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Nov 13 // Tubatic

MASSIVE CHALICE is really good.

Guys this isn't a very good blog post I've written, but dang it, i've got to tell you, MASSIVE CHALICE is really good. Yes its Double Fine. Yes its early access now. Yes its a Kickstartered game. No they haven't finishe...
Sep 16 // Tubatic

Are VIdeo Games Sexist: What the heck is going on here?

Guys, I saw this and had to come back home, to try and figure things out. And this isn't to say there's actual sides to be had, or rigth stances or wrong stances... but huh?  Is gaming actually transcending an ideo...
Feb 24 // Tubatic

A Father's Fight: Asura's Wrath is Awesome

BURST! The right trigger glyph flashes on the screen as Asura's blazing anger reaches yet another limit break, flames licking the chrome on the thin and understated health/rage meters. I slam my index finger against the bu...
Dec 15 // Tubatic

Play My Game: Article Of Loathing

For about 20 years now, I've wanted to make games. Up until about a year ago, I hadn't made much more than a simple ascii game in PASCAL and a hand full of levels in a handful of level editor enabled games. For the past f...
Apr 03 // Tubatic

10 more things you maybe didn't know about Tubatic

Hi, you probably don't know me... you know, aside from what you knew 3 years ago. Lets catch up, eh? 10. I came to DToid because of Jack Thompson- Or at least because of Robot Leader's dedicated hard journalisms. A gu...
Jan 04 // Tubatic

Gaming Podcasts in 2011: Worth a Listen, Worth a Loathe

As life has dealt my hand, I have been the traveler of 45 minute commute to and from work for the past 7 years. In that time, I've found a lot of time to enjoy revile several gaming podcasts. As we start to forget 2011, I ...
Jan 02 // Tubatic

I Played Your Guy or You are not Cole Phelps

NOTE! I get a little spoilery, though I showed some restraint. Read at your own risky. Game has great performances regardless of knowing the plot points anyway... --- One of my favorite games from last year was L.A. Noi...
Oct 20 // Tubatic

From a Bowl of Rice: Assassin's Creed and its Brotherhood

"I'm prepared to scour the Earth for that motherf*ck*r. If Butch goes to Indochina, I want a (dude) waiting in a bowl of rice ready to pop a cap in his *ss." -Marcellus Wallace, Pulp Fiction Looking past the way he says it,...
Aug 11 // Tubatic

Digital Depth: Jim Sterling is onto Something

For the past few weeks, Jim Sterling has taken on the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade entry for the week, and each has come in disappointing in his opinion. This has come as a surprise, as many of the games show an overwhelming...
Aug 07 // Tubatic

Play My Game! Rubber Duck Zerocraft sees the light of day

Hello Destructoid, it feels like we haven't hung out in forever. You look well. Have you lost weight? Part of the reason I haven't been musing out like a bandit on the c-blogs lately is that I've been tinkering with the i...
Jul 04 // Tubatic

Spew out of 10: Score Scroller Serenity and a Strange Love of Words

As someone that dabbles in writing about games, I have a great respect for reviewers and feature writers. Further still, as someone that dabbles as an artist, I would want nothing more than for every piece of work ever, to...
Jun 05 // Tubatic

E3 Approaches: Hoping for a Way of the Samurai 4 Announcement

E3 means a lot of things to a lot of people. For most people its the announcements of new games, confirmation of rumors and reveal of details on games sure to arrive in the next two years. And for some, its a chance to wa...
May 14 // dj-anon

Game and Watch Gallery - Fire (Music)

The following is a sketch I did on FL Studio and Pro Tools of this jazzy song of the classic game, although initially planned to be used as a guide for an eventual recording of the song with real instruments, for some reaso...
Jan 25 // Tubatic

GameFlown: A Brief Review of Singularity (Single Player Campaign)

Money's tight, GameFly queues are long, and you don't have alot of time for games. Seriously. So this is GameFlown: Brief reviews / recommendations for the renting/used gaming enthusiast. So, lets take this format for a te...
Dec 05 // Tubatic

Tubativision: Video Bloggin' about Video Games

I heard this is what's hot on the streets. I refuse to be left behind on the latest gaming or blogging trends, for fear of being considered a dinosaur. If I'm ever going to over come this debilitating case of being "Older T...
Oct 25 // Tubatic

Read Quickly About Why Super Meat Boy is a Triumph

Super Meat Boy is out now for the Xbox360, and it is glorious. Never before have I played a game that does so many things right, purely, as a game.  I was considering a heady piece on how Super Meat Boy is the true ...
Oct 13 // Tubatic

What's this Button Do? Reblogging and Button Mashing

In a more thoughtful and wordy state of mind, this is where I would blog a scathing retort to Jim Sterling's reviews, which are just dreadful right?  Amirite?! Because, as you didn't notice, Jim Sterling said...
Oct 05 // Tubatic

Keep it Complicated, Stupid

Back in my day, games were hard. Jumps would kill you. Potions would kill you. Restarts would be back at the beginning of a level. Moves were only explained in the manual and rally special moves were only available by wor...
Sep 12 // Tubatic

Tubaticisms 9-12-10: The Fall of Gaming

Sometimes I'm in a room with a tuba and a trumpet player and it feels like there's that much room in the room. -Hype Required-- I need some serious game hype in my life! I end up saying so every fall in some way or anothe...
Aug 31 // Tubatic

Mass Effect 2 and the Triumph of Red/Blue Morality[Spoilers]

Lured into the den of a powerful biotic mind controller, I had made all the right moves to come this far. Answered all the right questions. Talked about music, sculpture and film and avoided talk of family and law enforce...
Jul 31 // Tubatic

10 Reasons That You Want to Adopt Tubatic's Avatar for Pax

Nuts to your preamble. Substance! 1. Tubatic has been FrontPaged like 30 times. Alright, like... 5? 5 sounds about right, yeah? At any rate, Tubatic has been frontpage promo'd a few times. That make him totally a big ...
Jul 29 // Tubatic

Shooter Love and The Lonely Zone

My handle is Tubatic, and I like shooters. The first time I realized it was UN Squadron, one of the first games I had for the Super Nintendo. I'd played others before it. Dark, tech heavy games about laser guns and aliens...
Jul 19 // Tubatic

Wild Speculation: Running Wild with the Mega Man Universe Announcement

Mega Man Universe has been announced!! While some Mega Man fans are a light with ideas on what it could all mean, there's still a good chunk that aren't quite getting an amazing vibe from this mysterious new title. To tho...
Jul 04 // Tubatic

Tubaticisms 7/4/10: Americanism, Bloggerism, and RDR-WoW-ME2isms

Happy 4th of July! This day is an integral part of my timeline, and I'm glad no one's gone back and messed with it... or have they?! Celebrating the 4th- I didn't do much in actual celebration of the 4th of July. Mostly ...
Jun 23 // Tubatic

Second Generation iPods are for Kittens

What's this meow about meow being for the meow rwor? Ipods are for purrs and fiskt who like to meowmeowr at pictures of fourteen years olds meowr. I work out at the meow meow everyday for six meows, try finding a fatty meow...
Jun 12 // Tubatic

A Different Opinion on Backbreaker

In Destructoid's recent review of Backbreaker, Samit Sarkar makes a fair and accurate review of Backbreaker as a football video game that is not Madden in a Madden dominated landscape. While he briefly lauds the game's pre...
May 30 // Tubatic

Tubaticisms 5-30-10: Girl Gamer Edition

Bwomp. Red Dead- This game is mad righteous. I've been enjoying the single player A BUNCH, both roaming around doing random crap and following the really well performed story. One of the things that really strikes me abo...
May 28 // dj-anon

ill-timed Reviews: Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII gets the fundamentals right, but fails on the execution. Arguably, storytelling is the protagonist in each Final Fantasy iteration, where you can count on lengthy game-play to accompany it. Unlike their...
May 27 // Tubatic

What Hollywood Can Learn from Mega Man

Earlier this month, a fan film was released onto the public about everyone's favorite little blue dude from the 90's: Mega Man! And, as a long time fan of movies and Mega Man, this film is an absolute success in the realm ...
May 15 // Tubatic

Runs in the Family: My Dad, My Gamer Role Model

I'm a little early for Father's Day, but I really wanted to support the community Monthly Musing initiative linked here!!! People that met my dad when he visited my school could often tell, right away, that we're related. ...

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