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Microsoft has added game gifting to its PC digital store

One of the odder things about each console's digital storefront is that you can't actually gift games to your friends. Microsoft actually introduced the feature on Xbox One last year, but now the feature has come to the Windows Store on Win...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Switch: A Year in Review

One year ago today, the Nintendo Switch graced store shelves worldwide and started a frenzy. We’re not talking 2006 Wii levels of crazy, but the Switch was pretty hard to find for a couple of months. Even with the console flying off s...

 
 
 
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Review: Fifa 18 World Cup Mode

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally arrived. The new FIFA 18 World Cup mode unveiled earlier today, and now players can spend hours winning the World Cup with their favorite teams, packing incredibly gifted players into their ultimate squads. Personally, Im looking forward to...

 
 
 
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David Jaffe's game studio is going through some hard times

In what is sadly becoming a trend in the industry, another indie studio has been forced to lay staff off. This time, Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency (known for Drawn to Death) is the one on the chopping block. Helmed by industry...

 
 
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50 Cent is interested in making another game

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is possibly the greatest video game to ever tell the hardships of a man trying to retrieve his stolen property. But, it seems Fiddy himself has some new ideas for a third game -- just as long as the game is &ldquo...

 
 
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How video games help me learn more about my son with autism

I have two sons that are autistic, ages three and four. One of the hardest things about having kids with autism is not being able to communicate with them properly or know how they’re feeling. It’s one of the most affecting stru...

 
 
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A new Professor Layton show is in the works

The Professor Layton series is pretty god damned awesome and has always contained an anime style for it's animation. It was one of the first DS games to have full motion video that didn't look like absolute garbage and even resembled Studio...

 
 
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Shanghai mall lets wives leave husbands in gaming pods

If relationship stereotypes ring true, then odds are you've been dragged to a shopping mall by a spouse or significant other when you would rather be playing video games. Well, the Global Harbor Mall in Shanghai has a solution. They've...

 
 
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Writers' strike v2? Voice actors ordered to strike on Friday

[Update: I was informed by Sam Singer, representing the video game industry along with Scott J. Witlin, that the reported $100/hour minimum pay is incorrect. Rather, "the maximum voice session is 4 hours at $825, the minimum per hour rate i...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Vita Game of 2015

Oh, hey there reader, you've just caught me at that time of year where I and the other Destructoid editorial staff are beginning the long and often vicious process of putting together our Game of the Year awards. First come the long lists, ...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Overall Best Game of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] I've long been of the opinion that the relationship between a person and a videogame is similar to the relationship between a person and another living being. It's part of why you see people fiercely defend...

 
 
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That...barrel has breasts

We get lots of daily tips emails at Destructoid. Sometimes hundreds. Today, we were tipped something that involves a look at the life of a red barrel in the world of videogames from the team at Mashed. "That ... that barrel has breasts," re...

 
 
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The Video Game 4.0 collection from Story Bundle is out now

I've barely finished reading the titles I bought with the last videogame-themed offer from Story Bundle and now the fourth one is here for us to enjoy. As always, there's a great mix of books on offer and for the first time, some game-inspi...

 
 
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Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault

Number 56 on the master list of 235 "Things that I say that sometimes annoy people who play videogames" is that it's very rare for a game to have "bad" controls. Most of the time when people say that, they are focusing too much their idea ...

 
 
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New study shows that children may benefit from videogames

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children and young teens aged 10-15 who play a small amount of videogames each day show slightly higher levels of psychosocial adjustment than kids who don't play at all. The childr...

 
 
 
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Why you might play a videogame at your next job interview

Let's face it, job interviews suck. Actually getting an interview, for me at least, is a minor miracle so it's just as deflating when you have to go through the whole process of trying to make yourself sound like a great candidate and answe...

 
 
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We do a lot of creepy things in video games

Admittedly we do many things in video games that we'd never do in a million years in real life. Well most of us that is. We kill, steal, fight, commit suicide, drive too fast... the list goes on an on. And this is all in games that try to ...

 
 
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Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art of Videogame e...

 
 
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Everyday Is Play is a love letter to videogames

Backing videogame projects on Kickstarter is pretty commonplace these days but it's rarer to back a physical, videogame-related product. Everyday is Play is a book designed by Matthew Kenyon, a graphic designer from West Yorkshire in the U...

 
 
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'Gun violent' videogames removed from MA truck stops

My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real issues in our ...

 
 




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Idk why I’m always tempted to read youtube comments on videos about games I love, when I know I’ll just be

 
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I love moviepass but I’m getting tired of their cryptic Starting “sometime soon“, seeing movies in “high demand“ times “could“ incur “additional Every email they send is a new benchmark in vague business

 
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After seeing footage of the RE2 remake, I really hope they remake Can you imagine the pants-shitting terror of that motherfucker dashing up in the middle of whatever to beat your ass? Good lord!

 
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Just watched Guardians of the Perty good movie, enjoyed it a fair

 
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Today was my first day off in about a month so I decided to beat all the games: Little Nightmares plus DLC: Squirm: Squidlit: Kuso: Bloodstained: Curse of The Moon: Whats next?!?! I have a bloodthirsty MORE GAMES!!!

 
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I was pretty excited about Anthem, then I heard you cant pause the Thats a big dad red flag, gonna have to

 
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Watched the first season of Gundam Thunderbolt with Vxxy That was really fucking If the second season holds up, itll easily be in my top 5 favorite Gundam

 
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Successfully made plans with a friend and weebed out at Barnes and Picked this up on a whim, Im pretty into it so I missed getting excited about manga with

 
 

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