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3:51 PM on 04.18.2012

Digging Into Dungeons Pt. 1.5: Zaga-33

By means of apology for being late on my first post of this series (as well as probably being tardy on the next- I've got a lot of cool stuff in the works!), I've decided to do an extra little spotlight on a weird but inter...   read

3:25 PM on 04.15.2012

Digging Into Dungeons Pt. 1: Hack, Slash, Loot & Roguelikes

The "Roguelike" style of RPG has been arguably the definitive mode of game design for dungeon crawlers since the release of Rogue, back in 1980. Since it's roots as an ASCII-based fantasy RPG, the game has influenced countl...   read

3:17 PM on 04.12.2012

Digging Into Dungeon Crawlers: A Series

Diablo 3 is coming. Really soon. *Runs around screaming and flailing arms madly* ...Okay, so it's still a month away, but it's a heck of a lot closer than ever before- and it's finally coming! I'm a huge fan of the Diabl...   read

11:47 AM on 03.25.2012

Speculation: Quentin Tarantino and Half-Life

I literally just wrote down my two favorite things, and I'm absolutely giddy that there may be a correlation between the two. According to one tiny detail on Tarantino's IMDB Bio the quirky director has a deep love for Valv...   read

9:29 AM on 03.22.2012

Don't Run From Canabalt!

Remember when you were a kid driving down the road, picturing a little man running along side the car jumping over obstacles and taking great leaps over intersecting roads? I did it, and I'm sure as heck you did too. Sadly,...   read

7:10 PM on 02.29.2012

A Pound of Flesh: Making Skins in Minecraft

Hey everyone, this'll just be a quick post, but I just want to talk about something that I discovered today. Recently I picked up the insanely popular Minecraft and have been trying to make the most out of the modding commu...   read

12:19 PM on 02.17.2012

A Humble Reminder of Mojang's Mojam+ UPDATE!

Who are these finely animated characters? Why, they are Mojang of course! (Spoiler: It's written in the image.) These are the chaps responsible for the ridiculously popular and grindtastic blockathon, Minecraft! With the re...   read

8:36 AM on 02.16.2012

No love lost for Dear Esther: a defence.

The reception of the recent remake of the 2008 mod Dear Esther has been quite dividing. Destructoid's Allistair Pinsof wrote his review of the game and scored it an understandable 4.5. Over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun two reviews...   read

8:33 PM on 02.14.2012

Who Would You Kick?

Double Fine's Adventure Kickstarter fund certainly has caused quite the stir in its wake. Closing in on the $1.8 million mark at the time of writing in just a week has resulted in a lot of discussion among the gaming communit...   read

10:56 PM on 02.12.2012

Trial and Error: The Satisfaction of Constant Failure

Difficulty in games can be a tricky subject for developers to properly implement in their works. A game that is too challenging and unfair to players will likely be left in the dust, disc snapped in half. A game that is too...   read

11:49 PM on 02.07.2012

A First Stab at Shank 2

Today was really the first big day for game releases in 2012. EA's new RPG: Kingdoms of Amalur came out alongside 2K and Digital Extreme's The Darkness 2 in the big game releases, we all got the Skyrim creation kit to mod the...   read

12:07 PM on 02.03.2012

VVVVVV: A Malevolent Masterpiece.

Some people deserve to be punched in the face for all the right reasons. Terry Cavanagh is one of those people. He did not burn down an orphanage, nor did he disseminate hateful messages about a certain race creed or gender. ...   read

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