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Nov 02 // madninja

My Own Retrospective: 5 Years of Growth

How is everyone doing tonight? Most of you probably don't remember me because my last blog post is from September of 2009 but that is alright. I recommend you don't do what I did and go back to those old posts but this ...
Jan 22 // teknomcr

Indie Dev Adventures: Marketing

Having your own indie game company is amazing right? †Well, yes and no. †Mostly yes, though. †With a shoestring budget (if any at all), you don't have the funds to spend on a marketer/social media person, so you have to pick ...
Dec 23 // Alex Barbatsis

It's been a while/Holiday song

Hey y'all, its been a hot minute.† While I'm still a super Dreamcast stud (confirm this with OBAMA), I also have a pretty good PC right now. Add me on Steam username: bbats. †Orgin (BF4 only): bbats1 I made this song last ...
Mar 27 // teknomcr

Breaking my GDC cherry

So my first time at GDC has been exciting, anxiety causing, and emotionally overwhelming (I can be a bit dramatic at times...we'll get back to that). I've already met some amazing people (and reintroduced to Dale North and J...
Oct 15 // Alex Barbatsis

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Yo yo yo, the Alex Barbatsis Vanity Contest is DONEZO!!!! There was only one entry and Mr. Andy Dixon recieved no nude photos, so ninjapresident is the winner!!! He gets all the games!!!! Way to go kiddo! And here is his winning entry titled BBats and Friends 2: BBats Harder: Wowie! What a doosey of awesomeness. Way to go! Now go call your mother, she misses you. (maybe not you though KYLE!)
Oct 04 // Alex Barbatsis

Free Games 4 Vanity Art! (Easy Contest)

Reference Photo Sometimes I see some cblogs and I see some sweet sweet pictures in the personal info bar and man I get so so jealous. I seethe sometimes even. Like that Gobun character, he's got some sweet drawing. And M Ra...
Sep 18 // Alex Barbatsis

Dibs on GAIGE!!!! (Borderlands 2 DLC)

So I'm not buying Borderlands 2 today. A little too much money and I'm going on vacation tomorrow. HOWEVER, in the future I do plan on picking it up and in that time I call DIBS on that cutie pie of my eye GAGIE! I love necr...
Aug 30 // Alex Barbatsis

Exclusive PAX 2012 Show Floor Preview (Video Link)

Can't go to PAX but want to see the show floor or you just can't wait! Well, you're in luck! I snuck in and got the goods, including game announcements! Check it out! PAX PREVIEW!!! (question: When did they get rid of the embedded video stuff? Am I just blind now?)
Jul 27 // Chad Concelmo

The answers to the Destructoid Retrolympics!

Hey, everyone! If you havenít taken the Retrolympics quiz on the front page of Destructoid, stop reading this right now. I mean, you can read a little further ... but stop before you get to the part where you have to scroll...
Jul 03 // Alex Barbatsis

Toots are about to come out of my boot.

After some helpful insight on my part, a flagrant abuse of power is at hand. Samit Sarkar is gone. He's off hanging out with busty people drinking Mai Thai's (1/2 oz Orgeat, 3/4 oz Orange CuraÁao, 1 oz lime juice, 1.5-2 o...
Jun 03 // Darren Nakamura

Destructoid forums Werewolf Game 9: a recap (part 2)

This is the second part in the epic retelling of Werewolf Game 9 from the Destructoid forums. If you missed it, you can see Part 1 here. Header image by ZombiePlatypus. You can click it for a larger version. Planning ...
Jun 03 // Darren Nakamura

Destructoid forums Werewolf Game 9: a recap (part 1)

The following is a retelling of the recent game of Werewolf on the Destructoid forums. It was Team Fortress 2 themed, where thirteen of the sixteen players were BLU mercenaries, and the other three were RED Spies, bent on ...
May 21 // Darren Nakamura

A very Animal Crossing engagement story

Two years ago today, I asked a special woman to spend the rest of her life with me. This is the story of it all. I've told it before to people who have asked, but never written it down. It started more than five years ag...
Apr 04 // ceark

A Coworker of mine, who worked on FF7, is battling cancer.

Hello Destructoid, I know I don't post often and it maybe in poor taste that I'm asking for donations here. (but I'm gonna do it anyway haha!) A fellow coworker of mine, Nick Hoppe, is battling brain cancer, and while the ...
Oct 11 // Alex Barbatsis

Integration: Who Needs Games?

I donít understand when people say their Wii just gathers dust in the corner. I use my Wii everyday. I always am fumbling for the Wiimote after setting it down in some foreign corner. ďNow why is this in the laundry baske...
Aug 13 // beverlynoelle

Why I can't ignore the Frag Dolls anymore (and you shouldn't, either).

A few days ago, the results of the 2011 Frag Doll Casting Call were announced. This year, two lucky young women were plucked out of the Frag Doll Cadettes Academy to join the ranks of paid corporate spokesmodels! Clearly, thi...
Jul 05 // Alex Barbatsis

Trenched Contest RESULTS!!!!

So here are the contest RESLUTS (way better than results) as well as my thought process behind the winners. First, the haiku about a Dtoid editor. Right off the bat, Manasteel88 had this very strong haiku, but tell me if y...
Jun 29 // Alex Barbatsis

Win Trenched on XBLA (Contest)

Soooo I recently won a couple of codes for Double Fineís Trenched for Xbox Live Arcade from the Dtoid live show Saturday Morning Hangover on Justin TV. This game looks awesome, with guys standing in tanks blowing stuff up and...
Jun 15 // Alex Barbatsis

Video Game Dance Club + Me (Video)

I was in a Funny or Die video that was all about a cool club, except this cool club happened to play video game music. I don't really get why it's funny because it was just thee coolest dance club I've ever been to. (and I li...
Jun 09 // Alex Barbatsis

E3: Same Old Song

So I snuck into E3 a day early this year. I work downtown LA right near the convention center. I thought Iíd check out E3 for a little bit, so I walked on over. This was on Monday, June 6th. After checking out the lobby and ...
May 16 // Chad Concelmo

COMMUNITY HELP NEEDED! E3 2011 Predictions!

In the past two years, I have asked for your help in providing some yes/no questions to help with our annual E3 predictions post. And, boy, you never disappoint. (THATíS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!) Last year these questi...
May 06 // KyleGamgee

P2 Press Start: Blargg! or The Heart of DtoidLA

I played Guitar Hero for the first time at my friend Ėand sometimes P2- Tomís house. Guitar Hero was the reason I bought a PS2. It was a console exclusive at the time. I loved it, and I was pretty good at it. With practice ...
Mar 19 // Darren Nakamura

Liight finally out on WiiWare

Finally, a worthwhile WiiWare game that doesn't start with the word(s) "Bit.Trip." Liight debuted way back in September of 2009 as one of the PAX 10 finalists, and it seemed interesting enough for me to call it second best...
Mar 05 // Darren Nakamura

Gamejournos hates satire

This is the header image, because it's okay to use misogynistic images to drive hits as long as you condemn the image. Bad image! Bad! Game journalist journalist: n - And individual who writes (professionally?) about comp...
Feb 23 // ceark

Some Catherine Sexing up my Mailbox

So today, an import copy of Catherine arrived in the mail. It was so lovely I had to share....and as a surprise bonus it came with goodies even though I was only expecting a game (should of known right? it's atlus after all)...
Feb 22 // beverlynoelle

Sterling: Pitchford tells feminist organizations to CRY MOAR over Duke

Note: This is a response to the recent front page news article, "Pitchford: Feminist organizations welcome to attack Duke" by Jim Sterling. It is not an examination of his past pieces or stances; honestly, I really don't want...
Feb 14 // RAB

Podsumaki Ep10: MvC3 with DarkSydeGeoff & Royal Flush

Sup fellas. Podsumaki and the musings of yours truly have found a new home on Freezecracker.com... I'll always love Dtoid, but frontpage access kinda trumps community blogs ;) I might still mirror some posts on here, but I'...
Feb 08 // ceark

CEARK'S EPIC Full Game Collection Lightning Review Part 2

Wow I actually typed so much that it cut off my blog. That's definately a first for me; never happened even during the most epic cblog recaps back in the day..... anyway here's the rest: -*Devil Survivor, *Strange Journey ...
Feb 08 // ceark

CEARK'S EPIC Full Game Collection Lightning Review Part 1

A few years ago, I made a lightning review post of the games I played in 2008. I really wanted to make this an annual thing, but then I failed hardcore 2 years in a row. So now I'm going to "retry" this yearly thing, but ...
Jan 11 // ceark

And the winner of the free Stack of Games is...

Oh Dtoiders...how you've changed. I remember ya'll use to like free stuff....now only some of you like free stuff.... Anywah, I didn't enough entries to fill a full tarot deck, but that's ok. Here's the deck I'll be usin...

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