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3:59 PM on 09.26.2012

Botchtoid Episode 5 Tonight, Ryu Is A Wrestling Visionary



Tune in tonight for yet another episode of Botchtoid!

You can see it at http://www.twitch.tv/streamtoid at 8:30pm EST!

Topics include:

Impact Raw and Smackdown overviews

Some title defenses by the Botchtoid Champion Damien Sandow!

More gimmick introspection!

Beth Phoenix is leaving the WWE, and other news!

and much more!

So join us please if you're interested!   read


2:54 PM on 09.19.2012

Botchtoid Episode 4, The Inaugural Botchtoid Championship Begins Tonight!



Tune in tonight for yet another episode of Botchtoid!

You can see it at http://www.twitch.tv/streamtoid at 8pm EST!

Topics include:

Impact Raw and Smackdown overviews

A breakdown of WWE's Night of Champions pay per view

We crown the very first ever Botchtoid Champion!

More gimmick introspection!

WWE teams with New Japan Pro Wrestling? We've got the scoop tonight!

and much more!

So join us please if you're interested!   read


2:20 PM on 09.12.2012

Botchtoid Episode 3 tonight~~



Tune in tonight for yet another episode of Botchtoid! We skipped a week but we're back this week!

Johnny Luchador won't be able to make it again this week, but that's ok there's still plenty to talk about!

You can see it at http://www.twitch.tv/streamtoid at 8pm EST!

Topics include:

Impact Raw and Smackdown overviews

A breakdown of TNA's No Surrender pay per view (spoiler: it sucked)

Updates on the status of Jerry the King Lawler after his heart attack on monday.

vApathyv again maybe?

More gimmick introspection!

A look forward to this sunday's WWE pay per view, Night of Champions

and much more!

So join us please if you're interested!   read


3:22 PM on 08.29.2012

Botchtoid Episode 2 Airs Tonight!



Tune in tonight for yet another episode of Botchtoid!

You can see it at http://www.twitch.tv/streamtoid at 8pm EST!

Topics include:

Impact Raw and Smackdown overviews

Special guest vApathyv maybe?

More gimmick introspection! (with 100% less angry johnny viral)

And although not wrestling related and no one else cares, ryu is going to go on a ufc 151 rant. Because hahahaha fuck Jon Jones.

and much more!

So join us please if you're interested!   read


2:11 PM on 08.22.2012

Tonight! The inaugural episode of Botchtoid, a community wrestling roundtable!



TONIGHT AT 8 EST, BOTCHTOID LAUNCHES IN ITS FIRST EPISODE!

You can see it at http://www.twitch.tv/streamtoid at 8pm EST!

Topics include:

Impact Raw and Smackdown overviews

Our review of Summerslam

The first of many gimmick introspections

and much more!

So join us please if you're interested!   read


5:05 PM on 09.01.2010

Ryu's Retro Rage Roundup 1-0



I've been on Destructoid for quite a while now. I like to think I used to be pretty well known, but possibly not as much within the last half a year or so. I became one of THOSE GUYS who think, "man the cblogs sure are terrible, people should write more interesting stuff" but then doesn't do anything about.

So here's me finally doing something about it. Welcome to Ryu's Retro Rage Roundup. In short, I play either frustratingly bad games, or impossibly hard games. Then on a semi regular basis I will update you on the game as I play it, and try to add insight on whether or not the game is actually terrible or hard.

Because I'm letting YOU CHOOSE THE GAMES DESTUCTOID!

Yeah I must be a total masochist, but if I'm gonna make this any fun and also not have to think about what game to play each time cause I'm lazy, I'm going to allow you to choose what games I play and talk about.

I guess you guys could also play along at home, but honestly why the hell would you want to.

RULE TIME

You will name 2 games. One game is your suggestion. There is no need to suggest a game already suggested. If somehow you suggest a game at the same time as someone else, the person who's post went in after is allowed to change their suggestion.

One Game is a vote. The game you suggest does NOT count towards a vote total. I suggest you wait to see how voting goes or the other games people suggest before you vote on a game.

EACH PERSON IS LIMITED TO ONE SUGGESTION, AND ONE VOTE.

321GoCast hosts get double voting power. Why? Because they'll have more fun seeing me suffer since they know me better. Trust me on this. Hosts include JohnnyViral, Analoge, Tactix, Crocbox, Cataract, and just for the hell of it King3vb0 and Stella Wong even though they aren't really hosts. HOSTS CAN ONLY VOTE FOR ONE GAME TWICE, NOT FOR TWO GAMES ONCE.

Every wednesday night I will put up a thread. This thread will be where you put in your suggestions. This current thread is the first thread but please read the rest of the rules before posting your suggestions.

Every new post will have a specific console and whether or not I want a hard game or a bad game. OR BOTH.



THIS WEEK: YOUR CONSOLE CHOICE IS THE NES.

I WANT A HARD GAME.

Ryu's Suggestion: I bet you're all going to make me play some form of battletoads eventually, so why not get it out of the way. No need to listen to me though. Yes this counts as a suggestion, but I will not allow myself to count as a vote. That just wouldnt be fair.

I want to move this to the modern era eventually, but acquiring modern games is expensive. So don't expect me to be playing Demon's Souls any time soon.

Anyways, hopefully these won't be as ramble-filled as it is now since I won't explain the concept in so much detail every time.

Starting from when this post goes up, you have until 10 PM EST tomorrow, that's September the 2nd, to get your suggestion and votes in.

Remember, it must be a game for the NES, and you must consider it to be HARD, but not necessarily BAD.

We'll get to those types of games eventually.   read


10:20 AM on 10.16.2009

Psychology: Why does a fanboy think the way he does?



We already know that fanboys are idiots. But WHY are they idiots? This was something that popped into my mind while sitting in my psychology class. Theres a general explanation that fanboys are "loyal" to a brand, because they only had enough money to buy one console. But does that mean that every person who can only afford to buy one console per generation, or even sometimes every OTHER generation, acts irrational? No. It all depends on the type of person you are, and psychology explains it as being 3 things. Very simply put, you can be completely close minded, open minded but highly biased towards your opinion, or simply open minded.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "OH I get it Ryu, fanboys are close minded, with the small exception of the few who fall in the middle right?". You see some of you might be worried about falling within that middle category. Don't worry, I find myself there as well. For a lot of people, its really hard to admit that they were wrong, even if they see compelling arguments for it. So because of that, I still cling to the belief that the 360 is better than the PS3, even though i totally want a PS3 and think it has a bunch of great games. Fanboys, however, have the complete inability to either completely ignore evidence against them.

But there ARE those out there who completely close themselves off to any evidence without any effect to them. I submit that these are NOT fanboys, and merely those who don't care about which console is better. They want to blindly go with one console, and stick with it until the end. They won't argue about it, because they're smart enough to know fighting about which console is better is STUPID. Having that much intelligence in the first place completely absolves them of any fanboy personality that I am aware of. They are however, still slightly irrational, and I would hope that those who might think they act like this would try to become more open to finding what console is best for you, instead of choosing blindly and clinging to that decision.



So maybe you understand a little about what characteristics a fanboy has, but still don't know WHY they act the way they do. This brings me back to my psychology class. We were discussing research bias. Essentially the three personality traits I described earlier as applied to psychologists performing research. See, scientists aren't perfect, and they argue about findings all the time, especially since psychology is a little iffy in certain areas. So what makes people ignore perfectly valid evidence towards one idea or another? It's called confirmation bias.

Essentially, a person with a predetermined thought will spend more time looking for, and put more emphasis on anything that validates their opinion. For example, if a psychologist is trying to determine if a suspect in a murder case is capable of such an act, they might know that says 70 percent of all men who commit murders were beaten as a child. I made up the number, so just stick with me in concept here. If the psychologist already thinks the suspect committed the crime, and then finds out that he was in fact beaten as a child, then the psychologist is likely to jump on that and rush to a conclusion. They will then forget to think about the fact that not 70 percent of every man who was beaten will perform a crime, because it doesn't help them solve the case.

This is the type of mentality that I think is heavily present in fanboys while arguing about which console is better. Those of us in the middle find ourselves somewhat prone to this as well, because most humans do about ANYTHING. What we don't do, however, is let these thoughts completely control our thoughts, and thats how we can differentiate between ourselves and fanboys. My advice to you is the same any psychologist would say to you, and that is to practice metacognition. Simply put, it means "knowing about knowing", which means to take time and closely think about your own decisions. If you think a decision you made might be slightly biased, maybe you should spend time researching the opposite side, and get a better perspective on things.



I would sit here and try to argue that you should teach fanboys the same thing, but as we've previously discussed, fanboys are idiots. This unfortunately means that even if we have a better understanding of why they act the way they do, we can't change them. So you might be screaming at your monitor, "Ryu you idiot! Why even bother looking at it in the first place if you we can't do anything about it? Why should you be looking at it at all if you're just some schmuck in an intro psych class?"

Reader, first of all shut the fuck up. Second of all, why think about anything? If something interests you, especially about video games and video game culture, I implore you to find out more about it, even if nothing comes of it. Sure I may just be taking an intro psych class, but that shouldn't stop me from using things I learn there to discover things about the gaming culture no one else had thought of, or only a few people have. I'm not saying what I'm saying is completely absolute either. I've done no research, merely observed a couple of things and come to a basic theory. If you disagree with me because you happen to be a psych major or even a psych professor for some reason, then go ahead and argue with me in the comments. In fact I encourage it.

So in conclusion reader, don't take fanboys seriously. If I'm onto something here, and I think I am, then you should take note that fanboys can't be argued with. At all. It's impossible. They're logic is so twisted and backwards that they can't even see that any evidence against them exists, let alone give them any credibility. And that, dear reader, is psychology.   read


5:40 PM on 09.04.2009

Twisted Pixel announces "Comic Jumper"



Twisted pixel has announced its next project "Comic Jumper" which looks to be a sidescrolling shooter fare. It also seems to have that wonderful pixar look to it that Twisted pixel is known for. Not much else on this right now, but can't wait to find out when this comes out.

via IGN   read


1:33 PM on 08.14.2009

Super Smash FNF: Dedede, kamikaze extraordinaire .



Oh Pit. This is what you get for your SPAM.

Brawl. Tonight. If I can somehow steal myself away from rhythm heaven (ITS SO HARD BUT SO GOOD). If you can get away from other games that may or may not be better than brawl why don't you follow the instructions below and join us for a magically filled time.

ONE: GET SKYPE.
TWO: Copy down my brawl code and add it inside of smash brothers before the designated time of play.
THREE: Make a comment in this blog INCLUDING YOUR BRAWL CODE AND SKYPE NAME.
FOUR: Be online when it comes to the fight, and I will message you in skype when it's time.

We meet at 11:00 EST. My information is as follows:

Brawl Code: 0817-3428-3165
Skype: Ryuh89

IF YOU DONT HAVE A HEADSET: Get skype anyways. There's text chat and we can get you in the game without having to talk to us. But It would be nice if you had a headset anyways, cheap ass.

Hope to see you all tonight!   read


1:18 PM on 08.13.2009

Flipnote Studio Shenanigans: PEW PEW PEW



So I've been fooling around with this new free app for the dsi the last few days. Its a great way to waste time animating random stuff, and if you have a dsi you HAVE to get it, especially since its free. My only gripes about the product is the limited color pallet. You can only draw black, red, and blue colors, which leaves alot up to creativty and less up to actual presentation.

Anyways, I thought I would occasionally post some cool animations that I might do. I'm not a great drawer, but i have a lot of ideas in my head so if i tinker with the tool enough I can get it to do what I want. Anyways, here's something I made today, just for you dtoid!

IT COMES WITH SOUND TOO!

This space will usually be reserved for an explanation on what I was thinking when I drew this, and how I did it. But with this, It's pretty simple i just wanted to draw Mr. Destructoid blowing something up with EYE LASERS. Yes, that is my voice in the clip too. Next time I do sound I will try to speak more lively. Anyways, hope you enjoy this, and maybe you will see more in the future.   read


12:01 PM on 08.07.2009

Super Smash FNF: Insert Sexist Joke Towards PsychoSoldier Here



Fitting image for the title I went with this week I think. Yup. Nothing wrong here.

So brawl again this week because, why not it's actually been attended the last few weeks to my amazement. So yeah, follow the guide below to join, don't be late, blah blah GET ON WITH IT!

ONE: GET SKYPE.
TWO: Copy down my brawl code and add it inside of smash brothers before the designated time of play.
THREE: Make a comment in this blog INCLUDING YOUR BRAWL CODE AND SKYPE NAME.
FOUR: Be online when it comes to the fight, and I will message you in skype when it's time.

We meet at 11:00 EST. My information is as follows:

Brawl Code: 0817-3428-3165
Skype: Ryuh89

IF YOU DONT HAVE A HEADSET: Get skype anyways. There's text chat and we can get you in the game without having to talk to us. But It would be nice if you had a headset anyways, cheap ass.

Hope to see you all tonight!   read


12:17 PM on 07.31.2009

Super Smash FNF: Skype Hates Us



Another Awkward Zombie Comic. I usually try to pick other stuff, but SHE MAKES DAMN GOOD COMICS. WHAT CAN I SAY.

So there is this OTHER fighting game out this week which shall not be named. I've been playing it since wednesday, so why not TAKE A BREAK and play some awesome smash bros with us? It's easy, just follow the steps below if you are a noob to the fight, and you will be set.

ONE: GET SKYPE.
TWO: Copy down my brawl code and add it inside of smash brothers before the designated time of play.
THREE: Make a comment in this blog INCLUDING YOUR BRAWL CODE AND SKYPE NAME.
FOUR: Be online when it comes to the fight, and I will message you in skype when it's time.

We meet at 11:00 EST. My information is as follows:

Brawl Code: 0817-3428-3165
Skype: Ryuh89

IF YOU DONT HAVE A HEADSET: Get skype anyways. There's text chat and we can get you in the game without having to talk to us. But It would be nice if you had a headset anyways, cheap ass.

Hope to see you all tonight!   read


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