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So, a guy was fired at the Treehouse

His name is Chris Pranger, I don't know him. What media exposure I've had of him, he seemed pretty cool. He was fired because he went off script and appeared on a podcast, dropped a few truth bombs along the way too. Why does this bug me s...

 
 
 

Destructiod Community Assignment: Ten Things

1. Old enough to not have the internet growing up, young enough that I've always been around games. That's pretty much explains it. I was born just before the Nintendo launched the NES in the US, and grew up with that generation. Thankful...

 
 
 

Casing Games and the Journey It Took Me On

Not a week goes by without seeing a comment or an article online about the Physical vs. Digital games debate. And for a while, I thought I had found my answer. I was perfectly happy buying the consoles that I was personally interested in,...

 
 
 

Brick and Mortar 5-16-2014

About a month ago, I stumbled upon The Cover Project, an online initiative of fans and enthusiasts to collect scans of video game box art. These scans are usually customized to be easily printed and slid into CD/DS/DVD/Universal game case...

 
 
 

Reboot Connection: Boss Monster

Gaming as a cultural expression is growing. It is important to remember that videogames did not bloom out of nothingness, just as film and movies did not develop without the context of theater and narrative driven literature. Early videogam...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brick and Mortar 3-12-2014

     Every so often, I find that it is worth my time to visit the local gaming store chains and large retailers. I like to see how gaming is being presented to a commercial mass market. Sometimes I make some awesome finds, but the experie...

 
 
 
 

Virtual Console Advice Needed.

     Considering Nintendo is discontinuing of their Wi-Fi network, I began thinking about things that may have a life span within Nintendo's online framework. We have already seen glimmers of this before. TMNT, the Donkey Kong Country SNE...

 
 
 

GPP: Gamer Purchasing Power.

Moving to a new city, it's sometimes hard to get acclimated. Typically, I try to find a couple staples: local boardgame store, a good retro videogames store, comic shop, dog park, a few good restaurants, that kind of thing. There is a perio...

 
 
 
 
 

Review: Can Castlevania be recommended in 2014?

     Castlevania is a pillar of game design and story telling from the early days of modern console gaming. Released the Japanese market in 1986 and landing on US shores in 1987, it is sometimes easy to forget today that Castlevania not o...

 
 
 
 

A minor Renaissance of design sensibilities

The eShop Platform? wha?     Since the interactive medium of gaming began, our sensibilities as gamers or creators have changed over time. When you survey the styles and genres of older gaming generations, it becomes clear that the develo...

 
 

About Thumb Scarone of us since 11:57 AM on 02.25.2014

Been gaming since the NES days. I remember computers, before the internet. My motivation to learn how to read was to play Final Fantasy. Games have, wonderfully, helped shape my life. I love games, history, writing and discussion. Pursuing that is the goal.

I've played games on Nintendo consoles for most of my life, but branched out into PC gaming and Playstation by the mid-90's. Current platforms: Wii U, 3DS, Steam. Typically playing: 5e D&D, tabletop games, and a backlog of retro games.

We live in interesting times. I can't wait to see where the industry goes next.