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Nostalgia: So Much Better in Hindsight

Remember all those good times playing Galaga? First game of Frogger? That first playthrough of Final Fantasy 7? So do game devs, and they're going to get you to spend money on those memories. Now, the instant reaction for most people wh...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revisiting Horror, a Resident Evil (2002) review

Today, the name “Resident Evil” can only be associated with a modern brand of derivative military shooters. This is true regarding the main entries of the series – that slowly, but consistently, shed their adventure legacy in favor of fas...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments of the Week VI: Comments Under Siege

I see comments of the week. Walking around like regular comments. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're comments of the week. From Ubisoft complains over Red Steel 2's 81% Metacritic...

 
 
 
 
 
 

What's in the box matters too...

I still remember opening my first modern computer game. We had just gotten a new Packard Bell (the dude at Staples had assured us we'd never need more than 2mb of video ram in our lives) and the next day my dad let me pick out a game at th...

 
 
 
 

Accomplishment Fatigue

It's been a long time since I've written a blog - these days I find it difficult to express my thoughts coherently. I used to write blogs all the time back on Gamespot, I'm not sure why it's been so difficult for me to do so these days... ...

 
 
 
 

ch-ch-ch-changes...

Anyway, if there's one thing I can't swallow it's these two tired, broken record statements; "it was just more of the same", and "it didn't feel like the first time". I've seen them time and time again and they are as monotonous as they a...

 
 
 
 

Cell Phone Look Up Makes It Possible To Track Numbers

Although mobile phones have helped greatly in knowing who is calling you (e.g. via cell phone look up), there has been a rise in the number of 'Unknown Caller' calls being made to mobile phones and it is only natural that this becomes an an...

 
 
 
 

Oh Destructoid, How I hated to depart with you.

Hello everyone. Again, I'm here. I didn't actually go anywhere. This thing that the cool kids are doing nowadays called "school" is really consuming my life. Not like the dark side though. Because at least they give you cookies. At school, ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

On Reflection: A Story of 'Trade-in Addiction'

I walk in the door and exchange hi's and hellos with the two behind the counter. "Got any trade-ins today, Alex?". Yes, they know me by name. "Nah...I'm just looking for now." Of course I have trade-ins. I plop the 4 games on the counter. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Signs of an Awesome Game

NOTE: Long story short: I don't have Photoshop right now. Hopefully my stand-ins work alright :) This is what you've all been waiting for: the death knell for reviews full of dirty bias, horrendous unobjectivity and antiquated "opinions"...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Obscurer Tribune # 39

So…who’s betting that Sakura Wars: So Long My Love will ACTUALLY come out next week, no more delays, for reals? Anyone…? Well, anyways, I’ll keep my fingers crossed (again) and offer up this week’s obscure gaming recap: --------- Atte...

 
 
 
 

How to use the worn down game formula.

This will work with any game. It's already been proven it even works with tetris. Here is the basic form: I'm only, like, an hour in. But (game name here) is SO relentlessly terrible. A game has never worn me down like this. There's no r...

 
 
 
 

Free gas... and being a lady.

So... free gas. No, I'm not going to lend you my husband who also has free gas, but I've been playing MAG (apparently over 180 hours of it since it released) and I just vetted over to a new faction and I'm starting again as a level 1... ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

A (more definitive) review of sequels

Not long ago a certain blog teased the promise of an absolute, incontestable review of sequels. Drawn in by this succulent promise I read the blog hoping to find the ultimate critique. What did I get for my efforts? Nothing! Well a solid ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

For Those Who Yet Still Walk This Hell...

[Disclaimer: This blog does not represent the views or opinions of Enkido as he exists in a sane state and he cannot be held responsible for the content expressed in this article. For real, these are dark times we live in. Also, cocks.] If...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Jetter Mars

STICKERS! \(^,^)/

 
 
mullon

Wolfenstein: The New Order has been okay so far, but I dont like how many stealth sections there are, and how many walking around not shooting sections there I wanted a shooter like

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Its 1 week until my Birthday - Im getting old! I dunno what I want besides money and eating out somewhere (I dont know where I wanna eat at, I havent accomplished much, but I still have time to do Age is just a number and all

 
 
Steel Squirrel

Just added this to the collection, in perfect condition Didnt play it the first time around, but the 15 minutes I just checked out seem very I love PS2 era JRPGs so Im pretty

 
 
Electric Reaper

Biden is becoming more of an embarrassment to I wish he would just drop His reliance on Obama has gotten

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

#mermay because its never a bad day to share a good

 
 
LoneMak

Not sure if #mikemondays or A little bit of both couldnt Unless you want it

 
 
Electric Reaper

I like Legolas crazy antics in the Lord of the Ring Theyre outlandish and kinda wacky, which makes them fun to

 
 
MajinRotty

Monster Girl Monday! Bonus coming

 
 
Xeo

Goddamn I hate doing academic Writing an essay on a (rather good) Neil Gaiman short story for my English Fiction class in the MLA style and I hate it SO MUCH!

 
 
triggerpigking

I sketched Bernie with her favorite plant!

 
 
Dr Mel

You know whats really Take a game you know super well, go to youtube and search its name with longplay, then set the speed to Something about that is just so satisfying to

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Time to DIG IN to Shovel Knight Treasure Trove! We are doing all three

 
 
LoneMak

INB4 RiffRaff: Makes me wish the game was called Monster until he starts poisoning my ass!

 
 
Dere

Important Which fast food sandwich would you pick to have sex with?

 
 
Dreggsao

Ok thats enough sunlight medals for Time to gather some phantoms to beat that boss for my own playthrough *all summon signs disappear because people are going to bed*

 
 
KingofPangea

So heres that Jurassic World short I All I intend to say is that Im glad the carnivore featured actually got some proper screentime, especially after years of neglect from the films

 
 
Boxman214

Although the term didnt exist at the time, Ive realized that Michael Fox was my first Thanks, Marty

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Oh hey, new KoRn! I havent heard the whole thing yet but Im enjoying what Ive heard of it so Cant say Im enjoying the new Ghost as much

 
 
Ryu2388

Were at four Borderlands games and its still a nightmare to play split screen and open

 
 
Destructoids Very Own Ein

Can people give me their best puns? My boss is way to good at them and I need some

 
 
JcDent

GAME FUN

 
 
ABowlOfCereal

This is a nice little tune

 
 
Electric Reaper

The deep sea contains some of the weirdest and most interesting lifeforms on

 
 
medicamecanica

Ni no Kuni is great, but I heard the Switch port is terrible! Avoid for now!

 
 
Dere

Public service announcement: Read all my Qposts as if Im aroused, because spoiler, I always Right now writing this

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

Playing Nier Automata in preparation for the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse raids in I like the customization and the weird juxtaposition of themes, but hate the corpse retrieval mechanic that threatens the loss of your chip

 
 
Haklen57

Add me up on Switch,

 
 
taterchimp

#mikeMondays

 
 
Boxman214

Its peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time!

 
 
Chris Moyse

Update on hospital: So I have to have some minor surgery and some They think they know whats wrong and no-one should be Still, was hoping itd just be take these I just feel flat about it, like I do about evrything, but Im ok x

 
 
LaTerry

Theyre officially coming west!

 
 
Shinkz

I wish I was having as much fun with Gears 5 as everybody Everything just feels blah? Just finished Act 3 and it was The ice boss in act 2 was more tedious than Im not a fan of the empty open world for

 
 
NeoTurbo

I really like how in MHW: Iceborne, just having a monster in a different area can change things Like I fought Banbaro in Elders Recces and his boulders were ON FIRE and EXPLODED!

 
 
JcDent

Good guy with a bow! (TIL that in the Medieval context, clerk means white collar nerd - and for Medieval Death Bot based on Oxfordshire Coroner Rolls, it means university student)

 
 
bong264

Ive never seen dwarves have dirty beards even after

 
 
Anthony Marzano

#MikeMondays

 
 
whybmonotacrab

Im like 8 hours into Bloodstained Ritual of the Night and loving it so Although Ive spent too much money cooking for old lady

 
 
Riff Raff

Oh boy, I am so loving Pillars of Eternity I have not gotten sucked into an RPG this hard since The Witcher Pic vaguely

 
 
Fivefinger Delta

Have a good week x #MikeMondays

 
 
Electric Reaper

What does someone do when arguably the most politically progressive city in their County is also the Florida (the place where the weird shit happens) of their County?

 
 
Boxman214

Playing Gears 5 and hit a wall at the end of Act He boss is Get 90% of their health down and then they get a new instant kill So

 
 
Mike Sounders

Beat Daemon x Machina Gonna throw some thoughts and advice in the

 
 
bong264

Current status:

 
 
Tricerapops

Crazy to have River City Girls, Blasphemous, and Creature in the Well just waiting for me to have a few days I cant wait to dig in on my RCG and Blasphemous look like the best Saturn games that never released, and Im all about

 
 
Startyde

Havent played FF8 since I beat it 20 years Loved it then, love it even more Some parts are genuinly touching and resonate more now that Im a Old school Square

 
 
whybmonotacrab

Say hello to my derpy as fuck

 
 
taterchimp

Been enjoying Rage