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Let's keep enhancing the Pokemon series!

I played a ton of Pokemon Alpha Sapphire this week, and it's quickly become my favorite Pokemon game ever! I've been loving the changes they've been making to the Pokemon games with X/Y and OR/AS. They've been adding wa...   more



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



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



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



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



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



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



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 to listen to video game music ...   more



GaymerX brings out the worst in the Dtoid community

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



The hunt for the missing NES game

Something really cool happened this week, and while it might not be the most exciting story to some, it was still very exciting for me. So, growing up, my family had several gaming consoles that were apparently given to my d...   more

The hunt for the missing NES game


bbain's 2013 gaming awards

Hello, everyone! There have been so many Best of 2013 blogs already (which is awesome!), and I'd like to throw my own list into the mix, even though it's a little late. I also thought I'd add a few extra awards at the end jus...   more



PAX Avatar Adoption: Please adopt me!

Every year at PAX, Dtoiders from around the world hang out and play video games together. It's a wonderful experience, but not every Dtoider is able to make it out and join in on the fun. This is where the Destructoid Avatar ...   more



Growing up with a PlayStation

With the PlayStation 4 on the horizon, Sony's consoles are on everyone's minds lately. The recent Twitter hashtag, #playstationmemories, got me thinking about my own time spent with the consoles. I've owned PlayStations 1 thr...   more



bbain's Top 10 of 2012!

2012 was a pretty great year for gaming, if I may so so. I didn't get around to playing everything I wanted, but the games I did play this year were all fantastic! I hope 2013 can keep up this trend of being awesome! I consid...   more



Comments of the Week: C-Blog Jaffa Cannon Edition

This week, I've done a bit of a switcheroo: All of the comments this week come from the Destructoid Community Blogs: The bastion of gamings most enamoured, brimming with zeal and purpose and grateful for the positivity and ...   more



PK493's Phenomenal PAX Adventure!

This year was the first time PK493 and I got to go to PAX! Unfortunately, only PK's avatar could make it this year, but he had a lot of fun at the convention nonetheless! My own PAX adventure will come in a later post, but fo...   more



Comments of the Week: Ode to a Folding Chair Edition

Have you seen my folding chair? It shines with dandelion hair. And when I go to sit, I glare, At its delightful derrière. And though it may seem strange, I swear; I want to love it hard right there. I'm captivated, i...   more



Comments of the Week: Lovingly Restored Edition

This week I have been setting out remastering classic titles from the past for the modern generation, with their love of anti-aliasing and blooming lensflare. I'm sure you will agree that these improvements will help bring...   more



Comments of the Week: Evolution of a Comment Edition

(brought to you by the Campaign to Render Assholes Palatable) No doubt you may have noticed that Comments of the Week is becoming a regular feature again. You may also noticed that I have the timekeeping skills of a drunk...   more



Comments of the Week: Blow-By-Blow Comment Commentary Edition

Welcome folks to another fun-packed intense season of worldwide commentary comment-off! We have already had some crowd-wincing action as the competitors have been struggling into their leotards for over an hour. It seems t...   more



Comments of the week: Merrie Olde Gaye Edition

Oh hey guys! How've you been? Oh yes I've been pretty busy now. Just lost my job though, so as I've now got a bit more free time on my hands I thought I'd catch up on some gaming news and... Wait a second. It's all kickin...   more



The answers to the Destructoid Retrolympics!

Hey, everyone! If you haven’t taken the Retrolympics quiz on the front page of Destructoid, stop reading this right now. I mean, you can read a little further ... but stop before you get to the part where you have to scroll...   more



Finite Lives Episode 1: Assassins Creed III

For my first foray in what the big boys would call a "satirical audio piece", I've concocted a hard-hitting interview series titled "Finite Lives." In the show I interview a series of (totally fictional) creative types abo...   more

Finite Lives Episode 1: Assassins Creed III


Choose Your Own E3 Adventure 2: Exposition Harder

The fierce midday sun tears into the unwary traveller to the City of Angels, and holds no pity on you as you limp to the corner of West 12th and St Figueroa. The crowd outside the Los Angeles Convention Center buzzes like a...   more



The "two hour" experience (short blog)

For a game to be successful it must respect the player’s time. As I get older I’m finding it increasingly difficult to invest my time in video games. I’m not a busy man, no, in fact I sometimes have sufficient time to game....   more



War Story 4: Modern Warshooter (Part II)

[When last we left our heroes... Captain Tincap was still cooler than a frozen cucumber on a cold day in winter, Private Party blew up a dog as well as a couple holes in an alley wall, Private First Class Session had a f...   more



10 Things about “Sean Daisy”? Nice name, jerkoff!

Let's not tickle your balls here. You know the format by now, so let's get bloody started! 1. I’ve not been around lately. I’ll be back soon. Some of you may be wondering, “Who is this young upstart, masquerading as a memb...   more



10 things you didn't know about bbain

Today, while updating the archives for the Cblog Recaps, I came across this post from a few years ago. I wasn't really around Destructoid when these "10 things you didn't know about me" blogs were a thing, but I thought it mi...   more



War Story 4: Modern Warshooter (Part I)

0922 Hours – Operation Flawless Victory Private Chat - Alpha Team Bravo Special Ops Company War Hero Salute 26km East of the Baddistan border, the town of Ra's Al Ghul. The Chinnok S-class Superfly Special is equipped to c...   more



Browser Games: (Don't) Give Up, Robot!

Matt Thorson is a relatively well-known name in the indie game world, having created the Jumper series and worked with Tom Sennett to make RunMan: Race Around the World (both of which star characters that made special guest...   more

Browser Games: (Don't) Give Up, Robot!





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