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Finally picked up Dad of Boy thanks to the PSN sale. After exploring the Lake a little, I am convinced I've made a very good decision.

 
 

Has it ever occurred to you how movie remakes are often met with ridicule and video game remakes are celebrated? I mean, I agree, games are interactive tech and you can do a lot more meaningful/good changes than with a movie remake, but food for thought.

 
 

As much as I'm liking this E3, I'm baffled by how most conferences show at least one game that would most likely be banned if the anti loot box bill passes. Just seems like a waste of advertising time to me? Now is the worst time to advertise that crap.

 
 

Unexpected benefits to tweeting half-baked reactions to E3: Catching up with old friends I thought I'd never see again! Video kinda sorta related because said friend created it.

 
 

I'm going to main a robot wizard in Phantasy Star Online 2 and nobody can stop me

 
 

My Twitter timeline is full of adorable Godzilla x Mothra fanart and I just gained my second reason to avoid throwing Twitter into the garbage compactor.

 
 

It feels so surreal that I'm getting hyped for a remake of a Spongebob game, but for Battle of Bikini Bottom? It just feels... oddly right! I should be cautious as always, but I'm optimistic about everything we've seen thus far.

 
 

If zombie apocalypse games let you use anything as a weapon how come you can't stick a half dozen whiteboard markers together and use them as a sword?

 
 
 

I just got this new commission from an artist I've followed for YEARS and aaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA MY COURAGE HAS PAID OFF (by Twitter user StarDustShiba)


 
 

Pokemon Sleep might feel a bit like an off season April Fools' joke, but I actually think it's an admirable idea to make a game to promote healthier sleeping habits! I just can't help but wonder how it'll stop people from cheesing it...

 
 

Writing yesterday's piece was pretty cathartic, especially since my new day job begins tomorrow. Is it selfish for me to ask for luck? You know what, fudge it. Wish me luck!

 
 
 

I want to be excited for CTR Nitro Fueled, but I can't help but be wary of the recently announced skins. They're reminding me a lot of Overwatch styled skins, and the fact that Activision has kept mum on how you earn these skins doesn't make me hopeful...

 
 

Starting today, I have a whole week off from my day job... and then my NEW day job starts the week after that. It's gonna be an interesting 9 days~

 
 

Here's your daily reminder that single player games have never stopped being popular, we just love to keep putting new single player AAA successes on pedestals to rub it in EA's face.

 
 

My addiction to Path of Exile grows. I hunger for more loot... for more power...

 
 

It just occurred to me how we use "hack and slash" to refer to both Diablo-likes and Dynasty Warriors-likes. What common thread between them makes them apt to share a name? Maybe RPG combat where you murder foes by hundreds, but that feels like a stretch.

 
 

Happy birthday Mike Sounders! You will always be my favorite Gundam to suplex in honorable combat. (Sauce is DA user Dragonith)


 
 

Been dipping my toes into Path of Exile on PS4. I like what I'm playing, I like what's ahead of me... perhaps this is the kind of grind I've been looking for, but that's how I often feel when starting a new F2P RPG. I guess I'll see~

 
 

Despite my article from the other month, I've fallen back into Dragalia heck. The new event type mixes things up enough to be interesting and fun again, but I think I can feel the burnout creeping up. But I may be in for the long haul if I stay moderate?

 
 

It's upsetting that the Sonic movie hasn't been delayed for the redesign. Who would be disappointed in a delay? It's far more disappointing knowing that the animators are going to be forced to crunch for a movie that nobody wants to watch unironically.

 
 

I don't have a stake in the PC platform ordeal, but I've been skeptical of Epic. Why claim that you'd tone down your aggressive strategy only after your competitor matches one of your advantages (developer sales shares)? That logic sounds... "off" to me.

 
 

My town's Internet has been unreliable for the past several days, but thankfully it seeeeems like things are back in order? Probably?

 
 

Lately any time I read anything about working conditions in the game industry, my gut reaction is to be relieved I didn't pursue my childhood dream of being a game developer. That is a strange kind of screwed up. Creative industries deserve better.

 
 

So, I'm having second thoughts about that cblog series I teased the other day. Right now I don't think I'd enjoy it like I thought I would, even though I just wanted to make it for fun. Will explain in comments.

 
 

I need to learn to stop eating ice cream if I want to be productive later that same day.

 
 

This screen's a bit outdated, but I'm feeling too lazy to update it tonight. I think Chapter 2 and 7 are very close ties for my favorites in gameplay, including their B-sides!


 
 

So I'm thinking of starting a new cblog series, just for fun in my off time. The kind of thing I'd love to discuss with interested peeps, but which I don't think belongs on the FP. No promises on when it'll come, but maybe by the end of the month~?

 
 

Been using my long weekend to blaze a trail through Celeste! Finished the story with strawberries to spare, but there's still so much more to do. It's a strong contender for 2019's Best Games of 2018, if I do that again!

 
 

About Chris Hovermaleone of us since 8:03 PM on 07.31.2017

I'm a Contributor who used to go by the screen name Cedi! Obligatory disclosure; I backed Kirbopher/Chris Niosi's TOME RPG on Kickstarter.

My favorite games are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Rayman Legends, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Bayonetta 2, Jamestown+, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Hyrule Warriors, Hollow Knight, and Guacamelee: STCE.

I’m a longtime gamer who enjoys to write, to entertain, to inform, and to overanalyze the little things. Transparency and honesty are my foremost virtues in anything I do. I joined the Destructoid team to do something even cooler with the skills I love to practice and the hobby I love to explore.

As far as social media is concerned, you can find me on my personal Twitter account! Fair advice, you can expect to see a lot more of the big blue character in my banner if you check that out. Whether that's a recommendation or a warning depends. By the way, that banner is a commission by Twitter user @kaizer33226.
 
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