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ADDENDUM: Linkle IS female LINK after all!

Hey, everyone! As you might have noticed, I've decided to start doing musings again in my spare time. It's been too long since I've written anything that wasn't weighed down by deadlines or the...   more



So How Do You “Idealize” Female Characters?

It’s been a while since I’ve tossed a post up on Destructoid.  Let’s change that…with yet another ill-advised discussion on gender politics in video games!  Rejoice, sort of!  Or, alternatively...   more

So How Do You “Idealize” Female Characters?


The Legend of Korra proves why we need a female Link

I just got around to watching the Book 3 finale of (heart-wrenching ending, I might add). I'm always amazed by how good that show is. Sure, it doesn't quite reach the same lofty heights as , b...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Final boss

Boss music is often the most thrilling, intense music found on a video game soundtrack. Then there is the final boss music, which takes things to the extreme, highlighting the climactic action of...   more



NVGR: Watching YouTube through the Rear Window

I watch a lot of YouTube on a regular basis, but since I've busted up my foot and find myself sitting around home all day, my dosage level has skyrocketed to Keith Richards-esq proportions. Som...   more

NVGR: Watching YouTube through the Rear Window


Wait for it... wait for it...

This puppy needs you to just pick up the ball so it can play some more and finally move on with its life. I know the feeling. I just finished my 3rd SolForge victory of the day. Yes, SolForge. ...   more

Wait for it... wait for it...


Open World, Opener World, Openest World

So, raise your hand if any of the following terms remind you of a time in your life: * Play by Post * Chat RP * MUD * MUSH Okay, I count a few hands up… and a few blank stares… and a bit of droo...   more

Open World, Opener World, Openest World


I'd Move Mountains

After about an hour, a bed flew out of space and crashed into the mountain. There wasn't really anything I could do about it.  I rotated the mountain back and forth, and clicked on the bed to n...   more

I'd Move Mountains


Bbain's Jukebox: Western

The past few weeks, I've been playing . It's a pretty solid fantasy RPG, but what drew me to the game in the first place was its western theme. Much of the game seems to be tenuously related to t...   more



A Clever Jaunt Through Time

had been showing at PAX for years, so I knew the premise long before it came out: if you die, you can rewind and "co-op" through the segment up till your death to help succeed the next time. Whi...   more



God help me, I read some MechWarrior books

I have a slap-slap-kiss-kiss relationship with the franchise. is a game I keep returning to even though I find it ridiculously underdeveloped and often completely frustrating to play. The un...   more



Tomb Raider is actually a survival horror game

Confession time: I've only ever played one video game which is considered a part of the survival horror genre, that game being . I've never played any , or , or , or , or or what have you. And i...   more



Bbain's Jukebox: Happiness

Hello everyone! If you've been following my presence here on the site, you've probably noticed that I really enjoy video game soundtracks. I talk about them a lot, and these days I actually tend ...   more



Burn everything, play in the ashes: What games should learn from Risk: Legacy

I haven't played since high school and I hadn't been interested to try it again since. But then again, regular old never had mech-suits and bear-riding future Vikings did it? Enter , which up...   more



Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)

So you know that whole “turn your brain off” mentality that people throw out sometimes?  You know -- the idea that if you just go with the flow, you’ll have more fun?  I don’t believe in that. ...   more

Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)


So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?  I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first a...   more



Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.

All right, look.  Can I be honest with you guys for a second? Sometimes I feel a little iffy about drawing comparisons to other games when I’m trying to illustrate a point.  It’s an effective ...   more

Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.


Sweet Spanish booty: and other reasons why Capcom will never go broke

Capcom has finally laid out the release dates for the latest update/expansion of . More importantly, they've more or less finalized the change list, the little tweaks and nudges made to bring t...   more



Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.

Don't worry, I'll explain -- as I'm wont to do. There’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while now.  It should go without saying, but in this day and age we’re fortunate enough to be a ...   more

Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.


Fuck the police! Anti-authoritarian games I have loved/hated

is coming out in a week, and I'm just not that terribly excited. But I should be. is the game I would have designed back in high school, back when I tried to paint in my -esq one-dimension...   more



Got the BlazBlues

In a perfect world, I'd like to think your internal monologue when purchasing a new game – a new game you've been looking forward to and want to support with your money and know you will enjoy – ...   more

Got the BlazBlues


10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

If you're a male, you're wrong.  One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.  Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle...   more



Ruminations on the Big N’s Blondes

Hey guys!  Want to see me whack a beehive with a hockey stick?  Then let me ask you a question: how do you feel about Zero Suit Samus’ new design?   I’m going to come right out and say it: I th...   more



Shifting through the ashes: The last secrets of Dark Souls

In an effort to keep myself sane as I wait for the PC release of (an idea that sounded good in my head a month ago, but has ended in nothing but jealousy and self directed rage since), I've be...   more



GaymerX brings out the worst in the Dtoid community

The articles that Destructoid has run recently about have made me kind of sad and worried about the current community. The themselves are great, mind you. The staff is clearly welcoming of pe...   more



My Last Blog.

Dramatic title! Grabs the attention of the eyes and heart! But why so drama? I want to get some things out of the way. I'm not leaving Destructoid. I love the website and the community. I should...   more

My Last Blog.


Titanfall Review: Bury me in my robot

I never got down with , the franchise Respawn's lead designers turned into a juggernaut before their messy public split with Infinity Ward. The heady fumes of dude-bro machismo associated with ...   more

Titanfall Review: Bury me in my robot


The Play it/Avoid it Report - 002 // Wind Waker HD, GTA V and more

Hello, Destructoid. Believe it or not, The Play it/Avoid it Report is back after an extended hiatus. I'm going to skip my traditional intro and dive right in. Let's do this. ____________________...   more



Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway - Winner

There are two kinds of ways of looking at love. The first is the kind espoused by the Beatles. This is the kind of feelgood generalized love that binds us together as a society, lifts us spirit...   more

Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway - Winner


Is Senran Kagura Secretly Brilliant?

Hey, happy Valentine’s Day.  Let’s talk about breasts. A while back, I was on The Escapist sifting through the forums -- something I don’t do all that often, unless there’s an interesting topi...   more






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