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These 5 games deserve a digital re-release

We live in an age where you can easily download the entire NES library, fire up an emulator, and spend five minutes with one game before getting bored. The internet never forgets, which is fortunate since there should be nothing ephemeral a...

 
 
 
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Trim your waistline in Konami's Yume Penguin Monogatari

Konami’s output on the Famicom was simply amazing. While we certainly got some good games on this side of the pond, such as Castlevania and Contra, there were a plethora of great titles that stayed in their homeland. They were once a ...

 
 
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Meet Spelunker, one of Japan's most treasured bad games

While the phenomenon of appreciating bad games exists everywhere in the world, perhaps no player base is as conscious of it as those in Japan. Unlike us, they have a very concise word for describing terrible games: kusoge. That’s "kus...

 
 
 
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My 30-year quest to beat Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Thirty-one years ago, The Legend of Zelda became the first video game I ever beat. A year later, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link became the first video game I ever quit. To be fair, I didn't finish too many games in my elemen...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Amazon Luna is a stunning example of why data caps suck

A few years ago, Amazon seemed like it was taking the correct steps to establish itself as a player in the video game industry. In 2014, it purchased Double Helix Studios, which was then riding high on the successful rebirth of the Killer I...

 
 
 
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I miss Miis

One of the lessons I hope to remember from this pandemic is to make the time to interact with others. I fancy myself a loner and have become accustomed to doing most everything without a friend or partner at my side. I go to the movies alon...

 
 
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Here are Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2021

It's that wonderful time of year when the gaming industry stops looking back at the year that's just ended and starts looking ahead to the next 12 months of exciting new titles and a myriad of sequels. Despite all the problems the world enc...

 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2020

Here's a blast from the past: I began my 2019 Game of the Year rundown with the following phrase: "2019 sure was a year, and if I do say so myself, it felt like a pretty strong one for games." Oof. If 2019 was a year, then 2020. Was. A. God...

 
 
 
 
 
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How Hades rejects the illusion of isolation in 2020

Between pandemic lockdowns and uncontrollable fires changing the color of the sky, it’s easy to slip into the thrall of learned helplessness. Twenty-twenty has been suffocating, but playing Hades gave me a breadth of insight. We&rsquo...

 
 
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An autopsy of Epic Mickey

Have you ever heard an idea that you knew just couldn’t fail? Something so spectacular and creative, and yet so blatantly obvious, that there would be no way it could possibly end up as anything other than an absolute triumph? Back in...

 
 
 
 
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Revisiting the infinite joy of Excitebots: Trick Racing

When we look back at the launch of the Nintendo Wii, there are a few titles that immediately come to mind. They're the ones that would go on to define the console throughout its lifespan. There’s Wii Sports, obviously, the pack-in tha...

 
 
 




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