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Narrative Rant: Proteus

A lazy afternoon. I sit on the couch and fire on my PS Vita. I open Proteus and get lost on an island. I do actually come from an island, Sardinia. It is a place in the middle of the Mediterran...   more

Narrative Rant: Proteus


Artists and their art - seperate entities?

Through something that came up apparently over the last few days and that toally passed me by I had the idea to this blog. It'll get video games related down the line, trust me, but you'll have t...   more



7 Xbox One Games People Are Buying Up Before They Are Even Released

If you're a game developer, the video game market can be an absolute gold mine...if you create the right type of game that is.  Looking at the Amazon Bestseller's list for Xbox One, you'll see t...   more

7 Xbox One Games People Are Buying Up Before They Are Even Released


Going to PAX? Why not take your favorite Dtoider with you?!

So you were one of the lucky few who managed to snag a pass to PAX this year. How exciting! You've got your flights booked, your hotel reserved, and your bags packed (boy, you're really on the ...   more



The (Un)Classics Project: the Two Worlds Franchise

It’s way past redundant to say at this point, but I can’t help but feel a little jaded about the eighth generation of consoles, even almost a year after all have become present and accounted for...   more

The (Un)Classics Project: the Two Worlds Franchise


I've been Huge for almost a year now

Ladies… So we are closing in on the one year anniversary of Huge.  It’s been a controversial year since the original announcement to be sure.  There have been some   about the  Dtoid is . So f...   more



Transistor Review: Pitch-Perfect, Strings Attached

[So my PC decided that today it was going to stop working, it's a power issue brought on by the case. I was looking for an excuse to write my Transistor review anyway, so why not now? Just to pre...   more

Transistor Review: Pitch-Perfect, Strings Attached


Important News are Important: The Last of Us Art Director returns to Naughty Dog

Do you remember the articles about people leaving Naughty Dog in the last months and people..being worried about the state of Naughty Dog? Some people mentioned it in comments already...develope...   more

Important News are Important: The Last of Us Art Director returns to Naughty Dog


My New Job is kinda like GTA but I wish it was more like Mario Kart 8

When I say my new job is kinda like , I'm not implying that I'm engaging in all manner of criminality. I haven’t played yet (I know, I know), but my abiding memory of the series is getting into ...   more

My New Job is kinda like GTA but I wish it was more like Mario Kart 8


PStoid Episode 4: Brain Cell Drain

In this episode! Nanashi gets to talk about Warhawk, Twice, Kim doesn't like Gran Turismo, Trev tells us about his ideal bushido blade, first time host djnealb aka Neal is scared of the PT demo a...   more

PStoid Episode 4: Brain Cell Drain


Cblogs of 08/15/14 + 08/16/14 and bbainisms

Hello everyone! I've still been playing Digital Devil Saga this week. Being a JRPG and all, it's hella long. I'm not really sure how far into the game I am. It feels like maybe things are start...   more



Daily Easter Egg #18: Are the Masks in Majora's Mask Based off of Star Fox

A side-by-side comparison of the masks and Star Fox's characters, courtesy of 4chan There are 24 masks to collect in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and all of them are unique in their own...   more

Daily Easter Egg #18: Are the Masks in Majora's Mask Based off of Star Fox


Bioware sexual preferences patches and packs: a sugestion.

So, as all of us know, Bioware new gay manifesto is set to release soon: Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAhu2h94Vum0XrNpzhBT7ionGKvkAqJ_RDz4zWuW...   more

Bioware sexual preferences patches and packs: a sugestion.


My First Experience w/ the Pokémon TCG

Do you remember the first time you tried something that really changed your life? The emotion that it brought, the excitement from something new and exciting is, simply put, intoxicating. Maybe i...   more

My First Experience w/ the Pokémon TCG


Worst Protagonist EVER (+Birthday)

As far as I can gather, the concept of an antihero has become quite popular in the past decade or so, especially in videogames. Characters ranging from a young delinquent to a (classic) honorable...   more

Worst Protagonist EVER (+Birthday)


Some Love for Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Space Marine is a masterpiece.  There, I said it.  I even kind of mean it.  I played it recently and remembered just how much I loved the game, and how sad it makes me to know that THQ isn’t gett...   more

Some Love for Warhammer 40k: Space Marine


Opinion: It's time to stop playing JRPGs

Or at least, it is for me. Let’s admit it: I’m not getting any younger. I have a day job and I write silly editorials while commuting back and forth from it, and I find myself scribbling things l...   more

Opinion: It's time to stop playing JRPGs


Underrated: Painkiller Review

Ever had that feeling where you don't feel like going into that long ass RPG? Where your brain doesn't function well enough for a deep, story driven game filled with dialogue. Do you lack the pat...   more

Underrated: Painkiller Review


The Thief Guild Paid Me A Visit :(

This is emotional... but I needed to vent. Feel free to listen to this music as it pretty much sums up my feelings. eQK08lRwvIw So I guess I never really cared too bad about moving in general. ...   more

The Thief Guild Paid Me A Visit :(


Daily Easter Egg #17: Pokémon Colosseum's Different Intro Screens

This is the default screen featuring Wes, Rui, Umbreon, and Espeon This is one of the alternate screens that features Wes, Rui, and cracked out versions of the Hoenn Trainers And the fina...   more

Daily Easter Egg #17: Pokémon Colosseum's Different Intro Screens


SNES REVIEWS: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom

For those reading one of my SNES review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: "While the SNES was a constant presence in my childhood, I never had a large collection of games for ...   more

SNES REVIEWS: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom


PSA: PS2 Atlus games discounted on PSN

Ladies, gentlemen, mysterious unidentified creatures of Dtoid, lend me your rears!. It has come to my attention that a good portion of you enjoy Atlus-made vidja-gaimus and that a lot of you al...   more

PSA: PS2 Atlus games discounted on PSN


Comedian Paul F. Tompkins talks Bioshock Infinite and the shame of being racist

M_y490RDh6o Paul F. Tompkins, as Monsignor Damien Fearnly, discusses the three petite miracles he has performed. To hear the other two listen to the season finale of The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot P...   more

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins talks Bioshock Infinite and the shame of being racist


Microsoft's Struggle with Standards

In the previous console generation, the first system I owned was the Wii. It didn't take very long for me to realize that I didn't make a very wise decision with that. After finishing Okami (wh...   more

Microsoft's Struggle with Standards


Cblogs of 08/14/14 + United States, I am in you

Another batch of quick US-related Shadeisms. The past week has certainly been something else. I flew 6,500 miles for the first time, I landed in a country I've never been before, I played Brave...   more



How Writing Chiptunes Differs From Writing Other Music: Basic Overview

Note: I originally wrote this as a Quora answer, but thought it would also fit here.  Original question: "What is it like to compose chiptunes and how is it different from composing music using ...   more

How Writing Chiptunes Differs From Writing Other Music: Basic Overview


Narrative Rant: Luftrausers

Luftrausers chewed me and spit me on the floor, but I always went back for more. I played it until it wasn't fun to play, and became plain frustrating. I kept on playing it until I hated myself, ...   more

Narrative Rant: Luftrausers


Dad Goes Overboard When Teaching Sons the Truths of War

Sweden is a fine country. The people who live there are tall, blonde, and beautiful. Sweden has also given the world savory meatballs, affordable yet stylish modern furniture, award winning swims...   more



Daily Easter Egg #16: The Wind Fish in Kirby Air Ride

That's obviously the Wind Fish. Normal whales can't fly, don't be silly! Well, I never thought I'd be finding a Legend of Zelda easter egg in a Kirby game, but video games are full of secrets...   more

Daily Easter Egg #16: The Wind Fish in Kirby Air Ride


Dear Konami, just make more P.T.

If you're reading this, I assume you've either played some of P.T. or have an idea of what the fuss is about.  It's a "Playable Teaser".  But it's more like a demo, or arguably a small game in it...   more

Dear Konami, just make more P.T.





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