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As Promised. Sketches of Dtoiders at PAX

When I get sleepy, I draw to keep myself awake. And at PAX, with less than 5 hours of sleep a night, being awake was the key. So I drew a lot. Here's a big mural like thing I did. Will I ever paint this or do anything crazy with it, who kn...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STFUAJPGM # 5: Space

Hey there, Here's a new episode of STFUAJPGM for you to enjoy. It's about space, and is curated by Joe Allen from The Gamewave Podcast. You can check it out here. We also having a contest to give away some free chiptune CDs. You can c...

 
 
 
 

Graphics, Art vs. Life

I realize that it's been just a little while since the Podtoid had this discussion, but I was struck with a thought recently. Yes, it's true that beautiful art holds up better and that you will always achieve what you had in your head with...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

a little pat in the back (design edition)

GameCareerGuide.com has this bi-weekly game design challenge where people from (supposedly) all walks of life can send in their game design idea, then several of those sent in will be featured. It's a good way for us 'robot' designers to st...

 
 
 
 
 
 

More Dryad Art

Now that I have a proper desk with room for my scanner (you don't even want to know where I used to keep it), I've scanned some of the drawings from the tremendous backlog that I've accumulated recently. The attached images are primarily...

 
 
 
 

My custom Team Fortress 2 shoes!!

A month ago I created my Watchmen shoes, and now it's time to show my new set of customs. Presenting, my custom Team Fortress 2 shoes!! Based off the team logos (seen here), I again decided for something simple yet effective enough to c...

 
 
 
 

Persona 4 and Rock Anthems.

So, I've been meaning to post about a lot of cool things that have happened to me lately. I am now the owner of two arcade machines I bought for ubercheap off of Craigslist, for instance (A Neo Geo MVS and a Mortal Kombat II cabinet! It's l...

 
 
 
 

In-Depth Tuesday: Killer 7

In-Depth Tuesday is a segment in which I try my my best to explain some of the more difficult narratives that exist in videogames. This means I will dissect and find things such as symbolism, allusion, etc. The main point is to help get acr...

 
 
 
 

FFIV: This Really Happens

*spoilers for Final Fantasy IV* This is a comic dramatization of a real conversation in Final Fantasy IV: No names have been changed, because no one is innocent (especially not Kain). It wasn't like I was surprised when Rosa did the who...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STFUAJPGM contest involves free chiptune CDs.

Good news! STFUAJPGM is giving away a few copies of 2 Player Productions' Blip Festival '08 Live CD set. The double disc, 32 track album documents some of the world's best chip musicians' live performances from last year's Blip Festival, ...

 
 
 
 

A new 3D art style, I hope

One of the things that annoys me about comic book games is nobody is trying to replicate comic books unique art style. I take this back, of course, to the era before quick and dirty photoshop colors. Before digital inking. I'm talking co...

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to love a game?

We probably all love, or at least like, gaming as a whole. Destructoid is all about how we love our hobby and what we think about it and I guess, only a masochist would come here if he hated games. The question I asked myself recently howev...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pixelated Creations - Inventory Sale & New Stock

So I finally got around to posting some new stuff in my store this week as well as putting some of the old stock on sale. I've reduced the prices on 8 different items in the store from a Tiny Toons set to a bunch of keychains. Everything...

 
 
 
 

VGdrum Update - Shadow of the Colossus & other news

With the beginning of my Junior year of college just around the corner and my parents embarking on a trip to Poland (taking the video camera with them), I had to rush to record my Final Fantasy I-III VGdrum videos as well as my first VGdrum...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

LastKingofHearts

Did a small arts fest this past

 
 
DeScruff

So am I alone in preferring to use the ZL and ZR buttons on switch over the regular L and R buttons? It feels like every game Ive been playing lately if you need to hold a button to aim, it uses L/R rather then

 
 
GoofierBrute

Hey guys, I hate to post this, but I think Im going to need some finicial More info in the

 
 
dephoenix

I finally beat a Zelda game that wasnt a spin Im proud of

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Supposedly Sonics redesign for the movie If its legit, its a big improvement! (still blue arms, though)

 
 
TriSCAREapops

My earbuds died at the gym, and the music there sounded like the kid of pitched-shifted text-to-speech processed cheese that sexy millenials must listen It sounded like Alexa was getting tickle Thats Old folks home it

 
 
OmegaPhattyAcid

A lot of people love Fortnite and others love to hate One thing that cant be denied though is Epic Games marketing mastery and their ability to capitalize on Ill be talking about it in my upcoming -OPA

 
 
triggerpigking

Todays linktober skull kid

 
 
TysonOfTime

Wasnt sure where I fell on the Joker controversy until someone in my screening started low chuckling at every act of At the end one lady started cackling, and yelling vaguely sinister things before the credits started Dont like

 
 
Electric Reaper

Abolish Fuck Exactly! Fuck all authoritarian governments and leaders, regardless of which nation-states theyre

 
 
TurboKill

You know why I surprisingly enjoy CoD Mobile? I go in thinking, first time with this mode, lets just not get last Then this I sometimes go by Leeroy I feel it perfectly describes my play style in FPS and fighting game

 
 
indigit4l

Jimmy Kimmel Live is filming at a Mexican restaurant right by my Im told Im sitting in a good Look for me on TV 😄

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

I wish I hadnt waited so long to play Berseria after I thought they were unrelated, but turns out theyre set in the same Berseria has plenty of references to Zestiria, most of which Ive

 
 
indigit4l

60 Minutes did a really good piece on Hong Kong protests and Even at the end they talked about the censorship So did John Oliver last night, but for some reason no mention of Blizzard bc its vidya gamez, Im

 
 
Osc

Zedd, among others, popularized and pushed EDM back into the US mainstream after a lengthy time It was nice hearing the songs of people like Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, and David Guetta on the #musictoid | Zedd, Foxes - Clarity

 
 
ShadeOfLight

A new friend just sent me this with the message “It’s pretty nasty, but I’m sending it anyway to test the limits of your Clearly she’s never been to

 
 
Cloudman Sam
 
 
zatoseyes

#MikeMondays

 
 
Count Parismeow Returns

So Ive already given over ten hours to fantasy life so far and Im really mad that I didnt get this Well that and story of I wanna try it the switch game some

 
 
Electric Reaper

Magical Girl Monday

 
 
Boxman214

#MikeMondays

 
 
Gajknight

#SpookyPSAtober #ChooseBallNotBomb

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Finally, a Switch game I can easily afford!

 
 
Snaileb

#Striptoid

 
 
Spooky RiffRaff

Took a shot on a game called Bad North for Switch over the Gotta say its a addictive, minimalist RTS game that is perfect if you want something enjoyable in small Definitely give it

 
 
maycausecancer

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

 
 
Neronium

So I dont know if its true or not, but A Hat in Time for Switch is saying it now comes out on November 8th rather than October While if true that makes me sad, I also didnt realize that Outer Worlds comes out this month so happy days on that

 
 
mullon

What about a first person shooter based on the Spanish-American War?

 
 
elric6

Code Vein is not a good Its okay at best and suffers from trying to be a Pseudo-Souls Near everything about its design falls flat outside of its class If youre on the fence about it, wait for a sale price

 
 
Linkman Touchdown

As much as everybody might hate Epic, I think we really have to appreciate their dedication with That thing last night was amazing, and they even decided to kill the game for a while for the Not many BR games have so much passion in them

 
 
Boxman214

My PS4 isnt getting much use these Main reason? It has this problem where it regularly puts itself into sleep mode, no matter what Im doing (playing a game, watching youtube, sitting on the main home page, Pretty much pisses me

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

Another blessed #mermay is upon

 
 
Spooky RiffRaff

Hope you all have a great start to your week!

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

The Clean is one of my favorite bands of all Buncha dorks from New Zealand making goofy indie They’re rough around the edges, poppy tunes with a DIY punk attitude, but it hits hard for Rings

 
 
Fuzunga

Crazy RWBY fact from a new behind-the-scenes The crew had originally intended Neo to be voiced by Sarah Silverman, but when they couldnt get her in time they left out the Fans thought it was interesting so they left Neo mute

 
 
Cloudman Sam

Welp now that I have some time Im gonna do something Ive been planning to do for a long Finally play Deus Ex from beginning to

 
 
GetNekKid

I made some brisket for Thanksgiving and it turned out pretty good!

 
 
Mike Sounders

Its The Big Os 20th Season 3

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

What Astral Chain lacks in story and character,it makes up for in visual design and unique Theres a little Okami and NierAutomata in there, It also feels like theyre competing with FromSoft on raising stakes as you

 
 
Jetter Mars

Just finished The Last Of Us Remastered and while I still think its good this version has so many bugs in Enemies run around aimlessly, button prompts just stop working, and sometimes bullets didnt even phase I still cant wait for 2 though

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Striptoid

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Its the final day of Tip of the Hats! Theyre going until Theyve already raised over $169,000! If you have the time, feel free to take a look and drop a donation if you can BUMP!

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Cool Shirt Alert! BUMP!

 
 
Boxman214

If season 9 is canon, shes If not, Jim and Pam are together

 
 
triggerpigking

Todays linktober sketch, Tetra YAR!

 
 
indigit4l

Appropriate!

 
 
Fuzunga

As you may already know, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has ended after 9 And what an ending it was! Id been watching since 2012, between seasons 2 & The show had always been a source of uplifting positivity for me, and Ill miss it!

 
 
Roager

I dont really know anything about Doraemon besides exists but its kind of interesting to see other franchises try what Dynasty Warriors has done and reskin its formula for a different IP