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Reminder: Free Pokémon at PAX!

I'll be busy most of tomorrow packing and doing last minute trip preparations. Before I leave though, I wanted to make sure and remind those people who are planning on attending the Penny Arcade Expo to bring their DS's (as though you d...


PAX, Pokémon, and you!

It's no secret to regular readers of this blog that I am a big fan of both Pokémon and the PAX show. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out how to combine my two passions and also show the community a little love. And then it h...


Thank you, Dyson and Codemasters!

Yesterday I received the copy of Overlord: Raising Hell I won in the contest back in July. It was the lone bright spot in an otherwise completely brutal day. I'd just like to thank both the staff at the site for holding such far out and...


PAX for beginners

I was talking on Steam's IM with the inimitable SWPM a couple of days ago about my experience at PAX last year. I really started to get on a roll, and with less than 50 days left until the doors open, I thought others who haven't been or a...


RFGO! supplemental: Castlevania YTMNDs

In a previous installment I mentioned that I might do this again, so I figure that's fair warning. Here then are several YTMNDs related to tonight's RetroforceGO! topic, the Castlevania series. I'm aware that Dracula's castle utilizes...


I too, am ready to Friday.

Or I would be if I didn't have to work late. Stupid work. Revenge soon. In any case, I thought since the Retroforce crew has been on a Miku kick lately, they might enjoy seeing the following. Aaaaand one more. And for Colette, a ba...


I haff tvelve metchsteek

Last weekend was my birthday, and one of my friends got me a copy of Professor Layton. That's awesome, but perhaps the best part of the gift is how he wrapped it. Yes, that's my real name. Keep it in mind in case I ever manage to beco...


Gaming's Guilty Pleasures: Pokémon

I just spent 10 minutes trying to figure out how to get the diacritic mark over the E in the blog header. If that doesn't tell you how far gone I am, nothing will. Birthdays are often a time for reflection, second perhaps only to New Yea...


RFGO! supplemental: MGS YTMNDs

I was playing around on YTMND and found several pretty good ones related to tonight's Retroforce topic, so I thought I'd make a list and share them. Snake does a barrel roll! Before he learned about barrels, Snake was living in a box....


What do you call it when a DS fails?

Most times when a piece of hardware fails, there's usually a fairly simple descriptor for it. When a 360 boots the basket, you get a Red Ring of Death. When a Windows-based PC goes mammaries skyward, you can count on seeing a Blue Screen....


Good idea/Bad idea: Daily content

I know I'm late to the party with this, but I'm a procrastinator at heart, and I still have 20ish hours before February (and by extension, the GI/BI theme) is officially over. I suppose I should start by what I mean by daily content. Fo...


Show me your moves!

Let's see if this works, it's my first time posting an embedded video. This is a pretty standard video of three people playing as Captain Falcon on the Temple stage in Melee - until the music kicks in. You don't have to watch the whole ...


Smash Bros. Brawl music spotted in the wild

I'm sure this is old news by internet standards, but I thought it was worthy of a mention. As I type this, I'm listening to the soundtrack to the Japanese version of Smash Bros. Brawl. The sheer volume of music in this thing is nearly unf...


Take two.

I was absolutely not expecting to check in and see comments; particularly on such a half-assed first attempt. That made my day, and no foolin.' It also guilted me into writing a somewhat less spasmodic post. I suppose I should start wi...



I haven't blogged in... well, let's just say it's been a really long time and leave it at that. So welcome... welcome to city 17. It's safer he... Never mind. It's 3 in the morning. I'm in no condition to be attempting anything remotely...


About Kevin McCluskyone of us since 5:34 AM on 02.16.2007

I'm a longtime member of Destructoid, and you may have known me in a prior life as Qalamari.
In other words, hi. I've been here a long time. There's a good chance I'm older than you.

I write freelance articles for other publications, so you might see my name elsewhere occasionally.
Disclosure: I wrote a paid testimonial for the Speedify VPN service in April 2017.

Here are some things I like.

May want to stay out of the old stuff. I really didn't know what I was doing when I started here.

Like most other Dtoiders I am male, 15 to 30 something, introverted to the point of social ineptitude, and grew up obsessing over videogames, somewhat to the chagrin of my parents. I am a moderately slavering Nintendo fan because-- let's be fair... they were easily the biggest influence in my formative years. Because of this, it is my belief that Smash Bros. was created specifically for me. The fact that the rest of you may enjoy it is merely coincidence.

I was interviewed, once.

I used to be the Cblog Recapper for Mondays. It was a good run.

Beyamor's avatar fathered mine's love child at PAX East. It's ok though, 'cuz he gave me a picture of a Kirby as child support. Cheap bastard...

I inspired a song. (Thanks, Alphadeus!)

You can reach me on twitter @Qalamari, and that's my handle pretty much everywhere. You can also reach me at [email protected]
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