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About
Name: Shawn
Age: 35
Location: Raleigh, NC


*Senior Writer at GamerLimit.com.

*Follow me on Twitter: Shawne1979

*Official member of the Cblogs Recap team.



Systems Currently Owned:
- PS4, 3DS, XBOX360, PS3, PSPgo, PS2, Wii, GameCube, DS, SNES, NES

Games I'm Currently Playing:
- Random Stuff

Game Reviews:
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Metroid: Other M
- Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- God of War 3
- Blaster Master Overdrive
- Dark Void
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- LEGO Rock Band
- Borderlands (PC)
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Darkest of Days
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Shadow Complex
- Shatter

Front Paged
1) The Start of the Affair: Civilization
2) Feel the Hatred: The onslaught of Fall/Winter game releases
3) Halo-Life: Call of TurokShock - The Best FPS you Never Played

My Favorite Entries
1) My introduction post. Get to know me if you dare!
2) The Dragon's Den - My Gaming Setup
3) The Dragon's Lair - My New Office
4) The 12 Days of Destructoid Christmas

When it comes to video games I am obsessive-compulsive about beating them. If I start a game I must finish it. No matter how bad, or how hard it is I will not rest until the ending credits have rolled across the screen. Like Bruce Hornsby says ... that's just the way it is!

Games Beaten Recently (in chronological order):
- Shadow of Modor
- Civilization: Beyond Earth
- The Walking Dead: Season 2
- Destiny
- Transistor
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Shovel Knight
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Rayman Legends
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Strider
- Infamous: Second Son
- Titanfall
- Broken Age (Part 1)
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Guacamelee
- The Stanley Parable
- DMC: Devil May Cry
- Papers, Please
- The Walking Dead: 400 Days
- Gone Home
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Super Mario 3D World
- The Swapper
- Need for Speed: Rivals
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Killzone: Shadow Fall
- Resogun
- Hotline Miami
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Saints Row IV
- Rogue Legacy
- Saints Row: The Third
- The Last of Us
- God of War: Ascension
- Aliens: Infestation
- AntiChamber
- Tomb Raider
- The Room
- Bioshock Infinite
- Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
- Bastion
- Far Cry 3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Assassin's Creed 3
- Mark of the Ninja
- The Walking Dead: Episode 5
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Halo 4
- The Walking Dead: Episode 4
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- The Walking Dead: Episode 3
- Borderlands 2
- The Walking Dead: Episode 2
- Darksiders 2
- Dust: An Elysian Tale
- Resistance 3
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- The Walking Dead: Episode 1
- SSX
- From Dust
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Diablo 3
- Fez
- Journey
- Mass Effect 3
- Batman: Arkham City
- Gears of War 3
- Rayman Origins
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
- Bulletstorm
- Dead Space 2
- Portal 2
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Back to the Future: Episode 1
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
- Enslaved: Pigsy's Perfect 10
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
- Halo: Reach
- Metroid: Other M
- Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
- Final Fantasy 13
- God of War 3
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Bioshock 2
- Blaster Master Overdrive
- Mass Effect 2
- Dark Void
- Darksiders
- Assassin's Creed II
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Modern Warfare 2
- LEGO Rock Band
- God of War: Chains of Olympus
- Borderlands
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Dead Space: Extraction
- Halo 3: ODST
- Darkest of Days
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
- Shadow Complex
- Resistance 2
- MadWorld
- Shatter
- Bionic Commando
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Gears of War 2
- Beyond Good and Evil
- Dead Space
- Prince of Persia & Epilogue DLC
- Ratchet and Clank Future: Search for Booty
- Killzone 2
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Flower
- Fallout 3
- LEGO Star Wars: TCS
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Mirror's Edge
- Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Mega Man 9
- Mario Galaxy
- God of War 2
- Gears of War
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Grand Theft Auto 4
- Bioshock
- Assassin's Creed
- Halo 3
- Forza Motorsport 2
- Mass Effect
- Heavenly Sword
- Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD
- Portal
- Resistance: FOM
- Metal Gear Solid 3
- God of War
- Metroid Prime 2

Backlog (Games I own but haven't played):
- Skyrim
- Forza 4
- Supreme Commander 2
- The Last Remnant
- Quantum Conundrum
- Hitman: Blood Money
- Rage
- Sleeping Dogs
- Civilization V
- The Binding of Isaac
- Far Cry 2
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Brutal Legend
- Infamous
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Resident Evil 5
- The Longest Journey
- Just Cause
- Just Cause 2
- Half Life 2
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
- Red Faction Guerilla
- Metroid Prime 3
- Dragon Age 2

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I canít take it anymore! Hollywood wants to destroy every childhood memory I hold dear, by remaking all of my favorite cartoons into horrible movies. They already took Transformers and made into the laughing stock of the cinema community. From what I can tell, they plan on doing the same thing with G.I. Joe in a couple of months. They even have plans to bring Voltron to the big screen, which Iím sure can only turn out horribly bad. Now though, they have gone too far, because today it was announced Hollywood would be remaking The Secret of Nimh.

I read this story today as I was perusing through IO9.com and I immediately threw up a little bit in my mouth. I donít know about the rest of you, but ďThe Secret of NimhĒ holds a very special place in my heart. I consider it to be one of the classic animated movies of all time, created from one of the most classic childrenís novels of all time. I mean they just donít make movies anymore like this. It was dark, gritty, and edgy, yet humorous and light hearted all at the same time. It had very memorable great characters, including evil villains, old mystical wizards, a clumsy crow, and some of the most adorable mice youíve ever seen. The whole movie was blanketed in a cloud of mysticism that really set the tone for the entire thing, especially the end. They just do not make childrenís movies like this anymore. Hell, they donít even make adult movies like this anymore.



Now Hollywood wants to take this classic movie and remake it in a CGI shit fest. Now look, you might think Iím going to far by saying this. I mean after all I havenít seen a single second of footage yet, so I could be totally wrong. Trust me Iím not wrong. Read this quote from the makers of the new film.

ďIt's likely the new "NIMH" would combine live-action and animation in the manner of "Alvin & the Chipmunks" and other kiddie hybrids.Ē

Did any of you see the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie? It was absolutely horrible. Thatís another childhood cartoon I watched, and used to love until Hollywood went and ruined it. If they are trying to relate the new Secret of Nimh movie to the before mentioned Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, it can ONLY be a bad thing. I just have to many examples that prove Hollywood does not know how to take cartoons and turn them into movie. Maybe the problem is that cartoons just donít translate well into movies anyways, but thatís a discussion for another time I think.

Hollywood is completely out of ideas right now, so they are scraping every last cent off the bottom of the barrel by taking my childhood cartoons and turning them into movies. Now they want to take a classic like The Secret of Nimh and remake it as well, most likely destroying it in the process. I just canít take it anymore. FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD!!!!

All I can do now is watch this trailer from the original movie, to remind myself of a time when 2D animated movies ruled the world.

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If youíve been waiting for the right time to buy Street Fighter 4, MadWorld, or Animal Crossing: City Folk, now is the time to do so, because GameStop has temporarily dropped them all down to only $19.99. For six days only, from July 28th until August 2nd, GameStop is dropping the entire list of games below to $20, and there are a lot of really good games on that list. The great thing is, this deal is available in both the brick and motor stores and the online store.

I donít know about the rest of you, but Iím going to pick up a copy of Street Fighter 4 for the PS3 and MadWorld for the Wii. Iím heading there as soon as the stores open at 10AM. Are any of you gonna take advantage of these awesome deals?

Animal Crossing: City Folk Ė Game Only (Nintendo Wii)
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Nintendo Wii)
Excitebots: Trick Racing Ė Game Only (Nintendo Wii)
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360)
Lair (Playstation 3)
MadWorld (Nintendo Wii)
Mario & Sonic at Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii)
Silent Hill: Homecoming (Xbox 360)
Street Fighter IV (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360)
Wanted: Weapons of Fate (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360)
Wario Land: Shake It (Nintendo Wii)
Wii Music (Nintendo Wii)
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Back by popular demand, itís time for another edition of GAME BRAIN TEASERS. This time Iím trying something completely new. What you see below is a long list of Destructoid community member names. Each name is written with a font used by a specific video game title, or perhaps a the logo of a video game system. Your job is to figure out which font corresponds to which video game title or console logo. Good luck!

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Imagine a world where, at any point in time, you have access to the entire Destructoid Community at your fingertips. Imagine a world where you could read Jim Sterlingís snarky editorials, watch Anthony Burchís Rants, or check out Yojimboís latest Blazblue blog without having to surf the internet. Now imaginee that you could do all of this anywhere in the entire world, whether you are relaxing on a beach in the South of France, snow boarding in the Colorado Rockies, or chilling on your friendís couch as you watch him play another round of Street Fighter 4. You are probably saying to yourself right now, ďhow can all of this be possible. That is all make believe science fiction nonsense. Nothing like that could possibly exist in the real world.Ē Well maybe not, but if someone created an ďOfficial Destructoid iPhone AppĒ then this fantasy would become reality.

Now right about now you are probably thinking to yourself that someone who owns an iPhone can already access Destructoid using the internet browser. Why would they need an app that can do something thatís already possible? Well while it is true that you an access the Destructoid website using the built in Safari iPhone browser, itís unfortunately really slow. It also doesnít help that the site is fairly large now, so it can take a while to sort through the site and get to where you are going. Iím talking about an app that is streamlined specifically to make everything at Destructoid accessible at the touch of a finger.

I must admit that this is not some original idea I came up with. This more stems from seeing other websites do a great job of creating their own iPhone apps that make it much easier to access their websiteís content. The best and most recent example of this is the GiantBomb iPhone App that was released last week. This app makes it extremely easy to access a lot of the content of the GiantBomb website, including reviews and videos. Not only does it make it easier to access, but itís a lot faster to access then using the Safari browser. Now, unfortunately you canít do everything on the GiantBomb App you can do on the website, but itís still a huge step forward. This is kind of what I would like to see from Destructoid.

I donít know about the rest of you, but I would definitely pay for an official Destructoid iPhone app. I would say a price someplace between $1.99 and $4.99 would be completely fair. Not only would you get easier and faster access to the content, but you would also be financially supporting the site, which I am always a proponent of.

My question is, is a Destructoid iPhone App in the works? Does Niero have a top secret group of people working on it? Would anyone else purchase one besides me? Speak up and be heard, and maybe someone will notice and this fantasy I have created will become a reality.
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Back by popular demand, itís time for another edition of GAME BRAIN TEASERS. Each picture below is an image from the box art of a console or PC game. I have zoomed into a specific portion of the box art though, so that the entire original image is not visible. I have tried my best to include enough imagery in the zoomed in portion so that you could figure out what game the box art is from. Unlike last time, I have tried choosing games that were not as well known. Because of this I have included more of the box art imagery then I usually would. They might take you a while to figure out, if you can at all. Your job is to figure out which game corresponds to which image. Good luck!

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To date, the most popular PS1 games released for download on the Playstation Network have been Final Fantasy 7 and Metal Gear Solid. I don't understand why though, because in my opinion those games are complete crap, and the best PS1 game has still not been released. That's all about to change though, because soon the best PS1 game ever, created by the best company ever, is about to be released for download. That company, ladies and gentlemen, is CAPCOM, and that game, is DINO CRISIS!

Now, you are probably thinking to yourself right now, "this guy is completely crazy. How dare he say Final Fantasy 7 and Metal Gear Solid are crappy games. That's completely blasphemes. Both of those games are the crown jewels of the PS1. There are 10's of millions of people that have grown up with those games and adore them. Aeris died and I cried like a baby. No game can ever top the emotional impact of that moment." Well you know what, you would be WRONG, and stop crying like a little girl. It's pathetic. FF7 and MGS are crappy games, and I'll tell you why. They are crappy because they don't include the one, extremely important element that makes Dino Crisis so damn good. They don't have DINOSAURS!

Why Dino Crisis is better then Final Fantasy 7
As I've already stated, Final Fantasy is a crappy game because it doesn't have the one crucial element in it that makes Dino Crisis so great, Dinosaurs! Let's take a second though to discuss what Final Fantasy 7 would have been like if it did have dinosaurs in it. First of all, Dino Crisis is a much more realistic game then FF7. I mean all that stuff in FF7 was totally make believe. None of it could have ever happened in real life. Also, the characters were completely out of proportions. No one looks that oddly shaped in real life. Dino Crisis, on the other hand, had dinosaurs in it, which are totally real, with people who actually look like real people. They brought dinosaurs back to life in the movie Jurassic Park right, so dinosaurs could totally exist in our time.





Now let's talk about what would have happened if they did include dinosaurs in FF7. We all know that Cloud is just a little wimp, so he could never have been able to defeat a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I mean a T-Rex has like 1,000,000,000,000 HP and is level 999,999. He would have ripped Cloud and the rest of his team apart in seconds. Now Regina, the main character in Dino Crisis, now she's one bad ass chick. You don't see her running around, acting like a little cock tease and getting her self killed like Aeris did. Nope she kicks the shit out of all those dinosaurs, including the T-Rex. She is a true hero character. I mean Cloud wasn't even a real warrior, he was just impersonating one. That's just pathetic.

Why Dino Crisis is better then Metal Gear Solid
Now don't get me wrong, Snake is one bad ass dude, but it's a hell of a lot easier to sneak around and stay hidden from a bunch of dumb guards then it is from dinosaurs. You might be able to evade some stupid guards by hiding in a cardboard box, but that shit would not work on a Velociraptor. Oh hell no! Raptors are smart, and would be able to figure out you are hiding beneath the box. They would rip Solid Snake in two. Don't think you can hide in the shadows from a pack of velociraptors either. They would sniff you out and find you in no time. Snake wouldn't have stood a change in MGS if there had been dinosaurs on that island.

The Epic Conclusion
Dinosaurs are awesome. FF7 and MGS don't have dinosaurs and hence they suck. Dino Crisis has dinosaurs and hence it's awesome. Capcom is releasing Dino Crisis on PSN soon, so they are the best company ever. Enough said. Thanks for reading.
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