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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


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


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



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



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?


Violence: Making a Point

Violence in the videogame industry receives more than its fair share of attention. Some people blame the increasing amount of violence and the increasing realism of that violence in videogames ...   more

Violence: Making a Point


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



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.


2012: Hope Never Dies

ÖWhat a year. Thatís the most I can say without diving into another multi-thousand-word spiel on vaguely-compelling topics/primers on hot dog-eating etiquette. I mean, there is more that I co...   more

2012: Hope Never Dies


Letís discuss The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Real talk. You guys know me by now, right? I know Iím not the most notable name on Destructoid, but Iíve posted at least twenty, maybe thirty things on here in the past year or so. So Iím ho...   more



Letís discuss triple-A games (while hopelessly inebriated).

And in a flash of green, Voltechís on the scene! ThatísÖthatís, uhÖmy tentative catch phrase. Iím still working on it. Anyway, I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving, and in case I donít ge...   more

Letís discuss triple-A games (while hopelessly inebriated).


Bored by Power

You know, Iíve been thinking. (Cue the frenzied screams of a thousand innocent orphans.) I like video games. I like a lot of video games -- and say what you will about the industry today, bu...   more

Bored by Power


Letís discuss the new DanteÖagain.

So, here we go. I haven't really commented on much -- at least not in a public manner -- and Iím kind of glad Iíve stayed out of it. It seems like there are counterpoints for any possible ar...   more

Letís discuss the new DanteÖagain.


Experience: Becoming fully engrossed with a game for the first time

I paced around the room feverishly, deeply worried for my lovely wife Bianca. After the sudden, late reveal of her pregnancy, she went into labor immediately. The whole ordeal hit me so fast, a...   more

Experience: Becoming fully engrossed with a game for the first time


The Curse of the Protagonist?

You know, Iíve been thinking. (Cue hellish organ chord and stroke of lightning here.) I think I might have a problem -- one that only seems to become more prevalent as time passes. Itís prob...   more

The Curse of the Protagonist?


Dead or Alive 5: I Feel Pretty

You know, Iíve never been someone too in tune with religion. My fondest memories of the church include being bored out of my mind, listening to the pastor go into a rant that involved Batman a...   more

Dead or Alive 5: I Feel Pretty


What Do Gamers Want?

ÖVoltech returns! (Wait, did anyone notice I was goneÖ?) There was a post about The Last Story over on Siliconera -- one that included the thoughts of one of its lead developers. The gist of...   more

What Do Gamers Want?


Society's Perception has Changed More Than We Think

I write this blog in response to my good friend AhTheCastle's post about the perception of gamers in society. Before I begin, I will say I do agree wholeheartedly that the stereotype of gamers as...   more

Society's Perception has Changed More Than We Think


The perception of gaming has not changed in over three decades

When thinking about gaming and its progression over the years, it quickly becomes apparent how far video games have come in terms of popularity. Practically every single house I go into has at l...   more

The perception of gaming has not changed in over three decades


Sengoku Basara, and the Lessons Therein

I have a confession to make: Iím not really a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series. I mean, at one point I was -- when I played the fourth game on the PS2, I was pleasantly surprised. I made a ...   more

Sengoku Basara, and the Lessons Therein


Columna Cerului -- A Dream RPG

Voltech, of all people, is making a short post? Miracles do happen! Anyway, for the past couple of weeks I've been working on a collaborative project with my blogging comrade, Konstantine. W...   more

Columna Cerului -- A Dream RPG





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