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We are Destructoid: The Chronicles of Mazmar

[Hey gang! Last week, I challenged some community members to tell us why Destructoid's community is so important to them. Don't let them be the only ones! Tell us how you feel in your own blog. -- Kauza] If you’ve been around on Destructoi...

 
 
 

The Buy it/Avoid It Report :: Issue #003

Hello gamers! Welcome to the third installment of the Buy it/Avoid it Report! Over the past month or so I've been playing a lot of handheld and downloadable titles. I've also been catching up on my new favorite comic, Fear Agent. If y...

 
 
 

The Buy It/Avoid It Report :: Issue #002

Hello gamers. When I left you last I was being simultaneously tag-teamed by male pattern baldness and astigmatism. While neither of those things have changed, I have come to accept them as part of me and I've found peace. Aging is an u...

 
 
 

Groundhog Day: Un Cambio de Paradigma

It wasn't easy being a Nintendo fanboy during the last console generation. While the PlayStation 2 dominated the gaming landscape with incredible exclusives, the GameCube was left with some pretty paltry 3rd party offerings. Being offer...

 
 
 

The Buy It/Avoid It Report :: Issue #001

Without making too big of a deal about it, I've been at Destructoid for over a year now! I've made a bunch of new gaming buddies (the illustrious 360 FNF Crew), twiddled my writing fingers a bit and enjoyed the hell out of every minute. ...

 
 
 

Game Journal 2010 :: Volume 4 :: October - December

As the year comes to a close, so does my year long blog series chronicling the games that I've played. I started this because I often get to the end of a year, look back and realize that I have no recollection of what happened and where al...

 
 
 

If Occams ever asks for your address...

... give it to him, without question. The man will touch your soul in a way that seems inappropriate at first yet is so gentle and thoughtful that you won't mind. By the end of the whole thing, you'll be lying breathlessly next to an open...

 
 
 

Destructoid + Halo Reach = "Castle DeStructoid"

After hours of building, deleting and re-building, I present to you Castle DeStructoid -- a Halo Reach Forge map that I made just for this community!  It's a giant Mr. Destructoid head that you can battle in!  I wouldn&...

 
 
 

Game Journal 2010 :: Volume 3 :: July - Sept. Edition

I'll keep this post completely spoiler free for those that are sensitive to that kind of thing. I'd also like to add that I spent $60+ on downloadable titles in this three month period which is a record for me. It's either a testament to th...

 
 
 

360 FNF: Your Halo Reach Matchmaking Utility

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS!!! Would you look at that -- it's Friday again! Time to ignore all the real people in your life, turn on your favorite video game machine and battle with or against some of your fellow Dtoiders! Are we all pretending...

 
 
 

Teh Bias: Mommy, where does bias come from?

Child: Mommy? Mother: Yes my little angel? Child: Where does bias come from? Mother: WHO TOLD YOU ABOUT THAT?! Child: Danny from school. I told him that I liked Halo better than Call of Duty and he told me I was bias and that Call of...

 
 
 
 
 

If Carmine lives, we all lose.

Just in case you were on the fence about this very serious issue, allow me to publicly cast my vote as well as give multiple reasons for you to follow suit. Perhaps I should explain the situation at hand before I delve into the gory deta...

 
 
 
 

[Xbox360] Friday Night Fights -- RIGHT NOW Edition

I'm throwing this together...RIGHT NOW! I expect garrethxxgod to do one of these today but he's M.I.A. so I'll slap this together. Games on the agenda can be anything from Left 4 Dead 2, Red Dead Redemption, Gears of War 2, Team Fortress,...

 
 
 

Corduroy's Game Related Poetry Corner for Gamers

Gather around little ones, it's story time. Please put your toys back where they go. Yes you, there in the back, don't be shy. Pull the crayon out of your nose and sit up here with the other children. They won't bite. What's that? No,...

 
 
 

Game Journal 2010 :: Volume 2 :: April - June Edition

This post will be completely free of spoilers but not completely free of opinions. I'd also like to add that Alan Wake is the only non-sequel on this list. I crave more great new IP's! Too often I get to the end of a year, look back, and...

 
 
 

Something about E3: Can we all get along?

Apparently so! Never have I seen this gaming community come together and scream "HELL YES" in one unanimous voice. The overwhelmingly positive response to Nintendo's presentation today left me both reeling from excitement and overjoyed kn...

 
 
 

Something about E3: Jumping the gun

Has anyone else spotted all the leaks in here? I realize the importance of hype but this is just blatant! How many surprises are even left? What don't we already know going into this years E3? Sony has already shown a good portion of w...

 
 
 

A Cblog version of Mad Libs! (participation required)

Like anyone's first time, this is bound to be awkward, tedious, and require someone's help. This time, that someone is you. I've been trying to think of a way to make a blog interactive and I keep going back to Mad Libs. I really loved M...

 
 
 

Artificial Intelligence needs less "A" and more "I".

(By the way, this blog is about video game artificial intelligence, NOT the movie A.I. directed by Steven Spielberg. Just figured I'd clear that up so you don't end up halfway through the article wondering about my own intelligence. Howe...

 
 
 

This list of Top 5's should be in your Top 5.

I was inspired by Occams electric toothbrush who was inspired by Mrandydixon to do my own version of the cliche top 5 list. There are a few more on my bio over there --->. Perhaps that inspired Mrandydixon to do his initial list. If t...

 
 
 

Photo Dojo for the DSi shop will be FREE!

I was chatting with my Nintendo rep the other day an he mentioned that Photo Fighter X (Photo Dojo in JP) will drop on May 10th. Cool. That's tomorrow. It's also going to be FREE for a limited time, which is fantastic! Make sure you a...

 
 
 

Where for art thou, Monthly Musing?

I was sitting here at my computer wondering what the Monthly Musing might be for May and I had a scary thought. Did this monthly feature end when Burch left? I sure hope not because I look forward to my monthly assignment. If someone d...

 
 
 

I've been drinking...

...and winning. It's been a wild night. I'm two beers in and I've been dominating some SSFIV. I've never had a really been much into Street Fighter. I've respected it. I've played it. But I've never been all that good. Not tonight....

 
 
 

Corduroy Turtle's Game Diary: January - March 2010

Too often I get to the end of a year, look back, and realize that I have no idea what happened. I have vowed to not let that happen in 2010. This is basically an extension of a game diary that I started at the beginning of the year. I ta...

 
 
 

Something about Sex: Bacon Sex

Sex is great! Fantastic! I'm not the first to admit that. It's wonderful when two people wink, shake hands and agree to rub their bodies together for the simple enjoyment of making one another feel good. Perhaps they're even expressing ...

 
 

About Phoustone of us since 2:05 AM on 02.11.2010

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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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