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Game In Progress: June 2019

Welcome to another blog edition of my super slow video game development journey! This one is will not actually be about what progress I did inside of Unity, but rather what I did outside of it. It's actually something I've wanted...

 
 
 
 

Review: Stranger Things 3 - The Game

Stranger Things 3 is here, and everyone has been talking about it. But not a lot of people are talking about Stranger Things 3: The Game. It’s a licensed video game tie-in, which is strange, because you don’t see as many of...

 
 
 
 

Reviewing the Nintendo Wii

Realizing that they cannot rely on going toe to toe with Microsoft and Sony in the graphical arms race, Nintendo tried to side step the competition with their release of the Wii. In what their late president, Mr. Satoru Iwata, referred...

 
 
 
 

From my backlog: Disaster: Day of Crisis

Monolift Soft developed two games for Wii: Xenoblade Chronicles (2010) and Disaster: Day of Crisis (2008). It's pretty well known that the North American release of Xenoblade Chronicles was helped by the Operation Rainfall. Disaster, h...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring anime 2019 wrap up thoughts (spoilers)

Well, Attack on Titan season 3, part 2, episode IV, Golden Wind began and ended between the times I found to write something Japanator related. At this point, talking about it on the FP seems pretty dated, but that's why we blog and c...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Revisiting Mass Effect: Andromeda Part 2

After playing through and writing about the opening hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda a few days ago, I was tentatively excited to continue. I hadn't necessarily loved what I'd played up to that point, but I felt there was room for impr...

 
 
 
 

(Smash Character Balancing Part 1)

First of all NOBODY is forcing you to read all of them at once take it 1 character at a time so it’s not overwhelming I had to do 5 each part there is 58 characters I’m not posting them individually that would be spam but I...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microbial Musings: Dishonored

Rats. Even saying that name brings to mind disease, plague, and filth. Its something that seems almost, whether it be through some genetic imperative or a cultural one but regardless of origin its a creature many of us-at least in th...

 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – System Shock

System Shock is an immersive sim developed by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin Systems for the PC in 1994. The player takes the role of a nameless hacker who gets caught poking around the network of the TriOptimum com...

 
 
 
 

BoB: Making of a Hero / "Henshin!"

Boxman's farewell prompt to the band of bloggers deal asked a very good question. What makes a heroic character ... heroic? I've been thinking a lot about this question, even before it came up. Hard to write any stories if the thought ...

 
 
 
 

The Top 10 Wii Games:

Last month in June, I finished the final game in my Wii library. In total, I have owned about 50 Wii games and have played around 70 games. Before I started my Wii REVIEWS series, that number was short 26 games which I all played and r...

 
 
 
 

Phils Game Music Similarities - Outtakes #2

Tags: Zelda 3, Mega Man 2, Final Fantasy VI Hello, I've decided to bring some more Outtakes since I think they are at least worth a look: 1) Zelda 3 - A Link To The Past (1991): Can - Aumgn (1971): Maybe a little fat fetched, but I t...

 
 
 
 

Revisiting Mass Effect: Andromeda

When Mass Effect: Andromeda first released back in 2017, it was fucked. There are no two ways around it. It was a buggy, ugly mess of a game. Backwards shooting guns, awful faces, terrible animations, broken cutscenes, crashes, etc. Y...

 
 
 
 

(Smash Gameplay Balancing Part 4 Finale)

This has already been posted here: https://www.destructoid.com/--559347.phtml#post This is for those that couldn't read the whole thing since it was 21 pages so I'm posting 4 parts 5 pages each so it's easier for them to read. The begi...

 
 
 
 

(Smash Gameplay Balancing Part 3)

This has already been posted here: https://www.destructoid.com/--559347.phtml#post This is for those that couldn't read the whole thing since it was 21 pages so I'm posting 4 parts 5 pages each so it's easier for them to read. The begi...

 
 
 
 

(Smash Gameplay Balancing Part 2)

This has already been posted here: https://www.destructoid.com/--559347.phtml#post This is for those that couldn't read the whole thing since it was 21 pages so I'm posting 4 parts 5 pages each so it's easier for them to read. The begi...

 
 
 
 

PStoid Episode 98: A "Short" E3 Episode?

We're finally back, and it's our first episode post-E3 2019! That means that's the majority of what we talk about. Because we are nothing if not topical! And, as promised, a picture of the new tattoo!   Archive Podomatic  t...

 
 
 
 

Phils Game Music Similarities - Outtakes #1

Greetings fellow music lovers, this is my 50th entry for this blog. Celebration! Who'd guess I would make it this far.  But I have found so much stuff, I'll probably be in for one or the other interesting entry, so stay tuned for...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Alex Heat

I want to believe in a future where theres a Darkstalkers game that looks as good as Guilty Gear

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

Ps4 stopped turning on Its the exact same issue I had 3 months ago that magically fixed I hope Im that lucky I really dont want to buy a new one (or spend nearly as much on repairs) so close to the arrival of the next

 
 
ScionVyse

Uh oh, Three Houses has I suppose the internet is going to only be spoilers from now

 
 
chlmera

There is nothing I hate more than driving at night while its raining

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

My friend sold his Switch (which is lame because now we can’t play games), but he also just gave me his Nintendo account to put on my console, so now I have Octopath, NSMBU Deluxe, The Messenger, Onimusha, and a bunch of other games!!!

 
 
Electric Reaper

So, the Steam release date is August 13, 2020? Got Starpoint Gemini 3 will probably release before

 
 
GoofierBrute

MY EMPRESS HAS ARRIVED!

 
 
indigit4l

GRRR!!! It just keeps crashing! I have mods that are supposed to fix this but its not Random, but its like every 5 minutes it And I dont even know where Im supposed to be going!! Dammit

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Remember My Nintendo? ME NEITHER! That said, if you go there theyre giving away some Splatoon 2 clothes for 100 Platinum Coins (the free Neat!

 
 
mullon

I worry its a sign that Im getting old that I dont feel like playing something complicated on my computer at night like Legend of Heroes or Subnautica, instead I just play simple things like Hidden Folks and Puyo-Puyo

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Put my ZakuIIF2 together finally! Ill do the GOUF sooner or

 
 
NeoTurbo

Shoutout to ZombieCorp for making this awesome pic of Warframes edgy boi Nekros!

 
 
Tohsaka

Last one for a This one took a bit of planning to get Theyre a bunch of ideas I had for the power-up put into a small Not too hard but itll make you think a bit if youve never taken the time to use Builder

 
 
Hypno

On my birthday, the powers that be saw fit to send me a storm and a power

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Loooooooove this

 
 
triggerpigking

Welp, heat beat me today, Im too tired to do much more then a sketch of Ujicos did get in some studying earlier so thats

 
 
taterchimp

Man, I really want to play X game that got delisted, but I cant buy it Guess Ill just pirate the shit out of I find this mindset acceptable in these times, especially considering I have a copy on my shelf, but no functioning Xbox 360

 
 
Chris Moyse

Happy Birthday Hypno! Hope its been a good one, buddy :) Remember when I drew that picture for your 20th? WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?

 
 
Boxman214
 
 
Boxman214

Occams worst nightmare has become

 
 
Cloudman Sam

The development was worse than I

 
 
Sam van der Meer

Starting to feel empty when I don’t have a Castlevania game lined up in front of me That’s Symphony of the Night down and in the books!

 
 
Tohsaka

#NewProfilePic

 
 
Hypno

On July 22, I have turned I’d like to thank my parents and anime for leading me to this grand

 
 
Riff Raff

Whats the story behind your username/gamertag? The first 4 letters of my surname are Raff and someone started calling me Riff Raff back in grade It Worked out as I also became a huge Rocky Horror fan when I got to high

 
 
Riley1sCool

FIX THOSE LICENSING ISSUES AND GIVE ME THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH GAMES, YOU COWARDS!

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I was playing Lethal League Blaze, and what started off as a normal match became a game of We just bunted the ball back and It was a nice change of pace :)! I really wish the Switch had longer video recording time for moments like

 
 
Flegma

Third time trying to post the but now, not an If this goes up, then Dtoid really looks after

 
 
travolta

Anyone going to be starting up classic wow in a month? Id like to get on the same server as some of you so Travolta and I can have some people to play with!

 
 
taterchimp

You cant trust people who walk when playing Mario

 
 
JcDent

Repentia redesign slaps

 
 
NeoTurbo

Missed Part 2 of my stream? I UPLOAD STUFF TO YOUTUBE NOW DAWG!!! So if you like hearing me fumble through games heres the vid!

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

I played a bit of coop RE6 with a non-gamer friend yesterday,and she was amazed by how incredible it looked, she could hardly believe it was a 7-year old For the jaded gamer, obviously,it looks meh at this Expectations can be a

 
 
Snaileb

BEHOLD : Your Storm Area 51 Commander in Its gonna be a

 
 
Games and Stuff

I got a question for any Gundam Fans on What did you all think of 00 as a series? I see it passed as average to bad in most circles, but Gundam Enthusiast Mike Sounders once told me its a money So Im curious, quality wise, thoughts?

 
 
Dinosir

Dino Draws Day 9: Here is a swoll I wish I knew anatomy What do you mean use reference pictures?! Reference pictures are for the weak!

 
 
chlmera

I almost forgot to say that the HBO Watchmen looks absolutely fucking incredible

 
 
Riff Raff

Dont even try to top Not possible!

 
 
Flanx

My dream console would be a Vita 2 with a sensible storage medium and actual Theres nothing you can do to change my

 
 
chlmera

I just saw a leak that claimed there are 5 possible lesbian relationships in Fire Emblem, and only one with two Hopefully not true, but makes sense given the fetishization of lesbian women and the grosser elements of the previous

 
 
Churros89

Dilemma: Im really enjoying The End is Nigh and Im nearing the end, but playing just 15~30min a day is feels like it is taking sure if I actually finish it or if I call it the day, watch the ending on YouTube and play something else

 
 
JcDent

Politics is when people who dont look like me appear in media and that makes me Women are tyranids, btw

 
 
ScionVyse

My next video is up! This time Im talking about Bastion! Give it a watch and tell me what you think! One last bump for the

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Hey guys! I figured Id give yall a status update about the past few couple No bad news, thankfully! Details in the AMA if you want to! Edit: BUMP

 
 
Scrustle

Now that Splatfests are over, now seems like a good time to draw attention to that Pearls VA is actually in a rock band called Lighter190E, and theyre pretty

 
 
Riff Raff

We dont ask each other this simple question enough and we got a few new faces round here Whats your top 3 games, films, books, butts, and music albums? Feel free to add a top 3 of whatever else too! Bump to let the other timezones in on the fun!

 
 
Mike Sounders

I swear that everytime I go into EB games, another meter of wall is filled with merchandise instead of games

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Ive been awake since 3am becuase was scheduled off last night at Retail is fun and not at all

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Nintendo released a Thank You video for Splatoon 2, showing a lot of art from the Splatfests themselves, as well as the Its kinda sad, but kinda Im glad I made it to this party, even though I was late!~ BUMP!