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5:53 AM on 03.24.2009

New Double Fine game NOW ONLINE

It's called "Host Master and the Conquest of Humor", and it's a point and click adventure available on the official Double Fine website. The game is about Tim Schafer (host of the 2009 GDC Awards!) trying to find a joke before having to go onstage. There are 22 jokes to be found in all, but even if you don't have all the jokes, Tim still ends up doing a pretty good job as a host (but is left with a nagging feeling that haunts him for the rest of his life). And yes, you can spend the entire time clicking "turn on [object]". But don't forget to spend an equal amount of time turning OFF objects either.


8:55 PM on 03.10.2009

Attn Dtoid: fantastic deals at Target

Today I naively thought that I'd be able to find a copy of Madworld at Target. I know that the game shipped to stores yesterday and should arrive in stores tomorrow, but I'm just too damn excited for the game to wait. So anyway, I arrive at the store, and to my (not) surprise, the game had not arrived yet. Seeing how I just drove about 15 minutes to get to the store, I figured I might as well look around some more and see if anything could catch my eye.

Now, I don't know if this applies to all Target stores nationwide, but it is something to consider the next time you visit one. The store in my area was having an inventory clearance sale, and had a bunch of items marked down to unbelievable prices. Most of the stuff for sale was pure shit that I wouldn't even want for free, but I saw two things over in the DS/GBA area.

In case you can't make out that price, that says $9.98. Not bad for a game that got Dtoid's editor's choice badge. But wait, there's more...

That's right. A sealed copy of Drill Dozer for only $2.48. No, I don't know why nobody bought it yet. Shit costs less than a fast food meal, and it'll defiantly give you more satisfaction (although it might not stay with you as long).

Again, I don't know if this applies to all stores, but there's no harm in checking it out, right? The worst that could happen is you leave empty handed, or you could leave with a very unappreciated GBA game.   read

11:23 PM on 01.23.2009

A (late) proper introduction; look at my things

Dear Destructoid,

I suck.

I stumbled upon this fine community a little under a year ago, created an account about half a year ago, and since then, I have done nothing but quietly lurk without saying much. And frankly, I'm tired of idly reading community discussions without getting involved, or watching everyone else post Monthly Musings without contributing one myself. So I've decided now that my class schedule is lighter, I'll try to post on Destuctoid more. Consider it a late new year's resolution.

Hello! My name is Hank Peters (not really), and I am a video game and music fanatic. I am a senior in High School right now, and I have plans to go to the University of Alabama Birmingham for a major's degree in Music Technology. I've bee playing guitar for five years, bass for three years (my bass rocks gold strings bling bling), and I'm starting to learn how to play piano.

I've been playing video games for about fifteen years, starting with Excite Bike, Zelda, Mario, Metroid, and Mickey Mousecapade on the NES. Until I was 6 or 7 years old, the only way I could get any video game action was through going over to friends homes and stay there for hours on end. The Nintendo 64 was the first console I ever owned, and despite the sad truth that it's probably the worst Nintendo home console (Virtual Boy excluded), I still love it very much. Once that was done and over with I saw the Dreamcast for the first time at a Software Etc. store. They were running an imported version of Sonic Adventure, and my mind was blown. I knew that I had to buy it the SECOND it was released, so I asked my parents if I could organize a garage sale to get the money to buy the system. It worked, and on 9/9/99, I was the happiest kid in the world.

These days I own a SNES, a Genesis, a (broken) Playstation, N64, Gamecube, PS2, DS, Wii, and Xbox 360. Thanks the recent opening of Play N Trade stores near my area, I've become somewhat of a retro collector. Just a few days ago I bought a first generation 3DO in pretty good condition, and I've ordered an extra controller to see how well it handles Street Fighter II.

Music is the best. I have a CD collection of more than 200 albums; some bad, some rare. My favorite artists include Frank Zappa, Faith No More, Carcass, Ornette Coleman, Ween, Kraftwerk, John Zorn, Black Sabbath, Devo, and The Residents.

I really hope I didn't over-do my welcome post, and if I did, I'm sorry in advance. As I've stated before, I suck, so please try to forgive me. I don't want to do it wrong.   read

1:50 PM on 08.17.2008

FFS: idiot parents let kid drop out of school to play Guitar Hero


"Blake Peebles, 16, of Raleigh, dropped out of school last year to devote himself to playing 'Guitar Hero,' and his parents agreed to have him home-schooled. 'I usually play till I can't anymore,' Blake says."

It's somewhat comforting to know that the kid is still getting some form of education, but for fucks sake, just because he bitched and moaned about wanting to play more video games doesn't mean you have to let him quit school. I would understand if the kid wanted to drop out of normal high school to become a composer or (don't laugh) an actual guitar player, as long as the parents relocate him to a more appropriate institute. But to mash five colored buttons on a piece of plastic? You've got to be shitting me.   read

10:10 PM on 08.09.2008

Sam and Max to use Miis on Wii?

Because I have a terrible computer that can hardly run Halo 1 (with minimal specs), I have been very excited about Sam and Max Season One coming over to the Wii. Sure, it could just been a quick and dirty port, but as long as Telltale hasn't tarnished the source material in the translation, I could care less. However, while I was taking a quick look at the Amazon page for Sam and Max, something caught my eye.

So what exactly does this mean? Has Telltale decided to go to extra lengths to put exclusive content to the Wii edition by putting Miis in the game? Or could this be thinkful wishing on Amazon's part? And if this is true, what the hell would Miis have to do with the game?   read

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