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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 ...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

EricWeichhart

#SuperDestructoidRun

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

After being called into work suddenly, Im finally home! If nothing else thisll ensure I have some money coming in next month, even if its just from Now Im gonna go download and play Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2!

 
 
Bass

Sometimes I wonder why I talk with Rico

 
 
Drew Stuart

Hope everyones doing well today :) My final Uncharted blog is coming out tomorrow Its a long one, so strap in for a 4,000 word adventure!

 
 
CaimDark Reloaded

Lol,theres a $200 edition of NBA2K18 on the Canadian Who the hell buys this?

 
 
SrChurros

Just posted my first Cblog Recap! I think I did pretty ok, I Go check it out!

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Restarting my impossible task of attempting to beat

 
 
kevlarmonkey

Is it confirmed that Doom is going to be $60 on switch? I saw the Amazon listing, and was really hoping it was a placeholder

 
 
Mike Sounders

VIRTUAL ON IN KIWAMI 2 YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 
 
TricerArocK

Iron Crypticle, A spooky scary Robotron/Smash TV like It is so damned Amazing music and lots of rad Also, it has the Amiga look that I am in love

 
 
Raiku Shackleford

I stand with Mel

 
 
Czar Kazem

I started watching Death Parade last night, and now I cant stop listening to This group is fuckin

 
 
Burritohornet214

Dinnertime, but be mindful of my people #burritotoid

 
 
Electric Reaper

I love Fridays on

 
 
Vadicta

Jojo got an American

 
 
Sarah Jane Farron

Ive been having a weird time A lot of bad things but I also met an awesome person whos great for my mental health and they introduced me to a nice online game Gaming is actually fun again and Ive things to look forward

 
 
JPF720

Holy crap! I thought one of my blogs went missing, but it seems to have resurfaced on the frontpage! Im so glad, thank you!

 
 
Chris Moyse

Took out the big guns (camera-wise) to try and combat EGXs *awful* lighting problems, pic quality stepped up a little, thankfully

 
 
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EricWeichhart

Dont stop me #stanDtoid

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 for $20, yay or nay? I can comfortably afford it for : I went for Thanks for the recommendation, everyone!

 
 
Sir Shenanigans

My favorite restaurant (ever!) is a little Mexican diner, I take a photo of every meal I eat there,

 
 
King Kaiser

The end of my infrequent posting has I have with a #CatGirlFriday

 
 
Osc

Say what you will about EA games, they sure know how to pick a range of good Found this on a FIFA game I played with Its cheery - its nice! #musictoid | Matt and Kim - Daylight

 
 
TricerArocK

In the last week I have gone from not wanting a Switch at all to being very excited to get Doom is just so appealing to me, and Mario looks January 1st cant come soon

 
 
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Seymour

Its weird seein folk reference Initial D so much these days like it was some huge hit, yet I had never even heard of it until a couple years ago! I did end up actually buying the soundtrack out of interest some time ago and its pretty

 
 
gajknight

The interview went really well! Rares offices are amazing, its such a beautiful And they have Banjo and Conker statues as you drive in! And a Battletoads statue in the main building! And a spoopy skeleton pirate! What a cool

 
 
Everybodys Lawman

Beat Samus Returns in 12 hours and 47 minutes with 63% item The end stuff is fantastic and in all, a good Theres a lot of meat here for a Metroid game! Doubt Ill go for par times but Im up for 100%,

 
 
Tohsaka

10 years ago,

 
 
MeanderBot

Happy Friday friends! I hope youre ready to get SUPER RECKLESS this weekend!

 
 
Fuzunga

Also, does it bother anybody else that the buttons on the joycon are in a perfect diamond shape but the ones on the pro controller are offset?

 
 
dephoenix

#burritoid

 
 
Burritohornet214

Picture of the greatest actor ever, representing my people #burritotoid

 
 
Bob The God Lawyer

The ultimate fight between the 90s!!!

 
 
Rad Party God

This is pretty much how I imagined the soundtrack of DOOM 2016 was probably going to sound RIP AND TEAR the dance floor!

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Without a doubt my favorite karaoke track in Yakuza, both Akiyama and Kiryu can sing it with their sexy voices, even Ryuji in Dead Its just so catchy and

 
 
Steven Hansen

happy friday, comrades!

 
 
Jetfandam

Made in Abyss is definitely the anime of this season for me but Ballroom e youkoso is secretly also pretty Heres the OP:

 
 
Everybodys Gundy

#FriendFriday is still going strong

 
 
Fuzunga

Does anyone else feel like their Switch Pro controller dies too quickly or is mine defective? Like, I dont use it for a couple of weeks and then the battery is dead every

 
 
Spiders For Sale

And on to 3

 
 
Electric Reaper

After this crap that Equifax pulled, they along with Experian and TransUnion should be Even though I do NOT trust any government agency or department in the Drumpf administration, I believe this is Damned

 
 
dephoenix

The ties been broken, and I dont want another so Im ending the Also Wes won this time around so I have to include his suggestions in the next #CheckOutMyPhotoshopSkills

 
 
DarkBean

@DarkBean

 
 
iam16bit

Interesting Gaming Fact of the Day: Rumor has it that in the early days of the PlayStation, Sony banned all NA releases of 2D Supposedly this was to show the power of the Many claim Capcom threatened to move RE2 to the Saturn over the

 
 
Raiku Shackleford

Playasia, you are really trying my patience It should not be this hard to order

 
 
Nathan D

Damn is it hot out Stay

 
 
Burritohornet214

Oh how I long to be cradled by Leo #burritotoid