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Steam Sale Reviews: Payday 2 The Shakedown

  is the quintessential Steam Sale game. Exactly the kind of blood diamond in the rough that makes Steam's bi-annual extravaganzas so exciting. When launched, I could definitely see the appeal and about bought i...   more

Steam Sale Reviews: Payday 2  The Shakedown


Occam Thoughts: Podcasts

I have found myself seeking some accompaniment when I am playing video games. I used to listen to albums and audio books but lately the name of the game has been podcasts. There is nothing more pleasant than facing the hord...   more



You Wanna Adopt Me? I'd Adopt Me.

Another year has come and gone. The hot dog breath of Summer is slowly relenting and giving way to the cool quiet of Fall. PAX Prime aka the Battle in Seattle aka the Group Hug is happening starting tomorrow. For some of y...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Final boss

Boss music is often the most thrilling, intense music found on a video game soundtrack. Then there is the final boss music, which takes things to the extreme, highlighting the climactic action of a game. Everyone has their fa...   more



NVGR: Watching YouTube through the Rear Window

I watch a lot of YouTube on a regular basis, but since I've busted up my foot and find myself sitting around home all day, my dosage level has skyrocketed to Keith Richards-esq proportions. Sometimes I'll wake up, cue up so...   more

NVGR: Watching YouTube through the Rear Window


Goodbye Robin

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say goodbye to a man who taught me how to laugh and the your eccentricities are a strength rather than a weakness. Yesterday, as I'm sure most of you know Robin Williams killed himself....   more



What if Mario was... a GIRL!???!!!?

When they announced new Super Mario 3D World heads were sent spinning at the prospect of playing as Princess Peach, unfortunately, many were disappointed as both Peach and Rosalina reinforced gender normatives by running sl...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Western

The past few weeks, I've been playing Wild Arms. It's a pretty solid fantasy RPG, but what drew me to the game in the first place was its western theme. Much of the game seems to be tenuously related to the western genre at b...   more



God help me, I read some MechWarrior books

I have a slap-slap-kiss-kiss relationship with the Battletech/MechWarrior franchise. MechWarrior Online is a game I keep returning to even though I find it ridiculously underdeveloped and often completely frustrating to pla...   more



Tomb Raider is actually a survival horror game

Confession time: I've only ever played one video game which is considered a part of the survival horror genre, that game being Amnesia. I've never played any Resident Evils, or Silent Hills, or Fatal Frames, or Dead Spaces, o...   more



Occam Thoughts: Youtube

So lets see. Its been a while since I wrote one of these.Whats new with me? Ive been engaging in all kinds of media lately. Side note: That could be a really fancy way of saying looking at porn. Ive been playing...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Happiness

Hello everyone! If you've been following my presence here on the site, you've probably noticed that I really enjoy video game soundtracks. I talk about them a lot, and these days I actually tend to listen to video game music ...   more



Burn everything, play in the ashes: What games should learn from Risk: Legacy

I haven't played Risk since high school and I hadn't been interested to try it again since. But then again, regular old Risk never had mech-suits and bear-riding future Vikings did it? Enter Risk: Legacy, which upgrades th...   more



E3 Predictions: The Results

With the dust settled I thought wed take a look back at the E3 Predictions post to see who came out on top, and to just reflect on E3 in general. All in all I think it was a pretty good showing, something for everybody no ma...   more

E3 Predictions: The Results


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 and say "hi", before giving me ...   more



Sweet Spanish booty: and other reasons why Capcom will never go broke

Capcom has finally laid out the release dates for the latest update/expansion of Street Fighter IV. More importantly, they've more or less finalized the change list, the little tweaks and nudges made to bring the cast in ba...   more



Fuck the police! Anti-authoritarian games I have loved/hated

Watch_Dogs is coming out in a week, and I'm just not that terribly excited. But I should be. Watch_Dogs is the game I would have designed back in high school, back when I tried to paint in my Breakfast Club-esq one-dimen...   more



Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

Top ten lists are a lot of fun. Its a great chance to get to know the community and present yourself a bit. You can let down your guard and get some community love and return the love in quick, urgent thrusts. So here are ...   more



10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

1. 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 class white woman with a n...   more



Shifting through the ashes: The last secrets of Dark Souls

In an effort to keep myself sane as I wait for the PC release of Dark Souls 2 (an idea that sounded good in my head a month ago, but has ended in nothing but jealousy and self directed rage since), I've been digging DEEP in...   more



GaymerX brings out the worst in the Dtoid community

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



Titanfall Review: Bury me in my robot

I never got down with Call of Duty, 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 the series bummed ...   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



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 their system, require you to be a...   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 spiritually, and is the hidden secre...   more

Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway - Winner


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 to see that, first time I hav...   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 Valentine's Day. Valentine's i...   more



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

I freaking love Super Smash Bros. 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 suspense! Th...   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 realize you're making them, but...   more



Is Toad Middle Eastern?

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






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