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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 // SpielerDad

Amazon Thinks I Have a Gaming Addiction

I do a lot of horrible gaming related things for your personal amusement. I mostly play horrible celebrity branded mobile phone games, but this time around, I decided to read a book about gaming addiction. This was not what I...
Jun 29 // SpielerDad

Why do we still care about Backwards Compatibility?

E3 2015 has come and gone. The big corporations had their pressers, the unwashed masses got to try out the latest wares, and the Los Angeles area is free of game industry marketing reps and journalists, to concentrate on more...
Jun 02 // SpielerDad

Sony Makes Money While You Sleep...

They are also probably eating your lunch out of the office fridge, got your girlfriend pregnant, and your mom secretly likes them better than you. They are like a malevolent clown doll that watches you while you sleep. O...
May 19 // SpielerDad

Sometimes I Hate Being Right 

Know what I hate? That smug look someone gives you when they say, “I told you so.” I should be allowed to slap that look right off someone’s face after saying, “I told you so…” and fe...
May 11 // SpielerDad

Sharks Can Thank Sega for Their Two Penises

Sega, a company that is responsible for molding me into the gamer I am today has been hit by some hard times. The reasons for this are numerous, but in a nutshell, one can say that Sega has not made a sound decision sinc...
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 30 // SpielerDad

I Played Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest… So You Don’t Have To

When a “celebrity” releases a mobile game, I begin to feel all warm and gooey, because I have a weakness for horrible mobile games. The prospect of a possible train wreck that is associated with someone famou...
Apr 23 // SpielerDad

I'm not posting until...

...the cBlogs are fixed.   Thanks!
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 16 // SpielerDad

The Best Job in the World 

Imagine a job where you get paid millions of dollars in salary, receive millions of dollars in stock options, and receive absurd bonuses, just for doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Now, imagine a job where yo...
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...
Mar 30 // SpielerDad

Evil Rabbits

Many, many years ago, a bearded Jewish man was crucified in the Middle East. After a week, he came back to life. His modern day followers remember this miracle by celebrating a long-eared woodland rodent. As a Christian ...
Mar 21 // rowdy rhod

Hello Again, and is reality detrimental to our escapism?

 Hello D-Toiders. Some of you may recall me from some blogs I wrote on here a few months back. My plan was to write a weekly blog with random musings about the video games, but due to a mix of man flu, Christmas sho...
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 17 // SpielerDad

Why Retailers Damage and Throw Away Good Product

Early this week, a YouTube video posted in February of an intrepid dumpster diver went viral, and started making the rounds at various gaming and tech related websites.  This individual braved possible attack from r...
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 03 // SpielerDad

Former 38 Studios Founder Exposes Twitter Trolls

You can mess with the man, but don’t mess with his family. A couple of Twitter trolls learned that the hard way after posting some vile tweets directed at former Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios founder, Curt Schilli...
Feb 28 // SpielerDad

Let's Remember Leonard Nimoy, by Giving Microsoft Money

I'm sure many of you have already heard that the venerable Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday. It is certainly sad, but luckily for his fans, his long career has left us with no shortage of ways to remember and celebrat...
Feb 24 // SpielerDad

Experiment: I Got Off My Ass and Gamed – For My Health

Does the name Ernest Hemingway ring a bell? It should, he was one of the world’s finest writers. He lived a fascinating life, won a Pulitzer and Nobel, survived two world wars, walked away from not one, but two pla...
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 10 // SpielerDad

Do Not Spend Valentine’s Day at GameStop

I don’t shop at GameStop anymore. With the convenience of digital distribution on both the PS4 and XboxOne, I’m all about downloading games right to my console, without ever having to step foot into a brick a...
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...
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 30 // SpielerDad

GamerGate Goes Mainstream on Law & Order: SVU

Do people still use the term “Jump the Shark?” If they do, do they even know what it means? Do they know the history behind the term? I’m big on history, especially pop culture history. Let me enlighten...
Jan 22 // SpielerDad

What Happened to the Good Old Snow Level?

It’s cold outside. When I say it’s cold outside, I really do mean its freeze your face off, toes turning blue, testes shriveling up inside of you, kind of cold. It’s not pleasant. For my friends in the ...
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 09 // SpielerDad

Top 5 Ways Destructoid Should Ring in the End of the World

Earlier in the week, a video leaked of what CNN, the cable news enterprise, would broadcast as the world as we know it crumbled around us. People flocked to the web to see what Ted Turner and his pederast moustache would...
Jan 05 // SpielerDad

Man Shot – Grand Theft Auto May Not Be Responsible

Whenever there’s a shooting in the headlines, I wait for the inevitable. Will Grand Theft Auto be mentioned as a possible factor? It’s practically a standard for mainstream journalism today. Any article regar...

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