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11:50 AM on 07.31.2009

My Gaming Timeline: A Reflection

Now I know it's been about a million years since I've posted here, but I thought I'd share this with you all. One of my friends and fellow Dtoider, ProfessorPew is doing a research project for his degree on hardcore gaming trends, specifically what consoles people had owned. I decided, hey why no see what my own gaming timeline has been like over my lifetime! I've listed my consoles in order from youngest to oldest, with my age and which games I played the most for that generation.

1989: Gameboy (5 years old)
-Super Mario Land
-Megaman 5
-Fall of the Foot Clan

1991: 386 PC (7 years old)
-Wolfenstein 3D
-Commander Keen
-Duke Nukem

1994: SNES (10 years old)
-Super Mario World
-Super Mario Kart

1996: 133 Mhz Pentium (12 years old)
-X-Wing vs TIE Fighter

1998: N64 (14 years old)
-Perfect Dark
-Diddy Kong Racing

1999: 500 Mhz Pentium 2 (15 years old)
-X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
-Day of Defeat
-Curse of Monkey Island

2002: Xbox1 (17 years old)
-Halo 1 & 2

2004: 2.0 Ghz Pentium 4 (19 years old)
-Half Life 2
-Day of Defeat: Source

2005: Xbox 360 (20 years old)
-Halo 3
-COD 4
-Castle Crashers

2006: Wii (21 years old)
-Mario Galaxy
-Zelda Twilight Princess

2008: PS3 (24 years old)

Looking back, it's interesting to see how my console gaming was almost perfectly offset from my PC gaming. It's not like I even planned that exactly, my parents were usually the ones buying the computers. As I get older, the gaps in time between consoles got shorter, since I started having my own jobs and income to buy my own stuff. The N64 was the first console I paid for myself and it was such a worthy purchase indeed. I've also noticed that my PC gaming has really decreased in the last generation and is really solely for Half Life games and mods. This could be because of less interest in genres long past like Space combat sims and adventure games.

What about your own gaming timeline? I'd love to see if people had a similar upbringing or if they varied quite a bit from mine. I'll be interested to hear your story, thanks!   read

6:59 PM on 05.04.2009

Wolverziz (CTZ as Wolverine)

Yea I posted this on my website I ♥ lazers, but I thought it might be worth sharing here with all you Dtoiders. CTZ randomly asked me to draw him as Wolverine with adamantium body hair instead of claws....yea he's a special guy....I mean, I love uuuuuu!   read

7:35 PM on 01.26.2009

DJ Duffy goes to Spark Film Festival...meets Dennis Muren!

This doesn't have much to do with gaming per say, but I thought it was noteworthy anyway. On Saturday night I attended the Star Wars trilogy screening, which was a special last-minute addition to the Siggraph Spark VFX Festival, here in Vancouver. Lucky for me, non other than Dennis Muren was there to introduce the films! I was able to meet him, get my picture taken with him and get him to sign my lightsabre. Yea, I'm a huge geek, but you already knew that right?

I've included some video footage of Dennis Muren's introduction to the films, where he talks about what it was like working on Star Wars, enjoy!

[embed]119339:17225[/embed]   read

8:35 PM on 01.03.2009

I've got something in my front pocket for you....

I've got something in my front pocket for you.
Why don't you reach down in my pocket and see what it is?
Then grab onto it, it's just for you.
Give a little squeeze and say: "How do you do?"
There's something in my front pocket...
There's something in my front pocket...
There's something in my front pocket!   read

1:03 PM on 11.20.2008

CBM NXE Avatars: A group picture.

Everyone smile for the camera! This is our huge Indian Palace btw :)


1:14 PM on 10.29.2008

Happy Dtoid Halloween: A Video.

Hey guys, so i was bored at work today, not too much to composite, so I put this little scene together. I'm not sure how it's going to look in teeny-tiny youtube size, since I made it in HD, but that's what ya get!

If you can spot the Dtoid reference, you get a gold star!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

[video]109581:629[/video]   read

10:08 AM on 10.22.2008

Viva Pinata: A Comic.

Yeaa. So time for another comic. Sorry it took so long to get this one out the door, I hate my scanner so much and desperately need a tablet and work has been crazy busy! If anybody knows where I can get a good deal on a Cintiq, I would love you forever.

Anyway, the comic is really Azin Joe's idea...we kinda worked on it together. So complain to him if you hate the way you look in the comic! He also picked who was in the comic, so if you feel left out, I'll try to get you in there next time :) I've blurred out the ending in the thumbnail, so just click on the image to see the full size dealio :)


9:39 AM on 09.12.2008

XBOX 360-SMASH: A comic.

This comic randomly came into my head a couple days ago, yea...I'm weird like that.

A big shout out goes to Dan Paladin for the inspiration, and it was so awesome to party with you at PAX! I'm sure your guys are working super hard to fix the online stuff, don't worry I LOVE your game so much!

Click on the thumbnail below to see the full comic.


10:28 PM on 09.03.2008

PAX 08: We cried all the way home edition

I will warn you now, this blog contains sappy and heart wrenching content! You've been warned!

PAX is one of those things that can't be explained or just have to experience it for yourself. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this was the best time I have ever had in my life! Let's see...gaming, sexy ladies, drinking, ass grabbing, concerts, more drinking, tonnes of sex?! time evar! Honestly, next year I could just forgo buying a PAX ticket and just drink with you guys all weekend, because that's pretty much all we did!

Meeting all of you for the first time was amazing. It was like seeing an old friend that you hadn't seen in like 15 years; everything was very familiar but at the same time was so new. After the first day of meeting like 40 of you my head was spinning! It was just so much to take in. Honestly I was super nervous to meet people at first. but that all went away....oh, and the drinking helped that too.

Our home base was the Red Lion, we pretty much lived in that bar. All of you beautiful people just took the place over day and night! We would stay up till 3, 4, 5am just drinking, talking, lighting each other on know ;)

Oh yea...this was a special moment! Necros, you were crazy! This is my favourite picture ever!! I loved how the makeup was hurting you all day after we took it off...your poor nose!

CBM guys and gals...I <3 you all! Not surprisingly, you are all just as cool in person as you are online (and cute)! E-mailers may come and go, but you will always have my heart (I know...really sappy, yea yea!)

Neiro, thank gawd you made this amazing place called Dtoid a reality. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have met you and all of these fabulous people. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving us the time of our lives.

All the Dtoiders PAX: You freakin complete me!! And Liz says hi...she erm..completes me too ;)   read

2:17 PM on 05.29.2008

Bioshock coming to the iPhone


Yes, you heard correctly. Some game studio called "IG Fun" has started development on this title. The video above isn't footage of the Bioshock game, but this other game they are working on called Re-Volt. I'm sure it will be a similar engine to the one used for the game, since the iPhone probably can't handle anything close to the complexity of the real Bioshock engine.

You can get the whole story here and here's a quick taste:

The real questions are over controls (will the game be intuitive to play on a mobile keypad?) and on whether IG Fun can successfully translate the original's atmosphere to the small screen.

It's way too early to tell that from this demo. But from what I could see, IG Fun is certainly pulling out all the stops. And the iPhone version could be even better.

What do you guys think? Will they totally ruin the Bioshock franchise with this game, or has the sequel already done enough?

via Pocket Gamer   read

3:23 PM on 05.28.2008

My "Colors!" illustration on the DS

As most of you have heard in Hoygeit's post here, there is this really cool new program for your DS with Photoshop-like functionality!

Here's a link to the program it's called "Colors". You need a modded out DS, so a SuperCard DS or something similar should do the trick.

Anyway, here's what I did for my first drawing...Hoygeit said I should do Poison so I did.

I think it turned out ok...the resolution is hard to deal with sometimes, so you can only zoom in to 4X, so it turned out scratchier than I wanted it to be.

Hoygeit says he will be painting something similar look for that!!   read

7:59 PM on 05.09.2008

What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

Seriously...these things are the cure for cancer. Perhaps the better question would be "What would Destructoid be without a Klondike Bar?"

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