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5:39 PM on 04.29.2012

The Secret Resumes of Video Game Characters

[Note: This is part two, with the other five resumes available here, if you missed them way back when.]   read

12:43 PM on 04.12.2012

10 Things About Awesome From the Machine

When I clicked 'Make New Blog,' my edit page shamelessly revealed to me that my last post was back in September of last year. That fact stung, it really did, especially considering how much Destructoid - the community in pa...   read

9:49 AM on 09.30.2011

Obscurity: Lucky & Wild

I used to be an arcade nut; Iíve made that clear in the past. But, really, what gamer didnít have many memories in a mall arcade playing Tekken, Time Crisis, or the Star Wars Arcade game? There are so many staples to the ...   read

4:21 PM on 08.16.2011

No Clip: Infamous 2

[No Clip is an experiment in player interaction, where I return to popular games and play them with a set of critical restrictions to rethink what we thought we knew. Note: this edition contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for Infamou...   read

4:11 PM on 05.18.2011

P2: The Proximity of Play

There was a time when being an online gamer meant work. It meant a crash course in motherboards and video cards. You had to learn how to put a computer together from the ground up. It took troubleshooting network issues ...   read

6:16 PM on 05.02.2011

Room for Emergency: Why I Love Playing the Medic

Show me a class-based competitive multiplayer experience, and Iíll show you an awesome medic. Me. Iím the medic. Iím referring to myself. I am perpetually enamored with support classes, in particular these medic or heale...   read

12:04 PM on 04.28.2011

Aaamaazing: Condemned Criminal Origins

The following contains spoilers for Condemned: Criminal Origins Everything begins with a start, a moment designed to make you jump. Your partner raps on your window with a flashlight. ďPeople are scared,Ē he says with be...   read

5:24 PM on 04.12.2011

We Are Destructoid: What Dtoid Can Do for You

[Hey gang! Last week, I challenged some community members to tell us why Destructoid's community is so important to them. Don't let them be the only ones! Tell us how you feel in your own blog. -- Kauza] I still remember m...   read

11:32 AM on 04.10.2011

Occam's Awesome Box: AwesomeExMachina Edition

Our waking world is composed of oddities and immutable truths. Some things are constant; the effect of gravity, the elemental qualities of matter, the transference of energy, and - more important than all of them - the infin...   read

5:08 PM on 03.08.2011

Technical Difficulties: In Support of Permadeath

Per-ma-death - noun : The player choice or game mechanic wherein a character dies and remains dead permanently. The player cannot or chooses not to reload, revive, or return to a save with said character. Respawn. Load L...   read

11:58 AM on 12.01.2010

No Clip: Grand Theft Auto IV

No Clip is a new blog series. An experiment in player interaction, I dig out old games and play them with a set of critical restrictions to rethink what we thought we knew. A repost of my first edition, lost in the New Dest...   read

12:59 AM on 10.18.2010


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