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1:57 PM on 05.23.2009  

Scarf: Developer Interview

I've decided to give some more information about Scarf the artgame that I'm making. I shall be doing it by interviewing myself, even though Robert Summa seems to have the "talking to yourself" market monopolized.

Ian: Why did you decide to make this game?
Ian: I was interested in learning to code, and I thought I might as well make an art game.

I: Why is it called "Scarf"?
I: I can't tell you. It would ruin the point of the game.

I: How long will the game be?
I: I've planned to make it about five minutes on a playthrough, if you do everything right.

I: Who's making the game?
I: Just me, and my splintered personality.

I: When will it be out?
I: Sometime in July, I believe. I have exams coming up, so I can't work on it.

If you have any questions, post them, and I will respond.

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8:36 PM on 05.07.2009  

Scarf, a game that will be made by a member of the Destructoid Community

Inspired by Anthony Burch's Runner, I have decided to make my own artgame. I can't give any details, as that would spoil the point of the game, but I can announce it. I'm an artist now, I can do things like this.

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3:16 PM on 05.01.2009  

Thank You Destructoid (and Podtoid)

As some of you may or may not know, I asked a rather disturbing question on Podtoid a coupla weeks ago. This caused them to send me some shwag.

I got:

3 Dtoid Stickers
3 Dtoid mini buttons

Thanks guys!

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1:18 PM on 04.22.2009  

Dreamcasts Now Available on ThinkGeek

<p>HOLYSHIT [Editor's note: Your broke the C Blogs. Write more too! This isn't Twitter! -- CTZ] </p><p>HOLY SHIT!</p>

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6:05 PM on 04.15.2009  

My Local Thrift Store is the Lobster Milkshake

...and I mean that in a good way.

I pop in to my local thrift store whenever I have time after school. Now, typically I just find crap in the videogames section, but it does sometimes have gems. Last time, I found a PS1 for $10. This time I found an N64 for $4.50. It didn't have any controllers nor games, but it was still a great deal. I sold mine in a moment of weakness, so now I feel like part of me has returned. Also, they have something like 4 PS1s right now.

I'm looking for games, so it's off to Ebay or my local rental store.

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12:33 PM on 03.13.2009  

New TF2 Patch Released

Hopefully this will stop all of the whining.

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7:16 PM on 02.27.2009  

Wiiware to not be a steaming pile of fecal matter (maybe)

The Japan only, cell phone game, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, has been rated by the ESRB to be coming to the Wii. FUCK YES. I WANT IT NOW FUCKERS.


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8:24 PM on 02.23.2009  

Scout Update: The Force-a-Nature

The Scout's new weapon, The Force-A-Nature, has been announced by Valve. It will replace the scattergun, but functions differently. It's a two shot shotgun with a LONG reload time, and knockback. You can also gain altitude when firing it in the air. It seems to be a very decent replacement. However, it's not a Shamwow, so it's not as good as that...

It also seems to counteract the lack of doublejumpage from the Sandman. Cool.

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9:27 PM on 02.22.2009  

Scout Update: Shamwow

Hi it's Scout with Shamwow You'll be sayin wow every time you use this towel It's like a chamois it's like a towel it's like a sponge A regular towel doesn't work wet - this works wet or dry This is for the house the car the boat the RV Shamwow holds twenty times its weight in liquid! Look at this! It just does the work! Why do you want to work twice as hard? Doesn't drip doesn't make a mess you wring it out wash it in the washing machine! Made in Germany - you know the Germans always make good stuff! You can cut it in half use one as a bath mat drain ya dishes with the other one use one as a towel! Olympic divers they use it as a towel! Look at that! Completely dry! Put a wet sweater roll it up it dries your sweaters. Here's some stains! Not only is the damage gonna be on top - there's your mildew! That is gonna smell! See that? The most absorb! We're gonna do this in real time! Look at this. Put it on the spill turn it over Without even putting any pressure fifty percent of the cola right there You follow me camera guy? The other fifty percent the color starts to come up! No other towel's gonna do that It acts like a vacuum! And look at this - virtually dry on the bottom See what I'm tellin' ya? Shamwow You'll be sayin' wow every time!

For an explanation of this, see here.

Also, the Scout achievements now have criteria. See them here!

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5:49 PM on 02.19.2009  


So, I've been checking the Scout update page every half-hour recently, and it was finally updated. The result: BONK ENERGY DRINK! It looks like it will give the Scout a temporary speed boost, and it might restore some health. Full info can be found here.

Oh yeah, there are some achievements, but no criteria. :(

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5:50 PM on 01.29.2009  

What is a Villain?: Ray

/ˈvɪlən/ [vil-uhn]
1. a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel.
2. a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot.

That's the dictionary definition, but how about a specific one: Ray, from Breath of Fire 2. I know that most of you haven't played it, given that it's very much a cult series. I found it on the Wii's virtual console for 8 dollars. If you enjoyed Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, or Final Fantasy, you'd probably enjoy it. The story is on par with Final Fantasy 4. It's basically a "Go kill this" story, but it's told with such flair, and such an awesomely bad translation, that it's unique and awesome. It also started the "Church is Evil" cliche.

The main villain in the story could either be considered Habaruku or Death Evan. Habaruku is the leader of the Church of St. Eva, and a master manipulator, causing the death of this article's subject. Death Evan is a sealed demon who wishes to destroy everything for some reason... it's not that well explained. The other characters in the game are far more interesting.

Three paragraphs in, and I haven't even talked about the article's subject yet. Ray is a priest in the church of St. Eva, and meets the PCs rescuing townsfolk from monsters in a well. He grants the party a spell after this sequence, and the game goes back to it's story. Towards the end of the game, he meets the PCs, and after a disagreement over what happened to a party member's (Rand, if you played the game) mother. The PCs are suspicious of this, knowing that the stubborn character would not change her religion and give her land to the church, and decide to travel to the Grand Church of St. Eva.

After a few fetch quests, the party enters the church, and confronts Habaruku, the leader of the church. He maintains that the church is not malicious, declares the group to be heathens, and orders Ray to kill them. Ray states that he thought that they understood each other, and states that he must now slay them, turning into a huge dragon, an ability shared by the protagonist, a scion of the lost Dragon clan. The battle is not typical, and merely consists of a round, the protagonist casting a spell he learns after being hit by the dragon's breath, and kills him in one shot. Ray returns to human form, and states that he has met his equal, that the church is evil, and that he was honour bound to serve Habaruku.

Several towns later, the party travels to the village of the lost dragon clan. They see a man who looks exactly like Ray, and he says that Ray must have been a member of the dark dragon clan, the villains of the first game.

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3:21 PM on 12.26.2008  

LeFNFt 4 Dead

c wut i did thar?

I got L4D for Christmas! If anyone wants to play online tonight, my steam name is Shoggothontheroof.

Post here, and add me to your friendslist to reserve a seat.

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