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1:00 PM on 02.19.2009

Save The Dolphins, Freezing Water!

Just saw this on the news at work and I read up on in!

The Dolphins followed a school of fish into a bay, they are assumed to be hungry. A storm came in and they now have became stuck due to the water freezing them in a little area just 100 feet from shore.

They are continuing to swim in circles to try and prevent the water from freezing but their area of water is getting smaller and smaller and if they are not rescued soon they might drown!

The dolphins can also be heard crying the entire time :(

Hopefully they save the little buggers, I hate seeing any animal in trouble!



http://www.inquisitr.com/18412/dolphins-stuck-in-ice-video/   read


2:40 PM on 02.01.2009

Nine Things You Never Knew About /\/\ix!

Totally jumped on the bandwagon here, I was going to make a list with ten things but damn I had nothing to write in 10....

1) Besides video games, car stereos are a huge passion of mine and I actually had a complete car stereo before I even owned my first car and Ive spent easily $10k in the past 9 years on said audio equipment. Ive also attended around 15 or so competitions and I have 11 trophies and 5 certificates.

2) I am 23 and I am banker! Thats right I screwed you ALL over..mwa ha ha ha. Kidding as I live in Canada and we are doing pretty darn good and I have not lost a second of sleep worrying if my job is in jeopardy. I did four years of college and I received my BBA with my major in marketing and yeah, I now bank, weird.

3)  My lucky number!
Im very empathetic and I get choked up easily, gotta problem? I got teary eyed at the end of Gran Torino and any sad chick flick (my GF likes em) Ill be the one with watery eyes and not her. Hell, even if something overly happy happens Ill tear up!

4) Ive moved quite a bit in my life times, 9 times to be exact and I absolutely HATE IT!

5) I consider myself to be pretty artistic. I love to draw and sketch but I cannot get anything out of my head onto paper the way I want it to but I can look at a picture and re-create it. I love drawing cartoons but anything I try to draw that is life like (real people) = fail.

6) I love music, hence car stereos. I play guitar and piano and I am self taught in both areas. I can sit on my computer for hours making up stupid songs with audio programs. I love to tap and beat out rhythms and it annoys the crap out of anyone who can hear me as I guess I dont know when to stop.

7) Someone else on Dtoid is deaf in their right ear, well I am very hard of hearing in my right ear and I was born that way. You can also re-create this amazing experience by getting someone to cover their mouth with their hand and talk to you as thats what it sounds like in my right ear, all muffled up.

8) My favorite sports are Volleyball, Basketball and Ultimate (Frisbee) I currently play Vball every Monday night after work and I hope to get in on some Ultimate this summer as I need to get into shape.

9) I have a man room, thats right a MAN ROOM! Its got my computer desk (computer as well), trophies, beer fridge, figurines, wall scrolls, movies and games in it!   read


11:01 AM on 11.03.2008

Small Contest: LBP Kratos Costume/Package Giveaway

After trying multiple time to net a Nariko costume for my GF via a trade I have decided that it is time to give away my spare Kratos costume pack code on the best site evar! So I will post a link below where you can go to enter to win at www.game.......I'm just messing with you.

Contest Rules
1) You must be a regular on this site and at least have an avatar and one blog. Simple as that and fail blogs don't count.

2) Make sure I am on your friends list for the PSN (ID: Saffron) as if you have LBP and you have yet to add me that's almost a fail right there. Need to do some x4 player stuff to get those pesky prize bubbles!

This came up when I search sackboy and it's pretty random and awesome so I used it.


How to win
1) Post a comment on why you deserve the code and after 10 comments, or 10 minutes of no one else posting I will send out the code via PSN to someone who deserves it.

Or

I will drink beer and smash the bottles on my keyboard and whose ever name I can spell the closest with the keys that fall off will win. Actually this would be a pretty damn cool way to give stuff away....hrmmmm

GO?   read


2:20 PM on 09.24.2008

Murder Based on a Movie? Probably VGR!

A 25 year old man in Rome tried to stab a priest to death, this man told police that he was trying to imitate the movie "The Da Vinchi Code".......Now I know what you are thinking holy crap, not a video game?

More can be read about this news Here

Now it's not too often you hear about movies being involved to do with murders in the news as we are on a video game site but I'm sure we all know the REAL underlying reason is the video game and not the movie.....you wait and watch.

GASP   read


1:06 PM on 09.23.2008

You Can Win A G.O.G. Beta Access Key!

Well I just got a special invite code from Good Old Games.com for a friend to gain access to the beta and since Destructoid is full of nice people I thought I would give it away.

First person to Paypal my account with $50 and send me a picture with........just kidding.

The person who posts the 23rd comment gets it so post as much as you like as I have no talent for awesome giveaways and I decided to stray away from the 100 comment ones.

Oh and comment #23 will get it (technically comment #24) just to keep it clean.

!we have a WIENER!

I handed it over to Cataract, woot him!

There is someone handing out another one though, just read the comments.....


Good Luck.   read


11:50 AM on 09.11.2008

Good Old Games - Awesome And Easy

For those of you who signed up to the Good Old Games (GOG.com) Beta check your e-mails as the fun has begun! I checked before typing this and I could not find anything on GOG about discussing the beta as I did with Resistance 2 so hopefully I'm not breaking any rules......



The aspect of this site is to be able to purchase those older hard to find games at VERY reasonable prices and I must say, it is about time someone offered this! All the games offered on the site will cost either $5.99 or $9.99 with no added costs and this includes taxes.

"All the prices shown on our page are inclusive of value added tax (VAT) and sales tax. So it's always $5.99 or $9.99 per game, no additional costs!"

So there shouldn't be any reasons why you won't buy a game from GOG.com as pirating can no longer be an excuse when these games are made so easily accessible and at a nice price point.

Buying: Only Credit cards can be used as they are looking into other funding options
I purchased Fallout with my credit card (97% done) and the processing time took about 6 seconds. Once you have payed for a game it appears in a list in your account under "My Games" so you can keep track of what games you have and quickly launch into discussion boards about them to chat or to get help.



As well as downloading the game its self you get access to other various things with the game. You can download: Avatars, mp3 soundtracks, COLOR .pdf instructions booklets, hi-res wallpapers and a reference card for quick access to the games controls. This all becomes accessible and free when you pay for the game! I would assume that not all games come with the same extra downloads though.

The games come in a .exe file so there is no need to download any new programs and you can keep the file on your computer for multiple downloads and if you delete it you can re-download it from GOG.com with no limits (DRM free!) You just can't share your account (don't be a looser now)

This site is going to make a lot of people very happy as it allows users to now have access to many of their favorite games and it's so easy to do!   read


3:10 PM on 08.29.2008

Resistance 2 Beta: I'm In!!

I just got this e-mail and I must say I am pretty excited about it!





Expect to see me online tonight!   read


12:20 PM on 07.27.2008

GI Joe Sword: Storm Shadow (NVGR)

When my girlfriend and I drove to Spokane for some vacationing we visited one of the (3?) malls. Walking around, spending our Canadian coin I stumbled upon this awesome sword and pretty much crapped my pants, so I bought it.

This blog will be short but full of awesome!

The box:



The certificate with only 2500 of these in existence:



So not Photoshpoooooed:



Sex:



Sssssssssnakes:



She sits on top of my computer desk and every now and then I just have to touch it!   read


3:17 PM on 07.24.2008

Rumor: Alternate Ending for MGS4!?

Found an article on Playstation Beyond that mentions an alternate ending to Metal Gear Solid 4!

This supposedly hidden ending will become available 6 months after the release of the game, December 12. It also goes to mention that updating your PS3 clock won't work as the PS3 needs to be "synced" with the internet, or something like that.

Could this be true?

It would be awesome if it was!


Original Article
http://www.psbeyond.com/news/Rumor-alternate-ending-to-MGS4.758.html   read


1:35 PM on 07.13.2008

A Cast of Thousands? J.C Denton

Now I'm not sure if this follows the correct "theme" but I typed it all up and would hate to see it wasted...lol

Plunge the earth back into a dark age, rule the earth with an invisible hand or rule the earth by becoming a dictator with infinite knowledge and reason. A single man must choose the outcome for the entire world, should he think of himself or humankind? How does one live with the outcome that they chose?

"If There Were No God, It Would Be Necessary To Invent Him." - Voltaire

"It Is Better To Reign In Hell Than To Serve In Heaven" - John Milton

"Yesterday We Obeyed Kings And Bent Our Necks To Emperors. Today We Kneel Only To Truth." - Kahlil Gibran



J.C Denton was the man that was faced with these, both morally and ethically challenging, decisions. Would he think of the sheer power he could hold above everyone else? Would he send mankind back to the beginning to learn from their mistakes?

These “questions” seem to be better fit for a god and I respect the person who made the decision knowing that the find the correct “answer” must have felt like a life time had passed. Luckily for me I had it easy as I just saved before I had to make my decision and I was able view all three endings!



There was something about this J.C Denton character from the video game Deus Ex, something mysterious that had me intrigued. Was it his cause and determination? Was it because he could augment his body to run, jump, hack and shoot abnormally fast or was it because he was able to choose his own actions and outcomes? I think that J.C was such a likeable person because he wasn’t really introduced so you had nothing to set a preconceived opinion on and because of that he this almost edgy feel to him that felt like he was covered in a mysterious shroud.

Do keep in mind I played this game when I was about 16 so I could be wrong about a few things and most likely I will be…

J.C Denton, in my mind, was an amazing character backed by an astonishing story that evolved and unfolded around him as you progressed within the game. His story was so involving that even my mom was actually interested in knowing when I was going to play next as she was as eager as I was as to know what was going to happen next. I think this character suck with me so well because Deus Ex was the first “open” style game that I had ever played and it felt as if I was J.C and that every action I made had a huge impact on the outcome.



After being hired with the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO), your very first mission is to locate some stolen vaccine to a plague that threatens the entire world! Sounds like a pretty stinking sweet first mission does it not?

After a bunch of sneaking or mass murdering (hey, it’s up to you!) you are faced with, what I remember to be, your very first, three way decision: Assassinate the leader of the group that stole the vaccine, leave it to your superior to deal with, or kill your superior and save the leader of the group! Now I don’t know about you but when I was faced with these options I had to sit and really think it over and I loved every second of it.

The game can be played through so many different ways with numerous tactics that it makes for some very interesting replays.

I truly believe it was the amazing decisions that you, as the gamer, were left to choose throughout the game that left the biggest impact on me as it was something that I had never experienced before. The finals three decisions that you are faced with at the end of the game were of epic proportions and being able to choose the fate of the world was an amazing experience.

I know there is not much to go by on this but when the theme of this month was announced I immediately thought of this video game and how much fun I had with it. If you have never played this game you must give it a try sometime and if you have never heard about this game, may your soul rest in peace.

Thanks for reading!   read


1:22 PM on 06.05.2008

Free Guitar Hero III Bundle With Xbox 360 Elite Purchase @ Rogers Video

Rogers Video is giving away the Guitar Hero III bundle for free with the purchase of an Xbox 360 Elite. I have no idea if this for Canada only, or if anything if anything in this "deal" is used or preowned but I must say that it's not a bad deal considering that Guitar Hero III is easily $100 when purchased alone.



I received this in an e-mail today and besides the picture above I couldn't find anything else on the subject, sharing is knowledge or something like that.

I'm also sure that 99% of the people on this site already own a next/current-gen system but who knows!   read


5:50 PM on 05.29.2008

Estimated Value of _______.com? (NVGR)

This might be a pretty weak blog post, but I thought it was kind of cool and knowing me this is probably something that was found last year and I just happened to have found this a few minutes ago.

This site allows you to type in the address of the site you are wondering about and it gives some interesting numbers along with a estimated Net Worth.

The site is:

http://www.websiteoutlook.com/

and what you will most likely enter has already been provided for you right below

http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.destructoid.com

They also provide a description about the site:
"Infamously known for its piercing views on the gaming industry and memorable robot mascot, the Webby-recognized Destructoid.com is the pulse of the hardcore gamer. Its unique (and often irreverent) editorial voice was formulated by mixing independent edit"


I thought it was a neat site to mess around on   read





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