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Whittle, don't grind

I have always been unrepentant in my love for video game grinding. Give me a billion meaningless tasks to do and, if I like the game enough, I will check them off one by one. We're not talking about collecting all the heart containers in an...

 
 
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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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OC thingey, I had no direction with this lol, just threw a bunch of random ideas

 
siddartha85

Ive started getting deep into the option items in Gundam Breaker 3 and I cannot overstate how customizable this game Its

 
CobaltVega

I decided to give Doom Eternal a try because of the Steam I’m glad I did, I was a little nervous when I saw someone say it was Souls like, but I’ve really been enjoying It’s hard to compare it to Doom 2016 because they feel like different

 
taterchimp

Finally beat Great There are now two blogs out there for One is my review where I put on my what if I worked at DToid hat, and the other one is just me gushing about the stupid stuff in it that I

 
Hypno

I dont think I will ever understand the division surrounding Last of Us

 
mullon

I deleted Wargroove from my I wasted all afternoon on one level I couldnt beat, I forgot about dinner, and I wasnt even having any It was like chipping away at a

 
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Hey Im unaware of whether or not this has been shared here yet, but Im going to do it Prins, being an excellent person started a recipe swap on the Ill link it in the

 
JoLoBird

TLoU 2 a mechanically and aesthetically impressive A shockingly poignant depiction of the ongoing trauma of grief, sadly hindered by clumsy attempts to manipulate the player and subvert Latest AAA victim of its own More to follow

 
Exber

This achieves a decade Back then I could only dream on playing Come 2020, I finally I am now decided to buy an used VITA for P4 Golden on the go, other exclusives, ports and especially:

 
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