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Steamtoid turns Six

We're baaaaaaaack! Well, shit. Nothing really happens much in a community splinter group centred almost exclusively around a Steam group chat. We passed 3000 members this year! Yes, more people ignore our announcements and...   more



Max Payne & Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne: An overwrought restrospective

With Max Payne 3 on the horizon, I brought myself to play its predecessors for the first time over the last month or so. In an attempt to both get back into writing about my favorite hobby and practice my pathetic attempts ...   more

Max Payne & Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne: An overwrought restrospective


The Aftermath Of FNF (December 9th)

The night was December 9th, 2011, and the small group of Steamtoid decided to host another FNF. No one could expect the anarchy and chaos that was about to unravel. The game of choice? Killing Floor A game built for a squad ...   more



Steamtoid Challenge: Weak Sex

For those new to the Steamtoid Challenge, check out what it's all about right here. With that out of the way, let's get started. First! There are rules to be followed! 1) Must have a Steam account! 2) Must join the Destru...   more

Steamtoid Challenge: Weak Sex


Becoming Relevant Once Again!

Does this thing still work? -taps microphone- I'd like to inform you all that the Steamtoid blog is becoming relevant once again! It was never relevant in the first place We shall be updating at least twice a week from here ...   more

Becoming Relevant Once Again!


In which I defend the 3DS's second nub

By now, most of you have already seen the new 3DS second nub attachment (and if you haven't...look above) and most of you, (judging by the comments) have raged at the thing. Whether it be because of the look, or because of ...   more



Groundhog Day: The Advance of a Blue Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog has had a rather...mixed history. He rose to power back in the early 1990s to combat the plumbing menace, had some great platformers, had a few stumbling blocks back on the Dreamcast, and by the time SEGA...   more

Groundhog Day: The Advance of a Blue Hedgehog


2010 Sucked: Sequels, expansion packs, and Super Mario Galaxy 2

2010 was actually a pretty great year, to be honest. We had some great games, some awesome announcements, and aside of a few editors having to move on, Destructoid is now bigger and better than ever. To be fair, even with a...   more

2010 Sucked: Sequels, expansion packs, and Super Mario Galaxy 2


Teh Bias: Inside the mind of the retrogamer

In the last several years, retro gaming has resurfaced as a new movement in the industry. Starting with services like the Wii's Virtual Console, and furthered by new games like Mega Man 9 and New Super Mario Bros. and its W...   more

Teh Bias: Inside the mind of the retrogamer


Darksiders post-second dungeon impressions

About a week ago I picked up Darksiders from Gamestop. I realize that I'm several months late to the party, but I had heard some mixed feelings about the game and decided to wait until the price went down. Plus the game had b...   more

Darksiders post-second dungeon impressions


The Great Escape: Unfamiliar Territory

In elementary school, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Most of you are aware of ADHD. Hyperactivity and difficulty focusing were my primary symtoms. I was nuts as a kid, bouncing off walls and going crazy were common feats for me...   more



Something about E3: The Key To Victory

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one massive advertisement. That's not an insult, its an aspect of business. The games "journalists" go there to gain info on all the latest games, which they then show to their readers. ...   more



An open letter to Reverend Anthony Burch

In 2006, a good friend of mine showed me the Destructoid review of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Some douche-nozzle gave it a 4.0. Twilight Princess was my game of the year. This man is obviously insane. To give s...   more



E for Effort: Dead Space

Dead Space was a survival-horror game released in 2008. It received critical acclaim for its utilization of different aspects of a wide variety of previous horror games to create an experience unlike any other game. Unfort...   more

E for Effort: Dead Space


E for Effort: Sonic Adventure

I like the music in the 3D Sonic games. There, I said it. For ages while playing Sonic Adventure for the first time, I found myself singing Open Your Heart constantly. At least until Sonic and the Secret Rings, they endeare...   more

E for Effort: Sonic Adventure


Four years of STFUAJPG

Late 2007, I was starting in a new mechanical drawing class. Being the lazy jerk that I am, I needed websites that were not subject to my school's IP blocker. I checked out some blogs to find one that would work. Joystiq, Ko...   more

Four years of STFUAJPG


Survival-horror: A precursor to my rant

A while back I stated that I was doing a survival-horror rant. I said that I was going to be primarily focusing on the zombie area of the genre. Now the whole reason that I decided to write this rant, is because I had recei...   more

Survival-horror: A precursor to my rant


I'm writing a survival-horror game rant. But first, preparation.

After having an extensive debate with some opinionated minds over in the Steamtoid Group chat about survival-horror games, I have decided to put my (sometimes controversial-Dead Space is mediocre IMHO) thoughts about said gen...   more

I'm writing a survival-horror game rant. But first, preparation.


Oh, do we have a surprise for you. (minor update!)

Mind you, there's good and bad to be had because we're all cad...s. Anyway, so yeah. First, we have a video. Remember the DToid helmet made in Gmod some time ago? Of course you do! If you forgot, here it is below: Got...   more



Gunstar Super Heroes and Storyline progression through difficulty

Okay, this is less of a rant and more along the lines of me looking for second opinions about a particular method of extending replay value and lasting appeal. The storyline in Gunstar Super Heroes is not particularly uniq...   more

Gunstar Super Heroes and Storyline progression through difficulty


Steamtoid has an official podcast! Kinda.

If you were on the Dtoid Steam chat tonight, you might have noticed a few people mentioning a podcast. Well thanks to the very professional SPNKr, Doomsday Forte, Zeta Crossfire, Ckarasu, l0cke and my horrible, horrible voi...   more



How Mario can teach a lesson in Characterization.

Gaming has become varied to the point where almost any kind of experience can be replicated or adapted to interactive entertainment. We have reached the point where the medium includes space operas, war stories, and even s...   more



Love/Hate: ARGH! A ZOMBIE...meh

I enjoy survival horror. Simply put: I enjoy the thrill of having the hordes of zombies and ghoulies running after me with their mindsets focused on my destruction with just the right creepy atmosphere to keep me on my toes...   more

Love/Hate: ARGH! A ZOMBIE...meh


Alba gu bra!

The lines of war have been drawn. Those cock-sure Soldier bastards think that our friendship can stand between us and victory. I didn't tackle Nessie with nothing but a jug o' booze and lose me own eye just to let us become...   more

Alba gu bra!





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