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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...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Flanx

Only Machinist, Black Mage and Red Mage to finish up and Ill have all classes Small goal I had for before the Also enjoying my last moments with my lizard girl as Ill probably roll Hrothgar when theyre Lion man, best

 
 
Electric Reaper

Diablo-likes just arent for I prefer to use the mouse for targeting, camera movement, and selection, and not for moving my player character around, except for turn-based

 
 
Flanx
 
 
Tohsaka

I still play Duodecim all

 
 
PhilKenSebben

#PhatBeatFriday

 
 
medicamecanica

Here is my

 
 
Shut Up Ace

I want to stream something new but Im not sure What comes out soon?

 
 
Soulbow

Thanks D-Toid!

 
 
bong264

It is a fucking bitch trying to get warhammer memorabilia but after a month of god damn waiting I got new shirts to cover in food stains and pet hair!

 
 
Gus TT Showbiz

If you all hurry you can watch me, frosty, hypno, and renaud play Halo multiplayer horribly and something something

 
 
Dere

Going to try and jump back in to black ops 4 If anyone wants to give it a go let me know

 
 
triggerpigking

Krita exploded today so I couldnt finish the piece I was working on, instead my friend asked me to draw SCP-999 because hes a cute little

 
 
RocketKnight

I know yall love your fuckin cats (and I love them too), but I made another video about bad 3D and would love if you guys watched It took like two weeks to make so cut me some

 
 
Keiichi Morisato
 
 
Gmana

Mila and Luna #Milunatoid

 
 
Michformer

Frankly I ain’t in a good mood right Feelings of creative triviality are I’ll admit that being forgotten constitutes one of my greatest fears, a fear that keeps growing despite what I Wish I could better my situation

 
 
Vesalius

#severecatallergies #jaxtoid2009

 
 
Jinx 01

Just wanted to drop in and STRONGLY recommend If youre into rogues like Isaac or Dead Cells or Slay the Spire it has a similar addictive And its Really interesting storytelling, too, where each run you learn a bit

 
 
indigit4l

Hey Steam, I have a Spring Cleaning event for how about you spring clean your storefront of all the absolute trash you let people sell on there?

 
 
Keiichi Morisato

#catoid here is a pic from when one of my cats wanted my attention as i was trying to It slept with me all I usually have one of my animals in my bed at any given

 
 
Oridan

I had resigned myself to not getting a cat ever because Im barely capable of taking care of myself, let alone another life form, and now you tempt me like Ya

 
 
MetalDeer

Are we posting cats? Shes not around anymore,

 
 
Major Toms Coffee Cup
 
 
Riff Raff

#Kittietoid is #Besttoid! This made my day!

 
 
Czar Kazem

I love a good Mondo And an improperly oriented image

 
 
Chris Bradshaw

Niors blog got me all like this

 
 
homeoftheblues

#Nooshietoid #19yearsold

 
 
homeoftheblues

#Zazzytoid

 
 
The Actual Charlton Heston

This is the vehicle I assume the entire Destructoid community drives around:

 
 
Rad Party God

Leata Kalogridis of James Camerons Avatar fame is finishing the first script for a potential KOTOR trilogy film

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Hail Zeon

 
 
PhilKenSebben

And finally, #Gilberttoid or #Gilbytoid if ya Hes the middle one, if you missed my other

 
 
taterchimp

#Leontoid

 
 
LoneMak

I dont have a #catoid

 
 
Electric Reaper

Watched all of Gotham season 4, and now Im moving onto Shakugan no While I do have some new cat pics, theyre of Scully nursing her

 
 
Sam van der Meer

#Georgetoid (Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?)

 
 
LegendPenguin

Firewatch has been giving me the worst anxiety Ive felt from a The story turns, open area and voice acting all drip with a kind of fear that I hate and love and cant seem to Im ready for it to be over, but Ill miss it when its

 
 
Jetter Mars

#SashaAndAxeltoid

 
 
MeanderBot

A stray my family adopted around 2004 that only

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Finally home and chillin’ by listening to my favorite Daft Punk

 
 
Haklen57

This is what peak performance looks

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Cats? She stays with the grandparents now but she loves me

 
 
CelicaCrazed

#kittytoid

 
 
bong264

#AbstractCatToid

 
 
TheIntern

Cat pics, huh? So weve achieved the internets final I guess Destructoid can just stop

 
 
Keiichi Morisato
 
 
zatoseyes

With the Shadowbringers benchmark allowing you to make your own Vieras, I have to say Im looking forward to

 
 
DeScruff

#Mariahtoid she likes

 
 
Voodoome

Yay Cats!