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Square Enix - Sellout Sh*tbags

It was revealed this week that would be coming "exclusively" . I put that in quotes because the phrasing of the announcement left it open for the game to release later on other platforms. Will...   more



Transistor - Custom Images For Steam Grid View

I made a batch of custom images to use in the larger Steam grid view for Transistor. The default image is okay, but not terribly exciting: To use a custom image for a game in the large grid vi...   more



VGdrum returns with a drum cover of The Chessmaster (SNES)

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VGdrum returns with a drum cover of The Chessmaster (SNES)


New Daily Runs of Spelunky, Nuclear Throne, and Risk of Rain

UOOhepOR7rk This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disa...   more



How I got my mom to game: Adventure Inlay

My dad's a gamer. He's just naturally into them. We bought Mike Tyson's Punch out back in 1988 and I soon learned that I could not stand next to him while he was playing or I'd get a right hook t...   more



We Used to Get Silly

The Day of Reckoning is coming...   more

We Used to Get Silly


The Steam Controller: Shut Up and Listen

Since the last Friday, I don't think I've seen so many otherwise intelligent people say so many ignorant things. Just . While I'm sympathetic to having a negative gut reaction when faced with ...   more



A PC Gamer's Guide to Shopping Online

I've been meaning to make this guide for a long time. I get a lot of great deals on PC games, and I want to teach you how to do it, too! It's part strategy, and part knowing where to look. To tha...   more

A PC Gamer's Guide to Shopping Online


GTX760 4GB OC - Unboxing & Mini-Review

So I picked up a GTX760 4GB OC this Monday. I didn't really it, but I tend to buy stuff for my PC when I'm badly depressed and September is a very bad month for me (no, not 9/11). If you ca...   more

GTX760 4GB OC - Unboxing & Mini-Review


Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ: New videos coming your way

You want more video? We're doing more video! Here is just a sneak peek of some of the experiments going on in the lab at Dtoid HQ. We're experimenting with different ways we can cover the news an...   more



What PC Gaming Really Costs

I'm getting tired of people telling me how expensive PC gaming is. If it was, I'm pretty sure I'd know, seeing as I've been a PC gamer for 15 years. So I decided to write a blog to set the record...   more



Game Soundtracks Part 1: You Have More Than You Think

I've been on a game soundtrack kick lately. Since my ex-girlfriend died two years ago, I have had difficulty concentrating and it's made getting schoolwork done almost impossible. Listening to ...   more

Game Soundtracks Part 1: You Have More Than You Think


Make Blogs Not War

This started as a blog about me personally, but I think what I've learned that blogs are a better place for debate than article comments applies to everyone. Those of you who know me well...   more



Mortal Kombat Komplete PC - initial port impressions

So far it looks like a well-done port. Everything you expect is there, including improved visuals and local multiplayer. Online is one thing I did not get to test yet. I experienced performance...   more

Mortal Kombat Komplete PC - initial port impressions


Sega's Classic Franchises: Could They Be Brought Back? (pt. 2)

If you missed it, you can check out . In it I talk about how Sega has abandoned a lot of great IPs, and some formulas that might be used to reboot them. In Part 2 I want to get specific. So...   more

Sega's Classic Franchises: Could They Be Brought Back? (pt. 2)


Sega's Classic Franchises: Could They Be Brought Back? (pt. 1)

Why has Sega abandoned some of its most popular older franchises? And what could they do to bring those classic series into the 2010s? One of my favorite games in recent memory has been . I t...   more

Sega's Classic Franchises: Could They Be Brought Back? (pt. 1)


Sweaty Hands & Gaming - An Actual Solution

One of the most frustrating things I've dealt with as a gamer is sweaty hands. I'm guessing it's a problem for a lot of people, considering companies have gone so far as to make controllers with ...   more

Sweaty Hands & Gaming - An Actual Solution


Kinect and Xbox One - Problems and Concerns

While Microsoft has done a 180 on its DRM policies for the Xbox One, Kinect remains a pack-in item that is required for the system to run at all. Yet very few games have been announced for it, it...   more

Kinect and Xbox One - Problems and Concerns


E3 2013 thoughts

In a word: disappointed. I went into this E3 rather interested. Please notice that I specifically did not say excited. I watched the conferences by Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony as well as Nintend...   more

E3 2013 thoughts


PS4 Saves Consoles For One More Generation?

After Microsoft's wretched handling of the Xbox One, I wasn't surprised to hear that Sony "won E3" today. But I don't think that's the biggest story. Looking at the PS4 as a complete package, wh...   more

PS4 Saves Consoles For One More Generation?


Why I'm just saying no to Xbone

Microsoft clarified the details regarding the Xbox One's policies regarding used games, DRM, etc. I have to say, it's even worse than I expected. I admit that I'm not a MS fan but I was still in...   more

Why I'm just saying no to Xbone


Complicity: The Unique Storytelling Power of Videogames

*Spoiler warning* This article contains major spoilers for and minor spoilers for . Can videogames tell stories as well as books or movies? If so, do they have their own unique strengths in t...   more

Complicity: The Unique Storytelling Power of Videogames


Revisiting GameCube: Four Swords Adventures

The stars aligned last week! I had a house full of friends, a GameCube, 4 GBA SPs, 4 gamelink cables and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. I bought this game when it origi...   more

Revisiting GameCube: Four Swords Adventures


Rip off your dicks: There's a new Community Blogs editing tool

Earlier this week a community member asked why we didn't have a visual editor option. Its 2013, we really should have one. So I dropped what I was doing and installed one. If you prefer slingi...   more



When you see it you'll fap bricks

In pursuit of and most popular comments, I've redesigned the faps button to be a heart. I've also added an easter egg that appears one in 169 times when the number 16 is selected at random. ...   more



Suggestions for the new Upvote button label?

The people have spoken and I have made it so. Until we come up with something cool I just removed the word like altogether. There's a little thumb icon in its place. We'll come back to ...   more



Violence: The Gatekeepers

Before going any further into this site-wide discussion, let's take a moment to reaffirm what it is that we're talking about here. , ostensibly the topic at hand, like it or not, is absolutel...   more

Violence: The Gatekeepers


Hamza is too busy to be kicked in the face while reading email

http://youtu.be/JLmF4rYsLIQ Like most guys in the gaming industry I sit at my desk all day, which apparently , so I try to get up every few minutes and do some exercise. We hung a chin-up bar in...   more



The Playstation Store sucks balls.

I've stated before that as a father of three, I have levels of patience and tolerance that normal people without children ( or superpowers ) do not possess. Meaning that I usually let things sl...   more



Original Memes, Humor, & Closeups by Jinx

Over the last couple years I've ended up making quite a few game memes. Since they are original and most of you haven't seen them I figured it might be fun to share. They are slightly biased towa...   more

Original Memes, Humor, & Closeups by Jinx





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