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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


How to get better at Street Fighter Part 5: Playing Online and Offline

Since the last entry in this series I was struggling to come up with a specific topic to discuss. There's a lot to cover in Street Fighter outside of just the mechanics and learning process. Grin...   more

How to get better at Street Fighter Part 5: Playing Online and Offline


Twitch Plays Pokemon is actually pretty important

Instead of doing the two very important Maths assignments I should have already finished years ago, I'm instead choosing to return to Dtoid to talk about something I believe isn't getting a lot o...   more

Twitch Plays Pokemon is actually pretty important


How to get better at Street Fighter Part 4: Mind Games and Reading Your Opponent

Whoo! Part 4! Who's hype for reading a super long, wordy, jargon-filled blog with a horrible picture/video-to-word ratio!? Not you? Well then close this blog now and go read something about how m...   more

How to get better at Street Fighter Part 4: Mind Games and Reading Your Opponent


The Past: No More Quarters

Ah, the modern age of gaming. The graphics, the online connectivity, the movie quality voice work and effects, the post-release content ... the complete soullessness of it all. How I loathe it....   more

The Past: No More Quarters


How to get better at Street Fighter Part 3: Why You Need To Use Training Mode

In this post I'm going to be covering a multitude of things, but most of them are going to pertain to how to use the training mode and other features that help players learn how to go about playi...   more

How to get better at Street Fighter Part 3: Why You Need To Use Training Mode


How to get better at Street Fighter Part 2: Skill and Footsies

There's some pretty different ideas and opinions on what discerns the different levels of skill or play in Street Fighter depending on who you ask and what they value in terms of knowledge, execu...   more



How to get better at Street Fighter Part 1: The (Very) Basics

As a guy who does pretty well competitively against some really good players in the fighting game community, I often come across other not-so-talented people looking to improve who ask me 'how ca...   more

How to get better at Street Fighter Part 1: The (Very) Basics


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



FGC & What (I think) I've learned: Structure

Back from MAGFest. Yay, MAGFest. First time there, enjoyed it overall. However, there is something that still lingers in my mind. I went to a panel on gaming communities, going with the intention...   more

FGC & What (I think) I've learned: Structure


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



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



My Disappointment with the Street Fighter IV series and more.

I don't use my blog often, as evidenced by the lack of posts or content on it, but that's simply because the front page is so goddamned terrible with ads and badly designed layouts that I try to ...   more



New Podtoid animation

Classic Jim stuff. It's goooood. GpfKIcO7lZs   more



Stuff...but more importantly, Happy Holidays

Hola. It's getting to be Christmas time. Hope you had a nice Chanukah. I know nothing about Kwanzaa, so if you celebrate it or any other tradition this month, good will to you. Anywho, it's ti...   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



Stuff...but more importantly, thanks for last weekend

I'm sick. Again. The doctors have me on some sort of clear pills that look like beads you'd wear around your neck and then they gave me a laundry list of things to take over the counter. Since...   more

Stuff...but more importantly, thanks for last weekend


The G3 Extra Life Marathon is Now LIVE! Total raised so far: $41

, facebook, etc. or just join the page tomorrow if you have time. Fundraising events need word of mouth for people to get excited. I'm trying to get people excited and any help is...well...helpful.   more

The G3 Extra Life Marathon is Now LIVE! Total raised so far: $41


I will be marathoning tomorrow for Extra Life.

, facebook, etc. or just join the page tomorrow if you have time. Fundraising events need word of mouth for people to get excited. I'm trying to get people excited and any help is...well...helpful.   more

I will be marathoning tomorrow for Extra Life.


An Extra Life Schedule and Raffle List. Let's Help Sick Kids

Well, I want to get as much money I can to help sick kids across the world. I'm doing this because we all need to help reduce the cost of healthcare for children. I won't promise you this will ...   more

An Extra Life Schedule and Raffle List. Let's Help Sick Kids


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



Stuff...but more importantly, I'm divorced

Hola. Long time no...blog? It has been well over a year since I last communicated with you beautiful people. The reason? Well, to put it lightly, I'm divorced. With a bit of precaution, my la...   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



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



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


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



It's all about who you're sleeping with...

I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances.  I dumped Anomen the wimp in Baldur's Gate 2. In Dragon Age: Origins, dumped me after beco...   more



E3 2013 thoughts

In a word: disappointed. I went into this E3 rather interested. Please notice that I specifically did not say excited. I watched the conferences by Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony as well as Nintend...   more

E3 2013 thoughts





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