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  • Toys"R"Us canceling Lucario amiibo orders

    destructoid Dec 19, 2014 | 02:00 am

    Toys"R"Us canceling Lucario amiibo orders [Update: Toys"R"Us put pre-orders back up momentarily this morning, and I expect them to either be faulty or to drop very soon. Try to re-pre-order if you want at your own risk!] The day the Lucario amiibo went on sale, I pre-ordered it. As in, weeks ago. Now Toys"R"Us is canceling orders, including mine. For reference, Lucario is exclusive to Toys"R" Us and you can't get it anywhere else. Huh? I'm not alone it seems, as our own Brittany Vincent and Bill Platt have had their orders canceled too, as well as a number of readers out there who reach out[…]

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  • The Gift of Gaming: The world's greatest coping mechanism

    destructoid Dec 18, 2014 | 15:00 pm

    The Gift of Gaming: The world's greatest coping mechanism [Dtoid community member TheDustinThomas shares the story of how video games helped him cope with the loss of his best friend. This made me ache a bit and wish I could see Isabelle again. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric Toothbrush] I've never used videogames as a way to escape from the realities of life, I don't find that to be a healthy way of dealing with things, at least it isn't for me. I don't like to push things under the rug and pretend like they didn't happen, I instead choose[…]

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  • Capcom is delisting Marvel vs. Capcom Origins soon

    destructoid Dec 18, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    Capcom is delisting Marvel vs. Capcom Origins soon It's a shame when companies delist digital-only games but it's even worse when they don't give a heads up. Capcom had the courtesy to let us know that Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is coming off PlayStation Network on December 23, 2014 and Xbox Live Arcade on December 31, 2014. Not much time left, then. Origins is a two-game compilation from Iron Galaxy Studios featuring Marvel Super Heroes (Infinity Gems!) and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. Wishing I had downloaded this in a sale given the current, presumably final $14.99 price tag. Last Days for MVCO on PSN and[…]

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  • Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch

    destructoid Dec 18, 2014 | 13:30 pm

    Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch Frostivus is not coming this year, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 goes stale! While there may not be a big gameplay event, we've got some big gameplay changes taking place. Lifestealer takes a lot of the focus in this update with his reworked Ultimate ability. Now, when Lifestealer uses Infest in a creep, he can take control of that creep and use its abilities! This adds a lot of dimension and makes Lifestealer much more appealing to me.  Many characters received buffs this time around, which is generally how IceFrog, the creator, like to even things out. Bounty Hunter's Track ability[…]

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  • Nintendo is Working on New Console Ideas, Says Miyamoto

    Kotaku Dec 19, 2014 | 09:00 am

    Nintendo is Working on New Console Ideas, Says Miyamoto In an interview with Associated Press (via Gamespot), Nintendo executive and creative visionary Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned that divisions within Nintendo are hard at work on new console ideas - but that the Wii U is still very much the focus.Read more...

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  • Link faces Gyorg in a 19th century-era Termina.

    Kotaku Dec 19, 2014 | 08:30 am

    Link faces Gyorg in a 19th century-era Termina. Link faces Gyorg in a 19th century-era Termina. The painting, called "Majora's Mask Remix," is the work of VFX artist Valdis Matas, who posted the pic to the Polycount forums' 2D section last week. It's quite amazing.Read more...

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  • Richard’s Top Ten Games of 2014

    Kotaku Dec 19, 2014 | 08:00 am

    Richard’s Top Ten Games of 2014 As you read this list, you’re going to notice something about me: The thing I most care about in a game isn’t the gameplay, but the plot. I just love a well-told story. Thus, my personal top 10 list is largely full of either plot-heavy games or those that told their story in a novel way.Read more...

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  • M3’s Second Half Lacks What Made the Show Great: Endless Despair

    Kotaku Dec 19, 2014 | 06:00 am

    M3’s Second Half Lacks What Made the Show Great: Endless Despair A few months back, I reviewed the first half of M3: The Dark Metal and was impressed at the mecha anime’s neverending conga line of despair. And if there is one major flaw in the second half of the series, it’s that the conga line did, in fact, end.Read more...

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