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Why Ni No Kuni Shouldn’t Be THAT Closely Compared with Persona 4

*Batthink enters the room and sees his Wizard’s Edition of crying* :  Aww.  What’s up? : *Baaw*  Seymour was mean to meeeeee… :  Oh, you mean SeymourDuncanRandomnumberattheend?  Well…you do...   more

Why Ni No Kuni Shouldn’t Be THAT Closely Compared with Persona 4


Violence: The Gatekeepers

Before going any further into this site-wide discussion, let's take a moment to reaffirm what it is that we're talking about here. , ostensibly the topic at hand, like it or not, is absolutel...   more

Violence: The Gatekeepers


The Playstation Store sucks balls.

I've stated before that as a father of three, I have levels of patience and tolerance that normal people without children ( or superpowers ) do not possess. Meaning that I usually let things sl...   more



2013: BM’s Year (So Far) In Weird

Hello everyone, or at least everyone who still remembers me. It’s certainly been awhile since I last had the time or inclination to submit a proper blog post here, hasn’t it? Granted, what you’...   more

2013: BM’s Year (So Far) In Weird


So... I hear Destructoid sucks now.

I've always believed that the hardest thing in the world to do is be truthful as well as sincere. To speak one's mind for the sake of it without ulterior motives at play. Usually I gravitate t...   more



Namco vs. Atlus: Fate of BM's Self-Respect

So yeah, as the above implies I’m not exactly a legendary presence (if any at all, really) within the fighting game community, but that doesn’t stop me from harboring a good deal of affection...   more

Namco vs. Atlus: Fate of BM's Self-Respect


Return from Hiatus

It's been nearly a year and a half since my last blog post here on Destructoid. There's been several reasons for that. The first and most prominent being that I just graduated from college and ...   more

Return from Hiatus


Ten More Things Batthink Will Allow You to Know That You Didn’t

This meme again? Oh well, I may as well get involved. After all, I don’t usually get double-figure posts for my blog-entries… and yeah, I know it is late to the party. I usually am, blog-wis...   more

Ten More Things Batthink Will Allow You to Know That You Didn’t


Collaboration: IF Only...

Hm. It would appear that my fellow c-bloggers are currently writing about video game-related collaborations and crossovers that they wish would happen. Interesting. Most of the community’s fo...   more



Shortblog: The Real News of the Epic Mickey 2 Announcement

As you’ve probably seen by now, a sequel to 2010’s Disney tribute/platformer has – not too surprisingly, a good amount of gamer chatter has bubbled forth in response, including a of covera...   more

Shortblog: The Real News of the Epic Mickey 2 Announcement


My Impressions of Ridge Racer Unbounded and Armored Core 5

It has been a little while since I last visited the Namco Bandai offices in Hammersmith, London. That time, I got to try out before its release. Suitably chuffed with the game and the place...   more

My Impressions of Ridge Racer Unbounded and Armored Core 5


Ooooooooooh! Regular Shoooooooooow!

Yesterday, I this picture. What is this a picture of? The new DVD, of course! But wait a minute, you reply. There is no DVD in stores! How did you get hold of this? Simple: Cartoon Network ...   more

Ooooooooooh! Regular Shoooooooooow!


Fail List: The Console/Platform Wars Will Never Be Over Edition

Everybody has their favourite platform to play on. Whether you were involved in the Sega vs Nintendo battles of the 1990s (involving many a violent image of Mario/Sonic getting his head ...   more

Fail List: The Console/Platform Wars Will Never Be Over Edition


Predictions: Surfer Girl Not Included

Hello. I’m sure you’ll have guessed by now that this blog will be concerning this week’s musing, regarding what the year 2012 holds for gamers. I’d thought that, rather than focus on just one...   more

Predictions:  Surfer Girl Not Included


Resolutions: Fresh Flowers

As both a video gamer and a onetime student of the visual arts, I’ve never felt uncomfortable shining an occasional spotlight on the more “superficial” aspects of my favored pastime, snorts of ...   more

Resolutions: Fresh Flowers


Acquisition: Midcity Madness

Shepherds Bush, London, under a decade ago. I was standing around in frustration at my recent efforts to accomplish what I thought would be an ideal; my attempt to progress at an World Cyber ...   more

Acquisition: Midcity Madness


I'm-a Luigi, bitches! Numbah 1!

This is how I fuck up the ceiling in the office.   more



Countdown to Eurogamer 2011: A Look at Last Year

For those of you basking in the memories of PAX Expos, E3 and Gamescom, you’d be forgiven for believing that all of these shows managed to cover all of the forthcoming videogame treats for th...   more

Countdown to Eurogamer 2011: A Look at Last Year


Handhelds: But Look at All This SPACE!

I noticed the title for the weekly C-blog musing and thought ? I couldn’t be. In the end, I’ve decided to do something a little different. Instead of a sharp focus on the chosen subject, I’l...   more

Handhelds:  But Look at All This SPACE!


East vs. West: Where The Old Gods Dwell

Whenever humanity encounters something really big that it can’t explain, it has a fascinating tendency to not only create its own explanations, but to grant them life. The sky, the sea, the pas...   more

East vs. West: Where The Old Gods Dwell


Who wants to go to Nerdapalooza in Orlando with me?

Hey there, all you ! It's been a while since I've popped up on the community blogs. It's been way too long, I know! Anyway, I've got a message for all my Florida peeps. From July 15 through 17...   more

Who wants to go to Nerdapalooza in Orlando with me?


Fail List: Before You Die Edition

Fail List: Before You Die Edition This is it. The big list. About as close to the ‘ultimate list’ as you can get. When Cassell Illustrated published their series of books, the first one th...   more

Fail List: Before You Die Edition


What I’ve Been Up To: Part 2

Hi again, all: as promised in the , I’ve got some more stuff to talk about regarding what I’ve been up to lately. Let’s get right down to brass tacks: though I haven’t written much here, there ...   more



What I've Been Up To: Part 1

Hello everyone…or at least everyone who remembers me! Hope you’ve all been well – as you might be aware, I still pop in here regularly to look around and comment, it’s been some time since I l...   more



C Blog style and formatting tips

My good buddy Andrew Kauz recently became the site's new C Blog Boss, a role that tasks him with keeping an eye out for exceptional posts and offering useful tips and guidance to those in need....   more



See Ya, GDC. Hello, PAX East

I’m still not fully recovered from all of the rad stuff that went on last week at GDC in San Francisco (see some of my coverage , and ), but nevertheless, I’m headed to Boston this weekend for...   more

See Ya, GDC. Hello, PAX East


Taking internet breaks, gaming, and my go at modding my fightstick.

Y'know, there's something to be said about moderation. As in all things can be enjoyed in moderation. Be it drinking, gambling, gaming and even being online. For a bit there my old ass was cons...   more



A Critical Ear #7: Thinking Outside the Sound Chip

Games have certainly changed a lot of the years, due to the advent of new technologies that allow for faster processing, more memory, and greater graphical capabilities than before. Game soun...   more

A Critical Ear #7: Thinking Outside the Sound Chip


A Temporary Greek Tragedy: Law 3037/2002

2002 was an interesting year. The Allied forces were in Afghanistan and (unwisely) trying to get stuck into Iraq as well; the World Cup was held in Japan and South Korea, eventually being won ...   more

A Temporary Greek Tragedy: Law 3037/2002


A Critical Ear #6: While I Play Unfitting Music

Music is one of the primary methods by which video games evoke an emotional response in the player. In order to elicit the response that the designers want, a piece of music is usually ...   more

A Critical Ear #6: While I Play Unfitting Music





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