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Jun 09 // Samit Sarkar

I'll see you around, Destructoid.

From PAX Prime 2010, one of my all-time favorite Destructoid group photos Yesterday was officially my last day at Destructoid. I've been happy and proud to call this place my Internet home for the past four-plus years. I s...
Feb 06 // Samit Sarkar

Thank you, internet.

Hey, look, it's a c-blog from me -- for the first time in a year! If you follow me on Twitter, you witnessed some amazing generosity today on the part of the co-hosts of Rebel FM (a podcast that you should already have bee...
Feb 02 // Samit Sarkar

10 things you didn't know about Samit Sarkar

Holy crap, I have a c-blog! I'm not gonna lie -- I kinda didn't want to do one of these blogs. I've been tagged by at least four different people on Facebook for one of those goddamn "25 things" notes, and I flat-out refuse ...
Jul 09 // Samit Sarkar

*clears throat* I have a couple of announcements to make...

Hey, everybody. I've already mentioned the following notes to many people: if you're an editor, you've seen the first announcement, and if you're on the community emailer, you've already seen the second one. Regardless, I wan...
Jun 03 // Samit Sarkar

Cinci Mega-NARP: What you missed

Rest assured: a more substantial post is on the way.
Feb 22 // Samit Sarkar

And the GT 5: Prologue coupon winrar is...

manta! Congratulations on winning the contest! I was born in 1986, so the number in my head this time was 86. The closest was manta, who guessed 52; the runner-up, to whom mix will donate his coupon code, was... BahamutZe...
Feb 21 // Samit Sarkar

Click here if youíre going to buy GT 5: Prologue.

Since my last Sony/Amazon coupon contest was a rousing success, I figured Iíd do the same thing again the next time I received a coupon for a game that I wasnít planning on buying. Well, friends, that time is here: I just got...
Feb 14 // Samit Sarkar

My thoughts on Valentineís Day

Valentineís Day is the stupidest ďHallmark holidayĒ anyone could have come up with. Oh, letís take a day out of the year to celebrate love! What kind of sappy bullshit is that? Actually, forget the sappy qualities of the da...
Feb 12 // Samit Sarkar

And the GoW: CoO coupon winrar is...

LostCrichton! Congratulations! I happened to be thinking of Mariano Rivera, so the number in my head was 42, which he (she? I donít want to be presumptuous...) guessed exactly. Please send me a PM or email (my address is i...
Feb 12 // Samit Sarkar

Raise your hand if youíre interested in God of War: Chains of Olympus.

The few of you who caught my previous post in this vein already pretty much know what Iím going to say, but Iíll introduce my situation again for the newcomers. Sony likes to send me coupons for PSP-related purchases; they se...
Feb 12 // Samit Sarkar

Sports games and exclusivity deals: a different take

As fellow c-blogger B-Radicate reported earlier, EA has extended their video game exclusivity agreement with the NFL by three years. It was originally slated to expire in 2009, but now, EA has locked up the license through 20...
Feb 09 // Samit Sarkar

Insomniac interview: Resistance 2

On Thursday, IGN put up this four-and-a-half-minute-long video interview with Ted Price, the President and CEO of Insomniac Games. It doesnít reveal a whole lot more than we already know about Resistance 2, but the few of y...
Feb 08 // Samit Sarkar

Well, thatís just excessive...

Inspired by dvddesignís recent blog entry on a guy with a 2400-sq.-ft. arcade in his house, I decided to post something similar that I saw over on CNETís Crave blog, which often features all manner of ostentatiously extravaga...
Feb 06 // Samit Sarkar

Well, thatís quite a milestone...

Wow. That sure is a lot of comments, isnít it? Because Iím a science guy, and I like to do some calculations to show cool stuff, Iím gonna go for it. I started reading Destructoid sometime in August of 2006, so if we start...
Feb 06 // Samit Sarkar

The 80 GB PS3 is no more...

The demise of the 80 GB PlayStation 3 has been reported on before, most notably by c-bloggers/matlockers liqideos and Y0j1mb0. But Iím here to give you proof besides ďscansĒ of ďemailsĒ and so-called ďinsider informationĒ. ...
Feb 04 // Samit Sarkar

NEW YORK GIANTS = SUPER BOWL XLII CHAMPIONS! or: How I made this post VGR

Iím well aware that many Dtoiders probably have little to no interest in sports and thus donít care about the content of this blog post. But Iím going to go ahead with it anyway. Last night, the New York Giants pulled off th...
Jan 24 // Samit Sarkar

And the 22nd Bond film will be called...[NVGR, obviously]

Quantum of Solace. Itís a rather dumb name, if you ask me. According to Producer Michael G. Wilson, the title was only picked a few days ago, and it was taken from the title of a story by Ian Fleming in the collection ďFor Y...
Jan 24 // Samit Sarkar

[update] New details emerge on GTA IV

Fellow c-blogger Kryptinite beat me to part of what I was going to post, so Iíll just summarize his post by saying that Rockstar sent out an email this morning confirming that the official release date for Grand Theft Auto IV...
Jan 03 // Samit Sarkar

[repost] CONTEST: Win a PSP game coupon!

Well, since I received a grand total of zero entries for the contest I posted just under three weeks ago, Iím giving everybody a second chance. Yes, I know the deadline was a while ago, but I was busy over the holidays, and i...
Dec 18 // Samit Sarkar

BREAKING NEWS: PS3 System Software v2.10 is now live

Earlier today, Dale North brought us news that Sony would be releasing a PS3 firmware update sometime this week, and that it would include support for DivX-encoded AVI files and WMV files encoded with the VC-1 codec (among a ...
Dec 15 // Samit Sarkar

FNF on PS3 = AWOL; Calling all PS3 owners...

Man, thatís a lot of acronyms. Last night, as you all know, was the 20th Friday Night Fights. Snaileb did a good job letting everyone know what the deal was in Grimís absence. However ó and this is not anyoneís fault in part...
Dec 14 // Samit Sarkar

CONTEST: Win a PSP game coupon!

As many of you know, Iím the happy owner of a PS3, and I have many games for it. But Iíve never been into handheld gaming; when I was young, my parents would only let my brother and me have one console at a time (per generati...
Dec 13 // Samit Sarkar

Video Games Live is FINALLY coming to New York City!

Well, ask and ye shall receive, I guess (check out the fourth comment). Iím on the mailing list for Ticketmaster and Live Nation in New York, and I just got an email yesterday about Video Games Live. After much waiting and ...
Dec 11 // Samit Sarkar

READY 2 ROKK! (Oh wait, thatís a Guitar Hero meme)

I know Iíve been talking about this for a while, but I was only able to actually accomplish it yesterday, even though Iíve had it planned out for a while. Itís the story of how I was able to get Rock Band and Uncharted: Drake...
Dec 04 // Samit Sarkar

Blip Festival 2007: The Photoblog

As promised, hereís the story of my awesome experience at Blip Festival 2007. Out of the four days of the event, I attended Friday and Saturday nightís festivities (I had schoolwork on Thursday and Sunday nights). But I still...
Dec 03 // Samit Sarkar

I AM A GOLDEN GOD (of Folding@Home)

This is another late post, but I was busy this weekend with schoolwork and the Blip Festival (more on that to come in a future blog entry). Iíll start out by saying itís kind of a ďtoot my own hornĒ post...but you probably al...
Nov 26 // Samit Sarkar

Circuit City on Black Friday makes BrOnXbOmBr21 something something...

Yes, I know this is late, but I didnít have internet access at home until Friday evening (we just moved), and I spent much of the rest of the weekend sleeping. Sue me. Anyway, I thought Iíd relate my Black Friday story (ori...
Nov 20 // Samit Sarkar

Dale North [almost] made Sony cry

Someone may already have posted this, but I didnít see it, so Iím gonna go ahead anyway. This past Friday, our very own Dale North put up a post wishing the PlayStation 3 a happy first birthday. Well, it seems that the intern...
Nov 20 // Samit Sarkar

Harmonix hates the PS3, part deux

As if this story wasnít enough of an insult to PS3 owners who were eager to purchase Rock Band, Harmonix has given us the shaft yet again. According to IGN, the PS3 Rock Band bundle lacks the four-port powered USB hub that is...
Nov 20 // Samit Sarkar

Whereís the beef? Between Harmonix and the PS3, thatís where

NOOOOOO! After seeing this story on IGN, an anguished yell nearly escaped my lips (one would indeed have done so, but it was just after three in the morning here on the East Coast, and I had just enough self-control to stop ...

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