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Warlords of Draenor: First Impressions From 100

Warlords of Draenor is the newest expansion for long running MMO World of Warcraft. It promises to provide a bit of something new in terms of how content is handled but also something old by returning to its roots from a lore perspect...

 
 
 

The Search for Unique Gaming Experiences

While watching the recent Sup Holmes interview with Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning (an incredibly fascinating watch if you've not seen it!) Mr. Lanning said something that I found particularly interesting. When talking about the event...

 
 
 

You Should Try: Hand of Fate

It's been a while since I've done a You Should Try, so today I'd like to tell you about an early access game called Hand of Fate. I know, I know, “Early Access? Yuck!” but this game is looking very promising and is already...

 
 
 

Oh God, What Have I Done: A Dtoid Fanfic

Hey all! I haven't done anything silly in a while, so tonight I submit for the approval of the -Midnight Society- Dtoid Cblogs: the dumbest thing I've ever done, a.k.a.:   “The Bathrobe in the Darkness: A Destructoid Fanfic....

 
 
 

In Defense Of Derivative Games

Tomorrow sees the release of Lords of the Fallen, a game that I personally have been looking forward to for some time. As the release date has closed in though, and preview builds have been seen, the words on many lips seem to be thos...

 
 
 
 

The Way You Play

We all have our little quirks in life, and many of us have them in video games as well. I'm referring to those little things that you do, consciously or otherwise, when playing different types of games. Maybe you roll everywhere inste...

 
 
 

Silent Hill 2 and the Terrifying Nature of the Mind

This post contains full spoilers for Silent Hill 2. If you have somehow still not played through it then rectify that immediately and then return here. October is here dear readers; the month that everyone's minds begin drifting towar...

 
 
 

Dear Devs

Dear game developers: let's talk. There are some issues that I'd like to address with how games of different platforms are handled. I play games on whatever platform I feel like; sometimes that's PC, sometimes it's on a console, and s...

 
 
 

To The Man Who Put Me Here

Very recently my dad suffered from a minor heart attack. He's doing alright, despite being stuck in one of the most uncomfortable hospital beds in history, but after going to visit him I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk about ...

 
 
 

Destiny's Dilemma

I have decided to move my weekly piece to Mondays now that games are starting to get released again. If last week's piece has taught me anything it's that you do not want to release something that you want people to pay attention to o...

 
 
 

Devil's Advocate

or: The Post That Makes Everyone Hate Me   There are a few things that the gaming community can usually band together to agree on with their hatred. Terrible DLC, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and the way that SquareEnix and Capcom t...

 
 
 

The Game That Taught Me To Feel

For the majority of you who don't really know me, there is a specific way that I play most video games. I generally play games one at a time and all the way through. I love to sit down and play a game for hours at a time. That being said,...

 
 
 

Put The Hate on Hold

I have an unrealistic dream I'd like to share with everyone. It's not a dream of personal goals and it's not a dream of the future of video games. My dream is that one day the gaming community can learn to put aside the hate. A dream that...

 
 
 

You Should Try: Mother 3

This “You Should Try” is for a game that many of you have likely heard of before but I doubt as many have actually played it. If the name Mother 3 only manages to ring a bell then you probably heard about it from people begging Nintendo t...

 
 
 

8 Video Game Awards That I Just Totally Made Up

Hey all! I felt like doing something silly, so I made up stupid awards for stupid things. Have fun! 1 – Biggest Badass Asura, Asura's Wrath Asura is a badass. He's strong, he's angry, and he's voiced by Liam O'Brien. He also punches...

 
 
 

Breath of Fire: A Series Retrospective

Breath of Fire is a series of JRPGs developed over at Capcom. I'm not entirely sure how popular or well known it is, but growing up the first two games in the series were some of my favorite portable games. You may have seen a few bits of...

 
 
 

10 Things About Fen

So this seems to be a thing that people do when they start blogging here, but it wasn't something I was aware of until a while after I had started. I've been writing here on Destructoid for a bit now and I actually post most of what I wri...

 
 
 

Visually Appealing: A Few Favorite Gaming Art Styles

Art style is arguably one of the most important things to consider when making a game, especially if you want your game to be pleasing to the eye. Having a solid art style in your game can keep it alive long past the expiration of the plat...

 
 
 

Video Games As More Than Gameplay

Video games are unique as a medium. If you went to read a book you'd likely be looking for well written characters and a good story. If you go to see a movie you're probably looking for both of those things along with good cinematography....

 
 
 

You Should Try: Shadow Tower: Abyss

Shadow Tower: Abyss is a game you likely haven't heard of before, and no one could really hold that against you. This is a game made by From Software of Demon / Dark Souls fame. It is actually the sequel to PS1 game Shadow Tower which rel...

 
 
 

Going Back In Time

When you've been gaming as long as I have you start to accrue a ton of great memories from your experiences.  It's easy to build up fond memories of games from your past that keep it in a certain limelight for you, which is something I th...

 
 
 

Fen's Top Ten

As per the request of fellow Dtoid community writer Solar Pony Django I have compiled a list of my personal 10 favorite games. Also per SPD's request I have assigned them numbers, but don't put too much stock in the numbers themselves. As t...

 
 
 

Pump Up The Video Game Jams

Video games are great. Music is great. Therefore video game music is great. It's simple math folks. I've played a lot of games in my time, but it wasn't until later in life that I really started appreciating the music that accompanied wha...

 
 
 

You Should Try: TITAN SOULS

This is the first entry in what I hope will be a regular series in which I shed light on games many may not have heard of. This first piece will be a relatively short one as it is on a similarly short game. Hopefully these will get meati...

 
 
 
 

Shovel Knight Review: Something Something Shovel Pun

Shovel Knight is the first game from developer Yacht Club Games and is the result of a very successful kickstarter campaign. In fact their kickstarter, which describes the game as “A groundbreaking love letter to 8 bits,” received over $3...

 
 
 

Destiny Alpha Impressions

Destiny is the brand new IP coming from Bungie, the former creators of Halo. You'd have to have been living under a rock for the past year to not have heard of this game and its high reaching ambitions. Destiny seeks to be a first person ...

 
 
 

Determination Intensifies

Well friends, E3 is now out of the way. The excitement can begin slowly dying down as we return to waiting patiently for the many announced games to finally release. Huge events like this really make you happy that this is your hobby and pa...

 
 
 

Transistor Review: See You In The Country

Transistor is the second game from Supergiant Games. Their first, Bastion, came out in 2011 and was an absolute marvel. To this day Bastion stands as one of my favorite games for its fantastic combination of narration, story, gameplay, an...

 
 

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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