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DSA: Dtoid PAX East GroupMe

For all of our major events, we like to use this really nice phone app to help us out with our meetups this weekend called Groupme. We use it to communicate with each other in a chat room format ...   more

DSA: Dtoid PAX East GroupMe


New Daily Runs of Spelunky, Nuclear Throne, and Risk of Rain

UOOhepOR7rk This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disa...   more



Random battles aren't bad, they're just misunderstood.

If you ask just about anyone what they hate the most about old school style jRPGs, there's a very high chance they'll say "random battles." It's an idea that has been and has been the subjec...   more



December is the month I go somber (99% NVGR)

Ever since I started blogging here around the beginning of the year, I've been thinking I should keep away from talking about personal drama or struggles for the sake of my own (joyful)sanity. F...   more

December is the month I go somber (99% NVGR)


Top 10 Sexiest Dtoiders

If you asked me to fill out a list of ten reasons why I come to Destructoid, numbers one through nine would probably be a picture of Marlon Brando riding a polar bear which is wearing a jetpack ...   more



We Used to Get Silly

The Day of Reckoning is coming...   more

We Used to Get Silly


Pokémon X taught me how to enjoy gaming again

Playing brings me back to a simpler time. And no, I don't mean the days of drinking Surge and watching Nickelodeon. I'm talking about the years after studying for weekly spelling tests and befo...   more

Pokémon X taught me how to enjoy gaming again


Dtoid Sucks Now

Yep, it's another one of those blogs. An old-timer is ranting and raving about things changing and people moving on, blah blah blah. I started coming to Destructoid 6 years ago. That's a long ...   more



Top Ten Spookiest Pokémon

It's Halloween, and there is literally nothing scarier we could be celebrating on this day of shock and terror than the series. I mean, seriously, have you the creepypastas? Chances are, if you...   more

Top Ten Spookiest Pokémon


A 100% Objective Review of the Ys series. Because VIDEO GAMES.

says we need stupid things like "happiness" and "positivity" and "quotation marks" around here. Well tear down the pillow fort and throw out the pizza, because I'm about to add some much needed...   more



The Stanley Parable's Noncontroversial Controversy

Look, I get it, the reasoning for those  is a bit silly. I haven't played the game myself, and I hope to change that when I have a little bit more spare change, but I get why the impulse is to ...   more

The Stanley Parable's Noncontroversial Controversy


“Sexualized” is a lazy term. Think before you use it.

For all the times the words “sexualized” and “sexualization” pop up in articles and comments sections on gaming sites these days, have you ever taken a step back and asked what those words mean...   more



Klonoa 2 is awesome and you should play it

Not only is the best game you’ve (probably) never played, but it’s also my favorite game. As in ever made. I’m not here to convince you that is the game ever made (objectively, it’s not), but ...   more

Klonoa 2 is awesome and you should play it


5 Ways to Curb Your Game Hoarding Addiction (Pt. 2)

Welcome to the epic conclusion of this tutorial on how to murder even the most fearsome backlog. New to the party? Catch up by reading the first part . Yesterday, we learned that we should onl...   more

5 Ways to Curb Your Game Hoarding Addiction (Pt. 2)


5 Ways to Curb Your Game Hoarding Addiction (Pt. 1)

“My wallet is crying.” Admit it, you’ve said it, or at least thought it. If not, . (Just kidding, please stay and play nice). Between , , and even the , it’s hard to fight the impulse to tos...   more

5 Ways to Curb Your Game Hoarding Addiction (Pt. 1)


DSA: Sign up for the to wear the Dtoid helmet at PAX Prime

This is just a short blog to remind everyone here that is planning to attend PAX Prime will have an opportunity to where the Dtoid helmet for an hour during that weekend. Sign up for the Dtoid Go...   more

DSA: Sign up for the to wear the Dtoid helmet at PAX Prime


3 StreetPass Games that Need to be Made

The aren't great because they’re deep games. They’re great because they’re accessible versions of occasionally obtuse genres that are designed for short bursts. I’m not sure if the StreetPass...   more

3 StreetPass Games that Need to be Made


Boobs

Raise your hand if you like boobs. If you didn't, I'm going to assume you're lying, because you clicked a blog called "boobs." I'm not here to guilt trip you, because, I mean, who doesn't love ...   more



My Confession: I Love a Bad Game

does nearly everything that I believe a jRPG shouldn't do. The dungeon design is nonexistent, all pressure of resource management has been nullified, and the story is honestly the worst I thin...   more

My Confession: I Love a Bad Game


E3 2013 thoughts

In a word: disappointed. I went into this E3 rather interested. Please notice that I specifically did not say excited. I watched the conferences by Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony as well as Nintend...   more

E3 2013 thoughts


Why Do We Still Care About Mega Man?

It's been two days since Mega Man was and I still feel adrenaline left over from the excitement. I know I'm not alone in this. Go to just about any related video on Youtube and the comments se...   more



The Story Behind JoyfulSanity's Avatar

An introduction after four blogs is a little silly, isn't it? It's like being at a party for three hours and finally telling everyone your name. In Destructoid's case, it's a party full of char...   more



Why I'm just saying no to Xbone

Microsoft clarified the details regarding the Xbox One's policies regarding used games, DRM, etc. I have to say, it's even worse than I expected. I admit that I'm not a MS fan but I was still in...   more

Why I'm just saying no to Xbone


Why I Love Your Blog

Did you know that there was a blog recently posted called "?" It's a great read, and I recommend you take some time to read it. Although, if you do, remember to come back here afterwards, becau...   more



My Gaming Story: The RPG I Loved Before I Could Read

Imagine walking into a room and seeing a four year old with a Super Nintendo controller in his hand, yet the TV is faced away from you. What game might you imagine that kid to be playing? The m...   more

My Gaming Story: The RPG I Loved Before I Could Read


Revisiting GameCube: Four Swords Adventures

The stars aligned last week! I had a house full of friends, a GameCube, 4 GBA SPs, 4 gamelink cables and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. I bought this game when it origi...   more

Revisiting GameCube: Four Swords Adventures


A Positive Side of Violent Videogames: Father and Son Save the World

I remember when I was 13 years old and beat for the first time. As it happened, I finished the game alongside a good buddy of mine while we played splitscreen on a 25 inch TV. That good budd...   more

A Positive Side of Violent Videogames: Father and Son Save the World


Final Skyward Sword thoughts

So, I finally finished Skyward Sword. To be honest, I cannot recall any other game leading me to such disparate feelings. In fact, Skyward Sword is both the best and worst game in The Legend of...   more

Final Skyward Sword thoughts


Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)   more



Skyward Sword and the complex feelings it evokes

So, I'm late to the party on Skyward Sword. I traded my Wii in shortly after the release of Warioland: Shake it! due to the lack of interest I had in any upcoming games. I recently purchased a ...   more

Skyward Sword and the complex feelings it evokes





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