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Free Copy Of...Toki Tori !!

Okay, so I'm shamefully cheap. I picked it up from the Humble Bundle, so i'm not exactly breaking the bank here, but still... Anyway, to be eligible to win said code (it's on Steam), you must answer the riddle set by the Riddler: "What ...

 
 
 
 

A Different Look At Piracy...Seriously, I Mean It!!

I was arrested for shoplifting this week. No f**king joke. I had spent the lunchtime of my school day in the gym as my P.E teacher is helping me to get fit, and I forgot to bring a pack lunch, so I was on my way home. I walked into the s...

 
 
 

Is Gaming Still...An Isolationist's Hobby?

I think I have spent about more than a year in solitary confinement. With occasional visits to the land that lies beyond my house, I have spent so much of my time being miserable, depressed and sitting inside, drowning my worries, my proble...

 
 
 

Should We Finally...Put Retro To Rest?

Nostalgia is a cruel bitch. It can warp your memories and distort your time you spent with some of your most treasured games. As I have mentioned in an earlier post, one of my bestest games everest was Age Of Empires II : Age Of Kings. Un...

 
 
 

The 1950s Approach...To 21st Century Gaming

White. Nearly all main protoganists in Western gaming are white. Even though the Western gaming market is played by a rich and culturally diverse mix of people, most protoganists are white, and male. "Oh f**k, it's one of those games are r...

 
 
 

Steam Christmas Sale, Portal 2...and John Lennon

Sometimes you need to step back. You need to take a look at the bigger picture. When you look at a painting, you don't focus in on a single point, you admire the entire thing. Otherwise greed will consume you. As I descend into a videoga...

 
 
 
 

Apathy, Depression...And Arkham City

Usually, when I write these blogs (if I ever do get around to it), I write them from a state of depression. I mostly try and keep this out of my writing for two reasons: 1. I don't want to bore and depress you lovely people. 2. Self-pity ...

 
 
 

Minecraft...How I Scooped Out Your Soul

I remember the first time I used a mod on Minecraft. I was building a library, and there was one particular section I wanted to build a room for technology. I decided to use Iron Blocks, because they have this really sleek look to them. Aro...

 
 
 
 

Why Are Games...Trying To Be Realistic?

Hey, long see no time...wait, that's not right. So anyway. I just watched Requiem for a Dream. Most depressing, disturbing, and slightly boring movie ever. I mean, literally, the entire film just made me feel sick. Like actually puke sick....

 
 
 

An Idiot's Journey Through...The London Comic-Con

Saturday 6:30am An idiot wakes up, almost goes back to sleep, but catches himself. He heads downstairs and into the kitchen, stumbling into several walls in the process. Has cereal, and gets dressed and heads out the door. 7:00am At the ...

 
 
 

Zombies...Y U No Taken Seriously in Vidjo Games?

Since The Walking Dead is coming back next week, I decided to tackle an issue which has pissed me off for a long time. Why aren't zombies taken seriously in video games? I love zombies. I know if there was a zombie apocalypse, I think I ...

 
 
 

Cubeland Comic #1

So yeah this is a comic I've started after being influenced by Nerd³ awesome comics. So yeah, now the credits list. Petler-Airship Captain Skin http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/airship-captain/ doomsdayltd-"sky venture" Map Pack http:...

 
 
 
 

Hmmmmm...Confused...

I've been quite depressed recently, and as a result, my work, my life and all the bits inbetween seemed to have dropped in quality. Hell, it's not like anyone reads these anyway. But enough with the self-pity. There's a time and a place for...

 
 
 
 

Interview With ... Daniel Hardcastle, Creator of Nerd³

Nerd³ is something I've been keeping my eye on. While I troll through mindless CoD:Black Ops top 10 "uber-uber-uber kills + blopsgasms" (don't judge me, judge the stereotype), Occasionally I find stuff that I actually enjoy. When I spied on...

 
 
 

DTIPBIJAYS...Hook, Line and Sinker

Don't worry, this is about a game. This game is known as the "Spiritual Successor" to Digital : A Love Story (DALS). It is also made by Christine Love. And it may be one of the most important games I've ever played. Don't Take It Personall...

 
 
 

The Silent Protagnonist...Why I Don't Mind You

Unfortunately, this post is not about Destructoid blogger "The Silent Protagonist". I apologise for any confusion. I'm a Man/Boy of few words. I don't talk alot. I prefer the company of things that don't judge me. Therefore unfortunately I...

 
 
 

Gaming: An Education...Of Sorts

I like games. I wouldn't be here writing if I didn't like games. In some ways, I feel the education of my life has been running like a train track. On one line, the education that I need for my real life. Science, Maths, English etc. On the...

 
 
 

Handhelds : The Story...Of My Life

My home life has been a strange one. My dad has Pick's Diesease (a very unique form of dementia) and my mum is a hoarder (linked to O.C.D) so in fact, since late 2009, I have never had a console, and only then it was a PC ( I have recently ...

 
 
 

Are horror games...too disturbing?

I think this is the perfect way to describe this trailer. Either that or completely fucked up would be the best way. Weblink If I think what I think I think, then I will have completely failed at trying to link the video up at this, but pl...

 
 
 
 

The Art Of Pig Kicking...Freedom Of Expression

Yes my friends. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Zeno Clash. I only really buy games which have a unique appeal. I have been prone to a few GTA's but I have almost practically avoided FPS, no doubt the dominating giant of game...

 
 
 

My Time...At The Arcade

I walk in (well duh!). I take in my surroundings and realise this is my kind of place. I've been saving up for this holiday and I can't think of anything better to spend money on. I head over to the Change Machine. Feed in a £10 note. 10 £1...

 
 
 

The Forgotten Genre...Resistance

I thank you guys for wishing me happy birthday so I give you all a bagel. Ooohh yumm, salmon. Anyway time to stop the stupidness and be serious. Now here comes the wave of "OMG, how can it be forgotten when there is a game called Resis...

 
 
 

It's My Birthday Today!! ... +AWESOME GAMES!!

Yes everybody, today is the day that I turn 15 years old. Unfortunately I haven't any presents besides the ones my mum ordered for me on the last day of the Steam Summer Sale. And I will tell you one thing...they are beautiful. This was ...

 
 
 

Games...are they missing enjoyment?

Is that the best way to explain this post? Last Sunday I went to go and see Transformers : Dark Side Of The Moon. BAYGASM!!!! Now this was my introduction to the Transformers series, although I sat through half of number 1, then fell aslee...

 
 

About PK493one of us since 2:53 PM on 04.12.2011

Alright, let's try this again.

My name is Alex. I'm 15 and I hide in my dark corner of the internet writing a so-called "blog" here on Destructoid. I think far too critically of myself which has reflected on my personality, as I'm cyncical and highly critical of...well a lot of stuff.

Anyway, games. It was all about the GameBoy Advance when I was young, and have grown up on an unhealthly diet of portable gaming (GBA,DS,PSP), a recent introduction of console gaming , lots of fictional media, and yummy food.

I'm lazy and very day-dreamy, non-committal and kind of temperamental. Plus I get distracted easily...I'm really painting a rosy picture here aren't I? Still, if you stick around, (I'm hoping) you may find something of quality here, and who knows, I don't think I'm THAT bad, right...right?

So yeah, vidjo games.

Deus Ex Human Revolution
Batman Arkham City
Portal+Portal 2
Mafia II
Total War:Shogun 2
Rayman Advance
Pokemon Crystal
NightSky
Jurassic Park:Operation Genesis
Super Mario 64
House Of Dead III

Also, I have twitter now, even though I now feel like a complete sell out. Follow me and see how uninteresting I can be.

https://twitter.com/Alex_TheAlien

 
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