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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

Rudorlf

I think Ill refrain from shaving for a while after a recent gory scene on the Also, I really liked Shogun World, even though the town looks really small (Which I understand, considering its setting looks much more expensive than the Western one)

 
 
Bass

Went walking in town I shopped around for a new bike, since mine was totalled last I havent decided yet, but just walking outside felt great with the nice Thanks Victoria day! Hope you guys had a great canadian monday

 
 
Boxed Swine

Halt! Who goes there?

 
 
Nathan D

Aww yeah, E3 is just around the Only *checks calendar* 3 weeks WEEKS?! What the just wont get

 
 
Neronium

Almost got scammed out of my laptop I was Caught it before it was But now Im depressed cause Im an

 
 
Zalno

Got a call from a recruiter Ive been talking with for the past couple of I did so well in the interview for HP that Im getting a 6-8 month contract I may even go full-time by the end of the year if I do well! :D

 
 
Greenhornet214

I wish the shopkeeper was playable in Hyrule So OP

 
 
homeoftheblues

According to a douche politician in Texas the reasons for school shootings is violent videogames, abortion, no God in schools, too many entrances in schools, and not enough armed Link in comments if you dare to read about a complete

 
 
Mike Sounders
 
 
ShadeOfLight

I wrote a blog that has the word butt in it 125 I think youll like Click for Midna, Ghirahim, Tingle, and more!

 
 
ScionVyse

Far Cry 5 is pretty Its been a while since Ive played a Schut game, so Im enjoying

 
 
Tohsaka

1803, as of Though Ive been clear so far Ive heard a lot of reports to the

 
 
Steel Squirrel

I saw this on Hideo Kojimas Instagram feed late last Look where this guy is accidentally MGS 0

 
 
WILFoftheblues

Lets take a moment and admire this thing of beauty I sewed out

 
 
Yrahcaz

Have you ever had to pee so bad that time just kind of feels like its stopped and you transcend into a state of nirvana?

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Just letting you guys know that Ive contacted the first winner of my giveaway via their Dtoid They have until Wednesday to reply, and if not Ill pick someone else, and then the 2nd Thanks for playing, everyone :D!

 
 
RottySiets

#MetroidMonday

 
 
Electric Reaper

Does Starfire of Teen Titans have the ability to rapidly heal herself, kinda like Wolverine?

 
 
Jiraya

WHATS IN THE BOX !!!!

 
 
Rico the Penguin

I know how Dtoid really feels

 
 
Goemar

Apparently there’s 807 Pokemon now, my God I feel

 
 
Rico the Penguin

I learned that the audience for Deadpool 2 was way more respectful than the audience for Infinity I had a great time and the movie was exactly what I needed in my I even gasped at one point (spoiler tagged moment in

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

For what felt like forever every game wanted to be GTA or Now Call of Duty and Rockstar are both chasing an all-consumimg trend set by a tiny developer Id never heard of and copied extremely successfully by I feel

 
 
dephoenix

So I thought Id get a head start on the game Im playing for my #BandofBloggers theme next month (psst, btw write about taking a walk in the woods guys) and hoo frame may have #TooManyDotDotDots

 
 
Greenhornet214

Never knew I wanted But I really want Link in

 
 
Salador

Quick Cblog question - what size should I make images? I need them to be as big as they can be for detail without either breaking the editor or slowing down the just need to know what resolution to resize them Can anyone tell me?

 
 
Kyle Yadlosky

Well, shit, Harrys been busy slammin and

 
 
Kerrik52

What even is this song? Is it the curse of Kats?

 
 
Luckrequired

Pop quiz, hot #MikeMartinMondays

 
 
Goemar

Coupon for $5 off a $60 purchase at Play-Asia in the

 
 
Forsaken Knight

Picked up the Stone Mason edition of God of War for my best He says he likes it so I’m not a God of War fan myself, but it’s cool seeing someone else having so much fun with And it was one epic unboxing event! Tons of stuff!

 
 
Greenhornet214

Good morning everyone! Pic unrelated

 
 
JcDent

My Ancestors Legacy review is Its also available on my damn

 
 
Michformer

Its been nearly a year since I last published anything regarding game design online, so seeing my newest piece featured on Gamasutra once again proved so Good thing that my knack for writing remained

 
 
Seymour

Back again after another short break! Getting better at rationing out my medication so that I dont go 1 to 2 weeks without Felt good enough to record some Hyrule Warriors this morning and hope to record some Nocturne later!

 
 
Lex

Something, something, But its something I asked myself more times than I probably

 
 
Tohsaka

Well Thats quite the sampler for whats coming up in Splatoon

 
 
Union pvt bong264

My mind decided to remind me of this songs I dont know why, and the only place I remember it from was guitar

 
 
Flegma

Im well set to do my MySims Got MySims, Kingdom, Racing, Party, Agents, SkyHeroes on Wii and Kingdom, Racing, Kingdom, SkyHeroes, Agents on Kingdom*2 on DS? I accidentally bought a second Now I just need a few months for

 
 
Jetfandam

Fuck this hot summer weather! Im

 
 
Chris Hovermale

Finished Dusty Token I didnt realize how much Id enjoy messing around with infinite Gravity Power until I unlocked Then again, knowing me and platformer hubs, I shouldve expected Id enjoy having that kind of freedom!

 
 
SrChurros

Temperature dropped here this weekend and it is already feeling like Pro: it is great for Con: waking up early and getting ready for work while it is 8°C (47°F for you imperial heretics) should be

 
 
Keiichi Morisato

i finally got my mining job to level 70 in FFXIV, it took me over a month of playing the game to do so, but i did now i gotta get done with soon i will be able to level all of the crafting classes and gather most of the needed mats

 
 
JamesHayton

Hi, everyone !

 
 
JcDent

Holy shit, this is the best thing thats happening in 2e Age of Sigmar and something that should strike 8e 40K right

 
 
Heat

Potato chips, beer, rum and Thats what i call a good sunday

 
 
JcDent

How a bomb falling out of a B-17 feels

 
 
JcDent

Turkish Helicopters DEMOLISH Patch Of Dirt With Kurdish Sympathies, FAIL To Hit Journalists Unlike Glorious Russian Air Murder