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Why people get mad at things like the Far Cry 4 protagonist announcement

“Because they lied to us” could actually be this entire post. You can skip down to the last couple paragraphs for that but there's a lot of background I want to talk about when it comes to th...   more

Why people get mad at things like the Far Cry 4 protagonist announcement


Making SNES and N64 cases from cheap Genesis EA games.

Okay, I know this is strikingly similar to my last blog, but I realized after that while I failed to use some of those cases for that original blog, I could still use them for SNES and N64 games....   more

Making SNES and N64 cases from cheap Genesis EA games.


(NVGR) Why I quit The Dismal Jesters

As some of you may know, I was doing a Podcast with former Dtoid writers Conrad Zimmerman and Jim Sterling called The Dismal Jesters. It was more-or-less a continuation of the version of Podtoi...   more



Making Atomiswave/ST-V cases from crap(py Genesis sports games).

Okay, I know that this isn't really timely or anything. I'm aware that practically none of you on Destructoid have a Sammy Atomiswave or Sega ST-V system. I'm aware even those of you who do proba...   more

Making Atomiswave/ST-V cases from crap(py Genesis sports games).


So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?  I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first a...   more



Sup Holmes returns today at 4pm with Mike K from Ludum Dare

Hello! Thanks again to everyone that supported the Sup Holmes Kickstarter! We made almost 3 times our initial goal. We totally won.  The show is coming back today with Mike Kasprzak, one of the...   more



10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

If you're a male, you're wrong.  One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.  Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle...   more



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


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






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