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My Personal Trek into the New Generation

The Wii U marked the beginning of a new console generation of video games, with Microsoft and Sony's offerings soon to follow. This past generation gave us some great games, but it left kind of a bad taste in my mouth concerning what the ...


An anniversary tribute to Phantasy Star Online

Every once in a while, a video game is released that changes both the way we play and the way the industry works. Super Mario 64 (N64), GoldenEye: 007 (N64) and Resident Evil 4 (every platform ever) are all great examples of games that re...


Seeing the Big Picture through Steam

That was a horrible joke, and I'm ashamed of myself. I'm not primarily a PC gamer. For reasons that I won't deviate to here (and probably because I've made them well-known around here, anyway), I'd much rather just play games on a consol...


Canceling my Wii U preorder? Maybe... (Textblog)

If you've ever read anything I've posted on Destructoid, there's one thing that should be very apparent by now: I'm a Nintendo fanboy. If it's Nintendo-related, I'm probably going to be interested. I've been crazy-excited for the Wii U, Nin...


I FINALLY got to try the Wii U

The Best Buy near my house has had a Wii U set up for almost a month already, but it rarely works. The glass case it's in apparently causes it to overheat a ton, and it only randomly syncs the right way. Well, it was finally playable the ...


Making a case for the Wii U Basic Set

LOOK AT IT. IT'S FOR POOR PEOPLE. I don't think I need to reiterate how excited I am for the Wii U. With Nintendo actually willing to publish things like Ninja Gaiden 3 and Bayonetta 2 -- something that would NEVER have happened this gene...


pedrovay2003 Reviews: Ace Attorney - The Movie

Anyone who has seen the myriad of movies based on video game titles will know that, generally, things don't usually turn out the way they should. Things are drastically changed, storylines become muddled, and, in the case of something lik...


How do you know you're "good" at video games?

Good. F******. Luck. I was chatting with my friend Mark over Skype not too long ago, and he was just about to finish Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Since he's in New Jersey and I'm in Utah, I had been kind of "watching" him play the game thro...


Shortblog: Windows 8 Pro upgrade is only $40

Source I'm a little shocked, to be honest. I'm wondering if adopting early is a good idea, or if we'll get another Vista. I got to play around with the free developer build of Windows 8, and I was surprised. I thought it would be border...


My Big-3 E3 thoughts (this will be short)

Okay, so all three conferences from the big three were boring this year. I don't think anyone can really deny that. So this is how I felt about each one individually: MICROSOFT: They were terrible. I don't really know what else to say abou...


I am so happy in the face right now. (Shortblog)

I'd like to add my personal good news to the plethora of excellent Phoenix Wright stuff that's been coming out this week. Today, I have FINALLY secured the last game in the series, which gives me the complete Ace Attorney series in one plac...


Indie Game: The Movie Review

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to go to the Sundance Film Festival and catch a showing of Indie Game: The Movie in Salt Lake City (about 20 minutes from my house). I had been following news about this movie for quite a while -- most...


A Piece of My Mind: Calling (Review)

In March 2010, a highly under-the-radar Wii game named Calling was released in the U.S., a few months after its Japanese debut. This horror game was immediately panned by critics, and currently holds an abysmal 49/100 on Metacritic. I'm a...


About pedrovay2003one of us since 2:15 PM on 11.14.2006

Name: Peter
Home State: New York
Currently Residing In: Utah
Birthday: October 13th, 1985 (I'll always secretly consider the NES to have been a five-day late birthday present to me from Nintendo.)
Degree: Communication (with a writing emphasis)

I'm a Mass Communication/Journalism graduate from the University of Utah, which I'm starting to question, since it was a tough field to get into even before the economy went down the toilet. I love writing; Not only do I consider it my passion, but I also believe it's an invaluable skill for this socially-connected age in which we live. Writing about video games brings me more joy than I can even describe in words, which is saying a lot, considering.

As far as video games go, I've been a gamer since I was two years old. I try to play whatever interests me, despite what other people think of those games. I suppose I consider myself to be "obsessed" with gaming, but not in the sense that all I want to do is beat games. I'm fascinated with the industry as a whole, and in some way, shape or form, I'd love to be a part of it professionally someday.


Fatal Frame Series (PS2, Xbox, Wii, 3DS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2)
Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
Dead Space (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Zelda Series (Various Nintendo Platforms)
Journey (PS3)
Dishonored (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Metal Gear Solid Series (Everything)

My most prized gaming-related possession: A factory-sealed copy of the original Famicom Disk System Zeruda no Densetsu (The Legend of Zelda).

Mario and I were tight back in the day, yo.

I've had a few articles promoted on the front page... Check them out if you want. (Thanks, Hamza! :D)

Good Idea, Bad Idea
The Start of the Affair
Expanded Universes
Other Worlds Than These
I Suck At Games
Digital Distribution

Xbox LIVE Gamertag and PSN ID: FireCrow1013
Steam: drm_free
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