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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...

 
 
 
 

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

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

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

SpikeyWiggedHero

RE5 was one of the most disappointing gaming experiences I Years later, I can appreciate it for what it is - A shinier, if forever unoriginal, serving of RE4s unique design I prefer 4 and (gasp!) 6 for RE shooters, but its

 
 
Shinkz

I love that the name of this game is: Monster wo Taoshite Tsuyoi Ken ya Yoroi wo Te ni Shindemo Akiramezu ni Tsuyoku Yuusha Tai ga Maou wo Taosu Sono Hi wo Shinjiteimasu

 
 
Lord Spencer

Weekly Update, here are the games I am currently I am going to review those within brackets once completed: - -Lost Sphear (Switch) -Runner3 (Switch) -Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)

 
 
Hypno

Isaac Repentance is so good I guess its time to forgive the sins of Afterbirth+

 
 
Seymour

Internet’s out for the house atm, so I scavenged and found a King of Queens DVD Man, Jerry Stiller (RIP) has impeccable comedic timing and Kevin James is more talented than the roles he’s gotten

 
 
The InFamous TMF

Im trying to download the latest PS3 firmware so I can updgrade my PS3s hard drive to 1TB and it seems like Sonys site isnt letting FML

 
 
AtomicBanana

Damn it feels good to have new XIV

 
 
Anthony Marzano

Today I ate lunch with a view of where Ed Gein Not bad for a day

 
 
Damien Quicksilver

This is What else?

 
 
Damien Quicksilver

This is What else?

 
 
Queen of Philosophy

For those who play Apex Legends, I bring to you the ultimate meme:

 
 
taterchimp

Im a man! Im 40! Im drunk! Is bueno! ETA: Not my birthday, just like the Im a man Im 40 Am drunk, doe

 
 
humantofu

know this issue is old hat nowadays and people are sick of hearin about it, but this makes me not want to get a PS5 digital edition for certain, least unless they can somehow fix

 
 
Lawman

So, today I learned: if you try to kiss a police officer without his permission, he WILL shoot Doesnt matter if youre a little But I have a kiss button and goddamnit, Im gonna kiss somebody!

 
 
GoofierBrute

Today is apparently Horny You know what that

 
 
mullon

The weather indicates its a good night to crawl under the comforter and play Switch

 
 
cockaroach

Are we having fun yet?

 
 
Cathedral

Dubble poast

 
 
Voex

And thats Sekiro finished, took around 12 attempts to figure out that last Such a great

 
 
Slimybear245

What is a big dick type of energy like games and a small dick type of energy like games?

 
 
Tricerapops

Holy shit, The Intern is mad MC Gallows! Wickee M

 
 
taterchimp

This feels so I felt a bit rude playing it right next to the bar while their music played, but was still a trip down memory lane

 
 
Fuzunga

I jut discovered by accident that I could set my PS4 avatar to whatever I Don’t know how long that’s been a featured, but I’ve never noticed it in seven and a half

 
 
Forsaken Knight

I’ve never played any sort of D&D game, but I want to, and I want my first one to be a Mass Effect style No one I know plays D&D Or plays Mass Double

 
 
Cathedral

Ok so whats in the box from Wakanda?

 
 
TurboKill

Whats in the box?? (PS5 Edition)

 
 
Mike Sounders

Current mental state

 
 
Goemar

So that Crash mobile game made 700k in a

 
 
PhilKenSebben

As a Zeboyd fan, it is my duty to tell you that Cthulhu Saves Christmas is $4 and Cosmic Star Heroine is $6 on the $10 for two great rpgs that dont waste your time, from a great indie Links in

 
 
bong264

Mid day drinking sherry because Im actually a middle aged white

 
 
Silver the 3rd

Ive been reading les mis (listening whatever fuck I am appreciating it on an entirely different level, and despite being an edgy agnostic iconoclast, I find a lot of the arguments made by Hugo to be very engaging, and even

 
 
Parismio

Alright not only did I decide to order Roots expansions, but also Leder Games other game, Vast: The Mysterious Mansion and its expansion Haunted

 
 
PLANET P1SS 69

Sup, nerds?

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Did a Chainsaw Man/Ace Attorney thing yesterday -- Power would fit right in with the eccentric witnesses in the series, right? Edit: BUMPERINO

 
 
Gajknight

People when they pick the saddest moment on TV: Frys Dog in Futurama, Wills Dad in Fresh Me:

 
 
Seymour

So glad I noticed the somewhat hidden cosmetics for PAC-MAN 256! Really enjoying my time with this one and was craving anything of this sort (as Hipster Whale did cosmetics with Crossy And, yes, PAC-MAN 99 gave me PAC-MAN

 
 
Goemar

The Resident Evil demo situation sounds dumb as balls

 
 
Anthony Marzano

All the food that Ive taken in today has so far been #Cancelled

 
 
siddartha85

Longing Log, Day 3: Came back and the clock advanced from 398 to 395 days since last Furnishing the room makes quite a And the music I just made is a little The walk-to-room feature still incredibly busted and rarely

 
 
MeanderBot

Dealing with spicy threads:

 
 
indigit4l

Its a Wonder what it

 
 
Just Aaron

Canceled:

 
 
AtomicBanana

Its been a while since my mobile app made me @ someone Im glad it was all of

 
 
Fivefinger Delta

Starting with this comment we should see how many consecutive comments we can fap to 69 before someone goes

 
 
Goemar

Ogre Fiona is hotter than human

 
 
Dere

A lot of important and topical stuff on qtoid But really, the most important thing is who keeps ruining all the posts I fap to 69? (nice)

 
 
Boxman214

In 100 years from now, people are gonna look back at us and be like, Wow! Those people were so ignorant! I just hope we can all try to learn and And most importantly, be kind to

 
 
Flegma

What distinguishes F-Zero as an IP from other futuristic racing IPs and makes it so beloved? (Futuristic racing isnt really my cup of tea, so my experience in that genre is

 
 
Vadicta

CANCEL CULTURE!!!!!