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Atlus' "Catherine" Debut Trailer

Ok fellow Atlus nerds, especially of the Shin Megami Tensei variety, you probably have heard about their new HD game for the Xbox 360 and PS3, that takes place in the current Persona timeline. If not, here is the announcement. Though it p...

 
 
 
 
 

Scott Pilgrim the Game Trailer

I can't..... what else.... I mean.... geeze... this is like... you know? Really, can I say anything that this trailer doesn't already yell? I really wanna know, those of you who aren't interested in the movie, does this do anything for ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

My Personal List of Best Stories, pt. 1

So yeah, lists. Something about lists, about organizing one's believes and thoughts into an organized and recognizable fashion, is extremely therapeutic. At least for me it is. Generally, I'm not a very organized person; desk looking like ...

 
 
 

Kill the Past, Pt 2: The Killer7

So.... yeah. I was doing this countdown thing at one time for this game that came out a long time ago. Suffice to say, it kinda fell through. However! Those dark days end now! I have finally cleared up my schedule enough to continue my ep...

 
 
 

New Mass Effect 2 DLC ft. Liara and the Shadow Broker?

If those wacky PC source scroungers are to be believed, it's quite possible that the next big addition to the Mass Effect 2 storyline might be a mission wherein Liara joins Shepard in a mission to complete her goal in taking down the Shad...

 
 
 

Scott Pilgrim Trailer Addendum, Frame by Frame

So, when I posted the trailer for the Scott Pilgrim movie, there were some people who voiced their concerns over the incomprehensibility of the trailer, that all of the crazy zaniness that went on in the trailer did nothing to inspire exc...

 
 
 

Scott Pilgrim Trailer Finally Here

Say what you will about Michael Cera, you have to admit, this trailer is off the wall amazing. I'm not gonna say too much, except how much absolute joy the KO!!! gives me. I will see this movie fifteen times before it leaves theaters, ...

 
 
 

Half-Life 2 Voice Actor Dead at 79

In very sad news, Kotaku has just reported that prolific actor Robert Culp passed away today at the age of 79. Us gamers will instantly recognize Culp's voice as belonging to that of the infamous villain from Half-Life 2, Dr. Wallace Bre...

 
 
 

Super Excellent Donkey Kong Country 2 OCRemix Album!

Any old school fans of the Donkey Kong Country games out there? Don't listen to the naysayers if you aren't! (yes Miyamoto included) Because, not only are the games excellently designed and fun as hell, they have some of the best music on t...

 
 
 

Cave Story: Interview with creator Pixel!

With the (hopefully) excellent port of Cave Story coming to WiiWare next week, the hype train is rolling out of the station. First of what I hope to be a great deal of awesome content like this is a fantastic feature involving the producer...

 
 
 

[SB]The Gorillaz Plastic Beach Adventure Begins!

A day after it actually launched, the Gorillaz Plastic Beach Adventure has begun! You can register to play here! If you are a fan of point and click adventures, Gorillaz, snarky British attitudes, or seagulls, then this is the game for ...

 
 
 

Countdown to NMH2: Supplemental Shoes (SHORTBLOG)

I have seen a few people wonder exactly what kind of shoes Suda is wearing in his Developer Diary videoes, well wonder no more! Suda's shoes are called Supra NS and this particular pair is in the color of Burgundy. This is one of the pla...

 
 
 

Countdown to NMH2: Kill the Past, Pt. 1

In our last installment we uncovered the past of Goichi Suda, more commonly known to us as Suda 51, and his very first game, Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special. In it we gained more insight into the mind of the man and he proved himself on pr...

 
 
 

Countdown to NMH2: A Bombastic Intro

Hello! Welcome! Bienvenue! Konnichiwa! Over the next two weeks I will be writing articles pertaining to and building up towards my most anticipated game of the first half of 2010: No More Heroes 2. You can expect a good many posts over th...

 
 
 

Countdown to Legend: 20 Years of Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer, creator of awesome games and all around tubular guy, recently celebrated his 20th year in the gaming industry. He did so by regaling us, his doting and loving fans, with the story of how he got hired at Lucas Arts and began th...

 
 
 
 
 

About Mooksone of us since 8:09 PM on 04.18.2009

My real name is Mark. But my name is also Mooks. It's short for Mookie. I want to be a writer, a director, a musician, a game designer, an actor, and a constantly awesome person. Most days I forget I'm a senior in college.

I have been gaming since I was a newborn, when my uncle put an unplugged NES controller in my hands. In some ways, I've never let go. From there I took the Nintendo/PC path down gaming lane. I had a Genesis, but the only games I had were Sonic games. My favorite game growing up was Earthbound.

I am obsessed with story in video games and am always looking for the next game that makes me laugh, cry, or think. Although I also love a good mindless shooter or puzzle game here and there.
On the topic of best stories in games, I believe these titles, in no particular order, showcase what I believe to be indicative of our medium moving forward as respectable artworks.

Mother (1 2 and 3)
Metal Gear Solid (particularly 2 and 3)
Anything touched by Tim Schafer
Killer7
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Silent Hill
Eternal Darkness
Half-Life series

More to come as I think of them.

But yeah, that's it for now. See ya around D-Toid.