Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 
 
 
David Houghton  blog header photo
David Houghton
Fronts 165Posts 0Blogs 4Following 20Followers 26


 






Recognizing Gamers photo
Recognizing Gamers

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers

[Originally published in 2007, one of my favorites from Destructoid's Golden Archives! -Niero] It used to be a lot easier to stereotype a gamer. It used to be that all that was needed was some greasy hair, thick glasses, and a few faintly v...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

David is leaving Destructoid, let him give you some swag before he does

Yes, it's true. After what has been in all honesty the single best year of my life by a very long way, I'm having to leave the Destructoid staff, as I've been offered a new job in journalism which is pulling me away from the site. Leaving D...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Destructoid interview: Redspot Games on refusing to leave the Dreamcast for dead

Way back in the mists of time (Well, only a couple of months ago, but I've never been one to stickle when there's an dramatic effect to be had) you might have read my post-Leipzig Games Convention story on Redspot Games, an independent Germ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Destructoid review: Clive Barker's Jericho

I've been awaiting the chance to play through the final build of Clive Barker's Jericho with some degree of trepidation. You see on a personal level I've had rather a lot invested in the game since its announcement. Ever since my teens, Bar...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Video Games Live, London: simply staggering

Video Games Live is one of those things that sounds like a cool idea until you get there. Upon experiencing it however, you realize that far from being merely cool, the show is actually one of the most enjoyable, stirring, moving and utterl...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Mario Galaxy devs reveal more about the production process in new interview

In what looks to be a new series of articles in the style of his talks with Sigestato Itoi, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is conducting a series of interviews with the development team working on Super Mario Galaxy. Hosted over at the off...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Promising talent unveiled for Sin City game

You might remember that a while ago I got rather excited about the prospect of a Sin City game based upon Frank Miller's original graphic novels. It was one of those deliciously frustrating announcements guaranteed to spin a comic fan's min...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

First (clear) gameplay shot from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Rapidly following the cell phone footage, NeoGAF strikes once again, this time giving us a clearer look at Capcom's upcoming Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (What is it with all the excessively long titles today?) with an over-the-sh...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

New book says "Games are good for you"

Games don't make us kill, maim or rape, or mentally retard us into small lumps of drooling pus. We all know that. But a new book by software developer Mark Prensky is rallying to our cause one further step by espousing the many positive sid...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles WiiWare scans dispel the nightmares of Pop

Some new scans from Famitsu (Who else?) have appeared on the ever useful NeoGAF forums, showing off some new images of Square-Enix's Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Small King And The Promised Land, and they're looking none too shabb...   read

 
 


 photo
8===D

World-wide Final Fantasy concerts announced

December the 4th, 2007. Mark it in your diaries and burn it into your skin, Squenix fans, for that is the date upon which Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy, a new global tour of symphonic FF concerts kicks off, coinciding as it does ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

New WiiWare title Pop announced, simulates all the fun of soap

And Nintendo's WiiWare roster continues to grow in the run up to the system's March 2008 launch, adding another new third party title to the announced line-up today. Is it another game from Square-Enix? Is it the Wii's Geometry Wars, the ga...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Bionic Commando remake trailer hits the Web to the sound of gruffness

It was only announced yesterday, and already opinions are highly divided on Capcom's Bionic Commando remake. So far voices tend to fall on either side of a binary split, either gushing with the misty-eyed enthusiasm of a nostalgic cockney B...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Destructoid interview: A pleasant lunch-time chat with the makers of Postal

I like the guys from Running With Scissors. Far from being the baby-eating, kitten-punching corrupters of children that certain quarters would paint them as, I've always found them to be thoroughly funny and intelligent people, passionate b...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Games Media Awards: the images (quantifiably NSFW)

Having vague and hazy recollections of this week's Games Media Awards, I found myself quite looking forward to going over the photos and video from the night so that I could piece together everything that went on. Alas my friends, I was sad...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Hitman movie censored already?

The inner workings of the minds of Hollywood's executives often make very little sense. That's as true a statement as saying that the sky is blue or that Snowboard Kids is better than Mario Kart 64. The modern Hollywood exec ideology that c...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Mistwalker confirms Blue Dragon DS and a shiny new title

I couldn't be more thankful for Mistwalker's existence right now. As a long-time JRPG fan, these last few years with my once beloved Square-Enix have been like watching a much-loved family dog slowly die while a relationship goes sour and a...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Destructoid interview: Pure Pwnage

If you haven't seen Pure Pwnage yet, - and frankly you have very little excuse at this stage - stop reading this right now, head over to the site, and come back and resume once you've watched all fourteen episodes. Go on. You'll thank me I ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Bungie: Internet Matlocks correct, Halo 3 not running in HD, but so what?

It's a universal law of human snarkiness that the bigger the game launch, the more attention will be paid to any hitches, large or small. It's also a universal law of videogames that the more you hype, the more trouble you tend to get into ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Ghost Squad trailer shows off some slick shooting

While probably not a release likely to be setting Wii owners' pants on fire with anticipation in this year of incoming Mario and No More Heroes, - and with Metroid still to come if you live in Europe - Sega's port of arcade light gun shoote...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Dead Island site goes live

Techland's up and coming zombie dismantlement simulator caused quite a stir when it was unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention, due to its smile-inducing two-hit combo of gorgeously idyllic tropical vistas and savagely brutal first-person...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Jack Thompson sends gay porn to judge, doesn't even buy dinner first

My friends, it's almost time to start popping champagne corks, for the glorious day must surely be soon upon us when Jack Thompson's legal career is curb-stomped savagely into a fine red mist. For quite some time now things have been spiral...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Valve uncertain about the future of episodic gaming

Valve might be dropping the whole concept of episodic gaming once Half-Life 2: Episode 3 finally sees the light of day. While that release may seem like a distant prospect with Episode 2 still awaiting its delayed release, Gabe Newell has a...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Timesplitters 4 looking probable for the Wii

Some new tips drop into my in-box like a shiny big dollop of liquid gold. From the day the Wii was announced, FPS on the machine has been at the forefront of my mind, and I've had a vaguely realized image of a perfect example of the genre s...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D

Wii availability creates tourism boost in rural Japan, seashell art sales stable

Nearly ten months in and still the Wii is only marginally easier to get hold of than rocking-horse manure. Having pre-ordered mine before launch, I had to be honest, pretty much stopped tracking their proliferation in stores, so I was thoro...   read

 
 
David Houghton Featured blogger
 


 


Reviews   filter by...

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice"Speeding into obscurity"

 

PowerA Fusion Controller for Xbox One"More buttons, more sticks, less money"

 

River City: Tokyo Rumble"Kickin' ass and takin' coins"

 

The Bunker"'I'm going underground (going underground)'"

 
More ReviewsGame Trailers
 


 


Not in stores: Upcoming games

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 

Community expand | +quickpost

Samsneeze

Friendly reminder that Big Boss believed in Santa Claus and probably thought the reason he stopped getting presents every year was because he killed The Which is true in a way; The Boss was probably the one posing as Santa all those

 
Kerrik52

Does anyone have any good tips for some screenshot software? I might need it for bloggin A tool for making GIFs would be nice as Juic3 also tried to teach me how to properly link stuff on Q-Toid, but to no Any tips are

 
ragm54

Ive just finished the Dragon Quest Builders demo, and I have to say I was wrong, this game is surprisingly Even more surprising it actually fills my interest in a world building RPG Ive been wanting since I was a kid (completely I like

 
JcDent

Flesh is weak! Unless you see a Sister Repentia running around; then it gets surprisingly

 
ZombZ

Can someone please explain to me how the word cockpit ended up as totally acceptable and not as a sexual slur?

 
ObliqueZombie

After 24 hours, Ill be on a place back (Well, to China, then LA, then Atlanta, then home and WOW SO Its been a great time here in Now time to go home, cuddle my pup, and play Persona See you folks when I get

 
Alphadeus

Gauging interest in a possible follow-up to Songs for Basically, Id write you a theme song (usually in a video game music Ill make a full blog post in the future if there is interest in this

 
SirNinjaFace

Yeah baby, you can sail my ship!

 
travolta

Happy Tuesday guys! Back to the It was a good birthday this year! I hope you all have a swell day!

 
Dr Mel

Anyone who says they felt rushed by the Majoras Mask time limit needs to quit being such a You have THREE hours! Youre probably not even playing for that long in one

 

Blogs | expand

 

WTF IS DESTRUCTOID? 10 years of pants optional Free Download

Stats