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Jul 06 // MannySJ

REVIEW - Batman: Arkham Knight

Knight Rider When Batman: Arkham Asylum released in 2009, the comic book landscape was in a very different place. The Dark Knight and Iron Man had just seen a theatrical release in the previous year and comic book culture wa...
Jul 01 // RedHeadPeak

What do you want from a Boss Fight?

I’m terrible at sticking to one game at a time. Whilst I should be dedicated to The Witcher (especially since I’m blogging about it once a month), I’m also playing Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on the...
Jun 18 // RedHeadPeak

How Historically Accurate is The Witcher Part 3?

Compared to other RPGs I’ve played, The Witcher is a very intimate game. Even counting the segments of the city of Vizima as separate locations, the list of places I’ve seen so far is very small. The cast of ...
Jun 12 // RedHeadPeak

Objective Survive, Chapter 3 - (Slightly) Videogame Related Fiction

Have you read Chapter 2? Chapter 3: Bots You manage to avoid being shot in Level 3. The same black-clad enemies came for you and your two new friends, but they were fended off with ease. The man and woman seem to be dea...
Jun 04 // Jinx 01

The Success of Nintendo’s Wii 2 – A Retrospective

A crash in Wii software sales led Nintendo to need a new console a full year before Sony and Microsoft’s new hardware releases. While this was an awkward situation, it was also an advantage for Nintendo. After seve...
Jun 03 // RedHeadPeak

Gaming Fantasy Dinner Party – Guest Number Five

When someone describes their fantasy dinner party, it’s quite common for a villain to make it onto the guest list. For every five noble, heroic or inspirational persons considered for the fantasy evening, the sixth...
May 20 // RedHeadPeak

Is Minecraft Bad for Adults?

Did you know that bananas are good for you? The high potassium and low sodium content in each yellow packet of mush is great for your cardiovascular system. They are also high in fibre, which helps you poop. Which is nic...
May 06 // RedHeadPeak

Objective Survive, Chapter 2 - (Slightly) Videogame Related Fiction

Have you read Chapter 1? The discarnate voice offers no more explanation. The words it spoke create more questions as they rattle around your mind: Is this really a game? It seems so real. How did you get here? Can you ...
Apr 30 // RedHeadPeak

Gaming Fantasy Dinner Party - Guest Numbers Three & Four

Dear Destructoid, On the one hand, I feel a little daft posting here today. Like a man who wants to cook a bacon sandwich despite the fact the house is on fire. There's a lot going on here, most of it not-so-great, and m...
Apr 21 // RedHeadPeak

Will Videogames improve when The Machines take over?

I’m looking forward to the time when robots reign supreme. I’m not just saying that so that I will be looked on favourably when the inevitable cybernetic revolt takes place. All I will say is that if our new ...
Apr 08 // RedHeadPeak

Objective Survive, Chapter 1 - (Slightly) Videogame Related Fiction

 “Everything you are about to experience is a lie” an old voice whispers to you, “and when you think you have won, they’ll still be lying to you. When the time comes, pick the third door.&rd...
Apr 01 // RedHeadPeak

​Gaming Fantasy Dinner Party Guest Number Two

A dinner party doesn't have to be a formal affair. There's no reason why every guest should arrive in formal wear, or point the pinky finger when they sip drinks, or speak in a clipped 'Queen's English' around the dinner...
Mar 25 // RedHeadPeak

Should open world games rethink how they tell stories?

We've all observed stories that use the 'x days later' device. A linear narrative can avoid weeks, months and years of bunkum by jumping to the next interesting bit. It's a trick which allows the storyteller to stick to ...
Mar 20 // UsurpMyProse

Being a Monster Hunter is way better than being a Pokemon Trainer

I’m 70 hours into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and the game has firmly sunk its hooks, claws, fangs, and Seltas horns into me. After failing to make it past the steep learning curve in the series’ previous ent...
Mar 09 // RedHeadPeak

A Curious Query from RedHeadPeak

Hello Destructoid, I was just wondering whether you’d like to read a story. A lot of lovely readers have, in the past, remarked that my ramblings on History and Gaming might make for a good book. Truth be told, tha...
Mar 04 // RedHeadPeak

Gaming Fantasy Dinner Party Guest Number One

There are hundreds of exceptional videogame characters. Mighty men and women capable of cutting down whole armies of monstrous creations. Warriors with astonishing abilities. Wielders of inconceivable magic. Defenders of...
Feb 26 // RedHeadPeak

Dying in Game: Whats the weirdest way to go?

It was Nietzsche that wrote, “What does not kill me makes me stronger”. In reality, that’s regularly true. When it comes to videogames, it really depends on how you are about to be killed. In some cases...
Feb 23 // MannySJ

Destiny Isnt Very Good. And I Cant Stop Playing It.

I know I'm late to the party here, but I'm just getting into Destiny and I've come to this realization: the game is weird. In concept, it’s really pretty cool. In practice, they’ve made a lot of mistakes. Fo...
Feb 11 // RedHeadPeak

An Apology to The Orange Box

Might the Gaming World forgive me? May my sins be absolved? In my youth, I was foolish fool of fools. In my haste, and childish recklessness, I made a grave error: I sold my copy of The Orange Box less than two weeks aft...
Feb 08 // UsurpMyProse

Five videogames that make way better Netflix shows than The Legend of Zelda

The internet recently lost its collective shit over a potential live-action Netflix adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. Of course, the internet also recently lost its collective shit over Katy Perry’s goofy dancing...
Feb 04 // RedHeadPeak

Does History defend the tradition of Male Protagonists?

I enjoy finding parallels between Gaming and History, and the treatment of gender in each field shows some commonality. Within the realm of videogames, gender is a topic of debate/discussion/angry rants all of itself. Th...
Jan 21 // RedHeadPeak

What Zelda Items would improve other videogames? (A Blog Revisited)

Now I won’t say that I offered inspiration to the latest Call of Duty… because I obviously didn’t. What I did do was suggest a change to the game franchise that kind of, sort of, made it into the ...
Jan 15 // RedHeadPeak

Simple Fun: How do you Enjoy Playing Videogames?

As the New Year begins, reflection of the Old Year takes precedent. The World Wide Web is awash with Top and Bottom lists of Games from 2014. The general consensus seems to be that last year saw a few excellent games hov...
Jan 11 // UsurpMyProse

Most Anticipated Videogame Disappointments of 2015

If 2014 taught us anything, it’s that Tay Swift’s still got it. If 2014 taught us anything else, it’s that we should never be excited for videogames. The year’s most hyped releases were met ...
Jan 07 // RedHeadPeak

How Historically Accurate is Skyrim? Part 3

When I first asked the above question, I didn't think I'd be able to write a third part. I was so sure that as I trundled further into the fantasy landscape, less historic details would present themselves. As magic and m...
Dec 11 // RedHeadPeak

Animal Weapons Videogames vs History

If you want a game to look zany, turn any animal into a tool for destruction. The creature might be the weapon itself, useful for bludgeoning, or it might be the ammunition that you fling or fire at your confused opponen...
Nov 27 // RedHeadPeak

Giving Thanks: The Little Things

There are lots of big reasons to love a videogame. Great gameplay, thrilling story, stunning visuals and so on. These are the major factors that decide whether a game will draw us in or not. Yet once we’ve embraced...
Nov 20 // RedHeadPeak

The Gunblade Videogames vs. History

Whilst I would never consider myself a violent man, I find weapons fascinating. Whether they are a work of fiction or non-fiction, I see them as curious inventions that say a great deal about our species. Our History is ...
Nov 16 // UsurpMyProse

Ranking Overwatch's characters from worst to best

I’m not sure how I feel about Overwatch, Blizzard’s recently announced take on squad-based shooters. On the one hand, Blizzard knows how to craft a compelling IP, and if the playfully corny, Pixar-esque...
Nov 08 // Jinx 01

Jinx's Most Wanted Games of 2015

Hoffman did a cblog a couple days ago about what upcoming games he was looking forward to. A lot of us responded with our lists as well, but I figured it might be fun to double-check mine and share it in little more...

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