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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

Fuzunga

this looks awesome!

 
 
Lex

not sure why this happend but I did something stupid Is this a trend?

 
 
AtomicBanana

Just watched the Arekkz summary of Apparently Google is touting a feature where you can share a certain game state with others to drop in and play I can see is a whole new world of

 
 
Dr Mel

Ok, downloadable games have long been vilified as removing ownership or permanence to Thats going to be thanks to streaming, once that shit really spins And I think, eventually, even in America, it

 
 
Dere

Its been a rough day so lets do some #pettoid to make this day end on a high note

 
 
Tohsaka

Digital Foundry stuff on Thaaats not Even at

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Striptoid

 
 
Nathan D

Ugh, its needs to be Friday

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Isnt Stadia that stuff that makes you hallucinate?

 
 
Rad Party God

Got to play and finish DMC 5 this past Absolutely amazing! V should get his own game, I loved that guy and his theme is

 
 
MrPopadopoulis

Playing through FF9 on PS4 with a buddy right now, via Definitely remembering why I used to call this my favorite Its really a fantastic and underrated fuck, do I miss old

 
 
Tohsaka
 
 
able to think

Decided to play Battletoads on Sega Genesis, made it to the Ice Caves and then remembered why I never play It’s because the screen doesn’t scroll far enough ahead for you to see any The soundtrack is amazing on Genesis

 
 
Tohsaka

Cant wait to see how Stadia performs against Cave

 
 
Gajknight

You know what my favourite film of the 90s probably is? I love its dark, nihilistic Excellent acting, great suspense and that finale is just Really need to watch it again at some Current status:

 
 
Boxman214
 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

You bet I got Spider-Verse day one! I even managed to get the one with the

 
 
TysonOfTime

Stadias tech is reaaal fuckin If its affordable Ill hop on the Hopefully they can get ut to take off, but regardless of their success theyve convinced me more of the direction of stream

 
 
Soulbow

Current

 
 
NeoTurbo

Holy Not only are Gamegrumps doing Sonic Adventure 2 Battle right now, but it also marks the return of Dan reading fanfiction genius lil soniqs epic sexy sonic saga! Clearly this is the greatest of

 
 
RolanberryPrins

Its a little bit rainy and you know what that

 
 
mullon

After that weird dream last night I think I have to buy a 3D motorcycle racing

 
 
Riff Raff

Feeling old school #Arbitrarywhateverthefuckprimusistuesdaytoid

 
 
Boxman214

Stadia sounds like an Dude, I got tested the other I got

 
 
bong264

Gonna build a time machine and shoot whoever it was who invented the word

 
 
Tohsaka
 
 
Hypno

Who else has sex dreams about Brad Leone? Just me?

 
 
Rudorlf

New Oddworld: Soulstorm trailer! I should get myself acquainted with the series (EDIT: Qtoid & Qpost page comments synchronizations are still FUBAR)

 
 
Seymour

Reminder that this Earthbound-like is still coming out and its OST is sounding

 
 
Osc

My computer doesnt even want to go into safe mode, let alone Looks like I most likely will get a new

 
 
Shinkz

Awwwwwww shit

 
 
Kyle Yadlosky

#librarybookoftheday

 
 
Boxman214

I tried chilaquiles for the first time last My life will never be the I googled where have you been all my life gif and came up with Its pretty much how I feel about

 
 
taterchimp

Reverse necromancer is going to be my next D&D class

 
 
Dere

I get all the ladies

 
 
NakedBigBoss

I adore how, no matter what seemingly impenetrable area I am in, Nico finds a way to get to me in her

 
 
Operative20

BF gets his first gaming computer delivered I think the thing Im most excited about is finally being able to play Left 4 Dead again, with someone I know

 
 
Zer0t0nin
 
 
Dr Mel

I just might be on the honeymoon with Warframe, but this game really nails the progression If youre the least bit patient, all the timers are irrelevant and the easy drop-in drop-out missions are perfect for my time And its fun to

 
 
Dere

Time to make an irresponsible credit card information to order Sekiro, knowing darn well I shouldnt be buying a brand new game now*

 
 
Shibboletho

Are there any fixes for this Qtoid comment issue yet? I’m using chrome and can’t see shit, no matter which comment button I press (comments or direct I had to reply to people using safari on my HELP ME, MARINAAAAAAAA!

 
 
Dr Mel

Console folk: If you play Apex on like PS4 or Xbox One, do you also need to pay the online subscription fee for that platform? I know some F2P games let you off the hook for that fee, wasnt sure if that also applied to Thunks!

 
 
Mike Sounders

One more See you then Space Cowboy

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

Finally done gearing up Samurai to item level Monk just needs thier shiny Eureka weapon to get there and Dragoon can be there in about a Im just gonna clean up tanks in the weeks before FFXIV Shadowbringers because other games

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

Finally done gearing up Samurai to item level Monk just needs thier shiny Eureka weapon to get there and Dragoon can be there in about a Im just gonna clean up tanks in the weeks before FFXIV Shadowbringers because other games

 
 
PatBateman17

Unofficial Dtoid March Madness bracket on ESPN - Link and details in comments!

 
 
JcDent

Wrote a review of a good game