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Brief Intermission - "Web Comic"

I finally caved and bought the rest of the art tools for the Paper App by 53. Next up will be the actual stylus so I'm not doing these with my fat fingers anymore. This is based on a true story and the characters within are inspired by ...

 
 
 
 

The day I got real fired...part V My 'Pretend' Job

Hey all! I had to take a hiatus this weekend for Mother's Day and for a Finals essay. But I will be finishing off this series today, Wednesday and Thursday... ----- When HUGE became a integrated part of the site, I was happy that editors c...

 
 
 
 

The Day I Got Real Fired...Part IV: Facing My Failures

I should touch back on the whole indie games thing, because itís really where I started to drift away from my duties as a contributor. †If anything makes me feel bad about my time with Destructoid, it has always been my spotty indie game co...

 
 
 
 

The Day I Got Real Fired...Part 3: Preview Party

As a previews editor, I naturally tried to focus more on the positives of an upcoming game rather than the negatives. Writing previews isnít easy Ė Youíre trying to garner an idea of the finished product off of a build that might be still i...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Farewell and Hello again!

Hey Destructoid people, Just letting everyone know I too got the proverbial axe yesterday within the cuts, so I won't be writing for Dtoid or previewing events anymore. Unfortunate, yes - but I actually was more surprised by some of the ot...

 
 
 
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Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew

The developers of The Crew have an unusual take on their new IP that features fast cars, deep customization, and miles and miles of the United States to traverse across and race within. Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections insist that despi...

 
 
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Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

When Retro Studios' Donkey Kong Country Returns released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original Donkey Kong Country for the first time, I marveled at its solid platforming and varied leve...

 
 
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Dragon Age: Inquisition is a major improvement

As much as I love Bioware's style of creating compelling companions and giving the player agency to make choices that ultimately affect the overarching narrative, I have never been able to get into the Dragon Age series, no matter how much ...

 
 
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Disney Infinity: Action! is an AR toy for mobile devices

  During a recent press event with Disney Interactive, I got a chance to look at how Disney Infinity will translate to mobile devices. The publisher is planning to release two separate apps, one for iOS devices and later for Android ...

 
 
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Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode revealed

A common pattern for when a successful single-player IP has turned into a series is to tack on a multiplayer bit of some form. Unfortunately, when this happens, the multiplayer portion is often a half-assed attempt thrown in simply to appe...

 
 
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Cooperative mayhem in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

In a recent hands-on with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I had a chance to see exactly what our other editors have been excited about regarding both the game's single- and multiplayer components. I spent a little time with a couple of single-pla...

 
 
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Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome

I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half playthrough of th...

 
 
 

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Better with friends.

Greetings Destructoid Community! I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf obssessively lately and my needy villagers want me to sign petitions now. Problem is, I have only about 20 3DS friends and only one is as into the game as I am....

 
 
 
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Review: Grid 2

Codemasters' original Race Driver: Grid was -- and still is -- a pinnacle of automobile racing games. Back when it was released in 2008, I spent literally hundreds of hours with the game trying to rack up cars, medals, sponsors, and good te...

 
 
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Wonderful 101 has room for FIVE in multiplayer mode

During this morning's special E3 Nintendo Direct, Iwata announced that the multiplayer for Platinum Games' The Wonderful 101 will include up to five people playing simultaneously. That's one more than the usual four, for those of you with ...

 
 
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Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference

In step with previous efforts and vocalizations regarding its desire to make its next console open to smaller developers, Sony has announced support for several independent teams and their games on the PS4. A few of the announced games incl...

 
 
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Review: Go Home Dinosaurs!

Go Home Dinosaurs! is a game that will draw immediate comparisons to Plants vs. Zombies. From its cutesy art style, to its carefully constructed tower defense-based gameplay, much of this iPad experience will recall hours playing the belove...

 
 
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Impressions: Frozen Synapse for iPad

When Frozen Synapse arrived on PC in 2011, the indie game wowed strategy enthusiasts with its incredibly compelling tactical gameplay. Complex strategy arose from a very simple interface and the most rudimentary of graphics, proving that pu...

 
 
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OUYA impressions: Hands-on with the early backer unit

When the OUYA was first revealed on Kickstarter last July, my curiosity was instantly piqued. Being the kind of gamer who values sheer fun and general style and aesthetic over pure graphical processing power, the more I read about OUYA, the...

 
 
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Review: BADLAND

The Apple App Store seems to be filled with a glut of endless-runner/platforming games and their ilk these days. From excellent ventures such as Canabalt and Rayman Jungle Run to more suspect knock-offs (Here's lookin' at you, Ham on the Ru...

 
 
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Feeling the Rush in Need For Speed: Most Wanted U

After smashing a few hundred cars and winning a fair share of brutal races in the hours of time spent in Need For Speed: Most Wanted for the Xbox 360, I was more than happy for the opportunity to check out the recently released Wii U versio...

 
 


About Casey Bone of us since 5:44 PM on 10.20.2010

Casey is passionate about all things video game, and has been this way since very young. His earliest memories involve trying to get E.T. out of a hole.
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