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Cool

Dtoid on Steam... well, sort of. It was about time someone used a quote fom dtoid. After all they are all funny.

 
 
 

A moment in history

Some would say that political frenzy about videogames is as old as videogames, but the truth is that of late it has reached a dangerous level. I think about the China-Google issue over censorship. Like it or not China is not-so-democratic...

 
 
 

Dear IW: fu** you.

Nowadays for PC gamers everything seems to be IW new “hate” against us. So I’m writing something to sum up how I feel about this bad joke from a developer I used to respect. Since most of the people over here don’t care, maybe because they ...

 
 
 

Nowadays for PC gamers everything seems to be IW new “hate” against us. So I’m writing something to sum up how I feel about this bad joke from a developer I used to respect. Since most of the people over here don’t care, maybe because they ...

 
 
 

Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising

I´m not a big blogger around here, I know that, you know that and I don’t have a lot of friends… sniff. But let´s talk about some great game that got me into spending some time writing this. If you are anywhere near to this game you should...

 
 
 

Venezuela is trying to ban violent videogames

Source. It is hard to explain the Venezuelan government and their brainwashed voters (most of them), if you look at the history of President Chavez you won’t see anything you like (that is if you like democracy), but he become President j...

 
 
 

Because I’ am a fan of Monkey Island

So, by now you probably finished playing Tales of Monkey Island Launch of The Screaming Narwhal (yeah I wont by typing that again), if you are a fan of the Monkey Island series. I have to say right now that I played the first Monkey Island...

 
 
 

So no LAN for Starcraft 2 then?

I was rather disappointed when I heard the news earlier today that Blizzard won’t be supporting Starcraft 2 for LAN (local area network). If you told me this a year ago I would tell that you were mean and a bad person. Hell, “disappointed”…...

 
 
 
 

Issues that divide us: Left4Dead 2

Clearly one of the most interesting things that come out from E3 has been the Left4Dead 2 “controversy”. I posted it in the past: I wanted Valve to talk at E3 about Half Life Episode 3 and what they are doing next; in the same post I said t...

 
 
 

Other Worlds Than These: The Witcher Universe

It doesn’t happen a lot, you are in a place that is so similar to this world, and yet the rules are so different and not only because it is medieval. The sun shines and it usually rains, you also have night and day… and there are people, ...

 
 
 

What is Valve up to? (someone please ask them at E3)

There has been some discussion about Valve next move, something like Valve going for a Left4Dead 2. I dont really know if that is a good idea, the game is still fairly "new" and just because it worked out the first time I dont really see th...

 
 
 
 

Pharmacology for gamers: the return.

A year ago I started wit this series called pharmacology for gamers. Now I think I know more of the subject since I have studied medicine for about 5 years now, so I can probably go ahead with some new editions, this one is about benzodiaze...

 
 
 

Starcraft 2 beta?

So it seems. And since I got some valid keys of Blizzard games I went east, allways to the east until I got into the new Battle.net and signed in. The site seems to be running a bit slow, I added some Blizzard games I have using the cd key....

 
 
 

Zeno Clash

Hey, its been a while, I was at hospital today here in Uruguay wandering that if we are all going to die soon from a flu from a fu**** pig then at least I should be gaming something best fitted for the issue. What is better than fighting st...

 
 
 

Connected... but even then alone.

Ok, now, to understand this you have to have some basics: a) I live in south america. Meaning: bandwith, lag issues. Currency issues. Piracy. b) Iam a PC gammer who uses STEAM for online gaming. c) This is the third world... I want to live...

 
 
 

Where is Freedom Fighters 2?

Do you remember Freedom Fighters back a few years ago? Those worked. Enemy AI was stupid and there was not a "pin-down" element. You probably do since it was a decente third person shooter. Some may argue the story was not that good, bu...

 
 
 

Broken Sword The Shadow of the Templars for the DS

So I was a huge fan of the Broken Sword series, they have a special place in my gaming list and on the adventure genre I love so much and that so many people say is dead. I know Im not alone here thinking how great the series is, maybe the...

 
 
 

So I have just finished H.A.W.X. for the PC

So we can argue, on one side we have a Tom Clancy kind of story that is messed up... I mean, PMC (private military contractor), that goes on a full scale war on the United States? A PMC is a company, how does the "go invade a country for f...

 
 
 

Empire Total War again, a warning

So maybe you read my latest blog post about Empire Total War. Everything that says about the game in there is true, is a great game.... But now that I have some more hours into the game I have to talk about the latest stability issues that...

 
 
 

Empire Total War,open up your history books.

Dont you love turn based strategy videogames? You start small and then expand, money is little and everything needs turns to grow. Is a vicious cycle, how many "one more turn and thats it for tonight" because you want to take that last city...

 
 
 

2009 and lanpartys are still fun

I know it has been a while, but stil hear me out crew, read the read me for once... For a couple of weeks now we (with "we" I mean me and some friends), have been making a lanparty every couple of days. I can remember the times of the lan...

 
 
 
 

Black Mesa Mod is coming... but later in the year

If we survive the zombie apocalypse this year then we can say that maybe we will be able to enjoy the Black Mesa Mod. The mod is scheduled for a late 2009 release (via Kotaku). For those who dont know Black Mesa is Half LIfe 1 redone with ...

 
 
 

A new place to write

Maybe you know or you dont, but I dont live in an english spoken country. I love writing, and as much as I love Destructoid writing in english takes a big chunk of time and I dont feel that Im doing it right. So I decided to start writing...

 
 
 

Replaying and feeling nostalgic: Grim Fandango

There is so much to tell to anyone who havent played Grim Fandango. First of all, it was a 1998 release if my memory doesnt fail me, I was... well, younger and on holidays. I managed to make my parents went for my desktop PC to the city and...

 
 
 

Doing some shopping on STEAM

So, probably everyone of you who plays on the PC allready has STEAM and probably some games. If you do then you must know that the discount until January 3 is open with discounts on everything and up to 75%. I cant speak highly enough of...

 
 
 

Why Velt? (The Witcher)

It wasnt long ago that I stopped playing The Witcher Enchanced Edition, it was sudden and I said to myself "is ok, we have been playing this game with all its sidequests and having a great time, now is the time for casual gaming and more st...

 
 
 

Riding Africa on FarCry 2, the final review and thoughts

(I know that this review doesn’t have any nice pics of the game, you can get those anywhere else, also I’m not talking about multiplayer since I didn’t play the MP). I was very harsh in my last pre-review of the game, I’m playing it on the...

 
 

About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
My Picasa Web Album.
My videogame blog in spanish
 
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