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A Very D-toid MAGfest 11

MAGfest. Known by some as the Music and Games Festival, but celebrated by many as the New Year NARP. I have celebrated the New Year with three MAGfest's to date, but none nearly so memorable or enjoyable as 2013. I'm here to highlight som...

 
 
 

My Recovered Gaming Rig, Let Me Show It To You

After some unfortunate tornado business a few months ago, I've finally managed to get settled in a special place. I remodeled this place just for me. I am no longer above ground, so tornadoes can't reach me, and I have all my gaming stuff s...

 
 
 

Is Exclusive Content Bad For Gaming?

Image compliments of BAPengin at Co-optimus.com - it makes me laugh, a lot. Recently I've noticed a disturbing trend in the gaming market. It is the addition of game-altering exclusives with nearly every pre-order on the market, primaril...

 
 
 

The Forgotten: Dream Within a Dream

How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily - how calmly I can tell you the whole story." - Edgar Allen Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart. I gently slide the lantern hatch open until a sliver of light cuts the thick black of the room....

 
 
 

Part Of Me Died When Gamestop Lied

Gamestop has always been a bit questionable to gamers in their retail tactics. First, they give you crummy trade-in value for your games at a fraction of what you originally paid. Then, they have exclusive deals that say "buy with us, or ...

 
 
 

Tornado Time With Shadokat (Semi-VGR)

Many people who follow me on twitter, or have any idea about my Facebook may have noticed a series of strange blurbs about a tornado that rampaged through parts of Colorado recently - most specifically, my apartment complex. Convincing my...

 
 
 

Those About To Die: The Princess

One of the most ongoing epidemics in video games for generations has been the Missing Princess Syndrome. Your princess has been abducted by a rather unsavory character, and you're on a mission to rescue her from an uncertain fate, thus pr...

 
 
 

Interview with Carlos Ferro of Gears of War:

What do Deadpool, the Wizard of Oz, and Starcraft have in common? Well, it certainly isn't "Zerg", "Rainbows" or "Poptarts", so it must be "awesome"! That's exactly what you get in this Q&A session with the worlds greatest 'player two'. (I'...

 
 
 

[Editorial] Crossing4Dead

Credit for this banner goes to: Amy "Phoenix" Clark it's amazing What happens when the apocalypse happily meets up with starting a new, animal filled life? Crossing4Dead is the latest game from Farcical Studios to the nethersystem, which...

 
 
 

Nintendo to play games for us?

After reading this article, in which lies the next top secret Nintendo advancement, which will allegedly stream a player hints in video form, solving puzzles for “stuck gamers,” I became very nervous for the next generation of players. With...

 
 
 
 

Mushroom Men: The Spore War Review

In the spirit of judging things by their cover, I stumbled on Mushroom Men: The Spore War based on a small pack of artistic cards promoting the game – they must have made some impression, because I was instantly intrigued. Being a new fra...

 
 
 

The Fear: Atmosphere.

"You're walking down a dark, quiet hallway, littered with debris of what was once a beautiful hotel. Weapon in hand, poised as an agitated snake, You call out; "hello? Anyone there?" With no response, you continue walking cautiously, when...

 
 
 

Fable II: A Critique

Lionhead studios, the studio notorious for its blabbermouth designer, Peter Molyneux, has released a new game backed by enough hype to fill a small moon...or a space station. I personally enjoyed the original Fable well enough, it had man...

 
 
 

Adventures in (x)boxing.

This past weekend, I had to put down a good friend. His name was Harold IV, and he was an xbox 360. This past Saturday, Harold IV's processor/video chip gave out – and he stopped producing hours of entertainment and fun. Unfortunately, Ha...

 
 
 

Retroreview; Silent Hill 4: The Room

Down the Rabbit Hole For me, October means a number of things; parties, Resident Evil, dressing up, events, and Silent Hill. One of my favorite traditions for the past 4 years, is my annual revival of Silent Hill 4: The Room. Unfortunate...

 
 
 

Feel the Hatred: Self-proclaimed Hardcore Gamers

Culprits: Just over a week ago, I decided to drop in to a local game store to take a look at the games that have been released before the big holiday rush, one of which was Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. I picked up the box, and was r...

 
 
 

Thanks, Destructoid

During my time here at Destructoid, between random hiatuses, I have come to know some of the community members for certain attributes. I look forward to hearing from most of them (even the asinine ones, believe it or not) and have assembled...

 
 
 

Mushroom Men

In life, I try to be a level headed, rational human being. Rarely will I jump ahead of myself, and get excited about something I haven't tried, which goes double for the video gaming world. In recent months I've followed a few titles, no...

 
 
 

Overlord

Reviewers have called Overlord the sleeper hit of 2007, sadly overlooked by gamers of every kind. I have heard rave reviews on the title, generally placing it on the top of the scale compared to many other choice games. I have also thorou...

 
 
 

Force Unleashed First Impressions; Demo

Star Wars has been a big deal in a lot of geeks lives for the better part of 30 years; crossing media streams from Movies to cartoons to video games and beyond. Some of these installments haven't been so pretty – or were pretty with absol...

 
 
 

Wii; Hardcore Accessories

If this guy isn't hardcore, I don't know what that word means. Nintendo has picked up a bad rep in the past few years for it's apparent lack of 'Hardcore' games. Presumably meaning games like; Grand Theft Auto, where you clearly learn to...

 
 
 

Dos and Don'ts for Soul Calibur 5

Seeing as sequels don't seem to be going away anytime soon - while at the same time reviewing Soul Calibur 4,I have a few suggestions for its inevitable sequel. Don't use Star Wars characters. This was, by far, the worst overshadowing of g...

 
 
 

Xbox and Screenshots

Close, but you're way off. In the past I haven't made much of an attempt at timely reviews, as I don't generally purchase games still encased in any sort of shrink wrap. Instead, I'm generally one to sit around twiddling my thumbs for 6 ...

 
 
 

Dating in two parts; [NVGR]

Part I: Superheroes and the Disney Complex. As a child, everyone has strange absurd fantasies about growing up to be successful and marry the most beautiful people – who, by the time you're old enough to be married, will be old and decre...

 
 
 

Boot to the head

Yes, I know, I know, another video post. Again with the busy, but I enjoyed watching this video - very much actually; Substance post(s) in the works, we swears it, precious!

 
 
 

Weird and Stupid Video game moments

After watching this, I had the sudden urge to go through all my old video games and find as many typos and stupid things myself. Or at least play some old NES games... At least a few of these are worth watching this for. Yes, I realize ...

 
 
 

My gaming HQ, let me show it to you.

Since the majority of people here have taken the time to show off their gaming rigs, I thought I'd share a few key points in my gaming life; Part of that is of course comfort. The most stylish way to live in comfort, is the way of the 70's...

 
 
 

Devil May Cry 4

I personally find there are things in life that can be amazing if approached from the right angle. In the case of Devil May Cry 4, the right angle would be; It really can't be taken seriously, so you can laugh to yourself while you rev your...

 
 
 

[NVGR] Joss Whedon

For anyone who enjoys Joss Whedon, or any of his Kitschy writing style, I just spent the last 30 minutes watching the greatest video blog ever Starring Neil Patrick Harris, and it has made my life more complete. I realize this isn't a comp...

 
 

About ShadokatRegnone of us since 11:16 PM on 12.06.2007

A 27 year old student, Katrina enjoys her writing, yet acknowledges it could be better. She spends most of her time looking for something to write about. She misses the Destructoid crew, but admits her other writing obligations keep her quite occupied. She'll keep an eye on the Monthly Musings, since those are always worth her time.

For those who enjoy her writing, it's now archived under that hypertext. Catch her Twittering in the third person on a somewhat regular basis.



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