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Top 5 Greatest Controllers of All Time

Last month, Youtuber MetalJesusRocks, uploaded a video called “Top 5 Greatest Game Controllers of All-Time”. While I respect his opinion, I couldn’t help but feel that he could have made some better choices. Sure, thi...

 
 
 
 

I Don't Want To Lose My Handheld Consoles

One of the first blogs I wrote here on Destructoid was called: How the GBA changed my perception of handhelds, it was a short piece on how one pink Game Boy Advance at a yard sale turned into years of passion for handheld gaming. That ...

 
 
 
 

My disappointment with the PS4.

Looking back, I’m amazed at how quickly this generation is passing us by, we’re already over 6 years into the 8th generation (7 if you count the 3DS!). I picked up a Playstation 4 back in 2015, and my initial impressions we...

 
 
 
 

Why Sonic the Hedgehog?

After all of my opinion pieces and guides, I thought I’d talk about a little about myself. Specifically, why I chose Sonic the Hedgehog as my avatar and persona, despite being a bigger fan of Nintendo. I’ll also go into the...

 
 
 
 

Things I am Tired of Explaining to Other Gamers

Occasionally, I write a blog for the sole reason of referring back to it in future conversations. I’ve used previous blogs to explain things to other gamers without typing out everything. If the other party is that interested in ...

 
 
 
 

I got a Switch!

After months of anticipation, I finally got my hands on a Nintendo Switch. I can’t say I was dreaming of it like I was the N64, even the Xbox 360 had me pretty excited, but those were my first forays into their respective generat...

 
 
 
 

Great Rivalries of Gaming

  I think we all enjoy watching rivalries, whether it’s candidates going for an office, companies trying to get our dollar, or employees working to get a promotion. Competition can bring out the best in us, with competition,...

 
 
 
 

Sonic's Favorite Games #11-20

Back in July I made my top 10 favorite games of all time. For something I’ve spent so many years putting off, it was surprisingly easy to come up with those and properly arrange them. What’s even more surprising is how much...

 
 
 
 

Looking For A Mate

Okay, let me start off saying this isn’t totally video game related, but some of the content is, so I feel pretty justified posting it here. While I may be pretty talkative here on Destuctoid, the fact of the matter is it’s...

 
 
 
 

The Gamecube Buying Guide

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have an unhealthy obsession with the Gamecube, but it’s one hell of a system. If you look at the design of the console, it was supposed to fix all of the shortcomings of the N64 while maintaining the ...

 
 
 
 

My Beef With Online Play

It’s hard to believe, but online play for consoles has been a thing for almost 20 years, even more if you want to go back to things like the Satellaview and Xband. I remember the first time I was able to play online: it was Quake...

 
 
 
 

Sonic's favorite games of all time

Yeah, I know, it’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve had a few ideas rolling around my head, but those are going to take some time and research. But I thought I’d do something a little easier: my all-time favorite...

 
 
 
 

Sound Advice for Good Sound

It seems like a lot of people go out of their way to get the best in display technology for their gaming setup but are perfectly content to just use the built in stereo speakers on their TV. I understand, the TV is what you’re ar...

 
 
 
 

Break on through to the other side

If you follow me, you know I have my own way of viewing the world. Yes, everyone has their own way of looking at things, but I find myself going against the grain. Some games that have been panned often have a special place with me, an...

 
 
 
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Nintendo Switch reveal Bingo!

[With the Nintendo Switch presentation just hours away, sonic429 has ensured that even if all your dreams don't come true, you can at least have some fun! Print out your Bingo board and follow along during the presentation to see if you can...

 
 
 

Nintendo Switch: My Thoughts

When the late Satoru Iwata announced a new platform back in March of 2015 it came as a surprise to pretty much everyone. We all knew that things weren't going well for the Wii U, and that Nintendo needed to adjust their strategy if the...

 
 
 
 

Pitfalls of Retro Gaming

For the short amount of time that video games have been a thing we sure do have a rich history of great games and consoles, and many of us here on Dtoid have grown up with the medium and have watched it evolve into what it is today. An...

 
 
 
 

A tale of three Dooms

It's no secret that the Doom reboot has garnered a lot of praise with both fans and critics. As a fan of the series I can't help but appreciate how it modernizes the origininal vision of the the 1993 game and does so while infusing som...

 
 
 
 

What I like in a game.

Well E3 came and went and I think we've all seen at least a few games that piqued our interest. With so much going on, it's hard to keep track of all the release dates, trailers and announcements. But I got to thinking about what was p...

 
 
 
 

Good idea, bad idea: the PS4K

So by now pretty much everyone has heard the news that Sony is allegedly working on an upgraded version of the Playstation 4. This was due to a Kotaku article last month, and as per usual the internet blew up. And in all fairness, I ca...

 
 
 
 

Nerd Rage: An Open Letter to TV Manufacturers

I've been into electronics and games for most of my life. I have always had an interest in games for as far back as I can remember, but I didn't branch out to electronics till I was in high school. I got my first amplifier when I was 15 and...

 
 
 
 

The Wii U's fate is not (entirely) Nintendo's fault

The first blog I wrote 2 years ago (almost to the day!) was on how I had high hopes for the Wii U. And while my faith wasn't exactly rewarded in kind, I can't say that I feel betrayed either. It's just that things didn't quite turn out as w...

 
 
 
 

Sonic's list under-appreciated games.

It's funny the way the gaming community remembers certain games. One game can be released, receive critical and commercial success and then be forgotten about, only to be mentioned by a select few. Other games get released with th...

 
 
 
 

Rocket Brigade

Usually I focus my blogs on opinions and the industry itself, but today I'd like to do something a little different: I'd like to talk about an indie game called Rocket Brigade. Before I begin, full disclaimer: this game was primarily&n...

 
 
 
 

So I bought a PS4...

Last year I wrote a blog on my newly purchased Xbox One, initially I was frustrated, but over time I came to understand the system a bit more, and currently it's one of my more played consoles. Last year I had to make that call between...

 
 
 


About sonic429one of us since 9:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Hey, I'm sonic429, just call me sonic. I've been gaming since the 8 bit days, my first system was the Atari 7800. I try to play as many different types of games as possible, but my favorite genres are platformers, adventure, and fighters. I grew up with Nintendo and Sega so they will always be special to me, but I also have love for Sony and Microsoft.

Being fair and balanced is always my goal when forming my opinions, and I'm a very opinionated gamer. So if you don't agree with me I have no problems hearing the other side of the argument provided you can back it up. That's the way we all grow in knowledge and gain maturity. But most of all I'm here to have fun and interact with the community.

Happy gaming.
 
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