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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...

 
 
 
 

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

Nintendo, weve grown apart for quite a while. Its time to move on now. There are a lot of people that really like you. You have a lot to offer. But lets not fool ourselves any longer. We just arent for each other. You have given me gr...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Another Genshin Direct, starring Aether, Paimon, and Ganyu!

 
 
ChandlerS04

Double exp weekend in 76 is Probably my last push before I move Quarantine has me crushing these games as a Im thinking about playing XIV again, especially with the changes to

 
 
RiffRaff

Wasnt gonna share any more Bernie memes, but this one got too big a guffaw out of

 
 
ChronoLynxx

This weeks TGIF is up over in the Dont be shy, come say hi! Let us know how your week went along with all your weekend plans! Have a great weekend Dtoid!

 
 
Whispering Willow

Sure, everyone likes the giant But its really just a bunch of short people looking at me silently, sometimes whispering mommy and slowly orbiting my Sometimes they speak and I refuse to step on

 
 
Shoggoth2588

This is just your daily reminder that Sonic Boom was the best of all of the Sonic

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Looks like we might be getting another one of the Neo Geo Pocket fighters on Switch Neato!

 
 
Riley1sSpook

As someone who wasnt around for the RE8 trailer, I would like to just throw myself on the crush me please giant woman pile

 
 
Yue chan

Happy Friday, may your day and weekend be filled with doing the things you I appreciate all your love and support! Hope to spread joy to you and make your day a little better today!

 
 
Chris Moyse

Hey folks, I hope this week has been a bit brighter for all Make time for yourself this weekend and be sure to fit something in thats all for you and you Be kind to yourself, but remember to pull others up alongside Love U x

 
 
Vincentdante

Just bought and installing Hitman 3, thats my weekend

 
 
Dango

I dont think Ill like the Duke as much as the RE4 guy, but thats also a really high

 
 
Flanx

I dont get the tall Resident Evil Village Lady thing, shes not even hot shes just tall

 
 
RiffRaff

Been playing a bit of Grindstone; outstanding Was wondering are there any great match 3 or similar type games on Android or Switch that I can pay once for and not have to deal with FTP horseshit?

 
 
MeeGhoulz

Well,

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#Romancetoid

 
 
RiffRaff

Oh, look! Its another Bernie meme! Have a great Friday all!

 
 
Fivefinger Delta

Seems apropos for

 
 
beatlemaniaxx

Being fairly naïve to anything outside of core Nintendo games, its such a delight discovering stuff, particularly cool old stuff, thats Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair? A side-scrolling platformer/shmup? What a delightfully odd game

 
 
Derpunkel

Panzer dragoon remake is on sale for 6€ on the european I dont think it is for me but it might interest someone

 
 
TysonOfTime

Now this is a P5 collab!

 
 
Electric Reaper

I prefer the more dramatic/serious Power Rangers seasons (like Lightspeed Rescue, SPD, and Time Force) over the more comedic/wacky seasons (like Turbo and Lost

 
 
dephoenix

Why is Resident Evil 8 so horny?

 
 
The spoiler

ps4 I just play football and basketball I only play the games I can win no seriously I use mine for DJing on facebook and the net

 
 
taterchimp

So you mean to tell me this whole time that sissy hypno has nothing to do with pokemon?

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Watching The Beach for the first It doesnt much like a has their boobies out, theyre monogamous, and the monkeys are For serious though, its pretty good!

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

I’ve got a digital code for the Watchmen HBO series if anyone wants First person to comment saying they’re interested gets it! Just got the blu ray, so haven’t seen it yet myself, but Marzano says it’s great!

 
 
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Seymour

Nice to see a lot more people realizing that Amazonian/macro women are awooga post-RE8

 
 
Punished Nietzsche
 
 
Dangus Taargus

Saying goodbye to this guy tomorrow Its been a ride Gonna miss

 
 
Jetter Mars

are small time!

 
 
hlarge4

These Bernie memes are getting carried

 
 
triggerpigking

Seras Victoria sketch

 
 
FakePlasticTree

I have played the demo, I love the Gothic castle setting, not sure what to think of the inventory (I assume that is not what it is going to look I like how it looked in RE7/RE2Remake Hope it’s at least as scary as

 
 
Uncle Arena Fighter

I have had multiple dreams over the last few years involving Resident Evil 7s Baker I have never played Resident Evil I think the lavish portrayal of a warped family setting got to me like few horror games

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Call him the

 
 
Chris Bradshaw

Xbox Series S preorder in stock at

 
 
bong264

Current Status:

 
 
Cygnus Rush 961

Never thought Id see GM make a mid-engine Tookem a few Before anyone asks this is from

 
 
Parismio

Took me a bit to process this whole post

 
 
Virtua Kazama

How do I celebrate having 500 followers on Twitch? DOING IT WITH CROWD CONTROL! Its time to play SMW2: Yoshis Island with Crowd Control!

 
 
Xeo

Today Im considering selling my PS4 for some of those sweet, sweet NECA TMNT I havent played it since getting a PS5, so why not? Gamestop is across the street from Target

 
 
Sharukurusu

I know I havent been around lately, but I just wanted to pop in and say that I hope the Dtoid community is doing ok during these Just promise me whatever you do today, go easy on Life is short, after

 
 
Parismio

RE8 looks to be more influenced by Inventory management ahoy!

 
 
TheLimoMaker

It won a lot of Oscars I

 
 
dephoenix

The memory of this game suddenly appeared in my

 
 
absolutfreak

I love this album so much, so enjoying the

 
 
Boxman214

Boy, it sure would be nice if Sony and Microsoft could actually keep their consoles in Pic