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9:08 PM on 09.25.2009

Be Kind Rewind

(Note: Please be gentle, this is my video game automobile racing diary and although it only began with Automobili Lamborghini and Beetle Adventure Racing I truly do love racing and the games it takes form in and this is my ab...   read

2:21 PM on 05.15.2009

Demo Comparison: UFC Undisputed vs. Fight Night Round 4

After about a dozen plays of the Fight Night Round 4 preorder bonus demo I've decided to examine how it measures up against the young contender UFC Undisputed. First off let me explain that while the argument can be made tha...   read

6:59 PM on 12.10.2008

A Time to Destroy: Need for Speed Undercover

When this month's theme was announced I was quick to call to mind a few ideas, but sadly none about game principles themselves. It was mostly bile towards game developers, topics such as promises (Fable 1, Fallout 3's 200+ e...   read

1:00 AM on 02.24.2008

How Wall Street is just a game

I'll come right out and say it now. I've had too many alcoholic beverages, too many unrealistic dreams of grandeur, and thoughts of day trading success. So when I was finally confronted with a finance 420 class that require...   read

9:22 PM on 02.11.2008

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Epic Final Levels

Perhaps developers want to make it a trend, final levels that differ largely from the preceding gameplay in an attempt to deliver a last burst of joy to the player. Numerous games have done it and follow it up with a cutscen...   read

11:37 AM on 01.28.2008

75 Free, mostly non-terrible games?

If someone were to suggest to me that I could acquire, by legal and legitimate means, games such as Psychonauts, Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition, Sensible Soccer, and Hitman 2 for free I would scoff at them. It would ...   read

1:22 PM on 12.26.2007

The Best Free Game You Aren't Playing

Some of us have more money after the holidays but others have just spent it all on others. In the case you're the latter and didn't get all those games you wanted I've got a treat for you. It can be a bit exhausting trying ...   read

2:50 PM on 12.13.2007

What's in a name? (part two)

One of the themes I've had bouncing around in my head for the last week or so is how games have to increase their sense of reality to the player and vastly improve upon storylines. I've heard that you can measure a game on w...   read

2:14 PM on 12.12.2007

What's in a name?

An interesting thought came to mind after reading a topic on the destructoid forums concerning player names. It asked the question over whether or not players typically changed their character names and if so was it to their...   read

2:38 PM on 12.09.2007

More musings on Rock Band

As I sit here composing my first blog post accompanied by my horribly stretched, non-banner image above I wonder. Who the hell was in charge of stress testing the instruments? Within the first week of play our band, Fancy H...   read

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