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Journalism and the YJW catspiracy.

If some cat is going to talk to me about journalistic integrity, they're first going to have to tell me the difference between hard news, soft news and why those two distinctions exist. They're g...   more



Such menial tasks with shovels.

Due to an increase in cash flow from my new job I was recently able to buy a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4! It's a pretty spiffy device and a worthy replacement for my Nexus 7. I can run it wit...   more

Such menial tasks with shovels.


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

When they announced new 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 ...   more



I live, as Basch fon Rosenburg of Dalmasca yet lives!

Bless me, Destructoid c-blogs, for I have been away. It has been three weeks since my last blog entry. I've been busy job-hunting, house/dogsitting and now I have a new job in the midst of all th...   more



Epic and iconic!

My game is epic. My game's protagonist? Iconic. I can say these things about it because I'm in the pre-pre-pre-production phase and already see my amazing game's world taking shape. I'm calling m...   more



E3 Predictions: The Results

With the dust settled I thought weíd 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,...   more

E3 Predictions: The Results


A tale of two knights and a bard.

Gather 'round, my friends, and lend this humble fae your ears as I tell you a tale of the land of Elenex. 'Tis †the story of a dread knight, a holy knight and a bard full of merry and mirth. Also...   more



TIME Calls My Video Game Rehab Article #1 Most Fascinating on Web Today!

Hey, Dtoiders! I've taken up doing some writing at Motherboard.Vice.Com, and I did a a piece that TIME called the #1 Most Fascinating news on the web today. This is TODAY today. This just happ...   more

TIME Calls My Video Game Rehab Article #1 Most Fascinating on Web Today!


(NVGR) Why I quit The Dismal Jesters

As some of you may know, I was doing a Podcast with former Dtoid writers Conrad Zimmerman and Jim Sterling called The Dismal Jesters. It was more-or-less a continuation of the version of Podtoi...   more



10 things about UsurpMyProse because I DONíT KNOW!

Oh, why, hello Dtoid! I didnít see you come in. I was just sitting here by my fireplace, enjoying a nice glass of cognac as I discuss the dayís politics with other men of great stature. By which ...   more

10 things about UsurpMyProse because I DONíT KNOW!


Final speculation(?): Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem

I talked about this in my last blog a little bit, but with E3 about to start I thought this might be my last chance to scratch my itch and speculate what Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem will be ...   more

Final speculation(?): Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem


Sup Holmes returns today at 4pm with Mike K from Ludum Dare

Hello! Thanks again to everyone that supported the Sup Holmes Kickstarter! We made almost 3 times our initial goal. We totally won.† The show is coming back today with Mike Kasprzak, one of the...   more



And now for my real E3 hopes!

Well, with my weird E3 dreams written and posted now I can talk about what I really wish/hope to see - or at least things I'm just really looking forward to. Zelda is an obvious one. I'm sure th...   more

And now for my real E3 hopes!


My really strange E3 dreams that don't happen at E3 at all

If you follow my blog at all, by now you likely know I have weird dreams largely comprised of gaming references and celebrity cameos. With E3 just around the corner, my dreams recently started to...   more



I'm sick of saving Hyrule

After finally finishing , I believe thereís only one phrase that can adequately summarize my feelings toward the seventeenth entry in the storied franchise: Seriously, Hyrule? Link had to sa...   more



Attacking the backlog!

So far my gaming year has been this: Lots of Metroidvania, some NES games and two RPGs. I just finished up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds last week and I'm now poking at a few unfi...   more



10 Things About dagiarrat, Who Is Me.

Hey there. I haven't been around for a long time, and most of you probably wouldn't know or remember who I am, but I always liked writing here, so I'm jumping on the meme-wagon. Here are a couple...   more

10 Things About dagiarrat, Who Is Me.


I Chat with Leigh Alexander, Ian Bogost, William Pugh and More

My fellow Dtoiders, so I had been in the habit of posting each week about the show I'm involved in () but I think I'll just do a monthly recap from here on out. Last month we essentially interr...   more

I Chat with Leigh Alexander, Ian Bogost, William Pugh and More


How Do You Deal With Non-Gamers in Your Life?

My fellow Dtoiders. My wife used to play games with me in her downtime, but now almost all of her free time is taken up with her††(warning, it's in Japanese.)† Now when she takes a moment to p...   more

How Do You Deal With Non-Gamers in Your Life?


Because Reasons: Pixie's Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Tips.

So Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne has arrived on the US PSN store, which means PS3 can finally play one of the finest and unique RPGs ever made! It also gives me an excuse to talk about the gam...   more



What are Your Five Favorite Games?

My Fellow Dtoiders,††are about to record a chat with††dev Logan Fieth about our Five Favorite Games (inspired by the Five Favorite Films mini-interviews on Rottentomatoes.com).† We are going t...   more

What are Your Five Favorite Games?


Ten things and stuff about a pixie.

Well, this took some doing. I shared some of the biggest things about myself early after I joined Destructoid and I have always been rather open about things, so thinking of ten things I haven't ...   more



Kotaku Published My Latest Article!

Hey gang, just thought I'd let you know I wrote this article for Kotaku!! †It's about and its relation to Seattle history. (I live in Seattle). I hope you like it! Let me know what you think! ...   more



Even in my kitchen there's an F.O.E!

I was making a very late dinner Tuesday night. I spilled a little Worcestershire sauce and this appeared on my counter: I fucking ran away. It is not there now, but it may still be roaming ...   more



Setting booty traps! Or why The Goonies II is due a remake.

Well, if there was anyone that could make a sequel to or reboot of a movie from my childhood, Richard Donner is one of the few I'd let get away with it. A new Goonies movie is really happening! ...   more

Setting booty traps! Or why The Goonies II is due a remake.


The Bigot Gamer: Racism in Video Gaming

We speak with the Bigot Gamer and his experiencesof all kinds on†. We touch on homophobes, racists and more. JuQvScfZQik Before that we welcome Microsoft Systems Dev Randy Castleberry for a ch...   more

The Bigot Gamer: Racism in Video Gaming


Should Castlevania praise the sun?

So in the midst of playing Metroidvanias and RPGs so far this year, I took a small detour into the NES "Classic" Castlevania era. This is to say I played the original Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden...   more

Should Castlevania praise the sun?


Holodeck is a Brothel

ye5Jo1I4XXc Barbarella: Death by Cosmic Orgasm On our latest episode of Go for Rainbow we discussed what the future of games might bring. Summary of our conclusions: 1. Anything like the Holod...   more

Holodeck is a Brothel


Let's Use Barbie's Delicate Female Body

Hey folks, one of our guests has been the focus of stories on††and††this week. He's making 3D printable armor for Barbie. And he works on arcade machines as his day job! We also speak with t...   more

Let's Use Barbie's Delicate Female Body


My favorite Metroidvania moments.

This is a Metroidvania kind of week and I'm having a Metroidvania year thus far. With Super Metroid's 20th anniversary today, Koji Igarashi leaving Konami to likely make more Metroidvanias and ev...   more






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