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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...

 
 
 
 
 
 

More Action/Adventure World Screens

If you missed the first one:(( http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/HKKstudios/action-adventure-world-has-mr-destructoid-in-it-198997.phtml )) These are some screens of a certin someone, thats all I have to say The Daft Punk Robots Alongside...

 
 
 
 

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...

 
 
 
 

Action/Adventure World has Mr.Destructoid in it

I've been working on a game called Action/Adventure World for almost 3 years now. It started out as a joke but quickly became something more. I've been designing games since I was a kid, and Action/Adventure World was one of those games. I ...

 
 
 
 

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...

 
 
 
 

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Double Monocles

Aaaand my glasses just Current status:

 
 
Greenhornet214

We went to this SUPER hipster restaurant for It made me uncomfortable, but the people watchinf was And the food was excellent! Hedgie got a croissant and it was

 
 
TriCerAroK

Is it disingenuous to askwhat about music and film when we are talking about videogames allegedly causing violent behavior or maladjustment? Interactivity is what distinguishes games, and also what causes most to slight games as an art

 
 
chlmera

Thinking bout quitting my bar job and following my suburban stoner dreams of being a pizza delivery I could also take a barback shift offered closer to Im starting to hate not having a social life and the stress/driving far/sleep schedule

 
 
Electric Reaper

Fricking These days, childrens entertainment consists entirely of bad acid

 
 
dephoenix

I wrote a blog about all the crowdfunding campaigns I participated Its If you have the time, and are inclined to do so, please check it Link in the #ShamelessPlug

 
 
homeoftheblues

Current status: #happylittleclouds

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

You have won a Samurai Pizza Cat!

 
 
Mike Sounders

Ya boy uploaded his stream to If you want to cut the fat, and see the bosses, Ill give timestamps in the No commentary tho,

 
 
Bass

About to crack open cold ones with the boys

 
 
Rad Party God

Finally done with the Living World Season What a great season, full of twists, cool new zones with great level design, good gameplay mechanics, and (mostly) great boss battles (Minister Caudecus can fuck right On to Path of Fire!

 
 
Seymour

This was a fun one!

 
 
Osc

Payday and refund came Bought an HDD caddy, PS4 mic and new wireless Im sure Ill need more Anyone else blank out when theyre shopping?

 
 
Remo Williams

Do any of you lovely people have opinions on Stellaris? Ive only dabbled in 4X before (CivIV), but the mod support and the soundtrack(my god the soundtrack) have piqued my Talk me up or

 
 
medicamecanica

Really feel like the first 5 hours of Berseria were fun, and then the next 15 have been pretty And I played the Xillias and Zestiria so I knew what I was in

 
 
able to think

My coworker ordered a ridiculously massive pizza for It was stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, ham, and Here it is next to a New 3DS for Three slices later and I’m really regretting my life

 
 
Mike Sounders

And now beat Shadow of Yarnham first Yeyeyeyeye

 
 
Mike Martin

*cracks knuckles* Time to shitpost Once again, I fucking love you Thanks for dragging me out my Thank you for

 
 
NeoTurbo

Was thinking of changing my avatar to coincide with posting my first ever cblog (and series) this But honestly I cant find one that I think suits me better right

 
 
Kerrik52

Reason number 837 why this timeline sucks: In spite of its excellent quality, Nayuta no Kiseki was never I sure hope XSEED will rectify this I blame the mobile And the

 
 
Czar Kazem

Vets recommending we get this beast from 20 pounds down to This is gonna be an #PetToid #FATToid

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Today is my younger sisters She would have been 23 this Every year on her Birthday we go visit her grave to clean it up and pay our Im not too bothered until I actually get there, so Im fine for

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Theres also a much-happier anniversary going on On this very day 1 year ago, a wonderful group of people got together and gifted me a Playstation 4! I use it to this very day, and have had many wonderful adventures with Heres to another year!

 
 
Oridan

Has anyone here watched that movie Mute yet? Just wondering what people here thought about I was looking forward to it a fair bit, but then I saw the reviews oh :(

 
 
RiffRaff

On my way to get my first platinum trophy with Horizon Zero Dawn, just need to play the last couple What a damn fun experience this game has Easily one of the best game What are some of your favorite open world worlds?

 
 
medicamecanica

So if people join your hunt in monster hunter, but then leave, does it scale it back down to solo? I fought Legiana twice where this happened and both times felt frustrating and using all 50 minutes just to cap

 
 
Michformer

Hard to believe that I managed to concoct this comely Im especially proud of the little touches such as the water stroking her right hand and the blood stains on her flower hair What do you think?

 
 
Dreggsao

3001: The final Odyssey is shit and reading it was a waste of time and I wish I was warned beforehand, as you are Youre

 
 
Mike Sounders

So beat the Witch of Hemwick and Vicar Amelia on the first Was not expecting that?

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Tried making a rice cooker pancake this morning but it didnt turn I know what I did wrong though so next time Im sure to get it *I say as I eat my mario cereal and wait for my freezer-shumai to finish steaming*

 
 
homeoftheblues

Current status: #bmvkillmenow

 
 
Jiraya

Mmm…mmm… Mm! Oh-hoh! Forgive I was absorbed in am Siegmeyer of Catarina Quite honestly, I have run flat up against a lot

 
 
Gajknight

A traumatic scene from my childhood that I wished to share with you In fully 144p

 
 
Alphadeus

70 hours into Monster Hunter World on Im really enjoying the game as my first Rank 13 working on the questline PSN is ikaruszino if you want to play I generally run solo unless someone wants an invite or invites me :P

 
 
Mike Sounders

Ya boy be streaming Come join!

 
 
Hypno

Todd is a sly

 
 
ALinkToTheDan

Im a big indie What are some of your favorite indie titles?

 
 
Dennis Carden

It’s been a long and exhausting Spent much of it up in Rockhampton for my uncle’s funeral, which was pretty tiring and But at least tonight was Got a chance to see Venom

 
 
Serethyn

FAREWELL

 
 
JcDent

The Osprey book we all

 
 
Chris Hovermale

Odysseys Balloon World is everything I had hoped it would be! Im simply curious if its going to remain popular and active after the initial Only one way to find anyone got a time machine?

 
 
EricWeichhart

Did this a while ago on Destructoids I never found out if this was shared or not, so here it

 
 
Major Toms Coffee Cup

Happy Saturday yall!

 
 
Barry Kelly

Well it was nice of the ESA to come prepared atleast /s

 
 
JcDent

Heeey!

 
 
Rudorlf

#shamelessselfpromotiontoid So me and my friend watched Black Panther, and it blew its last chance for me to be both a great movie and a hopeful continuation of the MCU We had a topic about it in our own movie blog on the comments

 
 
Parismio

Ive been seeing posts on web showing michael b jordan loving anime and is a total Now that made me want that man as my This one takes the cake

 
 
D-Volt

Just got Hunt: Showdown and man, what an intense Took down a two man hunting team on my own, only to be ambushed by a crazy fire wielding Also, pretty happy to see my $300 Steam Machine run a Crytek game at 60fps (720p of course)

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Used a birthday coupon to get Xenoblade Chronicles 2 after work this evening! Just gotta wait for the Japanese Language DLC to download and Ill be ret-to-go (I say as FFXII cries from my shelf and Persona 5 reminds me Im only 4 trophies away from 100%)