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Saints Row ruined Grand Theft Auto for me

My relationship with the car-jacking hooker-mugging series we all know as Grand Theft Auto began the way it does for a lot of people. Sometime when I was in middle school, a friend brought over a copy of Grand Theft Auto III. It was a weird...

 
 
 
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Breath of the Wild is both a masterpiece and a disaster

[Header courtesy of EternaLegend] Basically everyone and their mother agrees that Breath of the Wild is an incredible game. At the same time, everyone and their mother hates Breath of the Wild. How is that possible? This is something I&rsqu...

 
 
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So let's talk about Hainly Abrams from Mass Effect: Andromeda

Usually, when looking over my Dtoid emails, I'm content to watch the main staff do their thing. This includes controversial topics that I must later brace myself to help moderate alongside the rest of the community team, so it's rare that I...

 
 
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What were the hidden gems of 2016?

There's no shortage of discussion this week, civil or otherwise, about which games were the much-needed highlights of 2016. You've likely seen our staff-wide Game of the Year by now and a handful of other platform-specific picks. As we move...

 
 
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Ray Porreca's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 was a wild year. Humanity got a raw deal over the last twelve months. Cool people died. Actual idiots got elected into office. Cigarette prices went up. I still can’t buy beer at a gas station in Pennsylvania.  Basically, th...

 
 
 
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Capcom Vancouver talks Dead Rising, makes me want to vomit

I'm mad. I'm so peeved reading the interview between Capcom Vancouver and GamesIndustry.biz I don't even know where to begin. How about a series recap? Dead Rising was an amazing Xbox 360 exclusive title that came out of nowhere in lat...

 
 
 
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What if video game consoles were WWE wrestlers?

The last time I grafted the history of the video game industry to pop culture, it went over much better than I expected; nobody executed me in the streets during E3 and I also wasn't fired! So for my follow-up, I decided to go with consoles...

 
 
 
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The Nintendo 3DS is now five years old

It's difficult to believe the Nintendo 3DS is five years old. But apparently it is. The venerable handheld debuted on North American shores five years ago today. Of course, it arrived in Europe literally dozens of hours sooner, and the port...

 
 
 
 
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Finding Weezer's 'Across the Sea' in Firewatch

As I trekked through Firewatch's forested western Wyoming landscape, one song kept entering and leaving my head, and it wasn't one of the game's serene, folksy acoustic guitar tunes. It was a song I listened to a lot in high schoo...

 
 
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Do you care about the story in fighting games?

As Steven reported yesterday, Yoshinori Ono and the team at Capcom are taking the story mode of Street Fighter V seriously. Sure, they'll have the usual arcade mode intro/wrap-up for every character like Street Fighter has had since time im...

 
 
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Folks are awfully jumpy about The Last of Us 2

The much rumored "The Last of Us 2" hasn't reached "Half-Life 3" levels of ridiculousness, where every whisper surrounding the property results in scores of people saying a sequel is confirmed, but... No, actually, we're already there. It j...

 
 
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I'm not excited for Homefront: The Revolution anymore

The most exciting part of my Homefront: The Revolution PAX Prime theater demo was a newspaper. I caught a fleeting glimpse of the headline, surmised from that excerpt that I would find a delicious morsel of worldbuilding, and made it m...

 
 
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So you thought localization was easy

I think we're all guilty of underestimating just how difficult a process localization really is. There are reasons why some games never make it out of Japan. We rarely hear exactly why, but it's probably more complicated than some executive...

 
 
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Will you try to 100% Batman: Arkham Knight?

I'm done with Batman: Arkham Knight. I have to be. After wrapping up the main storyline, which ends strong and is worth experiencing first-hand, I went after those pesky side missions. The Perfect Crime (serial killer), Creature of the Nigh...

 
 
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GAME DEVELOPMENT IS GETTING VERY CROWDED

[Here's a promoted community blog from Electronic Super Joy creator Michael Todd. Thanks Michael!] Wanna make a game? That’s cool! Let’s say you download Unity3D, you roll up your sleeves and you get to work. Six months later, y...

 
 
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Come on guys, Metroid Prime: Federation Force looks fun

Since I've been busy at E3 I haven't been able to check out the Nitendo Treehouse live streams (which were excellent last year, are they good this year as well?) but I did look up this replay of Metroid Prime: Federation Force to...

 
 
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P.T. scared me more than any other videogame

There was a moment in P.T. that terrified me. I mean truly terrified me. Between the endlessly looping hallway and the haunting cries of a disfigured fetus in a sink, I knew strange things were afoot. It's a disorienting game, especially ea...

 
 
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Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii

By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market dominance. Where ...

 
 
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True Life: One man's descent into deliriumiibo

It's 11 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and I sit at my laptop writing. That's a half-truth; the bulk of my time is spent on a large retailer's website refreshing a page for a children's toy. Sorry, "collector's figure." F5, F5, one poorly thought...

 
 




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BNix

#cursedmas

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Looks like the KH3 Re:Mind trailer leaked It was supposed to air during Sonys State of They privated the video, but the internet never

 
Boxman214

I have the high ground!

 
TheIntern

What if in Alien: Isolation 2, Amanda swaps identities with a refugee heading back to Earth, becoming Anne and marrying someone named Russ They later migrate to LV-426, making Alien 3 an even shittier movie

 
ScionVyse

Uncharted 4 was pretty The climbing was still super janky and it could have done with less shooting, and one less location (as it felt like there was a lot of padding), but it was a good end to the Solid

 
siddartha85

Have you guys done that Spotify Wrapped thing this year? Theyre doing decade stats this Shout-out to my artist of the decade apparently:

 
PhilKenSebben

This amused Maybe #Cursedmas ?

 
dephoenix

#Cursedmas

 
Rad Padoru God

Sorry for not posting for the whole week, its been a crazy one and quite an emotional roller New opportunities have opened up short-term and although the crisis has not been completely averted, at least Im hopeful I love you Seriously

 
 

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