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The trials of indie development.

I briefly mentioned this on my last post, but I have entered the Ludum Dare October Challenge, a 'contest' to development and release a game (kind-of-from-scratch) in one month and earn at least one dollar - donations, sales, ads, sponsorsh...

 
 
 

Why are we so mean to our NPCs?

So, I was just watching the footage for Aliens: Colonial Marines. From the comments, most people liked it more than me. The source of my burning rage was first every allied NPC's total lack of *actual* combat ability, and second the player'...

 
 
 

In Defense of DLC: Map Packs

This is gonna be short and sweet. I can see the problems with DLC. The system definitely needs improvements. However, so many people throw giant tizzy fits and even the slightest hint of DLC, which is just freaking ridiculous. Map packs,...

 
 
 

Some quick thoughts on Digital Distribution

So, this last week has seen me spend almost $60 on steam sales. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. hasn't really grabbed me yet, but I think MNC and AI War have potential. I also bought 4 copies of Terraria; never have I gotten so many responses to a facebook ...

 
 
 

Sony is owning Microsoft - and why that's bad

Yeah, there, I said it, me an xbox fanboy too. But my preferred console maker has been, as of late, ignoring a crucial element of the video game... game... yeah, anyways, Sony is clearly looking long and hard at this opportunity, and I thin...

 
 
 

Will our protagonists ever learn... [SPOILERS]

No, probably not. Learn what? That no-one likes a silent protagonist. OK, maybe I am being a bit generalized with that, but hear me out. I can't remember the last time I heard someone say that they actually liked having a silent protagoni...

 
 
 

Oh My God Hawken

Adhesive Games recently released a first-person trailer for their 'mech FPS Hawken. I really shouldn't have to do anything more than embed this trailer to get you hyperventilating: However, I know that's not Destructoid's style (nor wou...

 
 
 

IGR: Super Crate Box

So I just spent the last two-ish hours of my life frantically jumping around platforms, blowing away grinning (sometimes raging) skulls and desperately careening into crates. Ladies and gents, welcome to the world of Super Crate Box. T...

 
 
 

Videogames are my life

Today during dinner, my mother made stated the memorable quote "What is there to respect about videogames?" While my sister tried to change her outmoded way of thinking, I promptly went down here to write an angsty blog. But don't worry, ...

 
 
 

Freeware Tiberian Sun; or, as I call it, ULTIMATE WIN

Today, I learned possibly the happiest bit of gaming news I've heard in a long while: Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun, as well as the expansion Firestorm, were released as freeware by EA. Over a year ago, in fact; to promote the 4th Comman...

 
 
 
 
 

CNN is full of crap, games are immature

I would like to alert everyone to a stupid article posted on CNN. OK, it's well thought out and pretty good arguments, but I just can't get behind the basic point. Basically, Mr. Gallaga (irony) believes that the "disturbing trend" of vid...

 
 
 

What Happened to Splitscreen?!

Online multiplayer is pretty sweet. You can frag total strangers and get stuck in with massive battles; you can also hook up with friends far away for some semi-cooperative-fragging. But one area of the multiplayer department is relatively ...

 
 
 

Diamond in the Rough: XBLIG Weekly Feature

Let's be honest: A lot of the games in the XBLIG section are rubbish. But remember this is the spot that also brought you such awesomesouce like A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1 and... oh there's some other ones out there, gimme a sec.. OK, ...

 
 
 

Arrogance...?

Simple question for everyone out there: Is it stupid/arrogant/wrong for me to 'fap' my own blog posts? Because I was just looking at my (only) other blog post and down at the bottom it's like: THE SAMA FAPPED HIS POST. WHAT A TOOL. (metapho...

 
 
 

Fable III and Mass Effect 2: Letdowns

YEAH. YEAH, I SAID IT. Fable III and Mass Effect 2 (hereafter: FIII and ME2), while tremendously different in setting and gameplay, both fail to succeed in one key, underlying concept: their supposedly tense and emotional choices. Rememb...

 
 

About The Samaone of us since 7:56 PM on 11.08.2010

NOTE: I will most likely reply to any comments on my blog. People keep asking questions, I answer, but no indication that they expected an answer and therefor no indication that they looked for one.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO PUT HERE.

I like Halo, Dead Space and Homeworld.

I am an artist, writer and coder.

I am working on some games for the XBLIG channel.

I like discussing all kinds of game-related stuff, as well as politics and other strange subjects. Hit me up. I have no good Dtoid friends! Maybe because the interface sucks.

I really can't think of anything. I hate bios. Just read my globs (that was a typo but I'll leave it).