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Violence: The Gatekeepers

Before going any further into this site-wide discussion, let's take a moment to reaffirm exactly what it is that we're talking about here. Violence, ostensibly the topic at hand, like it or not, is absolutely everywhere, i...   more

Violence: The Gatekeepers


2013: BM’s Year (So Far) In Weird

Hello everyone, or at least everyone who still remembers me. It’s certainly been awhile since I last had the time or inclination to submit a proper blog post here, hasn’t it? Granted, what you’re reading now still isn’t one...   more

2013: BM’s Year (So Far) In Weird


Namco vs. Atlus: Fate of BM's Self-Respect

WARNING: If you object to the idea of a fighting game-related post written by someone unable to cite active frames, stun values, tiers and combo strings from memory at a moment’s notice, stop reading now to save yourself (a...   more

Namco vs. Atlus: Fate of BM's Self-Respect


Collaboration: IF Only...

Hm. It would appear that my fellow c-bloggers are currently writing about video game-related collaborations and crossovers that they wish would happen. Interesting. Most of the community’s focus, at least so far, has been...   more

Collaboration: IF Only...


Shortblog: The Real News of the Epic Mickey 2 Announcement

As you’ve probably seen by now, a sequel to 2010’s Disney tribute/platformer Epic Mickey has been announced – not too surprisingly, a good amount of gamer chatter has bubbled forth in response, including quite a bit of earl...   more

Shortblog: The Real News of the Epic Mickey 2 Announcement


Resolutions: Fresh Flowers

As both a video gamer and a onetime student of the visual arts, I’ve never felt uncomfortable shining an occasional spotlight on the more “superficial” aspects of my favored pastime, snorts of “graphics whore” from certain ...   more

Resolutions: Fresh Flowers


East vs. West: Where The Old Gods Dwell

Whenever humanity encounters something really big that it can’t explain, it has a fascinating tendency to not only create its own explanations, but to grant them life. The sky, the sea, the past, the future, love, war, all ...   more

East vs. West: Where The Old Gods Dwell


Bastion and the value of intelligent difficulty (also hi)

Who's ready for a shortblog on Bastion and a bit of a fireside chat? I hope you are! Let me start with the chat part. The big theme? How's everyone doing? To be honest, life has been absolutely insane over the past few wee...   more

Bastion and the value of intelligent difficulty (also hi)


What I’ve Been Up To: Part 2

Hi again, all: as promised in the previous installment, I’ve got some more stuff to talk about regarding what I’ve been up to lately. Let’s get right down to brass tacks: though I haven’t written much here, there is one thi...   more

What I’ve Been Up To: Part 2


Threat Level Jerkface: How to Survive a Douchepocalypse

Today was what we might refer to as a "hot mess." Normally, we'll see a spam blog or two per day, and maybe a harmless failblog or two. Today, it was a perfect storm of fail. The fails piled up like a stack of dino droppin...   more

Threat Level Jerkface: How to Survive a Douchepocalypse


What I've Been Up To: Part 1

Hello everyone…or at least everyone who remembers me! Hope you’ve all been well – as you might be aware, I still pop in here regularly to look around and comment, it’s been some time since I last blogged myself. At this po...   more

What I've Been Up To: Part 1


C blog cheat codes: Getting your opinion on the front page

Hey community writer people types! It’s time for another C blog cheat codes post. Looking to get some awesome writing done? Here’s a great place to look for that little bump that’ll get your writing from awesome to slightly...   more

C blog cheat codes: Getting your opinion on the front page


How to donate to the Jonathan Holmes burglary fund

Hey everyone. We've received a few requests recently from people who wanted to donate something to Jonathan Holmes after hearing that his place had been broken in to and a bunch of awesome stuff had been stolen. No idea w...   more

How to donate to the Jonathan Holmes burglary fund


Interviewing the interviewer: A silly chat with LawofThermalDynamics

Why the hell would someone want to interview a bunch of people all the time? Yeah, stupid question, but it's that question that led me here today to present this interview to you, which is pretty contradictory if you think ...   more

Interviewing the interviewer: A silly chat with LawofThermalDynamics


What's your favorite PC game?

Alienware has a cool community opportunity coming up for all of you -- something E3 related, if that gives you a good hint. So, how do you get involved? Great question. If you want to be a part of this, start off by writin...   more

What's your favorite PC game?


C Blog cheat codes: How to do your first post

While your first blog at Destructoid isn’t the best, most important blog you’ll ever write here, it’s close. A good first impression is key with the community here; take it from someone who didn’t give a good first impressi...   more

C Blog cheat codes: How to do your first post


State of the Cblogs Address from the new Big Boss

In the interest of your time and to save some tl;drs, I’ll start off today with a summary: I’m Andrew Kauz, and I’m your new Cblog Commander, Blog Boss, or whatever you want to call me. In any event, I’m taking over as the ...   more

State of the Cblogs Address from the new Big Boss


The Obscurer Tribune # 60

Well, everyone, I guess this is about it – as was previously announced, this will be the final issue of The Obscurer Tribune, at least for the time being. I suppose it’s fitting that we’re concluding this latest run with on...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 60


The Obscurer Tribune # 59

Issues like this one aptly display both why I started the Tribune and why I need a break from it…there’s so much neat stuff to cover, but trying to track down and transcribe even a halfway-decent amount of it is pretty much...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 59


'Magnet School: Graduation Speech

Well, well, well – it seemed like this day would never arrive, but here we are. As all of us bear witness to the conclusion of this ‘Magnet School curriculum, we’re ready to stop, for a little while at least, merely reading...   more

'Magnet School: Graduation Speech


The Obscurer Tribune # 58

There’ve been a lot of hefty Tribunes lately, though I doubt you mind….not so much for the bevy of news available, but because it usually shuts me up in these intro/closing sections. Usually. --------- There is a very l...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 58


'Magnet School: Extra Credit

As some of you probably guessed, I initially planned to conclude this series with last week’s post: in terms of “pure” puzzlers, everything I have to teach is already before you. As the finishing touches were being applied ...   more

'Magnet School: Extra Credit


The Obscurer Tribune # 57

… --------- Here’s another video of Akai Katana, showing most of the third stage – I dunno, when some ticked-off dude starts summoning trains at me, that’s when I turn around and go home. My Japanese-literate shmup com...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 57


'Magnet School: Ochige 401 (Hon.)

“ANOTHER ochige lesson?” Well, yes and no – while we are still dealing with “falling object” puzzlers here, remember, you’re Honors students by now. Puyo-Puyo and other instantly-recognizable ochige are but distant specks i...   more

'Magnet School: Ochige 401 (Hon.)


The Obscurer Tribune # 56

Once again, happy trails, Anonymouse – it’s been a pleasure being recapped by you. Also, a warm welcome to GamesAreArt – something tells me we’ll be seeing each other regularly (y’know, just a hunch). Anyways, on to this we...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 56


'Magnet School: Free Elective

Good afternoon class, I’ve got a bit of a surprise for you today. This installment of ’Magnet School will serve as your “free elective”, an opportunity to celebrate the puzzle genre’s incredible variety: here you will find ...   more

'Magnet School: Free Elective


The Obscurer Tribune # 55

There’s plenty of JOY to go around in the Tribune this week, so stop reading this (*snicker*…“read this”…I slay me) and get to it! --------- Okay, so let’s start getting down that the aforementioned JOY – readers alread...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 55


'Magnet School: Ochige 301 (Adv.)

“‘Magnet School” is a group of articles devoted to the intimate study and increased awareness of obscure and unusual games, presented in a compact, structured format. To read the full, formal introduction to this series ple...   more

'Magnet School: Ochige 301 (Adv.)


The Obscurer Tribune # 54

You’ll have to pardon me for this week’s issue coming off the presses a few hours late – as you’ll soon see (assuming you bother to keep reading), it’s the biggest one we’ve had of late. That being the case, I’ll step aside...   more

The Obscurer Tribune # 54


'Magnet School: Phys. Ed

“‘Magnet School” is a group of articles devoted to the intimate study and increased awareness of obscure and unusual games, presented in a compact, structured format. To read the full, formal introduction to this series ple...   more

'Magnet School: Phys. Ed





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