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Iím Really Feeling [Meditations on Science and Warfare]!

So Super Smash Bros. is threatening to make me hate Shulk. Some bad experiences made me realize that he’s one of my least favorite characters to go up against.  I’m not about to claim that he’s go...   more

Iím Really Feeling [Meditations on Science and Warfare]!


A Blithering Post on Power and Respect

So if you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’ve been using the internet long enough to have heard the phrase “strong female character” -- and if you’ve been on even longer ...   more

A Blithering Post on Power and Respect


Why I Love Pikmin 3

This is usually the part where I go on a multi-paragraph tangent to set up “context”, but let’s not dilly-dally this time.  So, let me say this to start: SPACE IS AWESOME.  There may still be...   more



On DOA and Shortchanged Heroines

Disclaimer: all things considered, you can’t really call me a fan of the Dead or Alive franchise.  The only one I’ve ever really played is DOA4, and while I had plenty of fun with it, I’ve since m...   more

On DOA and Shortchanged Heroines


Watch Dogs (feat. Kamen Rider W)

Let me start off with a question: at what point does a topic cease to be relevant? I only ask because time and time again, it feels like I’m jumping on the train late.  By the time I come up with something su...   more

Watch Dogs (feat. Kamen Rider W)


Donkey Kong: The Wayward King

I’m pretty sure that at some point, I promised to do an in-depth look at this game -- which a couple of people apparently wanted, for some reason.  (Masochism, perhaps?)  I didn’t forget, of course...   more

Donkey Kong: The Wayward King


Do We Need Assassinís Creed Anymore?

So my brother picked up a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity on day one, because of course he did.  And he asked me to play through it from start to finish, because of course he did.  And I played it for no...   more



Why Do People Love Monster Hunter?

So everyone here knows what “serendipity” means, right?  Pared down to basics, you can think of it as a synonym for “coincidence”.  In my case, though?  It tends to mean that someb...   more

Why Do People Love Monster Hunter?


Super Smash Bros.: The Final Hope

Have you ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself, “Wow!  I’ve been a fan of this ongoing franchise for the majority of my life!  Spectacular!”  Yeah.  That was me not too ...   more

Super Smash Bros.: The Final Hope


What Are Video Games For?

Alternate post title: DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRp. All right, let’s be real here.  I’m pretty sure that by this point, I’ve made no shortage of my opinions known.  Some of ...   more



So How Do You ďIdealizeĒ Female Characters?

Itís been a while since Iíve tossed a post up on Destructoid.† Letís change thatÖwith yet another ill-advised discussion on gender politics in video games!† Rejoice, sort of!† Or, alternatively, despair! † There was an arti...   more

So How Do You ďIdealizeĒ Female Characters?


Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)

So you know that whole ďturn your brain offĒ mentality that people throw out sometimes?† You know -- the idea that if you just go with the flow, youíll have more fun?† I donít believe in that.† Setting aside the fact that s...   more

Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)


Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.

All right, look. †Can I be honest with you guys for a second? Sometimes I feel a little iffy about drawing comparisons to other games when Iím trying to illustrate a point. †Itís an effective method, no question, but Iím w...   more

Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.


Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.

Don't worry, I'll explain -- as I'm wont to do. Thereís a question thatís been on my mind for a while now. †It should go without saying, but in this day and age weíre fortunate enough to be a society with full, often-insta...   more

Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.


Ruminations on the Big Nís Blondes

Hey guys!† Want to see me whack a beehive with a hockey stick?† Then let me ask you a question: how do you feel about Zero Suit Samusí new design? † Iím going to come right out and say it: I think itís all right.† The high ...   more



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 topic listed on the front page.† B...   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.† Or if not that, then at leas...   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 thought Iíd throw that out th...   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.† Long enough for the public con...   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 (hereís part 1, and hereís part 2), let me give you another primer.† The thrust of my argument is that Lightn...   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†(and hereís part 1 if you missed it), let me give you a primer.† In lieu of current evidence, Iím convinced that Square Enixís beloved Lightning Farron is more than wh...   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 Final Fantasy XIII that led me to discover Destructoid one fateful day.† In a universe where eights, nines, and the occasional perfect score orbit...   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 better term -- ďhardcore-itudeĒ,...   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 Senran Kagura is coming to the West.† Thatís interesting, I suppose.† I canít person...   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.† See, we gamers have been luc...   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 and more, Iím starting to dev...   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 time ago. †I'm making minute str...   more



What Does Zelda Mean to You?

So, whoís hyped for the new Guilty Gear game?† † My eyes pretty much rocketed out of my head at the mere sight of the article headlines -- and when I watched the actual trailer, said eyes reached escape velocity in a quart...   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 are the cause of aggressive an...   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! Ideas and themes explored in f...   more






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