I'm trying hard not to make this overly dramatic. I'm not even going to spell out my exact reasons why. I'm just giving everyone who cares to read this what they deserve for taking the time to listen over th...
I don't even know if this is going to be worth reading. I'm not going to mince words, I'm emotionally affected by the subject matter of this post. I'm hurt. And I'm going to use lots of colorful language, loads of hyperb...
This is Leland Yee. He's a Senator for the great state of California, Democratic Party. In the past, he's introduced and sponsored bills for both gun control and the restriction / elimination of violent video game sales.
PLAYER ONE - ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 15th
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Well, it's time. This Saturday at 8pm, Orlando is about to have a giant ...
I'm still in the process of getting the login info for the LTPC account, but in the meantime, I'm putting this blog post up here so everyone on the front yard of Dtoid can enjoy it.
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PLAYER ONE - ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 15th
Follow the link to the Forum thread for the most up-to-date information. I'm of the mindset to do dinner beforehand, but the night will definitely be moving over to Player One for l...
I was three. Just turned three, in fact. Late December, 1985.
I was spending Christmas with my family at my Aunt and Uncle's house.
My Mom was pregnant with my baby sister, and I was a criminally-precocious kid who h...
Or, rather, the Destructoid International Collective of Kicking Shit. It's a group designed to do one thing, and that's to make it easy to find and play members of the Dtoid community on Steam...but specifically for fighti...
I will admit, the first time I heard about Skullgirls, I wasn't really all that interested in it. I mean, I knew it was indie (which should be supported), I knew it was high-quality in terms of art assets (even if a little...
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So, there's been people bitching and complaining about community. People bitching and complaining about Dtoid losing focus. There's been forum...
I don't review games often, if at all - I apologize for the long intro, but this has to be said so that you can have a very specific frame of reference for this review. I'm going to get this out of the way right now:
About Everyday Legend One of us since 1:32 PM on 08.24.2009
I am the Everyday Legend, and I am a male, 31-year old Florida native and videogame fan of the most epicurean order. I'm also the father of a very precocious (almost) three-year-old daughter, and a newborn daughter as well!
My natural state: very, very tired.
I got into gaming when I was 5, and my Aunt and Uncle had an NES that they had bought because they thought it was the coolest thing ever. As a matter of fact, they weren't too far off of the mark. I was introduced to Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt (naturally), and soon followed up with the very first Zelda. I remember the very first game I beat by myself - Megaman 2, in 1989. I was six at the time.
Shortly after that, I played Street Fighter II for the first time in a local skating rink and was hooked. Bad. Like, smack-habit bad.
I remember playing against the college kids that would come in there to hang out and chill - there was a lounge connected to the place that you had to be 18 to get in - and a lot of these guys used to come in and spend a ton of time and money on playing SFII. I learned how to play from these guys, and within a year, I had become just as good as they were. I was hanging out with people almost twice my age, and conversing with them on their level about a mutual passion - and that's where I've been ever since.
Videogames don't make up my entire life: I cook, I write, I sing, I have a full-time career in IT and am still attending college for a degree in Computer Science, then moving into a Masters in Information Systems Management. Gotta have goals.
Nothing beats a good trip to a good bar where they serve good beer and have a good selection of good tunes. Also, chilled Junmai Ginjo (unfiltered) sake is the nectar of the gods, in case you weren't aware. Of course, those trips are very rare these days, because there is always another diaper to change, and leaving your kid at home in the crib is never an option if you want to be able to look at yourself in the mirror.
Oh, and I really, really love sushi. I can put away amounts of that stuff that some may label as borderline genocidal. I put species of fish on the endangered list singlehandedly. I'm not ashamed. It's their own fault for being born so damn delicious.