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Book of the Month - The Dark Portal

My arm is back to 100(ish) percent and so THE BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BACK! Yay? This month’s book is this first entry in a trilogy I read a long time ago when I was still in middle school. It’s not a terribly long read, and ...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers - Mega Man Legends 2

I remember when I first beat Mega Man Legends. It had taken some time, and I was quite proud of myself. And I remember the small teaser of “Game Over?” at the end that got me excited. I became very happy at the prospect of...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: Venetica "Review"

For this month’s Band of Bloggers prompt, I decided to play Venetica, a game where you play as the daughter of Death, Scarlett on a quest to save the world from a group of necromancers after global domination.  My time with...

 
 
 

Book of the Month - The Warrior Heir

The intro to these blogs is seriously the hardest part of them. Everything else is easy-peasy, but this is absolutely the part I struggle with. Which is why these will probably always be me bitching about them. I apologize in advance....

 
 
 

Book of the Month - Mort

This is where the intro should go, but I’m too lazy to come up with one. So fuck it. New month, new book. I’m sure we all get the drill by now. So for this month I have chosen a book I picked up because the title is the sa...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers - Blue Dragon Impressions

Blue Dragon. An Xbox 360 exclusive JRPG featuring the talents of Hironobu Sakaguchi, Nobuo Uematsu, and Akira Toriyama. It’s one of those games that genuinely convinced me that I would have to get a 360. I still wouldn’t u...

 
 
 
 
 

My Personal Experience with Crowdfunding

The public opinion on crowdfunding is divisive, at best. Some people are completely against it and oppose it wholesale. I don’t agree with these people, but I can understand where they are coming from. There are several high profile ...

 
 
 

Book of the Month - Not Quite the Classics

Bumping this mid-month to make it easier to find. Time for yet another installment of Destructoid’s Unofficial Book of the Month. It’s been quite the experience for me thus far and I hope for all of you who have supported ...

 
 
 

Dephoenix's Least Favorite Final Bosses

WARNING! THIS BLOG CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR EVERY GAME ON THE LIST! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! "It's about the journey, not the destination." I hate that phrase. Because it's not entirely true. While the journey certainly does matter, ...

 
 
 

The Adaptation Chapter 1 - Rough Draft

Author’s Notes: This is a rough draft of Chapter 1 for a book I am writing, tentatively called The Adaptation. This is one of three different chapter 1’s I wrote, and this is the second-ish draft of it. I know it still need...

 
 
 

Book of the Month - The Transall Saga

Image from No Man's Sky A new year, a new Book of the Month! I hope your holiday season was filled with fun and merriment. If not, here’s hoping it’s better this year. For this month’s book I chose a book I haven&rsqu...

 
 
 

Shotgun Reviews: Movies 2017

Back in 2014 I made a promise to myself to see more movies at the theater. I did this because I wanted to 1) get out of my house more often and 2) was sick of not being able to join in on conversations about these movies. That year I o...

 
 
 

Book of the Month - Lucky Penny

Welcome to another installment of Destructoid’s Unofficial Book of the Month blog. Now that the blogs are (sometimes) working again, I decided to make a proper blog for December’s Book of the Month. I’ve decided to d...

 
 
 

Book of the Month - River of Teeth

Just a quick mid-November bump. No big deal. Welcome to inaugural Unofficial Destructoid Book Club. Like a phoenix rises from its own ashes, so to does this blog rise from the ashes of its predecessor. Or something. Let’s just c...

 
 
 

Destructoid CYOA Final Chapter

Quick Notes: This is the final chapter in a Choose Your Own Adventure style blog series. If you haven't read the previous chapters you won't fully understand this chapter. To catch up you can read the previous chapters with the l...

 
 
 

Destructoid CYOA Chapter 5

Quick Notes: This is a Choose Your Own Adventure type story. To full understand this story you will need to read the previous chapters. You can find them here: Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 2.5   Chapter 3   Chap...

 
 
 

Book Club Rebirth (Sort of)

The original Unofficial Destructoid Book Club crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. And that was totally my bad. Sorry again.  But I no longer plan to dwell on the past. It’s time to look toward the future. And what fut...

 
 
 

Destructoid CYOA Chapter 4

Quick Notes: This is a Choose Your Own Adventure type story. To full understand this story you will need to read the previous chapters. You can find them here: Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 2.5   Chapter 3   ...

 
 
 

Destructoid CYOA Bonus Chapter 2.5

Quick Notes: This is a little, bonus side story to the rest of this CYOA series. It's meant to just be a fun little story, showing what the strange old woman did after meeting James. It contains no improv prompts, and has no multiple e...

 
 
 

Destructoid CYOA Chapter 3

Quick Notes: This is a Choose Your Own Adventure type story. To full understand this story you will need to read the previous chapters. You can find them here: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 There you can also find more info about how to play alo...

 
 
 

Destructoid CYOA Chapter 2

Quick notes: This is a Choose Your Own Adventure Type story. If you want to read this story from the beginning, you’ll need to read Chapter 1. There you can also find more info about how to play along. As for everyone who’s...

 
 
 

Destructoid - Choose Your Own Adventure

Welcome to the super secret blog I've been working on. It's a Choose Your Own Adventure style series.  Before we gets started, let me explain how this will work. I’m going to write a “chapter” of a story. Each ch...

 
 
 

Super Smash Bros on Switch - New Challengers

Super Smash Bros on Switch is almost a given. Almost. It’s a massively popular series and a system seller that the Switch could definitely use (if not need) to get even more people on board the Switch train. On the other hand, Ma...

 
 
 

Dephoenix's Favorite Games Per Console

Inspired by GreenHornet214, I too am making a list of my favorite games for each console I own. So if I didn’t own the console, I’m not listing a game for it. Also just a note, these are my personal favorites, so they may d...

 
 
 

Fixing What Isn't Broken - Animal Crossing

Have you ever played a game and thought, "This is great…buuuuut I think I know how to make it better"? Well me too. In fact, I do this a lot. I even already did a blog like this about Dragon Quest Builders. Since that blog seem...

 
 
 
 

Destructoid Book Club - Prologue

From our community blogs

Welcome to the prototype of Destructoid's unofficial Book Club. Here we'll work out the kinks of this club. The Dtoid Book Club, which was partially inspired by DaddyZ and his #librarybookoftheday, is my way of sharing my love of books and...

 
 
 

Dephoenix's E3 2017 Nintendo Wishlist

EDIT: E3 starts does not start tomorrow. NOT TOMORROW! Next week, June 13th. Thanks for lying to me Google. Which leads me to my final E3 wish list. I've saved arguably the most popular for last. Nintendo.     Nint...

 
 

About dephoenixone of us since 10:41 AM on 03.01.2016

Former Head of Destructoid's Unofficial Book Club, Current Head of the Unofficial Book of the Month Club, and Self-Appointed Grand Duke Viceroy of #TeamSandwich.

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the very first game (I remember) playing. Since then I have been a big fan of the medium.

I'm an avid gamer, aspiring writer, and a big fan of dark, offbeat humor. RPGs and platformers are my bread and butter, but I'm also a fair action/adventure guy too. Really there are no genres I outright dislike, just individual games. Every game genre offers something different, and I've come to love the variety. I feel the same way with comics, movies, manga, etc. Not really hung up on "genres", I just like what I like, and I don't care what genre it is.

Recently I've been trying to "break out of my shell" by getting out of my comfort zone and trying things I normally would not. Because of this I have discovered lots of new games, books, manga, shows, and movies that I now love. I do my part now to try to help others expand their horizons and get out of their own familiar space and try new things.

Destructoid has been a big help in getting me to broaden my horizons, and interact with more people outside my familiar circle of friends and acquaintances. I've come to love this site, and look forward to sharing more with you knuckleheads.

#TeamSandwich

 
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