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Feb 11 // Daniel Starkey

Trends of this Generation: Waggling with motion controls

If current estimations are to be believed, the current console generation will be the longest we’ve seen in the history of gaming. As of right now, just a little less than one-third of my life fits between November 16, ...
Jan 28 // Daniel Starkey

First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age

Ironclad, the folks behind critical darling Sins of a Solar Empire, have been hard at work on what they claim will be a reinvention of the MOBA as we know it. Last year I got a chance to take a look at a few early builds...
Jan 28 // Daniel Starkey

Mass Effect 3 downloadable content teased, I think

The fact that BioWare isn't quite done with Mass Effect 3 has been known for some time. Today however, we have our first set of screenshots which include a casino, apparently on the Citadel, and a krogan with what looks to be...
Dec 20 // Daniel Starkey

Majora's Mask Remix album set to launch as the world ends

If you've been even tangentially connected with anything resembling internet culture within the past... I dunno several years, then you're probably aware of the fact that there's a decent chunk of society that thinks that the...
Dec 14 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Designears

It’s not very often that I get a chance to review something bad. It’s even rarer for me to come across headphones that I just hate. Truth is, most things that you spend $50 or more on are pretty good. Mediocrity c...
Dec 07 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Mass Effect 3: Omega

Omega is the second of the “post-Extended Cut” bits of single-player DLC for Mass Effect 3. The series and the community that has been built up around it have been taken on a wild ride over the past several months. There’s been a lot of exciting bits and a few disappointments. Unfortunately, Omega can take its place among the latter.
Dec 03 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Derrick the Deathfin

So… have you ever wanted to be a cardboard shark hellbent on taking down “the man” and all his dirty, environment-destroying machines? Yeah it’s not something I ever really thought about eit...
Nov 16 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: WOOP WOOP

So... I did a feature that I thought was pretty fantastic, and our staff played against SOE in Planetside 2... sooo yeah we're basically the most awesome people ever. Destructoid Original: Podtoid 227: Dr. Mario with a B...
Nov 16 // Daniel Starkey

Four things I'd like to see in Halo 5

I haven’t been a fan of Halo for years. By the time we were asked to “finish the fight,” I had grown sick of the monotony. Reach barely managed to hold my interest past the first half-hour. Everywhere I look...
Nov 08 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Skyfall!

So Skyfall comes out tonight... by the time you guys see this, I'll be watching that... so yeah... In other news y'all should totally check out the feature Chad put out earlier today. It's absolutely fantastic and really hear...
Nov 05 // Daniel Starkey

Check out these gaming blogs and discover happiness

I came across Destructoid back in 2006. At the time, it was barely a blip on the industry's radar. It was just a pack of dedicated bloggers with a rebellious streak. Now, this site has seen at least a dozen of its own graduat...
Nov 01 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Halo seems legit

So yeah... Halo 4 is probably pretty good. If you disagree, you're probably wrong because you haven't played. When you have, you are totally entitled to say whatever you want. I'll admit I was incredibly skeptical. I've hated...
Oct 25 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Insert Coin(s)

Earlier this week I got a chance to check out the new video game barcade /nightclub here in Minneapolis -- Insert Coins.  This place has pretty much every system, a ton of arcade cabinets and some pretty fantastic specia...
Oct 23 // Daniel Starkey

Destructoid's 2012 budget desktop guide

Last year, in preparation for Battlefield 3, Alex Bout created a basic part list that could run the game with moderate settings and a solid frame rate. This year, I wanted to see how much further we could push the specs on more or less the same budget. I was pretty surprised by what I found.
Oct 22 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Dynaflo Liquid-Armor

Our electronic world, for all of the new abilities it can give us, is infinitely more fragile than it once was. Some modern devices literally shatter when dropped a few feet. Hell, even the more robust devices in our silicon ...
Oct 18 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: I'm gonna pop some tags

If you follow me on any of my social media bits, you're probably well-aware that I am currently obsessed with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop. It's kinda, sorta, totally amazing.Destructoid Original:Podtoid 223: Str...
Oct 11 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Cupcakes

And I love them dearly. Destructoid OriginalCommunitoid 001: It BeginsImpressions: New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLCPodtoid 222: Weird Hairless Chicken-babiesIt Came from Japan! Splatterhouse: Wanpaku GraffitiLive show: Worms: Revo...
Oct 04 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: I <3 Pokemon Music

So... earlier today my Pokemon Black and White 2 review went up. I wasn't super kind, but I wasn't super mean either. Anyway... somehow Pokemon music entered the conversation, and that made me want to highlight one ...
Oct 04 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Pokemon Black and White 2

Pokémon is practically a cultural institution. Every true child of the '90s knows every word to the theme song, lost a lot of their parents' money on the trading card game, and spent many dozens of hours testing playgr...
Sep 30 // Daniel Starkey

The voice of the Twin Cities

While pretty much everyone these days games, it still seems that most of the best events always hit the bigger cities. When I was growing up I longed to visit the Pokemon Center in New York or E3 in Los Angeles. There were no...
Sep 27 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Learnin' some stuff

I dunno if this is the right audience, but I really enjoy documentaries and educational things. Recently on YouTube a bunch of people have created some pretty interesting content that really boils dow...
Sep 25 // Daniel Starkey

Super smexy Need For Speed: Most Wanted trailer

So ... Burnout is awesome. Always has been, always will be. And while it is true that we haven't seen a true game from that franchise in a while, Criterion has been doing its best to bring all of the insane, anarchic fun we ...
Sep 24 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Palo Alto Cubik

If you haven’t been able to tell by the fairly large number of headphone reviews I’ve done for this site, I have a thing for audio equipment. It's probably the single biggest investment I make beyond my daily caff...
Sep 20 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Friggin' Pikmin

Pikmin is just fantastic. I mean... we all kinda know it, because it's Pikmin, but my roommate powered through the first one again a couple of days ago, and now he's working on Pikmin 2. It's just... so great. Oh yeah, the To...
Sep 17 // Daniel Starkey

Review: Astro A50

It doesn't take much to really improve the gaming experience. Better seating, better lighting, better company, etc. are sometimes all it takes to go from an utterly insufferable trek through your simulated world of ...
Sep 13 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Wiinter is coming

Over the past 24 hours we've been utterly BOMBARDED with Wii U news. Fifty launch titles, $350 for the top model, coming November 18th, etc. etc. So... stuff's intense and we should be seeing Msoft and Sony pick-up their...
Sep 06 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Coop Native Amber

It's been awhile, folks, but now I'm back with more beer reviews along with your daily recap. Today's beer comes from home state of Oklahoma. I picked it up around New Year's Day, and just never got around to trying it. I was...
Aug 16 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Yeah, SimCity's pretty baller

So... Dale was bragging that he got to play SimCity at gamescom. That's pretty awesome. It was my personal game of show for E3, and the stuff I saw there was impressive. After the exceptional disappointment that&nbs...
Aug 09 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Home Brew IPA

Last Friday, one of my coworkers brought in a homemade IPA. Now I realize that this is kind of a BS review because no one else will be able to pick it up… like ever. Still, I thought drinking boss-approved-beer at work...
Aug 02 // Daniel Starkey

The Daily Hotness: Moos Joos Oatmeal Milk Stout

There was a huge sale going down at my local liquor store and I thought it'd be a great time to pick up some local microbrews. After looking around a bit, I settled on a case of "Moo Joos Oatmeal Milk Stout". Head was a ...






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