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Something Missing - A poem by Shel Silverstein

I remember I put on my socks, I remember I put on my shoes. I remember I put on my tie That was painted In beautiful purples and blues. I remember I put on my coat, To look perfectly grand at the dance, Yet I fell there is someth...

 
 
 

I am the King of Fighters (for now)

Today, via RecordSetter, I have claimed ownership of the world's largest collection of fighting games. Under the rules I have submitted, the record stands at 244. The thing is, I'm pretty sure I don't deserve the record. My intent is to ...

 
 
 

Merry Christmas D-Toid

Yeah, I haven't updated in a damn long time, but one must continue some traditions. I'm hoping that the new year offers me more chances to share with this community. More games, more conventions, more fake holidays and so on. Anyway, I ...

 
 
 

Goodbye MoMo's

(Photo by Tim Static) Last week, gaming lost another great place. It wasn't an arcade. It wasn't a store. In fact, there wasn't anything related to video games as part of the place at all. But many gamers hold it in a high place for what...

 
 
 

Giving: My introduction to gaming

The way I figure it, based on my memories and checking release dates, today marks 30 years since I was introduced to gaming. That, up there is the big gift that awaited me along with my brother and sister on Christmas morning, 1981. The ...

 
 
 

Merry Christmas D-Toid

Just something to put out there for now, but later on I'll be posting another blog entry that's a bit more profound... if you can call it that. Anyway, enjoy the holiday.

 
 
 

Why do I do this to myself?

Was it just pure morbid curiosity? Was it the long wait? Was it the fact that it was now under $10? Everything said about this game... it's all true. The lacking gameplay, the reliance on checkpoint saves, the dodgy engine, the awful jok...

 
 
 
 

What I saw (and got) at NerdPow!

Over the weekend here in Columbus was NerdPow!, a dedicated video game convention. The con itself was rather small, taking up only several of the basement rooms at the Hyatt Regency, everything else was taken up by a disturbing, pedophile-a...

 
 
 

Creating an ideal retro setup.

Perhaps it's the accumulation of a lifetime of gaming. Perhaps it was just an ambition I knew I could achieve. Perhaps I wanted something I could put in the background of a video. Perhaps I wanted to do something with all my extra equipme...

 
 
 

What I got at Corgs-Con

On Saturday, Corgs-Con was held in an empty tax accountant office in the southern side of Columbus. Vendors filled tables with various retro systems, games, and other items. There were piles of cartridges, rare systems, many import titles...

 
 
 

Merry Christmas Destructoid

Here's another Nativity scene for you. Not sure what I'll be getting, but I think that a red Wii might be in the works. Hoping for some PC upgrades, but anything's good. Enjoy the holiday.

 
 
 

Happy Day of the Ninja

Hope everything turned out well. I had to get some work done first, but then I was able to get all the good stuff out and celebrate properly. Nothing like the original NES Ninja Gaiden to kick your ass. Enjoy the holiday season!

 
 
 

Some Day of the Ninja reading for you.

Sunday's coming up, so if you're looking for some good ninja reading material that doesn't have anything to do with douchebags like Ashida Kim or Frank Dux (really, avoid "ninjers" whenever you can), I might be able to help. Now, nothing to...

 
 
 

Day of the Ninja is next week

It's almost that time of year again. So dig up some of your favorite ninja games to prepare for the celebration. I have a few choice titles that I'll be bringing out for the day. In the meantime, tell your friends and figure out what you...

 
 
 

The sticks of Seasons Beatings Redemption

Well, I haven't been able to post my updates two weeks ago thanks to the bugs in the blog system. Anyway, the various results have already been posted everywhere else. Daigo was really off his game, USA won in the 5 on 5, Gamerbee wen...

 
 
 

Seasons Beatings: Redemption : Day Two

Mostly photos this time. To be honest, I haven't been feeling that well, and almost bailed out. I'm a lot better now, and the USA vs. The World match did improve my mood. SSFIV took over most of Momo's, as other games were p...

 
 
 

Seasons Beatings: Redemption : Day One

(EDIT: This was ment to be posted a day ago, but all the bugs in the new system prevented that. Anyway...) Oh man. Oh man. Oh man. It's only been one day, but I can tell you right now that has set the bar pretty damn high. This i...

 
 
 

Seasons Beatings: Redemption : Day Zero

The tournament proper hasn't offically started... but if you know hardcore tournament players, details like that won't stop them. Truth be told, things have been going on since Wednesday night. The local collection of fighting g...

 
 
 

Seasons Beatings Redemption is a week away!

Next weekend, MoMo's2 in Columbus will see some of the biggest fighting game action this side of EVO. I'm going to be there lending equipment and help, and you can be sure that I'll be posting updates and photos right here on my D-Toid bl...

 
 
 

Arcade Stick Revision

Remember my last blog post and the stick I made? Well, I didn't really like the case and I knew I could do a better job of wiring the main cable off the PCB. So, after a trip to Hobby Lobby and other places, I've come up with this: All...

 
 
 

The second arcade stick I've built

I don't know about you, but this is kind of fun. After finishing my first stick, I've been wanting to make another one. This time from the ground up. At first I thought about making something for the Dreamcast out of a crappy stock stick...

 
 
 
 

For Science: Building an Arcade Stick From Scraps

If you ever play a lot of fighting games you learn that playing with a gamepad too much can seriously hurt your game in the long-run. Speed and technique can be limited, and trying to play on another system leaves you at a disadvantage. T...

 
 
 

Merry Christmas Destructoid

Pictures within. Also, I got a new Sony Bravia! I'm worried about upscale lag from my older systems, but I still have a 20 inch CRT in the other room. Wonder if I can get people in for some gaming action in the new year with the new setu...

 
 
 

Pyros, the time is now!

My fellow Team Fortress 2 arsonists, as you know there's a war going on. Demomen and Solders are slaughtering each other quite literally in the millions. While other classes are fretting among themselves trying to chose a side, there is l...

 
 
 

Gaming's greatest ninja is...

Happy Day of the Ninja! After a week of incredibly lousy polling, thanks to my own lack of planning, the list was knocked down to eight finalists. While the poll itself has yet to finish, we can make some early projections. Tied for Sixt...

 
 
 

Vote Now! Gaming's Greatest Ninja - Round 1!

With a week away to Day of the Ninja, it's time for Destructoid to decide who is the best ninja of them all. After some nominations on the form and this blog along with some arbitrary nonsense I pulled out of my ass. Hey, I gotta figure o...

 
 
 

Help decide gaming's greatest ninja

As you may know, Day of the Ninja is but a week and a half away. And in that time, I want to figure out just who is the greatest ninja in all of gaming. After all, video games are just full of ninjas, but which one is the best? So, start...

 
 
 

The Sticks of Seasons Beatings IV

When you're serious about fighting games, you're also serious about your controllers. And when you're so damn serious that you travel the country looking for tournaments, your arcade sticks show it. Sure, you can go out and buy a stick of...

 
 

About Paul Sone of us since 11:21 PM on 11.28.2006

PSN: Paul_Soth
Steam: Paul Soth
Farcebook: Here

An aging hand at all of this, from the Golden Age of the 2600 to the networked crap of today. Been there, done that, wants more.

Inane Facts:

* Once had aspirations of becoming an Apple // software pirate (What? Like you were never 14...).

* Has attended at least two conventions a year since 1995.

* While working at Micro Center's distribution warehouse in the summer of 2000, witnessed over 200 copies of Daikatana set to be shipped to one store and one store alone.

* Was once paid in parts while working at a small computer repair shop.

* Co-Accepted the Origins Game of the Year Award for Hackmaster.

* Perhaps the first man in North America to cosplay a character from Cave Story (the Doctor).

* Once played Street Fighter the Movie: The Game on a PS3 that never worked properly since. The game became known for it's destructive properties.
PSN ID:Paul_Soth
Steam ID:paulsoth


 

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