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When I was 6 years old, I was into Pokemon, Mario and Devin Townsend's music.

I'm 20 now. I'm still into Pokemon, Mario and Devin Townsend's music.

Not much has changed.

My PSN and Nintendo Network IDs are 'LividNekrosys'. Feel free to add me. Or not. Really, it's up to you.
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Like all perfectly sane and reasonable human beings, I’ve been spending a good bit of time playing Bayonetta 2. As my more recent comments would suggest, I’ve been utterly enjoying the game. It’s one of the most impressive-looking games currently available on the Wii U, it plays beautifully and it’s downright fun.

It’s also the best Yu-Gi-Oh game I have ever played.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the card game when I was much younger, but I’m very glad that the folks behind Yu-Gi-Oh have branched out and made a much more mature addition to their franchise.

Taking the focus away from Yugi himself was a rather smart idea, really. As was replacing him with a Bayonetta.

Although some more hardcore fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise may be a little annoyed with his change of appearance. Personally, I prefer the original manga/anime version of the character, but I can see why they would want to change him. Giving him a new smart-arse personality was also an interesting change.

So if he has a new look, new name and new personality, how is he still Yu-Gi-Oh? He has the goddamn Millennium Puzzle, that’s how. Therefore, he is is Yu-Gi-Oh.

Now, I could take this as a simple coincidence, maybe it’s just a trinket that happens to look similar to the one Yu-Gi-Oh wears? That is a possibility. But there is another piece of evidence that helps me support my brilliant hypothesis: his use of Spell Cards.

Like Yu-Gi-Oh, Loki (his new name) uses Spell Cards in order to make magic happen. This redesign of Yu-Gi-Oh removes the familiar Duel Disk and instead makes the Yu-Gi-Oh Cards (isn’t it funny how the character has a similar name to the cards? Maybe his father was a fan…) outright magical. Using the power of the Heart of the Cards™, Yu-Gi-Oh Loki is able to make magical spells just happen as if they were magic.

Well, I’m sure the less learned and intelligent members of the community will be sharpening their pitchforks and claiming it’s all still a simple co-incidence. Well, let me present you with a final piece of highly damning evidence.

What’s this, you ask? Well it’s sort of like a magical barrier. It’s made of magic and stuff and it blocks off your path until you murder enough murder-ables through the power of murder and the Heart of the Cards™.

It also looks rather familiar, does it not?

You’re damn right it looks like the Millennium Eye. This has me (and it should have you) thoroughly convinced that Bayonetta 2 takes place in the Yu-Gi-Oh universe. Perhaps it takes place in the Shadow Realm™?

The fact of the matter is, this is all highly convincing and undeniable evidence that Bayonetta 2 is the best (and most mature) Yu-Gi-Oh game on the market. Some people might not be convinced that this was an appropriate direction for the much beloved 4Kids anime, but I personally feel that it was a much-needed spin on the franchise.

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Yes, I’m joining this bandwagon too, dammit!

I should be ashamed…

Well, here's my top 10 fetishes. Feel free to fap away. Actually, do fap away. It means you have good taste. Damn good taste.


#10: Whatever the Hell This Is

Yep… moving on…


#9: Bears!

What? You thought I was going to talk about bearded manly men who are manly as fuck and…

Well, you’d be right. But Teddie is also kind of maybe a little bit adorable, so let’s just leave him there anyway. Cuteness goes a long way, folks.


#8: Speaking of Cuteness…

Is this really all that surprising? Cuteness is maybe the one true universal truth. May we all aspire to be cute as fuck. The world would be a much, much better place. Also cuter. The world would be significantly cuter.

This is a good thing. There is literally nothing wrong with everything being more adorable. Get your priorities right, people.


#7: Ninjas

Of course ninjas would make my list! Who doesn’t love ninjas? You are objectively broken if you cannot appreciate the excellence of the ninja. How dare you, random hypothetical person I am arguing with! Begone!

Ninjas are awesome. Let it never be said otherwise.

That said, there is something far better than a simple ninja…


#6: Akatsuki

Take your ordinary, everyday ninja and make it significantly more cute. Damn straight.

Get your own waifu, folks. Sorry.

Also, Akatsuki is now a fetish. Deal with it.


#5: Not Very Original But…

Yep. Cat people. Cat people are like people. But also cat-ish. It’s the best of both worlds. How could you go wrong!?


#4: Angel-y People (Or People With Wings)

Not sure why I’m fond of these people, I guess maybe it’s just the general elegance of them. Still, they're damn enjoyable.

I’m making no apologies for adding this to my list.


#3: Tsunderes

This one’s kind of a given. Tsunderes are great. Nothing else to be said about the matter.

That is all. 


#2: Yanderes

Who doesn’t love a yandere? Yanderes are adorable. Yanderes are an excellent balance between sheer cuteness and crazy.

Sure, they may be a little bit incredibly homicidally insane, but it’s impossible to hate them. They’re just too damn cute to hate.

Besides, pain’s a good thing. A damn good thing. It’s okay if they’re a little crazy.


#1: Yandere Cat People

They’re like cat people, but yandere! What more could you ask for?


Honourable Mention:

Men With Long Hair

Yep. Do I need to say anything else? I really don’t think so.

Well, it's better if it's a bear with long hair.

Mmm... bears...

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First and foremost, I’d like to get this out of the way: I’m really tired of this entire argument that’s been going on recently about “Gamers” VS “SJWs.” I’m just sick of it all. But I do still have an opinion on the subject and feel the need to put it forth. Anything else I say on the subject after this would simply be repeating arguments or statements from this CBlog post. I'll try to keep this brief and in as few words as possible, however. I'm sure you're all as sick of this bullshit as I am.



I would also like to state that these are simply my own opinions, they are not some sort of grand universal truth.


As I’ve stated in this title, I do very much believe in social justice. The possibility that all humans could be treated as equal and judged based on their actions rather than gender, sexuality, race or religious affiliation, in my mind, is a damn good thing.

Alongside that, I also strongly believe that diversity is a worthwhile concept, and something that I feel should be very much welcomed in the gaming scene (even for those who don’t necessarily agree with it) simply because a little more variety in the games on store shelves is never a bad thing. Also, the chance to bring more people into gaming through new possibilities in terms of character, gameplay and storytelling should be welcomed. At least in my own opinion.


At this stage, I have some sort of expectation that at least half of the people who clicked this link are either closing the tab in disgust or writing up a strongly worded retort using a collection of mindless and meaningless buzzwords.



When I say I am a fan of diversity and equality though, that also means that I have to - and very much do - accept and acknowledge that not everyone will or has to agree with me. Rather, there are (and should be) people with differing opinions. That’s totally okay. Even if I don’t exactly agree with you, that doesn’t mean that you should be harassed or beaten up over having an opinion.

While I do not believe it is appropriate to incessantly shout buzzwords like “bigot” at the people I disagree with, I would also like to politely ask for at least the same sort of respect from “the other side” so to speak. Rather, if we can put aside the stupid name-calling and shit-flinging and actually have a discussion on the so-called issues, I feel that there could actually be a somewhat productive debate going on.

I honestly do not think this should be a situation of “us” VS “them” though. This divisive “left” VS “right” mentality rarely helps matters. Neither does bundling everyone with a certain opinion into a specific group in order to categorise them, ignore or invalidate their arguments.

Why yes, there are some more extreme people who claim to be acting under “social justice.” But that’s just those particular people. I find it genuinely sickening when someone is threatened or verbally abused for having a different opinion. No matter who it is or what their opinion is.


I’d also like to point out that “diversity” as a concept doesn’t even mean - and shouldn’t mean - that certain video games should be taken away because of so-called “offensive content.” In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the removal of certain types of games (think: jiggle physics) would be detrimental. How about as well as video games with jiggly anime boobs, we have video games with giant floppy cock physics? There we go! A little more diversity. Both men and women are being sexualised like crazy, it’s a slightly more even playing field.



How many of you would legitimately complain bitterly about more games being released with giant floppy cocks as well as jiggly boobs? Is that really so much of a problem? I’d say that it would help add to the insane and over-the-top nature of such games.

Now what about a game where the protagonist happens to be gay? Not just a token “gay character,” but as a character with a well-defined personality who just happens to be gay? Is that an issue?

For those who have finished reading this in a calm and collected manner without attempting to verbally murder me, you folks are awesome. Have my babies.



But what do I know? I’m clearly a filthy, disgusting SJW.
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Let me start this by saying one thing: I generally detest going to EB Games. When I hunt for a worthwhile video game, I tend to go there last simply because I’m not fond of their generally high prices and annoying marketing tactics. I hate being told repeatedly to please pre-order Destiny or Watch Dogs or whatever the over-hyped game of the week is.

To put it bluntly, I really don’t like the store. It’s a deeply unpleasant experience for me. Generally.

I just wanted to write this up because, for once, I’m not mad at them. Rather, I’ve had a strangely humanising experience with an EB Games store.


I kind of only went into the store on this day on a whim. Really, I was bored. I’d just grabbed a bite to eat after a long walk and I figured “hey, why not go check out some video games? Seems like a decent idea. Something to play when I get home. Could be fun.”

Turns out this store in particular had a game I’ve been wanting to play for quite some time: No More Heroes, or at least, the PS3 version of the game. So I begrudgingly walk over to the counter with a videogame box in my hand, expecting to be lectured on why Destiny will legit be the bestest game in the universe and how I absolutely must pre-order it to get some stupid gun skin or something like that because obviously a pre-order DLC pack is the only way I can fully enjoy the best game that will ever exist. Obviously.



“Holy shit! This is my favourite game! You ever played it? Oh man, you’re going to absolutely love it if you’re into quirky Japanese humour.”


Those were the first words to come out of the guy at the counter’s mouth. I was shocked. Instead of getting your typical lecture from the marketing arm of the videogame industry, I instead encounter just another fan of over-the-top games.

Since the store was empty, I figured I’d just go with it. Mention I’d never played the game, but heard good things.


”Really? You’re into quirky games, too? Heard of Drakengard 3? Absolutely love it. Can’t order it in for you considering there’s no retail copy in this country, but I’d wholeheartedly recommend you import it or buy it on the PSN.”


Dammit EB Games, I’m trying to hate your store with all of my hatred. Why do you do everything you can to make me like your staff? Talking about a game I adore? Recommending I import it? Where’s the corporate PR speak I’m so used to? What is this? Have I gone to Bizarro World?

The conversation with this EB Games employee continues. Since the store was still empty, we talk about our love of the PS Vita, YS: Memories of Celceta and its amazing soundtrack, Ratchet and Clank and how dick jokes significantly improve videogames.

As I’ve mentioned, it was a strangely humanising experience. It’s the sort of thing that makes me remember that some the employees of a game store tend to just be fans of gaming in general, and not the PR representatives of an evil money-hungry corporation. At least some of the time.

When I left the store with my newly obtained game in hand, I came to a sudden realisation; I was never once asked to pre-order Destiny. In fact, there was never once any mention of pre-ordering a game in that conversation. I’d simply spoken to a gamer.
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Greetings, friends!

Recently, I have noticed that it seems as if there are some spambots on the wonderful Community Blogs on the Destructoid website. Generally, they seem to be writing up some wonderful advertorials about video games as well as posting links that claim to be for cheats to the video games they talk about, using different accounts to do so (even though the writing styles are all eerily similar). Realising that this could be a highly lucrative thing for me, I want to put forth my own advertorial for a video game I’m sure everyone is talking about; Jak 3.

I hope the fine folks at Destructoid appreciate the hard work I put forth in order to advertise a game and the possibility of video game cheats. I also hope I can do a much better job than the current spambots Destructoid hires. Consider this my résumé.



Jak 3 is a video game about an elf named Daxter and an orange thing named Jak who go on wonderful adventures. At the start of the game, they are in a desert because Daxter can turn into Dark Jak and he smashes stuff all awesome-like with explosions and things.

As this is a video game, Daxter is controlled through buttons that can be found on your video game console controller. This controller is generally for a PlayStation console, as this is not a game for Xbox or PC. As such, you have to remember that buttons have shapes on them instead of letters.

As the game progresses, Daxter gets guns that let him shoot stuff. Shooting stuff is a thing that happens in this video game. Explosions can also happen when you shoot things because that is how video games work. When things die, they explode. Specifically, vehicles explode better than people because people aren’t made of explode-y things.



But you can also shoot people in this open-world game. Although in the first city, you might not want to do that because people in that city have guns that can murder you to death if you get shot by them too often.

Daxter also explores a desert, once he unlocks the cars required to explore the desert. In the desert, he gets shot at by other cars. Sometimes he leaves the car to explore an area, like a volcano or a temple of something-or-other that lets Daxter turn blue and gives him time-freezing powers. These time-freezing powers are best complimented with the wondrous power of cheats, which I am very pleased to say this game has. Cheats can be found in the game, requiring no additional websites, malware or other stuff.

People play games exclusively for cheats, you see. Cheats are the only good thing about video games and you know it.



These cheats are really cool and sometimes awesome things happen with them activated. Although you have to earn the ability to cheat by unlocking eggs. Perhaps they are eggs of the Easter variety? People also play games for Easter Eggs, you see. Gameplay has nothing to do with it. Not at all.



Eventually, Daxter gets to Haven City where he gets to roam wild and free and complete other missions to progress the story. Daxter and Jak also get to go to other parts of Haven City where they can shoot robots and drive cars that can fly.

But anyway, this game also has some really cool platforming and car-driving stuff. You can perform all these awesome things by pressing buttons and watching a 3D character move around on a screen.

Enemies that Daxter fights include Heavy Metal fans (or Metalheads) - something that makes me feel highly discriminated against and it makes me feel like Naughty Dog really just don’t listen to enough Gorgoroth - people, people in blue, people with guns, robots, and monsters.



This game also contains a possible allusion to tentacle porn.



I hope my guide was really helpful!
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Nekrosys
8:14 PM on 05.05.2014

As per the suggestion of a certain (incredibly sexy) Community Director for Destructoid, it’s time to write an immensely self-serving and masturbatory Community Blog about myself. So sit back, relax and prepare for a large serving of verbal ejaculate to defile your eyeballs.

That probably sounded immensely creepy. I apologise.


10. I really need a goddamn haircut. But probably won’t get one. Because I’m a lazy bastard.



No, really, I’ve been growing my hair out for about 3 and a half years now. Sooo… yeah. There’s your defining characteristic, folks!


9. PS2 is the Best Console Ever.

Don’t even try to pick a fight with me over this. I will not change my stance on it. The PS2 was the best console ever. It was able to play every single PlayStation game in its time, thanks to its backwards compatibility, but even if it didn’t have backwards compatibility, it’d still have a damn good library by itself.

Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around laughing at games like Ratchet and Clank or dicking around in Haven City with the Infinite Ammo cheat in Jak 2 and 3. It was just an awesome console, and I still happily play my PS2 to this day.


8. Scrap the Previous Point, the Game Boy Advance SP is the Best Console Ever.



No really, this console was amazing. The rechargeable battery (something we all take for granted now) was an absolute godsend. Along with a lit screen (though I had the old front-lit model) and backwards compatibility for older Game Boy games, this console was freaking amazing. Best Christmas present I ever received.


7. Devin Townsend Has Been My Favourite Artist For 14 Years



Seriously. That’s really all that needs to be said about the matter.


6. Alien is Superior to Aliens



Maybe this is me, but I personally preferred the very ‘survival horror’ atmosphere of the first Alien movie. The idea that the characters are stranded in a spaceship with little to no hope of escape while being slowly picked off one by one by a creature that, for the most part, was very much hidden in the shadows, allowing our minds to sort of fill in the blanks with whatever sort of grotesque horrors we can think up?

Terrifying.


5. I’m Having a Hard Time Trying to Think Up Something Moderately Entertaining Here…



So instead I’ll simply write ‘cocks’.

Cocks.


4. I Fucking Love Godzilla



Hoping like crazy that the 2014 American remake isn’t shit. Because Godzilla is awesome. Giant freaking monsters stomping on cities and smashing shit? How isn’t that just amazing?


3. I Feel More Comfortable Watching Movies and TV With Subtitles

Not sure why, but I pretty much always have to have subtitles on a movie or TV show that I’m watching, if the option is available. Even if it’s in English.


2. I’m Incredibly Grateful to the Destructoid Community for Introducing me to Some Kickass Animes

Really. If it weren’t for Dtoid, I’d probably never have found out about series’ like Bakemonogatari or gained as much of an interest in Kill la Kill (thanks to Hamza for the header pictures).


1. I am Under the Assumption That the Entire Dtoid Community is Sexy

You bastards better not let me down here!
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