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Totally shameless (well a little ashamed) plug of my latest. FF6 fans will like. Everyone else may be like Kefka and hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate



 
 
 

Ready Player One fails as a hero's journey. Why that is.



 
 
 

Discusses Redfield as an American trope and hero archetype, and what the Japanese writers created to cater to an American audience. Also socialist Chris easter egg.



 
 
 

Chapter 2 of Resident Evil: Germination is now ready for a listen on YouTube. Check it out if you want a spooky story while you clean the scum off the plates from last week.



 
 
 

Halo Reach Beta thoughts

This evening I played a little over an hour of the Reach beta with my roommate and friend. What's different? Not much, but I'll touch on what I noticed and then add color with a blast from my filthy opinius. Fewer Cocks. For now, that is. ...

 
 
 
 

Bungie, Activision, and Corporate Entropy

In 1999, a handful of demos included on a disc within Myth: The Total Codex included a video for another new direction Bungie Studios was taking. The idea behind it was to improvise using a small force of humans to survive on an open, alien...

 
 
 
 

I command you: Maganzo

Maganzo is so awesome that even the most deep-voiced, sexually deviant postmodernist English professor couldn't deconstruct it with a two-ton "wrecking ball."

 
 
 
 

Splinter Cell: Conviction should get probation

Last night I tried Splinter Cell: Conviction, playing a bit of co-op and watching my compadre blaze through single player. I was not impressed. 1. The Story Everyone has heard it's a Bourne ripoff, but obviously the creators knew it, and ...

 
 
 
 

Lag Switches now common on Halo 3: A Narrative

Girls don't talk to you. They don't even make eye contact with you. The High School Football Team has a habit of shoving your head in the urinals because it's less work than the full fledged toilet, and urinal cakes leave enough evidence on...

 
 
 
 

How to never get laid by your girlfriend

From direct observation, cliched as it is: 1. Have pretty girlfriend who wants to feel loved 2. Be gaming addict 3. Be unwilling to acknowledge problem 4. Play WoW or other PC games secretly in your room until 2 a.m., get up at 6 a.m. t...

 
 
 
 

Griefing in Afghanistan

Imagine getting shot by the guy talking horrendous trash. Or being able to call in artillery on him. ABC News Ran this story about how Afghan soldiers and Taliban talk shit about each other using old-school two-way radios. An excerpt: ...

 
 
 
 

You should crawl like the snake you are

Does anybody else revel in crawling around on the ground, unseen? I'm crawling around the bottom of the corporate ladder as I write this. But really, what I'm talking about is going unnoticed in natural settings. I love this stuff in game...

 
 
 
 

A response to Jesse Schell's future: Blech

Jesse Schell's vision of the future - a future where games consume everything and are an unavoidable, universal cheap trick to control behavior, and this somehow improves people, is rubbish. Click to here to see the video, referenced in Po...

 
 
 
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My Expertise: For great justice

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our moms raised us...

 
 
 

Ecko Halo Stuff on Sale

Check out Ecko's sale for Halo stuff like this. CHEAP! I just snagged the track jacket for a friend's birthday, $17 including shipping. I rather like that white tee, too...

 
 
 
 
 
 

RE5: Actually happening?

Check out this story from Uganda. "According to officials trying to tackle it, the crime is directly linked to rising levels of development and prosperity - and an increasing belief that witchcraft can help people get rich quickly." Wow...

 
 
 
 
 
 

My gun go off for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

Thanks to several positive mentions on Destructoid's review of 2009's best, I rented 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand for eight dollar and fifty-two cent yesterday. Yes, overpriced at Hollywood video without their Netflix-rival program, but worth...

 
 
 
 

Weekly Musing: Co-responsibility

The general weakness of internet communications is that they can be made without consequence. The internet is the Ring of Gyges. Even if your name is known, nothing else usually is, and you're certainly physically far enough to be spared fr...

 
 
 
 

Angering Nerds on Halo 3: The Name

Yes, if you've been on Halo 3, you may have played me. I have numerous personas, my favorite being the "Kid with Allergies who needs his mom to buy him sudafed, but who apologizes for having a 56k connection." I love to make jerks on Hal...

 
 
 


About socialnormsone of us since 10:07 AM on 07.14.2009

SOCIALNORMS LOVES
Final Fantasy VI, VII, IX and X
Myth: The Fallen Lords & Soulblighter
Halo Series
Resident Evil series (minus six...)
Donkey Kong Country
Chrono Trigger/Cross
The Warriors
River City Ransom
Midnight Club series
Metal Gear 1 and 3 (the others can die a postmodern, narcissistic death)
Marathon series

Mixed Martial Arts
Playing online with friends
Writing
Xbox LIVE:Angry Liberals


 

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