what informations do you hope to find directly on google or on the first websites?
The role of the character? In which games he was? Images of the character?
Profile informations given by the game makers like "Sagat is from Thailand, loves fried chicken, hates fish and is using Muay Thai as his fighting style"?
The fictional age of a character or when he first appeared in a video game?
Other development informations like how a character was developed, influcened by other characters, knowing who created the character?
Relations to other game characters, his friends and enemies?
I ask all that becausei am working on a video game character db and hoped some of you could help me on what types of informations should be there.
When i myself google a character i see the wiki's related to a game but those are often suuper long and have no summaries with all important details of a video game character in a short form which makes it sometimes more cmplicated to find a information than needed, with my own project i try to get as many details into the shortest form possible.
Let's imagine this is a website and a blog about video games and game related topics. There are Interviews there, Reviews, Videos, Fan Art and Cosplay Articles sometimes and a ton of news!
But now comes the best...its all about one game! Titanfall, the new and awesome Electronic Arts Multiplayer Shooter for the XB360, XB One and the PC!
Every single map could be reviewed, an ex- OC Remix Musican would be the perfect choice to review every single music track of the game and the rest of the staff could write around 5-10 articles about it per day instead of just 2-5 on dtoid.
This awesome website could get the name Titanfalldoid
Seriously guys..if about every 6th or 7th Dtoid article is about Titanfall since weeks, and the game got over 140 articles and 34 galleries already on Destructoid something feels fucking wrong.
Especially if seen in comparison to around 20 articles for the 10/10 game Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and another 20 for a big game like inFamous 2nd Son.
This last sentence is an edit to add Titanfall to the last paragraph.Order is restored now.
I surely do and started the offical and awesome DRAW A GOOMBA Art Event of the Millenium!
If you have even the slightest sense of creativity and talent to draw something, and you like the scary and super mighty GOOMBAS from the Super Mario Bros. Universe and you are already on deviantART..than my litte contest there might be interest for you.
This is not about prizes and not about being the better artist, there are some small prizes but these will be chosen by a software, the level of the submission does not matter.
You can submit a Goomba to http://game-art-hq.deviantart.com/ , there is a gallery folder for this little art event.
There are some mighty epic submissions already, have a look at some of them!
ps: There will be a Game-Art-HQ.com Super Mario Art Collaboration in 2014!
Time for another batch of awesome cosplayers in my weekly collumn which is..e-e-e-e-exclusive to destructoid!
Like last week again without a long introduction and since last week i am not having a lot of time because the latest Video Game Art Tribute / Collaboration "Link's Friendlist" i am working on till next wednesday.
The cosplays this week:
Tifa from Final Fantasy VII is most likely known to all of you :-) Here she was cosplayed by http://happyhaha.deviantart.com/ and the photographer is Beethyhttp://beethy.deviantart.com/ whose photos you might have seen before as well
There are a ton of great Tifa cosplayers out there, but i love how strong the colors are in this photo.
I featured Angela Bermudez cosplays now multiple times in the last months but daaamn..this woman continues to show off her beauty incombination with her talent to make awesome costumes and find the fitting locations for the cosplays as well. ***** for her take on Elizabeth from Bioshock: Burial At Sea!
This is just a test photo showing the Wig and Make-Up, http://xhee-heex.deviantart.com/ made for his cosplay take on Gambit from the X-Men. Damn ..this looks great!
After seeing a fucking ton of Tom Hiddleston-Loki cosplays in the last months i loved to see this different take on Loki :-) Cosplay by http://ankyeol.deviantart.com/
This is the quite rare cosplay take on one of the Left4Dead enemies, the so called "Hunter" Zombie/Infected , the cosplay was done by http://panfake.deviantart.com/
Dragon On Dragoon 3 might be no commercial success but this cosplay of the main protagonist "Zero" looks great, i highly recommend to visit the whole series of photos of that cosplay at http://0kasane0.deviantart.com/
[center]Since we have Valentine's Day ;-)
5 years now almost and the love is still there :-)[/center]
The first open letter, which was more a complaint than anything else reached the record breaking 107 comments..i think thats still the record for all not promoted c-blogs since mid december and probably a good time before.
After that open letter about using an ad-blocker here and communication problems, i wrote over 30 different blogs ranging from reviews, sharing video game music related website links, featuring awesome cosplayers and also some of the artists i work with lately and during all the weeks here on dtoids frontpage including hefty discussions sometimes i noticed one damn cool thing which sets dtoid apart from other big gaming blogs i used to visit previously.
The direct communication between the active visitors who asked a question about a review, about a specific part of a game or voiced their own opinions about this and that.
[center]Be it Dale North, Steven Hansen, often Chris Carter and the rest of the Bunch. They are not just the article writers, they read and communicate with the community.
Thanks goes also to the moderators who are doing a good job here, be it through funny or encouraging comments or having an open eye for spam bots and guys who want to tell us about how much their sisters made in the last hour through some shady snowball system crap.[/center]
Thats a thing well done here on destructoid and one of the reasons why i, and most likely many other readers are coming back to discuss stuff here.
Thanks for being like that, and taking a bit time for the community beside sharing news or write own articles.