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Booktoid: Grand Theft Childhood

Gamers rejoice! For now when opponents of gaming challenge us and quote the Bible, we had a Good Book of our own! Okay, forgive the hyperbole. However, in Grand Theft Childhood : The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games, Drs. Law...

 
 
 

Pocket Guitar Hero and Wiimote Flash Drives

For the uninitiated, Technabob and Ubergizmo are fantastic sites for tons of video game gadgets and goodies. Of course, that means they are unbelievable sources for C-blog fodder, especially in the department of cute little gizmos. Po...

 
 
 

Portal: The Ultimate Feminist Game

WTF Wednesday is a weekly look at those shining pillars of the gaming community - forum posts, gadgets, articles and personalities - that just make you wonder "What the fu...?" --------- Anyone that has taken a college-level lit class ...

 
 
 

Who will defend gamers?

[[This post was inspired by the discussion of Bioware pussying out, the anti-Jack Thompson and the defense of games in Podtoid 44. If you haven't listened yet, shame on you. Check it out, it starts at around the 35 minute mark. I'll wa...

 
 
 

Music Monday: Bob Ostertag's w00t

Music from video games – be it songs “inspired by” games, soundtracks, chip tunes, remixes, or something else entirely – is a big part of the Destructoid community. Music Monday is a weekly look at some of these tunes. ------ The image...

 
 
 

Thirsty Thursday: Schneider Aventinus

Thirsty Thursday knows that the weekend is almost here, and that the classy members of the Destructoid community may want some tasty beverages that don't come from the “big three” brewers. Here's your weekly look at the world of craft bee...

 
 
 

WTF Wednesday: Chocolate Mii's

WTF Wednesday is a weekly look at those shining pillars of the gaming community - forum posts, gadgets, articles and personalities - that just make you wonder "What the fu...?" --------- Although they are momentarily sold out, Valentin...

 
 
 

No Nazis in LEGO Indiana Jones?

If you've been longing to kill LEGO Nazis in a video game, your dreams will continue to go unrequited (at least for now). Last week, Edge magazine had a chance to sit down with LucasArts and Traveller's Tales, the publishers and develop...

 
 
 

Trailer Tuesday: Band Mashups

Trailer Tuesday is a weekly chance to present trailers, gameplay videos, retro commercials, interviews and other video-tastic material to the folks at Destructoid. --------- Though I can't say I agree with EternalDeathSlayer's views on...

 
 
 

Music Monday: Versions - The Zelda Theme

Music from video games – be it songs “inspired by” games, soundtracks, chip tunes, remixes, or something else entirely – is a big part of the Destructoid community. Music Monday is a weekly look at some of these tunes. ------ There is s...

 
 
 
 

WTF Wednesday: Custom Pac-Man Guitar

WTF Wednesday is a weekly look at those shining pillars of the gaming community - forum posts, gadgets, articles and personalities - that just make you wonder "What the fu...?" --------- We all love Pac-Man, the little guy that infecte...

 
 
 
 

Music Monday: The Advantage

Music from video games – be it songs “inspired by” games, soundtracks, chip tunes, remixes, or something else entirely – is a big part of the Destructoid community. Music Monday is a weekly look at some of these tunes. ------ Hey, you g...

 
 
 

Comics that need to be games: DMZ

[reference – DMZ on Wikipedia] Games based on comic books have been coming out since Superman came out for the Atari 2600 way back in 1979. Since then, comic fans have unfortunately had to face a dozen mediocre or downright awful comic-...

 
 
 

Thirsty Thursday: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Thirsty Thursday knows that the weekend is almost here, and that the classy members of the Destructoid community may want some tasty beverages that don't come from the “big three” brewers. Here's your weekly look at the world of craft bee...

 
 
 

Music Monday: Earthbound

Music from video games – be it songs “inspired by” games, soundtracks, chip tunes, remixes, or something else entirely – is a big part of the Destructoid community. Music Monday is a weekly look at some of these tunes. ------ Like many ...

 
 
 

Thirsty Thursday: Alaskan Smoked Porter

Thirsty Thursday knows that the weekend is almost here, and that the classy members of the Destructoid community may want some tasty beverages that don't come from the “big three” brewers. Here's your weekly look at the world of craft be...

 
 
 

WTF Wednesday: Hand-Held DDR Pads

WTF Wednesday is a weekly look at those shining pillars of the gaming community - forum posts, gadgets, articles and personalities - that just make you wonder "What the fu...?" --------- How the world has changed since I was a young lad....

 
 
 

Trailer Tuesday: Dig Dug

Trailer Tuesday is a weekly chance to present trailers, gameplay videos, retro commercials, interviews and other video-tastic material to the folks at Destructoid. --------- Back in the days before Al Gore invented the internet, we gamer...

 
 

About UMF Skibumone of us since 11:56 AM on 09.16.2007

Music Monday
Bob Ostertag's w00t
Versions - The Zelda Theme
The Advantage
Earthbound

Trailer Tuesday
Band Mashups
Black Mesa, Operation Black Mesa and Barney's Tales
Dig Dug

WTF Wednesday
Custom Pac-Man
Hand-Held DDR Pads
Chocolate Mii's
Portal: The Ultimate Feminist Game

Thirsty Thursday
Schneider Aventinus
Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA
Alaskan Smoked Porter

My brother and I got a NES for Christmas back in the early 90s, right at the end of its life cycle. One of my most vivid gaming memories is playing Super Mario World at Service Merchandise back in the day. Since then I've had a SNES (my favorite system), a N64, a Gamecube, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, DS, Wii, Xbox and 360.

Outside of gaming, I am an obsessive skier and an amateur beer homebrewer. I live up in the state of Maine, although I did spend a short stint living in Juneau Alaska. My favorite types of humor are those shown by Seth Rogen, Mel Brooks, Mitch Hedberg and Michael Showalter. I am also one of those kids that loves comics enough to go to the comic shop every Wednesday to pick up a couple of books. I used to host a radio show and love music, particularly The Clash.

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