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May 09 // Char Aznable

State of the Dtoid Address

Dear Niero, Hamza, and Dale, The community needs to be better informed and more involved with what is going on around the site. There have been 13 different shit storms going on in the last week or two across all parts of Dt...
Apr 05 // Tarvu

Here's stuff what I have been doing a bit - the daring sequel

One of the last things I posted up in this bitch was some dumb video gaming content I've done for a Student Television Station. Here is some more of that. There'd be more, but I'd like to graduate (and get back into those u...
Nov 24 // Tarvu

A Practical Guide to the Gamer Genocide

I am sorry if this offends you. I'm even more sorry if it doesn't offend you, though. The idea for this piece arose from conversation between two silly people and, as something born from silliness, it is silly. I do not endor...
Nov 17 // Tarvu

Here's a Video thing what I have been doing a bit

Anybody who knows me well enough or is unfortunate to follow me on Twitter may have noticed I've been doing a lot of Student Media outside of my course. Because it's ridiculous fun and full of great people. One thing I've b...
Nov 07 // Char Aznable

Dtoid Sucks Now

Yep, it's another one of those blogs. An old-timer is ranting and raving about things changing and people moving on, blah blah blah. I started coming to Destructoid 6 years ago. That's a long time for anything, let alone s...
Aug 06 // Tarvu

The Technology and Processes behind Seventh Generation Motion Control Systems

Back in March I submitted this content as part of a report and presentation on motion tracking systems in professional and consumer environments. As the internet is mostly full of hypothetical discussions of the consumer sy...
Aug 03 // Tarvu

Gaming with Tarvu

I don't often find the time, bandwidth, computational resources or microsoft subscription fees to play online with folks much these days, but there was a time when I'd run the European part of Friday Night Fights. Attendanc...
Mar 07 // Char Aznable

The Best Overlooked Game of 2013

This is a Public Service Announcement: thereís an amazing game on Xbox Live that nobody seems to be aware of. Itís an old-school beat-Ďem-up that combines the stunning pixel art of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the sophisti...
Feb 21 // Tarvu

Tarviews: Unsurprising, Undepicted, and it wasn't even the Wii U this time!

I dislike writing shawtblawgs, but it's been a while and there's rarely anything topical worth writing about. Hell, this was a waste of time too. I'm going to go back to bitching about the industry in private until it's good...
Jan 25 // Char Aznable

I'm a Grumpy, Old Douchebag: A Rant

Disclaimer: this is a rambling, loosely focused rant that will probably expose me as a hypocrite. Up front: hypocrisy confirmed. I need to get a few things off my chest on this snowy Friday afternoon, though, so wonít you in...
Oct 19 // Char Aznable

The Agony and the Ecstasy of XCOM

Disclaimer: I played through the game on normal, no ironman mode - I'm a wimp. Has it really been almost 3 years since I updated my cblog? Also, I made a new banner and everything, but I couldn't get it to update. Here it is:...
Mar 31 // Tarvu

Disappointment: Portal 2

It was the winner of multiple game of the year awards and was received with universal acclaim. It was announced following a secretive update to the original game that I loved, and released 10 hours early on PC following the...
Mar 25 // Tarvu

Tarviews: The Mass Effect Galaxy at War

Since the main meat of Mass Effect 3 is going to remain a touchy subject for the foreseeable future, I would like to take some time to discuss the multiplayer component. I was one of the people who laughed at the the concep...
Jan 15 // Tarvu

What I Want in 2012: South Park

(My Header image for this was lost during the October 2012 site update, blame Niero!) (Also, it's highly amusing how this is now due out in 2014 and could very well be terrible.) When I was a kid, I had an older brother. I ...
Dec 16 // Tarvu

Modifications: Rewriting History

I don't particularly play games with mods, I haven't been a PC gamer for most of the years I have been gaming and in that time I've played with maybe a handful of mods. I'm really more of a PC tweaks kinda guy! However, ear...
Nov 01 // Tarvu

MMO Stories: Prattle battle

I shall preface this by stating that I am in no way an MMO gamer, nor a fan of them. The few MMOs I have played have not offered up gameplay that I find particularly scintillating and have only really been able to appreciat...
Oct 10 // Tarvu

Tarviews: Onlive (and) kicking

It's been two years since the announcement of Onlive, and late in September they rolled the service out to the UK with a heavy presence at the Eurogamer Expo and an introductory offer of only paying £1 (buck fiddy) for your...
Sep 29 // Tarvu

Tarviews: Eurogamer 2011

Eurogamer is getting bigger and better. Whereas last year it occupied the Brompton Hall area of the Earl's Court complex, this year it had the considerably larger area of Earl's Court 1 and a whole host of premier games and...
Aug 07 // Tarvu

Destructoid's Unofficial Steam Group, 4 Years on.

It was four years ago this very day that sexy community member Yashoki started a group for this website's community on Steam. I joined the chat regulars around mid-2009, they haven't been able to get rid of me since and it ...
Jul 01 // Tarvu

EUFNF July 1st - Red Dead Gandhi edition

"The biggest thing that stands out about Gandhi is that he has a nuke rating of 12. This is 4 points ahead of the closest leaders (Catherine, Montezuma and Ramesses tied at 8) making him hands down the most nuke prone leade...
Jun 07 // Tarvu

Tarviews: Wii U, Our Bodies were ready...

...so they f*cked our brains instead. I didn't think much of the Nintendo keynote, aside from stating the obvious and showing old news they managed to really mess with me. I'm talking about how they managed to announce eve...
Apr 10 // Tarvu

Sims 3 played like an RPG by a strange persontoid.

One of the things that amused me overnight in Superior Skypetoid was a certain member who shall remain nameless playing Sims 3 after a recent attempt by Juani to simulate 8 of us living together, having made a sim that perf...
Apr 08 // Tarvu

EUFNF April 8th - Mollymas/Zombiemas edition

Most of the people getting Zombiemas holidays for school and whatnot should be on them by now, even though Zombiemas day is not until the 24th. As we all know, Zombiemas is when the Pope infects people, making them zombies....
Mar 18 // Tarvu

EUFNF March 18th - Five Years Edition

I never thought I'd need so many people. Anyway. Every friday Destructoid community members from Europe or indeed anywhere who don't sleep or eat butterscotch off each other might stop eating butterscotch off of each other...
Mar 11 // Tarvu

EUFNF March 11th - Cholecystectomy Edition

I'm not embedding images of that... so here's a Quagaar warrior instead. Ram is having his gall bladder cut out over the weekend, the best of luck to him. May it not impede his Samba dominance. Anyway. Every friday Destr...
Feb 25 // Tarvu

EUFNF Fapruary 25th - Brain Slug Political Movement Edition

Join us for a better state of being. Our policies include high subsidies to the Brain Slug Planet. Platform: PC/Mac, Steam. Game: Whatever you can get people to play. Steamtoid is a fun hangout. Join the Steam group chat t...
Feb 18 // Tarvu

EUFNF Fapruary 18th - EUFNF NARP Edition

Hur. Anyway, every friday Destructoid community members from Europe or indeed anywhere who don't sleep or eat play games with each other using internets. We're just folks doing out thang, if you're looking for other hot si...
Jan 31 // Tarvu

2010 Sucked? Video gaming never sucks. Also cocks.

Conveniently this occurred to me today rather than tomorrow. Also, this is my first attempt at a non-EUFNF-or-other-form-of-idiocy blog, so beat this shit out of it. I abuse commas and ramble. Most people took their Monthl...
Jan 16 // Tarvu

Lord of The Rings Online - Destructoid Kinship

Lord of the Rings Online has gone free-to-play, and a bunch of us decided to give it a try and we even made ourselves a little Kinship (Guild), it's called Destructoid. You're all welcome to join us! So far everybody in it...
Jan 05 // Tarvu

Steamtoid GOTY 2010, you can vote on it!

Those funny kids in the Destructoid Steam group chat got bored over the long cold winter nights and decided to start a process by which they would declare their own game of the year. Hey, it can't turn out worse than that t...

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