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9:10 AM on 07.28.2013

Mind Gamerz: Hardware expandability is a needed feature.

All long term computer hardware should have expandability built in. I would consider video game consoles to be such devices, as they are intended to be used and kept for an extended period of time. However, I wouldn't conside...   read

4:17 PM on 03.24.2013

Mind Gamerz: A look back at Menu based Level progression

Mind Gamerz: A look back at Menu based Level progression. In the earlier days of gaming, many games used menu based level progression, in which each level is individually selected and completed. After completion, the play...   read

5:48 PM on 03.03.2013

Mind Gamers: Do’s and Don’ts of an open world game (non-mmo).

This post is built off the article: 1.Do: Have a reasonable size open world. Don’t: Make it excessively large. In gen...   read

10:30 PM on 09.15.2012

Mind Gamez: Understanding Villains.

Introductions Villains take different forms in games, often they are against you, such as Bowser from the Mario series (M), and sometimes you are the villain, such as in Grand Thief Auto series (GTA) and Destroy All Humans (D...   read

7:06 PM on 08.21.2012

Mind Gamez: Aliens, the other white meat

Introduction Science fiction and aliens are a great combination as it allows for stories that are not limited by the boundaries of earth and the known world. Aliens can have abilities, technology or beliefs that are absurd ...   read

3:07 PM on 07.24.2012

Mind Gamez: Twilight the video game: A missed opportunity.

Edited by Stephon Preamble A few years back, the Twilight franchise was a huge movie success, but there was never a release of a real video game based off the franchise. I think that if a good game was released it would have...   read

8:19 PM on 07.17.2012

Mind Gamerz: Remake of Knight

Written by Stephon Edited by Me Introduction There are many different ways to look at the video game genre, it has been abbreviated and twisted in many circumstances. It has mostly kept up with its art background; there h...   read

7:24 PM on 07.17.2012

Next- Gen: Two potential problems – developer confusion and accessibility

I believe that motion controls and dual screen systems will be integrated into the next 3 major consoles and traditional controllers will be returning to the Wii U, as seen in the Wii U remote. This is going to create at lea...   read

11:25 PM on 07.11.2012

Tools to help your blog

(NVDA logo- big to get your attention.) When blogging on Destructoid, it is important to make your blog as inviting as possible, so grammar and proper work flow is important. To help others who are struggling with this, I l...   read

11:25 AM on 07.10.2012

Mind Gamez: What separates Pokémon from most other RPGS?

Preamble So as you know, in the land of handheld rpgs, Pokémon is King. It is the most well known rpg franchise around. It has a life span longer than many game companies, not to mention other games. However, why is this...   read

6:19 PM on 07.03.2012

Mind Gamez: The Pyro (TF2) is a Pyromaniac no more.

Edited by Stephon Preamble Recently, Valve released the “Meet the Pyro” video and more pieces were added to the very incomplete puzzle of the pyro. So this time, I examined the Pyro, from the Team Fortress 2 game, and atte...   read

9:40 AM on 06.26.2012

Mind Gamez: Avoiding Economic Collapse in your Video Game part 2

Edited my Stephon Preamble Following last week’s post, I will briefly analyze three in game economies that have suffered economic difficulty and explain why. I will also follow some comments in the previous post and examin...   read

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