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Apr 24 // taterchimp

Just the Tips: Killing Floor 2 Early Access

First off, I am amazed that ‘Just the Tip” or “Just the Tips” isn’t what the ‘series’ is called on the front page.  It was a huge missed opportunity for a great dick joke. ...
Apr 22 // taterchimp

Reigniting my way Through Dark Souls 2

I’m going to let you guys in on a rather public secret of mine:  I love Dark Souls.  I put about 300 hours into the game, and made quite a few concept runs - my favorite of which has to be beating the gam...
Mar 15 // taterchimp

taterchimp's semi sober personal blog (NVGR)

Hey Destructoid.  In the 9 years...wow, 9 years, really?  Nice.  In the 9 years that I have known you, one of my favorite community blog things was always the dude who would jam out a drunen blog.  I ...
Jan 27 // taterchimp

I beat Mercenary Kings out of Spite

Mercenary King’s is a bullshit game made by people with their heads up their asses.  Every ten minutes there is some glaring flaw that should have been caught by someone who had half a brain.  And I&rsquo...
Dec 31 // taterchimp

2014 was an awesome year for gaming: My Completed Games

Depending on who you ask, 2014 was either a wonderful year or a terrible year for gaming.  My opinion?  It was awesome.  I created the list below, along with a few notes, of every game I completed during t...
Aug 22 // taterchimp

Taterchimp's Streamtoid: Season 2 Vote

As many of you may know, Streamtoid is back, alive and well!!  As mentioned each week, I am streaming Mondays at 6-8 central time, and would love to have people join me.  The past two streams have been starting, and getting c...
Aug 17 // taterchimp

Some Love for Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Space Marine is a masterpiece.  There, I said it.  I even kind of mean it.  I played it recently and remembered just how much I loved the game, and how sad it makes me to know that THQ isn’t getting a second shot at the IP.  ...
Jul 21 // taterchimp

Wii U Storage Solutions

Hey there, champ, hows it going?  Are you enjoying that fresh Wii U?  Have it all loaded up with games and their save files, got your free promotional game from Club Nintendo annual rewards and from the Mario Kart promotion? ...
Jul 15 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: The Vocal Minority (Sort of VGR)

This Raging Chart On actually doesn’t have much in the way of math, or charts.  Depending on how you look at it, it either has the least data or the most data for any of the series.  In any event, this focuses on the vocal mi...
May 03 // taterchimp

10 Things About Taterchimp

Hey, I actually had the motivation to get in on one of these while they were pseudo-relevant! 1.  I have probably been on DToid longer than you People like it when you gloat right off the bat, right?  Well, I am figuring it...
Apr 17 // taterchimp

5 Drinks Worth Drinking (NVGR)

So recently I was put on some medications that made it so I couldn’t drink, so I decided to do the next best thing and fantasize about drinking!  I like to be a thorn in some bartender’s sides by asking for some kind of stran...
Feb 18 // taterchimp

Blindly Exploring La Mulana

During one of the Steam sales, I decided to pick up a game that had some good buzz, but I knew almost nothing about:  La Mulana.  I know it is supposed to be a hard as nails, oldschool experience, and I am totally down for th...
Feb 12 // taterchimp

Shortblog: Dark Souls Preorder Changes Nothing

In a sentence that will surprise no one, I absolutely love Dark Souls.  It is my most played game of...ever.  On PC alone, I have put in 120 hours, after putting in nearly 200 on XBox.  I know that doesn’t sound like a lot co...
Feb 04 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: Player Ratings

Yeah, I'm starting a blog with Fiddler on the Roof.  Don't like it?  There's the door. A lot of my previous chart ons have focused on mechanics found inside of games, but today, I decided to go into something else behind th...
Jan 30 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: Psuedo Random Distribution

I was going to ask a friend of mine if he thought that today’s topic would be interesting, then I remembered that interesting is highly subjective.  Many people couldn’t care less about how and why a game works than if a game...
Jan 20 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: Valve's Top 100

Today is an incredibly exciting day.  Do you know why?  Today, we get to unravel the secrets of the gaming world by looking at through a lens of analysis instead of baseless conjecture.  I have actually been very excited for ...
Jan 03 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: Rolling in the DPS

I decided to merge together 3 different things that I like, and make them into a blog today!  They are a love of math, a love of video games, and a burning desire to use my video capturing software!  So I decided to mix thing...
Jan 01 // taterchimp

2013: The Rise of a backlog, and some of the fall

Whoo!  It has been quite a year hasn’t it?  For me, it has been an INSANE year.  I wound up buying my first house, my second car, paid off two student loans, built my own computer, received a hefty bonus, and gotten two promo...
Dec 29 // taterchimp

Holidays and the Wii U

Howdy everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed the holidays! Mine were, in a word, interesting.  First of all, you have to know that I live in Iowa, which is about six hours away from my original home back in Illinois, so I had quite ...
Dec 08 // taterchimp

Finding Solid Ground (Shortblog)

You know what I hate? Besides people who don't get this reference, of course I hate people who post ‘gamer logic’ pictures.  Quite a bit.  “Hey, did you know the police will give up on chasing you after 50 feet?  Lol, not ...
Nov 21 // taterchimp

I played a game with zombies in it (Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army 2)

When was the last time that you snap bought a game, sight unseen.  Sure, some people buy games day 1 after tons of press release, or after enjoying the previous game in the series, but a game that just sort of stumbles out ...
Nov 19 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: Block Vs Evasion

As is the case with the previous blogs, I ran into a question that I had to answer by using spreadsheets, math, and prayer.  This time around, the question came up from the wonderful game Path of Exile.  In Path, you have 4 d...
Nov 13 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: The Ten Percent Boost

I was talking out loud to myself while playing a videogame, and I had an interesting question come up, one which could only be solved by using the worst of all demons:  Math.  So let me phrase the situation for you guys...You...
Nov 11 // taterchimp

Raging Chart On: A Tale of Two Swords

So a while ago, I was browsing some site on the internet, probably pornagrophy of some sort.  I guess I must have become side tracked, because I encountered a hypothetical videogame situation:  after slaying 1000 hyperdemons,...
Oct 27 // taterchimp

6 things taterchimp is excited about

When I was young, I played a lot of Battletoads, and somewhere along the line my young brain mixed up The Beach Boys with Battletoads.  Seeing some weird bearded dude instead of a anthropomorphic frog just seems weird to me....
Oct 18 // taterchimp

Impressions of Updown, a new barcade in Des Moines

I mostly just wanted to raise awareness about a new place that opened in Des Moines to anyone in the Midwest community, and also brag about how awesome this place is….although, I’m sure anyone on coastal areas has twelve of t...
Oct 08 // taterchimp

Playing an Unwinnable Game

It is interesting all of the things that we take for granted when we sit down and fire up a game.  You expect a game to have rules that have to be followed, controls that allow you to control your character, some kind of diff...
Oct 05 // taterchimp

I killed 10,000 ants this weekend...what did you do?

Not every achievement is a ‘good’ achievement.  The first achievement that this immediately brings to mind is the one to look up Juliet’s skirt in Lollipop Chainsaw.  Similar to the act of going on a date with Pamela Hander...
Sep 23 // taterchimp

Backlog Alphabet: B is for Borderlands, E is for Elder Scrolls

In my next look at games that have been rotting in the oubliette of my Steam backlog, we have the last of the Borderlands 2 DLC, and the start of some Skyrim DLC!  I was incredibly happy to be done with Borderlands because th...
Sep 09 // taterchimp

Backlog Alphabet: B is for Borderlands, D is for Dear Esther

Welcome yet again to the backlog alphabet.  I decided to post the above screenshot to show my remaining games.  In a way it is nice to see them all fit so nicely, but I realized that I am in a bad spot coming up - I had Dar...

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