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5:48 PM on 12.21.2011


Ridge racer is the first racing game I have ever played on my 3DS and while itís a solid racer it is missing some important features and has a few problems hindering it from being an enjoyable experience. I will start off by saying that the cars and lighting in this game looks beautiful, the cars look as realistic as it can get but unfortunately there are some terribly crafted objects. For instance everything in the distance is flat. If you pay even the littlest attention to the trees or mountains you pass while youíre driving you will instantly see that they are cardboard cut outs of what is supposed to be an environment. Whatís even worse is that if you watch your replay you will see that most of the background is also paper cut outs. To add insult to injury while everything on the track like lights, cars, signs, everything else off the road like the grass looks like a blurry gray/greenish mess(with paper cut outs). While the game looks great overall when you donít pay attention, but the game looks like blend of paper mashie and throw up when you do. The 3D effect is very good except when youíre in a tunnel. Once youíre in a tunnel you are constantly seeing double images and the 3D goes down the toilet. I can only give the graphics a 1 out of 2.

Gameplay: As far as gameplay goes for Ridge Racer, it is..... Ok I guess. You feel like youíre going a million miles an hour which is great but the racers are placed in front of which is a little unfair to say the least and that really hinders the game. If you suck at caching up when youíre behind this game is not for you and if you enjoy smashing into cars there is also none of that. Your basically alone all the time, it seems to me that once you pass a racer he never tries to get back in front of you, you pass a racer in a cretin distance he never shows up again. You never have to really worry about the guy behind you. Once you pass a car you basically own the spot until you pass someone else. There is never a time a car quickly speeds up from behind you and steals the lead. The other thing that bugs me is that all they care about in this game is the speed of your car, they never talk about the weight, Nitro boost or control. This means that the only thing that differences between cars is there speed, leading to the fact there is only one way to overpower the other car; pure raw speed. You might as well give up playing with a slower vehicle because you will never get to first place if your speed is bad. When you get down to the tracks they are fun and bring allot of enjoyment and amazement because of the 3D, but thatís because all the tracks have the exact same layout making each track feel like the last. You are unable to fall off a cliff or drive of the track in this which leads to some really easy and boring stages. How could it get worse you say? Well let me say that the first grand Prix is so long that you would quit before you finish it. What really pissed me off though is the fact there is no online or downloads play; I will just leave it at that. I will give this game a 1.9 out of 3 for gameplay.
Controls: They make you hold A for gas which gives me a major thumb cramp and there is no option to make the y gas or any layout that actually works without having A as gas or another stupid cramping butten. 0 out of 3
Enjoyment: When not focusing on the cardboard cut outs or the pain in my thumb (not to mention no online or download play) I actually enjoyed it a bit. 3 out of 4.
Re-playability : no Wi-Fi or special things to unlock. 0 out of 1
Music: It was chase seen music all the time so it was average. 1 out of 2
Story: racing games donít need a story. 1 out of 1
Voice acting/script: The back seat driver is annoying. 0 out of 1
Features: It doesnít make use of many of the 3DSí features except 3D and street pass. 1 out of 2
Sound effects: everything sounds about right, engine noises to scraping your car sounds good. 1 out of 1
Creativity: Just another racer, nothing special here folks. 1 out of 2

13.9/22   read

4:12 PM on 11.25.2011

Crimson Angels(update) (Online games are.........)

Name: Crimson Angels
Leader: Morganmn
Leader's friend code: 0387-8791-9402
members who can join:83
motto: The Crimson Angels hold there swords up high,
With guns a blazing and fists that fly,
prepare for hell, be ready to die!
You better join quick because we only have 83 spaces left with 6 pending. Also every week I will update you with who is in the Crimson Angels and how much room we have left. If you do join please make sure you have all the Crimson Angel's friend codes.

I will be going online every Friday at 4:00 Eastern slandered time to play online games: this weeks is Super street fighter IV 3d edition. We will be playing Mario kart 7 in December.

Ash- 1118-0364-6185

I recommend you take all the friend codes, but you don,t have to. If the person doesn't respond in a week to your friend request delete them off your friends list.   read

4:47 PM on 11.22.2011

Crimson Angels 3DS group

Name: Crimson Angels
Leader: Morganmn
Leader's friend code: 0387-8791-9402
members who can join:87
motto: The Crimson Angels hold there swords up high,
With guns a blazing and fists that fly,
prepare for hell, be ready to die!

This is a Group fro anyone who wants to have fun with there 3DS online

You better join quick because we only have 87 spaces left. Also every week I will update you with who is in the Crimson Angels and how much room we have left. If you do join please make sure you have all the Crimson Angel's friend codes.   read

1:45 PM on 10.28.2011

Saturday 3DS play Times

Hello all 3DS owners, I am starting something called Saturday 3DS play Times. Saturday 3DS Play Times is a get together tipe thing where all 3DS owners get together online on Saturday at around 4:00p.m(Canada time) to play video games with each other. Basically I tell everyone what game I have that has online and my friend code for my 3DS and every Saturday from 4:00p.m-5:00 P.M. we will all play that game with each other. The only way this will work though is if we all exchange friend codes . I will start, my name is Morgan and my friend code is:0387-8791-9402. If you register me tell me your friend code by message or comment. The Online game right now is Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. Lets have some fun shall we? :D   read

2:55 PM on 09.06.2011

Making a Videogame website

Hey guys I would like to get your opinion on a very important matter. I have decided to make a Video Game website and I need your help for ideas. I have come up with a name for the website and stuff but I want your opinion as I have previously said. I am going to name the website Game Dragonz, I think its a great name, but my Dad thinks some gamers might think its offenceive; please tell me if you like it or if you want the name to be changed. I also thought I would call the group vlog Dragonz Den, the podcast Flamethrower, I would rispond to your comments in Into the Inferno, and whn when only one persone is doing a vlog I would call it Fire Proof.
I was thinking about the comunity and I figured I would let you guys do everything that you can do on Gamespot and Destructoid for free. I was also thinking of having a paid subscription of $10 every month, if you paid the subcription fee you would be able to make video blogs, video reviews, and the abillity to trade videogames with other people. If you think I should add anything to the paid subscription or the free subscription comment below. Actualy if you have any questions or ideas comment below   read

11:41 AM on 06.30.2011

Answers to your Answers 1,2 and 3....

Just for you guys I am going to combine my Answers to your Answers from gamespot with a bran new one. Read carefuly!!
Answers to your Answers 1
Hello, today I am going tell you why youshould buy the Nintedo 3DS, by Answering yourresponses to the Nintendo 3DS.

1:"I think the3D will damage my eyes, soI am not buying It."

The 3D will not damage your eyes, It has actualy been tested and proovenbuy science that 3D will not damage your eyes. To tell you the truth, science is quite anoyed that random people ceap sending out warnings about3D EYE damage.

2:" Ithink the price is too exspensive."

Well thats too bad, life is exspensive man. Ihad topay $120 just to buy a LEGO castle! Not to consider the fact that the 3DS comes and does a lotmore than a couple thousand pieces of plastic.

3:" I am waiting forthe 3DS lite."

News flash! There will be no3DSlite. Look, there is nothingNintendo can upgrade except for the battery life on the 3DS. Its as small as the lite,(or smaller)so there will be no need to make itany smaller. The cameras could be improoved, but since they didn`t realy improove them much on the 3DS, I doutNintendo will make a new system just to improove the cameras now. It seems thevideocamera will be downlodable and nothing else can be improoved or added to the 3DS without It being a new system, so there will be nolite.

4:" I am going to get the PSP2 insted, because it will have the graphical power of the PS3."

If what you said Is true, the batery life could end up being 1-3 Hours with the price of$500-$900 US. Why do I think this will be the price and batery life you ask? Well I put this together buy the fact that Nintendo`s 3DS has only 3-5 hour batery life with a $250 price tag. IfNintendois all about saveings and baterylife, and the price is expensive and the hours are small, the PSP2 must be terrible at both. And welllets all faceit,3rd party develepers and producers can only make one great game per system at a time. If Nintedo has terrible 3rd party suport, we will still get great 1st party games, but if Sony gets Bad3rd party games we will be stuck with playing bad games, so I think Nintendo is the best bet.

5: "I dont know what the lanch lineup of games are, I am scared to buy the 3DS."

This Is for you:

March 15
Dead or Alive Dimensions $49.99
Samurai Warriors Chronicles $49.99

March 22
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars $39.99

March 27
Madden NFL Football $39.99
Sims 3 $39.99
Nintendogs & Cats $39.99
Steel Diver $39.99
Pilotwings Resort $39.99
Super Street Fighter IV $39.99

April 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow $39.99
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell $39.99
Asphalt $39.99
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs $39.99
Rabbids Travel in Time $39.99

June 1
Cartoon Network SuperToon Rumble $39.99

June 2
Animal Crossing 3D $39.99
Mario Kart 3D $39.99
Paper Mario 3D $39.99
Dream Trigger $39.99
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D $39.99
Kid Icarus: Uprising $39.99
Star Fox 64 3D $39.99
Super Monkey Ball $39.99

July 6
Resident Evil: Mercenaries $39.99

Sept. 2
Face Kart: Photo Finish $39.99
Pet Zombies in 3D $39.99

I found This info at

Well that is the end of todays Answers to your Answers. See you next time

Answers to your Answers 2

i really see nothing worthwhile about this new ds that merits a purchase... the only thing that i'm even remotely interested in is the AR. other than that putting a '3' in front of 'ds' isn't gonna cut it for me.

and i swear to jeebus if i see one of you fanboys that knock the ngp for having console games on the go playing oot i'm gonna slap the thing out of your hands lol:

Answer: Hey reesespiecesftw, shut your mouth; you have no idea what you are talking about, I bet you didn`t even look into the games or improoved graphics of the 3DS! I hate people who shoot there mouth off before they look into things... did you even see that graphics look beter than the PSP or Wii, or how thatNintendois fixing every problem that waswrong with the original ds...I thought so!

WolfGrey: Sony may have power and it may have a great backing but if the beginning lineup and support isnt enough for frontal sales then it wont do that well.However it has great many bigtime Developers working on games for it and im sure many more to come.So i think it has a decent chance at a fairly good share of the market.

The 3DS however has great charm as always and a wonderful beginning lineup(very strong).So of course it will sell and do well but not for the 3D.It will do well for its gaming, not the 3D.Most people i know or have seen(even on here) intend to turn off the 3D as soon as they get it with the 3D slider.

Anyway i wish good luck to both.So stop being fanboys and appreciate every system for that they are:

Answer: I loved WolfGrey said here, he new what he was talking about and had a good atitude about it without saying Jesus` name in vain.

longjohndevine @WolfGrey. wise up.

Sony's handheld strategy at the moment is completly crazy, they are trying to swamp the market with so many different devices that fall under the Playstation label. Sony's NGP may be the most powerful of the handhelds. But I really dont think Sony will have one distinct product with their new strategy that will "defeat" the DS, they will have a large market share, simply because of the range they are offering.


Answer: Fact:

There is also a great point here, Sony is sending out so many devices that they are literaly fighting themselves. If Sony wants to stay in this war they will have to realese all functions on oneplatform for under $200.

warhawk-geeby: Actually I'd like to predict that 3D will be a passing phase.. I honestly think it will. It's already known that cinema showings for 2D & 3D films are starting to sway towards the 2D again, but then this could be due to the extortionate prices that come with 3D? Who knows:

Answer: In one of your older coments you said that youwhere blind in your left eye, which means you havent seen3D properly, so please dont wright things like these foryour sake.

See you next time on Answers to your Answers.

Answers to your Answers 3
If there was only one videogame company:

Oran MacKechnie

Instead of posing a question to the community and expecting Dtoiders to answer said question, I would recommend that you answer your own question and expand upon this idea. It's an interesting idea and one that would benefit from a well-written analysis.

Answer: I would love to do that, but unfortunatly I don`t have an answer...


Yeah, because a monopoly is always a good idea.
Competition breeds excellence. If business executives could be trusted to give us a good console, I'd be fine with it. However as they can't be trusted to give us anything but a big "fuck you" if they think they can get away with it (or more correctly, if we allow them to give it to us), I'll pass.

Answer: your right in some ways, but Nintendo says there not in a compatition with anyone and they dont give us crap.


The only thing is with no competition, they could charge whatever they wanted too

Answer: Get ready to spend $2,000 on WiiU54 come 2045.


That would be nice. I think they could make slightly more expensive consoles, which wouldn't matter because there'd only be one company. Also, there would still be the sae number of teams.

It would hurt the indies though, if they had to join the big company and get their games greenligthed. At best the big company could take more chances because it earns a lot on many of their games anyway, and can tackle losses on a few games. At worst they would take few chances and there'd be little innovation.

Answer: It could hurt the indies, but the said company could then buy them all....

Well thats all the time we have today folkes, see you next time on Answers to your Answers.   read

3:14 PM on 06.29.2011

IF there was only one Videogame Company

Imagine if there was only one videogame company, would this be a good thing or bad thing? Mabey it would be a good thing. If Sony and Micrococ joined with Nintendo there would be uter peace in the galaxy. No more would you have to buy a two difrent systems inorder to play Zelda and Uncharted, no more trolling or angry gamers yelling at each other. All we will have to complane about is videogames... not videogame companys.
On the downside though... if this one company gives us crapy devices to play are games on, we are in for a wourld of HURT. Imagine if we had to play all are games on a I-pod like device because this company thought touch screens were the future. It would be like eating steak out of a dog bowl covered in $hit. Do you think it would be good having only one Videogame Company, or do you think it is a terrible terrible idea? I will post your answers in my next Blog.   read

4:33 PM on 06.28.2011

Why I hate the PSVita!

The PSVita is a discusting handheld, It is like mixing chocolate with $hit, and making it look nice. I use to think Sony new what thay were doing with the PSVita, but no more. First off is that they are trying to copy every handheld in existense, they only made a touch screen on the front so you could play all your I Pod games like Fruit ninja with it. There is no way the touch screen will be used for any real games. No hardcore player will ever want there giant thumb infront of there screen, it makes no logical scence to add somthing that would only be used a couple times. The NGP is a compleat re-hash, it has nothing new togive you, all it does is steal original abilities from other home consoles; It steals the graphics from thePS3, the analog sticks from controlers, the touch screen from the DS and Ipad, the touch pad from laptops and the cameras from the DSI. This thing is just a copy-cat, and a bad one too. Hasn`t anyone learned from experience that the feeling of good grphical power goes away after the 1st day? This thing is going to be pointless to have at home or on the go; since it`s just like thePS3 no one is going to play it at home, and since the batery life is so bad no one is going to be able to play it on the go. This leaves the NGP doomed to live a life in dust. (On the other hand, nobody ever gets tired of 3D efects...well I dont.)Lets say that the NGP turns out to be a beutiful system, the developers will probly have no time to suport it because they are too busy making games for the 3DS, PS3, X-box, PSP phone, 3DSware, Wiiware, and the Ipod; by the time the NGP comes out everyone will have one of these things, causing developers to ignore the NGP. The 3DS however has all new material,and fixes all the DS` original problems. Some people might think that 3D is just a gimik because they have watched alot of 3D movies, and none have impressed them, but 3D on the 3DS is not the same as in the movies, let me explane. 3D at the movies is the way it is because film makers always think of the people whaching 2D while making the movie, this causes 3D movies to be much lamer than it whould have been. On top of that is the fact that enimes in movies never shoot bullets at you, they always shoot it at the main character or someone in the movie.... this prevents bullets from flying out of the screen in 3D. How do I know that 3D in the movies won`t be like the 3D on the 3DS? I know this from experience with the 3DS itself.The NGP looks sleek, and the 3DS looks coo,l but only the 3DS has something new to give me. The NGP has a touch screen and a touch pad, but I already have been playing touch contorled games for 4 years and it is already avalible on the DS, 3DS, Ipod, Ipad, and most phones. So I have had my fill on touch screen games. The 3DS has 3D with no glasses, wich I have never experienced berfore. Not to mention that the AR reality games and motion control look awsome and fun. The graphics on theNGP look as good as on the PS3, butall I need in graphical power is for the games to look beter than the WII`s. The 3DS does a nice job of that. I got the anologe stick that Iwanted on the 3DS, so there is no problem there. I just cant see one good reason to get the NGP insted of the 3DS.Dont tell me the games on the NGP are better because I saw those games and I still like the 3DS. That is all I have to say on the subject, and my 3DS friend code is 0387-8791-9402, name: hunter.   read

4:51 PM on 05.17.2011

Death Battle!!!

All Destructoid users, you have been challenged to a Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition Death Battle!! The Death Battle is on May 28, 2011 at 4:00 P.M- 5:00 P.M. Here are the rules:

1. you must right down my Friend code: Hunter, 0387-8791-9402

2. you must own Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition on the 3DS

4. you are not allowed to use Action reaply or R4 cheats.

5.please wright everyones friend code in the comment box on your3DS

6. I will tell you your time slots on May 20.

7. the mach is online, 99 seconds per round, 3 rounds, no redos.

8. Finals are on June 11, 2011

9. Winner gets a full year of bragging rights.

Let the fight bagin!!!   read

6:00 PM on 05.16.2011

The two reasons The NGP is Killing itself.

I know the NGP isn`t out yet,but I can already predict that the NGP is killing itself. The first reason is that this new handheald is aiming for higher specs right? Not only has the or original PSP failed at this it compleatly ruind itself with it, if the NGP wants to be a Billion dollar seller it needs to pump out the games insted of the graphics. Another thing, the 3DS kinda has atleat 1/2 the power of the NGP; even this does not mater though, because 1/2 power of the PS3 and 1/1the PS3 looks exactly the same on a small screen. This makes going for a graphical boost pointless...,but lets say the graphics on the NGP do manige to beat the 3DS...what would HD do beat 3D? I mean 3D makes everything pop out and in to the screen with beter lighting,shading,etc. Nomater what Sony does with graphics on a handheald, unless Sony ads somthing Nntendo didn`t there dead.

The second reason that the NGP is killing itself is the amount of stuff that Sony isn`t going to use on the NGP. Shure Nintendo can use each and everyone of those gismose on the NGP,but the only reason this is possible is because Nintendo is very creative and smart company. Even if Sony uses that touchpad on the back or gro controls in there games Nintendo would have allready used those in there games since the 3DS is out and the NGP still hasn`t come out yet. Bye for now, those where my thoughts.   read

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