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This is the part where I say something about myself. You can read it if you want to.

I still remember the first time I went to Destructoid. When one of the very first articles that greeted me was something about an erotic Minecraft tribute to a certain someone, I knew right away that this was the kind of gaming community that I would proudly associate myself with.

After about a year of lurking, I finally joined the community a few weeks before E3 2013 because I thought it would be cool to make cheeky jokes about the Xbox One. Now, I'm still here, making dumb comments and posting fan art whenever I feel like it.

I enjoy weird-ass Japanese games like Ace Attorney, Bayonetta and Yakuza. My favourite genre in the videoed games are the games where you're playing a role in the game you're playing and numbers come out when you hit the guy on the screen. I also like those games where you have a guy with a sword and you run around and it's super hard and you feel bad about yourself because you die all the time.

I dislike military first-person shooters and shooters in general mostly because I suck at them. I hardly play online multiplayer games because I'm shy. My favourite Pokémon is Minccino.

My other interests include traditional art, graphic design, 2D animation, wrestling, Harry Potter and giant robots. I like pizza, noodles and ice cream.
Fuck frozen yogurt.
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Why the hell do they do this?

So a game in your console/company just sold a ton of copies. It scored a 90+ on Metacritic meaning everyone loves it. It won GOTY on the VGAs so you know it's legit. The devs are now swimming in money. So, how do they reward the success of the developers and their game? How do you immortalize this game and give it the recognition it rightfully deserves? 

By giving it an uglier box.


Every console has a bunch of them. Discounted versions of games are made after they sell a couple hundred thousand copies. I can live with removing the color in the game disk and manual, but shrinking the box art to make way for... a yellow/white... frame? Is red/gray plastic cheaper than transparent ones? Why do they do this? Is this some sort of punishment for buying a cheaper version of the game? For not playing it when it first came out? Do you really want to buy one of these and let it mock you for an eternity as it sits in your game collection, sticking out like a sore thumb?

You know what would make me happy? You know what would solve all of life's problems? Reversible box arts.

This. More of this, please.


Then, there are these game bundles where all the games from one series or developer are together in one box for a cheaper price. You know what really ticks me off about them? Why do you have to have a picture of the BOXES of the games on the BOX? Does the box art really need to tell you the exact contents of the box, when the box itself is already shaped like a bunch of DVD boxes stacked together, and even has an opening on the side so you can see the spine of each box? And you even kept the rating sticker on every one of them? On the other hand, if the games are all in one or two disks on a single box, then you're just f*cking lying to your customers.

You know, you could just line them up on the cover, showing only the logos and box arts...


Was that hard? Look how clean it is. Look at how much space you have for the art of each game when you remove the actual box, the rating and the logo of the console. You can even do away with the game logos, list down the games, and arrange the box arts in a more creative manner...


Too complicated? Why not just use some random concept art you have lying around and slap it on a white background...


In conclusion, "Greatest Hits" boxes suck. (Most) "Collection" boxes suck. So what happens when we combine them?


And why stop there?


Jesus Christ.








With the launch of the PS4, the seventh generation of gaming is finally over. Yep, that means there's absolutely no more great games coming out on the PS3 and 360 and those consoles are dead. Because nothing good ever comes out on old consoles once the new ones are out. 


Now is the perfect time to look back at the previous generation and find out which game is the best of them all. By using the power of MATHEMATICS



I have made a tally of the favourite games of some of our Dtoid forum community members. Each of them were tasked to list down ten of what they think are the best games last gen. I firmly believe that their opinions can serve as an accurate representation of that of the majority of the gaming community, being people of discerning taste, who play only the most sophisticated, thought-provoking and high quality games that this industry has to offer.



Results:
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As you can see in this spreadsheet, our community sure has a rather varied taste in games. From the 35 people who shared their list, 163 games were mentioned. Each of their top ten lists were vastly different from the others.



Do you like pie charts? I like pie charts. Here is a pie chart that highlights the games that were most frequently mentioned by our forum members. As you can see, these 12 games alone take up almost 1/4 of the total number of votes.


Here are the top 12 games ranked according to the number of votes they got. Some people would put an entire series as a single entry on their top ten list  (ex. 4 people counted Demon/Dark Souls as a single entry. That's what the +4 means) so what I did was count that as one point for each of the games in that series.

Conclusion:
The community has spoken. The votes do not lie. There is no denying it. We have a clear winner. We have found the best game that the previous generation has to offer, with sufficient data to support this claim. I had a feeling this was the game that would come out on top.

So without further ado, I would like to take this opportunity to proudly award the title of "Undisputed, Totally Legit and Unbiased, All Time World Heavyweight Television Best Game of Last Gen Champion of All Time" to...
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METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

No explanation required.

(Special thanks goes to Gorilla Gravy, his Your Top 10 Games This Last Gen thread, and all of those who bothered to post their top ten list. Seriously, guys. Play Revengeance.)







Luna Sy
10:06 PM on 11.07.2013








Luna Sy
2:28 PM on 10.31.2013

So I just spent an entire afternoon drawing Halloween themed fan art of the Podtoid crew. I still find it incredibly unusual how this podcast, of all things, motivates me to do creative work. I based it from Freaky Constantina and the gag names they used in last year's Halloween special.

I shall now provide some gripping and thought-provoking commentary on the images that you are about to see.

This is Conrad as a Slenderman. He has hair and a mustache. He is doing Gray Fox's pose from Metal Gear Solid because videogames. He has a Talk Boy in his right hand to say "yo, mutherfucker" to. His arms and legs are very long.

This is a skellington. What makes this skeleton different from other skeletons is that he is the skeleton of Jonathan Holmes. He is wearing a mesh tank top. He is also wearing cut off jean shorts, just like Hilda from Pokémon because he likes Pokémon Black/White more than X/Y and people are upset about that. He is raising up his right index finger because he is dabess. There is nothing else to mention about this picture.

I tried to make Jim look like Scarecrow from the Batman Arkham games but the end-product kind of reminds me of Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is "making it rain" with a bag of Cheetos. He is wearing his shades and red (yes, that's what the color red looks like) tie because that is his defining character trait and the first things you will notice and comment on when you see him.

...here, have a little greeting card. Happy Halloween everybody!
I really need to learn how to color.