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Destiny's Dilemma

I have decided to move my weekly piece to Mondays now that games are starting to get released again. If last week's piece has taught me anything it's that you do not want to release something that you want people to pay...   more

Destiny's Dilemma


I miss you all already!

You probably haven't noticed, (although I sure have) but I have been away from the Dtoid community for almost 3 weeks now.  I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you all that I already miss you more than some ...   more



Devil's Advocate

or: The Post That Makes Everyone Hate Me   There are a few things that the gaming community can usually band together to agree on with their hatred. Terrible DLC, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and the way that SquareEn...   more

Devil's Advocate


The Game That Taught Me To Feel

For the majority of you who don't really know me, there is a specific way that I play most video games. I generally play games one at a time and all the way through. I love to sit down and play a game for hours at a time. T...   more

The Game That Taught Me To Feel


Put The Hate on Hold

I have an unrealistic dream I'd like to share with everyone. It's not a dream of personal goals and it's not a dream of the future of video games. My dream is that one day the gaming community can learn to put aside the hat...   more



Daily Easter Egg #29: Samus' Ship in Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze

One of the greatest parts about Nintendo is how creative they get with making cross-game references. Every main title Nintendo game has some reference of some kind to the rest of the world of their magical games. Today we are...   more

Daily Easter Egg #29: Samus' Ship in Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze


You Should Try: Mother 3

This “You Should Try” is for a game that many of you have likely heard of before but I doubt as many have actually played it. If the name Mother 3 only manages to ring a bell then you probably heard about it from people beg...   more

You Should Try: Mother 3


Daily Easter Egg #28: Nods to the Mushroom Kingdom in A Link to the Past

When Link had to save Hyrule by bravely exploring another world, there must have been some visitors to Hyrule while he was gone. In Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the SNES, there is not one, but two cameo appearances...   more

Daily Easter Egg #28: Nods to the Mushroom Kingdom in A Link to the Past


One Xbox Fanboy's expedition into PS4.

or: How I Learned to Stop Bitching and Play Everything.... And he was never heard from again. I did it. It may seem hard for a lot of you to believe, especially with all of my vehement arguing for Microsoft and the Xbox One, ...   more



Daily Easter Egg #27: Alternative Gamecube Startup Screens

Oh, the nostalgia... It is almost impossible to forget the startup jingles that video game consoles have. All of the weekends we spent playing games, and all of the days to come. Every time we start our adventures into what...   more

Daily Easter Egg #27: Alternative Gamecube Startup Screens


Daily Easter Egg #26: Super Mario Bros. Hieroglyphs in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64, there is a rather nice reference to the Mario games of old. In the Dark World, most players are too busy going through Bowser's lethal traps and minions in such a hurry that they aren't paying attention to ...   more

Daily Easter Egg #26: Super Mario Bros. Hieroglyphs in Super Mario 64


8 Video Game Awards That I Just Totally Made Up

Hey all! I felt like doing something silly, so I made up stupid awards for stupid things. Have fun! 1 – Biggest Badass Asura, Asura's Wrath Asura is a badass. He's strong, he's angry, and he's voiced by Liam O'Brien. ...   more

8 Video Game Awards That I Just Totally Made Up


Daily Easter Egg #25: Fire Emblem/Quite Possibly the Smoothest Movie Reference

One of the sleeper hits of 2013 has to be the character driven masterpiece that is Fire Emblem: Awakening. The 3DS title was the defibrillator to the aged franchise that was in desperate need of a good title to be relevant in...   more

Daily Easter Egg #25: Fire Emblem/Quite Possibly the Smoothest Movie Reference


Daily Easter Egg #24: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Memes....Wait WHAT?!

When a game is made in today's times, it is almost a given that at some point in development, the game designers were sharing a good laugh from something they found online. One of the more popular things of course is the hiji...   more

Daily Easter Egg #24: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Memes....Wait WHAT?!


Daily Easter Egg #21: Aliens in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

If you've ever played a game from the creative mind of Hideo Kojima, you already know that there are always a wealth of easter eggs scattered throughout his games. Some of them are clever nods to different works that have ins...   more

Daily Easter Egg #21: Aliens in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots


Slump Central, CAN. Population: Me.

Haven't really written anything in a while, either here, or on my thesis.  And actually generally speaking, I haven't done too much productive in the last little while either.  I think this may turn into a rant.  Here's me pr...   more



Daily Easter Egg #20: Super Mario 64's Stone Tablet in Ocarina of Time

How the tablet appears in Super Mario 64, resulting in the trolling of millions How it looks in Ocarina of Time The rumor surrounding this tablet was probably one of the biggest gaming urban legends of its time. Supposed...   more

Daily Easter Egg #20: Super Mario 64's Stone Tablet in Ocarina of Time


Breath of Fire: A Series Retrospective

Breath of Fire is a series of JRPGs developed over at Capcom. I'm not entirely sure how popular or well known it is, but growing up the first two games in the series were some of my favorite portable games. You may have see...   more

Breath of Fire: A Series Retrospective


Daily Easter Egg #19: Princess Toadstool's ???, Super Mario RPG

What is she hiding? So, here I am again with yet another Super Mario RPG easter egg to share with you all! Speaking of sharing, Princess Toadstool (Peach) isn't willing to share her secrets with the player. If the player ...   more

Daily Easter Egg #19: Princess Toadstool's ???, Super Mario RPG


Daily Easter Egg #18: Are the Masks in Majora's Mask Based off of Star Fox

A side-by-side comparison of the masks and Star Fox's characters, courtesy of 4chan There are 24 masks to collect in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and all of them are unique in their own way. However, some seem to re...   more

Daily Easter Egg #18: Are the Masks in Majora's Mask Based off of Star Fox


Daily Easter Egg #17: Pokémon Colosseum's Different Intro Screens

This is the default screen featuring Wes, Rui, Umbreon, and Espeon This is one of the alternate screens that features Wes, Rui, and cracked out versions of the Hoenn Trainers And the final screen features the legendar...   more

Daily Easter Egg #17: Pokémon Colosseum's Different Intro Screens


Daily Easter Egg #16: The Wind Fish in Kirby Air Ride

That's obviously the Wind Fish. Normal whales can't fly, don't be silly! Well, I never thought I'd be finding a Legend of Zelda easter egg in a Kirby game, but video games are full of secrets and surprises, and never fail...   more

Daily Easter Egg #16: The Wind Fish in Kirby Air Ride


10 Things About Fen

So this seems to be a thing that people do when they start blogging here, but it wasn't something I was aware of until a while after I had started. I've been writing here on Destructoid for a bit now and I actually post mos...   more

10 Things About Fen


Daily Easter Egg #15: Donkey Kong 64's References to Past Games, Future Consoles

Who knew apes could have decent interior decorating skills? As the title implies, this egg is from Donkey Kong 64. A gramophone, a steel girder, and a painting of a dolphin can all be seen decorating DK's cabin. All but t...   more

Daily Easter Egg #15: Donkey Kong 64's References to Past Games, Future Consoles


Daily Easter Egg #14: 8-bit Mario in Super Mario RPG

Mama mia! Thatsa lota nostalgia! Here's yet another Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars easter egg, as promised! This one can be found in Booster Tower. Inside, there is a room with curtains and a pillar. Going throu...   more

Daily Easter Egg #14: 8-bit Mario in Super Mario RPG


Daily Easter Egg #13: FireRed and LeafGreen's "Buggy" Easter Egg

I think they need to hire a new landscaper... This area in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen called "Pattern Bush" is located just a little north of Fortune Island.  It's pretty strange looking when you walk through it during ...   more

Daily Easter Egg #13: FireRed and LeafGreen's


Visually Appealing: A Few Favorite Gaming Art Styles

Art style is arguably one of the most important things to consider when making a game, especially if you want your game to be pleasing to the eye. Having a solid art style in your game can keep it alive long past the expirat...   more

Visually Appealing: A Few Favorite Gaming Art Styles


Pokémon Colosseum: Why Pokémon Spinoff Games are Awesome

This is awesomeness defined Are you one of those people who wants to play as the villain in a Pokémon game? Well, in Pokémon Colosseum, you get to do just that. Well, kinda. Also, beware of some mild spoilers below (this ...   more

Pokémon Colosseum: Why Pokémon Spinoff Games are Awesome


Daily Easter Egg #12: Mario Paintings in Ocarina of Time

The Royal Family must vacation in the Mushroom Kingdom When you meet Princess Zelda for the first time in Ocarina of Time, paintings of characters from the Mushroom Kingdom can be seen through some of the windows in the co...   more

Daily Easter Egg #12: Mario Paintings in Ocarina of Time


Daily Easter Egg #11: Animal Crossing's Alien TV Channel

That's not Gulliver... This isn't the first occurrence of aliens within the Animal Crossing universe. In both Wild World and City Folk, Gulliver would ride around in a UFO and appear in the player's town.In Animal Crossing:...   more

Daily Easter Egg #11: Animal Crossing's Alien TV Channel





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