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My name's Ben. I'm pretty quiet but really easy to get along with. I've been playing video games since I was a little kid, watching my brother play the NES and sometimes playing with him. The first game I ever beat was Super Mario RPG, and that's when I developed a love for video games.

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

I was on an episode of the Secret Moon Base Podcast! You can listen to me talk about video game bosses with the gang!



Games that I thoroughly enjoy:
Katamari Damacy
Shadow of the Colossus
EarthBound and Mother 3
Cave Story
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
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
Player Profile
PSN ID:bbbain
Steam ID:bbainn
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4:00 PM on 01.31.2015

Experience Points .02: Shadow of the Colossus

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...

Ben Davis

8:00 PM on 01.30.2015

You could have your artwork featured in Udon's Capcom Fighting Tribute

Udon Entertainment has been accepting submissions for its latest art book, Capcom Fighting Tribute. Professionals and fan artists alike are being asked to create tributes to Capcom's many fighting game franchises. Udon h...

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6:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Conan O'Brien plays Mortal Kombat X on a new episode of Clueless Gamer

Conan O'Brien got to play an early copy of Mortal Kombat X with football stars Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski for the newest Clueless Gamer segment, and the results were hilarious. They have some of the best reactions eve...

Ben Davis

4:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Dem bones: The best skeletons in video games

I've been playing tons of Grim Fandango ever since the remastered version came out a few days ago, and it's left me with skeletons on the brain... and in the closet. This led me to thinking about more skeletons in games. Ther...

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10:00 PM on 01.27.2015

Conan O'Brien wants to animate an entire episode in the style of Minecraft

Apparently, Conan O'Brien (or at least someone on staff) is a pretty big Minecraft fan. They've had a few Minecraft-related videos in the past, including a Clueless Gamer segment where he gave the game a possibly unfavorable...

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7:30 PM on 01.27.2015

Metacritic ranks the best and worst publishers of 2014

[Update: Included a paragraph about the mid-size publisher rankings, which I somehow missed.] Metacritic just released its 5th Annual Game Publisher Rankings, which ranks publishers based on the critic reviews for games relea...

Ben Davis

4:00 PM on 01.24.2015

Experience Points .01: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

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...

Ben Davis

7:00 PM on 01.23.2015

You can explore Dark Souls' Lordran in Minecraft

Minecraft user Davweed is currently recreating the world of Lordran from Dark Souls, block by block. If you've played Dark Souls, you probably know how crazy this is. Lordran is full of grandiose locations that interconnect a...

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7:30 PM on 01.22.2015

Climb a giant beanstalk in Grow Home, a new game from Ubisoft

Ubisoft announced a new game today called Grow Home, and it looks freaking adorable! The game takes inspiration from wonderful works such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Wall-E, and falls in line with the company...

Ben Davis

6:00 PM on 01.20.2015

Cellular puzzle game Splice now available on PSN

Splice is a puzzle game from Cipher Prime Studios which has you rearranging cellular strands to make specific structures. It's been out on PC and mobile devices for a while now, but today it became available on PS3 and PS4, m...

Ben Davis

6:00 PM on 01.19.2015

You could play Woah Dave! on an actual NES cart

Do you ever think about what it would be like to play your favorite sprite-based indie games on the consoles they were influenced by? Well, you might be able to do just that with Woah Dave!, an NES-inspired game which could p...

Ben Davis

6:30 PM on 01.15.2015

Control a three-headed hydra with your friends in Crawl

Crawl, the multiplayer dungeon crawler from Powerhoof where you control the monsters and try to kill you friends, just released a new update on Steam today. In addition to a big list of bug fixes and stat balancing, the Plague Mushroom update introduces a ton of new content.

Ben Davis

4:00 PM on 01.15.2015

It's getting hot in here! Top 10 fire levels

The holidays may be over, but the snow keeps falling and the temperatures are still way too cold for comfort. So what better way to warm up during these cold winter months than taking a stroll through some of your favorite fi...

Ben Davis

4:00 PM on 08.23.2014

The top 10 bears in videogames! No, not that kind of bear...

[In response to the unexpected influx of fetish posts in our Cblogs lately, Dtoid community blogger bbain shares his own list of manly men you can't help but want to snuggle up with. Want to see your own work appear on the fr...

Ben Davis

6:00 PM on 04.15.2014

You Defeated! My top 10 boss fights from the Souls series

[Dtoid community blogger bbain shares his favorite battles from the Souls games. Spoiler alert for those of you who haven't beaten any of the three games! Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something...

Ben Davis

7:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Unrequited love: Videogame couples that never were

[Dtoid community blogger bbain laments lost love. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Hello everyone! Valentine's Day is today, and in the spirit of the holiday, I thought ...

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