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8:53 PM on 06.23.2011

Mr. Destructoid seeks San Francisco editorial intern

In the city?  Have some free time during daylight hours?  Can you write good well?  Contact us!  We pay interns in yellow dresses and Rice-A-Roni.  Send samples of your work to interns@destructoid.com.  

Papa Niero

5:00 PM on 06.16.2011

The Official Destructoid Review Guide

It's been quite a while since we've updated our reviews guide from 2011, and now is as good a time as ever to set the record straight once again, and keep our readers informed of the review process. Please read this (or at least skim it over) before you send us hate mail over a high or low review. To facilitate that process, I'll keep things brief and focus mainly on the major points.  

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 05.03.2011

Forums, we have them: May 2011

[The Forums are totally taking credit for the Watdoom craze that swept the site this month.] We interrupt your regularly scheduled front page to once again remind you that Destructoid has Forums and if you didn't know about...

Zodiac Eclipse

12:00 PM on 03.17.2011

Happy birthday from Destructoid Europe

Since the glorious Hamza Aziz stole the Birthday video spotlght yesterday, I decided to keep our little video for another day. Destructoid Europe community memeber and camera man, Roy Malcomber has decided to throw...

Hollie Bennett

11:00 PM on 03.01.2011

Forums, we have them: March 2011

Hey kids, it's that time again -- time for me to take you by the hand and walk you through another edition of Forums, we have them. Single file please; and I saw that, get your hand out of your pocket. Okay, you're probab...

Zodiac Eclipse

7:00 PM on 02.07.2011

Plushtoid has arrived!

[Awesome community member, forum moderator, and toy designer/creator Zodiac Eclipse has made these incredible plush Mr. Destructoid heads! If you want one (or any of the other awesome toys she and her husband create), head on...

Zodiac Eclipse





6:00 PM on 01.24.2011

Live Show: Dtoid Chill Bros Vs Jam City RollerGirls

Update: Check out our archives on JTV for the show.  It was ridiculous. There are three rollergirls at Destructoid HQ right now, live on our show. This is really happening. Today the crew will be getting rowdy with some ...

Neranjan 'Venom' Bissoon

3:00 PM on 10.07.2010

Forums, we have them: October 2010

This month in the forums, people mock collectors editions with vegetables (or are they fruit?), manly men flaunt their beards, the Cinema opens for movie ratings and discussion, and sometimes we talk about games. It was a ...

Zodiac Eclipse

4:40 PM on 04.05.2010

Forums, we have them: April edition

[Forums, we have them, is a monthly series where we look at all the going-ons in the Destructoid Forums.] Well, this time last month I honestly didn't expect I'd be making one of these posts. For those of you who still hav...

Mxyzptlk

4:20 PM on 03.01.2010

Forums, we have them: March Edition

[Forums, we have them, is a monthly series where we look at all the going-ons in the Destructoid Forums.] Welcome to the March edition of Forums, we have them. This month isn't going to be about things I've updated or additio...

Technophile

2:00 PM on 12.24.2009

Handy’s X-mas X-travaganza begins now!

[Handy created this awesome Destructoid themed Christmas poem! Merry Christmas from everyone at Destructoid!] It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we forget about all our problems and just try to enjoy ou...

Handy

8:00 PM on 10.29.2009

My Halloween costume for 2009

[Editor's Sonic9jct made himself a Mr. Destructoid helmet for Halloween. Awesome! -- CTZ] The idea for this baby came to me about a month ago for whatever reason. Probably that Dante's Inferno $200 video. Anyway, built this c...

Sonic9jct

4:00 PM on 09.17.2009

Get your face in the gallery of Dtoid Community photos

 Have you ever noticed that we show community photos in our blog pages?  You should be in there -- we want your pictures! All you need to do is find a photo with four or more Dtoiders in the picture, resize it to 18...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 08.03.2009

Forums, we have them: August edition

The countdown to PAX begins!  It's about one month until Destructoid descends on PAX once again and it should be one hell of a good time. PAX is a big deal for Destructoid and a lot of people are excited,  but that ...

Technophile

7:07 AM on 09.14.2008

The Official Destructoid Review Guide v2.0

Reviews are a touchy subject both on and off Destructoid, generating all sorts of discussion, controversy and outrage. In a somewhat fruitless effort to try and curb the endless bitching that surrounds reviews, my predecessor...

Jim Sterling



There's no such thing as a perfect game: why 10/10 shouldn't mean "flawless"
by Anthony Burch

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So, I'm reading Topher's Ikaruga review and the comments resulting from it. Other than the usual half-ironic cries of "biased!" and "Anthony would have given this a 4!", I saw many repetitions of one particular sentiment that I feel deserves further discussion: namely, that the 10/10 score should only be reserved for "perfect" games.

Now, I wrote the original articles which eventually formed much of the basis for Destructoid's current review system, and many of the comments in the Ikaruga review more or less echoed my thoughts on the 10/10 score back in 2007. 

It's now 2008, however, and I've come to understand that I was dead wrong. A 10/10 score should not mean perfect, because there's no such thing as a perfect game. As tiresome as I'm sure it is to have one of the reviewers bitch to the world through a frontpage post everytime someone misunderstands their review, an explanation of 10/10 nonetheless feels necessary to me.

Disagree? Hit the jump, and I'll try to convince you.  

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