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Monday Mind Teasers: Z-Type, Word Shoot, Ys Typing Tutor

I saw this wonderful vocabulary game on Reddit a few months ago and have been meaning to post it ever since. I've been busy with the Flixist launch for the last few months, but now that things are stable and awesome on a daily basis I'll ha...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Super PSTW RPG

This week I'm taking it easy on your brains. Really easy. Super incredibly hyperbole easy. So easy that reading this paragraph might be harder for some of our readers than actually beating this game. If you're ready to set out on a three mi...

 
 
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Game Debate to the Death! Favorite game of 2010?

In the previous debate I started bringing the massive RPG debate tournament qualifiers to a close by asking everyone which Wild Arms game was their favorite out of the entire series. After reading through all of the comments it's clear that...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teaser: Sembeo sound matrix

No, that's not a piece of pixel art, nor is it a Myst puzzle key. It's a lovely spatial sound synthesizer flash program that lets you plug in notes like a monochromatic Lite-Brite toy that creates music depending on which axis information y...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Wild Arms series

In the previous debate I took a break from our ongoing RPG series debate topic to see how you all would adapt when asked which of these two vastly different games was better: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (49 votes) -- Winner! Halo: Reach...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers! Doodle Devil

Remember the addictive Doodle God flash game that was online for free and extended on the iPhone for $1? Well JoyBits has brought us Doodle Devil, with more evil Halloween influenced spells this time around. It's still just a glorified...

 
 
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Game Debate to the Death! Mana series

In last week's debate we moved from the Valkyrie Profile series to the newer Valkyria Chronicles RPG series. Even though almost nobody had a single bad thing to say about the PSP sequel, the response was overwhelming for the first. Here are...

 
 
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Destructoid Interview: Riot Games on DotA trademark & LoL

[Editor's Note: At the time of this article's publishing, no genre term had solidified for the DotA style games yet. The "MOBA" term was around but disputed, and in the past few years it has gained some acceptance, but Dota 2 simply refers ...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Valkyria Chronicles

In last week's debate we compared and contrasted newer and much older games from a series that gets much praise in the RPG communities. The original and the sequel were tied for the first dozen votes, but eventually the fame of the ori...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Valkyrie Profile series!

In the previous debate we reached way back to one of the oldest RPG series of all time. Despite release dates spanning about two decades, Ultima fans proved to be every bit as varied as the series over the years. To have an almost even amou...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Ultima series

In the last debate, we had one of the closest voting races I've ever seen. Persona 4 would take the lead by two or three votes, and then Persona 3 would strike back with a few votes of its own to tie it up. This continued about ten times un...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Depict1

From mirosurabu -- the man who brought us the much loved Tower of Heaven port -- comes another intriguing flash game port of a free, downloadable PC game. It's pretty impressive that Kyle Pulver made this entire game in just 48 hours! ...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Worm Food (Hell yeah! Tremors game!)

Reasons why you should play this game: You play as a Tremor grabboid creature.  Tremors is probably the best monster movie ever made. Playing as a Tremor is basically Tony Hawk meets Echo meets Black & White. You get to terrorize ...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Persona series

Last week was a nostalgia nightmare for many readers, as we were tasked with the challenge of picking which EarthBound (Mother) game was our favorite out of the series. Some were completely on board with the newer Mother 3, while some stood...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! EarthBound (Mother)

EarthBound, which has always been known as Mother overseas, started out as one of the most beloved RPG series of its time, remained one of the most cherished series all throughout the 1990s, and has since then proven that it stands the test...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Particle Destroyer

Recently on Reddit, I discovered quite the artistically pleasing recreation of the old Breakout game. Those of you who are flash code fanatics can dig through all of its lines of code here, but since its code credits are in Japanese, I didn...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! K.O.T.O.R. series

I was looking forward to the discussion that the previous debate would spawn, and it didn't disappoint! Fallout is one of those series that has a huge amount of new and old fans, and witnessing them clash in the comments made tallying the v...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Doodle God

The previous Monday Mind Teaser game Fault Line was a big hit with readers, and I think this week's game will be too! For those of you like me, who refuse to upgrade to an iPhone or similar device, you can play nearly 100% of this game onli...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Fallout series

In last week's debate we discussed the pros and cons of two of the most loved games in recent years, and both games saw an immense amount of support, with many elaborate posts that I really enjoyed reading. Dtoid reader knutaf even wrote...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Mass Effect series

Just like the previous debate, calling Mass Effect a series after two games feels a little strange, but just like Golden Sun, Mass Effect is a series where fans loved the sequel as much -- or even more -- than the original game. That ended ...

 
 
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Monday Mind Teasers: Fault Line

I've lost count of how many Portal styled map manipulation flash game spinoffs I've posted for Monday Mind Teasers, but I have yet to find one I didn't like. It's impressive how many different directions the mechanic can be taken in by so m...

 
 
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E3 2011 Prediction: Pegasus & Skyward Sword lets you fly

Vacationing in Rome during E3 means my flow of information is limited, but from everything I've seen and read so far, it seems like people are only commenting on the graphics, and not pointing a finger or Wiimote at the Kinectimals sized el...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Golden Sun series

Yes, I know. Calling Golden Sun a series is a little laughable, but this RPG tournament qualification process is all about including every game the Dtoid Army demands, and the Golden Sun games were high on that list. In last week's debate...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Pokemon series!

In last week's debate we dived into the Lunar RPG series, and no matter how you combine or separate the remakes, there was still one distinct winner. For the sake of saving space, I've combined originals and remakes in the list below. Here...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Lunar series!

In last week's debate we made progress on our journey of choosing all the contenders for the massive RPG game debate tournament that's drawing near. Unlike two weeks ago, the last week's decision was almost unanimous, showing that the winn...

 
 


About Tom Fronczakone of us since 9:55 PM on 10.01.2006

Tom Fronczak is a Founding Editor for both Destructoid and Flixist. Fronz has attended industry events such as CES and E3, but with a degree in 3D graphics he dreams of one day pursuing a career in game design to take part in GDC from the other side of the stage. Over a decade of online journalism has allowed him to live in Rome, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, but his mind is often in Hyrule or other virtual worlds. He's on Reddit far more than Twitter these days, but you can reach him @Fronztoid.
 
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