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Dec 30 // Chris Carter

Dtoid GOTY 2013: Chris Carter's picks

I try to make a lot of time†to play videogames. This year,†I've played around 270 new games. That's new in 2013, as in, newly released this year, and doesn't include replays or retro titles. So as you can imagine, I had a lot...
Nov 07 // Chris Carter

Great things are on the way: I'm now heading up reviews for Destructoid

I'll keep this brief. Destructoid has had a few losses lately. Tony and Jim in particular are dear friends of mine (who I will follow across the ends of the internet), and it's sad to see them go. But make no mistake! They ...
Sep 06 // garison

"Games Organized Neatly" - a visual art series

In theory, a videogame is really just a computer program made up of electronic signals, creating light that moves in different patterns on a television screen.† BUT. With that said, I've always been a big fan of both box art...
Aug 17 // garison

Sometimes the simplest memories are the most meaningful

I've been playing videogames for the vast majority of my life, and some of my most fondest memories involve gaming in some capacity or other.† Today, I want to share a simple story with you guys about one of my favoruite m...
Jun 14 // nilcam

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 Nintendo's Direct and Destructoid's v...
Jun 07 // nilcam

Why I'm just saying no to Xbone

Short and sweet:† 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 interested in t...
May 10 // nilcam

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 originally released but never reall...
Apr 18 // BulletMagnet

Violence: The Gatekeepers

Before going any further into this site-wide discussion, let's take a moment to reaffirm exactly what it is that we're talking about here. Violence, ostensibly the topic at hand, like it or not, is absolutely everywhere, i...
Apr 16 // Y0j1mb0

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 slide off my person, no matter h...
Apr 09 // nilcam

Final Skyward Sword thoughts

So, I finally finished Skyward Sword. To be honest, I cannot recall any other game leading me to such disparate feelings. In fact, Skyward Sword is both the best and worst game in The Legend of Zelda series. Controls At th...
Apr 07 // BulletMagnet

2013: BMís Year (So Far) In Weird

Hello everyone, or at least everyone who still remembers me. Itís certainly been awhile since I last had the time or inclination to submit a proper blog post here, hasnít it? Granted, what youíre reading now still isnít one...
Apr 01 // Chris Carter

IAmA writer for Destructoid.com AMA

I like games. All kinds of games: indies, JRPGs, platformers, FPS thingies, you name it! Feel free to ask my anything on Retoidded. The more videogame related it is, the more likely I'll respond <3 Proof: https://twitter.com/DtoidChris/status/318768673563230208
Mar 25 // nilcam

Skyward Sword and the complex feelings it evokes

So, I'm late to the party on Skyward Sword. I traded my Wii in shortly after the release of Warioland: Shake it! due to the lack of interest I had in any upcoming games. I recently purchased a Wii U for a nice price and wan...
Mar 25 // Chris Carter

My wife surprised me by redecorating my game room when I was at PAX (shortblog)

So this one is going to be pretty short, but I just had to share it with you guys. After working like crazy at PAX East this weekend, getting my hands on every game I could, I came back to an AMAZING surprise -- my wife a...
Feb 21 // nilcam

The PS4 announcement: One week later

One week ago Sony announced the PS4. I've given myself a week to digest and contemplate all of the information. Here are my thoughts broken down by topics. First off, RIP XMB. I really love the PS3/PSP UI. It was nice that b...
Feb 10 // nilcam

Learning from the past: Handheld games

There's a lot of talk about the handheld video gaming market. Nintendo and Sony seem to be struggling in the U.S. and the Vita is dying in both Japan and the U.S. Luckily for Sony, the PSP still seems to have a bit of life le...
Feb 05 // nilcam

Revisiting GameCube: Twilight Princess

I'm skipping information on characters and story to avoid spoilers. Spoiler: I love the characters and the ending gave me goosebumps and made me feel sad to leave this world behind. Controversy. If there's one thing video ga...
Jan 25 // nilcam

GameCube component cable review

With my recent decision to revisit the last generation of consoles, I started to read about the mythical GameCube component cables. These cables are expensive, fairly hard to find and only work with pre-2004 systems. Luckil...
Jan 21 // nilcam

Moving forward by going back

As usual, I looked at the upcoming games list at Gamefaqs and found a total of 3 upcoming games I'm interested in - Fire Emblem: Awakening, Etrian IV and Naruto Powerful Shippuden. In the past, such revelations forced me to l...
Jan 12 // nilcam

Neo Geo X final impressions

I've had the Neo Geo X for just under a month. After a lot of experimentation and comparison, I returned the console tonight. Basically, the handheld system is nice but the emulation is a bit sloppy and the video output is la...
Jan 08 // Chris Carter

Carter's Quest 2013: Every Splinter Cell game ever

[Read on for a description of every Splinter Cell game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.] 2013 is going to be an exciting year. Now that I know you guys enjoy reading my Quests, I'm going to ...
Jan 05 // nilcam

Genre Breakers #1: Chrono Trigger

I often find myself thinking about the games that were such a great entry in its genre, that it effectively killed the genre for me. This series will examine these games as well as how and why they were so incredible to me. N...
Jan 01 // Chris Carter

My top games of 2012

Hamza did it. Kyle is doing it. Brett, Holmes and Allistair are doing it. Heck, your mom is doing it. Everyone's making a top game list! So I'll make one. Of course, the hardest part is narrowing down all of the amazing gam...
Dec 27 // nilcam

2012: In review

2012 was an odd year in gaming for me. None of the big releases appealed to me and the one that did, Need for Speed, was a major letdown. On the other hand, I did pick up a ton of older games, bought an import 3DS XL, a domes...
Dec 18 // nilcam

The Future is Now: What the Neo Geo X needs to thrive

So, Tommo and SNKPlaymore have delivered a great device. The Neo Geo X is a wonderful piece of kit. The handheld is a nice size, the screen is impressive and the stick and buttons feel great. The dock is a stroke of brillianc...
Dec 17 // nilcam

Neo Geo X first impressions

So, this just happened... The Neo Geo X has landed. I'm far from the first to get the system but no has really shared any info. I had a lot of questions so I'll post my findings here. Packaging The system arrived in a ...
Dec 11 // Chris Carter

Carter's Quest 2013: Every main series Elder Scrolls game ever

[Read on for a description of every main series Elder Scrolls game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.] 2013 is going to be an exciting year. Now that I know you guys enjoy reading my Quests, I...
Dec 04 // nilcam

Decision: Neo Geo X vs Wii

A little over 2 years ago, I left Destructoid to focus on http://www.dreamcancel.com. DC seriously exceeded my expectations. As my time became more restrictive and, since I had achieved my goals with the site, I decided to pa...
Oct 15 // Chris Carter

Shortblog: Check out this awesome retro Skyrim DIY project

It's not often that I'm impressed by do it yourself projects, but this gaming relating one caught my eye. The perfect marriage of retro and contemporary gaming is what made me so interested -- I love it anytime there's reve...
Oct 10 // garison

The Tale of the Haunted Majora's Mask Cartridge

With the month of October in full swing and Halloween just around the bend, I thought I'd remind the you guys about the old story of the cursed Majora's Mask cartridge... *holds flashlight under face and grins menacingly* ...

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