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Sunday Sidequests - Ginsberg Edition


Feb 12
// Sheir
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix... ...of Sunday Sidequests! Whoo!Yeah, that's really t...
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Superbowl Sunday Sidequests


Feb 05
// Sheir
[Editor's Note: Let it be known that I had this done on time. Due to technical problems I couldn't post it yesterday. Sorry.] Ah, Superbowl Sunday! For many, an awesome holiday in a sea of mediocre ones (Easter? Valen...
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REmember RE 5?


Feb 03
// Sheir
I was never a huge fan of the Resident Evil games. Not until Resident Evil 4. I still remember, quite vividly, playing the game my first time. The first town, where you're supposed to get the shotgun, I remember it. Speci...
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Sunday Sidequests - Infinitely better than CTZ edition


Jan 28
// Sheir
CTZ: "allalalala I do sunday sidequest!"Sheir: "...what now? Oh, right. Yeah, thanks for that. I had things to do, you know, women problems and the like."CTZ: "Wut is woman?"Sheir: "Oh, well...

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Sunday Sidequests - 1/14/07


Jan 15
// Sheir
It's Sunday, everyone, and you know what that means!No mail, football games, and Sunday Sidequests! And somethin' about Jesus, I'm sure!This week I have your regular dose of ball kicking badassery in a delicious, ...
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Weekend Destructainment: 7 videos that are mathematical and rhombus


Jan 14
// Sheir
CTZ is a total oxymoron.This weekend's Destructainment is being manned by yours truly, the ever-lovable Sheir. While CTZ is off doing some weird crap and being some kind of ninja manwhore, he politely asked me to cover fo...
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Monday Mind Teasers - 1/8/06


Jan 08
// Sheir
Fronz is a very busy man. He works for many a website, writes many an article, and makes me do many a favor for him while he's in Vegas playing with toys. One of those favors is this here Monday Mind Teasers; a bitch of a...
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Sunday Sidequests- Free Brainjobs Edition


Jan 08
// Sheir
That's right, your mind is about to get blown.This morning--and by this morning, I surely mean this afternoon--I awoke with a slight ache of the head. I assume this is because my body is lacking water, and in a last-ditch...
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Sunday Sidequests - 12/31/06


Dec 31
// Sheir
So, here we are at Week Two of Sunday Sidequests! Last week, I gave you a taste of what was to come with this article, and now I'm back and ready to punch you in the face with my utter greatness.This week we have many a f...
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New Weekly Article: Sunday Sidequests


Dec 24
// Sheir
Well, well, well. If it isn't a new weekly article with an awesome title (Ego +1). Here at Destructoid, we're all about promoting indie games, and since we're obviously in a position to bring attention to these ga...
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wiiBay idiot buys Best Buy receipt


Dec 16
// Sheir
More like WORST BUY AM I RITE!?!1I sure do love eBay. Not that I would ever buy anything from that God-forsaken land of scammers, high prices, and weird Asian shit, but seeing stupid people do stupid things really makes me fe...
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Snoochie Boochies -- Jay and Silent Bob Sidescroller?


Dec 14
// Sheir
 Holden: If the buzz is any indicator, that [video game]'s gonna make some huge bank. Jay: What buzz? Holden: The Internet buzz.Jay: What the f*ck is the Internet? Holden: The Internet is a communication too...

SEGA Genesis Collection, a love note

Nov 18 // Sheir
SEGA Genesis Collection has a crap ton of games. 28 are available to you from the start, with a few unlockables, such as Tac/Scan, a game from 1982 that is damn weird. It's essentially a space shooter, but it's really unpolished. More interesting than fun. But besides the unpolished games, we have the original 28 that were on the Genesis, that SEGA has hand picked for the collection. Of course, some games are great while some games suck, but hey, what'd you expect? It's only 20 dollars either way, you can't really go wrong. The interface from which you pick the games is really nice, as well. All of the starting 28 games come with a history, a few tips, and the original cover art. The history is my favorite part, with a "Did You Know?" section that I find interesting and occasionally humorous. From Phantasy Star IV:"When Phantasy Star IV was first released, the retail price was almost $100. Think about how much this collection cost. You're welcome." But, really, who gives a damn about the insane amount of extras? The unlockable games and interviews, the sexy new trailers, the mystical "SEGA Cheat Sheet". We're here to talk about the games. And so it shall be done. As I scroll down the list, a few games pop out at me. Altered Beast, Columns, Comix Zone, Golden Axe I-III, Phantasy Star II-IV, Ristar, Sonic the Hedgehog as well as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Vectorman, along with its sequel. Among those listed, I've played 5 or so, thus I immediately fired up the games that I'd heard much about. One of those games was Ristar.I wasn't sure if anything could stop me from playing Final Fantasy XII. Then I met Ristar, the little star with stretchy arms. The environment in this game is similar to that of Toe Jam & Earl, with an alien feel and a colorful world. Even if it didn't have the graphical awesomeness, it would still kick ass due to its excellent gameplay. Essentially, you hump people into submission. You grab them, and "headbutt," them. Due to Ristar's odd complexion, his head is his body. Hence, humping enemies to death. Double points for Ristar; since sodomy is a sin, his enemies are now burning in hell like they should be (Thanks for the tip, s8n.).God, Ristar is a badass. Look at him: You should just buy this game for Ristar alone. Of course, there are a number of other awesome games too, such as Columns. I have a vague memory of Columns, as I do with many SEGA games, considering I had SEGA Channel. It's the Tetris of the Sega Genesis, though infinitely more hectic and way, way more Phoenician. I've also poured a lot of time into Comix Zone, which is an awesomely unique concept. Essentially, you're inside of a comic and you have to beat the crap out of the creatures that you created. Always a fun game, and with the save feature in SEGA Genesis Collection, pretty easy. Those three titles stick out in my head as the best ones, besides Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Having tried out every game, I can assure you that there are more good games than bad. But then there are games like Bonanza Bros. God what a f*cking monstrosity that is. I'd rather saw off my fingers than play that game again. That was an exaggeration. I'd rather saw off my fingers than ever look at that game again.Honestly, I think the collection could have used a few more games. By that, I mean, drop Bonanza Bros. and throw in Bubsy. Am I the only one who loved that game? And where's Boogerman? Earthworm Jim? Road Rash? Not sure on the whole licensing aspect, but these games really define my time with the Genesis. Maybe next time, SEGA. All in all, SEGA Genesis Collection is pretty darn sweet. It'll provide you with at least a few hours of entertainment. Hell, Golden Axe I-III will waste a day or two of your time. As I said previously, you can't go wrong for 20 bucks. Unless, of course, you're buying ICO. BURN!
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As a child, I had the SEGA Genesis. My brother and sister took the NES and SNES for themselves (and later sold it. I will never forgive you, Ricky!), and as a spoiled little bastard I demanded that SEGA Genesis. That enchanti...

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Mastiff Games need a Web site designer


Nov 16
// Sheir
Remember La Pucelle Tactics? It was that type of game where I thought, "Damn, I should pick that up." Then, due to lack of funds, I forgot about it, and it faded into obscurity. That said, I'm glad the company h...
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Weekend Destructainment: 10 videos that make you want to punch CTZ.


Nov 11
// Sheir
While CTZ is off being Asian (or whatever the hell that ninja bastard is) I am here running Destructainment. Why? Well, because I'm stupid and I volunteered. Damn. In any case, hit the break for some videos that will make...
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Virtual Console gets 8 more games


Nov 07
// Sheir
You know the Virtual Console -- it's the dealbreaker. The thing you dream about. Your dirty little secret. Or something. Well, your guilty pleasure just get a little bit more pleasureful, with the addition of some new (old...
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Something more expensive than the PS3 -- The Wii


Nov 07
// Sheir
Yes, you read that correctly. I have just received an interesting e-mail from Gamestop, as I do on occasion. It informs me that I will, on Nov. 9, be able to pre-order a Wii Bundle from the Interwub. "B-b-but," I stumble, ...
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WTF? Blast Factor for the PS3


Oct 22
// Sheir
I don't know much about this game, but as I surfed along the interbutts to The Magic Box, a game known as Blast Factor piqued my interest. Mainly, the part about it being distributed on the now-nameless PS3 network. It als...
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The PS3 Sucks (And will come in third.)


Oct 18
// Sheir
The console wars are heated these days. Opinions fly about like... potatoes. Of the mashed variety. In a comical food fight. Every gaming site you visit, the fanboys and fangirls (let's keep this article PC to the max) jump...
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My Wii Pre-Order Story.


Oct 13
// Sheir
It's 6:30 AM, and my iPod is blasting "Yankee Bayonet," by the Decemberists as I bounce around the back of my bus on the way to school. Normally, my head would loll back and forth, fighting away my impending nap, but today?...
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E-Mail Confirmation - Pre Order that Wii!


Oct 12
// Sheir
You've heard the rumor that on Friday, the 13th of October, GameStop and EB Games will be accepting pre-orders for the hotly anticipated Nintendo Wii, right? Well, here's some e-mail confirmation. I'd write some more, but I need to go get in line...
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Spoil it for yourself -- FFXII's Opening Video


Oct 09
// Sheir
So, we all know Final Fantasy XII got leaked onto the interwub. But now, all you good samaritans who have not yet pirated FFXII can view the opening video for yourself. Don't thank me, though (well, thank me a little) than...
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On Oct. 10, pre-order your PS3


Oct 09
// Sheir
Are you one of those select few filthy rich potential PS3 buyers? Then boy have I got news for you. According to an e-mail I just recieved from GameStop and EBGames, they will be accepting pre-orders starting Oct. 10 on a f...
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Sheir's Big Blue Announcement - Contest + Contest Clue


Oct 06
// Sheir
Yes, you heard that correctly. I, of all people, have an announcement to make. It concerns me and you. All of you. And it's not a giant Man-on-Robot orgy. If you're into that type of shit, sorry man. The rest of you click ...
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Alice in Marioland - Gamer T Shirts FTW!


Oct 05
// Sheir
So, Threadless is one of my favorite T-shirt sites. Not only do they generally have kick-ass artwork, but I love how their designs are chosen by the community -- such an interesting concept. Anyway, that is why I bring to you Mario in Wonderland, a piece that those of us familiar with Mario and Alice in Wonderland will surely appreciate. Come on, what do you say? Show some gamer love and vote.
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The Wii Calculator -- How much money will you need?


Sep 21
// Sheir
$346.77 That is the amount of money I will need come November 19th, according to the handy dandy Wii Calculator courtesy of N-Sider. It looks like I'm going to have to rob someone of their Wii, Virtual Console controller, and Metal Slug Anthologies game. On that note, what's your total cost for all the Wii stuff you want?
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ARRR! There be Gamarrr Haikus!


Sep 19
// Sheir
Arr, mateys! I come here to bring ye the funny! Over on Ye Olde Forum there be a fun little thread about some haikus for us gamarrrs! Arr, where be a pirate haiku thread? Make sure ye click yonder "View Story" button fo...
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ARRRRR these Wii Browser videos cool, or what?


Sep 19
// Sheir
It be Talk Like a Pirate Day and I be Sheir postin' about this here Wii. Arr, if me noble lookout hadn't spotted it atop me crow's nest, it may not have caught my eye! Eye! Singularr! ... I have one eye. Get it? Hobble on over to this here German website and feast your eye upon the Wii BrowsARRRRRR!
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The DS will continue to own your souls -- 30 DS titles between now and Christmas


Sep 18
// Sheir
You know, I'm quite the die-hard, often-pissed Nintendo fanboy we've all grown to love tolerate. Thus, you may find me on our wonderful forum (and yes, I do link the forum a lot) berrating Microsoft fanboys and defending m...
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Wii have got games, and another Wii pun.


Sep 17
// Sheir
Well, damn. It seems that Nintendo has given us a list of all the confirmed game titles that will launch before Spring 2007. Not many by Nintendo, but quite a bit of third party games. Noticably absent: Metal Slug Antholog...

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