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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

I�m just going to keep punching you in the face until I win. Failing that, you�re going to get shot in the stomach. It�s nothing personal, that�s 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 I�ll 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...

 
 
 
 

Dear Nintendo, It's Not You. It's Me.

Nintendo, we�ve grown apart for quite a while. It�s time to move on now. There are a lot of people that really like you. You have a lot to offer. But let�s not fool ourselves any longer. We just aren�t for each other. You have given me gr...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

ctg867

Today is a good time to note that if Nintendo had a $10/month sub w/ every 1st party game pre WiiU/3DS emulated + a rotating selection of 3rd parties it would immediately be the best & most successful subscription in gaming, leap frogging Game Pass

 
 
ChronoLynxx

Its crazy to me that its already December! Sometimes, I feel like Im still stuck in That said, Im excited for all the delayed 2021 games to release in 2022! This weeks TGIF is up over in the blogs! Come let us know how your week

 
 
Osc

The flow of this song is soooo well done and makes this already refreshing soulful tune even better - the beginning captivates with the violin and it definitely hooked #musictoid | Gabriels - Stranger

 
 
Inquisitive Raven

Im doing a commission for Kerrik of Farah Oersted from Tales of I finally finished the sketch late last I tried to make it dynamic, so I used a bunch of references to get the look I think it came out great!

 
 
Boxman214

Hot take for the day: the mobile version of My Friend Pedro is better than the

 
 
Mike Sounders

Started SMT V this week, beat the first boss on the first try last Neko Shogun the real MVP of that fight lol

 
 
RiffRaff

Its the last Bandcamp Friday of the year! Go buy some music! Ill put a few of my favorite records of the year in the comments if youre Let me know what some of your favorite albums this year were and why :) pic unrelated

 
 
Chris Moyse

Hello beautiful people, I hope the week has treated you well and that this weekend treats you better The world continues to beat us all down a little, but its a fight were all in, and weve got Be kind to yourself, I love yall x

 
 
Silver the 3rd

My very important work doodles continue unabated

 
 
Inquisitive Raven

On todays episode of Now Thats What I Call Petty!

 
 
Parismio

Bunnies Boi Begins! Also wow, only a 75 queue That is far less than I expexcted

 
 
Gajknight

Blessedmas 3: The Return of #Blessed

 
 
NeoTurbo

*Looks at front-page* Huh, I wonder what got released today? Eh probably nothing

 
 
PhilKenSebben

22 days to go!

 
 
Robo Panda Z

Truly these ads are getting out of

 
 
Dango

ponder deez nuts

 
 
RiffRaff

Who remembers Wizorb? That game was great!

 
 
SpikeyWiggedHero

Ive barely kept up with Disneys Star Wars but a Boba Fett show is where I officially check It feels like the kids who grew up playing with Star Wars toys are now telling stories about how much they loved their

 
 
Exber

Will Smith is an actor I mostly remember thanks to In the pursuit of happyness or Men in However, his latest film: King Richard is yet another film worth remembering him Already an award favorite, this performance alongside the movie are

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Happy Hanukkah to all those that are celebrating this year (my partner

 
 
Thehorrorwhore

😱😪😭

 
 
Whispering Willow

Pondering orbs is so Orbit ponds

 
 
RiffRaff

Its been a tough week but its almost over! Have a great Friday all! #Blursedmas

 
 
Clarknovalis

Good morning everybody! - Alisia Dragoon, original japanese mega drive cover #morningcovers

 
 
Seymour

Also, been a little MIA thanks to But, having now just hit the 69 (nice) hour mark, I deserve a Will come back to it once weve both had some alone

 
 
Roager

#Orbsmas

 
 
hester2

Watching this, know how Judd Apatow has lately focused on making movies focused on an unlikely comedian? His next one should be Ken The man is objectively

 
 
Seymour

I didn’t do a lot of listening this Focused heavily on my gaming backlog Almost not worth sharing, but myeh~

 
 
Captiosus

I dont really care for most of these simulator games out there but Ill be damned if Lawn Mowing Simulator isnt a real good way to unwind after some Halo Infinite

 
 
PatBateman17

“I’ll just check out Halo mp” turned into 2 hours of Quick Play and Should earning xp for kills, time holding oddball, be a no brainer? But is the mp fun as hell? Also Loving

 
 
TheIntern

I too ponder

 
 
TheIntern

I too ponder

 
 
Cathedral

Its hot in Honolulu

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

Just finished Arcane, and yeah it stuck the Aside from some questionable music choices (the orchestral soundtrack was pretty good), its a very well made Some really good lines, a lot of interesting ideas and overall I really liked

 
 
Dere

I want to be cool

 
 
GoofierBrute

Just 24 hours to go to leave suggestions on games for me to cover as part of my Games That Time Forgot series! Link to original Qpost in the

 
 
PatBateman17

Peak internet Not my pic tho 😂 #orbsmas

 
 
hlarge4

Lots of music Unfortunately, no mention of the best music in Lets correct No fancy Spotify thingy, but here is a gift that keeps on giving, regardless of your opinion on the

 
 
Punished Nietzsche

i introduced a friend to that marvelous game called Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and hes having a great time with Especially those last 30 minutes when Senator Armstrong steals the Ill never be bored of that game,i

 
 
Czar Kazem

I DO listen to a lot of Japanese Jazz

 
 
Jetter Mars

I made 3 (meatless) sandwiches for dinner!

 
 
kevlarmonkey

Heres my Spotify Id say its completely

 
 
PatBateman17

Amazon finally doing Reacher Hell Super stoked to watch this and the dude is absolutely massive, as it should

 
 
Whispering Willow

I was wondering if theyd go there with the moon Now I have the Bayonetta version stuck in my head,

 
 
bong264

Current Status:

 
 
ctg867

Pretty massive news By no means is the merger killed, but if the US and UK regulators are successful w/ their suit, it would literally change the course of No bullshit, this merger is huge (and would be fucking awful)

 
 
LastKingofHearts

Castlevania inspired sketch while helping out at a friends game Insta-upinsmokeproductions