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Review: Subnautica

Subnautica is an explorer's dream. In the distant future, you're seemingly the sole survivor of a disastrous crash landing on a vibrant ocean planet. Stranded with little more than a lifepod and a rather magical fabricator that can turn res...

 
 
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Review: Kentucky Route Zero Act IV

If the movie Inside Out taught us that sadness is a necessary and complex emotion, Kentucky Route Zero is that idea’s logical endpoint. The three acts released up to this point have been sublime, presenting a world and characters mire...

 
 
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Very Quick Tips: XCOM 2

Even if you're a veteran of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is likely to catch you off guard. The aliens are a meaner, sneakier lot this time out, and it's going to take every dirty trick in the book to keep up with them. The XCOM team has more...

 
 
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Review: XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is a frustrating game, and not just due to the infamous difficulty the franchise is known for. It's frustrating because there is an absolutely fantastic game at its core, a total improvement on what was already one of the best turn-b...

 
 
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Review: Firewatch

The drunk, nude teens bathing in the lake at sunset summed up Firewatch neatly: "you're just some sad man out in the woods." Kids always know just where to cut. If you could translate the insult quadrant of their brains you'd have the most ...

 
 
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Review: American Truck Simulator

I live in New Jersey, so I think I know a thing or two about California. After all, I've listened to plenty of N.W.A. and Tupac, plus I've seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Oh, and I've been to California a whole lot to visit my...

 
 
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Review: Read Only Memories

MidBoss, the team behind the LGBT-centric gaming convention, GaymerX, has been having quite a successful time lately. After reaching its Kickstarter funding goals at the end of 2013, the team has been hard at work creating its very first ga...

 
 
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Review: The Beginner's Guide

The Stanley Parable is famous for its fourth wall-breaking narrative, taking the maligned "walking simulator" genre and showing how effective it can be in the hands of a capable designer. When writer Davey Wreden surprise-announced a new ti...

 
 
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Review: Her Story

Her Story is certainly not what you would call a traditional video game. Set entirely on a police computer database in the English town of Portsmouth, it breaks a lot of new ground in terms of blending its narrative and gameplay in fascinat...

 
 
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Review: Massive Chalice

Double Fine's less scrutinized Kickstarter success, Massive Chalice, has been formally released half a year since entering Early Access. Along with Invisible, Inc., it formed a one-two punch of time-eating, XCOM-tinged turn-based strategy f...

 
 
 
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Review: Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark

"Schrödinger's Cat" refers to an old physics thought experiment that highlights the weirdness of the quantum theory. Though it generally applies to very small particles, a device could be designed that leverages the probability of a pa...

 
 
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Review: Action Henk

Going into Action Henk, a time-trial platforming game starring action figures, I expected to grow frustrated. I figured that once the training wheels came off, the challenge would rise to a point where perfection, or something closely resem...

 
 
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Review: Invisible, Inc.

It feels weird to be finally reviewing a game I played more than anything else last year despite it being in Early Access. I mean, I already gave it a Game of the Year award. Klei (Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja) has perfectly, sensibly ma...

 
 
 
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Review: Vertiginous Golf

Golf has a centuries-old reputation as being a maddening game. It's simple in premise, but that simplicity is always lost in transition from theory to execution. "Put tiny white ball in tiny cup" sounds easy enough, but after a water hazard...

 
 
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Review: Kerbal Space Program

I might have never touched Kerbal Space Program had it not been offered as a review assignment. What a tremendous shame that would've been. From a comfortable distance, I had seen enough of this hardcore rocket-building and space-explorati...

 
 
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Review: Titan Souls

I've always clamored for the all-boss-fights game. Shadow of the Colossus, an inescapable inspiration here, did it right and others have done it wrong, like Prince of Persia (2008), but I love the idea of removing fluff encounters. A JRPG t...

 
 
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Review: Dyscourse

[Disclosure: I backed Dyscourse on Kickstarter.] A common thread in new school adventure and role-playing games is the emphasis on player choice, with an implied promise that through individual decisions players can build a unique narrative...

 
 
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Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptastic Voyage

With Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I like and dislike different parts of it in almost equal measure. The combat is exciting and the characters are likable. On the other hand, the environments are a little dull and it suffers from a host...

 
 
 
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Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] Tales from the Border...

 
 
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Review: Cities: Skylines

The connection between the design and implementation of the sidewalks and streets we use on a daily basis requires a huge mental leap for me. Walking down the cobblestone in my city and looking up to see the sky framed with highrises inspi...

 
 
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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and des...

 
 
 




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Thanks to the wizards over at the (incredibly useful) Tip of My Tongue subreddit, Ive found out the name of an old VHS I used to Its so strange that an anime from 1978 got a Swedish dub on VHS years Anime this old is

 
JcDent

Cant say anything good about the future of your stache,

 
ShadeOfLight

Multiplayer in Mario Tennis Aces is extremely frustrating when your opponent is better than you, but damn thrilling when youre on equal Had a fantastic match of Goodest Boy Boo start with two Breaks leading into two heavily contested

 
Seymour

I was sick most of this past day, dry-heaving/vomiting myself into a coma on several Dont think Ive ever been so sick! Didnt do a whole lot besides sleep, watch Simpsons, and play Fallout so, I guess, couldve been worse?

 
Azzazzian

@Wes Tacos One off the keys for Fractured Lands please!!! the Mad Max theamed need to play

 
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Pokemon Go says I can have friends now so add me if you I have Eeveelutions for trade (except Umbreon)

 
Rasori

Just curious, but do people actually play their Nintendo Switch at a cafe with friends? or is this a conspiracy they want us to believe?

 
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Slay the Spire is I would describe it as a more interesting Hand of Fate, and a less frustrating Darkest Like a cross between those two

 
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Pretty sure nobody ever went gee, if only this content was more The sole exception is Games Workshop site, which is pathologically unable to detect your region and sometimes scares people with Australian

 
TheLimoMaker

So PUBG has added a Season Pass on top of loot boxes and it still runs in a poorly optimised state despite them shelling out money to sue Honestly this game winning PC Game of the Year gets more and more disgusting by the

 
 

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