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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

Im just going to keep punching you in the face until I win. Failing that, youre going to get shot in the stomach. Its nothing personal, thats 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 Ill 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

Retrofraction

I have come to the realization in making my own anime style short, that humans look why that is but when you really stare hard at people and begin to think about it we all look quite

 
 
Gajknight

I got my PSVR Played The Playroom and its Honestly, just being able to look around you is crazy now feel incredibly nauseous and have a Hopefully it passes but still, man, what a RE7 VR will kill me!

 
 
AvtrSpirit

Ending of Season 2, Episode 10 of The Good Legit tears in my In gaming news, I guess people have mixed opinions on Artifacts business model?

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Library book of the day

 
 
NeoTurbo

Alright, looks like my cold is improving! #WeeklyWarframeWednesday will be back on this, well, For those unaware I am (life permitting) doing weekly Warframe streams for funsies and definitely not trying to counter this Siege

 
 
Dr Mel

Rather than being inventors and titans of industry, todays economic leaders are simply the worlds most efficacious

 
 
Marcel Hoang

I haven’t felt this way working a job since It’s tiring and exhausting and forces me to talk to people I don’t like but dammit it’s actual hours with actual For the first time since August I feel

 
 
CranDerey Sauce

Thanksgiving PSA: dont wank it in the mashed Unless they need more salt and you already have an erection anyway

 
 
GoodlyMike

Alright, Pokemon Lets Go has finally grown on

 
 
Raikus Magical Holidays

I have several questions

 
 
Rad Party Gobblegobble

The Sims 4 is actually improving? From a gameplay perspective, this expansion looks really interesting, especially the YouTuber lifestyle aspect, which can either be rewarding and lonely or a complete Still, $40 is a bit too much to ask

 
 
Silver twoso

Now, Im not a fan of Thanksgiving, and I even volunteered to work it, but that doesnt mean you people shouldnt be allowed to like Happy Thanksgiving guys

 
 
Boxofstuffingman214

I wrote a blog about how I miss playing on Xbox and what Microsoft can do to win me Come check it out

 
 
Punished Nietzsche

Spooky season is over, i know, but i picked this game called Death Is a visual novel horror mysteries? its pretty weird but the atmosphere is great and its suitably Im glad the Vita keep getting some games after so long!

 
 
TheIntern

Everyones like omg Half-Life is 20 years old I feel so good for Gaben and Im like WHERE THE FUCK IS HALF-LIFE 3 YOU FAT

 
 
Dinosir

Today I found a still image saved as a

 
 
travolta

How the fuck did Netgear go from being one of the best providers of routers to now one of the worst? My first Nighthawk lasted me 5 This new Nighthawk Ive gotten hasnt even lasted 6 Sucks,

 
 
Soulbow

Heyo D-Toid real talk for a sec did anyone actually play the free Siege weekend? If so, what did you think about it? Also also, this is a Torch-free-QPost and designated Siege

 
 
KnickKnackMyWack

Lol I honestly never thought I would see the

 
 
Destructoids Very Own Ein

Happy Monday Thanks for all the kind comments in my last Much appreciated!

 
 
Spooky Matt I Guess

My beautiful robo-birb boy! Hes coming!

 
 
TriPLYMOUTHrok

Be as a Spatz, warmly set in her pickle blanket against any stupid

 
 
Michformer

“Gordon Freeman, in the flesh - or, rather, in the hazard 20 years later, Half-Life remains one of the foremost turning points in gaming

 
 
Adzuken

Thanks for the kind birthday wishes, In return, I have this review for Pocky & Rocky With Yep, thats what they named it!

 
 
Forsaken Knight

Fallout 76 is the first game Ive bought on a whim, completely blind, and enjoyed so My best friend and I have played all weekend, I do wish it had NPCs And more of the houses should be Its

 
 
Boxofstuffingman214

That feeling when the radio is finally playing Christmas music and you get to listen to it on your way to work

 
 
Dr Mel

{Wordtoid} Truth and Tree are both related words, both having to do with a certain immovable quality, a firmness or Its these kinds of literal and physical, natural connections that indicate the things people used to associate concepts

 
 
Gundy

Only 60 days until Ace Combat Current status:

 
 
Chris Hovermale

I reached Rank C in Majima I would like to instate the intellectual property of Majimas character as humankinds international

 
 
CranDerey Sauce

Its Thanksgiving week, USA The week that I was bred I am the perfect being created to destroy Thanksgiving Bring it on!

 
 
chlmera

Apparently the dragon quest composer denies war crimes and hates gay people, so now I dont feel as bad turning off the repetitive dragon quest xi score for other

 
 
HPLargeCraft4

We about to get home schooled

 
 
JcDent

Hark! I have written a review of the Gladius DLC

 
 
Rudorlf

Also, holy shit! New Xen does look and hopefully, play better than the original!

 
 
Rudorlf

I almost forgotten, but happy 20th anniversary, Half-Life! Now to wait for the full documentary to show up (And hopelessly awaiting for the elusive, most likely non-existent next

 
 
Zer0t0nin

You the Anime talk right now is centered around Waifu tiddies and how Goblin Slayer is sticking it to the srsly no one talks about the Anime wherein a skeleton works as a bookstore clerk? AND ITS AWESOME?

 
 
Seymour

To think that Cr1TiKaLs face was this huge mystery for about 8 years and now its routinely there like its no big

 
 
house4lyfe

Random travel Creepy smile Lincoln spotted outside of a rest area in Shepherdsville, KY

 
 
Flegma

I wonder if one day therell be a Splatfest with the sides being Left and And no, not as a political

 
 
Parismio

Omg! Omg! Theres a possibility for more Rise of the Guardians content! Might be show or a new I loved the movie and am excited for whatever it is! Oh i hope something good comes outta this:

 
 
BattleChan264

Current thoughts on

 
 
FakePlasticTree

And that makes 4! Now managed to do all of the songs I did on Normal initially on Hard, yay!

 
 
Isuma

Also, Ivy players in SCVI are absolutely the She needs a

 
 
Isuma

Got Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition and Final Fantasy type-0 HD on the latest I was in the mood for teenage drama and

 
 
jobejoe

Started playing Persona 3 this Its surprising how quickly the game gets going compared to Persona Loving the music as Party management seems quite limited so No demon descriptions :(

 
 
BattleChan264

I had no idea the new She-Ra was out Im not gonna actually kinda really like it so In that Totally Spies kinda Now to convice my sister to get her kid to watch :P

 
 
Vesalius

PSA: To anyone on steam who plays Vermintide 2: I’m just getting back to the game and forgotten where all the books I’m

 
 
Parismio

I got to watch Laputa: Castle in The Sky in theatres today! It was so much better than ive ever seen

 
 
Games and Stuff

So given the PS sale for Black Friday, I noted the Gold edition of Siege has a huge discount, 70 percent Only thing scaring me off is I hear the learning curve is And I can be easily How bad is the difficulty curve?

 
 
TheBlondeBass

To those participating, Secret Santa names have been drawn! Check your email for confirmation of the one you will be giving a gift to, and try not to get too excited!