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6:25 PM on 03.16.2010

Feliz Cumpleaos Destructoides! (Also, Niero <3)



It's hard to believe that I arrive hear near 2008 (according to my Forum account), and this is just the obligatory (but that we all want to do) Happy-B-Day Blog. As you know I barely blog something (a lot of gaming projects on the way, in spanish. Yeah) but i'm always reading the forums, making insignifficant comments on the blogs and news, but the tie past and now Dtoid it's my official news source. I love the irony of Jim Sterling, I love the professional JOURNALISM and I would marry Hamza, Niero, Chad and Anthony... at the same time.

This place have something UNIQUE, a charm that no other website would EVAR beat, and that's it his community, his Original Content, his Editors, His... FUCKING EVERYTHING.

And that's why I love this site. Again.

Gracias a Niero y a todos los miembros del Staff de Destructoid, por hacer de mi vida mas feliz cada dia . =D

Kudos for Dtoid.

And for all of those who are saying that Dtoid and Niero are getting old: They are like Wine, the more old, The Better they get ;)   read


11:38 PM on 12.31.2009

Nyappy New Year to all! Also, I'm drunk!


Fireworks FUCK YEAH! (I was going to upload a photo of myself having a beer, but this internet connection it's danm slow)

Greetings Dtoiders! This is Danzflor showing up after a really LONG time, it's like 2.40 AM here in Chile and I just want to blog about something (actually, about nothing), and the New year it's a perfect excuse, I know I'm not around here on the c-blogs, neither the IRC (I miss that damn thing) but, as a lot of friends of mine aroudn here, maybe never blog something, but i'm always reading the blogs, commenting the news and have a good time with my favorite news source on the internets.

Now I'm on vacation time! (it's summer here) so I'm going to do the things the right way, do you remember about an spanish podcast? well, this year WE ARE GOING TO DO IT, I will not let that opportunity to just pass :)

Also, i'm pretending to blog a lot in order to improve my english =D, and a lot of other projects. By the way, some auto promotion, I'm getting a great feedback over here in my country with a new project I few months ago begin with a group of friends called "DomiNacion" and the people seem to love it, if you have time and understand english, check it out.

That it's the same reason because I REALLY want to do something around here, I'm probably going to uploaded to ScrewAttack.

so guys, that's all for now, this year i'm going to try to be a real member of this community (even if a I barely know some of you) and do my best, THIS IS MY YEAR, so i have to do MY BEST :)

I hope you're having a great time right now, and I'll see you soon.

This is the Drunk Danzflor, signing off ;)

Oh, I just forgot, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Destructoid, keep being awesome ;)[img][/img]   read


5:29 PM on 10.25.2009

(short) Despingation FTW!



If you follow Destructoid on Twitter, you probably has noticed the "Destructoid + Salsa Music + Google Translate = Despingation"

Words can't describe the high level of awesomeness of this Joke for the Moment, I Just love it and I was Impressed of the nearly accurate Google translation, some minor flaws and that "Destructoid" was translated as "VidaExtra" or ExtraLife, something funny considering the fact that VidaExtra it's a real spanish gaming site (not a good one, but, meh), and despite of that, the translation was pretty good.

And thanks for the music, it makes me fell like I was at home (kind of)

But the point of the this blog entry is this:

Some friends on Facebook, Twitter and MSN told me: "Hey dude, don't you know? Dtoid has an Spanish section" or "Yay! now we have Dtoid in Spanish!". They not visit the site often, but It was surprinsing for me to saw that reactions.

Niero comment on one of my older entries that Despingation was and idea he had for an old gaming spanish site, but he gets to distracted with Dtoid.

So, the question, there's any chance of get an Spanish Dtoid (I mena, dedicated translation or even originals) or something like that? I know that maybe Spanish isn't a Worldwide lenguaje or even a powerful market (or stuff like that) But it would be awesome to have an option like that and, by the way, get more people to visit the site.

That's all for me this week. Later.

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9:17 PM on 10.20.2009

Danzflor's Soundy Tuesdays: Mah Mash Up's



In my attempt to blog daily, I bring to you some music! YAY! Because Dtoid Likes Music (not for nothing we have dTunes) so every tuesday we're going to have some stuff, In what I have been working (mixing) and what I found on the interwebs.

You should probably ask, why not just simple put your toughts on the dTunes Blog? It's because my musical taste it's very different from normal rock and other "normal" music styles. You will see.

First! Let Put some Mash Up I've doing just for the lulz.

The First is from Dance Dance Revolution! Listening to my library I notices that these two song sound very similar (maybe because both are from the same artist? duh) so I to arrange some BPMs and some cuts and This is the Result

Joga - Dam Dariram (DDR 4th Mix)
Joga - Bye Bye Baby Balloon (DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix)

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(sorry about the image crappy quality :P)

The Second tune is one that I wanted to do a long ago. Every time on Youtube always pop some Smash Bros. Brawl Song Version Mix with the original one, but looking for one I've never find a decent (or at least one video) for this one. So this is the result.

02 Theme Song. Brawl Version vs Original N64 Version.

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I believe the result was pretty kick ass :)

And finally some of the Music I like to listen, this one is from Renard, a canadian producer who has a lot of free time and he's always launching EP's on his site and some free stuff, like a Stepmania based called Mungyodance (I love that game *.*), you can check all his stuff on his Youtube page. Now here is one of my favorite tunes (also a Boss Song in his game)

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So, that is for today, hope you like this stuff. Tomorrow... well I have no clue was going to happen tomorrow, but, since I want to blog daily, something must happen, see you tomorrow! ^^   read


7:54 PM on 10.19.2009

Oh Politicians, Really? No idea that Videogames will cause an Apocalypsis!



Hi guys, long time no blog, i've been busy, like a lot, but starting from today I'm back and Fully Charged, so, I'm trying to blog daily, let's see if that works.

Well, today I'm here to show something that it's concerning me about it and it got me worried.

I'm studying Journalism and I'm doing a research about Videogames, especifically about a recently approved law by our lovely ignorant politicians who still believes that Videogames will kill us all, that would cause a lot of changes on the videogames sales to the children here in my Country Chile. It happens everywhere and finally arrives to my country.

There some more points but these two are the most important.

First, they want to modify the ESRB charts to just 3 classifications, Everyone, 13+ and 18+ and they want to put that on the front covers of the games, to look like this. Yes, they want to do this in all games (50% front/back cover warning), I consider this... really... creepy, they are looking at the games, just like cigarrettes, here's an example:

This Is What they do with the Cigarretes here and in some places:



And turn violent videogames into this:



And also they want to put a "special" parental control on every sold console.
And all of these is happening due to violent acts happening around to world, but the facts say other thing. Documents like this show how the victimization levels are going down (according to the USA Justice Office).

I Support the fact of controlling sales of violent games to children, but things like that are ridiculous, Chile and Latinoamerica aren't an important market for videogames developers and things like this just make our situation worst. Even more if your recall what happening in Venezuela.

Also I'm watching "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" SE 07. EP 03. where they talk about this situation and a lot of friends agree with that.

So, blame the game, the politicians, the parents, what do we do? I would love to know your opinion about this =)

I Know, this is a repeptitive issue nowdays but for me it's really important to know what The destructoid community has to say about it (and also it's going to help me a lot)

So, that is for today, I see you tomorrow with some music in my new pixelated world :3   read


12:43 AM on 08.26.2009

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy Info



I just saw on the front page the Trailer for an upcoming Mario Kart fan movie, and i just remind (and comment) about a lot of fan movie trailers on the net, someones are just the trailer made it for fun and others are presented as future full lenght releases. From the last one, a few (for not saying anyone) get a real full lenght release. But i was just curious about one that I mentioned on my comment at that topic. MGS: Philanthropy. I haven't seen any info on Dtoid about this in a while, so, here we go.

Before we continue, if don't have any idea of what i'm talking about, here, take this.

Next Gen Trailer
Trailer 2
[The embed isn't working for me, sorry about that T__T]

So I started to Google it and see what's going on (I haven't heard a single thing about that since last november) and i got a lot of surprises. I mean, A LOT.

First of all, the shooting of this non profit movie ended last January. The huge delay was because they film location was demolished but now the Movie is ready. Since January they were working on the film post production and music.

About the music, it's going to have original score, by the Hybrid Two guys, it's pretty amazing, you can download a sample here or listen on his website. Every week till the release, they gonna upload more OST stuff here.

And the most OMG thing, they got Aoife Ferry, the "The Best It's Yet to Come" Singer, from MGS1, just to perform the ending song for the movie.

And finally, we are just 1 month away from the release of this 65 minute lenght movie, on September 27th, 2009.

Personally, as MGS fan, i have a lot of faith in this, for being a non profit fan movie it really looks very DAMN impressive

It's going to be available on YouTube, Vimeo and for download on his site, and they are planning a free .ISO release in a near future. So i just want to share this info with you guys.

You can check their official website for more info and a sneak peak of the Aoife song. Also, I love the style of the Intro, with countdown and all (just like the E3 Kojima's teasers). So, what do you think, someone else excited?   read


11:48 PM on 08.24.2009

Why I Love Dtoid and Hamza and Everyone

Because they send me this


Because it's going to conquer the world, even far away countries like mine.


Because Hamza It's Just lovely <3


Because the love that girls refuse from me, i can give it all on IRC and Blogs =D!!


And because Tonight's recaper it's gonna have a hell of a headache


And remember, I FUCKING LOVE YOU ALL!! <3   read


1:26 AM on 08.13.2009

"Silence": Probably the best Silent Hill music tribute you ever heard.



Hi guys, i want to show you this.

"Silence" is the lastest work of Aja Williams A.K.A. Renard, this canadian it's a great musician, has realeased a lot of tunes, even a dancing game called Mungyodance (a Stepmania based game). Very talented guy if you ask me.

Tonight he realesed probably the best music tribute to one of the greatest horror games of all, Silent Hill. This album of 30 minutes aprox. captures all the atmosfere of this game, famous by the Akira Yamaoka work on it. I just listened in the darkness of my room and i just got scared the hell out. This work it's just awesome and I really thinks that deserve promotion. If you have to time, listen to it.

So, enough of talking, just listening. The entire album is on YouTube, so let's check it out. And follow his instructions, it's a lot more enjoyable.

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if you really like it, support Renard by buying this for just 5 dollars at his store. It's a good deal to me. personally im planing on doing something cool whit this stuff, a video could be.

Thanks for your time, see you later!

P.D.: This friday im going to post a sum of what's going on whit the Spanish/Bilingal podcast ;) (Este viernes posteare un resumen con el sumario de que esta ocurriendo con el podcast espaol/bilingue)   read


4:46 AM on 08.08.2009

Short: A Big Thank You



I being around here like a year in Destructoid, I know I never write anything because im very lazy, but its really nice to see that the community receive whit arms open the new dtoiders and everyone that want to express their opinions.
Im just giving a big THANK YOU to all in the community for being awesome and accept everyone. I know, this maybe sounds like I want to lick somebody boots, but it isnt. I really appreciate you all for the support on the new guys and its nice to see that we have a huge platform like Destructoid to express ourselves here.My English just sucks but its nice to know that someone is reading you and also Im reading you guys.

Thats it and I really want it to blog this. Maybe its a Fail, maybe not, but thats all I want to say. Thanks for being awesome ;)

(If I never blog something I would never know, and now I know it, you rule guys ^^)

P.S: Im a little drunk but if I dont do this now, I probably never going to do it. Thanks Dtoid and Dtoiders, for make my life more happy ^^   read


2:32 PM on 08.04.2009

I Suck at Games: Fighting scars that never heals



[Authors Note: I Hope you dont have much problem whit the reading, since right now I have no one that can check if this is correctly written in English, my apologies, Im doing my best. And I really enjoy writing this for you, hope you like it.]

I know, almost every one that call himself a hardcore gamer, has to play fighting games at least once in his entire lifetime. You have to at least know what its King of Fighters and Street Fighter. And you have to been touched by an Arcade joystick.

My feeling whit these bastards are mixed: I cant love them, but I cant hate them. And I think its probably more than that. Its something that I cant explain very well.

Let me do a quick recap of my gaming life: I was born as a video gamer whit Donkey Kong Country, and I love that kind of games. When I was a kid I avoid (without a reason) games like Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat, I tried once, but I just smash buttons, something funny happens and I was happy, until that day

I found some arcade machines of those games in a near city and I try to play it; the nostalgia comes instantly, but when a guy come and friendly says Let play Killer Instinct? That moment was burned in my mind like when Hamza named me one is his favourites stalkers on Facebook. I mean, for the first time EVER I saw the word ULTRA on the screen and heard ULTRA COMBOOOO!! I never, ever knew that those funny characters have some other special abilities beside to punch and kick. My whole gaming world open up again, but I the same it was frustrating, I knew at that moment that I would never be that good or get any of those crazy and sick combinations. I just have waste many years of my life to be learning new movements.

I think I never played that games, or I never get interested till today, probably because I never saw Saint Seya or Dragon Ball (yeah, I have no childhood at all) and I never like any kind of violence in games (I never have played GTA for more than an hour before I just got bored and put codes to blast the heck out of the city) but gladly my own father teach me that videogames are just entertaining fantasy and its not real, so its ok to play to be the judge of the humankind killing characters in a game. He probably says that because he loves the Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee movies. Anyway, Im glad my own father teaches me something useful about videogames and not blame them for everything. (In fact, he gave to me my first console, a Nintendo 64, I m still playing Conker, Hell Yeah).

But returning to the fighting games, Ive never going to be good at those games, not because I hate them, because, I can do that crazy stuff whit the buttons and get irritated as hell.

And suddenly, all changes againdamn you, Capcom



A few months early, I just got the news that Street Fighter IV will be on PC. Sadly, I have no console, and hoping that my laptop will carry on, I get my copy. It sucks to have to play it on minimum graphics, but still ok.

Youre May are wondering If he hates fighting games Why did he get Street Fighter IV? Its simple, I just get everything that generates a lot of hype (its has to be good, right?) and I just want to give it a try (Wrong, I just feel in love whit Sakura, thats all).

I dont have any kind of joystick, I just played it whit the damn keyboard, and the same history repeats. I just kick and punch, thats all I got, I just got lucky to get El Fuertes Ultra once. Can you believe I just play Arcade Mode on SuperEasy!? And I cant beat my rival? I have spent like 2 hours, 2 freaking hours to beat my rival in fact to unlock Sakura, just to know that I have to defeat another character that took me another hour and a half!?

If I hate these games How the hell I waste and resist son much? (here comes the explanation for all the crap I just write before, thanks for you patience and reading). Because everytime I defeated a fighter, it was like Hey, I really can do this (even if there was on SuperFreakinEasy) and I just mash the buttons and the Supers start to appears, I have no idea what I was doing but it was really enjoyable (just like when I try Wii Music, I enjoyed it so much, but then I realize I just look retarded doing that), and when it appears the Rival and the Final Boss, just the atmosphere and the feeling of youre getting your ass kicked again and again and again, feeling my heart beating, adrenaline everywhere, sweet, pain, angry, a perfect mixture between pleasure and torture that I havent had it since the first time I fight Bowser on Super Mario 64, it was AMAZING!! And then I understand why everybody loves the fighting games, and my life as a gamer grown up a little bit inside.

But I still suck, I just cant beat Zangief whit El Fuerte.

Oh well, I have Sakura-chan **   read


3:12 PM on 08.03.2009

The Gaming Web Sites in our Non-gamer life

[Autor�s Note: First serious c-blog im going to post here. My English really sucks, you�re warned.]

When you are playing in a place full of consoles with you friends that love videogames like you, the jokes about that games are usual, As well the jokes and references to gaming websites. It�s normal when your parents or casual gamers know of what you�re talking about even if there�s any console nearby. But it isn�t normal when that same people know of what �Suck my Shark� is or the �Awesome� references are. Why? Because they almost never read a gaming web site.

Yeah, for sure with your closest friends you can laugh about something that Chad Concelmo says, but if you�re are with a lot of friend, mostly half of them aren�t gamers and they �catch� what you�re saying that�s awesome.

Or maybe, it�s because we talk about Destructoid all day. Maybe for you, my dear readers, this is normal and you�re thinking �WTF is this guy writing this?� It�s because here in Chile only the hardcore gamers know what Destructoid it�s all about. And it�s awesome to spread to word without force anyone.



Example: My friends (girls), the only thing that they know about USA it�s Disney Channel, but they heard about Destructoid or ScrewAttack from me, and they get interested or want to know to no appears like ignorant people.

As a lover of Destructoid and a proud G1 (I never write a shit, but I�m always visiting the sites) it�s really nice to have a one more common point with your friends, and it�s also nice to talk about the people of these sites like they really were close to you. And they are.

For a guy like me, living thousand of miles away from Miami, it�s feels warm in my heart to see a community so connected and the staff members too.

What I try to wrote was something like, let�s get out of the box for a little and see the others one around us. The gamers , the casuals, and the non-gamers, but they are all your friends, and always you can maker jokes about how Sexy Chad is.

And that my friends, it�s awesome.

Thanks for your patience, I�ll see you next week.

PD: Sorry for the horrible writing, im working on improving it, and if I don�t update this thing maybe I never have the guts to write something again, this helps me a lot.
Also, New Bio and Profile.

Chao!   read


1:43 PM on 05.30.2009

Rabbids Go Home E3 Trailer

Rayman's gone, people appears and Obama gets Pwnd

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Im pretty exciting about this, finnally the rabbids are separated from Ray (and i really hope a new rayman game series) and now it explain clearly all about the storyline. Now we just have to wait for some gameplay footage of this new adventure game form Ubisoft.

And if you watch this:

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I just can say: Wii Motion Plus Support Confirmed. (and i really hope to hear some screams in the wiimote =D)   read


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