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Let's All Just Take a Deep Breath . . . OK

I love video games. I visit Destructoid regularly to participate in a community that also likes video games. We blog about them, we play them online together, Dtoid is a hub for folks all around the world to share their love for a common ...


It's Been a While: 10 Things About Arch649

It's been slightly over a year since my last C-blog and I'd like to get back into the community in some way. I've been really busy with work, among other stuff. I saw a few folks post these "10 things about [insert name here]" blog about a ...


Aaamaazing!: To Crush at Your Will, My Emperor.

People have argued over the years over the validity of PC games. Supporters of PC gaming champion the technical proficiency and mod support while detractors will complain about the price of entry and the numerous bugs associated with the ...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#1)

HERE WE ARE #1. Whether you love it or hate it. You can't deny that Wii Sports, not only, opened the industry to a whole new demographic, but also showed a revolutionary way to play video games. The motion controls worked and made for a ...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#2)

I has been a while since I've started this. But I've got two left and goddammit I'm gonna finish them. I apologize for it taking so long. Every generation has THAT game. The one where all the standards of game design are measured, there ...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#4)

Over the years Call of Duty has been known for a few things. Epic single-player, brutally tough difficulty, and authentic World War 2 battles, and a sharp multiplayer. But in the end of 2007, Infinity Ward made some big changes that not o...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#5)

[NOTE] Finally another entry into this series. I made a #6 entry a few weeks ago but was lost when Dtoid went back to the old motif. I'd like to get that back please kthnxbai. BTW #6 was The Orange Box. There is an "indie" scene in every...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#7)

I'm sorry about the long wait. I've been rearranging this list because I've replaced one game with another and refined the actual countdown itself. I apologize. Where would the music game genre be without Rock Band? Since it's debut in l...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#8)

Video games evolve quickly (all technology does actually). We've seen genres branch off and mesh together hundreds of times before. As much as games designs evolve and expand, there are plenty of older design philosophies that have aged g...


Top 10 most influential games of this generation. (#9)

It makes so much sense why zombies have become so popular in video games. Mindless drones you can destroy by the truckload. they're slow moving which makes them easy kills. They're a bloody good time. Gamers have been playing the one vs 1...


Review: Singularity

This game came out on 6/28/10 with little to no fanfare. Last I saw of the game online was a trailer from last year's E3. It's too bad too. A first-person shooter with time control mechanics sounds like a cool idea. And since our own Jim St...


Love/Hate: The Gaming Community

I have many friends that are gamers. We talk about games, game news, reviews all the time. We have opinions about things that don't always mesh, but that's okay. We all can make valid points without resorting to demagogue. The online gaming...


SD vs. HD: Ghostbusters

I'm making a new semi-regular article about comparing both the SD (Wii, PS2) and HD (360, PS3) versions of the same game and going into detail whether pretty graphics and a nice presentation make the better game. Or fundamentally different ...



I had just read the news about 30 minutes ago that Turtles in Time Re-shelled will now be $10 instead of the original $15. While this is great news, it got me thinking about how we justify our purchases. Is $5 really THAT much money? Does c...


When fun became irrelevant

The term hardcore vs. casual debate is currently a HUGE hot button issue in the gaming community. On one end of the spectrum, you have the "hardcore" players who despise anything that doesn't have guns, girls, and gore. They demonize the Wi...


Got a Wii

This is a short entry. I just wanted to give an update on current events. Last week I purchased a Wii with Super Mario Galaxy. I grew up with Nintendo and my girlfriend never had a Nintendo console (never played any of the important games e...


Greatest Gaming Moments: Final Fantasy VII

I've been playing video games for many years. Almost 20 years actually (I turn 24 in October). I have had some cool moments throughout my gaming career. But one I specifically remember was at the end boss of Final Fantasy VII. In my main p...


Marathon: The Endless Setlist 2

Rock Band 2 is currently one of my favorite games this generation. There is something about those little plastic instruments that bring me such joy. I got all decked out with the new instrument set: The RB2 Stratocaster, the Mad Catz Precis...


My Verdict: Left 4 Dead Survival Pack (360)

It was 2 am. and Valve had put out the hotly anticipated "Survival Pack" out for Left 4 Dead. I had been looking forward to it for months now, and I downloaded it immediately after it was uploaded onto Xbox LIVE. I think I've played through...


Missed Opportunities

The current generation of game platforms has been really good to us so far. I honestly think this is one of the best generations we've had yet. You got your full retail games (and their 20-someodd sequels) You got smaller Indie games from X...


Reinventing the Wheel

I posted this blog on Gamespot. But I thought I'd post it here too since Gamespot, as far as I'm concerned, is irrelevant. This generation has been great so far. All the different technical aspects of each console has given us many interes...


About Arch649one of us since 3:01 PM on 04.09.2009

My name is Jared and I have a sexy voice. I've been playing video games since was about 4 years old (I think the first game I played was Kaboom for the Atari 2600). I joined Destructoid simply because I like to write about them too. Some of my all-time favorites include (in no specific order):

1. TIE Fighter
2. Wolfenstein 3D
3. C&C: Red Alert
4. Perfect Dark
5. Unreal Tournament
6. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
7. Super Mario Bros. 3
8. Star Fox
9. Quake II
10. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Me as of 2/7/2011

My 360 collection as of 2/7/2011

My Wii collection as of 2/7/2011

My ps3 collection as of 2/7/2011

My cat as of . . . well she always looked like that.
Xbox LIVE:Archers Voice
PSN ID:archi649
Steam ID:archibald649
Mii code:2425-7788-8614-7950


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