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I can't get enough of Bloodstained's soothing post-game grind

After spending a literal 24 hours with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, I've come to the conclusion that it stands a very real chance of being one of my favorite games of 2019. I honestly didn't expect it! As much as I adore Iga's brand o...

 
 
 
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BioWare 'very disappointed' in Anthem's rough launch

Last month saw the launch of BioWare's big-budget sci-fi shooter Anthem. Unfortunately, after years of hype and no doubt a helluva lot of money, Anthem's initial release did not go down well with the general populace. Complaints ranging fro...

 
 
 
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Animal Crossing for Switch can't come soon enough

If you could will one video game into existence right this minute, what would it be? My gut reaction is to say Death Stranding. I'm dying to know what the heck is going on, but then again... maybe I'm not? The bizarre trailers, the drip-fed...

 
 
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Street Fighter V's hideous in-game ads removed for now

Capcom has removed the in-game advertising options from their flagship fighting title Street Fighter V. The controversial marketing tactic, which launched earlier this month, saw players earn very small amounts of in-game currency for allow...

 
 
 
 
 
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Shenmue and Yakuza are really not that similar

For nearly as long as I’ve been playing Yakuza games, I’ve always read comments from fans saying, “These games are like Shenmue”. At first glance, that definitely sounds accurate. I even remember making such a claim ...

 
 
 
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How to understand the insanity that is the Flixist writers

Flixist has been around since 2010, but for many regular Destructoid readers you're just getting to know us. We're glad you seem to like us for the most part, but... do you really know us? We've had a bunch of new writers (some dr...

 
 
 
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Are Destiny players getting agitated too easily?

It's been a long, sordid affair for Destiny 2, and developer Bungie has taken a lot of flak -- some of it well-deserved given the issues with the game. But has it come to a point when a player's frustrations over the game take precedence ov...

 
 
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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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Nintendo Switch: A Year in Review

One year ago today, the Nintendo Switch graced store shelves worldwide and started a frenzy. We’re not talking 2006 Wii levels of crazy, but the Switch was pretty hard to find for a couple of months. Even with the console flying off s...

 
 
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A documentary about Mr. Rogers is coming just when we need it

I think it's fair for me to say that the world is filled with vitriol and animosity right now. Everywhere you look there are people angry about everything, politics, celebrities, social media, video games, a well made but somewhat flawed se...

 
 
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A meteorologist reviews Geostorm

Whenever you see a new action movie coming out that defies the laws of physics or sense you are always told to "check your brain at the door." Now for most movies I can do this, I'll watch a giant green man who got his powers from exposure ...

 
 
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The best stand up on Netflix right now

At the tender age of 10, I was plopped down in my father's car on the way home from dinner. My brother's leg jutted into my right knee, and we pushed against each other as the car swerved around corners, and cradled us over bumps in th...

 
 
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Halo 3 is 10 years old today, and I'm still in love with it

On September 25, 2007, the final installment of the Halo trilogy was unleashed upon gamers the world over. It was a gargantuan financial success; Halo 3 became the biggest entertainment launch in history, with over $170 million in sales wit...

 
 




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Anthony Marzano

Today was a good day, finally got to play Versailles It was only after I started playing that I realized how stupid I am to play a political board game against my gf who literally got her degree in political Im a Had fun

 
Riley1sSpook

Not a shitpost, just a fun fact: The BlazBlue soundtracks are on Spotify now for anyone

 
Exber

From left to right: Top Oscars Best Picture Never Rarely Sometimes Always is still my favorite from 2020 overall but Promising Young Woman is a must

 
medicamecanica

*Me starting Raidou for the first time* oh shit, its an action game??

 
Riley1sSpook

You dont seem to Earth isnt yours to

 
taterchimp

Man Final Fantasy 6 is really, really Forgot how much is packed in there, and would love to see it remade with the same quality as 7 - really just fleshing out all of the horrific scenarios that feel rushed in the early

 
ctg867

Sonys shutting down patch servers too, Includes both physical and digital For disc copies of games that launched buggy, this is gonna be terrible for preservation (link below)

 
Neronium

Apparently according to some PS3 Updates are no longer downloading, just abruptly and without So I hope youve updated your newly purchased PS3 games if you Man the Jim Ryan era of Sony is gonna be filled with this aint it?

 
Frostyflakes

This remains my single favorite video game purchase to

 
Silver the 3rd

I am thinking about taking out student loans and dropping full time work so Ill actually get my degree instead of meandering anyone who has done this have any advice about who to go to and who to avoid?

 
 

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