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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

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The number one thing any person needs to know, for context on any God of War game, is that Kratos is a murderous psychopath who has carved a path of bloody vengeance. There's a certain nobility to upgrading your plan of reven...   read
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It's been one and a half months since Monster Hunter: World released and I think it's safe to say it's been a hit. It's standing side to side with other games as a popular choice for highlights and Twitch streaming. The time ...   read

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If Monster Hunter: World is your first Monster Hunter game, you may have occasionally seen this question floating around: what was your first Monster Hunter game and what weapon did you start with? It's interesting. While I h...   read
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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.   read
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The past open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ felt a little tumultuous, but ultimately enlightening. After a rough first day, a brief extension allowed a larger swathe of interested Z fighters to get their hands on a couple of ...   read
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A week before Monster Hunter: World launches, I look back on my time with the series. The demo for 4U was amazing, to be sure, but what's Monster Hunter without camaraderie? The hooks were in, but they wouldn't be in deep and...   read
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Everyone's favorite excuse about not getting into Monster Hunter is how obtrusive and obtuse it is to glean information. Am I even doing damage? What do these numbers mean? What are these skills? It's not the only reason but it's certainly one of the bigger ones.   read

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2017 may collectively become known as the simultaneous best and worst year of the past decade. While the lineup of games throughout the year hasn't been this strong since 1997, the real world has also been a shit show. There ...   read
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This past week, I was handed a story from Soranews24 of a tweet about a Japanese father. What followed was his own personal chronicle of how he met his daughter's boyfriend and challenged him to a match of Guilty Gear as a sh...   read
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I pretty much lost my shit when I saw Monster Hunter: World's reveal. I'm fairly new to Monster Hunter, getting started in 4U before putting a cumulative 800 hours between both that and Generations. We're now just days away from the beta of Monster Hunter: World, not just a brand new game, but also one that's not on the 3DS' paltry 280p screen covered in Vaseline!   read
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For me personally, there are two big marquee games that defined the Nintendo Switch's explosive entrance onto the scene this year. First was a right-straight with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, followed by an upperc...   read
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[Here's a quick bump for our charity stream on behalf of Extra-Life. TL;DR: we have members of team Destructoid streaming when they can from November 2 up to the official game day date of November 4. You can catch their strea...   read

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It's been almost a whole year since I purchased Bloodborne, got slaughtered in Central Yharnam, and put the game down. But ever since October started, I managed to push through my previous failures and finally experience Yharnam in all its spooky glory. I now appreciate what Occams previously said when he stated his love of Bloodborne's Lovecraftian elements and horror ambiance.   read
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In my circle of friends, I can't stop singing the praises of Cuphead. Asides from its rewarding challenge of overcoming some splendidly designed boss encounters, its distinct 1930s cartoon aesthetic is unique and hard to comp...   read
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I finished the single player story of Senran Kagura: Estival Versus last week. Last year, I would've never imagined myself playing a game that seems to lean so heavily on selling the game based on stripping the clothing off of anime girls. But, after a crisis of faith due to seeing quite a few streams and videos of its gameplay, my curiosity was piqued.   read
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This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].   read
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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



Also, check me out on Bitmob!
Xbox LIVE:StriderHoang
Steam ID:StriderHoang


 

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