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April Fools: Not "nerd"--"node."

No sentence better exemplifies how I felt about Raiden the first time I played Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. After the sinking of the tanker, which is one of the best opening chapters in gaming history, I was waiting with antic...

 
 
 
 

From Sofware with Love: The Tower

I bought my PS3 in 2009, after saving up for it for months. It came bundled with Metal Gear Solid IV, and as soon i finished wiping my tears for Big Boss and Snake, i decided it was time to move on to another game, and that game was De...

 
 
 
 
 
 

From Software With Love: Re-releases and Remasters

This month sees the release of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin edition on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC; an updated version of the game running in a high definition 1080p resolution (with increased textures), 60fps frame ...

 
 
 
 

From Software With Love: Find a happy place...

The ‘Souls games can be unrelenting, brutal and dark; true tests of mental willpower, emotional fortitude and grim resolve. Whilst playing, the majority of the time you’ll likely be inching your way through labyrinthine du...

 
 
 
 

REVIEW: Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap (WiiU)

Despite my claims in a previous review, this month I was simply not done with Zelda, and even though I tried to put it down, once you get stuck into the rhythmic solving of puzzles and spelunking of temples nothing else quite scratche...

 
 
 
 

REVIEW: Hyrule Warriors (WiiU)

Taking a brief departure from the official canon of The Legend of Zelda, and uncharacteristically taking a risk with one of its most prestigious intellectual properties, in 2014 Nintendo released Hyrule Warriors on the WiiU. I'm reall...

 
 
 
 

MAJORA MARCH: The Most Disturbing Man in the Moon

Majora’s Mask ostensibly has a central antagonist, that of the titular mask and its influence over the poor innocent Skull Kid, and supposedly it’s because of this masked villain that you’re gathering power over the ...

 
 
 
 

Majora March: Lend Me Your Ears

Majora March is all about celebrating the minutiae of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in wake of its recent remaster on the Nintendo 3DS. Playing the game with a fresh coat of paint has the cogs in my giant clock tower of a h...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bloggers Wanted: Majora March

[This month’s Bloggers Wanted comes from Preposterous Whitey and is all about weird masks and videogame conspiracy theories!] In the wake of the recent re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 3DS,...

 
 
 
 

My Nine

I must apologize if this video is too artistic and somewhat creepy, here is another video if you need to cleanse your ears. To be honest I was not looking forward to this post. There is simply more than Nine people on the site tha...

 
 
 
 

The Nine Best Dtoiders Ever

I am not the easiest person to get to know. I'm a quiet guy raised by quiet people and I'm 75% deaf to boot. It's not the sort of life that produces the gregarious, amiable type. Being friends with me usually requires people who are co...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Anniversary Dtoid: The Magnificent Nine

I've only just celebrated my one year anniversary here at Destructoid; I officially signed up in February 2014 after lurking for a couple of years in awe of the GIF bombs in the front page articles comments' sections. It's been good so...

 
 
 
 

I Love Shadow of the Colossus!

[This is an essay I wrote a while ago for my college work. It wasn't for a formal assignment, but instead just a practice piece that we were allowed to pick any topic for. So I decided to gush about SotC. I've been sitting on it for ag...

 
 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: Journey into Peril!

I bet you're wondering why that's an image from the old fallout games? For this month's Band of Bloggers assignment -- dedicated to one of my favorite gaming franchises of ever, Fallout -- I ahead of time asked Scholarly Gamer, one of...

 
 
 
 

Important Tips to Win at Sport Betting

Although a large number of people across the globe enjoy a flutter, but many understand as much as necessary about what they are doing to win at sports betting such as soccer betting in the long term. In betting, it is all about getti...

 
 
 
 

The Gift of Gaming: BIONIC ARM!

A great gift to me is something that qualifies the phrase, "the gift that keeps on giving." And what better gift is there that has more to give then what it initially offers then a good old fashioned fighting game? 2008 sounds so rece...

 
 
 
 

The Gift of Gaming: Influences on my sleeve

My name is Nick and I've been playing games my entire life. In this here blog, I'd like to share what games I consider to be influential on who I am today and probably impacted you too. First up, Sim City. Sim City brought me into adu...

 
 
 
 

Giving Thanks: Sega Genesis Collection

Initially I had scrapped an entirely different Giving Thanks post because I got to the point when there had to be a decision made about what could be included and what could not and instead the post got junked. Which sucked because I w...

 
 
 
 

Fangs for the Memories: Slender

It was surprisingly difficult to choose a top horror game, or horror moment. The first that came to mind was ‘of course, Fatal Frame!’. The game is generally very eerie; the ambience is effective; of a breeze drifting throu...

 
 
 
 

Giving Thanks: The Miiverse

Though touted as one of the greater evolutions in gaming, I’ve never been a huge proponent of online gaming. Indulging in a game’s world and story is a personal experience for me. The voices and actions of other players, pa...

 
 
 
 

Giving Thanks: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

...My Pa (Grandfather) passed away 13 years ago today. November 16th, 2001. His wife Nana passed away earlier this year after a long fight against Alzheimer's. I was 10 when he passed away... not really concerned with anything more tha...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Goemar

2020, how about some good news at some That would be

 
 
Sweaty Dungus

Beat DUSK Very I spent $1k on a PC and the best thing I played so far could’ve run on my And now I feel like going down a retro FPS rabbit Should I play Quake next?

 
 
Dennis Carden

Finally got around to actually getting a case for my Seemed fitting to get a nice, simple red leather one for a red

 
 
Occams

With McFarlane Toys releasing 40k figures this Fall, I can’t help but daydream about a build-a-figure How cool would it be to build the Emperor or a primarch? One can dream!

 
 
sp testure

Somebody used my ID code today! Cheers to whoever that was!

 
 
Punished Nietzsche

I have to admit, ive never held the Borderlands franchise in a high regard, but this weekend ive been playing the Presequel co-op with my buddy and it has been pretty fun! way better than single player, even if its a bit Also, Fragtrap RULES!

 
 
Churros89

Was going to play some PSO2 today, but played a good bit of Steamworld Dig 2 instead this Im almost finishing it, the final portions até really really good!

 
 
Yuknuts

Had to drive through Indy to get home tonight and as soon as I crossed the county line I got this alert because of the riot, or protest that has been going on the past few

 
 
bong264

Well on another note

 
 
indigit4l

Love you

 
 
Electric Reaper

Seems like Icarus has been on a cartoon-themed Doom mod streak The weapons in this mod are kinda weird, but do look quite fun to

 
 
Neronium

Family is currently in the process of tearing itself apart, again, could use some lovely cute animal pictures to help distract me/not get Edit: Bump as it has gotten worse within the span of 15

 
 
RolanberryPrins

Frosty gifted me AI: Somnium Files on PS4 and Im lovin But the terrible idea bird that lives between my ears wants me to get No Mans Sky on double

 
 
Dennis Carden

I still cant get over just how much better side questing is in the Xenoblade Im far more motivated to actually get them done Monolith could have gotten away with a straight port, but Im glad they went above and beyond and improved

 
 
Nior

Played my first five hours of I gotta say, I wasnt really expecting Devil May Monster Hunt out of the gameplay! I can definitely see why so many still love it after all these Willing to give it another five hours!

 
 
Dusk Actual

Current events and the internet have my blood pressure way the fuck Going dark for a few Be well everyone

 
 
Shoggoth2588

I should be fine, sure Im in the DC area but whos going to protest in Germantown? AM fine and Im not noticing any signs of armed occupation in my My energy levels are low, but thats mostly because of the time of Be well <3

 
 
able to think

Was going to stay up late and play Xenoblade but Im taking the game freezing on the opening cutscene as a sign I need to go to

 
 
GoofierBrute

With everything going on here in the good ole US of A, and everyone is on edge, with no end in sight, I just want you all to know one simple truth:

 
 
Seymour

Hi, all! Havent been in the Qposts in a long Still alive, I Figured itd be good to come back with something to show, so heres my cover of my favorite Metallica song (with an original intro)! Feedback is

 
 
elric6

Jesus fuck, 2020 is Stay safe out there and always remember, thick thighs saves

 
 
Voltaic Owl

Yo dawgz, I started playing that Grease Got to that part where you can turn your chick into a chonk

 
 
parma-violet

Genuinely wish all you dtoiders all the best and hope 2020 gets better for Ill be checking out and logging off for the last time Not sure online interaction is a good fit for As useless as I am online - Im better in real life I X

 
 
Exber

Come on 2020, continue giving me quality gaming time amidst all this

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Having replayed a bit of both today, my feelings on Final Fantasy X and XII seem to have flipped over I used to prefer the latter for its world, but the auto attacks are making dungeons kind of a snore, even

 
 
Parismio

Ah also I did the FFXIVxFFXI I never got far in FFXI but I know about That was a really cool The armors pretty sweet!

 
 
house4lyfe

Question about Mother Russia How does it compare to the recent Streets of Rage 4 or River City Girls? Worth picking up? LRG & SRG releasing physical copies and curious if its worth

 
 
 Deadgar64

I wanna post But cant think of anything is such an impressive community and the bonds and friendships shared are Stick together and support one Yall are amazing

 
 
parma-violet

Can Destructoid please clarify its position on posts about the protests? I had left a perfectly reasonable - if critical - comment on another persons post but it has been No violence, no rudeness, just my opinion on the escalation of violence

 
 
Soulbow

Im level 26 someone send help I cant

 
 
Parismio

The Scions reaction to shadowbringers villains motivations:

 
 
parma-violet

How many games do you have on the go at once? I usually do two maybe three? I like one main course and then a palette cleanser, quick splash So I have Dark Souls and then something more immediate / less (Animal crossing doesnt count)

 
 
bong264

Can someone explain to me how holding up a fedex truck at gun point protests against police brutality? This senseless rioting and looting has to fucking

 
 
Xeo

So James Chen is hosting a beginner/amateur SFV tournament on And Ultradavid couldnt commentate with him, so hes commentating with himself in two voices, arguments and This shit is fucking golden! But also its a really cool

 
 
Exber

Ill be replaying this before trying out Mighty Number

 
 
Tricerapops

I didnt know Xenoblade DE has a first person Now I do and I care about that game Damn

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Before this month ends, join me for the last VF5FS session of May! Its time for more of Virtua Fighter Takeover!

 
 
JohnSmith123

Never played XC on Wii so this has been a good The story has me more hooked than XC2 Its a fun ride so

 
 
Blazehero

Finally starting to make a dent in my Granblue Fantasy Versus is something I shouldve looked at when it

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Gonna send out the codes from the last round tonight or Heres this months leftovers, those marked with red are Rise, and Jurassic are I liked Horace

 
 
Arlyeon

Helltaker is a delightful little slice of indie gaming, and I might have spent today introducing my girlfriend to both it and Grimms Hollow- because indie things

 
 
TysonOfTime

Love to see so many people loving Xenoblade for the first I got a few friends into it and they all seem so surprised that theyre enjoying it as much as they

 
 
Voex

Playing Assassins Creed Reached Alexandria, one of the most legendary, beautiful ancient Ive spent a lot of time just clambering over the

 
 
Boxman214

Im sure this is a bad idea and Ill give up after 3 or 4 But Im gonna try to play Pokémon I dont have the patience for grinding in games these I just have such fond memories of Gen Ill put my planned Team in the

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Found Soulbows weapon in the

 
 
Dusk Actual

Protesters in my city fired Roman candle fireworks at officers outside of the downtown police precinct after officers ordered them to disperse on account of them attempting to break into the

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

So, I got another thing in the mail! Deets

 
 
Operative20

Got into Resident Evil Dodging is quite difficult, much less landing a perfect dodge, but its fun so Keep salivating at the thought of getting Bioshock switch, but cant afford it thanks to half I hear it performs beautifully on the Switch

 
 
Nior

I know things are really shitty right now, so heres some uplifting power metal to (maybe) help restore your faith in Yall keep safe and