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Jul 26 // sonic429

6th Generation thoughts

Before I get into my main topic I'd like to address where I've been as of late. While I've still been around to comment and share my opinions on stories, I can't be there as much as I used to be. Basically my work cracked dow...
Jul 14 // CJ Andriessen

Japan’s 47 other Satoru Iwatas ask that you stop sending them your condolences

The world is still mourning the loss of visionary producer and programmer Satoru Iwata, who died Saturday due to complications from a tumor. While his employer is encouraging people to share their thoughts and feelings on hi...
Jul 04 // CJ Andriessen

Me, Fake News & the Dying Girl

I don't know if anyone cares, but I thought I'd take this opportunity to explain what's happening with me and my "hilarious" fake news pieces. As some of you have already seen, I am now on the main page, part of the Dtoid st...
May 05 // sonic429

The trouble with the market.

Remember in the first Matrix movie when Neo and Morpheus are discussing the Matrix world? Morpheus says something to the effect of: you know something is wrong with the world, you've felt it for years, it's in the back o...
Apr 22 // sonic429

Why I ♥ Destructoid

Like most of you here, I'm pretty obessed with gaming. It's something that I think a lot about. I do reviews, I think about what companies could do to fix their woes, listen to podcasts about gaming, and among my friends...
Apr 14 // CJ Andriessen

Nations Goodwill Stores Prepare For Massive Influx of Plastic Instruments

The corporate offices of Goodwill Industries International issued a ‘code red’ to all its stores today following the announcement of a new Guitar Hero game. The game, Guitar Hero Live, is set to launch this fall a...
Apr 10 // CJ Andriessen

Destructoid Takes Up Smoking To Seem Cool Again

In light of Andy Dixon's departure from Destructoid, the website announced today it has taken up smoking to try and look cool again. Dixon's departure is just the latest exit from the website that has seen some of the mo...
Apr 07 // sonic429

Why I love fighting games

I've heard gamers tell me they don't like fighting games. And I look at them with this face that says "They still make you?". (I say in jest, even the most hardcore among us have genre's games that we have a hard time ap...
Apr 04 // CJ Andriessen

Indiana Game Developer Refuses to Sell Game To Gays, Sets Up GoFundMe Site

After seeing Memories Pizza, an insignificant pizzeria in Walkerton, Indiana, receive nearly $1,000,000 in a GoFundMe campaign when the owners faced a backlash over anti-gay remarks, Muncie-based developer...
Apr 01 // CJ Andriessen

Study Finds Its About To Get Gay In Here Doesnt Make It Any Gayer In Here

A report released today by Alexa Internet, Inc. found that Destructoid member Its About To Get Gay In Here doesn’t add to the gayness of any one thread the user comments in. The report was based on a three month re...
Mar 29 // CJ Andriessen

Mobile Developers Worried Nintendo Might Steal Ideas They Stole From Nintendo

A cabal of iOS and Android developers held a press conference today expressing their concern over Nintendo’s entrance into the mobile market; suggesting the gaming giant will try to copy many of the gameplay ideas ...
Mar 26 // CJ Andriessen

Destructoid Announces Bible Burning Game Jam

Video game news site blog thing Destructoid.com announced today it is expanding its sphere of influence into game development with its first official Game Jam. Set to take place this May, the theme of the rapid game crea...
Mar 24 // CJ Andriessen

Man on Death Bed Really Regrets Spending $50 on Cooking Mama: Cook-Off

A Florida man with only days to live says he has no regrets in life, except for that one time he decided to drop $50 on a Cooking Mama game. 37-year-old Francis Dumond was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago. Since...
Mar 20 // sonic429

The trouble with sequels...

As much as we all love to see a new IP, there's something reassuring about picking up a sequel to one of your favorite games. There's a lot less mystery, and you generally have a pretty good idea what to expect. After al...
Mar 18 // CJ Andriessen

Newborn Child Upset that He Will Die Before The Last Guardian is Completed

Conner Alexander, the world's newest little gamer, expressed disappointment this afternoon when he learned he would probably die from old age before getting a chance to play The Last Guardian. Conner, who according to hi...
Mar 08 // CJ Andriessen

Termina Destroyed in Daylight Saving Mishap

In tragic news, the parallel world of Termina was destroyed this morning after residents from Goron Village all the way down to Romani Ranch forgot to set their clocks forward by an hour. The strange and sometimes frustr...
Mar 06 // sonic429

Video Games: stuff that's always annoyed me

They say little things bother little people. I don't know that I agree with that, but I do think there's more than a few things that bother me in gaming. Maybe I've just let things fester more than they should have, but ...
Mar 01 // CJ Andriessen

Doctors: Frenzy Virus Outbreak Caused by Anti-Vaxxing Monsters

Researchers with the Medical Institute of Val Harbor announced today they believe the recent outbreak of the Frenzy Virus has been caused by monsters refusing to get their offspring vaccinated. The Frenzy Virus outbreak ...
Feb 22 // CJ Andriessen

Nintendo in Hot Water After Controversial Tweet

Nintendo of America needs to rethink its social media strategy after a series of bumbling tweets caused an uproar on the internet this week. The controversy started Wednesday when the official Nintendo of America Twitter...
Feb 20 // sonic429

How long does a game need to be? #lengthgate

With all the talk about The Order 1886 being a short game, I couldn't help but want to chime in on my philosophy on how long a game should be. Now this isn't the same as my blog on what makes a game complete. Because I f...
Feb 14 // sonic429

If I could make my own console

Us console gamers don't exactly have the luxury to make our systems the way we want. Sure, you can upgrade the hard drive, or add some accessories, maybe even change out a faceplate, but that's about it when it comes to ...
Feb 05 // sonic429

Opinion: Are games art?

If you went and asked the average gamer if they considered games "art" I think they would overwhelmingly say yes. They would point out examples like Journey, Limbo and Shadow of the Colossus and say that is the proof. If...
Feb 01 // CJ Andriessen

Next Madden Game to Feature Incompetent Playcalling

Mere moments after the end of Super Bowl 49, Electronic Arts announced a new feature that will be coming to its next Madden game: Incompetent Playcalling. “We always think of new ways to innovate each and every Mad...
Jan 30 // sonic429

I miss Sega...

While I've given quite a bit of love to Nintendo, and some towards Microsoft and Sony, I feel like there's another company that I haven't quite given some love to, and that's Sega. While they still exist in today's marke...
Jan 25 // CJ Andriessen

Gearbox Announces Which Publisher It Will Steal From to Fund Borderlands 3

At the end of its PAX South panel today, Gearbox Software announced it is teaming up with Deep Silver for an untitled racing simulation game that will allow the developer to wet its feet in an unfamiliar genre as well as...
Jan 22 // CJ Andriessen

Gentlemans Club Nintendo Launching This September

Nintendo fans mourning the loss of Club Nintendo won’t have to wait long for its replacement. According to classified documents obtained today, the successor to the points program where customers are rewarded for p...
Jan 16 // CJ Andriessen

Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Coming to the US, Will Ship Without Buttons

Just days after Nintendo announced the US release date of the New Nintendo 3DS XL, the company made it known it plans to release the smaller New Nintendo 3DS this May in the United States. Featuring all the same enhancem...
Jan 13 // CJ Andriessen

Pre-Order DLC For My Next Article

What's up my fellow D-Tards?! It's me, the Gay one, with a quick heads up about my next article. This blog post is one I have been planning for a long while and I'm very excited to announce here today that my next p...
Jan 09 // sonic429

Playstation, and my A/V room

Ever since I've got my hands on my first amplifier back in 2000, I've been a bit of an A/V junkie. There is something cool about having a media center in my living room that makes everyone want to game at my house. Fact ...
Jan 07 // CJ Andriessen

Princess Kora Details What #GamerGate is Really About

Self described “Cam Goddess” and PhD student Princess Kora would like you to know that #GamerGate is not about harassing women, it’s about dressing up as a woman who is frequently harassed and sticking ...

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