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Apr 02 // CjnLion

Personality from Pixels: Kirby's Adventure

In any visual medium, the artist strives to convey more information about the story and its characters through "showing," as opposed to "telling." With the amount of technical wizardry that modern developers have at thei...
Mar 12 // CjnLion

Difficulty Done Right: Why is it fun to fail?

Difficulty may be impossible to quantify outside the context of a specific game or genre, yet the delicate balance that developers must strike with player input is essential to ensure that the game is more fun than frustration. In this video, I take a stab at defining difficulty and attempt to identify how Dark Souls did well in achieving a sense of fairness.
May 10 // CjnLion

Kickstart to Lightspeed Ė An FTL Interview

In February, Double Fine Productions made international headlines for their successful utilization of Kickstarter to crowd-fund their upcoming game Double Fine Adventure. In the months since, many other independent videogame ...
Apr 09 // CjnLion

Upcoming interview with FTL dev team: Submit your ?'s

Later this week I'll be interviewing the Shanghai-based, two man development studio behind the upcoming FTL: Faster Than Light space strategy game. If you're not already familiar with FTL, you'll likely be familiar with the ...
Nov 27 // CjnLion

Being the nice bad guy - SW:TOR beta weekend impressions

I played the SWTOR beta all day Saturday. Given that the confidentiality clause has been lifted with this latest beta weekend, I figured I'd share my impressions regarding the story/conversation system because maybe writing t...
Aug 10 // CjnLion

Chinajoy - China. Joy. 2011

You read correctly - Chinajoy 2011, bud, it's what E3 could have been if it had stood up for itself when all the sissies started complaining about the booth babes stealing the show a few years back. Granted, I've never been t...
Jul 18 // CjnLion

Blizzard theme park 'Joyland' EXPOSED

You may recall reading about a certain theme park here on Destructoid in months previous. Several gaming-related sites carried stories relating the apparent effort of CCJoy, a large, online game developer in China, to open an...
Jul 07 // CjnLion

Another One Bites: EA/PopCap Deal

It would seem that Electronic Arts is poised to devour another developer in an effort to dominate the casual sector of the games industry. This in and of itself isnít anything new for a company that has earned a reputation fo...
Jun 11 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: The Karate Kid

'The Karate Kid' comes kicking back The Karate Kid just won the award for surprise of the year. It's good. No, like actually bona-fide good. While remakes of 80s films might be in vogue it's been tough going, but Karate Ki...
Jun 04 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Splice

People seemed to like/hate my Prince of Persia review so I figured I'd start these up again for now. I got behind as I should also have a review for Get Him to the Greek, but I'll just say that it's definitely as funny as For...
Mar 19 // Matthew Razak

Why you might see me before your movies this weekend

You may go to a movie this weekend, and if you get there early you might see the "First Look." It's those ads before the movies that play. While not paying attention to the screen you may see someone you recognize on the sc...
Nov 26 // Matthew Razak

I'm Thankful for Destructoid

Hi Destructoid Community (of which I count myself a proud member), I'm thankful for you. I'm thankful you read my posts on weekends. I'm thankful you yell at me when you disagree with a post. I'm thankful you agree with...
Oct 09 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Paranormal Activity and Couples Retreat

'Paranormal Activity' delivers the fear The slow burn. It's a lost art in most film genres, let alone horror. Right now most horror consists of getting in, killing people quickly and shoving a few sudden appearances by the...
Oct 02 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Zombieland and Whip It

Remind you of anything? *cough*Left4Dead*cough* 'Zombieland' has it all Zombieland has one flaw, and its so minuscule that it's almost not worth mentioning, but for any zombie movie lover it is important. See, it should re...
Sep 25 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Pandorum and Surrogates

'Pandorum' brings space horror back In the future, when interplanetary space travel is required because earth is about to be destroyed and we need to find a new planet, if the ships that are built are huge hulking things o...
Sep 11 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: 9

'9' is not so fine What an absolutely gorgeous and intriguing yet entirely underdeveloped and sadly shallow world the film 9 takes place in. It's like watching a painting come to life, and then realizing that the world of ...
Sep 04 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Extract and The September Issue

Sorry guys, no Gamer review as my screening was canceled. Hopefully I'll get to see it over the weekend. Judge extracts the plot, leaves the comedy It's pretty clear that at some point in time Mike Judge was a comic geniu...
Aug 28 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Taking Woodstock

'Woodstock' wants it all, but misses I was not alive to experience Woodstock, and since the hippie movement (or anything like it) doesn't seem to be coming back any time soon I seriously doubt I'll have the pleasure of eve...
Aug 21 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Inglorious Basterds and Post Grad

(Ok, I lied. There's no Inglorious Basterds review. All of the press screenings were at times I couldn't make so you'll have to wait until Monday by which time you'll probably have already seen it. Until then though, enjoy me...
Aug 14 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: District 9 and Ponyo

'District 9' brings humanity to aliens There is one key thing the best science fiction films have in common, and that is that if you took out the aliens or lasers or spaceships or androids they'd still be compelling storie...
Aug 10 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: G.I. Joe

Go Joe? As a film critic I was pretty sure that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was going to be the worst film of the summer, but one must do what one must do. I thus headed into the theater and firmly shoved the film critic i...
Jul 17 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: (500) Days of Summer

'(500) Days' brings freshness and life to rom-coms The set-up for (500) Days of Summer is hardly anything new, as the film readily admits. The story of boy meets girl is as old as stories go, and has been told on film so m...
Jul 15 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

<p>'Harry Potter' is a prince </p><p>It just keeps getting better. For most movie series that grow beyond a trilogy the latter films start to wane, taking fans on a roller coaster of quality in each and ever...
Jul 10 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Bruno

<p> Brüno brings the funny back After Borat came out, and was the funniest movie in years, the question was how long could the film's star, Sacha Baron Cohen, keep up his trademark comedy of tricking people into ...
Jul 01 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Public Enemies

'Public Enemies' makes a man out of a legend Sadly that headline is not a compliment, but it isn't an insult either, it's just a statement of fact. John Dillinger, the subject of Public Enemies, Michael Mann's latest film,...
Jun 24 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

'Transformers' is less than meets the eye I believe that Michael Bay forgot a very simple fact when he made Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: the cool thing about giant, transforming robots fighting each other is GIANT,...
Jun 19 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Year One and The Proposal

Say yes to 'The Proposal If you're not a film critic and don't see every romantic comedy ever made it's often easy to assume that we're all stuck up jerks who don't like fun, love or mushy stuff. The actual case is that we...
May 21 // Matthew Razak

Monday Reveiw: Terminator Salvation

Terminating 'Terminator' might be wise Somehow along the way everyone fooled themselves into thinking that Terminator Salvation was going to be a good movie and not a slapped together, franchise expanding piece of corporat...
May 08 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: Star Trek

I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie, but like almost everyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s I have a certain affinity for science fiction series that were created before my time. Star Trek is of course one of them, and the or...
Apr 17 // Matthew Razak

Monday Review: State of Play

'State of Play' states it well I'm a Washington DC local so when film comes along that has been entirely filmed in DC I get a little nervous. Most of the time the nation's capitol is butchered geographically and a large m...

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