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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

Brett Makedonski

next time someone asks a question thats the first or second sentence in the post:

 
 
medicamecanica

I really should just get a laptop and emulate these old rpgs shouldnt I? Anyway DDS is cool but the encounter rate is the sort Id forgotten Two steps and your back to fighting

 
 
IneptMelonhead

Late in posting this but I had a pretty good Started off playing games at lunch Friday with my coworkers, then we had a team building pizza party at 3pm where I was able to convince enough people for a full 4v4 KQB Saturday I saw

 
 
Rico the Penguin

Boss asked if I was done with the next game project I thought I was working too I said Basically and it turned out he was He wasnt expecting anything this week, much less

 
 
homeoftheblues

I am literally anxious for Animal Crossing and Final Fantasy They cant come soon enough!

 
 
Boxman214

Okay, Im legitimately getting worried about Has he had a stroke or something?

 
 
RiffRaff

Yo! You can get classic Doom 1, 2, and 3 for a total of €6 on the eShop right now! Are the ports still borked with Bethesdas horseshit? (edit: Also in North America too :) )

 
 
Flanx

I need to lose about 70 pounds to regain my old prime

 
 
Uncle Arena Fighter

YOOOOO!!! Soleil, the ex-Ninja Gaiden devs behind Naruto Shinobi Striker, are making a 3D Samurai Jack game due out this summer! And theres even a bit of gameplay here!

 
 
taterchimp

I cant believe some people would just drop that

 
 
Hypno

When you actually have a good siege

 
 
ZombieC0RPS

My head feels like it is exploding from the I just have one simple request for all of you; please have an awesome day so that I may live vicariously through Thank

 
 
SirNinjaFace

Look at this beautiful thing! 11 years in a closet and it still Only thing I found on it was the MGS4 demo and trophy data for Arkham Look at it and realize that no other console will ever look this good and cook your

 
 
Forsaken Knight

I’ve been looking at gaming stuff on eBay, Specifically, Metroid I get an email from eBay asking me if I’d be interested in this, I purchased

 
 
MrPopadopoulis

Just finished S3 of Man in the High Castle, and I have to I really missed out by waiting this long to dive It takes a ton of guts/skill to make a show about a fascist empire where you not only empathize, but end up ROOTING for nazis, at

 
 
Occams

Ive been wandering around Twitch lately and having So if you have a Twitch channel, let me know in the comments and Ill follow

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

One of the most enjoyable things about recent happenings on the Twitters is the DOOMslayer/Isabelle So far Ive be rather fond of most of them, and its a v

 
 
Voltaic Owl

New Ring Fit arch-nemesis: Mountain Climbers

 
 
Chris Bradshaw

now knowing how great the xbox randomly became at the end of its life span, i kinda wish i spent a bit more and went with x instead of s

 
 
able to think

The cat got a new collar from He doesnt know to be excited because hes a cat but my housemate bought him a kitty condo and an automatic food Were hoping the latter gets him to stop bothering us for food two hours before feeding

 
 
RiffRaff

Good morning you sexy fuckers! Hope all is Eins post got me thinking, whats the worst thing youve ever tasted? For me, in India they make a masala spice flavored Its worse than it Beetroot is horrible (Different cola pictured)

 
 
Dennis Carden

Well, Igorrr released a (pretty solid) new track featuring George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher from Cannibal Just in time for #ArbitraryMetalTuesday, too!

 
 
Electric Reaper

Getting downvotes on reddit: Just another day of the downvotes on Dtoid: Why did this happen? Disqus having downvotes, taking them away, only to restore them was a bad string of

 
 
LastKingofHearts

SuperHot is 10 bucks right now on I went in completely blind and love every minute so

 
 
Cloudman Sam

Ill let you all judge how fitting this

 
 
Electric Reaper

Well, seeing waifus trip balls during an Agents of SHIELD episode was Also, doing those secret missions in Warhammer 40k Mechanicus is totally worth

 
 
Boxman214

I wrote a blog about my disappointing trip to Dave & Come check it out bump for the night folks

 
 
Hakkurei

Berwick Saga is what happens when Fire Emblems Father says Ill reinvent my invention and goes balls to the wall and reworks everything into an entirely new Im saying is: English patch is out, play it, it good, it really

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Im either 1/3 or 1/4 of the way through I think the 4th part is just a short Ep1 was really good and I wasnt expecting a cold ending after the last Not sure if Ill start ep2 now or in a couple weeks

 
 
Dan Roemer

Take me

 
 
elric6

So it turns out, IceJJFish is still making Fucking Never stop following your dreams,

 
 
Soulbow

Back to Basics is my triumphant (maybe) return to Streaming every night from at least 8-10PM (Live early Tonight features Frosty Bitchberry Flakes and possibly Feel free to hang

 
 
homeoftheblues

Im off for two weeks, and there are some games to pick from that I would love to startup (like Outer Worlds), but with Animal Crossing coming out in a few weeks I have the very strong feeling it will take over all my free Not a complaint, just

 
 
Michformer

So last year, I’ve made the swell decision to tour the underrated and lovely This year, I’m contemplating the chance to visit one of the regions responsible for inspiring my love of Would be my first time in the

 
 
triggerpigking

Dailysketch for today, playing around with a little steampunky style

 
 
Destructoids Very Own Ein

If satan sharted out a

 
 
Kells

PSA: Nier Automata is for Gold members on the XBL

 
 
Electric Reaper

At this point in the Democratic primaries/caucuses, Michael Bloomberg should just drop His history is bad, his debate performance was crap, hes the Drumpf of the left, and he doesnt have ANY delegates Bernie Sanders for POTUS

 
 
Churros89

Expectation: cant wait to play No Mans Sky again! Reality:

 
 
LoneMak

Forgive me Dtoid for I have I overfapped a 69 :*(

 
 
able to think

Just got back from the therapist and not only did he cut the session in half due to me doing so well but hes also refunding the previous copays because my insurance covers Yay extra I stopped at the used game store on the way home

 
 
Tricerapops

Starlink Digital Deluxe is $24 on the MS store, if you wanted to try that thing and also wanted to save yes, it used to be Forewarning that the second content pack (ie the stuff they cut out of the game to sell to you later) is

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Ugh, still not Its time to finish the rest of the Sonic Adventure 2 Randomizer! (After that, IM NOT DOING ANY MORE SONIC GAMES FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!)

 
 
WILFoftheblues

The feeling when I can finally wipe AND feel my Ahhhh lifes simple

 
 
Flanx

If I were a smart man Id try to clear some of the games I have near completion before the flood of ne- oops, I accidentally bought the Megaman Zero Legacy Collection oh no

 
 
Boxman214

This actually looks kind of cool

 
 
triggerpigking

Been trying to finish some dailysketches from ages back to add to a Im really happy I went back to this Octo-Girl

 
 
Rico the Penguin

Shaq (yes that Shaq) has a chicken diner called Big It is slightly expensive at 10 dollars or so an entree but it is, without exaggeration, the best chicken Ive had in my entire is unbelievably There are no

 
 
kevlarmonkey

Got an extra PC key, anyone want it? Ill message the first person who asks in the comments

 
 
Operative20

Is it sad that right now my wildest realistic fantasy is just landing a job with benefits? Seriously, Ive had to miss work a few days due to an emergency and my part time status where I work 37 hours a week but get no paid time off is wearing me down