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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



Hi, I'm the CEO of Destructoid - AMA

Hi. So, uh, what's new? Lot's have changed around here, huh? Like, I'm the CEO of this company now. What the fuck is up with that? What's the best way I can say this? My life has been just bon...   more



New Jim Sterling Podcast, Teenage Pokemon, other stuff

Hi everybody! I've been working on a lot of stuff. Here is some of it! vcZaUZcTVww Jim Sterling, Conrad Zimmerman and I used to host Podtoid. Now we host a show called The Dismal Jesters. It's ...   more

New Jim Sterling Podcast, Teenage Pokemon, other stuff


Great things are on the way: I'm now heading up reviews for Destructoid

I'll keep this brief. Destructoid has had a few losses lately.   more



Humble PSA: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts Unlimited are DRM-free

This isn't going to be a long blog, but I wanted to let people know of my excitement anyway. Two of the Humble Bundle's games right now are DRM-free, even though they need to be downloaded thro...   more

Humble PSA: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts Unlimited  are DRM-free


PSA: Outlast is now available DRM-free

I've been holding off on since it's release, because it was only available through Steam. Well, that's no longer the case, as , A.K.A. the why-isn't-this-website-the-digital-distribution-stand...   more

PSA: Outlast is now available DRM-free


Top Ten things I like Pokemon X/Y

10)  New trainer 2D art. It's a little sterile, and doesn't fit with the rest of the game, but as stand alone art its pretty charming. 9) Some of those Mega Evolutions. They look pretty neat.  ...   more



"Games Organized Neatly" - a visual art series

In theory, a videogame is really just a computer program made up of electronic signals, creating light that moves in different patterns on a television screen.  BUT. With that said, I've always ...   more



Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy.  In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.  She spoke of how the male rescuer ...   more



Sometimes the simplest memories are the most meaningful

I've been playing videogames for the vast majority of my life, and some of my most fondest memories involve gaming in some capacity or other.  Today, I want to share a simple story with you gu...   more



Steam on Mac is the way to go

For those of you who have read anything I've posted to Destructoid, you'll know that the title of this blog is completely out of character for me. I can't stand Apple, and I'm constantly talkin...   more

Steam on Mac is the way to go


Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ: New videos coming your way

You want more video? We're doing more video! Here is just a sneak peek of some of the experiments going on in the lab at Dtoid HQ. We're experimenting with different ways we can cover the news an...   more



Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis.  My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain hemorrhage.  My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally bac...   more



Some thoughts on The Last of Us

What is up Destructiod? This blog is about The Last of Us which is a videogame you can play. It is basically like that documentary called Tekken starting Qui Gon Jinn. In it you play as a man w...   more

Some thoughts on The Last of Us


Pikmin 3 audio review, Teen PKMN merch, essay and free underwear

Hello! First, here is a audio review of Pikmin 3. It was going to be used for a video review of the game, but in the end, it wasn't. Some people like it.  Is this a thing you'd like to hear mor...   more

Pikmin 3 audio review, Teen PKMN merch, essay and free underwear


My favorite games of 2013 so far

Dragon's Crown also deserves a spot on this list. And from what I've played of Killzone Mercenary it'll be on here too. We're a little over halfway through the year. Seems like a good time to d...   more



No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but plea...   more






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