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Is Senran Kagura Secretly Brilliant?

Hey, happy Valentineís Day.† Letís talk about breasts. A while back, I was on The Escapist sifting through the forums -- something I donít do all that often, unless thereís an interesting topi...   more



Girly Guys and Manly Girls

Fair warning: this is probably going to be the stupidest post youíve ever read.† Or if not the stupidest, then the one thatíll draw discussion away from the topic and put me under (or on) fire....   more



Lightning Returns: One Last Battle

I donít think Iíve had an existential crisis this bad since I watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon and legitimately wanted to bash my head against something until everything went black.† Just...   more

Lightning Returns: One Last Battle


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



Of Batman and Prequels

Once upon a time, I hoped that when Nolanís Dark Knight Trilogy came to an end, we could all shut the hell up about Batman for a while.† Not forever.† Just long enough to give the guy a rest.† ...   more

Of Batman and Prequels


As Black as Lightning (Part 3 -- FINALE)

And here we are, one more time. † If for some silly reason youíre just joining me here for this FFXIII miniseries , let me give you another primer.† The thrust of my argument is that Lightning...   more

As Black as Lightning (Part 3 -- FINALE)


As Black as Lightning (Part 2)

And here we are again.† If youíre just joining me here†, let me give you a primer.† In lieu of current evidence, Iím convinced that Square Enixís beloved Lightning Farron is more than what she...   more

As Black as Lightning (Part 2)


As Black as Lightning (Part 1)

I have a sneaking suspicion that it was (the great) Jim Sterlingís review of that led me to discover Destructoid one fateful day.† In a universe where eights, nines, and the occasional perfect ...   more

As Black as Lightning (Part 1)


How do you play Grand Theft Auto?

And the ďSilliest Post Title of the YearĒ Award goes toÖ † In all honesty, I canít think of a more appropriate title for a post.† I consider myself a gamer of some degree of -- for lack of a be...   more

How do you play Grand Theft Auto?


Let's Get Beautiful

You know, Iíve been thinking.† (Cue the panicked shrieks of the masses as they run desperately for cover.) † So word on the street is that .† Thatís interesting, I suppose.† I canít personally ...   more

Let's Get Beautiful


Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy. †In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.† She spoke of how the male rescuer ...   more



Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis. †My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain†hemorrhage. †My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally bac...   more



A Creator's Responsibility

Video games?† We need to talk. † I think I know you pretty well by now.† Iíve been playing with you since before I could tie my shoes (God bless Velcro).† And I know what youíre planning to do....   more

A Creator's Responsibility


So Why Make Games Gritty?

Iíve got a question that needs answering.† Badly. † Iíd like to think that Iím not much in the way of biases or prejudices, but lately I feel like thatís no longer the case.† It seems like more...   more



No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but plea...   more



Let's (actually) discuss The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

(Well, people asked for it, and now -- after months of putting it off, because I am really lazy when it comes to technology -- I'm finally uploading a post that I should have uploaded a long ti...   more



It's all about who you're sleeping with...

I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances. †I dumped Anomen the wimp in Baldur's Gate 2. In Dragon Age: Origins, dumped me after beco...   more



More questions than answers...

As with many console launches in the past, this year I've come away with more questions than answers. †I'm usually a Sony fangirl, but for the next generation of game consoles, I'm still undeci...   more



Fun Facts about Females

Meet Jane. †She owns a smartphone or tablet. †The install base on Android and iOS devices alone is larger than all the current gen consoles combined. †According to Flurry (an app analytics comp...   more



What Does Zelda Mean to You?

So, whoís hyped for the new game?† † My eyes pretty much rocketed out of my head -- and when I watched the actual trailer, said eyes reached escape velocity in a quarter of a picosecond.† And...   more

What Does Zelda Mean to You?


The sound of many hands fapping...

... is now silenced. Apparently the fap button has been replaced by a generic "like" button and previous fap records have all disappeared. I find I rather miss seeing the fap numbers on some of...   more



Deal with it.

Yup, the next Xbox might not be for you. The rumours of an "always on" internet connected next-generation Xbox aren't particularly new, though recent leaks and the distinct lack of any outrigh...   more



I think I'm going to be defiant!

I got to level 157 or so in Defiance during the beta week... so apparently I liked the game. It releases today on my Birthday, April 2nd, and there's a pretty decent chance I'll be getting the...   more



Do Video Games Need Good Stories?

Short answer? Of course they do. Post's over. Long answer? The rest of this post. If youíve seen my posts before, you probably know what Iím all about. Good stories! Interesting leads! ...   more



Just call me Farmer Elsa!

I never did play Demon Souls... even though I normally love WRPG styled games. I heard it was difficult, as in brutally difficult and when I want to have my ass kicked, I generally load up an on...   more



Me and my digital dick...

I've been a gamer since I was a nameless, genderless, adventurer in games like Zork and Myst. †I then moved on to the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dales series of games and I alwa...   more



Damsel in Distress....

I know that Anita Sarkeesian's "Damsel in Distress" initial video of her examination of Tropes vs Women in Video games is due to drop tomorrow, so I wanted to get some of my thoughts out previo...   more



Gaming Porn for Women

Last year for Valentine's Day my husband got me a funny little book called " and included really nice pictures of guys saying things like "" or "". It was cute and I thought it would be fun to ...   more



Let's discuss Ratchet and Clank.

No one is more than aware of my aptitude of making crushingly long posts. So in an effort to try and get over that bad habit, hereís everything you need to know about this post condensed into ...   more

Let's discuss Ratchet and Clank.


Letís (lazily) discuss The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

So, itís my first Destructoid post since the start of the new year. One would think that such a weighty title would drive me to say something meaningful. Something with an overwhelming amount...   more

Letís (lazily) discuss The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.





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