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E3: Why Animal Crossing should have been the Wii U's online hub

A week has passed since Nintendo failed for the second time at E3 to convince gamers how the Wii U will rectify the mistakes of its predecessor. The problem seems to be that while Nintendo is t...   more

E3: Why Animal Crossing should have been the Wii U's online hub


Pikmin 2 New Play Control review

Pikmin 3 was one of the few parts of Nintendo's conference at this year's E3 to be well received, so the long-delayed release of the series' second game on the Wii could prove a canny...   more

Pikmin 2 New Play Control review


My not-at-all clever or surprising E3 2012 predictions

Hello again, Destructoid! How I've missed you. A few of have toddled over to and our own , and what a delight it has been to welcome you. Luckily, it's E3, that time of year when gamers are b...   more

My not-at-all clever or surprising E3 2012 predictions


Review - Xenoblade Chronicles

I intended to write this eight months ago, when the game launched in the UK. I'm not averse to writing a review when still a little way short of completing the game in order to get th...   more

Review - Xenoblade Chronicles


A Call For Games To Take Their Fantasy More Seriously

Most gamers out there will already be aware of Michael Thomsen's of the hundred-hour fantasy game, , wherein he questioned whether a game of such length could ever be a worthwhile endeavour ...   more



Review - The Last Story

If ever there were proof that Nintendo no longer has any idea what to do with the Wii in its final year, it is that virtually all its important 2012 titles are JRPGs. The publisher ha...   more

Review - The Last Story


Review - The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

is a game obsessed with motion. That's true of the controls, which utilises the gyroscopic sensitivity of the Wii Motion Plus to manage everything from basic attacks to swimming and var...   more

Review - The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword


Halloween Retrospective: Eternal Darkness (GameCube, 2002)

Hey, Cbloggers. Long time no see. Reading what the Dtoid staff consider their most terrifying gaming moments, and seeing them somehow miss the most nerve-wrecking one of all, inspired me to wri...   more

Halloween Retrospective: Eternal Darkness (GameCube, 2002)


Aaamaazing: Grabbed by the Spetsnaz

James Bond sat alone in the small St Petersburg bar and downed a third whiskey and soda to soften the screams of dead men for another hour. Under the red light, he checked his watch, a 1953 Rol...   more

Aaamaazing: Grabbed by the Spetsnaz


Technical Difficulties: The Masochist Gamer

I wanted to write a Monthly Musing last month but couldn't find the time, so was a tad despondent when this month's topic turned out to be something I'd already written a full blog post on a wh...   more

Technical Difficulties: The Masochist Gamer


My Perspective: 3DS hands-on preview [UPDATED with Steel Diver]

I attended one of Nintendo's 3DS events in London on Saturday evening and had the chance to spend just over an hour playing through several of the handheld's most anticipated games. Unfortuna...   more



Ten reasons to look forward to 2011 (includes videos, Alison Brie and a puppy)

Nearly all my December Cblog entries have been lists, so before I go away for a few months to lay the foundations for what will hopefully be a most spectacular year, I thought I'd leave you with ...   more

Ten reasons to look forward to 2011 (includes videos, Alison Brie and a puppy)


The Games of the Decade (plus one year): 2000-2010

It's the end of December, so 'Game of the Year' lists are inevitably flooding the internet, but given how I had yet to discover Destructoid in 2009 (what an empty life I must have lead!), I thoug...   more

The Games of the Decade (plus one year): 2000-2010


Super Mario Bros 3 - Blowing minds since 1988

I haven't had time to write a proper article today as not only have I been preparing for Christmas, but it's also my birthday. Hoorah. I am today as old as the Super Mario Bros series. I came a...   more

Super Mario Bros 3 - Blowing minds since 1988


The Wii Christmas Buyer's Guide

Instead of my usual weekly Cblog article, I thought I'd do something which some of you may find of practical help while doing your Christmas shopping. Much to the chagrin of teh hardcorez eve...   more

The Wii Christmas Buyer's Guide


The World Is Not Enough: Super Mario World in retrospect

Nintendo have pushed hard to bring the two-dimensional platformer back into gaming prominence this generation. The immense success of their DS revival of the 2D Mario series with and profitabl...   more



Dr. Light, Mega Man, and Proto Man go Trick-or-Treating

Hello all! So I finished my portion of the costume for Halloween! We had a great time trick-or-treating, but only one group during our night out got it. This doesn't include stopping by digt...   more



Games On Film: What does 'cinematic' actually mean?

This isn't going to be a rant about linearity or spectacle over gameplay, or anything like that. Those topics have been covered extensively enough already and at least once by me. I'm quite o...   more

Games On Film: What does 'cinematic' actually mean?


You Only Live Twice: GoldenEye 007 Wii review (EU)

The irony of writing reviews that I've found is that the more direct personal opinion is avoided, the stronger the finished article. Of course it's impossible to assess something with...   more

You Only Live Twice: GoldenEye 007 Wii review (EU)


Dr. Lights Halloween Boys: Mega Man and Proto Man

Hello everyone, its been awhile again. Family life doesn’t leave itself much free time, but I managed to get my whole family helping with this years costumes. This year after talking it o...   more

Dr. Lights Halloween Boys: Mega Man and Proto Man


Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 4): Gears of War 3, DKCR, GoldenEye Wii

This is the final entry in a set of four daily reports which have covered the games I played last weekend at the Eurogamer Expo 2010 in London. I'm a little late tonight due to problems with my...   more

Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 4): Gears of War 3, DKCR, GoldenEye Wii


Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 3): Killzone 3 (3D), SOCOM 4, Crysis 2

This is the third in a set of four daily reports which will cover the games I played last weekend at the Eurogamer Expo 2010 in London. Today's all-action trio of bullet-stravaganzas comprises ...   more

Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 3): Killzone 3 (3D), SOCOM 4, Crysis 2


Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 2): Kirby's Epic Yarn, Vanquish, Enslaved

This is the second in a set of four daily reports which will cover the games I played this weekend at the Eurogamer Expo 2010 in London. Each report will cover three games, with yesterday's bei...   more

Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 2): Kirby's Epic Yarn, Vanquish, Enslaved


Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 1): Zelda, Assassin's Creed, Kinect

It's great to have the opportunity to offer something different to my usual blogs, especially in giving PS3 and 360 players something worth reading for once. I got home a few hours ago from ...   more

Eurogamer Expo Game Reports (Part 1): Zelda, Assassin's Creed, Kinect


More Than Just Noise: The Sound Beneath Our Feet

Developers today have the technology to build whole galaxies, rewrite the laws of physics and construct impossible feats of architecture. With all the advances of the past decade, it's easy t...   more

More Than Just Noise: The Sound Beneath Our Feet


Guilt, Gender and Surrogacy In Metroid: Other M

Criticising the standard of writing in videogames has been an easy target since the medium adopted a third dimension and began to make some effort to explore the potential for interactive sto...   more



Mother Issues: Metroid Other M UK Review

The Wii's controller has proven to be both the console's greatest strength and weakness. Its intuitive, unintimidating design has brought gaming to the masses, yet a lack of precision...   more

Mother Issues: Metroid Other M UK Review


Teh Bias: We are the fanboys

Having been busy for most of the summer, I put up my first comment in a while on a Destructoid news post. Within seconds, I had been labelled a fanboy. The comment was posted on a preview of ...   more

Teh Bias: We are the fanboys


The Times They Are A-Changin': Mad Men S4 E1 review

Oh Destructoid, it seems I just can't quit you. Having been planning to avoid doing any more writing this summer and concentrate on doing something with the many pages the past three y...   more

The Times They Are A-Changin': Mad Men S4 E1 review


Last Rites: A journey into the depths of The Void

Imagine if everything you owned was taken from you. Not just your material possessions: also your name, your knowledge, all your memories, the shapes and colours you had familiarised yourself...   more

Last Rites: A journey into the depths of The Void





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