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Ruminations on the Big Nís Blondes

Hey guys!† Want to see me whack a beehive with a hockey stick?† Then let me ask you a question: how do you feel about Zero Suit Samusí new design? † Iím going to come right out and say it: I think itís all right.† The high heels are an in...

 
 
 

Is Senran Kagura Secretly Brilliant?

Hey, happy Valentineís Day.† Letís talk about breasts. A while back, I was on The Escapist sifting through the forums -- something I donít do all that often, unless thereís an interesting topic listed on the front page.† But as internet-...

 
 
 

Girly Guys and Manly Girls

Fair warning: this is probably going to be the stupidest post youíve ever read.† Or if not the stupidest, then the one thatíll draw discussion away from the topic and put me under (or on) fire.† Or if not that, then at least make you wond...

 
 
 

Lightning Returns: One Last Battle

I donít think Iíve had an existential crisis this bad since I watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon and legitimately wanted to bash my head against something until everything went black.† Just thought Iíd throw that out there to set the ...

 
 
 

Of Batman and Prequels

Once upon a time, I hoped that when Nolanís Dark Knight Trilogy came to an end, we could all shut the hell up about Batman for a while.† Not forever.† Just long enough to give the guy a rest.† Long enough for the public conscious to focus...

 
 
 

As Black as Lightning (Part 3 -- FINALE)

And here we are, one more time. † If for some silly reason youíre just joining me here for this FFXIII miniseries (hereís part 1, and hereís part 2), let me give you another primer.† The thrust of my argument is that Lightning Farron, lea...

 
 
 

As Black as Lightning (Part 2)

And here we are again.† If youíre just joining me here†(and hereís part 1 if you missed it), let me give you a primer.† In lieu of current evidence, Iím convinced that Square Enixís beloved Lightning Farron is more than what she appears ...

 
 
 

As Black as Lightning (Part 1)

I have a sneaking suspicion that it was (the great) Jim Sterlingís review of Final Fantasy XIII that led me to discover Destructoid one fateful day.† In a universe where eights, nines, and the occasional perfect score orbited the game lik...

 
 
 

How do you play Grand Theft Auto?

And the ďSilliest Post Title of the YearĒ Award goes toÖ † In all honesty, I canít think of a more appropriate title for a post.† I consider myself a gamer of some degree of -- for lack of a better term -- ďhardcore-itudeĒ, but Iíll be th...

 
 
 

Let's Get Beautiful

You know, Iíve been thinking.† (Cue the panicked shrieks of the masses as they run desperately for cover.) † So word on the street is that Senran Kagura is coming to the West.† Thatís interesting, I suppose.† I canít personally summon up ...

 
 
 

A Creator's Responsibility

Video games?† We need to talk. † I think I know you pretty well by now.† Iíve been playing with you since before I could tie my shoes (God bless Velcro).† And I know what youíre planning to do.† See, we gamers have been lucky to get at le...

 
 
 

So Why Make Games Gritty?

Iíve got a question that needs answering.† Badly. † Iíd like to think that Iím not much in the way of biases or prejudices, but lately I feel like thatís no longer the case.† It seems like more and more, Iím starting to develop an extreme...

 
 
 
 

What Does Zelda Mean to You?

So, whoís hyped for the new Guilty Gear game?† † My eyes pretty much rocketed out of my head at the mere sight of the article headlines -- and when I watched the actual trailer, said eyes reached escape velocity in a quarter of a picosec...

 
 
 

Do Video Games Need Good Stories?

Short answer? Of course they do. Post's over. Long answer? The rest of this post. If youíve seen my posts before, you probably know what Iím all about. Good stories! Interesting leads! Ideas and themes explored in full! Hnnnnnnnn...

 
 
 

Let's discuss Ratchet and Clank.

No one is more than aware of my aptitude of making crushingly long posts. So in an effort to try and get over that bad habit, hereís everything you need to know about this post condensed into one sentence: $8.99 is all you need to own o...

 
 
 
 

2012: Hope Never Dies

ÖWhat a year. Thatís the most I can say without diving into another multi-thousand-word spiel on vaguely-compelling topics/primers on hot dog-eating etiquette. I mean, there is more that I could say -- much more -- but I think that we c...

 
 
 

Letís discuss The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Real talk. You guys know me by now, right? I know Iím not the most notable name on Destructoid, but Iíve posted at least twenty, maybe thirty things on here in the past year or so. So Iím hoping there are people who see my icon on the ...

 
 
 
 

Bored by Power

You know, Iíve been thinking. (Cue the frenzied screams of a thousand innocent orphans.) I like video games. I like a lot of video games -- and say what you will about the industry today, but there are still LOTS of gems out there, so ...

 
 
 

Letís discuss the new DanteÖagain.

So, here we go. I haven't really commented on DmC much -- at least not in a public manner -- and Iím kind of glad Iíve stayed out of it. It seems like there are counterpoints for any possible argument. Tensions flare. One misused word...

 
 
 

The Curse of the Protagonist?

You know, Iíve been thinking. (Cue hellish organ chord and stroke of lightning here.) I think I might have a problem -- one that only seems to become more prevalent as time passes. Itís probably because I play a lot of video games, but...

 
 
 

Dead or Alive 5: I Feel Pretty

You know, Iíve never been someone too in tune with religion. My fondest memories of the church include being bored out of my mind, listening to the pastor go into a rant that involved Batman and salt, and falling asleep on my motherís la...

 
 
 

What Do Gamers Want?

After a long absenceÖVoltech returns! (Wait, did anyone notice I was goneÖ?) There was a post about The Last Story over on Siliconera -- one that included the thoughts of one of its lead developers. The gist of his argument was that JR...

 
 
 

Sengoku Basara, and the Lessons Therein

I have a confession to make: Iím not really a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series. I mean, at one point I was -- when I played the fourth game on the PS2, I was pleasantly surprised. I made a warrior of my own with a massive sword, and d...

 
 
 

Columna Cerului -- A Dream RPG

Voltech, of all people, is making a short post? Miracles do happen! Anyway, for the past couple of weeks I've been working on a collaborative project with my blogging comrade, Konstantine. Who is that, you ask? Konstantine Paradias is ...

 
 
 

ďThis is a Kidís Game, Right?Ē

Iím resigned to being late to the party. By the time I get into something big -- new cell phones, Facebook, using email in general -- people have already moved on to something bigger and newer. Youíd think that a guy who plays video gam...

 
 
 

Hype: Virtua Fighter and the Volcano Knee

A while back, I was having a conversation with my dentist about what I was going to do that summer. ďDo some writingĒ was the obvious choice, but with no small number of tools hovering around my mouth I wasnít in much of a mood for conve...

 
 
 

A Modest Proposal for the New Sonic Game

October 10, 2007. My 19th birthday. I happened to wake up before my alarm went off, so I was at a bit of a loss for time. Try -- and fail -- to go back to sleep? Or boot up the internet on my PSP? With a sigh, I opted for the latter,...

 
 

About Voltechone of us since 10:40 PM on 02.06.2012

Long-time gamer, aspiring writer, and frequent bearer of an afro. As an eternal optimist, I like to both look on the bright side of things and see the better parts of games; as a result, I love a game with a good story and awesome characters...and anything that lets me punch the heresy out of my enemies.

I'm a big fan of Atlus' games, and I've enjoyed my fair share of fighters and RPGs. Just...please, keep Final Fantasy XIII out of my sight. It never ends well for anyone involved.

You can check out some of my game musinga/stories/random stuff at my other blog, Cross-Up. I've also got a TV Tropes thingamajig, and a web serial novel, too. Maybe my stuff here and there will be the start of things to come. Hopefully good things, but things all the same.

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I Hraet You -- the over-the-top web serial novel...of love, maybe

 
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