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4:31 PM on 09.12.2010

PAX '10 and (miss)Alice(dixon)'s Adventures in Wonderland

Last year at PAX I remember standing around timidly until I finally recognized a few people whose pictures I saw online. Within 10 minutes of walking up and awkwardly introducing myself, I was surrounded by people who welco...   read

2:33 PM on 04.02.2010

PAX East, and a Deadly Game of Cat and Anonymouse

Irish Coffee. It was the perfect Boston drink for PAX East. It's hot, it's sweet, it keeps you alert and awake, and yet it sneakily ushers copious amounts of Jameson into your bloodstream. The Destructoid community function...   read

5:37 AM on 02.16.2010

Building A Better Game Blog -- Originality

People write in the cblogs for all kinds of reasons. They may aspire to games writing careers. They may have a love for gaming that they need to share with the world. They may be just shy of losing their last tenuous grip o...   read

12:36 PM on 02.04.2010

Building a Better Game Blog -- Substance

If there's one thing that sets the community blogs of Destructoid apart from any other gaming site to me, it's a demand for excellence in writing. It's part of what drew me to stay, knowing that just participating in the c...   read

8:09 AM on 01.04.2010

Unrequited : How Games (and People) Learned to Love

Finding and expressing love is the ultimate multiplayer activity in life. It requires skill, patience, understanding, intuition, courage, passion, regular showers, a metric ass-ton of luck, and usually a nice pair of shoes...   read

10:24 AM on 11.11.2009

Reviewers, What You Don't Know About LOTR Could Fill 3 Books

The Clone Wars It is important for a games writer to take care when selecting a simile or metaphor as the basis of a concept or critique, because if this literary keystone is somehow structurally unsound then the whole...   read

8:07 AM on 10.22.2009

Why Love and Fightans Don't Mix -- A Musical Lament

Here's a little tune we whipped up for grins over the past few weeks -- we were happy with the results, so we thought we'd share it with you, Dtoid! It's a silly "sad" song about leaving a woman who cheats in love and ...   read

10:27 AM on 09.28.2009

Somebody's Got a Case of the Mondays

Dear Mindless Repeater, It has recently been brought to the attention of the executive management team by our insurance providers that video game related violence is on the rise. In an effort to curb growing benefits a...   read

10:37 AM on 09.24.2009

Instant Karma : Tales of an Omnipotent Public Servant, Part 4

This is the fourth installment of the Tales of an Omnipotent Public Servant (TOPS) series, written by a Dtoider at the behest of his fellow Dtoiders! If you missed out on previous episodes, you can always take a gander at TOP...   read

1:32 PM on 09.16.2009

The Good, the Rad, and the Lovely

Me with my Red Dead swag shirt (center), the Outlaw ScottyG, and my wifey Calamity Dawn. When it came to the PAX '09 show floor, the big names of the fall were the belles of the ball. Games like Left 4 Dead 2 and Borderla...   read

5:55 PM on 09.09.2009

My Incredible PAX Adventure, and how Kauza's avatar ruined it all.

In most cases, when a community is “tightly-knit” it also means the community is less welcoming to outsiders than a Baptist congregation to a group of vampire LARPers. Yet, for every rule there is an exception and unsurpri...   read

11:01 AM on 08.31.2009

Mazes and Monsters : Anatomy of a Scapegoating

The enemy. There is no single greater motivator in human history than having an antagonist. The US would have taken years if not decades longer to land on the moon without the threat of the Russians getting there first and se...   read

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