...

 
 
 
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Five video game characters that make me want to get fit(ter)

There came a time in this girl's life when walking up a flight of stairs felt like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the back-handed compliment "you don't sweat much for a fat lass" rang far too true. I've been on a massive fitness drive for ...

 
 
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Players have agency, and they're not afraid to use it

This week, a piece written by Alfie Bown, author of The PlayStation Dreamworld, was published in The Guardian. The core argument of the piece was that video games inherently, and particularly recently, project far-right tendencies onto play...

 
 
 
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And now, a dramatic retelling of a Smash standoff

It’s little surprise that the biggest buzz from that Nintendo Direct last week came from the extremely vague Smash Bros. teaser. After all, Smash is one of the biggest IPs in video game history, mainly because it gathers together many...

 
 
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The prose of Pyre's consequences

I can’t look at the night sky and not think of Pyre. Stars are a fundamental part of the game’s narrative. Not only do they guide your way, they act as a sign of hope. The cosmos lights many paths forward, and in Pyre, looking u...

 
 
 
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The Destructoid Jumbo Game Music Playlist!

Looking for a new Spotify playlist to have on in the background while you work/play games/polish your duelling swords? The writers at Destructoid have a wonderful present for you! Don't worry, it's 100% free, with no strings (or teeth, or s...

 
 
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The simple liberty of backlog diving

Let’s be honest, many of us have backlog problems. We’re constantly compelled to keep up with the latest gaming trends and the most exciting releases. We have a variety of reasons why we may want to buy new games now rather than...

 
 
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The Gamergate play really isn't about Gamergate

[Image courtesy of Actors' Equity Association/Jessica Palopoli] "When the Bay Area announced [the play] was going to get workshopped last summer, the Tweet announcing it included 'hashtag Gamergate,' so immediately that made it to Reddit an...

 
 
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Let's talk about games that redeemed their franchise

Until I started writing this week’s Destructoid Discusses piece, I didn’t realize just how many Rayman games there were. Seriously, look at this Wikipedia page. It’s not nearly as bad as Mario, but hell, Ubisoft sure threw...

 
 
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Here are some of the most memorable adverts for games

We've all seen the Angry Video Game Nerd episode where he compares the SNES with the Sega Genesis and mocks the "blast processing" thrust of the Genesis' marketing campaign. It seems silly now to think that slapping a vague buzzword on tech...

 
 
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Five times the Razzies were WRONG

There was a time in my life where I swore by the Razzies and Razzie nominations. While the Oscars promote some of the best movies of the year, the Razzies are the polar opposite. They talk about the worst movies of a previous year and revel...

 
 
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Balloon World is the DLC Super Mario Odyssey needed most

Super Mario Odyssey is the kind of game with so much hype that people are already speculating about DLC levels. Odyssey is a thrill to explore, it’s full of imaginative worlds, and it’s built around new mechanics ripe for expand...

 
 
 




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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Hey everybody! Im doing a giveaway for two people where you can win either: A copy of Half-Genie Hero(with all the DLC) on Steam, or a two-pin set from A Hat in All you have to do is comment below! Winners will be picked US only please!

 
Gimic300

Wondering why Ive never seen anyone mention the idle animation in Celeste during which Madeline applies

 
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That one time the king visited the

 
The Actual Charlton Heston

For anyone who is interested, I will be performing interpretive dance to Pink Floyds The Dark Side of the Moon next Friday and Saturday inside of an abandoned Blockbuster Video, from 4:30 AM to 5:30 Kids get in free; there will be a bouncy

 
KarelGuerra

New to social media but some background on me, my name is Karel Guerra and I am an entrepreneur with several successful I am now getting into investments and looking at other business

 
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#LateNightRock

 
Parismio

I want a mass effect movie with matt leblanc as shepard

 
CaimDark Reloaded

China and the are now striking a conciliatory tone on trade that implies China caved but is unsurprisingly short on Best case scenario, China makes marginal concessions, the clown claims total victory and moves

 
Fuzunga

I dont know who the fuck Zazie Beetz is or why she has such a goofy name, but she was incredible in Deadpool

 
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KH3 gameplay with the English

 
 

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