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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

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  Watch Video When I sat down to play Divinity: Original Sin 2 on the Xbox for this article, I figured I'd check out the new tutorial area, maybe make it inside Fort Joy (the first major area) and call it a day. Before I knew it, I wa...   read
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The transition from the shiny new Monster Hunter: World to the now-archaic Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate is a tough one. Whetstones are single-use, pickaxes break, inventory management is a huge chore, and ma...   read
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  Watch Video In a surprise announcement, two new Heroes were just announced at The International for Dota 2. The first Hero teased was Mars, which just had a quick still shot and a winter release date. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, ...   read

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It was basically only a matter of time, but this year's Dota 2 main tournament, The International, has surpassed last year's total of $24,787,916 and has officially become the biggest prize pool ever for an eSports event...   read

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I'm sure many are jumping into Monster Hunter: World on PC with a controller in hand, as it seems like the natural things to do. But as I said in my PC Port Report, I honestly prefer using a keyboard and mouse with a few...   read
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  Watch Video It has felt like an eternity, but Monster Hunter: World has finally made it to PC! The near-seven month wait led many to hope that this wouldn't be some no-effort port, but that Capcom was taking its time and making it "worth the wait."  Well, it is!   read
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  Watch Video No Man's Sky. Chances are just reading that brings up some sort of emotion within you. For what it's worth, I completely agreed with Chris' original review of the game. It was a good game that became all too transparent with ...   read
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  Watch Video I've always been aware of the Yakuza series but never had a chance, or even a desire, to play the games. Much of that was ignorance -- I didn't really know what these games were like. Maybe I had assumed they were J...   read
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Well hot damn! I think I sort of enjoyed the third episode of The Council.   read
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I've been lucky enough to get my hands on Monster Hunter: World's PC port and have been fiddling around with it. I'll have more details on all that when the game releases on Steam in about two weeks. However, one thing I did ...   read
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  Watch Video I completely missed the Kickstarter campaign for Pathfinder: Kingmaker in June of last year, but others obviously didn't because it raised almost one million dollars! The game now has a release date: September 25, 2018. To ce...   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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