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Review: Contra: Rogue Corps

There are Contra games I still play annually to this day — and I'm not just referring to the original. I really have to give a ton of credit to Shattered Soldier and Neo Contra, the two (these days, low key) PS2 entries, for layi...

 
 
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15 years later, Half-Life 2 gets an update

For some odd reason, Valve issued an update for Half-Life 2, Episode One, and Episode Two yesterday. Fixing really minor bugs (apparently, the NPCs would sometimes not blink), I'm more just shocked that Half-Life 2 even needed an update. Th...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Code Vein

If it wasn't obvious enough yet, it's worth saying right now: Code Vein is like Dark Souls. It's cliché to try to compare From Software's landmark series to anything these days, but the shoe fits in this case. It fits so we...

 
 
 
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Review: Frogger in Toy Town

One of the most appealing facets of Apple Arcade is the idea that I can try before I buy. I know a lot of games these days come with demos, but usually those are extremely limited in how much you'll be able to see of the final product. With...

 
 
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Review: Untitled Goose Game

Honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (wing flap) honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (break pint glass) honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (steal bra) honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (turn neighbors against one anot...

 
 
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening had a profound impact on me growing up. Although I was already familiar with more traditional JRPGs like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy at that point (and had played the first two Zelda games), Lin...

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Nintendo 3DS games (Part 2)

Writing a "Top 10 Best 3DS Games" post, in a way, is like writing an obituary for a console. We talk about how long it's been around, the big successes it had in life, and the loved ones it leaves behind. In the case of a gaming device, the...

 
 
 
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Dead Cells is still selling 'incredibly well' in 2019

For a game so willing to crush you at a moment's notice, Dead Cells is a surprisingly feel-good story. Whether you first got into Motion Twin's roguelite action-platformer in 2017 with the Steam Early Access version, or you started playing ...

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Nintendo 3DS games (Part 1)

There are still many years in its lifecycle to go, but it's pretty obvious right now the Switch is going to be one of the most successful, if not the most successful, product Nintendo has ever invented. It's selling at breakneck speed,...

 
 
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Review: Gears 5

It was the best of Gears, it was the worst of Gears. It was an amplification of everything every Gears before did well, and it was a maturation of everything those same games struggled with. It was an identity crisis, a dysmorphic preoccupa...

 
 
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Review: Borderlands 3

I have a complicated history with Borderlands, and I suspect that's a fairly common experience. Okay, so it's not all that complicated but bear with me. I wasn't super into the first game. Sue me! "Better with friends" is an idiom/crutch th...

 
 
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Review: Daemon X Machina

Adequately creating a mecha action game seems like an absolutely daunting task. Years of anime shows like Gundam and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA have enriched our imaginations of what action combat would look like if these ...

 
 
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Review: Sega Genesis Mini

I was very lucky to have the friends and relatives I had growing up. Although my parents could only afford the occasional console, I had the opportunity to experience pretty much every device (including ill-fated ones like the Wonderswan an...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

With Monster Hunter: World last year, the adrenaline-pumping series finally managed to break through for me, and – given what a colossal sales success the game has become for Capcom – plenty of other would-be players. It's not ...

 
 
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Super Smash Bros. has become 'Video Games: The Video Game'

The announcement that SNK's Terry Bogard is coming to Smash was met with polarized responses. Fans of Himbo's and the King of Fighters series were overjoyed, while fans of not-those-things were somewhat irritated, decrying Terry as just "Ke...

 
 
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Review: Catherine: Full Body

Atlus is one hell of a company. Following up on its success with the Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, and Etrian Odyssey series, the publisher decided to release a little old game about climbing blocks in a nightmarish hellscape and naviga...

 
 
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Review: River City Girls

A lot of things blew up big in the late '80s: Bermuda shorts, TMNT, those shirts that changed colour when you got hot, displaying your sweat stains to the world. Also popular, as far as video games were concerned, was the scrolling bea...

 
 
 
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All the big headlines from today's Nintendo Direct

Other video game companies have gotten into devising their own pre-recorded announcement streams in recent years, but there's no beating the good old Nintendo Direct format when Nintendo is on-point. Today's presentation was just under 40 m...

 
 
 
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Sony debuts collectible 'Only on PlayStation' game covers

Sony is celebrating a select group of PlayStation 4 games that helped "define a generation" of gaming by introducing stylized new "Only on PlayStation" cover art, and the results are just lovely. I could even see a few of these bespoke sle...

 
 




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MTG fans what are your thoughts on Wizards announcing Pioneer?

 
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Okay, so remember last time when i said i wasnt gripped by Danganronpa V3? now it got me by the BALLS! I only hope it continues like this, since im only on chapter Gonta Best

 
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Tumblr has decided to get in on having companies and fictional characters banned in It would be hilarious to see Disney banned in China, unlikely though that would

 
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This was physically painful to People make just the absolute worst garbage levels in Mario Like, I couldnt come up with something this awful if I (im specically referring to the second level he plays)

 
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Ive been thinking of getting Atelier Ryza when it comes out, but I also realize I have options: I could get it on Switch, or I can get it on PC, as my laptop can actually handle it (that still shocks Not sure which Id prefer,

 
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I know its outdated, but I would love to see John Cena as Mr X

 
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