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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PC Game of 2017

I've been a PC fan for a long time. My first shooter was Catacomb 3-D, and my first OS was DOS. And all this time, I've seen the phrases "PC gaming is dying," or "PC gaming is dead" just about every year. Yet time and time again it rises up...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2017

For as much promise as the technology has, mobile gaming is pretty goddamn stagnant. The medium is rife with apps meant to test your patience more than your skills and goad you into opening your wallet for a shot at a little more. It’...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2017

What a weird year for Xbox, right? The past 12 months were filled with a lot of incredible games, and a bunch of them came to Xbox. But, there's no tiptoeing around the fact that hardly any of them came exclusively to Xbox, which is al...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2017

This has been a great year for video games in general, and a particularly excellent year for Sony as a platform holder. Keeping up with notable PlayStation 4 releases throughout 2017 was no small feat thanks in large part to Japan. Even now...

 
 
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Here are the 2017 Game Awards winners

There was a lot to take away from this year's Game Awards. First of all, holy shit Bayonetta 3 is happening! Second, fuck the Oscars. And third, people love their Breath of the Wild. The show itself was an interesting mix of wonderful music...

 
 
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Here are the Golden Joystick award winners for 2017

The Golden Joystick Awards took place yesterday, one of the first major "Year in Review" events to happen thus far, with many of this year's best and brightest titles clamoring for the retro-chic trophy.Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of the Wild ...

 
 
 
 
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The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry seems to be trending in a positive direction, with more and more things to love. However it'...

 
 
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Pixie's favorite gaming memories of 2016

Given I finally jumped on the 8th gen bandwagon late in October 2016, I couldn't fairly say I've played each game released in 2016 to completion. For one thing, when I get a new PlayStation console, playing the latest Metal Gear Solid game ...

 
 
 
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CJ names games from 2016 that he made dicks in

It’s the beginning of a new year. For millions around the world, that means creating resolutions they will in no ways keep, costing them potentially thousands of dollars in exercise equipment, diet foods and gym memberships. For games...

 
 
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2016 was a master class in game design

Game mechanics have always come first for me. I love looking at how a game works at a base level and tinkering with what is there. I'm very curious as to what the limitations are, always looking for a way to "cheat" mechanics or use them to...

 
 
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ShadeOfLight's personal picks for GOTY 2016

I am a gamer with a particular set of tastes, and by now I'd wager that most of you know what those tastes are. I can almost predict what my games of the year will before the new year has even started (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil...

 
 
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Strider's favorite games of 2016, if they were Stands

Here we are! My absolute favorite time of year for video games. We get to reflect back and say to ourselves, "Yes, these are the games I loved the most, let's go." It feels like it was only recently that I enjoyed thinking back on my time f...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

Once again, I played entirely too many games in 2016. If you count mobile titles and everything I reviewed, well over a hundred. I don't know for sure, I didn't keep track because it's been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my ...

 
 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for gaming, at least in my opinion. We definitely saw some solid titles come out (along with the end of a decade-long wait for two games!), but a lot of the major releases this year were retreads of tired the...

 
 
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Jed Whitaker's top lit and or turnt games of 2016 fam

How do you do fellow kids? I'm sure you are all on the edges of your seats in anticipation of the most objectively correct list of the best games of 2016. Welp, here it is.  Lick my chest hair and call me daddychu.

 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

I took so many Ls in 2016, folks. I lost a couple of jobs, I moved back in with my parents after living on my own (across the country) for two years, we lost so many icons, and there's a good chance I'll be half of Master Blaster when the w...

 
 
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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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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

It's been a pretty grim year for many people, but all things considered, it's been great if all you care about is games and anime! Thank goodness, then, that we're on a website primarily concerned with those things, which means I don't have...

 
 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Reboot: The games of 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday, whatever you choose to celebrate. Myself, I was drifting in and out of a food coma all day yesterday, though I did manage to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my in-laws.  Some of you long-time Destruct...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2016 goes to...

When Blizzard was first founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, I was in grade school. My first introduction to its work was Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings, which I rented on a lark, partially because of the weird box art (back ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Vita Game of 2016 goes to...

The Zero Escape series came out of nowhere in 2009 on the original DS, and captivated people enough to actually cement it as a real franchise. Fans clamored for years, and eventually, we got Virtue's Last Reward in 2012. Ages of clamoring a...

 
 




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