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8:23 AM on 08.07.2012

My Top 5 and Worst 5 League of Legends Champion Ultimates

Yes, you read that correctly. I have done a top/worst five list of something that isn't new, particularly newsworthy, has already been discussed in numerous forms, thousands of times over on the internet already. But I've done it anyway. Why? Because after four months of League of Legends (and unfortunately the community that goes with it), I've discovered that I pretty much know most things to know about each LoL champion, and as the League is pretty much a daily occurrence for me, it would seem odd if I didn't talk, discuss and promote thought and arguments over something I find very important. And I do have good reasons and explanations for all of my choices, maybe it's something you never thought of, or maybe it makes you think of something I hadn't thought of. So whether or not you agree, disagree, don't see the point in, or have to shout so loud that even the summoners over on the Crystal Scar can hear you rant about a possibly pointless video, at least I've provoked something, and I'd be very interested to hear people's responses to this. Great way of learning, great way of getting some friendly (hopefully) interaction with the LoL community, cause that's pretty rare whilst on the field on battle. Enjoy!   read

7:17 PM on 07.31.2012

Sackboy's LittleBigAdventure to Menorca

Hi Destructoid

Little bit of a gamble with this one, not sure what the reaction's gonna be, could be good, could be terrible, but basically, I took a holiday to Menorca with my girlfriend and my Sackboy plushie, and when we got home, Sackboy sabotaged my video editing software and put this video on my YouTube channel, hoping people would like it. It's got all the photos from him from the holiday and he talks about how he liked the hotel and free drinks, how bored he got at the beach, all the zoo animals he liked (and didn't like) and how much he (but not someone else) enjoyed the flying!

I promised him I'd actually let him make another one if people like it, so please let me know, or he'll just keep badgering me constantly about it. Seriously, he's asking me right now whether I've written this post.

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Enjoy it, and I'm guessing I'll probably see you on Failtoid! We shall wait and see!

Nick R P Green   read

2:04 AM on 06.13.2012

Time For a Rant About League of Legends

There's one thing about League of Legends that really annoys the hell out of me, and after a quick discussion about the game itself, you can be more sure than Darius will be op that'll I'll shout about it in some form or the other! Rawr!!

Apologies for the video quality in this one, I recorded LoL in half-sized 1080p to save on hard drive space, and then had to stretch it to hit 720p, which resulted in this. In future, I think I'll just record in 1080p full, and let my hard drive suffer.

Until video embedding is fixed, you'll have to link through to the YouTube video with the above link. Sorry for the inconvenience.   read

5:26 PM on 05.29.2012

Steam Sale Spotlight: Limbo

This week's Steam Midweek Madness is the fantastically simple puzzle-platformer 'Limbo', a dark game about a boy's journey to find his sister in a twisted world of forests, cities and horrible creatures. A quick playthrough of the first five minutes plays whilst I give the low down on what's it's all about, and whether or not it's worth your hard earned cash.

Until video embedding is fixed, you'll have to link through to the YouTube video with the above link. Sorry for the inconvenience.   read

10:21 PM on 05.01.2012

Steam Sale Spotlight: Bastion

In the second of a playlist that will now be known as "Steam Sale Spotlight", I play Bastion, a gorgeous looking indie action rpg with some fantastic storytelling, and talk about what the game is, how well it plays and whether or not a voice will give me an orgasm. Have fun!   read

11:01 AM on 04.27.2012

Sonic 4 Episode 2: It won't fail... if Sonic team are willing to learn!

Hello fellow Destructoid users!

Today's discussion is about Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2, in reaction to the events that occurred over the weekend. In the video, I talk about my feelings about episode 2 following episode 1 and Generations, what my early impressions are based on the trailers, my opinions on Tails, Episode Metal and the new Special Stages, as well as an analysis of gameplay footage and the deciding factor into whether Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will flourish... or flop!

I know it's been a little while, but things at home have gotten, funner. My house mates have returned and so lots of video games have been played, so finding time between that and my dissertation to churn out another video has been tough, but this is one I couldn't pass up. So, my apologies for the delay.   read

12:46 PM on 04.19.2012

One week of videos... time to introduce myself.

Hello you're reading an article by Nick R P Green, no internet pseudonyms here, what you see if what you get, writing on the 19th April 2012 and today I'm going be talking about... me.

Sound familiar? Probably not, but if you've watched any of the videos I've been releasing in the last week you'll know that that is my opening. So after a week, I thought it might be time to introduce myself properly to the community. My name is Nicholas Robert Pierce Green (Nick R P Green or NickRPGreen most commonly, please feel free to just call me Nick), a Theatre Student at Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, though soon to be a graduate this year and currently the social secretary of the university's Gaming Society (Lancaster University Gaming Society (LUGS)).

I've been playing video games since my parents bought a NES second hand from a friend, which I would guess is about 15 years ago (I'm now 22), and I've grown up with them ever since. Shortly after the NES came a second hand Megadrive, then quite a few years later, a borrowed PS1 and then finally, a brand new PS2, quickly confirming Metal Gear Solid as my favourite game franchise ever made. After starting college in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (I lived in Sheffield, South Yorkshire with my parents) and starting work at a Thorntons store in Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre, my first ever Xmas pay came in which resulted in my first ever console purchase (rather than my parents buying one), my PlayStation 3. Finally, after one year of University, I bought my brother's Xbox 360 off him as he was upgrading to an 360 S, and 2 and half years of being around and living with hardcore PC gamers, my first proper gaming PC from which I am writing now.

So as you can see, my gaming history is quite open, I've had a lot of experience, with lots of devices and with that has come a lot of fun and particularly at University, a lot of friendship. Joining the University's gaming society was probably the second best thing I ever did at University (the first being making out with the cute girl from the other corridor in a night club, resulting in what has now been a one and half year fun, loving relationship. She even plays Team Fortress 2 as well!). If I could give one piece of advice to anyone going to university, particularly one like Lancaster where it is campus based with a college system, is to get involved with societies and your college. It's the best way to make friends and find people who enjoy doing things that you do, gaming in particular. My closest friends, and two of my current house mates, I met through LUGS, and I wouldn't trade them in for the world.

My interests in gaming are very broad, as you can probably tell by my collection of hardware. I tend to play a lot of shooters, Gears of War, Team Fortess, Halo, Borderlands and Gotham City Imposters are my regulars at the moment, but I delve into most genre's, enjoying such things as Elder Scrolls, Sonic, Dungeon Defenders, Minecraft, Blur and Magic the Gathering (though in real life trading cards, I'm a Yu-Gi-Oh! man). And with an interest in so many areas, I've grown a great interest in the gaming world and gaming journalism. My first regular viewing was the fantastically worded Zero Punctuation by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, who teaches us that even the greatest game in the world has its flaws, and talking about it really really fast is the funniest way to tell the world. Escapist also allowed me fall in love with such shows as Doomsday Arcade and There Will Be Brawl, which made me laugh, cry, reminisce and drink (drinking games, with friends, on gaming videos, is hilarious fun!) Regular viewing now consists of TotalBiscuit's Mailbox, Jim Sterling's Jimquisition, Rooster Teeth (particularly Game Fails), cjszero01 and MiloSaysRelax (who admittedly, is one of my house mates!)

I decided I wanted to start getting into games journalism, as I realised it was something I was very much interested in. TotalBiscuit and cjszero01 have been very big influences on my work, you'll see a lot of similarities with their videos and mine. As a Theatre Student, and a hopeful actor, I've always enjoyed working with live performance, and video editing has been a past hobby, editing compilations, home movies as well as camera, writing and editing work as part of my university course. So it seemed natural to follow in the footsteps of my inspirations. I don't have the best equipment, or the best software, but hey, we all have to start somewhere right? After graduation and when the inevitable job hunting period begins, I hope that these videos will give me the chance to continue to express my thoughts and opinions, as well as give me a better excuse to my girlfriend for sitting in front of a computer screen all day!

So that pretty much all I can say about me and gaming. If you haven't managed to catch any of my videos yet, check out my YouTube channel amongst the links below, or just have a look at my previous blog posts for links. And please comment on them! I'm always on the look out for some useful constructive criticism. In my opinion, practice and criticism are the two best ways of learning!

And so, to close as I began: Thanks for reading, and I'll see you next time!

Nick R P Green

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7:20 AM on 04.18.2012

TotalBiscuit... Y U No Like Achievements?

In today's gaming in discussion, a response to comments made by TotalBiscuit in his Mailbox for 13th April 2012 about the irrelevance of achievements. In this video I discuss why achievements are a great idea, what their uses and enjoyment factors are and talk a little about my own experiences with them.

Footage in the background from my PC of Dungeon Defenders. Dungeon Defenders and all related characters are a property of Trendy Entertainment.   read

10:10 PM on 04.16.2012

Hydrophobia: Prophecy. A game about... well water, apparently...

Today see's my first attempt at what I'd guess you'd call a 'let's play'. It's Dark Energy Digital's 2011 survival adventure game 'Hydrophobia: Prophecy'. But why? Because it's on today's Steam Daily Deal for the low low price of 99p! So I take it for a spin and let you know what I think of it, and whether or not it's worth that 99% of a pound! Try it yourself if you like, but be quick, it won't be 99p for long!

Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, but only if you enjoy my videos, and only if you want to. No pressure.

[Please note, due to urgency of time frame of this offer, this post has been created whilst the YouTube video is still uploading, so I can go to bed! If the video isn't ready, check back in about an hour and it should have finished uploading.]   read

5:52 AM on 04.13.2012

How much for that? A look at Resident Evil 6's Premium Collection

In today's gaming in discussion, I look at the news about the Collectors Edition of the hotly anticipated Resident Evil 6 and compare it to some collectors editions gone by. Let's just say, it's a bit ridiculous...   read

12:19 AM on 04.12.2012

Sonic Generations Downloadable Content (DLC) Top 3

In my first gaming in discussion video, I talk about Sonic Generations and its lack of DLC, whilst putting forward my suggestions for possible levels to be remade.

If anyone can tell me how to embed the video, I will be very appreciative, cause I've tried every possible combination I can think of!   read

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