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Yorda vs. Elika: Gameplay, AI, and human empathy

[What's the best way to make Destructoid's Front Page? MS Paint illustrations and Shania Twain references. Obviously. Oh, and you also have to write a super kick-ass blog that delineates the difference between a gaming companion being merel...

 
 
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These Team Ico art prints look so great together

Art dealer Cook & Becker has come out with a pair of licensed giclee prints -- one for Ico, the other for Shadow of the Colossus, both excellent. Can you spare $95? Your wall will be better off for it. The Ico print (40 by 34 cm) is of ...

 
 
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The Last Guardian is making a...unique appearance at TGS 2015

After The Last Gaurdian's modest resurrection at E3 2015, quiet. Understandably, some people are unsure about the veracity of the thing, strung along for so long. Team ICO's new company, Gen Design, tweeted about the PS4 game's presence at...

 
 
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Thank Dormin: Team ICO cut over half of Ico's script

Video game writing is so bad, guys. I mean, most writing is bad. Most books are bad, most movies are bad, most television shows are bad, this article is bad. That's just how it goes. But games have a long history of not even hiring writers,...

 
 
 
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The Last Guardian is probably still being made

The sly detectives over on NeoGAF have discovered that Sony has renewed the trademark for The Last Guardian after an administrative error let it expire previously. So keep holding your breath, fans -- you may very well get the game aft...

 
 
 
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Ico, Liberty City Stories free with PlayStation Plus

Tomorrow's PlayStation Store update will add two games to the Instant Game Library for PlayStation Plus members. The new freebies are Ico and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP and Vita). I'd also point out that Sleeping Dogs ...

 
 
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The nine worst girlfriends in videogames

If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s Day is a very special time of year. A time to be reminded that your crippling social anxieties and complete lack of desirable personality traits mean you’re likely to spend the rest ...

 
 
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Vita Remote Play support for God of War, Ico collections

I'll be damned! Remote Play on the PS Vita actually does something now. A new update, out today, will let you play both the God of War Collection and the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection on your PS Vita via Remote Play. This means ...

 
 
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How Yorda's uselessness ruins agency in Ico

In philosophical terms, "agency" is the capacity for a person to make decisions and act according to those decisions. The ability to decide one's own actions entails a substantial degree of self-expression and so is quite a significant powe...

 
 
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Black Friday: Kmart selling MGS HD for $35, more

We are getting ever closer to the busiest shopping day of the year. Kmart has some pretty good deals going on. Here's a short list of what you can expect to find should you choose to do shopping there: $199.99 - Get a $25 gift card with a ...

 
 
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ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection tops charts!

I may have confessed to not being a fan of Team ICO's games, but that doesn't mean I can't celebrate its success. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection has topped the multiplatform sales chart in North America and Japan. Now that'...

 
 
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Best Buy: Buy two select PS3 collections, save $20

Ever wanted to check out the Uncharted, Resistance or God of War series and are picking up the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection tomorrow anyway? Well, this is a better time than any because if you stop into Best Buy you can pick up...

 
 
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Oil on water: How I can't love the games you love

I've played videogames for the vast majority of my life, to the point where I've been fortunate enough to make it part of my life. I feel I could confidently challenge anybody to rival my passion for the medium, my respect for the art, and ...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Our Friday live show happened!

Hiya, fellas! Sorry I'm late on posting yesterday's episode of The Destructoid Show, but Max and I stayed up all last night playing Dead Island with some of the guys from Bitmob. The things we do for work! Anyway, yesterday's live episode ...

 
 
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So good: Ico and SotC Collection's reversible cover art

Yes, yes, Dale has already gotten to play and review The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection. The game isn't out until the end of this month, painful as that may be to hear. The folks at the PlayStation Blog have amped up the exciteme...

 
 
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ICO novel based on the PS2 game coming August 16

Viz Media has announced that they will publish author Miyuki Miyabe's novel ICO: Castle in the Mist, on August 16th. The new book will be published by the company’s Haikasoru imprint and will carry an MSRP of $15.99. It is based on th...

 
 
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ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection bonus content

Sony has revealed that ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection will be getting bonus content when it finally ships on September 27.  Those picking up the HD re-releases of Team ICO's classic games will receive two dynamic themes for ...

 
 
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ICO, Shadow of the Colossus PS3 trailers are lovely

Two new trailers have popped up, dedicated to the two halves of the long awaited ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection. The video above is for ICO, the one below is for Shadow of the Colossus. They're both fairly lovely.  I happily ad...

 
 
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E3: ICO/SotC HD collection out in September in 3D!

HELL YEAH! I have been looking forward to the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus HD collection every since it was first announced, and now I know I will be playing it this September ... in 3D! It's nice to know the game will be officially out in on...

 
 
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Shadow of the Colossus and ICO for PS3 dated in Japan

I thought it would never happen. Hell, it still hasn't really happened for us. At least Japan has a solid release date for the PS3 remakes of the Team ICO PS2 classics, Shadow of the Colossus and ICO. It all goes down on September 22nd. ...

 
 
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Last Guardian, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus delayed to 2012

Sony has announced, by way of SCEA producer Tsubasa Inaba, has confirmed that The Last Guardian and the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, have both been delayed. Originally pegged for release this year, Team ICO's upcoming work wi...

 
 




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Derpunkel

Theres probably an activision executive somewhere having a raging boner at the thought of people playing only CoD because nothing else fits in the hard drive and they dont want to redownload it

 
Dango

Every time theres a new trailer for Oddworld, theres a surprising amount of pushback to the fact that the game exists, and its

 
Parismio

I cleaned up the inside of my ps2 Especially the lens and now it can read my ps1 games and dvds again! Except for my copy of FFVII I believe its too scratched up to be Tekken 2+3 works wonders though!

 
NeoTurbo

Willys Wonderland is a movie about a quiet man with perfect work

 
Anthony Marzano

Me when I see all this love for MGS, five years after the series

 
Tricerapops

Goddamn Im so stupid in love with my

 
sp testure

God bless 🇨🇦

 
Roager

This is a pretty awesome story about Mario Kart

 
Frostyflakes

Following Tonys illustrious example Ive been playing through Metal Gear Rising again on PC and I forgot just how damn good it The combats satisfying, the characters memorable, and it has just the right amount of cheese for both MGS and

 
GoofierBrute

I just found out that in Ghosts N Goblins Resurrection, you can leave a level and come back and play it later instead of doing it all at I spent almost two hours beating a

 
 

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