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Occam Thoughts: Podcasts

I have found myself seeking some accompaniment when I am playing video games.† I used to listen to albums and audio books but lately the name of the game has been podcasts.† There is nothing more...   more



You Wanna Adopt Me? I'd Adopt Me.

Another year has come and gone.† The hot dog breath of Summer is slowly relenting and giving way to the cool quiet of Fall.† PAX Prime aka the Battle in Seattle aka the Group Hug is happening sta...   more



Goodbye Robin

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say goodbye to a man who taught me how to laugh and the your eccentricities are a strength rather than a weakness. Yesterday, as I'm sure most of you know ...   more



Just sharing some thoughts

Hi!† So there's never a dull moment when you work in the wonderful world of video games. For instance, I just got finished with a move! That Dtoid HQ we had in SF is more or less done. For now a...   more



Occam Thoughts: Youtube

So letís see.† Itís been a while since I wrote one of these.†Whatís new with me?† Iíve been engaging in all kinds of media lately.† † Iíve been playing a silly amount of Final Fantasy IV: A R...   more



(NVGR) Why I quit The Dismal Jesters

As some of you may know, I was doing a Podcast with former Dtoid writers Conrad Zimmerman and Jim Sterling called The Dismal Jesters. It was more-or-less a continuation of the version of Podtoi...   more



So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?† I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first a...   more



E3 2014: From the perspective of a Shark

Iím writing this on my flight down to Los Angeles for E3 right now. Iím excited. Itís nice knowing that events like this can still make me excited eight years into this career. Though itís an eve...   more



Modding the DualShock 4

I love the DualShock 4. Seriously, it's my favorite controller that I've ever used, and I've used pretty much anything you could name to me, plus a countless number of third-party offerings. In m...   more

Modding the DualShock 4


Sup Holmes returns today at 4pm with Mike K from Ludum Dare

Hello! Thanks again to everyone that supported the Sup Holmes Kickstarter! We made almost 3 times our initial goal. We totally won.† The show is coming back today with Mike Kasprzak, one of the...   more



What's going on behind the scenes

I'm going to focus on E3, as really our inboxes are just flooded with all things E3. Dale and I are splitting duties, he's focused on getting all the appointments in order while I manage and prep...   more



Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

Top ten lists are a lot of fun. †Its a great chance to get to know the community and present yourself a bit. †You can let down your guard and get some community love and return the love in quick,...   more



10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

If you're a male, you're wrong.† One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.† Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle...   more



Five more things about pedrovay2003

Ooh, it's been a while since we've done one of these, hasn't it? Well, we've all had life updates, I'm sure, so let's get to it! (I'm only doing five, since I've done one or two of these in the...   more



On Twitch

Why we're shutting down our Twitch efforts as you've known it? Because we couldn't afford it any longer. Since day one, the amount of money we put into Twitch has always been more than we've ever...   more



How I get exclusives for Destructoid

XKUkC3c4TCo See this people? YOU SEE WHAT I HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO GET YOU EXCLUSIVES?! For context, the guy feeding me is Nigel Lowrie of Devolver Digital and we were goofing off waiting for s...   more



Why I love videogame magazines

As some of you may know, Dtoid Reviews editor Chris Carter, former Dtoid powerhouse Tony Ponce, and myself have been working with a conclave of nerds and videogame experts on making a print magaz...   more

Why I love videogame magazines


Videogame companies as described by Google autocomplete

Here is a list of companies that make videogames sometimes, as described by Google's autocomplete. #JOURNALISM "Ubisoft is milking Assassins Creed" That picture says it all. "Nintendo is d...   more



Occam Thoughts: Summons

Summons in role playing games.† There is something so wonderfully appealing about calling forth a terrible monster to do your dirty work for you in an RPG.†Most of us can recall with fond remembr...   more



How I got my mom to game: Adventure Inlay

My dad's a gamer. He's just naturally into them. We bought Mike Tyson's Punch out back in 1988 and I soon learned that I could not stand next to him while he was playing or I'd get a right hook t...   more



PSA: FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus $14.97 at Kmart

I guess the guys at Kmart don't know that the Wii Remote is compatible with the Wii U, because they're currently getting rid of all their copies of -- which comes with a black Wii Remote Plus ...   more

PSA: FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus $14.97 at Kmart


Dtoid GOTY 2013: Chris Carter's picks

†to play videogames. This year,†I've played around 270 new games. That's new in 2013, as in, newly released this year, and doesn't include replays or retro titles. So as you can imagine, I had a ...   more



Dtoid GOTY 2013: Kyle MacGregor's Picks

We just doled out a , and they're all lovely games. That said, they're not necessarily all favorite games of 2013. So, in the interest of full disclosure or something, here were the games I vo...   more



Every Steam developer/publisher needs to live up to Monaco

I bought during a recent They've actually gone out of their way to let people know that the game can indeed be run without Steam if desired. This is something that I don't think ANY other dev...   more

Every Steam developer/publisher needs to live up to Monaco


The Top Ten Chocobo Themes

If you know anything about Japanese role-playing videogames, then you probably know something about the series. With fourteen numbered entries and a number of spin-offs over the past 26 years,...   more

The Top Ten Chocobo Themes


PSA: Sonics 1 and 2 Remastered on sale for 0.99 each

SEGA is having a mobile sale right now, and two of the games I think everyone needs to buy are (Android ). Yes, the Genesis games. But these versions have been completely remastered, adding fu...   more

PSA: Sonics 1 and 2 Remastered on sale for 0.99 each


The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened. †I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could b...   more



New Podtoid animation

Classic Jim stuff. It's goooood.†GpfKIcO7lZs   more



A short tribute to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

In 2009, the gaming world lost Captain Lou Albano, the wrestler-turned-actor who played Mario in . It was really sad for me in particular, because I had met Albano a few times when I lived in N...   more



Occam Thoughts: Prints (NVGR)

Art.† I love art.† Art ART ARRRRT!† Fun to say, fun to collect.† So as a creature who relies almost solely on visual memory and who works in a gallery, its no big shock that my collecting procliv...   more






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