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Dtoid GOTY 2013: Chris Carter's picks

†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 ...   more



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.   more



"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 ...   more



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 gu...   more



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


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


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


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


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



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...   more

Final Skyward Sword thoughts


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 youí...   more

2013: BMís Year (So Far) In Weird


IAmA writer for Destructoid.com AMA

. All kinds of games: indies, JRPGs, platformers, FPS thingies, you name it! Feel free to ask my anything on . The more videogame related it is, the more likely I'll respond 3 Proof:   more



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 ...   more

Skyward Sword and the complex feelings it evokes


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...   more



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 ...   more

The PS4 announcement: One week later


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 ...   more

Learning from the past: Handheld games


Revisiting GameCube: Twilight Princess

Controversy. If there's one thing video games, especially Zelda games, create, it's controversy. Whether I like or dislike a specific title, there are tons of people on the internet ready to pu...   more

Revisiting GameCube: Twilight Princess


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...   more

GameCube component cable review


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, s...   more

Moving forward by going back


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 slo...   more

Neo Geo X final impressions


Carter's Quest 2013: Every Splinter Cell game ever

2013 is going to be an exciting year. Now that I know you guys enjoy reading , I'm going to make an effort to do even more of them from here on out. I hope that you guys have learned a bit a...   more

Carter's Quest 2013: Every Splinter Cell game ever


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 th...   more

Genre Breakers #1: Chrono Trigger


My top games of 2012

did it. is doing it. , and 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 ga...   more



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, bo...   more

2012: In review


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...   more

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


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. The...   more

Neo Geo X first impressions


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

2013 is going to be an exciting year. Now that I know you guys enjoy reading , I'm going to make an effort to do even more of them from here on out. I hope that you guys have learned a bit a...   more



Decision: Neo Geo X vs Wii

I'm a sucker for the Neo Geo. I was never able to own one due to its price but I've spent countless hours in arcades playing games on the system and tons of hours playing ports on other systems...   more

Decision: Neo Geo X vs Wii


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 -- ...   more



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 cartridge... *holds flashlight under face and gri...   more






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