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Feeling a touch of the post-AGDQ blues? Thankfully, it's not just North America that is serving up good old-fashioned charitable speedrunning for your viewing pleasure. Until February 23, The European Speedrunner Assembly will be bringing you a 24-hour Twitch stream, showcasing a variety of runs, and a secondary stream, all in the name of good fun and raising money for Save the Children.   read
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We’re in full-on germ season right now, with temperatures dropping below zero. All the tea and soup in the world can’t stop the IT guy at work from coughing all over your keyboard, so one bout of illness is a...   read
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  Watch Video Last week, I once again attended the annual PLAY festival in Hamburg, Germany. Alongside workshops and informative talks, the event included an exhibition of recent and unreleased experimental games and installations. As you ...   read
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If you’ve ever played a point-and-click adventure game and thought to yourself, “This is pretty good, but it could do with a few more penis jokes”, you’re in luck. Germany-based dev team Crazy Bunch ha...   read
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Happy Halloween, ghoulish readership! As the days draw shorter, the air becomes crisper and the lattes taste spicier, the time for horror and gore is now upon us. No doubt many of us will be spending All Hallows' Eve playing ...   read
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Warning: contains spoilers for the modern Wolfenstein games and Final Fantasy XV Decent voice acting is one of the crucial building blocks of a good game. It’s why so many people switch the voices to Japanese in JRPGs a...   read

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Contains mild spoilers for Max Payne 3 Not everyone has a “type” when it comes to games genres, but many people do. Games span a wide range of different skillsets and combine a variety of other interests, so it sh...   read
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WARNING: CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE ZERO ESCAPE SERIES, THE DANGANRONPA SERIES, THE STEINS;GATE SERIES AND CHAOS;CHILD Last weekend, I finally finished my playthrough of all six endings to 999: Nine Hours, Nine...   read
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  Watch Video Usually, I'm quite indignant about any suggestion that my commitment to the PlayStation brand could bite me full force in the arse. I've grown complacent about the fact that everything I want either 1) comes to the PS4, or 2)...   read
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  Watch Video Digitalisation has left a sizeable footprint on gaming. The number of people who stick to physical releases is dwindling, especially since some games can only be obtained on console/publisher online marketplaces. Some of us s...   read
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  Watch Video I like to cling onto my consoles for dear life (as shown by my recent PS3 buying guide). I'm a little wary of anything new, I like what I know, and I'm incredibly tight-fisted when it comes to shelling out for new tech; this ...   read
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  Watch Video Around the time that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was released worldwide (27 October 2017), I remember visiting my local hardware store, Saturn. There were banners advertising the game running the entire length of the esc...   read
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  Watch Video (Header photo credit: Michael Kire.) This summer, I used my vacation days to attend the European Speedrunner Assembly Summer 2018, an event held from 21–28 July in Malmö to raise money for Save the Children. On my ...   read

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  Watch Video Popular sports games have a reputation for being highly expendable and ending up on the bottom racks of second-hand stores, selling for mere pennies. This is a pretty fair judgment of the genre, since people want the games to...   read
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  Watch Video A few days ago, in the wake of discussion about how recent hits such as Fortnite may be having an effect on children and young persons, talk turned to how the first gaming addiction treatment centres have sprung up in th...   read
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  Watch Video Speedrunning is a hobby that requires a lot of patience and a lot of hard work. Playing the same game over and over again sounds like a recipe for boredom, particularly if the slightest mishap can ruin an otherwise perfectly ...   read

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This week, Valve announced they would permit any game to be hosted on its market-leading platform, Steam, as long as it did not contain illegal content and is not what can be classified as a "trolling game". This met with pra...   read

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Long gone are the days when playing computer games was seen as the reserve of teenagers or people with less "respectable" hobbies. People from all walks of life enjoy sitting down with their favourite console or indulging in ...   read

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(Photo credit: John B. Snyder) Three people are looking at federal charges in the US in connection with the death of Andrew Finch, 28, outside of his property after a SWAT team was called to his house. Tyler Barriss, who went...   read

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[We ran this in February, but we loved it so much we bumped it again for those who missed it. Enjoy! -Niero] The figures are out, and the PlayStation 4 is already close to catching up with the PlayStation 3 when it comes to l...   read
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So, speedrunning. We've heard of it, we watch the marathons sometimes, and we might even make a donation to charity in its name. Not much to talk about, right? I mean, I thought that way for a while, and didn't quite get the ...   read

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The Simpsons has been on our screens for coming up to 30 years, becoming a cornerstone in comedy timing and how to make quality animated entertainment content. And it's true that there are divides in the fandom: When did the ...   read
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I'm creeping into my late twenties, which means a lot of the people in my social circles are getting married and deciding to have children. Instead of buying sarcastic t-shirts about how I am very much not about that life rig...   read
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The past week in games has been all about strong, imposing men getting in touch with their softer side and nurturing their young – well, and cardboard boxes. Both Kiryu Kazuma in Yakuza 6 and Kratos in God of War m...   read
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We've all experienced that sickening feeling when we're geared up to dive right into our game of choice, and something goes pop. Or boom. Or flashes. Or whimpers. Games hardware, unfortunately, doesn't last forever, and repai...   read
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Wednesday marked exactly a year since many Persona fans dug through their mailboxes with glee to find the newest instalment in their favourite JRPG series. We'd had quite a wait since the Japanese launch the previous Septembe...   read

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Toy manufacturing companies the world over have come out this week in support of greater protections for intellectual property rights. This comes in the wake of several incidents in which vigilante mobs have borrowed slogans ...   read

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There came a time in this girl's life when walking up a flight of stairs felt like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the back-handed compliment "you don't sweat much for a fat lass" rang far too true. I've been on a massive fit...   read

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This week, a piece written by Alfie Bown, author of The PlayStation Dreamworld, was published in The Guardian. The core argument of the piece was that video games inherently, and particularly recently, project far-right tende...   read

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Looking for a new Spotify playlist to have on in the background while you work/play games/polish your duelling swords? The writers at Destructoid have a wonderful present for you! Don't worry, it's 100% free, with no strings ...   read

 

About Charlotte Cuttsone of us since 3:50 PM on 07.05.2016

Likes games, loves speedrunning. Ships herself with the PlayStation Vita.
 
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