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The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened. †I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could b...   more



Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy. †In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.† She spoke of how the male rescuer ...   more



Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis. †My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain†hemorrhage. †My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally bac...   more



Ending The Citizen Kane of Video Games Debate (And Failing)

Iím going to go out on a limb here and say that I donít think most people who have a heavy investment in video games have even seen Citizen Kane.† I havenít seen Citizen Kane, so maybe Iím just p...   more

Ending The Citizen Kane of Video Games Debate (And Failing)


Nothing Like the First Time: Deus Ex Pt. 1

There are always exceptions, but for the most part I tend to be attracted to games that test me and make me think in different ways. I want games to force me into situations of constant danger, s...   more

Nothing Like the First Time: Deus Ex Pt. 1


No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but plea...   more



It's all about who you're sleeping with...

I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances. †I dumped Anomen the wimp in Baldur's Gate 2. In Dragon Age: Origins, dumped me after beco...   more



The ABC's of Game Design: C is for Conveyance (Clark of the Clinja)

Words uttered by pretty much every kid to have ever held a controller in his or her hand. Donít lie. I know the phrase has crossed your mind and perhaps passed your lips at least one point in...   more

The ABC's of Game Design: C is for Conveyance (Clark of the Clinja)


More questions than answers...

As with many console launches in the past, this year I've come away with more questions than answers. †I'm usually a Sony fangirl, but for the next generation of game consoles, I'm still undeci...   more



The ABC's of Game Design: R is for Risk (Ra Rinding rof Risaac)

Videogames are a pretty unique medium, in that theyhave the ability to reveal something about the player that they mightíve not even known was there. Games allow people to act out a seemingl...   more

The ABC's of Game Design: R is for Risk (Ra Rinding rof Risaac)


What Zelda Means to Me

Recently, Voltech asking (and answering) a single question. "What does Zelda mean to you?" I've been wanting to write about this for a while now, and I've got a lot of things to say, so I decide...   more

What Zelda Means to Me


Fun Facts about Females

Meet Jane. †She owns a smartphone or tablet. †The install base on Android and iOS devices alone is larger than all the current gen consoles combined. †According to Flurry (an app analytics comp...   more



I don't know.

Hi Destructoid.† I'm sure not all of you know this, but I'm pretty young. I'm still in high school, and like most high-schoolers, I'm quite naive, and still have a whole lot to learn about the w...   more

I don't know.


Podtoid Fanart

Hi dtoid! I recently obtained a graphics tablet, and I'm having a blast using it. I'm not an artist by any means, I just enjoy sketching in my free time. So yeah, I did some fanart of "The Shat...   more

Podtoid Fanart


The sound of many hands fapping...

... is now silenced. Apparently the fap button has been replaced by a generic "like" button and previous fap records have all disappeared. I find I rather miss seeing the fap numbers on some of...   more



Deal with it.

Yup, the next Xbox might not be for you. The rumours of an "always on" internet connected next-generation Xbox aren't particularly new, though recent leaks and the distinct lack of any outrigh...   more



I think I'm going to be defiant!

I got to level 157 or so in Defiance during the beta week... so apparently I liked the game. It releases today on my Birthday, April 2nd, and there's a pretty decent chance I'll be getting the...   more



Just call me Farmer Elsa!

I never did play Demon Souls... even though I normally love WRPG styled games. I heard it was difficult, as in brutally difficult and when I want to have my ass kicked, I generally load up an on...   more



Growing Up With THQ

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BB52nO2CQAEL4Oe.jpg I'm still sad about the loss of THQ. I'm probably not the only one still feeling like they lost a piece of their childhood even though most of the...   more

Growing Up With THQ


Me and my digital dick...

I've been a gamer since I was a nameless, genderless, adventurer in games like Zork and Myst. †I then moved on to the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dales series of games and I alwa...   more



On Darksiders 2 and Going Through the Motions

One of the reasons that videogames manage to bring me back time and time again is the feeling I get when learning about a game's mechanics or familiarizing myself with a game's world. My favorite...   more

On Darksiders 2 and Going Through the Motions


A Kind of Review of That New Tomb Raider

ďA survivor is bornĒ. That is what it says on the back of Tomb Raiderís box; they also present that text quite prominently at the end of the game before the credits roll, and after finishing the...   more

A Kind of Review of That New Tomb Raider


Damsel in Distress....

I know that Anita Sarkeesian's "Damsel in Distress" initial video of her examination of Tropes vs Women in Video games is due to drop tomorrow, so I wanted to get some of my thoughts out previo...   more



Preorders Aren't Bad, Your Judgement Is

I know, I know. I haven't written a c-blog seriously for awhile now but that's because I haven't had anything to write about. Though today i'm going to be writing about preorders and mostly the p...   more

Preorders Aren't Bad, Your Judgement Is


Gaming Porn for Women

Last year for Valentine's Day my husband got me a funny little book called " and included really nice pictures of guys saying things like "" or "". It was cute and I thought it would be fun to ...   more



The Masterpiece of Design That is Doom 2

Why, hello there fellow dtoider! I've been playing quite a lot of games recently, actually quite a lot of ONE game if you must know the truth. If you haven't noticed the title of this blog yet, ...   more

The Masterpiece of Design That is Doom 2


Dead Space 3 Ending Leaked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNCepep_f2w Enjoy. EA pulls a ME3 and we all facepalm. It also explains the DLC announcement.   more

Dead Space 3 Ending Leaked


A Blog about Nintendo and Legacy

A few days ago, Tom Mc Shea published an article onto Gamespot entitled: "Is Nintendo Trapped by It's Legacy?" It's a well written piece, and I recommend that you go over there and give it a look...   more

A Blog about Nintendo and Legacy


Simulate Your Life or Why Simulations Rock

Simulations are either horribly bad or really technical. I happen to play the inbetween mostly because they're not always horribly bad but they tend to have some downfalls due to verging on te...   more

Simulate Your Life or Why Simulations Rock


A Podtoid Story and Crappy Photoshop

Hi destructoid. This is a photoshop I did after listening to the latest Podtoid. For those of you who don't know (shame on you!), Podtoid is a podcast hosted by Destructoid's very own Jim St...   more

A Podtoid Story and Crappy Photoshop





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