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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...

 
 
 
 

Dear Nintendo, It's Not You. It's Me.

Nintendo, weíve grown apart for quite a while. Itís time to move on now. There are a lot of people that really like you. You have a lot to offer. But letís not fool ourselves any longer. We just arenít for each other. You have given me gr...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Neronium

My friend finished my emotes and this one is by far my favorite

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Still feeling the aftermath of Mad Space (I still hate that its time to take on the Hero Side Story of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle!

 
 
ScionVyse

Started playing Bug Fables, and I dont think Ive ever seen a more obvious ripoff that didnt just steal Im not mad though, its a better Paper Mario than Sticker Star/Colour Splash Not even close to PM1/TTYD

 
 
indigit4l

Two Monday? #striptoid #comictoid

 
 
Boxman214

Started watching Neon Genesis So, Pacific Rim is just a straight up live action remake of this isnt it? Also, the show is great so far and has incredible

 
 
indigit4l

#comictoid

 
 
Gajknight

Got all this for I think its safe to say retailers are killing off the 3DS and its Not complaining, good time to pick up a bargain!

 
 
TroyFullbuster

Just beat every mainline Mega Man game! 1-11! Ranking will be out for after Star Fox video (done just not published)

 
 
Seymour

I hate to say it, but the visible downvoters has already drawn a line in the sand between me and another user regarding my I guess Disqus wanted more It doesnt convince me to comment more, it just makes me

 
 
Black Red Gaming

How do you change your disqus profile picture?

 
 
Shut Up Ace

A friend of mine was playing a game called Sub Rosa and I was wondering why it sounded so Then I Subrosia is a location in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of

 
 
Churros89

Yesterday I won 2 boosters at pre-release, but I was in a hurry and asked my brother to grab these and bring to me And boy oh boy what a surprise when I ended up opening THE BEST BEETLE BOY EVER, HECK YES AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

 
 
Boxed Swine

You are now govenor of the 51st You are in charge of naming It looks like WHAT IS ITS NAME?!

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

Is MTG Arena just like paper magic, or is it like previous PC Magic games that have different cards and rules?

 
 
LaserPirate

I choose you Gonoreamon, discharge, go!

 
 
Czar Kazem

I sure wish I had a Sojiro in real life to teach me how to be a Coffee Master

 
 
RiffRaff

All of Studio Ghiblis films are coming to Netflix in EU! Sorry Americans :( I have the full dvd collection already but will still stream them for the higher quality while I work on completing it in Whats your favorite Ghibli film? Mines Totoro!

 
 
Dinosir

Bruh I gotta call and ask for this dude Dick Wien (which is probably pronounced Dick Wine) and not giggle the entire I have to call and ask for Dick Being an adult is hard sometimes

 
 
Shut Up Ace

Having days where I can just stay in and play video games is great but I find if I dont do something productive I get real Guess Im an adult :(

 
 
RiffRaff

Went to the cinema last night and saw Jojo By far the best movie Ive seen in recent So funny and Definitely go see it if you havent yet!

 
 
Tricerapops

Anyone out there know if I can play the OG XBOX version of San Andreas on 360 with an OG XBOX San Andreas disc, or will it just install the awful 360 mobile port like the digital OG XBOX version does?

 
 
Electric Reaper

I started watching Legend of I can see what the complaints are The members of Team Avatar had to struggle to learn about bending, from just the basics to entirely new Korra started out very gifted at a very young

 
 
Dennis Carden

Went to a fancy crystal wares place I just went in to look around, but then I noticed they had a major clearance sale going I now have more beer I also got myself a growler from a local brewpub Good beer, yay!

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

Almost finished with season 1 of Mob Psycho 100, and it’s really great! Took a few episodes to sink its teeth into me, but I am now 100% in it for the long This that good

 
 
elric6

Nailed a co-worker in the bosss office while theyre out for vacation this So how was everyone elses weekend?

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

I got a Pod Its no porxie, but it will do for

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Striptoid

 
 
Osc

Featured her before and for good Enjoying the electro sounds mixed throughout this Shes fairly new, but one to watch #musictoid | Carlie Hanson - Side Effects

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

What an amazing

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura to celebrate the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts III Link to full-size pic and source below!

 
 
Churros89

Went to the MtG Theros pre release today and it was lots of fun! I won 2 rounds and lost New set is really really fun to play!

 
 
taterchimp

That MTG Arena sure is a time sink, isnt it?

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Ive been writing these gosh darn awards As it turns out, I crossed the 10k word mark while writing a silly Christmas-themed Pretty happy with myself for not giving up so far! Since I need a break, how about an AMA?

 
 
Gimic300

I bought Iconoclasts day one on Steam, and put it down at the Tried to pick it up again after two years and yeah, just fuck the Tower

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Oh I had a feeling this was gonna Were going live with the SNES version of Shaq Fu!

 
 
RenaudB90

I started going to the Gym again for the first time in Fridays workout went pretty good but todays? I wish I were

 
 
ScionVyse

Just actually finished a run in Hades, first time since they added the final Hoo boy, I hope they actually do something with the ending, since how things are is super, super anticlimactic and kinda

 
 
PhilKenSebben

God damn Dont hold Hope its them and the Chiefs in two They compliment each other nicely imo, and should make for a good Not a first half slaughter (so

 
 
Electric Reaper

Stuff that annoy me about Azur Lane: memes, meme ships, people using the Oath and ship name change systems to spread memes, and certain ships taking forever to That said, I still like it more than Fate: GO or Fire Emblem

 
 
Shoggoth2588

gang! Theres still 12 days to join in on the BoB fun! This months prompt is about Looking Forward : Follow the link for details!

 
 
maycausecancer

Can you play PAL PS1 games on a NTSC PS3?

 
 
Boxman214

I just finished watching Digimon Adventure Tri for the first AMA (about the show or anything else really)

 
 
Dango

TEST MIGHT

 
 
Czar Kazem

Heads up film friends: Target is doing a buy 2 get 1 on games, movies, and books The Target website sells Criterion blu-rays, and usually for around $25 instead of The B2G1 does apply, so solid opportunity to buff up your collection!

 
 
Soulbow

SW-2712-2446-2517 friend code me up on switch you sexy Also #SiegeSunday

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Striptoid

 
 
Dreggsao

Purple if just goth

 
 
triggerpigking

Ammie sketch

 
 
Neronium

Welp both PS3s are The original one doesnt wanna play games via disc drive anymore, and the one I got scammed on Offer Up for doesnt wanna even work half the Shouldve just gone and grabbed one from GameStop with all this hassle