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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

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!

 
 
Anthony Marzano

#Gritty2020

 
 
able to think

Update on me smashing my TV: I bought another one from Best Buy and it turns out all TVs now have done away with the center So I had to buy a board of wood to fit its wide feet from Lowes and primer and paint so it wont look like shit in my

 
 
Riff Raff

Happy Monday! Hope you all have a terrific week!

 
 
Slimybear245v20

Saw indigit4l asking people which game from his list he should play next ao I thought I would ask too for my ps4 physical are in the comment have wayyyy more games digitaly on the ps4 but thats a list for another

 
 
Goemar

Even though we are all (obviously) super cool, tough and could (possibly) bite a jawbreaker in half and not even have our eyes film made you cry the most?

 
 
bong264

So punks and delinquents of dtoid, whats your best getting in trouble as a kid/teen story?

 
 
Samhain

I doubt I will ever back another Kickstarter game, but Im happy to have backed Bloodstained/Curse of the Both games are absolute keepers that Ill be happy to replay in a year or two

 
 
lokhe

Not sure how well known he would’ve been around these parts but Starcraft caster and amazingly funny Geoff ”iNcontroL” Robinson suddenly passed away this RIP :/ So sad to hear

 
 
Tricerapops

Borderlands 3 looks fucking Here is a half hour of early footage (in the comments), and man oh Enjoy, I

 
 
Electric Reaper

A succubus calling other characters Pot, meet Oh, I love isekai manga XD

 
 
Parismio

Well thanks limo for suggesting Dark! On episode 4 and its been really good so far and I have so many questions and I should warn people straight away that the beginning has a suicide shown in full view and I really hated

 
 
MajinRotty

Wahahaha

 
 
Churros89

Overtime at work + sick baby at home = I hadnt had much free time lately Completely paused my gamedev stuff, playing games in small tiny Currently playing The End is Nigh, and this game is as good as it is The ost kicks too much ass

 
 
indigit4l

Im done with Kingdom Hunger & sleep dont add anything to the game, but are big burdens that get in the way of Combat is no Dont want to mod think Ill start Sea of Its only 4-5 Then what from the list?

 
 
MajinRotty

Finished Stranger Things The Russian plot was a little too camp for this shows standards and the juggling between so many different characters in different places got messy at times, but all in all still a solid Im down for a season

 
 
Osc

Feeling real deep and smooth Everything is so chill about #musictoid | King Princess - Prophet

 
 
bong264

The best image for the best brothers :P

 
 
Tohsaka

Just dont expect it to be If you somehow get 80 seconds or better, hats off to Again - not easy and not intended to be (I think he thinks hes Ross)

 
 
Chris Hovermale

I dont know whether my child self would be impressed or ashamed that I have such a big collection of games Ive not finished so many of

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

If you’re still getting the “nah email us” message, you aren’t in It’s just a goofy error that the tech team is actively looking Hopefully, it’ll be solved pretty

 
 
Frostyflakes

If you could rescore any fight scene or shootout from an action movie what scene would it be and what song would you use?

 
 
Tohsaka

Got another present for

 
 
triggerpigking

Who heres played Resonance of Fate? its one of my fav RPGs, came up in discussion today so I wanted to sketch out one of the protags Vashyron for todays

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Just finished the first season of the German show Quite simply one of the most magnificent pieces of television ever Its a sci-fi thriller show and it is absolutely advised to go in Watch

 
 
MrPopadopoulis

So I finally got around to playing RE7 by myself - originally I watched a friend share play the whole thing when I was bedridden with thoughts: this might have been one of my favorite REs if it didn’t fall apart in the last 10-20% of the g

 
 
Electric Reaper

I finally got I-25 in Azur Lane, which means I now have all of the play characters from the current build Yay!

 
 
Cloudman Sam

imsorryjon has spawned some real gems of Cosmic

 
 
AdmiralAckbong

Hey Mike is currently in the ICU having more work done on his heart He wants everyone to know that hes okay and that we should hear from him late tonight or

 
 
TheLimoMaker

But hey, at least BoJack Horseman is finally gonna win an Emmy (seriously it better win an Free Churro is one of the best pieces of television Ive ever

 
 
JcDent

The CSM DLC for Gladius: Relics of War didnt have unit Barks for Heretics, so I added some from Dawn of War

 
 
maycausecancer

#supersunday

 
 
Jetter Mars

Looks like Im going to California Extreme on Saturday! Cant Wait!

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Im having trouble with an event so Im thinking about just starting it over from The plan is to interact with a thing a few times then, if you have the right item on-hand, use item on thing to get a different item that will allow for progression

 
 
PhilKenSebben

If I suddenly check out on yall, just know we gave it I wont be leaving by Im honored and grateful to everyone Except Joking aside, from the bottom of my heart: I love you folks, and Im sorry for my Be good to each other

 
 
able to think

Got mad at Spaltfest Threw controller at Controller left hand 4K TV is Literally earlier today my phone fell of my counter and Seriously considering going to the gun range and renting a gun to blow my head off with

 
 
TheLimoMaker

That Marvel slate looks Shan Chi (that casting is fantastic), Black Widow, Doctor Strange (At the Mountains of Madness reference will always get me hyped) and Blade (Mahershala Ali is the man) are definitely the

 
 
Kerrik52

XV keeps on rollin! This episode was great for setting up some stuff for the rest of the season, but what I really loved were the small touches in it that people have been wanting for years to #SymphogearSunday

 
 
Plissken

That’s cruel, I’m sure you are having fun you sexy bastard <3

 
 
Tricerapops

The offline version of Dtoid loads a 09/11/2018 build of the The Spiderman PS4 review is prominently featured on the The Twin Towers were removed from the 2001 Spiderman Occams was Spiderman was behind

 
 
Riff Raff

Wrote a personal gaming update If you are insanely bored and really have absolutely nothing to do, maybe give it a read :)

 
 
Fivefinger Delta

Gaj, is that you?

 
 
ThisIsMyBoomstick

Cleaning our my shed and I found this: