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Metroidvania-like Dandara is right at home on the Switch

The impetus behind Dandara was to create a mobile metroidvania that didn't use a virtual keyboard. Thus, a character that doesn't run around, but instead aims jumps, ping-ponging between platforms. And as it turns out, that method of getti...

 
 
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Deckstorm may convert this non-card dude

The last time I wrote about a mobile card game (okay, it was more of a match-3, but I love bringing up this piece) it didn't go exceedingly well. I can only assume that someone at DeNA read that piece and thought "Man, Zack sure knows card ...

 
 
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I got a cute ass shiba plush: Is this Candy Crush?

Candy Crush is like, bad, right? I mean, I'll still suggest to my mother that she should read a book instead of wasting time on that crap (talk about some role reversal), but it's difficult to dislike the game with any intensity. It would ...

 
 
 
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Lara Croft GO captures the essence of pure Tomb Raider

Antoine Routon grinned. "We have people knocking down our door saying 'Can you do our game too?'" Routon's the lead programmer at Square Enix Montreal -- the publisher's studio that's dedicated to mobile titles. Square Enix has a newfound a...

 
 
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Mobile Tomb Raider Lara Croft GO feels lovely

Square Enix Montréal possesses a genuine talent for artfully distilling series down to their essence. In 2014, the developer released Hitman GO, a turn-based deconstruction of IO Interactive's stealth franchise, which went on to...

 
 
 
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Downwell has a simple premise but it's damn fun

A glance at Downwell's tricolor palette in still shots doesn't really do it justice. Watching it in motion gives a better idea what it does, but not until actually playing it does it all click. It is built around a simple mechanic: press th...

 
 
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You’ll play Skullduggery greedily, whether fast or slow

Flick, flick, flick. That’s all you’ll be doing in Skullduggery. Flicking to collect treasure. Flicking to outrun bosses. Flicking to line up stealthy headshots on unsuspecting enemies. You can play the game however you want (u...

 
 
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Mistwalker's new RPG is unlike anything we've seen before

Hironobu Sakaguchi is best known as the creator of Final Fantasy; a man responsible for some of the most influential and well-respected role-playing games of our time. His sprawling worlds and epic adventures have touched millions of people...

 
 
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Super Meat Boy Forever is harder than the original

Team Meat's new project Super Meat Boy Forever made its first appearance today at PAX Prime in Seattle -- and it makes the original game look like a cakewalk by comparison. The newly revealed title is an auto-run platfor...

 
 
 
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Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper

Square hasn’t been afraid to use the Hitman IP in fun and creative ways. Hitman GO was a critical success for doing something unique, and while Hitman Sniper isn’t on that same scale, it is still at least a ton of fun.

 
 
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Candy Crush studio's next game, Bubble Witch Saga 2

What's next for the studio that bagged mountains of cash on games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga? It's Bubble Witch Saga 2. I never knew there was a first game, but seeing as how the Facebook page for Bubble Witch Saga has ...

 
 
 
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The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS

The adventure genre has seen a bit of an upswing in recent times. With Telltale Games and Double Fine's recent efforts helping to revitalize the genre, a new generation of gamers are experiencing a type of game that was once relegated to a ...

 
 
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The offensive leads to the defensive in Toy Rush

One of the cutest-looking games that I saw at PAX Prime was Uber Entertainment's Toy Rush. Don't let the cuteness deceive you, though. Toy Rush is shaping up to be a surprisingly deep and fun title.  The developers most often rec...

 
 
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Terraria looks lovely on iOS, plays pretty solid

Indie, exploration-based Terraria has developed quite a following since its release and now it's making its way to iOS courtesy of 505 games, which handled its recent console release. Ideally, 505 would have liked all three (PSN, XBLA, iOS)...

 
 
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Assassin's Creed IV's companion app is pretty rad

Did you play the Outer Ops missions in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker? It was a little meta-game thing that let you send your soldiers to take on various conflicts around the world. It was a risk/reward system, as you could gain valuable re...

 
 
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 is about eating the best taco ever

So remember in the first Plants vs. Zombies when you randomly found a taco? Crazy Dave immediately bought it off of you for 1,000 coins, and then he pocketed the taco to eat later. Well in Plants vs. Zombies 2, Crazy Dave finally eats that ...

 
 
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Deus Ex: The Fall is a full-fledged experience

Deus Ex: The Fall is a the next entry to the much loved series, heading for iOS this summer, with an Android version coming sometime there after. This may not be what you asked for, but don't write it off either. Mobile games have come a lo...

 
 
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Three titles and 30,000 polygons later with Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys' Real Racing series is synonymous with mobile racing games, and the studio is poised for the worldwide release of the third installment, Real Racing 3, on iOS and Android devices later this month. Real Racing 3 will bring with i...

 
 
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Preview: Borderlands Legends

If you followed Destructoid at all last month, you know that the site was pretty collectively excited about Borderlands 2. Of course, in the fast cars, loose joysticks world of videogames, a month ago is practically forever ago and I know m...

 
 
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Preview: Wizardlings

I had a chance to check out Square Enix's casual iOS (and soon Android) RPG Wizardlings at New York Comic-Con a week or so back. It's a cute little title that has your hero or heroine moving to lift the darkness and push back the shadows, t...

 
 




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mullon

Okay how about this: a game based on The Shining, that rips off the Friday the 13th

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I found this interesting gif about juggling animations and frame These numbers are lower, but I wonder if this is how some people see the difference between 30fps and 60fps? I cant tell the difference as easily as I can with this

 
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Dammit, im blaming GajKnight for this!

 
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Not only did I post a vidja review here, I also started a new blog about miniatures

 
Sir Shenanigans

Has anybody heard of/read this? Some hundred pages in and love it! Thoughts

 
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#Riddletoid What am I playing? Came across with her and all I could think was PJ Harvey Down by the water lyrics I lost my heart, under the

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Anyone remember how I wanted to set up a Minecraft server for myself, a few friends and people here? I got an offer I couldnt refuse at 25% the normal price Looking forward to setting this up and seeing if fun times can be had this

 
Lexingtongue

Well, Unravel has to be one of the more frustrating games Ive played in recent

 
TheLimoMaker

I cant decide which game I hate more: The Surge or Ghost Recon being said, Troll and I is still worst game of the year by a country

 
Seymour

Morning! Just now finished uploading a montage of my journey through Destiny 2s campaign + splices of other stuff! Spent a good while on it, so maybe at least glance through it eh? Impressions blog soon! Love yall and so long because I am sleep now

 
 

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