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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 ...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

elric6

I dont usually do the Thursday thing because Friday is the best day, but this is okay every now and

 
 
Parismio

Please tell me this is real cause I can feel my blood boiling the longer i look at

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

and then Trump scapegoats video games because of course he fucking

 
 
travolta

Wow what a confidence booster it is when someone watching my stream says ‘finally found a stream worth I don’t know, that just made me feel so damn I’m up to 30 followers now! I have 20 to go!

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

I was set to write something about the KY governors scapegoating of video games for the FL school shooting, then I saw that CNN Town Hall with the survivors roasting Marco Rubio and decided Nah, they got this and theyre going for the real

 
 
ScionVyse

#theymightbethursday Gilgamesh really was the heart of the

 
 
Greenhornet214

Ever wonder what happened to Brendan Fraser? A lot, it turns Give it a read:

 
 
Seymour

Its hard waiting for #ArbitraryMetalTuesday to post this! Finally going through my Spotify backlog and decided to start with a bunch of Devin Townsend albums Dennis (Nekro) recommended to This ones my favorite so far!

 
 
Dr Mel

New job update: I work with nice people, the hours are good, and the work is I was good at my old job and didnt actually hate it, but it was a deadend of

 
 
Seymour

For those interested, Bombshell is 90% off on GOG at the 4 bucks for what might be a pretty alright I remember being hyped for fem-Nukem, but critics not taking to it Who knows, though!

 
 
IloveMGS

Here’s how to make an accurate model of The End’s Mosin Nagant in MGS

 
 
Jetfandam

Thicc Thursday #NSFW

 
 
On Air Fish

Twitter handle dump! Post yours in the comments!

 
 
Flegma

My first go in Laser Squad (1988) left all my squad dead after two I dont think Ill be reviewing this one either, just giving it a quick

 
 
Greenhornet214

Thanks for the advice and kind words, I went ahead and set up an appointment with my

 
 
Shoggoth2588

I write good haiku My haiku are best haiku I do good haiku

 
 
Forsaken Knight

How does one join Destructoids Discord?

 
 
Kyle Yadlosky

#librarybookoftheday

 
 
Kerrik52

I replayed Devil May Cry And boy oh boy, is the music I also tried using the Nightmare Beta properly and it totally shredded DMC5 better be at E3 this The stars are aligned and I need it

 
 
Parismio

Ivy But Heidern tho!

 
 
GoofierBrute

As if you need more proof that Luigi is the best bro

 
 
Mike Sounders
 
 
Nathan D

Trying to get some Musou games in my Going to try to pick up some PS2 ones when I find them, too, because

 
 
ALinkToTheDan

I just want you all to know, this community is seriously I post stuff on twitter, daily, and never get any kind of Thank

 
 
RiffRaff

Ill say

 
 
mullon

The problem with The Red Strings Club is that you have to play it all in one go to remember what everyone said and did and be a mind reader for a bunch of people who arent

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

#ChillBeatsThursdayPart2

 
 
Raiku Destructoids Champion

Why should I do something when Im gonna fail?

 
 
Occams

Mike Martin represents the best of of The mod team has decided to take up a collection for him to help get his stolen stuff The paypal address is Donate what you can, when you Make sure you note its for

 
 
Flanx

The best/worst message The impulse buys are real,

 
 
JDelwynn

Costume Quest really has the best

 
 
KeithTheGeek

I really want a Switch version of Punch-Out!!

 
 
Greenhornet214

I think I might have If youve ever had depression, please read the details in the comments and give me some feedback if youre I could really use it and it would be greatly

 
 
On Air Fish

@Luckrequired made this a couple of days ago and its still cracking me I hope it makes you smile as well!

 
 
TheCoolFreezer

After my fist playthroufh of Steins Gate,(the Suzuha ending), I can firmly say I’m I’m a little confused on where to go from here

 
 
Plain Dere

I was tempted to put Wess blog in the failtoid recap just based on his recent I however wont abuse my power unlike some people here, I wont name names (Im totally talking about Wes begging for faps)

 
 
WILFoftheblues

#miketoid when all else fails bite em in the

 
 
taterchimp

Anyone interested in watching me stream games? I made a poll of some of the options at

 
 
Flegma

Eurogamer said Zuntatas music is now on Im tempted to finally create a Spotify

 
 
Michformer

Whipping up another illustration with the same character as Still a WIP, but I love it thus

 
 
mullon

My Xbox One is straining to install Doom and I cant tell if its because Xbox One sucks, or my Xbox One sucks, or because my wifi sucks, or because Xbox One sucks because it cant handle my shitty

 
 
absolutfreak

There is documentation for my department on the SharePoint site that is done in comic Youve gotta be fucking kidding (Getting pissed at a font was a nice moment of levity for this week)

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

#ChillBeatsThursday

 
 
NeoTurbo

Going to start my job training today at Alberta Job I havent worked in like 2 years so Im crazy Youll here about how It went for me when I post the Thursday cblog recaps tonight/tomorrow! Or i might vent Who knows?

 
 
Plain old Ein

#Librarybookoftheday

 
 
LaTerry

The guy who created Harvest Moon/ Story of Seasons is making a new game called Little Dragon Its basically harvest moon but you also run a cafe and get a baby dragon at the start of the game to I

 
 
homeoftheblues

I hereby do declare today a tribute to our residential dogfucker Mike His posts always make me literally laugh out He is a great guy and one hell of a hard Hes had shit go down and he could use perking Heres to #miketoid

 
 
Greenhornet214

Ive decided to quit my job and become a professional pirate

 
 
absolutfreak

My heart just isnt in it Totally stressed Is 9 am too early to start drinking? (Long bitch-fest in comments)

 
 
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