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Apr 06 // Anthony Burch

Interview: Armor Games founder Daniel McNeely

I don't want to even think about the sheer number of hours I've spent playing flash games. Still, at least twenty percent of that time has been spent at Armor Games. From This is the Only Level to Infectonator World Dominator...
Apr 04 // Anthony Burch

Buy the Super Meat Boy Tiger Handheld Game, support irony

Man rants about the App Store, complaining that iPhone versions of games like Street Fighter IV are just soulless brand-whoring like the old Tiger LCD games we played as kids. Company takes offense at Man's rant, removes his ...
Apr 02 // Anthony Burch

Preview: Sleep is Death (Controller mode)

Summary time! Jason Rohrer's Sleep is Death is a multiplayer storytelling game. A Controller creates and modifies a world that the Player interacts with. I documented the Player experience in an earlier preview. It was a grea...
Apr 02 // Anthony Burch

Ogmo from 'Jumper' confirmed playable in Super Meat Boy

If you haven't played Jumper by Matt Thorson, I'd highly recommend it -- partially because it'll make you more excited about today's Super Meat Boy news, and partially because it's a spectacularly well-designed platformer. Og...
Mar 31 // Anthony Burch

Rev Rant: f*ck your story

Every once in a while, Destructoid features editor Anthony Burch discusses game design and gamer culture in his "Rev Rant" video series. Firstly, this week's rant is about the arrogance of games who think their own linear, o...
Mar 30 // Anthony Burch

Preview: Sleep is Death (Player mode)

Jason Rohrer and I created a story together. Sleep is Death is a game in certain senses, and a tool in others. One one hand, the act of playing is fraught with suspense and discovery, forcing a level of quick thinking and qui...
Mar 30 // Anthony Burch

Podtoid 144: Lil' Scarface

This is the Scarface video we're talking about: It's pretty awesome. This week, the regular cast minus Brad discussed PAX East, the 3DS, and a bunch of listener questions. Hope you dig it.
Mar 29 // Anthony Burch

Postpartum Impressions: BioShock 2

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or ho...
Mar 29 // Anthony Burch

This dude wants funding for an indie game documentary

Well, not this dude, in the picture. That's Gregory Weir, creator of Babies Dream of Dead Worlds and I Fell In Love With the Majesty of Colors. He'll be in the documentary, as will Amon26 and Auntie Pixelante. Basically: this...
Mar 29 // Anthony Burch

Podtoid 144 has no method to its madness

Podtoid records tonight, and the PAX East-attending members of the cast (Topher, Samit) will hopefully be joining us. I don't really know what we'll talk about. Maybe Cave Story, and how people who have finished the Hell level are cooler than people who haven't? Maybe we'll talk about our favorite Shakespeare plays. No we won't.
Mar 27 // Anthony Burch

Watch some GDC sessions online, for free

At this year's GDC, I had the opportunity to give a brief talk at the Artgame Sessions, organized by John Sharp and Daniel Benmergui. That session, along with many others, can now be streamed for free at the GDC Vault. I have...
Mar 26 // Anthony Burch

Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: 1 vs 100

This week's Hey Ash Whatcha Playin' is more of a "hmm" episode than a "haha" episode. So long as you go into it knowing that (and also that our Dad isn't in it, because I was afraid of overexposing him) you may enjoy it. Than...
Mar 24 // Anthony Burch

Rev Rant: the freedom to be boring

Every once in a while, Destructoid features editor Anthony Burch discusses game design and gamer culture in his "Rev Rant" video series. Are players inherently boring? I'm really not sure. On the one hand, you've got people ...
Mar 23 // Anthony Burch

Podtoid 143: anal tax bracket

I (Anthony) don't show up until after the break, but I'm pretty sure that this week's episode is primarily about random news nonsense and an extended Games of the Week segment dealing with Metro 2033 and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Linde and Brad aren't around for this one, but Leray showed up. Enjoy.
Mar 22 // Anthony Burch

Podtoid 143 records tonight, likely about God of War III

We're gonna try to talk about God of War III tonight without going heavily into spoiler territory. Shouldn't be hard given the fact that so very little of the game can actually be spoiled, but hey -- if things get rough, we'll do a special spoilertoid episode later this week. No matter what happens, though, we'll still need listener questions. Hit the jump and supply them, if you would.
Mar 21 // Anthony Burch

Not-Review: Metro 2033

I'm not going to review Metro 2033. I haven't made it past the third chapter of the game, and I doubt I'll ever make it any further. It's not that Metro 2033 is irredeemably awful, or anything. It's got some good points, whic...
Mar 19 // Anthony Burch

Why you need to be excited about SpyParty

There has never been a videogame like SpyParty. Most videogames deal in the epic, the explosive, and the impersonal. SpyParty deals in subtlety, misdirection, and observation. Many multiplayer games ask the player to expend t...
Mar 18 // Anthony Burch

Counterpoint: God of War III is too long, boring

Thought our discussion of God of War III ended with our official review? Think again: our "Counterpoint" series allows editors to share drastically different opinions on games we've already reviewed. It's rare that anyone com...
Mar 18 // Anthony Burch

Demo impressions: Splinter Cell: Conviction

Splinter Cell: Conviction is my most anticipated game of 2010. I've always loved ste alth games in theory, but even the genre's best entries like Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory fall too heavily on one side o...
Mar 17 // Anthony Burch

Saira is on sale for $8.99, Metroidvania fans rejoice

If you like Metroidvanias, you'll love Saira. If you hate Metroidvanias, you'll love that Saira doesn't actually feel like a Metroidvania. You'll love Saira if you have a pulse, basically. And $8.99 to spare. And Steam. I bri...
Mar 17 // Anthony Burch

Hands-on with Silent Skies, by Spyeart

Each year, Gamma entrants are asked to make games under certain constraints. This year, all Gamma4 entries must be controlled with a single button. I plan to write up my impressions of all six Gamma4 games. Michael Todd's Sil...
Mar 17 // Anthony Burch

A mindbending hands-on with Poto & Cabenga

Each year, Gamma entrants are asked to make games under certain constraints. This year, all Gamma4 entries must be controlled with a single button. I plan to write up my impressions of all six Gamma4 games. Not to be confuse...
Mar 16 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: 4Fourths, by Mikengreg

Each year, Gamma entrants are asked to make games under certain constraints. This year, all Gamma4 entries must be controlled with a single button. I plan to write up my impressions of all six Gamma4 games. I'm going to try t...
Mar 16 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: Faraway, by Steph Thirion

Each year, Gamma entrants are asked to make games under certain constraints. This year, all Gamma4 entries must be controlled with a single button. I plan to write up my impressions of all six Gamma4 games. If you own an iPho...
Mar 16 // Anthony Burch

Podtoid 142: 15 Minutes to Midnight

I'd be lying if I said this week's Podtoid wasn't a little on the calm side, but our two loudest cast members are missing, and Leray and I were tired from our respective trips back from GDC. Such is life. Either way, the Podtoid crew discussed Brenda Brathwaite's Train, Portal 2, and our least favorite videogame bosses. And other stuff. Listen to the podcast here.
Mar 16 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: Civilization V's revamped combat hands-off

I'm a big "fan" of the Civilization series. I can't use the word "fan" without massive quotation marks because while I absolutely love playing it and can fall prey to that wonderful "just one more turn" addiction that plagues...
Mar 13 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: B.U.T.T.O.N., by Copenhagen Game Collective

Each year, Gamma entrants are asked to make games under certain constraints. This year, all Gamma4 entries must be controlled with a single button. I plan to write up my impressions of all six Gamma4 games. "Think of a color,...
Mar 13 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: the Holocaust board game

I'd read about Brenda Brathwaite's Train before but, in honesty, I'd never bought any of the hype. A board game about trains with a twist ending that reveals you're actually sending your pieces to Auschwitz? Please. You're te...
Mar 12 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: a second opinion on Mafia II

As a huge fan of the first Mafia game, I was more than a little jealous when Brad Nicholson got a chance to play Mafia II earlier this week. I played through the same demo as Brad Friday afternoon, and I have to say: I came away with a much different impression of Mafia II. Hit the jump for my thoughts.
Mar 12 // Anthony Burch

GDC 10: GDC Microtalks

Organized by Naughty Dog co-lead designer Richard Lemarchand, "GDC Microtalks 2010: Ten Speakers, 200 Slides, Limitless Ideas) accomplished pretty much what it said on the tin. Ten different game designers from drastically di...

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