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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

Boxman214

Jack Black playing Psychonauts

 
 
Riley1sCool

Is this a good time to mention that Mordred Did Nothing Wrong?

 
 
Seymour

Two things: Im COVID-free according to my latest test following a minor scare post-potential contact with the virus and Inquisitives art I commissioned of Daisoujou (that Ive yet to use) is in the top results when you search for said demon!

 
 
absolutfreak

Is it me or is the Destructoid shirt with all the community names on it not available in the store any longer?

 
 
TurboKill

Aeon Must Die looked really interesting, but this is some bullshit: (sources and easier to read image in comment)

 
 
medicamecanica

No thanks, Jonathon I defended you from people who said you were a pretentious twat, but here we

 
 
TheIntern

Shut it down, This wins the internet

 
 
Cygnus Rush 961

Today was a mix of success and Got the new mattress that I ordered and put into my bed frame after a 48 hr The failure being the beater brush parts for our family vacuum are the wrong

 
 
Lawman

What upcoming game has an awful-looking DLC checklist? Would you believe me if I told you its Yakuza?

 
 
Virtua Kazama

New Same old Its time once again for more Mario Kart 8 Deluxe madness!

 
 
Dangus Taargus

Just in case anyone

 
 
Derpunkel

New shirt, who dis?

 
 
Hokogan

Ive started drinking GFUEL and now its my primary liquid Pro-tip: If you only drink GFUEL, you can utilize your own pee as a general purpose

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Tem-Tem looks really damn good! Its been on my Steam Wishlist for a few months now but Im glad Sony owners can get in on Im going to hope cross-play will be a thing once it leaves early access and has a full-on

 
 
medicamecanica

Apparently that Aon must die game is MEGA Like most devs quit due to terrible work conditions and that trailer was jsut made by contracted That said, I enjoyed about 75% of that but Im sure people are lol

 
 
Ultraslickgames

New member, excited!

 
 
Rad Party God

Good thing I didnt It seems like it actually looks a LOT better than the original version, even in console settings, but that inconsistent performance and choppy animations are an absolute deal breaker for Ill buy it until its

 
 
EtosiGiR

Godfall looks like my kinda dumb fun with enough loot to warrant some I never picked up any of the newer Hitman games despite enjoying the old But as a nonstop psvr stan I am definitely getting the trilogy when it Should be intense

 
 
Flanx

I do enjoy these little State of Play updates, few decent looking titles shown

 
 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Sony even copied the Nintendo Direct

 
 
taterchimp

Vet confirmed, my little kitty dude has a little fatty Should be benign, but I feel bad for Extra treats!

 
 
Kerrik52

Of course the Region A-only Symphogear season 1 Bluray went up for (a surprisingly cheap) pre-order around my Its like theyre mocking I just wanna buy the thing, capitalism, is it really too much to ask?!

 
 
bong264

If youre getting tired of the fat guy coalition then dont worry, only got 3 models left after this :P

 
 
Flegma

I had no idea Liero (for MS-DOS) had been remade, and people play Too bad the levels in this video dont have much destructible

 
 
Dango

The Hex-A-Gone challenge in Fall Guys is basically an automatic elimination for I am so bad at it!

 
 
Hokogan

Back in my office and listening to some Naughty By I feel like going into everyones individual office and showing them some mad Yoyo

 
 
Dango

I can watch videos again, but Im already too deep in my still image (and gifs I guess) fanboyism to

 
 
Voltaic Owl

How long has Sony been doing these free multiplayer weekends? If this is going to be a monthly thing, I might be able to get my occasional multiplayer fix without needing PS+

 
 
taterchimp

Do you slurp soup with the solid bits, or take a bit of solid bits then slurp some soup?

 
 
Slimybear245

Been wondering for those of you who didnt enjoy Horizon Zero Dawn much at all or God Of War how have you been finding Ghost of Tsushimna?

 
 
ShadeOfLight

Its a lot bigger than I thought; I cant even wrap my hand around Looks hot though, and it feels good to

 
 
Adzuken

Todays Dating Adzuken is about a game that is, like, 45 minutes Which is roughly how long most of my previous relationships Anyway, heres Pyrite

 
 
Dango

For some reason my laptop cant play videos or music right now, so I have decided to become a still image Every time someone posts a video anywhere, I will insult them and insist that still images are way

 
 
RiffRaff

What is the best advice a video game has ever given you?

 
 
Destructoids Very Own Ein

No one will ever be able to convince me that digital media is better than physical media due to BS like

 
 
Gajknight

Weekend officially starts for me today, getting ready to get Yall got any plans, fellow kids?

 
 
Rasori

If anyone is picking up Horizon Zero Dawn on Steam, its 12% off on Green Man

 
 
Ricky Namara

Me: Maybe I shouldnt post memes that are too political Also me:

 
 
Flegma

I didnt play much of Die by the Sword (Treyarch/Tantrum, 1998) and Skyward Sword (Nintendo, 2011) is a 3D Zelda game so Im not interested in it, but I am curious how the swordplay between the two compares and which one does it

 
 
RiffRaff

Good day all! Hope you have a great one!

 
 
Electric Reaper

The final level in the Destroy All Humans! remake was both time-consuming and difficult, though worth I had my fun, and theres more challenges to That said, I wish I had more stuff to spend DNA on, even temporary

 
 
BurgosGames

Playing with a PS4 controller feels weird after playing with an Xbox controller on PC for what seems like What do you all prefer?

 
 
SirNinjaFace

Current status:

 
 
Hakkurei

Now thats what I call getting back at the damn

 
 
Voltaic Owl

Just beat the main story of Spidey The ending was heavier than I Spoilers in

 
 
Neronium

exists and by proxy I had to instantly buy this puppet in I have my life in order thats for

 
 
Jetter Mars

I LOVE Metal Slug! And so should you! RAWKET LAWNCHAIR!

 
 
Alphadeus

Sentence of Mist (2020) - I ended up using some of the midi data from the 2011 version, but it has some new parts (mostly This is one of my favorite songs, and the hardest song I know how to play on