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May 20 // Shinta

The Witcher 3 impressions 1 hour in: ($30 trade-in value at Gamestop, I called)

Maybe some of you guys caught my last blog about my first couple of hours with Bloodborne.  In there, I layed out all of my early complaints and frustrations with the game in as much honest detail as I could.  ...
Apr 17 // mrandydixon

10 NEW things about mrandydixon (also, ask me anything!)

Hi! It's been a while since I did one of these, so now I'm doing it! You should do it, too :) I've interspersed this blog with some recent pics of my kids to hold your attention, and I won't waste any more time getting ...
Apr 10 // mrandydixon

I love you all, and that's why I'm retiring from Dtoid

[Pictured: The Dtoid community in 2011. My first PAX.] This is unbelievably hard. [HA! Already with the boner jokes. But really.] In fact, it may be the most difficult decision I've ever come to. But it's been weigh...
Apr 07 // Shinta

The Return of FFX's Junya Nakano: "Phantasm" (2015)

Did you enjoy the original soundtrack for Final Fantasy X?  What if I told you that one of the 3 composers of that soundtrack just put out their first solo album on bandcamp for $9 a week ago? And did I mention that...
Mar 25 // Shinta

Bloodborne (very) Early Impressions: It's not good ...

I have been dying to discuss some of the intricacies of this game ever since I started it last night.  Bloodborne is very much in the spirit of the past 3 Souls games, but some critical elements of the gameplay seem...
Mar 17 // mrandydixon

Get to know the Destructoid community team!

Dtoid really is the best website on the planet Earth. And like any best thing, a TON of effort goes into making it that way. The writers do a great job working their tight little tooshies off day in and day out to churn...
Feb 27 // mrandydixon

Leonard Nimoy has died :'(

I'm not normally one to write a eulogy blog -- especially a mostly NVGR one (Seaman notwithstanding) -- but the news of Leonard Nimoy's passing has really hit me hard :'( By all accounts Nimoy w...
Feb 20 // Nic Rowen

9 inspirational true life stories on this week's episode of Destructoid

The ninth year of Destructoid has dawned, and we've been asked to honor the nine Dtoiders who have inspired us. This is no easy task for me, Dtoid has been an inspiring presence in my life for more than half a deca...
Jan 27 // Shinta

The Best OST of 2015: Masashi Hamauzu (The Legend of Legacy)

The Legend of Legacy just came out in Japan on 01/22/15, and was released with a small 10 track "mini-OST" previewing the game's full OST.  The full OST releases on 02/25/15 in Japan, and was composed by Masashi Ham...
Jan 07 // mrandydixon

Community podcasters: help us get you more listeners!

Are you a Dtoid community podcaster? If so, this post is for you! Here's the deal: Occams and I are working on a front page thing to promote our fine community podcasters (that's you), but we need a bit of help to get i...
Jan 02 // Shinta

My Personal Most Disappointing Games of 2014: Vol. 1

Full disclosure.  I haven't completed all of these games, because I found them so disappointing. 1) Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc I decided to give this a try because of all the high praise I keep seeing for thi...
Jan 02 // Shinta

DK King of Swing (Virtual Console)

I decided to pick up this game on Wii U two nights ago, and I seriously cannot stop playing it.  DK King of Swing was originally released on GBA in 2005, but now it's available on the virtual console for $6.99 in NA...
Dec 22 // mrandydixon

Here's just the tip of what's coming your way, HUGE members

As of last month, I have officially taken over the task of making your HUGE memberships something worth dropping $3/month on again. That started with a fun new "Bonus Levels" monthly newsletter (new issue out tomor...
Dec 21 // Shinta

Personal Top 10 Games of 2014

2014 was an interesting year of gaming for me.  It was a year of transition, personally, and in gaming.  It was the first year I got a PS4 and tried out "next gen" gaming.  But instead of PS4 leading the w...
Dec 07 // Wolfy-Boey

UK Proposes New Law To Stop People Shoving Skylanders Up Their Butts

Continuing his never-ending quest to protect the public from non-existent threats, UK prime minister and Conservative party leader, David Cameron has proposed new laws that would criminalise the act of shoving Skylander...
Dec 03 // Wolfy-Boey

Developer Cancels 'Hatred 2' For Not Being Controversial Enough

Destructive Creations, the videogame developer behind the controversial 'Hatred' has decided to cancel a planned sequel after both fans the media had reacted poorly to previews.Set in the present day, 'Hatred 2' would h...
Dec 03 // Shinta

Re: 25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male

Feminist Frequency has a new video up, so let's break it down and see if any of this is fair criticism and commentary.  One interesting fact about this video is that it has several gaming journalists reading their ...
Nov 19 // mrandydixon

Do you want to be a future guest on Radio Destructoid?

Radio Destructoid records its 50th episode this Saturday -- 50! -- and we've been blessed with some truly amazing guest hosts from the community over the course of the last two years. Well, we want to continue...
Nov 15 // Shinta

The Young Turks React to Chris Plante (Polygon) - #Cometgate

I thought this was a video that gamers familiar with the gender debates of the last several years would like to see; and need to see.  This is a video from The Young Turks, a liberal, feminist-leaning online news s...
Nov 07 // mrandydixon

What DOOM could learn from modern shooters

DOOM is timeless. I don't think anyone would argue against that. And yet, while it's one of my absolute all-time favorite games and I'm beyond happy to replay it year after year (which I do), even I can admit ...
Oct 31 // mrandydixon

Pouring one out for Prey 2

I guess I should have seen it coming. I mean, all the signs were fucking there. Development hell doesn't even begin to describe what Prey 2 went through these past few years; how could...
Oct 30 // Shinta

Analysis of the Anita/Colbert Interview

I finally found an article with the full interview up and got a chance to watch it.  I was honestly pleasantly surprised by Colbert's questions and I think this was an interesting watch.  This is the kind of qu...
Oct 20 // Shinta

A predictable response to political disenfranchisement is anger.

I've been reading about Gamergate and gender / political issues in gaming since the beginning, but for the most part, I've largely done so from the outside looking in.  I don't have a twitter account, and the precis...
Oct 06 // Nic Rowen

Harvesting the Wrenchfarm: I'm an official Dtoid writer now!

I'm not good at playing things cool or affecting an aloof persona. I can't hide what I like, or what embarrasses me, everything is always written plain as day all over my mug. True to form, I can't hide how excited, ove...
Oct 05 // Shinta

inFamous: Second Son has One of the Best OSTs of the Year

I was listening to the inFamous Second Son OST today in the car, and I was again struck by just how great it really is.  This is really of the most refereshing and unique OSTs I've heard in quite some time.  It...
Sep 27 // Nic Rowen

The metal kid stays in the picture: I've got dibs on Megaman!

Selecting a character in a fighting game is a very personal thing. There are so many factors to consider – from the aesthetic and personality of a character, the way your playstyle meshes with a character's moves,...
Sep 24 // Nic Rowen

My Favorite Game: Yo, screw your desert island

I don't think it's really possible to have a “favorite” favorite game, or at least it's not possible for me. I've never been able to answer any of those hypothetical questions where you have to choose one al...
Sep 09 // Nic Rowen

Steam Sale Reviews: Payday 2 The Shakedown

  is the quintessential Steam Sale game. Exactly the kind of blood diamond in the rough that makes Steam's bi-annual extravaganzas so exciting. When launched, I could definitely see the appeal and about bought i...
Sep 05 // mrandydixon

Hey look, a new Cblog editor

I think? Let's play. Can I make this bold? Italic? Big? Small? How about a picture? Gif? Video? Featured: How long it took to get a new Cblog editor EDIT: There are clearly some problems with spacing, but everything el...

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