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Dec 10 // Edco

My Best Games of the Year 2014

A lot of fun was to be had in the 2014 game scene. For me the year was off to a good start as I accomplished one of my greatest gaming feats by obtaining a platinum trophy in Soul Caliber 5. While that one in particular ...
Sep 27 // Edco

Mario's Blacklist!

Game-Art-HQ is at it again, this time with a collection of Mario's baddest baddies- Mario's Blacklist! Just like Link's Blacklist, each artist took on the task of interperting one of Mario's many meanies, from...
Apr 17 // Edco

Link's Blacklist!

Perhaps you've been lead to Link's Blacklist right here on DToid, or perhaps you made your way there thru or Game-Art-HQ. My latest contribution is to 'Round Four,' which has seen a ton of fantastic new entries. Mine is a...
Mar 28 // Edco

Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds (Omaha)

Last week my wife and I attended Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds at the Holland Center in Omaha. We were very fortunate (and surprised) that the show came to Omaha and knew we couldn't miss a chance to see music from Final Fa...
Mar 17 // Edco

Etrian Odyssey IV: D-toid contest!

I really dig the Etrian Odyssey series. Not only do I like a good dungeon crawl, but Etrian feeds my near-insatiable lust for... cartography! Any game that includes mapmaking as part of the adventure is aces in my book. I'm...
Aug 24 // Edco

The Jim Sterling Fun Time Happy Hour

This started as just a little doodle in my sketchbook. But then after watching "Thank God for Me: The Jimquisition Story," I was suddenly... inspired? Is that the word? Perhaps by something... divine??? I like Jim-- really...
Jun 07 // Edco

E3: Thoughts From the Show

It has been many years since I last crossed the floors of E3. Much of it was as expected, peppered with a few little surprises. It remains a spectacle, a glorious exercise in the excess, a marketing sledgehammer wielded to ...
May 31 // Edco

True Nature: Memories of Star Road

Like many, many gamers, I have a distinct love for Mario. I'm old enough to remember playing the original Mario Bros. in the arcade, and it remains one of my favorites of the series. Super Mario Bros. as well, where you had...
Nov 22 // Edco

Beercade mural: Supreme Awesome in Nebraska?

I don't need to lay out the events that lead me to visit Benson, Nebraska this past weekend. What I need to do is share the mindblowing win that was found on a small-town wall as my gf and I took a walk down Maple Street af...
Apr 30 // Edco

Have you seen these Super Mario Bros. candy tins???

Maybe you have, but I just wanted to take some cool pictures :-) I did a double take when I saw these at the checkout in Bed, Bath & Beyond of all places. At first glance I thought they were cheap knockoffs-- but they are ...
Nov 15 // Edco

The unexpected boon of Austin Comic Con: Dragon Quest IX players

A Wizard World convention was in Austin this past weekend... It was pretty cool to be in Artist Alley during the show, and even cooler to meet a few D-toid community members who were able to come by and say hello (thanks gu...
Jun 15 // Edco

My D-Toid car for ModNation Racers!

ModNation Racers Career Mode frustrates me to no end, but all I really want to do is make cars-- so here's the Destructoid racecar I just finished! -- 100% sticker limit! -- kickass rocket engine! -- Florida plates, yo! ...
May 02 // Edco

2D Sprites I made for Ace Yeti Trapper

There is a special place in my heart for games and artists who keep the Sprite Train steaming along. Once in a blue moon, I get to hop on board. Ace Yeti Trapper is an iphone game I worked on recently, it's actually a fa...
Mar 09 // Edco

Final Fanatasy XIII Midnight Madness!

Since I live all of five minutes from a Best Buy, I thought I'd just stroll on over for the special Midnight release of FF13. And that's was the jist of it, no giant crowds to fight through here in North Austin. There w...
Feb 02 // Edco

How a title screen is made: Ace Yeti Trapper

So here's a peek into how I went about creating a title screen for an iPhone game that my company launched recently. Note I do not presume any one methodology is better than another. In fact some graphic artists may find th...
Feb 02 // Edco

I'll be playing Demon's Souls probably for the rest of my life.

I've been playing Demon's Souls since it came out last year. And I'm still on Level 1. I can't beat the Tower Knight yet. When I can get to him. Granted, I do not get to play as often as I like, it takes me a notoriously ...
Jan 17 // Edco

My Mod Nation Racers Beta experience

Yikes! I'm still a daly dtoid reader, but I haven't c-blogged in ages! Let's try and fix that :-) Over the holidays I was able to spend some quality time with a backlogs of games I've been wanting to play or complete. Tho ...
Feb 18 // Edco

Street Fighter IV US print ad = fail, Japan = predictably rad

Continuing the fine tradition of shockingly bad print advertising for videogames here in the states, Street Fighter 4 presents us with this shockingly magenta quandry: "To Hadouken or not to Hadouken?" It's got an over-ai...
Feb 13 // Edco

Lovin' me some 8-bit Jesus

Not long ago it was D-Toid that pointed me towards the amazing chip tuner Doctor Octoroc and his x-mas tunes under the guise of "8-bit Jesus." Um, it's kind of awesome. Real awesome. Any season of the year. At his sit...
Jan 11 // Edco

More Chrono Trigger drawings: Lucca and Frog!

If you commented on my last post, be sure to check the comments to see if you got one of the original drawings! Just for fun I thot I'd round out the cast with a couple pencil sketches.  
Jan 09 // Edco

Chrono Trigger drawings up for grabs

UPDATE: The Dtoid site update wiped alot of comments, alas, these drawings have all been claimed. "What I did over Holiday" a) Las Vegas b) Chrono Trigger The two went surprisingly well together. I was sooooo looking f...
Dec 25 // Edco

Tales of PS3 Tomfoolery: Why has God forsaken me?

On this Christmas day, when many of you may be unwrapping some new games or maybe even a new console, I wanted to share the shenanigans I've been dealing with the past several weeks. Don't worry, it has a happy ending, s...
Nov 30 // Edco

A Time to Build: Shoot-Em-Up Construction Kit

So "back in the day" there was this software, Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit. Lovingly referred to as "SEUCK." It's still one of the pieces of software most responsible for my career to this day. I was very fortunate to...
Nov 02 // Edco

Street Fighter Tourney at Arcade UFO, Austin

Arcade UFO is an arcade in Austin that features several Japanese-style sit down cabinets, among other traditional cabinet games. This Saturday they hosted a Street Fighter tournament that included Street Fighter II, Thi...
Oct 12 // Edco

FIGHT ARCADE: My friend's awesome scratch-built arcade cabinet

What is Fight Arcade?? It's a custom arcade cabinet built entirely from scratch by my friend Enrico. This guy has been pouring his blood, sweat, and tears (quite literally) into building his dream cabinet in his spare t...
Sep 25 // Edco

I made a papercraft Castle Crasher

Thanks to D-toider Danmartigan pointing the way, I downloaded this dude's Castle Crasher papercraft template. Considering he created it from scratch based only on a photo of someone else's template, he did a pretty good...
Sep 11 // Edco

My WoW Figure Print Arrived!!

A couple posts ago I talked about being notified on winning the monthly Figure Print lottery. Several weeks later, my figure has arrived! I think he looks sweet and to me is distinctly "my" character that I associate mo...
Aug 30 // Edco

The Art of Force Unleashed

The Art and Making of Star Wars: Force Unleashed W. Haden Blackman, Brett Rector Insight Editions I love Star Wars, videogames, art, and especially art books. After several years of mediocre results in the Star Wars ...
Jul 21 // Edco

I got a WoW Figure Print!

Holy Crapxors! Okay, I got the opportunity to get my Figure Print. When Figure Prints were announced, I thought it was crazy cool, a way to have some physical evidence to represent all that virtual time spent playing Wo...
Jul 12 // Edco

Videogames Live: Austin

Last nite I went to Videogames Live at the Long Center in Austin. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was sure I'd enjoy it-- and I did, it was a great time. Funny thing was my friend who came with said it was the geekie...

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