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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...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

JcDent

Here lies Racist He never scored (or won a

 
 
Rasori

Alright, finally uploaded my first level in Mario Maker Its a short one with timed blocks and a boss Let me know how it is if you end up playing

 
 
Tohsaka

Not really a quick throw-together here but something I was thinking of that I thought Id make

 
 
Electric Reaper

So, even mecha anime has insane/boastful young

 
 
LegendPenguin

#bandwagontoid

 
 
Sam van der Meer

Does Paper Mario roll his blunts out of Toads? #darksiders3

 
 
TysonOfTime

Forgot that Tetris 99 event was going on, but banged out the 100 points pretty Never even broke the top its gotten

 
 
TurboKill

As much as Im loving FFXIV, there were a couple of moments that hearkened back to the Organization in KH and I was filled with gamer never forgive Square Enix for the trainwreck of an overarching narrative that was Kingdom Hearts Vent mode o

 
 
Boxman214

I uploaded a new short and sweet level! Play it and let me know your thoughts!

 
 
Shoggoth2588

everyone else is doing it and I want attention so AMA! Emphasis on the the other also the M though I guess though I wont stop you from asking each other things as you ask me

 
 
Fuzunga

In the late 90s and early 00s I used to shop at this website thst sold Pokemon import Got lots of cool junk like cards, figures, plushies, and even a sweet I think it had pocket monster in the Anyone know what Im talking about?

 
 
Parismio

I think i peaked with marvel movies Just saw spiderman ffh and I thought it was After endgame, i think im finally burnt

 
 
Tricerapops

Got Guardian Heroes for my XBONE! It is a system worth owning now! Just need to pick up Radiabt Long story short: an ex sold my game collection while I was Not only my 1985 xmas NES, but what I accrued running a Gamecrazy for 7

 
 
Mike Sounders

Sieg Zeon!

 
 
NeoTurbo

#Bandwagontoid You guys can ALSO AMA! BUMP FOR OTHERS!

 
 
NeoTurbo

Was randomly looking at free games on and I found this one browser game called Just One Pretty fun! I figured some people here might enjoy it so heres the

 
 
triggerpigking

Heres my longest(10 yrs) running DnD character Indio, a drunken half elf whos terrified of the undead (and cats) and has dreams of being a grandiose Hes kind of an arse so dont feel too bad for him

 
 
mullon

I wonder if I should give Space Channel 5 another chance, Im in the mood for a rhythm

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Oh, and I now make Mario Maker 2 levels to pass the time until I start my new Lets

 
 
Voodoome

Season 3 of Handeggtoid Fantasy football is almost upon us, and we need a few good Dtoiders to beef up, and fill out, the Hatred of the Cowboys isnt required, but it doesnt hurt More details in the Bump

 
 
Xeo

Chris got me thinking, how about it being time for another AMA? Im bored as fuck and just sitting around today Hit me with whatever you want, Ill answer as honestly as Why not one final update? (G-rated or X-rated, doesnt

 
 
bong264

Warcry is a faint blip on my radar but seeing how much shit is actually in the box is making me Gonna see what the price is like because I just wasted money on a Chaos Battalion Box :P

 
 
Virtua Kazama

The Bayonetta LP finished two weeks Relive all 27 episodes on Ive been making Mario Maker 2 levels, but havent been sharing I need to fix

 
 
Jetter Mars

Just another day on the

 
 
Tohsaka

Masochism is a strange

 
 
Anthony Marzano

Well this was a pleasant surprise to find in a box in the back of the I thought the Game Boy version was my oldest CTWC here I come!

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Confirmed: were getting old

 
 
D-Volt

You know what anime came around just a bit too early to join the recent explosion in anime memes? Shomin Holy cow is that show just a goldmine for This is just one example of the absolute stupidity this thing reveled in:

 
 
Cloudman Sam

An unstoppable advance alien species, but the reason theyre unstoppable is because their advanced technology is literally

 
 
SpielerDad

Like regular gators werent bad This is why we cant have nice

 
 
Fuzunga

Guys, forget Prime Day, Pokemon Center has free shipping today only!

 
 
indigit4l

I dont think I ever had New Coke, and yeah Im going to drink it all because its what you Not set in on a shelf and wait for it to appreciate in

 
 
Electric Reaper

Petting my fluffy cat Scully during the summer just isnt the same as petting her during the

 
 
able to think

First day at my new security job site Good things: $3 an hour pay raise, 1st shift, I have weekends off, I can play handhelds during downtime, maybe free beer sometimes (its a brewery) Bad thing: Im stuck alone in this fucking shack for 8 hour

 
 
Dreggsao

I got 28 hours of playtime out of a pair of cheap ass batteries with my Game Boy If the Switch Lite cant top that I dont see the

 
 
NeoTurbo

Decided to mess with the visuals of some of my frames in Warframe, and ended up making my Mirage Prime into this monochrome beauty here! (Back pic in comments)

 
 
Dr Mel

I connected my original NES to the same TV I used as a It had been many many years since any of this stuff was plugged in and turned Pics in the comments and a quick fun slowmo video of CRT

 
 
Flanx

Alright, got paid today and I already bought replacement joycon thumbsticks and a food The

 
 
ScionVyse

Tfw youre almost finished a video but then decide to rewrite a third of

 
 
Raikus Magical Holidays

Stand Name: All Star

 
 
Boxman214

This dude is I dont understand how people come up with this

 
 
Keiichi Morisato

I picked up Judgement (PS4) and Bloodstained So far they have been pretty Judgemeny is an interesting spin off I want to see more Bloodstained has been a lot of fun, and a bit difficult in

 
 
RolanberryPrins

Alright, anyone have anything to ask before I go back to the very literal mine in DQB2?

 
 
Shinkz

Must be protected

 
 
taterchimp

I have done nothing but teleport bread for 3 days

 
 
NeoTurbo

As a heads up, Ill be doing this weeks stream later in the My dnd group moved a session over a day, so I gotta work around Thinking of either Wednesday or Will be more though!

 
 
Boxman214

Friendly reminder that were halfway through the Get cracking on your blog for this months Band of Bloggers

 
 
dephoenix

I bought two Harley Quinn statues and a Harley Quinn Nendoroid from Gamestop God I am

 
 
Chiloe
 
 
Mike Sounders

Go ooooooon