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10:52 PM on 06.26.2013

My Gaming Story: LAN Parties With My Dad

My gaming story does not begin with an Atari, or Nintendo, or Sega, or any other console for that matter. It does not begin with text adventures, MUDs, or point-and-click adventure games on the PC, either. It doesn't even b...   read

10:42 PM on 06.24.2013

NVGR: Shopping Etiquette

I work at my local Target store as a cart attendant. It's a menial job involving bringing shopping carts into the store from the parking lot, cleaning restrooms, changing trash, helping 'guests' to their cars with large heavy...   read

4:46 AM on 03.26.2013

Defending the Assassin's Creed Games

I recently finished Assassin's Creed III, and I thought I'd take a few minutes to share what I liked most about each of the past AC games. Nothing special, just thought I'd post something positive on Destructoid for once. The...   read

7:26 PM on 03.16.2013

Rant about Mobile Games and the State of the Industry

So, I've noticed a lot of negativity about the video games industry in general, especially here on Destructoid. A lot of commenters enthusiastically responding to news of falling sales figures, cynical views of developers and...   read

9:01 AM on 12.08.2009

Rock Band isn't about make believe.

There are a lot of people who hate Rock Band and Guitar Hero, for one reason or another. Phrases like "learn to play a real instrument," "stupid plastic instruments," and "when will this fad be over," are constantly thrown ar...   read

1:40 PM on 11.06.2009

A Ridiculous Game Idea

I recently had to do an assignment for my video game design course where I had to come up with an idea for a vehicle-based game. What follows is the result. My vehicle game is a sort of arcade mech combat game. Players take ...   read

1:07 AM on 10.25.2009

Nothing is Sacred: End Bosses

The V8 in front of me roars as I slam into a hunter, the force of the impact killing it instantly. I take a quick glance at the radar screen on my dashboard; another one is behind me. I slam on the handbrake and do a 180 de...   read

5:50 PM on 10.01.2009

My Experience With Half Life

My last video game purchase was the Xbox 360 version of The Orange Box in February/March of this year (I can't quite remember which) , based largely on the fact that it was twenty dollars and I had immensely enjoyed Portal wh...   read

9:35 PM on 09.22.2009

A Disturbing Flaw in my Personality

I have many character flaws. After all, I'm not perfect. Nobody is. But as I was playing Gears of War 2 recently, a friend pointed one out to me that had me actually spooked. I'm a lazy person; I can be infuriatingly laid-ba...   read

9:02 PM on 09.11.2009

Why I'm Glad Harmonix Got The Beatles and not Activision

Pretty much speaks for itself. I don't really like the sting at the end, it feels like it's a bit too much, but otherwise very funny. Credit goes to Youtube user chaopolis. The actual Youtube page can be found here.   read

8:07 AM on 09.09.2009

Some Excellent Underrated Handheld Titles

In the days before I really got into console gaming, a transition which I mark as when I truly began to be obsessed with video games, I played a lot of handheld games, as well as a few PC games. I just felt like I should do a...   read

1:33 AM on 08.28.2009

Why There Should Be More Cats in Video Games

I've noticed that there seems to be very few of my favorite animal in video games these days, whether as main characters or whatever. Everyone seems to like dogs better, as evidenced by the most recent Zelda game, Fable II, a...   read

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