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Press X to feel bad: Do video games make you feel guilty?

Imagine if I was to walk up to you in the street, grab your hand, and then use it to slap a passing stranger. As you turn to me hoping for an explanation I instead blame the whole incident on you...   more

Press X to feel bad: Do video games make you feel guilty?


DuckTales Remastered Review

Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg! DuckTales, originally for the NES, which launched in 1989, has decided to comeback from out nowhere more than 20 years later, when WayForward announced...   more

DuckTales Remastered Review


The Rebellion Strikes Back! A primer to FTL's Advanced Edition

I’ve plugged countless hours into FTL and I still don’t consider myself good. While beating the Rebel Flagship is a challenge to most people it still seems like a dream to me, or at the very le...   more

The Rebellion Strikes Back! A primer to FTL's Advanced Edition


Weird Theory: why doesn't Link rule the world?

I’m sure that anyone who has played an instalment of the Legend of Zelda series must admire Link, the protagonist of the series. Whilst there are in fact numerous different versions of Link, with...   more

Weird Theory: why doesn't Link rule the world?


Mercenary Kings: This is my gun

Tired of the same old M-16/Barret 50 Cals/Desert Eagles? One of the main reasons I'm so attached to Mercenary Kings, a new so-called Borderslugs game, is because there are plenty of weapons whi...   more

Mercenary Kings: This is my gun


Late night thoughts: STEEEAAAAAAM coupons

Well, I'm sick. I've missed a couple days of work because of some weird Spring flu I caught. But my lack of shift hours in earning money doesn't mean you have to spend your own! Since jumping ...   more

Late night thoughts: STEEEAAAAAAM coupons


Hunting Monsters Like A Neko (Neko Means Tiger)

I finally have my Hunter's License Card! Okay, it might not really be the card I've wanted since the early 2000s, but it's close enough. My Hunter Rank right now is only a lowly 1, but that's s...   more

Hunting Monsters Like A Neko (Neko Means Tiger)


Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U) Review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, is the 5th installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and the second done by Retro Studios, following the massive hit of its 2010 Donkey Kong Country Retu...   more

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U) Review


Gamer Logic: Why walk when I can...

In real life, I am able to walk in straight line, without feeling the need to leap into the air every two seconds. I can park my car between the white lines; I have no impulse to roll out of the ...   more

Gamer Logic: Why walk when I can...


Destructoid MS Paint Edition Round 3! Memorable Moments

When I was a kid, I spent countless hours inside various gaming worlds. A lot of that time was spent without any gaming systems of any kind. My backyard was Hyryle. The streets were the Mushroo...   more



Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

It's finally over, the series that is filled with the worst gameplay, worst story, worst characters, and amazing music is finally over. Funny though, my hate for this series (not Final Fantasy ju...   more

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review


The Advantages of a Gamer-Teacher

Teaching is a profession which can blend into your personal time. In my life, video gaming has become something that is scheduled; pencilled in amongst lesson plans and marking. I’ve not given up...   more

The Advantages of a Gamer-Teacher


Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review

Uncharted is arguably the biggest franchise for Sony in its wave of next generation games, so in turn to make the PS Vita sell better Sony decided to bring Uncharted to its owners and prospective...   more

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review


Happy birthday Mr. Mayor

I've actually been emboldened from the state of the Animal Crossing thread in the Dtoid forums. Most people have dropped off playing the game, including the biggest AC player I knew, AlphaDeus....   more

Happy birthday Mr. Mayor


What Disney Animated Classic would make the best game?

I had two options today: I could write something thoughtful, profound and provocative, or I could write about Disney movies. It wasn’t a difficult decision. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a...   more

What Disney Animated Classic would make the best game?


Destructoid MSPaint Edition! Round 2.5! Request: Memorable Moments

Twice now I asked you guys to send me some of your favorite game covers drawn up in MS Paint, and you have delivered some fantastic work! Seriously, I'm amazed at some of the stuff you guys k...   more



​Should more games let you choose your gender? Part Two

Last week, I posted an open question about gender in video games. I then proceeded to hide behind the sofa; I’ve been led to believe that the internet becomes a dark and scary place when it comes...   more

​Should more games let you choose your gender? Part Two


What's The Deal With These Twitchy Pokemon Anyway?

Unless you've been trapped under a Snorlax on Route 12 for the past month, chances are you've at least heard of Twitch Plays Pokemon, Nintendo's first majorly successful online game. In it, tho...   more

What's The Deal With These Twitchy Pokemon Anyway?


How I 3DS: Strider edition

After the realization that the 3DS turned three, reading foray into the 3DS, I think its time I shared my personal 3DS story and stats. In particular, someone who owns a 3DS and works at the H...   more

How I 3DS: Strider edition


AboveUp... Now In 3-D!

So I got myself a 3DS over the weekend. I've been wanting to get my hands on one for a while now, and every time I nearly left a store with one in my hands, I chickened out of the purchase beca...   more



A simplified history of Pokémon's metagame part 6: X and Y

We've finally arrived at the latest generation. After combing through the , , , , and generations of Pokémon with 20 years of games, we've arrived at X and Y with their sixth generation flavor...   more

A simplified history of Pokémon's metagame part 6: X and Y


Should more games let you choose your gender? Part One

If you’re the kind of person that thinks, “I don’t want to play as a [Male/Female] character” or “There are too many [Female/Male] characters in gaming” or “[Men/Women] are underrepresented in vi...   more

Should more games let you choose your gender? Part One


Why do the Silent start speaking in sequels?

I'm sure that if I asked you to name your favourite video game characters, your list would include one or two silent individuals. Many of the most legendary protagonists are taciturn, and are oft...   more

Why do the Silent start speaking in sequels?


Candidates for the ‘Ideal’… Melee Weapon

There are a lot of close combat weapons in video games, and everyone has their favourite. Some are ultimate weapons of power; some are versatile tools of destruction; some are iconic pieces of ki...   more

Candidates for the ‘Ideal’… Melee Weapon


The Search for the ‘Ideal’... Melee Weapon.

You! Yes you! You have a decision to make! Well… that’s not true…you don’t have to. It’s just a bit of fun really. I didn’t mean to put you under that much pressure. I’m sorry I shouted. Let’s st...   more

The Search for the ‘Ideal’... Melee Weapon.


Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

Dangan Ronpa, the soon-to-be PS Vita released in February, was originally released in Japan on the PSP nearly four years ago. The series has gained much popularity as of late, spawning many seque...   more

Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review


Gamer-Teacher: Minecraft & The Roman Empire

I am a history teacher, and I have used to teach my students. When you want to help someone learn, at any age, you start small. You begin with a simple concept, and then you build on it. The bet...   more

Gamer-Teacher: Minecraft & The Roman Empire


Gravity Rush PS Vita Review

In 2012 the Playstation Vita received a brand new IP, with Sony hoping that this would become one of the Vita's showcase games to finally entice sales. This game was showcased as Gravity Rush, a ...   more

Gravity Rush PS Vita Review


Weird Theory: Is Kratos really the God of War?

There is no doubt that the God of War series is excellent, most of the time. I wouldn't try to convince you otherwise. There are, however, a few aspects of each game that don't add up; details in...   more

Weird Theory: Is Kratos really the God of War?


​What are you waiting for?

At some point in your life, you will have consciously realised that you are about to get . It may be the first, or tenth piece, in your collection. You may have bought, been given a gift or borro...   more

​What are you waiting for?





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