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It's been a few weeks now since Samurai Shodown released with a wicked vengeance. As I've been playing it and following tournament videos, even two weeks out, there's a lot of stuff to be discovered in a new entry to a series...   read
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Summer anime 2019 is officially a post-basement-reveal world. Summer is a post-Diavolo world. A post-Rising of Shield Hero world! A post-One Punch Man season 2 world! We're now a few weeks into summer 2019 and I've been looki...   read
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Personally, I think the quality of Mario levels, now that we live in a Super Mario Maker 2 world, has gone up considerably. There are some cool, high-stress runners, some comically-themed levels, and some fun, puzzle-oriented...   read
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It's a tale as old as time, eternally retold. Halfway through the year, it's easy to look back on what we've played to date and possibly use it as a measuring stick against what we expect from the rest of the year. There are ...   read
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  Watch Video While a lot of our brave editors managed to crawl out to LA to check out Monster Hunter World: Iceborne a few weeks ago, a sizable portion of us may have finally gotten their hands on their own gameplay of Iceborne, courtesy ...   read
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For a few years straight now, I've been going around, asking people around this time of year if they're excited for what will come out of E3. There are many ideas, a lot of predictions, and while there is also some apathy abo...   read
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The Nioh 2 alpha has now come to an end. For about a week, a select few players jumped into a small demo of the upcoming sequel, provided they were lucky enough to get a code. Nioh was an important game to me, as it got me in...   read
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Right now in the fighting game scene, we're between releases. Older games have been receiving new DLC - like GT Goku arriving in Dragonball FighterZ, Blazblue Crosstag Battle getting Arcana Heart characters, wh...   read
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A few weeks back, everyone started talking about difficulty and accessibility from how hard Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is and we all had a nice laugh as the internet burned down around us. But we haven't heard from how the lov...   read
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Spring has sprung! A fresh new season stretches out before us as we dive into a pile of new anime and argue about what's worth watching and what's worth hate-watching. As always, the new season snuck up on me while I'm rewatc...   read
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  Watch Video Hideaki Itsuno promised that Devil May Cry 5, the just-released fifth game in the main Devil May Cry series, would "exceed all expectations." I think many would agree that it didn't just exceed all expectations, it damn well ...   read
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Devil May Cry 5 releases on March 8, just over ten years since the release of Devil May Cry 4. Since then, we've seen many other great character-based action games, like Bayonetta, Wonderful 101, NieR: Automata, Metal Gear Ri...   read
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With Fortnite basically dominating the battle royale for so long and overshadowing most competition, I was convinced it'd only go down alongside the battle royale genre as a whole. But Apex Legends garneri...   read
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As a little Christmas gift to for people who watch anime in the west, High Score Girl made its long awaited release on Netflix. Of course, it had been out for quite a while already in Japan. This was just the official release...   read
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Two years ago, I decided to gimmick up my annual Game of the Year list by comparing my choices for that year to JoJo Stands. Back then, I was a neophyte at JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and JoJo shitposting. But after two long yea...   read
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With over 70 characters to play now in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, just simply finding a character can be daunting. No, seriously, I have to remind myself the roster is in chronological release order, because it's hard t...   read
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I think in essence, before hitting the dusty trail of this topic, some amount of acceptance of business practices is inevitable. However, I think it was an interesting juxtaposition of the weeks leading up to Red Dead Redempt...   read
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With the spookiness of October past us, it's time for Extra-Life's international game day! While Extra-Life never limits when people can help raise money for children's hospitals by streaming games, November 3rd is the often ...   read

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The new Spider-Man game on the PlayStation 4 is the latest Spider-Man game to come in what, four or five years? The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the last Spider-Man focused console game I could find before years of Marvel ensembl...   read
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  Watch Video Monster Hunter: World is one of the biggest games this year, attracting more new players to its ranks than ever before on two consoles and PC. It's easy to say that a large number of these hunters have never played Monst...   read
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  Watch Video As community member Virtua Kazama put it, EVO is the E3 of fighting games. There were plenty of highs and lows that made EVO 2018 awesome, like this year being the first foray for arguably the hypest game on the circuit, Dragon Ball FighterZ. Or maybe it's worth mentioning that this year was our first time without a Marvel vs. game on the main stage.   read
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  Watch Video With yesterday's 5.00 patch for Monster Hunter: World dropping the new Behemoth hunt and Final Fantasy XIV crossover equipment, I plowed through the main content like a breeze. Until special assignment He Taketh It with His E...   read
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Octopath Traveler has held onto positive public opinion for a couple of weeks now, of course the most exciting of hot takes being: "Why is this pixel game $60?" But, this being a Nintendo Switch game, the community on Destruc...   read
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Living with my in-laws for summer means joining them as they go to the city's public pool for a cool swim during these hot, Central Californian heat waves. I've helped teach them how to swim because before they usually just e...   read
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If there's one thing I was hyped for and wanted to ask the community about, it was the reveal of three new, high-profile samurai games. There have been a lot of samurai games in the past, but that era not only passed, but it ...   read
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The Switch to me is a Nintendo-ass Nintendo machine sometimes. It has those killer games everyone talks about but other times over the past few months it can seem like a big port machine. This E3 though, there's a storm brewi...   read
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I have to say, the announcement of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate was a surprise in more ways than one. Had they announced Monster Hunter XX as a western release as Generations Ultimate a year ago, we'd be excited about ...   read
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Everyone's favorite yearly blowout is here once again! A time of hype and disappointment, E3 never ceases to surprise me in at least one way. Last year was the reveal of Monster Hunter: World. That threw me off my seat when t...   read
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Free-to-play for the longest time has been this dangerous buzzword that meant a lot of things. Utter the term free-to-play and people immediately think of words like predatory, pay-to-win, microtransactions, and generally bad games. At least that's how it was at first for me anyways. The majority of mobile games follow this pattern and a lot of PC games are like this.   read
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While there were plenty of people initially skeptical of its tonal shift, there's no denying that God of War has really taken off. Although quite a few members of the community had said they had no interest, the Quick Posts on Destructoid are, regardless, surprisingly full of praise.   read

 

About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12



~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
- I'm really [heavy sigh] feeling it



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Xbox LIVE:StriderHoang
Steam ID:StriderHoang


 

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