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Long time, Dtoid, and: vote for best PS2 games.

Listen, Iíll be honest with you here: I didnít start a blog because I care that you hear my opinion. I care more about your opinion. I know what youíre thinking: ďBrilliam, you sure picked a weird format to use if you wanna hear other peopl...

 
 
 
 

Meaningful Review Scores

Hey, Destructoid. Sorry it's been a while since I've written anything; I got laid off, and was unemployed, and went home to Ottawa for a week, where I had precious little web time, then started a new job back in Montreal. In spite of this I...

 
 
 

Random Crap I Been Working On Roundup!

Sup, 'toiders? Been a while, hasn't it? I have been neglecting the crap outta this blog because I've been working on so much other stuff recently. My main blog is still busy but I'll probably be cross-posting the really relevant stuff over...

 
 
 

My top ten games, '08

Yeah, yeah, I know, nobody cares... just figured i'd give the ol' dtoid blog some love since more people read this than read brilli.am/writes where this was originally posted. To see it on my blog, click here (not that you need to now!) He...

 
 
 
 
 
 

DEAR DESTRUCTOID, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE NUMBER 5

Hey, it's Brilliam. Remember me? I used to write a bunch of stuff. Recently I've been writing for my own blog on my own website, brilli.am/writes, but that's not what I am here to talk about today. I wanna talk about something that came up ...

 
 
 

Stop Saying Retro.

I posted this to my blog, brilli.am/writes, and figure I'd post it on my c-blog too, because I have ignored it for FAR too long. I hope you like! Before I begin, I'd just like to applaud the gaming blogosphere for their hard work in fixi...

 
 
 

REVIEW: All Of The Final Fantasy Games

I wrote this a while ago for The Spoilerist which is a site that we wrote fake reviews and stuff with the intention of baiting people into thinking we were idiots. I will probably post it there sometime, but in the meantime, my Dtoid blog i...

 
 
 

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is a Mediocre Relationship

I haven't "finished" Final Fantasy Tactics A2, yet. I have, however, at the time of this writing, logged approximately 105 hours-- far more than I thought I would ever spend on this game. It's something I repeated to myself, from the first ...

 
 
 
 

Why You Gotta Get Out There And Vote! [Mildly VGR]

I recently had a conversation (well, not really a conversation: it was on Twitter. More of a... word or two exchanged) with both Samit and Zen Albatross about voting, and whether or not there's a point to doing so. You see, they are both ...

 
 
 
 

My Turning Point Gaming Rig!

Okay, so I'm probably not going to play Turning Point on it, but I recently got a new computer. I only have one picture... but it's totally awesome. Hi there, my name is Brilliam, and I am about to brag, so if you are not into that kinda sh...

 
 
 

Instant Replay: Artificial Intelligence

When I play a game, immersion is key. As stupid as it sounds, I don't want to be constantly reminded that I'm playing a video game; I like to fully drop myself into everything, and live it, as if its physics and parameters were my own. My...

 
 
 
 
 
 

More reviews from Brilliam's "Everygame!"

As promised, the second batch of old game reviews I wrote for my old soon-to-be-resurrected Wordpress blog. Hey Dtoid brass, if you're reading, I can always do this for you insteeeeaaaaddd... ;) ;) ;) HIRE ME! *WINK!* But, seriously... the...

 
 
 
 

My Uncle's Box of Pirated Games: Dynamite Dux

When I was about eight or nine years old, my uncle decided he didn't need the Commodore Amiga 500 in his parent's house any more, and, since I didn't have a computer with any games on it, gave it to me. My house wasn't a particularly video ...

 
 
 

Video Game Documentary "Second Skin" Review

Every year in Montreal, an awesome film festival called Fantasia kicks off. It features everything a nerd craves during the warm summer months; cheap ($7 Canadian) tickets to sit in a dark, air-conditioned room full of geeks (it stench of...

 
 
 

C.S.S. CREW, ASSEMBLE! Chad Sweater Solidarity!

I am sorry, Mr. Concelmo, but nothing about your sweater sounds anything less than amazing. Maybe my opinion is skewed since I'm from Montreal where it's cool to wear stuff that is awesome, unlike L.A. where it's cool to wear... I don't kno...

 
 
 

What I Like To Play When I Drink

If there are two things I like to do, it's drink and play video games. The two rarely cross; most of the people I hang out with in this city, sadly, are not "gamers" so the Wii never comes out at parties or what have you. However, sometimes...

 
 
 
 

Tales Of Etrian Odyssey

Alack, it has indeed been ages since my last correspondence, dear Destructoid. Too long. For about three weeks I ahve been sitting on a nearly finished entry about art in games, but I haven't had the wherewithal or, dare I say, stones to fi...

 
 
 

Where Did It All Go Wrong? #1: Mortal Kombat

With the recent news of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, now seemed a good a time as any for me to start my new series, "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" I'll attempt to map the decline of franchises, be it commercially, critically, or among its co...

 
 
 

About Brilliamone of us since 9:40 AM on 11.27.2007

My infatuations of the moment...
XBLA: SSF2THDR, Zuma, Pac-Man CE
DS: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Music: Bon Iver, Zazen Boys, Love Is All

My modestly-sized SNES game collection is as follows: F-Zero, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City, Mega Man X, Mega Man 7, Chrono Trigger, NHL 97, NHLPA Hockey '93, Stunt Race FX, Adventures of Dr. Franken, Super Game Boy, Gunforce, Secret of Mana, Super Mario All-Stars, Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, UN Squadron. I like it.

I've also got an Atari 2600, a PS1, a PS2, an Xbox 360, and a gaming-quality PC (finally).

I want you to read my blog. My real blog, not my Cblog. brilli.am/writes, great URL, innit?
 
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