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Destructoid News Contributor, 2D/3D artist and all around art nerd. Avid retro game and promotional items collector, and frequent practitioner of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Disclosure: I have worked on a few iOS and PC indie games, as well as am currently employed at a major North America videogame retailer. My previous and current employment does not and has not affected any of the pieces I have written, but it is something that you, as a reader, should know.
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4:00 PM on 04.26.2013

Link to the Past 2 in development for over two years

Last week, the sound of millions of jaws dropping could be heard at the announcement of a spiritual successor to the beloved Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Recently, Zelda series producer...

Jason Cabral

7:30 PM on 04.16.2013

On the grid: GRID 2 multiplayer integrates RaceNet

Integrated statistic tracking and social networking features with videogames is no new concept, even in the racing genre, but the road warriors at Codematers look to be adding a lot more to their RaceNet with the upcoming re...

Jason Cabral

1:15 PM on 04.16.2013

Divinity: Original Sin reaches $500,000 stretch goal

I haven't played much of the Divinity series, but Divinity: Original Sin has certainly caught my interest, as well as the interest of many of long-time fans. Just yesterday, Larian Studios met its Kickstarter stretch goal fo...

Jason Cabral

6:30 PM on 04.08.2013

Mode 7 devs show off Frozen Synapse for iPad

What do you get when you take a popular turn-based indie title and try to bring all of its charm to iPads? You get the latest iteration of Frozen Synapse, from the fine folks over at Mode 7 Games. Don't worry good followers ...

Jason Cabral

2:15 PM on 04.08.2013

Skyrim update 1.9 hits consoles, adds in Legendary mode

Just a few weeks ago, Bethesda released its 1.9 Beta update to the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which introduced its Legendary difficulty, Legendary skills, as well as a number of bug fixes. It didn't take long f...

Jason Cabral

4:30 PM on 04.02.2013

New mod adds Doom weapons and characters to Half-Life 2

Have you ever asked yourself, "What if someone took the concept of fighting flat 2D enemies from Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and put it into a much better game?" I know I have, and thankfully the modder Ghor has answ...

Jason Cabral

1:15 PM on 04.02.2013

Enjoy all of BioShock Infinite in this 3.5-hour movie

Just this past weekend I finished BioShock Infinite, and as a huge fan of the original BioShock this game did not disappoint. I'm still thinking about the story and making new revelations -- and it's been two days ...

Jason Cabral

7:30 PM on 03.29.2013

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm

Coming from an eclectic team made up of developers from Tripwire Interactive and community modders, Rising Storm is looking to take Red Orchestra's style of World War II combat into the Pacific theater with more guns, explos...

Jason Cabral

7:00 PM on 03.29.2013

Take-Two possibly reworking FPS XCOM as new title

2K Marin may be reworking its 2010 first-person shooter XCOM into a different title entirely. Just last week, Take-Two Interactive had registered three domain names; thebureau-game.com, thebureau-game.net and whathappene...

Jason Cabral

2:30 PM on 03.29.2013

'Over 200%': Kickstarter success with Pixelscopic

Crowdfunding is becoming a new viable option for young upstart businesses and developers, but some come to the Kickstarter table unprepared. Not the boys at Pixelscopic, though! They wanted to make sure every last lower-case&...

Jason Cabral

3:00 PM on 03.26.2013

High-definition and sexy: Pixelscopic on choosing 2D

Throughout gaming history, there are many examples of iconic visual design and of characters and worlds that have transcended the limitations of their medium to become cultural icons. Gamers of all ages know the happy little ...

Jason Cabral

8:00 PM on 03.22.2013

New Legend of Grimrock Master Quest available for free

You have to hand it to Benjamin "Komag" Ramsey and the rest of the hardworking individuals on his team. They put a lot of effort and passion into Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest, and the result is a full-length rework of th...

Jason Cabral

6:15 PM on 03.22.2013

Delver's Drop began as a mash-up of Zelda and pinball

I am always fascinated to hear developers talk about how the ideas for their game first come into existence. Sometimes it can be a revolutionary moment of clarity where all the stars are aligned and pure wonder takes on physi...

Jason Cabral

10:30 PM on 03.11.2013

Jones on Fire ditches F2P model, releases on GooglePlay

Developers have always had to make hard decisions concerning the future of their products and brands. Even after weeks of planning and researching business models, what may have worked for one brand my not work for yours. Su...

Jason Cabral

6:00 PM on 03.11.2013

DayZ devs show off server-side Zombies in this update

Dean "Rocket" Hall and the rest of the folks at Bohemia Interactive have been pretty busy working on the standalone version of DayZ and this new developer video helps shed some light on what they have been polishing. Im...

Jason Cabral

7:00 PM on 03.04.2013

New Hori keyboard is both metal and gosh-darn cute

I have been trying to get into the Dragon Quest series of games for a few years now, mostly from the positive response that RPG players have given the series. I also love finding regular everyday items that get an infusion of...

Jason Cabral