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Free Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise Pinata Cards

Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise recently came out on September 2 and after having a chance to play it I'm enjoying it so far. There are a slew of control improvements, tons of new pinatas, 2 new locales (Arctic and Desert) to capture rar...

 
 
 

*GTA IV Radio Replacement Project*

I'm sure if any of you have read my previous articles you've gotten the impression I was quite underwhelmed with the soundtrack in GTA IV. Rather than sit idly by I decided to start my own "radio replacement" project. The stations will in...

 
 
 

Dtoid Cincinatti NARP recap (Fistpump Edition)

I’m so far behind everyone so I’ll try to be as epic as possible. I wasn’t entirely sure I’d be able to make it to the Cincinnati NARP. (Hell I didn’t even know how to properly spell Cincinnati until this trip came up lol) Faced...

 
 
 
 

Rogue: The Game That Started A Genre

It was a cold winter day in 1986-a snowy day actually and both my brother and I were stuck at home because of the insane drifts and blustery weather. I ha d just finished my breakfast of Honeycombs and wandered upstairs to see what he was...

 
 
 

Opinion Time: GTA IV Soundtrack

So GTA IV has been out about 10 days now and a slew of people are suddenly finishing the main campaign. Some are emerging from their man caves for the first time, others are just slithering back to their computers and onto the internets and...

 
 
 

My GTA IV Impressions

So I've had a few days to play GTA IV after getting it at Midnight Launch. Overall I'm pretty satisfied so far and I'm really enjoying every aspect of the game, from the driving, exploring, dating, furthering character relationships and th...

 
 
 

What Do "Underagers" Think About GTA?

At the midnight launch last night I counted about 150+ people, and a good 1/4 of the total crowd were underage guys (and girls!) with parents in tow to pick up the game. The process this time around was for a line to form at 10pm at which...

 
 
 

Hot Coffee: A Retrospective

Some people hear this phrase and think of a McDonald's lawsuit. Other more hip-to-slang individuals will get the alternate meaning. Those who watched or read the news fairly often will recall a lawsuit in 2005 involving Grand Theft Auto: S...

 
 
 
 

Slain By SKUs: The Plight Of The Casual Gamer

The day has come! You've saved and scrimped together enough money from conglomerated paychecks over the course of many months to afford your next-gen console. Perhaps you have a steady job and it was an easy-affair or maybe you're young and...

 
 
 

Games I Never Beat: The Beginning

I always think to write this article and I've put it off for about a year at this point. Welcome to the first installment of my new series, Games I Never Beat. I've been a gamer since I could hold an Atari paddle. I was besting my brothe...

 
 
 
 

GameStop Employee Tells All

Came across this interesting article today via Digg. It involves info from the mouth of "G" a shift supervisor of a GameStop store. Cool to see some of the truth behind a lot of GameStop rumors and grievances. What are your nightmare experi...

 
 
 
 
 

G4TV: Always Outnumbered, Still Outgunned

Recently G4TV revealed their lackluster "huge announcement" on their pop-culture program Attack Of The Show. The announcement was supposed to be made over a week ago but there was probably some legal issues involving the deal not being fi...

 
 
 

Destructoid Mobile Site

Since getting an iPod Touch I've been using any excuse to get on free WiFi to check up on Destructoid stories while on the go. Whether it be in NYC, at a Panera or even leeching off of some poor schmo who hasn't learned to secure his WiFi...

 
 
 
 

Major Nelson, This Is What I Recommend

Here was my submission to Major Nelson's open question of what would I do different as the CTO of Microsoft. 1. Stop charging for XBL Downloads/Content that companies want to provide for free. If they want to release a map pack or \"costum...

 
 
 

The Lonely Road Of [PS3] Faith

"As we come to our first Christmas with the PlayStation 3 there's going to be about 65 games in the marketplace," says Maguire, "so we feel now that there's sufficient choice in the marketplace and that we're still better off using that mon...

 
 
 

About PetiePalone of us since 12:55 PM on 11.14.2006

BOOYAKASHA!

26 year old gamer from the east coast. Some call me PhonySoprano since I'm Italian, from NJ and NOT in the Mafia. Nor do I apply copious amounts of hairgel, wear thick gold chains and scream "Who ate all the gabba-gool?!" The rest of Dtoid knows me as PetiePal or Petie.

I'm a IT Professional, Network engineer, Project Manager and Technical Writer by trade. Gamer not by choice but destiny calling. The second I played me some Atari and old ass Sierra games I was hooked. Playing ever since.

Favorite Games Of All Time

Super Mario Brothers 1,2,3, Legacy of The Wizard, Ultima: Exodus (NES)
Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (N64)
The New Tetris, Super Mario 64 (N64)
Bezerk!, Haunted House, Adventure (Atari)
Half Life 1 & 2, Duke Nukem, Heretic, Hexen, Quake, Blood, All Sierra Games Ever (PC)
Halo 1 & 2, Call Of Duty series, Elder Scrolls, Dead Rising(XBox/360)
Final Fantasy series, Katamari Damacy series, Grand Theft Auto series (PS2)