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Jun 24 // Voltech

What’s the Best-Looking Game You’ve Ever Seen?

There’s been a lot to talk about since this past E3, but you know what’s piqued my interest the most?  Street Fighter 5.  As I’ve said in the past, the only trailers/footage I’ve grown ...
Jun 09 // Voltech

On Final Fantasy and Lost Empathy

So does anyone here watch The Middle? I’ve seen some of it, in my quest to fill the hole left by the long-since-finished How I Met Your Mother.  I can’t say I’m in love with The Middle, and I have...
Apr 30 // OpiumHerz

Goodbye C-Blogs, goodbye FP - it was a fun ride

This shit? This shit right here? It's the final straw that broke the camels back. I've been around here for now about two years, I think. I had lots of fun times here. I started a regular blog series here and I'm surpri...
Apr 21 // Voltech

Bayonetta 2 is secretly brilliant.

In the first fifteen seconds of the game, you’re treated to a slow-motion shot of Bayonetta that -- of course -- pans straight down to her crotch.  Barely a minute later, you’re commandeering and piloti...
Apr 14 // Voltech

Do We Need Final Fantasy Anymore?

But first, a preliminary question: how relevant is Final Fantasy Type-0? I admit I haven’t been looking around all that much to gauge responses, but my guess -- or maybe fear -- is that people have chosen to ignor...
Apr 10 // OpiumHerz

The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 043 - The Order: 1886

First off, since I didn't blog around easster: HAPPY ZOMBIE JESUS DAY everybody. Hope you had some nice, blue eggs. Salida dear readers,my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nicknam...
Apr 03 // OpiumHerz

The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 042 - Pillars of Eternity

Salida dear readers,my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██████&...
Mar 31 // OpiumHerz

The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 041 - Coca-Cola

Salida dear readers,my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██████&...
Mar 31 // OpiumHerz

The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 040 - Dying Light

Salida dear readers,my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██████&...
Mar 03 // Voltech

Of Dragon Age and Bunches of Jokers

So not too long ago, I did a post on Xenoblade Chronicles that took a look at its story.  That’s fine and all, but I’m wary of the fact that I didn’t really talk about the gameplay -- which, you k...
Feb 20 // OpiumHerz

I'm a sick german, ready to friday - ask me anything

Salida!So, something lazy today,. Came down with the flu over the week which hit it's high point, I hope, today. So I parked my ass in front of my computer, got comfy, and won't get up from this seat until I go to bed an...
Feb 19 // Voltech

Im 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...
Feb 18 // OpiumHerz

Dtoid's 9th anniversary: Birthday time is here again!

Salida!Since Andy is a bit busy at the moment, the honor of posting this year's anniversary thread goes to me. So as usual we have a little something for you to do and we have a little badge if you do the little somethin...
Feb 05 // Voltech

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 ...
Feb 05 // OpiumHerz

OpiumHerz's Amiibo Dealership

Salida!Alright fellas, this started out as a little personal offer on Twitter but the feedback was too big to keep it there. So, let's cut right to the core: you want Amiibos and can't get them? I'll try to get them for...
Feb 02 // OpiumHerz

2 years of Dtoid

Two years. 730 days. 17520 hours. A long fucking time. Lots of things happened in this while. Hey, I told you my next entry will be a bit more lighthearted, didn't I? And I know I'm a few days early, but fuck all the the...
Feb 02 // OpiumHerz

The more I know about people, the better I like my dogs

Salida!I think I've said it multiple times now: I never followed the person cult when it comes to games or the game industry (well, to be honest, I followed almost no person cult at all - I never had Star posters or anyt...
Jan 29 // Voltech

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...
Jan 27 // OpiumHerz

The Tournament of Dangling Dongs - Mount Your Friends!

Edit 4: Winners for the finaleMatch 1: OpiumHerzMatch 2: Steven HansenMatch 3: El Dango EDIT 3: Winners so farMatch 1: TonichMatch 2: OpiumHerzMatch 3: Robo Panda ZMatch 4: Steven HansenMatch 5: El DangoMatch 6: pk fire...
Jan 24 // OpiumHerz

STFUAJPG - .hack//G.U.

No drama. No bullshit. Just games. Since the censorship topic has run a bit dry over the course of almost two years (you can only make so many articles about that topic and keep it interesting, but don't worry, more are ...
Jan 21 // OpiumHerz

The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 039 - Predictions for 2015

Salida dear readers,my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██████&...
Jan 16 // Voltech

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...
Jan 14 // OpiumHerz

Let's clear up the console wars, shall we?

Alright fellas, this topic is as old as I am: which platform is the best to game on? This battle has raged on ever since people had choices regarding gaming and I want to go a bit into it, objectively, to answer that que...
Jan 08 // Voltech

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...
Dec 29 // OpiumHerz

The only definite 2014 review

Salida!Alright guys, you know what's up. 2014 is coming to an end and since I never count the December in for these things, I think it's time we start the reviews for this year. This is the only definite and right one t...
Dec 28 // Voltech

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...
Nov 28 // OpiumHerz

OpiumJim's Mega-Super-Game-Giveaway-Extraaa~vaganza

Salida dear Dtoiders! It's that time of the year again: Jim is giving away free games. Free games, everybody, FREE GAMES! Free fucking games for everybody! Well... almost everybody. It saddens me, but I simply have to i...
Nov 24 // OpiumHerz

The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 038 - Left 4 Dead 2

Salida dear readers,my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██████&...
Nov 14 // Voltech

Do We Need Assassins 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...
Nov 04 // Voltech

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...

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