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3:29 PM on 12.29.2009

The Games of Christmas Past

As I’m sure is the case with most gamers, my favorite Christmas presents over the years have always been video games. In fact, certain Christmases are virtually defined in my mind by the games I received that year. While this...   read

2:42 PM on 10.07.2009

The 10 Halloween Tracks That Need To Be In Rock Band

Last year, Harmonix released three Christmas tracks for Rock Band download. While the tracks themselves (Barenaked Ladies’ “Hanukkah Blessings”, The Pretenders’ version of “Blue Christmas”, and Billy Squire’s “Christmas Is th...   read

1:39 PM on 09.11.2009

Some Thoughts on the Emotion of Beatles Rock Band, and Why Joystiq’s Justin McElroy is Dead Wrong

A few months back, various previews and interviews put out the claim that Beatles Rock Band was an emotional experience for its players – even to the point of inducing tears. “Hmm, that’s interesting,” said I at the time. “W...   read

4:11 PM on 09.08.2009

My Introduction to the World of Survival Horror, or Desperately Seeking RE2

(This may become apparent upon reading, but this post is my entry in Colette's Survival Horror contest. It's long and there aren't any pictures, so the TL;DR crowd might want to save themselves some time and get out now.) ...   read

2:28 PM on 08.05.2009

In Defense of Short Games

It seems like there’s been a lot of gamer angst lately directed at games that are considered too short. “8-12 hours is just not long enough to justify the $60 price tag,” says the collective internet. “We want value for our...   read

2:37 PM on 07.28.2009

Top 9 Import-Worthy European DS Games

One of the many great things about the DS is that it’s inherently region-free; that is, can play games from any country, no modding required. There are some Japanese DS games that have practically become required playing for ...   read

3:22 AM on 07.22.2009

Screw the Desert Island: My Post-Apocalyptic Vault Picks

Everybody always talks about their “desert island” picks – you know, the whatever-certain-number of entertainment products you could take with you if you were gonna be stranded on a desert island. The implication, of course, ...   read

1:45 PM on 06.09.2009

My Introduction, or: Who Is This Guy, And What's He Doing On My Destructoid?

What’s going on, everybody! I’m Dylan, aka DeathoftheDead, and I’m a new… Destructoidite? Destructoider? I’m new to the site, and thought it was about time I introduced myself to all the lovely people at what’s undoubte...   read

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