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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...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

sp testure

So Project Lunar has already started on the Sega Mini and is making good Hats off to the excited to see what they come up with, when theyre :)

 
 
Matt I Guess

Destructoids official Discord requires you to add your phone number on Discord before you can use chat? Lmao, naw

 
 
RolanberryPrins

It feels like a low-power Time to play some low-power

 
 
Zer0t0nin

Next up on 2019s weird trend of bands that young adult Zer0 really enjoyed getting back together for new albums that surprisingly dont suck: Cold (of all bands)

 
 
Slimybear245v20

Well just found out there Ittle Dew 2 was delisted seemingly out of the blue a few days Very upset by this was trying to get some friends into the game very recently :( Luckily I still have it on my switch such a shame the devlopers deserve

 
 
Shinkz

Insert giggle snort here

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

New characters revealed for Blazblue: Cross Tag I like Elizabeth especially!

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Played the Ori demo on Switch before work this Good thing allergy season is starting so I can blame that on my red, blotchy Gonna have to get the full version on my next

 
 
whybmonotacrab

Anyone here remember this game? Think silent hill mixed with Apparently its part of the shadow hearts series which I unfortunately never got around to playing but I loved this one when I was a

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Anyone else having issues logging into their Dtoid account on mobile? I even have my password saved by default and it just boots me back to the home page without so much as an error

 
 
ScionVyse

Beat Links Awakening in one session Not 100%, but I did do a lot of the side content, and grinded out the bow rather than Its the game I remember to a Had fun, but Im glad I traded in for it rather than pay full

 
 
ShadeOfLight

The best part about Link’s Awakening is that in the credits music they Also, Ballad of the Wind Fish has never sounded Sing it, little

 
 
TheLimoMaker

The new Call of Duty game: Terrible spawns, even worse hit detection and an awful map flow thanks to rampant Its certainly a modern CoD game

 
 
Chris Bradshaw

Welcome home Vita 2

 
 
JcDent

Poor guy is just desperate for engagement at this point

 
 
Rudorlf

Well, this is a rather interesting

 
 
Parismio

Theres something very healing about playing the Links Awakening remake handheld while listening to John I feel very happy atm, especially seeing this bit

 
 
Alphadeus

Vanguard (2019) - Hi Sorry I havent posted in a long FFXIV Shadowbringers took up the majority of my I had a blast, such an amazing expansion that will most likely get better with each I wrote a new song too ^^

 
 
JcDent

The best Area 51 one meme,

 
 
Jetter Mars

Has anyone played the oft-forgotten game Kuon for PS2? Im thinking of tracking down a copy at some mom and pop game Id try online but those online prices

 
 
hlarge4

I got my first sinus infection of the season and it iant even officially fall Whose an overachiever? This guy! In less interesting news Castle Crashers is still amazing and BLOODSTAINED ON GAME PASS!!!!!

 
 
Chris Moyse

“No one will remember you when you die” ranks up there as one of the deepest insults anyone’s ever said to me when I beat them at a fighting The same match also had literal “chicken

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

ArcSys is having a livestream in about an hour for Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle where theyll be revealing some new Heres hoping for Hikage!

 
 
medicamecanica

Having more trouble getting the second jp only trails game to run but its the 7th one ive played this year and next month the 8th one will be here and Ill have conquered this damn goal I thought id have burned out but im pretty pumped!

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Welcome back to Strange Game Saturday! Tune in as we take a look at Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle!

 
 
Tricerapops

My favorite part of Links Awakening is that when I press buttons, Link does stuff in the game!

 
 
Cloudman Sam

Heres a reminder that the French have a different perspective for what constitutes as acceptable in

 
 
Funwithdigitalguns

@Jed Whitaker in your article about river city ransome underground you cant discount its sequel just because it did come out in Because there is a sequel for rcr called Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shūgō! On

 
 
bong264

Always good to go back to

 
 
Dere

Tales of Vespiria or Tales of

 
 
ScionVyse

New video is up! Its about a game with a goose! Bump for the night

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

The best part about Link’s Awakening is that the entire game is on the No day one update or any of that No waiting for an install You just snap the game in, and you’re I fucking love

 
 
able to think

Oktoberfest update: All you can drink beer + turnstile exit = hilarity

 
 
JohnSmith123

Possible hot take? idk but the new Call of Duty having cross-play and cross-progression is a big deal for Think Ill pick that up and Hopefully itll be a trendsetter Every game should have

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

It is now officially the 21st night of September!

 
 
Dreggsao

The 14GB update on epic for Arkham Knight is all the DLC which is

 
 
ScionVyse

That Links Awakening HD Angler Cave theme, If only they would have left out the dissonant as hell original melody, and just kept the new horn

 
 
Dreggsao

Batman - Arkham Knight has a 14GB update on the Epic Are they putting Denuvo back in so it is unplayable for me again?

 
 
Electric Reaper

More news on the Storm Area 51 The Area 51 Basecamp event was closed cause not enough people showed up, a few more people got arrested, one dude got dehydrated, and the gathered crowd was rather well News link in

 
 
indigit4l

We learn etiquette from our parents so in turn we also learn what we behaviors we dislike in What do you recall that your folks didnt like that now you dont like? My examples in

 
 
Dangus Taargus

Hitman series update: Just finished So far its easily my favorite of the Blood Money is all set up, running at 1440p and looking On to the second mission and from what I can see, this looks like it might be the best

 
 
LastKingofHearts

Heres a Clock Tower commission I did awhile back Sorry for the lighting, it was hanging in the commissioners home when I grabbed the photo

 
 
LastKingofHearts

sorry for the double post of Dtoid gets weird with my

 
 
LastKingofHearts

I once had an entire vehicle covered in Sharpie This is a small I did it to a Honda Civic as well, with spray

 
 
LastKingofHearts

Remakes and reboots dont ruin your

 
 
able to think

Why the hell did I volunteer to work Oktoberfest at the brewery? Its 90 fucking degrees outside and Im on blacktop checking people And theres all you can drink free beer so people are gonna get

 
 
Roager

Oh hey, Classic Tetris European Championship tournament is going So I guess this is what Im doing

 
 
triggerpigking

Did a quick sketch of Ferdinand Von

 
 
rumithepurr

@rumithepurr

 
 
BNix

Anyone else love Battlebots?