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Jul 03 // Dengar

Better with Age: Earthbound/Mother 2

  I needed this game. I found it at Walmart in a bargain-bin for either $15 or $25. I remember it was much cheaper than most games because I was a kid without a lot of money, but the box was big and colorful, a...
Jul 03 // wutangclam

Better With Age: Psychonauts

It might have been a yellow, goggle-sporting youth that changed my life. It also could have been a deranged security guard. Or a defeatist descendant of a legendary conqueror. Perhaps it was the allure of summer camp, or ment...
Jul 03 // ShadeOfLight

Bbain's Jukebox, Shade-Style: Gibberish

Boy, oh boy, has it been a long time since we've been here. Welcome back to Bbain's Jukebox! I'm making good used of my new-found "free time" with a new music blog for all y'all. I know RadicalYoseph is up for more of these, ...
Jul 03 // ScreamAid

As someone big on podcasts, here are my favorites!

One of the few things I've had yet to talk about myself is my love and dedication to podcasts. I figured that since I haven't been playing any games as of late (because I've fallen behind on podcasts and have been trying to c...
Jul 03 // Virtua Kazama

Nintendo's Bill Trinen Confirms That He Will Be Competing at EVO for Smash 4

Bill Trinen, who is an interpreter for Shigeru Miyamoto and the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Nintendo, announces today that he will be competing for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at Evolution 2015! He is registered as ...
Jul 03 // KingSigy

Portal Stories: Mel - Review

With Valve having seemingly given up game development, fans of their IP's have been wondering what their next game will be. Instead of waiting, Prism Studios decided to craft an unofficial prequel to Portal 2 in the mean tim...
Jul 03 // Manchild

Better With Age: Chess

In the midst of an anxiety fueled panic attack one day, I had to escape. It's difficult to explain the feeling of such a thing to those who haven't experienced it. I can only say that it is like a mental death of a kind. You ...
Jul 03 // Nintendoid

Nintendoid FNF 07/03 - Back with a vengeance

I've been gone for far too long, let's play some Nintendo! New to Friday Night Fights? It's easy to get involved!Each week, a bunch of us Dtoiders get together to play videogames online! It's a 100% community-run event, so fe...
Jul 03 // CblogRecaps

Cblogs of 07/02/15 + Social ineptitude-isms

Some good news and some bad news this week. The good news is that I'm done with my internship now! I said my goodbyes yesterday over drinks, and it sounded like the legal team was very happy with my work. Apparently the highe...
Jul 03 // James Internet Ego

June 3301 In Elite: Dangerous

One month ago Elite: Dangerous got an update called Powerplay. It introduced galactic Powers, 10 of them, each holding control of regions of space that lend it Command Capital, the arbitrary unit of influence. CC is brought ...
Jul 03 // Nick R P Green

Jim Sterling vs. Digital Homicide Interview: Link + Some After Thoughts

So today, Jim Sterling has posted a podcast of an interview he participated in between himself and Digital Homicide, the developer most famously known for the game The Slaughtering Grounds. If you've been following the saga ...
Jul 03 // Sylveria Shini

Why Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is the perfect game for Social Justice

Often we hear from the Social Justice circle all the problems with video games: they're too hard, they're too complicated, they're too sexist/racist/whatever. There's no games that meet their incredibly specific and/or confli...
Jul 03 // Dtoid PC FNF

PC FNF: FTL: A Study in Torture

This week has been very stressful as I am changing jobs and had to train a bunch of people at my current one on EVERYTHING I know. So two things were very limited, my time for vidya and the amount of unmanagable stress I wan...
Jul 03 // PS FNF

PS Friday Night Fights: Life "Improvements" Edition

  PSYCHE!!! There really is no serious life improvements I have to discus here today. Instead I can just say that things are vaguely looking up for me. What this means right now is not very easy to say because it i...
Jul 03 // RadicalAjax Entertainment

What is the future of the Batman: Arkham Franchise?

WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS FOR BATMAN ARKHAM: KNIGHT ARE BELOW!!!  After playing the first three Batman games (Arkham Asylum: GOTY, Arkham City: GOTY, and Arkham Origins) in 2010, 2012, and AO's release of 2013, respectivel...
Jul 02 // JawshButturBawls

Adventures in Artificial Academy 2

Hello hi konnichiwa.  Today I will share with you my time spent in the wonderful world of Artificial Academy 2.    This is my story.  I'm not gonna beat around the bush here. This is indeed a mature ...
Jul 02 // Ckarasu

The Fire Emblem Fates Controversy: Clearing up the Muck

Fair warning, there may or may not be spoilers lurking in this discussion.        It's no secret that there's currently a controversy surrounding Fire Emblem Fates, and the support dialogue of Soleil and ...
Jul 02 // Lea

Introductions should be made.

Greetings destructoid community. How are you this fine evening? That's good to hear. I'm doing quite well this evening as i continue researching for a Dissertation that i'm still not sure i want to follow through with. So in ...
Jul 02 // James Houghton

Better with Age: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

If there's one game I continually revisit at least once a year, it's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In my mind, this title is the quintessential action adventure game. It has everything; a gripping story centered arou...
Jul 02 // eightbitsamurai

How Do You Choose What to Play Next?

It’s summer! It’s time for me to go outside, take a trip, maybe finally go to the gym like I always wanted, even! HAH, just kidding, it’s Ramadan, so I’m going to shut myself in and play videogames to ...
Jul 02 // CblogRecaps

Cblog recaps of 7/1/15 and SAMURAI-isms

Hulu is where I've always wanted Netflix to be three years ago. Back then, I wanted Netflix to have more than two seasons of Adventure Time or Samurai Jack or whatever else its Cartoon Network contract had. Now, Hulu has so...
Jul 02 // Squareman

How Story, Dialogue, and Personality Affect Video Games

This is something that I’ve toiled over for a few years. In fact, the reason that I am writing this today is because of my forty-five minute rant to myself in the shower. If this doesn’t translate very well, I can...
Jul 02 // Fenriff

Band of Bloggers: June Recap! (+Mini Update)

Another month has come and gone, which means that another Band of Bloggers topic has done the same! This month didn't have quite the usual haul of entries, but with it being the month of E3 and everyone being focused on wheth...
Jul 02 // decoy4444

5 Gaming issues that weren't a problem in the past.

The whole Batman: Arkham Knight Pc port debacle and after listening to Rich of ReviewTechUSA talk on it. It has got me thinking about all the shit problems us gamers face this generation, which was not a problem in the past. ...
Jul 02 // KiiWy

The Need for Positivity in Media

"YOU WANT HAPPY ENDING???"   So I've been thinking a lot lately about how society portrays media. People are always looking for something interesting - drama, comedy, tragedy, romance, ANYTHING that breaks the norm of j...
Jul 02 // CblogRecaps

Cblogs of 09, 16, 23 and 30 of June 2015

I owe an apology to the community. I have been rather late in doing my recaps, and there’s no excuse for it. This is not the first time I have grouped multiple recaps in one, but it is also the last. When I am unable t...
Jul 02 // PStoid

PStoid Episode 26: Free Book Suppository

  Here's what happened in episode #26! On this episode of PStoid: Phil is here, (or is he?) Neal really likes Tower of Guns, Nanashi mistakes a lot of things and special guest Conor sets off a tangent or two! But a...
Jul 02 // Dinosir

TBT: How Missingno Works

01XXD8CF      Look how hip and trendy and kewl I am with the using the "Thowback Thursday" thing. Maybe next I'll learn how to use Hastags or maybe the may-mays :O. An exciting proposition indeed. Anyways...
Jul 02 // FlanxLycanth

Ruining my life part 76: FF marathon

So I've been playing Final Fantasy XIV a lot recentlyExpansion hype!Finally got to level 60.Got my final skill, made a gif! I sat in my garden until the sun went downI wanted it to look like a silhouette and it work...
Jul 02 // TheDustinThomas

Hall of Game: Batman (NES) & a call for podcast questions.

Just because I wrote a blog earlier this week letting everyone know that I'm leaving the site soon, I also said that the Friday recap will be my last blog before I inevitably pull a Terry Funk and come back. Just because I wr...

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