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Analyzing Pokemon ORAS' new mega evolutions

Normally for most iterations of Pokemon, we have to wait for full release titles to get a shakeup in the metagame and see something new. Sometimes we get a small change in the form of new move tu...   more

Analyzing Pokemon ORAS' new mega evolutions


Only one day left to get your avatar adopted for PAX!

PAX Prime 2014 starts tomorrow and ! So far only has bothered to post an adoption blog; the rest of you need to get your act together if you want to soar on papery wings to Seattle tomorrow! ...   more

Only one day left to get your avatar adopted for PAX!


Bbain's Jukebox: Final boss

Boss music is often the most thrilling, intense music found on a video game soundtrack. Then there is the final boss music, which takes things to the extreme, highlighting the climactic action of...   more



Going to PAX? Why not take your favorite Dtoider with you?!

So you were one of the lucky few who managed to snag a pass to PAX this year. How exciting! You've got your flights booked, your hotel reserved, and your bags packed (boy, you're really on the ...   more



Yumi's Odd Odyssey

I have a weakness for cute anime things, especially if it looks like it's from the 80s or 90s. While I had heard of the Japanese Umihara Kawase series, I've never been too big into importing. A...   more

Yumi's Odd Odyssey


The Mysterious Murasame Castle

Nintendo has a weird interest in The Mysterious Murasame Castle. There's only been one game in the series, which was released for the Famicom Disk System in 1986. But it's a title that they ke...   more

The Mysterious Murasame Castle


I love grapplers

For every fighting game, there is always a grappler character. While not inherently a divisive archetype or idea, the grappler is still a polarizing archetype nonetheless in the circles he or s...   more



Tomorrow - It's Almost The Weekend - Ep. 2 - Deathvengeance Edition

I'm tentatively excited, because it seems like my PS3 has risen from the dead and is functional again. After dicking around with it again last night I noticed that it's abrupt shutdowns seemed ...   more

Tomorrow - It's Almost The Weekend - Ep. 2 - Deathvengeance Edition


Tomorrow - It's Almost The Weekend - Ep. 1 - Revenge-NOPE! Waluigi Time!

As many of you may know, the Destructoid Community driven Twitch channel  is back up and running. Yours truly has Thursday afternoons booked for a 3 hour block I'm dubbing "It's Almost The Week...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Western

The past few weeks, I've been playing . It's a pretty solid fantasy RPG, but what drew me to the game in the first place was its western theme. Much of the game seems to be tenuously related to t...   more



Tomb Raider is actually a survival horror game

Confession time: I've only ever played one video game which is considered a part of the survival horror genre, that game being . I've never played any , or , or , or , or or what have you. And i...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Happiness

Hello everyone! If you've been following my presence here on the site, you've probably noticed that I really enjoy video game soundtracks. I talk about them a lot, and these days I actually tend ...   more



Hey Strider! Let me battle you! #1 Starting a team

Originally I was thinking about reflecting on Smash Brothers' in the interest of Smash 4's hype and release. I wanted to talk competitive retrospect on some of Smash's characters. But what I re...   more

Hey Strider! Let me battle you! #1 Starting a team


(NVGR) Why I quit The Dismal Jesters

As some of you may know, I was doing a Podcast with former Dtoid writers Conrad Zimmerman and Jim Sterling called The Dismal Jesters. It was more-or-less a continuation of the version of Podtoi...   more



One year later: Animal Crossing New Leaf

One year ago on June 9th 2013, Animal Crossing New Leaf released to a particularly rabid fanbase on the 3DS. New Leaf presented a logical jump for fans of the quirky slice of life sim game. Ins...   more

One year later: Animal Crossing New Leaf


Onslaught Review

I've started panicking about the future of WiiWare's availability, so I'm turning around and purchasing WiiWare titles I've been dragging my feet on. Onslaught, a first person shooter on WiiWar...   more

Onslaught Review


Drakengard 3 Review

I'm not really sure what I expected coming into Drakengard 3. I've never played a main entry in the Drakengard series, but I fell in love with the spin-off title NIER. While NIER was far from a...   more

Drakengard 3 Review


The 3DS user's guide to Disneyland (and other theme parks)

Have you ever taken your 3DS to a major theme park and remarked at the surprising number of streetpasses you've received? As many of you may know in my day to day musings, I work at the (allege...   more

The 3DS user's guide to Disneyland (and other theme parks)


Modding the DualShock 4

I love the DualShock 4. Seriously, it's my favorite controller that I've ever used, and I've used pretty much anything you could name to me, plus a countless number of third-party offerings. In m...   more

Modding the DualShock 4


The StriderHoang Series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup!

Phew! I've been making these for nearly two weeks as a minor hobby in between work and school. But finally I feel satisfied with what I set out with these Dtoid Trading Cards: make cards for the ...   more



Sup Holmes returns today at 4pm with Mike K from Ludum Dare

Hello! Thanks again to everyone that supported the Sup Holmes Kickstarter! We made almost 3 times our initial goal. We totally won.  The show is coming back today with Mike Kasprzak, one of the...   more



Losing the Future of Retro Downloadable Gaming Starting with WiiWare

Recently Nintendo's Wi-Fi functionality across their Wii and Nintendo DS platforms were shutdown. In-game online services and downloadable content are no longer available. Thanks to Nintendo ha...   more

Losing the Future of Retro Downloadable Gaming Starting with WiiWare


The Retro Retro Indie Game Cave Story

I'm finally giving up on ignoring indie games. They just won't go away. I've gotta deal with them eventually, so it's about time I start playing some. I thought it'd be fitting to make one of m...   more

The Retro Retro Indie Game Cave Story


Five Word Movie Reviews: Godzilla (2014)

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island — A Disappointment that Redeems Itself

With the recent release of Yoshi's Island on the Wii U's Virtual Console, I thought I'd take the time to actually play the game, albeit on my 3DS instead. I was born in1990 and my exposure to ...   more

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island — A Disappointment that Redeems Itself


Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

It seems there's always more to learn about your fellow Dtoiders. In addition to the new meat coming out of the word work to post theirs, a lot of people who have done the top 10 lists are also...   more



Strider's top 10 Kirby powers

After finishing Kirby Triple Deluxe, I came to the realization that not all powers, at least in Triple Deluxe, are made equally. Sure, that's always been the case but now more than ever do I see ...   more



Five more things about pedrovay2003

Ooh, it's been a while since we've done one of these, hasn't it? Well, we've all had life updates, I'm sure, so let's get to it! (I'm only doing five, since I've done one or two of these in the...   more



Changing the Rules of Game Completion

I have a massive backlog that consists of over 200 games, which accounts for almost half of my collection. Depression and frustration overcome me when I open my closet doors. I've only added to...   more

Changing the Rules of Game Completion


GaymerX brings out the worst in the Dtoid community

The articles that Destructoid has run recently about have made me kind of sad and worried about the current community. The themselves are great, mind you. The staff is clearly welcoming of pe...   more






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