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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



The Rebellion Strikes Back! A primer to FTL's Advanced Edition

I’ve plugged countless hours into FTL and I still don’t consider myself good. While beating the Rebel Flagship is a challenge to most people it still seems like a dream to me, or at the very le...   more

The Rebellion Strikes Back! A primer to FTL's Advanced Edition


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Video Game Review

The Castlevania franchise dates back to 1986 with its original release on the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the last decade, the series' popularity started to dwindle until the 2010 reboo...   more

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Video Game Review


Mercenary Kings: This is my gun

Tired of the same old M-16/Barret 50 Cals/Desert Eagles? One of the main reasons I'm so attached to Mercenary Kings, a new so-called Borderslugs game, is because there are plenty of weapons whi...   more

Mercenary Kings: This is my gun


Late night thoughts: STEEEAAAAAAM coupons

Well, I'm sick. I've missed a couple days of work because of some weird Spring flu I caught. But my lack of shift hours in earning money doesn't mean you have to spend your own! Since jumping ...   more

Late night thoughts: STEEEAAAAAAM coupons


Happy birthday Mr. Mayor

I've actually been emboldened from the state of the Animal Crossing thread in the Dtoid forums. Most people have dropped off playing the game, including the biggest AC player I knew, AlphaDeus....   more

Happy birthday Mr. Mayor


Why I love videogame magazines

As some of you may know, Dtoid Reviews editor Chris Carter, former Dtoid powerhouse Tony Ponce, and myself have been working with a conclave of nerds and videogame experts on making a print magaz...   more

Why I love videogame magazines


How I 3DS: Strider edition

After the realization that the 3DS turned three, reading foray into the 3DS, I think its time I shared my personal 3DS story and stats. In particular, someone who owns a 3DS and works at the H...   more

How I 3DS: Strider edition


A simplified history of Pokémon's metagame part 6: X and Y

We've finally arrived at the latest generation. After combing through the , , , , and generations of Pokémon with 20 years of games, we've arrived at X and Y with their sixth generation flavor...   more

A simplified history of Pokémon's metagame part 6: X and Y


New Daily Runs of Spelunky, Nuclear Throne, and Risk of Rain

UOOhepOR7rk This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disa...   more






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