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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 ...

 
 
 
 

Things I don't want to see @ E3

So, there a lot of things people want to see @ E3. Here's some worrying trends I would love to not see in the next fiscal year: Final Fantasy VII Remake Burn this idea with fire. Seeing the quality of Final Fantasy products Square has b...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Heres a Persona Q2 trailer starring the female P3 Protag! And better yet, a fan subbed Theyve done the other character trailers as Also were getting a 3DS theme for the game - SWEET!! Morning BUMP!

 
 
JcDent

Shadespire is basically the only safe way to engage in

 
 
zatoseyes

Been playing an old favorite of Its a real shame they never made another #screenshotsaturday

 
 
Dango

The PS Classic is only exciting to me because it might lead to these games returning to PSN, with share features and I dont have much interest in novelty

 
 
TheLimoMaker

The PlayStation sale over here in old Blighty has Troll and I, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, The Surge, Shaq Fu, theHunter and The Technomancer clogging up space that other better games could

 
 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

This is my most recent cant stop listening to it

 
 
ThisIsMyBoomstick

I preordered the PlayStation Classic the other So what 5 Games (Non-SquareSoft) would you like to see on it? Mine: Die Hard Trilogy, Future Cop LAPD, Alundra, Loaded and Oddworld: Abes

 
 
Boxed Swine

Dont bring a gun to a shish kebab

 
 
The Dyslexic Laywer

Holy shit, the Phoenix Wright trilogy is going Now you dont have an excuse to not play my favorite franchise!

 
 
bong264

So I finally watched the predator and can only describe it as a glorified sci fi channel Unfortunately I get life essence from shlock so Id watch an extended cut on netflix down the Also when are we getting a damn predator game again!?

 
 
Electric Reaper

I would just like to state that I find the peeing and farting by the evil imp in The Darkness 2 to be unnecessary and Also, he killed people I didnt want him I prefer to practice mercy and dignity during killing

 
 
RiffRaff

Phoenix Wright Trilogy to Switch with possible physical edition! All of my yes! Will happily buy and play them a third time!

 
 
Marcel Hoang

I’m glad that despite my life’s hardships, I can make the lives of the adventurers I DM much

 
 
Parismio

Got to hunt with Churros tonight! Totally went after Uragaans! Took a few screenshots to Step on me Churros senpai!

 
 
Fuzunga

Nintendo changed how Splatfest ranks work and didnt mention it at For example, Fiend now requires 100 points and I got like 40 points for losing a match, so I have no idea how this works now

 
 
Derf Derf

well all that is left is the weapons and backpack for the It is definitely big and sorry for the crappy posing and camera

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Unexpected night off + Beat Em Up Collection = Cant wait to finally play Armored Warriors (Always wanted to, as a fan of Cyberbots), and a favorite of mine as a kid: King of Dragons (Elf and Cleric Then the other classics too! Excited

 
 
homeoftheblues

I just read that The Walking Deads Final Season will be over with the second episode, which is out next The skeleton crew left at Telltale will work on the Netflix Minecraft Story Mode I have enjoyed their games, and its a real

 
 
Seymour

Got some late-night Overwatch practice streamin for ya! Come chat and tell me how much I suck!

 
 
Cloudman Sam

Nintendo unleashing Peachette may have been both a blessing and a

 
 
Frostyflakes

I cant believe it took me this long to start playing What is it about the Switch that convinces me to play all the indies I neglected on the pc?

 
 
Tohsaka

This will likely fly under a lot of peoples radar but Distance got out of Early Access a few days back and I took the time to play through the campaign and a few other things this Worth a

 
 
kevlarmonkey

Thank you to everyone that recommended watching The Endless Thank you to everyone that recommended watching The Endless Thank you to everyone that recommended watching The Endless Thank you to everyone that recommended watching The Endless

 
 
whatsacow

For the first two hours of the messenger I thought it was way too Then I got to the 16 bit sections and I ate my

 
 
homeoftheblues

A 21 year old man with osteosarcoma, a terminal bone cancer, had a wish to play Smash Ultimate before the release date because he doesnt have that long to Nintendo made that wish come Story link in

 
 
Dangus Taargus

So Mandy is my new favorite movie

 
 
Voodoome

Its weird to read or watch negative comments about a game you think is pretty Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I guess, but FU I think Chasm is pretty Whats a good FU I liked it game for you?

 
 
Hlarge4d6

Kids are Wife is out with Time for beer, ice cream sandwiches, dark souls on switch and some spiderman!

 
 
ThisIsAName

The problem with starting a twitch is now every time I sit to play a game I think I should be streaming this

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Sooooooo it seems like my Switch Dock is the I could play DS fine in handheld mode which was great until I realized that I couldnt see jack (oh hey, a brightness slider) so I dont know Why is my dock refusing to be a team player?

 
 
PLANET P1SS 69

Nero gets a Mega Buster in Capcoms reminding me of the deep, immense love that I used to have for Seeing this really makes me want to get my shit BREAKTHROUGH YALL (fuck you, Dangus <3)

 
 
siddartha85

Guess what came Its on, Id like to buy a second one at some point, to do both Im going pirate first, because I love how that thing

 
 
Fuzunga

Ready to play video

 
 
NinjaSpped

Have you noticed we havent seen Felix or Calhoun in any Ralph Breaks The Internet footage? My guess is that theyre part of a sub-plot with licensed video game Im curious to see the game references this time around with the internet

 
 
Electric Reaper

A power outage happened in my area, and now Im running on a Supposedly, this was caused by wind I think they meant Another tree fell on a power Seriously, there are a LOT of trees too close to the power lines

 
 
triggerpigking

She who controls the fishing rod controls Sketchy thing from today, Isabelle in Smash has potential for so many adorable another thing I drew recently in the

 
 
Osc

Pop-punk to a #musictoid | Neck Deep - Motion Sickness

 
 
TurboJasper

I can now announced that I was the one who animated the horse I would break into Rockstar headquarters after hours and spend all night just really making sure that horse schwonce was No Sometimes you gotta do it for the

 
 
Mike Sounders

Telltale is imploding so fast, that the current season of the walking dead may be cancelled

 
 
Shoggoth2588

According to the Network Test, Im going to be playing Dark Souls Im pretty sure I stayed offline for Bloodborune and it definitely didnt matter for Demons

 
 
Hlarge4d6

Velocity 2X is available on switch and is discounted at the Studio has said they are in a bit of financial If you are looking for something fast with super tight control I highly recommend

 
 
sp testure

Update I just decided to get her regular PlayStation 4 slim, I went for the limited edition blue one, its so That way I can play Dragon Quest 11 on Sunday! Ill just get a pro somewhere around the holidays :)

 
 
Tohsaka
 
 
WILFoftheblues

Seen in Lmao! She gets a A for

 
 
WILFoftheblues

Today I feel like the Man! raising teenagers sucks

 
 
Parismio

Ok i think i have a TabletopRPG book addiction I ordered this last Cyberpunk 2020 is either coming tomorrow or along with DnD phb+dm and all three Im considering nabbing call of cthulhu but i should For

 
 
sp testure

I was not aware that there was a PlayStation 4 Pro new, GameStop has none and they dont know when theyre going to get Amazon wants $533 for a new one, fuck

 
 
Seymour

If you wanna hear me raging haaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrd, then youve come to the right place! This final, bollocks boss fight really brought out the Chara in

 
 
Shoggoth2588

What the Hell is a Dustia? *2 hours later* YEAH! ARCANA! I AM GOD!! WHERES MY BUNNY-GIRL AND STEAMPUNK HAN-SOLO!? (I love the Final Fantasies that you can snap over your knee)