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GaymerX brings out the worst in the Dtoid community

The articles that Destructoid has run recently about have made me kind of sad and worried about the current community. The themselves are great, mind you. The staff is clearly welcoming of pe...   more



Titanfall Review: Bury me in my robot

I never got down with , the franchise Respawn's lead designers turned into a juggernaut before their messy public split with Infinity Ward. The heady fumes of dude-bro machismo associated with ...   more

Titanfall Review: Bury me in my robot


The Play it/Avoid it Report - 002 // Wind Waker HD, GTA V and more

Hello, Destructoid. Believe it or not, The Play it/Avoid it Report is back after an extended hiatus. I'm going to skip my traditional intro and dive right in. Let's do this. ____________________...   more



Getting picked on by someone your own size

Bosses are cheap. They tower above your itty-bitty character, just as likely to kill you with a fatal boot stomping as they are likely to erase you with the BFG-GodMode2000 hanging off their ar...   more



The future of the Xbox 720 is online ONLY

So I called this a while back. I said that the Xbox 720 is going to require constant internet connection, even though it was stated otherwise. Microsoft said they reversed their idea to make the...   more

The future of the Xbox 720 is online ONLY


Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway - Winner

There are two kinds of ways of looking at love. The first is the kind espoused by the Beatles. This is the kind of feelgood generalized love that binds us together as a society, lifts us spirit...   more

Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway - Winner


My Reaction To the 2/13 Nintendo Direct In GIFs

(I was going to write something, but I decided to Buzzfeed my way through it.)   more

My Reaction To the 2/13 Nintendo Direct In GIFs


Digital prices are such a rip off - on Xbox Live

The other day I was checking out new releases on the Xbox Live on demand list, and to my surprise Final Fantasy 13-3 Lightning Returns was available, Day 1, digital release. I was very impressed...   more

Digital prices are such a rip off - on Xbox Live


Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway!

A few months ago, I held a game giveaway to celebrate my favourite holiday, Halloween. Now I'm throwing one to celebrate a holiday I have a considerably more complicated relationship with – V...   more



My Top 10 Most Wanted Characters for the New Super Smash Bros.!

I freaking love It's one of my favorite fighting game series of all time, but as fun as the games are, the anticipation leading up to each new release is almost just as fun! The speculation! The...   more



My Characters Know How to Take A Beating

I've heard fighting games described as speed chess with punches. When you boil them down, fighting games are essentially a series of choices. They play out insanely fast, and you may not even r...   more



Is Toad Middle Eastern?

First, we discovered that the clouds and bushes in were using the same sprite.  Later, mankind theorised that the entirety of 3. was actually a stage play. And now, I have unearthed the next “...   more



The hunt for the missing NES game

Something really cool happened this week, and while it might not be the most exciting story to some, it was still very exciting for me. So, growing up, my family had several gaming consoles that...   more

The hunt for the missing NES game


Occam Thoughts: Summons

Summons in role playing games.  There is something so wonderfully appealing about calling forth a terrible monster to do your dirty work for you in an RPG. Most of us can recall with fond remembr...   more



bbain's 2013 gaming awards

Hello, everyone! There have been so many Best of 2013 blogs already (which is awesome!), and I'd like to throw my own list into the mix, even though it's a little late. I also thought I'd add a f...   more



New Years Resolution 2014: Friendly Gaming Year Challenge!

Its another year and it may be off to a bit of a crappy start (I got sick) I'm optimistic about this years challenge! As mentioned several times before hand, once or twice here on Dtoid and a few...   more

New Years Resolution 2014: Friendly Gaming Year Challenge!


8 game series challenge: AND THE REST

Ya this is pretty much were the series challenge ended itself, Metroid and Final Fantasy. A big part of this challenge was to simply finish Final Fantasy, but it turned out I can avoid that pr...   more

8 game series challenge: AND THE REST


8 game series challenge: Kirby review

Kirby is a series I never really played before, I mean I know I have played it as a kid, but I just didn't like it when I was younger. There was just something about it being to easy, mixed wit...   more

8 game series challenge: Kirby review


8 game series challenge: Ratchet and Clank

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQy72aGsU58uuJg_gIUkoDNtz28ayia6_ogu59henlPyGlfCh8d A friend of mine recommend this series to me, and I pretty much fell in love with it li...   more

8 game series challenge: Ratchet and Clank


Wrenchfarm's Best of 2013

2013 was a weird year in gaming. Old consoles winding down, new consoles stumbling out of the gate, and Steam growing bigger, stronger, and all the time. According to all the previews, we have t...   more



8 game series challenge: Viewtiful Joe Series Review

Series: Viewtiful Joe Viewtiful Joe as a series was mildly interesting, and while I didn't get around to playing the fighting game that it also created or watched the anime it made, I have to ...   more

8 game series challenge: Viewtiful Joe Series Review


2013 in Gaming: Better/Worse than Ever

What a year, eh? Another triumphant year for current gen consoles, the introduction of the next generation, the higher standards of AAA experiences and the greater exposure and availability of in...   more



8 game series Challenge: Failure?

Well Dtoid, internet, and the fine folks that owned the Walgreens' bathroom at Sixth and Lincoln, I'm sorry. I really did try, then I didn't, then I avoided the problem, tried to hide it, and t...   more

8 game series Challenge: Failure?


It was the Best of 2013, it was the Blurst of 2013

Twas the day after Christmas, and crackedbat was drunk Off of Redbull and Vodka, Red Stripe and spunk With his eyes the color of blood and his face so damn pale, he decided to sit down and writ...   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



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



The Internet Has Made Me An Insufferable Prat

Goddammit I hate the internet. I hate it so much. This device, this network, this… series of tubes has turned from a normal, boring introvert into a man with two personalities: my web persona and...   more



Risk Of Rain Review: The Deluge

Harkening back to the day of the 8 and 16-bit platformer, is deliberately inscrutable roguelike that relishes in its masochistic difficulty curve. Skipping any kind of pretense of a tutorial...   more

Risk Of Rain Review: The Deluge


Carry Over Saves Are a Near Impossible Dream.

Carry over saves were a revolutionary idea, the concept that decisions you made could have repercussions that went beyond just later on in the game, but could carry over into the next game alt...   more



crackedbat Is Also Using Ad Block Now Because Dtoid

It was around 2:00 am this morning during crackedbat's regular aerosol and Olde English 800 binge when an ad caught his attention. It was an ad for yoga pants that look like jeans. After he was d...   more






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