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My Top 10 Video Games of 2012!

Alright, let me get a piece of this Top 10 action. I feel I should quickly preface this list by saying that I have yet to fully indulge in the likes of Hotline Miami, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead (only 3 episodes in so far) and X-COM. It's...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #011

Hello gamers and welcome to the Buy it/Avoid it Report! If you're new to the Cblogs, this is a feature I've been posting on Destructoid for the last couple of years. It started as a video game journal of sorts, to help me remember all t...

 
 
 

Corduroy's PAX 2012 Adventure, featuring Handy!

Oh my, those are some gorgeous people. Another PAX Prime is in the books and it was an absolutely wonderful time, as expected. After waiting patiently all year, it's a shame that it flew by so fast! Why can't all Dtoiders just live in ...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #010

Hello gamers and welcome back to the Buy it/Avoid it Report! In this series I take a quick look at some of the games I've played recently and attempt to summarize what makes them worth playing, as well as a few reasons why you may want t...

 
 
 

The Binding of Isaac -- Instruction Manual

The Binding of Isaac is brutally difficult, complicated and incredibly deep. These things combined can also make it a somewhat confusing, clumsy experience for those just starting out. After sinking 100+ hours into this beast, I figured I...

 
 
 

Blood, Shit and Tears: The Binding of Isaac

I need a fucking key. Just one. Iíve been wandering through the horrible labyrinth battling nightmare fetus monsters for an hour so I think Iíve earned it. Iím covered in fecal matter and dried blood and all I really want right now is ...

 
 
 

10 things you didn't know about Corduroy Turtle

Inspired by the recent blog by bbain and the other Dtoiders before him, I thought I'd weigh in with my own 10 things you didn't know post. 1) I used to consider myself an artist - As a child, I drew constantly. I loved creating charac...

 
 
 

Secret Moon Base - Ep.005 "Meatball Hot Pocket"

Secret Moon Base is a videogame podcast featuring a few of your fellow community bloggers here on Destructoid - Corduroy Turtle, knutaf and Occams electric toothbrush. We talk about recent announcements, chat about what we've been playin...

 
 
 

Secret Moon Base - Ep.004 "Candy corn soda"

Secret Moon Base is a videogame podcast featuring a few of your fellow community bloggers here on Destructoid - Corduroy Turtle, knutaf and Occams electric toothbrush. We talk about recent announcements, chat about what we've been playin...

 
 
 

Secret Moon Base - Ep.003 "There is no Santa"

Secret Moon Base is a videogame podcast featuring a few of your fellow community bloggers here on Destructoid - Corduroy Turtle, knutaf and Occams electric toothbrush. We talk about recent announcements, chat about what we've been playin...

 
 
 
 

Secret Moon Base - Ep.002 "Harmonica"

Hello again, readers of the C-blogs! Thanks again for giving our first episode such a warm reception. If you're interested in hearing more, I have some good news for you. The gentlemen and I recorded a fresh episode for you all last ni...

 
 
 

Secret Moon Base - Ep.001 "Put a pin in it"

So, what is Secret Moon Base? That's a fair question. Secret Moon Base is a new videogame podcast featuring a few of your fellow Destructoid c-bloggers - knutaf, Occams electric toothbrush and myself. Here's our first episode! Secret ...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report's Awards - 2011

Hello gamers! Welcome to the year 2012! For those who don't know, I write a semi-regular blog series known as The Buy it/Avoid it Report which features mini-reviews for a handful of games I'm playing at the time. Now that 2011 has come...

 
 
 

Corduroy Turtle's Caption Contest WINNERS!!!

Well, that took longer than expected. I mentioned in the comments earlier today that I would post this as soon as I beat Skyward Sword because I thought I was near the finale. I was wrong. There was a lot more game to be played at when...

 
 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #008

Hello gamers! Welcome to the 8th issue of the Buy it/Avoid it Report! Here we go again. As the year draws to a close, every major game publisher on the planet has decided to release their most anticipated games all at once! It's a won...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #007

Hello gamers! Welcome to the 7th installment of the Buy it/Avoid it Report! I'm sorry guys, I would have gotten this issue out a lot sooner but I've been forfeiting precious video game time to watch this amazing show called Breaking Bad...

 
 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #006

Hello gamers! Welcome to the 6th installment of the Buy it/Avoid it Report! PAX Prime is exactly a week away and some of the recent decisions I've made are becoming all too real. I'll be rooming with a few of my closest Dtoid buddies i...

 
 
 

Downloadables: The Marvelous Super Meat Boy

Like many other gamers my age, my personal video game journey started with the original Super Mario Bros on the NES. Though nostalgia may have grossly exaggerated my memories of those early days, thereís no question that they served as t...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #005

Hello gamers! Welcome to the 5th installment of the Buy it/Avoid it Report! A lot exciting stuff has been happening here on Destructoid recently. A few of our fellow community members got black and white avatars and real names! Who wo...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid it Report :: Issue #004

Hello gamers! Welcome to the 4th installment of the Buy it/Avoid it Report! This one took quite a bit longer to get out than I would have hoped and I have many great reasons for that. Well, I have one really good reason: the Gears of W...

 
 
 

Corduroy Turtle's Caption Contest - RESULTS!!

I was completely blown away by the response to this contest! I guess when you dangle free games in front of a group of rabid video game lovers, it garners a response. Who knew? In fact, this contest was so fun that I will be using this...

 
 

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My name is Eric. I'm 34.
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The Buy it/Avoid it Report - back issues
#001 - Ilomilo, Uncharted 2, Infinity Blade, Pac-Man CE DX, Battlefield BC2: Vietnam, PixelJunk Shooter
#002 - Batman: Brave & Bold, DJ Hero 2, Dead Space 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Bulletstorm
#003 - Pokemon Black/White, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Monster Tale, God of War III, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Torchlight
#004 - Portal 2, Steel Diver, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, Pilotwings Resort, Crysis 2, Blocks That Matter
#005 - L.A. Noire, Alice Madness Returns, Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D, Shadows of the Damned
#006 - GoldenEye 007, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, AC: Brotherhood, Sword & Sworcery EP, Trenched
#007 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Jetpack Joyride, Gears of War 3, The Binding of Isaac, Renegade Ops
#008 - Dark Souls, League of Evil, Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Super Mario 3D Land
#009 - The Buy it/Avoid it Report's Awards - 2011
#010 - Spelunky, Max Payne 3, Trials Evolution, Mario Kart 7, Escape Goat
#011 - Super Hexagon, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Lollipop Chainsaw, Mark of the Ninja

The Play it/Avoid it Report - back issues
#001 - Bioshock Infinite, Darksiders II, Dead Space 3, Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider
#002 - Dishonored, DKC: Tropical Freeze, Grand Theft Auto V, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Rogue Legacy
#003 - The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Mario Kart 8, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sunset Overdrive

Secret Moon Base - episodes
Subscribe on iTunes - a podcast about video games and other stuff with my pals knutaf and Occam

Spelunky HD - blogs
Mega Guide - part one
Mega Guide - part two

The Binding of Isaac - blogs
Blood, Shit and Tears - a love letter
Instruction Manual - w/ tips and tricks for beginners
Unlocking Godhead - tips for playing as The Lost

Social Network(s) - ugh
Twitter - @corduroyturtle
 
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