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Josh is a PC gamer. He can usually be found flying around in EVE Online. He's been known to enjoy playing role-playing games like Dragon Age: Origins, Skyrim, and Planescape Torment.

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He started out gaming on an old school Atari and a Commodore 64. Defender of the Crown was the shit back in those days. He would also play things like M.U.L.E, Carmen Sandiego, Summer Games, and Mars Saga.

Once he had his first Amiga, his fate was set to become a gamer. He mostly played point-and-click adventures from Sierra and Lucas Arts, but his other favorites were Empire, Lemmings, Future Wars, Buck Rodgers, and Battletech.

These days he also enjoys The Witcher 2, Mount & Blade, Titan Quest, Europa Universalis, FTL, Dungeons of Dredmoore, and LOTRO. He likes playing older games, because they are classics for a reason. He doesn't hop onto the latest thing just because the cool kids are playing it, and he believes that 90% of what's released these days is absolute crap.

Right now his home is right here on Destructoid. He has also done some writing for Front Towards Gamer and BitMob.

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9:00 PM on 12.19.2013

Owners of Mojang's Scrolls can gift a copy to a friend

If you own Mojang's Scrolls, you will be able to give a copy to a friend as a gift this holiday season. All you need to do is log into your Mojang account, and click on the "Send to a friend" button. A code will be sent to th...

Joshua Derocher

11:15 AM on 12.19.2013

Assassin's Creed IV just got a PhysX patch on the PC

If you were thinking that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag needed more smoke, then you are in luck. An update just came out on the PC that adds PhysX support, so the particle effects can be more complex. In Black Flag this me...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 AM on 12.19.2013

Here's a non-fantasy RPG being made with CryENGINE

The developer Warhorse just announced a new role-playing game, one that won't have monsters and wizards running around. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a medieval role-playing game being created with the CryENGINE for PC a...

Joshua Derocher

8:30 AM on 12.19.2013

EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents

I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calan...

Joshua Derocher

5:00 PM on 12.17.2013

Review: D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router

Having a good router is a necessity these days. Every electronic device you own connects to the internet, and many play games online and stream HD video. Your PC and consoles are beginning to rely more and more on digital cop...

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 12.17.2013

Eidolon is an indie exploration game, here's a trailer

Eidolon looks fantastic, and it sound like it will be really fun to play. It's set in a "post-human Western Washington", and it's a game that revolves around exploration. The developer's website sets up the game like this: "...

Joshua Derocher

11:00 AM on 12.17.2013

Skyrim mod restores content cut by Bethesda

Skyrim modder Arthmoor managed to find some content that didn't make it into the game's release, and he has done his best to add it back into the game. He released the Cutting Room Floor mod to restore a few NPCs, some quest...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 AM on 12.17.2013

Dota 2 removes sign-up process and is finally open to all

In case you aren't one of the 611,480 people playing Dota 2 as I write this, you will be happy to know that the game is finally open to everyone. While it officially released this summer, Valve had been slowly allowing more p...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 AM on 12.17.2013

Play the original Tomb Raider on iOS for $0.99

Square Enix just released the original Tomb Raider for iOS, and it's just $0.99. The old Tomb Raider games were really good, so it's tempting to grab this for this cheap. It comes with the extra chapters from the 1998 re-rele...

Joshua Derocher

8:30 AM on 12.17.2013

Ubisoft inspired by Rockstar to delay Watch Dogs

Ubisoft's North American President, Laurent Detoc, says that the company was inspired to delay Watch Dogs because of the success of Grand Theft Auto V. Detoc told IGN recently that "the guys at Rockstar have showed us again t...

Joshua Derocher

8:00 AM on 12.17.2013

Obsidian is planning another Kickstarter project soon

Obsidian's CEO Feargus Urquhart recently spoke with Rock, Paper, Shotgun on the studios plans for another Kickstarter project. The company is already working on Pillars of Eternity, but they don't want that to be the only cla...

Joshua Derocher

10:45 AM on 12.16.2013

The PlayStation 3 is getting Minecraft on December 17

Good news PlayStation 3 owners, you will finally be able to play Minecraft tomorrow. The PlayStation blog just announced that Minecraft will be available on the PlayStation 3 in North America on December 17. This version...

Joshua Derocher

10:15 AM on 12.16.2013

Kingdoms of Amalur wasn't sold at 38 Studios auction

The auction for 38 Studios assets happened, and while the Rise of Legends and Rise of Nations franchises sold for $320,000, no one made a good offer for Kingdoms of Amalur. 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling thinks that the se...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 AM on 12.16.2013

Here are some videos of Steam Machines in action

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, some of the people lucky enough to receive one of the 300 beta Steam Machines have been able to share their impressions of the system. The OS looks like exactly like Steam's Big Picture Mode, ...

Joshua Derocher

2:00 PM on 12.12.2013

Review: X Rebirth

The X series is known for being a little rough out of the gate, so when X Rebirth came out with some major bugs, no one was really surprised. Egosoft has been releasing a lot of patches, but the game is still borderline unpla...

Joshua Derocher

12:45 PM on 12.12.2013

StarCraft 2 player gets a US visa for being an 'Athlete'

Kim "viOLlet" Dong Hwan has become the first professional StarCraft 2 player to get a visa to come to the United States and compete as an athlete. Kim was cleared for a P-1A visa, which is the type of visa given to internatio...

Joshua Derocher

12:15 PM on 12.12.2013

Europa Universalis IV is getting its first expansion in

Get ready for some new features in Europa Universalis IV, Paradox's massive grand strategy game, because it's getting an expansion soon. Conquest of Paradise will focus on adding better mechanics for both sides of the conque...

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 12.12.2013

CCP laid off 15 people working on World of Darkness MMO

CCP is best known for creating EVE Online, but they have another MMO in the works called World of Darkness, which is based on the popular vampire and werewolf pen and paper games of the same name. CCP told Polygon that they h...

Joshua Derocher

11:30 AM on 12.12.2013

New HD texture pack for Thief Gold looks really good

Thief Gold has a new HD texture pack created by Bentraxx, and it really makes the fourteen year old game look a lot better. The game is bit dated, but this definitely makes it look good for its age. Here's a list of wha...

Joshua Derocher

10:45 AM on 12.12.2013

Cliff Bleszinski wants to make an arena FPS for the PC

Cliff Bleszinski, the guy behind the Gears of War and Unreal games, has an idea for his next game. He talked about his idea on the latest episode of the Pointless podcast. Bleszinski said that he wants to make a game without ...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 AM on 12.12.2013

Wasteland 2 beta out for backers, coming to Steam soon

At last, backers of Wasteland 2 can start playing the beta on PC. If you log into your Ranger Center account, you can get a Steam key to start playing. To be eligible for beta access right now, you have to have been one ...

Joshua Derocher

11:15 AM on 12.11.2013

EVE Online increased incentive to attack Dust 514 players

EVE Online has been tweaked a bit to change-up how players interact with Dust 514 players. Dust 514 players used to earn orbital strikes be earning points during their match, but now they have to rely on EVE pilots to decide ...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 AM on 12.11.2013

EVE Online adds Twitch integration

Joining the ever-growing ranks of games that support Twitch, EVE Online just added in streaming support. Pilots can now activate Twitch streaming right from the Neocom panel by logging into their Twitch account. This function...

Joshua Derocher

8:30 AM on 12.11.2013

Project Eternity has a name and a gameplay trailer

Project Eternity, Obsidian's old-school PC role-playing game that was Kickstarted last year, is now called Pillars of Eternity. Along with getting an actual name, Obsidian released the first gameplay trailer, and opened up ...

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 12.10.2013

Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO

The developers behind Battlestar Galactica Online are working on a new space game, called Entropy. Entropy is out now on Steam Early Access, so you can check it out for $19.99 if you want to. It looks a lot like EVE Online t...

Joshua Derocher

11:15 AM on 12.10.2013

SOE explains what EverQuest Next Landmark actually is

SOE just released a quick video that answers the question, "what is EverQuest Next Landmark?" Well, it's a game of exploration, monsters to fight, and building just about anything you want. The video shows off building a hou...

Joshua Derocher

10:15 AM on 12.10.2013

Minecraft 1.7.4 is out now with Twitch streaming support

Minecraft version 1.7.4 is out today, and this update will let you stream to Twitch with a simple key press. To set this up, you'll need to link your Twitch and Mojang accounts together, which only takes a few minutes. Just h...

Joshua Derocher

8:30 AM on 12.10.2013

GTA Online's content creation tool is out today

Get ready to create your own content for GTA Online, because the game's content creation tool is out today. You will be able to create deathmatches, team deathmatches, races, GTA races, and rally races. Any player created mis...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 12.09.2013

Torment fans vote for turn-based combat in Numenera

inXile asked Kickstarter backers what type of combat they would like to see in Torment: Tides of Numenera, and turn-based came out slightly in the lead. The votes were so close that inXile said it was basically a tie, but the...

Joshua Derocher

12:15 PM on 12.09.2013

Pro League of Legends players can stream anything again

Earlier this week Riot decided to block any pro League of Legend player from streaming any competing MOBA. Riot has now decided to reverse this decision, and players can stream any game they wish. Riot says that it originally...

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 12.09.2013

New trailer shows off Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider

During VGX Square Enix unveiled a trailer showing the pretty graphics from the upcoming Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It looks really pretty, but it looks almost exactly like the origi...

Joshua Derocher

10:15 AM on 12.09.2013

Ubisoft thinks The Division's Snowdrop Engine is amazing

Ubisoft released a video showing off the Snowdrop Engine from The Division, and it seems like they thinks it's really cool. In fact, they say that "never before has a video game reached this level of detail." I think th...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 AM on 12.09.2013

New Thief trailer shows the death of Garrett's apprentice

Anyone who played the old Thief games might remember Garrett taking on a young apprentice. Apparently, Eidos Montreal doesn't want to have a young thief following him around, because during VGX they released a trailer for th...

Joshua Derocher

1:30 AM on 12.07.2013

Fallout 4 teaser site was just a brilliant hoax

The weird website thesurvivor2299.com seemed to be leading up to an announcement for Fallout 4, but now the site just has a video of a sad violin. Bethesda already said that they weren't going to be showing anything...

Joshua Derocher

10:30 AM on 12.06.2013

Check out this teaser for Galactic Princess

This is one of those games that immediately made me sit up and pay attention when I first heard about it. Galactic Princess will be a "Spaceship Survival Sandbox," where players can design their own ship, hire a crew, and sm...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 AM on 12.06.2013

Download the Skywind alpha and play Morrowind in Skyrim

Just hearing the Morrowind theme fills me with the need for adventure, and seeing the streets of Balmora makes me feel at home. Now I have a chance to revisit my favorite Elder Scrolls game as a mod for Skyrim. The epic mod...

Joshua Derocher

8:30 AM on 12.06.2013

PSA: PSN will be down for eight hours on Monday

The PlayStation Network will be down on Monday the 9th starting at 16:00 GMT for maintenance. The PlayStation Europe Twitter account shared the times, since this outage will be during peak gaming hours for people in the UK. ...

Joshua Derocher

1:30 PM on 12.05.2013

Dev: DayZ early access is a 'recipe for disappointment'

The developers on the standalone version of DayZ put out a blog post yesterday covering the current state of the game. It will be out on Steam Early Access soon, and the developers made it clear that "it's a true-blue alpha."...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 12.05.2013

Police detain World of Warcraft player during livestream

Someone decided to play an awful prank on Swifty, a World of Warcraft broadcaster with a half-million subscribers on YouTube. Some asshat watching his livestream decided it would be hilarious to call the cops and claim that ...

Joshua Derocher

10:15 AM on 12.05.2013

Tongue and butt controllers created by Valve engineer

Here is something I have never thought while playing a game, "Gee! I wish I could use my butt to control this!" Even if it's something you have never thought of, an engineer at Valve, Ben Krasnow, put together two very inter...

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