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A San Francisco native, he's an admirer of the city's diverse culture and lifestyle. Prior to joining the staff, he was a contributor and an editor for his college newspaper where he wrote articles for the Entertainment section. Likes: RPGs, Action-Adventure, Metal Gear Solid series, and everything related to the action game Bayonetta.
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1:39 PM on 06.10.2014

Devil's Third lives, and it's a Wii U exclusive

Just when I was losing hope of ever seeing Tomonobu Itagaki's lost action game again, the head of Valhalla Games Studios re-introduced us to their original IP. Devil's Third is not only alive and well, it's also a Wii U exclu...

Alessandro Fillari

1:38 AM on 06.09.2014

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 2014 trailer is grim

It seems Konami couldn't wait till the morning. The E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has appeared online, and it's one hell of a tease for whats to come. In the last few months, series creator Hideo Kojima ...

Alessandro Fillari

1:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK

After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...

Alessandro Fillari

6:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft

There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still man...

Alessandro Fillari

3:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Sony's E3 press conference live in a theater near you

Over the years, the big press conferences at E3 have evolved from the long and boring business presentations to the large crowd-pleasers (or disasters) that we see today. More and more, the folks running these events are upp...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is haunting

I don't know about you, but I really like Ubisoft's recent output of games utilizing the UbiArts Framework engine. I'm quite a fan of games that use 2D visuals to tell a story, and even with the recent release of Child of Lig...

Alessandro Fillari

2:15 PM on 05.05.2014

Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans

The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. ...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 04.03.2014

Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too ...

Alessandro Fillari

2:01 AM on 04.03.2014

Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based ...

Alessandro Fillari

12:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...

Alessandro Fillari

4:45 PM on 03.27.2014

Uncharted 4 director has left Naughty Dog

Just a couple weeks after Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog, the studio has now seen another major departure. Justin Richmond, the director of the upcoming Uncharted 4, has now left the studio. Talking with IGN, Richmond spoke abou...

Alessandro Fillari

5:30 PM on 03.26.2014

The Perils of Man brings an adventure across time to iOS

The adventure genre has seen a bit of an upswing in recent times. With Telltale Games and Double Fine's recent efforts helping to revitalize the genre, a new generation of gamers are experiencing a type of game that was once ...

Alessandro Fillari

5:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun

Hey you, what if I were to tell you about a free-to-play shooter that has you fighting against zombies. Not impressed? Well, I don't blame you. Zombies are kinda all over the place now. Fine, what about a free-to-play shooter...

Alessandro Fillari

12:30 PM on 03.21.2014

World of Diving with Oculus Rift is a real treasure

One thing about this year's GDC is that virtual reality made a huge splash. And that would be an understatement. With the news of Oculus Rift development kit 2 and the reveal of Sony's VR headset, it's looking like there will...

Alessandro Fillari

3:15 PM on 03.20.2014

Bound By Flame is richly detailed and dark

The fantasy genre has been a staple of the gaming scene for a long time. They go hand in hand, really. Because of this, it’s common to see titles that look to similar to each and don’t necessarily distinguish them...

Alessandro Fillari