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Send me your dreams, I will interpret them!

Okay, so my brain is exhausted from this whole week and somehow I produced a dozen drafts, two blogs, several forum posts and ran around town dropping applications and resumes everywhere because ...   more



My favorite Sidekick...Miles Tails Prower

Sidekicks...they're like main characters and heroes...just not as main! Sidekicks can be found in many games, shows, stories, etc. and of course they are liked sometimes even more than the main c...   more

My favorite Sidekick...Miles Tails Prower


No place in games.

There once was a soldier who had a gruff voice, didn't believe in heroes and infiltrated facilities in cardboard boxes. After saving the world from nuclear annihilation twice and becoming a legen...   more



What's the big deal about indies?

*note I don't mean to offend anyone with this blog I must have missed the letter that Indie Games are the new big deal because apparently that's all people want these days. PS4 and Xbox One clai...   more

What's the big deal about indies?


I love Final Fantasy XIII-2

That's right I said I love something related. That's not only internet blasphemy, it also is classic JRPG fan blasphemy. One person is not allowed to like FFXIII and let me get this straight thou...   more

I love Final Fantasy XIII-2


Journalism and the YJW catspiracy.

If some cat is going to talk to me about journalistic integrity, they're first going to have to tell me the difference between hard news, soft news and why those two distinctions exist. They're g...   more



The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds is Link's first adventure on the 3DS, a return to his 2D over-the-top ways, and lastly, a direct sequel to the acclaimed Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Pa...   more

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


Kingdom Hearts 3: Do we know the Seven Lights?

At the end of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, for those who beat it on Critical Mode (a great critical mode that game had), or collected everything on the other modes (who did that?) you woul...   more

Kingdom Hearts 3: Do we know the Seven Lights?


Such menial tasks with shovels.

Due to an increase in cash flow from my new job I was recently able to buy a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4! It's a pretty spiffy device and a worthy replacement for my Nexus 7. I can run it wit...   more

Such menial tasks with shovels.


I live, as Basch fon Rosenburg of Dalmasca yet lives!

Bless me, Destructoid c-blogs, for I have been away. It has been three weeks since my last blog entry. I've been busy job-hunting, house/dogsitting and now I have a new job in the midst of all th...   more



Epic and iconic!

My game is epic. My game's protagonist? Iconic. I can say these things about it because I'm in the pre-pre-pre-production phase and already see my amazing game's world taking shape. I'm calling m...   more



A tale of two knights and a bard.

Gather 'round, my friends, and lend this humble fae your ears as I tell you a tale of the land of Elenex. 'Tis  the story of a dread knight, a holy knight and a bard full of merry and mirth. Also...   more



Mario Kart 8 Review

It's finally here! Every new console release we get from Nintendo we can expect a Mario Kart and this time is no different with Mario Kart 8 launching for the Nintendo Wii U. Following its predec...   more

Mario Kart 8 Review


Is a New Super Mario 64 in the works? A prediction based from Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 review [tomorrow] What if I told you Super Mario 64 2, or Super Mario 128 (good ol' rumors), or even Super Mario Universe! Well, of course you'd be just as excited as I am (not more...   more

Is a New Super Mario 64 in the works? A prediction based from Mario Kart 8


Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS Video and Impressions!

Guess who played Super Smash Bros Wii U and the 3DS version! Spoiler Captain Falcon...I mean me. Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS were available at the Best Buy E3 Event, in which Nintendo once aga...   more

Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS Video and Impressions!


Final speculation(?): Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem

I talked about this in my last blog a little bit, but with E3 about to start I thought this might be my last chance to scratch my itch and speculate what Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem will be ...   more

Final speculation(?): Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem


And now for my real E3 hopes!

Well, with my weird E3 dreams written and posted now I can talk about what I really wish/hope to see - or at least things I'm just really looking forward to. Zelda is an obvious one. I'm sure th...   more

And now for my real E3 hopes!


My really strange E3 dreams that don't happen at E3 at all

If you follow my blog at all, by now you likely know I have weird dreams largely comprised of gaming references and celebrity cameos. With E3 just around the corner, my dreams recently started to...   more



Attacking the backlog!

So far my gaming year has been this: Lots of Metroidvania, some NES games and two RPGs. I just finished up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds last week and I'm now poking at a few unfi...   more



Because Reasons: Pixie's Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Tips.

So Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne has arrived on the US PSN store, which means PS3 can finally play one of the finest and unique RPGs ever made! It also gives me an excuse to talk about the gam...   more



Ten things and stuff about a pixie.

Well, this took some doing. I shared some of the biggest things about myself early after I joined Destructoid and I have always been rather open about things, so thinking of ten things I haven't ...   more



DuckTales Remastered Review

Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg! DuckTales, originally for the NES, which launched in 1989, has decided to comeback from out nowhere more than 20 years later, when WayForward announced...   more

DuckTales Remastered Review


Even in my kitchen there's an F.O.E!

I was making a very late dinner Tuesday night. I spilled a little Worcestershire sauce and this appeared on my counter: I fucking ran away. It is not there now, but it may still be roaming ...   more



Setting booty traps! Or why The Goonies II is due a remake.

Well, if there was anyone that could make a sequel to or reboot of a movie from my childhood, Richard Donner is one of the few I'd let get away with it. A new Goonies movie is really happening! ...   more

Setting booty traps! Or why The Goonies II is due a remake.


Should Castlevania praise the sun?

So in the midst of playing Metroidvanias and RPGs so far this year, I took a small detour into the NES "Classic" Castlevania era. This is to say I played the original Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden...   more

Should Castlevania praise the sun?


Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U) Review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, is the 5th installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and the second done by Retro Studios, following the massive hit of its 2010 Donkey Kong Country Retu...   more

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U) Review


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

It's finally over, the series that is filled with the worst gameplay, worst story, worst characters, and amazing music is finally over. Funny though, my hate for this series (not Final Fantasy ju...   more

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review


My favorite Metroidvania moments.

This is a Metroidvania kind of week and I'm having a Metroidvania year thus far. With Super Metroid's 20th anniversary today, Koji Igarashi leaving Konami to likely make more Metroidvanias and ev...   more



Iga Returns?

Koji Igarashi. Perhaps he is what Dracula saw in his Mirror of Fate, aside from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's Metacritic scores. Perhaps Dracula saw him speaking at GDC 2014 this week specifi...   more

Iga Returns?


Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review

Uncharted is arguably the biggest franchise for Sony in its wave of next generation games, so in turn to make the PS Vita sell better Sony decided to bring Uncharted to its owners and prospective...   more

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review





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