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The Fen-tastic 2016 Game Awards

2016 has finally come to an end, which means it's the perfect time to reflect on all the great times we've had gaming this year. That time has been filled with entertaining experiences, with plenty of surprises along the way. There are...

 
 
 

Final Fantasy XV: A Story To Ponder

*This piece features spoilers for the second half of Final Fantasy XV* Since its release, a lot of people have come forward to share their opinions on the storytelling of Final Fantasy XV. Not surprising, given that Final Fantasy has ...

 
 
 

Mafia III: Great story, by-the-books gameplay

Mafia III is a game that I had absolutely no expectations for when it launched. I've never played the previous entries in the series and I had seen only a couple of small pieces of promotional footage for it, primarily showing the abi...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: June Recap! (+Mini Update)

Another month has come and gone, which means that another Band of Bloggers topic has done the same! This month didn't have quite the usual haul of entries, but with it being the month of E3 and everyone being focused on whether or not the n...

 
 
 

I Do Not Enjoy Devil May Cry 4

You may notice that the title of this piece is a bit more straightforward and to the point than usual for me. That is for a couple reasons; first of all because Devil May Cry is a series that has always been near and dear to my heart...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: May Recap!

Another month has come and gone and with it another Band of Bloggers theme. This month we broke the law and took what didn't belong to us. The lovely people who took part all had something interesting to say about a wide array of games...

 
 
 

[BoB] Klepto-game-ia: Memoirs of a Virtual Thief

It's human nature to want what you don't or can't have. Walking down the street and seeing a necklace in the window and having to convince yourself that you just can't afford it is the kind of experience everyone has at some point. It...

 
 
 

Fen out of Ten: A Review of Me, By Me, For You!

  Hello dearest readers! My name is Josh Barnes, known to most of you as Fenriff. You may know me from such unread classics as “Selective Memory: A Look at Nostalgia” and “one of the first full length and finishe...

 
 
 

May's Band of Bloggers - Thick as Thieves

Hello dear friends! Sorry if this is going up a bit late, but better late than never I suppose! A new month deserves a new Band of Bloggers, because seeing you lovely people write about video games brings me joy. If you're unfamiliar ...

 
 
 

A Beginner's Guide to the Souls Games

At the request of reader Rudorlf and in a never ending effort convince everyone possible to give these games an honest try I've decided to try and put together a beginner's guide to the Souls games! I won't go into anything TOO comple...

 
 
 

A Fen Update, Bloodborne Talk, & More!

Hey all, sorry I haven't been around very much lately. It's been a very strange and rough few months for me. I wanted to take the time out to tell people what's been going on with me, partly because I wanted to say things to SOMEONE a...

 
 
 

BoB Recap for March!

Hey all! Terribly sorry that you haven't heard much from me lately. There have been many reasons for that and I'll do my best to post a write up tomorrow for those curious about what's been going on with me. For today though let's wrap...

 
 
 

March's Band of Bloggers Event: Hello, Hyrule!

Hello my friends! Your regular host Scholarly Gamer is a bit busy and so I am here to introduce the new month's BoB event! Last month's Fallout theme had a solid turnout and we'd like to thank all of you for participating. We had so m...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: More Like Fail-out New Vegas

Hey folks! It's been a bit since I wrote, so I apologize that this return is both a bit late AND a bit short, but by god I helped start this event and I will participate in it. A combination of physical, mental, and technical problems...

 
 
 

Season Finale: A Writing Update

Hey guys, it's your old buddy / internet acquaintance / random stranger Fenriff here with a bit of an update on my weekly writing. A lot of you may not realize this but I've been doing my weekly piece for about 8 months now! That's 8 m...

 
 
 

You Should Try: The Fall

Boy, I haven't written one of these in a while! Today I want to tell you about a game called The Fall, which somehow passed me by and so I figured that many of you might have missed it as well. The Fall is the first in a trilogy of sh...

 
 
 

Selective Memory: A Look At Nostalgia

Well friends, tomorrow is my 26th birthday. I'm getting old! I've been doing this gaming thing for a while now, and like many of you I have a ton of great memories from that time. Often it's easy to let those good memories cloud out t...

 
 
 

Anonymity and Games Journalism

So the whole “Badger” thing left me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. Not necessarily because of the core of what he was trying to say (I can appreciate someone having a differing opinion) but because of how it was sa...

 
 
 

A Whole New World: Stand-out Game Settings

When playing a game, one of the things that tends to really stand out to me is its setting. We have such great variation in the games on offer to us at any given time so it comes as no surprise that there have been many unique setting...

 
 
 

The Scientifically Proven 5 Sexiest Dtoiders

For thousands of years one question has plagued mankind. I can't answer that question, but there is a question I can and will answer: just who are the sexiest people in the Destructoid Community?! I have developed a foolproof system to...

 
 
 
 

Over And Over Again: A Discussion On Replayability

Replayability is a quality that many of us look for in games that we are considering spending our money on. For a lot of people it's hard to justify spending money on a game if they're only going to play it once. Thinking about it tho...

 
 
 

Looking Forward To Gaming In 2015

It's the beginning of a brand new year! There is so much in store for us in the world of gaming, and I for one am pumped for another fantastic year with my favorite pastime. We've already heard of many great things to look forward to ...

 
 
 

Plans And Ideas For My 2015 On Dtoid

Hey Dtoid! Your old pal Fen here to talk about the year to come. I don't really do New Years Resolutions or anything like that, but seeing as how you guys are the people I write to and interact with on a weekly basis I thought I'd tal...

 
 
 

Forcing The Fun: Trying To Click With A Game

No matter how hard you try there will always be things in life that just don't click with you. This happens to me with gaming quite often. As someone who enjoys trying pretty much any game I can get my hands on I do my best to get int...

 
 
 

Objection!: Disagreeing Over Games

I enjoy playing games. As obvious as that statement may seem, it feels to me like many people who are into gaming these days are just as (if not more) interested in expending their energy disliking games and spreading their dislike ra...

 
 
 

A Look Back At 2014

I'm back friends! Apologies for my absence last week; my internet has been out for about a week and a half. It was actually the first time I've missed my weekly piece in the 6 months or so I've been doing this! Sad times, but I've ret...

 
 
 

Baby Come Back: Games That Need To Return

The world of video games is ever changing. Some games get swept along with the tide and evolve with the medium, and some get left behind; lost, but not forgotten. We've seen many great games and even great series come and go over time...

 
 
 

The Destructoid Saga Part 2: The Robot Wars

6 months have passed since Andy Dixon, the bathrobe wearing bastard, was run off by the robotic police officer Sephzilla, who came to the rescue of Gajknight, Dreamweaver, and their Uncle Chris. The city of Destructville has returned ...

 
 
 

Thanks Dtoid!

With Thanksgiving having just come around, I thought I'd take the time out to say thanks to everyone here at Destructoid, both in the community and on staff, for giving me a fantastic place to hang out, read some great material, and ha...

 
 

About Fenriffone of us since 8:53 PM on 12.21.2012

Name's Josh. I'm 27, play pretty much any kind of game, and have since I was old enough to hold a controller.
 
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