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6:17 PM on 06.03.2012

Return from Hiatus

It's been nearly a year and a half since my last blog post here on Destructoid. There's been several reasons for that. The first and most prominent being that I just graduated from college and my senior year was full of sch...   read

12:41 PM on 01.12.2011

A Critical Ear #7: Thinking Outside the Sound Chip

(Author's note: This article was originally posted back during the switch over to the new Destructoid format. When the site was reverted to the old style of blogs, it got lost in the transfer and I only now found the time t...   read

4:39 PM on 11.05.2010

A Critical Ear #6: While I Play Unfitting Music

Music is one of the primary methods by which video games evoke an emotional response in the player. In order to elicit the response that the designers want, a piece of music is usually played during an event that ap...   read

3:01 PM on 10.06.2010


”Critics who treat "adult" as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adults themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the su...   read

3:12 PM on 08.11.2010

A Critical Ear #4: Fight On!

There are two types of “epic” boss themes in video game soundtracks: those that say “Oh my god we’re facing down an avatar of phenomenal cosmic power that could easily grind us into dust if we piss it off”; and those that...   read

6:06 PM on 04.11.2010

A Critical Ear: Analyzing Music In Video Games

My article on Final Fantasy VI’s “Dancing Mad” got a lot more attention than what I was expecting, and it seemed like a lot of the readers in the comments wanted to see me write more on the subject of video game soundtracks...   read

1:32 PM on 04.03.2010

"What Would Mario Do?": Messianic Characters in Video Games.

Spring is upon us here in the Northern hemisphere, and with Spring comes warm weather, MTV showing footage of topless, underage girls on break, hay fever, and of course Easter, which is officially celebrated tomorrow. This ...   read

7:46 PM on 08.22.2009

There Will Be Brawl - Episode 7 is out!

Finally, after more than two months of delays, the seventh episode of the web series There Will Be Brawlwas released on The Escapist this Friday. And holy shit, it is definitely worth the wait. My jaw was open for about the...   read

9:39 AM on 08.06.2009

I Suck At Games: Charge!

Hello, my name is SWE3tMadness, and I suck at strategy. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I know simple tricks like “Always aim for the eye,” and Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors, but that just means my whole meta-game principle pretty ...   read

8:25 PM on 07.29.2009

The Rest of GH5's (Official!) Setlist + Video Links

Activision finally announced the final tracks of the Guitar Hero 5 setlist today, so - as I said in my earlier post - here are the video links (and commentary) to go with them. Enjoy! 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite (Eh, not the...   read

10:19 PM on 07.21.2009

Video links for (almost all of) the Guitar Hero 5 announced setlist.

The full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 hasn’t been released yet, but I’m running into the same problem as the GHWT tracks: I have no utter clue about what half these songs are like. So like the GHWT setlist, I did some researc...   read

2:56 PM on 06.03.2009

Leaked Concept Art of New Legend Of Zelda Wii!

It may not look like much, but as far as I know this is the only picture available of the art shown off at Miyamoto's roundtable at E3. Let the Internet matlocking commence. Picture credit goes to Nintendo World Report.   read

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