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  Watch Video Dragon Quest is, without a doubt, one of my favorite properties in all of entertainment. It's also one that tends to leave me yearning far more often than it quenches my thirst for it. While we in the west need not fear ...   read
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  Watch Video This weekend was easily the best I've had yet in 2020. Not because it was an extended week or I did anything amazing; no, this weekend was the best because I finally took the time to play Batman: Arkham Asylum through to...   read

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  Watch Video Every week, dozens of mobile games are released with little to no fanfare, pushed into a marketplace very few are capable of surviving. I'd like to change that, which is why I'm introducing Mobile Monday. Each week, this feature will focus on a handful of interesting mobile titles that go beyond the usual dreck clogging up the app stores.   read
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  Watch Video Less than a year ago today, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was not in a good place. Leaks about the project pointed to a Sonic most fans wouldn't recognize and an extremely unfortunate teaser poster only made things worth....   read

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  Watch Video There is a moment in Code Shifter where one of the characters is asked to play through the game-within-a-game to test it for bugs and difficulty. She eagerly agrees at first, but when the scene jumps back to her a bit later, she's had enough of it, grown tired of the experience, and just wants to move on to other things. That about sums up my experience with Code Shifter.   read
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  Watch Video As a white person, I've watched more than 10,000 hours of HGTV. Whether I'm screaming at some spoiled college student on House Hunters International or rolling my eyes every time a designer recommends subway tile, the ch...   read

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  Watch Video Unfortunately, Podtoid tapes early in the morning on Sunday (for me). So I can't make this post all about how happy I am Parasite made history last night because we just don't talk about it on the show. Instead, I'm focu...   read

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  Watch Video It was almost a year ago today that Marvelous announced it would be porting the wonderful Rune Factory 4 to Nintendo Switch as Rune Factory 4 Special. This remastered port will feature new artwork and cutscenes, a new op...   read

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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences puts on its annual D.I.C.E. Awards show every year as part of the summit it hosts in Las Vegas. The show has recognized some of the very best games of all time, with past winners...   read

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  Watch Video Sega's soft reboot of its popular Sakura Wars franchise has been teasing fans in the west for almost a year with trailers and new snippets of information about the role-playing action game. We've been introduced to the c...   read

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  Watch Video I didn't think the Spirit Boards in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be something that would interest me much when they were first revealed, but here we are more than a year later and I can't get enough of them. They're ...   read

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  Watch Video Dragon Ball FighterZ remains one of the most popular fighting games on the market and it's one developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco can't help but continue to support. Last month, we got word Ultra Insti...   read

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  Watch Video On Sunday the world came together to watch the biggest game of the year and the Podtoid crew couldn't give any less of a shit about who beat who or who choked in the 4th. Instead, on this week's episode, CJ, Chris, Dan, Occams, and Charlotte talk Yakuza Kiwami, Fallout 76, Coffee Talk, Animal Crossing consoles, and more. All that, plus the team answers listener questions, on Podtoid Episode 431.   read

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  Watch Video Not three days after I published my review-in-progress for Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars, the update players had been waiting for dropped. The game-breaking bugs plaguing those who picked it up were no more and everyone would be able to see the story through to the end. That is if they could get past all the new game-breaking bugs the update introduced.   read
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Boy, what a year this week has been. The Podtoid team is ready to sit back, relax, and wait for the coronavirus to kill us all. But before that happens, we want to answer your questions on the show. So if you have a question you want to ask the show, leave it in the comments below. The more creative the question, the more likely it is to get asked!   read

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  Watch Video Broken video games are a sad part of this industry. Whether the developer has hundreds of people on staff or so few you can count them all on one hand, too often we see games in no shape to be played by the public hitting sto...   read

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Nintendo's latest financial report painted a rosy picture for the company as it boasted about its record selling games and its flagship hardware. Things are going good, so good in fact, that in its policy briefing today, Nint...   read

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  Watch Video The road to release for Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars has been anything but smooth. Since I profiled the developer more than a year ago, it's gone to hell and back again trying to get this game onto the 3DS eShop....   read
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  Watch Video One of the best franchises to emerge from the Wii/DS era was Trauma Center, Atlus's surgery sim franchise that featured strong writing, incredible characters, crushing difficulty, and clever use of motion and touch controls. ...   read

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  Watch Video After a nice winter break, the Podtoid team is back with a fresh episode for 2020. CJ, Chris, Dan, Charlotte, and Occams are on hand to talk Alien: Isolation, Yakuza 0, expansion passes for Pokémon Sword &...   read

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  Watch Video Back in 2016, Nintendo and Universal Studios announced Super Nintendo World, a new theme park with a Super Mario motif, would open in Japan before the 2020 Olympics. With the summer games just a few months away, the two compa...   read

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At the close of the last decade, otherwise known as two weeks ago, the video game industry was once again in a state of flux. In fact, the industry has been in flux for most of the 2010s. From the explosion of mobile at the s...   read
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  Watch Video Twenty-twenty may be a defining year for the video game industry. This fall, we'll see new consoles from Sony and Microsoft arriving at a time of technological convergence. We may still have gaming devices tethered to our tel...   read
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I'll be the first to admit I'm not much of a mouse & keyboard gamer. For starters, I've been a member of the cult of Mac since high school, going from an eMac to a Mac Mini to my current MacBook Pro. This spring, I'm trad...   read
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As we do every year, last January we asked the Destructoid staff to share with everyone their most anticipated games of the year. 2019 had some absolute bangers in it, from the remake Resident Evil 2 to Fire Emblem:...   read
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  Watch Video Podtoid is still on hiatus but this week, CJ and Occams are coming together to talk about the biggest movie of December 2019. No, not Cats, they're here talking about everything Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. From Rey to L...   read

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Let's get this out of the way: no other new character from 2019 is as memorable and charming as that horrible goose from Untitled Goose Game. Honestly, there is no better representation of the collective mood than that goose....   read
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It's a bit fitting, isn't it, that Destructoid's final award for portable gaming should go to a developer well known for its support of video game devices long after they've been replaced. Over the last 12 calendar months, At...   read
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I feel like we're running out of adjectives adequate enough to properly describe GRIS. When it released for PC and Switch in December of last year, it struck a chord with anyone willing to give it a shot, taking them on a jou...   read
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One of the more delightful surprises of 2019 was the revelation that Moon: Remix RPG Adventure was getting ported to the Nintendo Switch by Onion Games. The "anti-RPG" was the first title from short-lived developer Love-...   read

 

About CJ Andriessenone of us since 6:56 PM on 10.14.2014

Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.
Also, I backed that Bloodstained game.
 
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