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Do games have to be fun?

Do games have to be fun? Well, in my opinion they do. But there are some individuals that disagree with this opinion. Sometime it’s best to agree to disagree, but I still fail to see how an individual can enjoy gaming without it being fun....

 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #8

Hello friends! Welcome back to my freeware indie game series! This week's games are all rather short, but very fun. They're perfect for playing when you have an hour or two to spare. Also, just a heads up but I might not be doing another on...

 
 
 
 

Preview: Retro City Rampage

Last night I went to the monthly GameCityNights event in Nottingham. I just had to attend when I found out that Brian Provinciano's upcoming XBLA/WiiWare title Retro City Rampage would be playable, and that Brian himself would be coming to ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #7

Hello friends! Welcome back to my free indie game series! I've decided to spread out my posts for this series a bit more, since I'm beginning to run out of suggestions before I get a chance to play more indie games. I definitely don't plan...

 
 
 
 

That Post-Game Glow: Sequence

As Conrad recently pointed out, Sequence is a recently-released Xbox Live Indie Game which marries the idea of a rhythm game to an RPG and the result is a pleasant surprise. This will not be a review, because the math on this is very, very...

 
 
 
 

[devlog] burnVictim platformer progress

The burn victims arch nemesis- lava! Draws the eye much better than the spikes, i’m having everything that can kill be you very very obvious, and the background is less obtrusive now- it also scrolls parallax on several layers so its sexy...

 
 
 
 

High Expectations: Penumbra: Overture

I recently reinstalled Steam and while updating it I went on a hunt for the Steam activation code for the 2nd Indie Humble Bundle that I had previously bought. To my surprise I also found the activation code for the 1st Indie Humble Bundle,...

 
 
 
 

Have a Creeper Rap!

I like how every time I say the words "I'm going to update this thing more often." it somehow translates to me using some sort of mathematical combination of Mayan and Valve Time that basically state that I never *do* the intended thing. St...

 
 
 
 

Dreams are awesome : Psychosomnium

As a long time flash-enthusiast who made tons of crummy sprite-based flash movies and dreamt about making games as a kid It always saddens me that most people reject flash games as not being “real” games. The reason for this is most obvious...

 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #6

Hello friends! Welcome to another batch of awesome freeware indie games! I had to skip last weekend's post, because of Easter and midterms. I've also been quite busy playing Portal 2 at my friend's house, so that's been taking up a lot of m...

 
 
 
 
 
 

WA-WA-WA-WACKY GAME IDEA

Howdy hey team, Starmac here for the second time, geared and ready to bring you my holiest and most righteous of thoughts and musings. Only I'm not. Instead of that boring shit I'm going to lazy my way through this second post, by telling y...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Reality in the virtual world

On the internet, in a game, in a virtual world, the driver (player, user, individual, ego, what ever you want to call it) is rendered incarnate in the pixels and code of a virtual body. People, with our complexities, our cultural identities...

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #5

Hello friends! This is the one month anniversary of my freeware indie game series. I'm excited that my blog seems to be getting such a positive feedback! Beginning this week I'm going to start listing the developers of the games as well, s...

 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #4

Hello friends! Welcome to week four of my freeware indie blog! So last week I told you that I might not be able to discuss higher resolution indie games as I wasn't able to play them. This was apparently a lie, as a few days later my frien...

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #3

Hello friends, and welcome back to my freeware indie blog! To start, I'd like to address a problem I've been having regarding higher res 3D indie games. I haven't been able to play them. Apparently, my laptop is not a particularly great ga...

 
 
 
 

CatGrim, a game made by me for you internet people

Hello Destructoid, long time no me. You can call me JSL cuz there are a lot of Justin's out there. I'm not much of a chatter box but I'm here everyday reading your news and shenanigans. But enough with the formalities, I'm here today t...

 
 
 
 

5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #2

Hello friends! Welcome to week two of my freeware indie sampler blog. I would like to start off with a bit of information about how I choose which games to feature. First of all, I'm trying to focus specifically on freeware indie games wh...

 
 
 
 

What is QONQR?

I saw a little blip abotu this on some web show said it was like a global futuristic Risk. Was interested but seems like the sites all buggy couldn't log in. Any one play this?

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

lokhe

So apparently a game not being a games as a service type game is now marketing :p

 
 
Jetter Mars

Is there a game franchise that you would love go see get a pinball machine? For me, Id love to see Earth Defense Force get

 
 
BigDoniel

Put a few hours into Siege the last few days and really digging Great

 
 
Dere

I have all the Yakuza games on my ps4 Can life get any better? I submit that it cannot

 
 
Boxman214

Whenever I have a conversation like, what would you do if you won the lottery, my answer is always

 
 
RiffRaff

Saw some nice street art Wonder what Donky Kong ever did wrong to get And what the sheep has to do with the

 
 
Churros89

Next weekend will be a 5 days weekend thanks to carnival, and I was thinking about grabbing one month of Xbox gamepass on PC for 1 buck and play some FF15 or Then I saw on twitter that NMS have organic ships now, so guess IÄşl be playing it instead!

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

Its just a game is only weak depending on the context, like when youre being an asshole to others whose time you just wasted When you lose your temper and explode at others over losing and people remind you its just a game, they are

 
 
Kerrik52

Tales of Xillia is off to a good The new mechanics are enat and I like the first three party Seems to be on the less sillier side when compared to a few of the other Not sure I can be bothered to replay it as Milla

 
 
NeoTurbo

Ha! I didnt realize the devs had embraced the nickname! Thats

 
 
Shoggoth2588

I had a great stream last night! It wasnt just fun, but I enjoyed a fascinating dialog about child labor with Lex and Not sure if Im going to stream Bioshock next, or Strider

 
 
Flanx

Bought a pack of 7 mini Had 9 in the 2 more than stated on the That makes today 2 more gooder than

 
 
Lawman

Gosh, I love FightN I had to make a QPost just to say They just dont make beat-em-ups like this, even the good Got all but one of the endings with Ricardo, just beat it with Gal without This is gonna last me a good

 
 
RolanberryPrins

Finally updated my phone on years? Man Im Give me your favorite mobile games (android) that dont involve objects being made into gatcha waifus

 
 
eastyy

So it seems so far the Netcode Fix for Streetfighter V was to ban the mod and not fix the netcode made me annoyed as they were shown literally how to fix the netcode

 
 
Alphadeus

My new album Spectrum II has been 20 Free to It would mean a lot if one or two people bought it, as money is extremely tight until the 3rd ^^ if not, please enjoy :)

 
 
Czar Kazem

Rediscovered Baroness last week and **SPOILER ALERT** Baroness is #arbitrarymetaltuesday

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Crossed important milestones in the Awards today! 15k words reached, *and* finished writing the main story for both Theres still a lot of work left until I can release this (visuals, intermissions, music) but it feels amazing to be at this point!

 
 
streetmagik3

Got the Bayonetta/Vanquish anniversary set Gotta love that gorgeous steelbook case!

 
 
Startyde

Time has not healed one of last gens greatest wounds, Activision savaging High Moon and distorting them into a COD backup puppy They deserved so much better, essentially being the only ones who took a Transformers game universe Thank

 
 
Shoggoth2588

going to stream a little before

 
 
absolutfreak

Ive realized my orks are now supposed to be on 32mm bases, so I must redo about 35 of Just got my bag of Chinese knock offs in the mail, so time to It does look better, but Im still really irked to have to do

 
 
Osc

His whole performance is good, but skip to 3:30 to hear him kill Creedence Clearwater Revivals Have You Ever Seen The His raspiness brings out the voice of an old soul you rarely hear these Hes one to watch

 
 
able to think

Just got out of the Sonic I really liked Like, REALLY liked Had a big stupid smile on my face the whole time and Jim Carrey was Definitely

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

ANIMAL CROSSING DIRECT TIME, BABY!!

 
 
Neronium

Nothings more fun then having your psychiatry office not only mess up when you need information, and mess up when they were supposed to send your medicine, but also when the receptionists are assholes to you over the So pissed right

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

Saw this on Twitter yesterday and it made my

 
 
Virtua Kazama

We now return to your regularly scheduled programming with the sixth online session of Hollow Knight!

 
 
Fivefinger Delta

#8GuestsDeadOrAliveDinnerParty 8 Schrödingers

 
 
Boxman214

In honor of Cooking Mamas return, yall should watch some of this guys He cooks meals based entirely on Cooking Its

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Cooking Mama is BACK - thats WONDERFUL!!!

 
 
Flanx

Imagine coming home early to clean your house and then not cleaning your house thats crazy

 
 
taterchimp

Kaine from NieR is Kait in Gears of This makes me happy for some reason

 
 
MeeGhoulz

Now, tell me this shit is not a thing of beauty!

 
 
mullon

I want to try Geometry Wars, but I dont want to give Activision

 
 
Tricerapops

Keygen This is Listen

 
 
dephoenix

I now own all the PS4 Yakuza Are you happy now? Are you happy, Dere? ARE YOU SATISFIED NOW, DERE?!

 
 
Kyle Yadlosky

#librarybookoftheday

 
 
Shinkz

Its over 100

 
 
dephoenix

#8GuestsDeadOrAliveDinnerParty Tina Armstrong, Sarah Bryant, Christie, Mila, Ryu Hayabusa, Momiji, Nyotengu, Helena

 
 
Wes Tacos

#8GuestsDeadOrAliveDinnerParty eight Michael Keatons from

 
 
indigit4l

#8GuestsDeadOrAliveDinnerParty David Spade & Chris Farley is a Then Mark Twain, Bruce Lee, Doug Stanhope, Typhoid Mary, James Carville and Jesus In reality I should probably save a spot for a good friend to get to share the experience

 
 
Sam van der Meer

I think about the way Colonel Campbell pronounces “shaman” here every day of my

 
 
dephoenix

So hows everyones day going?

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

Damn, I didnt know Ori and the Bljnd Forest was this Ive died 229 times as of this writing and thought about rage quitting more than In fact, Im considering it right

 
 
Anthony Marzano

I have plunged deeper into becoming a living I do not seek forgiveness, only a good radio stream and the European

 
 
On Air Fish

Finally picked up Dead Thanks for the recommendation, folx! This is excellent!

 
 
Hypno

Dear Valve: Please restock the Index and let me buy

 
 
Osc

Oh FYI: Reddits buildapc subreddit is holding a PC Just thought Id let you guys know! Link in