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1:19 AM on 03.22.2012

Brood War

I don't write blogs. I have written maybe three somewhat legitimate posts in my life. I am probably doing this wrong, but I just want to get my short two cents out there.

Brood War is dying. Maybe it's still lively on the pro circuit or doing well in Korea...but I logged on tonight after two years of inactivity and found an almost empty US West. Maybe today there just weren't a lot of people online.

Whatever the case, this lack of players really hit me pretty hard. Brood War was a huge part of my childhood, and seeing the game's multiplayer community slowly wither away is immensely saddening. Sure, I didn't play normal games (closest I ever did was FastestMapPossible), sure I spent all my time playing Cat vs Mouse mods or Tarpit Defense. But looking back, those might have been some of my happiest childhood memories.

Someday, Brood War multiplayer is going to vanish. I'm going to miss it.   read

4:20 PM on 06.11.2010

This Week's Mutation: Room For One

The latest Mutation has been released, and it's Room For One. It's the finale of each level, only the twist is only one person will survive. This means that once the rescue vehicle gets there, you're going to be fighting your fellow survivors for a place on the vehicle.

Unfortunately, I had the misfortune to do the mutation on Mall Atrium, which was probably the worst choice for the mutation. Hopefully I can check it out later on a different level, maybe like the Carnival.   read

7:15 PM on 05.06.2010

Hello there

Although I've visited Destructoid quite frequently for news and stuff, I had never really gotten around to creating an account and actually posting shit. This is my first post, and I don't really know what to say.

About Myself
When I was but a wee lad, I had no idea what a videogame was. As I recall, I had a furious obsession with Legos and Power Rangers action figures. It seemed like nothing would change...until my cousin took me into his room and showed me the drug that is...

Yep. At age 9, my first game wasn't some stupid vocabulary game with numbers that flew around shooting letters at you; it was Starcraft. Unfortunately, I also used cheat codes. Suffice to say, I never got good at the game and eventually just played mods.

I pre-ordered Starcraft 2 as soon as the "pre-order and get a beta key" deal was announced at Gamestop. Right now, that's pretty much the only thing I've been playing. However, I still return to Starcraft occasionally (to play a game of cat vs mouse or tarpit d), and I also enjoy Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2, and Counter Strike: Source.

Starcraft 2
Oh my god...this game is so well made. The music, the graphics (to be honest they're not that good but whatever), the voice acting, the new Battle.Net...It's a dream come true.

Team Fortress 2
One of the things I enjoy the most with TF2 is the background. Each class has his own unique personality, background, and story. Valve put a lot of love into this game, and I'm feeling it.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
I've always loved the Battlefield games, and right now I'm hooked on this. Destroying buildings and fences and the landscape is pretty cool.

Counter Strike: Source
I'm going to be honest: I am terrible at CS. However, CSS has deathrun. And zombiemod. And bhop.

I don't really have anything else to say; I have a feeling I didn't really say enough. Anyway, hello destructoid.   read

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