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Jun 29 // SpielerDad

Why do we still care about Backwards Compatibility?

E3 2015 has come and gone. The big corporations had their pressers, the unwashed masses got to try out the latest wares, and the Los Angeles area is free of game industry marketing reps and journalists, to concentrate on more...
Jun 02 // SpielerDad

Sony Makes Money While You Sleep...

They are also probably eating your lunch out of the office fridge, got your girlfriend pregnant, and your mom secretly likes them better than you. They are like a malevolent clown doll that watches you while you sleep. O...
May 19 // SpielerDad

Sometimes I Hate Being Right 

Know what I hate? That smug look someone gives you when they say, “I told you so.” I should be allowed to slap that look right off someone’s face after saying, “I told you so…” and fe...
May 11 // SpielerDad

Sharks Can Thank Sega for Their Two Penises

Sega, a company that is responsible for molding me into the gamer I am today has been hit by some hard times. The reasons for this are numerous, but in a nutshell, one can say that Sega has not made a sound decision sinc...
Apr 30 // SpielerDad

I Played Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest… So You Don’t Have To

When a “celebrity” releases a mobile game, I begin to feel all warm and gooey, because I have a weakness for horrible mobile games. The prospect of a possible train wreck that is associated with someone famou...
Apr 23 // SpielerDad

I'm not posting until...

...the cBlogs are fixed.   Thanks!
Apr 16 // SpielerDad

The Best Job in the World 

Imagine a job where you get paid millions of dollars in salary, receive millions of dollars in stock options, and receive absurd bonuses, just for doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Now, imagine a job where yo...
Mar 30 // SpielerDad

Evil Rabbits

Many, many years ago, a bearded Jewish man was crucified in the Middle East. After a week, he came back to life. His modern day followers remember this miracle by celebrating a long-eared woodland rodent. As a Christian ...
Mar 17 // SpielerDad

Why Retailers Damage and Throw Away Good Product

Early this week, a YouTube video posted in February of an intrepid dumpster diver went viral, and started making the rounds at various gaming and tech related websites.  This individual braved possible attack from r...
Mar 03 // SpielerDad

Former 38 Studios Founder Exposes Twitter Trolls

You can mess with the man, but don’t mess with his family. A couple of Twitter trolls learned that the hard way after posting some vile tweets directed at former Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios founder, Curt Schilli...
Feb 28 // SpielerDad

Let's Remember Leonard Nimoy, by Giving Microsoft Money

I'm sure many of you have already heard that the venerable Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday. It is certainly sad, but luckily for his fans, his long career has left us with no shortage of ways to remember and celebrat...
Feb 24 // SpielerDad

Experiment: I Got Off My Ass and Gamed – For My Health

Does the name Ernest Hemingway ring a bell? It should, he was one of the world’s finest writers. He lived a fascinating life, won a Pulitzer and Nobel, survived two world wars, walked away from not one, but two pla...
Feb 10 // SpielerDad

Do Not Spend Valentine’s Day at GameStop

I don’t shop at GameStop anymore. With the convenience of digital distribution on both the PS4 and XboxOne, I’m all about downloading games right to my console, without ever having to step foot into a brick a...
Jan 30 // SpielerDad

GamerGate Goes Mainstream on Law & Order: SVU

Do people still use the term “Jump the Shark?” If they do, do they even know what it means? Do they know the history behind the term? I’m big on history, especially pop culture history. Let me enlighten...
Jan 22 // SpielerDad

What Happened to the Good Old Snow Level?

It’s cold outside. When I say it’s cold outside, I really do mean its freeze your face off, toes turning blue, testes shriveling up inside of you, kind of cold. It’s not pleasant. For my friends in the ...
Jan 09 // SpielerDad

Top 5 Ways Destructoid Should Ring in the End of the World

Earlier in the week, a video leaked of what CNN, the cable news enterprise, would broadcast as the world as we know it crumbled around us. People flocked to the web to see what Ted Turner and his pederast moustache would...
Jan 05 // SpielerDad

Man Shot – Grand Theft Auto May Not Be Responsible

Whenever there’s a shooting in the headlines, I wait for the inevitable. Will Grand Theft Auto be mentioned as a possible factor? It’s practically a standard for mainstream journalism today. Any article regar...
Dec 30 // SpielerDad

Easy Money for Gaming – a Poor Gamer’s Guide for the New Year

The holidays are almost over and it’s now time to recover. I have a horrible hangover, which is to be expected, and my checkbook is bruised and battered after a month of acquiring gifts, in the name of the baby Jes...
Dec 23 // SpielerDad

Top 5 Christmas Movies – With Explosions and Sexy Time

Christmas is my favorite holiday. What’s not to like about Christmas? You get presents, stuff your face with holiday cookies, can be drunk all the time, and get time off from work and school to play video games and...
Dec 20 // SpielerDad

GAME REVIEW: I Played Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame… So you don’t have to

Back in July, I played and reviewed the iOS game Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood. At the time, I believed that this was by far the shallowest and most atrocious example of celebrity video game garbage I have ever played...
Dec 16 // SpielerDad

Gaming in the Classroom & 5 Classic Apple IIe Games

Couple weeks back, I was browsing the interwebs pretending to work, when I came across an interesting TED Talk about gaming. What made it even more interesting was that it was presented by third grader Cordell Steiner. T...
Dec 12 // SpielerDad

Social Media Making it Harder to Lie to the Boss

Who doesn’t love playing hooky every now and then? There’s nothing better than waking up one morning and saying fuck work/school today, I’m staying home and doing whatever I want because I’ve earn...
Sep 21 // SpielerDad

Calling All Gamers – Step Up and Have Your Opinions Heard

I realize that I haven’t posted in awhile, but I have a valid excuse. Who has two thumbs and is finalizing a Master’s Project in videogame violence? Actually no. That’s Borat and it’s me that is ...
Aug 23 // SpielerDad

10 Games that should be in Games

It’s late August and the specter of autumn is upon us. Soon, we can expect shorter days, cooler air, the changing of the leaves and all that bullshit that comes with the turn of the seasons. Of course, if you live in the sout...
Aug 15 // SpielerDad

Dad Goes Overboard When Teaching Sons the Truths of War

Sweden is a fine country. The people who live there are tall, blonde, and beautiful. Sweden has also given the world savory meatballs, affordable yet stylish modern furniture, award winning swimsuit teams, lutefisk, and bisex...
Jul 17 // SpielerDad

My Journey into Shallowness – Review of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

I don’t like reviewing games. By the time I get around to playing enough of game to review it, weeks, or even months may have past. What good is that going to do? However, what if I were to review a game that no serious game...
Jul 03 // SpielerDad

Good News! You Can Now Pork Your iPad

Humankind has accomplished a lot of incredible things during our history on this little blue marble of ours. We have developed languages, writing, tools, art and architecture, which separate us from our closest ancestors, the...
Jun 29 // SpielerDad

Your Gaming Guilty Pleasures

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Some people enjoy really bad movies starring Nicholas Cage or books that have a painting of Fabio on the cover. Others have a weakness to certain sweet, savory, and salty snack foods, like pork...
Jun 21 // SpielerDad

Time for This Old Dog to Learn Some New Tricks

Last Sunday, I attempted to trade in some games to my local GameStop. To my surprise, the storefront was abandoned, adorned with a poster stating that Little Caesar's Pizza was "Coming Soon!" My first thought, "Holy shit Litt...
Jun 14 // SpielerDad

Who Won E3? There is Only One Way to Find Out

It' E3 time, that wonderful time of year where game companies from around the world converge on LA to showcase their latest and greatest wares to their adoring fans. By the way, when I say their adoring fans, I mean Walmart, ...

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