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Shenmue and Yakuza are really not that similar

For nearly as long as I’ve been playing Yakuza games, I’ve always read comments from fans saying, “These games are like Shenmue”. At first glance, that definitely sounds accurate. I even remember making such a claim ...

 
 
 
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April 2018 C-Blog Recaps

Hey there guys n' gals, lads n' lasses, dorks n' dweebs, dicks n' asses - welcome to yet another month of C-Blog Recaps. Since restarting the feature last month, we've had a pretty good number of new bloggers join the fray, eager to thought...

 
 
 
 
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Trio The Punch is bringing the jams to Miami this summer

Local rap group "Trio The Punch" will be headlining the "Mr. Destructoid First Annual Rap Festival" in Miami, Florida this year! Taking inspiration from nerd rap legends The Beastie Boys, the group is primarily a cover band with creative in...

 
 
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Meet the man that became a Ninja Turtle

Justin was like any other kid growing up in the '90s; he idolized the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He spent his Saturday mornings watching the latest episodes before running outside to reenact his favorite scenes. He recalls fond memories ...

 
 
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Toy manufacturers cracking down on copyright infringement

Toy manufacturing companies the world over have come out this week in support of greater protections for intellectual property rights. This comes in the wake of several incidents in which vigilante mobs have borrowed slogans from such compa...

 
 
 
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WTF is Destructoid? Today we celebrate 12 years of madness

Gather 'round Papa Niero, it's that time of year to tell our best story: The story of how Destructoid came to be as a video game community. Most of you already know the story, so please humor us as we enlighten the new people just rece...

 
 
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We're making some hats: Which one should we make?

Do you like hats? Do you like Destructoid? Do you have terrible haircut? We've got the cure! One of the guys from Enthusiast Gaming has a giant gifted boner for designing merchandise and he came up with these just as concepts. Should we mak...

 
 
 
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Stick it to The Man on Switch this month

I’ve got a lot to say about this, but let me squeeze out the “news” portion of the article first, before I start gushing. Stick it to The Man is heading to the Nintendo Switch on November 23, 2017. It’ll feature HD R...

 
 
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Nintendo Pro: Sonic Mania

Sonic and crew are back as well, perfectly curated into a 16-bit throwback for the Switch! Sonic Mania is one among many nostalgia kicks for the ever so glorious new platform, which is totally rad... but I don’t know, can you not hel...

 
 
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Destructoid Meetup: come to Golden Gopher tonight

We're having a thing at E3. You should come.  Come have a chillaxing, refreshing, possibly fatal non-dance party drink-up hosted by Destructoid's Editors and the Enthusiast Gaming Network. We're gathering in wrinkled clothing on Monday...

 
 
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Wear Destructoid shirts without pants at a science museum

Somebody just asked us if we had Destructoid shirts. Why yes, we do! There's hoodies and some other nonsense on sale at Ye Olde Destructoid Shoppe. 100% of profits go towards the artists and overpriced airline beer, as we all get ready to f...

 
 
 
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Destructoid's ethics and transparency policy

[Updated June 15, 2017 - Destructoid was acquired by Enthusiast Gaming - Niero][Updated March 27, 2017 - Re-organized sections and added FTC guidelines -Niero][Updated Feb 20, 2017 - Added Fig Investing and topic sections were re-organized ...

 
 
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Comments of the Week 91

Hey, yo, what up? It's Dreamweaver, back with yet another Comments of the Week! That's right, it's time to check out all of the hilarious commentary featuring the best community in the entire internet, the fine folks of Rule 34. Oh, wait, I...

 
 
 
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Influence the future of Destructoid, take a quick survey

We're doing a site survey about all things Destructoid - please participate in our Great 2016 Census! You can fill it out below or pop it open in a tab. We're about to descend onto the E3 Expo in LA next month, so your feedback can inf...

 
 
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Hot Mess: 10 Years of Destructoid party photos

There's something about the Mr. Destructoid helmet that brings out the animal in people. I've seen sheepish tiny McChicken-like boys turn into fearless crotch-thrusters, running up on stages and doing what three shots of Jager could not aff...

 
 
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Ode to Destructoid

Destructoid is a truly special placeWhere many people come to speak their mindsThe writers mark their words with style and graceThe comments full of quick retorts in kindTen years have passed since it first came to beFrom scrappy origins ba...

 
 




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Iron Fist (Season 2)"A bounce back from laughably embarrassing to more-than-okay"

 

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Raiku Destructoids Champion

I know people didn’t like him but

 
Mike Sounders

PSA folks, Kotaku is reporting the Switch does not automatically create cloud You have to do it manually for each Once you’ve done that it will be automatic from then So go through your collection now if you want to use

 
RiffRaff

So, the emulation on the Switch is pretty Wish there were more options for borders and what Imo, when it gets a bigger library it will be worth the 20 a The app, wow what shitty bare bones Not even a friends

 
dephoenix

#WeslikesbunnygirlsWednesday #PleaseIgnoreTheCatgirl

 
Jetter Mars

PS1 mini pre-orders are up at Gamestop for anyone

 
Flanx

Need to build some sort of playlist for when im grinding through ranked games but I dont want to hear anyone calling it a gaming playlist because that sounds dumb and IM NOT DUMB :(

 
Rad Party God

No DualShock controllers (at launch) is a huge deal breaker for me, I HATE that ugly ass OG PS controller, its also uncomfortable as Whats next? Memory Cards not included?

 
Bass

Im not sure how I feel about the PlayStation The lack of joystick on the controllers seems like a very stupid

 
RenaudB90

And to no ones surprise, ticketmaster continues to be the scum of the

 
Forever Dere

Did you know they wont let you eat at Pizza Hut without pants? You show me in the bilaws where it says I have to wear pants at the lunch I thought this was America

 
 

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