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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

Drew Stuart

How we doin gamers? Who else has played way too much Pokemon this Fuckin me, for

 
 
Neronium

This ball of fluff is preventing me from getting to my computer Stepping over him causes him to attack my feet and his claws are D:

 
 
triggerpigking

Giga Mermaid working out, well struggling to work out to ring fit Patreon commission for GM Whos heres played Ring fit? im really curious to try

 
 
TheBlondeBass

Felt cute, might delete Its been a hectic week or so (which completely ruined my NaNoWriMo streak, RIP) but Im glad things are finally back to normal! Now that I have some free time and caught some sleep AMA?

 
 
mullon

Im all burnt out on getting all the achievements for American Truck I was sitting here with this headache driving across Oregon to get a thing to take it to California that I dont know for sure will help, and I realized this is terribly

 
 
Goemar

They ruined Wailord huh?

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

Guid They ca me Fiona n this is ma mukker,

 
 
Tricerapops

I did not know that Overload hit So were downloading that Havent played a good ol6DoF game in a long

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

Oh, look The Old Blood update for Warframe is Time to give that a ON STREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

 
 
bong264

I HAVENT FORGOTTEN! Ive got 3 termies that were shelved for months but by Sanguinius they will be finished! Here is Brother Scipio who tears every tile he is on, even the boarding

 
 
Chris Moyse

I got lost and started looking at pinball machines this This was a bad idea as Pinbot looks lonely and there’s a big space next to That’s enough internet browsing for the

 
 
Mike Sounders

JUMP FORCE CAME OUT IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR?!

 
 
Boxman214

When can we start talking about from The Mandalorian? I have memes to share but I dont want to spoil it for people! I will put one meme in the comments of this

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Shenmue III is finally out! How about we celebrate the latest release with a Virtua Fighter Q&A session? Ill tell you what you need to know!

 
 
RenaudB90

Some days I just want to curl up under a rock and drink

 
 
Goemar

I cant imagine playing and finishing Deathstranding in like a few days in order to review Game definitely seems to be built for a couple of hours here and there kinda

 
 
Tricerapops

Kid loves lo

 
 
Operative20

Currently in that post-game & post-show void of nothingness where I cant decide on what I want to play and watch next, but everything I try just doesnt feel right

 
 
Shut Up Ace

Best song from the best part of this Fight

 
 
Rad Party God

So, Mobile games are kinda bullshit, right? See Blizzard? THIS is how you announce a Mobile spin-off of your games without being condescending to your core I also love the many subtle (and not so subtle) jabs at Blizz themselves :P

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

This is so cute it

 
 
Seymour

Ive not played it and Ive not looked into how theyve handled localizing the incredibly transphobic new content, but ATLUS hasnt had the best track record with new characters in I cant imagine a story like Catherine not being made

 
 
Boxman214

Gus is Stephen King???

 
 
LoneMak

My first I think Ive been playing MHW for 2 years Damn, time Im glad I gave 4 a shot after not liking Now Im stuck in Im hopeful of the Thanks for the hunts!

 
 
genoforprez

Because a shooty or stabby or punchy game almost always wins the GOTY, I propose that we create and annually award the WOTY which is the WHOLESOME OF THE YEAR

 
 
dephoenix

If you could recommend just ONE game you played this year (not necessarily released this year, just one you played for the first time this year) which game would it be?

 
 
CoruptAI125

Ive done

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Molek-Syntez is out of early Welp!

 
 
ScionVyse

Oh good, the game awards nominations are

 
 
bong264

Incase anyone wants another perspective on Terminator: Resistance before a

 
 
genoforprez

TGA: It is time to choose the Last year god of war was the greatest of all time, but this time there will be a new greatest of all time until next Sixty percent of the time, Ive been the greatest of all

 
 
GetNekKid

I somehow convinced myself that it would be a good idea to learn how to snowboard this Ended up buying this board, and spent way too much money on the other stuff Lets hope its worth

 
 
medicamecanica

Besides niche japanese games I know would never get in, the game award nominees are lol at people hating on Death Stranding who havent given it a

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Day 4-5 of my It seems to be getting worse rather than Earlier this morning I felt chilly, even under the covers and with the heater blaring next to I took off today and I might do the same tomorrow,

 
 
Electric Reaper

For whatever stupid reason, House Democrats have decided to reauthorize the fucking Patriot Act for 3 more

 
 
Punished Nietzsche

im about to make a purchase i probably will

 
 
taterchimp

You are your own cheapest hooker

 
 
RiffRaff

#Motivationtoid

 
 
Shut Up Ace

Is there a way to link my destructoid and discus account?

 
 
Kerrik52

Tales of Graces is really nice so Having an extended prequel chapter with the party as kids is Im glad the series is living up to the expectations I had of it going into my mad Good JRPGs deserve to be

 
 
dephoenix

It feels like Cursedmas comes earlier every year, dont it?

 
 
BigDoniel

Enjoying Modern Warfare much more than I expected, just a really smooth If any of you fine folks play it id be down for the occasional

 
 
CelicaCrazed

Our prayers have been answered with the latest patch! Time to put more time into The Outer

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

I dont know whats more ridiculous, the third season of 13 reasons why or the fact I cant stop

 
 
bong264

Its international mens day, which means you have to slap man buns at some point today!

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

The time has 18 years of waiting and only racing a forklift against Sonic to pass the Ryo Hopefull Joy and Ren do, Hopefully we see more of Lan Di than him smirking from a distance this

 
 
Goemar

Did Vavle just officially announce the next Half-life on Twitter?

 
 
Shoggoth2588

Its that time of year again, when I get snooty about GotY (and even Game of the Decade) You never know! Battletoads, Darksiders Genesis, or Mech Warrior 5 could be the best game of the year!