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The VGA category they definitely got right

With the VGA nominees announced ... well, a lot of people are rightfully questioning some of the picks. At least in my mind they are, because some of the categories are filled with abysmally weak choices (hi, Best Song in a Game) or are mis...

 
 
 
 

Gran Turismo 5 intro leaked (w/thoughts)

That, which you see above, is the leaked intro to Gran Turismo 5. Really. It was first up on GTPlanet, but Sony's since sent letters out to pull it down. Unfortunately, it's out there now ahead of the game's release (now believed to be at...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

More Than Just Noise: Euphoria at 35,000 Feet

"When asking friends for game recommendations, I've yet to have anyone suggest a game to me for the sole reason that the sound/music is stunning." - Jonathan Ross, in this month's Monthly Musing post. When I read that quote, I began to t...

 
 
 
 
 

Mixed feelings on Ace Combat: Assault Heroes

Yesterday came the announcement of Ace Combat: Assault Heroes, a new game from Project Aces and Namco-Bandai that had a bit of a different feel to it from the Ace Combat games of the past. And today, I'm still sitting here wondering how I...

 
 
 
 

What'd You Get? - Post E3 Edition

That image pretty much sums up what E3 was all about this year, doesn't it? Well, that, and this video: So, now that we've gotten all of that E3 business out of the way, it's time for me to once again ask the community blogs about what...

 
 
 

Link, the Anti-Hero?

Yep, you read that title right. And no, it's not something I'm asking: our friends over at Zelda Universe are the askers of such a question on the eve of E3. The article's basic premise talks about how people tend to find straight archety...

 
 
 
 
 

What'd You Get? - Control Issues Edition

To say I've been busy last week would only be partially right, because I've also been feeling not so well. Thankfully, I'm better today and I'm able to actually post What'd You Get? for this week. Rejoice! As per usual, to join in the fu...

 
 
 

The one thing Pokemon Black/White needs ...

So, earlier tonight, I was reading this interesting article at The Kartel about possible changes that would make the upcoming Pokemon Black/White more ineresting. It's not a bad read and there's some good suggestions in there, but there's...

 
 
 

What'd You Get? - Pretty Figures Edition

It's once again time to tell us about all the cool things you got in What'd You Get?, our bi-weekly feature where you show off all the cool stuff you got for the past week. Anyone can play along and I always encourage people to post here,...

 
 
 

Gran Turismo 5, boondoggle in the making?

As someone who enjoys racing games, I want Gran Turismo 5 to be a success. I want it to be an awesome game that's been worth the 4 years since it was announced at E3 2006. But the more I read about it, the less inclined I am to believe it...

 
 
 

What'd You Get? - Tax Time Edition

Tax time is upon us here in the good old US of A, and since mine are now sent out and all taken care of, I can go back to thinking about other things when I have a spare minute. Like video games, for example! And of course, that's my very...

 
 
 

On gaming sites and April Fools' Day

Today's a good day to not be online. At all. April Fools' Day is a pranksterís paradise, and to quote my good friend Coonskin on Twitter: ďApril Fools on the internet is so annoying. Not that I get fooled, but it gives everyone the oppor...

 
 
 
 
 

GameStop being bought by private equity firm?

Joystiq's reporting, via The Street, about an interesting tidbit: A group of folks at a private equity firm may be considering an offer of $4.94 billion (a 33 percent raise over the current, rumor-inflated stock prices) to acquire GameSto...

 
 
 

Happy birthday to a special someone ...

We all know that it's someone's birthday today along with Destructoid's. Someone special, who without his presence here, none of this would truly be possible. He brings joy to each and every one of our hearts and is a big part of the reas...

 
 
 

This gamer is not yet Moved

Playstation Move is here. The PS3's answer to all their motion control problems "officially" debuted at GDC, though honestly, we've all known this was coming for about 5 seconds after Nintendo finished their E3 2006 press conference. Thou...

 
 
 
 
 

What'd You Get? - Post-Birthday Edition

So, my birthday came not too long ago, and no, that's not my cake, but I wish it was. I'm still actually eating what's left of mine because it was bigger than I expected, but all in all, pretty good times. I also got a few presents, and t...

 
 

About Brian Szabelskione of us since 12:13 PM on 02.11.2007




Oh, hi there. Didnít see you enter. Anyways, welcome to my humble little blog. For those of you not familiar with who I am, the nameís Brian. Iím 24 years old and hail from Findlay, Ohio. I work at the local newspaper here as a copy editor, putting my four long years of college to actual use. Kind of. I think.

For those of you who might recognize me from elsewhere, I work as Assistant Gaming Editor over at Blogcritics Gaming and as Features Editor over at Tomopop. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it because I get to do a lot of cool shit with a lot of cool people.

I've been gaming since the relatively young age of around 3 and I've played plenty of games, both good and bad. I'm continuously expanding my gaming collection, which has become more of an archive in recent years as I'm focusing on collecting older, less well-known titles. You'd honestly be surprised on what people are missing out on in bargain bins...



Other than gaming, I love anime, manga, sports, movies, TV, and a whole lot more. I also happen to have something of a legendary love for Cammy, to the point that I am the site's unofficial official Cammy fanboy. And yes, I do play as her in Street Fighter and do so quite well, too.

Also, I am Chad Concelmo's B.F.F., my prize for coming in first in The Great Retro Quiz .18 - ActRaiser. Accept no substitutes. Not even Aerox.

Contact Info:

AIM: NihonTiger90
MSN: hurricane317 at hotmail.com
Skype: NihonTiger90
Twitter: brianszabelski
GMail: brianszabelski at gmail.com
MySpace: Click
Steam: NihonTiger




Mad props to Ghost for this amazing card!

Great Retro Quiz! Results

Punch-Out! featuring Mike Tyson


Star Fox (winner)
ActRaiser (winner)
Dolphins!!
Metroid
Ninja Gaiden
Street Fighter II
Super Mario Kart


Castlevania
Contra
Donkey Kong Country
Smash Bros.
Zelda II

Nihon's Gallery of Hotness:









(Yes, thatís one of Dtoidís own, Hollie (a.k.a. phoenix-blood). I met her at PAX and she is awesome.)





(Ooooh, I think I found a new favorite :3)

Psst, more here.
 
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