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4:33 PM on 03.12.2010

MissingNo




Missingno is the best pokemon ever because he gives you 128 masterballs.   read


9:25 PM on 08.24.2009

Why I love Destructoid!

Dtoid NY. Nuff Said.   read


7:26 PM on 08.08.2009

Boobs! (Plus Ice-T talking about CoD and Gears 2)

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Ice-T confirmed for Gears 3? Also, I like how you can see CliffyB's phone number.   read


5:06 PM on 06.03.2009

Bit Trip Core Trailer Looks Awesome

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I loved Bit Trip Beat, and so this trailer looks awesome, but also maddening. I feel like I'm going to have a much harder time with this game.   read


12:34 PM on 05.23.2009

I've Suffered a Great Loss Today ='[


I've suffered a great loss today. I've been playing through Beyond Good & Evil lately, and so today I thought I would play a bit more. Only my PS2 wouldn't turn on. No matter what I did, the little red light failed to come on.

In the year 2001, I was in 7th grade, and I wanted a PS2 really really really badly. My parents would give me $20 a week for lunch, and so instead of getting lunch, I saved that $20 so that I could one day buy a PS2. I starved for months and I finally had enough money. I was the happiest kid in the world.

Over the years, I spent countless hours with it. And through all the Disc Read Errors, I patiently opened him up and fixed him. But today, it is no more. Goodbye old buddy, I'll miss you. ='[

I may go and buy one of those newfangled Slim PS2s, but it will never replace you.   read


12:36 PM on 05.16.2009

Dtoid Fight Stick Update - Custom Art Get! [Howto]

So I ordered my custom art and plexi and they just came in the mail! After about an hour of work, here is my stick so far:

Now I just need to get some new buttons and paint the bezel, which I will do in the coming months.

The following is how I replaced the art. It was a pretty easy affair and most competent people won't have much trouble with this, but I am in no way responsible for anything that happens to your stick while you attempt this mod.
I ordered my art and clear plexiglass cover from over at Art's Hobbies, which I would highly recommend.

First things first, I had to get the fight stick open using a hex key. I don't know the actual size, but I had one that fit.



Once inside, we need to remove the buttons. They are connected via quick disconnect cable so its a fairly easy ordeal. Make sure you write down which color wires go to which button! Using a small flat head screwdriver, you can pull the wires off the buttons. Disconnect the wires to the stick so that you can just deal with the top plate.




While we don't need to take the joystick off, taking it off will just make the rest of the process a bit easier. First on the bottom of the stick in the middle, is a flat head screw. Hold the ball of the stick still and make a small turn with the screw driver which will let you unscrew the ball.


With the ball off you can unscrew the stick from the plate and pull it out. The screws had some red stuff on top but its easily removed. Just pull it off and you're in business.


Popping the buttons out is a bit more annoying, but is still fairly trivial. The easiest way I found to do this is push the two clips in on the side of the buttons and rotate it to pop it out.


Once all the buttons are out, you can peel the old art off the metal plate without much trouble.



Once you have the bare metal plate, place your art on top and then the plexi on top of that, and put in the buttons. Make sure you really push the buttons in until you hear them click. If you've gotten this far, reassembling the stick from here is pretty easy. Just put the stick back, wire up the buttons, and screw the plate back in.

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4:52 PM on 05.08.2009

Dtoid Fight Stick: Tournament Edition Mockup Update!


I decided on some different art, and went for a more minimalistic design. Also, I ordered my plexiglass cover the for the art (here), so as soon as that gets here I'll post photos of the real thing.

The main problem with the last design was that I don't have a high res picture of the dtoid logo so it will look like crap when I print it out.

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6:54 AM on 05.04.2009

The Destructoid Fight Stick: Tournament Edition [Mockup]



So I'm looking into modding my newly acquired fightstick and I had an idea to do a dtoid stick. So I hopped on Photoshop and made this mockup. Feedback would be appreciated. Once I get this done, I'll post pictures and a guide =]   read


8:03 PM on 04.29.2009

BlazBlue Collector's Edition!


The BlazBlue collector's edition will contain an, a 2 disk soundtrack, and a bonus disc containing tutorials from the experts at Dustloop.com and Shoryuken.com. The video walks you through each character, showing you the ins and outs and delivering special tips for getting the most out of your favorite fighters.

And the best part? The price is $59.99, the same price as the regular edition. So if you were planning on getting this game there is no reason not to get the collector's edition. You can preorder it at gamestop's website and also get a free artbook. (http://www.gamestop.com/browse/ProductMerch.aspx?groupid=444)

It's good to see that some game companies are looking out for the regular people. Indications are that it will be available only for a limited time, so go preorder! It really seems like it is the great reemergence of fighting games, with SF4, BlazBlue, and KOF12 coming out.

BlazBlue will be released on June 30th for both PS3 and 360. No idea when you Europeans will get it though, but I figure that's par for the course for you guys. Sorry, it must suck being European.

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10:20 PM on 04.27.2009

Look what I finally got! [Short/failblog]



After nearly 2 months of desperately calling my local gamestop every other day. Hooray. So how did I do it?

http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?Product_ID=73049

Said that I there were 3 Gamestops that had them in stock, so I called each one and lo and behold, one of them had one! So I got in my car and booked it to a random Gamestop 20 miles away from my house and purchased one! Yay me!   read


5:02 PM on 04.03.2009

PAX East Registrations are Open!


PAX East will take place on March 26th - 28th 2010 in Boston Mass.

$30 per day, or $50 for a 3 day pass. It's a long time away, but if you wanted to register now, you can head over here; http://www.paxsite.com/paxeast/index.php   read


8:47 PM on 03.28.2009

Download the Henry Hatsworth OST for free!


EA has posted a zip of the Henry Hatsworth Soundtrack over at http://www.henryhatsworth.com in the downloads section. The soundtrack consists of 36 tracks, all tagged properly with album art at 320kbps (with the exception of one song at 128kbps oddly enough).

I've been listening to it all day and I've been blown away by how varied the music is, and I totally dug how it sophisticated it made me feel. Go download away!   read


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