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Dec 27 // MaxVest

My New Job As A Chicken Sexer -- Not What I Thought It Would Be

That is the last time I fail to read the job description before applying.
Dec 11 // MaxVest

Impressions: Playstation Home

Some quick first thoughts on PlayStation Home, almost completely in boring text: - I was prepared to hate it, but it's not bad. Not great, but it has some potential. - Load times aren't as bad as I was led to believe. - Th...
Sep 18 // MaxVest

Feel the Hatred: Game Blogs (Stealin Ma Game Time)

I've never been what you'd call a heavy gamer. Sure, there was that time I neglected to ask beforehand what exactly my official duties would be as The Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion Boy of the Year (BOTY) 1994. But even as...
Jul 16 // MaxVest

E3 takes advice from Nintendo, caters to casual journalists

If you're like me -- and there's no real reason not to be* -- you have an uncontrollable addiction to Google News. And like flowers blooming after a fresh spring rain, or mushrooms popping up from a fresh bovine deposit of fe...
Jun 02 // MaxVest

Christian Bale's Wii Fit Diary

Hey, guys, I found Christian Bale's Wii Fit diary. I just copy-pasta'd it below. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Week One Age: 34 Height: 6′1 BMI: 25.14 (Overweight...
Jun 02 // MaxVest

If You Love It, Change It - Imagine: Babyz

[Title is in no way a diaper joke] Imagine: Babyz for the Nintendo DS is a great game*, full of baby-type activities**, but even GOTY*** material can be improved on. For example, many of the DS hardware features could have b...
May 13 // MaxVest

Some helpful game-making tips for Dr. Boa

Is there such a thing as too much experience? I think so. 15 years is a long time to be making games, Dr. Boa (M.D. or Ph.D.?), and I think you need my help. Hillary Clinton has decided to embrace the opinions of the least ed...
May 07 // MaxVest

MGS Podtoid: I too am not a voice actor but I play one on TV

Free stuff. It's great. Especially when you don't pay for it. To catch you up, Reverend Anthony is giving away the Metal Gear Solid Essential Collection for saying something mean to Chad [link]. So basically, if you're the ...
Apr 29 // MaxVest

Why I Will Not Be Buying GTA IV: All Lies Edition

There are five reasons why I will not be buying GTA IV. 1. Niko Bellic is ethnic, and I am extremely uncomfortable playing as a swarthy foreign character. There's a reason they're called immigrants... I'm assuming we're a...
Apr 02 // MaxVest

Unfair games -- does anyone still make them?

I must rant on the topic of game unfairness. I recently dug my NES out of the basement and brought it home. My girlfriend and I have been co-oping our way through the Tengen version of Gauntlet [link]. That game is a bitch. B...
Mar 27 // MaxVest

Summa Departs From EG / GGL

So, if you hadn't heard [link], former Destructoid Editor-In-Chief Robert Summa was let go from his position at Epileptic Gaming [link] (owned by the Global Gaming League [GGL]). Apparently it was part of a restructuring, a...
Mar 19 // MaxVest

An Urgent Plea for a Video Games-Based Economy

Times are tough, especially in the States. People are worried about inflation, about prices going up but income staying the same. They're looking for answers. Not an artist's rendition, but carefully-plotted data. Here is ...
Mar 16 // MaxVest

RPG Spotlight Contest: Betrayal At Krondor

[Ed: Part of ShawnKelfonne's RPG Spotlight Contest.] One RPG that holds a special spot in my heart is Betrayal at Krondor [link], published for PC (DOS) in 1993 by Sierra Entertainment. The game is based on a fantasy boo...
Mar 11 // MaxVest

DESTRUCTOID CANCUN: Why Dreams Why???

This is not in my mind a winning entry, but it's really the only one I can make. Last night I had a dream where Jonathan Holmes was sort of a modern-day Erin Brockovich. He had uncovered a conspiracy by a large butter-substi...
Mar 07 // MaxVest

Why A Blog Series Is Bad: Part 1 of 14

Science Fact®: If the internet were fueled by strongly-worded opinions, then it would consume itself in a violently spiralling frenzy of destruction, like an ouroboros gone supernova. That's why we use ethernets instead. The ...
Mar 02 // MaxVest

MGS4 too big for Blu-ray?

The site-that-shall-not-be-named [Joystiq] links to a Japanese blog interview [link] with Hideo Kojima, where he complains that certain elements of MGS4 had to be compressed to fit on one Blu-ray disc. Come again? I was as...
Mar 01 // MaxVest

Duck Hunt Trademark Under Fire

Remember Duck Hunt? It could be coming to a 360 or a PS3 near you. On January 28th, 2008, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final office action denying Nintendo re-registration of the Duck Hunt trademark. Wh...
Feb 29 // MaxVest

The Next Big PS3 System Seller: GTA IV?

Usually we associate system-selling games with exclusives, not multi-platform releases. But GTA IV has potential to beat Metal Gear Solid 4 to the punch as the next title that moves PS3s. So why would GTA IV sell PS3s? The...
Feb 14 // MaxVest

Good Idea, Bad Idea: RROD

I know what you're thinking: "This guy does not know what I am thinking." And you're right, which means I'm right, which means OOHHHH SSHHHIIII-- --parity error-- --parity error-- --parity recovered. So, tell me about your p...
Feb 13 // MaxVest

Brain differences between girl and guy gamers, and a thought

An article has been making the rounds this week that discusses how playing video games seems to stimulate the reward centers in the brains of men more than those in the brains of women. Maybe this explains why more men than w...
Feb 11 // MaxVest

How Game Publishers Can Defend Against GameStop

We often hear how game publishers aren't getting a piece of the highly profitable used games market; the New York Times [link] recently opined on the fact that publishers are still in the oh-so-1980s business of selling new g...
Jan 24 // MaxVest

Linux on PS3 part 3: The Final Countdown

III. INSTALLING LINUX So if you got a chance to give the live CD a try, you might be thinking of commitment. The live CD is painfully slow, so installing Linux on the hard drive should give you a much snappier experience mor...
Jan 23 // MaxVest

Linux on PS3 part 2: Live and Loud

OK, I promised I would post more today, but these updates are taking a little longer than I thought! So today's update focuses on booting Linux from a live CD instead of installing it. Tomorrow I'll tackle the last step of pu...
Jan 21 // MaxVest

Linux on PS3 part 1: Do you really want to hurt me?

One of the nice things about the PS3 is that it is, at its cold and exotic cell processor heart, an IBM PowerPC box. Not only that, it's a PPC that Sony is almost begging you to screw around with. Why else would they give you...
Jan 04 // MaxVest

First week of PS3 havening

So I've been havening [Chronicles of George -- good stuff] the PS3 for a week now, and here are a few thoughts: 1. It makes me want to tinker with it. It's a shiny new tech gadget, not just a games machine, and I like that. ...
Jan 02 // MaxVest

Yeah, I got a PS3 too. I heard it was trendy.

Up until last week, the week I bought a PS3, the possibility of owning one had never really crossed my mind. But this story really started in early December, when my girlfriend played Rock Band at a co-worker's party. She lo...
Dec 20 // MaxVest

An Open Letter to Nintendo: Where is Wii Sports 2?

Hi, Nintendo. My Internet name is MaxVest. And I want to let you in on a little secret: I enjoyed Wii Sports. It's true! Sure, I've got your core franchises for Wii like Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, and Zelda: Twilight Prin...
Dec 18 // MaxVest

Movie Review: Sweeney Todd (Burton/Depp)

Some dynamic duos just go together. Batman and Robin, Starsky and Hutch, Burton and Depp. At least, that's what I thought going into the Tim Burton adaptation of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [l...
Dec 11 // MaxVest

Gentle Welcome Hazing for Destructoid's Newest Editor: Video (of Him) Inside

Congratulations for making it to the exalted editorial perch on Destructoid Mountain, Jonathan Holmes a.k.a. Tron Knotts. We've seen you around this site and other internets, so a brief hazing is definitely in order. At this...
Dec 10 // MaxVest

Want to know who added you as a friend in the cblogs?

Here's a way to find out who has added you as a friend on the Destructoid Community Blogs. Do the following search in Google: "[your username] Last blog post" site:destructoid.com/blogs Leave out the brackets, keep the quo...

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