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9:01 PM on 02.22.2009  

Would this make a good T-shirt? (kinda NVGR)



So I worked pretty hard on this design for a t-shirt and I think it came out great. I'm thinking of making a pop-out hat version of this with Mara as the pop-out part. Garison had the idea of the hat though.   read


5:08 PM on 02.01.2009  

10 Things That Will Cause The End Of The 10 Things Fad

These are the official predictions on how this fad will end. Feel free to add ideas in the comments.

1. A giant volcano that would kill everyone on the earth
2. A supermassive black hole that would kill everyone on the earth
3. (Never going to Happen) Destructoid shutting down
4. Everytime someone types in "10 Things" their compooper shuts down
5. A nuclear war
6. World gets taken over by sharks and dolphins
7. The world gets a heart attack
8. Zombies take over (Awsome)
9. Robots take over (awsome)
10. Godzillas start hatching in underground caverns and when they are fully grown they make the earth rumble and kill everyone in the world.

* Just realized this should go in the forums but whatever   read


2:37 PM on 02.01.2009  

10 (+ 2) things you didnt know about Seigfreid

In no particular order at all here is the list

My dad is a gamer.

He used to be a big fan of StarWars games, specifically Star Wars outcast and other Jedi Knight games but now since they don't really make those games anymore he plays lots of COD:WAW on veteran and Gears of War 2 horde mode. I usually find him playing horde with my 11 year old brother, who also plays a shitload of games.



I play water polo.

I've been playing since 6th grade and It's a really fun sport. It's how I get my exercise, some of you might not know what this is, its basically soccer fused with football played in the water. You have 2 goals and 1 ball and anything you do under the water is not a foul. So you get lots of bruises and stuff

I'm a nerd

Pretty much everyone here on Destructoid are nerds though. I really enjoy anime and anything Japan. I also read lots of manga and own the entire Deathnote manga and Naruto manga. I am only proud of owning all the Deathnote manga. Naruto is kind of stupid.


I would burn down a nursery for a ps3

I want a ps3 so bad. I just need to play Valkyria Chronicles and MGS4.

My brothers both play games and are fucking good

My 11 year old brother is in a clan for DOD:S (day of defeat source). And he is really good, not to mention how he usually pwns people at tf2 and l4d.

I'm the only one in my family that enjoys RPG's

This kind of is dissapointing, nobody in my family likes RPG's. They just seem to lack the intellegence needed to enjoy a fine story along with great gameplay.

I Love History

Particularly WW2 history. I often read books on D-Day and other famous battles and wars. Unfortunately my Social-Studies teacher this year is pretty retarded and just copies thing off other teachers.

Me and my friend are making a game.

He knows C++ and hes making it in Torgue game editor, I'm doing 3d modeling and Interface. It going to be multiplayer and 1st person. Basically its just an arena shooter like Unreal Tournament.

I am new to JRPG's

I am in the middle of both Chrono Trigger and Persona 4. I just started Mother 3. But JRPG's are awesome. They are becoming my favorite genre.

My mom got the Xbox 360 for us on its release date.

She is amazing, she stood in line at 4 in the morning to get it for us even though we didn't open it till Christmas. I really didnt believe she actually stood in line that long. People were telling her how cool she is for standing in line to get her sons an Xbox.

My xbox has been stolen 2 times

And it pisses me off so much. I live in this really urban area with lots of gangster people so I have to deal with other crap all the time. What pisses me off the most is that I had played the fuck out of Oblivion and all that data is gone now.

I love Pokemon
I have 200 hours+ played on that game and used to play it competitively. One of my friends has 1000+ hours on Ookemon diamond and has beat ever single Pokemon game including Platinum

So theres my list for the whole fad thats going on   read


1:24 PM on 01.25.2009  

The Ideal Gears of War Movie Cast

The Gears of War movie is going to be pretty awesome. The cast I am about to unveil to you is my dream cast for the movie Here is the cast that would make it the most awesome movie ever.


Marcus Fenix: Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage has some solid movies behind him. From "Ghost Rider" to "National Treasure" he is a solid actor. He definably deserves the lead role in the Gears of War movie. He would be able to portray the seriousness of Marcus along with the brutal style of Gears of War.




Dom: Robin Williams

With some solid movies behind him (Jumanji, RV) he is already a solid pic for the choice of Dom. He can play out the complexity of Dom's character while also being able to portray the brutal style of Gears of War. He also would be great accompanied by Nicolas Cage




Baird: Leonardo Dicaprio

He should be in this movie because he was in Titanic and he looks like Baird.




Cole Train: Mr. T

Who else would have a chance at playing Cole. He is funny as well as serious at times and he is all about action. Mr. T would be perfect. He would easily be able to portray the role of Cole. Cole is actually like Mr. T's Persona.



So as you can see with this cast this movie will become the most awesome movie ever.   read


12:55 AM on 01.25.2009  

Ace Combat Impressions

I have never liked Flight/Racing games. I cant seem to figure out what is so appealing about Forza 2. I played it and I though it was just like every other racing sim I have played. But when I downloaded the Ace Combat 6 demo onto my xbox I was met with an amazing experience that left me wanting for more. Right when I started it up I was amazed by the graphics, they were breathtaking. I died pretty quickly into the demo, I was doing a maneuver close to the ground and my plane crashed into the ground. This sort of thing is what makes me not like flying games I always die by crashing into the ground. But I didn't stop playing because I was having a surprisingly fun time.



The mission puts me in the cockpit of one of many fighter planes. During the first mission I had to fend off some unknown invaders. I kept on playing and kept on dieing from hitting the ground or another object. I did not quit though because every time I died I was getting better and better and killing more planes. It wasn't till around the 6th time I died though that I realized I had a special weapon that I could use besides my missiles. This ended up making the game extremely fun because I could now lock on to a cluster of planes and destroy them all. I could even watch in third person as my missiles closed up and annihilated them. The gameplay was pretty intense, I was maneuvering, trying to not get hit by missiles while at the same time trying to shoot down enemy planes. It was also fun doing maneuvers just for the fun of it, trying to get as close as I could to building without hitting them.

After about 15 minutes on my 8th try a cutscene came up. Basically at that time in the demo we had the enemy running away from us. Rather than telling you about how cool the cutscene was I will show it to you instead.

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Skip to 6:20 for the cutscene, and also do yourself a favor and watch in high quality.

It was so cool when I saw all the planes blow up right in front of me I just couldn't wait to play more of this game. I didn't even know what other awesome things would be waiting for me in this game. So now I am a fan of the series and am currently trying to obtain Ace Combat 5 for the ps2, I am also waiting on Tom Clancy's HAWX that game looks amazing.   read


7:43 PM on 01.24.2009  

MS PAINT ARTBLOG

Here are my beautiful arts. Ms Paint is the most underated program you can do so much with it its crazy I love it. They are for sale I will print them and mail them strait to you! Also these are all done on my laptops Touchpad.


^An actual attempt at drawing the halflife 2 shotgun. ^


^This one is a little scandalous.^ The butt on the left is farting.


^This one is a tank, it has lazers in the back.^

I hope you enjoy my wonderful images.   read


7:45 PM on 01.23.2009  

My expierence with: Resident Evil 4

While Shadow of the Colossus was the reason I bought a ps2, RE4 was the reason I bought a gamecube. The first time I played it I was really enjoying the atmosphere and feeling of the game. I liked how it felt gloomy and lonely I enjoyed the way Leon walked by default. The sound effects captured the feel of the game from the crows to the eerie music. When I first entered combat I had some difficulty adapting to the new style of gameplay and I died fairly early by walking into multiple traps and then into a tripmine. There was a bit of a learning curve but while I was still very bad at the game in the beginning I was having loads of fun.



The gameplay is a little slow paced but heats up pretty quickly once the zombies start pouring in. Basically you press the trigger to aim and press "a" to fire. It may sounds a little weird but it works pretty good. If you hit an enemy in the balls or the legs they will crouch over and if you get close to the and you press "A" you will do a kick that will either knock down, or kill nearby enemy's and kill the person who was crouching over. Leon has a pretty bad ass kick.

The story is pretty simple in the beginning then gets more complicated as you go through. Basically you are Leon Kennedy, former member of the Raccoon City Police. After the incident at Raccoon City (anyone who played the previous game would know what the indecent was) Leon becomes a special agent under the presidents orders. When the President's daughter is captured you are sent into Spain to retrieve her. You soon find that the villagers are very aggressive and hostile Leon ends up finding the President's daughter pretty early in the game, but getting her out of the place you are stuck in will turn out to be alot more difficult than actually getting her.

As you progress through the game Leon will be able to buy new weapons, upgrade old ones and sell unwanted ones. You can also find herbs to increase and restore your health. As well as herbs there are other items you can find that can restore your health such as fish. While these additions add to the survival horror essence of the game it doesn't come off as enough to make this game a true survival horror game. It ends up coming off more as an action game with survival horror elements. There is no real puzzles, or super scary moments. There are a few scary moments but they don't make this game scary enough.


One of the multiple extremely fun bosses.

As much as this game is not a Survival Horror game it is an excellent action game. The fights are tense and you need good maneuvering as well as headshot skillz. The game really gets good once you get the shotgun because that's when things start getting really fun, because shooting off exploding zombie heads are always fun. Later in the game when your weapons are upgraded really high, this game become ZOMBIE HOMICIDE BLOOD N GORE DELUX and that's a good thing.

Overall this is a great game, best game for the gamecube hands down. If you do not have this game get it now. It is also for the Wii, and the Ps2.   read


7:13 PM on 01.21.2009  

Need suggestions on a good ps2 game...



So I bought a ps2 about a month ago and I have 2 games for it ( SotC and Persona 4) both are great (especially Persona 4) but I am craving a new game. Preferably an action game. I have heard really good things about Metal Gear Solid: 3 and God of War 2. But I am also looking into Silent Hill 2. So which one do you think I should get? Or should I get another game altogether? I also saw some videos on Tenchu and it looks pretty cool but i dont know if its that good. Are the Fatal Frame games good? So anyways give me some suggestions on ps2 games.   read


5:56 PM on 01.20.2009  

Left 4 Dead Is Amazing

Left 4 Dead is an amazing game. It forces players to cooperate but not in a way that it feels so forced that the fun rating goes down. Your HAVE to rely on your teammates or else you will not survive. You can not go Rambo on everyone and expect to stay alive. While this type of cooperative multiplayer might not be for everyone, or might not work anytime due to retarded team-mates when it does work it is extremely fun and satisfying.



When playing as the survivors for my first time I played this game like it was halo. I neglected my teammates and ran through the apartment complex in the "No Mercy" campaign. When I was on the second floor to the bottom I was pounced by a hunter and my teammates had to rescue me. So it came to me that this was not SUPER ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE CHAINSAW DEATH GORE . This game was definably not that title. I soon learned to rely on my teammates and to help them out when they were in trouble. The use of the AI Director in the game is amazing. There are "peak" moments where the action heats up and zombies start flooding in like shoppers on Black Friday. So when playing through one campaign that I had previously played before. I told my team to get into a corner and watch for the zombies but I was surprised when only a few came. The AI director also controls when and where the tank will spawn along with weapons and items. "He" determines the spawn places of weapons and items due to how the team is doing. For example if you are progressing slowly and seem to be having a hard time the AI Director will have there be less zombies and more useful items. Valve pulled of the AI Director really well and it makes for a really fun experience each time you go through.



Playing as Boss Infected has been a really fun and satisfying gaming experience. Basically you get to play as either a Smoker ( a tall zombie that snags Survivors with his tongue), a Hunter ( an agile zombie that can leap high distances and pounces on Survivors), and a Boomer ( a fat-ass zombie that explodes when shot and when he throws up it attracts zombies). When you spawn you will randomly become one of these three boss infected. The classes are all different and fun to play as, however I do find the Hunter to be the most occurring boss infected. My favorite person to play as is the boomer because when you barf on the survivors and it attracts loads of zombies it is extremely satisfying especially when you explode on them afterwards. When your team ends up owning all the survivors to the point where it is inevitable that they will all die it is extremely fun and makes for a very satisfying experience. Every once and a while someone playing on the Infected will randomly be selected to play as the Tank. This usually happens at climax moments or when there are tons of infected but who-ever is the lucky person that will get to play the Tank will have loads of fun. The tank is basically the hulk, but a zombie. He can throw cars and maul people down. On the finale of the "No Mercy" campaign the survivors are on a hospital rooftop waiting for a helicopter to rescue them. Knocking the survivors off the rooftop is the most fun thing you can do in this game.

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Tank gameplay

So if you have the money to spare buy L4D now.   read


12:24 PM on 01.18.2009  

The Most Amazing Fight Scene Ever. [NVGR]

This scene is the ultimate scene of a movie ever. Movie: Big Trouble in Little China

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Just to let you know, that guy who he killed is the main antagonist. I have to say Jack Burton killed him in the best way ever. This movie is ultimate as well. This is one of the best funny-without-trying-to-be-funny movies ever. And the ending is the most random thing ever.


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A pretty funny scene from the movie. The stuff on his lips is lipstick.

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Some of the other Antagonists of the movie. Notice how there closely related to MC characters.

IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE SEE IT NOW OR YOU WILL BE MISSING OUT ON AN AMAZING MOVIE THAT IS HILARIOUS.

So basically see this movie, you wont regret it. I think you can find it in the free movies section in on demand.   read


12:55 AM on 01.18.2009  

My view on Shadow of the Colossus

SotC was the reason I bought my ps2. I had heard about the uniqueness of this game for far to long to let it go on my unplayed list. It also game me an excuse to buy a ps2, which I also wanted because of all the amazing games on it. When I first started playing SotC I found the controls were a little awkward compared to other platformers and adventure games. This made my first colossus fight difficult, since I was still getting used to the controls and camera of the game. The first colossus serves as a tutorial and a way to get over the learning curve of the game. So basically once you are at the second colossus you should be used to the controls and have no problem maneuvering.

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Here's the first Colossus skip to 1:00 for the battle.

SotC serves also as a puzzle game as well as a platformer. You will find your mind baffled on how to even get on the colossus in the first place. As expected, the complexity of getting onto the colossus increases as you go through the games 16 bosses. There are a few exceptions to this rule though, I found some of the colossi in the early levels harder to figure out than colossi later in the game. Once you get the formula of how to get on the colossus down though, its a very fun ride onward. Grasping onto these hulking beasts and maneuvering on them are extremely fun and give you a sense of epicness. Each of the Colossus have one general weak spot where you will have to climb onto in order to kill them. Once you climb on top you will have to grasp on while striking your sword into the weak point that is usually located on the top of the head. You can't grasp for as long as you want though, the grip meter/circle thing will eventually wear down and you will be forced to let go. When you defeat a colossus a small cutscene will appear and you will feel a lot of satisfaction.


My favorite colossus.

Finding these colossus are the dullest part of the game but help show the games atmosphere. You will find yourself thinking about how all these structures got to this place in the first place, and you will find your self imagining the people/things that were once here and how they built their civilization. Later in the game finding the colossus will become trial and error, which may annoy some gamers. However it helps show off some beautiful sights of the land.



The story is good and gets better as your progress through the game. The things I am about to tell you are pretty much all I can tell you without spoiling anything. A boy takes a dead woman to a forbidden land where it is said the power to revive people. This may sound stupid but the story does change and makes for an ending that is unforgettable.


My second favorite colossus.

I will try to explain as much as the ending without spoiling it.The ending of this game was amazing. Its like 16 minutes long or something like that and some parts are playable. Right after you beat the last Colossus and the cutscene starts you know something big is going to happen. The first playable part of the ending is pretty cool, I won't say anything but that its epic. The second playable part is epic also, just not as epic as the first playable part. However none of what you do in the playable parts of the ending affects the outcome of the game. the ending will make you feel empty inside, or at least that what it did to me. It will also make you feel angry. But both of these feelings are not directed toward the game or the ending. You wont be disappointed in the ending at all, it will just leave you with feelings other than joy or happiness, or satisfaction.

Btw, I played the 2/3 of this game without a memory card so I had to leave my ps2 on 24/7
Now to get my hands on ICO...   read


8:19 PM on 01.17.2009  

My expierence with Oblivion

Oblivion is one of my favorite games of all time; I have some of the fondest memories of sneaking around castles, fighting undead in Ayleid ruins, and role-playing in the seemingly infinite world. It was my first Rpg and it introduced me to the genre. It captivated me from the very beginning and still captivates me to this day. As I first stepped out into the massive world I was awed, I could not believe what I was seeing, endless expansive environment compared to the much more linear games I played. I tested walking all over just to make sure I could go everywhere I saw. I of course couldn’t go everywhere, this world wasn’t a globe but after walking for 10 minutes I realized this was the real deal, I could go as far as I wanted…most of the time. I did a few quests in the main quest line, but was drawn away by all the side quests and guilds. I joined the Fighters Guild, and was amazed at how the guild had different halls and guild buildings in different cities, and how they operated as service as well as a place for people of the same fighting type or motives to come together. The second guild I joined, which would become the primary reason why Oblivion became my favorite game was the Dark Brotherhood. When I killed someone for the first time and went to sleep thinking nothing would happen and saw Lucien Lachance standing above me saying “you sleep rather soundly for a murderer.” I was amazed. That was the coolest thing ever I didn’t know who he was or where he was from but I knew he looked cool and had somewhat of an accent. At first I thought he was the Grim Reaper or someone similar, but then as he continued talking I realized he, and what he represented was something much cooler.



So I murdered Rufio, and was accepted into the Dark Brotherhood, the first time a saw the door, I thought it was one of the coolest things, it was like a secret society for murdering people! I did the first couple quests for the guild and was captivated by the mix of stealth, and secretness of the guild and its contracts. I became a vampire and role-played while I was doing Dark Brotherhood quests, or anything related to the Dark Brotherhood. SPOILERS> When Lucien Lachance told me to kill off the other members of the Cheydinhal sanctuary, I was shocked. I found myself having a hard time actually killing off each and every one of the fellow members I had grown to love.<end of spoilers



My first guild I completed was the Dark Brotherhood mainly because I could not focus on anything else, I was constantly focusing on my next contract. The guild drew me in. I think this is because after you have been sneaking around evading guards and lurking in the shadows, and you finally make that kill, there is so much satisfaction you get. It's like beating a hard boss, except that sneaking around didn't seem hard.

What made Oblivion truly the game it is to me today is that you could be anyone you wanted to be. You didn't have to start over if you wanted to be a magic user but you were a stealth orientated class, you could still learn magic. I completed every single guild and every single sidequest I could find. But the one thing I never beat was the main quest, it did not draw me in unlike the other quests and guilds. Every now and then I would do a section of it but I never actually finished the main quest. And I think it is because you didn't get that satisfactory feeling when you finished a part of the main quest.

I bought ever single one of the DLC packs, including the horse armor one. I especially enjoyed the "Vile Lair" DLC. The Vile Lair basically served as a place for an evil character to sleep, relax and enjoy himself.You had to unlock the sections of the Vile Lair by doing different mini quests and giving this one guy money. One of the most evil things you got to unlock was a your very own prisoner to feed on. Another very cool thing that was within the Vile Lair was a Shrine to Sithis. That was probably the most bad-ass and evil looking place ever. There were bodies coming out of the wall with their arms flung out. It was the coolest hide out ever.


The Shrine of Sithis


When The Shivering Isles was announced I could not wait to get it, and when I did and stepped into the bizzare world that was the Shivering Isles I knew it was going to be great. I got through about half of the Shiver Isles, loving every moment of it. But then one day I came home to find my Xbox was stolen along with my Psp. My 8 days of playtime meant nothing anymore, I had completely forgot my gamertag too so all those achievments were lost along with all my data.

Fucking robbers.   read







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