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  Watch Video You can always count on Devolver to take the piss out of the industry during their storied history of Devolver Directs. This year is no different with them poking fun at the glut of digital storefronts popping up. Introducing...   read

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  Watch Video The Messenger which some of our very own staff declared was the best Switch indie to date is getting a free DLC pack next month. The vacation themed pack of levels and extra bosses to fight. On top of playable content, there will be 18 new tracks added to the game when the free DLC pack releases on July 11. The Messenger is out currently for PC, Switch, and PlayStation 4.   read

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It's not even meteorological summer and yet GOG.com is kicking off its summer sale with a free giveaway. From now through Saturday at 09:00 EST, you can grab a DRM-free copy of Rand Miller's Myst spiritual successor, Obductio...   read

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Oh Activision, you cheeky buggers. A tweet from popular Call of Duty YouTuber LongSensation this morning revealed that 2019's game will be titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Not to be confused with the popular Call of Duty ...   read

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  Watch Video As I've gotten older I've taught myself to keep my hype for upcoming games in check. Too many times I've been burned by building up games in my head to be far more than what they eventually turn out to be. I'm not saying it's...   read

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  Watch Video Since the advent of the 3D accelerator in the fifth generation of gaming, developers have been pushing for more and more realistic engines to smudge the line between reality and gaming as much as possible. Recently, we've sta...   read

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  Watch Video A few years back on the fabulous Play Dead podcast, host Gabby DaRienzo spoke with Justin Kuiper of Route 59 games about their in-development game Necrobarista. Right from the start, it felt like a great mix of the visual nov...   read

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  Watch Video Everyone has that dream pairing of two of their favorite games. Most of the time they are a pipe dream but every now and then some mad lads come along and actually smash together two games that shouldn't go together and make ...   read

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Early Access is always a bit of a gamble for developers. They are putting forth a project in progress that they plan to continue working on but still want people to pay for it. It's also a gamble for consumers as it's not as ...   read

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  Watch Video This review will be pretty simple if you fit a certain niche criteria. Did you enjoy past Paradox grand strategy games? Do you enjoy ancient history? Is the only thing holding you back from becoming a dictator a lack of power...   read
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Everyone's favorite board game is coming to Nintendo Switch! Asmodee Digital, the king of digital board game publishing, will be releasing Settlers of Catan for Switch on June 20, 2019. For the few who may not be aware of Set...   read

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  Watch Video The 4X genre is kinda hard to reinvent, the gameplay loop is hardwired into the genres name. You eXplore, you eXpand, you eXploit, and you eXterminate, badda bing badda boom. The only thing that really changes in the 4X genre...   read

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In a press release received today, Paradox Interactive announced that it would be working with Romero Games on the creation of a brand new strategy intellectual property. There are no details about where things are in terms o...   read

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  Watch Video Unlike any other medium outside of visiting a historical recreation, games afford us the unique ability to not only see but feel what it would be like to live during a pivotal moment in history. Most historical games would pu...   read
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  Watch Video Today at its Apple Event, Apple announced a new game-streaming service aptly titled Apple Arcade. Boasting a curated library of full games, Apple Arcade will not just be for games that came out on the App Store in the past, b...   read

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  Watch Video Negativity is king on YouTube, so it's always good to praise the positives when you can. Take for instance Binging with Babish. Babish got his start by recreating dishes seen in famous movies and TV shows by first trying to ...   read

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  Watch Video From the earliest moments that we knew about Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Destructoid was at the forefront trying to get Danny DeVito, the only logical choice, to voice the titular role. While ultimately we didn't get the righ...   read

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  Watch Video After years of wading around on its own hosted website and supporting itself through Patreon, the mother of all rogue simulations Dwarf Fortress is making its way to Steam and Itch.io in the near future. Part-management-sim, ...   read

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The criminally underrated economic real-time strategy game Offworld Trading Company (which was developed by the lead designer of Civilization IV) has officially transitioned into a free-to-play model for its multiplayer mode....   read

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  Watch Video I'm a man of science. I know there are people who are way smarter than I am who know what they are talking about when it comes to their field of study. Even as someone educated in a scientific field, I understand that while I...   read

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  Watch Video Stellaris is one of those games that although I don't play it every day, I think about it a lot. The races and societies I take control of end up making their own little stories in my head and it turns into a wholly differen...   read

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  Watch Video Years ago, there was a proclamation that the adventure genre was dead, and for a while, it was. Gone were the heydays of the fourth and fifth generation of gaming, replaced with brown and grey shooters. But with the advancem...   read

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  Watch Video I recently finished playing and loving Return of the Obra Dinn. Its unique gameplay and immersive atmosphere felt like a breath of fresh air with regards to what games can do. We. The Revolution has been on the outskirts of ...   read

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  Watch Video As reported a few weeks ago, Paradox Interactive has been running a "soulmate searching app" that is more than likely doubling as an Alternate Reality Game, possibly leading to some sort of Vampire: the Masquerade announcemen...   read
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After nearly two years of sitting on the bench, Anthony's back in the Rocket League game! Why? I can finally start a cross-platform party with friends who have expressed interest in playing with me. As of now, the system is l...   read

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When Tetris 99 was announced this past week during the Nintendo Direct, it was the first time I'm sure anyone, outside of the developers and Nintendo, had thought to combine the battle royale genre with what is arguably the g...   read
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I love alternate reality games. Sure their sole purpose is to tease us with vague hints that will eventually lead to a product reveal, but at least it's better than someone dropping a press release at your feet with no soul o...   read

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  Watch Video Last year I was given the opportunity to see a behind-closed-doors demo of Eugen Systems' World War II tactical strategy game Steel Division II. What I saw there left me wanting and waiting for more. At the time, the only th...   read

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  Watch Video The Splatfests have been pretty hit or miss but always interesting to see what opinion players have on little inane questions. It's a nice break from the overly serious debates that exist out in the world of politics and day-...   read

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  Watch Video There's always those games that just don't seem to wanna come out. Not quite vaporware because they aren't announced but still expected because of cliffhangers from a previous entry. The obvious and most painful one is Half-L...   read
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About Anthony Marzanoone of us since 8:48 AM on 02.15.2011

Cblog recapper, writer for Flixist and Dtoid. Lover of all things strategic and independent.

Where can you find me on the internet?

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/amnaumen
Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/id/AmnaUmen

Kickstarter Projects backed: Broken Age, Interstellaria, Galactic Princess, Last Life, Hard West, This is the Police, Shenmue 3, Præy for the Gods, Cultist Simulator, Revolution 1917, and the badass Hotline Miami Jacket 1:6 statue.

Beware my power:

PSN ID:AmnaUmen


 

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