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  Watch Video For as long as I can remember, one of my oldest friends, a game designer, has been trying to come up with a game using nothing more than a normal deck of playing cards. It's harder than you'd think as we've been throwing idea...   read

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  Watch Video I've always had an aversion to the fantasy genre, and because of that, I've never dipped my toes into the Age of Wonders series despite loving the 4X genre. With the announcement that the newest game, Planetfall, was going to...   read
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Korn, a metal band that peaked in the late '90s and has somehow continued to sell records for a further 20 years, is bringing their music to an in-game performance in AdventureQuest. Players in-game will be teleported to a m...   read

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Programming has come a long way from when I was dragged kicking and screaming through my C++ course in college. There are more languages to choose from and more ways to learn than by just reading a book. With so many STEM job...   read

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  Watch Video I had my fair share of MMOs in high school with Final Fantasy XI, so I've mostly been on the periphery of XIV's tumultuous first year and phoenix-like rise after Square made a monumental decision to reboot the entire game. Si...   read

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The 35th anniversary of Tetris is this month, and to celebrate the creator Alexey Pajitnov has been doing a kind of celebratory press tour. On the weekend of the actual anniversary he showed up at the Los Angeles Barcade even...   read

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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 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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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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