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Beta for Crimecraft is coming on May 12th

Okay, I confess. At one point I thought that maybe, you know, I'd get a gig writing for ye olde Dtoid. Then I realized it would take me a ton of effort and I would like not be approved due to super intense competition. So I kinda just went ...

 
 
 
 
 

Shawn Elliott going to game development

I know that it's a little bit not kosher to reference other media outlets, but surely for someone as awesome as this we can make an exception. Shawn Elliott is leaving 1UP. This breaks my heart. There are few journalists that over the age...

 
 
 

Castle Crashers: an homage

No, not an homage to Castle Crashers: an homage by Castle Crashers. The developers have publicly stated being influenced by the classics, and it shows. Now for an attempt to cover the basic elements of design that all beat 'em ups are held ...

 
 
 

Warhammer Beta = fail

Mythic was stupid enough to only make it available by torrent or Fileplanet. Well I'm not going to pay to get a beta I'm already good for! Shouldn't have to pay to download my own damn game. So I used the free version of Fileplanet, of cou...

 
 
 

The deal was I had to get a pink one

I was born in 1981. I didn't get a cell phone until 2005, and except for a short period of my life, I hardly ever use the thing. I'm an old man at the age of 26, already insisting I don't need these gadgets and plenty of online software get...

 
 
 
 

Oops, I've been meaning to get around to playing that

Since a point in 2007 there is one encouraging thing I've seen about games, and that is their status as an object of consumption. In the industrial world, we have more food and more leisure time than ever before. Unlike other types of coun...

 
 
 

Why America Hates Video Games

The Escapist recently published an article about the "media myth", which is really an article that says "So many people hate video games, and it's fascinating," followed by "we can't blame the media for it, it's really due to culture", foll...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's my wife's potential as a gamer?

Dtoid is one of the few places I've seen that garners a lot of discussion by and about women and yet isn't a place with the word "girl" in the title. I've thought a lot of times about how to go about how to ask this, so I'm just going to d...

 
 
 

Random stupid crap 1: Gamestop's bad copy

Gamestop newsletters have copy written by a non-gamer. They're terribad. Anyway, check this out for confirmation that Gamestop is run by businessmen that aren't exactly in touch . My "favorites" are the football player, the tank, and the a...

 
 
 

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Dudes that make you go “…”

It seems that a popular topic amongst Dtoiders is game content and games as art. Today’s article is approaching games from that angle. Brad Pitt once said in Newsweek that “leading-man” roles are “all the same guy.” He didn’t elaborate much...

 
 
 
 

Get The Darkness free when you order Bioshock

Well, I once wrote in the forums that I would buy Bioshock when it's price had reduced. It hasn't done that yet (though there are tons of used copies I can get), but this is the next best thing. If you order Bioshock, you get The Darkness ...

 
 
 

The French and gamers: strange bedfellows

The battle of the video game industry to become legitimized in society, culture, and well, the world, really, continues onward. Video games are now art in France, the artistic center of the world. While a few countries with Germanic langua...

 
 
 

Best wife EVAR

To introduce myself into the community, I thought I'd rip a somewhat recent post from another blog I have. It will get you up to speed on who I am, and it will make most of you envious. My forum intro thread, which failed because I wasn't...

 
 

About Etelmikone of us since 3:47 PM on 10.09.2007

I am currently a review editor at Snackbar Games.

I play a lot of stuff and I'm too spread out, despite only having one console. I'm l33t at best and not bad at worst, unless it's Halo. Damn, I suck at that.

My real blog and my column.

Most of the time I'm playing WoW, TF 2, or Street Fighter IV.