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One man's trash is another man's SEGA

It wasn't too long ago when I tweeted @Dtoid with an impressive picture of a stack of five Sega Megadrives along with six gamegears towering on top. They were all on their way to a nearby landfill but our lucky fellow Dtoider Cubilone notic...

 
 
 

Social gaming and why it isn't social

Socialization: It's something we do right from the beginning of our lives. It's a complex proceedure of getting involved with the ones around us. learning the rules of interpersonal interactions with other people. Almost everything in our...

 
 
 

Game On 2.0 Expo had some really neat stuff

Here I am, fellow Dtoiders, writing from the distant land of gloom and economic crisis. I haven't been writing blogs for so long because of some severe problems in my family. Nobody is dead thankfully but sometimes death is salvation for ...

 
 
 
 

A message to Anthony

I am not really good to whatever this cblog post might be: a message, a confession or simply a note to a person that I know only from reading his texts and watching his crazy videos. It's not one hour ago when I opened up the site and see ...

 
 
 
 

Sigh... Gamers need to change, not the communities

A bit pessimistic view, I know, but I stumbled into this while watching the updates river that flow in the main page of Facebook Of course I hid the names and pictures (i don't want anyone to get nasty personal messages in my conscience...

 
 
 

I love Destructoid and that's why

Dear Dtoid, There are a lot of reasons why I love this place. It's kinda complicated, like, all the love relationships in life but I'll try and explain why I'm still here, Cblogging. First of all, I met Dtoid through my friend Cubilone....

 
 
 

Abusing Ad at Destructoid (NVGR)

OK just tell me. WHO THOUGHT OF THIS SHITTY ADVERTISEMENT? I found this on Dtoid today. I totally understand that the AD server (whoever this is) that provides Dtoid with ads, looks up our IP and sends us the corresponding advertisement...

 
 
 

I suck at games: Rhythm is a sucker

Rocks bands, plastic organs, multicolored buttons that must be pressed in a "rhithmc" manner. I just suck at it. The truth is that I never was fond of rhythm games in general, except for the ones like EBA and Rhythm Heaven. Otherwise, ther...

 
 
 

Europe's 1 vs 100 isn't for europeans

I've been spending quite a time ranting at Microsoft's terrible policies at Europe. Looks like the Redmond company really hate everyone who's not in UK or Netherlands. I have mentioned that in Greece and several other countries, there isn'...

 
 
 
 
 

Another Happy Birthday Tetris blogpost

I woke up today and as a normal human being, the first thing to do before washing my teeth was to fire up my pc to see what emails and shit I received from the random sites I participate. My brother was screaming on MSN as soon I loged in: ...

 
 
 

Touch your girlfriend/boyfriend hero

Did this caption confused you? I don't know if this has been posted before. Apparently some developers -maybe the ones who invented the curious REZ vibrator- made a game that resembles a lot Guitar hero or DDR but instead of plastic guitars...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Gaming summer and gadgets galore

This summer is just awesome. And it hasn't really ended yet. Besides my relations with the people around me getting better and better, I received and bought a lot of stuff, either gaming related or not. Let's start with the non gaming or ...

 
 
 

Sonic Unleashed: I don't know what to think.

It's not a secret that I am a huge Sonic fan. I have the original Sega Genesis Trilogy in every device imaginable (including Wii) Having played the latest Sega attempts, I stand disgusted. Sonic The Hedgehog was an unnecessary half baked an...

 
 
 

The Start of the Affair: Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)

I remember myself like a dream back then. When me and my brother were at our family's half-finished summer house playing Atari and Sega Master System. Looking at the closest mirror i can see why the other kids picked on me. I had enormous ...

 
 
 
 

Top 10 LOLs I had in games recently

Yes another countdown you have to deal with. Top 10 memorable moments of laughter i had with games In recent memory. 10 Mario & Luigi: Partners in time Mario and Luigi series are funny as hell. No doubt about it. But the moment that Mario...

 
 
 
 
 

European Wii software update

I woke up this morning and i noticed my Wii Disc Slot glowing. I usually get annoyed because of all the system spam of the Mii Contest channel, but this time it was from Nintendo. oh joy! oh anticipation! Is it a software fix? Will we be ...

 
 
 
 

Sweet 2D Okami is Sweet but not real... :(

Strolling at the internet i came across this pic from Kotaku The post under the photo was like We've got Okami on PS2, Okami on Wii...which should just about do us, I think. But hey, if you want to close your eyes and imagine an Okam...

 
 
 

About Mariolandone of us since 7:35 PM on 02.04.2008

Hey! I'm a 24 years old man and I'm living in Greece. Video games aren't banned in Greece.

Here's another update to my blog description.
Hi, I'm Marioland and I'm a gamer for a long long time. Greece sucks in general. I'm still practically unemployed. We have a VAT rate at 24% for everything except milk and the cost of living vs the salaries are so unequal, that it is needed to have two jobs in order to run your own house. We are the generation that grew up and stays in parents' basements.

My angst for the lame gamers in Greece is now silenced. Everybody plays as they want. I don't care. I have enough friends to play with so, random matches are a stranger to me.

Younger gamers still can't afford to READ the solution for a game. Let alone play it themselves.

And, yeah. Somehow I feel happy. Also, I kinda like gaming on iDevices, as long as it's not an iPhone.

I am growing old to the gaming journalism, but I still count my self as a newcomer. I contribute to a greek gaming site called Game 2.0 where I post news, reviews and editorials. It's all in Greek so, it will be kinda Greek to you.
I still believe that gaming journalism is a harsh place. Everything you do gets a lot of negative attention (that's kinda good in a cynical point of view). But, now I know more of the people in other sites, I could see that some of them are actually good people.

Anyways, I own a DSi, a PSP, an Xbox 360, a Wii and an iPod Touch 4G 32GB. Feel free to ask me for friendship on these platforms. It would be nice to get my ass handed to me by someone from Dtoid.

Keep Gaming!

Update kinda lame. But I had fun changing it!
 
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