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Impressions: Playstation Home

Some quick first thoughts on PlayStation Home, almost completely in boring text: - I was prepared to hate it, but it's not bad. Not great, but it has some potential. - Load times aren't as bad as I was led to believe. - The character cre...

 
 
 

Feel the Hatred: Game Blogs (Stealin Ma Game Time)

I've never been what you'd call a heavy gamer. Sure, there was that time I neglected to ask beforehand what exactly my official duties would be as The Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion Boy of the Year (BOTY) 1994. But even as a fatass I did...

 
 
 
 

Christian Bale's Wii Fit Diary

Hey, guys, I found Christian Bale's Wii Fit diary. I just copy-pasta'd it below. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Week One Age: 34 Height: 6′1 BMI: 25.14 (Overweight) Weight: 190.2...

 
 
 

If You Love It, Change It - Imagine: Babyz

[Title is in no way a diaper joke] Imagine: Babyz for the Nintendo DS is a great game*, full of baby-type activities**, but even GOTY*** material can be improved on. For example, many of the DS hardware features could have been put to bett...

 
 
 

Some helpful game-making tips for Dr. Boa

Is there such a thing as too much experience? I think so. 15 years is a long time to be making games, Dr. Boa (M.D. or Ph.D.?), and I think you need my help. Hillary Clinton has decided to embrace the opinions of the least educated and info...

 
 
 
 

Why I Will Not Be Buying GTA IV: All Lies Edition

There are five reasons why I will not be buying GTA IV. 1. Niko Bellic is ethnic, and I am extremely uncomfortable playing as a swarthy foreign character. There's a reason they're called immigrants... I'm assuming we're all white here. ...

 
 
 

Unfair games -- does anyone still make them?

I must rant on the topic of game unfairness. I recently dug my NES out of the basement and brought it home. My girlfriend and I have been co-oping our way through the Tengen version of Gauntlet [link]. That game is a bitch. But it's more th...

 
 
 

Summa Departs From EG / GGL

So, if you hadn't heard [link], former Destructoid Editor-In-Chief Robert Summa was let go from his position at Epileptic Gaming [link] (owned by the Global Gaming League [GGL]). Apparently it was part of a restructuring, and there were o...

 
 
 

An Urgent Plea for a Video Games-Based Economy

Times are tough, especially in the States. People are worried about inflation, about prices going up but income staying the same. They're looking for answers. Not an artist's rendition, but carefully-plotted data. Here is the answer: We ...

 
 
 

RPG Spotlight Contest: Betrayal At Krondor

[Ed: Part of ShawnKelfonne's RPG Spotlight Contest.] One RPG that holds a special spot in my heart is Betrayal at Krondor [link], published for PC (DOS) in 1993 by Sierra Entertainment. The game is based on a fantasy book series writte...

 
 
 

DESTRUCTOID CANCUN: Why Dreams Why???

This is not in my mind a winning entry, but it's really the only one I can make. Last night I had a dream where Jonathan Holmes was sort of a modern-day Erin Brockovich. He had uncovered a conspiracy by a large butter-substitute manufactur...

 
 
 

Why A Blog Series Is Bad: Part 1 of 14

Science Fact®: If the internet were fueled by strongly-worded opinions, then it would consume itself in a violently spiralling frenzy of destruction, like an ouroboros gone supernova. That's why we use ethernets instead. The cable shielding...

 
 
 

MGS4 too big for Blu-ray?

The site-that-shall-not-be-named [Joystiq] links to a Japanese blog interview [link] with Hideo Kojima, where he complains that certain elements of MGS4 had to be compressed to fit on one Blu-ray disc. Come again? I was assuming, and sti...

 
 
 

Duck Hunt Trademark Under Fire

Remember Duck Hunt? It could be coming to a 360 or a PS3 near you. On January 28th, 2008, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final office action denying Nintendo re-registration of the Duck Hunt trademark. While a final off...

 
 
 

The Next Big PS3 System Seller: GTA IV?

Usually we associate system-selling games with exclusives, not multi-platform releases. But GTA IV has potential to beat Metal Gear Solid 4 to the punch as the next title that moves PS3s. So why would GTA IV sell PS3s? The game appears t...

 
 
 

Good Idea, Bad Idea: RROD

I know what you're thinking: "This guy does not know what I am thinking." And you're right, which means I'm right, which means OOHHHH SSHHHIIII-- --parity error-- --parity error-- --parity recovered. So, tell me about your problems. What w...

 
 
 
 

How Game Publishers Can Defend Against GameStop

We often hear how game publishers aren't getting a piece of the highly profitable used games market; the New York Times [link] recently opined on the fact that publishers are still in the oh-so-1980s business of selling new games at retail....

 
 
 

Linux on PS3 part 3: The Final Countdown

III. INSTALLING LINUX So if you got a chance to give the live CD a try, you might be thinking of commitment. The live CD is painfully slow, so installing Linux on the hard drive should give you a much snappier experience more in line with ...

 
 
 

Linux on PS3 part 2: Live and Loud

OK, I promised I would post more today, but these updates are taking a little longer than I thought! So today's update focuses on booting Linux from a live CD instead of installing it. Tomorrow I'll tackle the last step of putting it on you...

 
 
 

Linux on PS3 part 1: Do you really want to hurt me?

One of the nice things about the PS3 is that it is, at its cold and exotic cell processor heart, an IBM PowerPC box. Not only that, it's a PPC that Sony is almost begging you to screw around with. Why else would they give you the opportunit...

 
 
 

First week of PS3 havening

So I've been havening [Chronicles of George -- good stuff] the PS3 for a week now, and here are a few thoughts: 1. It makes me want to tinker with it. It's a shiny new tech gadget, not just a games machine, and I like that. Perversely, it ...

 
 
 

Yeah, I got a PS3 too. I heard it was trendy.

Up until last week, the week I bought a PS3, the possibility of owning one had never really crossed my mind. But this story really started in early December, when my girlfriend played Rock Band at a co-worker's party. She loved it, and was...

 
 
 

An Open Letter to Nintendo: Where is Wii Sports 2?

Hi, Nintendo. My Internet name is MaxVest. And I want to let you in on a little secret: I enjoyed Wii Sports. It's true! Sure, I've got your core franchises for Wii like Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, and Zelda: Twilight Princess. And, alth...

 
 
 

Movie Review: Sweeney Todd (Burton/Depp)

Some dynamic duos just go together. Batman and Robin, Starsky and Hutch, Burton and Depp. At least, that's what I thought going into the Tim Burton adaptation of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [link @ RT] last ...

 
 
 
 

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First game: TI Invaders (Space Invaders knock-off) for the TI-99 "home computer". Either that or the Pac-Man built into the glass-top tables at Mr. Gatti's Pizza.
First console: NES
First world-altering game secret: JUSTIN BAILEY
First Arcade: Aladdin's Palace
First "mature" game: Leisure Suit Larry
First PC: 386SX 16 mHz w/40 MB HDD, Win 3.0, & 640x480 VGA baby!
First FPS: Wolfenstein 3D
First game mastered: Street Fighter II Turbo - Hyper Fighting (SNES)
First LAN deathmatch: Duke Nukem 3D
Great Game Reawakening: Living in an apartment with all sixth generation consoles and 3 gaming rigs.

New Systems: Wii, DS.
Somehow now owns: PS3
Randomly owns: SEGA Nomad, Game Gear, Genesis II, Sega CD
Cannot afford but is thinking about intercepting return RROD coffin: Xbox 360.
Currently playing: Rock Band, Zack & Wiki, Unreal Tournament III
 
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