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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.


10 Things About Fen

So this seems to be a thing that people do when they start blogging here, but it wasn't something I was aware of until a while after I had started. I've been writing here on Destructoid for a b...   more

10 Things About Fen


Nintendo Friday Night Fights: Oooh Bananah

Don't fuck around. Although...if you successfully pull off the move, you automatically win the weekly tournament. What a conundrum! See you tonight, racers. _______________________ New to Fri...   more

Nintendo Friday Night Fights: Oooh Bananah


My P.T. Impressions!

P.T. is a playable teaser for the next Silent Hill title, also known as "Silent Hills", which is being made by Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima. The title will star Norman Reedus of The Walkin...   more

My P.T. Impressions!


August 15th UK Releases and Bargains

As August rolls on it's still pretty quiet releases wise with on the PS4, PS3 and Vita being the only major release of the week, while on the deals side of things from Greenmangaming you can pic...   more

August 15th UK Releases and Bargains


Xbox FNF: Gamescom

I'm still trying to play catch up to all the news that's been coming out of Gamescom this past week.  A ton of news has come out and I haven't had a chance to unbury (That's a word now) myself ...   more

Xbox FNF: Gamescom


Videogame Doujinshi volume 5: iDOLM@STER - Live for You!

series (which will now be referred to as simply "Idolmaster" because I'm boring like that) hasn't really reached across the pond and onto the shores of the United States. Yes, while we did get...   more

Videogame Doujinshi volume 5: iDOLM@STER - Live for You!


PS Friday Night Fights - Michigans & Poutine Edition

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PS Friday Night Fights - Michigans & Poutine Edition


Mortal Kombat Art Tribute: Choose its Destiny in 2015!!

If you are a Mortal Kombat fan and you browse on sites like TRMK, MK Online, MK Secrets or Test Your Might and Eventhubs you might heard about that big by over 200 fans, organized and hosted by...   more

Mortal Kombat Art Tribute: Choose its Destiny in 2015!!


Do you dare to crawl???

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Do you dare to crawl???


A New Host, No Really this Time! Ask Questions

The next recording for the fourth episode of PStoid is in about two days. What kind of discussion topics do you want us to include in the show? Let us know in the comments and be sure to leave us...   more

A New Host, No Really this Time! Ask Questions


A funny thing happened on the way to Zanarkand...

So there I am, having killed Seymour (again, maybe) and approaching the 'point of no return' - you know, that point in JRPGs where the world suddenly opens up and you're given free reign to exp...   more

A funny thing happened on the way to Zanarkand...


A generally unhappy tale of 'competitive' gaming and general life issues

I don't usually get affected by celebrities dying, but Robin Williams passing really hit me quite hard. Growing up, and probably still for nostalgic reasons, Aladdin was my favourite movie. Mr Wi...   more

A generally unhappy tale of 'competitive' gaming and general life issues


Daily Easter Egg #15: Donkey Kong 64's References to Past Games and Future Conso

Who knew apes could have decent interior decorating skills? As the title implies, this egg is from Donkey Kong 64. A gramophone, a steel girder, and a painting of a dolphin can all be seen de...   more

Daily Easter Egg #15: Donkey Kong 64's References to Past Games and Future Conso


Why Murdered: Souls Suspect Fails as a Mystery Game

was a bit of a disappointment to me. I really love the concept of a murder mystery/detective/investigation/whatever the hell you want to call the genre game, which is why I really wanted this on...   more

Why Murdered: Souls Suspect Fails as a Mystery Game


The Games I Have Played The Most

I am only twenty years old, but I have played a large number of video games throughout these twenty years. A few games way more than others - probably significantly more but I have played plenty ...   more

The Games I Have Played The Most


Yumi's Odd Odyssey

I have a weakness for cute anime things, especially if it looks like it's from the 80s or 90s. While I had heard of the Japanese Umihara Kawase series, I've never been too big into importing. A...   more

Yumi's Odd Odyssey


Cblog Recaps of 08/13/14 + Twitch Striderisms

I've been enjoying this new laptop of mine for the past half year. I'm tempted to ask them if I can keep it and I might as well hope because I've got student loans out the wazoo for coming her...   more

Cblog Recaps of 08/13/14 + Twitch Striderisms


A poetic retelling of my experience with Silent Hills' "P.T."

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3 Of The Greatest Survival Horror Games Made

Just about anyone who grew up with a video game console around the turn of the millennium spent some time playing a game, in the pitch dark, that gave them nightmares for a few weeks straight. Si...   more

3 Of The Greatest Survival Horror Games Made





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