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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


PSA: FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus $14.97 at Kmart

I guess the guys at Kmart don't know that the Wii Remote is compatible with the Wii U, because they're currently getting rid of all their copies of -- which comes with a black Wii Remote Plus ...   more

PSA: FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus $14.97 at Kmart


Every Steam developer/publisher needs to live up to Monaco

I bought during a recent They've actually gone out of their way to let people know that the game can indeed be run without Steam if desired. This is something that I don't think ANY other dev...   more

Every Steam developer/publisher needs to live up to Monaco


PSA: Sonics 1 and 2 Remastered on sale for 0.99 each

SEGA is having a mobile sale right now, and two of the games I think everyone needs to buy are (Android ). Yes, the Genesis games. But these versions have been completely remastered, adding fu...   more

PSA: Sonics 1 and 2 Remastered on sale for 0.99 each


New Podtoid animation

Classic Jim stuff. It's goooood. GpfKIcO7lZs   more



A short tribute to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

In 2009, the gaming world lost Captain Lou Albano, the wrestler-turned-actor who played Mario in . It was really sad for me in particular, because I had met Albano a few times when I lived in N...   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


Humble PSA: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts Unlimited are DRM-free

This isn't going to be a long blog, but I wanted to let people know of my excitement anyway. Two of the Humble Bundle's games right now are DRM-free, even though they need to be downloaded thro...   more

Humble PSA: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts Unlimited  are DRM-free


PSA: Outlast is now available DRM-free

I've been holding off on since it's release, because it was only available through Steam. Well, that's no longer the case, as , A.K.A. the why-isn't-this-website-the-digital-distribution-stand...   more

PSA: Outlast is now available DRM-free


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



Steam on Mac is the way to go

For those of you who have read anything I've posted to Destructoid, you'll know that the title of this blog is completely out of character for me. I can't stand Apple, and I'm constantly talkin...   more

Steam on Mac is the way to go


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


Microsoft's DRM reversal is the biggest victory for consumers in recent memory.

I've said -- more than once -- that one of the main differences between PC gamers and console gamers is that console gamers won't take the same restrictive shit that PC gamers seem to so often ...   more

Microsoft's DRM reversal is the biggest victory for consumers in recent memory.


Sony knocked it out of the friggin' park (Shortblog)

It's appropriate that Sony's conference was after Microsoft's, because it seems like EVERYTHING they said and did was tailored specifically to counter everything Microsoft said to piss its for...   more

Sony knocked it out of the friggin' park (Shortblog)


My Xbox One Thoughts

It's called the Xbox One. ONE, not Three. It looks like a VCR that will blind you if you look at it too long. It forces you to pay for a Kinect, something nobody wanted in the first place. It ...   more

My Xbox One Thoughts


Adorable people is why I keep trying to make things

A lot of people told me right off the bat that I shouldn't make teenage pokemon, that I was doing it wrong and that i was trying too hard or not trying hard enough or that just watching the show ...   more



Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)   more



Talk Fast with Anthony Burch (choose your own interview)

We started a new interview series called "Talk Fast" at PAX East this year and it was fun to do. We did one with Anthony Burch of Borderlands 2 and Runner fame, but the sound didn't sound. You ...   more

Talk Fast with Anthony Burch (choose your own interview)


My Excitement for the Ouya is Through the Roof

I have a confession to make: As much as I love new technology, I couldn't give any less of a crap about having the latest smartphone. is the phone I've had for the last five years, and I love ...   more

My Excitement for the Ouya is Through the Roof


Okay, okay... PS4 impressions

So, Sony's big PS4 blowout is finally finished, and I've got to say, I've never really felt more lukewarm toward a console release in my life. I don't know if I'm just losing interesting in gam...   more

Okay, okay... PS4 impressions


My Personal Trek into the New Generation

The Wii U marked the beginning of a new console generation of video games, with Microsoft and Sony's offerings soon to follow. This past generation gave us some great games, but it left kind of...   more

My Personal Trek into the New Generation


The Evolution of Dead Space: Why Going from Horror to Action is the Natural Path

I want to go on the record here and say that I absolutely LOVE horror. I never used to; It was the movie, of all things, that got me hooked on the genre. The series was my first foray into ...   more

The Evolution of Dead Space: Why Going from Horror to Action is the Natural Path


NF Magazine (formerly Nintendo Force) now up for subscription

Tony Ponce, a bunch of other great people, and myself are all working on a sequel magazine to Nintendo Power. The first issue cost like $18 or something wild like that. All the profits went to ...   more



Welcome back to 2007! Comparing the 360 and PS3 one last time

When multiple new consoles are released in the same general window of time, people can't help but make comparisons. Hell, people compare consoles to other consoles even if there are YEARS betw...   more

Welcome back to 2007! Comparing the 360 and PS3 one last time


Government Petition to Ban Region Locking (Shortblog)

It looks like a bunch of American citizens are trying to get the attention of the U.S. government, hoping to have them ban the use of region locking in a bunch of different forms of electroni...   more

Government Petition to Ban Region Locking (Shortblog)


An anniversary tribute to Phantasy Star Online

Every once in a while, a video game is released that changes both the way we play and the way the industry works. (N64), (N64) and (every platform ever) are all great examples of games that ...   more

An anniversary tribute to Phantasy Star Online


My Top games of 2012

Hamza told me to make a list of my favorite games of 2012 if I had any down time. I don't have any down time. I really should be recording more Teenage Pokemon audio, but that's really stressful ...   more



Seeing the Big Picture through Steam

That was a horrible joke, and I'm ashamed of myself. I'm not primarily a PC gamer. For reasons that I won't deviate to here (and probably because I've made them well-known around here, anyway)...   more

Seeing the Big Picture through Steam


My 100 (or so) favorite Wii exclusives (a work in progress)

Here is a list I've been working on for a few months (off and on). I was hoping to complete it after playing Kiki Trick and Dragon Quest X (as I feel like they'd end up ranking on here somewher...   more



Canceling my Wii U preorder? Maybe... (Textblog)

If you've ever read anything I've posted on Destructoid, there's one thing that should be very apparent by now: I'm a Nintendo fanboy. If it's Nintendo-related, I'm probably going to be intereste...   more

Canceling my Wii U preorder? Maybe... (Textblog)





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