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Designer James Ohlen confirms he has left BioWare

Game designer James Ohlen, responsible for some of developer BioWare's most memorable titles, has announced he has left the Canadian developer in order to pursue personal projects.Ohlen has been a BioWare employee for 22 years, and over tho...

 
 
 
 
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You've got character: Vega (SFIV)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
 
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This mini-documentary makes me love Yoshitaka Amano even more

If you're into Final Fantasy at all, you'll likely be well acquainted with the ethereal artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. Final Fantasy VI was my introduction to the series, and I was obsessed with the character sketches in the game's manual, oft...

 
 
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Sometimes, the enemy makes the game

[There are not many feelings in this world, besides sex, that are as satisfying as besting an enemy that genuinely tests your skill. When you come out on top, you feel like a total badass. Not because it was easy but because it wasn’t...

 
 
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Devs reveal how they trick us in epic Twitter thread

[Warning: Mild Hellblade Spoilers] When Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was released, the internet exploded over its permadeath mechanic -- die too many times and your save is wiped. Then, the internet exploded again when it found out the whol...

 
 
 
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You've got character: The Spy

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Nintendo reveals new details on Twilight Princess' Midna

To build anticipation for this week's Breath of the Wild DLC, Nintendo has been posting blogs about the design process they've taken for each piece of content in the expansion. One of the more interesting pieces, focusing on the "Midna Mask...

 
 
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You've got character: The Hunchback

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Lex Luthor

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Reaper

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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You've got character: Kotal Kahn (Blood God)

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Video series The Game Makers now online and free to watch

It's been a week! As promised, the digital interview series The Game Makers: Inside Story is now online, watchable right here on YouTube. Look no further for lunch-break or late-night-snack material. This 10-part video series from director ...

 
 
 
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Learn how to make 20 iOS games this weekend for 20 bones

Don't waste another weekend watching Rick and Morty reruns with Doritos all over your chest (full disclosure: I may have recently done this). Get inspired and reinvent yourself as a mobile game developer this weekend. Why buy a game for a b...

 
 
 
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How does save data loss affect your enjoyment of a game?

Ever since the invention of save games, losing your progress has always been a major issue. Way back then, it wasn't as much of a problem, simply because it was inevitable -- the battery in your cartridge is dead. Easy fix: replace the batt...

 
 
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Beards optional: Embedded difficulty decisions in Fire Emblem

[Destructoid likes to invite game developers to write editorials for us from time to time. Their opinions don't necessarily represent Destructoid as a whole, but they sure are interesting. Here is a fun one on how Fire Emblem handles diffic...

 
 
 
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What do you think about cut scenes?

There are hard line stances against cut scenes ("cheating"!), Kojima considering them a natural outlet for all the movies he watched, and developers considering them one of many useful tools in this new Critical Path video. I thi...

 
 
 
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So there's a blog on videogame foliage

The good folks at Giant Bomb linked us to this fascinating blog on game foliage. Alex Swaim's Video Game Foliage is my newest Tumblr follow because it's so weird and specific that I'll always want to hear what he has to say. ...

 
 




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My new (and very true) shirt! ( ゚ヮ゚)*:・゚✧

 
Vesalius

Just started Haunting of Hill To anyone who’s watched the whole thing: does it hold up? First episode was, pretty I will finish any video game I start, but I’m quick to quit movies and

 
Electric Reaper

Got a SAwesome burger from Wendys Its just there regular burger with bacon, the weirdly named sauce, and minus the It was pretty good, but could have used more Also, SAwesome is a stupid

 
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Not sure how I missed this until now, but it looks incredible! Check it out if you dig 90s

 
Virtua Kazama

So Ill be competing at three fighting game tournaments coming up: Live & Let Die in November, NEC in December, and Winter Brawl in

 
TheVizier264

Finally getting around to playing friday the I like it in the way I like most jank games :P Cant let those damn teens have premarital sex and NOT punish em for it!

 
Dennis Carden

Oh my gods, tonight I’ll be going out to see Dimmu I’m unreasonably excited for this They’re just so fabulously cheesy!

 
Shoggoth2588

I have to wait until tomorrow morning to pick up my copy of Dark Souls Switch and honestly, if I end up not doing anime USA this weekend, thatll be

 
TysonOfTime

Nowre theyre just taunting

 
Rasori

Just picked up Dark Souls on Switch and Im getting the Failed to retrieve latest calibrations message at the menu to connect Only thing I can think of is they didnt turn the servers on yet but yeah,

 
 

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