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Internet Pet Peeve: Tone Deaf

This is a very important blog. It is, in fact, the most important thing you'll ever read, and the  best possible way to start your holiday. This is the blog in which I, better known to you as "ra...   more

Internet Pet Peeve: Tone Deaf


Why Newcomers Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Souls

"It's really not that hard". I'm sure you've heard that uttered by "Dark Souls elitists", and if you've never played a Souls game but hear all the time about how terribly difficult it is, there's...   more

Why Newcomers Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Souls


Game Controls Once Intimidated And Confused You As Well

In this age of "everybody is gamer" or "nobody is a gamer, the word is stupid", depending on who you ask, one of the things that often comes up is the complexity of modern controllers, which woul...   more

Game Controls Once Intimidated And Confused You As Well


Why Investors Don't Matter And Nintendo Won't Fire Anyone

Yay, it's that time again! Another big day of big Nintendo news, another Nintendo blog by yours truly! The topic of today's class is... well, it's right there in the title. As you may have hea...   more



This Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention

After backing 4 of the earlier Kickstarters (Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, Dreamfall, Torment), I said "enough is enough" and passed over many interesting games. However, it's now 2014, some of ...   more

This Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention


Nintendo: I'm Officially Concerned

Haters, rejoice! Nintendo has updated their financial forecast for this fiscal year, and things are much worse than expected. Wii U and 3DS sales forecasts were respectively revised to 2.8m and 1...   more



The Year In Wii U: All About The Games Edition (Part 1)

Hello again! My recent of continues unabated, so it's only fitting I end, er, start the year with another Nintendocentric blog. However, this time, there's a twist. Can you guess what it is? I'...   more

The Year In Wii U: All About The Games Edition (Part 1)


The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened.  I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could b...   more



Nintendo Defense Force Reporting In. November NPD Numbers: Wii U Edition

So, Nintendo! Again! Maybe you've noticed, but it's like I've been bit by the Nintendo bug or something. After my previous blog, I wanted to follow it up the next day with a "why Nintendo will st...   more

Nintendo Defense Force Reporting In. November NPD Numbers: Wii U Edition


What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Nintendo Hardware

My relationship with Nintendo is a curious one. Like most children of the 90s, Nintendo had an inordinate influence on my life and the industry, and those memories continue to shape us to a degre...   more



Sony Poised To Smash Records and Break The Rules of Math With The PS5 In Brazil

Hello there! Have you heard of Brazil? It's country in South America populated by green mutants, wild savages and sadistic warlords. At least that's what videogames tell me. But all is not lost: ...   more

Sony Poised To Smash Records and Break The Rules of Math With The PS5 In Brazil


Is The Core Games Industry Shrinking? About Damn Time! And Who's To Blame?

Have you heard about something called a "smartphone"? Yes? What about tablets? You have? How nice! Maybe you even play games on them! You do? Well, congratulations, good sir/madam, you are killin...   more

Is The Core Games Industry Shrinking? About Damn Time! And Who's To Blame?


The 3DS and Wii U Were Mistakes Nintendo Won't Make Again

If you've never seen me around, you're probably thinking "dude, are you high? The 3DS is the best-selling platform everywhere", and if you did see me around, then you might be wondering, besides ...   more



A Look At Gaming Tastes in Five Different Countries

We gamers love to talk about what's selling and what's not. Actually, scratch that. Not just gamers, it seems to be a human phenomenon. Box office and music charts are regularly reported in the m...   more

A Look At Gaming Tastes in Five Different Countries


Dtoid Sucks Now

Yep, it's another one of those blogs. An old-timer is ranting and raving about things changing and people moving on, blah blah blah. I started coming to Destructoid 6 years ago. That's a long ...   more



Rayman, Splinter Cell Fail. No One's Surprised (Besides Ubisoft)

Following Ubisoft's surprise Watch Dogs delay (causing its stock to in a single day. Ubisoft doomed! Isn't it great to know the financial markets who hold such sway over the world economy are do...   more

Rayman, Splinter Cell  Fail. No One's Surprised (Besides Ubisoft)


Can Game Critics Enjoy Games Like "Normal" Gamers?

This is something I have sometimes wondered, but the question has been coming up more and more often. Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, game writing, such as reviews, were mostly limited to th...   more

Can Game Critics Enjoy Games Like


In Memoriam Dead Space

Yesterday I finished Dead Space 3, and most likely to Isaac Clarke and his Necromorph friends, thanks to EA's attempt to broaden the audience, because lord knows modern games absolutely cannot s...   more

In Memoriam Dead Space


Inclusivity and "Isms": I'm Done

Who wants inclusivity in games? You'd think most people, particularly those loudly advocating for it. When this started to become a prominent part of online game communities, I welcomed it, and h...   more



Facts About Game Critics I Learned Reading Them

It's that time of the year when we all share with the world what we learned while... doing stuff. shared with us what he learned about moro, er, normal people while working retail, while taught...   more

Facts About Game Critics I Learned Reading Them


Nintendo and Online: Seriously, It's Getting Ridiculous

You know you're really screwing up when you manage to piss off somebody like me with your online (non)policies. You see, I'm very much a single player guy. I like multiplayer as much as the next ...   more

Nintendo and Online: Seriously, It's Getting Ridiculous


Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy.  In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.  She spoke of how the male rescuer ...   more



Gamecube, Wii and PS2 Emulation: it's easy, and so very worth it

While many gamers are anticipating the coming next generation of games, I have been, ironically, looking more and more to the generation, thanks to the joys of emulation. Among the super hot AAA...   more

Gamecube, Wii and PS2 Emulation: it's easy, and so very worth it


Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis.  My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain hemorrhage.  My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally bac...   more



The Entitled... Press?

Remember the Entitled Gamer? Yeah, me neither. Not too long ago in real world time, but roughly 35 million years ago in Internet time, the press was having a field day mocking the so-called Entit...   more



I Hate Americans, Women, Gays, Trans, I Support Rape Culture And Pedophiles

A couple days ago, I commented in a CNN post about the Snowden, Ecuador and United States saga.  It seems the U.S threatened Ecuador with withholding a trade agreement if they harbored Snowden, a...   more



No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but plea...   more



Why Invoking Steam And iTunes To Defend The Xbone Fell On Deaf Ears

As expected, after Microsoft's shocking reversal last night, while the overwhelming majority celebrated, a few lamented the loss of the "awesome" "features" they'd just lost thanks to whiny onlin...   more

Why Invoking Steam And iTunes To Defend The Xbone Fell On Deaf Ears


It's all about who you're sleeping with...

I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances.  I dumped Anomen the wimp in Baldur's Gate 2. In Dragon Age: Origins, dumped me after beco...   more



Breaking News: You can plug an Xbox 360 into the Xbox One

It is my immense pleasure to announce that, despite all the hate from immature, progress-fearing, change-hating dinosaurs, Micro$oft (I just wrote it like thi$ because someone wrote a blog to say...   more

Breaking News: You can plug an Xbox 360 into the Xbox One





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