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Why difficulty scaling rarely works

As gaming has evolved over the years, games have seemingly gotten easier. A lot of players complained about how the difficulty of the NES days were gone for good. Some developers decided to keep the spirit of difficulty alive, but most inve...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remember The Heroes

This Memorial Day, I'd like to take a moment from your busy schedules of drinking, barbecuing, and catching up on game backlogs on your day off to acknowledge the real meaning of this holiday. Let us honor the sacrifice of those who have go...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mafia II...Unfairness

The Mafia is cool. From "Omerta" in the Old Country to the Street Wars in America, The Underground Legacy of the Mafia is one that inhabits the corners of the mind. A society based on loyalty, honour and family, yet also on violence, lies, ...

 
 
 
 

Rant: CheapAssGamer.com

I am sorry for posting twice in one day. I won't post again today or tomorrow, I swear. But I had to get this off my chest while it was still fresh. That's what she said. I first got on to CheapAssGamer.com back in April of 2009. I thought...

 
 
 
 

When did I become my dad?

That I am writing this is an indicator that I have nothing better to do. The objective worth of that statement has no bearing on how wildly its connotation can vary, which is to say that it is both meaningless and polarizing. Neither of t...

 
 
 
 

Bad Things On The Horizon - The New Ace Combat

The new Ace Combat: Assault Horizon game has been bumming me out. Ever since the very first peeks we've had of the game its been clear that they are taking this new instalment in a very different direction from the rest of the series. OK...

 
 
 
 

How to save Zelda from itself.

I thought I'd write this opinion piece as a reply to Jim Sterling's article "The Question: Does The Legend of Zelda need an overhaul?" There are a lot of things I personally want from a Zelda game: fully orchestrated music and full voice...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Great Videogame Music - Heavenly Sword

Originally this was meant to be a list of great videogame scores, but when I realized I had gone well over two thousand words with it, I decided to do this in shorter segments. HEAVENLY SWORD was criticized for its short length and the com...

 
 
 
 

I Don't Want to be a Games Journalist

I'm happy just being a gamer. Let me start by saying that I'm not going to get into a debate about the term "Games Journalist", because that isn't relevant here; you know what I'm talking about. What I seek to do is to describe why being a ...

 
 
 
 

REmake: A love story

The Resident Evil series and I have had an interesting relationship through the years. It's been a long love affair, nine years in fact.The year was 2002; On a whim I had decided to pick up a copy of the Gamecube remake of Resident Evil 1, ...

 
 
 
 

Ode to The Claw

My first successful quest in Monster Hunter was with "The Claw." But let's go back a bit further. My friend had told me about this cool game on the PSP that contained swords and monsters and quests, with amazing graphics to boot. And I ...

 
 
 
 

Fistfights in the Conservatory

Iím just going to keep punching you in the face until I win. Failing that, youíre going to get shot in the stomach. Itís nothing personal, thatís just how we do things around here. Okay, we can talk a little first, maybe even negotiate a pe...

 
 
 
 

CONSCIOUSTOID #1: Orbb, Mynx, and Angel

Greetings fellow Dtoiders! I come bearing Conscioustoid, a series Iíll be trying to keep up with about a lesser known use for video games; academic research. As a graduate student in neuroscience, I have to read many, many journal articles...

 
 
 
 

Final Fatigation: Conceding Franchise Burnout

According to my Gamefly queue, I was shipped Dissidia: Final Fantasy nearly a month ago. I only got around to popping it into my PSP last night, so clearly, I was just dying to play it. I was even more excited when I got through the tutoria...

 
 
 
 
 
 

My Unexpectedly Negative Opinion of L.A. NOIRE

L.A. NOIRE has done something I thought impossible: it has made me look back at the time I've spent with HEAVY RAIN and miss it. Because regardless of David Cage's pretensions of being a filmmaker and his hard-on for himself, HEAVY RAIN wa...

 
 
 
 

Streamtoid - Getting Started

I want to apologize for getting this blog up a few days later than I original said. I have been trying to balance work, socializing, and organizing my ideas to present to all of you. Anyway, let's begin brainstorming over ideas for Stream...

 
 
 
 

It all started with a Break and Enter...

There was no such thing as "pc graphics". The computer was a black screen and you could input text. It was a wonderful invention that made my work day so much easier. No longer did I have to use carbon paper to make a copy of a document ...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

The Actual Charlton Heston

In life, its important to seek new experiences, to broaden ones horizons and expand ones Now, having finally tried crystal meth for the first time yesterday, and a dozen times since, I can say with great confidence that I had no life before

 
 
SrChurros

A very late #selfiesaturdayonsunday Went earlier today at my moms place and met an old I miss this guy so much :(

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

In-game, I favor the Long Blade and Insect In comment sections, the

 
 
able to think

I made out like a bandit at a local used game store!

 
 
Bit By 8 Bit

I liked No Mans Sky when it first came I can understand why many didnt, but I enjoyed the The NEXT update looks amazing though! Might actually be able to openly be a fan of the game without bitter insults every 3

 
 
CaptainDustTree

The writing in Olberic’s 2nd quest has truly sold me on the Not the story itself, but the little bits of info about weaknesses that Cyrus’s inspections give you on every member of the town is so simple but

 
 
Tohsaka

Damn dolphin in the crops

 
 
Steel Squirrel

I was going through some old games today and realized I have two copies of Tenchu Wrath of Heaven for What do you do with extra copies of games? Will the PS5 play PS2 games? Should I even keep my PS2 games? Theres too much to think about

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Platinums upcoming Granblue Fantasy RPG is getting a Western I left the gameplay trailer showcased a while

 
 
ScionVyse

Welp, I guess Im not playing any games online I was using a mobile internet thing since it was my only option, but Rogers decided to halve my monthly usage with no price 55gb for 160 bucks a month? No fucking thank

 
 
Virtua Kazama

I think for Encore Mode, I should play the game normally first, then focus on Emeralds The Special Stages are more difficult than Mania Modes and I wont want to spend an entire episode getting them

 
 
WILFoftheblues

Have a Its rare Im not making a silly face in Here is one of the

 
 
Lex

Well, I just came home from a kids birthday so a fitting #Striptoid

 
 
JcDent

Since taking cities in Beyond Earth is a drag, I specialize in scorched

 
 
LinkSlayer64

So the place I work at has a Fabrication Lab that is currently free for the staff to make use As part of upgrading their computers, I learned to use a lot of the machines, and have done a bunch of fun Heres my More details

 
 
lordxmugen

If you have a heart, or youre having a bad day and you want to read something that will make you feel good, try Somali to Mori no Or Somali and the Forrest Probably one of the most heartwarming mangas Ive read in

 
 
Lawman

Hopefully the start of something

 
 
taterchimp

#StripToid (Edit: Also, streaming Hollow Knight @taterchimp on twitch)

 
 
Adzuken

Just finished From Softwares Lost Kingdoms on I actually liked it, though it is a tremendously unbalanced game, especially towards the

 
 
Mike Sounders

Hot takes on G-Saviour and Wing in the

 
 
Dangus Taargus

Its been a long time coming but I finally finished Quake I had the N64 version as a kid but barely got anywhere with I initially didnt like it because it was too different from 1, but it gets better as it That human processing level! Yikes

 
 
Gajknight

Last thing I remember, I was, running for the I had to find the passage back to the place I was Relax said the night man, We are programmed to You can check out any time you you can never leave! (Amazing guitar part)

 
 
Kyle Yadlosky

#striptoid

 
 
Occams

*Bites lower lip*

 
 
Chris Moyse

JWong was in the Super Turbo tourney with me, but was in a different bracket LUCKY FOR

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

#striptoid Because shes a good comic person

 
 
Osc

I dig her style, the aesthetic of the video, and the song is chill all #musictoid | Billie Eilish - you should see me in a

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Striptoid Take 2, since Limo is fucking

 
 
Boxman214

#StripToid

 
 
Chris Moyse

Beauty & THE BEAST

 
 
AvtrSpirit

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra was It made me remember exactly why I love that I had tears in my The music tied so many themes together, that one could almost believe that everything made

 
 
FakePlasticTree

One thing I like doing with Kingdom Hearts is to beat the entire game using only the Kingdom Key on Really puts you to the test using magic as well as summons in

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Striptoid

 
 
BigDoniel

Its so surreal to see Tiger Woods genuinely competing for a major Pretty damn

 
 
EdgyDude

Plague of Shadows is a nice little twist on Shovel It really took me some effort to get accustomed to the more tricky combat, specially aerial

 
 
Logeon

Popular around the network: A Month-Old Article With No Comments

 
 
Neronium

While not a selfie, Alphadeus did make a song for :D

 
 
PLANET P1SS 69

The only good selfie i ever Im gross and at work rn, so imma cheat #selfietoid

 
 
Chris Hovermale

Gonna have a lot less time for games my new full time job as a programmer starts tomorrow! Feeling nervous and excited and all sorts of things, but Im looking forward to it! Not feeling anxious over money should help with writing, too!

 
 
Czar Kazem

I was too lazy yesterday but heres a pre-sunday-breakfast #selfietoid because I wanna join all of you beautiful people

 
 
Hypno

21st Birthday at Feels

 
 
Flanx

Theres a place I go maybe 1-2 ever 2 weeks for a quick I order the same thing every They now order for me when I walk through the You ever get worried youre going somewhere too often?

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

#Selfietoid I found a paperclip!~

 
 
JcDent

Man, this is the freakiest thing Ive seen in Banner Saga 3 and its a Who knew fantasy vikings could be so

 
 
Raiku Destructoids Champion

That Shredder aint

 
 
Kerrik52

I was The combat in Star Ocean 5 is nowhere near as annoying as in 3 or Same with the The plot has yet to prove itself, but the game already has me in a good Yall need to play worse

 
 
voex

Am I too late? I rarely do I use this pic for my Grindr Maybe Ill get laid here too? #Selfietoid

 
 
MetalDeer
 
 
RiffRaff

Sure Ill get in on this sexy #Selfietoid Protip: Youre all mad sexy beasts!

 
 
vxxy

I’ve cleared over million points in Standard Marathon Endless Mode on Tetris It’s such a damn good game, you I hope that all of you are doing well this weekend