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Bbain's belated birthday blog + Quick thoughts on Smash Bros. and Pokemon!

Hello everyone! I meant to make a post on my actual birthday (November 22nd), but then video games happened, and I couldn't stop playing them. I am speaking of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, of ...   more



Making Music - My Sonic Arsenal

Hello, friends. I wanted to write this blog for a while, but it's difficult to get my thoughts together on this particular subject. As you know, I write music. I do it for fun, not for money. I've spent thousands of doll...   more

Making Music - My Sonic Arsenal


Do We Need Assassin’s Creed Anymore?

So my brother picked up a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity on day one, because of course he did.  And he asked me to play through it from start to finish, because of course he did.  And I played it for no...   more



The Completion of an Album | Creative Process

Good day, friends. As part of a goal I'm trying to keep up with (one of many), I'm going to try to write more blogs. The only thing is, I can only really write about what I know. All I really "know" is music, at least, e...   more

The Completion of an Album | Creative Process


Rodea the Sky Soldier arrives Spring 2015 for Wii U and 3DS...

... wait...... hold up...... what?WHAT?WHAAAAAAAAT!?!?OH! OOOOOOOOOH! HOLY SHIT! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!I knew it! I fucking knew it! I never lost the faith! Oh, happy days are here again!I'mma dance a little jig now.   more



Why Do People Love Monster Hunter?

So everyone here knows what “serendipity” means, right?  Pared down to basics, you can think of it as a synonym for “coincidence”.  In my case, though?  It tends to mean that someb...   more

Why Do People Love Monster Hunter?


I don't blame you for forgetting about the SECRET MOON BASE podcast. (Here's a new episode!)

    Welcome back, fan of Secret Moon Base! Yes....it's been almost a year since our last episode. Yes, we are very sorry. Yes, we'll literally do anything we can to make it up to you. Hopefully that thing ...   more



Gotta find 'em all! The simple joy of an in-game collection

Sometimes I find myself thinking a lot about the little things in video games, things that other people might overlook completely, yet somehow, they stand out to me as something particularly unique and intriguing. One s...   more



Harvesting the Wrenchfarm: I'm an official Dtoid writer now!

I'm not good at playing things cool or affecting an aloof persona. I can't hide what I like, or what embarrasses me, everything is always written plain as day all over my mug. True to form, I can't hide how excited, ove...   more



Super Smash Bros.: The Final Hope

Have you ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself, “Wow!  I’ve been a fan of this ongoing franchise for the majority of my life!  Spectacular!”  Yeah.  That was me not too ...   more

Super Smash Bros.: The Final Hope


My Favorite Game: Mega Man 2

I honestly didn't plan on responding to this month's Community Assignment until just a couple of days ago. You're all more than aware of my love for the Mega Man series, so my harping yet again about robots and jumping t...   more



ATTENTION ALL SMASH BROTHERS: I CALL DIBS ON BOWSER JR.!

Listen up, nerds. I know you're all clamoring to get your hands on this very popular character, but back off. He's mine. I am officially calling dibs on the Prince of Darkness himself, Bowser Jr.! Though there is absolut...   more

ATTENTION ALL SMASH BROTHERS: I CALL DIBS ON BOWSER JR.!


B-b-bain calls d-d-dibs on Dedede!

I like to try using as many different characters as I can when playing Smash. I usually rotate through a rather large list of characters, including Lucas, Ness, Diddy Kong, Bowser, Wario, Olimar, Ice Climbers, Jigglypuff...   more



The metal kid stays in the picture: I've got dibs on Megaman!

Selecting a character in a fighting game is a very personal thing. There are so many factors to consider – from the aesthetic and personality of a character, the way your playstyle meshes with a character's moves,...   more



What Are Video Games For?

Alternate post title: DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRp. All right, let’s be real here.  I’m pretty sure that by this point, I’ve made no shortage of my opinions known.  Some of ...   more



My Favorite Game: Yo, screw your desert island

I don't think it's really possible to have a “favorite” favorite game, or at least it's not possible for me. I've never been able to answer any of those hypothetical questions where you have to choose one al...   more



Steam Sale Reviews: Payday 2 – The Shakedown

  is the quintessential Steam Sale game. Exactly the kind of blood diamond in the rough that makes Steam's bi-annual extravaganzas so exciting. When launched, I could definitely see the appeal and about bought i...   more

Steam Sale Reviews: Payday 2 – The Shakedown


Tony Ponce was able to build this AMA in a cave

The other day, the lovely Brittany Vincent posted an AMA so that the readers could get to know their favorite new editor a little better. I love it when the "big dawgs" open themselves up to the community like that....   more



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 need to be run past a group o...   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, despair!   There was an arti...   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 The Legend of Korra (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 The Last Airbe...   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 a game. Everyone has their fa...   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. Sometimes I'll wake up, cue up so...   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. I’m the only tablet card gamer...   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 drool… right, then. Those of you w...   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 no particular avail.  It's stil...   more

I'd Move Mountains


Bbain's Jukebox: Western

The past few weeks, I've been playing Wild Arms. 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 the western genre at b...   more



A Clever Jaunt Through Time

Super Time Force 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. While that statem...   more



God help me, I read some MechWarrior books

I have a slap-slap-kiss-kiss relationship with the Battletech/MechWarrior franchise. MechWarrior Online is a game I keep returning to even though I find it ridiculously underdeveloped and often completely frustrating to pla...   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 Amnesia. I've never played any Resident Evils, or Silent Hills, or Fatal Frames, or Dead Spaces, o...   more






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