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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 6

Jackbox Party Packs have turned into something of a Halloween tradition since the first one came out in 2014. Every year since then, you've pretty much been able to count on a new collection of five casual-friendly party games coming out in...

 
 
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Garth Brooks has Words with Friends in low places

I promised the editing staff here at Destructoid that I would write this piece as a professional journalist simply trying to cover industry news for a slow Sunday. Little did they know I had my fingers crossed behind my back. That means it ...

 
 
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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 5

You Don't Know Jack has always been an innovative property. The very first YDKJ game in 1995 was one of the first titles to take full advantage of the storage space offered by then-new CD-ROM technology, and there's been plenty of...

 
 
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Nintendo tease characters for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Nintendo have shared an image on the Japanese Twitter for mobile hit Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which features silhouettes of a group of new villagers coming to wreck shit up join your homespun community.The one thing the seven new chara...

 
 
 
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Sony's PlayLink is a more social way to interact with games

While Sony had made an announcement about "PlayLink" last night, they didn't share any of the details about the program. I wondered if it was some kind of push into the mobile market for Sony, but the reality is different. PlayLink refers t...

 
 
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Facebook launching gaming platform

It seems Facebook is looking to branch out from just FarmVille and various other microtransaction-laden games. According to a post on the Facebook developers blog, the social media giant will be teaming up with Unity to create a PC-bas...

 
 
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Zynga might be worth less than its office

Zynga had a good run. A lot of people made a lot of money on shitty Facebook games. Now the company is looking to offload its 670,000 square foot headquarters in downtown San Francisco. Funny thing about that math, though. When Zynga bought...

 
 
 
 
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Videogames, porn, and seclusion: The downfall of men?

Phillip Zimbardo, a leading psychologist at Stanford University, has warned that men are facing a "crisis of masculinity" because of porn and videogame addiction. A study of 20,000 young men's gaming and porn habits was conducted by Zimbard...

 
 
 
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Miss PlayStation Home? Check out the Tower Unite Kickstarter

Hot off the heels of the death knell of PlayStation Home, this Kickstarter popped up. It's probably a coincidence, considering the team has been working on the similar GMod Tower for the past five years, but it seems fortuitous that the so...

 
 
 
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Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?

Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found on that list. W...

 
 
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LyteShot Kickstarter aims to take gaming outside

Some recent Nintendo games have had little messages gently suggesting that the player take a break and go outside, but LyteShot wants to take that a step further. Built to take outside and play games in actual space with actual people, I c...

 
 
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Zynga has lost half of its active users in the last year

The bad news is that I'm sure they all moved on to play god damn Candy Crush. For now. Until some other bright casino game or reality show about a bad 90's rapper living in an Amish community wrangles their attention so they can mentally es...

 
 
 
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Trainfinity transforms tablets to train tracks

Watch this. It's a teaser for Trainfinity, a game developed in 48 hours during the Nordic Game Jam last week. A local cooperative multiplayer game, tracks run in three lanes from one player's tablet to the next while trains begin to run on...

 
 
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Zynga buys NaturalMotion for $527M, cuts workforce 15%

Zynga has made its first big move under new CEO and former Microsoft head Don Mattrick, acquiring CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion for $527 million. The UK and US-based developer did well for itself with the mobile hit CSR Racing, but is ...

 
 
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Microsoft's working on something similar to 1 vs 100

One of the most well-received experiments of the Xbox 360 era was the interactive adaption of popular gameshow 1 vs. 100. The social trivia experience is fondly remembered by most, and fans have expressed their interest in its return. While...

 
 
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Cave bringing a little RPG to their next shooter

Best known for manic console arcade bullet-hell shooters, like Deathsmiles and Akai Katana, Cave is mixing up the formula slightly with their next mobile shmup release, Don Paccin. The vertical shooter, slated for both iOS and Android...

 
 
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The Crew seeks to redefine online racing

Making its debut at E3 2013, The Crew is Ubisoft's attempt to create a new and fast-paced racer for the next-gen consoles. Although the publisher has definitely got some stiff competition from other racing titles, what separates it from the...

 
 
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Big Fest on Vita lets you deal with real unsigned bands

At its gamescom press conference, Sony unveiled a new IP for PlayStation Vita called Big Fest. In the free-to-play simulator, players manage a music festival with the aim to become the world's greatest music promoter. The really unique elem...

 
 




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