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"Games Organized Neatly" - a visual art series

In theory, a videogame is really just a computer program made up of electronic signals, creating light that moves in different patterns on a television screen.  BUT. With that said, I've always ...   more



Sometimes the simplest memories are the most meaningful

I've been playing videogames for the vast majority of my life, and some of my most fondest memories involve gaming in some capacity or other.  Today, I want to share a simple story with you gu...   more



Surprises Hidden in the Eternal Darkness

It was long ago, feels like a dream, when did me a service only a true father can: he lent me his very own physical copy of   more



Aaand Now I Want To Be an Archaeologist

You know, 2012 was a good year for me in gaming, especially for puzzle gaming--which I love. We started off the year with What else to say? This was an amazing journey for me and Lemeza. My bud...   more



The Best Old Timey Trains Game You'll Play

I don't know what exactly I want to write about   more



The Wreck-it/Fix-it Report

Surely some or hopefully all of you have seen the trailers for the upcoming (which was pretty good). But man, this looked pretty keen. One of these fancy new CG animated movies all about vide...   more



The Tale of the Haunted Majora's Mask Cartridge

With the month of October in full swing and Halloween just around the bend, I thought I'd remind the you guys about the old story of the cursed cartridge... *holds flashlight under face and gri...   more



Conventions: PAX 2012 was a great, I say, a honkin' good time

This year was--I say--was a heck of a time, the best of times, even. I had a whole gaggle of fellas hanging around with me (good people, really good people, just a little kooky sometimes, if you ...   more



Dark Souls and the "Style Over Substance" Mindset

It's no news to any of my friends that I'm severely addicted to at this point. I never could have predicted the way I became utterly gripped by it. Eventually, this largely became a matter of be...   more



10 Factoids about knutaf

Do I bother? I feel like lots of people already know some thing or another about me by now. I feel like I talk about myself too much sometimes as it is. I get self conscious about that kind of th...   more



Takedown Kickstarter has 41 hours left on the clock to raise $60,000.

Hi everyone, I know I've been very inactive here (as in not active at all), personal stuff's dragging me down. But I wanted to share this kickstarter for . I admit I don't know much about the pro...   more

Takedown Kickstarter has 41 hours left on the clock to raise $60,000.


Journey Is About So Much More Than Travel

If you haven't played through I loved . It's probably the first thing I've ever played that made me just sink in and forget that I was even playing a game.   more



Ezekiel 25:17 - a Dark Souls faith/dex PvP build

More ! Since it is almost the thing I've been playing for weeks, I guess it was only inevitable that I write another one of these, huh? If you've been watching at all, you'd have seen me crafti...   more



Weapons in Dark Souls Aren't a Numbers Game (img heavy)

is an RPG, right? I have trouble describing its genre to people. It's kind of an adventure game. It has some stats. Your character has some stats. You "level up", and so on. Yeah, I guess it's a...   more



Being a Jolly Good Fellow in Dark Souls Co-op

If you listen to me on it's no secret that I play a lot of . A lot of the time I spent in the game was in co-op play, or, as we like to say, JOLLY CO-OPERATION. I've played over 60 games of co-...   more



URGENT: New Xbox LIVE terms of service, following in Sony's footsteps

Ok, I've been relatively internet-less for the past few weeks, so maybe I'm just missing something. But my search-fu has turned up nothing. I'm legitimately disappointed.. anyways... DAMN ...   more

URGENT: New Xbox LIVE terms of service, following in Sony's footsteps


The Myth of the Hero

It's funny how stories get changed as they're passed down from generation to generation. We read tales of daring deeds, masterful heroics, incredible skill... but how much of that is real, and ho...   more



I Seriously Cannot Shut Up About Dark Souls

The title says it all. . . I can't stop talking about this game. I can't stop thinking about this game. Even when I'm not talking about it, I'm thinking about it, so it's kind of like I have an i...   more



The trials of indie development.

I briefly mentioned this on my last post, but I have entered the , a 'contest' to development and release a game (kind-of-from-scratch) in one month and earn at least one dollar - donations, sale...   more

The trials of indie development.


Why are we so mean to our NPCs?

So, I was just watching the footage for . From the comments, most people liked it more than me. The source of my burning rage was first every allied NPC's total lack of *actual* combat ability, a...   more

Why are we so mean to our NPCs?


In Defense of DLC: Map Packs

This is gonna be short and sweet. I can see the problems with DLC. The system definitely needs improvements. However, so many people throw giant tizzy fits and even the slightest hint of DLC, ...   more

In Defense of DLC: Map Packs


Moving on (also, baby bats in blankets!)

With nearly five years of some of the best times of my life under my belt, I can't seem remember a time when I wasn't on this crazy Destructoid train. So this is going to be weird to type: as t...   more



Consistency and Plausibility in Demon's Souls

As the release of approaches, I've of course been trying to wrap up my playthrough. I'd started writing about my usual crazy exploits, but instead found myself gravitating towards this topic ...   more



The PAX Prime 2011 Report by Knut

PAX was a glorious thing. I've been every year since 2005, and this was easily the best one I've ever had. You know what was different this year? The people. I met people this year, and they were...   more



Improvements: Various Cbloggy Things

I won't mess around much. Straight to the meat. Since I asked about it in the panel: what's the best way to go about submitting pictures for that community picture rotating image in the upper l...   more



The Road to Limbo

I recently finished reading . As I read and read, I saw post-apocalyptic in my head. With his descriptions of a grey, dark world, looters, cannibals, thieves, rapists, and so on, I ...   more



Some quick thoughts on Digital Distribution

So, this last week has seen me spend almost $60 on steam sales. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. hasn't really grabbed me yet, but I think MNC and AI War have potential. I also bought 4 copies of Terraria; never h...   more

Some quick thoughts on Digital Distribution


Freedom: the Careful, Partial Restriction Thereof

Lately we've seen people talking about linear games, which are a type of restriction, and certain techniques that unshackle the player (say, from gravity). I'd like to pile on with a few ways i...   more



Demon's Souls for n00bs: Risk and the Currency of Souls

No daring exploits from this time. This is actually leftovers from the last post that I uncharacteristically decided to split off into a new post instead of lengthening that one. As I played t...   more



Demon's Souls for n00bs: Flamelurker, Adjudicator, and More

About a week more, and I still haven't given up on . In fact, maybe we're starting to reach a mutual understanding. I follow a kind of sine wave of pain/joy that goes something like this: - Grin...   more






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