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Jul 28 // Pixie The Fairy

Pixiedust #2: Promotions, Bloggers Wanted & Band of Bloggers.

July has been very strong as front page promotions go, leading to at least a dozen promotions thus far. I've been very happy about the response to the "Bloggers Wanted" prompt this month, "Better with age." I had pitched...
Jul 27 // StriderHoang

Stealthy ninja shorts: quality binding time with Isaac

Binding of Isaac is a big name in the indie domain. I loved watching runs of it on a YouTube I follow, Star (also called Ster). It was hard to believe Rebirth could further refine the formula but not only does it do so with ...
Jul 27 // OrochiLeona

LaserRot #2: Freedom Fighter

(Apologies for picture quality, 80's Laserdisc mpegs, doncha' know?)2. FREEDOM FIGHTER(Millenium Games - 1986)One of the biggest problems facing eager developers, keen to leap on the laserdisc bandwagon, was that beautiful an...
Jul 27 // Niero Gonzalez

Destructoid site design update: Tiny pretty update coming soon

This one is a few days or weeks away, but I'm working with old-school ModernMethod designer RC on tying up the place a bit. The first thing we're doing is fixing those weird gaps on some mobile and desktop resolutions that c...
Jul 26 // Pixie The Fairy

A fae falls to the dark side...

Bleh. It's been that kind of week for me. Not only did I get to enjoy the stress and tedium of job interviews and filling out more applications, (because what the fuck is my resume for again?) I had some sort of reaction to a...
Jul 24 // Virtua Kazama

Why Ports Matter in Fighting Game Tournaments (Lesson #1: Version Differences)

It’s no secret: I love fighting games. They are my favorite genre in video games. I played them casually as a kid, and I currently play them competitively as an adult today. When playing fighting games casually, there ...
Jul 24 // StriderHoang

Better with age: Konami's legendary, mystical ninja

Once upon a time, people liked Konami. The split between Kojima and Konami looks to be one of the most legendary of all time, going up there with the likes of The Beatles and Britney Spears/Kevin Federline. But we're concern...
Jul 24 // gajknight

Better with Age: A Journey worth retaking.

Few games can be said to be truly pure. Modern games usually branch out in so many directions with endless grinding, 100's of collectibles and trinkets and millions of pointless side quests. They're so laden down with fl...
Jul 21 // OrochiLeona

LaserRot #1: Badlands

Welcome brothers and sisters. I had originally planned to write a series based on my time living in a turn of the century French bordello, but my memories of it are shady at best. So I have decided to make a slight detour int...
Jul 20 // Pixie The Fairy

The juggling act

So here I am doing that thing I do after beating a game. I like to call it my "post-game juggling act." It's what happens when I finish a game and can't make up my mind what to play next. I replay a lot of older games and thi...
Jul 20 // Virtua Kazama

The History of EVO (EXTRAS)

EVO 2015 has came and went. We have seen so many hype moments, WTF moments, and many more. We witness Woshige celebrating too early against Ogawazato in Guilty Gear Xrd Top 8. The killer comeback by Sleep against My God in ...
Jul 19 // StriderHoang

Late night thoughts: better with too many hats

Life is always a whirlwind, especially when you have so many hats to put on. Can you imagine Andy Dixon having his family man hat, his work hat (I believe he works at a tech company?), and his Destructoid hat. I'd like to im...
Jul 17 // Virtua Kazama

The History of EVO (Part 5): EVO 2013-EVO 2015

[Disclaimer: Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 so that you can get caught up to speed.] EVO 2013 EVO 2013 was announced on December 3, 2012, and was held at Paris Las Vegas on July 12-14, 2013. The stream was provided ...
Jul 16 // Virtua Kazama

The History of EVO (Part 4): EVO 2010-EVO 2012

[Disclaimer: Read the first three parts by clicking on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven't already.] EVO 2010 On July 9-11, 2010, EVO 2010 took place. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix returned as part of the...
Jul 15 // Virtua Kazama

The History of EVO (Part 3): EVO 2006-EVO 2009

[Disclaimer: If you haven't read the first part or the second part, please go back and do so. And then after that, come back here when you are finished.] EVO 2006 EVO 2006 took place at the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino on ...
Jul 14 // Virtua Kazama

The History of EVO (Part 2): EVO 2003-EVO 2005

[Disclaimer: If you haven't read the first part of The History of EVO, go back and read it before you continue. When you are finished, be sure to come back here.] EVO 2003 EVO 2003 took place on August 8-10, 2003 at Pomona, ...
Jul 13 // Virtua Kazama

The History of EVO (Part 1): B3-EVO 2002

Ah, yes… EVO 2015 is near ladies and gentlemen. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Evolution Championship Series is basically the Super Bowl… the Wrestlemania… the Olympics… the World Series of fi...
Jul 10 // Mike Martin

Better With Age: My D*ck

Since Nanners is a giant buttface, dickhole, cuntflap (just kidding boo), I had to change my idea for this month's.... Musing? BoB? You fucks have too many names for the same God damn things now days. So instead of writing a...
Jul 06 // Pixie The Fairy

My last day with Lucy

Hey guys, I've really been trying to get back to the monthly recap and finish it, but I'm also in a little bit of a sad situation so it may be late tonight or tomorrow when it finally goes live.  I've never had a pet of ...
Jul 05 // Mike Martin

I Miss You

It’s been a year. Oh, what a year it has been my friend. So much darkness, so much light. I know, I’m a drama queen sometimes. Can’t help it. It’s not easy wrestling with all this, especially when I h...
Jul 03 // Virtua Kazama

Nintendo's Bill Trinen Confirms That He Will Be Competing at EVO for Smash 4

Bill Trinen, who is an interpreter for Shigeru Miyamoto and the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Nintendo, announces today that he will be competing for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at Evolution 2015! He is registered as ...
Jul 02 // TheDustinThomas

Hall of Game: Batman (NES) & a call for podcast questions.

Just because I wrote a blog earlier this week letting everyone know that I'm leaving the site soon, I also said that the Friday recap will be my last blog before I inevitably pull a Terry Funk and come back. Just because I wr...
Jul 01 // Virtua Kazama

EVO 2015's Final Registration Numbers

Registration for EVO 2015 has ended yesterday. Mr. Wizard has the final number of entrants for each fighter and let me say this: EVO gets bigger and bigger every year. Ultra Street Fighter IV has set a new record with 2,227 ...
Jun 30 // TheDustinThomas

It's not goodbye, it's "Smell ya later."

Hey everybody. I've sat here for a few minutes staring blankly at my computer screen trying to find the perfect way to say this. Unfortunately, I've discovered that there is no "perfect" way to say it and I'll just come righ...
Jun 29 // Virtua Kazama

History of EVO Championship Series 5-Part Blog

EVO 2015 will be coming in two weeks. And to prepare for the occasion, there will be a 5-part daily blog on Destructoid talking about the history of EVO series. From Battle By the Bay series, to EVO 2015, I will talk ab...
Jun 28 // StriderHoang

Time to pull myself away from Monster Hunter

I'm finally sitting down three months later and 400+ hours in to talk about Monster Hunter. I've talked about smaller aspects of my enjoying it but I have yet to really sit down and really talk shop on Monster Hunter, like o...
Jun 28 // TheDustinThomas

Flea Market Game Finds: GameCube Jackpot Edition (6/27/15)

Hey everybody, you may have noticed that I haven't posted one of these videos in a while. That's because the weather in Cincinnati has been absolutely uncooperative the last three weekends. So I actually had to cheat a little...
Jun 26 // TheDustinThomas

Error Machine Podcast 55 - Second Hand Infidelity

Luke kicks the show off with a bang as he recounts a story of second hand infidelity, even though it only kind of, sort of involves him. We also talk about things like Arkham Knight being broken on PC, the Sega Channel, ...
Jun 25 // TheDustinThomas

New Error Machine Podcast Recording Tonight. Ask Us Dem Questions, Yo!

Hey everybody, maybe a little late to be posting this, but still worth seeing if we can get some questions out of you kind folk. Anyway, we're recording a new episode of the podcast tonight. This is our first proper epis...

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