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Jul 28 // jtompkins

A Few Critiques About Female Game Characters with Average American Bodies

Bulimia.com's recent blog post features images of female video game characters that have been reversed Photoshopped to feature the body proportions of the average American female; the images have circulated like wild fire ac...
Jul 28 // AvtrSpirit

A Better Class of Game Criticism: Part 4

  This is the last and final part of the “better criticism” series. It deals with the topic of violence in videogames. To recap: In Part 1, I introduced the reasons for changing our tools of criticism for vid...
Jul 28 // Josh Rivers

You know what, where IS Beyond Good and Evil 2?

Destructoid's UK editor Laura Kate Dale has been on a bit of a tear following the latest E3 where Beyond Good and Evil 2 once again didn't appear, which recently culminated in her on-going playthrough of the first Beyond Goo...
Jul 28 // CblogRecaps

Cblogs Of 7/26/15 + A Return Of The Salesman Pitch

Hey! You may remember a month or three back when I talked about an exciting way that Call Of Duty could revitalise the series: Through Call Of Duty: Zanzibar. That it would be an exciting real-time depiction of the Anglo-Zan...
Jul 27 // PStoid

We're cooking up another episode with Jed of Destructoid!

PStoid is recording very rapid fire for some bizarre reason continuing with Episode 28 for which Jed Dtoid staffer extraordinaire will be on as a guest to talk to us on all manner of things! Anyway we could use your inp...
Jul 27 // StriderHoang

Stealthy ninja shorts: quality binding time with Isaac

Binding of Isaac is a big name in the indie domain. I loved watching runs of it on a YouTube I follow, Star (also called Ster). It was hard to believe Rebirth could further refine the formula but not only does it do so with ...
Jul 27 // Totally not Batman

Predicting Rocksteady's Next Game

Whats next for the Arkham developer? With developer Rocksteady finishing up work on Arkham Knight, many predictions are coming out on what the next game will be. Hell, it's been happening for years, and many of us want to fin...
Jul 27 // James Internet Ego

Some Written Word on Game Design: The Craft of Crafting

This image terrifies me. Ah, crafting: the process of taking some bits and pieces, chucking them on a workbench, and turning them into one bigger bit. Note that this is not an analysis of building mechanics – though I ...
Jul 27 // CoruptAI125

Taking Notes: Mass Effect

Last Friday I posted a blog about diving back into Mass Effect, and trying to take a look at the game in a critical light. In an attempt to sound smarter and also make specific references to moments in the game , I took ...
Jul 27 // Shinta

3D Streets of Rage 2 Review: $5.99, that's $1 more than a drink at Starbucks

3D Streets of Rage 2 is finally out, and it truly does not disappoint.  This review is going to be short and sweet, as the game has been out for many years, and it's already well known that this is considered by many to ...
Jul 27 // Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon

It's never too late to get your cherry con popped.

Comic-Con security be like... In case you haven't heard from some of the comments I made in the FP or Outer Heaven, I'll go ahead and fill you in on it now: I WENT TO MY FIRST COMIC-CON! And holy shit was Space City Comic-Con...
Jul 27 // TuxedoKnight

Five Nights: Proof The Internet Can't Handle Nice Things.

When Five Nights at Freddie's came out a year ago, nobody really knew how big of a success it would be. It was a humble indie game with a cool concept and a cool gimmick and a terrifying atmosphere. Thanks to the Youtub...
Jul 27 // Esteban Sky Cuevas

The DMC Diaries–Part 6

It’s been awhile but here’s a new entry in the DMC Diaries for Missions 10 and 11! A lot of the Devil May Cry games have these maze levels where you need to leave the level through the right exit or else the area...
Jul 27 // Lord Spencer

Better with Age: Actually Finishing Mega Man

Actually Finishing the Damn Game: I have been a fan of Mega Man games for a long time. Yet, I never actually managed to finish any one of them before I played them in the Mega Man anniversary editions that included all the or...
Jul 27 // KiiWy

Change

It's not all that bad....   How many of you read the title of this blog alone and cringed? Are you one of those types of people? If so, you better crawl back into your corner and hyperventilate for a couple more hours b...
Jul 27 // OrochiLeona

LaserRot #2: Freedom Fighter

(Apologies for picture quality, 80's Laserdisc mpegs, doncha' know?)2. FREEDOM FIGHTER(Millenium Games - 1986)One of the biggest problems facing eager developers, keen to leap on the laserdisc bandwagon, was that beautiful an...
Jul 27 // n0signal

BOOK REVIEW: Time of Contempt (The Witcher Saga)

After the relatively sedate Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt kicks the events of the Witcher Saga up a notch! This second book in the core saga is once again translated by David French, who also translated Sword of Destiny, ...
Jul 27 // Niero Gonzalez

Destructoid site design update: Tiny pretty update coming soon

This one is a few days or weeks away, but I'm working with old-school ModernMethod designer RC on tying up the place a bit. The first thing we're doing is fixing those weird gaps on some mobile and desktop resolutions that c...
Jul 26 // Jed Whitaker

Rumor Debunked: Hulk Hogan DLC no longer available for WWE 2K15, even if you bought it

[Update 2: Just confirmed that Hulk Hogan is still available on both the PS3 and PS4 versions of WWE 2K15 for purchase and can still be downloaded and used. So while the rumor has been debunked (unless the DLC was pulled...
Jul 26 // CblogRecaps

Cblogs of 7-24-15 + Life Are Strange

I have not had good interactions with mowfuckas (TPB J-Rock inspired) lately. Let me take you through just a couple of instances one by one before we get to recaps: Scene A- One of the best skate spots around here is under ...
Jul 26 // Pixie The Fairy

A fae falls to the dark side...

Bleh. It's been that kind of week for me. Not only did I get to enjoy the stress and tedium of job interviews and filling out more applications, (because what the fuck is my resume for again?) I had some sort of reaction to a...
Jul 26 // Dreamweaver

Comments of the Week - Go ahead. Swallow.

That's right, Comments of the Week is back with another load of delicious comments from the community. Don't resist it. Just let it slide down your throat, slipping back your tongue as the uvula bounces off the tip like a sp...
Jul 26 // KingSigy

Waste of Time

Even though I vowed to look on the bright side with my return blog, I never stated that there wouldn't be sad ones. Sorry if this sounds dark and evil. You have to expel your demons from time to time. Video games have may ris...
Jul 26 // Mike Wallace

When are we going to see a faithful Warhammer Videogame?

Warhammer: Total War is the latest adaptation of Games Workshop's tabletop miniatures war game Warhammer Fantasy Battles. And like many Warhammer games, I find myself simultaneously excited and annoyed that once again, a War...
Jul 26 // sonic429

6th Generation thoughts

Before I get into my main topic I'd like to address where I've been as of late. While I've still been around to comment and share my opinions on stories, I can't be there as much as I used to be. Basically my work cracked dow...
Jul 26 // TheKodu

Steam Security gaff left users vulnerable to anti gambling vigilantes

So most of this is a write up of a reddit thread where these events first happened. On the 25th of July part of Steam's own security system stopped fuctioning. The part in question was the pasword reset code verification sys...
Jul 26 // JoyfulSanity

I'm back, and I made my own website too!

Have you ever been away from home for a really long time? Do you know that warm fuzzy feeling of seeing old friends and family for a week after being away for months at a time? That's kind of how I feel writing this post. It...
Jul 26 // Flegma

Alien Syndrome and space sims

First, a simple test: do you recognize the name "Lawrence Holland"? Don't hit Google with his name just yet, I'll get back to him around the halfway point of this post. If you know the game Alien Syndrome and remember it fond...
Jul 26 // Perd Hapley

The console dilemma

Why is it so hard just to want one console? I'm in the market for a video game console, yet my desire to only own one is making this more difficult than it should be. There are a couple of reasons why I just want one console:...

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