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Even in my kitchen there's an F.O.E!

I was making a very late dinner Tuesday night. I spilled a little Worcestershire sauce and this appeared on my counter: I fucking ran away. It is not there now, but it may still be roaming ...   more



GaymerX brings out the worst in the Dtoid community

The articles that Destructoid has run recently about have made me kind of sad and worried about the current community. The themselves are great, mind you. The staff is clearly welcoming of pe...   more



Setting booty traps! Or why The Goonies II is due a remake.

Well, if there was anyone that could make a sequel to or reboot of a movie from my childhood, Richard Donner is one of the few I'd let get away with it. A new Goonies movie is really happening! ...   more

Setting booty traps! Or why The Goonies II is due a remake.


Some musings on Videogame Writing

When it comes to writing a game or an interactive piece of media, there are three key components I consider when judging how well the script of a game holds up. If a game doesn’t possess a sol...   more

Some musings on Videogame Writing


Should Castlevania praise the sun?

So in the midst of playing Metroidvanias and RPGs so far this year, I took a small detour into the NES "Classic" Castlevania era. This is to say I played the original Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden...   more

Should Castlevania praise the sun?


Hey some musings on what I like with Character Design

I’ve been meaning to write something regarding character design in video games for a while.  I don’t think I’m really qualified for it, nor do I think my intelligence is strong enough to even let...   more

Hey some musings on what I like with Character Design


My favorite Metroidvania moments.

This is a Metroidvania kind of week and I'm having a Metroidvania year thus far. With Super Metroid's 20th anniversary today, Koji Igarashi leaving Konami to likely make more Metroidvanias and ev...   more



Iga Returns?

Koji Igarashi. Perhaps he is what Dracula saw in his Mirror of Fate, aside from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's Metacritic scores. Perhaps Dracula saw him speaking at GDC 2014 this week specifi...   more

Iga Returns?


The Movie Quote To Perfectly Summarize Nintendo's Situation

So I saw a movie recently called . It, like it's prequel, is a movie about... grumpy old men. And there is one scene where John (played by Jack Lemmon) is talking with his father (played by Burge...   more

The Movie Quote To Perfectly Summarize Nintendo's Situation


Let's talk about Ouya!

There comes a time where, as a consumer, I feel it's necessary to put up or shut up. Among gaming circles throughout the internet it's become a widely adopted philosophy to vote with your dollars...   more

Let's talk about Ouya!


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


New Daily Runs of Spelunky, Nuclear Throne, and Risk of Rain

UOOhepOR7rk This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disa...   more



Grethiwha’s GOTY 2013 Extravaganza!

I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it a little to list off the best games of 2013? And if you’re not thinking that… think about it! I mean, the Oscars haven’t even happened yet: those people hav...   more

Grethiwha’s GOTY 2013 Extravaganza!


[NVGR] Prepare yourself, Idaho: I'm about to come inside you

Due to an uninteresting series of events, my family will be moving to Boise on March 8th. I will continue working at my same day job (from home) and also performing my Dtoid duties (hehe, dood...   more



Snow daze

It has begun. The snow, that is. A journey and brief stay in the snow. A snowjourn? Here in the American southeast - with the exception of the Appalachian portion of the region - people flip o...   more

Snow daze


Another Metroid post: The Zero Missioning!

I spent part of this last week playing Metroid Zero Mission, mostly to take a break from Fire Emblem Awakening for a bit but also to celebrate the remake's tenth anniversary today. Zero Mission i...   more

Another Metroid post: The Zero Missioning!


Ubisoft: Delays Done Wrong. Developers, Take Notes.

Delays suck. You get so excited for a product, then all of the sudden, "Woop, sorry guys! Gonna have to wait a bit longer plzundrstndkthxbai!" Delays can happen for many reasons. Quality issues,...   more

Ubisoft: Delays Done Wrong. Developers, Take Notes.


FACTS! Because I said they are!

Here on the internet we can affirm truths by simply saying "FACT" in all caps. So long as we do this, we can sneer down at our lessers for we are true gamers and they can go play Candyland until ...   more



The hunt for the missing NES game

Something really cool happened this week, and while it might not be the most exciting story to some, it was still very exciting for me. So, growing up, my family had several gaming consoles that...   more

The hunt for the missing NES game


Occams electric toothbrush is your new Cblog Manager

It's been a long time coming. (Like my wiener!) As my daily duties direct my attention elsewhere and I find myself being pulled in more directions than my penis when my wife and kids are gone ...   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



2014 should be the Year of Samus Aran

Hey, Nintendo. I'm sure you're really busy right now with restructuring plans and excited to read all the advice people have been recycling for the last 15 years, but there's an important date co...   more



The Grant Kirkhope Formula: How to Write Music Like the Man Himself

First, an introduction: Hi. My name is Stephen. It's been my dream since the age of eight to be somehow involved in making video games. I am currently in university majoring in Computer Game Des...   more

The Grant Kirkhope Formula: How to Write Music Like the Man Himself


bbain's 2013 gaming awards

Hello, everyone! There have been so many Best of 2013 blogs already (which is awesome!), and I'd like to throw my own list into the mix, even though it's a little late. I also thought I'd add a f...   more



Across the Miiverse

Well, it's a new year and the first thing I'm doing is beating the crap out of Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a couple more times. I bought up all the DLC for SMT IV that matter...   more



The Playstation Controller Philosophy: Sacrifice Convenience For Novelty

The Dualshock pretty much set the standard for what a controller needed, and Sony knew it. So when they made the Playstation 2, they hardly made any changes to the controller. They just made it l...   more

The Playstation Controller Philosophy: Sacrifice Convenience For Novelty


2013: The year I found this floor deliciously warm!

Well, this is a bit of a last minute blog. This isn't really an "of the year" blog or anything. This is more of an assessment of the games that I set out to play, the ones I didn't get around to ...   more



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



Merry Christmas from the Dixons

I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know how much you mean to me. If it weren't for Destructoid, I wouldn't be half the person -- half the husband, half the father, half the man -- ...   more



Pixie's Mix #2: Merry WTF-ever!

Hey folks, don't have a lot of time for in-between commentary on this post, but I thought I'd share some holiday-themed game music and at least other tracks that fit a wintery theme. It was actu...   more






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