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Backlog (aka: How Have I Not Played These Games Yet?!)

To further delay any original content, I present to you, the fine people on this here internet, my backlog. This list is in no way indicative of the order in which I'm going to play these games...   more

Backlog (aka: How Have I Not Played These Games Yet?!)


An Introduction

Holy what? I haven't done an intro post yet? Fucking hell! Some of you folks may already know me, and that's cool. But for those who don't, I'm one of those dirty heathens over at Flixist. I'm...   more



Zone of the Enders HD woes

This is going to be very stream of conscious and not really follow the standard blog style. Mainly, this is a list of crap marring the ZOE HD collection. I'll update this with pictures as soon as...   more

Zone of the Enders HD woes


The "two hour" experience (short blog)

For a game to be successful it must respect the playerís time. As I get older Iím finding it increasingly difficult to invest my time in video games. Iím not a busy man, no, in fact I sometimes...   more



10+ things about kidplus

Not literally but I'm getting there. I turned 26 last month which means I'm closer to 30 than 20. That's cool. Growing up I acted older than most people my age because I was the always the yo...   more



What Is Gameplay?

What is gameplay? Debates about this very word have caused controversy in the last couple of years in the gaming community. More often than not the attacks have been aimed at games that proclaim ...   more



Fuite

I slide, glide, and glitch into your life. Why do you love me, if Iím so imperfect? My identity is typical Ė shield, sword, hammer, spells. I talk to you, repeating sameness until you leave. The...   more

Fuite


Diary of a Breton: journey to Solitude (part 2)

Iím starting to believe Iím the only one who has changed. Itís simple, but an unpleasant feeling. But I must finally realize that I am subject to these sudden transformations. Nothing new has h...   more

Diary of a Breton: journey to Solitude (part 2)


Diary of a Breton: journey to Solitude (part 1)

Awake. I started my journey in the forest, not far from some nameless town. Itís nameless because I didnít bother to remember it! The town itself, let me admit, is ugly. It had a strange smell....   more

Diary of a Breton: journey to Solitude  (part 1)


Helpless (short blog)

I was 16-years-old at the time. It was about 11 PM. Both my parents were working and didnít come home until midnight. My older brother was out attending a party, and I had the place all to myself...   more



Are you afraid of the dark?

Two years ago I decided to read by Marquis De Sade. I only made it halfway through the book before I decided not to finish it - the book was simply too disturbing to read. I thought I can handl...   more



Criticizing the critics

Reviewing the reviewer and reviewing the score is a rather controversial topic. People seem to never be satisfied with a score a game they admire received; itís either too high or too low. The c...   more



I think I may have a problem

Everyone loves a familiar face, no? Someone you can relate and know inside and out. Most people have fear of the new and undiscovered, but always champion familiarity. As a literary major, my cla...   more

I think I may have a problem


Labor Day: Abandon all hope ye who enter here

When was announced it had a couple strikes against it right off the bat: it perverted a celebrated piece of classic literature and it shamelessly aped its gameplay from . But screw it, this is...   more

Labor Day: Abandon all hope ye who enter here


Game + Book = <3

begins with a boy with horns being carried to a castle and shut forever in concealment. We know nothing as to why this is being done to the boy, but itís safe to assume that the isolation...   more

Game + Book = <3


Reinvent The Wheel or I Won't Buy Your Game

I read today. It was a shitty blog. It's bad enough the thing is barely readable, but the most annoying thing is that it echoes a sentiment I constantly read online: has ruined games and is t...   more

Reinvent The Wheel or I Won't Buy Your Game


I think we're going to be friends

My school isnít bad. Nor is it great. It fits right in the middle of mediocrity. The school isnít a prime example of excellence or a defective environment of undesirables. Itís just there. Itís n...   more



eSports: The Pro-Gamer Argument

"." - I don't want to beat a dead horse, but after reading comments and reactions to Elsa's blog I just wanted to say one quick thing. There seems to be this idea that highly competitive tou...   more

eSports: The Pro-Gamer Argument


Gamers are going crazy

- Youtube comment on a negative review for . Iíve been quiet on this subject for some time, but reading reviews for , , and many other ďnicheĒ games has got me thinking: gamers like to fee...   more



Demonís Souls: An Allegory for Life

What is this place? The gamer is told itís where the dead communicates. Itís dark and damp. A slow and moody soundtrack plays and gives the gamer a certain type of calmness and reassurance that...   more



Downloadables: The petal of life

Being an adult is difficult. The responsibility and juggling more than you can handle at once sometimes can be too daunting. As a young adult, I look back at childhood with jealously: a li...   more



Why I like linear games

Iíve been without a current generation home console for almost a year now. During this year Iíve become a lover of handheld gaming. I finally bought myself an Xbox 360 four days ago, and Iím sta...   more



Your game is kiddy!

The dreaded word ďkiddyĒ is often used as an insult to certain type of games; mostly games made by Nintendo. I question the people who have a need to express their distaste for anything ďkiddy.Ē ...   more



Do games have to be fun?

Do games have to be fun? Well, in my opinion they do. But there are some individuals that disagree with this opinion. Sometime itís best to agree to disagree, but I still fail to see how an indi...   more

Do games have to be fun?


How My Brother Ruined My Gaming Experience

As most of you know by now, I recently got my hands on a copy of . I went into the game knowing nothing of the series, and to my surprise, I ended up enjoy it, until my brother came to visit me. ...   more



A Game That Mirrors Destructoid

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I recently bought (SoTC). At the time I was up to the third Colossi, and I greatly enjoy the game. Now, Iím almost done with the game, and I have mix feel...   more

A Game That Mirrors Destructoid


Destructoid is in my thesis!

Just thought I'd share something with you guys. As you probably have heard, I filed my thesis yesterday. Well, in the acknowledgements I made sure to give thanks where it is due: So there y...   more



Turning to Games for Comfort

Is there a game you go to in a time of need? A game that comforts you; a game that acts like the bosoms of your mother; a game that whispers: ďitís okay, everything will be fine.Ē Video games are...   more

Turning to Games for Comfort


P2 Press Start: She Was Only Sixteen

At that time I was only sixteen years old. My life then was already gloomy. I did not associate with anyone; I even avoided speaking, and kept to myself most of the time. I tried not to look at a...   more



Will You Survive The Hipster Apocalypse?

Remember the days when you and a couple of friends knew about a certain game or band? Remember how you felt? It was like you knew a secret no one else knew; and if that secret was ever let out to...   more






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