Recent comments made by Howard Stern, an American radio host and prominent ‘shock jock‘, provoked anger in me. I realise how idiotic that sounds -- ’shock jocks’, after all, are apparently dedicated to provoking anger and res...
Gordon Freeman is the working man’s theoretical physicist. Despite spending more time caving in the skulls of aliens/military forces/Combine than bending the laws of physics, Freeman is evidently a genius despite appearing to...
For five days of the week, I go to school. There, I study with quiet dedication, stopping occasionally to participate in some light-hearted banter. After school, I go home. I haunt the internet and I play games. At some point...
Before you stretches infinity, your view of the horizon only interrupted by the jagged black skeletons of ruined skyscrapers in the distance, and the swirling dust blown about by the rattling wind which roams the Capital Wast...
['Immersion' is a series which I am hoping to kick-start with my post on Portal. However, as I'm in the middle of a hectic diet of examinations 'Immersion' may simply wither away. Oh noes!]
Portal’s Aperture Science Enrichme...
David Cage is, undoubtedly, a very talented man. A very talented man with a clear vision -- a vision which he pursues with each game he releases. However, David Cage’s visions jar with the ideas of those who kickstarted the g...
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Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas has cemented itself in my metaphorical heart as one of my favourite games of all time. New Vegas told a devastati...
The future of the Xbox 360 is looking bright. The little white box that could is ploughing ahead and, arguably, leading the market at the moment. A host of talented developers have created games for the Xbox 360 and this stre...
I’ve been revisiting the floating wreck of the space-faring USG Ishimura this week. I discovered my neglected copy of Dead Space lurking around in my bedroom looking up at me with metaphorical puppy-dog eyes and a thick coat ...
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A few days ago, my arguments for and against the very existence of DLC crept into the Community Blogs. In this post, I dismissed Dead Space 2’s ‘Severed’ DLC -- a bold move for someone who hasn’t yet experienced said addition...
Before we get started, I should probably mention that the entirety of this article is a big, fat cliché. A big, Gabe Newell of a cliché concerning the equally-loved and equally-maligned method of digital distribution known as...
About Lord Death of Murder Mountain One of us since 2:06 PM on 03.18.2011
I’m Oran, a fifteen year-old gamer and Scottish native. I’ve been gaming for as long as I can remember and my love for the pastime has grown exponentially (HELL YEAH) since early childhood, back when I was allowed to crap in my pants and I wasn‘t mocked for my love of the Pokémon games. The golden days.
I’m a thoroughly ‘modern’ gamer, and I’m a little ashamed of that. I am most comfortable with games from this generation and the previous, but I’ve played games from past generations, such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64 and a few of the Castlevania games.
I discovered Destructoid after purchasing Deadly Premonition, the cover of which boasts a 10/10 rating from Jim Sterling. I visited the website to check out the review, and accidentally stumbled upon the Community Blogs. Previously, I had been experimenting with GameSpot’s blogging feature but I quickly tired of that and, thusly, the Community Blogs presented a perfect alternative.
I’m hoping to break into gaemz jarnalizm. I feel I have a serviceable command of the English language and I realise that I have plenty of time to hone my mad skillz, blud. I follow the gaming industry with avid interest and I have the ability to formulate convincing arguments; arguments which I take care to support with fact. I’m going to stop whoring myself out now, but if you know of anywhere a budding writer can test his skills -- other than Destructoid itself, of course -- then please let me know. I will love you eternally.
Obligatory list of favourite games (in no particular order):
Virtually every Pokémon game
PC (thanks, bbain!)
Chzo Mythos L'Abbaye Des Morts Digital -- A Love Story
Black Burnout Burnout 2 Downhill Domination Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil -- Code Veronica X
Destroy All Humans! Destroy All Humans! 2 Deus Ex: Invisible War Evil Dead: Regeneration Fable Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Gun Hitman: Blood Money Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction The Suffering Thief: Deadly Shadows TimeSplitters 2 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Alan Wake Armored Core 4 Assassin's Creed BioShock Blue Dragon Condemned: Criminal Origins Crackdown Dead Rising Dead Space Deadly Premonition Eternal Sonata Fable II Fallout 3 Fallout: New Vegas Gears of War Gears of War 2 Grand Theft Auto IV Half-Life 2 Just Cause 2 Left 4 Dead Lost Planet Mirror’s Edge Portal Prey Project Sylpheed Prototype Saints Row 2 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion