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New Daily Runs of Spelunky, Nuclear Throne, and Risk of Rain

UOOhepOR7rk This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disa...   more



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



Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)   more



The Best Overlooked Game of 2013

This is a Public Service Announcement: thereís an amazing game on Xbox Live that nobody seems to be aware of. Itís an old-school beat-Ďem-up that combines the stunning pixel art of Scott Pilgrim ...   more



A Father's Fight: Asura's Wrath is Awesome

BURST! The right trigger glyph flashes on the screen as Asura's blazing anger reaches yet another limit break, flames licking the chrome on the thin and understated health/rage meters. I slam ...   more

A Father's Fight: Asura's Wrath is Awesome


I'm a Grumpy, Old Douchebag: A Rant

Iím not yet 30, but Iím already a grumpy, old douchebag. This feeling crept up on me out of nowhere, but thereís no denying it now: I kinda hate everything about the modern video game industry...   more



Play My Game: Article Of Loathing

For about 20 years now, I've wanted to make games. Up until about a year ago, I hadn't made much more than a simple ascii game in PASCAL and a hand full of levels in a handful of level editor ...   more

Play My Game: Article Of Loathing


The Agony and the Ecstasy of XCOM

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the best strategy RPG released in years, and one of the very few to get a full retail release across multiple platforms. I want to scream from the rooftop how much fun ...   more



Dtoid Book Club: Ready Player One Week 1 (-ish)

Sorry for the delay in getting this week's Dtoid Book Club post up. I'm blaming Dale entirely for this one, as I've been waiting to get his feedback on our current book, by Ernest Cline. But I c...   more



Introducing the Dtoid Book Club!

A few times in recent months, I've found myself trailing off on episodes of Podtoid to talking about books I'm reading or recommend books to others. It's prompted some people to approach me and...   more



Tokyo Travel Log: What I bought

Hey gang. I did make it home from Tokyo and I'd apologize for not having done more posts while there but, truth be told, there wasn't much more to tell. The rest of the week was dominated by wo...   more



TGS Travel Log: Touring, shopping and lots of walking

(Just as a heads-up, at least one photo in this blog is really, really, NSFW.) My dogs, they are barking. While Tokyo Game Show doesn't start until later in the week, we wanted to get here a lit...   more

TGS Travel Log: Touring, shopping and lots of walking


TGS Travel Log: Arriving, sleeping

Sitting on the plane with about nine hours remaining in the flight. This flight rather sucks, if I'm being perfectly honest. There's no internet service available, for starters, which surprised...   more



TGS Travel Log: Getting there in one (conscious) piece

As some of you may be aware, I'm headed to Japan this week to attend the Tokyo Game Show. If this were a standard kind of trip, I would be ramping up my Twitter usage, communicating my thoughts...   more



I think I need to make a game

I'm not saying that I'd like to create a game one day, that it would be fun to try and turn what I've learned over my years of playing and thinking about games into one of my own creation. This...   more



I'm watching Buffy and Jim Sterling is a right bastard

Last week, I appeared on an episode of . At some point in the proceedings, Jim Sterling made some comment regarding and was shocked when I professed to have no particular interest in the serie...   more



I'll see you around, Destructoid.

I will miss Destructoid's people the most, and I will miss working with them. I can't yet say where I'm going from here, but if you , you'll find out very soon. You can at least rest assured t...   more



First Impressions: The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 - Why am I enjoying this so much?

The Witcher 2 strikes me as a very odd game: It has a large cult following, beautiful graphics, a deep back story, loads of items to find and quests to go on. Basically it has everything an RPG...   more

First Impressions: The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 - Why am I enjoying this so much?


The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 Pre-Review: Is There Anything Better Than Free Games?

BEHOLD! A whole 24 hours before its scheduled release date, I am the proud owner of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (was this named by Capcom?)! Yep, I was one of the 1,000 l...   more



A Coworker of mine, who worked on FF7, is battling cancer.

Hello Destructoid, I know I don't post often and it maybe in poor taste that I'm asking for donations here. (but I'm gonna do it anyway haha!) A fellow coworker of mine, Nick Hoppe, is battlin...   more



10 more things you maybe didn't know about Tubatic

Hi, you probably don't know me... you know, aside from what you . Lets catch up, eh? Or at least because of Robot Leader's dedicated hard journalisms. A guy crazy enough to jump into his ...   more



The Haul Blog That Will End All Haul Blogs

Hey Destructoid, it's been awhile eh? I've been a busy little robot, let me tell you. I just graduated from RPI with a BAS in Video Games and Simulations Arts and Sciences and a BAS in Communic...   more



Metal Gear Solid 5 Legitimate Box Art

It's coming out you guys! Like Adele to a cake or Cookie Monster to Walter White, I have legitimate sources on the inside of major company's, such as Little Debbie,and Crack Cocaine, a subsidia...   more

Metal Gear Solid 5 Legitimate Box Art


Gaming Podcasts in 2011: Worth a Listen, Worth a Loathe

As life has dealt my hand, I have been the traveler of 45 minute commute to and from work for the past 7 years. In that time, I've found a lot of time to enjoy revile several gaming podcasts. ...   more

Gaming Podcasts in 2011: Worth a Listen, Worth a Loathe


I Played Your Guy or You are not Cole Phelps

NOTE! I get a little spoilery, though I showed some restraint. Read at your own risky. Game has great performances regardless of knowing the plot points anyway... --- One of my favorite gam...   more

I Played Your Guy or You are not Cole Phelps


From a Bowl of Rice: Assassin's Creed and its Brotherhood

Looking past the way he says it, Marcellus Wallace expresses a poignant value of being the big man in charge. As a person in a position of power and leadership, Mr. Wallace can both request ...   more

From a Bowl of Rice: Assassin's Creed and its Brotherhood


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Moving on (also, baby bats in blankets!)

With nearly five years of some of the best times of my life under my belt, I can't seem remember a time when I wasn't on this crazy Destructoid train. So this is going to be weird to type: as t...   more



Emotion and Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is one of the very few games that I can claim legitimately scares me. This game scares me so bad that I havenít even finished it yet, despite having owned it for almo...   more

Emotion and Amnesia: The Dark Descent


Digital Depth: Jim Sterling is onto Something

For the past few weeks, Jim Sterling has taken on the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade entry for the week, and each has come in disappointing in his opinion. This has come as a surprise, as many of ...   more






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