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OCT 2015: Uncharted Month (+Recap)

As you may or may not know, this year I have been trying to theme each month of videogame playing, so far covering series such as Zelda, 'Souls, Final Fantasy, Witcher, Metal Gear and now it's time for another new topic. Since most other ne...

 
 
 
 

#Cyberviolence #Eggplants

I started out typing up some big, clearly satirical rant about how two brave white women of wealth and privilidge went up infront of the UN and said, completely seriously, that Disagreement = Harassment and that being subjected to disagree...

 
 
 
 

Egotisms #2 - My Fresher's Week

Welcome to the post-fresher’s week write up, in which I will beguile you with stories of my first week at uni in the hope that you give a damn. If you missed Egotisms #1 – it’s here. Let’s get started. (And I’...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RAE - Timeline

G'day guys, hope you are having a great week. Now this is more of a personal blog. I thought it was about time I told you the full story about the beginning and end of RAE on IGN and the transition from IGN to Destructoid. In 2009, I was pl...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pixiedust #3: Not dead, just busy and tired.

So i got a new job. With the holidays coming up, all kinds of businesses are looking for people. Right now, that means I have seen so many cardboard boxes it would make Solid Snake's head spin. I have bent, shaped, folded, taped, slid, lift...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nostalgia, Minecraft and Art

In the long, long ago – 3 years to be precise – I developed a new hobby. The art of minecraft builds. In the space of a year I placed tens of thousands of blocks by hand, and hundreds of thousands more by WorldEdit. As the need...

 
 
 
 

Undertale: The Case for Heart

I will be discussing minor spoilers about this game in the blog below. I would rather you skip reading it then ruin the experience. Please, play this game. If you have played it, discuss with me. This weekend, I bought a game called Underta...

 
 
 
 

Steps of Subversion: Halo 2 and Sons of Liberty...

It takes a certain genius in crafting a great video game narrative. You have to account for player agency, pacing, stylistic decisions that bring in narrative focus that could take away gameplay options, and ensure that your protagonist is ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

EGX 2015 - What will I Play?

EGX 2015 is very big in the UK. We're straved as a gaming society of any events that celebrate gaming and tantilise future releases. That's why I'm going this year as a press member to choose which games I want to cover. I'm spoiled for ch...

 
 
 
 

It's Hard For Me To Write These Days

Consider this my hasty and incredibly pretentious introduction to Destructoid blogs. I’m not the best writer out there, but I’m at least able to put my thoughts onto the table in a well-organized manner, thank you very much. And...

 
 
 
 

resolution...sort of

Earlier today I was told that the GUYS that broke into my house have been caught. They had the Ipad jerk offs ID and it took them to one of their houses. Inside the house they found a few other people a bunch of stolen property. While they ...

 
 
 
 

I'm streaming later today for charity and you can help!

Hey Destructoid! I don't mean to scare you all but later on today I'm going to be streaming with my friends for 24 hours to raise money for the Alberta Children's Hospital through Extra Life. My main goal is to raise $200 to beat the $110 ...

 
 
 
 

Amateur analysis of an amateur Mario Maker level

Before the reviews for Super Mario Maker were released, USgamer had this pretty excellent article series, The Daily Mario, written by Jeremy Parish. The point in that series was in Mr Parish trying to make a good level with his Super Mario ...

 
 
 
 

Super Smash Flash 2 is the thing

Super Smash Flash 2 is another great concept game created by McLeod Gaming, found at Furg.net. Intended for PC and not for profit, to register and play the game is free. It has everyone [and everything] from Yoshi to Pikachu. To play you ha...

 
 
 
 

Megaman Movie (mix of excited and terrified)

As history has shown, movie adaptations of games can be, em agonizingly painful. titles like Alone In The Dark and Doom (The Rock did make it a little epic for a while) are only a few examples. When i hear he words "Megaman Movie" i would s...

 
 
 
 

A Free Plague Courtesy of Yacht Club Games

I was a latecomer to Shovel Knight. Don’t ask me why because I don’t have a good reason. In fact, I’m not sure if I would have purchased the game last week had it not been for the sudden and horrific realization that I nee...

 
 
 
 

The Sega Incident

Included in the above video is footage we captured of the Sega Vs Nintendo panel from this year’s Pax East with Al Nilsen, former Marketing Director for Sega of America. This panel ran from 9:30pm to 11:30pm on Friday, which came aft...

 
 
 
 

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