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Why Newcomers Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Souls

"It's really not that hard". I'm sure you've heard that uttered by "Dark Souls elitists", and if you've never played a Souls game but hear all the time about how terribly difficult it is, there's...   more

Why Newcomers Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Souls


Game Controls Once Intimidated And Confused You As Well

In this age of "everybody is gamer" or "nobody is a gamer, the word is stupid", depending on who you ask, one of the things that often comes up is the complexity of modern controllers, which woul...   more

Game Controls Once Intimidated And Confused You As Well


Why Investors Don't Matter And Nintendo Won't Fire Anyone

Yay, it's that time again! Another big day of big Nintendo news, another Nintendo blog by yours truly! The topic of today's class is... well, it's right there in the title. As you may have hea...   more



This Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention

After backing 4 of the earlier Kickstarters (Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, Dreamfall, Torment), I said "enough is enough" and passed over many interesting games. However, it's now 2014, some of ...   more

This Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention


Nintendo: I'm Officially Concerned

Haters, rejoice! Nintendo has updated their financial forecast for this fiscal year, and things are much worse than expected. Wii U and 3DS sales forecasts were respectively revised to 2.8m and 1...   more



The Year In Wii U: All About The Games Edition (Part 1)

Hello again! My recent of continues unabated, so it's only fitting I end, er, start the year with another Nintendocentric blog. However, this time, there's a twist. Can you guess what it is? I'...   more

The Year In Wii U: All About The Games Edition (Part 1)


Opinion: My reasons for why I'm not excited for Mighty No. 9 (yet)

Keiji Inafune's latest game, definitely has a lot of hype following it. The internet video game community has seemingly appointed it as the successor of , which I feel is a bit premature, and In...   more



Nintendo Defense Force Reporting In. November NPD Numbers: Wii U Edition

So, Nintendo! Again! Maybe you've noticed, but it's like I've been bit by the Nintendo bug or something. After my previous blog, I wanted to follow it up the next day with a "why Nintendo will st...   more

Nintendo Defense Force Reporting In. November NPD Numbers: Wii U Edition


What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Nintendo Hardware

My relationship with Nintendo is a curious one. Like most children of the 90s, Nintendo had an inordinate influence on my life and the industry, and those memories continue to shape us to a degre...   more



Seph's Quick Tips - Snapping The Streak in WWE 2K14

Anyone who follows professional wrestling is most likely aware of something simply called "The Streak". It's in direct reference to The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania, the Super...   more

Seph's Quick Tips - Snapping The Streak in WWE 2K14


Sony Poised To Smash Records and Break The Rules of Math With The PS5 In Brazil

Hello there! Have you heard of Brazil? It's country in South America populated by green mutants, wild savages and sadistic warlords. At least that's what videogames tell me. But all is not lost: ...   more

Sony Poised To Smash Records and Break The Rules of Math With The PS5 In Brazil


Is The Core Games Industry Shrinking? About Damn Time! And Who's To Blame?

Have you heard about something called a "smartphone"? Yes? What about tablets? You have? How nice! Maybe you even play games on them! You do? Well, congratulations, good sir/madam, you are killin...   more

Is The Core Games Industry Shrinking? About Damn Time! And Who's To Blame?


The 3DS and Wii U Were Mistakes Nintendo Won't Make Again

If you've never seen me around, you're probably thinking "dude, are you high? The 3DS is the best-selling platform everywhere", and if you did see me around, then you might be wondering, besides ...   more



A Look At Gaming Tastes in Five Different Countries

We gamers love to talk about what's selling and what's not. Actually, scratch that. Not just gamers, it seems to be a human phenomenon. Box office and music charts are regularly reported in the m...   more

A Look At Gaming Tastes in Five Different Countries


Rayman, Splinter Cell Fail. No One's Surprised (Besides Ubisoft)

Following Ubisoft's surprise Watch Dogs delay (causing its stock to in a single day. Ubisoft doomed! Isn't it great to know the financial markets who hold such sway over the world economy are do...   more

Rayman, Splinter Cell  Fail. No One's Surprised (Besides Ubisoft)


Can Game Critics Enjoy Games Like "Normal" Gamers?

This is something I have sometimes wondered, but the question has been coming up more and more often. Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, game writing, such as reviews, were mostly limited to th...   more

Can Game Critics Enjoy Games Like


In Memoriam Dead Space

Yesterday I finished Dead Space 3, and most likely to Isaac Clarke and his Necromorph friends, thanks to EA's attempt to broaden the audience, because lord knows modern games absolutely cannot s...   more

In Memoriam Dead Space


[Shortblog] Insider Video Detailing GTA Online Launch

The following video was taken from Rockstar on Tuesday, showing precisely how the launch went. o0YWRXJsMyM   more

[Shortblog] Insider Video Detailing GTA Online Launch


Inclusivity and "Isms": I'm Done

Who wants inclusivity in games? You'd think most people, particularly those loudly advocating for it. When this started to become a prominent part of online game communities, I welcomed it, and h...   more



Facts About Game Critics I Learned Reading Them

It's that time of the year when we all share with the world what we learned while... doing stuff. shared with us what he learned about moro, er, normal people while working retail, while taught...   more

Facts About Game Critics I Learned Reading Them


(NVGR) RoboCop Reboot Trailer - Violating the prime directives

It's been a while since I've done any kind of NVGR blog, but elder Destructoiders will know that I have a penchant for talking about movies. Most of you also know that I'm a pretty huge fan of , ...   more



Nintendo and Online: Seriously, It's Getting Ridiculous

You know you're really screwing up when you manage to piss off somebody like me with your online (non)policies. You see, I'm very much a single player guy. I like multiplayer as much as the next ...   more

Nintendo and Online: Seriously, It's Getting Ridiculous


Gamecube, Wii and PS2 Emulation: it's easy, and so very worth it

While many gamers are anticipating the coming next generation of games, I have been, ironically, looking more and more to the generation, thanks to the joys of emulation. Among the super hot AAA...   more

Gamecube, Wii and PS2 Emulation: it's easy, and so very worth it


Is it possible to build a better MMO?

MMORPGs are a genre I've dabbled in bunch of times over my gamer lifetime. It's a genre of video game that I think is an awesome concept, at least on paper, and it seems like something tailor m...   more



The Entitled... Press?

Remember the Entitled Gamer? Yeah, me neither. Not too long ago in real world time, but roughly 35 million years ago in Internet time, the press was having a field day mocking the so-called Entit...   more



Aliens: Colonial Marines kind of live blog – Part 1 – Oh God, this is happening

Aliens: Colonial Marines The very first thing that irked me wasn’t even within the game itself, it was the goddamn desktop icon. The icon is some red, white, and blue military logo which I’...   more



I Hate Americans, Women, Gays, Trans, I Support Rape Culture And Pedophiles

A couple days ago, I commented in a CNN post about the Snowden, Ecuador and United States saga.  It seems the U.S threatened Ecuador with withholding a trade agreement if they harbored Snowden, a...   more



My Gaming Story: X marks the spot

The old cliché of pirate tales is the fabled treasure map, a sometimes cryptic drawing that leads a person towards a location marked with an “X” which signifies riches or something else valuabl...   more



Damage Done: Why Xbox’s 180 changes nothing

If you’re reading this that means you’ve probably read up on for it. That being said, the Xbox One-Eighty news doesn’t change much regarding my current stance on the console or whether I’ll pu...   more



Why Invoking Steam And iTunes To Defend The Xbone Fell On Deaf Ears

As expected, after Microsoft's shocking reversal last night, while the overwhelming majority celebrated, a few lamented the loss of the "awesome" "features" they'd just lost thanks to whiny onlin...   more

Why Invoking Steam And iTunes To Defend The Xbone Fell On Deaf Ears





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