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Kill em dead!

Current Obsessions
-Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts
-Call of Duty 4
-Shadowrun

Previous Obsessions
-Diablo 2
-Homeworld
-Fallout 1 & 2
-Gears of War
-JSRF
-Katamari Damacy Series
-Pikmin Series
-Phantasy Star Online (minus the online)
-Ragnarok Online
-Skies of Arcadia
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First off, I'm late today cause I was playing Beatls Rock Band wih the great Adam 'Welkstar' and Bryan 'Tazar the Yoot'.

Second, I was late picking one up cause at the time, I was 12 years old. Being a 12-year-old with very few gamer friends, no internet or print media for gaming news, or even a job to buy games. They all came from a combination of my sister and I tugging on our parents pantleg until money fell out, however the means.

If memory serves me correctly, I picked it up very close to the PS2 launch, which I had little interest in, being the Sega fanboy I am. I remember clearly eyeballing that copy of Phantasy Star Online whereas my sister chose Skies of Arcadia. In retrospect, those were both awesome titles and I'm glad I had em. I spent at least 1000 hours playing PSO (granted most of it on the gamecube, split screen is a necessity with siblings). Honestly, my favorite thing about the Dreamcast were the VMUs cause I could toy around with my Chao while on the go and it effected the game, however minutely it may have been.

Last thing, I was late playing Power Stone. Only first touched it a few years back and it was a blast. Power stone > Smash Bros

RIP








Note: The author does not condone the consumption of illegal substances, masturbating in public, or pedophilia. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you do though, except those pedos. Burn in hell!

Everyone knows that there's a lot of people that have smoked weed in their lives, whether it be legal or otherwise, and there is an even larger 'stoner' community on games. Hell, just look at the names of some people online, many people using the '420' tag to express their devotion. And what about the user 'Ascythopicism'? I can't dream to pronounce that on my best day, let alone come up with that, definitely something born of drugs.

Anyway, without further adieu, here's a few reasons to roll up a joint and why that would help the community.

10. It's not a handicap if you're already suffering from the symptoms.

Most of the gamers I know don't know what the hell they are doing in the games they are playing right now.

"Well Joe, you must have a lot of stoner friends" you more than likely didn't say to yourself. Well guess what? They are the sober individuals!

Now what in Gods holy sack does that have anything to do with anything? When you play an overly-complex game that pulls you in a million directions mentally, you are prone to losing track of a few things. When people are confused, they generally get frustrated and mad. After all, you don't want to be this guy, right?



9. Chill out and take a hit

Obviously, games can be frustrating at times, as previously mentioned, but you should never let them get one up on you. It's just a game. So how do you find this zen spot? Some of the most enlightened people have devoted years of intense meditation to achieve this bliss. If you can't find a Sherpa that can lead you to Nirvana, smoke a bowl. You'll more than likely forget to find peace of mind whilst giggling about nothing, but as long as you're not fuming, you've won!

8. Sing a song together

What does this have to do with weed? Nothing, It's not always about weed, ya hippie!

7. HAHA, this video is awesome!



6. The Dude

so that's what you call me, you know. That or uhhh, dudeness or duder or uhh El Duderino if you're not into the brevity thing.

Aww, damn you Cataract, now I want some fresh tasty pancakes! I'm going to Waffle house tonight!











Man, I'm really hungry, brb!

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writers note: I'm tired and sometimes it helps me to sleep if I get this out of my head. I'm not in a mood to edit any of this, so I apologies for any grammatical errors, redundant points, and lack of pictures. Wheres The gHost when I need him?

Tonight I had some trouble sleeping as I often do, so I decided to turn on RetroForce Go! and try to fall asleep to the sound of the RFGO gang fapping. Turns out it's kinda hard to fall asleep when Chad bursts out laughing.

Anyways, while listening about current and past puzzle games, it hit me that the first game I remember playing was Tetris on the Gameboy. I enjoyed it quite a bit, as many others did, but I also happened to play it with my Mom. I don't get to see her much nowadays since she works halfway across the country, and she would prefer that I play less (or no) games, but it's because of her that I am who I am.

My father was in the military when he met my mother, who at the time lived in Seoul, South Korea. She knew barely any English and I don't really know much about before I was born, but I do know that I learned how to speak with her. What I mean is she would watch Sesame Street with me and put things together while trying to teach me at the same time.

When I grew up a little bit, my parents got my sister and I the previously mentioned gameboy which helped us bond further, as well as a CD-I that we used to play the crap out of chess. My mom now hates me playing games now cause I overdo it, but back then it was something special that we shared and something I will cherish forever.

Thanks RFGO for stirring up these memories except Dyson who wasn't there this show. A pizza roll with a semi-frozen center for you.








First off, I'd like to state that I am now and always hate being ignored. I'm right here and I have an opinion based on my own experiences and I would appreciate if I can ask a question. At no point did I ever talk to Workman about my last post previous to putting it live or this one. I'm part of the community and as such, I'd imagine that I can contribute in any way I see fit, including questioning how something is done. So please, read this blog, my blog, as if I'm writing it.

I question this because I care and hold Destructoid at a higher standard than any other site. I don't goto Kotaku, Joystiq, or any other site cause I don't care about them. I love this place and it kills me to see quality being lowered for whatever reason. I don't care about the money I'm not here to start drama. I'm here out of love and loyalty.

I would also like to give thanks to Bryan "TazarthaYoot" Coffee who deserves all credit for 'matlocking' on Destructoids Review of Halo Wars.

To Jim Sterling

I apologies about my previous blog because I got a bit flustered and lost sight of my main idea. I didn't mean to make it personal and I'd imagine that it is harder to answer questions that were poorly made, so please allow me to rephrase my thoughts. What do you think about the multiplayer aspect of Halo Wars? What were some things you liked and disliked about any of the factions? Also, if you got a chance to play around with the skulls, what did you think of them? That's what I should have said off the beginning, but I dropped the ball. I read the revised review and it covers these better than the original.

Also, if anyone on staff heard something about Charlie, I'm sure he'd appreciate it if you talked to him directly before you make any judgments.

Oh, and if you missed it the first two times, Ron has nothing to do with any of this.








I read the review for the upcoming release Halo Wars and there were a few things that bothered me while reading it, so I decided to do some research to check on my suspicions.



Odd, I would imagine that you would get a bit more achievements finishing a campaign. Lets go on...



Huh, nothing about completing the game? Maybe there isn't one.



Now, that makes me think. How can you complete a game without completing such large chunks. Better yet, how can you review a complete game based off about half of one campaign?

"Perhaps if you could play a Covenant Campaign from the outset, it would be more enjoyable..."

I feel this is some kind of copy paste job of a review of Halo 2 because I didn't see anything in the achievements list that suggested there was a Covenant campaign. How was that part of the game?

In short, Destructoid, please don't pretend you played the whole game when you didn't. It's hard to take you seriously when you half-ass your work.

Achievement list courtesy of Xbox.com
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...with some help from him.



Also, my sister made this for my birthday. Aint that nifty?