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Katana Zero preview
Solo developer Askiisoft is no stranger to creating challenging games. Tower of Heaven and Pause Ahead both gave me a run for my money (even as freeware), and the upcoming action title Katana Zero is no exception. The ga...   read

I am Setsuna preview
As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, and JRPGs in general, I was excited to try out Square Enix's upcoming I am Setsuna. Though the story and themes are completely different, comparisons between the two are immediately obviou...   read

We Happy Few preview
If everybody was super happy all the time, the world would be a better place, right? But what if that happiness was forced upon society in the form of a drug? Things may not actually be as pleasant as they seem. Compulsion Ga...   read

Creepy Castle photo
Creepy Castle

Creepy Castle, an RPG adventure published by Nicalis, is coming this summer

Nicalis is known for bringing standout indie titles to wider audiences, most notably The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Cave Story, and 1001 Spikes. Next up for Nicalis is Creepy Castle, a sidescrolling RPG adventure developed by Dopterra. Feat...

 
Animal Crossing birthday photo
Animal Crossing birthday

Animal Crossing celebrates its 15th anniversary today

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Animal Crossing series. The original Nintendo 64 version of Animal Crossing (Doubutsu no Mori) was released in Japan on April 14, 2001, and was re-released on the GameCube later that same year. S...

 
Beyond Good & Evil
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read

Dragon Quest Heroes II photo
Dragon Quest Heroes II

Dragon Quest Heroes II gets an in-depth new trailer

We got a quick look at Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End a couple months back, but the newest trailer is much more comprehensive, giving each character new and old ample screen time and explaining all of the vari...

 
Dark Souls III tweet photo
Dark Souls III tweet

This Dark Souls tweet perfectly sums up my feelings about Dark Souls III

I'd say I'm pretty much a Dark Souls fanboy at this point. I've played each game in the series long enough to earn all four platinum trophies, and then I kept on playing them for a long time afterwards. And yet, with Dark Souls III on the h...

 
Also Cocks photo
Also Cocks

Get ready for Also Cocks, the premier porn experience for Destructoid Cockeyes

We all know that the future of porn lies in virtual reality. Sure, video games are great and all, but who needs games when you've got some grade-A spank material? For this reason, we here at Destructoid are proud to announce Also Cocks, a s...

 
Capsule Silence XXIV photo
Capsule Silence XXIV

Anamanaguchi's new music lies hidden within Capsule Silence XXIV

In case you missed it, Anamanaguchi's game Capsule Silence XXIV was “leaked” by the band a few days ago after what appeared to be a heated dispute with developer NHX. The game at first seems to be a woefully underdeveloped mess ...

 
AVGN II review
I may not be the biggest fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd, but I've seen enough of the web series to get a good idea of what the Nerd is all about. I enjoy some aspects of it, such as his wild facial expressions and his criti...   read

Mega Man Legends 2 photo
Mega Man Legends 2

Mega Man Legends 2 might be coming soon to PSN

Last year, both Mega Man Legends and The Misadventures of Tron Bonne made their way to the PlayStation Network as PSOne Classics, so it seemed inevitable that Mega Man Legends 2 would soon follow suit. And as expected, the ESRB has just rat...

 
Samorost 3 review

Review: Samorost 3

Samorost 3 is the next title in a line of excellent adventure games by Amanita Design. Aside from that series, the Czech developer is also known for designing Machinarium and Botanicula, two of my favorite point-and-click adv...   read

City Shrouded in Shadow photo
City Shrouded in Shadow

Godzilla, and possibly Evangelion, coming to City Shrouded in Shadow

City Shrouded in Shadow is an upcoming PS4 and Vita collaboration between Bandai Namco and Granzella, the developer currently working on the renewed Disaster Report 4 project. The story centers around a couple trying to escape the city as i...

 
Pharaoh Rebirth+ review
Sometimes a game requires a second look before you realize how great it could be. This was certainly the case with Pharaoh Rebirth, a title I might have dismissed entirely had Jonathan Holmes not sent the Dtoid staff an e-mai...   read

Frog Fractions 2? photo
Frog Fractions 2?

This Frog Fractions promotional art is amazing

These stickers for Frog Fractions III (which is actually Frog Fractions VI in Japan) were found floating around GDC, and they might just be my favorite promotional materials ever. Of course, I'm still waiting on Frog Fractions II (also know...

 
Below photo
Below

Capybara Games' Below drops in this summer

Below was one of my most anticipated games last year, but it was delayed into 2016 at the last moment. We won't have to wait for it much longer though, as Capy's new roguelike adventure will be coming this summer to Xbox One and PC. The new...

 
Pharaoh Rebirth+ photo
Pharaoh Rebirth+

Pharaoh Rebirth+ looks like a hopping good time

I had never heard of Pharaoh Rebirth until today, but an updated version of this indie metroidvania set in Egypt will be releasing on Steam later this week. Pharaoh Rebirth+ comes from Japanese developer Krobon Station, known for its Mogura...

 
Super Metroid
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read

Popping Cherries photo
Popping Cherries

Popping Cherries: Pokemon Snap

Pokémon Snap was a spin-off for the Nintendo 64 built around the unusual premise of photographing Pokémon. It was quite popular back in the day, and has garnered adoration from many fans who still hope to one day see a sequel....

 
Ace Attorney 6 photo
Ace Attorney 6

Ace Attorney 6 is coming to Japan on June 9

Capcom hosted a live stream today to reveal some more details about Ace Attorney 6. The new trailer shows off some of the main characters battling it out on the courtroom floor, including the return of fan favorite Maya Fey! We could always...

 
Oduction photo
Oduction

Obduction, the spiritual successor to Myst, is coming this June

After a successful Kickstarter a few years back, Cyan is finally ready to release Obduction, a spiritual successor to the influential adventure game, Myst. In Obduction, you find yourself abducted by a strange organic object that has fallen...

 
Star Fox Zero photo
Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero was expanded to feel like a 'more robust' Star Fox game

During an interview with IGN, Miyamoto shared some more information about Star Fox Zero, including reasons for the delayed release date, gameplay improvements, amiibo functionality, and Star Fox Guard. It seems the delay was partially ...

 
Ocarina of Time
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read

Superhot review

Review: Superhot

Without thinking, I chucked a cue ball at the bartender, ran up and grabbed the shotgun as it flew out of his hands, and shot him point blank. I then watched as his fragile frame crumpled to the floor and shattered like glass...   read

Flame in the Flood review
Day 22. I've been drifting down this river for weeks now, and I'm starting to get desperate. That damn boar broke my arm, and I haven't been able to scrounge up the supplies to make a proper splint. Since I couldn't kill the ...   read

Ninja Senki DX review
Sometimes it's nice to go back to one of your earliest creations and give it a bit of polish, which is exactly what Tribute Games has done with Ninja Senki. Jonathan Lavigne, co-founder of Tribute, first released the ninja pl...   read

Dragon Quest Heroes II photo
Dragon Quest Heroes II

Cor blimey! More characters revealed for Dragon Quest Heroes II

We just got our first look at the new characters to appear in Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End a few days ago. According to a page from the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, it seems Dragon Quest Heroes II wi...

 
Super Smash mods photo
Super Smash mods

Super Smash Bros. sure got a lot sexier with Bayonetta around

The Super Smash Bros. series has had its fair share of mods, but I think this just might be my favorite one yet. Modder Smb123w64gb has taken the liberty of swapping everyone on the Super Smash Bros. roster with Bayonetta's character model,...

 
The Flame in the Flood photo
The Flame in the Flood

Everything is out to kill you in The Flame in the Flood

After a successful Kickstarter campaign a couple years back, The Molasses Flood is set to release its first game, The Flame in the Flood, later this month. The team, comprised of industry veterans who have worked on AAA games such as BioSho...

 

About Ben Davisone of us since 8:23 PM on 09.16.2010



Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and cartoons. The first game he ever beat was Super Mario RPG, which ignited his passion for video games.

Disclosure: I have never backed any video game on Kickstarter or any other crowdfunding platform.

I was the Friday recapper for the Cblog Recaps team for 3 years!

I was on a couple episodes of the Secret Moon Base Podcast! You can listen to me talk about video games with the gang!



Games that I thoroughly enjoy:
Katamari Damacy
Shadow of the Colossus
EarthBound and Mother 3
Cave Story
Undertale
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls
Persona 3 and 4
Team Fortress 2
Super Mario RPG
Tokyo Jungle
Nier
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Catherine
Mega Man Legends
Super Meat Boy
Spelunky
VVVVVV
Aquaria
Bit.Trip series
Okami
Beyond Good & Evil
Psychonauts
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII and IX
Mega Man 2
Majora's Mask
Super Mario Sunshine
WarioWare series
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Mister Mosquito

My Backlog



Other things that I thoroughly enjoy:
Sweet potatoes
Beards
Whales
Studio Ghibli films
Eels (the band... and the animal too)
Cowboy Bebop
Kill la Kill
Jurassic Park
Spaghetti westerns
Crossword puzzles
Green tea
Giant squids

PSN ID:bbbain
Steam ID:bbainn
Mii code:1232 1879 1233 3259


 

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