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Mar 26 // bigboss0110

Why the Wii U GamePad is my most recent favoritest thing ever

That's real Hylian text on this bad boy, and I had to cough up a rupee or two thousand to get it Greetings, Destructoid family!  It's been a while since I wrote a thing (over a year and a half, DERP), and a lot has ...
Apr 01 // Joe Fancypants

Talkin to Folks: IGF Interview Audio

So, I have been incredibly lucky to be able to attend GDC this year, and I made it my mission to get a quick interview with as many of the IGF attendees as possible. I was mostly successful, and have been editing them to clea...
Aug 04 // bigboss0110

Gaming with bigboss0110: It's certainly....different

Watch me play Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on a train, and you too can see this very face of deep concentration that cannot be broken Greetings, all!  The wonderful Mr. Dixon posed a question to the community about what it ...
Jun 16 // bigboss0110

New Super Mario Bros. U made me feel like I was nine, and that's awesome

I have no idea what is going on here, and I LOVE it Trying to find time to play videogames when working full-time hours is like me saying "no" to a lifetime supply of rainbow cookies: it borders on the impossible.  Friday nig...
Jun 09 // bigboss0110

My Gaming Story: Falling in love with gaming over and over again

When I sat down to blog about when I started loving videogames, I had to stop, because that is literally the most impossible question to answer for a gamer.  Sure, maybe you can pinpoint a moment in your life when you felt ...
Apr 21 // bigboss0110

Violence: Nintendo has made me a cold, unfeeling, violent sociopath

As far back as I can remember into my childhood, videogames have always been violent murder simulators, training children to be efficient killers who have no ounce of compassion or regard for human life. Mario, my first vi...
Apr 18 // Joe Fancypants

Yesterday I Bought a Game

Yesterday I bought a game, and it felt strange. For you see, I bought it on sale. BUT I did not just buy it on sale, I bought it with Steam Wallet money. BUT it wasn't just Steam Wallet money, it was with Steam Wallet money ...
Apr 14 // bigboss0110

Enter a World of Illusion and experience co-op play at its finest

I am assuming everybody has seen this shit and jizzed accordingly, as I did myself, because NNNGGGGGG. Castle of Illusion was and always will be one of the Genesis' finest platformers, and though I did not own it, you can ...
Feb 09 // bigboss0110

Horror Story: The mental scars left by Silent Hill 2; they never truly heal

It's 2001. I boot up my PS2 again, but I don't know why. I push myself to see this story through to its end; but the nightmares, they have already started. I can't go to sleep without having the television on mute, the d...
Feb 03 // bigboss0110

Sex: Why is sexism so prevalent with zombie game advertisements?

I love me some zombies. I can't get enough; whether it be through television, movies, or video games, I am always ready to see me some undead get massacred by a variety of household objects, tools, and a wide assortment of...
Jan 21 // bigboss0110

Does X mark the spot in Mega Man X? Hell to the yes!

MOTHER OF GOD! Remember when I was talking about Mega Man 3 and how amazing it is? Take everything I said about it, multiply it by PURE NIRVANA, and you get Mega Man X, the first 16-bit Mega Man title. It is truly astoun...
Jan 13 // Joe Fancypants

I Was Thinking: How Dark Souls could have an Easy mode

So I was thinking, with the recent announcement of Dark Souls 2, along with the statement from series director Hidetaka Miyazaki that he would like to make the game more accessible while maintaining the ball-busting difficult...
Jan 06 // bigboss0110

Mega Man 3 proves that yes, the third time is indeed the charm

Quick, what is the greatest Mega Man game in existence? If you answered Mega Man Soccer, congratulations, your opinion has been erased from the annals of human history and every hair on your ass is to be plucked violently ...
Dec 23 // bigboss0110

Rock Band: The game (or rather, experience) that keeps on giving

Back in 2007, I was getting pumped for a new game from Harmonix called Rock Band. I had purchased Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II, and heard that Harmonix was going on to make a game that replicated a full band experience, ...
Dec 15 // bigboss0110

Reminiscing about golden, Rarer days: An ode to my childhood heroes

I remember a time when I was a young boy, growing up with my SNES, and being truly amazed by the talents of a company I had never heard of before, Rareware. Rare's golden logo was stylish and hypnotizing, and for a while, ...
Dec 10 // Joe Fancypants

Couchbound Criticism: Self-Help Hotline

One of the things about video games as a hobby is that it is seen as a waste of time, similar to sitting and watching television or movies. In the minds of detractors, it is a sedentary activity that, while fun, has little in...
Dec 09 // bigboss0110

Going back in time with my teenage turtle friends

"You know, man, whenever you do a review, you are always doing Genesis games! I thought you loved the SNES, and yet you are always going on about ducks and opposums dressed in knight armor. You got some sick fantasies, gu...
Dec 08 // bigboss0110

2012: I got a fever for the rhythm and it's heavenly

The hardest part writing about my favorite gaming moment of 2012? Trying to remember what games came out in 2012. I am old and feeble and my memory is hazy, and I can barely remember what happened yesterday, let alone in ...
Dec 02 // bigboss0110

Try desperately to remember who you are in Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Ahhh, good old Flashback, one of my personal favorites from the 16-bit era. If you are wondering what kind of game Flashback is, it is like Out of This World (or Another World as it was originally called) except a bajillio...
Dec 01 // bigboss0110

Farewell, Nintendo Power, and thanks for the memories

Oh man, this is so hard. I know you are ending soon, old friend, and I am trying to find the right words to speak. Saying goodbye is never easy. As I reflect back to my childhood, I am remembering all the happy memories ...
Sep 30 // bigboss0110

To my best friend: I need my SNES back

I really, really miss my Super Nintendo. It is the greatest system ever invented. I was lucky enough to grow up in a loving home as an only child for ten years, so I had both a Genesis and a SNES, and didn't have to share...
Sep 22 // bigboss0110

Whatever happened to my sense of adventure?

I was playing through Metroid Fusion on my 3DS, sans walk-through, and made it to the end and defeated the final boss. I was happy I had vanquished evil, yet I was saddened when I saw I had not achieved 100% item completio...
Aug 15 // bigboss0110

Pure platforming bliss from a Rocket Knight

Remember back in 2010, when a little game called Rocket Knight came out on the XBLA/PSN? Of course you don't, because it only sold 10 copies. I hate you people. In all seriousness, though, the game wasn't very good. But...
Jun 16 // bigboss0110

The magic of local co-operative and competitive gameplay

I was watching my younger brother play WWE 12 on the 360 before, and I was a bit saddened. He seemed to be having fun, playing with a friend online, doing all sorts of ridiculous gestures while trying to get a pin, yelling...
Jun 09 // bigboss0110

Quackshot: a forgotten Genesis gem?

Quick, when someone asks you to name great games for the Sega Genesis, what is the first thing you say? Sonic 2? Gunstar Heroes? Barbie: Super Model? Sure, everyone knows THOSE games, but what about Quackshot? "Quacksh...

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