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See ya Destructoid

Hey everyone! It's my understanding (after reading my inbox which I've neglected for the past five months) that some people may believe I died in a horrible accident. This is not the case and I thought I'd clarify today. I haven't had a l...

 
 
 

ZPR: Borderlands Thoughts

ZPR means Zero Proof Reading. So this article is going to read LIKE CRAP. I finished up Borderlands today after a spree of intense non-stop six hour sessions for the past three days. That game is alright. I wanted to beat it so I could g...

 
 
 

I'm Buying Two Copies of Medal of Honor

This article won't be gaining me many friends (PS I couldn't think of a title): When I was fourteen, my high school put on a performance of the highly-controversial play The Laramie Project. The play depicts a true story of a gay man in ...

 
 
 

Mass Effect 2: Predetermined Suicide

Donít worry folks. You havenít traveled back six months to January 2010. Before you ask, no I am not late to the party. Like everyone else, I played and finished Mass Effect 2 when it first came out and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Over thi...

 
 
 

NOT A FAN of Kick Ass

I donít frequently write about my thoughts on films anymore. Ever since I graduated from High School and left the old Denebola newspaper behind; Iíve found that people donít particularly care for film reviews outside of my interconnected ...

 
 
 

Every Pill is Red: The Futility of Choice

In 1987, at the height of its popularity, the famous movie series Rambo got a video game adaptation. The game itself wasnít anything memorable, with the exception of a design choice made at the very beginning of the game. Upon being brief...

 
 
 

Vanille is the Worst Character Ever.

Iíve been playing Final Fantasy XIII since release date and Iíve made it quite far in the game considering how much time Iíve had to play it. Unfortunately the game hasnít opened up enough for me to judge its overall value, but it has gon...

 
 
 

Seven Games That Define Me

EDIT: Apparently the images are going loopy for no reason. Sorry if there are no images when you read this. Whenever I start following a new blog, or reading a new website, Iím plagued with one question in the back of my mind: How trustw...

 
 
 

First Day of the Rest of my Life

So I've made a Destructoid account. After reading seven or eight articles one after another I decided its probably about time I make an account on this website. I enjoy the editorials and take on news so I thought I'd st...

 
 

About DinosaurPizzaone of us since 10:04 PM on 11.15.2009



My name is Artie Augustyn... and I'm an alcoholic. No I'm not, but I feel inclined to say that joke when given the opportunity no matter how predictable it has become. I started playing video games in 1997 when my parents bought me a Nintendo 64 and pleading for one for years. I was given Super Mario 64 and Goldeneye 64 on Christmas, and a year later on my Birthday I got Ocarina of the Time. I eventually moved up to a GameCube based on the brand recognition. I was soon persuaded into the world of Sony after playing Dynasty Warriors and Vice City at a friends house, and now I stand before you with an Xbox360, Playstation 3, Wii and PC.

For the most part many people have considered me a "late gamer." I never owned a NES, SNES, Sega Console, or Atari and I get a lot of flak for that. I've begun an initiative recently to go back and play older games that people hold to high praise and you can follow that on my podcast which I'm sure I'll mention a thousand times in this blog.

In terms of my views on gaming, I'd like to think that gaming will one day achieve a level of professionalism and seriousness such as movies or books. I think there are a few reasons that this goal has been kept back. Many gamers don't take the notion seriously, in addition to many leading voices not knowing what they're talking about, and in general everyone's disbelief that it's possible for games to be something more than what they already are. Although, I found Destructoid's views to make the most sense out of what I've seen so far, so I made an account on that sole reason.

I think that covers everything.