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Here is a list of things you should know about me:
I'm a female game/toy blogger living in New Orleans.
The NES is my favorite system of all time, closely followed by the PS2.
My DS is more or less glued to my person.
I can't resist playing Contra. Ever.
I think toys are the best solution to not wanting to grow up, and I have an always-growing collection of them, which is why I started Tomopop.
I require sushi for living.
I'm hopelessly addicted to Japanese dramas and skinny Japanese boys with awful hair.
I love wandering around used bookstores for hours.
I think about throwing rocks at people a lot.
I replay The Legend of Zelda about 5 times a year.
I read a lot.
I can't live without music.

Kon-kon!


This Pedro guy is pretty good.
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And these RetroforceGo! people aren't so bad.


Actually, the people I work with are pretty freaking awesome in general.


Sometimes I put on costumes, too.


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5:00 PM on 03.23.2011

Review: Monster Tale

You may recollect back in January we brought you a preview of a cute little platformer coming soon from Majesco called Monster Tale. A sweet title with distinctly retro flavor, Monster Tale used some cool tricks to keep us ex...

Colette Bennett

9:40 AM on 02.25.2011

Destructoid chats about Orcs Must Die!

During my recent visit to Robot Entertainment, I got to do all sorts of fun things: hang out in the "beer garden" that they call a conference room (which includes little chill-out stations to take breaks and play games, of co...

Colette Bennett

9:00 AM on 02.25.2011

Hands-on: Orcs Must Die!

Just to be fair, I'm going to throw this out there before I go one word further: I LOVE tower defense games. With all my heart. As soon as I saw the first preview for Orcs Must Die! during my trip to Robot Entertainment ...

Colette Bennett

3:00 PM on 01.06.2011

Earth Defense Force ... on my iPhone?

I feel like all the sudden, my precious Earth Defense Force is going through some sort of renaissance. A few months ago, I was happily replaying the 360 version with one of my best friends in mad pursuit of the Genocide Gun, ...

Colette Bennett

7:00 PM on 01.04.2011

Preview: Monster Tale

Sure, the DS is choked with cute platformers -- we all already know that. Still, when I hear that a game is coming our way that not appeal to my retro sensibilities, but also is being headed up by the same folks who took the ...

Colette Bennett

6:30 PM on 12.07.2010

One Chance: consequences in gaming

As we see games evolve, we find that our experiences within them become more realistic. And yet, there are basic tenets of gaming that still are determined to defy reality: monsters that drop money, treasure chests in the mid...

Colette Bennett

12:50 PM on 11.01.2010

Exclusive: EDF Insect Armageddon gets local co-op, more guns

If you hang around here a lot, you may already be aware that I am a little obsessed with a game called Earth Defense Force: 2017. I've been hoping for a sequel for a while now, and when Insect Armageddon was announced la...

Colette Bennett

12:40 PM on 10.15.2010

The Fight Nerd hosts their first Fall Brawl event

Our friends over at The Fight Nerd  let us know recently that a big event is coming up for them this weekend. Called The Fall Brawl, this event will be held in New York tomorrow at 8 Bit and Up Video Games from 12 noon on....

Colette Bennett

6:00 PM on 10.01.2010

Review: Space Invaders Infinity Gene (PS3/360)

If you have an iPhone, you may have played Space Invaders Infinity Gene when it came out late last year. Why are we excited about a port then, you ask? Why, HD, of course. That, and the ability to use a gamepad rather than yo...

Colette Bennett

1:00 PM on 09.26.2010

PixelJunk Monsters sequel being considered, no more 2D

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am unnaturally obsessed with PixelJunk Monsters. I still play the game at least two nights a week, and since I have finished the majority of the levels, I just try to get the trophies fr...

Colette Bennett

11:20 AM on 09.23.2010

Pre-order DJ Hero 2 and get free remixes from Amazon

DJ Hero 2 is coming out next month on October 19th, and for those of you who are patiently waiting for the release I have good news for you: Amazon is offering a pre-order bonus in the form of two remixes. These exclusive son...

Colette Bennett

11:00 AM on 09.23.2010

Ico and Last Guardian films could one day exist

So you already know that we are less than thrilled about the idea of a Shadow of the Colossus movie. I think I would be okay with it if Guillermo Del Toro was the one making it, but considering it's Misher Films behind it, I'...

Colette Bennett

5:20 PM on 09.21.2010

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 shirts hit Hot Topic

The entire Destructoid staff more or less agrees that I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1! is easily some of the best fun you can have with a game on the Xbox 360. That costs a dollar, no less. Ska Studios has recently teame...

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5:00 PM on 09.21.2010

Guardian of Light will get free downloadable content

In our recent interview with Crystal Dynamics about Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, we got to find out all kinds of cool info about plans for the title, but there was one we didn't see coming -- new content.  Cryst...

Colette Bennett

1:20 PM on 09.17.2010

This modded R2 unit is going to blow your mind

Just look at the R2D2 you see there in the photo above for a second. Do you see that SNES cart sticking out of one of his ports? WHAT IS THIS GLORIOUS THING? Kotaku posted images today (Via Fort90) of this incredible droid wh...

Colette Bennett

12:20 PM on 09.17.2010

D3 announces Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

 TODAY IS THE DAY I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL MY LIFE. Okay, well, maybe that's exaggerating, but you all know I love Earth Defense Force 2017. So hard. And in fact, when that new teaser website popped up for Insect Arm...

Colette Bennett

7:00 PM on 09.16.2010

Namco announces Body and Brain Connection for Kinect

We got word of a new Kinect title aimed at powering up your noggin from Namco last week, with the famous Dr. Ryuta Kawashima on board, who is behind Nintendo's famous Brain Training series. Today, Namco spilled the rest of th...

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4:40 PM on 09.16.2010

Alundra, Arc the Lad getting a PSN re-release

I love the golden era of PS One RPGs. I recal so many games from that time with such fond feelings. One of them was easily Alundra, an action RPG that I plowed many hours into back in the day. I may get to relive those wonder...

Colette Bennett

11:40 AM on 09.16.2010

White PS3 comes to Japan October 21st

White PS3 slim? Yeah, we knew that was coming. Originally we thought these 320GB HDD versions of the console were coming July 29th, accompanied by a smaller version as well (160GB HDD), but according to Sony's official websit...

Colette Bennett

11:00 AM on 09.16.2010

TGS: Sega announces Phantasy Star Online 2 for PC

Someone cares about Phantasy Star Online, right? I mean, I am sure it is a good game series. All I know is, when I first read this, my brain transposed the order of the words and I read "Phantasy Star 2 Online." And for a min...

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 09.15.2010

Atlus announces a Greatest Hits version of Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls, a game so notoriously hard that our own Dale North admitted he could not even finish it, has earned the grudging respect of many gamers because of its crazy level of challenge. Still, the game earned very high ...

Colette Bennett

4:40 PM on 09.15.2010

TGS: New Last Guardian screens appear

Team ICO fans have had so much to rejoice in the last 24 hours, it's hard not to still feel giddy. After all, the HD re-release of Shadow of the Colossus and Ico was just about the best news we could imagine. Let's not f...

Colette Bennett

3:40 PM on 09.15.2010

Final Fantasy live-action trailer has hot Japanese people

I felt a little sketchy about Final Fantasy XIV when I first saw the trailers and such, but since I've seen more I admit I am considering playing it. If I hadn't already been convinced, though, this trailer would hav...

Colette Bennett

6:30 PM on 09.14.2010

Capcom brings Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Chicago

[Update: We guess you'll want to know where you're supposed to be going, eh? If you're headed to the "Fight Club," you'll want to put this address in your GPS: 437 N Wolcott AveChicago, IL 60622 We've also been told that th...

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 09.14.2010

Live action Pokemon is a thing that is happening

Well, in someone's fantasies, anyway. We caught this hilarious trailer over at Shogun Gamer, which is most certainly not for a real film -- the full version was screened at Anime Evolution earlier this year -- but is...

Colette Bennett

4:20 PM on 09.14.2010

Valkyria Chronicles 3 showing at TGS this year

We've given very high marks to both the entries in the Valkyria Chronicles franchise in the past. Considering that the first game had some sales issues before it got a price cut, we were a bit worried for a while there -- but...

Colette Bennett

6:00 PM on 09.09.2010

Five things that must return in the EDF sequel

It's a funny thing that I just so happened to be enjoying a replay of Sandlot's Earth Defense Force 2017 with a good friend of mine when news of the website trademarked by D3 Publisher surfaced. Called Earth Defense Force:Ins...

Colette Bennett

1:40 PM on 09.09.2010

Realtime Worlds may get its saving throw

The atmosphere has been turbulent in the industry since Scottish developer Realtime Worlds went into administration, with companies surging into the Dundee area to help provide support to the employees involved. However, Deve...

Colette Bennett

8:00 PM on 09.08.2010

Feelplus's Mindjack delayed to 2011

I have such mixed feelings about Mindjack, the Square-Enix-published title from Feelplus that puts the player in the role of an FIA agent in search of a missing woman. I haven't cared for anything that Square Enix has publish...

Colette Bennett

6:30 PM on 09.08.2010

LittleBigPlanet 2 beta codes go out this week

LittleBigPlanet 2 is on its way to us this November, so fans of the first game don't have long to wait. However, if you're lucky, you just might find yourself playing the beta a little sooner -- if you were a true enthusiast ...

Colette Bennett

4:00 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: New Twisted Metal revealed for the PS3

Sony unveiled a ton of new info on Twisted Metal at this year's E3 press conference, and let me tell you, the sheer amount of screens and new footage we saw was overwhelming -- it was tough to keep up! I had to stop bitching ...

Colette Bennett

3:40 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Dead Space 2 gets a PS3 Limited Edition

I recollect that despite my excitement to play the original Dead Space, that the atmosphere was so tense that I actually found myself stressed out while playing the game. The atmosphere was TOO good.That's not a bad thing tho...

Colette Bennett

3:11 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Sony shows us a mouthwatering PSP lineup

Sony came out swinging at today's E3 press conference when it came to the PSP, showing off a slew off stuff and dropping a few surprises into the mix. We saw brief glimpses of games such as Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker, ModN...

Colette Bennett

2:35 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: PlayStation Move gets moving with Sorcery

Our initial reaction to the PlayStation Move has been all over the map, just like all the gamer reactions out there: will Sony's answer to the Wiimote actually be any fun? We got a better look today during Sony's E3 press con...

Colette Bennett

12:07 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Donkey Kong Country Returns announced

God, Nintendo really must have given it some thought when it came to the reactions to their previous press conferences. All I read all over the web (and said myself as I filed out of the hall after last year's conference) was...

Colette Bennett

11:40 AM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Disney Epic Mickey is a total jizz festival

Yeah, so, we just saw a presentation at the Nintendo E3 press conference that Nintendo is holding right now for Disney Epic Mickey, and let me tell you: you are so not ready. SO. NOT. READY. Described as a mix of adventure, p...

Colette Bennett

11:22 AM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

We knew we were going to see the new Legend of Zelda at this year's E3 Nintendo press conference, but we weren't sure how long they'd tease us with it. Luckily, it was the first thing we saw when they opened the show -- nice ...

Colette Bennett

9:30 PM on 11.18.2009

The Whispered World gets lucky at German Game Dev Awards

I've been fascinated with Deep Silver and Daedalic's The Whispered World has looked from the very beginning, and it seems perhaps the rest of the world is equally as thrilled -- the game has garnered six nominations at the pr...

Colette Bennett

5:30 PM on 11.18.2009

Nintendo invades malls for the holidays

Unless you're the type that confines yourself to your home and orders all your Christmas gifts through Amazon (not the world's worst idea, really), you're likely to go to a mall at least once this holiday season. If you do, y...

Colette Bennett

4:00 PM on 11.17.2009

The Zen of Gaming: What games chill us out

When I was younger, I played all sorts of games, but now that I fit into that dubious "gamer over 30" demographic, I've noticed an interesting development: I really like games that chill me out. I guess it could come across a...

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