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Contest Time Bro - Steam Only

Suppers brahs and brahettes. Been awhile since I ran a contest time and I'll be damned if this game didn't inspire me to run another. I'm of course talking about . This game has been giving more ...   more



Some musings on Videogame Writing

When it comes to writing a game or an interactive piece of media, there are three key components I consider when judging how well the script of a game holds up. If a game doesnít possess a sol...   more

Some musings on Videogame Writing


I'm Not Dead, Just Really Bored. And This Is What I Did.

Oh, hello. †Do you remember me? †It's been awhile since I've posted anything, you know, and I really hope you didn't forget me. †I mean I did buy you that pony you wanted for Christmas and everyt...   more



Hey some musings on what I like with Character Design

Iíve been meaning to write something regarding character design in video games for a while. †I donít think Iím really qualified for it, nor do I think my intelligence is strong enough to even let...   more

Hey some musings on what I like with Character Design


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


Getting picked on by someone your own size

Bosses are cheap. They tower above your itty-bitty character, just as likely to kill you with a fatal boot stomping as they are likely to erase you with the BFG-GodMode2000 hanging off their ar...   more



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



Mr.Gobun vs. Loadout

Hey. Longtime no see. Yeah I'm still the same punk. But ya'll already knew that. How about a story?† So up until a couple days ago i was really into LOADOUT, ya know the arena action shoot...   more



[NVGR] Prepare yourself, Idaho: I'm about to come inside you

Due to an uninteresting series of events, my family will be moving to Boise on March 8th. I will continue working at my same day job (from home) and also performing my Dtoid duties (hehe, dood...   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


Wrench's Indie Game Love Giveaway!

A few months ago, I held a game giveaway to celebrate my favourite holiday, Halloween. Now I'm throwing one to celebrate a holiday I have a considerably more complicated relationship with Ė V...   more



My Characters Know How to Take A Beating

I've heard fighting games described as speed chess with punches. When you boil them down, fighting games are essentially a series of choices. They play out insanely fast, and you may not even r...   more



Is Toad Middle Eastern?

First, we discovered that the clouds and bushes in were using the same sprite.† Later, mankind theorised that the entirety of 3. was actually a stage play. And now, I have unearthed the next ď...   more



Occams electric toothbrush is your new Cblog Manager

It's been a long time coming. (Like my wiener!) As my daily duties direct my attention elsewhere and I find myself being pulled in more directions than my penis when my wife and kids are gone ...   more



Occam Thoughts: Summons

Summons in role playing games.† There is something so wonderfully appealing about calling forth a terrible monster to do your dirty work for you in an RPG.†Most of us can recall with fond remembr...   more



The Anthology Format

So here's the deal, Games should succeed on their own merits, separate from those of other media. This is what I hear from most people who want to see games grow "as an industry." They tend to t...   more

The Anthology Format


Wrenchfarm's Best of 2013

2013 was a weird year in gaming. Old consoles winding down, new consoles stumbling out of the gate, and Steam growing bigger, stronger, and all the time. According to all the previews, we have t...   more



2013 in Gaming: Better/Worse than Ever

What a year, eh? Another triumphant year for current gen consoles, the introduction of the next generation, the higher standards of AAA experiences and the greater exposure and availability of in...   more



Dtoid GOTY 2013: Bill Platt's picks

2013 was a pretty great year to be a gamer. The indie scene absolutely exploded, we had two brand new consoles launch, and there were more solid, quality titles to play than I had time for. I di...   more



And now a special message from PhilKenSebben.

Merry Christmas you sacks of garbage. I love some of you, I hate most of you, but I'll fuck every God damn single one of you. I hope you all have a great day, I'm grateful to know and inter...   more



Merry Christmas from the Dixons

I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know how much you mean to me. If it weren't for Destructoid, I wouldn't be half the person -- half the husband, half the father, half the man -- ...   more



The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened. †I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could b...   more



Risk Of Rain Review: The Deluge

Harkening back to the day of the 8 and 16-bit platformer, is deliberately inscrutable roguelike that relishes in its masochistic difficulty curve. Skipping any kind of pretense of a tutorial...   more

Risk Of Rain Review: The Deluge


Carry Over Saves Are a Near Impossible Dream.

Carry over saves were a revolutionary idea, the concept that decisions you made could have repercussions that went beyond just later on in the game, but could carry over into the next game alt...   more



A Reasoned Criticism of Gamers Who Speak Out Against Sexism

So here's the deal, Feminism and sexism are increasingly relevant topics in our industry; few discussions polarize faster, yet few are more important. Their recent prevalence is due in part to a...   more

A Reasoned Criticism of Gamers Who Speak Out Against Sexism


XCOM: Enemy Unknown Ė Donate your body to science Winner!

OfPWpEKhgfk Last Friday I put out the call, looking for brave Destructoiders willing to defend Earth in our most desperate hour. Willing to go to any length to defeat the alien aggressors, to sa...   more

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Ė Donate your body to science Winner!


Win XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Donate your body to science

As you might know from the , I am a BIG fan of . I thought it was one of the best games I've played this year. And now I want to spread the alien blasting love. That's why I'm giving you the ...   more

Win XCOM: Enemy Unknown! Donate your body to science


Occam Thoughts: Prints (NVGR)

Art.† I love art.† Art ART ARRRRT!† Fun to say, fun to collect.† So as a creature who relies almost solely on visual memory and who works in a gallery, its no big shock that my collecting procliv...   more



Review: XCOM: Enemy Within

was my personal GOTY of 2012. Firaxis managed to do what seemed like an impossible task, reinventing the classic masochistic strategy franchise for a new generation, while staying true to its ...   more

Review: XCOM: Enemy Within


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