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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 ...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Its almost time for my first Black Friday shift in The hours are reasonable, but I have no idea what awaits me when I get Wish me luck!

 
 
Double Monocles

Anybody from the San Diego area and willing to answer some questions? Im moving out there next week and know absolutely nothing about the area

 
 
ZombieC0RPS

Out of respect for retail workers, I will not be going out to shop today (because I’m stuck at

 
 
Jetfandam

#Raptoid One of my favorite I think it was produced by Dr

 
 
Sir Shenanigans

This is the horror show to which I was invited after buying Wolfenstein on sale the other

 
 
Kerrik52

Double trouble! #CatGirlFriday

 
 
Michformer

Re-reading Fire Emblem: Awakenings art book to pass the Still enamored of the character designs, especially those with a spirited in particular, has sanguine gal written all over The character she displays is infectious

 
 
Barry Kelly

I see what youre doing Sega #CatGirlFriday

 
 
JuIc3

We have a 49 inch lg tv with 4K display, no Well, the newer lg model 49 inch is on sale right now, $329, 4K, We have a PS4 Upgrade?

 
 
Raiku Turkeyford

CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE!!!! WHOS BEEN NAUGHTY?

 
 
Anthony Marzano
 
 
lokhe

Randomly checked Black Friday sale on local DOOM is $10, Andromeda is Lold

 
 
Gus TT Showbiz

I would tell you a joke about squirrels, but you would go

 
 
A Humble Mr Perfect

HAHA! MY ACCOUNT RIISE FROM THE it still has all my cringey posts from Like finding an old diary in a dusty

 
 
vxxy

It’s 2 days late (damn servers), but it’s now been over 7 yrs since I created this I had an account before that so it’s actually been over 10 yrs now, but I hope you all enjoyed your Turkey And here’s to more years to come

 
 
bong264

The best part of black friday is always the aftermath videos!

 
 
whatsacow

Who do you voodoo bitch?! No, serious question, I never know who to

 
 
Barry Kelly

Looks like someone made BBC News Congratulations EA!

 
 
Flegma

Being against progress is bothersome: I refuse to create a Twitter or FB account to be able to get better screenshots of New Style Boutique: Styling

 
 
whatsacow

A little more damage control: This is not me trying to excuse myself or anything, but please dont take those posts the other day as who I I should have at least separated them, and definitely should have handled the heat I am truly

 
 
JuIc3

Best deal right now imo? The base 1tb PS4 Slim for That’s a fantastic If you have been holding out on this generation, now is your chance to jump

 
 
Chris Moyse

UK heads up, SNES classic back in stock on Nintendo UK store page, link in comments

 
 
whatsacow

So Destiny 2 is Making new friends already!

 
 
ScionVyse

To all my retail brethren working on this blackest of Fridays, I pray it ends with as little carnage as

 
 
Dennis Carden

I may have initially Homebrewed my 3DS so I could play imported games, but I find myself using it more for taking Its just such a useful feature, especially since Miiverse has been shut

 
 
EtosiGiR

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds was what I did on Turkey I didnt shoot any turkeys in it Didnt really occur to Killed a lot of robots though so thats I am really looking forward to the sequel for HZD So far

 
 
JcDent

Something Awful ads tend to be fukken Wouldnt need Adblock if all ads everywhere were that

 
 
Chris Moyse

Anywhoo, I know a lot of you had a holiday yesterday, but heres hoping you all have a really great, happy and safe Do stuff, dont so stuff, but try to enjoy it either way x

 
 
Chris Moyse

Ive slept like shit for days Im exhausted, trying to figure out whats causing it, might be diet or

 
 
Rasori

Quick question for PC people, When you want to swap over an Nvidia GPU, with a newer Nvidia GPU, is it ok to swap the cards over and install the new drivers on top of the old ones, or should I uninstall all old drivers first? Im hearing mixed

 
 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

MST3K renewed for a 12th season! Hope that they respond to some of the feedback of the last season & work on Seasons 1~10 kept a lot of the same writers but took a while to really get a feel for their 11 was all new & wasnt BAD but had faults

 
 
Scrustle

So the new Splatoon update is out, and theres something about it we werent The Great Zapfish is missing! Again! Its not hiding behind the tower or flying around Maybe a tease for single player DLC?

 
 
Silver Luso

I hope I linked that Happy thanksgiving guys

 
 
DinoSir

Question for yall: How acceptable would it be for a PC Multiplayer only game to only operate using a controller? No mouse and keyboard

 
 
On Air Festivus

Dual posts are I am Carry

 
 
occultuscmd

Sorry I havent posted much, moved to a new apt and its full of roaches! Been drawing and working on my Ill have more art and screenshots, but for now Im just enjoying some pumpkin pie and watching The

 
 
Agent9

man, the blogs are broken for me at so is the profile I really want to answer striders question, but I cant even reach it :(

 
 
Electric Reaper

In one episode of The Punisher, Frank Castle became a lot more sympathetic, and Billy Russo lost a lot of

 
 
LaTerry

I got Horizon Zero Dawn whilst Black Friday shopping and I am really enjoying it, but now I have a problem, do I focus attention on Nioh or Horizon?

 
 
Rad Party Gobblegobble

Holy crap! The Living World Season 3 starts out with a bang! Quite literally!

 
 
On Air Festivus

Hey, everybody! Breath of the Wild just got Any idea if thats DLC Pack 2? I cant play it until tomorrow

 
 
dephoenix

Finished The Frozen Great expansion for Had a lot of fun getting to explore the new region, learning more about the world of Horizon, and it revealed some info that has me very excited for the

 
 
Marcel Hoang

Check your preferred online retailers for 64gb microSD cards cause they are probably 50% Perfect for all our

 
 
Pumpkin Spice Fuzunga

I let my Amazon Prime membership lapse recently because I find it pretty useless these I just tried to buy a game for $15 and they wouldnt even give me free standard shipping, so I bought it at Target They must be bleeding

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

After Thanksgiving brunch at IHOP (odd Thanksgiving family meal, but my stepmother came down with the flu and thus could not make a meal or attend), I awaited the spawn of Ixion in FFXIV and played Skyrim for several I got my electric

 
 
Dennis Carden

Ive seen enough hentai to know where this is

 
 
whatsacow

I really butchered my So Ill try and explain what I meant here: I dont believe Nazis are good I just meant there are people in there who dont share those beliefs but cant leave, and that there is the potential for good in

 
 
Dwavenhobble

So small bit of There may have been some-one attempting to breach Steams security / spread Malware via steam by getting putting out a patch for a dead game