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A San Francisco native, he's an admirer of the city's diverse culture and lifestyle. Prior to joining the staff, he was a contributor and an editor for his college newspaper where he wrote articles for the Entertainment section. Likes: RPGs, Action-Adventure, Metal Gear Solid series, and everything related to the action game Bayonetta.
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Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too ...   more

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Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based ...   more

Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo


Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo



Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...   more

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7 photo

Uncharted 4 director has left Naughty Dog

Just a couple weeks after Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog, the studio has now seen another major departure. Justin Richmond, the director of the upcoming Uncharted 4, has now left the studio. Talking with IGN, Richmond spoke abou...   more

Uncharted 4 director has left Naughty Dog photo

The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS

The adventure genre has seen a bit of an upswing in recent times. With Telltale Games and Double Fine's recent efforts helping to revitalize the genre, a new generation of gamers are experiencing a type of game that was once ...   more

The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS photo

Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun

Hey you, what if I were to tell you about a free-to-play shooter that has you fighting against zombies. Not impressed? Well, I don't blame you. Zombies are kinda all over the place now. Fine, what about a free-to-play shooter...   more

Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo


Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo



World of Diving with Oculus Rift is a real treasure

One thing about this year's GDC is that virtual reality made a huge splash. And that would be an understatement. With the news of Oculus Rift development kit 2 and the reveal of Sony's VR headset, it's looking like there will...   more

World of Diving with Oculus Rift is a real treasure photo

Bound By Flame is richly detailed and dark

The fantasy genre has been a staple of the gaming scene for a long time. They go hand in hand, really. Because of this, it’s common to see titles that look to similar to each and don’t necessarily distinguish them...   more

Bound By Flame is richly detailed and dark photo

Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that peopl...   more

Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing photo

The devs of Glitchspace want to make programming fun and cool

One of the benefits of being at the Game Developers Conference is being able to meet the talent behind such inventive and quirky games. While many of the heavy hitters get most of the attention, there's pl...   more

The devs of Glitchspace want to make programming fun and cool photo

Barkley 2 developers hope to release in late 2014

It's not often that you see fan games actually go anywhere beyond the initial gimmick. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the developers at Tales of Games spent the last year and a half hard at ...   more

Barkley 2 developers hope to release in late 2014 photo

Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer

After months of leaks, we finally saw the reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight as the upcoming cover story for this month's Game Informer. As the final installment in the Arkham series, The Dark Knight faces his toughest challenge...   more

Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer photo

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled

Well, this is awkward. Not only did Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review fairly poorly across the board, now we're seeing former developers step into the light and call out Spanish development studio, MercurySteam, for poor ...   more

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled photo

Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre

The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million c...   more

Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo


Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo



Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious

So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you t...   more

Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo


Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo
Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo
Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo
Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo
Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo
Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious photo



Amazon acquires Double Helix Games

It's been known that Amazon has had its eye on diversifying into the gaming space. Not just from a sales standpoint, but for publishing and producing its own unique titles. And now, the mega online retailer has made its first...   more

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