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A Clever Jaunt Through Time

had been showing at PAX for years, so I knew the premise long before it came out: if you die, you can rewind and "co-op" through the segment up till your death to help succeed the next time. Whi...   more



Occam Thoughts: Youtube

So let’s see.  It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. What’s new with me?  I’ve been engaging in all kinds of media lately.    I’ve been playing a silly amount of Final Fantasy IV: A R...   more



Hey Strider! Let me battle you! #1 Starting a team

Originally I was thinking about reflecting on Smash Brothers' in the interest of Smash 4's hype and release. I wanted to talk competitive retrospect on some of Smash's characters. But what I re...   more

Hey Strider! Let me battle you! #1 Starting a team


So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?  I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first a...   more



One year later: Animal Crossing New Leaf

One year ago on June 9th 2013, Animal Crossing New Leaf released to a particularly rabid fanbase on the 3DS. New Leaf presented a logical jump for fans of the quirky slice of life sim game. Ins...   more

One year later: Animal Crossing New Leaf


The 3DS user's guide to Disneyland (and other theme parks)

Have you ever taken your 3DS to a major theme park and remarked at the surprising number of streetpasses you've received? As many of you may know in my day to day musings, I work at the (allege...   more

The 3DS user's guide to Disneyland (and other theme parks)


The StriderHoang Series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup!

Phew! I've been making these for nearly two weeks as a minor hobby in between work and school. But finally I feel satisfied with what I set out with these Dtoid Trading Cards: make cards for the ...   more



Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

It seems there's always more to learn about your fellow Dtoiders. In addition to the new meat coming out of the word work to post theirs, a lot of people who have done the top 10 lists are also...   more



Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

Top ten lists are a lot of fun.  Its a great chance to get to know the community and present yourself a bit.  You can let down your guard and get some community love and return the love in quick,...   more



Strider's top 10 Kirby powers

After finishing Kirby Triple Deluxe, I came to the realization that not all powers, at least in Triple Deluxe, are made equally. Sure, that's always been the case but now more than ever do I see ...   more



10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

If you're a male, you're wrong.  One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.  Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle...   more



The Rebellion Strikes Back! A primer to FTL's Advanced Edition

I’ve plugged countless hours into FTL and I still don’t consider myself good. While beating the Rebel Flagship is a challenge to most people it still seems like a dream to me, or at the very le...   more

The Rebellion Strikes Back! A primer to FTL's Advanced Edition


Mercenary Kings: This is my gun

Tired of the same old M-16/Barret 50 Cals/Desert Eagles? One of the main reasons I'm so attached to Mercenary Kings, a new so-called Borderslugs game, is because there are plenty of weapons whi...   more

Mercenary Kings: This is my gun


Late night thoughts: STEEEAAAAAAM coupons

Well, I'm sick. I've missed a couple days of work because of some weird Spring flu I caught. But my lack of shift hours in earning money doesn't mean you have to spend your own! Since jumping ...   more

Late night thoughts: STEEEAAAAAAM coupons


Happy birthday Mr. Mayor

I've actually been emboldened from the state of the Animal Crossing thread in the Dtoid forums. Most people have dropped off playing the game, including the biggest AC player I knew, AlphaDeus....   more

Happy birthday Mr. Mayor


The Play it/Avoid it Report - 002 // Wind Waker HD, GTA V and more

Hello, Destructoid. Believe it or not, The Play it/Avoid it Report is back after an extended hiatus. I'm going to skip my traditional intro and dive right in. Let's do this. ____________________...   more



How I 3DS: Strider edition

After the realization that the 3DS turned three, reading foray into the 3DS, I think its time I shared my personal 3DS story and stats. In particular, someone who owns a 3DS and works at the H...   more

How I 3DS: Strider edition


A simplified history of Pokémon's metagame part 6: X and Y

We've finally arrived at the latest generation. After combing through the , , , , and generations of Pokémon with 20 years of games, we've arrived at X and Y with their sixth generation flavor...   more

A simplified history of Pokémon's metagame part 6: X and Y


Log Horizon: a great game in an anime

What happens when you take the principle foundation of Sword Art Online and lessen the examination on humanity in a digital to increase the game fluff that was on top of it? Log Horizon is what...   more

Log Horizon: a great game in an anime


My Top 10 Most Wanted Characters for the New Super Smash Bros.!

I freaking love It's one of my favorite fighting game series of all time, but as fun as the games are, the anticipation leading up to each new release is almost just as fun! The speculation! The...   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



How I got my mom to game: Adventure Inlay

My dad's a gamer. He's just naturally into them. We bought Mike Tyson's Punch out back in 1988 and I soon learned that I could not stand next to him while he was playing or I'd get a right hook t...   more



Strider's personal Pokébank wishlist

I've saved a lot of Pokemon in my days of playing the series. I've held onto Pokemon I've caught in Emerald version way back with the GBA cartridges. But PokeBank has been delayed indefinitely, a...   more

Strider's personal Pokébank wishlist


Strider's last minute GOTY for 2013

2013 was a goddamn great year for games if you ask me. And none of my reasons pertain to the new generations of consoles either! In fact, this year has been the year of the 3DS for me. Regardle...   more

Strider's last minute GOTY for 2013


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



Stuff...but more importantly, Happy Holidays

Hola. It's getting to be Christmas time. Hope you had a nice Chanukah. I know nothing about Kwanzaa, so if you celebrate it or any other tradition this month, good will to you. Anywho, it's ti...   more



Destructoid's first D-1 Pokémon Grand Prix!

Hello from the forums cblogs! And welcome to the first , brought to you by Brightside! Have you raised yourself quite the little team? Well prove it you little shit! Brightside has gathered al...   more

Destructoid's first D-1 Pokémon Grand Prix!


A simplified history of Pokemon's metagame part 5: Black and White

Previously, on parts , , , and , Pokémon's metagame was slowly gaining speed as it sped towards a hyper offensive strategy. No time for defense or stall! just set up a boosting move like Swords...   more

A simplified history of Pokemon's metagame part 5: Black and White


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



A simplified history of Pokemon's metagame part 4: Diamond and Pearl

Since part , and of the history of Pokémon's metagame, there have been a lot of recurring themes and ideas. Every generation had at least one powerful and memorable change that easily makes i...   more

A simplified history of Pokemon's metagame part 4: Diamond and Pearl





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