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  Watch Video During the most recent stream of The International, the biggest eSports tournament in history, Valve showed off a trailer of a brand new Dota 2 Hero: Snapfire. Abilities and role are not explicitly stated or shown, but b...   read

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  Watch Video Terry Cavanagh has created three major releases now. The first was VVVVVV and it was incredible. Then, he followed it up with Super Hexagon and guess what -- it blew everyone away. With a team helping him this time aroun...   read
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  Watch Video I don't think I've ever wanted to love a game more than The Blackout Club. It's just...the game feels as if it's doing its best to push me away at every moment.    read
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  Watch Video For those who have not been following along on the community side of things, Destructoid user Soulbow has been consistently pestering me, for over a year now, to keep writing these reviews for The Council. I mean, this e...   read
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  Watch Video Do you ever want to play games where you're just....driving? Soaking in the environment, having conversations, and listening to whatever pops on the radio? Well, I've got three games lined up based on that premise on this wee...   read

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  Watch Video There are so many videogames out there. From small school and passion projects to long-term, single developer titles, to big-budget AAA games, there is just no way to play them all. But damn if I don't have a yearning to...   read

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  Watch Video While Octopath Traveler may not be a perfect game by any means, it was an awesome addition to the JRPG genre. As with any game, it's always a bummer to see something released on a single system – console or PC...   read
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  Watch Video Jonathan Chey, one of the brilliant minds responsible System Shock 2, is behind Void Bastards. That's a huge deal for many people, myself included. Someone with that sort of development mind created a first-person shoote...   read
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  Watch Video I had the lovely opportunity to play Children of Morta back in 2016, and holy cow I didn't realize it was that long ago. I also put it on my "Indies of 2017 to Look Forward To" list. 2017, heh. But now it's slated to release this year! So here's my "One Game to Look Forward to in 2019" list, featuring Children of Morta.   read
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Review: Mordhau

  Watch Video When I first saw Mordhau, I assumed it was the next game from the Chivalry developers. Nope! It was just a Kickstarted passion project that was inspired by the aforementioned hack and slash. Either way, it's got some gre...   read
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  Watch Video When Risk of Rain 2 was announced to be in 3D instead of 2D, I wasn't sure what to think. I loved that the developers were going in a new direction with the IP, but was worried it wouldn't quite have the same panache. I was so freaking wrong.   read
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  Watch Video Please don't buy this game.   read
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  Watch Video I really didn't know much about Generation Zero going into this review. I saw one video and read Brett's preview, which was enough for me. Avalanche does not have a great track record, all things considered. The DLC for ...   read
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  Watch Video Verdun was a game unlike any other wartime first-person shooter. The focus on World War I in a pre-Battlefield 1 world stood out, and trench warfare inspired a focus on more tactical, patient gameplay. It was an abs...   read
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  Watch Video Wargroove is made explicitly for fans of the old Advance Wars games: the developers at Chucklefish have made no bones about it. Personally, I'm just a big fan of any turn-based strategy game, so I knew Wargroove&nbs...   read
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  Watch Video It's been a while since Catherine came out, about eight years actually, yet it's never escaped my mind. I loved playing through the game in 2011 and its block-moving puzzles paired with the Persona-esque flair left ...   read
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  Watch Video I went into Just Cause 4 with tempered expectations. I enjoyed Just Cause 3 given how big a jump it was from the second installment, but the post-release DLC absolutely drained me. The gameplay w...   read
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  Watch Video Okay, let’s get some things out of the way real quick regarding monetization: Is Artifact free? No, it costs $20 and there is no free alternative. What do I get for buying it? Two complete decks, ten b...   read
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  Watch Video Back when I reviewed Planet Coaster, I brought up that Parkitect was just starting to take shape. Well, about two years later, that shape is solidified and the game has left Early Access. I've been following the game pre...   read
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  Watch Video I had some disposable income, and I haven't been excited to open card packs in quite a while, so I figured now is the time. I've mentioned this in my Artifact review, but I'm just a big fan of collecting cards and watch...   read

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Episode 5 is almost out and Destructoid user Soulbow won't shut up about me writing this review, so here's my take on the fourth episode of a game called The Council.   read
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  Watch Video Just dance. But first, Just Download the App. Then, Why Not Just Subscribe for a Monthly Fee? Okay, now you can Just Dance.   read
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  Watch Video Fortnite had a scheduled "live event" today, focusing on the mysterious cube that has been hanging around since the second half of Season 5 (Fortnite is currently in Season 6). The past live events have looked pretty gre...   read

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  Watch Video It's like boom  I put it in the hoop Like slam  I heard the crowd screaming out jam  I swear that I'm telling you the facts 'Cause that's how I beat Shaq   read
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  Watch Video This is the first game that actually made me feel like a detective. I've played tons of games that have tasked me with solving some mystery, only to have it boil down to either not being able to fail, or just plain easy and b...   read
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I'm not sure when I did it, but at some point, I marked tomorrow on my Google Calendar as "Stanley Parable Achievement." I had to remind myself what that meant earlier this week, but it eventually dawned on me that The Stanle...   read
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  Watch Video I'm confused as to the actual title of this game. On the Steam store page, it lists "Barrows Deep" at the end. But in my Steam library, it's just The Bard's Tale IV. Every time I go to type it out, I inevitably forget about t...   read
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  Watch Video I don't have any experience with the Bard's Tale games, yet I found myself excited when I heard that a fourth title was Kickstarted. I think it's gotten to the point where anything Brian Fargo gets behind has me anticipa...   read
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Hyper Light Drifter has just released for the Switch, reminding me that I never quite finished it on PC. I was very happy to dive back in and experience the world and combat mechanics again.  Well, mostly I wan...   read
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  Watch Video Every year, despite barely playing Dota 2 at all anymore, I look forward to The International (TI). It's the game's premier event and the biggest in all of eSports. Millions of dollars are on the line each year, while th...   read

 

About Patrick Hancockone of us since 1:38 PM on 08.24.2011

During the day, he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike.

Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Torment: Tides of Numera, STRAFE, and The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. I have previously written for AbleGamers.com and continue to support them whenever possible (like HumbleBundle).

Feel free to hit me up at patrick]at[destructoid.com, or at @therealhancock

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