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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

medicamecanica

Me and my fiance finished dorohedoro already for October so we watched the first two episodes of Mononoke for creepy Crazy that its such a goodlooking show that seems to have no HD Also did a quick first episode of Eureka seven!

 
 
triggerpigking

Finished Remothered:Broken Porcelain with a friend today, now that the bugs are seemingly fixed, Its one hell of a good Both it and Tormented Fathers are some of the finest horror games Ive played in a long time, highly

 
 
bong264

Obligatory:

 
 
IneptMelonhead

My wife and I made some spooky Pumpkin roll and ghostly macarons

 
 
Whispering Willow

Decided I should really focus on finishing at least 20 PS4 games before I can get a Double dipped games and remasters dont count unless I never played the Miles Morales and Cyberpunk can count toward the Short games can

 
 
Electric Reaper

Merry All Hallows Eve, Destructoid! AHAHAHAHAHAAhAhAAA!!!!!

 
 
ctg867

These 8 games will be getting next gen The One X versions total 620GB, which is more than all the usable storage in the PS5 or Series Idt people are fully prepared for how bad the storage situation on next gen is gonna

 
 
Plissken

During the first lockdown, a few months ago, I got into virtual photography and liked it quite a Now we’re locked again, and it seems that here we go again XD

 
 
taterchimp

Halloween Jackbox costume

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Happy Halloween!

 
 
streetmagik3

No tricks, just this treat!! It was supposed to be here last I was starting to think it was lost, but here it

 
 
GoofierBrute

Happy Here is without a doubt the best Halloween song in the history of

 
 
Fuzunga

I was watching Night Gallery with my dad and then the power went out right when the spooky twist was going to I think I’m being

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Happy Halloween, everyone! Heres brutalmoose ranking over 40 different Halloween Fun Fact: Im the only person in recorded history that actually LIKES candy

 
 
kevlarmonkey

This popped up in a feed, unfortunately I dont know who to credit, but its just too cool not to share

 
 
Occams

Happy Halloween from Clarence, our adopted

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

Happy Halloween Its a lovely holiday so gorge yourself on candy and And get

 
 
JuIc3

Hiding in my house with the lights

 
 
sp testure

Happy Halloween to Destructoid!!

 
 
jobejoe

Happy Halloween!

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Survivors guilt, PTSD and shared trauma; His House (2020) is a rather tight psychological Well directed, gorgeously disgusting production design (English estates look like that) and impeccably acted, its a damn fine horror 4/5

 
 
Sweaty Dungus

There is something about No More Heroes’ simple, tactile combat and dead open world that just feels so incredibly jank in the best possible way

 
 
Boxed Swine

Time for some Halloween pranks: egging houses, dog poop in lit bags, stealing tires off pickup trucks for All the classics

 
 
PatBateman17

Remember -

 
 
Cloudman Sam

Halloween to all you fine folks at D-toid!

 
 
Trash69

Happy Halloween bitches 🦇 🎃

 
 
Mamekuma

A Machine for Pigs has the best subtitle Ive ever seen, but is a very obvious step down from Dark Descent so It carries a thick, sinister atmosphere that I love but it is very, very Not that thats inherently bad, but less an adventure game

 
 
maycausecancer

Happy Halloween!

 
 
Fuzunga

Spooky

 
 
A Luigi Fanatic

Trick-or-treating stopped being fun after I turned Not because I grew out of it, but because a 61 mustached Mexican wearing a banana suit banging on peoples doors demanding Skittles doesnt exactly get you the warmest

 
 
lokhe

Press X to Press W to shit

 
 
Flanx

Happy Halloween

 
 
Frostyflakes

Happy Halloween Dtoid! I still suck at fixing up wigs but I tried my hand at Ann Takamaki this

 
 
bong264

Happy Orktober everyone!

 
 
Dangus Taargus

Breezed through both CARRION and INMOST the last couple days (all caps stylization is a real thing lately I can recommend both for sure! I know CARRION didnt light the world on fire, but it was definitely a cool game and pretty unique!

 
 
Mamekuma

Doing a cam-less stream with Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs! According to the Internet, it should take 4-5 hours, so one-sitting finish maybe?

 
 
Destructoids Very Own Ein

Playing legend of heroes trails of Cold steel 3 and its been fantastic except for the fact that they keep shipping Agate (28) with Tita Goddamit Japan You bunch of

 
 
Roager

#striptoid

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Atmosphere- The Day Before The Havent watched it yet, but the OST is dope

 
 
Gundy

Current Status:

 
 
taterchimp

And I have a fully functional game station now!

 
 
Plissken

You! Yes, you! Have a spooky Halloween!

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Happy Halloween #Striptoid

 
 
dephoenix

A special Halloween #Striptoid

 
 
Vadicta

Girlfriends making an apple spice cake to celebrate, and I made a caramel to go over it the night First time I got it so thick and creamy ;)

 
 
streetmagik3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SATAN!

 
 
triggerpigking

Happy Halloween everyone, I drew the line-art for this Claude last year but never got round to painting it until now, hes dressed as Springheeled

 
 
triggerpigking

My pig girl dressed as Jill Valentine, for yesterdays dailysketch

 
 
ooktar

Rest in Peace to Sean I did a book report on Sean Connery in High He was an incredible actor and an overall pretty unique human

 
 
Chris Moyse

My ghost gal Hisako sez Happy Halloween