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Internet Pet Peeve: Tone Deaf

This is a very important blog. It is, in fact, the most important thing you'll ever read, and the †best possible way to start your holiday. This is the blog in which I, better known to you as "ra...   more

Internet Pet Peeve: Tone Deaf


Some musings on Videogame Writing

When it comes to writing a game or an interactive piece of media, there are three key components I consider when judging how well the script of a game holds up. If a game doesnít possess a sol...   more

Some musings on Videogame Writing


Hey some musings on what I like with Character Design

Iíve been meaning to write something regarding character design in video games for a while. †I donít think Iím really qualified for it, nor do I think my intelligence is strong enough to even let...   more

Hey some musings on what I like with Character Design


Why Newcomers Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Souls

"It's really not that hard". I'm sure you've heard that uttered by "Dark Souls elitists", and if you've never played a Souls game but hear all the time about how terribly difficult it is, there's...   more

Why Newcomers Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Souls


Game Controls Once Intimidated And Confused You As Well

In this age of "everybody is gamer" or "nobody is a gamer, the word is stupid", depending on who you ask, one of the things that often comes up is the complexity of modern controllers, which woul...   more

Game Controls Once Intimidated And Confused You As Well


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



[NVGR] Prepare yourself, Idaho: I'm about to come inside you

Due to an uninteresting series of events, my family will be moving to Boise on March 8th. I will continue working at my same day job (from home) and also performing my Dtoid duties (hehe, dood...   more



Why Investors Don't Matter And Nintendo Won't Fire Anyone

Yay, it's that time again! Another big day of big Nintendo news, another Nintendo blog by yours truly! The topic of today's class is... well, it's right there in the title. As you may have hea...   more



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



Occams electric toothbrush is your new Cblog Manager

It's been a long time coming. (Like my wiener!) As my daily duties direct my attention elsewhere and I find myself being pulled in more directions than my penis when my wife and kids are gone ...   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



This Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention

After backing 4 of the earlier Kickstarters (Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, Dreamfall, Torment), I said "enough is enough" and passed over many interesting games. However, it's now 2014, some of ...   more

This Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention


Nintendo: I'm Officially Concerned

Haters, rejoice! Nintendo has updated their financial forecast for this fiscal year, and things are much worse than expected. Wii U and 3DS sales forecasts were respectively revised to 2.8m and 1...   more



The Year In Wii U: All About The Games Edition (Part 1)

Hello again! My recent of continues unabated, so it's only fitting I end, er,†start the year with another Nintendocentric blog. However, this time, there's a twist. Can you guess what it is? I'...   more

The Year In Wii U: All About The Games Edition (Part 1)


Things have become a bit "Huge" around here, it seems...

It has been a few years since my last blog entry, and have things have changed for the both of us. Now the father of a wonderful toddler, my spare time and money for such things such as video gam...   more

Things have become a bit


PSA: FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus $14.97 at Kmart

I guess the guys at Kmart don't know that the Wii Remote is compatible with the Wii U, because they're currently getting rid of all their copies of -- which comes with a black Wii Remote Plus ...   more

PSA: FlingSmash with Wii Remote Plus $14.97 at Kmart


Every Steam developer/publisher needs to live up to Monaco

I bought during a recent They've actually gone out of their way to let people know that the game can indeed be run without Steam if desired. This is something that I don't think ANY other dev...   more

Every Steam developer/publisher needs to live up to Monaco


Merry Christmas from the Dixons

I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know how much you mean to me. If it weren't for Destructoid, I wouldn't be half the person -- half the husband, half the father, half the man -- ...   more



PSA: Sonics 1 and 2 Remastered on sale for 0.99 each

SEGA is having a mobile sale right now, and two of the games I think everyone needs to buy are (Android ). Yes, the Genesis games. But these versions have been completely remastered, adding fu...   more

PSA: Sonics 1 and 2 Remastered on sale for 0.99 each


Nintendo Defense Force Reporting In. November NPD Numbers: Wii U Edition

So, Nintendo! Again! Maybe you've noticed, but it's like I've been bit by the Nintendo bug or something. After my previous blog, I wanted to follow it up the next day with a "why Nintendo will st...   more

Nintendo Defense Force Reporting In. November NPD Numbers: Wii U Edition


What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Nintendo Hardware

My relationship with Nintendo is a curious one. Like most children of the 90s, Nintendo had an inordinate influence on my life and the industry, and those memories continue to shape us to a degre...   more



A short tribute to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

In 2009, the gaming world lost Captain Lou Albano, the wrestler-turned-actor who played Mario in . It was really sad for me in particular, because I had met Albano a few times when I lived in N...   more



Sony Poised To Smash Records and Break The Rules of Math With The PS5 In Brazil

Hello there! Have you heard of Brazil? It's country in South America populated by green mutants, wild savages and sadistic warlords. At least that's what videogames tell me. But all is not lost: ...   more

Sony Poised To Smash Records and Break The Rules of Math With The PS5 In Brazil


Is The Core Games Industry Shrinking? About Damn Time! And Who's To Blame?

Have you heard about something called a "smartphone"? Yes? What about tablets? You have? How nice! Maybe you even play games on them! You do? Well, congratulations, good sir/madam, you are killin...   more

Is The Core Games Industry Shrinking? About Damn Time! And Who's To Blame?


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



The 3DS and Wii U Were Mistakes Nintendo Won't Make Again

If you've never seen me around, you're probably thinking "dude, are you high? The 3DS is the best-selling platform everywhere", and if you did see me around, then you might be wondering, besides ...   more



I FP'd five cblogs this weekend (and I want to do more)

and and and and . I want to start doing this every weekend. Let's take over the front page! "Dtoid Community Weekends." Help me make it happen. Go create something beautiful. Or awful. Or...   more

I FP'd five cblogs this weekend (and I want to do more)


A Look At Gaming Tastes in Five Different Countries

We gamers love to talk about what's selling and what's not. Actually, scratch that. Not just gamers, it seems to be a human phenomenon. Box office and music charts are regularly reported in the m...   more

A Look At Gaming Tastes in Five Different Countries


Humble PSA: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts Unlimited are DRM-free

This isn't going to be a long blog, but I wanted to let people know of my excitement anyway. Two of the Humble Bundle's games right now are DRM-free, even though they need to be downloaded thro...   more

Humble PSA: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Scribblenauts Unlimited  are DRM-free


PSA: Outlast is now available DRM-free

I've been holding off on since it's release, because it was only available through Steam. Well, that's no longer the case, as , A.K.A. the why-isn't-this-website-the-digital-distribution-stand...   more

PSA: Outlast is now available DRM-free





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