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I Have no Friends in World of Warcraft

Pictured: My friends list After another in a series of hiatuses, I have once again returned to World of Warcraft. This had been the longest one. It had been a little over three years since I h...   more

I Have no Friends in World of Warcraft


The Game That Taught Me To Feel

For the majority of you who don't really know me, there is a specific way that I play most video games. I generally play games one at a time and all the way through. I love to sit down and play...   more

The Game That Taught Me To Feel


Bring Out Your Dead!

I woke out of my pumpkin beer stupor early this morning and hopped on over to the Twittersphere where I saw the #gamersgate hashtag for the first time. It started me on a downward spiral of blog ...   more

Bring Out Your Dead!


How stuff works Part 1: Editorial and Advertising

It's a funny old business. Funny old world, really. All a bit topsy turvy at the moment. Like everyone's running around stomping their feet everywhere, and the result is no-one quite knows where ...   more

How stuff works Part 1: Editorial and Advertising


Appropriation, Ethics, and the Death of the Gaming Community

Like a lot of Gen Xers and early Millennials who were into games and technology, I grew up on the receiving end of some bullying for my interests. Some people got it worse than others. Walking in...   more



Distilling Game Design

I have always hated chemistry, I despised the time I spent in my school's chemistry lab, watching the hours tick by and thinking about my Nintendo 64 waiting for me back home. Needless to say, I’...   more

Distilling Game Design


Cblogs of 8/30/14 - Second Verse: Same as the First!

So I started a new semester in school this week, and already I'm feeling overwhelmed: not only do I feel somewhat anxious that I'm getting lectures and assignments that I already feel complet...   more

Cblogs of 8/30/14 - Second Verse: Same as the First!


'New' 3DS: How All Signs Pointed To This (Wii-2 Electric Boogaloo)

[Nintendo just released details of their 'new' 3DS; a more powerful version of the 3DS  with more irrelevant crap than it needed. Look, I'm not feeling very fun today, so I'm going to get down to...   more

'New' 3DS: How All Signs Pointed To This (Wii-2 Electric Boogaloo)


August 29th UK Releases and Bargains

As August gets close to it's end nothing really releases this week, while on the deals side of things from Amazon you can for the Vita for Ł16.85, from Game you can pickup for Ł16.99 on both a...   more

August 29th UK Releases and Bargains


Quick rant: Define the "Adventure" genre...

Very short blog, just something i want to get off my chest First I'll give my definition. To me, Adventure games should be open world games with plenty of freedom, when i think of an "Adventure"...   more

Quick rant: Define the


A Fantasy Fulfilled: Adventuring Akihabara

For as long as I can remember, I've always dreamed about going to Tokyo, Japan, specifically the Akihabara district: as the cultural center of all things otaku, which is probably the closest th...   more

A Fantasy Fulfilled: Adventuring Akihabara


Un-offical Tie-ins #1 Top Gun / After Burner

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Un-offical Tie-ins #1 Top Gun / After Burner


My favorite Sidekick...Miles Tails Prower

Sidekicks...they're like main characters and heroes...just not as main! Sidekicks can be found in many games, shows, stories, etc. and of course they are liked sometimes even more than the main c...   more

My favorite Sidekick...Miles Tails Prower


Nekrosys’ Strangely Pleasant Trip to EB Games

Let me start this by saying one thing: I generally detest going to EB Games. When I hunt for a worthwhile video game, I tend to go there last simply because I’m not fond of their generally high p...   more

Nekrosys’ Strangely Pleasant Trip to EB Games


So How Do You “Idealize” Female Characters?

It’s been a while since I’ve tossed a post up on Destructoid.  Let’s change that…with yet another ill-advised discussion on gender politics in video games!  Rejoice, sort of!  Or, alternatively...   more

So How Do You “Idealize” Female Characters?


What's the big deal about indies?

*note I don't mean to offend anyone with this blog I must have missed the letter that Indie Games are the new big deal because apparently that's all people want these days. PS4 and Xbox One clai...   more

What's the big deal about indies?


Super Game! A SpaceGhost style interview show ft. Nick Woz of Shovel Knight fame

http://youtu.be/kCLAJYtWvg0 About a year ago I had the idea to do an internet show in the style of Space Ghost Coast To Coast, except we would interview game devs and other type people in the in...   more

Super Game! A SpaceGhost style interview show ft. Nick Woz of Shovel Knight fame


Daily Easter Egg #29: Samus' Ship in Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze

One of the greatest parts about Nintendo is how creative they get with making cross-game references. Every main title Nintendo game has some reference of some kind to the rest of the world of the...   more

Daily Easter Egg #29: Samus' Ship in Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze


Deciphering Hohokums secret code

I loved Fez, but i never really got deep into the complex puzzles and hidden secrets of the game. Fez was great, but i kinda missed out on that. I didn't want that to happen with Hohokum. When...   more

Deciphering Hohokums secret code


A remarkably shitty F-zero retrospective...

Whenever i hear the word retrospective i think of a really in depth structured explanation of the evolution of a series with loads of informative writing, that's not what you're going to read her...   more

A remarkably shitty F-zero retrospective...


Daily Easter Egg #28: Nods to the Mushroom Kingdom in A Link to the Past

When Link had to save Hyrule by bravely exploring another world, there must have been some visitors to Hyrule while he was gone. In Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES, there is not ...   more

Daily Easter Egg #28: Nods to the Mushroom Kingdom in A Link to the Past


The Do's and Dont's for this Console Generation

It’s hard to argue that nothing has changed from the last console generation to this one. We have seen many layoffs, the rise of indie games, the saturation of genres, and memes a plenty. Even t...   more

The Do's and Dont's for this Console Generation


Pokémon Taught Me How to Read and Changed My Life Forever

Do you remember the first time you experienced Pokémon? For me, I didn’t know what I was even experiencing. I couldn’t read the words on the screen of my new Gameboy Color I had gotten for my six...   more



Daily Easter Egg #27: Alternative Gamecube Startup Screens

Oh, the nostalgia... It is almost impossible to forget the startup jingles that video game consoles have. All of the weekends we spent playing games, and all of the days to come. Every time we ...   more

Daily Easter Egg #27: Alternative Gamecube Startup Screens


Cblogs of 08/23/14 - Introducing Dreamgasms for your weekly pleasure!

"Personally I Like Dreamgasms, because dreamgasms are best gasms." - ShadeofLight As bbain mentioned in , there's a new face on the crew, and it's yours truly: the one and only ! I'll be in c...   more



The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 035 - That's racist and sexist

Salida dear readers, my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██ ...   more



Problems with the gaming industry

I think it's time we have a good long talk about the gaming industry's problems as a whole and the worst pitfalls it's given consumers over the past few years. Let's agree right now, that this is...   more



Daily Easter Egg #26: Super Mario Bros. Hieroglyphs in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64, there is a rather nice reference to the Mario games of old. In the Dark World, most players are too busy going through Bowser's lethal traps and minions in such a hurry that th...   more

Daily Easter Egg #26: Super Mario Bros. Hieroglyphs in Super Mario 64


P.T. is the scariest piece of media ever released

Never before has horror been done this right. This game, er, teaser sits easily on top of my list of scariest game/movie/book, whatever. On a horror-based checklist, it checks almost every checkm...   more

P.T. is the scariest piece of media ever released


August 22nd UK Releases and Bargains

As August continues nothing really releases this week, while on the deals side of things it's also pretty quiet, from the Game Collection you can get for Ł3.95 and on Steam you can get the for...   more

August 22nd UK Releases and Bargains





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