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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2016

In 2015, Microsoft's sales pitch heading into the holiday season was "The greatest games lineup in Xbox history." It felt sort of hollow at the time, like those games were okay but that the best was still around the corner. As it turns out,...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2016

This time of year, I tend to have a mostly finalized list of my personal favorite games in mind. I just instinctively know what belongs where. Worst case, there might be a tie or two left to break or a few titles in need of a refresher befo...

 
 
 
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What's your game of the year so far?

I've been thinking about Inside a lot lately. That's bound to happen when you spend a ton of time writing both a review and a detailed secrets guide. The more I think about it, the more I think that it might be a serious contender for ...

 
 
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Zack Furniss' favorite moments of 2015

I know, I know. The first month of 2016 is halfway done and I'm still writing about 2015. Well it was a damn good year for games, okay? Back off, Mom. Instead of talking about my top picks from last year, I'm going to tell you about my favo...

 
 
 
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Pixie's portable picks for Game of the Year 2015

Okay, it's high time I do one of these GOTY listicle things so I can move on with 2016 and go back to playing old stuff. Given I'm primarily a handheld player, I spend much of my time playing a decent mix of old and new games as well as re-...

 
 
 
 
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Jed Whitaker's dank picks for Game of the Year 2015

I've heard a lot of people say 2015 was one of the best years they can remember, gaming-wise, but I can't say I agree. AAA titles last year were mostly more of the same, and most indie titles just didn't click with me. 2015 was the year gam...

 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

As Chris Carter likes to say, every year is a good year for games if you look hard enough. That said, 2015 seemed particularly fecund, thanks to a particularly diverse selection of things I ended up liking quite a bit. From out-of-nowhere i...

 
 
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Mike Cosimano's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

2015 was a divisive year -- tremendous in terms of media (TV like Master of None and The 100; movies like Spotlight and The Force Awakens; games like...well, keep reading) and a garbage year in terms of my life. Entertainment became a ...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

As I've said in the past, every year is a great year for gaming if you look hard enough. I see "this year sucked" so many times around the web and just can't relate, because while there may be disappointing releases on a constant basis, the...

 
 
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Ben Davis's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

2015 was a tremendous year for me. I've now been an official contributor at Destructoid for just about a full year, since I started last January. I may not have had the time to write as much as I would have liked, but I had a ton of fun put...

 
 
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Darren Nakamura's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

As a site, we awarded our games of the year last month as a whole unit. Those are official; we came to them through a democratic process taking votes from managers, editors, and contributors. Sometimes democracy gets stuff wrong. Our overal...

 
 
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Joe Parlock's personal picks for Game of the Year 2015

Bloody hell 2015 has been a fantastic year, hasn’t it? I started Destructoid in back April with this being my first regular position at a major video game site and my god has it been a good year to come into it. We’ve had a delu...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2015 goes to...

The downfall of Japanese game development has been greatly exaggerated. It sort of reminds me of what happened a century ago, when Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation. Kellogg devoted much...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox Game of 2015 goes to...

Before Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. This is important to note because recently, for a good number of years, Nathan Drake was Lara Croft. Shrewdly, developer Naughty Dog took the cinematic action baton and ran far, far away with ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2015 goes to...

There were some great slow-paced, methodical games up for this award (Lara Croft GO, Alphabear), but Downwell proves twitch action can still work on phones. It achieves this through its dedication to simplicity. Three colors. Three buttons....

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Vita Game of 2015 goes to...

The PlayStation Vita has not had the strongest year for releases. With some of the system's biggest exclusives moving to PS4 and a drastic reduction in the number of new games being produced by first-party developers, many have been predict...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2015 goes to...

This quirky, JRPG-inspired lovefest has been the unexpected smash hit of 2015, resonating strongly with a legion of fans that helped propel it to victory in a large "Best. Game. Ever." poll against some of the indelible classics of the medi...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Wii U Game of 2015 goes to...

Simply put, Splatoon delivered. Nintendo's inventive take on the shooter genre was the best in its field this year and so much more. It's a multiplayer experience that is both competitive and joyful, one where seasoned players and newcomers...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best 3DS Game of 2015 goes to...

The 3DS had a rough launch, but over the course of a few years, it bounced back in a big way. At this point if you count digital releases, it's one of my favorite platforms of all time -- and I'm not just talking about the portable arena. S...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PS4 Game of 2015 goes to...

Was there ever any doubt? Of all the distinguished and exemplary titles to grace the PlayStation 4 in 2015, few approach the wit and artistry of From Software and Hidetaka Miyazaki's Bloodborne. As the latest installment in what is, for all...

 
 
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The best new IPs of 2015

Video games are increasingly expensive products to create. Every generation as graphics increase in quality, the sheer size of teams required to put together new amazing, fantastic worlds grows dramatically. With video games costing so much...

 
 




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Destiny 2 (PC)"Identity Crisis"

 

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"A dated but fun PS2 classic"

 

Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook"Adventures in cooking, part two"

 

.hack//G.U. Last Recode"A whole new World"

 

Skyrim (Switch)"Zeldaborn"

 

Justice League"Super, man?"

 

L.A. Noire (Switch)"Just as bizarre as it was in 2011"

 

Pokemon Ultra Moon"More Alola"

 
 
 

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Pumpkin Spice Fuzunga

The two most satisfying moments in competitive gaming for me are being the only survivor of an evacuation in Titanfall, and winning a Splatoon game by this

 
AdmiralAckbong

Im drunk and about to cuddle a somewhat random girl to Wish me luck I I honestly am not sure whats happening but I dont have work tomorrow and Im gonna go with Cheers

 
RenaudB90

Skyrim on Switch is a hell of a

 
Keiichi Morisato

next month i might be able to log into FFXIV Stormblood, i am curious, would there be enough people in Destructoid who play the game to warrant a dedicated Destructoid FC?

 
Greenstuffing214

I really enjoyed Justice Stay after the credits when you see

 
NakedBigBoss

Best doggo is your own doggo! #dogtoid

 
toborprime

Talk about having a backlog - amiright?!!

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Dear games media: please stop referring to in-game purchases as I know old habits die hard, but theres nothing micro about them anymore, and the name makes them sound far less harmful than they

 
JuIc3

Lots of good articles going up all over the web calling out publishers on the inclusion of loot boxes and micro-transactions in Good! I dont know if its too late to solve the bringing it forward is the best way to

 
Shibboleth

Finally got around to finishing Wolfenstein: Old On to Dishonored 2, then New Order, then Death of the Outsider, then Wolfenstein Bethesda is *killing it* this gen with single-player first-person Dont even get me started on

 
 

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