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Name: Tino
Occupation: Reverend
Location: New Jersey





I could write a ton more, but meh. I'm on Destructoid. Obviously I freakin' love video games and robots.

Oh, I also sword fight.
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Tino
9:43 PM on 10.07.2008

Okay kids, so the time has come for the Dtoid NY NARP team to take things to a whole new level. Not only are we throwing together fantastic events such as drinking, eating BBQ, and playing oldschool video games, but now we take things to a fantastic and exciting place.

Where you ask? Why abandoned and haunted places of course!

This Saturday, were looking at 3-4 car fulls of Dtoiders. Our plan? Wake up early and head out to Centralia, PA!



Centralia is a town off route 61 rich in mine fires. That's right kids. The entire town has had a coal mine fire burning underneath it for the past 60 years or so! Whats that mean for us? Cracked highways, smoldering ground, charred landscape, and if were especially (un)lucky, Pyramid Head!

Notice the snow avoids certain areas!


The town is likely to be hot! With fire just below us you can expect a little shoe meltage.


Whats after that? Why were headed back to New Jersey for Dinner, gathering up more Dtoiders and then heading out to spooky Shades Of Death Road.

Personally, I've been out there plenty of times. But however due to popular demand, were finding ghosts this time. They are out there, you just need to look.

Finally, after a long night how do we unwind? By guaranteeing ourselves some actual manifestations.


Were headed off to the Hookerman tracks in search of dancing green lights that supposedly represent the lantern an unfortunate gentlemen dropped after having his hand smacked by a train. Excuse the picture, I took it with my phone while driving. But those are indeed the tracks.


Who can you expect as such a fantastic event!?!
Why we have such people confirmed!

Tino
EternalDarkWing(Ride Pending)
Powerglove
Cataract
Zen Albatross, who wrote up a better version of this post here.
Nintendoll
Superflossy
Devon Riley, who may or may not have a Dtoid account.
MechaMonkey
Phist (Possible)
PhoneySoprano + guest (Highly Likely)

Then my friends Megan and Mike might also show up.

Brings me to an interesting car situation. Looks like we might be rocking 3-4 cars. We shall find out.

I'm going to have to ask for people to split gas to Centralia and back. It's expensive but just think guys. It's like a Dtoid parade.

If I missed anyone, do post below. If you care, post below. Yanno.
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Tino
3:18 PM on 03.06.2008

Hey guys. I found a copy of Brawl earlier today and while I can't really reveal my sources or as to where I got it, the games pretty damn awesome. Everything I was hoping for and more.

I like the little tweaks they made to the gameplay and what not. Really changes the experience while keeping it fresh.


One thing still has me worried though. I played a single match on Wi-Fi and it lagged quite a bit. It wasn't unplayable but people who played strikers enough know exactly what is going on.

I'm not really sure what else to say here so I'll leave you with pictures.















Okay guys, I just had to come out here and say this, after about a week or so of straight playing I just beat "I Want To Be The Guy!"


First off, if you have no idea what that is, go check out Hamza's story about it.

I have to admit this game is one of the most fun experiences I have ever had in freeware.

The punishing difficulty is brilliant and beating the game (or even just a screen) feels like an absolutely enormous accomplishment. I cannot really say that the pacing is done well though. It starts of ludicrously difficult and doesn't really let up for the entire game.

There are an uncountable amount of video game references strewn throughout the game and several memorable moments. (Mainly the boss fights.)

I just had to come on here and mention that I had beaten the game (on hard) to you guys.

I'm sure you've all heard of it but in the small case that you have not and are curious about it, please go download the demo (or the full game) here.








So when I purchased Rock Band my new Fender guitar had broken within 3 hours of use. I immediately submitted my request for a new guitar on the Rock Band replacement parts page. I was in no rush for a new guitar because I personally did not approve of the quality of the guitar itself. I was happy using my wireless Les Paul.

About a week passes and I don't receive my new guitar that was supposedly sent out with 2 day shipping. I'm in no rush to receive it but at the same time I am very curious as to what is taking so long.

I get home tonight to the following e-mail.





Greetings Rocker,

Congratulations on your purchase of Rock Band!

After reviewing our records, we see that your recent request for a replacement guitar has been subject to an unacceptably long delay due to a late shipment from our manufacturer.

By the time you receive this, your replacement guitar should be on its way to you. However, the Rock Band team is committed to providing a world-class customer experience and we do not believe we have met this commitment in connection with your request. As a token of our appreciation for your patience and understanding, we will be offering you a FREE EA game. Details will follow shortly.

We are sorry if your first experience with Rock Band has not met your expectations. We hope our gift will show you how committed we are to your satisfaction.

Thank you,

The Rock Band Team





Wow. I am so impressed buy this consumer service that I had to post on here and tell every single one of you. A free game. Thats phenomenal. Bravo team. Bravo. I will be calling them in the morning to thank them and also submitted this to the consumerist. But you, Destructoid, are the first to know!








First off let me say, excuse the god awful cell phone image of my TV. Moving on.

After deciding that making serious characters in Rock Band was overrated we decided to try to make the most outrageous Jem inspired characters this side of the internet. Donning colors of hot pink and random purples and brightly color tatoos named "Butterfly Girl" we accomplished our goals.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Destructoid, I give you...

Mansplosion Steamhammer, The



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Thoughts? Disgust? Praise? I was pretty proud of us. However we do need a band quote. Now this is where it gets fun.

What Mansplosion Steamhammer, The needs from you is a band quote. I know you guys can do it!








I was at my local Game Crazy picking up Contra 4 in all it's manly goodness and I spotted this on the wall.

One of the guys, Jim, posed for the picture that I took as proof that the game was indeed in.




I've really only played the demo, I did not have the proper funds to pick up Contra 4 AND a PS3 game but the demo was surprisingly solid. I do believe if you are hurting for a PS3 game right now (and honestly, who owns a PS3 and is NOT hurting for a new game) and if the rest of the game is remotely like the demo, you really can't go wrong with it.

It felt like a bastard child of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Gears of War. With 100% less whips though.