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Hypno's March giveaway #1 of ???, concluded

I'm very disappointed in all of you. And me. But mostly Hypno.  When the contest was ran? run? runnered? two months ago, that guy had the genius idea of asking people to claim a prize in the comment section. That turned out to be...

 
 
 

Nostalgia Trip .01: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

"See you in Rayman 4!" Kids these days don't know how good they have it. Many shout on the rooftops that platformers are the laziest genre, but in my time, these games defined the medium. Back in the 4th generation days, you were on te...

 
 
 

A quick guide to Magic the Gathering

My deck has no pathetic cards If there's a name that's synonymous with the trading card game industry, it's Magic the Gathering. It's been around for longer than I've been alive, and I'm pretty sure it'll be around after I die. Mortali...

 
 
 

Review: Owlboy

Flew too close to the sun If there's ever a game where my opinion goes against the critical reception, it's Owlboy. Its release in 2016 was met with overwhelming acclaim from critics, with an average review score of 88%. The indie darl...

 
 
 

So I've made yet more Destructoid cards

It's been forever since I made Destructoid-themed Magic the Gathering cards! Since I've been in a trading-card game mood lately with my review of Fable Fortune and Magic the Gathering Unstable drafts, I figured I'd give this ...

 
 
 

Dtoid Secret Santa 2017 edition

It's the season for giving, unless you're a kid, then it's the season for receiving. In any case, capitalism wins. Destructoid's Secret Santa is a time honored tradition that keeps switching hands, but one thing stays the same: You are...

 
 
 

Redesigning Mario Odyssey's final level

Warning: You're going to see me write about Super Mario Odyssey's final level a lot. If you prefer to tackle it without knowing anything, stay away from this.  Everybody knows I'm kind of a "big deal" when it comes to level design...

 
 
 

Switch port when?

Like a lot of people out there, I am a big fan of the Nintendo Switch. It kind of pisses me off to see publishers who don't see the potential of the machine, and refuse to immediately announce ports for all their titles past present an...

 
 
 

Danganronpa V3's entertainment industry commentary.

Warning: Do not read this blog if you are interested in playing a Danganronpa game down the line. This blog has spoilers for the entire series up to V3's ending. True Bass fans will remember a Cblog Recap I wrote last year about the dy...

 
 
 
 

Destructoid Giveaway: The free games strike back

Hoy, this is a very unprofessional blog post to make you know that I wanted to make another giveaway so that we might have a good time playing games and such. Here are the games you could possibly win: Resident Evil 4 (Steam) Citizens...

 
 
 

Schooled: Educational games need a comeback

"Education? Is that some sort of mech?" - Torchman Today… I’m going to tell you the story of a forgotten genre. An awfully long time ago… In families’ homes and cereal boxes, edutainment games ruled supreme. H...

 
 
 

Bass Answers Everything: Boil 'em, Mash 'em

Stick 'em in a stew? Welcome to Bass Answers Everything, a series I'm starting right now that aims to provide in-depth answers to whatever question you might be asking yourself. Ever wondered about how technology works, even wish...

 
 
 

To my eyes, NieR: Automata became as gods

I bet you're having a tough time right now/But.../you can do it if you try! [Canada] While I was trying to figure out a way to start this blog, I went for a walk outside. This walk took me to the elementary school I went to, where I en...

 
 
 
 
 

It all started with a kid playing with his toys

No, I'm not talking about Isaac, Edmund, get outta here I love Super Smash Bros. I was 5 years old when the original entry came out. I didn’t own a Nintendo 64 at the time, something I’d only rectify after reaching adulthoo...

 
 
 
 

Some quick words on politics.

I realize I must look like a bit of a hypocrite since I often complain about politics talk, but I figured writing this blog would be a good idea to explain where I stand, and why I'm so averse to political talk. I'm just tired of seein...

 
 
 

Let's talk about the Fire Emblem series, Part 2

Welcome back! Last time, I talked a bit about the mechanics shared between Fire Emblem games and my personal appreciation for the franchise, so if you're interested in this series be sure to check part 1 here first.  I k...

 
 
 

Let's talk about the Fire Emblem series, Part 1

Fire Emblem. One of the most puzzling Nintendo franchises for sure. Most people's first experience with the series was Super Smash Brothers Melee on the Gamecube, which included Marth and Roy. Neither of their games were...

 
 
 

Welcome to Jirga Para Lhao!

Weeeelcome to the sun-drenched tropical paradise of Jirga Para Lhao! We're so pleased to welcome you to our beautiful home! First, come enjoy a busy marketplace full of life in Lei Colmosna. Enjoy shopping, sight-seeing, or just taki...

 
 
 
 
 

A critical analysis of the new Paper Mario formula

The Paper Mario series is something special to me. There's no denying that the following analysis of the game design shortcomings of the two latest entries, Paper Mario Sticker Star and Paper Mario Color Splash, will be tainted by my o...

 
 
 

So I made a couple more destructoid cards

It's been a while since I made my Destructoid-themed Magic the Gathering cards, and since I was in the mood I figured I might as well get another batch of five ready. This time around, I went a bit crazier with abilities, while trying ...

 
 
 
 

So I made a couple destructoid cards

Strider makes some cool cards for some cool people, but he can't really be expected to have the time to make one for everyone. I made one for my own profile and then decided to make a couple for other dtoiders while I'm at it...

 
 
 

My hot opinions on Fire Emblem Fates

played: Conquest version (Normal/Classic) Let it be known, I’m not the biggest Fire Emblem fan, but I really do like the series overall. Like many, the GBA titles were my introduction to the series. Following those came Path of Radiance...

 
 
 

About Bassone of us since 11:32 PM on 12.03.2015

This account is a memorial to Bass, who tragically left us at the age of 23 back in December 2017. If he left with any regrets, it's that he didn't get to see the day of Kingdom Hearts III's launch.

If he was still alive, his description would say:

"French Canadian gamer that has transcended human flesh.

Current gen systems used: PS4, Switch, 3DS, Vita, PC.

Now a real deal employed software engineer!

Oh also I backed Indivisible and Hiveswap and Bug Fables and Bloodstained."
 
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