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10:42 PM on 08.24.2009

Why i Love Destructoid

*insert meaningful bullshit about loving destructoid here*
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11:04 PM on 02.19.2009

To My Fellow Austin Dtoiders

If you live in, near, or around Austin TX you need to check out a little place called Game Over. Its a retro game store that has pretty much every thing. They sell systems and games from the atari 2600 to the master system to the 64 to just about anything. And all manner of games, including a few imports. So if you like retro games definitely need to check this out. Need further details? Send me a PM and ill hook you up.   read

8:45 PM on 02.19.2009

Down w/ Ipod touch, up with retro games!

So i got my tax return and i ordered a new pc and had about 300 left (the pc was quite a deal) so i thought i might get an ipod touch to easier music listening to at work. But then i thought i already have an mp3 player i don' really need a new ipod. So i went the other way technologically. I spent like 130 dollars at my local retro store. Here are my purchases.

not pictured is Diddy Kong Racing for the N64, picture is :a N64, Turok Rage wars which i love for various explainable reasons, PokeMon Blue and Silver, Lunar Legends, Turok 2 for the GB (was free) and tony hawk 2 for the gb (also free) and also a Game boy SP. It was freaking awesome, best way to spend a tax return ever!!   read

6:45 PM on 02.03.2009

My Retro Revival

This is the beginning of recollecting all my retro games i was sadly forced to sell for stuff like food back when i was broke. Above pictured are a Game Boy Advance, Poke Mon Red (GB), Super Mario Brothers 3: Yoshi's Island (GBA), Zelda: Links Awakening DX (GBC), and Golden Sun (GBA). I plan on getting way more, im might get one or two per paycheck. Soon i will have all my games back that i enjoyed when i was a kid. If you are interested in games or want to read more about my past game experience check out my Dtoid blog, also the main site is pretty awesome, especially the retro podcast. ok now im off to game.   read

7:41 PM on 01.09.2009

Games I Will Always <3 #2

Well time for another retro love blog. Today's look back at nostalgia gaming is actually a group of games, but only one specifically. Since wednesdays back in the day was the day i was allowed to play video games the least (less than 30 min) because of being made to go to church after school, i will post these on wednesdays.

So one of the game carts i came across in a flea market in a galaxy far far away (north part of town) was Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits. Its pretty self explanatory, its a video game anthology for the Super NES, PlayStation, Sega Genesis, and Sega Saturn consoles that features 1980s arcade games from the Williams Electronics company. The games included are Defender, Defender II, Joust, Robotron: 2084, and Sinistar. Naturally during my circumstances of pretty empty coffers as far as video game funds go, this was ideal due to the fact that it comes with more than one game.

So the specific one i will be talking about is an old classic, Joust. Its pretty basic,SPOILERS, you are a small knight that sits atop an ostrich (that can fly for some reason) and you joust, against other knights that sit atop vultures. Higher lance wins, if you win the joust, the enemies turn into eggs that you have to collect pretty quickly because if they hatch, they turn into more difficult enemies (they upgrade from current color) Their difficulty ranges by their colors (easy-hardest) red, white, and blue. The stage also changes to make it a little more challenging. The changes fall into a pattern after a while. First, lava, then the bridge over the lava goes, then a lava troll hand tries to grab you (will grab an enemy or two), then two platforms go, then two more go, then you get a egg collecting stage, and then it pretty much rotates; platforms dissolving, with egg collecting, and variable colors of enemies, the higher the wave number the more concentration of hard enemies. Also, if you try and outlast the enemies the game gives you a friendly reminder that it doesn't have all day, in the form of a killer pterodactyl. Yeah, its tricky too, moving slow then very very quickly darts out at you. It does this until you get all the eggs and finish the level. If you think you can out run it, think again. Another pterodactyl joins the party, and another, and so on until you grab the egg or die. Now they are not indestructible. If you manage to hit it lance point to beak point it will be destroyed, and you get a crap load of points (that lead to extra lives)

Ok i like this game for one simple reason and memory. Much like games back then its simple, straightforward, and repetitive with slight upward difficulty curves which adheres to my ADHD. One morning instead of watching cartoons i decided to play my SNES, so after a round of each other game i switched over to Joust. I played that shit for like 3 hours, i got to level 97. 97! And i was so amazed, i was slightly insane, my eyes hurt, but i was fueled by the awesomeness of crunch berry cereal (that's capt'n crunch, with nothing but the berries) and also milk. So by then i understandably needed to use the restroom seeing as i how hadn't moved for so long, i fell off my bed when i got up. So i paused it after wave 96, i come back and hit START. But nothing happens, i hit it again, still nothing. That's when i realized, my SNES had overheated and frozen up. I almost cried. i almost made it to 100, i wanted so bad to know if it went that high or stopped at 99 or what. I haven't played since. Well there you go a more structured blog. See you next installment.   read

7:29 PM on 01.08.2009

Games I Will Always <3 #1

So, i decided to write a few blogs about games that i played as a kid or younger that weren't neccissarly that great or well known, but the fact was that i was not the rich and i made do with what i was given. So first off in the series of blogs is B.O.B.

Bob is a Genesis/SNES game published by Electronic Arts. It was release in 1993. I rented this game from a rental place that allowed two game rentals at the same time and you could opt to keep one longer than the other.Sadly i didn't keep BOB longer i kept, some game that involved a bee? and it was like sonic? or something.Anyway i will always love this game. It had platforming, and shooting. It actually was a bit like mega man. You had this robot guy named BOB who was going on a date but crashed his dad space car into an asteroid. Luckily that asteroid was teeming with creatures begging to be shot with a whole arsenal of weapons. So the game had a robust list of weapons, each with its own ammo set. He also had a punch to use when ammo is scarce. Another thing it had was a couple of different gadgets that worked like upgrades, there was a trampoline one and a helicopter and a tank one. It was pretty linear, slight retracing what with all the gadget upgrades but still not bad. The one thing that kinda takes away from it is the time limit. Once the time limit begins to get close to zero, or maybe runs out, you start losing health and die. But this was a game that i went back and rented and was still having fun.   read

11:31 AM on 01.03.2009

If you live in Austin TX...

Ok so i don't know if this is every where but i thought i'd post before it was too late. Target has a game or two on sale, one of which being Fallout 3. I got it new for like 20 bucks cheaper and like 17 bucks cheaper had i gotten it used. So yeah hit up your local target (tarjay) for some good buys, i mean target is like a college party, stick around long enough and your bound to go home with something. (apologies to the ladies)   read

6:07 PM on 12.30.2008

RPG: Rapidly Progressing Gamer?

So for the first time i played Chrono Trigger, well Chrono Trigger DS. And i noticed something, after listening to RFGO go on about its awesome characters and story i noticed that i pretty much blow threw that story in pretty much ever rpg i play. I never played an rpg until last year when i played my wife's copy of FFX. And i learned two things, im a loot whore and i love to level grind. But every time a text box comes up, im just tapping away at A or B or whatever buttons gets them to go away quicker. And then i get lost and be like im fighting for who and what? I feel like im doing it wrong, kinda like getting an awesome gift and ignoring it to marvel at the wrapping paper. i don't think it matters because i progress through any "big boss" or dungeon thanks to all the level grinding and expensive equipment. Maybe i'm just impatient whatever. im still having fun and that's what's important.   read

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