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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



The Anthology Format

So here's the deal, Games should succeed on their own merits, separate from those of other media. This is what I hear from most people who want to see games grow "as an industry." They tend to t...   more

The Anthology Format


A Reasoned Criticism of Gamers Who Speak Out Against Sexism

So here's the deal, Feminism and sexism are increasingly relevant topics in our industry; few discussions polarize faster, yet few are more important. Their recent prevalence is due in part to a...   more

A Reasoned Criticism of Gamers Who Speak Out Against Sexism


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



Occams Thoughts: Debate

I'm all for healthy debate.† Debate is a hallmark of human communication.† Its one of the many ways we learn and grow from one another.† There are debates that are super important, like the de...   more



Occam Thoughts: Four Years

April 1st, that special day in which Destructoid falls under the spell of the blood moon and transforms into the Foolish April Beast. It's a day I look forward to every year, not only for what t...   more



Occams Thoughts: Art Books

Iíve always been a picture guy. Iím a visual learner almost to a fault (math is hard) and the way I recall memories is by shuffling through pictures in my head until I find the one I am trying t...   more



Occam Thoughts: Gaming Moments of 2012

Let's take a journey together and read about my gaming moments of 2012. I hope you enjoy them. My gaming moments of 2012: I was so excited for NeverDead. Neat premise. Ridiculous comb...   more



Occam Thoughts: Music in Video Games

Music. We like it. We love it. We want some more of it. It feeds our mind thoughts and helps grease the wheels of life. The right song at the right moment can make a lasting memory or sour y...   more



Occam Thoughts: Stuff and Things and Games

Hello everyone. How have you been? Lots of new and exciting things going on around here. I'd like to share some thoughts with you today. Its some random things. Just whatever I can pull out ...   more



Occam Thoughts: Community

The time is 1:56 am in the morning here in the waking world. I'm a few glasses of wine relaxed and have been thinking a bit about the site. I don't often have an outlet to just speak my mind in...   more



Occam Thoughts: Dragon's Dogma

To quote Staind, the only band I want to play at my wedding and my funeral, This started out as a regular Occam Thoughts and then I wrote a bunch of words about Dragonís Dogma. So I guess Iím ...   more



How Bioware Broke EA

So here's the deal, I saw a particularly shocking piece of industry news today, so shocking in fact that it jolted me into writing for the second time in a week. Truly groundbreaking stuff. Ther...   more

How Bioware Broke EA


Waaaay Back When: Splinter Cell Conviction and Series Evolution

So here's the deal, It's been a full nine months since I last posted here, and a solid year and a half since I wrote with anything resembling regularity, and you know what? I've had just about e...   more

Waaaay Back When: Splinter Cell Conviction and Series Evolution


Fray - Cinematic Trailer and Beta Keys!

After a few weeks work, we are happy to show you an in engine cinematic we have created for Fray. The video was created with the game models and our environment and shows our gameplay in a narra...   more

Fray - Cinematic Trailer and Beta Keys!


Fray - Beta is out! Get your keys now!

We have come quite a long way since the Alpha and we are really happy with how the game is shaping up. With Beta, corrections to the game will be much more graphical, as we tune and polish anim...   more

Fray - Beta is out! Get your keys now!


Occam Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

So Bbain wrote this really badass post talking about 10 things we didnít know about him. Apparently this was a thing on the blogs many moons ago. It was warm and heartfelt and overall let us ge...   more



Occam Thoughts: Friday Leavings

When did kiddy pools not become a thing anymore? I used to love those when I was young. Then as I entered college they became associated with drinking and tomfoolery. Though I think the idea ...   more



Fray - Sex, Pre-orders and a Video.

Brain Candy is really happy to open Fray to pre-orders, allowing you to join in the alpha testing of the game! Realeasing an Alpha is an exciting time (albeit a bit scary), we are at a cros...   more

Fray - Sex, Pre-orders and a Video.


Occam Thoughts: Things I Cherish

Hello everyone. How are you? How's the weather where you are? Its cold here. I'm wearing a robe currently and sipping a Bud Light Lime. I feel like a metrosexual Nescafe commercial. A while...   more



Occam Thoughts: A Warning

I feel like I need to warn you. was recently released for consoles and itís bad. Very bad. Iím talking changing uncle Peteís diaper bad. I Gameflyíd it hoping for a fun if somewhat silly a...   more



Fray - A Wild Alpha Release Date Appears!

Hey guys! We have (finally) set a release date for Fray's Pre-order Alpha. So set your calendars to: The game will be released on DESURA (www.desura.com), and when pre-ordering Fray, you wi...   more

Fray - A Wild Alpha Release Date Appears!


For Omicron1(with a Dash of Jim), Mostly...

[Disclaimer: This blog does not represent the views or opinions of Enkido as he exists in a sane state and he cannot be held responsible for the content expressed in this article. For real, it's ...   more

For Omicron1(with a Dash of Jim), Mostly...


Occam Thoughts: My Year in Haiku

My mind is a piece of bologna with a cigarette put out on it. In the spirit of that statement and all that it implies, I give you my year in video games in haiku form, Oh, quick aside, thank yo...   more



To Randal Marshal Magembay Oswaldt Sarah Jessica Parker Dixon

To Montgomery Albatross Ayn Randy Gimme a Handy Dixon: You are our friend. You are our compatriot. You are an asset to Destructoid and help make this e-house and e-home for so many o...   more



Occam Thoughts: NASCAR Lovin'

Hello all. How have you been? Iíve been busy. Not that good kind of ďTHE SWORD IS ALMOST COMPLETEĒ kind of busy but that ďI need that report by tomorrow morningĒ kind of busy. Oh well, thatís...   more



Deus Ex and the Importance of Caring

So here's the deal, I was recently fortunate enough to stumble upon a failing Rogers Video that was selling its used and rented games at three for one. Ever the opportunist, I dashed in to get m...   more

Deus Ex and the Importance of Caring


Fray: Designing a User Interface is Tough

David Jeanne, our Lead Designer has been working on Fray's core design and interface for the past year and wanted to share how the design process for the interface was undertaken. He has written ...   more



Fray: Couple Of New Screenshots And A Quick Update

Hello Boys and Girls, Just a quick update to let you know that we are still alive and well, working hard on Fray as we approach the launch of our Alpha. Here are a few screenshots to show how th...   more

Fray: Couple Of New Screenshots And A Quick Update


Gamer Burn Out and Other Things

[Disclaimer: This blog does not represent the views or opinions of Enkido as he exists in a sane state and he cannot be held responsible for the content expressed in this article. For real, it's ...   more






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