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Mar 19 // Ben Davis

Bbain's Jukebox: It's about to get gay in here!

Hello everyone! I'm in kind of a silly mood, so I decided to do another jukebox blog (which Shade was kind enough to keep alive!) with one of the more random themes I've been considering. I was listening to one of these...
Jan 13 // Ben Davis

Super special announcement from bbain!

Hello everyone! I have some wonderful news to announce. Yesterday, Jordan Devore made me an official member of the Destructoid team! I'm all black and white now! Well, I guess Balrog has always been kinda black and white...
Dec 24 // Ben Davis

I got some really cool Christmas gifts this year!

Merry Christmas, Destructoid! My family celebrated Christmas a little early this year, and I got a bunch of really cool gifts and things that I wanted to share with you all. The first two things weren't actually gifts; j...
Dec 22 // Ben Davis

Bbain's 2014 gaming awards!

Hello everyone! 2014 was a great year for me as far as gaming went. There were so many awesome games I played this year, that I couldn't bring myself to pick only 10 games to talk about. So this year, I decided to forgo ...
Dec 05 // Ben Davis

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...
Nov 24 // Ben Davis

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 ...
Oct 19 // Ben Davis

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...
Sep 29 // Ben Davis

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...
Aug 21 // Ben Davis

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...
Jul 24 // Ben Davis

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...
Jul 15 // Ben Davis

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...
Jul 10 // Ben Davis

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 ...
Apr 14 // Ben Davis

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...
Jan 25 // Ben Davis

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...
Jan 08 // Ben Davis

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...
Aug 17 // Ben Davis

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 ...
Feb 25 // Ben Davis

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...
Jan 04 // Ben Davis

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...
Sep 09 // Sean Daisy

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 ...
Sep 04 // Ben Davis

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...
Sep 02 // Sean Daisy

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 derriŤre. And though it may seem strange, I swear; I want to love it hard right there. I'm captivated, i...
Aug 29 // Sean Daisy

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...
Aug 21 // Sean Daisy

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...
Aug 14 // Sean Daisy

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...
Aug 08 // Sean Daisy

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...
Jul 27 // Chad Concelmo

The answers to the Destructoid Retrolympics!

Hey, everyone! If you havenít 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...
Jul 08 // Sean Daisy

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...
May 26 // Sean Daisy

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...
May 06 // VenusInFurs

The "two hour" experience (short blog)

For a game to be successful it must respect the playerís time. As I get older Iím finding it increasingly difficult to invest my time in video games. Iím not a busy man, no, in fact I sometimes have sufficient time to game....
Apr 25 // Sean Daisy

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...

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